September 8, 2021
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What You Need to Know About Notre Dame Real Estate

Notre Dame Real Estate   According to our resident Notre Dame real estate expert here at Irish Realty, about 80% of properties purchased around Notre Dame […]
August 24, 2021
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AUGUST MARKET REPORT

 Fighting‌ ‌Irish‌ ‌Cheering‌ ‌Local‌ ‌Median‌ ‌Home‌ ‌Sales‌ ‌Prices‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ Not‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌really‌ ‌needed‌ ‌another‌ ‌bit‌ ‌of‌ ‌evidence‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌why‌ ‌living‌ ‌here‌ ‌is‌ ‌so‌ […]
April 11, 2021
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NO LULL IN SIGHT

Normally after a secondary selling season in the fall, we experience a lull in real estate over the holidays before things pick up as the weather warms up. But this is not like any other year. In fact, our lull came LAST March and April as we all tried to figure out what the pandemic was. As we slowly came to understand the importance of hand sanitizer, washing our hands, social distancing, mask wearing and so much more, real estate sales took off in May and June and haven't slowed since.
February 25, 2021
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IT’S HOT IN SOUTH BEND

By Steve Smith I’ve lived in South Bend for almost my entire life and I don’t think I’ve ever said it’s hot here in February. We […]
October 26, 2018

5 Ways to Become an Open House Ninja

Even in the digital age with today’s tech savvy buyers and apps everywhere you turn, the good old-fashioned open house still provides great value to both […]
June 27, 2017

What You Need to Know About Buying a House This Summer

Planning on buying a house this season? Go in prepared with advice from the pros. Summer brings longer days, warmer weather and more people out house-hunting […]
June 20, 2017

8 New Costs of Owning a Home You May Never Have Considered

You’ve paid your mortgage and property tax, but you’re not quite done yet. . . You learn a lot about a house once you live in […]
June 13, 2017

How Much House Can You Really Afford?

Just because a lender approves you for a mortgage doesn’t mean you can comfortably afford it. If you ask Google “how much house can I afford,” […]
June 8, 2017

Is Buying a ‘Starter Home’ Still Smart?

Your parents’ rite of passage may not make sense for you. When the Baby Boomer generation was venturing into adulthood, it was common to buy a “starter […]
June 6, 2017

What Type Of Mortgage Is Right For You?

Choosing the right mortgage is daunting, so we’ve demystified common scenarios to help you find the right loan. Tired of paying rent and ready to become […]
June 1, 2017

What Do Buyers and Sellers Pay in Closing Costs?

Usually, the buyer faces more line-item expenses, but the seller pays the commission. Rarely does a buyer or seller show up to the closing without knowing […]
May 30, 2017

How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Your loan term might be fixed, but it doesn’t have to dictate when you’ll be mortgage-free. Find out how to speed up the process. A lot […]
May 16, 2017

We Weren’t The Highest Bidders, But Our Home Offer Letter Helped Us Get The House Anyway

When the home they loved was above their budget, this couple wrote an offer letter — and walked away with a win. After renting in Los Angeles, […]
May 11, 2017

3 Steps to Buying a Vacation Home With Friends

Find out if teaming up to buy a second home is right for you and your pals. Given the current strength of the dollar abroad and […]
May 9, 2017

6 Things Buyers Can Do To Ace An Open House

How maximizing time at an open house can help buyers land their dream homes. Even if you start your house hunt on Trulia, traditional home-buying methods […]
May 2, 2017

8 Home Issues That Could Cause A Home Sale To Fall Through

Do you know what issues most often turn off buyers or kill a sale? Here are some of the big ones. From a leaky or aging […]
April 18, 2017

What You Need To Know About Buying A Home This Spring

Low inventory in many markets combined with higher prices and rising interest rates can make buying a home challenging, but not impossible. Blooming flowers and warmer […]
April 13, 2017

5 Ways You’ll Spend Money on Your New Construction Home After Closing

Save some room in your budget for expenses after move-in. By the time you get the keys to your new construction home, you might feel stretched thin […]
March 23, 2017

5 Predictions for Renters and Home Buyers in 2017

If you’re making big decisions about housing this year, you’ll want to keep these factors in mind. If you’re a renter, you (and your bank account) […]
March 14, 2017

Tips To Buy A Home In Your 20s, 30s, And 40s

What you need as a 20-something homebuyer doesn’t always match up when you’re in your 30s or 40s. Find out what you need to know at […]
March 7, 2017

9 Necessary Things To Do Before You Move Into Your New Home

Plan a party right away, plus more expert tips that might surprise you. You’ve signed and initialed on all the dotted lines. The house is yours […]
March 2, 2017

5 Questions to Ask Potential Mortgage Lenders

Choosing a lender? Don’t make a snap decision you might regret. Find the right fit with these five questions. Buying a home is the largest purchase […]
February 28, 2017

6 Major Mistakes Buyers Make In A Seller’s Market

When you’re looking for a home in a seller’s market, you need a plan in place to avoid making mistakes. The real estate market often fluctuates, […]
February 16, 2017

Dealing With a Seller Who Is ‘Just Not That Into You’

You’ve got your heart set on their home. Should you try to win them over, or just walk away? Given the ups and downs of a […]
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