indiana information: Factors That DO NOT Influence The Value of Your Northwest Indiana Home - 10/15/11 07:04 AM

When we meet with Northwest Indiana Home Sellers and present them with a Comparative Market Analysis of home values in their neighborhood, sometimes the following handful of factors that sellers want us to consider in pricing their property come up in conversation..These Factors have NO IMPACT on the Value of Northwest Indiana Homes.
 "I paid x number of dollars $ for this home a few years ago! "If you bought your home at the peak of real estate market prices and there has been a depreciation in your area's home values since then, your home's current market price may be less than what … (0 comments)

indiana information: Just SOLD Another Porter County Property Listed By F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana - 10/10/11 05:32 AM
This Portage, Indiana Property SOLD quickly after being listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
There was never even a For Sale Sign in the Yard!
Nowadays, the Internet is our biggest For Sale Sign :)


indiana information: Retirement Housing For Sale in Valparaiso, Indiana 46385 - 09/23/11 04:40 AM
Meridian Woods in Valparaiso, IN  46385 is an age restricted (retirement) community that offers housing options for those in their Golden Years.
We've blogged about the Meridian Woods neighborhood before. You can read the detailed information here ->
Meridian Woods, An Age Restricted Retirement Community in Valparaiso, Indiana
Recently, we listed a townhome for sale in this development that was a former Model Home
Enjoy the hi-def music video and then Talk To Tucker  for all your Northwest Indiana Real Estate needs!
xxxx xxxx

indiana information: Northwest Indiana Real Estate Market Statistics, Lake County, Porter County and La Porte County YTD 2011 - 09/20/11 05:35 AM

Real Estate is a Local Business.
In the 3 Northwest Indiana counties serviced by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate 
this is reflected in the specific data complied by the
Indiana Association Of REALTORS.
 Indiana Housing Market Update
Data pulled as of September 16, 2011 and includes detached single family homes, condos and townhomes.

Lake County Indiana
 Click Map for
Trailing 3 & 12 Month Data
Porter County Indiana
 Click Map for
Trailing 3 & 12 Month Data

indiana information: Just Sold by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana, Valparaiso,IN 46383 accepted offer in just 30 days on market - 08/30/11 11:31 AM
It had been over a decade since we helped a young couple with a toddler and an infant sell their first home and move-up to a bigger one in NW Indiana to accomodate their growing family.
When it was time for another change, we were humbled they asked us to help them move-up again!
Now with 3 growing children, they recently posted on our facebook page a back then and now photo of their child/children with real estate signage in their previous yards with our name on it:)
We don't feel 10 years older?  LOL... but are blessed to represent many … (2 comments)

indiana information: Just Sold Investment Property in Porter County, Indiana Repeat Clients of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 08/29/11 08:17 AM
For every written testimonial (or video)  we have received from past clients, there are many, many other clients we represent that even though they never share their experiences of using our services publicly, they do remember and call us again when they need to buy or sell more property in Northwest Indiana.
The best testimonial is repeat business!
Like this ->
Just Sold Investment Property in Porter County, Indiana Repeat Clients of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate


indiana information: La Porte, IN 46350 Affordable Ranch Home For Sale on Acre Lot - 08/16/11 11:31 AM
Just outside of town  in La Porte, IN 46350, this Pleasant Township Home For Sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana is affordably priced!
Read our past Blog about La Porte County - A Place to call Home Sweet Home!
or visit these websites for more information:
La Porte County Website
La Porte Community Schools


indiana information: Big Bi-Level Home For Sale in Portage, IN 46368 by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 08/04/11 08:13 AM
Priced to sell, this 5 Bedroom, 3 bath Home with attached 3 car garage has a home office and alot to offer!
Do-Dads added after it's construction in 2005 include:
Privacy Fenced Backyard with extensive landscaping including several brick/stone patio's & planters (many varieties of perennials), built-in stainless gas grill station with granite counter top, PERGOLA covers outdoor dining area! Inground Sprinkler System Kinetico Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System Guardian Whole House Generator xxxx xxxx
Portage Indiana has been calleda bedroom community to Chicago, IL and many who work in the windy city commute by train or tollroad or expressway to … (4 comments)

indiana information: From Our Home to Yours - Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day! - 05/07/11 05:23 AM
This poem says it well :
"The heart of a home is a mother Whose love is warm and true, And home has always been "sweet home" With a wonderful mother like you!"
From our Home to Yours -
Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day!
Safe Travels and Blessings of Health, Love and Joy over your family gatherings this weekend.
Grace & Jeff

indiana information: Sarah and Abraham - Premier Performance of A Musical Dramatization at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN - 05/03/11 05:18 AM
Mark Your Calendars and come join us on Tuesday Evening, May 24th, 2011 @ 7pm 
Christ Lutheran Church 
2610 North Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385 

We've hosted Keri Burman's - Yadah Paraise Productions performances at church in the past. Great stories from the Bible brought to life like:
Queen Esther
Mary of Nazareth
Mary Magdalene
Now for the 1st time, the newly married Mrs. Keri Castro will be performing with her husband Daniel in their Premier Performance of a Musical Dramatization of the Story of Sarah and Abraham!
"Through songs and monologues, one couple describes how faith and … (2 comments)

indiana information: Bishop Noll Warriors vs Park Tudor Panthers ISHAA Class 2A State Finals Championship at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indy - 03/23/11 07:45 AM
Wow - my alma mater in DA REGION 
Bishop Noll Institute High School in
Hammond, IN
is playing for a state championship this weekend!
Bishop Noll Warriors vs Park Tudor Panthers
ISHAA State Finals Championship @ Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN 
3/26/11- Class 2A: #2 Hammond Noll (26-0) vs. #4 Park Tudor (25-2) 12:45pm.
GO B.N.I, GO B.N.I. ! … (0 comments)

indiana information: March Madness Humor Butler vs Pittsburgh Buffalo Wild Wings Commercial Parody - 03/20/11 08:05 AM
Came across this funny You Tube Video today and wanted to share it ->
March Madness Humor Butler vs Pittsburgh Buffalo Wild Wings Commercial Parody
It's an exciting time for Indiana Basketball...hope the same "commercial results:)" happen today for the
Purdue Boilermakers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish so we can have 2 more teams besides the
Horizon League Butler Bulldogs go to the Sweet 16 as Cinderella's...
Now that would be some March Madness for Indiana! REPRESENT !

