northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Home Seller Testimonial for F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 10/14/11 08:22 AM
When we prepare a Market Analysis for a neighborhood
before we meet with Northwest Indiana Home Sellers,
sometimes the absorption rate is high, meaning there
is in excess of a years supply of homes available for
sale on the market in that particular area!
 
We prepare our clients that in this case, selling a home
could take as long as a pregnancy LOL.
 
Nevertheless, we persevere to get the job done as reflected
in this recent client testimonial submitted by Bryan Evancho.

 
 

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northwest indiana information: Trick or Treat Safety Tips for Halloween - 10/13/11 10:55 AM
Every year, Valparaiso publishes the designated times of day for children to partake in Trick or Treat on Halloween - This year Monday, October 31st, 2011 that time frame is between 5:30 pm and 7 :30 pm ! 
Valpo even has a special designated date and time for children to trick or treat downtown which is Friday, October 28th from 4 to 6pm at Central Park Plaza in downtown Valparaiso, IN
Courtesy of the Valpo PD here are some safety tips for you & your children:
 
The following safety tips will help make your Halloween Holiday safe and … (8 comments)

northwest indiana information: Free Market Analysis of your Northwest Indiana Property - 10/12/11 06:23 AM
Find out about competetive home prices in your area. Know the value of your home since you purchased it. Find out the current equity in your home.
Talk To Tucker For All Your Northwest Indiana Real Estate Needs!
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northwest indiana information: Valparaiso, Indiana Neighborhood of Tuscany Zip Code 46385 - 10/08/11 08:57 AM
This week, we listed a home for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in one of Valparaiso, Indiana's newer developments.
Tuscany is neighborhood in Valpo's Center Township (46385).
With upscale homes currently being built on empty lots, it is growing!
Located South of U.S. Highway 30 and East of State Road 2, this country setting has the convenience of city utilities!
 
 
Under 80 home sites surrounded by serene nature...sidewalks for strolling, a large neighborhood pond with lighted fountain and old fashioned street lamps illuminate the grand homes in the evening hours!


A Great Location -> an Hour … (4 comments)

northwest indiana information: Merrillville, Indiana Duplex Townhome Just SOLD by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 10/01/11 03:22 PM


Northwest Indiana Home Sellers searched The Internet before listing their home to sell with a professional REALTOR.
Why did they choose us?
 
With multiple websites and blogs, plus hundreds of other online advertising sites we use to syndicate our listed properties, not to mention music videos, social media, email marketing, F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate markets properties to the masses to attract ready, willing and able buyers, even in today's challenging real estate market!
Like this Merrillville, Indiana Duplex Townhome Just Sold.
Talk To Tucker to market your Home to sell Too!
 
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northwest indiana information: Information about Buying a Northwest Indiana Home with a U.S.D.A Loan - 09/30/11 06:57 AM
Not everyone qualifies for a USDA Loan (based on income and credit).
Not every Northwest Indiana Home For Sale is located in a region that qualifies it for U.S.D.A. Financing!
Before we work with any home buyers in NW Indiana, we have them pre-qualified first.
If they qualify to finance their home purchase with a USDA loan, next we narrow down the choices of the homes for sale that are geographically in the rural areas of Lake County, Porter County, or  La Porte County in NWI where U.S.D.A loans are acceptable according to the current Property Guidelines listed below*
*Yellow shaded … (4 comments)

northwest indiana information: Celebrate Fall in Northwest Indiana! - 09/24/11 03:55 AM
 Fall is here!
 
If you live in Northwest Indiana, there are places to go and things to see that celebrate the season!
 
The Calendar of Events showcases the variety of activities to chose from!
So click on the links below to start planning your fall fun :)


Lake County Indiana
 

Porter County Indiana
 

La Porte County, Indiana
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northwest indiana information: Towle Theatre in Hammond, IN Fall Production -> Wonder of The World - 09/16/11 06:35 AM
We've blogged about the previous productions at the Towle Theatre in Northwest Indiana before->
Things To Do In Northwest Indiana
Northwest Indiana Events
Towle Theatre Productions
We have enjoyed this years plays and if you like local theatre, you may want to check out their latest - a comedy!
 
