mccolly real estate: Move in Ready, 2638 W 41st Ave, Ranburn Woods, Calumet Township, Gary, Indiana 46408 - 11/22/11 03:07 AM
Large open home on half acre lot … (3 comments)

mccolly real estate: Great 50's ranch in Cleveland Heights for $119,500. Gary, Indiana - 10/31/11 02:00 PM
Great 50 s Ranch on half acre … (1 comments)

mccolly real estate: The most painless way ever to save money on your N W Indiana mortgage!! - 08/05/11 06:26 AM
The most painless way ever to save money on your N W Indiana mortgage!! If I told you I had a fool proof way to save you major money on your N W Indiana mortgage payment each year would you believe me?  Well I do and it is the easiest way possible.  You just have to take your once a month payment and split it into two payments each month.  That's right no pain just one extra step each month and you will save big money over the life of your mortgage.     Here are a couple of charts from my … (0 comments)

mccolly real estate: Adorable cottage with Million dollar view on Cedar Lake in Cedar Lake, Indiana - 04/14/11 05:05 AM
Adorable cottage with Million dollar view on Cedar Lake in Cedar Lake, Indiana  $110,000
 

Perched on top of a hill overlooking Cedar Lake is this adorable cottage with 2 bedrooms, large eat in kitchen and living room.  The Million dollar view can be seen from everywhere in the home and is wonderful.

And this is the view-of course a photo can never do justice to the real thing.  Take a drive out to Cedar Lake, Indiana and stop by-you'll be glad you did.

Kitchen looking into living room and beyond.

Nice big kitchen.

This home … (5 comments)

mccolly real estate: Short Sales-what can you expect when buying a short sale in N W Indiana? - 03/16/11 03:07 AM
Short Sales-what can you expect when buying a short sale in N W Indiana?
 
Many clients see the ripe dangling fruit of  short sales and their eyes sparkle.  I'd like to put out a word of caution before you fall victim to your own imagination.  A short sale occurs when a home owner is in financial distress and he is asking his lender to accept less than he owes on the home as satisfaction for the debt.  Many buyers look at these homes in the MLS and see a cheap way to buy more house than they would normally be … (0 comments)

mccolly real estate: January 2011 Market Report for Lake of the Four Seasons, Crown Point, Indiana - 02/27/11 12:26 AM
January 2011 Market Report for Lake of the Four Seasons, Crown Point, Indiana
 
During the month of January there were 90 homes on the market in Lake of the Four Seasons.  Of these 84 were active, 2 were pending and 4 sold.  The chart below shows the minimum, average, median and maximum data for the properties.    The total sales value was $727,900.00. While the average days on the market was 110.

 
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mccolly real estate: January 2011 Market report for Munster, Indiana Single Family Homes - 02/14/11 01:41 AM
January 2011 Market report for Munster, Indiana Single Family Homes
 
  
 
 
January 2011 in Munster, Indiana saw 123 homes for sale. We are limiting this report to single family homes only.  There were 3 pending, 9 sold and 111 active homes listed. The chart below shows the minimum, average, median and maximum data for the properties. The total sales value was $2,112,125.00. While the average days on the market was 135.
 

 
 
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mccolly real estate: Last Quarter Market Report 2010 for Ellendale Farm Subdivision in Crown Point, Indiana - 02/09/11 07:47 AM
 
Last Quarter Market Report 2010 for Ellendale Farm Subdivision in Crown Point, Indiana

 
 
Homes for sale and sold during the time period between October 1st and December 31st, 2010.
 
 
If you think you would like to buy a home in Ellendale Farm subdivision give me, Marilyn Tolhuizen, a call on my cell at 219-616-7069.
 
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mccolly real estate: Short Sale-what the heck is it anyway? - 02/08/11 02:11 PM
Short Sale-what the heck is it anyway?

A client in Crown Point, Indiana asked me today what is a short sale and I thought I would give you my take on the issue.  
In today's economy many people are finding themselves up side down in their mortgages and this means they are heading for foreclosure.  Being upside down means that the house is worth less on today's market than the seller owes to the lender. In order to avoid foreclosure they elect to try something slightly less damaging and that is where the short sale comes in.  In a nut … (2 comments)

mccolly real estate: For Sale: 809 Mary Ellen Dr. Ellendale Farm Crown Point, Indiana - 02/05/11 02:44 PM
For Sale: 809 Mary Ellen Dr. Ellendale Farm Crown Point, Indiana

Custom built home in Ellendale Farm

Impressive entrance

Great view of the specialty windows that are found throughout the home plus the fireplace in this very comfortable great room

Kitchen featuring granite and new stainless appliances

Can't you see yourself relaxing on this great deck
This stunning custom built home in desirable Ellendale Farm features over 4400 sq ft of finished living space that includes 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and a finished walk-out basement! New stainless appliances are a bonus to a wonderfully laid out … (1 comments)

mccolly real estate: The Gathering of Quilters 2011 to be hosted by Heritage Quilters of Crown Point, Indiana - 02/01/11 01:37 PM
The Gathering of Quilters 2011 to be hosted by Heritage Quilters of Crown Point, Indiana 

 
In my life before I became a full time Real Estate Agent I was an avid quilter. I'm still a quilter unfortunately I no long have the time to allow quilting to be the full time obsession it once was.  However I am happy to keep in touch with my quilter friends and keep track of what is going on by reading the Heritage Quilt Guild's Web Site and hanging out at their Facebook page.  I'd like to use my blog to invite everyone … (2 comments)

mccolly real estate: Join me for an Open House at 1002 Crimson Clover Way, Schererville, IN 46375 - 01/28/11 02:33 PM
Join me for an Open House at 1002  Crimson Clover Way,  Schererville, IN  46375
 

I'm holding an Open house Sunday January 30th from 12 pm to 2 pm.  Please join me for a peek at this great condo.
 

