porter county in: Another Porter County, Indiana Short Sale SOLD = 90 days from for sale sign going up to signing the closing documents. - 08/02/10 03:30 PM
 Recently we SOLD a home In Porter County, IN  that we listed subject to lenders approval of a short sale.
Short sales are not a game.
There were back up offers on the property.
The Buyers with the 1st offer submitted were savvy enough to do ALL of their due diligence according to the contract terms and conditions mutually agreed upon BEFORE the short sale was approved.
Short sales are bittersweet.
We have become much more select at which sellers we will work with to list an Indiana  short sale property and which buyers we will work with to show a Northwest Indiana short … (3 comments)

porter county in: Porter Cove - Great bedroom community for Chicago-land commute in NW Indiana! - 07/30/10 06:49 AM
Porter Cove - Great bedroom community for Chicago-land commute in NW Indiana!
We've blogged about the quaint town of Porter, IN 46304 before.
 Located in Porter County, this Duneland Community is close to Lake Michigan's Scenic Indiana  
Dunes National Lakeshore! Conveniently located by IN tollroad, expressway or South Shore Train to
Chicago, yet with lower cost of housing and reasonable property & sales taxes, the Town of Porter is worth careful consideration for your next MOVE or RELOCATION plans.
Porter Cove is a development of newer homes in the Town of Porter. 
With biking/walking Trails and Golf nearby, this development has public recreational ammenities close by without the cost of expensive … (5 comments)

porter county in: Wild Rose Neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN offers Low Maintenance Home ownership Lifestyle for busy professionals , snowbirds, or those wanting to downsize and just enjoy life! - 07/27/10 06:27 AM
Wild Rose Neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN offers Low Maintenance Home ownership Lifestyle for busy professionals, snowbirds, or those wanting to downsize and just enjoy life!
If you are looking to simplify your life and enjoy a Low Maintenance Home in a scenic setting, then the  Wild Rose neighborhood on Valparaiso's north side may be worth your careful consideration.
The HOA dues includes lawn mowing and trim, fertilization, snow removal, garbage pickup!
There is a private park for residents to enjoy with a playground, basketball court, picnic tables, grills, and even a neighborhood gazebo overlooking a private lake where you can fish … (4 comments)

porter county in: NW Indiana Ladies, ever want to join a bible study? Here is your chance-New Topic 'Praying the names of God" for the Tuesday Evening Ladies Bible Study at Christ Lutheran Church Valparaiso, IN - 07/25/10 08:14 AM
NW Indiana Ladies, ever want to join a bible study?
Here is your chance-New Topic  'Praying the names of God" for the Tuesday Evening Ladies Bible Study at Christ Lutheran Church Valparaiso, IN
 
Announcement:
The Ladies Tuesday Evening Bible Study Group at CLCValpo is starting a NEW Study!
Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler ->
 A 26 week study exploring the Hebrew names of God revealed in scripture.
Each week we will study a different name - so come when you are able!
Enjoy fellowship, prayer time and learn that the names of God given us in … (2 comments)

porter county in: F.C.Tucker Company makes the Top 100 List in REALTOR Magazine again! - 07/22/10 05:40 AM
The F.C.Tucker Company is listed as #number 48 in the July/August issue of REALTOR Magazine, for the number of closed transaction sides in 2009. It is also the Top Indiana Company in SOLD volume (#59).
There is no other Real Estate Company in Indiana ranked higher in either category!
 With over 1,500 agents statewide and over $2 billion in sales, The F.C. Tucker Company is the largest independent real estate firm in Indiana, and is ranked among the largest independent real estate firms in the nation. Its family of businesses includes a full range of real estate services - mortgages, title insurance, a … (3 comments)

porter county in: Why an Experienced Northwest Indiana REALTOR should consider F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate-> - 07/13/10 09:31 AM

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porter county in: Happy 1st Year Anniversary F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Serving Northwest Indiana! - 07/05/10 07:19 AM
Happy 1st Year Anniversary F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Serving Northwest Indiana!
From all of us at F .C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate we extend sincere thanks to those who supported our 1st year in business!
My how time flies - Just a year ago we sent out this letter to hundreds of past clients and business associates:
 Greetings   from   Jeff & Grace Safrin
Just a note to share exciting news with you!
As of 7/8/09, we are the Real Estate Broker / Owners of F.C. Tucker  1 st Team Real Estate serving Lake, Porter, La Porte & Starke … (5 comments)

porter county in: Happy 4th of July from F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana - 07/02/10 03:57 AM
Happy 4th of July from F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana
Wishing you & your families all a healthy and safe Holiday weekend and....
God Bless America!

