porter county in: Valparaiso, Indiana NEW LISTING For Sale- Desirable Cook's Corner School District, Spacious + Inground Pool - 04/14/10 10:36 AM
We've Listed and SOLD many properties in Valparaiso, Indiana.  Northside VALPO Locations are always a HOT Real Estate Market especially in Cooks Corner Grammar School District.
So if you are looking to call Valparaiso, IN your next  Home Sweet Home - hurry before this well kept Beauty in CONCORD MEADOWS  is SOLD !
xxx Honey Stop The Car ! xxx

porter county in: Eat at Chili's Restaurants in NW Indiana on Thursdays in April & May and 10 % gets donated to local Habitat for Humanity ! - 04/11/10 02:01 PM
    Giving back to the community around you....   Local eatery to give portion of check to Northwest Indiana Habitat for Humanity ->   If you have any lunch/dinner meetings you need to plan or you're just going out on a Thursday please note:
All Thursdays in April & May, 10%-percent of your total bill at Chili’s will be donated to NWI Habitat.  This includes the Chili's Restaurants in Dyer, Merrillville & Valparaiso, Indiana locations!
Just print this coupon and bring with you to give to your server and bon appetit :)
xxxChilis April Coupon xxx

porter county in: Back up Offer Closed - In this Real Estate Market Anything Can Happen - We Encourage our Sellers to keep showing their Property! - 04/10/10 11:52 AM
Back up offers in Real Estate - we've blogged about this topic before - we encourage them as
Sale Pending does NOT mean SOLD!
In this Market anything can happen, so we encourage the Sellers of our Listed properties in NW Indiana to keep showing their property to prospective buyers even after they have accepted an offer to purchase.
Just this week we Closed a Real Estate Transaction on a home for sale in NW Indiana that was the 2nd in line or back-up offer !
It's like an Insurance Policy to fall back on in case "something" unexpected … (39 comments)

porter county in: Bon Femme Cafe in Valparaiso, IN French Gourmet $ 5. Menu the 1st Thursday of Every Month! - 04/06/10 05:06 AM
Bon Femme Cafe in Valparaiso, IN - Bon Appetit !
Last Thursday. after listing a local property for sale in Valparaiso, IN I convinced Jeff we should just stop and get a quick bite to eat in downtown Valpo before our next appointment.
I love the many local independent restaurants to choose from in town,  just steps from our F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate office on courthouse square.
  This time we chose Bon Femme Cafe located @ 66 E Lincolnway in Valparaiso, IN 46383  tel. (219) 531-0612The best part about eating out in downtown Valparaiso, IN the 1st … (2 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso IN, Real Estate For Sale - Why Pay Rent? Great In Town Location - Move in ready! - 04/05/10 05:59 AM
Just Listed  : Valparaiso, IN Real Estate For Sale Priced Below Assessed Value - Why Pay Rent?  when this 2 story end unit Condo/Townhomelocated conveniently in town in the Earthstone Development is within walking distance of Shopping, Restaurants, and Parks! Check out the walking score of this property here -> map
This move in ready (freshly painted and all new pergo wood flooring and new carpet throughout) home is worth your careful consideration.
Seller assisted financing also....Seller will pay up to $2000. towards buyers closing costs or pre-paids allowable by lender with a full price accepted offer.
With low taxes and … (7 comments)

porter county in: Lake Homes in Valparaiso, IN - Porter County Indiana Communities with Lakes - Vacation year Round from Home! - 03/26/10 04:37 AM
Lake Homes in Valparaiso, IN - Porter County Indiana Communities with Lakes, Vacation Year Round from Home!
This week we started to get out and take some non snow pictures of our Northwest Indiana Homes for Sale since Spring is finally here!
Here are some photos of one of our Homes For Sale in Valparaiso, IN with Lake Access just a short stroll to Flint Lake and it even comes with it's own private Boat Dock on the Lake, (one of only 8).
If you are looking for Lake Living in Valparaiso Indiana, or Lake Front Communities in Porter County, IN  … (5 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana Housing Market is Improving - Real Estate is a Local Business. - 03/25/10 03:53 AM
Northwest Indiana Housing market is Improving -
Real Estate is a Local Business
We received an email today alerting us that
Jeff Safrin, SFR, Real Estate Broker, Owner
was quoted in this mornings local paper:
Click highlighted link below to read the full article....
   We had a very snowy February here in NW Indiana!  Despite the winter weather conditions, we were blessed to be busy listing and selling properties and working with re-locating buyers in Lake, Porter and La Porte Counties and so have our experienced REALTORS @ F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate.
If … (3 comments)

porter county in: Happy St. Patrick's Day - 03/17/10 04:12 AM

From Our Home to Yours..Happy St. Patricks Day!
"For each petal on the shamrock This brings a wish your way- Good health, good luck, and happiness For today and every day." -Irish Blessing

porter county in: Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification - 03/15/10 03:34 PM
After several years of experience in Listing and Selling Properties in Northwest Indiana Subject To Lenders Approval of Short Sale, Jeff Safrin, Real Estate Broker/Owner of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate completed the National Association Of REALTORS requirements for the SFR - Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification Designation.
Every Short Sale is not the same - There are many possible scenario's that can occur during the complex process of short sale approval (lender's filing of foreclosure proceedings, bankruptcy court proceedings etc..).
1st hand experience in working through these difficult situations are not taught in the basics of NAR's class, but … (6 comments)

porter county in: Daylight Saving Time - Reminder to Spring Ahead Your Northwest Indiana Clocks One Hour & Check those Smoke Detector Batteries! - 03/13/10 03:20 AM
Yes, it's that time of year in Northwest Indiana....we lose an hour of sleep this weekend, but gain an hour of daylight!
Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, March 14th,2010. 
Remember to set your clocks ahead (Spring Forward) one hour before you go to sleep tonight :)
More importantly - this is a GREAT Time to Check Your Smoke Detectors /batteries!
Have a great weekend everyone - Spring is certainly in the air!


