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July Market Update

by The Jana Caudill Team

Although experts predict it will take time for the economy to fully recover, there has been a lot of encouraging news recently.

  • The percentage of first-time buyers dipped to 29 percent as a result of more repeat buyers entering the market, suggesting signs of a return to a more balanced market.
  • Americans have shifted into savings and are now putting away a larger portion of their income – so much that the U.S. savings rate has now surpassed that of Canada!
  • Home prices edged up almost 4 percent between May and June of 2009, due to repeat buyers purchasing at higher price points, and distressed properties accounting for a smaller percentage of sales (33 percent of sales, compared to 45 percent the month before).

Learn more about the current real estate market and other great home selling tips by watching the July episode of This Month in Real Estate. The Jana Caudill Team works hard to sell homes fast and for the most money. Please contact us for all your real estate needs.

Recycle Your Electronics!

by The Jana Caudill Team

The Jana Caudill Team is going green! We are trying to make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of trash that enters our landfills. Did you know that 98% of electronic components can be recycled? Drop off your old electronics at the following locations:

Lowell Street Department           598 Union Avenue

Whiting City Garage                        1915 Front Street

Hobart City Barns                             340 S Shelby

Portage Street Department        2303 Hamstrom Road

Valparaiso Compost Site               2150 W Lincolnway

This is a great way to get rid of clutter and save landfill space! These locations are for county residents only and are not open to businesses or organizations. Please contact the location for hours and items accepted. Click here to learn more about recycling in Lake County and Porter County.

The Jana Caudill Team are Northwest Indiana real estate specialists! Contact us for all your home buying and selling needs. We have a best buy list of properties that are sure to sell quickly. Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to get a great deal.

 

 

 

Local County Fair Schedule

by The Jana Caudill Team

One of the great things about summer in Northwest Indiana is your local county fair. A fair means rides, games, entertainment and good food! Here’s a list of county fairs that you do not want to miss:

La Porte County Fair                       July 19th-25th

Porter County Fair                           July 23rd-August 2nd

Lake County Fair                               August 7th-16th

Get off the real estate roller coaster! Pick the blue ribbon team to ensure a smooth real estate transaction. Contact The Jana Caudill Team for our best buy list of great deals that will not last long!

 

Keller Williams Come Out on Top

by The Jana Caudill Team

Congratulations! The Wall Street Journal / LORE Top 400* survey results were just released and once again Keller Williams Realty illustrated why we are continuing to outpace the industry. The report breaks down categories and rankings by individual agents and teams.

 

In 2009, Keller Williams Realty had:

  • Six additional associates ranked among the top 50 agents by transaction sides.
  • 1,048 percent more transactions from the year before compared to an average increase of 31 percent for Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Prudential and REMAX combined.
Among the top 50 teams for total sides:
  • Keller Williams ranked second with 11 teams.
  • Those 11 teams had an impressive increase of 25 percent in transaction sides from the year before.
  • Keller Williams was the only company that posted an increase for two years in a row.

*The list is based on a survey of independently verified submissions to determine the top real estate professionals in the United States. REAL Trends states that it is the only independent study of its kind. 

This Month in Real Estate-July

by The Jana Caudill Team

New Website to Help Struggling Homeowners

by The Jana Caudill Team

The U.S. Government recently unveiled a consumer website to inform struggling homeowners of the types of government resources available to them. On this site, homeowners can find the answers to their questions about loan modification and refinancing programs such as:

·         Where do I go to get help?

·         Do I qualify?

·         What lenders are participating?

·         When can I apply?

·         Why does my loan servicer have to ask if they can modify my loan?

·         How do I know if refinancing will improve my ability to stay in my home?

Find all this information and more at www.MakingHomeAffordable.gov.

Let The Jana Caudill Team be your real estate expert.  Contact us to help you with your Northwest Indiana home sale or purchase.

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