indiana: Elkhart County, IN Market Report - August, 2016. - 09/18/16 08:52 AM
Elkhart County, IN Market Report - August, 2016.   
Elkhart County, is located in extreme north central Indiana. August, 2016 statistics for Elkhart County, shows an active market with 242 residential homes sold.  The average Days on Market for the period was 74, which is less than the 2015 amount of 76 DOM.
 
The average Listing Price for 2016 increased by .8% over 2015.
The average Selling Price for 2016 increased by 11.8% over 2015.
The average Days on Market for 2016 decreased by 2.7% from 2015
Disclaimer:  The figures shown, do not include “For Sale by Owner” homes and only homes that were entered into the MLS system.
 
The market in Elkhart County, with the inventory declining, buyers are still looking for homes to fit their needs. Now … (7 comments)

indiana: WHEN BUYING A HOME: Are Your Eyes Bigger than your Wallet? - 09/03/16 07:23 AM
WHEN BUYING A HOME:
Are Your Eyes Bigger than your Wallet?
 
So, you have been looking on the Internet for a home. With a sheet of notebook paper, there are a half-a-dozen addresses scribbled on the page.  After looking at them, I checked out the information on the MLS and relayed the information to the potential buyers.
Off they went to a mortgage lender, to get a pre-approval, at my suggestion. The were approved at $95,000., which would give them an OK home in our area.
When they returned, I informed them that the homes that chose were too high priced at over $200,000. … (31 comments)

indiana: A Painting -Weldy School, "Before and After" - 08/23/16 03:57 PM
A Painting - Weldy School, "Before and After".
As an artist, I am always looking at things differently than most.  This photo was taken on the west side of Nappanee, Indiana, just north of Highway 6. The school has since been replaced with a much modern school able to handle more students.
 
Photograph property of Larry Johnston©
 
Acrylic Painting and photo by Larry Johnston©
 I have been asked on occasion how I was able to create my paintings. In this series I present a photograph that I took of the actual place and the final painting which shows my transition and interpretation between the two..  Most of the paintings were made from, … (28 comments)

indiana: Bristol IN., Market Report - July, 2016 - 08/21/16 02:38 PM
Bristol, IN Market Report - July, 2016.   
Bristol, in Elkhart County, is located in extreme north central Indiana. The July report of 2016, shows the market with 8 residential homes sold, compared to 11 sold in 2015.  The average Days on Market for the period was 76, which is less than the 2015 amount of 81 DOM.
 
The average Listing Price for 2016 increased by 2.4% over 2015.
The average Selling Price for 2016 increased by 9.6% over 2015.
The average Days on Market for 2016 decreased by 6.2% over 2015
Disclaimer:  The figures shown, do not include “For Sale by Owner” homes and only homes that were entered into the MLS system.
 
The market in Elkhart County, with the inventory declining, buyers are still looking for homes to … (1 comments)

indiana: "Taste of the Gardens", August 27, 2016 - 08/13/16 12:11 PM
"Taste of the Gardens"
at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana
August 27, 2016 from 11 am to 6 pm
Since 2002, the Elkhart Rotary Club has sponsored "Taste of the Gardens" to raise money for the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, which continues to be a growing icon of Elkhart.  Music, Food, Art and of course the beautiful flowers, architecture and sculptures surround the lake and waterfalls.
Enjoy the Music and art while tasting delicious treats made from local businesses. Some of the food selections include:
A Few of the Food Choices on Hand
Pizza
Many types of sandwiches from pulled pork to Corned Beef
Gourmet flavored brownies
Tailgate sausage w/Maui onion chips
Coffee and Ice lattes
Crab … (7 comments)

indiana: I Love Where I Live, Elkhart, Indiana, (August Contest) - 08/03/16 04:44 PM
I Love Where I Live, Elkhart, Indiana, (August Contest).   
 Noah Seidenberg is hosting an exciting contest for the month of August, because I get to brag about my favorite place, home! Instead of explaining why I Love where I live, let me just show you.  Pictures are worth a thousand words, so here are my thousand words.......
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Changing of the Seasons
Great Entertainment
Local College Sports
Summer Fun on the water
and Evelyn Johnston, to help share it all
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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in
Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana
Call me:  Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577
 
"We have agents to serve you with … (22 comments)

indiana: The National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, IN - 07/27/16 02:59 PM
The National New York Central Railroad Museum,
Elkhart, IN.
 
The Museum was founded in Elkhart, Indiana in 1987, for the preservation and History of the NYC System.  The NYC was the second largest railroad in the United States with 11,000 route miles of track spanning 11 states and two Canadian Provinces.
The railroad arrived in Elkhart in 1851.  The goal of the museum is to tell the story of the NYC System, its predecessors and successors into today's era.
 
