northwest indiana real estate: Northwest Indiana Real Estate Fall Home Sales - 12/27/16 03:18 PM
We last blogged about homes Sold by Safrin's this Summer
Home Sales remained strong for us in Northwest Indiana this Fall Season as well !
We were blessed to represent many clients in the purchase or sale of property & appreciate the referrals of others that we helped by matching them up with
relocation assistance through our corporate office. 
Here's alittle about a few of those that we helped....
If we can be of service to you or your family or friends in 2017 for your real estate needs, please do not hesitate to contact us @219-309-9930.
We look forward to serving you!
Please click the various links to read … (0 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Victorian Style 2 Story For Sale on Acre Lot in Valpo - Duneland Schools - 03/25/16 09:34 AM

Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate this affordable
home is worth your careful consideration!
Check out video below and give us a call @ 219-309-9903 to
schedule a private showing of this lovely property.
Dune-land Schools.
With approximately $3.6 billion in annual sales and more than 18,000 home buyers and sellers represented annually, F.C. Tucker Company is Indiana’s largest independently owned comprehensive real estate firm with more than 40 offices and more than 1,500 sales associates throughout Indiana and select markets in Kentucky. Less than one percent of all real estate firms have the longevity of F.C. Tucker. Founded in 1918, the company’s family of businesses … (6 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Email Testimonial from Northwest Indiana Home Seller who chose F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate to list their property to sell - 11/28/15 01:32 AM

We are humbled and thankful to have earned the trust of hundreds of past clients we have represented in the purchase or sale of properties in Northwest Indiana who continue to be our best cheerleaders and refer us to others!
Referrals are the building blocks that strengthen the foundation of our Business!
This past seller could not get the Trulia website to accept her review of us, so she just emailed us the testimonial about using our professional services to sell their property!
Good morning Jeff and Grace...I tried the Trulia site but was not successful so I am putting your review at the … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Munster, IN 46321 Ranch Home For Sale listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana - 11/21/14 01:54 AM

Munster, Indiana is a desirable town to live in NW Indiana.
With award winning schools and Community Hospital, plus easy access to
expressway with a 35 minute commute to downtown Chicago  (Google Map) -
many choose to make this small town their home sweet home!
You can get more home for the $$ in NW Indiana and pay less taxes then by
residing in the neighborhing state of Illinois.
This desirable ranch home with full basement won't last long!
Click here to read the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS
Multiple Listing Service details about this property.
With more than $3 billion in annual sales, F.C. Tucker Company … (6 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Valparaiso Indiana Home Subject To Lenders Approval of a Short Sale - 09/13/13 08:10 AM
Located in Center Township, Valparaiso, Indiana zipcode 46385 this spaciou home on 1/3+ acre wooded lot with no neighbors behind (see google map) is listed for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate and subject to lenders approval of a short sale.
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Great Location for ease of commute to Chicago-land.
Award winning schools.
Low Property Taxes.
Click here for GNIAR MLS Information
Read our BLOG About Living in Valparaiso, IN
Call 219-405-1232 to schedule a private showing.

northwest indiana real estate: Happy 4th Anniversary F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate NW Indiana - 07/08/13 12:59 AM
On 7/8/9 at 10 am in the midst of a challenging real estate market F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate opened it's doors for business.
Initially serving the Northwest Indiana counties of Lake, Porter & La Porte, and then expanding a few years later to include Jasper, Newton and parts of Starke county.
Our office at 13 Lincolnway, Suite # 203 in Valparaiso, IN  46383 has been the site of many a round table meeting or 1 on 1 training and coaching for our experienced remote agents who work from home and benefit from the backing of Indiana's Real Estate leader, keeping … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Active Pending and SOLD Real Estate NW Indiana Spouses Selling Houses - 05/15/13 06:47 AM
Whether Buying or Selling a Home or Land in Northwest Indiana, Talk To Tucker - Indiana's Real Estate Leader established 1918.
Scroll down to the end and click on "SEE MORE PROPERTIES"


northwest indiana real estate: Real Estate Market Share Stats - Update - 05/15/12 08:17 AM
As one of the Leading Real Estate Companies in the World, 
F.C.Tucker (also Indiana's largest Real Estate Company established in 1918)
is a leader in Market Share in Closed Sales Volumes Stats.
With over $ 2 Billion Dollars + in residential real estate sold annually just in the State of Indiana,
Talk To Tucker for all your Northwest Indiana Real Estate needs!


