century 21 fort wayne: What are the steps to buying a home in Fort Wayne? Step 2 - Call us. - 10/07/14 11:14 AM
Are you considering buying a home in the Fort Wayne area and aren't sure of the process?  This series will cover all of the steps from pre-approval to well after closing.  
Part 1 (Finances) can be read here.
 
Step 2 - Call a local Realtor.
 
You need somebody to represent you.  You need somebody that will guide you through the entire process, educate you, and negotiate on your behalf.  You need somebody that knows the Fort Wayne real estate market and has the knowledge and experience to take care of your needs.  
 
What's the best way to … (5 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: The top 5 most expensive homes sold in Fort Wayne - Sep 29 - Oct 5. - 10/06/14 06:23 AM
 
Tillbury Cove in La Cabreah Subdivision (Northwest Allen County).  
This 12 year old home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,489 square feet above ground, and a has a full finished walk-out basement.  It sold for $355,000, was originally listed for $375,000, and was on the market for 83 days before going pending.  
 
 
 
 
 

 
Treviso Way in Mediterra Subdivision (Southwest Allen County).
This brand new home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2,162 square feet, and is on a partially finished basement.  It sold for $380,950, was originally listed for $339,900, and was on the market for 55 days before going pending. 
 
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century 21 fort wayne: The top 5 most expensive homes sold in Fort Wayne - Sep 15 - 21. - 09/25/14 09:12 AM
 
Tall Cedar Trail in Cedar Springs  (Northwest Allen County).  
This beautiful 2 year old home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,330 square feet above ground, and a has a full finished daylight basement.  It sold for $350,000, was originally listed for $358,000, and was on the market for 14 days before going pending.  
 
 
 
 

 
Woodbourne Court in Autumn Ridge Subdivision (Northwest Allen County).
This incredible 21 yeard old home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half bathrooms, 4,135 square feet and is on a partially finished daylight basement.  It sold for $376,900, was originally listed for $389,500, and was on … (16 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: The 5 most expensive homes sold in Fort Wayne - Sep 1 - 7. - 09/08/14 08:36 AM
Palmilla Court in Cherry Hll Subdivision (Northeast Allen County).  
This beautiful home features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,079 square feet above ground, a full partially finished daylight basement and is 15 years old.  It sold for $305,000, was originally listed for $309,900, and was on the market for 5 days before going pending.  
 
 
 

 
Leesburg Road (Northwest Allen County).
This incredible home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,065 square feet above ground, is on a finished walk-out basement, and is on just over 11 acres.  It was listed for $350,000, sold for $330,000, and was on the market for 275 days.
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century 21 fort wayne: Sometimes it's the little things... - 09/04/14 01:13 PM
I recently helped a retired couple relocate to Fort Wayne from the deep South.
They were the sweetest people in the world when I first met them, but during the transaction they got a little grumpy.  
I can't say that I blame them.
Imagine putting everything in your Realtor's hands when you're halfway across the country and can't see anything with your own eyes.  
 
That had to be a helpless feeling.  
 
They were stressed during the process, especially during the inspection.  
We got everything figured out, and to say that I (Jared) went above and … (16 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Top 5 most expensive homes sold in Bridgewater Subdivision in 2014. - 09/03/14 06:12 AM
Bridgewater is a growing subdivision in Southwest Allen County School District.  It's located north of Covington Road and south of Illinois Road, just east of County Line Road.  While there are plenty of choices of existing homes for sale in Bridgewater, there is a lot of new constructions homes still going up.  
Here's a quick peek at the top 5 most expensive homes sold in Bridgewater in 2014 as of Sep 1, 2014.  
 
 
14105 Sandstone Drive
This beautiful home features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2,600 square feet above ground, a full finished walk out basement and is … (2 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: The 5 most expensive homes sold in Fort Wayne - Aug 25 - Sep 1. - 09/02/14 10:24 AM
 
Maysville Road in Browning Subdivision (Northeast Allen County).  
This beautiful home features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,675 square feet above ground, a full finished daylight basement, is 64 years old, and has plenty of upgrades.  It sits on a fully fenced in 3 acre lot.  It sold for $331,500, was originally listed for $339,900, and was on the market for 7 days before going pending.  
 
