la porte county in: Hoosier Home Buyers Should Check this out ->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program - 07/02/09 06:17 AM
FYI->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program has monies available for  Home Buyers to buy a Home in Indiana!
 This Program is explained in more detail @ IndianaHousingNow.org
$15,000 is available to Home Buyers in Indiana who qualify based on Income Guidelines toward the purchase of a home that is not rquired to be re-paid if the property remains the homebuyers' principal residence for at least 10 years.
This downloadable brochure provides more details on this program for your review.
If you are looking to purchase a home in Northwest Indiana and need professional representation, please give us a call to serve as … (2 comments)

la porte county in: From Our Home to Yours - Happy Memorial Day Weekend ! - 05/23/09 04:31 AM
From Our Home to Yours.....
Wishing you & your families a safe, healthy and Happy Memorial Day weekend. 
Enjoy the blessings of family & friends at local events, parades, picnics, bbq's, outings, etc... 
and here are some fireworks Jeff recently captured after a baseball game :
 Sincerely,
Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Real Estate Broker Associates with F.C. Tucker Advantage Realty - phone # 219-405-1232.
Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana.
On  Facebook  ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin  : )    
 Linked in ??.....  link to … (7 comments)

la porte county in: Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of “Spouses Selling Houses“ TM… - 05/12/09 04:16 AM
Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of "Spouses Selling Houses" TM...
 1) Satisfied Clients
Our proven record of providing clients with the best possible service speaks for itself. Please feel free to read our many client Testimonials @ www.safrin.net
2) Straight Talk
We don't tell clients what they want to hear if it's not reality. Last year we turned down as many Listings as we SOLD. In this market, there is a difference between wanting to SELL or wanting to STAY. We work collaboratively with those who are willing to listen to professional … (0 comments)

la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: La Porte County Home SOLD - Your Choice of REALTORS does make a difference. - 04/25/09 04:20 AM
La Porte County Home SOLD - Your choice of REAL Estate Professionals does make a difference.
Not every REALTOR is the same... Not every Listing Experience is the same... We tell this to clients who've had multiple previous agents in the past. At first they doubt. Then when their home gets marketed to the masses by a Team who has a Certified Residential Specialist (Grace) and showings and offers come in and we counter with suggestions to facilitate successful closure by an 'out of the box' thinking Real Estate Broker( Jeff) ....the Home is SOLD in only 91 days on the Market! … (8 comments)

la porte county in: Jeff & Grace Safrin - Spouses Selling Houses - We Appreciate Your Business & Referrals... - 04/03/09 07:44 AM
Here is our updated Resume.....


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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, Porter, La Porte, Counties.
On  Facebook  ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin  : ) 
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la porte county in: 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)

la porte county in: 1st Time HomeBuyers in NW Indiana - Now's the Time to Shop for a Home ! - 02/20/09 08:25 AM
The centerpiece of the NEW Stimulus Package is a First Time HomeBuyers Tax Credit ! 
Which means you may be eligible to claim up to $8,000. on your tax return **reducing your income tax liability if
you are a First Time Homebuyer and
CLOSE on a Property by December  1st, 2009.
With Interest Rates being Lowest in years,
Why Pay Rent when You can OWN?
If we can help you find a home that suits your Budget and needs in NW Indiana ...
( Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Jasper County or Newton County )
Please give us a … (6 comments)

la porte county in: Press Release: F.C. Tucker/Advantage Realty Sales Associates Honored at Awards Banquet - 02/19/09 06:21 AM
   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 13, 2009                                                                
F.C. Tucker/Advantage Realty Sales Associates Honored at Awards Banquet
RENSSELAER, Indiana - The Safrin Team of F.C. Tucker/Advantage won several awards this week at F.C. Tucker Company's annual awards banquet in Indianapolis.

Awards were as follows:
Leading sales producer for the Rensselaer office - Based on highest closed volume Presidents Club - Life member, based on personal income
Executive Sales Club - Achieved more than $3 million in sales
Realty Alliance Award - Among the top 20 percent of the nation's REALTORS  based on sales

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With more than $2 billion in … (4 comments)

la porte county in: Mortgage Interest Rates Are Low - Now is the Time To List Your NorthWest Indiana Home to Sell - 02/07/09 07:59 AM
Despite negative media, Northwest Indiana Homes Are Selling !
   There are several keys to increasing the odds and time frame of getting a Home SOLD!
 #1 =  Price to attract savvy buyers (who already know what homes are going for in your area:).