northwest indiana real estate: Why List Your Northwest Indiana Home For Sale with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Realty - 02/08/12 07:44 AM

Why List Your Northwest Indiana Home For Sale with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Realty?

As of today, approximately 30% of homes listed for sale by our office in NW Indiana have accepted offers on them!
We are looking to increase our inventory of properties to sell in NWI because our phones are ringing with buyers who are interested in the properties that already have offers on them!
If they do not want to write a back up offer on these homes, we can show them your home if it meets their criteria!
So please call one of our experienced, … (0 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Why you may not want to wait until Next Year to List Your Northwest Indiana Home For Sale: Real Estate Tax 2013 - 01/23/12 03:09 AM
  In 2010 Congress passed Obama's Health Care Bill that has in it a Real Estate Tax of 3.8 % that is effective on 1/1/13 that will affect some Property Sales depending on the sellers income bracket.
This tax may affect many types of Real Estate Sales TAX Scenarios in 2013 such as:
* Sale of A Principle Residence (Capitol Gain)
* Sale of a Second (Vacation) Home (Non-Rental)
* Sale of an Inherited Investment Property (Residential or Commercial)
This new tax is sometimes referred to as 'Medicare Tax' as proceeds will be used … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: FHA Anti-Flipping Rule Waiver Extended Through 2012 - 01/19/12 10:03 AM

In 2010 the FHA waived the regulation prohibiting insuring a mortgage
on a home owned by the seller for less than 90 days.
For the second year in a row,
the Federal Housing Administration is extending a temporary waiver of it's
anti-flipping rule.

Therefore, home buyers who are pre-approved with FHA finaincing, WILL be able to buy a home that has
changed hands in the last 90 days under the following conditions:

The transaction must be ARMS-LENGTH (no interest between buyer and seller OR any other parties involved in the real estate transaction).  
Cases in which … (0 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Starke County Real Estate For Sale Priced Below Appraisal - Equestrain Property with Barn, Fenced Corral, Pasture & More - 12/12/11 08:03 AM
Have Horses? no problem-> how about 10+ acres of land, custom built home, barn with stalls for horses or farm animals with adjacent fenced corral and pasture (there is even a 2nd separate access road on this parcel of land that goes straight back for easy hay delivery:)
This EQUESTRIAN Property for sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in Starke County Indiana is priced below recent appraised value
 click this link for more info and video of this listing->
Grovertown, Indiana 46351 Real Estate For sale By F.C.Tucker 1st Team serving Northwest Indiana
Did we mention there is a … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: So you want to wait for a better offer on your Northwest Indiana Home ? - 12/02/11 06:29 AM
 As I reviewed our data base recently to send out Holiday Cards (yes, I still take time to hand write peoples names in each one of several hundred of them and add a note sometimes too :)
I came across an address of an expired listing in Northwest Indiana of over a year ago that had an offer, but did not sell because the sellers wanted to wait for a better offer.
As I cross referenced the Multiple Listing Service History on this property
I saw that it did finally sell for tens of thousands of dollars less than the offer … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Northwest Indiana Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance, Low Interest Rate, and Mortgage Tax Credit Programs from IHCDA.IN.GOV - 11/22/11 01:11 PM
 Recently, our Local REALTOR Association hosted a  2 hour presentation by
The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

“It Makes Cents: State Programs to Make the Dream of Home-ownership a Reality.”

