North Eastern Group Realty Welcomes Team Tamara

North Eastern Group Realty is pleased to announce that Team Tamara has joined our family of professional REALTORS. Tamara Braun, Teri Litwinko, Debra McPherson and Jackson Schieferstein are full-time Realtor/Brokers dedicated to assisting residential Sellers and Buyers before, during and after the transaction and their Client Care Specialist, Morgan Anderson makes sure all the details are handled.
Learn more about Team Tamara at their Facebook page here.

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Home Buying Tips: How to Get a Mortgage

Do you get overwhelmed thinking about the process of getting approved for a mortgage and buying a house? Understandably, the whole process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time buying a home.

When it comes to securing a mortgage, we want to help you along in understanding the process! Consumer Affairs recently released a 9-step guide showing what the process looks like from start to finish, and we hope that you can glean some wisdom (and relief!) from their guide here!

Not working with an agent already? Reach out to us here at North Eastern Group Realty to get connected to one of our expert REALTORS® and get your home buying process started today! 260.489.7095

 

Fort Wayne Spring and Summer Activities

The weather is finally starting to warm up and hopefully the April showers we’ve endured have paved the way for sunshine, warmth, and May flowers. With the transition into spring and summer, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite activities to enjoy in and around the Fort Wayne area this season.

  1. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo – Our nationally ranked zoo opened its gates for the season this past weekend and if you’re itching to get out and enjoy the sites and sounds, there is no better time. Spring is the best time to go see the animals as they tend to be more active before the heatwave of summer hits. Visit kidszoo.org to see the Zoo’s calendar of events that will keep you entertained all season long.

 

  1. Fort Wayne TinCaps – Our very on Fort Wayne TinCaps are in full gear with their Spring/Summer 2019 schedule. There are no shortage of home games this year, so head on over to the MILB website to check the calendar and purchase tickets for you, your friends, and family.

  1. Barr Street Market – Did you know Fort Wayne has its very own year-round farmers market? On Saturdays from 9am-1pm, starting May 18th, enjoy produce, plants, and handcrafted goods from over 60 vendors in and around the Fort Wayne area. Looking to hit the Fort Wayne Farmers Market before the 18th? You can shop from 40+ vendors, Saturdays 9am-1pm, at the off-season indoor location at the TinCaps stadium. Learn more about buying local and buying fresh here, at the market website.

  1. Downtown Biking – Get outside and move with Fort Wayne’s very own bike share rental. With more than 90 miles of parks and trails, and the 25 mile Rivergreenway trail, explore your city in a new way. Heading out with a family in tow? There are also family-friendly trail itineraries stopping at Fort Wayne’s various parks and splash-pads along the way. Head on over to the Visit Fort Wayne website to learn more.

  1. Fort Wayne Festivals – If you’ve been around Fort Wayne for a summer season or two, you know there is no shortage of festivals to enjoy. A few upcoming festivals to enjoy this month are the Fort Wayne Music Festival (May 9-11) and the Cherry Blossom Festival of Fort Wayne (May 19). You can view the full calendar of festivals and events here.

We hope these ideas help to jump-start your Spring and Summer 2019 entertainment! Get out and enjoy this beautiful city we get to call home.

Homes for Sale: 2722 County Road 49, Butler, IN 46721 TOUR

Take a look at this little country beauty! Two beds/two full baths and completely gutted and remodeled only 4 years ago. Newer everything – including a new well! The kitchen is a chef’s dream with plenty of space to work and a large island with storage. Open floor plan with an eat in area and spacious family room. New windows let plenty of natural light in. Master suite with it’s own attached bathroom. the 2nd full bathroom doubles as the laundry room. Mudroom with a large closet leads to a huge deck overlooking the backyard. Low utilities with no water or sewer bills! The propane tank is owned so you can negotiate on your propane prices! View the full home tour here!