Towle Theatre in Hammond, IN Fall Production ->
Wonder of The World

Friday & Saturday September 16 &17 at 8pm, Sunday, September 18 at 2pm
or
Friday  & Saturday, September 22nd & 23rd at 8pm Sunday, September 25th at 2pm.
Tickets are $15.
address: 5205 Hohman Avenue in Hammond, … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Central Park Plaza In Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 - 09/12/11 09:57 AM
This summer, a great new park opened in our home town of Valparaiso, IN right in the middle of downtown and a short walk from our office!
Central Park Plaza (click to see video), complete with farmer's markets twice a week in season and a water feature system (splashpad)for children of all ages to enjoy is quite a gathering place for those who live and work in town! The Amphitheater hosts many bands + outdoor movies in the summer. It's a great place for lunch or impromptu picnics (weather permitting:)
Check out the schedule of events planned...
 
 
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northwest indiana information: Ladies Bible Study in Valparaiso, IN @CLCValpo starts 10/25/11 The Tender Words of God - come join us! - 09/08/11 05:46 AM
 
Come Join Us!
The Tuesday Evening Ladies Bible Study at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN is starting a new book study on 10/25/11:
The Tender Words of God – >
by Ann Spangler
God speaks words of: Compassion, Forgiveness, Peace, Strength, Protection, Love and Mercy, Blessing and Provision, Guidance, Faithfulness, Hope and Comfort, and Healing!
Jesus is The Last, Most Tender Word.
Enjoy the journey through the Old and New Testaments where scriptures are revealed that every human longs to hear.
We are a small group of ladies of all ages that enjoy fellowship, the study of God’s … (3 comments)

northwest indiana information: Just Sold Investment Property in Valparaiso, Indiana Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 08/25/11 11:30 AM
Sometimes the best testimonial we can get from a client is the faith they show in us by continuing or extending the time for us to list their property to sell.
In Northwest Indiana, market time for certain properties is longer than for others.
Many factors may influence market time such as:
Type of Property, Location, Price, Age, Condition, ROI, Cap Rate, Chaanges in lending guideline for Investors, Local laws that affect property use, public hearings for filing and approval of variances, etc...just to name a few:)
Other factors such as a ready willing and able (QUALIFIED) buyers looking for investment … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Center Township, La Porte Indiana Ranch Home For Sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana. - 08/15/11 10:12 AM
Recently, we listed an affordable ranch home for sale in La Porte, Indiana 46350 close to downtown, the hospital and schools and parks as well.
We've  listed and sold homes in La Porte County before, it's housing is very affordable, property taxes low and it is commuting distance to Chicago by train or IN toll road or expressway.
Visit The La Porte County Page on Facebook
Or read our past blog post about making Northwest Indiana's La Porte County your Home Sweet Home!
SORRY This HOME SOLD Already! … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Calumet Township, NW Indiana Ranch Home For Sale - 08/02/11 11:21 AM
Calumet Township in NW Indiana is one of the the largest townships in the entire State of Indiana.

Northwest Indiana ( a.k.a. The Region ) has Nature and Hiking trails that pass through Calumet Township that have been described in the local newspaper.
Even You Tube users have videoed portions of the Bike Trail through Calumet Township :)

Recently, F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NWI listed a Ranch Home For Sale in Calumet Township.

 
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northwest indiana information: Crown Point, Indiana Home For Sale Subject To lenders Approval of a Short Sale - 07/26/11 10:48 AM
Just Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in Lake County, Northwest Indiana, Zipcode 46307.
 
This Crown Point, Indiana Home For Sale Subject To Lenders Approval of a Short Sale.

Location, Location - Across the Street from a Park, Playground and Soccer Field, this home has much potential.
 
 We've successfully Listed and SOLD/Closed Short Sale properties in NW Indiana.

