indiana real estate: Back up Offer Closed - In this Real Estate Market Anything Can Happen - We Encourage our Sellers to keep showing their Property! - 04/10/10 11:52 AM
Back up offers in Real Estate - we've blogged about this topic before - we encourage them as
Sale Pending does NOT mean SOLD!
In this Market anything can happen, so we encourage the Sellers of our Listed properties in NW Indiana to keep showing their property to prospective buyers even after they have accepted an offer to purchase.
Just this week we Closed a Real Estate Transaction on a home for sale in NW Indiana that was the 2nd in line or back-up offer !
It's like an Insurance Policy to fall back on in case "something" unexpected … (39 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso IN, Real Estate For Sale - Why Pay Rent? Great In Town Location - Move in ready! - 04/05/10 05:59 AM
Just Listed  : Valparaiso, IN Real Estate For Sale Priced Below Assessed Value - Why Pay Rent?  when this 2 story end unit Condo/Townhomelocated conveniently in town in the Earthstone Development is within walking distance of Shopping, Restaurants, and Parks! Check out the walking score of this property here -> map
This move in ready (freshly painted and all new pergo wood flooring and new carpet throughout) home is worth your careful consideration.
Seller assisted financing also....Seller will pay up to $2000. towards buyers closing costs or pre-paids allowable by lender with a full price accepted offer.
With low taxes and … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: Northwest Indiana Housing Market is Improving - Real Estate is a Local Business. - 03/25/10 03:53 AM
Northwest Indiana Housing market is Improving -
Real Estate is a Local Business
We received an email today alerting us that
Jeff Safrin, SFR, Real Estate Broker, Owner
was quoted in this mornings local paper:
Click highlighted link below to read the full article....
   We had a very snowy February here in NW Indiana!  Despite the winter weather conditions, we were blessed to be busy listing and selling properties and working with re-locating buyers in Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties and so have our experienced REALTORS @ F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate.
If … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: Brick Ranch Home with Finished Basement For Sale in Hammond, IN 46323 near Purdue Calumet Campus - 03/19/10 07:21 AM
Check out this New Listing For Sale in Hammond, Indiana 46323 - a Brick Ranch Home with Finished Basment that could accomodate your extended family or related living as it has 2 kitchens, plus bathrooms, living areas and bedrooms on each level! Priced Below Assessed Value - this home is worth your careful consideration!
We've blogged about living in Hammond, Indiana before. With it's close proximity to Chicago-land by expressway or south shore train.
The City of Hammond, IN offers it's residents children the opportunity for a full ride college scholarship read about the specifics of the College Bound Scholarship Program … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Private Boat Dock on Flint Lake Included with this Custom Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN - 03/12/10 08:13 AM
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Perched on a scenic cul de sac lot with a creek and stocked Pond in the backyard.... this cutom built home has many amenities, not to mention it is steps from  Flint Lake (great fishing) and comes with it's own boat dock (only 1 of 8 available - they are in demand - you can sell to one of your new neighbors in WOODMERE  if you wish:)
Valparaiso, Indiana's north side (center township) is very convenient to major roads like the Indiana Tollroad or I 94 expressway or the South Shore Train Stop for a Chicago-land … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Indiana Real Estate - F.C.Tucker's Business is Getting Better - 2010 Market Stats -> - 03/09/10 03:38 AM

The "State of Real Estate" in Indiana is improving.... Here is a video with Market Statistics from Jim Litten - President of F.C.Tucker Co. Indiana's largest Real Estate Firm with->
F.C.Tucker  Statistics
- 45 Offices
- Over 1300 Sales Associates
- Over $2.1 Billion Sold in 2009
- 14,294 Families Represented in 2009
- 10,489 New Listings in 2009
- 10th Largest Regional Brand in America

indiana real estate: A Home For All Seasons- Mini Estate in La Porte County will look like this soon! - 03/06/10 07:22 AM
Spring is in the air and the snow is melting in NW Indiana...
Here are some seasonal photos (Spring & Summer) of a property we have listed for sale @
REDUCED->5232  N Colsen Ct,  New Carlisle, IN  46552 

    4000+SF Hillside Ranch on 4 + Acres of Retreat Like Setting La Porte County, IN. Near(20 min)South Bend & Lake Michigan.Commute to Chicago by South Shore Train.Custom Quality Built,Original Owners,Well Insulated.Open Concept Foyer/Living/FDR w/Loft overlooks LL FamRm.2 Story Wall of Windows brings in views of nature.Magestic Central Brick FP on each Level.Main Flr.Master Suite w/Private Deck,2 Walk-in Closets,Glass Block Shower(Dual … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Northwest Indiana Home Sellers Consider F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate to Sell Your Property - 03/01/10 04:18 AM
We've been blessed to have started off the New Year 2010 with sales of our listed properties in NW Indiana in Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties and have more pending real estate closings as well.
Ironically, we still get calls from prospective buyers wanting to see homes that have accepted offers or are SOLD already ?! 
We suggest writing Back-up offers on some of these, but rather than experience the pain of regret for not acting sooner....consider our professional services to list and market your property to sell during this PRIME TIME ->
Time is running out for  $ … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: 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

