10 Of The Nicest Neighborhoods in Fort Wayne

Finding nice neighborhoods is hard, here are 15 of the nicest neighborhoods in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

  1. Royville- Located off of DuPont and Coldwater, its very close to Carroll high school, which is one of the best schools in the county. The median real estate price is about $250k. This neighborhoods is 96.8% more family friendly than almost any other neighborhood in Fort Wayne.Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives off a very comfortable vibe.
  2. Brierwood Hills- Located off of west Jefferson blvd. and Covington road, Brierwood Hills median real estate price is $201,132, Brierwood Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and town-homes.In addition, a majority of the adults in the Brierwood Hills neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates.
  3. Weastlawn- Located off of Illinois road, Westlawn median real estate price is about $200k. Westlawn neighborhood is considered a solid choice for executive lifestyles, based on the wealthy, educated professionals, executives, and managers who choose to reside here, the spacious homes that are prominent features of the real estate in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
  4. Cherry Hill- Cherry Hill is located off of wheelock road, this neighborhood is rich in community, has a local tennis club and a pool for the residents of the neighborhood to enjoy during the summer season.
  5. Twin Eagles- Twin Eagles is one of the richest and most expensive neighborhoods in Fort Wayne, Twin Eagles is located off of Auburn rd. Not only do you have the option to build a pool in your yard when building your dream home, but Twin Eagles has their very own community pool as well, Twin Eagles is a large and private community. The average selling price in Twin Eagles is $700k
  6. Arlington park- Arlington Park is located off of Arlington Ave, it has a community pool, golf course, tennis court, playgrounds for children and lighted walking paths for you and your family! Arlington Park’s real estate is roughly $300k.
  7. Sorrento- Sorrento is located off of Union Chapel and Tonkel road, sorrento’s real estate is roughly $300k, sorrento is a beautiful and big neighborhood filled with welcoming families. Children are welcoming and friendly to new neighbors. Need a baby sitter? there are a few families that run daycare’s in Sorrento! Reach out!
  8. La Cabreah- La Cabreah is located off of Dupont rd. La Cabreah is home to North Eastern Group Realty, whish used to be horse stables before it was converted to a real estate office. Homes in La Cabreah sell for around $350k. Older couples and familis live in La Cabreah, and love it for its calm and quiet setting.
  9. Eagle Creek- Eagle Creek is located off of Liberty Mills dr, and has been given a 9/10 rating for living there, the median cost of a home in Eagle Creek is $237k, on the cheaper side of the river, Eagle Creek is known for its low unemployment rate (1%), and for its population which is roughly 187. Eagle Creek Subdivision is a nice quiet friendly place to live and raise a family.There are 4 Ponds, 172 homes, and sidewalks for walking jogging & bike riding.
  10. Westchester Glens- Westchester Glens is located off of White Cedar rd. Westchester has also been given a 9/10 for living and community the real estate is roughly $350k.

Here at North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience, and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne Realtor, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah lane, Fort Wayne, iN 46845.

 

Water Out! 10 Ways To Prevent Pipes from Freezing

Winter brings on the perfect conditions for pipes to freeze and burst. Did you know that pipe bursts are one of the most common causes of property damage during the winter? Pipes that tend to get hit the hardest are in spaces that aren’t heated like attics, basements, garages, and crawl spaces.

However, don’t discount pipes in areas that ARE heated! Pipes that run through heated areas can freeze just as easily if the temperatures plummet low enough. The good news is that there are a few simple things to do that will keep your pipes thawed and water damage from hurting your home!

Here are 10 ways to prevent your pipes from freezing this winter. 

