northwest indiana information: Valparaiso, Indiana Homes For Sale Priced Competitively Bring Multiple Offers - 06/18/11 03:32 AM
 We did a Broker Price Opinion for a competitive listing appointment in Valparaiso, IN and the RELOCATING seller was surprised at the current market value neighborhood com-parables being below what they expected (sound familiar?).
We did List the home and it SOLD->
Subsequent Price Reductions once the property was vacant brought a flurry of showings and an accepted offer with not 1 but 2 back up offers within the same week!
Per Sellers request, in this market of lending variables, we change the status of our listings in the MLS to PS which means Pending Show :
There is an accepted … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Need Related Living? This Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46383 May Be the Answer! - 06/16/11 05:17 AM

Recently, we listed an Awesome 2 Story Home in Concord Meadows, a desirable North-side VALPO location.
Nearby at  the 122 acre Rogers Lakewood Park you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, biking, boating (rowboats and paddle boats), fishing, disc golf, picnicking, hayrides, summer day camp for children and More!
A 1/4 mile south Bicentennial Park, is 15 acres where you can enjoy tennis, softball, the playground, basketball & more!
A bicycle ride away from the new YMCA in town and
Grammar and High School nearby (both on Campbell Street) as well!
Click Google Map to see more.

northwest indiana information: Hobart, Indiana 46342 Updated & Affordable Ranch Home For Sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 05/16/11 11:12 AM
We've blogged about the Northwest Indiana City of Hobart, before.
If you are looking for an Updated & Affordable Home with the ease of One Level Living, then this Ranch Home For Sale in Hobart, IN 46342 close to major roads and shopping, with LOW Property Taxes, this NEW LISTING by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana is worth careful consideration.
Enjoy the Hi-def. music video and then Talk To Tucker @ 219-405-1232 to schedule a private showing.
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northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Home Seller Testimonial - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 05/10/11 03:45 AM
This week the fax machine went off and a former client took time out of their day to give us feedback about our services and their experiences in using F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in Selling a Home in Northwest Indiana so they could move and purchase another property in a location they picked to retire.
The Home Selling Process usually goes smoothly when we have a client who is willing to listen to and implement our professional suggestions and follow our strategy for positioning a home on the market in the best possible condition and priced competitively.
This was the … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Events - Towle Theatre - Good Boys And True - 05/09/11 03:39 AM

We've blogged about going to local theatre productions in Northwest Indiana before.
The last play we saw at the Towle Theatre in Hammond, Indiana was a well executed comedy -> Ruthless
This upcoming weekend, we plan to see  GOOD BOYS AND TRUE  at the Towle.
If you are looking for things to do in NWI this production runs May 13-15 and May 19-22, performances at 8pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. Tickets are $15.00
This production is also scheduled to run in Chicago at Theatre WIT next month!
You can follow … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: From Our Home to Yours - Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day! - 05/07/11 05:23 AM
This poem says it well :
"The heart of a home is a mother Whose love is warm and true, And home has always been "sweet home" With a wonderful mother like you!"
From our Home to Yours -
Wishing You a Happy Mother's Day!
Safe Travels and Blessings of Health, Love and Joy over your family gatherings this weekend.
Grace & Jeff

northwest indiana information: Sarah and Abraham - Premier Performance of A Musical Dramatization at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN - 05/03/11 05:18 AM
Mark Your Calendars and come join us on Tuesday Evening, May 24th, 2011 @ 7pm 
Christ Lutheran Church 
2610 North Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385 

We've hosted Keri Burman's - Yadah Paraise Productions performances at church in the past. Great stories from the Bible brought to life like:
Queen Esther
Mary of Nazareth
Mary Magdalene
Now for the 1st time, the newly married Mrs. Keri Castro will be performing with her husband Daniel in their Premier Performance of a Musical Dramatization of the Story of Sarah and Abraham!
"Through songs and monologues, one couple describes how faith and … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Seller Pays Closing Costs on these Valparaiso, Indiana Homes For Sale - 04/18/11 04:41 AM

