The RGroup Report: December 2023

The RGroup Report: December 🎄

Reflecting on a Remarkable Year

A Note From Angie 
What an incredible journey this year has been – we're officially in the
final count down of 2023!

First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who's been part of this amazing ride. With all of the exciting bidding wars, sellers achieving top profits, and happy buyers finding their dream homes, this year has been one of accomplishment and many satisfied clients. In fact, The RGroup assisted 75 clients with $39 million sold with our small but mighty team—teamwork really does make the dream work! 

There were accolades too.We're humbled and proud to be recognized as one of America's Best Real Estate Professionals for 2023 by RealTrends + Tom Ferry. We also were thrilled received triple nominations for the prestigious Fort Wayne Newspaper Reader’s Choice Awards for Top Real Estate Company, Top Lake Real Estate Company, and Best Real Estate Agent. And for the second year running, we were
crowned Best Lake Real Estate Company!

We have grown not only in skill and recognition, but also in our team's ground operations as we saw the opening of our KW Thrive Real Estate Office at 220 South Buffalo Street in Warsaw. Huge thanks to Main Street Warsaw for providing us with a facade grant.

Our community spirit kept giving all year long. We proudly sponsored and joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County's Women Build in June, standing strong alongside the incredible women of Claypool. And, who can forget the pure, pink power of our team dressing up as Barbie at our booth for Haunted Halls Trick or Treat
at the North Webster Community Center?

We give our all every month of the year, but it truly is the recognition, trust, and support we've received from our incredible community that inspires us and keeps us going.

Looking ahead to the next year brings a fresh wave of excitement. I'm thrilled to share news about an impressive automated real estate technology – meet Homebot! It can create an instant automatic report on your home's worth. Try it out right here – enter your street address on the search bar and Homebot will serve up an estimated value of your home. Plus, you can get a monthly email digest about your home’s worth, rent potential, and useful tips on how to maximize its value.

But wait, there's more good news! Interest rates took a dip over the past few weeks. On top of this, just recently FHFA announced a 5.5% increase in the conforming loan limit. Starting January 2024, one-unit homes can be loaned up to $766,550. For luxury homes, jumbo loans are still shining bright with down payments as low as 10% on 15-, 20-, or 30-year fixed terms, no income restrictions.

As we wrap up a year that felt like it flew by, we're beyond excited about the new meaningful connections and impactful moments awaiting us all in the coming year.
 
Wishing each and every one of you the happiest of holidays!

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Kosciusko County Market Stats

In October 2023, the real estate market showed a mixed trend compared to the same period in 2022. While there was a 5.6% increase in new listings, with 72 compared to the previous 76, the overall inventory of homes for sale decreased by 4.0%, dropping from 768 to 800. Closed sales experienced a notable 20.0% growth, with 66 transactions compared to the previous 55, but the total number of closed sales decreased by 7.9%, falling from 660 to 717. The median sales price exhibited a significant 16.3% decrease from $300,000 to $251,000, contrasting with a 10.9% increase from $229,900 to $255,000 when compared to the earlier period. The percentage of the original list price received slightly declined by 2.2%, from 97.4% to 95.3%, and the months supply of inventory increased by 15.8%, rising from 1.9 to 2.2. The inventory of homes for sale saw a modest 3.6% increase, going from 140 to 145. These statistics collectively suggest a dynamic real estate landscape with fluctuations in supply, demand, and pricing over the specified time frame.

Kosciusko County Lake Market Update

It's time to say YES to the lake life and live like you're on vacation!
Learn more about Kosciusko County's Lake Market, right here!

Search for properties by Lake Name, on our website

Thinking of buying/selling your lake house? Don't hesitate to reach out.
Upcoming Events
Events at North Webster Community Center
Breakfast With Santa
Flippin' Pancakes & Pony Sleigh Rides! Join Kiwanis for an epic Breakfast with Santa, and swing by the North Webster Community Public Library for magical pony sleigh rides from 9am to 11am! 
Operation Christmas Blanket
Spreading Warmth and Cheer this Christmas! NWCC is on a mission to gift every kindergartener in the Wawasee School District with a cozy blanket. A gift that wraps them in warmth and love for years to come. Help make this holiday season special for our youngest learners! Sponsor a kiddo or contribute towards a $16 blanket – because every child deserves the magic of Christmas comfort. 
Events at Warsaw
Christmas Celebration
Jingle All the Way to Downtown Warsaw's Christmas Market & Twinkle Light Parade on December 15, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM! Unwrap the magic of the season with festive treats, holiday finds, and a dazzling parade that'll light up the night!
Winona Lake Ice Rink
Skate into the Winter Wonderland at Winona Lake Ice Rink! ❄️ Everyone is invited to the  2023-2024 Pavilion Ice Season, now enchanting the Miller Sunset Pavilion until March 3, 2024. Lace up your skates and let the icy fun begin!

In Case You Missed It ...


