JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTIAL STATISTICS*
is the bulk of
Seymour, the largest town in the county. The smaller portion of
Seymour, on the north side, is Redding Township.
** Median data reflects midpoint where 50% are above and 50% are below; it is NOT an average.
*** Sales data includes Sheriff Sale data; and this is also reflected in the Median Sale Price data.
Welcome to CountyRealty
My name is Steve Freeman, and I am the broker and owner of CountyRealty. I do things my own special and creative way, including designing and operating this website. Welcome.
Here it is, 2020, and you have reached the realization that renting is paying your landlord's mortgage; but owning could be an investment in your future. Finally!
Step One: Get your documentation together and go visit a lender. There is zero benefit in waiting. Do this first, so you know the right price band to look in. Knowing your financial profile is POWER! I do not recommend online lenders, because I think the benefit of face-to-face with real people is far superior. Besides, local lenders make local loans that help local people be successful. Support your local businesses and they will support you.
Step Two: Get a feel for the market. See what your financial profile can purchase. Take a look at these two lists below; print them if you like. Both lists have a date/time stamp at the top, and should be no older than one day. (If underlined link produces "old" report, use your F5 button to get newest reports.)
These two lists should be enough to spark some interest in a home you might be ready to look at. Most folks use the list to go driving around to preview the exterior of the home before doing anything else. This is what I would do too!
If, however, using the lists above don't fit with your personality, or if you would just rather have the data emailed to you in real-time, let me know and I will make that happen for you.
Step Three: Let's go visiting some homes! This is, by far, the most enjoyable part of my job! Rest assured you will get 100% of my expertise when I represent your best interests as your Buyer Agent. Rarely, however, we might visit a home that CountyRealty is trying to sell. In that case, I would no longer be your Buyer Agent, but instead become a Limited Agent, because I might know some confidential information told to me by the Seller. Read over the Agency document, which I will explain when we meet for the first time.
Step Four: As we visit homes in your price range, you will get a grasp of your purchasing power in the local market. When we zero in on your target home, you should have a general idea of the price to offer just based on your experience. What I can and will do is provide you with information on comparable homes in the area that have sold, (aka the "comps") so that you can be confident you are not over-paying for a home based on market data. Also, if I think you are over-paying, I will tell you this point blank. It is your right to ask for any purchase price you want; and after I offer you my opinion, I will write the offer for whatever value you request. The same is true if you ask for a below-market price (aka the "lowball offer"). I work for you - and I do what you tell me to do.
Step Five: When we negotiate an acceptable offer with the Seller, I will ensure that the terms of the offer are strictly followed. I will also advise you of important dates; such as when to officially apply for a mortgage and when to get home inspections done, and all the other details. I will be monitoring the process with your lender, title company, and everyone else involved to try my best to make the closing accurate and on time. I will attend the closing with you, rest assured!
Step Six: Welcome to home ownership! You are now investing in your future, and not paying your landlords mortgage.
Buying a home can be fun, if everyone has the right mindset. Being a well-prepared and well-informed Buyer will remove a lot of the stress of buying - and it is my job to reduce your stress as much as I possibly can. I am ready, willing, and able to go to work for you now. Let's get started soon, okay? There is no benefit in waiting any longer. The next step is up to you.
I, Steve Freeman, am a licensed and very independent real estate broker in Indiana. I only work with rational human beings. I've been serving Jackson County Indiana exclusively since 1995. In 2000 I earned the prestigious Jackson County REALTOR of the Year Award. I am a member of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR); the Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR); the Jackson County Board of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service (MLS); Jackson County Landlord Association; First United Methodist Church; Seymour Evening Lions Club, and the National Rifle Association.
CountyRealty.Com is wholly owned by Steve Freeman ©2000-INFINITY; All Rights Reserved. CountyRealty is committed to the letter and spirit of the US policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. CountyRealty encourages and supports affirmative advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.