porter county in: Private Boat Dock on Flint Lake Included with this Custom Home For Sale in Valparaiso, IN - 03/12/10 08:13 AM
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Perched on a scenic cul de sac lot with a creek and stocked Pond in the backyard.... this cutom built home has many amenities, not to mention it is steps from  Flint Lake (great fishing) and comes with it's own boat dock (only 1 of 8 available - they are in demand - you can sell to one of your new neighbors in WOODMERE  if you wish:)
Valparaiso, Indiana's north side (center township) is very convenient to major roads like the Indiana Tollroad or I 94 expressway or the South Shore Train Stop for a Chicago-land … (6 comments)

porter county in: Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana Now has a BLOG ! - 03/10/10 11:51 AM
It's been a busy first few months of the year at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana!
Our Social Media Strategy for Evangelism is evolving and we now not only are on Twitter  but have a growing Facebook Page and this week started a BLOG as well !
With our new sanctuary building completion projected this Spring, it's an exciting time!
Check out our blog @ http://www.clcvalpo.blogspot.com
and...Stay tuned for some heartwarming faith stories to be posted by various members of our congregation, including youth!
Christ Lutheran Church invites you to a variety of ministries that are supported in prayer … (4 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso Police Department accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy - 03/05/10 02:29 AM
Over the years, Jeff & I have been blessed to come to know many fine officers on the Valparaiso, Indiana Police Department in helping them buy or sell homes in town. Below is an announcement about an opportunity for citizens to learn just how much they do in the service of protecting our community. We are thankful for each and every one of them and occasionally, when I hear some of the calls dispatched on our scanner at home I sometimes say a silent prayer of protection:) They are local hero's!

porter county in: It's March...Let the madness begin - Valparaiso University hosts 1st Round Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship! - 03/01/10 09:00 AM

It's March. and anything can happen....March Madness they call it :)
Especially if you live in Indiana and are a college basketball fan!
We've blogged about  the fun attending local area basketball events in the winter season each year - family fun for all ages!
Our hometown of VALPO is know for a famous shot during march madness that got them to the sweet 16 once!
"The Shot" is seen each year on CBS during "March Madness" and is considered one of the top moments in NCAA history.
Come out and see the game tomorrow - buy … (4 comments)

porter county in: Northwest Indiana Home Sellers Consider F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate to Sell Your Property - 03/01/10 04:18 AM
We've been blessed to have started off the New Year 2010 with sales of our listed properties in NW Indiana in Lake, Porter, and La Porte Counties and have more pending real estate closings as well.
Ironically, we still get calls from prospective buyers wanting to see homes that have accepted offers or are SOLD already ?! 
We suggest writing Back-up offers on some of these, but rather than experience the pain of regret for not acting sooner....consider our professional services to list and market your property to sell during this PRIME TIME ->
Time is running out for  $ … (5 comments)

porter county in: Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, Indiana is now on Facebook -> - 02/23/10 02:38 PM
Social Media Strategies for Churches ?
Yes, it's one of many plans for our growing congregation at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN
Last month we launched our Twitter account
& this month we're now on Facebook
- become our friend if you'd like :)
Click here to read my previous blog post about the exciting happenings this year @CLCVALPO as we build a new worship space!
- and many thanks to ValpoLife.com for reprinting the article for our community!
God's Blessings
Grace Safrin
Evangelism chair

porter county in: Some NW Indiana Short Sales are Closing sooner than "Traditional" Real Estate Transactions... - 02/20/10 04:22 AM
This week we closed on some of our listed  homes in Northwest Indiana that were for sale subject to the Lenders approval of a Short Sale. Not all short sales are alike. Each has it's own set of individual circumstances and obstacles to overcome in getting to the closing table.
 These particular short sales closed sooner (less time) than some of our other pending listings that have offers with "traditional" lending involved, in which it is sometimes more common to have underwriting delays nowadays ;(
NW Indiana Short Sale SOLD-26 days from For Sale Sign Up to Signing Documents at the … (5 comments)

porter county in: Press Release For F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate in Northwest Indiana - 02/15/10 09:20 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact:    Jeff or Grace Safrin             Feb. 12, 2010                            (219) 309-9930F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Associates Honored at Annual Awards BanquetVALPARAISO, Ind. – F.C. Tucker Company honored The Safrin Team this week at it’s annual awards banquet in Indianapolis. The team received the Presidents Club award, designated a life member, based on personal income. ###With more than $2.1 billion in annual sales, F.C. Tucker Company is Indiana’s largest independently owned comprehensive real estate firm with 45 offices and more than 1,300 sales associates throughout Indiana and select markets in Kentucky. Less … (2 comments)

porter county in: Experienced REALTORS in Northwest Indiana Looking For a Change? Consider F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - 02/10/10 09:01 AM


porter county in: Valpo Hoops in the Superbowl Commercial ! Watch the Flo Mobile TV "My Generation" clip - 02/09/10 02:21 AM

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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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