#2 = Condition - you only get a 1st impression once!  Well kept homes, staged / decluttered,  in Move-in ready condition will beat all competition (if priced well:)
#3 = Exposure -  you can have an awesome home at a great price, but if it is not continually bombarding the Internet surfing BUYERS again and again to … (6 comments)

la porte county in: Rolling Prairie, IN -New Listing- 5 Wooded Acres + Spacious 2 Story Near New Schools! - 01/27/09 09:18 AM
Opportunity Knocks to own a parcel of Wooded Acreage in NorthWest Indiana very conveniently located to Major Roads between La Porte. IN and South Bend, Indiana in the scenic countryside of Rolling Prairie, Indiana. nearby NEW Middle and High Schools ! South Shore Railroad Trainstop is not too far either (Hudson Lake) for commuting to Chicagoland!
below are Map, Information and Photos of this lovely property!
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 To schedule a private showing of this Lovely property or
If we can help you achieve your real esate goals in 2009, give us a call
@ 219-405-1232.
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We are Full … (5 comments)

la porte county in: 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.
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We are Full Time, Full Service, Real Estate Brokers serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, & Starke Counties in NW IN.  
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la porte county in: Thankful Reflections - We Appreciate your Business and Referrals ! - 01/09/09 03:09 AM
     For the Last Decade, every January we've usually run a One Page Color Ad in the Local Homes & Life Styles Magazine thanking & listing by name the Co-op REALTORS throughout NorthWest Indiana who've worked collaboratively with us to SELL listings!
This year, we noticed these Books are not moving from the local grocery store stands? And the size has shrunk to about 1/4 of the thickness that it was a decade ago.
So....here is our online Thank You CARD ( which has a shelf -life of more than 2 weeks :)
 
Thankful Reflections 
Jeff & Grace Safrin - Real Estate Brokers with F.C.Tucker   
wish … (2 comments)

la porte county in: 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 :
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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)

la porte county in: La Porte, IN - New Listing - 8 Acres of Land, Ranch Home, 30 x 45 Pole Barn -Come Home To The Country! - 11/25/08 03:55 AM
We've Blogged about La Porte County, IN before. Besides being Indiana's Largest County geographically, it has scenic countryside settings and yet is convenient for commute to Chicago-land via South Shore Train or major roads like the Indiana Toll road or Interstate 94 Expressway.
Over the weekend, we listed an 8 Acre parcel of Land with a 2002 Manufactured Ranch Home (with the highest insulated and energy efficiency package available at time of build).
The Property also has a 30 x 45 x 11 Pole Barn - so bring your Horses!
Click here-> Information Link and Map + Photos :
xxxx (sorry HTML … (3 comments)

la porte county in: NorthWest Indiana Home Owners Looking To Sell Your Property? - 10/06/08 09:37 AM
  If you are a For Sale By Owner or a SELLER whose Real Estate Listing has Expired in this challenging
Market, yet need to MOVE, please watch this Introductory Video and
then give us a call, to talk about our Out of the Box Marketing Strategies and Ideas to Sell Your Home!
It takes more than putting your property on the MLS these days to
 Catch the Wave of Ready, Willing and Able Buyers to find your Home online in a Real Estate Search!
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We are Full Time, Full Service,REALTORS  with Indiana's Largest Realty Company.
We are Internet Savvy!
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la porte county in: Autumn Begins.....Enjoy the Season :) - 09/22/08 07:05 AM
From Our Home to Yours......Wishing you & Your Family a Healthy, Safe & Joyful Fall Season....
Enjoy the change in scenery :)
and
Please keep us in mind should you know of anyone thinking of
Buying or Selling a Home in NorthWest Indiana.
As Always,
We appreciate Your Business and Referrals.
Sincerely,
The Safrin's
Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS - "Spouses Selling Houses' TM
F.C. Tucker Advantage Reaty

Looking to find out more about Life in Northwest Indiana ?
- the Housing Market
- Local Community Information, Events and Sports   ...> www.NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.Com

Please feel free to Contact us @ … (12 comments)

la porte county in: MARKET REPORT - SECOND QUARTER 2008 - La PORTE COUNTY, IN - Residential Properties SOLD. - 09/19/08 09:31 AM
Real Estate Markets differ by Location. In comparing Multiple Listing Service ( MLS ) data** for Closed Sales in the Second Quarter of this year verses last, we noted the following for La Porte County, Indiana Residential Sales.
The Cities and Towns in La Porte County Include: Michigan City, La Porte, Hanna, Kingsbury, Kingsford Heights, La Crosse, Long Beach, Michiana Shores, Pottawattamie Park, Rolling Prairie, Trail Creek, Union Mills, Wanatah, and Westville.
These Cities and Towns are located in the following TOWNSHIPS : Cass, Center, Clinton, Coolspring, Dewey, Galena, Hanna, Hudson, Johnson, Kankakee, Lincoln, Michigan, New Durham, Noble, Pleasant, Prairie, Scipio, Springfield, Union, Washington, … (0 comments)

la porte county in: NorthWest Indiana Real Estate Websites - Search For Homes Here! - 09/19/08 07:17 AM
 Looking to Relocate to NW Indiana ?
 Here are a few
WEBSITES To search for Homes For Sale
www.NwIndianaRealEstate.Net
www.Safrin.Net
or
Looking to Sell Your Property ?
this 
Certified Residential Specialist
would like to Market your Home to Sell !
 
Looking to find out more about
 Life in Northwest Indiana ?
- the Housing Market
- Local Community Information, Events and Sports   ...> www.NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.Com
Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS - "Spouses Selling Houses' TM
F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate


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la porte county in: Spouses Selling Houses - Jeff & Grace Safrin of F.C.Tucker1st Team Real Estate - Serving NorthWest Indiana. - 09/08/08 02:41 AM


 
 
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