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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 REALTORS: 701 E 3rd Street, Auburn 46706 TOUR

Don’t miss out on this amazing ranch home. This is a quality built home that has been well cared for. It boasts 2000 square feet, two huge bedrooms with two full baths. There is an abundance of closets, cabinets and built-ins throughout the home. You will love relaxing in the 10 x 13 four-season room. Entertaining will be a breeze with a large kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room and a comfortable family room with a gas, brick fireplace as well as built in book shelving. The handy-man or handy-woman will really appreciate the 22 x 19 garage. If that isn’t enough, attached to the garage are two “man cave”-storage areas complete with a wet sink. Laundry room is loaded with space and storage. You’ll be surprised to find the access to the utility room and crawl space from a separate room at the back of the house. Average utilities: $51/monthly gas; $151/monthly for electric, water and sewer combined. All appliances are included but not warranted. They are nearing time to be replaced. This is an estate. The home is being sold “as is”. View the full home tour today!

Are you looking for a home in a different area? Use our map search to help narrow down what you’re looking for!

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: 2018 Riedmiller Ave, Fort Wayne 46802 TOUR

MUST SEE! Invest into this promising community, just walking distance to the GE campus and ballpark! Remarkable, lovingly-renovated home with lots of original charm in this 3-4 bedroom. Newer vinyl windows, new hi-eff. furnace in 2017, spacious kitchen with new countertops, fresh paint, nice gas range and refrig. Washer and dryer stay. Nice deep double lot, great for garden and play for all ages. New drywall, flooring, front porch, interior and exterior doors, furnace (2017), ceilings, etc, etc! See attached list for details of improvement, most within the past 2 years. This property does NOT require flood insurance. View the full home tour!

Not quite what you’re looking for? Get your home search started 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.

Homes for Sale: 209 Orchard Valley, Avilla, IN 46710 TOUR

Homes in this little subdivision rarely come on the market. This home has the best lot! With a private backyard that backs up to a treeline it’s perfect for entertaining. This home has been professionally landscaped and kept in immaculate condition. The roof just had a complete tear off and replacement with 50 year shingles!! Warranty transferable. The interior has been freshly painted and had new carpet installed throughout most of the main level. The main level features huge windows overlooking the beautiful backyard. The master suite has a large walk-in closet and bathroom with dual vanities, soaking tub with jets, and a separate shower. The main level also includes a spacious laundry area, 1/2 bath and a lovely office that also overlooks the backyard. The walk-out basement has a 2nd kitchen with eat-in area, a large rec room overlooking the stamped concrete patio, two bedrooms with walk-in closets and a jack n jill bathroom. The builder took extra care in the quality and integrity of this home – it has been reinforced with steel beams. The security system is Simplex. The high efficiency furnace and AC Carrier units along with the hot water heater were installed in 2012. The garage is plumbed with a gas line and has water. The basement has a sump pump but it rarely kicks on due to the elevation and low water table of this property. This is a rare find in this market! View the full home tour here!

Looking to build instead? View lots and land for sale in your area.

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 Homes for Sale: 102 Sutter Cove, Fort Wayne 46845 TOUR

Masterful contemporary design & modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this custom built villa in Whisper Rock. Every detail was carefully selected & quality crafted. Highlights include: pond view, irrigation system, large master closet, floor to ceiling windows in great room, custom cabinetry in kitchen, and more! View the full home tour here!

Still searching for your dream home? Click here to view more homes we have on the 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.

7015 Desdemona Crossing, Fort Wayne, IN REAL ESTATE VIDEO

7015 Desdemona Crossing
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Wow – will you be the lucky one to purchase this like new split floor plan 3-bedroom, 2 bath Ranch in move in ready condition? The one owner beauty is clean, well maintained, and nicely decorated. Loaded with many upgrades including quality wood laminate flooring throughout the foyer, great room, kitchen and nook. The light filled great room greets you with its double trey ceiling and cozy corner gas log fireplace. The spacious breakfast nook has a large picture window overlooking the big rear yard with access to a covered patio. The bright and cheery kitchen includes white cabinets with colorful backsplash, beautiful upgraded stainless appliances, and high-grade stainless sink with pull out sprayer faucet. The large master suite with tray ceiling and private bath. Separate laundry room includes washer and dryer to remain. Oversized 2 car garage with floored attic and pull-down attic access allows for additional storage.

There Is No Planet B.

I know I know, what is this? this is a real estate blog why are we talking about the environment? Well, because the environment needs help, and we need the earth in order to sell houses. I’m going to tell you what global warming is, and how you can help.

