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Hurricane Sandy, How You Can Help Fort Wayne, Indiana

Being a real estate agent, it’s apparent that most of my blogs consist of real estate related information. (Insert ‘Duh’ here) With all the weather related chaos, I have to admit that my job is pretty much the furthest thing from my mind today.  Like a great majority of the United States, I’ve been completely consumed in Hurricane Sandy coverage. Even though Fort Wayne, Indiana doesn’t fall in directly in Sandy’s path, I still feel a great deal of concern and sadness for those that it does.

With that said, I wanted to do my part to help those effected by the hurricane’s wrath.  I looked online to find some organizations that are collecting donations to help those involved in the devastation.  Believe me, every little bit can help!  Listening to the news today, they’re already up to over 20 billion dollars needed to help put the East Coast back together. That’s billion with a “B!”

Take a look at these organizations and see if there’s anything you can put forth towards the relief effort. Even if you can’t give a cash donation, there’s always local areas collecting bottle water and perishable food items.  Remember, you’d be eternally grateful if you were in their situation as well.

This information was provided directly from: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/hurricane-sandy–how-to-help.html

Superstorm Sandy: How to help

By Lilli Anne Ladaga, Yahoo! News

The ‘superstorm’ hit the East Coast late Monday and the record storm surge flooded towns up and down the coast; millions are without power and at least a dozen people have been killed

Below are organizations that are mobilizing relief efforts in the region:

AMERICAN RED CROSS: The humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Mobilizing disaster workers, emergency vehicles, shelters and relief supplies to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. Designate your gift to ‘Disaster Relief.’ DONATE HERE.

AMERICARES: The nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization delivers medicines, medical supplies and aid to people in need around the world and across the United States. AmeriCares provides immediate response to emergency and ongoing medical needs and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs for people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion. The group is prepared to send emergency kits to families in the hurricane’s path. Designate your gift to the ‘U.S. Disaster Relief Fund.’ DONATE HERE

SALVATION ARMY NATIONAL CORPS: The international movement is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Mobile feeding kitchens are stocked and Salvation Army officers and volunteers are ready to deploy as needed and requested by Emergency Management personnel. Designate your gift to ‘2012 Hurricane Relief Efforts.’ DONATE HERE.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (ASPCA): ASPCA founder Henry Bergh says its mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the U.S. DONATE HERE.

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Home For Sale on Vance Avenue Fort Wayne, Indiana

If you’re in the market for a starter home, I’ve come across a real gem! This one bedroom, one bathroom home is centrally located in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is most certainly move-in ready! When the current owner bought this home it was in fairly rough shape, but it has since been taken down to the studs (so to speak) and rebuilt into a perfect home for one or two occupants.

Quoted directly from the listing page:

This bungalow on a corner double-lot has “charm” written all over it! New throughout, plumbing, electrical, windows, GFA/CA and flooring, this home is

ready for you to make it your own. From the sunny sleeping/sun porch to the eat-in kitchen this home is one you’ll have to see to believe. 6 panel doors,

dry basement, deck and detached 2 car garage only add to the amenities this home has to offer. Put this charmer on your list of must-sees!

If you’re interested in this home on Vance Avenue, or are looking to buy or sell a home don’t hesitate to contact me.  You can contact me Anne  Henry) by phone at (260-413-8700) or by e-mail at annesellsrealestate@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook too!

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Easy Home Improvements Fort Wayne, Indiana

It seems as though I’ve written countless blogs stressing the importance of making sure your house is up to date and ready to sell before plunging it into the market. But as a pretty successful real estate agent with RE Max Results, there are reasons as to why I choose to post about this particular topic.  The reason being because I’m often attending meetings as well as I’m constantly reading new articles about simple/cost effective ways to spruce up your home before putting it up for sale. It’s simpleeeee! This not only makes your home more “sale-able” (yes, I may have just made up a new word) but it also helps with your return on investment.  It’s common sense that people are willing to spend more on a home with nicer features. So pull up those sleeves and get to work…or I suppose you can hire someone. Whichever route you choose you won’t be sorry.

The Real Estate section on Aol.com recently posted an article with several effective home improvements that will pay you back (and then some) once the house is sold. The first home improvement they suggest is simply switching out the front door… Are you shocked? Well truthfully, I was too! I think about my own front door…the red paint has faded and it’s covered in scratches from my two Boston Terriers.  As much as I love my dogs, the front door has definitely seen it’s wear from them.  But when I’m ready to sell, this could potentially be an easy fix.

Read through the article for other home improvement tips.  Even if you’re not anticipating selling your home any time soon, this is still a great article for some home improvement ideas. Perhaps you’re getting a little tired of the same wall paper you’ve had for the past 15 years? Feel comfortable and confident with your new changes.

Top 10 Home Improvements That Pay You Back

If you’re interested in starting a career in real estate, or are looking to buy or sell a home contact Anne HenryContact Anne by phone at (260-413-8700) or by e-mail at annesellsrealestate@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to follow her on Facebook too!

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