Wakarusa, IN Real Estate News

By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Orchard Park Farms Subdivision in Olive Township is located on CR 3 north of Wakarusa on the east side of the street.  Children who live in Orchard Park Farms Subdivision and attend public school will go to Wa-Nee Community Schools, according to Elkhart Subdivision REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston.                                                                                                                                                                    2016 4th Quarter Orchard Park Home ValuesProperties currently active on the market: 0Single-family properties closed: 1Average sales price:  $257,500Average list price:  $269,900Sales price to list price ratio: 95%Average days on the market: 195Sales currently pending: 0      Orchard Park Farms 2013  2nd quarter Home Sales consisted of 1 ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Deerfield Villa's Home Values change every time a home sells that is like yours. Here are the most recent sales that affect Deerfield Villa's Home Values.Deerfield Villa's are located on CR 19 just north of CR 40 in Wakarusa, Indiana.  Deerfield Villa's are on the west side of the road behind Grandma's Pantry and Subway in Olive Township.  Children who live here, that attend public school, will register with Wa-Nee Community Schools. 2016 3rd Quarters Deerfield Villa's Home ValuesProperties currently active on the market: 0Single-family properties closed: 1Average sales price:  $172,231Average list price:  $172,231Sales price to list price ratio:  100%Average days on the market: 0Sales currently pending: 0 2015 2nd & 3rd Quarters Deerfield Villa's Home ValuesProperties currently active ...
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By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
It's a Busy Time, for the Wakarusa Dime Store!In the small town of Wakarusa, Indiana, located just south of Elkhart, off of State Road 19 and north of Nappanee, Indiana, is the Walkarusa Dime Store, which makes their own candy, including the Giant Jelly Beans, made famous world-wide, Halloween is a TREAT for their business.  Every year, they make their candies, some with new flavors, such as the GIANT Jelly Bean.The Dime Store put Wakarusa on the map when in 1907 Wolfberg's Department Store was opened.  the store became a traditional five and dime store until, in 1969 the decided to introduce a new candy for the Maple Syrup Festival. The Jelly Bean was the black licorice variety.  They sold 100 pounds of jelly beans that year.  The Jelly Bean business grew and now they sell 75 tons of J...
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By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Wakarusa, IN Market Report - August, 2016 Wakarusa, in Elkhart County, is located in extreme north central Indiana. The August report of 2016, shows the market with 4 residential homes sold, compared to 3 sold in 2015.  The average Days on Market for the period was 92, which is less than the 2015 amount of 91 DOM. The average Listing Price for 2016 decreased by 3.7% from 2015.The average Selling Price for 2016 decreased by 8.3% from 2015.The average Days on Market for 2016 increased by 1.1% from 2015Disclaimer:  The figures shown, do not include “For Sale by Owner” homes and only homes that were entered into the MLS system. The market in Elkhart County, with the inventory declining, buyers are still looking for homes to fit their needs. Now is the time to sell a home in this area.Buyers...
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By Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN
(Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC)
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival - April 22, 23, 24, 2016.  Wakarusa, Indiana Established in 1969, The Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival has become an area favorite and this your is no exception.  The event will be held, Friday, 11 am to 8 pm/ Saturday, 9 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm., with the Parade taking place on Saturday at 10 am.Enjoy events and attractions such as:Kent Family Circus (9 shows) over the 3 day periodEuro Bungee & BouncylandCamel & Pony RidesHamster Balls (6 '6") in a 26' x 26' inflatable pool, 18" deepWakarusa's Got TalentMaple Baking ContestParadeQueen Contest (open to Northwood Middle School 8th graders)Sweetheart Contest - (Kindergarten girls)Pancake & Maple Syrup Eating ContestPedal Pull5K Run/WalkFood VendorsWakarusa Lion's Club - AYCE Pancakes & SausageWa...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Deerfield Villa's Home Values change every time a home sells that is like yours. Here are the most recent sales that affect Deerfield Villa's Home Values.Deerfield Villa's are located on CR 19 just north of CR 40 in Wakarusa, Indiana.  Deerfield Villa's are on the west side of the road behind Grandma's Pantry and Subway in Olive Township.  Children who live here, that attend public school, will register with Wa-Nee Community Schools. 2015 2nd & 3rd Quarters Deerfield Villa's Home ValuesProperties currently active on the market: 1Single-family properties closed: 2Average sales price:  $160,050Average list price:  $163,350Sales price to list price ratio:  98%Average days on the market: 234Sales currently pending: 2Are you looking for homes for sale or Elkhart Real Estate, homes for sale i...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Me and My Sugar Daddy at the Wakarusa Dime StoreWakarusa, Indiana  The Wakarusa Dime Store as been a staple in Wakarusa since 1969 when The Dime Store decided to make specialty jelly beans.  