indiana real estate: Search Homes For Sale, Valparaiso, IN...then call us for Personalized Service. - 04/20/09 03:58 AM
This weekend was busy for us as we were out showing and selling homes in Northwest Indiana!
When Spring arrives, we get a plethora of calls from prospective buyers on our listings for sale.
If you are not currently working with a REALTOR, and are a serious pre-approved buyer...please know that we can show you not only our listed properties, but any home you find on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) or other internet search sites, no matter which Real Estate Company has the listing!
Please feel free to change the search criteria in the search box below to meet your price … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: First Time Home Buyers are out Shopping Now to get $8,000 Tax Credit - 04/17/09 07:08 AM
What a difference your tax return check may be if you purchase your first home by December 1st, 2009.
Talk to Jeff & Grace Safrin Today @ 219-405-1232 for details about our proven system of working with serious buyers and the steps on our flow chart to successful Home Ownership!

Jeff& GraceSafrin " Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Real Estate Broker Associates with  F.C. Tucker - Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company
 If we can help you find a home or land in NW Indiana, give us a call @ 219-405-1232 - we are Full Time Full Service Real Estate Brokers serving Lake, … (2 comments)

indiana real estate: Starke County Indiana Discount Shopping at Bailey's ! - 04/09/09 03:48 AM
We visited some of our Listed Properties For Sale in Starke County, IN to take photos.
The fisherman were already launching boats out on Bass Lake...

 On our way back, we stopped at the huge, well known 5 acre site known as Bailey's Discount Center and enjoyed some Ice cream while we helped stimulate the economy with some shopping:)
If you've never been to Bailey's and live in NorthWest Indiana, it's well worth the trip. MAP
We've had past clients rave about the Custom Kitchen Cabinets in their homes, purchased from here (and these were Lake and Porter County they … (0 comments)

indiana real estate: What can Indiana REALTORS do when Short Sale Offers are getting No response from the lender ?.. FILE A Complaint -> - 03/31/09 01:16 PM
 What can Indiana REALTORS do when Short Sale Offers are getting no response from the Lender ?
New LAW in Indiana affecting Short Sale Response Times For Lenders HB 1359 states that a lender has 10 days to acknowledge receipt of a short sale offer and 30 days to respond to the offer.
Recently, an email newsletter from our Local REALTOR Board had the link to the form needed to file a complaint should the lender not respond to an offer according to the parameters of this Law.
***Complete this form referencing Indiana Code listed below, details of the lack of response within the required … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing, 'French Country' Home in Valparaiso, IN - For the Discerning Buyer - Builders Own Home w/attention to details... - 03/29/09 07:56 AM
We've had absolutely wonderful experiences selling several of this Builders Custom Built Valparaiso Residences over the last several years....The Buyers still keep in touch with us and we see them around town and they just love their unique homes !
Take time to look at the 50 photos in the slide show of this 4968 total square foot home on a 1.21 Acre Lot in Valparaiso's countryside ( no subdivison - just farmland views :) 
Quality materials and craftsmanship went into this spacious home with an open concept floor plan great for entertaining a crowd.
Magnificent Architectural Roof Lines and Varied Volume Ceilings … (10 comments)

