indiana information: Indiana Wind Energy - a growing business ! - 02/27/10 06:13 AM
As Real Estate Brokers & Owners of one of  F.C Tucker Company Real Estate affiliate offices in Indiana, we now travel to Indianapolis from our hometown of Valparaiso about once a month for various meetings, events or an occasional speaking engagement.
It has been our personal observation in the last 6 months, that more and more Wind Energy Turbine's grace the farmland and landscape along Interstate 65 from Northwest Indiana south to Indianapolis.
Wind Energy in Indiana is becoming a growing business!
If you are interested in large vacant parcels of land for sale to develop GREEN wind energy business - … (4 comments)

indiana information: Indiana Real Estate Market Reports By County january 2009 verses January 2010 - 02/26/10 03:50 AM
 The Indiana Association of REALTORS has a great website called Indiana Is Home.
 
 
There is a collection of Market Data Reports with Statistics on home Sales in Indiana by County updated montly
 
 
Here is a link to January 2009 vs. January 2010 Existing Single Family Residential Home Sales
 
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indiana information: Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana is now on Facebook -> - 02/23/10 02:38 PM
Social Media Strategies for Churches ?
Yes, it's one of many plans for our growing congregation at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN
Last month we launched our Twitter account
& this month we're now on Facebook
- become our friend if you'd like :)
Click here to read my previous blog post about the exciting happenings this year @CLCVALPO as we build a new worship space!
- and many thanks to ValpoLife.com for reprinting the article for our community!
God's Blessings
Grace Safrin
Evangelism chair
 
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indiana information: Call for Action - Proposed Illiana Expressway to help alleviate congestion on Borman in NW Indiana ?... - 02/16/10 10:40 AM
Just to paraphrase an email we received today from our local board->
The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS...
Reminder of a Public Hearing that will take place
Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Crown Point High School auditorium,
1500 S. Main Street in Crown Point.
On the Proposed Illiana Expressway - a Tollroad  that would connect I 65 in Northwest Indiana with I 55 near Joliet, IL.
There have been pro's and con's to this for several years to the point it is now a topic indexed on WIKEPEDIA
Here's a link to the Final feasability Study with … (3 comments)

indiana information: F.C.Tucker Annual Awards Historic Scottish Rite Cathedral Indianapolis - 02/12/10 06:44 AM
When Indiana's largest Real Estate Company puts on an event - It's 1st class !
At least that has been our experience over the last 9 years, being affiliated with F.C.Tucker Co.....1st as Sales Associates and now as Broker/Owners of one of their 45 offices in Indiana (ours being the northwest office in Valparaiso, IN  which services Lake, Porter & La Porte Counties).
The Venue was spectacular! The beautiful landmark in Downtown Indianapolis - The Scottish Rite Cathedral cost over $3 MILLION DOLLARS way back in 1927 to complete!
It's ornate architecture with craftsmanship details and stained glass windows was certainly … (5 comments)

indiana information: Valpo Hoops in the Superbowl Commercial ! Watch the Flo Mobile TV "My Generation" clip - 02/09/10 02:21 AM
 
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indiana information: Cabela's In Hammond, Indiana ! - 01/26/10 01:48 AM
This week we spent a few hours exploring Cabela's in Hammond, Indiana.
If you are like me and been around Hammond IN for awhile ( I am a Bishop Noll High School Graduate ), you will know that Cabela's sit on the property that once was the Woodmar Golf Course ( google maps hasn't changed yet - so thie link above confirms this :)
 
We enjoyed exploring this HUGE facility, shopping for some out wear, & learning alot also. The museum like education displays on fish and animals were incredible. We had fun in the arcades. Jeff even tried a … (3 comments)

indiana information: What a Game on New Years Eve - Valparaiso University Crusaders Win in Final Seconds! - 01/01/10 04:04 AM
What a Game on New Years Eve - Valparaiso University Crusaders Win in Final Seconds 55-54
over University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers !

 
Ok, so the scoreboard photo is blurry (hey, this game was a nail-biter :) but it shows that with 3.8 seconds, Valparaiso University Crusaders trailed by 1 &  Milwaukee Panthers coach took a time out to set up a play to inbound the ball which is stolen away (intercepted) by Valpo Senior Brandon McPherson who takes it to the basket himself for the W !
Click link below to watch video recap of this exciting games top … (12 comments)

indiana information: Northwest Indiana College Basketball - Lots of Choices and FUN :) - 12/15/09 10:36 AM
Once a relocating client asked us what there was to do once the weather got cold in Indiana?  We both answered simultaneously with a grim - BASKETBALL - college basketball that is :)
Here is a pictorial recap of just the past few weeks FUN.
#1 Notre Dame Vs. Central Florida(ok, so we also wanted to see Marcus Jordan play and to witness 1st hand the shoe choice he made :) but, his famous fatherMJ sat incognito somewhere in the Joyce Center/Purcell pavillion, so we didn't get a glimpse of him :( 
Although the  game was tied 41-41 at half-time,The Local … (7 comments)

indiana information: VU Team rallies to Win Home Opener After Miserable Start... - 11/20/09 09:14 AM
After the first 20 minutes of the V.U. Crusaders vs IU South Bend Titans game, I sat wondering how was it even remotely possible that the Crusaders came within 11 points of 6th Ranked North Carolina only a few days earlier? They were missing shots, they were sluggish, they were out rebounded, outplayed, & out scored in every area of the game. (Let's give some credit to the Titans).
In my previous years of watching Valpo play, they had times as a slow starting 2nd half team. After a 10-4 spurt,  the Crusaders were down 43-34 and I was thinking  "uh-oh". … (3 comments)

indiana information: Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Season Opens this Week with Home Game at the ARC 11/19/09 @ 7:05 pm - 11/16/09 09:34 AM
 If you follow our Blog, you know we are Local Fans of Valpo Crusader's Basketball.
 
