A year of firsts for North Eastern Group Realty.

2009 was our first full year of business and a year filled with many other exciting firsts. Pat Doyle from Hawthorn Valley Enterprises was the first builder to bring his Real Estate license to North Eastern Group Realty.  Since then, Jay Shipley from Bob Buescher Homes, Dan Amstutz from Amstutz Construction, Inc. and Josh Bremer of Bremer Homes (and the Noll Team) have affiliated with North Eastern Group Realty.

 

In addition to these builders, 2009 brought Frank Shepler, Reta Todd, Diane Caudill, Cindy Burkhart, Neal Sherk, Brad Noll, Abby Grubbs, Michelle Mang, Mike Hostetler, Jeff Reeder, Beth Goldsmith, and Lynette Johnson to North Eastern Group Realty. Each agent brings their own area of expertise and experience to the group and everyone is committed not only to continuous improvement and providing superior service to their own clients, but to helping one another be successful.

 

Another very fun first for the Stinson Team was when Judi and Phil’s daughter Lori completed her first full year as a REALTOR. Not surprisingly, Lori’s career has taken off rapidly and she closed her first million dollar month in November!

 

On December 10th, we had our first open house with over 200 community leaders, clients and friends  joining us for an evening of great food from The Oyster Bar. Each agent was able to invite their own guests to either introduce them to our renovated facility for the first time or to thank them for their business in 2009.

 

2009 was an amazing year of challenge, growth and new relationships. We at North Eastern Group Realty are grateful for the blessings we experienced and can’t wait to see what 2010 brings!

North Eastern Group REALTORS get the Christmas Spirit!

Fort Wayne Realtors give back

Fort Wayne Realtors give back

Through the Fort Wayne Christmas Bureau, the REALTORS at North Eastern Group Realty had the privilege of donating items to a young mother and her two small children. It was a great reminder that although this has been a difficult year for many REALTORS, in reality, we are all very blessed.  Most people who receive donations from the Christmas Bureau would have absolutely nothing for Christmas if it were not for the donations they receive. 

 

In addition to supporting that family, North Eastern Group REALTORS spent half a day at the Christmas Bureau donation warehouse unloading and sorting deliveries. It was a cold and snowy day, but it was a great time of fellowship.

 

North Eastern Group REALTORS, in addition to many of their own charitable efforts, take time out to give back to the community as a Company once a quarter. Other projects that we participate in annually include an American Red Cross Blood Drive and fundraisers for the Sexual Assault Treatment Center and Christian Community Health Center.

 
The REALTORS at North Eastern Group Realty wish all of their friends, clients and associates a blessed holiday season!

IRS Sets New Rules for Tax Credit

The IRS has spelled out guidelines for eligibility for the home buyer credit when co-borrowers purchase a property.

When a home-owning parent of an adult child co-signs for a mortgage and both names appear on the note, the IRS says that under some circumstances, the first-time home buyer can qualify for the whole amount.

The IRS says the parent doesn’t qualify for any portion of the credit, but if the child hasn’t owned a home during the three years preceding the current purchase and can qualify based on income, he or she can be allocated the entire $8,000 credit.

When unmarried individuals co-purchase a home and only one of them is eligible for the credit, then the full $8,000 can be allocated to the eligible buyer.

Source: Washington Post Writers Group, Kenneth R. Harney (12/04/2009)

Look for our newest project Hawthorne Park Estates in the spring of 2010!

 

Hawthorne Park was one of the most sought after communities that The North Eastern Group companies have ever developed. The desirable location, sought after school system, and superior design caused home sites and spec homes to sell very rapidly. Unfortunately, Hawthorne Park has been sold out for several years. The recent expansion of the Parkview Health system from Dupont to Union Chapel Roads has driven even more demand in this area and we are excited to announce our newest project, Hawthorne Park Estates.
 
  
Lots in Hawthorne Park Estates will range from 100 – 130 feet in width, with the vast majority of lots being prime water lots! In addition to the over sized lots in the interior of this community, unique lots with covenants that allow for architecturally approved outbuildings will be available off of Crawford Road for a more rural setting. Homes are expected to start at over $300,000 with most home sites requiring a minimum of 2200 sf for a ranch and 2600 sf for a two story. Three car garages will also be required.
 
 

New Venture Land Corp. will be submitting plans for this project before the Allen County Plan Commission in January of 2010. Much work remains for this new project to become a reality, but initial feedback from the builder and REALTOR communities is that this project should be just as popular as the initial Hawthorne Park.

 

 

 
 

Join North Eastern Group Realty on LinkedIn

Thank-you to Chad Pollitt from Digital Hill who gave a mini seminar to North Eastern Group Realty REALTORS on the value of LinkedIn. Chad showed us the power of LinkedIn for both professionals and Companies. In fact, although it took 477 days for LinkedIn to get it’s first 1 million members, it took only 12 days to get their last million members! Currently LinkedIn is gaining roughly one new member per second.

