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



Lancia Former Model WYNDHAM Split Bedroom Floor Plan. Designer Series. 10 Ft Ceiling Height in Great Room, 11.5.18 New Master Carpet Installed; 9 Ft Ceilings in Rest of Home. 2013 Upgraded with STAINLESS STEEL Appliances & Cabinet Hardware- Refrigerator, Dishwasher, (Microwave & Smoothtop Range/Oven-new 2017), Washer & Dryer Stay also. Gourmet Kitchen Cherry Cabinets with Glass Front Lighted Cabinets, CORIAN Kitchen Counter tops, Walk-in Pantry, 2-way Gas Log Fireplace Between Hearth Room & Great Room. SPANISH LACE ceilings. $1500 toward CARPET/flooring allowance. (Seller offering 2 options for negotiations.. Quote for Laminate is Attached in MLS for Buyer Info) a PAINT QUOTE – Buyer can select their preferred color! Professional Landscape & Rear Patio Highlights a Great Entertaining Area! Built-in Sound System in Great Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Bath & Garage. Master Has Trey Ceiling, Pocket Door to Bath, 6 Ft Vanity Double Sinks, Jet Tub, Separate Shower & 10×6 Walk-in Closet, Also Updated Lighting/Interior Door Hardware. 2018 Ceramic Tile in Hall Bath. Accent Ceiling Lighting in Dining Room. CERAMIC floors in Kitchen, Laundry, Utility Hall & Master Bath. 90% Furnace. 8×7 Laundry Room with Tub. Mature Landscape & Flowering Trees Accent Front Elevation. Oversize 26×25 Garage. Seller to Provide Previous Survey. Avg Monthly Utilities-AEP $150, NIPSCO $48, City Utilities $75.

1092 Mayrock Drive VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Real Estate

1092 Mayrock Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Looking for a ranch in the SWAC Aboite area? Lancia’s Bellagio is a really smart looking split ranch! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath 3-Car Garage, 1781 sq.ft. 9′ ceilings thru home and Garage. Enter home with 2 Bedrooms to the side, one in front with a bayed window could be a great Den or bonus room! Great Room features gas fireplace with tv wiring above, ceiling fan, can lights and open to Nook and Kitchen. Kitchen features a unique z-shape island, corner pantry, upgraded faucet, window over sink facing backyard, addl gas line to smooth top range, stainless appliances, white cabinets with 36″ uppers and ceramic back splash. 10×12 Patio off Nook. Separate Utility Room off Garage with linen closet. Home has Simplx Smart Home Technology – Control panel, up to 4 door sensors, motion and LED bulbs throughout. USB outlet in Kitchen and per Bedroom. Master Bedroom windows face backyard, walk-in Master closet with dual rod & shelf 1-wall unit in Master walk-in closet. Master Bath has dual sinks with framed mirrors and 5′ shower. Pride laminate wood flooring in Foyer, Kitchen, Nook, back hall, Utility and Main Bath. Garage has attic access with pull-down stairs and 2 sheets of OSB board. Dimensional shingles, stone trim, upgraded front door and Garage door hardware add style. Backs up to common area. (Grading and seeding completed after closing per Lancia’s lawn schedule.)

1112 Mayrock Drive VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Homes for Sale

1112 Mayrock Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Lancia’s popular Springfield II is a 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, 3-Car home with 1982 sq.ft. and a great open look as you enter with a full view of the Loft. Great Room is open to Nook and Kitchen. Guests enter thru upgraded front door to view of a vaulted ceiling with paddle fan in Great Room. Nook leads to a 14×12 Patio. Kitchen is a great cook’s area with prep cabinet under windows, corner pantry, sink facing Great Room, painted cabinets, ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances with smooth top range and additional gas line hookup. Home has Simplx Smart Home Technology – Control panel, up to 4 door sensors, motion and LED bulbs throughout. USB outlet in Kitchen and per Bedroom. Pride laminate wood flooring in Foyer, Kitchen, Nook, back hall, 1/2 Bath, Utility and Master Bath. Separate Utility room and cubbie lockers off Garage for easy clutter clean-up on the way in. Master Bedroom windows face backyard, walk-in Master closet with dual rod & shelf 1-wall unit in Master walk-in closet. Master Bath has dual sinks. Half Bath has painted cabinets also. Loft makes a great bonus area! Garage has attic access with pull-down stairs and 2 sheets of OSB board. Dimensional shingles, stone Craftsman columns, dormer window, vinyl shakes and corbels give the home great curb appeal. (Grading and seeding completed after closing per Lancia’s lawn schedule.)