Seller Assisted Financing can come in varied forms. The seller of these newer homes for sale in Valparaiso, Indiana is offering to help pay the Buyers Closing Costs, Pre-paids, or even to buy down points/interest rate, as allowable by lender with an accepted offer to purchase!
As a Buyer, that is less money to bring to the closing table on these homes that are Move-In Ready with possession available the day of Closing/Funding.
Located in Porter County, Northwest Indiana, VALPO is within an hour of the city of Chicago by toll-road or train.
Take a look at properties … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Prayer Vigil in Valparaiso, Indiana on April 12, 2011 - All are Welcome! - 03/31/11 07:38 AM
Prayer Vigil @ Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN on 4/12/11 Come Join Us! On Thankful Tuesday, April 12, 2011Let’s come together in prayer, filled with thankfulness for 32 years of faithful ministry to CLC from Pastor Jerry W. CastlemanPr. Castleman will retire after Mothers Day in May. May Almighty God continue to bless Pastor and his family during his retirement.We Invite You to Join Us to Ask for God's Blessings and Lift Up Those in Need by attending aPublic Prayer VigilonTuesday, April 12anytime between9:00 am to 9:00 pmat theNew Sanctuary ofChrist Lutheran Church2610 N. Campbell St. Valparaiso, IN 46385Map219-462-6660 or … (4 comments)

northwest indiana information: Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria, A Hidden Gem in La Porte County Indiana's Michiana Shores ! - 03/27/11 10:22 AM
Sometimes we come across the best "finds" in this business while working :)
Friday we were busy with appointments with existing clients, showings on our properties, and our local REALTOR Board is undergoing a total Lock Box exchange to update the existing ones to ones with the newest blue tooth technology.
With listing appointments in Lake, Porter & La Porte County in Northwest Indiana this was a long, yet fun day. Great to talk to all our clients, beautifully sunny so we took new, Non Snow pictures to update our MLS.
 Finally, we ended up in La Porte County with the sun setting over Lake … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: How Long do Blog Posts Work? - 03/22/11 11:46 AM
Ad infinitum !  How Long do Blog Posts Work? I'm not talking about the marketing blogs I write to showcase music home video's of our listings for sale in NW Indiana (athough we do get calls on posts in which the homes have already sold).
I'm not talking about Local Restaurants or Outlet Mall Blogs that I've written and submitted to Localism.
(Yes, we still get calls from these posts in which we say: Sorry, we cannot take your carry out order for dinner, or tell you the hours of the sidewalk sale this weekend LOL).
I'm talking about a Blog … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: An Irish Blessing For Your Home - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in NW Indiana wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! - 03/17/11 03:51 AM

"May your home be bright with cheer, May your cares all disappear, May contentment come your way, And may laughter fill your day. "
An Irish Blessing For Your Home - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in NW Indiana wishes you a Happy St. Patrick's Day! … (4 comments)

northwest indiana information: Valpo Crusaders Senior Night Means -> March Madness is Around the Corner! - 02/28/11 07:11 AM
Saturday was senior night at VU.
Anyone who follows our blog, knows that we enjoy going to basketball games to cheer on our hometown team!
Going to home games puts us in touch with people in the community we serve.
We even went to some away games in the past 4 years, where we had the opportunity to meet some of the real road warriors for the Crusaders, parents of the players! 
Getting to know some of the team and their parents is a special plus!  This year senior Howard Little even gave us a mention during his senior … (0 comments)