  1. Any water hoses that are normally hooked up outside should be disconnected during freezing temperatures. This will prevent the water inside the hoses from freezing and expanding, which will stop the connected faucets and pipes from breaking and bursting!
  2. Check all outside faucets before winter sets in. If you notice any drips or leaks, call in a plumber or make the necessary repairs yourself!
  3. Shut off the outside water supply if possible! Some homes are equipped with a valve that controls just the outside water flow. Shut this down during winter months.
  4. Cover outside faucets with an insulation kit. These are found at your local hardware stores and are an inexpensive way to prevent water damage!
  5. Any pipes that are in unheated areas like attics, basements, crawl spaces, etc. should be insulated. For an easy insulation fix there is heat tape that is easily installed. For the more ambitious DIYer, thermostat-controlled heat cables also coexist. These can be installed around pipes to keep them from freezing during the winter months.
  6. Your furnace should never be set lower than 55 degrees during the winter. When pipes freeze, water pressure can build and cracks will appear. This can happen in pipes made of copper, steel, or plastic- and even a tiny crack can cause a leak that will leave behind 250 gallons of water EACH DAY.
  7. Before winter hits hard, drain sediment from your water tank. During the winter, your water heater works harder than during the warmer months, and sediment can cause your heater to work over time and be less efficient than normal.
  8. Speaking of your water heater- it should be set at 120 degrees for optimum performance without scalding anyone in the home.
  9. Another outdoor project to complete before winters cleaning the gutters. These should be free of debris and dirt to allow water from the melted snow and ice to flow freely through the entire winter season. If there is a blockage, that water will only leak into your home!
  10. Check your sump pit. Before winter hits, check that your sump pit is free of rocks and debris. Dump a bucket of water to test the pump to ensure it is working properly and will carry all excess water away from the home.

 

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Once your pipes are frozen, all is not lost! There are many ways that you can thaw your pipes before they burst.

The first thing to do is keep the faucet pen. As you start to thaw the pipe, the water will begin to melt and it needs somewhere to drain! Any water that runs through the pipe will also help the melting process happen faster.

To begin thawing the pipe you only need a few standard household items! A heating pad, hair dryer, or a space heater are just a few items that REALLY come in handy for a frozen pipe.

A heating pad can be physically wrapped around the pipe, hitting areas that may be a little more difficult for a space heater or blow dryer. A space heater is great for prolonged period of time, and a blow dryer is perfect if the pipe is in a small area!

Once you start to melt the pipes, you will notice water beginning to trickle through the faucet. Keep going with your heating process- this means it’s working! Restoring to full water pressure is the goal. If this doesn’t happen with these home remedies, a professional plumber may be needed.

 

Water Damage

Unfortunately, there are times when water damage does happen as a result of frozen pipes. We can do everything right to prevent it, but circumstances beyond our control cause flooding, mold, or mildew. In situations like this, a professional water restoration company is necessary to ensure your property is returned to normal in the shortest amount of time.

 

Water Out, a professional team of Water Restoration Experts are ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. They provide free estimates, and 60-minute response time, allowing you to return to your regular life right away.

 

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At North Eastern Group Realty we are prepared to assist out clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional , quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or to find a Fort Wayne REALTOR, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Home Tips: Refreshing Summer Drinks

Summer is starting to heat up! Not that we’re complaining (yet). The hotter weather means lots of fun summertime activities and easy, breezy summer clothing. But what to do when you want to cool down? While some sort of water activity is always the best option, if that isn’t available to you the next best option is definitely a cool, refreshing summer drink. Here are some delicious recipes you can make at home!

Non-Alcoholic Sangria

If you’re pregnant during the summer or just looking for a daytime beverage that won’t wipe you out, this yummy, non-alcoholic sangria recipe is for you! You can also add some champagne if you want to make it a little more grown up. 😉

Strawberry Pineapple Mojito

Mojitos are a great way to use some of that fresh mint you’ve been growing in your herb garden or picked up at the farmer’s market. Try a recipe that also incorporates some fresh fruit like this one!

Classic Margarita

You can’t beat a classic margarita in the summertime. Pair it with some fresh homemade guac and you don’t even have to worry about dinner!

Pretty Drinkware

It’s a given that the best drink recipes are made even more delicious by pretty drinkware. You can find some really cute and cheap drinkware from the Opalhouse line at Target.

