Attention Fort Wayne Home Owners: Make sure your Homestead and Mortgage Exemptions are in place! Here's how...

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

When you buy a home in Fort Wayne or Allen County, the title company automatically files for your homestead and mortgage exemptions.  

That said, it is YOUR responsibility to make sure that they did it.  

Amanda and I always contact our buyers about 30 days after closing to remind them to call down to the assessor's office to verify that the exemptions were filed.  

Why is this so important?  Well...

If you qualify for a homestead and mortgage exemption, filing them will significantly reduce your annual property taxes.  

NOT filing them will more than double your annual property taxes.  That's a LOT of money!!  

You have until December 31, 2012 to verify that your exemptions are in place.  You can either call down to the assessor's office at (260) 449-7241 or follow the instructions on the photo below.  Thank you to our partners over at Ruoff Home Mortgage for putting this picture and the instructions together!

We don't care if you were our past client or not, if you own a home in Fort Wayne or Allen County, please save yourself some money and verify your exemptions.  You can thank us later.  :)

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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


Enough about us...


Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.


Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  


Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 


We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.


Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at, or




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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Jared, Good information for homeowners. I am writing a post about our deadline too.

Dec 26, 2012 07:27 AM #1
Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber - Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns

Great reminder Jared. Let's hope that everyone gets on the ball and verifies their sense in throwing away money that you don't need to!

Dec 26, 2012 09:10 AM #2
Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Great information for you to keep your Clients and New clients up to date on. Have A Great Day!

Dec 26, 2012 08:18 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
Jared- I love this. I'll never forget our first Realtor when we bought our house. She sent us a reminder about filing our homestead exemption in Texas. Always kept us up to date.
Dec 27, 2012 09:27 PM #4
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