northwest indiana information: New Listing-Hammond, IN 46323 Brick Home For Sale near Purdue Calumet Campus - 11/12/09 04:03 AM
Look No More - This Bungalow will surprise you! … (11 comments)

northwest indiana information: Some Short Sales in Northwest Indiana Real Estate Are Getting Done Quicker & Easier ! - 10/21/09 11:35 AM
It's been several years now since we have taken and sold listings of homes for sale that are 
" Subject to Lenders Approval of a Short Sale" .
The process of getting these to close successfully has been, for the most part, becoming easier.
Perhaps it is from lessons learned along the way & doing the footwork and homework upfront before even agreeing to accept the listing and put a 'short sale' home on the market.
Lately, however,  articles in major publications i.e 'Fewer Short Sales Come Up Short', point out that the part of the short sale process we do … (6 comments)

northwest indiana information: Valparaiso University Homecoming Football Game Saturday, 10/10/09 - 10/09/09 09:21 AM

Are ya ready for some football ?
Local, that is. 
t's gonna be a cool fall day tomorrow so bundle up and come out and see the Valparaiso University Crusaders play San Diego at Brown Field @ 1:00pm kickoff time!
Go VU !
Hopefully the Victory Bell will ring in a win for Valpo's bold wearing GOLD team :)
See you at the game ( twittering updates perhaps :)                

northwest indiana information: 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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northwest indiana information: Wordless Wednesday - Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Football Game Day Photos & Video - 09/23/09 09:12 AM


northwest indiana information: Wordless Wednesday Photos - Everyone Loves a Parade !!! - 09/16/09 02:11 AM


northwest indiana information: Cabelas in Hammond, Indiana - A Field trip For all Ages :) - 09/05/09 01:48 AM
This week we spent a few hours exploring Cabela's in Hammond, Indiana.
If you are like me and been around Hammond IN for awhile ( I am a Bishop Noll High School Graduate ), you will know that Cabela's sit on the property that once was the Woodmar Golf Course ( google maps hasn't changed yet - so thie link above confirms this :)
We enjoyed exploring this HUGE facility, shopping for some out wear, & learning alot also. The museum like education displays on fish and animals were incredible. We had fun in the arcades. Jeff even tried a … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Fresh Crepes For Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner @ JD's Crepe Co. In Valparaiso, IN - 08/31/09 02:18 AM
Last week we had Breakfast @ a great specialty restaurant in Valpo - JD's Crepe Co. Located @ 3125 N. Calumet Ave. in Valparaiso, IN 46383. Telephone # 219-242-8611. They are open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Tuesday Through Saturday from 8 am to 8pm and Sunday from 8 am to 7pm.
Fresh Signature Crepes, made to order right in front of you. Or, Build your own creation from a long list of fresh ingredients! They have Children's Choice selection as well!  Reasonably priced, one regular sized crepe is very filling, but if you have a hearty appetite, they have … (6 comments)

northwest indiana information: Queen Esther - A Musical Dramatization By Keri Burman of Yadah Praise Productions - @ Valparaiso's Christ Lutheran Church 9/29/09 7:30 pm - 08/26/09 02:29 PM

Funny how sometimes thin threads connect people.....
Keri Burman, an actress and singer of Yadah Praise Productions found my Blog on the Women's Bible Study I facilitate at my Church in Valpo!
Since our topic is Women of the Bible and Ms. Burman (a local Valparaiso resident) does Musical Dramatizations (scriptural based monologues and songs) to tell the incredible stories of Humble Heroines like Queen Esther.
She wrote me a letter and enclosed her CD and asked if we would be studying the book of Esther (which we will be this fall), and if we would be interested in seeing … (4 comments)

