South Bend, IN Real Estate News

By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
This home recently sold in South Bend. What a beautiful and historic home-- in a great neighborhood, too! This home had been on the market quite a while. It's non-traditional floor plan made the buyers have to think creatively. The original hardwood floors and beautiful brick work really made it a special find. We eventually got it sold for 97% of the list price.
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
This property was recently sold in South Bend, IN - near Notre Dame. It had been actively listed for 94 days, with a ton of activity. Of course, being located on this quiet street near the zoo and farmer's market helped too! It's character and charm wowed a lot of people, but the kitchen was what sealed the deal. The recent updates and large eat-in area are awesome! This property sold for 96% of the list price, too. Not too bad in our market place!
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By Karen Witt
(At Home Realty Group)
Boy, things have been tough here for quite a while..I know that real estate is "challanged" pretty much every where right now but what a difference from just a few years ago.  As far as properties in foreclosure it is getting worse and worse.. I am hoping with a new presidency we will have fresh start and our economy will start to move forward again.. Hang in there everyone.
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
This Jefferson Park charmer was sold in ONE DAY for 98% of the list price... without even getting a sign in the yard! The hardwood floors gleamed, and the buyers couldn't believe what they were seeing (it had been an estate just one year previous.) This one just goes to show, if your home is prepared for the market and properly priced, the market WILL respond!
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By Sandi Davis Cather, Coldwell Banker RWG
(Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber)
Staging homes to sell them seems to have become a big "buzz-word" of late. Due in part to the popularity of television shows on HDTV, people are fascinated by what it takes to sell a home. Staging a home to sell it is imperative, and never more so than in the corrective market we have today.So what does "staging" actually mean? It means to get the home ready to sell. By staging a home, you can help the buyer visualize themselves living there and elicit a quicker sale. When you put a home on the market to sell, it has to look different than it does when you live in it everyday. The cost, if any involved with getting a home staged, is usually less than the amount of the first price reduction. So what are some things that the average homeowner can do?Stand at the curb outside the front of ...
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
Sold for 94% of list price! This brick and limestone ranch is located in a great city neighborhood. It took a bit of time for it to sell, but I think the new owner has a great investment on their hands. A little bit of TLC will go a long way in this home, and hopefully will be a good investment too! A woodburning stove helps with winter heating costs.  
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
Sold for 94% of list price! This brick and limestone ranch is in a great neighborhood in South Bend. It took some time for it to sell, but I think the new owner has a great investment on their hands. A little bit of TLC and this place will shine, especially with the amount of square footage it has! A woodburning stove helps with winter heating costs too.
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
Sold in 40 days for 95% of list price! This lovely family home in South Bend is located in a great neighborhood. It has four bedrooms, and ample living space with a formal living room & dining room, family room and screened porch on the main floor. It also has a full finished basement!
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
Sold in 11 days for $2,000 MORE than list price! This great South Bend Cape Cod home sold in no time! It's just a short walk from Notre Dame, with a view of the campus from the driveway. The sellers completely gutted the bathrooms, which made a huge difference. The kitchen was also recently updated and the basement is finishable.
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By Stacy Grove, CRS, G.R.I., e-PRO
(Cressy & Everett Real Estate)
SOLD for 100% of list price! This South Bend home was sold in December, on a street with 5 other active listings. So... who says houses don't sell in the winter? Not I! We had to come down in price to get the activity that we wanted... but once we got it in the price range, we got a full price offer! So... listen to what the market is telling you. It speaks!   
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By Stacey Reed
(CB Richard Ellis Bradley)
Please call Don DeShano (574) 292-4363 to schedule a private showing or to get directions to the Open House.  We look forward to seeing you there!
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By Stacey Reed
(CB Richard Ellis Bradley)
SNOW BLOWERS & LAWN MOWERS ARE NOT NECESSARY FOR THIS CONDOMINIUM NEAR NOTRE DAME! COME HOME TO EASY LIVING WITH A VIEW OF THE GOLDEN DOME & BEAUTIFUL FOUNTAIN/POND. YOU WILL ENJOY THIS OPEN, BRIGHT LAYOUT WITH VAULTED CEILINGS IN DR & BOTH BRS. IT IS FRESHLY PAINTED, NEWLY INSTALLED CERAMIC TILE, A ND HAS BEEN GIVEN LOTS TLC. LOFT ABOVE 2ND BR PROVIDES FOR 3RD BEDROOM AND LOTS OF OPTIONS. FULL ATTACHED HEATED GARAGE AND CARPORT ON GROUND LEVEL HAS STORAGE GALORE PLUS LAUNDRY & HALF BATH. BOTH LARGE BRS INCLUDE DOUBLE CLOSETS. ALL THE RECREATIONAL AMENITIES ARE JUST SECONDS AWAY. AMENITIES INCLUDE POOL, EXERCISE RM, BANQUET RM, POOL TABLE & KITCHEN. PRICED FOR QUICK SALE. COME AND SEE THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY. SHORT NOTICE SHOWINGS ARE OK.  www.cressyeverett.com/224258 - Interested Relo...
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