indiana real estate: Come Home to The Country - Renovated Farm House on 2 Acres of Land w/ Big Barn in La Porte County, IN - 07/25/09 08:50 AM
NEW LISTING ON THE MARKET.....
Join the eastward moving trend of relocating to La Porte County in Northwest Indiana.
This New Carlisle, IN  turn of the century rennovated Farm Home on 2 Acres of wooded land offers a 42 x 48  level barn w/ loft storage and a detached Garage that is climate controlled heated + central A/C!
With access to South Bend, IN or Chicago via Indiana Tollroad or South Shore Train, you can make this affordable property a vacation spot or year round dwelling!
1st Time Home Buyers will have to work quickly to have this home closed by … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Press Release - It's a New Day At F.C. TUCKER Real Estate in Indiana -> - 07/14/09 02:29 AM
 For Immediate Release Contact:

July 14, 2009 Grace & Jeff Safrin
(219)309-9930 (office)
(219)309-3809 (mobile)
safrin@jorsm.com
 
 F. C. Tucker opens new Valparaiso office Grace and Jeff Safrin found F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate
 
VALPARAISO - Grace and Jeff Safrin, longtime Tucker sales associates, have opened F. C. Tucker's 32nd affiliate office, F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate. F. C. Tucker is the largest independent real estate company in Indiana. The Safrins will continue to serve clients in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties.
In real estate since 1999, the Safrins are already Life Time Members of the Presidents … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: From Evansville to Valparaiso F.C. Tucker Real Estate has Indiana Covered ! - 07/11/09 12:19 PM
 
Yesterday, F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate showed up for business on our Local MLS (The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS).
 
Although the announcement came out from F.C.Tucker's Corporate Offices in Indianapolis, IN on 7/8/9....that we were new Owners, visiting & calling over 30 some loyal clients to get the paperwork done took a day or so :)
 
While we were at our new office @ 13 Lincolnway, Suite # 203 in downtown Valparaiso Indiana, 46383- we received a pleasant surprise - a flower delivery
 
The Broker /Owners of F.C.Tucker Emge REALTORS (Kathy Briscoe and Kevin Eastridge)who have … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Now Open For Business - F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Serving Northwest Indiana ! - 07/11/09 10:27 AM

We are humbled to be afforded this opportunity and excited to be affiliated with Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company that has been in business since 1918.
It's been a whirlwhind of a week and we'd like to thank those who helped make the dream a reality - our dear family & friends, loyal clients, business associates, and especially to our former Broker who made the transition smooth and professional for everyone, by her support and collaborative efforts!
Stay tuned for future blogs and More Exciting News about our non-traditional Business Model with generous compensation options for experienced REALTORS that think out of the box and beyond the office :)
A recent Inman … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Mirror Image of a Low Ball Offer = High Ball Counter - 07/06/09 05:26 PM
We've come across some Blog posts about the topic of Buyers making offers to purchase homes        significantly lower than the asking price. We can certainly relate to how other REALTORS feel about this topic, (and this post is NOT about having a HIGH Ball to help you deal with offers like this :) .... Recently we've had to deal with a low offer that came in on a property we had listed for sale in NW Indiana.
The saying /strategies "some offer is better than no offer" & "let's try and work with this" don't always go over very well with … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: From Our Home to Yours - Happy 4th of July and God Bless America ! - 07/04/09 04:19 AM
Happy 4th of July From Our Home to Yours......
 The words of the song written by Irving Berlin and sung by Kate Smith apply to our nation now more than ever......


"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free, Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

