The temperature might be dropping, but the real estate market remains blazing hot!
2022 kicked off with us stacked deep with so many buyers waiting in line to purchase the home of their dreams. No doubt, it is a seller’s market — especially on the lake. Offering so many charming features, benefits and opportunities, lake properties are irresistible and moving fast on the market! Are you ready to sell? We NEED inventory! Now is the perfect time to list!
For buyers, we cannot stress enough how beneficial it is to act now as well. When you purchase in the near future, you will get better prices. Not only that — with the overwhelming demand for lake homes, these properties are likely to appreciate fast. Whether you decide to live in it, rent it out, or sell it in the future, one thing is almost always certain — you'll get even more money back.
In Kosciusko County, there are 17 lake properties for sale, 18 currently pending, and 47 lake properties have been sold in the past 3 months!
When you purchase a home here, it's not only the property that is enchanting. The community welcomes you, and is sure to make you feel right at home. This season, Kosciusko County presents itself as a Winter Wonderland. Enjoy the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Ice Sculptures, Winter Market, snowmobile rentals, and so much more!
February is a cold, yet 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!
Kosciusko County Market Stats Significant increases on median sales price, and percent of original list price received show impressive price appreciation compared to December of last year. And although closed sales declined, the year to date statistics still increased by 7.3%. There had been no growth or decline in new listings, and the months supply of inventory and inventory of homes for sale decreased by -16.7%, and -8.1%, respectively.
Are you ready to make 2022 YOUR year of first/next home ownership? It's time to take action! Here are some tips for buyers:
1. Get preapproved so your financing is ready to go before you find a house as homes are being sold in 1 day—with multiple offers. 2. Cash offers are best (with appraisal waived). 3. If you have a home to sell, list it now before you are ready to put in an offer. 4. When you put in an offer, be prepared to include seller incentives so your offer stands out and is accepted; this includes waiving inspections, paying sellers closing costs and/or taxes, sending a personal letter, giving sellers additional time to move out, and using an escalation clause.
Our biggest tip? Don't do it alone! Working with an agent is always best! You can count on The RGroup to serve you at the highest level, every step of the way.
Picturesque, charming, relaxing—who wouldn’t fall in love with waking up to the sound of gentle waves and serene water? Owning a lakefront home is a dream come true for many people because of the constant vacation atmosphere it offers. In addition to the ideal setting, there are still so many other benefits you can capitalize on!
Here are the top reasons why lakefront properties are moving fast in the market, and why they can also be your next best investment.
Each month, we have the pleasure of featuring a local business we know and love. This month, we'd like to introduce Tangibles Resale & Consignment. We caught up with the owner, Scott Kuhn and asked him a few questions about his business that aims to supply communities in North Webster, Indiana with beautiful, high-quality, and affordable furniture and décor to help make your house a home.
Mark your calendar! On February 16, 2022, professional women in and around the Syracuse area will gather for our first professional women's luncheon! Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch will be the guest speaker. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and door prizes.
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 ...
MAR Top 1% Agent
We are so proud to share to you that our very own Angie Racolta has earned the Mid-American Region (MAR) Top 1% Agent Award from the Keller Williams MAR! This means that out of the 4000+ agents in the Region, Angie is among the best of the best.
The RGroup's 3rd Year Anniversary We recently celebrated our 3rd year anniversary, and tracing back our journey was really heart-warming. Starting with only two people, we are so proud of how our team grew after pouring in massive amounts of hard work, determination and never-ending focus on providing excellent customer service!
New Office Here's a sneak peek of our brand new office in the making! We can't wait to welcome you here when it's finally done.
2022 Market Outlook
As we settle into the new year, you might be wondering where it's heading or how sustainable the market will be. The market will continue its hot streak this year, and is expected to appreciate—don't worry about it bottoming out.
At a Glance
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This is a reminder that whatever it is you’re going after this year, it’s yours to take! We're cheering you on.
The RGroup team started 2022 strong with various sold houses!
We had an amazing real estate career night!
Summer Breeze Subdivision: A Premier Neighborhood in Tippecanoe/Oswego Lake
Experience the quiet and serene Tippecanoe River at the Summer Breeze Subdivision. A premier neighborhood on Tippecanoe/Oswego Lake, it boasts of over 1,400 feet of stunning lake and river views. Mesmerize in a spectacular showcase of long-stemmed pink blooms and enormous floating pads, and of vibrant and exotic Egyptian Lotus water lilies in full bloom mid-summer.
There are 4 prime lakefront lots that are over 1 acre in size, featuring 100' of frontage. Price starts at $1.2 M.
It's time to get on the lake! Don't hesitate to call us today for details! These lots won't last long.
Are You Ready for Winter on the Lake? or We Can Help You Rent Out Your Lake Home!
Lakes have been commonly regarded as summer destinations—but they also offer another charming side during wintertime! From witnessing snowy views, magical sunrises and sunsets, cozying up by the fires indoors or out, and enjoying winter wonderland activities, the lake is a perfect destination for your well-deserved break this season!
The RGroup Rentals has 7 properties to choose from on some of the most popular lakes in the area including Wawasee, Chapman, and Syracuse. All have availability! Stay tuned for new vacation rentals next month!
This adorable Big Chapman lakefront home is perfect for your upcoming lake escapade. It features upgrades and new furniture throughout the home. Plus, you'll be having your very own private pier where you can park your boat, and a private outdoor firepit where you can cozy up. Great memories are just waiting to be made here!
More photos and booking availability for this striking waterfront home, right here!
Our Property Manager Katy Dilley or Assistant Property Manager 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!
It's time to embrace the lake life! Choose among these gorgeous, rare to find properties on Lake Wawasee that offer lakefront and channel frontages with sought after sandy lake bottom, and flat walk to lake. Located on the peninsula for a private & low traffic setting, you can enjoy weekend getaways, retirement or year-round lake living.