northwest indiana information: Things to Do in Northwest Indiana - Towle Theatre in Hammond, IN presents 'Ruthless' ! - 02/26/11 03:50 AM
There is nothing quite like live theater!
We love it. There are several options in NW Indiana for this type of venue,not to mention being so close to the big City of Chicago, next to Broadway, it's THE place for theater IMHO.
Last year we went to see a production of the Musical play RENT at the Radisson Star Plaza Theater in Merrillville, IN
That evening,there was a FREE Drawing and as always, we come prepared with Business Cards, so I put one in the fishbowl and proceeded to enjoy the performance.
To our surprise, we … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Decluttering, Before and After Photos of a Northwest Indiana Home For Sale - 02/25/11 07:11 AM
As Professional REALTORS with F.C.Tucker, Indiana's largest Real Estate Company, we provide our cliennts (sellers) with a list of
that offers suggestions for de-cluttering and preparing a home to be ready for showings for prospective buyers.
Below is just one example of some before and after photos of a Home we have listed for sale in NW Indiana in which the sellers implemented these suggestions!
Are you in the market to sell your property?  Give us a call or email us to set up an appointment soon!

Decluttering, Before and After Photos of a Northwest Indiana Home For Sale

northwest indiana information: Things to Do In Valparaiso, IN - come watch the VU Crusaders play basketball! - 02/23/11 04:30 AM
Things to Do In Valparaiso, IN - come watch the VU Crusaders play basketball!
There is nothing like College Basketball in Indiana!
In our own hometown of Valparaiso, IN the local university college team, the VU Crusaders of the Horizon League are having an exciting season! Just last week Dick Vitale was at the ARC, his first time ever doing play by play for a Bracket Buster game-> see Highlight Video here!
 It's a great atmosphere to be a part of, you can even follow Crusader alumni and fans tweets hashtag on twitter #GOVALPO
This … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Valparaiso, IN 46383 - Ranch Home For Sale in Washington Township - 02/09/11 05:36 AM
Valparaiso, IN 46383 -  Ranch Home For Sale in Washington Township (red area on map).
Located in Porter County, Northwest Indiana, a mailing address of Valparaiso encompasses several Townships
Center Township - The heart of Town Washington Township - East of Town Union Township - West of Town Morgan Township - South of Town Liberty Township - North of Town  
Recently, we listed a newer Ranch Home For Sale in Valparaiso's Washington Township's popular Pine Creek Estates neighborhood.
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northwest indiana information: New Listing - Corner Tri-level near Chesterton High School - Lots of Updates! - 01/14/11 10:16 AM
This week we were chosen out of multiple Northwest Indiana REALTORS interviewed to list a home in the
Chestnut Hills neighborhood of Chesterton, IN 46304 ( Porter County, IN )
that is Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale.
We've blogged about living in Chesterton, Indiana's close proximity to the
beautiful Indiana Dunes National lakeshore along with it's world renowned annual
Wizard of Oz festival make it a scenic small town!
Award winning Duneland school system (this home is very close to Chesterton High School) and convenient access
to Chicago by IN tollroad, I 94 Expressway or … (5 comments)

northwest indiana information: A not so Speechless Sunday- The Blizzard of 2010 - White Out in Northwest Indiana! - 12/12/10 11:39 AM
1 to 2 more feet of snow expected tonight in Porter County,  Northwest Indiana
We live in Valparaiso, IN and it's hard to see our neighbors homes right across the street!
Police Scanner calls are non-stop, with white out blizzards conditions, blowing and drifting snow, cars off the road or stuck, accidents with injuries, ambulance calls and more.
If you live in the Blizzard of 2010 path like we do, feel free to share your photos by posting them in the comments.
Stay Safe!

northwest indiana information: Northwest Indiana Home Owners- Property Tax Exemption Filing Deadline Approaching Soon! - 12/11/10 08:44 AM
Home Owners in Lake County and Porter County in Northwest Indiana!
The deadline for filing your Property Tax Exemptions is fast approaching -> December 30th, 2010.
If you purchased a home this year in a city or town in Lake County, or Porter County in NW Indiana please verify that your homestead and mortgage exemptions have been properly filed with the county.
As experienced Professional REALTORS serving NW Indiana, we always send reminders to our clients via phone call or email and verify that the closing agent at the Title company includes a written reminder with instructions on how and … (2 comments)

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