 
 

 
Pentolina Cove in Tuscany (Northwest Allen County).
This incredible home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms, 2,361 square feet above ground, is on a partial unfinished basement and is brand new construction. … (3 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Charming home for sale in Southwood Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. - 08/31/14 08:20 AM
Charming doesn't being to describe 1015 Pasadena Drive in Southwood Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
This home has many great features including hardwood floors in the dining and living room, natural wood trim throughout, fresh interior paint, new plantation blinds in the living and dining room, and an ample sized kitchen with new counter tops.
All of the bedrooms are generous in size and the full bathroom features a large walk in linen closet and was recently remodeled.
Some of the recent updates include a new roof in 2009, new water heater, and new rear entry door.  
The basement is … (0 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Cozy bungalow for sale in North Highlands in Fort Wayne, Indiana. - 08/31/14 08:13 AM
New price!  1647 Cherokee Road in North Highlands has been reduced to a new asking price of $69,900.  Talk about affordable!
This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 816 square feet upstairs with a full partially finished basement for extra living space.
It has plenty of charm with hardwood floors in the living room and bedrooms.  
It also features a nicely updated eat-in kitchen with newer cabinets and counter tops and a beautiful ceramic tile floor.
It has fresh neutral colors throughout, a great backyard with a newer vinyl fence and deck, and the exterior of the home and … (0 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Ranch home for sale in Avalon Place in Fort Wayne, Indiana. - 08/31/14 08:00 AM
7625 Kingsway Drive in Avalon Place in Fort Wayne was recently listed for sale by Amanda and Jared Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley.
This low maintenance home features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and 1,350 square feet of living space.  
This well maintained home offers easy and affordable living with an asking price of only $65,500!  
This home offers a beautiful and park like backyard, a new roof in 2010, new Champion Windows throughout, updated kitchen with plenty of cabinets, new counter tops, backsplash, and sink.  
All appliances stay including refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and washer and dryer.  
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century 21 fort wayne: The top 5 most expensive homes sold in Fort Wayne - Aug 18-24. - 08/31/14 07:31 AM
 
Grey Birch Road in Westchester Glens (Southwest Allen County).  
This beautiful home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,208 square feet above ground, a 776 square feet finished daylight basement, is 19 years old, and has a floored attic for extra storage and a security system.  It sold for $308,800, was originally listed for $309,900, and was on the market for 28 days before going pending.  
 
 
 
 

 
Cadera Cove in Hawthorne Park (Northwest Allen County).
This incredible home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,527 square feet above ground, is on a full finished daylight basement, is 11 years old, and was a … (7 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Uncle Vinny says I should roll the dice and offer 60% of list price. - 08/26/14 06:35 AM
A few months ago I was working with a young first time home buyer.  He was a really fun client to work with.  He was appreciative of my time, my efforts, and my knowledge.
Or so I thought.
This year the Fort Wayne real estate market has been more of a seller's market than a buyer's market.  I explained that to my buyer, educated him, and told him that when we find the right home, we're probably going to have to write a strong offer.  
We found a home that afternoon that he fell in love with.  
It was … (62 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Fort Wayne Luxury Homes Market Report for August 18-24. - 08/24/14 08:23 AM
Here's what happened last week in the luxury home real estate market in Fort Wayne and Allen County.  We consider the luxury market to be homes that are $300,000 and up.  
 
Homes sold:  5
Average list price:  $448,740
Average sales price:  $430,780 - 96% of list price.
Median sales price:  $366,000
Average days on market:  99
Lowest and highest days on market:  28 and 288
Lowest sales price:  $308,000 - This is a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, 3,208 square feet with full walk out basement in Westchester Glens.  This home was on the market for 28 days and was originally listed … (10 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Allen County and Fort Wayne Real Estate Market Report for Aug 18-24. - 08/24/14 06:45 AM
Here's a quick peek at what happened last week in the Allen County and Fort Wayne real estate market.  
 
