Thursday, December 1, 2011

Notre Dame Off Campus Housing 2012-2013

If you are a Notre Dame student or St. Mary's College student looking to live off campus for the 2012-2013 school year then now is the time to make your selection. Leasing is wrapping up and there are a few choice maintenance free furnished townhome remaining. Go Irish Properties and the Steve Smith Team are involved in leasing condos, townhomes and homes within walking distance to campus.

There are currently 2 units available at:Dublin Village Townhomes: 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths,2 car attached garage. Available as low as $600/bedroom Furnished.

We also have a few remaining units at Keenan Court Townhomes and select maintenance free, furnished homes walking distance to campus and Eddy St. Commons.

We are also actively leasing properties for the 2013-2014 School year ranging from:
2-5 bedrooms
furnished and unfurnished
some properties include all utilities!

Email or call 574-360-2569 for pricing and availability today! If you are a student or a parent of a student consider purchasing instead of leasing and own your home walking distance to Notre Dame.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

2016 Southern View South Bend, IN 46614 is the one-of-a-kind move in ready home you have been looking for!

You will fall in love with the layout and setting of this raised ranch south side stunner! Enjoy the newly finished lower level (2010) with family room, 1/2 bath and 4th bedroom. There is lots of natural light with floor to ceiling windows replaced (2011). Fresh Paint, newer carpet and updated lighting fixtures coupled with hardwood floors in the living room, dining, kitchen and master bedroom make this a show home. The large, open kitchen with 42" cabinets and an oversized pantry is functional and stlyish. Embrace comfortable luxury, enjoy the large 4 season sunroom with panoramic views of the park-like back yard with deck, stone patio, fire pit, koi pond and more.

Call Steve Smith at 574-360-2569 or email at to arrange for your private tour. Visit to view more pictures and a virtual tour of this home.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

53200 Ironwood Rd. South Bend, IN 46635 Totally Updated Move-in Ready Home

You are not going to want to miss this beautifully updated, one-of-a-kind home in a great location. This 3 bedroom, 3 full bath ranch home features 1947 finished sq. ft. on the main level plus a full finished lower level. This home is centrally located on Ironwood Rd. minutes from Notre Dame, Grape Rd., shopping, restaurants, downtown and the 80/90 toll road.

Situated on just under 1.0 acre it has a fenced in back yard, with stamped concrete patio and in ground pool. This home is perfect for entertaining or gathering as a family. It features 3 fireplaces, hardwood and ceramic flooring, stainless appliances, professional staging and decor and an open concept layout that is comfortable and functional. Enjoy the luxury kitchen with custom ceramic tile backsplash. Go hang out in the finished lower level with a 2nd full kitchen, office and family room.

Everything is new and updated in this home: New windows, new roof, new mechanicals, new drywall, paint and flooring. Remodeled bathrooms, cabinets, hardware and fixtures. Relax on the stamped concrete patio overlooking the big back yard and in ground pool.

Stop by our Open House this Sunday May 1, 2011 2:00-4:00pm to see all of the incredible features this home has to offer for yourself. This home is being offered at a great price of $239,900. Call Steve Smith of Irish Realty today at 574-360-2569 (cell) to schedule your private tour or obtain more information. You can also see additional photos and a virtual tour of the property by visiting

Email Steve Smith @ today!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Eddy Street Commons Frenzy

If you are a part of the University of Notre Dame community in anyway, then you are undoubtedly familiar with Eddy Street Commons. The development on the south side of the campus is a new residential and commercial site that has ND fans raving. But what is all the frenzy about? What makes Eddy Street Commons special?

Notre Dame has been a part of the South Bend, Indiana area since it's founding, but until now ND kept a fairly autonomous identity apart from the Michiana commercial community. Campus was surrounded on the west by Saint Mary's and Holy Cross College (those being then bordered by the St. Joe River Barrier), on the north by the toll rd and the poorly developed Roseland commercial strip, and on the south by single family residential. Only on the east side of campus had there been some purposeful commercial growth aimed at capturing the Notre Dame market. But that being said, the growth and development was not focused: individual stores, restaurants, apartment complexes, hotels, and more sprung up over time. But there was no organized, overarching master plan. Consequently the area does not look particularly well done.

It seems however, that ND students, faculty, fans, and alumnae were just waiting for a development that WAS well thought out and master planned. The response to the new community has been fantastic. Shopping, dining, and more are all within footsteps of campus now that Notre Dame has Eddy Street Commons. The project, built by Kite Construction, was built on the south side of campus, by acquiring and redeveloping what used to be single family residential.

