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Home Tips: Getting Ready for Spring Cleaning!

Ahhh, spring is getting closer and closer! For many homeowners, this means it’s also getting closer to the time where we bust out the mops, brooms, and dust rags to really get our homes to shine.

While you may already have a checklist of your own to accomplish for your spring cleaning this year, here are a few cleaning and maintenance tips from diynetwork.com to keep your home in the best condition possible – especially for those who may be getting ready to sell. Take a look at these ideas that you maybe hadn’t thought of yet.

Scrub Walls, Baseboards and Outlets

Have you ever noticed how dusty your walls, baseboards, and outlets can become? While this isn’t exactly a “fun” task to undertake, it’s one that will make you feel really accomplished after you look around and see how everything just looks a little bit more whiter, brighter, and shinier.

Clean Your Faucets and Showerheads

This is one of those jobs that most people don’t think about doing each year, but you should add it to your list for good reason. Not only does it visually clean up your kitchen and bath, it also ensures that your faucets and showerheads are in top-notch condition. Just unscrew the faucet aerators, sink sprayers, and showerheads then soak in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. After soaking for an hour, simply rinse with warm water.

Clean Out the Dryer Vent

As an overly dirty dryer vent can cause a fire, cleaning out your dryer vent is home safety 101. To clean the vent, disconnect it from the back of the dryer and use a dryer vent brush to clean. Then remove the dryer vent cover from the outside of your house and clean with the vent brush as well.

 

Check Foundation Vents

Did you know that a home with a crawl space has vents along the foundation walls? These vents provide air circulation, preventing excess moisture and mold growth. In the spring it is wise to clean any debris out of the way (twigs, leaves, etc.) and then clean the vent itself either by hand or with a shop vacuum. If any of the screens are damaged, be sure to replace them to prevent small critters from entering.

Test Smoke Alarms

For the safety of you and your family, spring is also a good time to test all of your smoke alarms and CO detectors and replace the batteries. This task is cheap and taking just a few minutes to do so could save lives.

 

As you get started on your spring cleaning, add these simple tasks to your list this year!

 

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: 13502 Emerald Run Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46814

A must see! Spacious 3-bedroom SW villa located in the Villas at Summit Reserve. Enter into the foyer and enjoy the open floor that has a great room with a tray ceiling that is connected to the impressive kitchen. The kitchen has white painted maple cabinets, quartz counter tops, subway tiled back splash and a breakfast bar. All stainless appliances stay including refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher and microwave. Just off the kitchen is a bright & airy sun room with a cathedral ceiling. 2 walls of windows flood the room with light and overlook the backyard & pond view. The master suite has a walk in closet and full bathroom with a porcelain tile shower and 5 ft wide vanity. There are 2 other good sized bedrooms and another full bath towards the front of the home. Large covered veranda patio that can be accessed from the kitchen or the master bedroom. This villa home also includes a large 3 car garage, a wide pull down stair to the floored attic storage, upgraded lighting throughout, pocket doors, painted trim & doors and a two stage high efficiency gas furnace. The villa community HOA dues cover snow removal, mulching, trimming of landscaping and mowing. You have use of the club house with a full kitchen, a pool table and the work out room. There is also a heated swimming pool! Set your appointment and start your carefree living today.

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: 4014 Shannon Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Well maintained 3 bed 1 1/2 bath 1500 sq ft ranch located on the northeast side of Fort Wayne. This home has so much to offer and most of major updates have already been completed. Brand New garage door and opener. New carpet in 2019, New roof with only 1 layer installed 2016 and New furnace w/humidifier and water heater installed 2015. If you’re looking for a lot of space for the money then this home is for you. Home has a living room, family room with wood burning fireplace and built-in shelving plus a huge 16×15 extra living space. Not to mention the large 16×12 screened in porch/3 seasons room where you can enjoy sipping your favorite drink. The front elevation features beautiful brick accents, magnolia bushes and a 16×4 concrete porch. Spacious backyard features a 6 ft wood privacy fence and a shed for extra storage. Home has central AC, large 2 car garage with work bench, peg board and attic storage. All appliances stay including the washer/dryer and an almost brand new freezer in the garage. All this home needs is just a fresh coat of paint and a few cosmetic updates here and there. It’s ready for it’s new owner to add their own style to an already amazing property!

