indiana real estate: From All of Us @ F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Serving Northwest Indiana.....Wishing You & Your Family a Healthy, Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday ! - 11/25/09 08:09 AM

indiana real estate: New Listing, Portage, IN 46368 Affordable Tri - Level Home For Sale on 2 Lots! - 11/09/09 10:33 AM

indiana real estate: SOLD-Griffith, IN Charming Cape Cod Home For Sale - Lovingly Updated + easy Commute to Chicago - 11/03/09 06:16 AM
Cozy Cape Cod Lovingly update & Move in Ready!     … (17 comments)

indiana real estate: Valparaiso, IN New Listing - CONDO For Sale - Simplify Your Lifestyle - Great in Town Location! - 11/01/09 07:20 AM
Immaculate & Affordable Condo - great In Town VALPO location! … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Some Short Sales in Northwest Indiana Real Estate Are Getting Done Quicker & Easier ! - 10/21/09 11:35 AM
It's been several years now since we have taken and sold listings of homes for sale that are 
" Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale" .
The process of getting these to close successfully has been, for the most part, becoming easier.
Perhaps it is from lessons learned along the way & doing the footwork and homework upfront before even agreeing to accept the listing and put a 'short sale' home on the market.
Lately, however,  articles in major publications i.e 'Fewer Short Sales Come Up Short', point out that the part of the short sale process we do … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing - Brick Ranch Home w/Full Basement & Privacy Fenced Yard in La Porte, IN- Subject To Short Sale Approval - 10/16/09 07:01 AM

indiana real estate: REO - BANK OWNED Home For Sale in Crown Point, IN - 10/12/09 02:01 PM
Lakes of the Four Seasons is a Recreational Community in Northwest Indiana. Their website is
A New Listing this week is a bank owned fixer upper sold as is.
With over 4000 square feet of living space on a corner 1/2 acre lot with golf course fairway views in the backyard, this home has potential for those handy investors with vision, as it is priced well below assessed value.
photo slide show of home & community along with map and information below
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indiana real estate: REALTORS Call to Action - Email Congress to Extend the 1st Time HomeBuyers Tax Credit - 09/21/09 10:22 AM
Today our local REALTOR Board (GNIAR ) sent out an email reminder for us to emailour local representatives of
Congress to Extend the 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit which has been a blessing to increase home sales in
Northwest Indiana!
If you would like the direct link to send an email yourself, -> click here
Here is a video with REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS President Charles McMillan urging action!

indiana real estate: Clock is Ticking For 1st Time Home Buyers $8K Tax Credit - How about This NEW Listing For Sale=Affordable Home in La Porte, Indiana -> - 09/18/09 03:58 AM

indiana real estate: We Welcome Linda Littlejohn to F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving Northwest Indiana's Lake County, Porter County & La Porte County - 09/16/09 02:20 AM
 Help us in welcoming 
Linda Littlejohn - Experienced Real Estate Broker Associate
to F.C.Tucker Company's 32nd affiliate brokerage office statewide:
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana
We've known Linda for many years. Back in 1999, when we 1st started in Real Estate,  our office cubicle was located next to Linda's :)
Bringing years of experience in sales. Linda by far is not just your ordinary Realtor and it shows in the results you get when you work with her. She will listen to your needs and leave no stone unturned until you are satisfied. Linda is an expert in negotiating … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Sold -Shorewood Forest Home in Valparaiso,IN & Client Testimonial - 09/15/09 06:11 AM
Just SOLD - This Shorewood Forest Brick Beauty -> click here for details!
We can now take another LISTING in Shorewood Forest, the year round recreational community in Valparaiso, IN that we call home sweet home.
We can market your home exclusively to the masses...bringing ready, willing, and qualified buyers and get you movin, just like we did for these happy are their own words describing the home selling experience.....
Dear Grace and Jeff,
It has been a pleasure working with both of you these past several months.  Your professionalism, knowledge and unique method of marketing my home was … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: I Gave Out our Business Card after Church one day & we Sold a VALPO Home from that contact 2 years Later :) - 09/06/09 03:42 PM

