Ann Marquardt

Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber

9109 Stellhorn Crossing Parkway
Fort Wayne, IN 46815


Cell: 260-466-6741   
Phone: 260-435-6598 
Fax: 260-492-6920

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September 2017

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Taxes & Incentives RSS As tax season approaches, you’ll be ready to avoid common tax mistakes and sail through through Schedule A — if you’re itemizing deductions. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-taxes-financing/taxes-incentives/#ixzz1l655Hsdz more...

HOMESTEAD and MORTGAGE Deductions. If you refinanced or purchased a new home this year, you want to make sure you have the right exemptions on your property. This is very important to help keep your property taxes down. If you are not sure call the Auditors Office at(260)449-7241 and ask them if the Mtg and Homestead are in YOUR name by 1/5/2012. 

I hope 2012 brings you a good Year. One way to achieve that is by saving on Heating Bills. Even if your attic floor is filled with adequate insulation, seal air leaks around pipes and other openings to prevent waste of energy and money. Read more:  more...

My Tip to Buyer is this- You don't want all your money going to your mortgage each month and being stuck living paycheck-to-paycheck, not having any left over to enjoy life. Buy a home that is the right size for you and has a price that allows you to keep your mortgage costs low. Don't buy more house than you need to be comfortable. 

The following articles will give you some summer maintenance tips around the house and many other tips and thoughts. Hope you enjoy the summer!  more...

Buyers: If you're considering a Fixer-Upper, keep in mind the layout. If the layout does not flow, it can be expensive or impractical to move walls. For resale purposes, remember that bedrooms at opposite ends of the home will turnoff buyers with young children, as will a two-story with the master upstairs and the other bedrooms downstairs. 

Do you live in a community that has Homeowner Association Rules and Regulations? Are you considering buying a new home? You may want to check on the Rules and Regulations before you write your offer. You can do so by clicking on the link below and searching for that neighborhood.... more...

Here is a video that highlights some of the features of our website. This will show you the benefits of using our website to search for homes and also how to use it effectively. After watching the video be sure click on the tab above 'Find a Home' where you can sign up for CB's quarterly drawings for an IPAD Giveaway.  more...

Don't underestimate the importance of a closet organizer system. You don't need to use high-end organizers, but make sure the materials are up-to-date. Wire shelf units can be less user-friendly. Instead, opt for melamine shelves, in bone or white, with some drawers and metal rods to maximize storage. 

Happy New Year! The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. ~Flora Whittemore 

I have a new Website that will show you what homes are selling for in your neighborhood. Please check it out more...

Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. more...

Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. more...

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