Water Bottles– I know its easy to just use plastic water bottles and then just throw them away after they’re done being used, But fun fact, it takes 400 years for one plastic water bottle to decompose, or ANY plastic at that. That means you could throw a plastic water bottle on the ground and come back in 2220 and it would still be there. By buying a reusable water bottle you’re not only saving the earth from being littered of plastic for 400 years, but you’re ending the risk of it going into the ocean. Most reusable water bottles can hold up to EIGHT hours of hot liquid, and up to five hours with cold liquid! Reusable water bottles last you for literally as long as you want it for.

Reusables – This one is a bit tougher, for me its hard to find reusable grocery bags locally. You can order a pack of reusable grocery bags from Amazon for $15, so not only will you be saving the earth but it’ll be in style. You can order reusable metal straws from amazon as well, at the most they’re $10, only ten dollars to never reuse a plastic straw ever again. You can find alternatives for literally everything that they make from plastic. Sure one time use plastic is nice and you dont have to worry about it when youre done, but it destroys the earth, and gives us less time to be here.

Global Warming

I know some might not believe in global warming but here are some pictures that have been taken only ten years apart. Now I don’t know about you, but this is scary to me. The way i see things is that everything and everyone was put here for a reason. But its the decisions we made that got us to this point.  As a whole the human race gets so caught up in what they’re doing or whats going on in their lives they don’t see the bigger picture here.

Now lets talk about the leading causes of Global Warming, and i will say in advance, some might not like it.

Food Agriculture- The meat industry is literally the leading cause of Global Warming. It took more than 20 years to broadly accept that mankind is causing global warming with the emission of greenhouse gases. The drastic increase in the emission of CO2 (carbon dioxide) within the last 30 years caused by burning fossil fuels has been identified as the major reason for the change of temperature in the atmosphere. What causes CO2? Major industries and factories. Whats the biggest industry here in the US? You got it, the meat industry. With the way the US is producing meat your children and even grand children might not live their full lives. At some point the earth is going to give the human race the boot, unless we stop and come together to help, not just for the earth to be beautiful again but for the children who are alive now that deserve a chance at life.

The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has become so large that planting trees can no longer save us. For those that don’t know trees absorb CO2 to grow, they then release oxygen for humans and animals. But a very abrupt realist shows that there is simply not enough room on the earth to plant the number of trees it would take to stop the earth from warming up just 3.6 DEGREES. only 3 degrees. If the planet were to warm up just 3.6 degrees it will increase the amount of wildfires, droughts, extreme storms. What does it take to stop this from happening? Studies show that we would have to plant over 1.7 BILLION acres of trees, through that it would remove 3 billion tons of atmospheric carbon each year. That is only about 10% of what we emit annually. But planting that many trees wouldn’t solve the problem but it would be a major help.

There’s still one more problem with that, 1.7billion acres is about the size of the entire united states. The US covers half of the land that’s used for crops WORLDWIDE. So if this tactic were to be planned out this way and used, people everywhere would starve.

 

Here are a few solutions scientists have thrown in the air to help.

  1. Switching from gas to electric, there are little to no downsides to switching from gas to electric, it ceases the use of fossil fuels.

“Since the Great Smog of 1952, which killed 4,000 Londoners in just five days, air pollution has been linked to a shortened lifespan. Over 60 years later and air pollution is still a valid health concern and with more cars on the road than ever, transport is now a major contributor to poor air quality in the UK. Unfortunately, the threat of climate change now hangs over the world and it has been argued that if we do not reduce our polluting emissions we risk the quantity and quality of water resources, crop yields and may even see an increase in climate-related hazards such as droughts and hurricanes, according to the International Panel on Climate Change.”

2. Finding and alternative to plastic/paper. Paper isn’t such a big deal for us, because well, its biodegradable AND we get it from trees, which we get to be lucky enough to know how to replant. We need to find an alternative to plastic that is safe for our environment, and better for us in the long run.

3.  Reinvest habitats instead of destroying them- We need to stop looking for space or land to build on when we already have what we need, old buildings and structures will sit for decades without being touched, we can tear that down and plant trees or reuse to building for something eco-friendly.

 

People and scientists are coming up with new ways all the time to better the earth, our home, everything and everyone living on it. Regardless its up to the people to decide what we want. To keep investing in plastic companies that don’t care about anyone or anything besides themselves or money, or go the eco-friendly route, by buying reusable’s, to help sustain a longer life span for the Earth and the human race. There is no planet b.

 

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 NorthEasternGroupRealty.com

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