indiana real estate: Our Sellers Become Our Buyers! - 06/27/08 11:37 AM
 Today we Closed on a
Home that Sold In Valparaiso, IN in only 37 Days on the Market!
For the 4th time this year so far, our Sellers (we represented them in Listing & Marketing their home to sell), have utilized our professional services after an accepted offer to find them a home to BUY!
Quite a few of the Clients we represent in the Sale of their Home, we also represent in the Purchase of another Home!
Coordination of closings, in the case of multiple transactions in which contingencies are involved requires diligent attention to details and follow through, along with excellent communication … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN PROPERTY - Think To Yourself - What a Wonderful Place to Call Home :) - 06/23/08 06:54 AM
Recently, We Listed a Home on Prime Location Parcel of Land in Union Township.
- an Hour From Chicago, IL 
- Located in Valparaiso, IN
- Part of Porter County, IN 
Our Daughter Graduated from the Union Township School System - Wheeler High School and was well prepared for College entry from the excellent education received by caring teachers (not to mention an Awesome Theatre/Drama & Music Program).
 
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If you are considering a move to NW Indiana,
  give us a call @219-405-1232 to represent you in your next home purchase!
Jeff & Grace Safrin -"Spouses Selling Houses"TM
F.C.Tucker
 
 
 
Serving Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County, Jasper County and Newton Counties … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Every Task in This Business is An Opportunity in Disguise :) - 06/20/08 04:06 AM
When we List a Property that has Exposure to High Traffic Count areas according to INDOT our usual 3 foot tall REAL ESTATE sign doesn't capture much commuter attention!
That's when we call Ted from Signs By Design in Valparaiso, Indiana and have a custom large sign made for the Location.
The next trip to complete the sign is to have Jeff from Valparaiso's Timber Shop custom cut the signposts so that the large sign fits perfectly in the anchoring grooves.
Usually, we have a handyman/installer pick up the seperate pieces, put them together and take them to the property and install them … (10 comments)

indiana real estate: Taking Care of Business - Great Parcel Of Land Zoned Commerical - Build Your Business Here in NW Indiana! - 06/19/08 10:07 AM
We've written Blog Posts about the Northwest Indiana Town of Merrillville before.
With easy Access to I 65 and Chicagoland, it's a growing place to establish a Business!
This PRIME Location Parcel of Commerically Zoned Vacant Land is worth your careful consideration!
Click -> for map and details and enjoy the Music/Photo slide show of this property below.....
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Jeff & Grace Safrin - REALTORS
F.C.Tucker Advantage Realty
Serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana
Visit our website for more income producing properties for sale or click on our BLOG link below


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indiana real estate: Flag Day - 06/14/08 03:46 AM

 
June 14th of every year is FLAG DAY
There is an AWESOME WEBSITE dedicated to the History of Flag day -----> Click Here
The SYMBOLISM of the U.S.A.'s Flag has been described in detail by this famous POEM (quoted below)...
I am the Flag
 
by Ruth Apperson Rous
I am the flag of the United States of America.
I was born on June 14, 1777, in Philadelphia.
There the Continental Congress adopted my stars and stripes as the national flag.
My thirteen stripes alternating red and white, with a union of thirteen white stars in a field of blue, represented a new constellation, … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: Safrin's Found The Buyers For This La Porte Indiana Home - 05/30/08 09:31 AM
We Represented Buyers and Closed on a Home in La Porte, Indiana yesterday.
Our system of working with potential buyers who have a home to sell includes detailed upfront communication on buying a home contingent on another closing. 
With an Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement in place, and a Pre-qualified Letter from their lender on file, we start the search based on criteria and price range/buying power by the Multiple Listing Service.
Property History Search may even reveal what the last owner paid for the homes selected .
Going over Seller Disclosures and pertinent County Assessor Data before showings, addresses up front, any areas of concern.
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indiana real estate: Listed AND Sold By The Safrin's - Home and Farm LAND in Northwest Indiana. - 05/29/08 01:58 PM
 Mark Twain once said
" Buy Land, They Stopped Making It"
Today we Closed on the Sale of a Large parcel of Land - 38 Acres (almost a quarter mile square) in Northwest Indiana - Starke County with a Home, Barn, Stocked Pond, Wooded Acreage,
Tillable Farmland that is Leased Annually, and 
several acres of GOVERNMENT GRASSES with a transferrable contract.
 These specially planted grasses are Environmentally beneficial to the land. ( GREEN :)
Transactions such as these require multiple extra steps to ensure transfer of proper documents with the
county and that the new buyers are aware of conditions of ownership that may be unique & specific to
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indiana real estate: Wishing You & Yours a Safe, Healthy and Happy Memorial Day Weekend :) - 05/23/08 06:59 AM
From Our House to Yours.......
Let's not forget those who fought and
sacrificed their lives......
so that we could enjoy the Freedoms of
this Land !
God Bless You & Your Families.
Have a Safe, Healthy & Happy Weekend.
Sincerely,
Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS -

 "Spouses Selling Houses' TM
F.C. Tucker Advantage Realty
Serving Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County, Jasper County and Newton County in NW Indiana.

Click below to read / subscribe to our email newsletter with valuable Relocation Information.
 

Visit our Website for Homes For Sale,  Vacant Land,  Residential Commercial Properties, + More … (8 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN -Gourmet Cooking Just a Short Walk From Your New Home- Let us Take You There :) - 05/18/08 10:04 AM
Living near Valparaiso, Indiana's Northside, which is conveniently located to Major Roads like the I 80/90 Tollroad and I 94 Expressway, makes for an easier commute to the big city of Chicago by Car
or South Shore Train !
One of our all-time Favorite Dining Establishments is located on Valparaiso's North Side....THE DISH Restaurant!  (click your mouse on the photo below for virtual tour & divine menu)->

Recently, we SOLD a New Townhome / Half - Duplex in Valparaiso's North Side
Neighborhood of North Hampstead
Whoever buys a Home in this community, will also enjoy dining at The Dish since it is
within walking DISTANCE !
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indiana real estate: SOLD-Can You Fix it ? Yes You Can ! Great Opportunity - Hessville, IN Home ONLY $ 48,654. - 05/16/08 11:52 AM
 Great Opportunity to Fix & Flip, Rent or even Own !
Call us @ 219-405-1232 to learn the Competitive Market Analysis of this Neighborhood 's Home Values.
 
Enjoy the Music Slide Show Below-------->
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Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS -

 "Spouses Selling Houses' TM
F.C. Tucker Realty
Serving Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County, in NW Indiana.
Click below to read / subscribe to our email newsletter with valuable Relocation Information.
 

Visit our Website for Homes For Sale,  Vacant Land,  Residential Commercial Properties, + More !

For more information on NW Indiana Communities -
check out … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: WOW - HGTV comes to Valparaiso, IN to film one of our Listings for the TV Show HIDDEN POTENTIAL ! - 05/12/08 01:44 PM
Today was an exciting Monday for us !