That year the flavor was licorice and they sold 100 pounds of it.  Each year they add a new flavor and their sales are approximately 75 tons annually. The jelly beans are as big as my thumb! My Sister Sue visited us from the great state of Oregon and we couldn't let her miss The Dime Store with plenty of candy from the 1960's to drool over.   Wakarusa Dimestore has the largest selection of Taffy I have ever seen.HoursMonday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pmSaturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pmSunday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm(Hours subject to change without notice) Wakarusa Dime Store103 E. Waterfront St. Wakarusa, IN ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Deerfield Villa's are located on CR 19 just north of CR 40 in Wakarusa, Indiana.  Deerfield Villa's are on the west side of the road behind Grandma's Pantry and Subway in Olive Township.  Children who live here, that attend public school, will register with Wa-Nee Community Schools. 2014 4th Quarter Wakarusa Homes for Sale, Homes SoldProperties currently active on the market: 1Single-family properties closed: 2Average sales price:  $139,950Average list price:  $149,950Sales price to list price ratio:  93%Average days on the market: 23Sales currently pending: 1Are you looking for homes for sale or Elkhart Real Estate, homes for sale in Goshen, Nappanee, Bristol or Wakarusa homes for sale or Middlebury homes for sale?  I can help! Whether you are an experienced  Elkhart County Home Buyer ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Wakarusa is a very small community with big community attitude! Downtown sports one traffic light and the main part of town goes one block in each directions, East, West, North and South. During the Holiday Season a 20 foot or more Christmas Tree is planted smack dab in the middle of the intersection and left turns are forbidden. The walkable score for Wakarusa Indiana has to be very high because it is such a small community, yet very close knit! Deerfield Villas is the only Subdivision with active Listings during the month of August and prices of the homes are Betweet $119,000 and $161,000. If small town living appeals to you, please give me a call at 574-304-7148 and we will start your home search today! I promise, I will take excellent care of you, just like you deserve!  Here is wha...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Harrison Township Most Popular Homes Elkhart and Wakarusa Harrison Township is kind of out in the country and partially in the area of Wakarusa.  The majority of Harrison Township is farm land with large multi acre properties. Children who live here will attend Wa-Nee Community Schools. Only two Subdivisions have had sales this year in Harrison Township, in the $100,000 to $200,000 price range Weaver Woods enjoyed some sales. Between $200,000 and $300,000 only Yellow Creek Lake Subdivision had homes that sold.   Are you looking for homes for sale or Elkhart Real Estate, homes for sale in Goshen, Wakarusa homes for sale or Middlebury homes for sale?  I can help! Whether you are an experienced  Elkhart County Home Buyer or just starting out, call me Evelyn Johnston with Elkhart County Sub...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Wakarusa, Indiana Westgate Subdivision 2013 2nd Quarter Home Sales Westgate Crossing Subdivision is located on Waterford Street, west of downtown Wakarusa.  Westgate Crossing Subdivision  is located on the southside of the road in OliveTownship, Wakarusa, Indiana. Children who live in Westgate Crossing  Subdivision that attend public school, will be attending Wa-Ne Community Schools. Westgate Crossing Subdivision CC & R 2013 2nd quarter home sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $215,000 after being on the market for 2 days.  This was an Arm's Length Transaction.
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Wakarusa, In Orchard Park Farms Subdivision 2nd Quarter Home Sales Orchard Park Farms Subdivision in Olive Township is located on CR 3 north of Wakarusa on the east side of the street.  Children who live in Orchard Park Farms Subdivision and attend public school will go to Wa-Nee Community Schools, according to Elkhart Subdivision REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston. Orchard Park Farms 2013  2nd quarter Home Sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $140,000. Marketing time to get the homes sold took 134 days.  This was an Arm's Length Transaction. 2011 4th quarter Home Sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $122,500. Marketing time to get the homes sold took 125 days.  This was an Arm's Length Transaction. 2010 3rd quarter Home Sales for Orchard Park Farms Subdivison were 1 home priced  at $260,...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Elkhart County, Indiana, 2011 Clinton Township Subdivision Sales Subdivision # Low High Sandbrooke 1 $142,000.00   Elkhart County, Indiana, 2011 Olive Township Subdivision Sales Subdivision # Low High Orchard Park Farms 1 $122,500.00   Elkhart County, Indiana, 2011 Union Township Subdivision Sales Subdivision # Low High Boulder Village 1 110000   Northwood 2 99900 119900 Parkside 1 58000  