 

LinkedIn gives you a forum for updating others on news related to your career and your company. LinkedIn has applications that allow you to feed your blog to your profile, upload power point presentations, or to utilize numerous other tools to boost your business.

 

North Eastern Group Realty agents are looking forward to utilizing this new tool to connect with both other professionals and their clients.  Sign up for LinkedIn today and check out our North Eastern Group Realty group!

Josh Bremer of Bremer Homes joins the Noll Team

The Noll Team - Fort Wayne Realtor

The Noll Team – Fort Wayne Realtor

Josh Bremer and his assistant Erica of Bremer Homes, LLC have joined the Noll Team at North Eastern Group Realty.  Josh has a well rounded experience in the construction and home building industry. Josh began working at a highly respected architectural firm MSKTD in Fort Wayne, after graduating college.  Although he excelled and enjoyed his position, Josh realized he would be better suited to work with the customer on a one on one basis. After deciding to focus on the residential market, Josh moved to Texas.  There in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex he sold homes for a large builder.  While employed there he learned a lot about new home construction.  With his family roots being strongly planted in Indiana, Josh moved back and worked at a local homebuilder as a sales manager for 3 years.  Then in January of 2008 he set out to start his own company, Bremer Homes, LLC, which has seen continued success in it’s short time of operation.  Bremer Homes, LLC focuses in on the custom residential market of home building.  With great family values and work ethic, one can be very confident in entrusting Josh with the planning and building of the space a family will call home for many years. 

 

Brad Noll, Michelle Mang and Abby Grubbs are looking forward to helping Josh’s clients sell their current home so that Josh can get started on their dream home.

 

Learn more about the Noll Team at TheNollTeam.com

Congratulations to Christine Schaefer on her election to the IAR Board!

Christine Schaefer - Fort Wayne REALTOR

Christine Schaefer – Fort Wayne REALTOR

Congratulations to Christine Schaefer on her election to the Indiana Association of REALTORS Board of Directors! Christine has served the Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS as President and in numerous other capacities over the years. All four directors elected to represent Region 3 were from the FWAAR membership.

 

Christine and her husband Ed, are REALTORS at North Eastern Group Realty, a full service real estate company committed to serving northeast Indiana with the areas most highly qualified, professional and ethical REALTORS.

 

Christine comments that “We are fortunate to have four Government Affairs Directors (GADs) in Indiana promoting and addressing issues important to our profession. I deem it important to support these talented people in their efforts and will encourage them to work together to enhance our legal presence at the state and local levels.”

Congratulations Christine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Eastern Group Realty welcomes Jeff Reeder!

Jeff Reeder - Fort Wayne REALTOR

Jeff Reeder – Fort Wayne REALTOR

Jeff Reeder has been a licensed REALTOR in Fort Wayne since January 2007. Jeff is an entrepreneur who has spent the last several years growing a landscaping company. With that company now running successfully without requiringing his daily involvement, Jeff is looking forward to making his Real Estate business his primary focus. Jeff is a people person who enjoys working with clients and helping them to make the best real estate decisions for their particular situation.

 

He and his wife Mary have three beautiful daughters, and we are thrilled to have them joining the North Eastern Group family! You can contact Jeff on his cell at 260-410-1438 or @ jreeder20@verizon.net.

Fort Wayne REALTOR Mike Hostetler gets high marks from clients!

In post transaction surveys, Mike Hostetler, gets high marks from his clients.  On a scale of 1-5 in the areas of communication, attention to special needs, timeliness of returned phone calls and emails, handling of problems and issues, and over all impression of Mike’s service, Mike scores all 4’s and 5’s. Clients commented that “Mike did everything he could to make my first-time home buying experience as wonderful as possible. He always responded to calls and e-mails as soon as possible and explained everything clearly along the way. If there was anything he was unsure of or needed to research, he knew where to get the information and effectively kept me informed throughout the process.”

 

Another client reported “Mike was very friendly and willing to help with all aspects while we were looking for a home. I especially liked how flexible he was and he always seemed to have time for us no matter when it was. I would definitely recommend himto a friend, pointing out that Mike would be completely focused on finding you a home, and able to work around your schedule.”

 

Mike’s years of experience  in corporate management have allowed him to excel at serving his clients. North Eastern Group Realty is proud to have him as a part of our growing team of northeast Indiana’s foremost professional REALTORS!

Facebook meet up/Twitter tweet up

North Eastern Group Realty in connection with Digital Hill Multimedia and Dr. Feelgoods invite you to their first social media networking event Tuesday, November 3rd at 5 pm. This free event is your opportunity to network with other individuals and organizations that have recognized the opportunities these social media tools offer to network with potential clients. The event will be held at the newly renovated offices of North Eastern Group Realty located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845. North Eastern Group Realty is a full service real estate company committed to serving northeast Indiana. Please RSVP your intention to join us to Chad@DigitalHill.com.