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At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Fort Wayne Realtor: 4907 Schmucker Drive, Fort Wayne 46835 Video Tour

Want a 2 story with style? This is it! 4 beds 2 1/2 baths, 1924 square feet, oversized 2 car garage, huge 1/3 acre Lot with mature trees and the front 2 bedrooms have access to a balcony! BRAND NEW: Vinyl plank in main bath and laundry room, Gas Heat Boiler(with 30 year warranty), Hot water heater, garbage disposal and sliding door! Carpeting only 3 years old and per previous listing bedrooms MAY have hardwood under carpet, carpets were professionally cleaned as well as the entire home, freshly painted, huge 16×12 shed for extra storage, windows and gutters only 8 years old. All appliances stay including: Refrigerator, Range/Oven(GAS), Hood and Dishwasher… plus any window units in garage stay(Appliances not warranted by the sellers). Great location too! Close to shopping, schools and the new YMCA! Quiet addition and friendly neighbors. Hard to find this much value in todays market!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Fort Wayne Real Estate: 2607 Grassy Creek Run, Fort Wayne 46804 Video Tour

Take a look at this one located in popular Shores of Rock Creek in Southwest Allen County Schools! At this price point, you have an opportunity to make your own changes and upgrades. Two (2) living areas on the main level including a large kitchen with island and main floor laundry! The living room has a vaulted ceiling provides an inviting space to welcome guests into your home. When you entertain, use the large family room with gas log fireplace that has a nice open view to the large and fully equipped kitchen with pantry! Plenty of cabinet storage space! A nice loft area would make a perfect reading/study spot in your home! The master bedroom includes a nice bath and walk-in closet. The second upper full bath is there for guests and/or family members. Bonus: A finished basement offers a nice sized recreation room and exercise nook for your daily workouts! When warm weather returns, you will enjoy a large backyard for endless outdoor living. Don’t forget this – when the sun shines bright during the height of summer, you will capture afternoon and evening shade on the east facing backyard area without baking in the hot sun! Close to schools, shopping, and all services in the heart of Aboite Township will get you to work quick and back home in a snap!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Home Tips: Fall Home Decor

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready to get your home looking pretty for fall! Here are some beautiful fall accessories to work into your home decor.

Pumpino Vase Filler

Fall means pumpkin everything! Try a different take on everyone’s favorite fall squash with these pumpino vase fillers from Pottery Barn. They would look great in a fall centerpiece!

Dried Pumpino Vase Filler

(Image: Pottery Barn)

Terra Cotta Vases

These lovely vases from Crate and Barrel will look pretty all year round, but the color is especially great for fall decor!

Safflower Wreath

Add some fall spirit to your entryway with this unique wreath from West Elm.

Fall Safflower Wreath

(Image: West Elm)

Autumn Leave Garland

This faux Crafted Autumn Leaves Garland from Magnolia Market is perfect to add a bit of fall to your mantel or tabletop.

Cozy Throw

There’s nothing better than curling up with a cozy throw on a chilly fall evening! This one from Target will keep you warm and stylish.

(Image: Target)

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Home Tips: Labor Day Menu

The end of summer is quickly approaching. It’s always bittersweet to see summer end. We will miss the sunny pool days and the warm bonfire nights, but we are all also looking forward to chilly sweater weather and all things pumpkin. While Labor Day isn’t officially the end of summer, it feels like it for a lot of people. It’s also a chance for one last summer gathering and some delicious grilled food. If you don’t have Labor Day plans yet, it’s not to late to invite over a few friends and say “see you soon” to summer. Here’s your menu. 🙂

Appetizer

This Crunchy Asian Ramen Noodle Salad from Gimme Some Oven is light and refreshing. Tossed with a simple sesame vinaigrette, it’s the perfect goodbye to summer cookout season. If you’re looking for more appetizer options, also check out her “Everything” Guacamole!

Main Dish

These Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets from Cooking Classy are super easy and delicious. Enjoy all the fresh seafood and sweet summer corn you can before it’s too late!

