porter county in: Our Real Estate Philospophy of Practice is Primary Care - What You See is What you Get - 06/06/11 02:39 AM
Today's consumer has many options in choosing a Real Estate Broker to represent them in the purchase or sale of property in Northwest Indiana.
Our differentiation is this: We are licensed Full Time, Experienced, Licensed Professionals who you will see, talk to and communicate with throughout your entire real estate transaction.
There will be No Hand-off of your file to assistants once your home is listed, or an offer to purchase is written.
We facilitate the progress of your entire transaction to closing, dealing personally to intervene with obstacles that may surface along the way or issues … (2 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso, IN Ranch Home For Sale by F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 05/27/11 08:55 AM
 Located in Porter County, the city of Valparaiso, IN is a location in which many who work in the bordering state of IL, choose to make the Chicago-land commute.
With affordable housing and cost of living (lower property taxes) as compared to our Illinois neighbors, plus being close to Lake Michigan's Scenic Indiana Dunes National Lake-shore, we've seen an east moving influx of those who work in the windy city, yet choose Northwest Indiana as their home.
Conveniently located by the IN toll road & I 94 expressway or South Shore Train, providing travel options to downtown Chicago, this Valparaiso, IN Ranch Home … (0 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana Home For Sale Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Subject to Short Sale SOLD & Closed in 53 days after accepted offer to purchase! - 05/25/11 11:32 AM
This year, we have personally experienced less number of short sale listings and closings compared to 2010 when 25 % of our closed transactions were subject to a lenders approval of a short sale. 
We've blogged about short sales many times before. The length of time involved in completing a short sale transaction can vary from lender to lender and be slow (months) or quick (days).
Whenever we have a short sale transaction that goes relatively smoothly, we feel blessed:)
This was the case with a property we listed in Northwest Indiana that closed in only 53 days after an accepted … (5 comments)

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: Ranch Condo For Sale in Valpo - End Unit, 5 Star NIPSCO Energy rating, GREEN Built NAHB certified - 04/20/11 01:00 PM
Whether you are buying your 1st place to call home or looking to downsize and simplify your life, this Ranch Condo For Sale in Valparaiso, IN 46383 is a desirable end unit that has a 5 star energy rating from NIPSCO (the local utility company), and is NAHB certified GREEN Built to $ave you on utility bills.
To Schedule a showing call any of the F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Agents serving NW Indiana.
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porter county in: 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)

porter county in: Chesterton, Indiana 46304 Real Estate For Sale by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Just SOLD - 04/09/11 04:40 AM
When we get a call from a prospective seller in NW Indiana, we always ask -> How did you find us? Tracking the origin of our business is important to us.
Most new clients come from referral of family, friends or neighbors of previous customers that we've served. Other referrals happen from being a part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of The World and from being one of many F.C.Tucker's offices (Indiana's largest Real Estate Company).
This time, when potential sellers called to interview us and we asked this question, the answer was :
We came across homes for sale … (2 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana Real Estate Mobile Site URL - 03/13/11 09:33 AM
Thanks to RealBird, Now you can Search for Properties for Sale in Northwest Indiana by just scanning the QR Code below with the Bar Code Scanner Application on your smart phone!
This Northwest Indiana Real Estate Mobile Site URL will allow you to :
connect directly with us by tapping on our phone number should you have a questions about a home sent a message to schedule a showing on one of our listings read our latest Blog posts under the Real Estate News section of this App.  

Check Out What it will … (0 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana For Sale By Owner - FSBO - List your Home with F.C.Tucker - 03/12/11 05:04 AM

In the current challenging Real Estate Market finding a Ready, Willing and ABLE Buyer for your property to sell is not always easy in lieu of an increasing inventory of homes for sale amidst some short sale and foreclosed properties that are priced less than market value.
Even if, as a For Sale By Owner ( FSBO ), you procure a buyer, navigating today's complexities of the Real Estate Transaction with Marketing the Property to the masses for maximum exposure,Negotiation of Contracts and Coordination of the many aspects of Closing the Transaction: financing, inspections, repairs, insurance, appraisals, Underwriting conditions, … (2 comments)

porter county in: Indiana Short Sales and The New FTC "MARS" Rule Requiring Disclosures - 03/04/11 07:21 AM
Indiana Short Sales and The New FTC MARS Rule Requiring
Specific Disclosures!
As REALTORS in NW Indiana representing clients involved in short sales, new disclosures are required when:
1) Advertising Short Sale Services
(SFR or other designations)
2) Listing Short Sale Properties
(in addition to the Short Sale Addendum already on Zip Forms)
3) Upon Lenders Short Sale Approval 
(2 part disclosure)
For more information about these New Rules implemented by the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) that affect Indiana Real Estate Licensees, Indiana Association of REALTORS (IAR) and  Director of Legal Affairs RICHELLE COHEN MOSSLER have … (0 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana Client Testimonial From a Seller who was also a Move-Up Buyer! - 03/03/11 04:25 AM
Coordinating Back to Back Same Day Closings from Sellers who are also Moving up and Buying a bigger home are a little more complex these days, yet can still be done!
Read what our satisfied clients have to say and then give us a call to help make your Home Selling and/or Home Buying/Move - Up transition smooth!

