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Steve
Freeman
Broker, Owner, REALTOR
Cell: 812-528-0976

 

 

 

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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.

Over the years I've come to appreciate that everyone is different. Everyone needs someplace to live; whether that's buying a home, renting a home or apartment, or living with the folks after getting out of school.  Everyone eventually comes to understand that no one lives anywhere for free. There are utilities to pay, insurance payments to make, and rents to pay; either for an apartment you are sharing or the equivalent house payment.  Everything costs money.  Regardless of hopes and desires, most things boil down to money and affordability. 

I can't stress more strongly the need to talk with your lender to determine the affordability  of your next home. Do it today! Nothing is more heart-breaking than looking at a $200,000 home only to find out you can only afford $160,000.  If you make that mistake, every house in your range will not measure up to your "ideal picture" formed when you saw that $200,000 house - believe me I am speaking from experience!  Talk to your lender - there is zero benefit in waiting.  You could even lose the house you want due to another buyer with a pre-approval letter with his offer. 

The "Find Homes" database offers access to all the residential property information you might want; current listings as well as sold property data.  This database was last updated on September 20, 2017 at 9:51 AM. It contains 180 available homes in Jackson County, with 105 homes located in Jackson Township (Seymour City).  All it takes to look at it is an email with your name asking to look. (I will send you a User Name and Password to get access.)

You might find it interesting that from 12/30/2016 through 4/3/2017, the residential market in Jackson County has contracted by 30.5% and in Jackson township the reduction is even more pronounced @ 39.4% Inventory has shrunk dramatically.  One could infer that supply has decreased, where demand has remained constant; and any economist would tell you that this will lead to higher pricesUPDATE 7/20/17: It seems that inventory appears to be increasing in both Jackson Township and in the county. This should exert less pressure on buyers as more choice currently exists. Inventory is still down relative to the beginning of the year.  In Jackson County, the levels have contracted just over 7.8% and in Jackson Township specifically, the contraction is just 16%; a great improvement over April levels. I have a graph showing inventory levels from the beginning of 2016 thru today; which can be modified to show only January 2017 thru today.  Let me know what you seek and I will try to provide you a graph via email. Just ask.  I'm also beginning to examine median prices which I will collect on a daily basis. 

You will find homes that might be in your price range and that's all it takes to begin the process. Next give me a call or an email letting me know your schedule and what homes you might want to see and I'll start making viewing appointments. Once we see a few homes you will get a feel for what your housing dollar will buy. If you have a home to sell first, just let me know and I'll work up a Competitive Market Analysis for you to use to set the right asking price.  I do all of this with no pressures and no hassles; GUARANTEED. 

The best and only thing I offer you is the best advice I can. Your job is to be receptive to that advice when it comes to buying or selling your home. Fair enough? I hope so. 

I am ready to go to work for you. The next step is up to you! Call or email me at your convenience. I march to a different drummer. I like helping people buy homes. I'm full of advice and opinions to share with you. I'd like to help 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.  Sometimes I use the online nickname of SteveInIndiana.

Steve Freeman, Owner
1790 N Co Rd 180 E
Brownstown, IN 47220
Hm/Ofc: 812-358-8635
Cell: 812-528-0976

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.