Museum Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Noon to 4 pm
Admission
Adults - $6
Seniors - $5  (ages 61+)
Children - $5  (ages 4-12)
3 and under FREE
(Memberships … (10 comments)

indiana: Concord Twp, Elkhart County, IN Market Report - First Half of 2016 - 07/13/16 06:23 AM
Concord Twp, Elkhart County, IN Market Report -
First Half of 2016
 
Concord Twp. is located in the northwest part of Elkhart County, Indiana.  People who live in Concord Township are conveniently located, with the city of Elkhart within the township. State Road 19, State Road 120, US 33, US 20 and Old US 20 runs through Concord Township.
The first half of 2016, Concord Twp., shows an active market with 284 residential homes sold and an additional 86 sales pending.  The average Days on Market for the period, is 80 and there are currently 158 homes still active on the market For Sale.
The average Listing Price for 2016 decreased by 1.5% over 2015.
The average Selling Price for 2016 decreased by 1.2% over … (4 comments)

indiana: Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, IN Market Report - First Half of 2016 - 07/08/16 05:44 AM
Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, IN Market Report -
First Half of 2016
 
Harrison Township is located in the southwest part of Elkhart County, Indiana.  People who live in Harrison Township are conveniently located , with the town of Goshen nearby. State Road 119 runs through Harrison Township.
The first half of 2016, Harrison Twp., shows an active market with 4 residential homes sold and an additional 3 sales pending.  The average Days on Market for the period, is 111 and there are currently 7 homes still active on the market For Sale.

The average Listing Price for 2016 increased by 16.9% from 2015.
The average Selling Price for 2016 decreased by 5.4% from 2015.
Disclaimer:  The figures shown, do not include “For Sale by Owner” homes and only homes that … (2 comments)

indiana: The Elkhart County Museum Reviews "The Great War". - 06/25/16 02:15 PM
The Elkhart County Museum Reviews 'The Great War".    
June 28th a traveling exhibit presented by the Indiana Historical Society will be at the Elkhart County Museum with the presentation called:   "The Great War" - From the Ration lines to the front lines and the role that Indiana and its Hoosiers played in WWI and how it affected the local German descent.
The exhibit also addresses the building of the American Legion building and the Indiana War Memorial.
Admission is FREE to the public.
 
Elkhart County Historical Museum
304 W. Vistula St., Bristol, IN
574-848-4322
 
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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in
Elkhart, St … (1 comments)

indiana: Happy Father's Day - From Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - 06/19/16 10:57 AM
Happy Father's Day 
 
From Friends & Neighbors Real Estate
 
 
Evelyn Johnston  Broker/Owner
                                    Larry Johnston                     Kim Stanley                          Stephanie Baker                   Mike T. Parson
 
Serving Elkhart, St. Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties in Northern Indiana
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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, St Joseph County,
or surrounding areas, have them call me:
Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and … (9 comments)

indiana: What Happened to Cheep Houses and Cars with High Interest Rates? - 06/13/16 03:24 PM
What Happened to Cheep Houses and Cars?
What Happened to High Interest Rates?
When I compare the purchase of my first house and first new car, vs the prices of houses and cars today, I wonder what happened along the way.
My first home, I purchased in 1970.
It was a 1-1/2 story, 3 bedrooms and 1-1/2 baths, full basement, just 2 blocks from an elementary school and 6 blocks from the High School.  It was the ideal home for us. We paid $17,400. but the interest rate was 8.5%.
About the same time, I purchased a 1968 Mustang 2+2 fastback with air conditioning.  It was a … (10 comments)

indiana: Plain & Fancy Celebrates 30 years at the Round Barn Theatre! - 06/12/16 05:41 PM
Plain & Fancy Celebrates 30 Years at the Round Barn Theatre
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort
Nappanee, Indiana
The 1955 Broadway Hit, Plain & Fancy playing at the Round Barn Theatre, is the longest running show anywhere. You can stay at the Heritage resort and eat at the famous Amish Style Restaurant, while planning for your theatre adventure. Check the Calendar for Dates and Show Times.
Calendar of Show Performances
Round Barn Theatre
Amish Acres
1600 W. Market St./US 6, Nappanee, IN 46550
800-800-4942
574-773-4188
 
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If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in Elkhart County, St Joseph County,
or surrounding areas, have them call me:
Larry … (7 comments)

indiana: The 2016 Parade of Homes, Builder's Association of Elkhart County - 06/08/16 03:51 PM
The 2016 Parade of Homes,
Builder's Association of Elkhart County.
The Parade of Homes features 13 Home Builders between June 18 - 26, 2016.  The hours are:
Saturday and Sunday 1 pm to 8 pm
Monday - Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm
If you're looking for a new home, inspiration on your current home are making plans for your dream home. the Parade of Homes has it all.
Discount tickets are available at all Martin's Supermarkets.
 
