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Valparaiso, IN - First Time Homebuyers are out in a Market that's not supposed to be good :) - 04/29/08 05:17 PM
This is just one in a series of Posts For Localism By Jeff & Grace Safrin, F.C. Tucker Advantage Realty, Serving Northwest Indiana...on HOMES SOLD IN A MARKET THAT's NOT SUPPOSED TO BE GOOD.... We received a referral from a Lender recently, first time homebuyers looking to buy an affordable home, close to school . On our first meeting, we went over the Buyer Information Packet with detailed FLOW Chart explaining the many steps along the path between LOOKING FOR A HOME and MOVING DAY! After obtaining a signed Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement our work began. Several properties came up on the MLS (10 comments)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IN INDIANA GRACE M. SAFRIN, REALTOR, BROKER ASSOCIATE WITH F.C. TUCKER ADVANTAGE REALTY HAS BEEN AWARDED THE CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL SPECIALIST DESIGNATION BY THE COUNCIL OF RESIDENTIAL SPECIALISTS. April, 2008. Grace M. Safrin, a Valparaiso, IN resident has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 38,000 Realtors nationwide have earned the credential. Home buyers and sellers can be assured (15 comments)
We received an email announcement this morning forwarded from our Broker, That one of our Favorite Attractions in Jasper County, Indiana Fair Oaks Farm will Be Featured on The DISCOVERY CHANNEL TV SHOW Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe on April 28th, 2008 at 8 : 00 p.m. CST ! Seems from the Description of this Episode, viewers will experience the various Jobs at a Dairy Farm, Including Milking a Cow and even helping with the delivery of a Baby Calf ! This FARM EXPERIENCE in Northwest Indiana is one of Our Favorite Places to Stop for Fresh & Excellent Dairy Products (8 comments)
Valparaiso, IN Opportunity Knocks- SUBJECT TO SHORT SALE APPROVAL- Paired Patio Home in Aberdeen Golf Community- MUST SEE ! - 04/19/08 02:36 PM
Tucked away in a Scenic Setting with woods, lakes and fairways, yet less than an hour commute to the big city of Chicago is one of NW Indiana's best kept secrets....the well planned Community of ABERDEEN in Valparaiso, IN a city in Porter County, NW Indiana. Recreational options such as soccer fields, basketball courts, private swimming pool, playground, walking paths, nature areas PLUS Award Winning, championship, upscale and environmentally sensitive GOLF Course are just a few of the choices available to enjoy! One great benefit of playing the humbling sport of Golf at Aberdeen's challenging 18 Hole course is the Carts all have GPS navigation systems (0 comments)
Price of Gas Has Inspired a New Business in Valparaiso, Indiana = Get Scootin' - 04/18/08 11:28 AM
Yes, that's right. SCOOTERS for sale in Downtown Valparaiso, Indiana. In a prime store front location on the mainstreet of Lincolnway, 68 West Lincolnway to be exact...you can find many colors and styles! And at 90 miles to the Gallon of Gasoline, this new business in town should do AWESOME ! Even Jeff Tried one out :) For more info visit _> http://www.genuinescooters.com/dealers.html for Valparaiso, IN Map location or call 219-531-4386. Thinking of Relocating to Northwest Indiana? Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS - "Spouses Selling Houses' TM
Serving Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, in NW Indiana. Please feel free (8 comments)
Ok, so Finally spring has arrived in Northwest Indiana and I convinced Jeff to turn off the phone a few hours in the afternoon the other day to get in a few holes of GOLF on a warm, but windy day. Amazingly, with the wind at my back, my drive reached the green on a Par 3, and I was left with a 20 foot uphill putt! Now the advice of my experienced parter, who has golfed since childhood, and has been lovingly patient with my learning curve, has been : NEVER LEAVE A PUTT FOR BIRDIE SHORT ! How does this great piece of advice relate (9 comments)
As Porter County Property Owners, last week we received a Check from the Porter County Government as a refund of a portion of our last paid property tax bill ! What's even better, is that Indiana State passed legislation to LOWER Property Taxes in Our County as well ! <---Photo of the Porter County Government Building in Valparaiso, Indiana. A Variety of Artistically hand painted benches grace the downtown area streets of Valparaiso, IN. This one is in front of the Porter County Government Building. Thanks for Visiting our Blog! To read more about local NW Indiana events, sports, and more, click our blog link. (4 comments)
