elkhart county: Elkhart Indiana 2007-2008 Subdivision Sales - Union Township - 01/24/09 12:24 PM
Elkhart County, Indiana is made up of 16 Townships and of course each Township has it's own set of Subdivisions.  I have reviewed the sales, per subdivision for the years of 2007 and 2008.  I was quite surprised.  Here are the results for 2007-2008 Subdivision Sales for Union Townhip.
 
So, if you are wanting to move to the Union Township area, here is the list of where people have bought in Subdivisions in the past 2 years, according to how sales were reported to our local Multiple Listing Service.  Are you working with an Elkhart Indiana Real Estate Expert to help … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County 2008 Homes Sales by Township - Osolo - 01/02/09 12:41 AM
Elkhart Indiana is divided up in the County by Townships, there are 16 of them.  I am doing a study on home prices for the year, by Township.  This one is for Osolo Township.
There were 269 homes that sold, from $8,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath Manufactured home to a 4 bedroom, 5 bath home selling for $890,000.  This includes all sales of all types of homes going thru the Elkhart County Board of REALTORS (r) Multiple Listing Service.
If you are considering making a move in 2009 please call your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert, Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty at … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana Short Sale Property-House For Sale With Acerage-Total Seclusion - 12/13/08 01:11 AM
You won't have any drive-by traffic from Goshen, Indiana at this home!  4.20 acres tucked behind another home (perminant shared easement) up on a hill.  Beautiful, serene acerage with lots of wildlife. This manufactured home has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, kitchen, formal dinning room and living room with a full unfinished basement.  One end of the basement has a roll up door so you can easily drive in.  There is no access to the basement from inside the home.
Located just under 2 miles from US 33 in Goshen, this home sits in Jefferson Township and the children are educated … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana Neighborhood Guide - 11/17/08 10:26 PM
Yesterday I was at LaCasa, Inc. to help a Home Owner with a predatory loan, and look at solutions for their family.  While at LaCasa, I picked up a book about living in Goshen, Indiana.  They have a Neighborhood Guide to follow, whether you are a Rentor or Home Owner.  What a great idea!  It covers everything from Garbage Collection and when you can set out your bags, the noise level, property upkeep, Recycling, Vehicle storage, Repair and Parking and Neighborhood Resources.  What a great plan!   They encourage neighbors to work together on keeping the neighborhood clean, safe and friendly.
The … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, Is Real Estate A Wise Investment? - 10/05/08 03:53 AM
Is real estate in Elkhart Indiana a wise investment?  In the long run, there are fewer investments that have shown a better return.
However, the key to investing wisely in Elkhart Indiana Real Estate is understanding how the industry differs from others.  For example, when the defense industry dips, it usually shows a national decline, and the stock prices of defense-oriented firms drop across the board.  The same is true of most industries.  They are impacted nationally.
That is not the case with Elkhart Indiana Real Estate, which is driven by local conditions.  One community may suddenly lose a manufacturing facility, and almost overnight the … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart, Indiana and Prudential One Realty, A Great Match! - 09/28/08 01:50 AM
Elkhart County's, Prudential One Realty can do more to meet your homebuying needs, here are the top five reasons:
Reputation: For more than 125 years, Prudential has developed a Rock Solid reputation for building and preserving individual security.
Commitment to Customer Service:  The needs of Home Buyers and Home Sellers come first.  Because the Prudential One Real Estate Network is part of the Prudential family of companies, Prudential Real Estate Network members can help provide customers throughout the United States with a lifetime of financial services, ranging from insurance to securities to retirement planning.
Advanced Technology:  The Prudential One Real Estate Network has … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana, Cleveland Township, Oakbrook Springs Subdivision - 09/27/08 01:26 AM
Oakbrook Springs Subdivision is located on Ash Road, just south of CR 6, in Cleveland Township, in Elkhart County, Indiana.$87,500 is the price paid in 2001 for a home in Oakbrook Springs Subdivision for a 912 square foot ranch. Nearly 5 years later in November 2006 a home with comparable square footage sold for $118,00.The next larger sized home in Oakbrook Springs Subdivision has 1008 square feet and in 2004 there was a sale for $104,00 and in 2007 one sold for $126,000.2007 saw a sale of a 1254 square foot home for $154,500.Today there is one home for sale for … (2 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County Indiana Cleveland Township Homes For Sale - 09/20/08 02:56 AM
In my earlier post Elkhart County, Indiana It's a Beautiful Weekend For House Hunting! I mentioned that we have homes for sale in every Elkhart County Township.  I am not going to do a series about the homes that are for sale in each one, not necessarily in alphabetical order!
I searched our local Elkhart County Multiple Listing Service and found 93 homes in Cleveland Township for sale.  Prices begin at $47,900 for a 3 bed 2 bath Mfg home with 1404 square feet.  A Stick Built home comes in at $64,000 with 2 bed/1 bath home with 1059 square feet.  In … (2 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart, Indiana It's a Beautiful Weekend For House Hunting! - 09/20/08 01:57 AM
It is picture  perfect outside in Elkhart, Indiana.  We have a blue sky that is dotted with white puffy clouds.  A perfect day for searching for that perfect next home. . .
Average housing prices this year are $121,603 as compared to last year at $130,993. That is over $8000 less and either in your pocket or a savings in your would be house payment.  It is a great time to buy. 
Elkhart County Real Estate Expert and Certified Short Sale Specialist Evelyn Johnston says "We have a good supply of homes, in all of our Elkhart County townships and price ranges" and may … (4 comments)

