la porte county in: From all of Us @ F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Serving Northwest Indiana, Wishing You & Your Families a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ! - 12/17/09 04:13 AM
From all of Us @ F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Serving Northwest Indiana 
Wishing You & Your Families a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010 !

We Look forward to an Exciting Year in Real Estate in 2010
 Please don't hesitate to call if you ar anyone you know, is thinking of buying or selling a home or property in Lake, Porter or La Porte County in NW Indiana.
Pictured L to R: Linda Littlejohn, Ty Gammon, Olga Kwolek, Jeff Safrin, Grace Safrin

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: New Carlisle, IN 46552 - Grand Custom Home, Retreat Like Setting of 4 + Acres, Lake Michigan, South Bend & Chicago all commuting Distances! - 11/27/09 09:05 AM
Now we've Blogged about the attractions and beauty of La Porte County, Indiana Before.....
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 Dame Games :)
Some of Our Favorite Eateries i.e. Ruth Chris Steak House or BoneFish Grill 
With The South Shore Train Line connecting La Porte County, IN easily with Chicago - land....AND
excellent NEW Schools....this beautiful Home and Property we just listed is worth your careful consideration!
xx Custom Home + Retreat Like Setting … (4 comments)

la porte county in: 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

la porte county in: Our Listings of REO or Bank Owned Properties For Sale are selling Quickly in NW Indiana once Priced right and ready for Market! - 11/21/09 05:57 AM
Our Listings of REO or Bank Owned Properties For Sale are selling quickly in Northwest Indiana.
Recently we had a listing which was under contract in only 14 days on the market, and closed 27 days later. 
However - there was much time, energy and effort by us behind the scenes working collaboratively with the REO specialist at the bank which took months PRIOR to this happening!
 This included:
  Doing Broker Price Opinion's in both an "as-is" condition AND another BPO with repair estimates included.
This required meeting multiple licensed contractors at the property in order to provide detailed written quotes on any Repairs or Mold … (5 comments)

la porte county in: NorthWest Indiana Real Estate - Opportunity Knocks - Buying or Selling A Home - Talk To Tucker ! - 11/06/09 03:49 AM
With the extension AND expansion of the 1st time Home Buyer tax credit until April 30th of 2010.
NOW may be the time to Buy a Home if you are a 1st  Time Home Buyer with good credit.
Sell Your Home if you are an existing Homeowner (for the last  5 consecutive years) and successfully MOVE UP or Downsize and simplify !
Northwest Indiana has plenty of affordable Housing options!
and even Short Sales are getting easier to sell and close thanks to new 2009 Indiana Laws.
So if you've been sitting on the fence ( which can get … (3 comments)

la porte county in: 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

la porte county in: Fall is a Great Time to List Your Home For Sale..... - 10/06/09 04:40 AM
Serious Buyers Relocate Year Round !
Many people have the idea to "wait" until spring again to put their home on the market.
With that in mind, the competition for homes priced well and staged to sell is less in Fall than in Spring when many more come on the market.
If you are having thoughts about selling your home - why wait and risk Interest rates to go up ? (less people will be able to afford your home if that happens).
Give us a call today or click this link to schedule a  Free Comparable Market Analysis.
Have a … (4 comments)

la porte county in: Clock is Ticking To Find That Home if You'd Like the 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - 10/01/09 01:02 PM
Considering Buying a home in NW Indiana to take advantage of the 1st Time Home Buyer tax credit ?
Did you know this ? ......
By law, your loan cannot be completed and funded until the 8th day after your application for your mortgage has been completed and executed.  Taking into consideration Sundays and Holidays (that are excluded from the 8 day count), the last day upon which your Purchase Agreement and mortgage application can be completed is November 19, 2009.
That means it's crunch time!
Factor in the time to shop for a home and put together … (0 comments)

la porte county in: F.C. TUCKER 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana->visit our Facebook Page ! - 09/28/09 02:09 PM
If you are looking for experienced REALTORS to represent you when buying or selling a home in Lake, Porter or La Porte County, give one of our professional agents a call.
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la porte county in: 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!

la porte county in: 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

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: School Bus Safety Tips - 08/17/09 06:32 AM
This Week is Back to School week in Valpo!  Here is a brochure we'd like to share again, this time not only to our clients, but to all parents who have school age children :)  
As always we appreciate your Business and Referrals.
Jeff & Grace Safrin
Broker/ Owners, F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving NW Indiana Independently Owned & Operated.


la porte county in: 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
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)

la porte county in: 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)
 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)

la porte county in: 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)

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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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