"God Bless America, Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her Thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains, to the prairies, To the … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Sold-> DeMotte, Indiana Home - A Spirit of Working Together is Necessary in Today's Real Estate Market. - 07/01/09 11:23 AM
We closed today on a beautiful home we listed for sale in DeMotte, IN ( Jasper County,  46310 ).
 This Listing was the result of the sphere of influence of another client who found us on one of our many websites (POINT 2) and liked the way we marketed homes and recommended us to family !
A 2 Bedroom Single Family Home is not as in demand as 3 & 4 BR properties in NW Indiana, but, as Jeff says - there is a buyer out there for just about every property type ;) 
The setting was scenic and the price affordable and the condition well maintained...so an … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: PHONE-A-THON For Indiana Home Owners Facing Foreclosure-> IN Supreme Court URGES you to Call in on Tuesday, June 30th 2009 from 5pm - 10pm for Prevention Assistance! Pass it on.... - 06/29/09 12:32 PM
 Today our Local Multiple Listing Service had this broadcast message and we wanted to spread the word to all->
Indiana  Home Owners who may be facing Foreclosure to call in on Tuesday, June 30th 2009  between the hours of 5 pm and 10 pm EDT  to access foreclosure prevention services.
Click here->  the Link for the Phone Numbers to Call by Regions of the State in which you reside.
Read the Press Release->
INDIANA SUPREME COURT SUPPORTS STATEWIDE PHONE-A-THON AIMED AT FORECLOSURE PREVENTION
View the Video
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Thanks for stopping by and reading our Northwest Indiana Real Estate Blog!
 Just as the … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: Taking in Nature & the Beauty of Lake Louise in Shorewood Forest, Valparaiso, IN - 06/27/09 05:38 AM
 When we moved from Lake County, Indiana (St. John) 12 years ago to Porter County, IN ....we were looking for lower property taxes, a home with some land and goods schools.
 We ended up with all of  that plus some...the added amenities of enjoying a beautiful year round recreational community - SHOREWOOD FOREST - and all of the perks that go with it!
Besides parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts...there are nature trails, walking paths, and a Lake -> Lake Louise. The Community Pool and Clubhouse plus Neighborhood Sandy Beach are awesome this time of year!
If you enjoy BOATING and FISHING and Water Sports … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: New On Market - Merrillville, IN ...Affordable Ranch Home For Sale - 06/11/09 06:28 AM
We've Blogged about the Town of Merrillville Indiana before. This Lake County, Indiana town - with it's proximity to Chicago-land by Expressway or Skyway, makes it convenient for commute to work in the neighboring state of Illinois, yet pay less taxes.
With attractions nearby like the Star Plaza Theater &  Westfield Shopping Mall, you don't  have far to go from home for necessities or entertainment.
1st time Home buyers - if you buy a home and close on the deal by 11/30/09, you may qualify for up to $8000 in Tax Credit's - that's a BIG refund Check around tax time - and people … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing - Merrillville IN, Immaculate Newer Home Home For Sale on Pond Lot in Creekwood Crossing - 05/25/09 06:32 AM
We've Blogged about the Town of Merrillville Indiana before. This Lake County, Indiana town - with it's proximity to Chicago-land by Expressway or Skyway, makes it convenient for commute to work in the neighboring state of Illinois, yet pay less taxes.
With attractions nearby like the Star Plaza Theater &  Westfield Shopping Mall, you don't  have far to go from home for necessities or entertainment.
Yesterday, we listed a 2006 Built Home with many upgrades and improvements added! Like the meticulous professional landscaping and the inground sprinkler system. a Privacy cedar fenced backyad plus a oversized cement patio.  The NEW Sunroom Addition is awesome … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing, Wheatfield, IN Affordable Tri-level Home in Jasper County's NW Indiana. - 05/23/09 11:17 AM
Right down the road from Marcella's - one of our favorite restaurants and close to the Intersection of State Road 10 and Rt 231 South sits this Affordable Tr-level Home For Sale in Wheatfield, Indiana.
Perched on a nice size lot ( 0.42 Acre) in Jasper County, in Northwest Indiana and close to schools and Interstate 65 for ease of commute...this home is worth careful consideration.
1st time Homebuyers may qualify for a $8000 Tax credit as part of the Economic Stimulus Package if property is closed by 11/30/09.
Enjoy the photo slide show and Info and check out the Map … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: New on the Market-Porter County's Desirable Jackson Township Location in NW Indiana -Sleek Modern Euro Redesign! - 05/22/09 06:10 AM
 Our latest Jackson Township Property For Sale was listed yesterday. We enjoy the scenic Duneland Area of Porter County in NW Indiana so much. Driving through the gently rolling hills & terrain of Suman Valley, eastward toward Lake Michigan's National Park System, one can find a variety of homes in many price ranges nestled in a wooded wonderland. The School District here is award winning as well!
We've Blogged about one of our favorite stops after appointments in Porter County - NW Indiana's own Vineyard - Anderson's Orchard & Winery!
This Affordable Home is Unlike any other - don't let the traditional cape … (5 comments)

indiana real estate: Moving to Indiana ?....Check out this Website = > Indiana is Home - 05/20/09 02:36 AM
The Indiana Association of REALTORS has put out a great website for prospective Home Owners looking to Relocate to Our State!
With Links and Video's covering Topic of Interest about " The Indiana Story "
The State Of Real Estate In Indiana with Governor Mitch Daniels ( VIDEO )
A List of Indiana Ecomonic Facts of Interest  which describes ->
More Jobs For Hoosiers, The Business Environment, Recent Rankings, Building the Best Sandbox
 The website also has a tab specifically for :
 