The participating builders and home Locations are:
 
Dave Mark Construction  (Dave Mark)
PRESOLD HOME - Borkholder Country Manor, 57674 CR 23, Goshen, IN
 
K.W. Yoder Construction, Inc. (Kevin Yoder/Dan Schaubert)
PRESOLD HOME - Copperfield, 30457 Deer Pointe, Granger, … (10 comments)

indiana: Rhapsody in Green, Elkhart, IN - June 10, 11 & 12, 2016 - 06/01/16 06:22 PM
Rhapsody in Green, Island Park
Elkhart, IN. 
June 10, 11 & 12, 2016  
 
Elkhart's largest Family Festival, held annually on the 2nd full weekend in June, will feature 150 exhibitors, 32 ethnic food booths and an antique car show at the Rhapsody in Green festival at Island Park in Elkhart for a 3-Day event.
The Islands will feature 2 stages, with National, Regional and Local music, Children's entertainment, Crafts, Games and did I mention Food and Music?
 
Days & Hours
Friday, 5 Pm to 12 am
Saturday, 12 pm to 12 am
Sunday, 12 pm to 8 pm
Admission
Free until 5 pm / $1.00 after 5 pm
 
Rhapsody in Green
Island Park
N. Main Street & … (6 comments)

indiana: McNaughton Spray Park for Summer, Elkhart, IN - 05/29/16 04:24 PM
McNaughton Spray Park for Summer,
Elkhart, IN.  
 
Located inside McNaughton Park, the Spray park has lots of water activities, which includes:
Large Bucket Spill
Spray Loops
Team Sprays
Cannons
Power Volcanoes
Aqua Domes
Spray Nozzle
Jets
Water Guns
The park also has a concession stand for your convenience.  There are picnic areas and playgrounds within McNaughton Park, so you can make a day of family fun.  Call the Spray park to arrange for large groups.
Admission to the Spray Park
Admission $4.00    two and under $1.00
Senior Citizens (55 & older) $2.00
Season
June 4 to July 31, 2016
August weekends
Aug. 6 & 7
Aug 13 & 14
McNaughton Spray Park
635 Arcade Avenue, Elkhart, IN
574-970-7490
 
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If you know someone … (1 comments)

indiana: Wellfield Gardens Plan for the Future! - 05/22/16 06:51 PM
Wellfield Gardens Plan for the Future!
Elkhart, Indiana.     
 
Since the mid 1800s, the property, known as "North Main Street Well Field", has been a source of hydraulic energy and drinking water for the City of Elkhart.  There are still 13 wells on the site that provide the majority of drinking water for the community.
In 2002, The Elkhart Rotary Club birth the idea to use the property to educate people about the uses of water for the communities and the benefits to nature.
In 2005, the plan was presented to the Board of Directors of the Wellfield Botanic Gardens, which would present 2 … (6 comments)

indiana: The Shipshewana Event Center - 05/20/16 08:45 AM
The Shipshewana Event Center,
Shipshewana, Indiana.    
 
Located in Shipshewanna, Indiana, just blocks from downtown and north of US20, the state of the art Convention Center is 15,000 sq ft with an additional 10 acres of outdoor space for large displays, such as Boat Shows, RV Shows and Auto Shows.  It is also home of Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum.
The Convention Center is ideal for Corporate retreats, religious conferences, civic and association meetings, trade shows, weddings, reunions and much more.  You can stay at the Blue Gate Garden Inn, just next door, or at one of the many hotels, motels and bed & breakfast … (3 comments)

indiana: The Blue Gate Theatre, Now Performing "The Home Game", Shipshewana, IN - 05/20/16 08:13 AM
The Blue Gate Theatre, Shipshewana, IN
Now Performing "The Home Game".   
 
The Blue Gate Theatre, located in downtown Shipshewana, Indiana, by the Blue Gate Restaurant and Bakery is now showing "The Home Game", based on the story by Martha Bolton.
"The Home Game" 
Performances through August 16, 2016
 It portrays an Amish farm boy, who plays baseball and has dreamed about playing in the major leagues.  After being discovered by a sports agent for his talents of pitching and hitting, he must decide between the offer he couldn't refuse and the wishes of his father, who want needs him on the farm.
 
Blue Gate Theatre
105 Middlebury … (1 comments)

indiana: "The Chief" is Still the Coolest Place in Goshen, IN - 05/14/16 07:39 AM
"The Chief" is Still the Coolest Place in Goshen, IN.   
The Chief, located in Goshen, Indiana is in its 54th Season of serving home made ice cream to the community.  The Ice Cream and fast food shop opened April 18th with about 17 - 18 flavors of ice cream, including names like "Coffee Break", "Muddy Sneaker" and "Ant Farm".
In 2015 they were Featured on the National List of the 33 Best Ice Cream Shops in America by Thrillist, siting the excellent flavor options, nostalgia, innovation and variey.
The Chief will serve about 70 gallons of ice cream everyday during its season.
Hours:
Monday - … (10 comments)

 
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