realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Talks About Selling to Different Generations, Part 4, Generation Y - 10/03/09 08:13 AM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston talks about selling to different generations, part 3, Generation X. Age plays a critical role in customer buying decisions.  In fact, the generation into which we are born has as much impact on buying and purchasing decisions as income and education.  Our shared experiences determine what motivates us toward or away from a sale, according to the report I received from Scott York of Metropolitan Title Company here in Elkhart.  He may be reached at 574-293-9111. Part 1 was about Seniors/Mature generation, you can read about that here.
Let's see what we have on Generation Y:
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realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Talks About Selling to Different Generations, Part 3, Generation X - 10/03/09 08:06 AM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston talks about selling to different generations, part 3, Generation X. Age plays a critical role in customer buying decisions.  In fact, the generation into which we are born has as much impact on buying and purchasing decisions as income and education.  Our shared experiences determine what motivates us toward or away from a sale, according to the report I received from Scott York of Metropolitan Title Company here in Elkhart.  He may be reached at 574-293-9111. Part 1 was about Seniors/Mature generation, you can read about that here.
Let's see what we have on Generation X:
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realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Talks About Selling to Different Generations - 10/03/09 05:01 AM
Age plays a critical role in customer buying decisions.  In fact, the generation into which we are born has as much impact on buying and purchasing decisions as income and education.  Our shared experiences determine what motivates us toward or away from a sale, according to the report I received from Scott York of Metropolitan Title Company here in Elkhart.  He may be reached at 574-293-9111.
Let's take a look at Seniors/Mature catagory.  This covers 26% of our population, and they were born between 1909 and 1945.  They:
Grew up in a time when things were rationed Saved for a rainy … (2 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Lists 70 Something Ways To Lose Your Home Part 7 - 10/03/09 03:37 AM
70 something waqys to lose your home started a while back and you can catch up here.  We are talking about the reasons why you would want to use a reputable Title Company when you purchase your residence or any other real estate.  Let's review numbers 61 thru 70...
61.  Forged notarization or witness acknowledgment.
62.  Deed not propertly recorded (wrong county, missing pages or other contents, or without required payment).
63.  Deed from grantor who is claimed to have acquired title through fraud upon creditors of a prior owner,
64.  Deed to a purchaser from one who has previously sold … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Comes Up 7 Times On Page 1 of Google Search - 09/26/09 01:21 PM
"Page 1 is good!"  Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty, "I am excited to be on page 1, let alone 7 times!  I have worked really hard to get here and have to work even harder to stay on page 1!"
Blogging is part of Evelyn's daily routine and it is paying off.  Writing about subjects from her listings to local business to spotlight, Evelyn can be seen and heard all over Elkhart County.
If you are wanting to Buy a Home or Sell A Home, call your local Elkhart County Real Estate Expert Evelyn Johnston at 574-304-7148.
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realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Closes Short Sale at 50832 Acorn Trail - 09/22/09 01:12 PM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty says, if you are looking for a really good deal, here is one you are to late on!  This 3 Bedroom 3 Full Bath home sold to a new owner today.  This Short Sale was approved through Bank of America in record breaking time!
Elkhart Attorney Deborah Beaverson with Riverwalk Law is the main reason that affected Short Sale processing time down to a manageable level. Her expertise and constant contact with Attorney's Fiewell & Hannoy and her professionalism won the day for me and our mutual Clients.  Thank you Deb!
 