As a realtor, who specializes in helping Notre Dame investors and alumnae, I have been working closely with several clients to acquire some of the townhomes that are also part of the project. My clients are intrigued with the large investment made at Eddy Street Commons, and feel positive about "co-investing" their dollars if you will. Moreover, they love the walkable distance to tailgating and football games, not to mention the bookstore and other favorite parts of campus. In addition, never before has a Notre Dame residential property been so accessible to fine dining and shopping...simply stroll down the sidewalks to eat at Kildares, Five Guys, or the new acclaimed eatery "The Mark". Once you reach the town square of the complex, if it's football weekend, your odds are good that you will hear live music or have a celebrity sighting like Joe Montana. Basically, it's safe to say that Eddy Street Commons is where the action is.

In addition to the townhomes I am helping buyers acquire, we will now be working with buyers to purchase the new condos that also will be added soon to the project: these condos I have been told will be a great price point, especially considering the location. You will be able to acquire these condos in the 200's! Call me, Steve Smith, at 574-360-2569 to find out more information about the townhomes or condos at Eddy Street Commons...or to educate yourself on other housing options around campus such as Irish Crossings, Stadium Village, Dublin Village, and more. I was the sole listing agent for several of these projects including Dublin Village and Stadium Village: and I am the leading expert on Near Campus Housing and Residences. You will not find a more qualified real estate agent to help you find the right Irish Property! I am a broker-agent, a new construction expert, a college graduate, and a top 10 agent in the community at large. I am also very knowledgeable about property taxes around campus, values around campus, leasing properties out and property management, investment returns, and much more: make sure when you consider this investment you get the right agent to help you. Values change dramatically around Notre Dame within just hundreds of need to make sure you are making sound investments. You can also email me at or Thanks for reading and as always, GO IRISH!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hot Notre Dame Leasing Options for 2011-2012

Townhomes and Condos are still leading the way as students flock to new, higher end, furnished rentals in close proximty to campus. 2011-2012 is already in full swing as students snap up units at Irish Crossings Townhomes at $800/bedroom, Wexford Place Townhomes from $725/bedroom, Dublin Village Townhomes from $625/bedroom, and Keenan Court Townhomes with new construction, furnished units from $500/bedroom. Call Steve Smith at Irish Realty for leasing information and availability 574-360-2569 or

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Off Campus Student Housing 2010-2011

If you are looking to live off campus for the 2010-2011 school year then now is the time to make your selection. Leasing is already heavily under way and the best units lease up fast. Go Irish Properties and the Steve Smith Team are involved in leasing condos, townhomes and homes within walking distance to campus. There are currently units available at:

Dublin Village Townhomes
2-4 Bedrooms
2.5-3.5 Baths
2 car attached garages
Built 2005-2007
Units available as low as $600/bedroom
Furnished and Unfurnished units available

Irish Crossings Townhomes
4 bedrooms
3.5-4.5 Baths
2 car attached garages
Built 2007-present
Units available as low as $650/bedroom
Furnished and Unfurnished units available

Wexford Place Townhomes
4 bedrooms
3.5 Baths
2 car attached garages
Built 2007
Units available as low as $650/bedroom

Keenan Court Townhomes
2-4 Bedrooms
2 car attached garages
Built 2008-present
Furnished units available as low as $500/bedroom

Ivy Quad Condominiums
3-4 Bedrooms
1-2 car attached garages
Built 2009
Units available from $700/bedroom

Live in a luxury, maintenance free townhome walking distance to campus for the same or less than the cost of living in the dorms! Email or call 574-360-2569 for pricing and availability today! If you are a student or a parent of a student consider purchasing instead of leasing and own your home walking distance to Notre Dame.

Eddy Commons on the move, Eddy St. now open!

I was thrilled to drive down Edison/Angela Blvd. today and see that the new Eddy St. is now open to the public to drive through. The Eddy Commons development has dramatically change the face of the south side of Notre Dame's campus. Eddy Commons features a 4 story street scape on either side of Eddy St. just south of Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, IN. For those of you who are new to the Eddy Commons concept, the University of Notre Dame contracted with Kite Realty Group (Indianapolis, IN) to construct the mutli-use development on the south side of Notre Dame's campus. The development will feature retail shops including a 20,000 sq. ft. Notre Dame bookstore space and restaraunts for the Irish enthusiast. There will also be office space, a parking garage, 2 hotels, and residential units for sale including condos, townhomes and patio homes.

The development is stunning and hopefully will take South Bend by storm. The only thing more awe inspiring than the scope and beauty of the project is the pricing. With retail space leasing for +30/sq. ft. and residential units selling just shy of $300/sq.ft., the question everyone wants to know is who is going to live there? The median housing price in South Bend is $85,000. Eddy Commons is offering a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 750 sq. ft. condo from the $180's. This should be good news for area property values if the project is a success. One thing is certain for those of us who are die hard Fighting Irish Fans who bleed Blue and Gold, we will all be on the edge of our sets until 3:30pm when Charlie Weis and the boys take the field for the first time in 2009 against Nevada. Go Irish!

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