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.

Market News: Explaining the Housing Affordability Crisis

Did you know that 49% of home buyers are looking to buy homes priced under $250,000? This number comes from a recent study buy the NAHB, where economists have calculated the number of households able to afford a home at varying price thresholds, based on the underwriting standard that a mortgage, property taxes, and property insurance should not exceed 28% of household income.
While the pyramid above shows that 7.2 million households have enough income to buy a $850,000 home, and 2.2 million even have enough for a home priced at $1,550,000, analysts cannot deny the larger tiers supporting the pyramid’s base.
This graph helps put housing affordability concerns into perspective, revealing that out of 120 million households, 63 million cannot afford a $250,000 home. Where do you fall on the pyramid?
For the full article posted by the National Association of Home Builders, click here.

North Eastern Group Realty Welcomes Emiley Stuckey!

We’re happy to announce that Emiley Stuckey has joined the North Eastern Group Realty family! Learn more about her below.
Emiley was born and raised in Fort Wayne, graduating from Carroll High School in 2004. She then attended IPFW where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing. She now continues to reside in Fort Wayne with her husband, Sam, her cat, George, and dog, Harley.
With her background in new construction, appraisals, property management, and home improvement, Emiley’s transition into real estate was a no brainer. She is excited to be at North Eastern Group Realty, helping her clients sell their home, or find their dream home.
To connect with Emiley for your real estate needs, she can be reached at 260-452-8256 or Emiley@NorthEasternGroupRealty.com.

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.

 

North Eastern Group Realty Welcomes Allie Kurtz!

We are always pleased to welcome new agents into the North Eastern Group Realty family of REALTOR®s. Meet one of our newest agents, Allie Kurtz!

Allie moved to Auburn from LaGrange County in 2015. The last 25 years of her career have been in RV and Manufactured Housing. Allie began as a customer service representative and advanced to various management positions, ultimately leading up to her position as a purchasing manager.
Having considered a career change for quite a while, she finally decided to make the jump into Real Estate, a career she loves. Allie lives in Auburn with her husband, David, and has two grown children, Krista and Conor, as well as three grandchildren.
To connect with Allie to say hello or to work with her to buy or sell your home, you can reach her at 260-350-4639 or Allie@NorthEasternGroupRealty.com.

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: 8429 Hunters Knoll Run, Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Adorable 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch In Hearthstone Village. This Home Has Been Impeccably Maintained & Is Almost All New!! Recent Updates Include: New Water Heater In 2013. New Hvac System In 2014. New Washer, All Walls & Ceilings Professionally Painted In 2017. All New Windows, Patio Door, New Roof, New Driveway, New Wifi Garage Door Opener In 2018, New Stainless Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Kitchen Faucet, Range Hood & New Flooring Throughout In 2019. Foyer Leads To Vaulted Great Room With Corner Gas Log Fireplace. Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Great Cabinet Space & All Appliances Remain. Spacious Laundry Room With A Utility Sink. Master Suite With Private Bath & Walk In Closet. Other Two Bedrooms Are Of Good Size As Well, Both With Walk In Closets & Share The Main Full Bath. Walk Up Attic Off Of The Foyer That Can Be Used For Storage & Could Be Finished To Provide Nearly 500 Sqft Of Additional Living Space For Bedrooms, Office, Or Play Room. Backyard Is Entertainers Paradise With Oversized Patio & Western Exposure. One Block From Puffer Belly Trail. Convenient Location Close To Parkview, Dupont Ymca, Easy Access To I-69. Quiet Neighborhood With Trails & Parks Throughout. Loads Of Storage & More. Utility Averages Aep $89.73/Mo, Nipsco $52/Mo, City Utilities $60/Mo. Schedule Your Tour Today!!