 
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realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says CNN Reports Action Needed To Claim Tax Credit! - 09/19/09 04:10 PM
If you want to take advantage of the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit, Act Fast as Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty reports CNN urging Home Buyers on!  If you think you have plenty of time, Read the article below!
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Use any metaphor you want: the ticking clock, sands running through the hourglass or pages falling away from the calendar. The fact is, time is running out to claim the $8,000 first-time homebuyers tax credit.
Passed earlier this year as part of the economic stimulus package, the credit is good for up to … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says Quality Home Construction is on the Rise As Report by CNN - 09/19/09 03:59 PM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston says according to CNN, Customer satisfaction with newly built, single-family homes is increasing after sagging in boom years. New YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Builders may not be putting up as many houses as they did during the boom, but what they are building, they're building better. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 U.S. New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study, overall customer satisfaction increased for the second consecutive year, up 32 points to 811 on a 1,000 point scale.
Satisfaction with the quality of the home also grew, to 825 up from 799. The rate of customer-reported … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says Quality Home Construction is on the Rise As Report by CNN - 09/19/09 03:59 PM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston says according to CNN, Customer satisfaction with newly built, single-family homes is increasing after sagging in boom years. New YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Builders may not be putting up as many houses as they did during the boom, but what they are building, they're building better. According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 U.S. New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study, overall customer satisfaction increased for the second consecutive year, up 32 points to 811 on a 1,000 point scale.
Satisfaction with the quality of the home also grew, to 825 up from 799. The rate of customer-reported … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says Sell Your Home Before Foreclosure - 09/19/09 03:32 PM
Selling your home before foreclosure is foreclosure prevention, says Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston, with Prudential One Realty, even if you are behind in your payments, you can sell your home!  I just read 4 articles by CNN on Life After Foreclosure, and all were relieved when the process was over.  Some successfully sold their homes, and were gratefull for not having a foreclosure on their credit record.
What you need to know about selling your home as a Short Sale is detailed in my blog "Short Sales, Everything You Need To Know".  This 5 part series will walk you through … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Asks: Are You Willing To Loose Up To $8,000? - 09/19/09 03:04 PM
The First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit of up to $8,00 is coming to an end.  Elkhart residents need to take notice and understand that there is less than 90 before the current program comes to a halt.  Are you willing to loose up to $8,000? The cost to the taxpayers to extend this offer has kept the program from being passed.  Don't loose your share!
According to MSN's article on the clock ticking on first-time home buyers tax credit, more than a dozen bills have been introduced to Congress to extend the life of this popular program.  Housing Sales have … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says Buy A Home, Claim Your Tax Credit! - 09/19/09 02:42 PM
The clock is ticking and if you want to buy a home and claim your tax credit, you need be be viewing homes!  Elkhart has plenty of homes in all townships for you to find one that suits your needs.  The First Time Home Buyer's Tax Credit of up to $8,000 is only available if you close on a home by November 30, 2009.  That is less than 90 days away and a normal closing is processed in 30 to 45 days.  What are you waiting for?
The Tax Credit is for people who have not owned a home in the … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Receives Recommendation - 09/19/09 01:48 AM
Attorney Deborah J Beaverson with Riverwalk Law Firm sent Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty the following recommendation:
Dear Evelyn,
Thanks so very much for yoru hard work, dedication, experience, knowledge and the care that you employ when assisting our mutual clients.
Very truly yours
(Signed) Deborah J Beaverson
Deborah and I have together successfully negotiated an approved Short Sale on the home of our mutual Clients and the property will close the week of September 20th.
A Short Sale is a property that cannot be sold for the amount the Home Owners currently owe on the property … (5 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Says-For Sale By Owner-Don't Sell Yourself Short! 55 Questions To Ask Yourself! - 09/12/09 10:11 AM
Commission is not everything!Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty says, selling your home by yourself could be dangerous to your financial health.  And here is why, are you up to date with Indiana's Real Estate Laws?  The Federal Real Estate Laws?  My Real Estate Partner in 2007 Pamela Brubaker developed these 55 questions to ask someone who is thinking of selling their home alone:
Do you have a contract that was drafted specifically for use in Indiana? (your state) Do you need an escrow? What is the purpose of an escrow? Do you know how to find an experienced … (8 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston says "Get Pre-Approved First!" - 09/12/09 09:12 AM
According to Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston, you need to Get Pre-Approved First!, and here is why...until you sit down with a reputable Mortgage Lender or Mortgage Broker, you really do not know how much of a home you can afford to buy.  After the Mortgage Lender/Broker has reviewed, verified and qualified you as a ready, willing and able buyer, you have P O W E R!
With your pre-approval in you hand you can safely go shopping for a home! Prior to shopping though, you also need to take time to sit down and make a list of the things … (2 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Asks: Are You Prepared To Buy A Short Sale? - 09/12/09 08:50 AM
Now is the time to take advantage of the current Short Sale market in Elkhart Indiana, says Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty.  The selection of homes available for purchase in the Short Sale catagorey is plentiful.  Are you Prepared to buy a Short Sale?
The Intrest Rates are favorable, if you are eligible for the First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit and you can afford to wait for the Short Sale process, you can come out smelling like a rose.  The time is now to buy, but you need to be educated on the Short Sale process.
So, if you … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston-Who Is Afraid Of A Short Sale? - 09/05/09 03:11 PM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston's specialty is Short Sales.  For more than two years she has helped Home Owner's avoid Foreclosure by helping them sell their homes.  This pre-foreclosure sale helps troubled folks by...
Avoiding Public Embarrassment by visits from the Sheriff Ruining Thier Credit Rating For 5-7 Years Sometimes Avoiding Bankruptcy Helping Them Understand The Process Short Sales are good, they have helped bring over-priced homes down to a more reasonable value allowing YOU as a potential Home Owner get more for your money than you would have just a few years ago.
So, Who Is Afraid Of A Short … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston listing at 23191 Orchard Ridge Drive, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Available Lease Purchase - 09/05/09 02:38 PM
This move up home located at 23191 Orachard Ridge Drive in Elkhart by REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty, is now being offered as a Lease Purchase. Terms are set and available by calling 574-304-7148.
Orchard Ridge Subdivision is located in Concord Township and is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Eastside Elementary on CR 13. 
If you are wanting to move up to a home  that offers quiet streets, upgraded home features and well taken care of, here is a creative alternative to financing.  Call Evelyn Johnston for all the details at 574-304-7148.
 
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realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Shares-Short Sale Homes-Everything You Need To Know-Part 5 - 08/26/09 12:45 PM
Successful Short Sale Negotiations start with a fully completed Hardship Packageas discussed in earlier posts.  If you are new to this series on Short Sales, please go back and read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. So, now we have an approval letter from the Mortgage Lender that spells out how they will accept less money than the Home Owner currently owes.
All approval letters say that the agreement is contingent on:
Closing by a certain date The Buyer cannot be related or connected to the Home Owner in any way The Home Owner cannot receive any funds If there … (0 comments)

realtor evelyn johnston: Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston Short Sale Homes Expert - 08/23/09 10:26 AM
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realtyhas started a series of articles about ort Short Sale Homes. If perhaps you have missed the beginning, please take a few minutes to go back and read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4.  Today I want to talk a little about the local Elkhart Real Estate Market and the Short Sales currently being offered, by Township:

As you can see, Short Sales are represented in every township in Elkhart County and all price range of homes.  If you are in the market for a bargain, call your local Elkhart … (2 comments)

 
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