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5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team knows that buying a home can sometimes be a stressful situation. We have compiled a list of common home buyer mistakes to for you to avoid:

*5 Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes:

1.       They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2.       They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3.       They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

4.       They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

5.       They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the home-buying process.

The Jana Caudill Team has 4 buyer specialists who are dedicated solely to helping you find your perfect home. They are experts on the local real estate market and they represent you, the home buyer, and not the seller. Their services as a buyer specialist are free because the home seller will pay our fees!

Be sure to check out our free report called “What First Time Homeowners Need to Know” on our website, We think you’ll find it useful. We want to find you just the right home, at the best price, in the right time with the least amount of problems. Give the Jana Caudill Team a call for all your real estate needs.

*Reprinted from REALTOR Magazine online.

Keller Williams Realty Brokerages Dominate Annual Industry Surveys

by The Jana Caudill Team

3rd largest company in U.S. the only major franchise to show growth



AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 19, 2009) —According to two of the industry’s most comprehensive annual surveys, Keller Williams Realty brokerages continue to defy the pervasive downturn in the industry by growing and expanding.


RISMedia’s Power Broker Report and REAL Trends’  REAL Trends 500 rank the largest residential real estate brokerages in the U.S. based on transaction sides and sales volume. This year, Keller Williams Realty had more brokerages on both lists than any other real estate brand.


In the REAL Trends 500 report, Keller Williams Realty dominated, with its offices comprising more than a quarter of the entire list. Of all the major brands represented in the report, Keller Williams was the only company to boast growth in both number of agents added to its ranks and in total transactions closed.


Within RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, Keller Williams Realty again had the largest majority on the list – accounting for 35 percent of all the brokerages listed. The report also ranked Keller Williams Realty #1 in number of agents and total closed transactions.


“These results prove what we already knew – Keller Williams Realty is experiencing the next phase of our growth during this shift,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “Our agents and offices are capitalizing on the opportunities presented in today’s market and powering forward.”


“Two years ago, when the market began to shift, we mobilized to make sure our people would have the training, support and technology to tackle the market and they have truly blown us away with their accomplishments,” he added.


Within the past 18 months, Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of the company, released his latest book, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times which became the No. 1 selling real estate book for agents in 2008. The launch also included a nationwide seminar tour which is slated to visit more than 50 cities throughout North America by the end of the summer. Other initiatives included the delivery of affordable health care options for KW associates through the new Keller Williams Health Providers Program and the launch of the company’s commercial arm, KW Commercial.


“When we do what we do best – coach and train our associates to higher levels of personal productivity and profitability – growth takes care of itself,” said Mary Tennant, president and COO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. “Keller Williams Realty, the franchise company, didn’t rank on these lists – our people did.”


“We’re confident we’re in businesses with some of the most talented and focused individuals in the industry and we are so proud of all they’ve achieved,” added Willis.

The Jana Caudill Team is racing past the competition!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team is racing past the competition!

A successful race car driver has a top notch pit crew to get them to the finish line. The Jana Caudill Team also has a highly skilled team of experts to assist you in buying or selling a home. Each member of our team is specialized in one aspect of the real estate process to ensure your position at the closing table.

As you enjoy the Indy 500 or other festivities, please take the time this Memorial Day weekend to remember and honor those who risk their lives to protect us and our country. We also invite you to our open house on:


Sunday, May 24th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

12303 Williams Court, Crown Point


Have a happy and safe holiday weekend. We look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs.

We're Growing!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team is pleased to welcome two new buyer specialists to our team and Keller Williams!

Cody Polovitch joins The Jana Caudill Team with over 6 years of experience in the real estate industry.  He works exclusively with buyers to help them find their perfect home.  Cody enjoys studying the financial market and uses these skills effectively.  By providing buyers with the utmost customer service and keen negotiating skills, Cody will make the home buying process a great experience for our buyers.

Adam Noel comes to The Jana Caudill Team with a strong customer service background from working in Chicago’s financial district for the past 8 years. Living in Northwest Indiana for 34 of the past 35 years, Adam has a vast knowledge of the history of the area.  Adam, father of four children, understands the importance of family and helping you with your real estate needs.  As a buyer specialist for The Jana Caudill Team, Adam will do his best to make the entire buying process as comfortable as possible for all clients.

We are delighted that Cody and Adam have chosen to work with us. They are looking forward to helping you find the home of your dreams. We are still on the look-out for another listing specialist to join our team. Please email a resume to if you are interested in working with the best real estate team in Northwest Indiana.

Now is a great time to invest in real estate! Call the real estate specialists for all your real estate needs!

This Month in Real Estate-May

by The Jana Caudill Team

More Great News for First Time Home Buyers!

by The Jana Caudill Team

More great news for first time home buyers!


According to the National Association of Realtors, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will soon be permitting FHA approved lenders to use the $8,000 tax credit as down payment. Home buyers will be allowed to “monetize” the tax credit through short term bridge loans and can access the funds immediately at the closing table. Official details on the HUD’s initiative are scheduled to be released next week.

The Jana Caudill Team will keep you informed of any new developments in the real estate market.

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