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®: 2113 LaForge Lane, Auburn, IN 46706

Welcome home! Auburn Hills is a sought after community on the north side of Auburn. This home has just had a new tear off roof installed and new siding! A really big ticket item that you don’t even have to worry about! There’s plenty of room in this 4 bed/2 1/2 bath home for family and entertaining! The house and yard are both very spacious! Once inside you will find a large kitchen with plenty of storage space, a closet/pantry, and a breakfast bar. To top it off, the refrigerator, range, microwave, and dishwasher are all included! The breakfast nook has sliders overlooking the backyard. The open concept leads right into the cozy great room with a fireplace and soaring cathedral ceilings. The 1/2 bath and laundry room complete the main floor. The upper level hosts the master suite. The bedroom is roomy and has two walk-in closets along with a large master bathroom. The bathroom features a jetted tub and a walk-in shower. The other three bedrooms share a full bath. The fourth bedroom is large with a walk-in closet. The basement has plenty of room for fun! The living space in the lower level is L-shaped making two distinct rooms and there’s a den/office completes the lower level! The HVAC unit has just been serviced and is ready to go! The seller is also offering a $1,000 flooring allowance for the kitchen flooring. The backyard backs up to a tree line making it very private.

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: 18930 Griffin Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Stunning 25 Acre Estate In Perry Township Is Flanked By Trees For A Private Setting. This Roy Mcnett Designed & Chris Stauffer Built Masterpiece Will Take Your Breath Away. Gated Entrance Leads You Down The Drive To Gorgeous Views Of This Rolling Estate. The Brick Gazebo Beyond The 1 ½ Acre Stocked Pond Is Perfect To Enjoy Watching The Plethora Of Wildlife. This Amazing Home Features A Grand 2 Story Foyer Leads To Large Great Room With Crown Molding & Wall Of Floor To Ceiling Windows. Huge Custom Island Kitchen With An Abundance Of Cabinet Space, Walk In Pantry, Built In Wine Racks, Corian Counters, Double Ovens, & All Appliances Remain. Cathedral Hearth Room Off Kitchen With More Crown Molding, Gas Fireplace & More Windows Overlooking The 1 ½ Acre Pond. Cathedral 4 Season Room Off The Nook With Bead Board Walls & Wood Ceiling. Beautiful Den With Built-Ins, Marble Fireplace & More Amazing Windows Overlooking The Property. Upstairs Master Suite With More Incredible Views, Large Master Bath With Double Vanities, Whirlpool Tub, Walk In Tile Shower & Enormous Walk In Closet. 2nd Bedroom Is Upstairs As Well, With It’s Own Private Bath, Large Walk In Closet, 12×20 Finished Play Area Or Craft Room & An Additional 12×32 Of Finished Attic Storage. Walk Out Basement Is Entertainers Paradise With Large Rec Room With Custom Bar, Full Kitchen & Stone Gas Log Fireplace.

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®: 1304 Prestwick Way, Auburn, IN 46706

This all brick exterior home is a must see!!! This home offers just over 5,500 square feet, 3 car garage, 4 bedrooms, and 4 ½ bathrooms. This property offers a great location sharing the end of a cul-de-sac, overlooking the 4th tee and 8th fairway on Bridgewater Golf Course, and a pond view as well! The exterior of the property is professionally landscaped with mature trees, an irrigation system, a spectacular water feature (Perfect back drop for family photos and prom pictures), a spacious hot tub is located on the large deck area with several levels that extends beyond a screened in room, and a paver patio as well. When you walk in the front door it opens into a very large open foyer, which leads to a large office area (could be an office for two) with beautiful coffered ceiling. The master bedroom suite (New carpet and tile floors as of 2019) has great natural lighting, a 3-sided gas log fireplace, and is open to the en-suite with large jetted tub, stand-alone shower, and double vanities. Two walk-in closets make it easy to get ready to start your day! The living room will draw you to the large, beautiful view! A second gas log fireplace provides warmth, charm, and a cozy space to relax. The large kitchen and dining area has a large gas range, stylish hood, and solid surface countertops add a beautiful entertaining area with plenty of windows for natural light. Abundant storage is available throughout! With 3 upper level bedrooms with walk-in closets for two of them

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.