My title is the story in a nut shell :)
Over 2 years ago we had a visiting Pastor from another town in NW Indiana give a sermon at our church.
After the service, I chatted with him awhile about non Real Estate related topics. He was polite and asked what I did for a living and I let him know that Jeff & I were Local REALTORS. I produced my Business card from my purse ( it's a habit - … (9 comments)

indiana real estate: Wanatah Indiana Home For Sale - Scarecrow Festival Coming Soon - 09/02/09 02:06 PM

We've Blogged about La Porte County Indiana before.....this week we listed a Ranch Home For sale in
  the town of Wanatah, IN 46390.
The home is being Sold as is and needs some work, but the scenic setting of a farm in your backyard and the spaciousness of the home for the price is worth careful consideration - especially for those who can do the updating themselves as it is affordably priced!
Wanatah is know for it's annual Scarecrow festival! In just a few weeks...the weekend of September 25th, 26th & 27th the town is transfromed with … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Some Strategies For Success in School -> Do Your Homework :) We Do ! - 09/01/09 09:59 AM
Encouraging Children's study habits at a young age helps set the foundation for life long learning!
I spoke with our youngest daughter on the phone this week, she is student teaching @ Purdue Lafayette this semester (Freshman Math) and loving it ! 
Here are strategies for success in school for students of any age (my brother is going back for his MBA with 2 school age children of his own and doing awesome).
I would add to this list that a HEALTHY diet of fresh fruits and vegetables daily helps feed brain cells also :)
Wishing the students in your life … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: JUST Sold - Home in Chesterton, IN - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate represented the Buyers->RELOCATION business happens regularly-> - 08/28/09 09:53 AM
Corporations continue to move their Managers and Executives despite economic conditions.
Seasons do not matter either.....Today we Closed on a home in Porter County, IN in which we represented the Relocating Buyers.
We've been blessed with a wave of RELO business lately in NW Indiana.
The benefits of being part of F.C.Tucker - Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company...which is part of the Largest Relocation network in the WORLD !
Relocation Clients come pre-approved with a narrow window or time frame to find a home and the transaction itself moves rather quickly - only a few weeks from accepted offer to closing!

indiana real estate: Things Happen For a Reason.....Some buyers get a better deal the second time. - 08/23/09 12:45 PM
  That's what we told our Buyer clients earlier this summer when they put in a bid on a Ranch home for sale that we showed them in Porter County, IN that ended up in a multiple offer situation.
Jeff showed them the comparable solds in the neighborhood and it was clear from the numbers that bidding up in this particular market to try and out do the other buyer was not in their best interest. Disappointed at first, they agreed to wait.
Low & behold, this week, we closed on another home with these same buyers. This home had double … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: 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 real estate: The Test of Time - Crown Point Buyers Chose us 4 times in the past decade to Represent them in Real Estate Transactions! - 08/16/09 06:11 AM
 Just as we have the choice of who we want to do business with - so do our clients!
There is an old saying" the greatest friend of truth is time :)
Our repeat business continues to grow from clients "moving up' or "downsizing" from properties in which they used our representation previously.
Friday, we closed on a home listed in Crown Point, IN in which we represented the buyers in several previous real estate transactions over the past decade.
The fringe benefits of our business are be able to see their little one grow, to be invited to their … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: Our Passion.....Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together and working to achieve successful Real Estate Transaction - 08/07/09 03:09 AM
Yesterday, after only a few weeks of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate opening it's doors in NW Indiana, we closed on a property in Porter County!
Bringing ready, willing and able Buyers and Property Sellers together in Lake, Porter, La Porte & Starke Counties in Northwest IN is our passion!
This Full Time endeavor over the past decade has afforded us the opportunity to help hundreds of families move :)
As our sphere of influence and knowledge of technology has grown, so have repeat clients (like these sellers) and new buyers ...who find us by our Internet presence (like this buyer did) on one … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Related Living or Extended Family ? New Listing in Valparaiso, IN may be just what you've been searching for! - 08/02/09 03:53 PM
This newer 2 Story Home ( The Brookstone Model ) is located in the Timberland development of Valparaiso, IN ...Porter County location off Meridian Road, just 1 mile north of Route 6.
 It is unique in that the full basement has been finished with a related living apartmentthat houses the 5th Bedroom (double closets & ceiling fan + egress window), a Rec room which is open to the 2nd kitchen w/appliances(galley style), an office or craft room ( has exhaust fan & closet) and a 2nd laundry area/utility rm. 
So if you have a large or extended family, or perhaps teenagers that … (7 comments)

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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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