We received a phone call a few months ago about the possibility for one of our hometown properties being featured on HGTV's show HIDDEN POTENTIAL.
 Well today, after much behind the scene details, that dream became a reality. Van loads of equipment and a caravan of vehicles, filled with kind and very knowledgeable production crew, spent several hours here in our Vale of Paradise !
 The Shows Star Host Brandie Malay, and feature Architect/Designer Barry Wood were both gracious enough to take a moment from their busy schedules to take a photo with us.
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indiana real estate: Cash Buyers Are Coming Out to BUY REAL ESTATE ! - 05/09/08 05:04 AM
I once heard an exerpt from an interview with Donald Trump who mentioned he purchased Real Estate during the last know recession.
Of course Real Estate Markets vary, but Northwest Indiana has remained an affordable place for housing options for both First Time Home Buyers AND INVESTORS....you don't have to be a Donald Trump to take advantage of some great deals at present!
  In the last few weeks specifically, we have had phone calls from cash buyers looking to fix & flip properties, AND from agents working with buyers who have been patiently awaiting a market such as this to purchase a home by … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Market Report - First Quarter 2008 - Newton County, Indiana - Residential Real Estate SOLD. - 05/02/08 09:03 AM
Real Estate Markets differ by Location. In comparing Multiple Listing Service ( MLS ) data** for Closed Sales in the First Quarter of this year verses last, we noted the following for NEWTON COUNTY, INDIANA.
Cities and Towns in Newton County, IN  include : Brook, Goodland, Kentland, Lake Village, Morocco, Mount Ayr, and Roselawn.
TOWNSHIPS in Newton County, IN are : Beaver, Colfax, Grant, Iroquois, Jackson, Jefferson, Lake, Lincoln, McClellan, and Washington.
Please note that Residential Properties include:
Single Family Home / Condo / Town Houses / Half Duplex The Number of SOLD Residential Properties this year from 1/1/08 thru 4/30/08 … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: Market Report - FIRST QUARTER 2008 - Jasper County, IN - Residential Real Estate SOLD. - 05/02/08 08:14 AM
Real Estate Markets differ by Location. In comparing Multiple Listing Service ( MLS ) data** for Closed Sales in the First Quarter of this year verses last, we noted the following for Jasper County, Indiana.
The Cities and Towns in Jasper County, IN include: Collegeville, De Motte, Remington, Rensselaer, Roselawn, and Wheatfield.
And the following are TOWNSHIPS in Jasper County : Barkley, Carpenter, Gillam, Hanging Grove, Jordan, Kankakee, Keener, Marion, Milroy, Newton, Union, Walker, and Wheatfield.
Please note that Residential Properties include:
Single Family Home / Condo / Town Houses / Half Duplex The Number of SOLD Residential Properties this year from 1/1/08 thru 4/30/08 … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN - SOLD - Only 37 Days on The Market - Great In Town Location Close to Parks & School - 05/02/08 07:30 AM
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indiana real estate: MARKET REPORT - FIRST QUARTER 2008 - La PORTE COUNTY, IN - Residential Properties SOLD. - 05/02/08 07:27 AM
Real Estate Markets differ by Location. In comparing Multiple Listing Service ( MLS ) data** for Closed Sales in the First Quarter of this year verses last, we noted the following for La Porte County, Indiana Residential Sales.
The Cities and Towns in La Porte County Include: Michigan City, La Porte, Hanna, Kingsbury, Kingsford Heights, La Crosse, Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Pottawattamie Park, Rolling Prairie, Trail Creek, Union Mills, Wanatah, and Westville.
These Cities and Towns are located in the following TOWNSHIPS : Cass, Center, Clinton, Coolspring, Dewey, Galena, Hanna, Hudson, Johnson, Kankakee, Lincoln, Michigan, New Durham, Noble, Pleasant, Prairie, Scipio, Springfield, Union, … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: MARKET REPORT - FIRST QUARTER 2008 - PORTER COUNTY, IN - Residential Real Estate SOLD. - 05/02/08 06:54 AM
Real Estate Markets differ by Location. In comparing Multiple Listing Service ( MLS ) data** for Closed Sales in the First Quarter of this year verses last, we noted the following for Porter County, Indiana Residential Sales.
Porter County Cities and Towns include:Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton Dune Acres, Ogden Dunes, Kouts, Portage, Porter, Town of Pines, South Haven, Valparaiso, and select parts of Hebron, Westville, Hobart and Crown Point.
These cities and towns are located in the following TOWNSHIPS : Boone, Center, Jackson, Liberty, Morgan, Pine, Pleasant, Portage, Porter, Union, Washington and Westchester.
Please note that Residential Properties include:
Single … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN - First Time Homebuyers are out in a Market that's not supposed to be good :) - 04/29/08 10:17 AM
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)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN Opportunity Knocks- SUBJECT TO SHORT SALE APPROVAL- Paired Patio Home in Aberdeen Golf Community- MUST SEE ! - 04/19/08 07:36 AM
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)

indiana real estate: SOLD ALREADY-Hammond, IN - New Listing @ 6546 Tennesse Ave. Turn Sweat Equity into Future Equity-Ranch Fixer UPPER - 04/18/08 02:22 PM
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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.


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