Dessert

Fruity desserts are great in any season, but they are especially delicious in summer when the berries are nice and fresh. These Blueberry Crumb Bars from Damn Delicious are the perfect sweet ending to the summer season.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Home Tips: Transitional Home Accessories

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Just as you transition your wardrobe from summer to fall, you can transition your home decor too! The easiest way to do this is simply by swapping out some of your accessories for some transitional pieces. Here are a few items that you can work into your decor now that will help take you into fall and winter!

Pillow

The metallic design on this pillow from CB2 will take you to fall and straight into winter as well!

(Image: CB2)

Candle

Mug

This mug from H&M is perfect for coffee outside on those brisk late summer mornings – and it will be waiting for your first pumpkin spice latte of the season! Plus, it’s a total steal!

(Image: H&M)

Velvet Pouf

Looking for a way to work the crushed velvet trend into your home decor? This pouf from Urban Outfitters is the perfect piece!

Looking for more fall accessories inspiration? Check out this post from HGTV.

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5 Design Trends to Incorporate into your Home

Looking to bring your home decor up to date? Here are five different design trends you can incorporate into your decor to give your home a fresh vibe.

Marble

Marble is everywhere right now, which is why House Beautiful lists marble as one of 2017’s “in” trends. Marble is having a big moment not only as the countertop of choice, but also as a wall covering, dining and coffee table material and even home accessories. Want to be extra on trend? Pair your marble with natural wood.

TerraCottage Design

According to HGTV, “the TerraCottage design trend is a bohemian-meets-global mix of objects and attitudes shaped by travel and handicraft collecting.” The main colors of this trend are deep, sunbaked terra cottas, vibrant turquoises, olive greens and natural sandy shades. Pottery and handwoven textiles are also staples of Terra Cottage design.

(Image: HGTV)

Artisanal Accessories

With global inspired home design trends like TerraCottage on the rise, designers and homeowners are incorporating more artisanal accessories (and artisan inspired) into their homes. While some of these pieces may require more of an investment than quick and easy DIY accessories, having a few well placed quality items will make your home more stylish and sophisticated and less cluttered (which is always on trend!).

home trends

(Image: Elle Decor)

Matte Black Metal

From appliances to light fixtures, matte metals are a big trend right now, especially in black. Even if you’re not planning to replace your appliances anytime soon, you can work in this trend by changing out hardware, light fixtures or even just a lamp!

Velvet

Velvet is making a huge comeback in not only home decor but fashion as well! Soft and luxurious, velvet is the perfect fabric to work into your home as we enter the fall and winter seasons. You can start small with some throw pillows or go for the whole sofa! Bonus points if you go with velvet in rich jewel tones.

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.

Home Tips: Black is the New Black

At least when it comes to kitchen decor! For years bright white kitchens have reigned supreme. Lately, however, many designers and homeowners are bringing in more black elements to their kitchens to add depth and interest. Black is great because it is super versatile and timeless. Depending on how it is styled, black can add a creative, eclectic flair to your kitchen or make it feel sleek, modern and elegant. You really can’t go wrong! Here are some ways you can incorporate black into your kitchen decor.

Cabinets

New cabinets are the first thing most people think of when they think of updating their kitchen. Black cabinets look great with a clean white backsplash. Add some wood elements if you want your kitchen to feel a bit cozier and less modern.

French Doors

So many homes have white french doors. Of course they are beautiful and classic, but so are these black ones! They really pop against a white wall and draw your eye through the entire length of the space.

Backsplash

Again, you can’t really go wrong with a white subway tile backsplash, but if the rest of your kitchen is white, why not add some visual interest with black instead?

Countertops and Hardware

Countertops and hardware are probably the easiest and most foolproof way to add some black elements to your kitchen. They pair great with white as well as metallic elements like this silver backsplash.

Backsplash Glimmer

(Image: HomeBNC)

Although black can be an intimidating color to incorporate into your decor, just remember that it is still a neutral! Just don’t go too overboard and you will love it! 🙂

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.