northwest indiana information: Someone You Should Know in VALPO....... - 08/24/09 07:19 AM
Valparaiso, Indiana is close to Chicago, so we get nightly news feeds from the Chicago-land TV stations.
One such station, channel 7 - an ABC affiliate, has a reporter named Harry Potterfield, who over the years has done a series of reports named "Someone You Should Know"
These reports highlight everyday citizens who make a difference in their local communities.
I recently met a person of this caliber. We connected 1st on Twitter - I am one of her followers :)
Her name is Ms. Christine Hisick and she is the Founder / Organizer of Banta Feeds Food Drives.
Her grass … (6 comments)

northwest indiana information: 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)

northwest indiana information: Spreading The Gratitude Campaign, Pass it on..... - 08/19/09 07:15 AM
Just a really nice way to show thanks to the men & women, veterans & soldiers who serve our nation!
visit to read the story of how this gesture of thanks from the bottom of our heart originated.
Here is the short version of the youtube vidoe you can share with family, friends & neighbors. Pass it on &
God Bless the USA.

northwest indiana information: Driving By The Gary Airport - Oh Look - Planes Parked awaiting Chicago Air & Water Show -> - 08/15/09 08:44 AM
Yesterday, after dinner @ Miller Bakery Cafe,  I reminded Jeff WGN News in Chicago did a spot on the upcoming Chicago Air & Water Show This weekend and it looked like the Gary Airport was a spot where alot of the fighter planes and other aircraft were being housed / parked before & after their performances.
So we took a short drive after dinner and lo and behold - here are some photos of what we saw!
        Thanks for stopping by and reading our Blog about Life in NW Indiana, The Housing Market, Communities, Local Spots, Events, … (2 comments)

northwest indiana information: Wordless Wednesday - Church Raising in Valpo ! Hallelujah :) - 08/12/09 09:14 AM

Thanks for stopping by and reading our Blog about Life in NW Indiana, The Housing Market, Communities, Local Spots, Events, attractions & more @ NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.Com
Jeff & Grace Safrin Broker / Owners
F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate  - Independently Owned & Operated
13 Lincolnway Suite # 203,        Valparaiso, IN 46383           Office # 219-309-9930
On  Facebook? be-friend us, look up Jeff Safrin  : )  Linked in??  link to us, look up Grace Safrin  : )
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northwest indiana information: New Listing-> Portage IN Affordable & Updated Ranch w/ Full basement, Fenced Yard & Pool - 07/26/09 04:07 PM
With Easy access to both the Indiana Toll road or Interstate I 94, not to mention the South Shore Train...Portage, Indiana has affordable housing options and yet is within commuting distance to Chicago-land.
Some of our favorite places to shop & eat are in Portage :)
Once Jeff made a date out of taking me to Bass Pro Shop - we spent a few hours in there getting ready for fishing season on our neighborhood Lake, then had dinner in their World Famous Islamorada Fish Company restaurant :)
 When we are out early morning showing homes in Porter County, our favorite breakfast spot … (8 comments)

northwest indiana information: 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)

northwest indiana information: Speechless Sunday - Downtown Valpo Sidewalk Booth, Advice For 25 cents - The Doctor is In :) - 07/19/09 11:46 AM

Thanks for stopping by and reading our Blog about Life in NW Indiana, The Housing Market, Communities, Local Spots, Events, attractions & more @ NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.Com
Jeff & Grace Safrin
Broker / Owners
F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
Independently Owned & Operated
Serving Northwest Indiana - > Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County.
13 Lincolnway Suite 203
Valparaiso IN 46383
Office # 219-309-9930


northwest indiana information: 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)

northwest indiana information: 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)

northwest indiana information: Wordless Wednesday => Reflections of Valpo .... - 07/08/09 01:20 AM
Thanks for stopping by and reading our Northwest Indiana Real Estate Blog!
 Just as the seasons change here in NW Indiana, we help clients achieve their Real Estate Goals in various seasons in life. We look forward to serving you.
Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Real Estate Brokers with F.C. Tucker Real Estate - phone # 219-405-1232.
Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, & Starke Counties in NW Indiana.
On  Facebook  ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin  : )    
 Linked in??.....  link to us... look up Grace Safrin  : )
TWITTER?? ...Follow....  SAFRIN

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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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