The RGroup Report: April 2022

To Buy or to Build a House—Which Is Better?
A Note From Angie 

Entering a new season in your life?

Job transfers, kids going off to college, children having a family of their own, and other circumstances might have affected our lifestyle, and have triggered a need to downsize. Are you using your lake home less and less, or is your family not visiting as much anymore? Do you no longer need a big house, lake house, or a 2nd condo? Maybe it’s time to embrace change.

Has your lifestyle or workstyle changed, and you’re ready to make a move for a change of scenery while working remotely? After all, you don’t have to be tied to your office, so you can opt to be closer to your family or move somewhere more affordable. Maybe it’s time to go for it.
If you’re still wondering when is the right time to sell, the answer is a resounding NOW! As we head into the busy spring season, the market will still be favorable for sellers. But just because it’s a seller’s market doesn’t mean you can easily snag top dollar. It still matters who you work with, and what strategy you will be implementing. Call The RGroup today to learn about our unique techniques to help sellers net the most income. Let us discuss the market, and your options. We have your back!
For buyers, here’s an assurance—buying a home is still a good investment. Interest rates are increasing but are still the lowest historically in YEARS! We know of a couple of good programs to finance a 2nd home. Contact The RGroup today
for our preferred lenders.
No matter the change in your life, you can always count on us.

April is a colorful, lively month with many seasonal activities, be sure to check out the list of local events below, and don't forget to visit our
Facebook Page or website for Open Houses,
we have them *almost* every weekend!

Feel free to send inquiries to:
[email protected]
Kosciusko County Market Stats
Compared to February of last year, the median sales price showed a significant increase of 36.5%, although the percent of original list price received slightly declined. New listings, months supply of inventory, and inventory of homes for sale decreased, as well. Buyers' demand is still at a feverish pitch, and inventory can hardly match up—it's time to list!
Living on the lake is a dream. This is why lake properties are moving fast! As temperatures climb, lake real estate markets are expected to liven up more, and will be in full swing by summertime.

In Kosciusko County, there are 20 lake properties available, 16 currently pending, and 34 lake properties have been sold in the past 3 months!

Thinking of buying/selling your lake property? Don't hesitate to reach out!
Looking for a realtor extraordinaire who will journey with you
in this wild market?! 

We are honest, trustworthy and hardworking. Let us help you tick that real estate goal off your list this season.

Give us a call today.

*To Buy or to Build a House—Which Is the Better Option?*

The time has come. You are finally ready to jump to the next chapter in your life by finding your first or next home where unforgettable memories await to be created. New beginnings are always exciting.

But before embarking into home acquisition, one of the first decisions that buyers need to make is either to purchase an existing home or build a new one. To buy or to build—that is the question. Both options present desirable advantages, and also some disadvantages. Let’s weigh them.

Keep Reading
Featured Business:
Anderson Florist & Greenhouse

Each month, we have the pleasure of featuring a local business we know and love. This month, we'd like to introduce Anderson Florist & Greenhouse. We caught up with the co-owner, Todd Anderson and asked him a few questions about their premier floral business in Warsaw, Indiana that aims to make all occasions extra special.

Learn more, right here!
Upcoming Events
Keller Williams RED Day is an amazing tradition that shows the heart of the KW culture in action. In honor of our vice chairman, Mo Anderson’s birthday, RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) Day is an annual event of giving back to the communities where we live.
Every year on the second Thursday in May (this year May 12), Keller Williams agents from around the world take time out of their busy work schedules to give back to their communities. 
This year, The RGroup Real Estate Team, along with Keller Williams Thrive, will be donating flower bouquets to nursing home staff and residents in the area. We are hoping to brighten their day!
If you want to help us “Give Back to the Community”, we are accepting donations through May 11. We plan to set up a Go Fund Me page for this endeavor—stay tuned! We would like to gift as many senior citizens as possible with beautiful flower bouquets. 
Keep an eye out for some special giveaways this month!
Follow along on our Facebook and Instagram to be updated.
In Case You Missed It ...
We're on track to breaking records! As a team, we have already achieved over $7 million in sales this year so far—of which 64% are lake homes! 
Flower Workshop
& Snack

We had so much fun making our very own floral arrangements at the Flower Workshop & Snack event at
Dynamic Floral

Thank you to all who participated! We raised $300 for the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County!

2022 Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Celebration

Over 250 members of the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce had a blast at the 2022 Annual Awards Celebration at ProWake in Syracuse!

BANCI Home &
Outdoor Show

Did you stop by our booth at the recent BANCI Home & Outdoor Show at Warsaw Community High School? 

Local exhibitors presented so many options for home ideas!

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations again to Nichole VanCuren, the winner of this month's giveaway with our featured business partner, Mohawk Pier & Lift! We hope you enjoy your solar pier lights, Sherpa blanket and Tervis Cup from Mohawk, and awesome goodies from The RGroup! 
At a Glance
Kathy Abbs is the lucky winner of our Giveaway with Dynamic Floral! Enjoy your 10 FREE flower arrangements for a year!
Our fabulous Stager Andrea Abel picked up some great staging materials! We love finding ways to sell your home for TOP dollar including complimentary staging!
A glimpse of our Day 2 at the Builders Home Show in Warsaw with LeAnne Francis - Ruoff Home Mortgage NMLS 904792.
Congratulations to the winners of our contest at the Builders Home Show! Each one received a $25 Subway gift card, courtesy of The RGroup Real Estate.
Looking for a Place to Stay This Season?
We Have Rentals, or
Can Help You Rent Out Your Lake Home!

The snow is melting and warmer weather is upon us!
With the arrival of spring, the more radiant side of the lake life is revealed.
Ready for your spring adventure on the lake?

With seven rental properties to choose from on some of the most popular lakes in the area including Wawasee, Chapman, and Syracuse —you're sure to have a blast! However, our rentals are booking up fast, so act now!

A cute and cozy retreat awaits you at this property overlooking Conklin Bay on Lake Wawasee. Soak in a serene outdoor space where you can enjoy a fire by the lake, take in a beautiful sunset or watch all the wildlife that visits the area.

More photos and booking availability for this charming lake home,
right here!

Our Property Manager Katy Dilley or Brittney Niles are ready to help, feel free to reach out for more information.

Do you have a lake house or house near the lake you are not using? If you're looking for an easy and convenient way to rent out your lake home, we've got you covered. Our Property Management services can help you rent out your empty location all season long!

Our goal is to provide 100% worry free service to our owners—once we onboard your property, we will schedule professional pictures and handle the marketing, operations, accounting, licensing, and customer relations! 

This could be a substantial passive income opportunity without the hassle of managing it yourself—more money in your pocket and time in your day!

Click Here to View Our Current Rentals
Or reach Katy or Brittney today at (574) 268-0001 Option 2



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This stunning 2-story lakefront home is impeccably designed, picture perfect & move-in ready. Located on the northernmost tip of the lake in a quiet area not far from E Winona Ave & nestled on almost 0.5 acre with amenities galore, you're sure to fall in love from the moment you arrive.

Don't let this prime lakefront home slip away! Contact us today.

More photos and details here.
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