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Wakarusa, Indiana, Orchard Park Farms Subdivision 2011 4th Quarter Sales Orchard Park Farms Subdivision in Olive Township is located on CR 3 north of Wakarusa on the east side of the street.  Children who live in Orchard Park Farms Subdivision and attend public school will go to Wa-Nee Community Schools, according to Elkhart Subdivision REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston. Orchard Park Farms 2011 4th quarter Home Sales consisted of 1 home that sold for $122,500. Marketing time to get the homes sold took 125 days.  This was an Arm's Length Transaction. 2010 3rd quarter Home Sales for Orchard Park Farms Subdivison were 1 home priced  at $260,000. Marketing time to get the homes sold took between 400 days.  This sale  a Short Sale Property. 2010 2nd quarter Home Sales was 1 home priced  at $207,000...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Wakarusa, Indiana, Orchard Park Farms Subdivision, 2010 3rd Quarter Home Sales, Olive Township, Wa-Nee Community Schools Orchard Park Farms Subdivision in Olive Township is located on CR 3 north of Wakarusa on the east side of the street.  Children who live in Orchard Park Farms Subdivision and attend public school will go to Wa-Nee Community Schools, according to Elkhart Subdivision REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston. 2010 3rd quarter Home Sales for Orchard Park Farms Subdivison were 1 home priced  at $260,000. Marketing time to get the homes sold took between 400 days.  This sale  a Short Sale Property. HUD Homes are listed and sold by the US Government Housing and Urban Development. REO Properties are homes that are owned by a Bank/Investor which they obtained thru the foreclosure process. S...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
If you are not from Elkhart County or Wakarusa, you probably have not seen the Giant Jelly Bean that Wakarusa Dime Store is famous for. I have seen numerous commercials showing a normal sized jelly bean next to the giant one, but it still did not prepare me for the real thing.  The Giant Jelly Bean still doesn't describe it perfectly.  I mean, it r e a l l y is BIG!Not only do they have the Giant Jelly Bean in several flavors, but the whole store is home to just about every kind of candy known to mankind.  All the favorites from my youth and teen years are there, and they even have boxed sets of candy from the 1960's, 1970's and the 1980's.  A treat for sure!If you are passing thru town and want a fun couple of hours, go to Wakarusa Dime Store.  It's less than 10 miles from Elkhart and ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Orchard Park Farms Subdivision is located in Olive Township three block north of Downtown Wakarusa, Indiana and is a small subdivision as compared to most, but BIG on Quality of Life! Elkhart Subdivision REALTOR(r) Evelyn Johnston  tours Orchard Park Farm Subdivision in Olive Township, Wakarusa.   Home  Owners for the most part are made up of Professionals, like Doctors, Lawyers, Coaches and Librarians.   Orchard Park Farms is located across CR 3 from Wakarusa Elementary and the new County Park!  Community contact numbers can be found here. Where is Wakarusa, Indiana? Just a few short miles south of Elkhart on SR 19, and to the west a little over a mile. Downtown is filled with small business owners with "Home Town Values". It is very common to see children holding out their hard earned...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Spring is just around the corner all across our great United States of America and in Wakarusa, Indiana a 4 bedrooms, 5 baths home for sale is getting ready to burst into bloom!  Orchard Park Farms Subdivision has Apple Trees planted throughout and the heated greenhouse on the back of this home allows the Home Owner the distinct advantage of getting plants started early!  I can hardly wait for the profusion of color to begin! Are you in the market for an Exceptional Bargain? This more than 4,000 square foot home is professionally exquisite and is offered at $280,000 as a short sale! Upgraded cabinetry by Ayr Cabinets in Nappanee, Indian throughout the home means storage options abound.  A Mother-in-Law Suite is on the Main Level along with the laundry. For your personal tour of this pro...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
This fabulous Home for Sale located just 2 blocks from Downtown Wakarusa is a rare prize and offers 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and custom cabinetry throught the home. The heated greenhouse awaits you to start your spring plants inside so that they are ready when frost is no longer threatening us.  Here is a look at the home...   And a look at the neighborhood... Wakarusa Elementary School and NorthWood Middle School are literally at the entrance of the Orchard Park Farm Subdivision, and across the street.  Convenient for the children who live in this Subdivision. What makes a quaint town quaint?  Could it be the Fall Halloween Contest between the downtown merchants to see wholse storefront wins the coveted title?  Is it the several stories tall Christmas Tree placed smack dab in the middle of ...
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By Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust!
(Friends & Neighbors Real Estate)
Elkhart Real Estate Agent Evelyn Johnston with Prudential One Realty was selected to represent the Home Owner in the sale of this 4 bedroom, 5 bath home for sale in Wakarusa, Indiana.  You may have seen this home offered for sale earlier in the year and after a lengthy pending contract it is again offered for Sale.  If you are looking for a house for sale, and a really good buy, this home is offered as a short sale.  More than 4,000 square feet of living space, this executive home has hardwood floors, sunlight galore, and an abundance of custom cabinetry by Ayr Cabinets of Nappanee.  Drive by 302 Apple Tree Lane for an in person look, but please make an appointment to see inside as it is not a vacant property. A short sale is a sale in which the market value  is less than the amount owe...
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