BUYING - that leads to a plethora of informative links for Home Buyers like ->
FHA Loans
Homeownership program for … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Demotte, IN this Home Just SOLD - Muliple Offers in 1st 3 Months on Market ! - 05/19/09 03:47 AM
We Closed on a Home this week we listed In DeMotte, IN. a Town Located in Jasper County, NW Indiana.
The Relocating Clients found us while searching the Internet.
The Cute Starter Home was Priced to Sell and appealed to many 1st Time Home Buyers, especially since the Stimulus Package of an $8000. tax credit was introduced this year.
If you are looking Professional REALTOR who FOCUS working FULL TIME in this field - give us a call for an appointment to tour your property and provide you with a Competetive Market Analysis.
Let our service MOVE you, as it has … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: “Clear to Close” - Are we having Fun Yet ?? - 05/18/09 09:15 AM
 
 
 "Clear to Close" - Are we having Fun Yet ??
 
This post was inspired by a Miracle - a "clear to close" received after many delays ! Amen.


 
 
 
 It may be somewhat rare these days to have a Loan get through the underwriting process without getting kicked back with at least one (if not more) condition to full fill before final approval and those 3 famous words: "Clear to Close" are heard .
 
 
The odds of delays may be even more probable if the name of the lender funding the loan … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: On the Kankakee River in NW Indiana Between Hebron & DeMotte - Marti's Place @ Ramseys Landing! - 05/13/09 08:44 AM
In our Indiana Travels, between Hebron and DeMotte there's a Restaurant and Bar located right on the Kankakee River called Marti's Place at Ramsey's Landing that has been around for many years.
I asked Jeff to stop the other day on the way home from Indy...(I had a taste for some catfish and a beer :)
The menu has a wide variety, but for some reason, I always choose the catch of the day or catfish.
It was windy, so we ate inside (outside seating is also available) but the wall of windows overlooking the river provided great views!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: Chesterton, IN - Westchester Township Home For Sale on 9.83 Acres of Land w/ 3 Pole Barn, Pond, Pool & More! - 05/07/09 09:22 AM
For Sale $399,000. Address : 280 East 1366 North, Chesterton, IN 46304
Perched on 9.83 Acres of Land, in the town of Chesterton, Indiana a Dune land  Community in Porter County, Northwest Indiana - This Westchester Township Location is a commutable distance to Chicago by South Shore Train or I 94 & IN Toll-road.
Spacious & well maintained Bi-Level Home offers 4 to 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , 2 Car attached Garage. The Home has a wood-burning Fireplace and 400 amp electric.
This parcel of land is big enough to add on or build on!
There are 3 Barns on this Property! 
....1200 SF Pole Barn … (7 comments)

indiana real estate: Hobart, IN For Sale - Barrington Ridge Townhome Near St. Marys Medical Center - Simplify Your Life ! - 05/02/09 06:31 AM
This Move in Ready & Affordable TownHome, perched at the end of a Scenic Cul De Sac Lot has been freshly painted (neutral Colors) and has clean carpets, plus all the Whirlpool Appliances ( even Washer & Dryer) Stay!
Convenient Location, close to the Hospital, Schools & Shopping + Major roads nearby....Barrington Ridge offers community amenities like a private swimming pool, clubhouse, park and playground for you to enjoy this summer!
Click on the Map to get an aerial view of this Community, Click on DESCRIPTION in the slide show below to read more information about this property, plus check out the … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Counter Offers in Real Estate - They Don't Always Work....3RD times a charm - This seller accepted the offer as written! - 05/02/09 04:09 AM
Counter Offers in Real Estate - They Don't Always Work....3RD times a charm - This 3rd seller accepted the offer as written - and we closed ! 
When we get an offer to purchase on one of our listings and it is substantiated by recent comparable solds and it has reasonable terms and conditions, we inform our sellers that a COUNTEROFFER is in fact a rejection of the Original offer...the BUYER does not have to come back at all...and in a market like this...you can't EXPECT them to, especially when there is plenty of other properties out there to chose from. Putting … (2 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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