7809 Sunderland Drive, Fort Wayne, IN REAL ESTATE VIDEO

7809 Sunderland Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835-1247

IMMACULATE MOVE-IN-READY CONTEMPORARY Ranch Home On A Finished Basement In Desirable Concord Hills! * 2683 Total Finished SF 3BR 2BA on an Oversized Wood Lined .25 Acre Lot. * You’ll love this Floorplan with Stylish OPEN CONCEPT Living/Dining Space * Brand new Laminate Flooring throughout the Main Living Area. * LARGE EAT-IN-KITCHEN w/ Custom Cabinetry, Neutral Countertops, & Appliances that stay! * A GAS FIREPLACE GREAT ROOM ready for relaxed evenings that spill into the Attached SUNROOM & Back Deck * Comfort awaits in the MASTER SUITE & 2 other Comfortably Sized bedrooms with Ample Walk In Closet Space * FINISHED Basement conveniently located off the Great Room for easy Entertaining. * LARGE FENCED YARD features lush landscaping & relaxing Hot Tub. Enjoy the Peaceful WOODED View from the perfectly situated Back Deck! * 2 Car Garage With Attic Storage AND Basement Workshop With Peg Board! * Newer Mechanicals, Casement Windows with Built-In Blinds, and SOLID WOOD doors & trim complete this MOVE IN READY home! * Close to 469, Shopping, & Great Neighbors!

1669 E Brookside, Columbia City, IN VIDEO TOUR, Fort Wayne Realtors

1669 E Brookside
Columbia City, IN 46725-7401

You will be Wowed the moment you step into this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, Ranch home on a full walk out basement. The foyer with its stunning hard wood flooring and extensive crown wood molding are just a few of the special features of this Leroy Smucker’s Imperial built home. The open concept main floor living area with crown molding has a scenic view of the first hole of The Links of Eagle Glen golf course. Connecting dining area provides ample space for family gatherings or special friends. You will enjoy the beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, extensive wood details, a walk-in pantry and breakfast bar which overlooks a light filled hearth room. The master on the main with private bath features a double sink vanity, walk-in tiled shower, heated flooring and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms plus an additional full bath complete the main floor living area. Lower walk-out level is an entertainer’s dream with an oversized kitchenette, an additional full bath, exercise room, den and a light filled bedroom for your guest. There is an unfinished room in the lower level which could be converted to a fifth bedroom. Laundry combined half bath on main level. The 3-car attached garage and additional storage room in lower level provides plenty of storage for this family size home.

9808 Rainer Pass, Fort Wayne, IN VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Real Estate

9808 Rainer Pass
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

This Spacious 2 story home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a full finished basement! The island Kitchen has been updated with a new backsplash and counters! Huge Fenced yard backs up to commons area, park and tennis courts! Master is spacious with a huge walk in closet and double vanity sinks in the master bath! Ready for immediate occupancy! *beware of scams* never give your money to someone without viewing the inside of the home.

Home Tips: Decorating Your Mantel for the Holidays

With the Holidays rapidly approaching its not too late to get the inside of your home feeling and looking the way you want to for you and your family!



Stockings are an easy and fun way to decorate and hang in front of your burning fireplace. Plain or personalized, Stockings are a fantastic and simple way to spice up your mantel for the season!


Decorating above your mantel is just as important as decorating the rest. Putting a wreath or a star that matches the stockings you have is a great way to do it!


If a wreath doesn’t match the look, you’re going for around your mantel this holiday season, there’s always the option of putting a star above it as well.


If your mantel is already decorated with a mirror this holiday season, try adding red ribbon or garland to the piece to add some holiday spirit.


Snow Village:

Adding a small snow village to the top of your mantel is a great way to add comfort and a cozy feeling to your home.


 If the snow village doesn’t fit the theme of your home, try candles. Scented or unscented, real or fake. Candles will make any guest feel at ease when set out nicely on your beautiful mantel.


Adding garland to your mantle is an alternative to adding the snow village and candles, though garland would be a nice touch to both. By itself or with ribbon and left-over ornaments from your tree, you can spice up your mantle however you see fit.

With these last-minute ideas, we hope you can add some holiday cheer to your home this Christmas and Holiday season.


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184 Edenbridge Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Real Estate

Custom Builder Carriage Place Homes by Jeff Godfrey features an open, split bedroom ranch on a tree-lined lot. The craftsman-influenced exterior features a partial stone front with shake accents & Andersen windows w/ muttons.This home accommodates a spacious Great Room with a stone fireplace. The Kitchen has ample Hickory custom cabinets, a large island, granite counter-tops, glass tile back splash, nice walk-in pantry, and new stainless steel appliances. The dining area has a sliding door that opens to a covered porch. A large master suite has a private full bath with 2 separate vanities, tile shower, and a large walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms plus an additional full bath complete this floor plan. This home also features a nice sized laundry room, tons of storage space throughout, trendy colors w/ white trim plus an energy efficient HVAC system.