 As Always, We appreciate your business and referrals!



And I'm proud to be an American,where at least I know I'm free.And I won't forget the men who died,who gave that right to me.~Lee Greenwood
 
Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown
 

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porter county in: Another Valparaiso, IN 46383 Home SOLD when listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 06/30/10 02:00 PM
Another Valparaiso, IN 46383 Home SOLD when listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate.

Sometimes, the best source for future business is at the closing table!
Back in springtime, we were at a closing with our 1st Time Home Buyer when they mentioned that a friend of theirs who had moved out of town had a home to sell.
So we listed the Home and today it closed in just 84 days on the market!
As always, we appreciate our clients referring their family and friends!
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porter county in: Some Short Sale Buyers Are Missing The Boat...so to speak :) - 06/18/10 10:25 AM
 
Some Short Sale Buyers Are Missing The Boat...so to speak :)

Lately, we've come across some short sale buyers that have miss-conceptions about this specific type of real estate transaction that differs from a traditional property purchase and would like to share these...
 
Short Sales are not Fire sales....the banks have a bottom line. Sometimes buyers have miss-conceptions that they can bid very,very low and ask for even more ( i.e. seller concessions) on a listing that is already priced less than what is owed on the note. This is not so.
Lenders wait around a long time for the best short sale … (7 comments)

porter county in: New on Market - Pine Creek Estates Neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN 46383 Former Model, Prairie Style 2 Story Home For Sale - 06/14/10 11:16 AM
New on Market -
 Pine Creek Estates Neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN 46383
Former Model, Prairie Style 2 Story Home For Sale
We've blogged about our hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana many times before...here is a "cream puff" NEW Listing that will not last long! This Home For Sale has curb appeal, plus a scenic tree-lined backyard setting with POND views.  With a finished basement and all appliances included, plus seller assists closing costs with an acceptable offer - this home is worth your careful consideration.
Click below for Map and more detailed information about the home's features->
xxxx Look no More-> Prairie … (4 comments)

porter county in: Portage, IN 46368 Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate & SOLD - 06/11/10 10:52 AM
Portage, IN 46368
Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate & SOLD
We've blogged about the convenience and affordability of living in Portage, Indiana before...
Now that our Listing has SOLD, we are looking to list and sell properties in Portage, IN 46368
So if you are in the market to sell your Home, Portage, Indiana don't give up - give us a call to show you our marketing plan works :)
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porter county in: The Best Showing Reports Are Offers ! - 05/31/10 08:05 AM
Recently, we Listed and SOLD a home in Valparaiso, IN and received 3 offers to purchase out of  a dozen showing appointments in the 1st 19 days the home was on the Market!
Many times, when we take a listing in NW Indiana (we service Lake, Porter & La Porte Counties), we are asked by our clients when will they get feedback from any showings?
We always answer the same way : The Best Showing Reports Are Offers!
When you schedule an appointment with us to Tour Your Home for a 1st hand view of it's condition, as Professional Real Estate … (2 comments)

porter county in: Remember Memorial Day.... - 05/28/10 05:04 AM
Remember Memorial Day....
Memorial Day is when we pause to give tribute and thanks to those who fought & gave their lives for the things we have.

God Bless Our Veterans!
 
From our Home to Yours - we at  F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving NW Indiana wish you a Healthy &  Safe Memorial Day Weekend!
 
Ty Gammon ->
Neighborhood Matchmaker
 
Olga Kwolek ->
Hablo Espanol
 
Linda Littlejohn  ->
Real Estate Broker Associate
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porter county in: F. C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate on You Tube - Northwest IN REALTORS - 05/15/10 11:53 AM
Please visit our YOU TUBE Video Channel = NorthwestINREALTORS
for Musical Home Tours of Properties For Sale in NW Indiana!
 