Great location, walking distance to shopping and movies.
 

Two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a resort style complex.
 
 
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mccolly real estate: A Tribute to my little Bubba - 01/27/11 03:41 PM
 
  A Tribute to my little Bubba   

Today was the day Little Bubba went to kitty heaven.  He had a good run of 15+ years in my lap and chasing butterflies in the garden.  We will miss him.
I thought I would share a cute story and appeal from my favorite animal charity in honor of my Bubba. The Independent Cat Society is a no-kill cat shelter in Westville, Indiana. They house many cats of all kinds and ages and are a permanent home to some and a way station for others.  I am sharing a delightful story from their … (8 comments)

mccolly real estate: Penn Oak- A subdivision of Crown Point, Indiana - 01/26/11 06:22 AM

Penn Oak is a community of approximately 75 to 100 Single Family Homes. The homes have 3 to 5 bedrooms and average 2000 square feet of living space. Fourteen of these homes were sold in 2010 and the average selling price was $250,000.

Penn Oak is located in the Southeastern portion of the downtown area of Crown Point, Indiana between East St Road 231, W 113th Ave. and Broadway. The emphasis on this neighborhood is family with curving streets, sidewalks for easy walking and play grounds for the children.  

Penn Oak's location is also excellent with shopping … (2 comments)

mccolly real estate: Pine Hill Subdivision Market Watch Last Quarter 2010 Crown Point, Indiana - 01/25/11 02:56 PM
Pine Hill Subdivision Market Watch
Last Quarter 2010 Crown Point, Indiana
Active Listings-Existing Homes         Price      DOM          Date Listed
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12465 Pennsylvania St.                                            $259,000           144                   09/03/10
12613  Washington St.                                             $285,900         … (0 comments)

mccolly real estate: Today's the day Wells Fargo sends me my annual little surprise!! - 01/24/11 03:22 PM
Today's the day Wells Fargo sends me my annual little surprise!!            
 
       
 
When ever I have first time home buyers I end up explaining what it means for the mortgage company to hold tax and insurance in escrow.  Part of that explanation involves the promise of the little annual surprise from the mortgage company.  Mine came today-it was a check for $59.74 followed by a drop in my monthly mortgage payment of $6.58.  That's not much but it pushed the payment from just over $1000.00 to just under $997.00-looks so much better.
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mccolly real estate: Hidden Lake Park Winter Wonderland in Merrillville, Indiana - 01/22/11 02:51 PM
Hidden Lake Park Winter Wonderland in Merrillville, Indiana

Hidden Lake Park is located in between Broadway and I 65.  It is the go to place for fun in the city. Playing host to the annual Christmas light display as well as the Fourth of July Celebrations.

Turkey Creek runs through the park making for wonderful scenery. 

The entire park has many picnic areas for large and small groups.  It also has a recreation building available for rent.

Hidden Lake has a nice lake as well and a large beach area.  This is part of the play ground … (0 comments)

mccolly real estate: Price reduction on Auburn Meadows Condo in Schererville, Indiana - 01/20/11 04:16 PM
Price reduction on Auburn Meadows Condo in Schererville, Indiana

1002  Crimson Clover Way,  Schererville, IN  46375  

Price reduced from $139,900 to $132,900  Come take a look at this like new condo located just off US 30 in Auburn Meadows.  This is a resort style community with exercise facilities, swimming pool and community center.  

This two bedroom two bath home has a huge eat in kitchen and a nice patio off the dining room.  Master bedroom has a walk in closet and master bath.  The location offers private entrance and large lawn area.  Walking distance to shopping and the … (0 comments)

mccolly real estate: Winter sites to enjoy around Merrillville, Indiana - 01/18/11 03:41 PM
Winter sites to enjoy around Merrillville, Indiana
Pruzin Park located at the corner of 57th and Harrison in the Meadowdale section of Merrillville.
 

This is the play ground beyond the picnic area.
 

This is the Pruzin Center itself.  Community meeting rooms used for various activities.
 

Located across Harrison St from the Pruzin Center is the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church
 


Close up of the front of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church  
 
 
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mccolly real estate: Why would I pay the buyers closing cost? Seller's question in Crown Point, Indiana - 01/17/11 03:13 PM
 Why would I pay the buyers closing cost?  Do you feel this is what the buyer will expect?  A seller's question in Crown Point, Indiana
                                               
Most first time buyers don't have the cash for both the down payment and closing cost.  It has become common practice for the buyers to ask the seller to pay this fee.  It is a way of getting the sale done in a difficult market.  Buyers can no longer ask the sellers for … (3 comments)

 
Marilyn Tolhuizen, Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 -  NW Indiana (McColly Real Estate)

Marilyn Tolhuizen

Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana

Crown Point, IN

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McColly Real Estate

Address: Crown Point, Munster, Highland, Griffith,Dyer, Saint John, Hammond,, Merrillville, Hobart, Hebron, Portage, Lowell, Cedar Lake, IN

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