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Celebrate a vegan lifestyle, or go vegan for the day, when you visit these restaurants on World Vegan Day. We share our favorites around South Bend.

If you're not vegan, you probably didn't know that World Vegan Day is coming up on Nov. 1. But you don't have to be strictly vegan to get into the spirit of things and celebrate along with your South Bend neighbors who opt for plant-based food. For just that one day, why not go vegan and see what it's like? You might find you feel better.

It may be you're looking at South Bend homes for sale on World Vegan Day, but may we suggest pausing for a bit to try one of these activities to mark the day?

  1. Sample vegan restaurants in your area.
  2. Host a potluck for those in your immediate social circle, and challenge them to come up with vegan dishes.
  3. Bring some vegan foods home for your family to try, such as plant-based milk, cookies, or even meat substitutes such as vegetable protein. 

Here are some of those vegan options in our area you might want to try for takeout, delivery, or dining in at a distance.

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Seller Etiquette - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

Everyone wants their home sale to go smoothly, but sometimes that's easier said than done. Our real estate agents have put together five important tips for how you can sail past the rough patches and ensure everything goes well on your end.

  • Make Yourself Scarce During Tours
    Prospective buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living in your home, so it's important to remove as much of you from the premises as possible. This means more than just leaving during tours of your home, however. It also means getting the pets out of the house, so that agents and their clients don't have to worry about not letting a cat or dog outside that's not supposed to get out, or worse, being ambushed by an unfriendly animal who doesn't understand why there are strangers in the house. And even before that, you'll need to wipe yourself from the clutter and decor. Staging the house means decorating it in a welcoming but fairly impersonal fashion, so that prospective buyers are free to imagine themselves living there.

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Dessert Destinations - South Bend, IN - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

Craving some chocolate ice cream or a piece of red velvet cake? Dessert is how we celebrate special events in our lives, spend time with family, or simply treat ourselves after a tough day. From pastries to cheesecake, great desserts come in a variety of forms and everybody has a favorite. With so many great dessert options around the South Bend area, deciding what you're in the mood for is going to be the biggest challenge. Below are recommendations for 5 places to indulge in dessert:

  1. South Bend Chocolate Company - 3300 W. Sample St., South Bend IN 46619
    If you're a chocolate lover, our real estate agents suggest a visit to the South Bend Chocolate Company. There are multiple stores around the area, but the factory and main location occupy over 60,000 square feet near the west side of South Bend. They offer over 500 types of chocolate and sweets. Buy packaged chocolate or pay by the pound. In addition to chocolate, they also offer a wide variety of coffee and gifts. After choosing some sweets, take a ride by these South Bend homes for sale.

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Pumpkin Carving - Cressy & Everett Real Estate

There's a chilly wind blowing, and it's only a matter of time before Halloween is at our doorstep. If you're anything like our real estate agents, we have a feeling you're pretty excited about it! 

Pumpkin carving is one of our favorite traditions of the season, and we're here to share a bit of Jack-O'-Lantern know-how. Once you've picked out your pumpkins at one of these awesome local pumpkin patches near our South Bend homes for sale, use these tips and tricks to carve a perfect Jack-O'-Lantern. 

  • Get a Pumpkin With a Stem
    If a pumpkin lacks a stem, that likely means that the stem has been broken off due to mishandling. That being the case, you don't know how banged-up and damaged the pumpkin might really be. Always choose one with a stem, so at least there's a better chance that it's in good shape.

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