indiana information: An Irish Blessing For Your Home - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in NW Indiana wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! - 03/17/11 03:51 AM

"May your home be bright with cheer, May your cares all disappear, May contentment come your way, And may laughter fill your day. "
An Irish Blessing For Your Home - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in NW Indiana wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! … (4 comments)

indiana information: Looking for a Weekend or Summer Getaway? Condo For Sale in Michigan City, IN Beach Area 46360 - 03/10/11 08:06 AM
The Beauty of Lake Michigan Summer Sunsets is something we've captured and blogged about before.
This along with some fun places to go in La Porte County, Northwest IN ....i.e.:
The Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall in Michigan City,IN (they have FAB 4th of July and Labor day sidewalk sales)! The Local Wineries where you can sit back and relax and sample some locally produced wine! Great Dining Places-How about some exotic dates, tastefully prepared Mediterranean Style at one of our Favs. The Local ZOO - unlike any other we've been to opens this month (March)  too! Lakefront Festivals to enjoy … (2 comments)

indiana information: Valpo Crusaders Senior Night Means -> March Madness is Around the Corner! - 02/28/11 07:11 AM
Saturday was senior night at VU.
Anyone who follows our blog, knows that we enjoy going to basketball games to cheer on our hometown team!
Going to home games puts us in touch with people in the community we serve.
We even went to some away games in the past 4 years, where we had the opportunity to meet some of the real road warriors for the Crusaders, parents of the players! 
Getting to know some of the team and their parents is a special plus!  This year senior Howard Little even gave us a mention during his senior … (0 comments)

indiana information: Things to Do in Northwest Indiana - Towle Theatre in Hammond, IN presents 'Ruthless' ! - 02/26/11 03:50 AM
There is nothing quite like live theater!
We love it. There are several options in NW Indiana for this type of venue,not to mention being so close to the big City of Chicago, next to Broadway, it's THE place for theater IMHO.
Last year we went to see a production of the Musical play RENT at the Radisson Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, IN
That evening,there was a FREE Drawing and as always, we come prepared with Business Cards, so I put one in the fishbowl and proceeded to enjoy the performance.
To our surprise, we … (2 comments)

indiana information: It's Awesome Baby - Dick Vitale is coming to VALPO ! - 02/12/11 06:04 AM
Our Twitter profile says it best : "We enjoy going to VU Basketball Games"
and what a season this has been so far for our home town team the ->
Valparaiso University Crusaders Mens Basketball Team
are currently in 1st place in the Horizon League!
and now this news:

Dick Vitale is coming to VALPO - It's Awesome Baby!
ESPN has confirmed that legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale will be at the ARC next Saturday, February 19 to call the Valpo game vs. Missouri State.  This BRACKET BUSTER GAME is scheduled to begin at … (2 comments)

indiana information: Valparaiso, IN 46383 - Ranch Home For Sale in Washington Township - 02/09/11 05:36 AM
Valparaiso, IN 46383 -  Ranch Home For Sale in Washington Township (red area on map).
Located in Porter County, Northwest Indiana, a mailing address of Valparaiso encompasses several Townships
Center Township - The heart of Town Washington Township - East of Town Union Township - West of Town Morgan Township - South of Town Liberty Township - North of Town  
Recently, we listed a newer Ranch Home For Sale in Valparaiso's Washington Township's popular Pine Creek Estates neighborhood.
xxxx xxxx

indiana information: A Not So Little House on the Prairie of Aberdeen - Model Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46385 - 01/31/11 07:09 AM


The Prairie At Aberdeen is located in Valparaiso, IN 46385 (Union Township).
It is a part of the Aberdeen Development.
Private Cul-De-Sac's of personalized homes with nearly 60% of the site left as open spaces. 
Calmed Traffic on the winding streets encourages walking through this neighborhood with nature trails.
Recreation nearby->Aberdeen offers Championship Golf, Pool, Tennis, Trails, Town Square & more!
Driving Directions:
U.S. 30 in Valpo to State Road 2 west to Division Road. Take Division to the Aberdeen entrance on Tower Road. Continue onto Lockerbie, then Larwick and look for "The Prairie" signs at … (6 comments)

indiana information: Northwest Indiana Home Owners- Property Tax Exemption Filing Deadline Approaching Soon! - 12/11/10 08:44 AM
Home Owners in Lake County and Porter County in Northwest Indiana!
The deadline for filing your Property Tax Exemptions is fast approaching -> December 30th, 2010.
If you purchased a home this year in a city or town in Lake County, or Porter County in NW Indiana please verify that your homestead and mortgage exemptions have been properly filed with the county.
As experienced Professional REALTORS serving NW Indiana, we always send reminders to our clients via phone call or email and verify that the closing agent at the Title company includes a written reminder with instructions on how and … (2 comments)

Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)

Jeff&Grace Safrin


Valparaiso, IN

More about me…

F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Address: 13 Lincolnway, Suite # 203, Valparaiso, IN, 46383

Office: (219) 309-9930

Fax: 219-510-5005

Email Me

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.




RSS 2.0 Feed for this blog