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 […]
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

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

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 22, 2017

Belly Up to Your Own Home Bar: Our How-to Guide

A guy walks into a bar … and he’s still in his own home. You could be that guy (or gal)! And it’s easier than you […]
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 15, 2017

Sellers: Here’s How to Update Your Home With Looks Buyers Love

Before you list, tweak your home decor and finishes to up your odds of attracting a sale. When you’re putting your home on the market, you […]
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,” […]
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