indiana real estate: Northwest Indiana Client Testimonial From a Seller who was also a Move-Up Buyer! - 03/03/11 04:25 AM
Coordinating Back to Back Same Day Closings from Sellers who are also Moving up and Buying a bigger home are a little more complex these days, yet can still be done!
Read what our satisfied clients have to say and then give us a call to help make your Home Selling and/or Home Buying/Move - Up transition smooth!


 
Northwest Indiana Client Testimonial From a Seller who was also a Move-Up Buyer!
 
Our First Home as a Married Couple!
            Jeff and Grace were customers in my store one day and throughout conversation, we learned that I wanted … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Decluttering, Before and After Photos of a Northwest Indiana Home For Sale - 02/25/11 07:11 AM
As Professional REALTORS with F.C.Tucker, Indiana's largest Real Estate Company, we provide our cliennts (sellers) with a list of
that offers suggestions for de-cluttering and preparing a home to be ready for showings for prospective buyers.
Below is just one example of some before and after photos of a Home we have listed for sale in NW Indiana in which the sellers implemented these suggestions!
 
Are you in the market to sell your property?  Give us a call or email us to set up an appointment soon!

Decluttering, Before and After Photos of a Northwest Indiana Home For Sale
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indiana real estate: Sagamore, one of Valparaiso, Indiana's Newer Neighborhoods in Union Township, Porter County, IN - 02/18/11 07:16 AM

Sagamore, one of Valparaiso, Indiana's Newer Neighborhoods in Union Township, Porter County,IN !
The name Sagamore was chosen for one of Valparaiso, Indiana's newest communities inspired by the Home Estate of Theodore Roosevelt, one of our nation's Great Conservationists.
Formerly farmland, this terrain with delicate slopes, a man made pond, and natural wetlands along with wooded areas provides a scenic country setting for this neighborhood of new homes!
The conservation design of Sagamore has home-sites integrated into the picturesque contours of the land, with restored native vegetation, prairie plantings and flowering grasses.
This development of 96 acres of open space … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN 46385, Hillside Ranch Home For Sale on Wooded Cul-de-sac Lot - 02/14/11 08:58 AM
Recently listed by F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana, this Valparaiso, IN 46385 Hillside Ranch Home For Sale on Wooded Cul-de-sac Lot is a brick beauty with over 3695 sq. ft. of finished living space on a scenic lot in Fox Chase Farms in Liberty Township, Porter County, NWI.  
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 - red area … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: Meridian Woods, An Age Restricted Retirement Community in Valparaiso, Indiana - 02/08/11 11:29 AM
 
Meridian Woods, An Age Restricted Retirement Community in Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Life in "The Golden Years" for those 55 and older, Valparaiso, IN has an age restricted retirement community of homes in the Meridian Woods Neighborhood.
 
The peace of mind coming from living in a Newer Home where all the exterior maintenance is done, and the amenities of having a comprehensive Neighborhood Services program which includes:
All exterior maintenance, including yard maintenance.Periodic maintenance and mulching of landscape beds.Repair and/or replacement of all exterior light fixtures, mailboxes, and streetlights.Maintenance and upkeep of the
Meridian Woods Entrances.Use of all the Meridian Woods facilities, including "The Campbell … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: Estate Sale - Hammond, IN 46323 Fixer Upper Sold As Is - 01/28/11 04:29 AM
We've Blogged about living in Hammond, IN before.
It's close proximity to Chicago-land by expressway, IN Tollroad or South Shore Train, and amazing College Scholarship opportunity for children of residents!
This week, we listed for sale this fixer upper home priced below recent appraised value that is subject to court approval of offers as it is an Estate Sale.
If you are a handyman, Investor, or qualify for a FHA 203K Loan  this may be a consideration.
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indiana real estate: Cash Deals Close Quicker than Financed Real Estate Transactions. - 01/26/11 08:28 AM
Cash Deals Close Quicker than Financed Real Estate Transactions.
Recently we closed on Home we listed for sale in Northwest Indiana that was funded by cash.
Cash deals move quickly, since there is no lender and underwriting approval process involved.
That is a big plus these days, as from the time of the accepted offer to settlement took only two weeks.
Although much less common than offers subject to financing, the risk of accepting a cash offer is less when
verifiable funds await just the satisfactory completion of inspections, title work and deed preparation.
Also, there is no waiting for … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Sold - Valparaiso Ranch Home in Shamrock Neighborhood had an Accepted offer in only 3 days on the Market! - 01/22/11 04:46 AM
Sometimes we are just here to facilitate matches made in heaven :)
Like This ->
Just Sold - Valparaiso Ranch Home in Shamrock Neighborhood had an Accepted offer in only 3 days on the Market!
 
Talk To Tucker
Indiana's largest Real Estate Company
 
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indiana real estate: Short Sale, Valparaiso, IN 46385- Striking 2 Story in Eagle Ridge Development. - 01/20/11 05:13 AM
Opportunity Knocks for a
Qualifed Buyer who has the time to wait for Lenders Response to their Short Sale Offer
on this Property in Valparaiso, IN 46385 newer neighborhood - Eagle Ridge.
Located in Liberty Township, close to major roads and South Shore Train Stop for
ease of commute to Chicago, IL,
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indiana real estate: New Listing-> Ranch 1/2 Duplex in Merrillville, IN 46410 is Turn Key! - 01/17/11 06:32 AM
Looking to Simplify your Life and Downsize ?
Or
Tired of Paying Rent ?
 