Northwest Indiana Client Testimonial From a Seller who was also a Move-Up Buyer!
Our First Home as a Married Couple!
            Jeff and Grace were customers in my store one day and throughout conversation, we learned that I wanted … (4 comments)

porter county in: Selling Your Northwest Indiana Home this Year ? Talk To Tucker ! - 03/01/11 09:45 AM

Spring is in the air in Northwest Indiana!
If you are thinking about selling your home this year?
Talk To Tucker!
Spring Buyers are out shopping.
Your home has to be marketed to the masses for ready, willing and able buyers to find it. 
Give us a call to set up an appointment to view your NW Indiana Property and provide you with a
Competitive Market Analysis.
We'll help move you, like we have many others!
Just read what some of our past clients have to say.

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 - NAHB Green Built Home For Sale! - 02/19/11 06:12 AM
We Just listed a property that meets the requirements of the National Green Building Program in
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 - NAHB Green Built Home For Sale !
It's not easy building green.
The National Green Building Standard's foremost rating system for residential construction is the ICC 700 which has the approval of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Throughout the process of development, a home seeking National Green Building Program Certification (NAHB) is inspected at various stages of construction to assure green building practices and environmental performance levels meet the set requirements in six categories on a point based system.
This … (3 comments)

porter county in: Sagamore, one of Valparaiso, Indiana's Newer Neighborhoods in Union Township, Porter County, IN - 02/18/11 07:16 AM

Sagamore, one of Valparaiso, Indiana's Newer Neighborhoods in Union Township, Porter County,IN !
The name Sagamore was chosen for one of Valparaiso, Indiana's newest communities inspired by the Home Estate of Theodore Roosevelt, one of our nation's Great Conservationists.
Formerly farmland, this terrain with delicate slopes, a man made pond, and natural wetlands along with wooded areas provides a scenic country setting for this neighborhood of new homes!
The conservation design of Sagamore has home-sites integrated into the picturesque contours of the land, with restored native vegetation, prairie plantings and flowering grasses.
This development of 96 acres of open space … (0 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso, IN 46383 - Handicap Accessible CONDO For Sale with Full ADA Master Bath - 02/17/11 07:33 AM
Valparaiso, IN  46383
Handicap Accessible CONDO For Sale with Full ADA Master Bath
The North Hampstead Neighborhood, located on the north side of Valparaiso, Indiana is convenienntly located to dining, shopping and town.
This main floor Ranch Condominium For Sale has a Master Bathroom that meets ADA standards for accessible design. This along with wide hallways and doorways makes wheelchair access possible.
Distinctive features of this home include:
ü  Two Bedroom/Two Bath
ü  Large walk-in closets
ü  All Whirlpool kitchen appliances
ü  Quiet Wash Dishwasher
ü  Upgraded Countertop
ü  Full size side by side washer and dryer

porter county in: Valparaiso, IN 46385, Hillside Ranch Home For Sale on Wooded Cul-de-sac Lot - 02/14/11 08:58 AM
Recently listed by F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana, this Valparaiso, IN 46385 Hillside Ranch Home For Sale on Wooded Cul-de-sac Lot is a brick beauty with over 3695 sq. ft. of finished living space on a scenic lot in Fox Chase Farms in Liberty Township, Porter County, NWI.  
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 - red area … (2 comments)

porter county in: It's Awesome Baby - Dick Vitale is coming to VALPO ! - 02/12/11 06:04 AM
Our Twitter profile says it best : "We enjoy going to VU Basketball Games"
and what a season this has been so far for our home town team the ->
Valparaiso University Crusaders Mens Basketball Team
are currently in 1st place in the Horizon League!
and now this news:

Dick Vitale is coming to VALPO - It's Awesome Baby!
ESPN has confirmed that legendary college basketball analyst Dick Vitale will be at the ARC next Saturday, February 19 to call the Valpo game vs. Missouri State.  This BRACKET BUSTER GAME is scheduled to begin at … (2 comments)

porter county in: Meridian Woods, An Age Restricted Retirement Community in Valparaiso, Indiana - 02/08/11 11:29 AM
Meridian Woods, An Age Restricted Retirement Community in Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Life in "The Golden Years" for those 55 and older, Valparaiso, IN has an age restricted retirement community of homes in the Meridian Woods Neighborhood.
The peace of mind coming from living in a Newer Home where all the exterior maintenance is done, and the amenities of having a comprehensive Neighborhood Services program which includes:
All exterior maintenance, including yard maintenance.Periodic maintenance and mulching of landscape beds.Repair and/or replacement of all exterior light fixtures, mailboxes, and streetlights.Maintenance and upkeep of the
Meridian Woods Entrances.Use of all the Meridian Woods facilities, including "The Campbell … (3 comments)

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