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Fort Wayne Realtor's Blog

A Blog About The Fort Wayne Real Estate Market.

By Amanda and Jared Christiansen | Agent in Fort Wayne, IN
  • Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 1 - Get Pre-Approved!

    Posted Under: Home Buying, Moving, Home Ownership  |  June 17, 2012 8:33 AM  |  155 views  |  No comments

    Fort Wayne First Time Home Buyer's Guide - Step 1 - Get Pre-Approved!

    Some folks think that as soon as you decide to buy a home, you just get out there and start looking at houses.  Not true.  Step 1 is always to get pre-approved for a home mortgage. 

    The pre-approval process is very simple.  All you need to do is call a lender, answer their questions, and give them some information about yourself.  They will run your credit and (usually within the same day) can tell you how much you can comfortably afford and that you are pre-approved! 

    It is YOUR choice which Fort Wayne mortgage company you use.  We have a very short list of lenders that we can recommend if you aren't sure.  These lenders have closed many deals for past clients and have always done a great job for us. 

    Quick tip once you get pre-approved:  Don't make any big changes that may hurt or cancel out your pre-approval.  This includes opening more credit cards, buying a car, etc.  Your lender can give you the details on those things.  Oh, and DON'T QUIT YOUR JOB!  That really happened once.  My buyer was devistated. 


    Next Up:  Meeting with your Realtor®!  (That's us!!)


    Other home buying blogs:


    Should I Get A Sitter?  Yes.  Yes Please.

    If You Find It...  JUMP ON IT!!

    Why Even Bother Writing This Offer?


     Whether you are buying, selling, downsizing, or relocating to Fort Wayne...


    260.704.0843 or JaredChristiansen@gmail.com

  • Do You Need To Sell Your Home In The Fort Wayne Area? Here Is What The Christiansen Team Offers YOU!

    Posted Under: General Area in Fort Wayne, Home Selling in Fort Wayne, Moving in Fort Wayne  |  August 22, 2011 8:01 AM  |  891 views  |  No comments

    If you need to sell your home in Fort Wayne here are some things that The Christiansen Team offers that other REALTORS don't:

    Amanda Christiansen - Listing Specialist  She is in charge of all of our listings.  She is incredibly knowledgeable about the Fort Wayne real estate market! She monitors the market and any activity in the area and she will touch base with you every week to keep you updated.  (You will REALLY like Amanda)

    Jared Christiansen - Marketing Specialist  He blasts links and videos about your home all over the internet and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and his blog.  (He is a nerd and spends WAY too much time online...  but that benefits YOU!)

    Professional Interior Decorater  She will give you a FREE consultation (if needed) on how to inexpensively get your home ready to sell.  The Fort Wayne Real Estate Market is tough and your home needs to shine!  She will help you do this. 

    Charles - Professional Photographer  He takes all the pretty pictures!  (Plus he is a super cool dude!!)

    Tourflix Studios  They film a high definition video tour of your home.  No more cheesy elevator music with sliding pictures!  (These guys are the real deal!  Watch a sample video below)  Check out more of their videos HERE. 

    MONA!!! - Listing and Closing Coordinator  We should just name her EVERYTHING WOMAN...  she schedules all showings and once we get the offer in on your home she coordinates with the title companies, lenders, and you to get us all to closing safely.  (We LOVE Mona and you will too!)

    Each listing also gets their own website and Facebook Fan Page.  Here is an example of one of the fan pages.  We sold this one in about a week.  

    There you have it.  This is what The Christiansen Team offers our sellers.  Would you rather work with 1 agent that does all of this themselves or would you rather work with an entire team?  Hmm...  that's a tough one!!  If your home recently expired feel free to give us a call too! 260.704.0843.  We would love to be your Fort Wayne Realtors.  :)


    Whether you are buying, selling, downsizing, or relocating to Fort Wayne...


    The Christiansen Team is...

    *  We were very nervous about trying to sell our home in the current market.  We met with The Christiansen Team and they showed us what the market was doing and assured us that they could sell our home quickly and for the right price.  Then they did. - Chris and Audrey

    *  The Christiansen Team totally put me at ease.  They are very down to earth people that were looking out for me and what I wanted.  It didn’t take us long to find that “perfect” home! - Patti

    *  The Christiansen Team treated me like a million dollar client!  After meeting with them a few times they knew exactly what I was looking for in a home.  They knew what I was looking for better than I did!  I loved their laid back personality and really enjoyed working with them.  You will too! - Tabitha and Andrew

    *  Our biggest concern was finding the right home at a price we could afford.  The Christiansen Team did their homework, knew their stuff, and found us the perfect home for a great price.  I would recommend if you are in the market to buy a home! - Resa and J.P.


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