June 29, 2022

Home Appraisals

The appraisal came in low. Now what? ⁣ ⁣First things first: don’t stress! Take a deep breath and remember, an appraisal is good — it’s there […]
June 22, 2022

New Construction Homes v.s. Existing Homes

The pros of new construction homes v.s. existing homes. Have you been searching for a home and you are just not finding what you are looking […]
June 15, 2022

Home Maintenance

Summertime Home Maintenance Checklist Naturally, you may not want to spend a large chunk of your free time this summer doing home maintenance. But you don’t […]
June 8, 2022

Common Issues Found in Home Inspections

The five most common issues found in home inspections The truth is that every home, whether it’s 1 or 100 years old, has an issue or […]
May 31, 2022

Sideways Downsizing

“Aging in place” AARP reports that 75% of those 65+ want to “age in place,” meaning they want to stay in their current home or community. […]
May 31, 2022

The Current Market

The current market and the inventory shortage. We saw very little relief in the shortage of homes for sale. Nationally, inventory at the end of April […]
May 31, 2022

The Future of the Housing Market

What does the rest of the year hold for the housing market?   The number of homes available for sale is likely to grow. According to Danielle […]
May 27, 2022

Supply Chain Issues & Real Estate

How the supply chain issues are affecting real estate From major appliances like ovens and dishwashers to lumber to the smallest pieces of pipe, items needed […]
May 27, 2022

Navigating New Home Construction

Tips for navigating new home construction  Follow these tips below to help you with the process of construction on your new home: Tip #1: Remember that […]
May 26, 2022

South Bend & Its Impact on Our Real Estate

How the‌ ‌attraction‌ ‌of‌ ‌South‌ ‌Bend‌ ‌is‌ ‌impacting‌ ‌our‌ ‌real‌ ‌estate‌ ‌market‌ ‌in‌ ‌several‌ ‌ways‌. Empty‌ ‌nesters‌ ‌and‌ ‌Baby‌ ‌Boomers‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌looking‌ ‌to‌ ‌leave.‌ ‌This‌ […]
May 26, 2022

The Benefits of Professional Home Staging

Are you planning to sell your home? You want your prospective buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in that property. More precisely, you want […]
May 26, 2022

The Effects of Remote Work On Real Estate

How remote work is affecting real estate across the U.S. There is a growing realization that the future of work will be dominated by remote and […]
May 26, 2022

How to Buy a Home in a Seller’s Market

Strategies for buying a home in a seller’s market!  When beginning your search, look for homes below your spending limit. This way you have room to […]
May 26, 2022

Homes “Under Contract”

What does “under contract” mean? Chances are, you’ve probably seen a listing you had your eye on go “Under Contract.” If you see a house you […]
May 26, 2022

Tips When Downsizing

Let’s talk downsizing today! Downsizing may be hard, but it’s also freeing. Here are some of my top tips for downsizing in 2022. First, you should […]
October 27, 2021

Fall Means Football

Fall Means Football! Here in Fighting Irish territory, fall is synonymous with football. And can I just say, with last weekend’s HUGE win over USC, things […]
October 13, 2021

Fall 2021 Home Builders Showcase

Come dream with us! Irish Realty is a proud supporter of the HBA showcase. In-person viewing is Saturday & Sunday October 16-17 at 1-6pm. Online viewing begins […]
July 20, 2021

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE  Outdoor living is hotter than ever – in more ways than one – and creating spaces that are not […]
July 3, 2017

The Perks and Challenges of Becoming a Landlord

The number of people renting a home — as opposed to buying — is on the rise. Increased purchase prices in the major cities along with […]
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 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 […]
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