You have spotted South Bend on the U.S. News and World Report's list of the 150 best places to live in 2022. The list compares affordability, quality of life, and job market to find the best communities in the country to call home. So why did South Bend make the cut? Our community offers a high quality of life for the cost of living here. Here are a few things our real estate agents routinely point out to homebuyers new to our area.
Summer is a great time to think about how your home looks from the outside. Upgrading your landscaping can boost curb appeal, increase your home's value, and help sell it more quickly if and when you decide to sell, but be careful! Our real estate agents warn that making the following mistakes can cost you time and money to correct the damage before you sell.
You may have noticed a sense of pride among South Bend residents. People are happy to live here, not only because of the amazing community but also because of the sense of history. If you're interested in learning more about South Bend's history, immerse yourself in these museums, tours, and other resources recommended by our real estate agents.
The appraisal is technically not the seller's responsibility, so you may not be thinking about it at all as you get your house ready to sell. Typically the buyer has to schedule and pay for the appraisal as part of the loan requirements, so sellers tend not to consider whether they should prepare for it. To ensure your sale goes through, however, our real estate agents recommend that as a seller, you prepare for the appraisal as best as you can.
Fortunately, many of these things coincide with what you already should be doing to get your house ready to sell. Here are a few ways to make sure your home's appraisal is an accurate reflection of the house's market value.