indiana real estate: Spring Makeover - Like New Now & Staged to SELL - Before & After Photos->Jasper County Home on 8 Acres! - 03/23/09 08:04 AM
If you have seen this spacious Jasper County Home on 8 Beautiful Acres with a Huge Pole Barn before,
LOOK Again!
Thanks to the experienced Interior Decorator Rita Van Gorp, (and thousands of dollars $ invested)....this Country Residence has had a Home Makeover you have to see for yourself !
The enire home has been freshly painted in warm neutral tones, there is new flooring in the bathrooms and laundry room plus Quaility NEW Carpeting throughout with a 10 year transferrable warranty to the New Owners!
Elegant New Light Fixtures in the Bedrooms, Kitchen, Hallways and Baths, plus all New Window Treatments/Drapes to match … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing - Shorewood Forest - Year Round Recreational Community in Valparaiso, IN Spacious BRICK Home w/4 Fireplaces! - 03/20/09 03:56 PM
Seeking Country like atmosphere with Good Schools and Low Property Taxes?
Consider making this Home in Shorewood Forest - a year round recreational community in Porter County's City of Valparaiso yours!
We've Blogged about the Attractions and Highlights of Living in this "Vale of Paradise"before, as well as mentioning that Union Township Schools are Blue Ribbon Award winners!
With 3500 Square Feet on 4 Levels this lovingly maintained BRICK Home offers 4 Fireplaces, a scenic 0.43 Acre wooded Lot with a creek, and Lake Views.
A Commute to Chicago-land within an hour by car or South Shore Train!
When you buy a … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: Hebron, IN (Porter County, Indiana) : Updated Trilevel Home For Sale on 3 + Acres of Land - 03/10/09 09:08 AM
Porter County, Indiana is growing due to eastward urban expansion from the Chicago metropolitan area!
Hebron, Indiana, a Town in Porter County...
 is a mix of rural countryside and farmland, interspersed with new developments.
Recently we listed an extensively remodeled and updated
Tri-level Home For Sale in Hebron, IN on 3+ Acres of Land.
This 3 Bedroom 2 Bath beauty in a scenic setting w/2 car Garage has another detached garage as well!
Click the Slide Show for more Info and Map
Talk To REALTORS  Jeff& GraceSafrin
" Spouses Selling Houses" TM
 F.C. Tucker Serving NorthWest Indiana!
 If we can help you find a … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: We get a Call from ABC News Nightline and the Whirlwind begins...... - 02/26/09 02:12 AM
    It's amazing that a 7 minute story spot on ABC News Nightline comes from several trips (days) and many hours of filming the actual story.....
We have a whole different level of respect for the long hours and hard work that producers, reporters, and camera crew put into their craft.
     And..... we now realize that editing(cutting and pasting bits and pieces of what is said over several days of work to create & reduce this story into just a few minutes, doesn't give the whole picture, but we pray it will turn out as we intended:)
Next week, there will be … (11 comments)

indiana real estate: Workin on a Dream? to Find a Home...We know it will be real someday! LOOK-> - 02/17/09 05:04 AM
Although the search for a dream home sometimes feels so far away.......
Northwest Indiana still has affordable housing - Country Living, yet City Close (Chicagoland)!
Perhaps our NEW Listing - a Ranch Home nestled on a wooded 1.33 Acre parcel in desirable Jackson Township Location (Duneland Schools) in Valparaiso, IN (northern Porter County ) suits your needs?
 This property backs up to a Forest Preserve & even has a Big Pole Barn, not to mention 2 fireplaces in this Open Concept floor plan + Family room with walls of windows and a beautiful knotty pine ceiling!
Click Here for Map and Information and enjoy the music slide … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing- Chesterton, IN - Perfect For a Home Based Business, Spacious Home, Huge POLE BARN, Inground Pool, Almost 2 Acres! - 02/13/09 03:04 PM
With No Restrictive Covenants and Horses allowed, this desirable Jackson Township Location in Porter County offers award winning schools, easy expressway access and close proximity to South Shore Train Stop for commute to Chicagoland.
There are over 50 photos of this lovely property in the slide show below.  We felt that alternating the homeowner's summer photo collection with the current winter photos we took would give you a better idea of what to expect as spring is just around the corner :)
To schedule a private showing of this Lovely property or
If we can help you achieve your real estate goals … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Hebron, IN New Listing - Scenic 3.5 Acres in Porter County w/ Remodeled Home - 01/26/09 09:06 AM

indiana real estate: New Listing, Westville, IN - Be The 1st to Own This StoryBook Look Home on Acre Lot in La Porte County. - 01/23/09 04:37 AM
We've blogged about life in La Porte County, IN before.... with easy access to Chicagoland via South Shore Train or Indiana Tollroad or the I 94 expressway, and scenic Lake Michigan Beaches and the Indiana Dunes State Park nearby, this NEW Home scheduled to be completed in Spring is spacious and affordable!
Welcome the Town of Westville, INxx
If we can help you achieve your real esate goals in 2009, give us a call
@ 219-405-1232.
We are Full Time, Full Service, Real Estate Brokers serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, & Starke Counties in NW IN.  
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indiana real estate: Inauguration Day Closing - Lions & Tigers & Bears - Oh My! - 01/21/09 08:03 AM
Yesterday, was a memorable day for our nation and for us as REALTORS. 
Obstacles can be overcome, both in life and business (God willing).
The  American Dream of Home Ownership is having more obstacles of late, in getting to the closing table.
 In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's famous line
 " Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! " somehow reminds me of a 3 month journey (not on a yellow brick road:) to closing a UNIQUE Real Estate Transaction that had 3 wild surprises to work through/overcome :)

