August 30, 2022

Should I Sell Before Buying?

Should you sell your current home before buying a new one?   Timing is critical in all things, but it can be especially challenging when it […]
August 23, 2022

Notre Dame Real Estate

What You Need to Know About Notre Dame Real Estate! According to our resident Notre Dame real estate expert here at Irish Realty, about 80% of […]
August 9, 2022

What is Earnest Money?

What is earnest money?   Once you have found a home and your offer has been excepted the next step in the process is submitting your […]
July 27, 2022

What is an Appraisal Contingency?

What is an Appraisal Contingency? An appraisal contingency is a clause included in a purchase contract that notifies the seller that they buyer intends to have […]
July 19, 2022

Michiana’s Current Market Report

Michiana’s Current Market Report   There are changing market stats every day, and a lot of people are wondering what that will do to the housing […]
July 15, 2022

Top Tips for Getting Top Dollar for Your Home!

Top Tips for Getting Top Dollar for Your Home! Selling soon and hoping to get top dollar for your home? Yeah, you are! To help, here […]
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 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

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 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 […]
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