Cooler temperatures have finally taken over. Fall is here, an ideal time to buy your dream home for the holidays.
As the inventory of homes ticks up from record lows, buyers who have stepped on the sideline due to insufficient supply can now go back to the game. But something has been added to the equation that have stopped some buyers from moving forward—increasing interest rates.
But think about this, if you find a home that you love and can afford but let the interest rates hold you back, you are going to miss out on the house of your dreams. Trying to catch the perfect rate should never stop you from owning your dream home—you may never find a better home!
“Marry the house, date the rate.” Have you heard of this before? It means buy the house you want now, and just “date” the rate. Purchasing now doesn’t mean you are bound to the same available financing forever. Smart homeowners are always on the lookout for better financing opportunities and more favorable terms, and grabs them when the time is right. What if rates get worse? You’ll be thankful you decided to marry the house early on.
The market is shifting for sure but there are pockets of micro markets, including our local micro lake market that is still performing. This market has buyers who are craving condos and move-in ready lake homes–channel or lake front. Case in point, a Governors Hill condo on Lake Wawasee went active last week and there was a bidding war. A home went for sale on Odgen Point Road for $2,599,000 and was under contract the next morning.
There might be challenges in the market today, but choosing the right agent makes all the difference. We, at The RGroup Real Estate work hard to be your go-to experts in the micro lake market. We will analyze the market for you and help prepare a strategy to get your home sold at the price you want.
Dearest clients, family and friends, we made it! The RGroup Real Estate has been named as the Best Lake Real Estate Company of the Fort Wayne Newspapers Reader's Choice Contest!
We are humbled, honored and grateful for everyone who supported us and voted for us daily. As your #1 luxury lake real estate partner, you can be assured of the highest level of service from us every single time.
Kosciusko County Market Stats Compared to August of last year, the months supply of inventory increased significantly by 6.7%, and home price gains remained stagnant. These are welcome news for buyers who have been wanting to see more options for sale, and at more affordable rates. However, new listings, closed sales, the percent of original list price received, and inventory of homes for sale declined.
Kosciusko County Lake Market Update
With their charming features and character, lake homes in Kosciusko County are moving fast in the market. More details on available, under contract and sold properties, right here!
Thinking of buying/selling your lake property? Don't hesitate to reach out.
Crisper temperatures are here, tempting us to simply cozy up inside our homes. But fall is an ideal time to hit the road for a getaway. The great news? You don't have to travel far to witness one of the country's most scenic locations.
With more than a hundred natural lakes, gorgeous nature preserves, and a vast network of greenway spaces and trails, Kosciusko County’s natural beauty and charm draw in thousands of visitors each year. It’s a popular summer destination, but it has a different shine when leaves change color in the fall.
New season, the same unwavering commitment to serve you at the highest level! We’re ready to ignite the fall season with helping more families and individuals achieve their real estate goals.
Ready to embark on your home buying/selling journey? Contact us today! (Love our mugs? We grabbed these for the girls in the office from TJ Maxx!)
Welcome to the Team!
After working in healthcare for the last 15 years, Stacie Schlichtenmyer has shifted gears and finally decided to pursue her passion of real estate. Stacie’s dedication to providing excellent customer service while being detail oriented and dealing with tight deadlines has given her an advantage by cultivating her approach to buying and selling real estate with The RGroup.
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At a Glance
35th Annual Homes on Parade Take a glimpse of the six stunning homes in Kosciusko County that took center stage during the 35th Annual Homes on Parade on September 23,24 and 25. Featuring modern and luxury amenities, these dream homes captured many viewers during the event.
Schedule Your Listing Photos Today! In this market, marketing is everything—such as showcasing your home through high-caliber photos. Meet Charles, our professional photographer for houses!
If you're thinking of listing soon, make sure to schedule your listing photos today. Full leaves and green grass make your properties look the best, and standout among others.
Warsaw Office Renovation We're loving the new details of our Warsaw office that is currently under renovation. Take a look at our new replacement windows and blinds.
Looking for a Place to Stay This Season? We Have Rentals, or Can Help You Rent Out Your Lake Home!
With vacation and 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 this fall! We also have long term rentals we manage both on and off the lake. However, our rentals are booking up fast, so act now!
Our Property Managers are ready to help, feel free to reach out for more information and call us today.
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!
Come relax at this very cute, remodeled home that overlooks Conklin Bay on Lake Wawasee. A cozy retreat that offers a serene outdoor space where you can enjoy a fire, a beautiful sunset or watch all the wildlife that visits. The home which is suitable for 6 guests offers an open concept w/ a super comfy couch, large dining table, great for dinner w/ family, playing games or use it as an office space.
Ready for lake life luxury at the turn of a key? This stunning long-term rental (minimum 6 months) is fully furnished & sits at the mouth of a channel that leads directly to the largest natural lake in Indiana—Lake Wawasee! Enjoy all the perks of living on the lake from this fantastic 2 bedroom, 1 bath channel front home with elevated views, stylish interior, a brand new dock for relaxing, space to park a boat & a straight shot to fun on the all sports lake. More details, here!
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Truly stunning home has it all, from in ground pool & finished walk-out basement to multiple decks and 55' of channel frontage on Syracuse Lake—luxury living at its finest! Located in the quiet and prestigious North Shore Estates, zero through traffic allows for calm and peaceful neighborhood. Brimming with quality craftsmanship and high-end materials, home has tons of upgrades and impeccably maintained from outside in.