The Ultimate Home Staging Guide Checklist

The Ultimate Staging Guide Checklist Staging your house can make you money. Seventy-one percent of sellers’ agents believe a well-staged environment increases the dollar value buyers are willing to offer, according to the National Association of REALTORS® “2015 Profile of Home Staging.” Staging doesn't guarantee you more money, but it can help you compete at [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Guides, Home Selling|Comments Off on The Ultimate Home Staging Guide Checklist

How Does Elkhart Determine Property Taxes

How Do Elkhart City Tax Assessors Determine Property Tax? Gotta love taxes. You have to not only pay taxes on your income but you also have to pay taxes on property you own. How exactly are those Elkhart property taxes calculated by your city officials? Property tax is a critical source of revenue for local [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Home Selling|Comments Off on How Does Elkhart Determine Property Taxes

Granger Indiana Housing Market Report 2016 – Team Foy RE/MAX Excellence

Granger Indiana Housing Market Report for 2016 Hey everyone, today I'm excited to share with you the 2016 Granger Housing Market Report to update you on the real estate market in Granger Indiana. Check out this short video covering some of the key statistics Granger residents should know about. If you find this video helpful, [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Home Buying, Home Selling, Housing Market Reports|Comments Off on Granger Indiana Housing Market Report 2016 – Team Foy RE/MAX Excellence

Granger School Rankings in Indiana

Granger School Rankings in Indiana As a resident of Granger Indiana, one of your top concerns is the schools your children will be attending so that they may receive the best education. The good news is that many of the schools in Granger are highly ranked in the state of Indiana. The main school corporation [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Home Buying, Home Selling|Comments Off on Granger School Rankings in Indiana

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

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