This Better than New Ranch 1/2 Duplex in Merrillville, IN 46410 is Turn Key!
With one of the Largest Lots in the development (Sunset Cove of Sedona), Upgrades, Appliances and Finishes not
found in New Construction,
This Home with reasonable property taxes is priced below assessed value and shows like a model!
Read more about the Town of Merrillville attractions and it's convenient Lake County, Indiana location for Chicago - land commute read out past blogs by clicking here.
xxxx Turn Key Ranch 1/2 Duplex Priced … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing - Corner Tri-level near Chesterton High School - Lots of Updates! - 01/14/11 10:16 AM
This week we were chosen out of multiple Northwest Indiana REALTORS interviewed to list a home in the
Chestnut Hills neighborhood of Chesterton, IN 46304 ( Porter County, IN )
that is Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale.
We've blogged about living in Chesterton, Indiana before.....it's close proximity to the
beautiful Indiana Dunes National lakeshore along with it's world renowned annual
Wizard of Oz festival make it a scenic small town!
 
Award winning Duneland school system (this home is very close to Chesterton High School) and convenient access
to Chicago by IN tollroad, I 94 Expressway or … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Listed and SOLD by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - This Porter, IN 46304 Home - 01/02/11 10:32 AM

Occasionally, when we help "Move Up" Buyers sell their home and help them look for a bigger one to suit their families growing needs, we have the perfect match in our own inventory of listings of Homes For Sale in Northwest Indiana by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate!
Listed and SOLD by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - This Porter, IN 46304 Home
 
If we can help you sell your property and MOVE UP to a bigger home, please give us a call @ 219-309-9930. We are experienced in domino effect real estate transactions that require back to back … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, Indiana 46385 Ranch Home SOLD- 70 Days on Market from For Sale Sign up to signing the closing documents! - 12/29/10 10:37 AM

 
We listed a Ranch Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46385 a couple months ago and put up for sale signs, marketed it actively, and low and behold -> closing on this property 70 days from date of the listing!
Now Real Estate Markets are a Local Business, and every area is different, however, NW Indiana has plenty of properties on the market to chose from and the winter season does affect the buyer pool somewhat....
A well priced Home, updated and staged to sell in move in condition, does bring ready, willing and able buyers to make offers … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Sold, Chesterton, IN 46304 Home listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate had 2 offers on day 89 on the market! - 12/22/10 04:03 AM

Repeat Clients called us to List their Home For sale in Chesterton, Indiana 46304 and we received 2 offers to purchase on day 89 on the market...so now it's SOLD!

Thinking about selling your Northwest Indiana property?
Talk To Tucker - Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company, established in 1918.
 
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indiana real estate: Home Closing 101 - A Great Reference Site for Home Buyers! - 12/15/10 03:27 AM

 
Yesterday, We attended an in service held by one of our local Title Companies on the roll-out of their new Transaction Management System online in January.
B.Y.P.A.S.S. an acronym for
Bring Your Purchasers And Sellers to Settlement
looks like a system that will bring Buyers Agents, Lenders, Closers, Selling Agents, Attorneys much needed information access on the go - as it is password accessible from your smart phone as well as computer!
 
Buyers AND Sellers have online resources as well, during the presentation a great informational link was revealed that needs to be shared.
The site … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: 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)

indiana real estate: Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46385 - 709 Galway Drive in Shamrock - Ranch with Finished Basement on Wooded Cul De Sac Lot & Pond View - 12/04/10 07:40 AM

Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46385 - 709 Galway Drive in Shamrock - Ranch with Finished Basement on Wooded Cul De Sac Lot & Pond View
Well maintained by Original Owners, this Ranch Home in Valparaiso, Indiana's Shamrock Neighborhood (Center Township Location) with a finished basement and attached finished garage is worth your careful consideration.
Gleaming Hardwood Floors in the Great Room, Kitchen and Dining areas.
Volume Vaulted Ceiling in the Entry Foyer and Great Room, Tray ceiling in the Master Suite.
Picturesque 1/4 Acre wooded Lot backs up to a Pond and wildlife abounds right in your own … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: Short Sale Subject To Bankruptcy Court Approval SOLD - Schererville, IN 46375 Home listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 11/27/10 09:11 AM
There are multiple factors that can prolong a short sale transaction.
 
Recently we closed on a property in NW Indiana that was subject to lenders approval of a short sale(Schererville,IN 46375)  AND also subject to Bankruptcy court approval of the sale of the property.
 
To date, this is our longest short sale ever = 3 months and 13 days from accepted offer to closing.
Lender approval time was double what Indiana law HB 1359 allows (requires an answer in 30 days).
Seems that laws passed to help expedite short sales have little or no effect on the lenders and … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Lake County Indiana Home SOLD when listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 11/23/10 06:52 AM
Yesterday, we closed on a home we listed in Lake County, Indiana that borders Illinois (Whiting, Indiana).
 
As a child growing up on Chicago's south side, I would visit Whiting annually with my parents to attend their 4th of July parade and famous annual Pierogi festival.
 
Whiting still attracts ready, willing and able buyers today. The lakefront expansion plans along Lake Michigan's shoreline will be beautiful when completed.
 
This home listing came to us by referral from a current client. It was formerly For Sale By Owner.
 
Most buyers now a days seek the services of a … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: Indiana Home Owners Facing Foreclosure - Beware of For-Profit Consultants Promising to Save Your Home from Foreclosure for a FEE $ - 11/19/10 05:09 AM
We've blogged about this topic several times before.
An Indiana Homeowner calls us, unsure if they should list their home to sell  or invest even more money (that they sometimes even don't have due to unemployment or illness or economic condtions)to pay an unknown company that calls them up promising to SAVE THEIR HOME FROM FORECLOSURE (for a fee of course-> sometimes thousands of dollars upfront)!
 
We have had our current SHORT SALE LISTINGS get calls NON-STOP from predators.
 
Our answer is, PLEASE contact the Indiana Attorney Generals Office and check out each companies legitimacy and see if the've … (2 comments)

 
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