Short sales are not a game!
 
Because some buyers sometimes are missing the boat on how to have their offer successfully accepted and proceed with due diligence so that their short sale property purchase will close...
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northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Real Estate Statistics-> Lake County, Porter County, & La Porte County, YTD June 2011. - 07/25/11 07:54 AM

Real Estate Markets are LOCAL.
Each market differs!
Every Month the Indiana Association of REALTORS compiles statistics on New Listings, SOLD Properties and Pending Sales (property that has an offer, but has not yet closed).
The data includes Year to Date comparisons by month(i.e. June 2010 vs. June 2011)  and 3 month periods.
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serves the residents of Lake County, Porter County and La Porte County in NW Indiana in buying or selling Real Estate.
These FACTS cannot be overlooked in preparing your home for sale or in making an offer on a property for sale … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Come Home To The Country-Ranch Home For Sale on 3/4 Acre Lot in Scipio Township, La Porte, IN 46350 - 07/18/11 07:14 AM

Located right down the road from the Scipio Township Park in La Porte Indiana, this newer Ranch Home For Sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana sits on 3/4 Acre Lot and has some great features like:
Pella Windows and
a Whole House GENERAC generator
plus Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System.
 
We've Blogged about Living in scenic La Porte County Indiana before.
The Annual La Porte County Fair is underway this week.
Enjoy the Hi-def Music Video->
 
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If you are considering a move to NW Indiana, consider this property for sale … (10 comments)

northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Events Towle Theatre in Hammond Presents I Love You Because... - 07/07/11 04:27 AM
Looking for Things To Do This Summer in NW Indiana?
 
For the next 3 weekends July 8-10, July 15-17 & July 21-24, 2011,
 
the Towle Theatre in Hammond, IN is putting on a"Modern Day Musical Love Story" -> I Love You Because
inspired by the Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice.[1]
 
Music by Joshua Salzman , Book and Lyrics by RyanCunningham
 
We've blogged about the excellent local theatre productions we've attended at the Towle Theatre before.
 
Tickets are $15. and show times are Thursday, Fridays & Saturday @ 8pm and Sunday @ 2pm.
 
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northwest indiana information: Moving to Crown Point Indiana, the "hub" of Lake County, IN - 07/05/11 06:34 AM
 
The City of Crown Point is the county seat of Lake County, Northwest Indiana near the Illinois border and approx. 44 miles from downtown Chicago (Map)
 
The History of Crown Point is interesting and Hollywood has even filmed a movie on site here :)
 
With close proximity to the Windy City, award winning schools, and a more affordable cost of living (less sales and property taxes than the bordering neighbor state), many of those who are employed in IL, chose to commute by car or train and pick Crown Point as their Home Sweet Home.
 
We listed a Beautiful, Newer, Sprawling Ranch Home … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Heston Supper Club in La Porte County Indiana ! - 06/21/11 04:06 AM

We've passed by this place dozens of times on listing or showing appointments in La Porte, IN and blogged about  Northwest Indiana's La Porte County before.
 
Finally, Father's Day Weekend and "date night" Jeff & I had a wonderful meal at
 
Heston Supper Club in La Porte County Indiana !
 
Tucked back in the lush woods of scenic Galena Township, the history of this local restaurant goes back to the 1940's!
 
The parking lot was packed and there was a line, so we sat and had a drink and appetizer at the bar before being seated.
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northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana First Time Home Buyers -The Key - 06/20/11 07:02 AM
1st Time Home Buyers are out looking at properties for sale in Northwest Indiana priced to sell, that are in Move-in Ready Condition!
Thanks to FHA Loans with 3.5% down and seller assistance for closing costs or pre-paids allowable by lender, we have helped several First Time Home Buyers become Home Owners this month!
In most cases, monthly mortgage payment can be less than what is currently payed in RENT!

Navigating Step by Step through the algorithm of various phases of the home buying process is so important with  1st time home buyer!
Taking time to teach, explain & answer … (2 comments)

 
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