indiana real estate: Rolling Prairie, IN 46371- Come Home to The Country - New Listing For Sale Spacious 2 Story on 3 Acres ! - 02/26/10 02:05 AM
" To Everything There is a Season"  I thought of the old song Turn Turn Turn
the day we traveled in a Northwest Indiana snowstorm to take this listing for sale in scenic La Porte County.
Even though there is snow on the ground now, the seasons will change and the landscape of this lovely home will look much different in just a few months :)
There is so much to do and see in the corridor between Michigan and NW Indiana like:
Lake Michigan Beaches.....
The Michigan City Zoo.....
The Lighthouse Premium Outlet Mall......
South Bend and Notre … (9 comments)

indiana real estate: 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 real estate: New on market, Valparaiso IN Home For sale 46383 in Liberty Township - 02/08/10 09:27 AM
This lovingly updated & spacious Home In Valparaiso Indiana's  Liberty Township location sits on 0.68 wooded acres and is conveniently located  to major roads for ease of commute to Chicago-land.
Large Pole Barn that has a concrete floor and heat and water comes in handy for the hobbyist or auto enthusiast.
Talk to Jeff & Grace Safrin to schedule an appointment with advance notice to view this property for sale.
xx Liberty Township in Valpo, Spacious Updated home + Pole Barn xx

indiana real estate: For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46383 - Subject to Short Sale Approval- 1/2 Duplex Townhome Great Location! - 01/28/10 07:04 AM
Located between  Rogers Lakewood Park and Bicentennial Park in Valparaiso, IN is a small development of Townhome Duplexes called The Cottages.  (Click on map link below the photo slide show).
This convenient location conducive to nature trails and yet just a few miles from major roads makes this new listing desirable location + affordable for those who can see the opportunity and have patience. Located close enough for commute to Chicago by I 90 Toll-road or I 94 Expressway or South Shore Train or Local BUS, this may be worth your careful consideration.
The sale of this property is subject to … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Listed For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46385 Corner 2 Story 4 Unit - Income Producing Property near Downtown Valpo ! - 01/28/10 03:50 AM
Since Valpo is a college town, Valparaiso University under grad or law school students are always look for housing options nearby.
This 4 unit 2 story located at the corner of Chicago St and Elmhurst is near downtown restaurants, coffee shops, banks, businesses, town hall, the courthouse square & more.....not to mention just a few miles from VU.
Worth careful consideration, this Income Producing Property has 4 units (all apartments are leased) and it has been well-maintained and updated.
Enjoy the photo slide show, click on the links for more info and map, call with any questions or for a private … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Ranch Home For Sale in Hessville, IN 46323 Subject To Short Sale Approval - 01/26/10 02:00 AM
Click here to read about Short Sales in Northwest Indiana we have facilitated successfully.
Then give us a call if you are in the market to Buy a Short Sale Listing.
If you are behind on your mortgage payments and your lender will consider a short sale, give us a call @ 219-405-1232 to set up a time to meet and tour your property and talk to see if we can help you.
xx Subject to Short Sale Approval xx

indiana real estate: Affordable Schererville, IN 46375 Home For Sale in Autumn Creek - 01/18/10 10:00 AM
The Town of Schererville is located in Northwest Indiana's Lake County - a convenient commute to the big city of Chicago !
Recently, we Just Listed for sale an affordable Home in Move-in Condition in a great neighborhood !
Enjoy the photo slide show, click on the additional links for a map and description and more info...
xx Best Value in Autumn Creek + Seller Assists w/Closing Costs! xx

indiana real estate: Just In Time For Valentine's Day - Affordable, Move in Ready Home For Sale in Hammond-> - 01/17/10 02:17 PM
Looking for an affordable Home For Sale in NW Indiana's Lake County?  This 858 SF Ranch is $69,000.
Why Pay Rent?
Freshly Painted Inside - Neutral Colors!
Perched on a 80 x 75 Corner Lot = 3 bedroom Ranch Home w/Fenced Yard & Detached 1.5 Car Garage + 8 ft. Shed makes great starter home or may be the one for those looking to downsize + have the ease of one level living!
Country Kitchen w/Pergo Wood Floor, Wood cabinets, Double Stainless Sink & Stove/Gas Range included. Utility Room off Kitchen is Well insulated, washer & dryer hookups. Living Room off … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Cedar Lake Indiana Home For Sale Subject To Lenders Approval of a Short Sale - 12/14/09 09:39 AM
 Right down the Block from South Shore Golf & Country Club, this Cedar Lake Indiana Home comes with water rights and is a short walk to the Lake!                                                                                                                                                                
There are 3 Parcels total included in this sale!
2 Bedroom, 1 bath, 1335 square ft. Home for sale + shed on 75 x 125 Lot @ 14625 Bryan St.
2.5 car detached heated Garage on adjacent 60 x 125 lot @ 14620 Blaine St. Cedar Lake, IN  46303
another vacant lot @ 14624 Blaine St. Cedar Lake, IN 46303 that measures 50x125.
Great property for a starter … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: Low Taxes and Affordable 3 Bedroom Home in Porter County Indiana - 12/04/09 10:57 AM
Affordable Portage Tri-level on 2 Lots … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: The Re-Emergence of Private Banking? - 12/03/09 08:10 AM

Will there be a Re-Emergence of Private banking as a result of the Tightening Lending Milieu?
Many years ago, when Jeff’s Grandfather (bless his soul) was a business owner in Muncie, IN during tough economic times, banks were not giving out many loans.
 …So, rather than go out of business….
 HE became a private banker and carried the note for some of his customers (i.e. set up the terms &; conditions for re-payment at a certain interest rate over a certain period of time).  
Recently, we closed on another Land Contract in which the seller, who owned … (7 comments)

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