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Team Foy strives to make the home buying and selling transition as smooth as possible for our clients. We work hard to satisfy your needs and deliver the results you deserve. Thank you for choosing us to represent you in your real estate transactions.

Six Factors that Determine Whether a House Will Sell

Just a thought: One of the things I love most about being a real estate professional in Elkhart is I can help people find the home of their dreams, start over in a new area with ease, and move into the next phase of their lives. It's wonderful to be able to share those experiences [...]

By | January 22nd, 2017|Home Selling|Comments Off on Six Factors that Determine Whether a House Will Sell

8 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter Time

Why It's Smart to Sell Your Elkhart Home During Winter Every year about this time we get call after call from homeowners who are thinking of selling their home in the Elkhart and Mishawaka area but can't decide whether they should wait until spring. The answer? "NO!" Different markets provide their own great reasons for [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Home Selling|Comments Off on 8 Reasons to Sell Your Home in the Winter Time

Home Selling Mistakes To Avoid in a Slowing Market

Mistakes when selling in a slowing market The other day I was researching housing market statistics in the local area and I have good news for you. The housing markets in Elkhart, Mishawaka, Granger, and South Bend that I looked up, show continuation as sellers markets heading into 2017. Each of these markets continues to [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Home Selling|Comments Off on Home Selling Mistakes To Avoid in a Slowing Market

The Purpose of Property Taxation & What Happens If You Don’t Pay

The Purpose of Property Taxation Upon becoming a homeowner, you’ll be responsible for paying annual property taxes to the city. As a homeowner, you may be asking “why tax my land?” Despite the drawbacks of taxing real estate, there are a lot of benefits that outweigh the perceived problems. Here are several reasons listed for [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Home Buying|Comments Off on The Purpose of Property Taxation & What Happens If You Don’t Pay

11 Marketing Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

11 Marketing Tips for a Faster Home Sale Whether you are thinking of selling your home via "for sale by owner" or going the traditional route of using a real estate broker, these 11 tips will help you get more offers and sell your home faster. Feel free to download these 11 tips at the [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Home Selling|Comments Off on 11 Marketing Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Methods of Transferring Home Ownership

Methods of Transferring Home Ownership As a homeowner, you’ll usually think of transferring ownership of property through a sale. But there are also other methods that ownership can be transferred. Here are the following methods: Sale - the owner agrees to hand over title in exchange for consideration, usually completed with a deed Gift - [...]

By | November 27th, 2016|Home Buying, Home Selling|Comments Off on Methods of Transferring Home Ownership

Closing Math: Calculations You Should Know

Closing Math: Calculations You Should Know After you read this guide yo will be able to: Calculate the realtor’s commission Calculate the seller’s share Property taxes Rules of proration Calculate proration of costs Calculating the Realtor’s Commission: When you are selling your home, you’ll sign a listing agreement with the listing agent and his/her brokerage [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Home Selling|Comments Off on Closing Math: Calculations You Should Know

The Guide on Title Insurance & Why It’s Important

What is title insurance? It’s an insurance policy guaranteeing that title to property is a good title insuring the policyholder against loss or damages from defects in the title. After reading this article you will understand how to: Define chain of title Describe how a title search is conducted Differentiate between standard title insurance and [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Home Buying|Comments Off on The Guide on Title Insurance & Why It’s Important

Understanding Real Estate Legal Descriptions

Understanding Real Estate Legal Descriptions Any time the word "legal" is involved it's not usually very fun. So it's no surprise that the term "real estate legal descriptions" doesn't seem very interesting when you hear it. But, it is important because legal descriptions tell you what real estate land you are acquiring and its accuracy [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|Home Buying, Home Selling|Comments Off on Understanding Real Estate Legal Descriptions

The Ultimate Guide to Closings & Settlement Statements

What is Closing? Closing is the process where a buyer and seller come together to exchange funds for the title of a property. Due to the different transactions costs involved with closing, a balance sheet must be kept which is known as a closing statement. It lists out all the debits and credits of the [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Guides, Home Buying, Home Selling, Investors|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Closings & Settlement Statements