In this video I give you a tour of the new Electric Works project. They’ve made amazing progress with turning the old General Electric building into a booming “mixed-use district of innovation, energy, and culture.” Some of the country’s biggest media outlets, such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, are generating … Continued
Realtor.com and the Wall Street Journal recently did a study where they identified the top emerging real estate markets in the country, and Fort Wayne came up on the third spot. This list identifies the best areas in which to purchase a home for home owners and investors. The index uses a slate of housing … Continued
For the longest time leaders in our city wondered how they could make our city better by incorporating some assets that we already have. We have three rivers running through Fort Wayne, so they came up with Promenade Park around ten years ago. They really knocked it out of the park. My sons and I … Continued
Columbia Avenue Corridor The first neighborhood I want to talk about is what I would call the Columbia Avenue Corridor. I don’t know if it actually has a name, but this neighborhood is fantastic. It’s dear to my heart because it’s where I purchased my first home. It was a massive duplex, and I was … Continued
If you’re thinking about moving to Fort Wayne, chances are you already have a pretty good understanding of what you’re looking for in your next home. Things like the number of beds, baths, if you want an attached garage, or nice yard space. All of these things are super important, but I think these things are only half of the equation. The community, or the neighborhood that the house is located in, is just as important, if not more important than the house itself. So I’m going to talk about some of the nuances of neighborhoods in Fort Wayne, so that you can get a comprehensive idea of what to look for in your next home.
Have you ever considered renting your house out for passive income? Now is a wonderful time to sell your property, but it’s also an excellent time to rent it out to tenants. I frequently receive the same three main questions about this topic: How much can I rent out my house for? What if rent doesn’t get paid? Who will maintain the property?
With mortgage interest rates hovering near all-time lows, a lot of people are deciding to make a move. Today I want to discuss how these low interest rates impact home sellers.
In case you haven’t heard, the supply of homes in our market is at an all-time low and buyer demand is increasing. Naturally, when there’s high demand and low supply, prices rise. This logic applies to all commodities, and real estate is no different. This means homes must be less affordable than ever, right? Wrong. … Continued
First-time homebuyers ask me and my team this question all the time. Ideally, you want to start a year before you plan on buying. That’s when you want to meet with a real estate agent and do a buyer consultation. A good agent will be able to walk you through the whole buying process during this consultation—how to get a loan, how to negotiate the contract, what happens before and after closing, etc.
Does it make sense to renovate your home before you list it for sale? Most often, the answer to this question is no. Right now, you’re probably not going to get all your money back if you renovate your home. The reason is that ours is such a strong seller’s market that there isn’t a lot of competition for sellers. So if you are thinking about putting your house on the market and you’re concerned about getting the best return, it’s not really worth doing any renovations.