Sweet Victory

A festive round of applause for Gina Bono, the lucky winner of our Christmas giveaway! 🎅🏼🎉 Your candy-themed Christmas tree is ready to sprinkle sweetness into your holiday celebrations. 🏠 Thank you to everyone who joined the festive fun – stay tuned for more surprises! 🍬

Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

In one of our latest reels, Angie spills the beans on common mistakes to steer clear of! Tune in to our reel for Angie's exclusive tips that every homebuyer should know.  🏡✨

Watch it here.


Reflecting on a Wonderful Visit

Mackenzie and Molly from Main Street Warsaw dropped by our office for a delightful tour and interview. 🌟 Grateful for their company and the chance to share details about our recent Christmas Giveaway. Such a pleasant encounter with these lovely ladies! 😊🎀



Christmas Tree Giveaway

As Christmas drew near, we spread joy with a special giveaway! Our “Sweet Treats” themed 6’ tall, white flocked Christmas tree will surely add charm to this holly jolly season.🍭🧁 Grateful for the warmth of the season shared with our community! ✨
 


Capturing Moments with Elegance

A glimpse into our recent fabulous photoshoot. Here's the behind-the-scenes reels by Project Milieu. 📸✨

Take a peek at our BTS

At a Glance...

Who needs pumpkin pie when you have this dynamic duo serving up smiles? 🧡
Libby looked so adorable in her Thanksgiving dress 🐾 ✨ 
Kirsten's family thanksgiving captures the warmth of togetherness 🍂
 Turkey, laughter, and love – Haley's Thanksgiving magic in one frame. 🦃

Long-Term Rental

1158 E Northshore Drive
Syracuse
3 Beds / 1.5 Baths / 0.058 Acre / $3,050 per month

Looking for maintenance-free living and monthly fixed cost? We have the perfect furnished home for you! We cover exterior maintenance (lawn care, snow removal), all utilities, cable and wifi. Take a look at this gorgeous, ranch home on the desirable Northshore Drive on large, private lot. Home is updated and well maintained with 3 bed/1.5 bath and eat in kitchen and dining room, along with back yard facing the golf course. Stay cozy by the fireplace in the living room on the main level or by the fireplace in family room in the lower level. Walking distance to park, community center, restaurants and shops. Featuring a deeded access to Syracuse Lake, exciting water adventures await you! If you're not on the lake, enjoy days and nights entertaining on the beautiful new patio in the fenced in back yard.

Recent updates include new kitchen, new finished area in lower level, new flooring throughout, new paint inside/outside, new water heater, new iron filter, new light fixtures throughout, most windows are new, new garage door/opener, new landscaping, and patio. The Syracuse Wawasee Trail is across the street and wraps around the 4+miles of Syracuse Lake and parts of Lake Wawasee

Contact us for more details!

Latest Client Review

We love to hear about your experience with The RGroup! 

To read more of our reviews, check out the Client Testimonial page on our website. Or, if you'd like to leave a review yourself, just click 
RIGHT HERE!

 Achieve Your Goals 2024

Get ready to conquer 2024 with the RGroup's Strategic Planning Calendar! 📅✨ If you're not already on our calendar distribution list, now's the time to reach out and claim your very own copy. It's your roadmap to a year of success and innovation, complete with inspiration on the pages and plenty of space to jot down notes and reminders. Plus, it has a durable magnetic strip, making it perfect for your fridge, whiteboard, or anything magnetic. Don't miss out on the strategies that will shape your future—secure your
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS 2024 calendar now!
These are all of our current active listings, but we will be having some
lake home *pocket listings* coming up, so be on the lookout for those
or feel free to reach out and inquire for more information!

(Note: "A Pocket Listing" means it is not in the MLS and
being marketed outside of the MLS for private sale.)
12373 W 700 N
Loon Lake
3 Beds / 1 Baths / $140,000
2002 Deer Trail
Warsaw, IN 46580
3 Beds / 2 Baths / $350,000
2324 Falcon Drive
Eagle Crest Subdivision
3 Beds / 3 Baths / $449,900
10529 N Moore Street
Lake Wawasee
3 Beds / 3 Baths / $739,000
TBD Lot 75 Constitution Drive
Lake Wawasee
0.38 Acres / $75,000
TBD E Country Club
Lot 74 Lane #74

Lake Wawasee
0.55 Acres / $60,000
11381 NE Wawasee Drive
(Price Reduced)
Lake Wawasee
3 Beds / 2 Baths /  $540,000
8589 E Black Point Road
Lake Wawasee
4 Beds / 2.5 Baths / $1,599,000
807 Chapman Lake Drive
Big Chapman Lake
2315 Lark Lane
Eagle Crest Subdivision
11869 N Forest Drive
Lake Wawasee
3 Beds / 2 Baths / 1,476 sq. ft. / $579,000

Get ready for beautiful waterfront views & multiple outdoor living spaces from this gorgeous updated cottage, on a desirable channel neighborhood on Lake Wawasee! Located in a peaceful, desirable neighborhood & boasting 48' of Wawasee channel front, this home is move-in ready (being sold turnkey) and waiting for you to start making memories at the lake! Sure to charm from the moment you arrive, a long paved driveway provides ample parking & main entrance opens to the foyer/mudroom with w/built-in cubbies. 

Don't wait, make it yours today.
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