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 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 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

This is the Place to Be

Why is South Bend/Mishawaka so great? Not‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ ‌really‌ ‌needed‌ ‌another‌ ‌bit‌ ‌of‌ ‌evidence‌ ‌to‌ ‌support‌ ‌why‌ ‌living‌ ‌here‌ ‌is‌ ‌so‌ ‌great,‌ ‌but‌ ‌‌NAR’s‌ ‌Q2‌ […]
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

Hot Housing Market Calls for Renovations

Is the hot housing market driving home fix ups? The answer is yes! More homeowners say they plan to renovate their homes this year, and they […]
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 […]
January 12, 2022

What Inventory Shortage?

WE’VE GOT THE OPTIONS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR! Whether it’s Brennan’s View Condominiums rising just off the Notre Dame campus, Echoes Townhomes, Belle Terre Villas or a […]
November 11, 2021

The Advantages to Listing Your Home During the Holidays

Season’s Selling! The Advantages to Listing Your Home During the Holidays If all you want for Christmas is the perfect buyer, you might get your wish […]
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 […]
October 4, 2021

Irish Realty Local Market Report on August Data

Back to School Means Back to Business   The first day of fall also happened to be the day NAR released its existing home sales report […]
September 8, 2021

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

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 […]
July 27, 2021

JULY MARKET REPORT

In St. Joseph County, the median sales price in June was $192,000, up 20.6% from this time last year! And just like we are seeing nationally, the price increase is driven by the supply vs. demand imbalance. While the pace of home sales is up 23% over last year, the number of homes available is down 26.4% to an incredibly low 1-month supply
June 30, 2021

JUNE MARKET REPORT

June Market Report   Summer is here! And while we all are excited about the wonders of Northern Indiana at this time of year, I think […]
April 11, 2021

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

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 […]
December 21, 2017

Our Most Liked Listings of 2017: Did Your Fave Win?

2017 was another great year for not just the national housing market, but our regional market in South Bend. Here at the Steve Smith Team we […]
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 […]
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