Home sold:  118
Average list price:  $135,683
Average sales price:  $131,693  (97% of list price)
Average days on market:  58
Lowest and highest days on market:  0 and 305
Median sales price:  $102,450
Lowest sales price:  $4,500 (2 bedroom foreclosure near downtown Fort Wayne)
Highest sales price:  $660,000 (5,500 square foot home on 7 acres on Bethel Road)
 
Out of the 118 homes sold in Allen County and Fort Wayne last week, 40 of them were sold by our Century 21 Bradley … (1 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Southwest Allen County Fort Wayne Market Report for Aug 18-24 - 08/24/14 06:25 AM
Here's a quick peek at what happened last week in the Southwest Allen County School District real estate market.  
 
Home sold:  17
Average list price:  $211,032
Average sales price:  $206,481  (98% of list price)
Average days on market:  43
Lowest and highest days on market:  0 and 268
Median sales price:  $185,000
Lowest sales price:  $104,200 (3 bedroom ranch in Copper Hill)
Highest sales price:  $366,000 (3,500 square foot home with a full daylight basement in The Fountain at Covington)
 
Out of the 17 homes sold in SWAC last week, 7 of them were sold by our Century 21 … (1 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Why do you think they're selling? What's their motivation? - 08/18/14 08:08 AM
As our team's primary buyer's agent here in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I get asked these questions A LOT.
 
Why do you think they're selling?  What's their motivation?  What do you think they'll take for the home?  
 
My answer to each question is usually the same:  It's hard to say.  
 
Each situation is different.  Each seller is different.  
 
Amanda is our primary listing agent, and she would (almost) never give our seller's motivation away.  There have been a few times where our sellers were desperate to sell and asked us to let everybody know how … (13 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: What's the best way to market your home for sale in Fort Wayne? - 08/01/14 10:18 AM
Over 95% of home buyers start their home search online.  When they see a home that Amanda and I have listed, here's what they see:  
 
*  Professional Photography - This is incredibly important.  Quality pictures are key to showcasing your home in the best and most accurate light.  
 
Here are a few examples of our professional photography.
 

 

 
* Professional video tours - No.  We aren't talking cheesy elevator music with sliding pictures.  We're talking about videos that we host and have professionally edited.  We are also using drones for aerial views.  
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century 21 fort wayne: Custom (almost) built luxury home on 5 acres in Roanoke, IN. - 07/18/14 11:47 AM

Here is your opportunity to build your dream home in Roanoke without having to go through all of the time consuming details of drawing up a floor plan, finding the right builder, and findint the right lot to build on.  
This custom built home by Star Homes is half way done!  All you need to do is pick the final touches.  
Some features and amenities include:  Main floor master bedroom suite with double trey ceilings and transom, large walk in closet, ceramic tile shower, and a double vanity.  
The dining room also has trey ceilings and transom. … (19 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Can I find a great deal on a home in Fort Wayne right now? - 06/16/14 05:58 AM
Probably not.  
That's my short answer.  Those of you that know me know that I don't like giving short answers, so here goes.  
Right now inventory is low in the Fort Wayne real estate market.  Especially if you're talking about homes in the Northwest and Southwest Allen County School Districts.  Home inventory in those two areas are extremely low, and we're seeing homes fly off the shelves within days (and sometimes hours) of being listed.  
If you're considering selling and you live in those areas, PLEASE call us at 260.704.0843.  We'd love to talk with you about your situation. … (0 comments)

century 21 fort wayne: Soon... I will blog again. There's just so much going on right now! - 06/04/14 04:58 AM
Every morning I wake up and head over to Active Rain to read blogs and see what's going on out there.  Oh, and to make my comments.  I don't think I've missed a day of making comments in years!  
But...  there's so much going on over here that I haven't had the time (I know I could make it if I wanted) to kick out my weekly blogs.  
I haven't told any stories lately.  
The market reports have dried up.  
My "how to" blogs are non existent right now.  
It's kind of sad really.  
What's not … (12 comments)

 
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