Valparaiso Indiana PHOTOS - Spring Into Valpo ! - 04/17/08 03:27 PM
Consider Relocating to The City of Valparaiso....translated "Vale of Paradise", it is located in NORTHWEST INDIANA's PORTER County and offers affordable living options and excellent schools, along with lower property taxes than nearby Chicagoland. Spring Banners grace Valparaiso's Downtown Area street lamps and even the City Hall / Post Office on Lincolnway has been dressed up to Welcome Spring! With lovely neighborhoods, great schools and variety of ways to commute to Chicago .... "Valpo " (as we call it) ....is worth careful consideration to be your next home sweet home! Just look at the following link: http://localism.com/article/376691/These-Homes-Are-Music-to-Your Valpo has something for every price range - Give us a call @ (3 comments)
Northwest Indiana HOMES ARE SELLING ! - 04/11/08 02:20 PM
The advent of the Internet has changed the way people connect. We were laughed at in 2000 by some seasoned peers for getting a website. Websites are almost like indoor plumbing - everybody has it. Nowadays, some giggle when we mention BLOGGING. But, alas, it does produce inquiries, if, like other Marketing avenues, you do it consistently and follow up ! In an established Real Estate Marketplace like Northwest Indiana, our sphere of influence has increased annually due to a growing Internet presence! The latest example, a CLOSED SALE yesterday, was an email contact from a prospective seller who lived in the same town, same township, yet we (3 comments)
Reverse Offers in Real Estate - A Paradigm Shift for the Northwest Indiana Market ! - 04/07/08 03:00 PM
I've always felt while sorting through the many BLOGS here on AR, that this is a Big THINK TANK, a plethora of diverse information. Like abstract art, some posts make you Stop and Think, others may even influence you further than thought,- they may impact your future actions. Inspired by one such post: REVERSE OFFERS-Who Uses Them? by Jeff Payne, (a former Hoosier.. thanks Jeff :). His Description of the Process, along with the many positive comments from various REALTORS, encouraged us to consider this OPTION for our own Clients. This concept, although widespread in other parts of the nation, is not readily practiced in Northwest Indiana. After thoughtful (14 comments)
It has been our policy, from the beginning, to show Listings to Prequalified Buyers. After Grace attended and successfully Became CERTIFIED in the National Association of REALTORS course: At Home with Diversity - One America Our policy was not only confirmed, but we expanded it! After being introduced to the highly recommended PROSPECT EQUAL SERVICE REPORT given out in this class, we now include a standardized collection of data from potential clients & customers to keep in our records. We explain our policy to those who call us, wanting to see (4 comments)
SOLD-Opportunity to Turn it Around - Hammond, Indiana Home - Subject to Short Sale - 04/01/08 06:44 PM
We've written BLOG POSTS about Life in Hammond, Indiana before and it's unique Scholarship Program for Residents. Below is a New Listing in Hammond, IN located in Lake County, in Northwest Indiana. Enjoy the Music Slide Show of this Property and call us for the details :) xx xx Please feel free to Contact us @ 219-405-1232 with any questions you may have, or, click the link below to read / subscribe to our email newsletter with valuable Relocation Information.
NW INDIANA remains a Great REAL ESTATE MARKET check our RECENT---> SOLD HOMES ! Thanks for Visiting our Blog! To read more about local NW Indiana events, sports, and more, click our blog (8 comments)
Northwest Indiana Real Estate - Lake, Porter, La Porte, Counties in NW Indiana. A Team Approach To Real Estate. We Are Internet Savvy! We provide you Valuable services and representation in Buying or Selling Real Estate and Relocation services : Competitive Market Analysis of Price, Marketing Plan that sells our Listings, Access to the largest buyer pool via Northwest Indiana Multiple Listing Service, Negotiation of Contracts. Coordination of the many aspects of Closing the Transaction: financing, inspections, insurance, appraisals, surveys, title work, deed, escrow, possession.
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana
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