elkhart county: Should Buyers in Elkhart County Indiana Use A Real Estate Agent? - 09/19/08 03:43 AM
With just the stroke of a few keys, you can find myriad resources on the Internet to help you in your search for a new home. Besides property listings, you can find out about specific communities, schools and mortgage options. Prudential Real Estate has made three great resources - Environmental Profile, Property Profile and Value Range Estimate - available on prudential.com/realestate that provide detailed real estate information just by keying in a U.S. property address.
With this wealth of information at your disposal, do you really need a real estate professional to represent you? Absolutely.
Think of it this way, when … (2 comments)

elkhart county: Strategies For Selling A Vacant Home in Elkhart County, Indiana - 09/19/08 03:11 AM
As the real estate market continues to adjust, sellers may find that their property remains on the market significantly longer than the days of "list today, sold tomorrow." There is also more competition for Elkhart County buyers. So, it can be frustrating to put your home on the market, expecting a fast sale, only to find that after six months you're still waiting for an offer. This is especially true if you need to move quickly and leave your unsold home vacant.
Besides creating a marketing challenge, a vacant home can also be a target for vandalism. Here are strategies you … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana, Can You Afford That House? - 09/18/08 10:20 PM
Before you start searching for your dream home in Elkhart County, Indiana, you first need to determine a price range you can afford. According to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), depending on the consumer's current debt ratio, most people can typically afford to pay 31 percent of their gross monthly income for mortgage payments. For example, if you earn $50,000 annually, then your monthly income is about $4,167. Thirty-one percent of that is $1,292.
There are several online tools to calculate a monthly mortgage you can afford using factors such as your current monthly expenses, down payment and the interest rate. … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana, Getting Your Home Ready For The Market - 09/17/08 11:13 PM
As a seller in Elkhart County, Indiana, your No. 1 goal is to sell your home as quickly as possible at or near the listing price. In today's market, where there is much more competition for buyers, it is important to put your best foot, or in this case, home forward because first impressions are vital. Many of today's prospective homebuyers have busy lifestyles and are looking for properties that don't require a lot of work. Therefore a home in move-in condition is much more attractive. Before placing your home on the market, you may want to invest in making needed … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County Indiana Home Buyers Must-Haves and Wants - 09/17/08 05:25 AM
Shopping for a home in Elkhart County, Indiana is an exciting adventure and it's easy to get lost in a sea of dazzling for-sale homes and all of their fabulous amenities - which can cause you to temporarily forget that a large backyard is your top priority. To keep yourself focused, take time to identify and organize exactly what you're looking for in a home by creating thorough "must-have" and "wish" lists before you begin home shopping. You may also want to make a third list that details your dislikes.
To get started ask yourself these questions: Which items and features must … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana, Do You Have Teenagers? Here is a Workshop For You! - 09/15/08 01:30 PM
 In Elkhart County, parenting teenagers is a difficult job, and Individuals and Families in transition (iFIT)'s Family Empowerment program is sponsoring a free workshop designed to help parents through those tough years.
Guest speaker Michelle Braun will meet with parents Thursday to talk about boundaries, setting limits and communicating with teens.  Braun leads a group for at-risk teenagers at Oaklawn and works closely with their parents to teach effective parenting skills.
The workshop is open to the public and there is no fee.  It will be held in the Anna M. Schrock Auditorium on the lower level of the Goshen Public … (0 comments)

elkhart county: What does the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Mean to ME When I Sold My Elkhart County Home as a Short Sale? - 09/14/08 11:53 AM
If you have sold your Elkhart County, Indiana home in a Short Sale any time since December 20, 2007, this important Act could be helpful to you. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 does not apply to all forgiven debt or forgiven debt in excess of one million dollars for a married filing seperately.
Are you behind in your Mortgage Payments now?  If so, call a REALTOR (r) who is experienced in Short Sales and is working full time.  Every day counts as these types of sales are very complex and take longer to process.  In Elkhart County, call your … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Trying To Sell Your Home in Elkhart County, Indiana? Things Have Changed! - 09/14/08 04:31 AM
Elkhart County, Indiana, like so many other Counties across these great United States of America has had a drop in Real Estate Housing prices.  I understand we are above average in the rankings for percentage of drop, but ouch, it still hurts!  I am not a home seller, but I sell homes.  The traditional Home Selling techniques are outdated, you must have fresh new ideas to gain the attention of those Buyers that are out there. I have read that some Agents are providing full meals, catered yet, for Open Houses! Yet time and again Agents say other Agents just come … (3 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana Living It Up Downtown - 05/11/08 11:59 AM
Elkhart's Main Street will be closed on Friday May 16th from 5 to 8 pm for a Block Party.  Come and join Duke Tomatoe for 3 45 minute sets.  There will be beer and wine tents so you can party with all your friends.  Popcorn, pop, water will also be served and you may purchase t-shirts.
On Saturday May 17th from 11 am until 2 pm you can have breakfast downtown before the tour of business' and apartments.  See the historical architecture!  Tons of prizes, gift baskets, an iPod Touch, gift certificates and one free class at IUSB-Elkhart will be given … (0 comments)

elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana Quilt Gardens Tour - 05/11/08 11:50 AM
Imagine 60,000 blooms packed into 12 gigantic gardens and 11 supersized murals all planted in the heart of Northern Indiana's Amish Country.  It's Free.  It's Fun.  It's Fantastic! Viewable from May 23rd to first frost of 2008.  For more information, log onto quiltgardenstour.com or call 1-800-373579.
This public announcement is brought to you by your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston, Prudential One Realty.
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elkhart county: Elkhart County, Indiana History For Kids - 05/11/08 11:45 AM
Pioneer Life in Indiana Territory Thursday May 15th from 10:30 until noon.  Museum tour guide Terry Trimmer will discuss the lives of pioneer familes in Indiana Territory.  Experience the hardships, dangers and joys a typical family endured while trying to make a living on the frontier.  Advance registration is required by calling 574-848-4322.
This public announcement is brought to you by your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty.
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