The RGroup Report: February 2024

The RGroup Report: February 💝

Presenting: Our New Innovative Tool ✨

A Note From Angie 
In the blink of an eye, we’ve ushed in the second month of the year! We are thrilled to seize every opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the community and enhance the lives of our valued clients.

Undeniable heat is building up in the market, fueled by a notable surge in buyer interest. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist at the National Association of Realtors, interest rates are forecasted to decline and hold steady at 6 percent in the coming months—presenting 2024 as an ideal year for homeownership.

This could stir potential sellers to make a move. Lake home inventory is still down by 30% compared to pre-pandemic numbers—and eager lake home buyers are anxiously awaiting the perfect property (see chart below). It’s still a seller’s market!

Undeniably, today’s market presents many desirable advantages to both buyers and sellers, and we are looking forward to working with everyone.

Presenting: Our New Innovative Tool
Elevating our unparalleled approach to ensure your home buying and selling journey is truly rewarding, we're very excited to announce our new tool!

Presenting: our new Interactive Storybooks! This makes listings stand out and helps buyers imagine the possibilities for the next stage of life. Rather than putting all the focus on the property's features, it sells the vision of what's possible, consults on lifestyle, and pulls at the heart strings. Click here to see this tool and a fabulous lake home listing.

Let's make your real estate dreams come true!
Don't hesitate to reach out to The RGroup.

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
Comparing December 2023 to the previous year reveals a 7.1% increase in new listings, and a 4.9% decrease YTD. A significant 24.2% drop in closed sales resulted in a 10.9% reduction in total closed sales. While the median sales price decreased by 14.7% to $221,000, the overall median price through December increased by 9.7% to $255,000.

There's also a decrease in the percent of the original list price received, and the months supply of inventory reached 1.8, indicating a longer time to sell existing inventory. Lastly, the inventory of homes for sale grew by 24.4%, suggesting an expansion in available housing options.
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!

Learn more about our local lakes and explore available listings on each of them:
Barbee Chain of Lakes, Big & Little Chapman Lakes, Lake Wawasee,
Syracuse Lake, Tippy Lakes, Webster Lake, Winona Lake

Search for more properties by Lake Name on our website

Thinking of buying/selling your lake house? Don't hesitate to reach out.
Upcoming Events
In Case You Missed It ...

The RGroup Real Estate's 2024 Kickoff

Grateful for the insightful session with Lee Prescott from Keller Williams Realty Group, guiding the team through the 2024 IAR form changes. Special thanks to Ben Crenshaw, as well, for sharing his expertise in 2024 planning and inspiring the team. The RGroup Real Estate is geared up for success! 🚀🌟

Danyelle Hubbs Earned Her Real Estate License!

A heartfelt congratulations to our stellar team member, Danyelle Hubbs, on earning her real estate license! 🎉🤩 After a year as a dedicated Transaction Coordinator, she's now a Showing Agent. We're truly proud and excited for her continued success in this new career phase! 🏡

KBOR Quarterly Meeting

The RGroup had a fantastic time at the Kosciusko Board of REALTORS quarterly meeting, featuring insightful talks by Ben Logan of Habitat for Humanity. We enjoyed connecting with fellow agents, and Danyelle was officially inducted as a realtor, reciting her pledge with pride! 👏🏼

Valentine's Day
Dinner Giveaway 💝

We had so much fun unveiling the winner of the Dinner for Two Valentine’s Day Giveaway! Wishing you the most special and memorable Heart’s Day, Maddison Knafel! Congratulations!
At a Glance...
Savoring the sweet taste of victory after announcing the winner of our
Valentine's Day dinner giveaway! 🍬💕 
Workday just GOAT a whole lot better! Welcomed our adorable
visitors to the office 🐐
Libby's winter chic! Ready to have fun in the snow ❄️🐾
Girl power in action at our RGroup Monday meeting 💁‍♀️✨
Danyelle proudly holds her Realtor certificate, officially inducted into the Kosciusko Board of Realtors!  🍾🥂
A candid capture from the insightful session with Lee Prescott of Keller Williams Realty Group! 📝💡 
Long-Term Rental
1158 E Northshore Drive
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 
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.)
729 E Northshore Drive
Syracuse Lake
5 Beds / 4 Baths / $1,690,000
8312 E Asbury Lane
8312 E Asbury Lane
3 Bed / 1 Bath / $174,900
9202 E Lilac Lane
Lake Wawasee
3 Beds / 2 Baths / $339,000
2373 W 700 N
Loon Lake
3 Bed / 1 Bath / $135,000
10529 N Moore Street
Lake Wawasee
3 Beds / 3 Baths / $739,000
10025 N Turkey Creek Road #11
Eagle Crest Subdivision
1 Beds / 1 Baths / $225,000
TBD E Country Club Lot 74
Lake Wawasee
0.55 Acres / $60,000
TBD Lot 75 Constitution Drive
Lake Wawasee
0.38 Acres / $75,000
8652 E Koher Road S
Papakeechie Lake
9471 E 1000 N
Papakeechie Lake
6450 S 080 E
Dallas Lake
729 E Northshore Drive
Syracuse Lake
5 Beds / 4 Baths / 5,510 sq. ft. / $1,690,000 (Price Reduced)

Indulge in the breathtaking beauty of nature's daily masterpiece as you embrace both sunrise and sunset views from this exceptional custom-built haven on Syracuse Lake. Boasting 50' of prime frontage on Northshore Drive, this meticulously maintained home is a masterpiece of luxury living. From the soaring ceilings, skylights, and Englert metal roof to the fully finished walkout basement and multilevel outdoor entertaining spaces, every detail exudes pride of ownership and high-quality craftsmanship. Inside, an open concept design, New England cobblestone entry, and marble-tiled foyer create a bright and welcoming atmosphere, drawing your gaze towards the sparkling water. The gourmet kitchen, stylish living spaces, and main floor primary suite offer a perfect blend of elegance and comfort. Outside, terraced patios and a fenced-in yard provide scenic vistas and family-friendly spaces. This lakeside retreat promises sunrise-to-sunset enjoyment and some of the Midwest's clearest and sandiest beaches.

Your dream lakefront lifestyle awaits—act fast, and make it yours today!
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 The RGroup's "Achieve Your Goals 2024" Calendar

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!