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Lake County, Porter County,La Porte County, Jasper County, Newton County and Starke County in Northwest Indiana.
 
Fell free to subscribe if you like, to be the 1st to see Music Home Video tours of our NEW Listings as they come on the market!
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porter county in: Christ Lutheran Church in Valpo presents: Mary Magdalene – A Musical Dramatization by Keri Burman of Yadah Praise Productions - 05/07/10 09:46 AM
Mary Magdalene – A Musical Dramatization by Keri Burman of Yadah Praise Productions - @
Valparaiso, IN  Christ Lutheran Church Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m. Public Welcome!

 
Come Join us in our NEW Sanctuary @CLCValpo located at the corner Of Campbell St. & Vale Park Road
for a wonderful reenactment of a Woman of the Bible.
 
Often mistakenly characterized in popular writings, Mary Magdalene was an early follower of Jesus Christ and witness to His glorious resurrection.  Through songs and monologues, Ms. Burman brings the scriptural based story of Mary Magdalene to life, right before the … (2 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso, IN Real Estate For Sale - Spacious Home - Great Location - New Listing-> - 05/06/10 04:57 AM
Valparaiso, IN  Real Estate For Sale - Check out F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate's NEW Listing @
2202 Worthington Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 - Great Location in  Center Township with award winning schools and Low Property Taxes. We've blogged about our home town of Valpo before... this spacious home with a nice size yard is priced below both appraised and assessed value for your careful consideration! Check out the Description, Map, Photos & more...... then give us a call to schedule a private showing with advance notice please.
xxx Affordable & Spacious Home-VALPO in Town xxx
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porter county in: Magnificent Residence in Northwest Indiana - Gated Community - Lake Views - Built to last! - 05/03/10 10:21 AM
Built to last!
Magnificent Brick Residence in Valparaiso, IN exudes opulence w/9077 Total Square Ft.  perched on a high point (1.45 acre wooded lot) in Private, Gated, Liberty Lakes Estates,w/ Beautiful Lake Views!
No $ has been spared in Materials/Craftsmanship/Mechanicals. Custom Built w/High End Amenities:
HEATED Driveway & Stone Walkways, Grand Mahogany Front Door, Main Floor has 13.4 ft detailed ceilings. Avant-Garde SWAROVSKI Crystal Chandeliers + various SWAROVSKI sconces / luminaries Brilliant to behold!
Rich Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors in the Formal Dining Room, Great Room,Master Bedroom Suite.
Den/Office w/Brazillian Maple Wood Floor. Pattern inlay Limestone Floor in 2 Story entry … (4 comments)

porter county in: Porter County, IN 20 Acres For Sale + Custom Home, Pole Barn & Pool- 46391 - 04/24/10 09:56 AM
Westville, Indiana zipcode = 46391 is a small town in Northwest Indiana - recently we listed a Custom Built Home For Sale on a 20.54 Acre parcel of land in rural Porter County that has a Westville mailing address.
Plkeanty of room to bring the HORSES or farm animals here - as there is a 48 x 60 Pole Barn with 4 Stalls and a Tack Room and workroom, plus an area of fenced pasture also.
The home also has a Kennel off the 3 car garage & breezeway with fenced outdoor pen.
All offers on this property are subject to … (2 comments)

porter county in: Subject To Lender's Approval of A Short Sale - Home For Sale in Chesterton, Indiana 46304 - 04/16/10 10:22 AM
 We've blogged about Short Sales before.
As a Buyer - there are some things you should be aware of when writing offers on Properties in Northwest Indiana Subject To Lenders Approval of a Short Sale- Like this Chesterton, IN 46304 New Listing.
Please Note : lenders are NOT obliged to participate in the new HAFA Program
If we can answer any questions about the Short Sale Process to see if you are even a candidate who is willing to go through this atypical of Real Estate Transaction, please give us a call @ 219-405-1232
Jeff Safrin, Real Estate Broker/Owner, Short Sale/Foreclosure … (8 comments)

 
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