The Lions - Federal Court System     
In late October we listed a Home, whose … (11 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing, Highland Indiana Ranch 1/2 Duplex For Sale - Priced below Appraisal - 01/03/09 09:17 AM

indiana real estate: Downsizing? Lovely Ranch Home on ACRE Lot with LOW taxes in DeMotte, Indiana is the Answer! - 01/01/09 01:55 PM
Perfect for Empty Nester's or 1st Time HomeBuyers, this Custom Built Ranch Home  offers ease of One level Living...but has room to expand!
Perched on an Acre + Scenic Lot with mature Pine trees, the tall roof pitch allows for the attic to be finished to add a future Home office or another Bedroom. The plans for this were incorporated into the original blueprints and are available for your review.
The last annual tax bill being only $550. total, this Affordable Home is worth your careful consideration!
click on the various links to view Map Location and Home description:
Jeff & Grace … (3 comments)

indiana real estate: Just Sold - A Certified Residential Specialist Referred This Listing To Us To Sell - WHY use a CRS? - 01/01/09 11:41 AM
New Years Eve ended on a good note with a Real Estate Hat Trick:) -1.  a NEW Listing (see our next blog post) 2. a BPO and 3. this Real Estate Closing!
With a verbal offer in only 18 days on the Market and our positive experiences with Reverse Offers this year, we put a Reverse Counteroffer in writing to the Buyers agent to present to the buyers and 32 days later we closed!
We've invited the out of town REALTOR, CRS, who contacted us with this listing lead to AR.  He found us on Grace Safrin's  CRS WEBSITE.
Completing the Education this past … (8 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing DeMotte, IN Scenic Setting For This Move in Ready Home w/NEW Kitchen! - 12/31/08 03:52 AM
We've Blogged about Homes we've Sold in the Scenic Town of DeMotte, IN - they seem to Sell Fast Here:)
We are excited to ring in the NEW YEAR with this...
NEW LISTING in GEORGETOWN ESTATES in the Jasper County, Indiana Town of DeMotte.

Thinking of Relocating to Jasper County, Indiana ???

Red some of our informative BLOGS about .....Attractions(click links below)
+  one of Our Favorite Restaurants.
If you are considering relocating to NW Indiana, familiarize yourself with the county and school & community links to help you make an informed decision.
 Located In Northwest Indiana, … (6 comments)

indiana real estate: New Listing - Come Home To The Country - La Porte, Indiana Ranch Home For Sale - 12/29/08 02:43 PM
This Custom Built Ranch Home on Nearly an Acre of Property (fenced Backyard) overlooks scenic farmland. Extra insulation that raises the R value helps keep utility bills low! The wide hallways & doorways, oversized bathrooms, and flush entry thresholds, plus a convenient ramp from the garage into the home make this property handicap accessible if needed. 
Click on the links for more info about this NEW LISTING :
Wondering about Relocating to NorthWest Indiana's La Porte County???
Just an Hour From Downtown Chicago by the Famous Electric Shore Shore Train Line (or either Indiana Toll Road I 90 or expressway I 94 … (4 comments)

indiana real estate: Former For Sale By Owner in DeMotte, IN - SOLD - Holiday Shoppers are Serious Buyers! - 12/18/08 10:55 AM

 Former For Sale By Owner in DeMotte, IN - SOLD - Holiday Shoppers are Serious Buyers!
We've Blogged about Jasper County, Indiana and Homes we've SOLD in De Motte, IN before.

     There is a common objection that the topic of this Blog post addresses, however, that we've heard over many years from Sellers reluctant to list their home in any other season but Spring or Summer. The false perception being : "it won't sell at that time of year" ?

In our experience in the past decade, , during the Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year Holiday … (8 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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