The seminar covered topics such as below market interest rate programs, down payment assistance to first time and move up buyers, first time buyer tax credits for Indiana Home Buyers.

There are Income Limits based on Household Size AND on the Indiana County you plan to buy in.
Here is the Chart that shows the maximum Home Price Per IN County and differing income limits … (3 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Crown Point, IN Short Sale SOLD - Only 49 days from Accepted Offer to Lender Approval to Closing Table! - 11/22/11 05:35 AM
Last week we closed on one of our short sale listings in Northwest Indiana, Lake County, Crown Point 46307.
Total market time was 115 days. Day 60 we received an offer and after counter, on day 64 we submitted the  offer/package to the lenders short sale department and received an approval letter within 30 days per Indiana law.
19 days later we closed.
Crown Point, IN Short Sale SOLD - Only 49 days from Accepted Offer to lender Approval to Closing Table!
Not all short sales are the same.

 With unemployment and financial hardships, many look for a REALTOR … (0 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Factors That DO NOT Influence The Value of Your Northwest Indiana Home - 10/15/11 07:04 AM

When we meet with Northwest Indiana Home Sellers and present them with a Comparative Market Analysis of home values in their neighborhood, sometimes the following handful of factors that sellers want us to consider in pricing their property come up in conversation..These Factors have NO IMPACT on the Value of Northwest Indiana Homes.
 "I paid x number of dollars $ for this home a few years ago! "If you bought your home at the peak of real estate market prices and there has been a depreciation in your area's home values since then, your home's current market price may be less than what … (0 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Just SOLD Another Porter County Property Listed By F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana - 10/10/11 05:32 AM
This Portage, Indiana Property SOLD quickly after being listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate
There was never even a For Sale Sign in the Yard!
Nowadays, the Internet is our biggest For Sale Sign :)


northwest indiana real estate: What Makes You Think You Can Sell My Property? - 10/07/11 12:44 PM
This question has come up numerous times in our career as REALTORS in Northwest Indiana.
Twice in the last month, this very question was asked of us.
Once in an email, and another time in a phone conversation.
Both parties were EXPIRED LISTINGS.
Each had their NW Indiana Home For Sale on the Market for over 6 months.
Both re-Listed their properties, this time with F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NWI.
Results =>
  Expired Seller who emailed us had 2 purchase offers in 1st 10 days on Market and has closed escrow.
  Expired seller who asked us this … (7 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: QR Codes on F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Signs in Northwest Indiana - 10/03/11 06:00 AM

Being a part of Indiana's largest Real Estate Company, we not only have the services of a full time marketing department  to benefit our business, but an awesome online ToolBox at our disposal with hundreds of resources for our use!
Utilizing just one of them, we now have the option of placing QR Codes on our F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate signs!
Some of our agents are including them on the back of their Business cards they have custom designed by corporate as well :)
The times they are a changing...and we're happy keeping up is made so … (2 comments)

northwest indiana real estate: Valparaiso Indiana Neighborhood of Hidden Hollow New Listing By F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 10/02/11 02:05 PM
Gently rolling hills, lush landscape with mature trees, minutes from Route 30 and downtown Valpo, large single family homesites...this briefly describes the Valparaiso, Indiana neighborhood of Hidden Hollow!
Link to Google Map of Hidden Hollow Neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN 46385
We've blogged about our hometown before.
If you are looking to move to NW Indiana, consider Porter County and this new listing Home for sale offered by
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate....scenic setting, yet close to it all, this is a Hidden Gem in Hidden Hollow  :)
Enjoy the hi-def music video and then Talk To Tucker to schedule … (6 comments)

Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM (F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)

Jeff&Grace Safrin


Valparaiso, IN

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F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate

Address: 13 Lincolnway, Suite # 203, Valparaiso, IN, 46383

Office: (219) 309-9930

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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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