This week the 1st regular season home game is on Thursday, November 19th at the ARC - tip off  7:05 pm.
 
With alot of new team members on the Roster, this should be an interesting year! 
 
It's already off to an exciting start as the Valparaiso University Crusaders men's Basketball Team came within 11 points of the ranked  #6 University of North Carolina@ Chapel Hill Tar -Heels  team yesterday in a pre-season game!!!

so....
Come out and Be BOLD - wear GOLD … (4 comments)

indiana information: Valparaiso University Homecoming Football Game Saturday, 10/10/09 - 10/09/09 09:21 AM

Are ya ready for some football ?
 
Local, that is. 
I
t's gonna be a cool fall day tomorrow so bundle up and come out and see the Valparaiso University Crusaders play San Diego at Brown Field @ 1:00pm kickoff time!
 
Go VU !
 
Hopefully the Victory Bell will ring in a win for Valpo's bold wearing GOLD team :)
 
See you at the game ( twittering updates perhaps :)                
 
 
 
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indiana information: Clock is Ticking To Find That Home if You'd Like the 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - 10/01/09 01:02 PM
Considering Buying a home in NW Indiana to take advantage of the 1st Time Home Buyer tax credit ?
Did you know this ? ......
 
By law, your loan cannot be completed and funded until the 8th day after your application for your mortgage has been completed and executed.  Taking into consideration Sundays and Holidays (that are excluded from the 8 day count), the last day upon which your Purchase Agreement and mortgage application can be completed is November 19, 2009.
 
That means it's crunch time!
 
Factor in the time to shop for a home and put together … (0 comments)

indiana information: The Bible Came to Life Last Night @ Valparaiso, Indiana's Christ Lutheran Church with A Musical Dramatization of Queen Esther performed by Keri Burman - 09/30/09 01:37 PM
Have you ever heard an Angel sing?
I did, last night!
 Keri Burman ( a Valpo resident )  has a full time Christian Drama ministry-> Yadah Praise Productions and travels cross country performing at churches re-inacting Women of The Bible in song and story!
Last night our Church's Womens Fellowship group experienced her performance of the story of Queen Esther.
Words do not even do justice to describe what one feels watching this talented young lady sing and act the story.
If your church is looking for a wonderful performer for a future fellowship event. please consider the spirit filled … (3 comments)

indiana information: Wordless Wednesday - Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Football Game Day Photos & Video - 09/23/09 09:12 AM

 
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indiana information: Wordless Wednesday Photos - Everyone Loves a Parade !!! - 09/16/09 02:11 AM
 

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indiana information: Cabelas in Hammond, Indiana - A Field trip For all Ages :) - 09/05/09 01:48 AM
This week we spent a few hours exploring Cabela's in Hammond, Indiana.
If you are like me and been around Hammond IN for awhile ( I am a Bishop Noll High School Graduate ), you will know that Cabela's sit on the property that once was the Woodmar Golf Course ( google maps hasn't changed yet - so thie link above confirms this :)
 
We enjoyed exploring this HUGE facility, shopping for some out wear, & learning alot also. The museum like education displays on fish and animals were incredible. We had fun in the arcades. Jeff even tried a … (2 comments)

indiana information: Fresh Crepes For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner @ JD's Crepe Co. In Valparaiso, IN - 08/31/09 02:18 AM
Last week we had Breakfast @ a great specialty restaurant in Valpo - JD's Crepe Co. Located @ 3125 N. Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, IN 46383. Telephone # 219-242-8611. They are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday Through Saturday from 8 am to 8pm and Sunday from 8 am to 7pm.
Fresh Signature Crepes, made to order right in front of you. Or, Build your own creation from a long list of fresh ingredients! They have Children's Choice selection as well!  Reasonably priced, one regular sized crepe is very filling, but if you have a hearty appetite, they have … (6 comments)

indiana information: Indiana Association of REALTORS Road Show - A Few Things of Interest ...... - 08/20/09 01:14 PM

 
 
 
 
 
This past Tuesday, Jeff & I attended the IAR Region I Road show held this year in La Porte County, in the Grand Ballroom of the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.
We go every year and especially look forward to the legislative updates by Sally Johnson our IAR government affairs/Lobbyist and legal updates by IAR attorney Richelle Cohen Mossler.
 
 3 things I found interesting from this conference which was attended by nearly 200 REALTORS/members of our local GNIAR Board:
The Statewide Number of Members of the Indiana Association of REALTORS has dropped from … (4 comments)

indiana information: Spreading The Gratitude Campaign, Pass it on..... - 08/19/09 07:15 AM
Just a really nice way to show thanks to the men & women, veterans & soldiers who serve our nation!
visit www.gratitudecampaign.com to read the story of how this gesture of thanks from the bottom of our heart originated.
Here is the short version of the youtube vidoe you can share with family, friends & neighbors. Pass it on &
God Bless the USA.
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