porter county in: Fall is a Great Time to List Your Home For Sale..... - 10/06/09 04:40 AM
Serious Buyers Relocate Year Round !
Many people have the idea to "wait" until spring again to put their home on the market.
With that in mind, the competition for homes priced well and staged to sell is less in Fall than in Spring when many more come on the market.
If you are having thoughts about selling your home - why wait and risk Interest rates to go up ? (less people will be able to afford your home if that happens).
Give us a call today or click this link to schedule a  Free Comparable Market Analysis.
Have a … (4 comments)

porter county in: Clock is Ticking To Find That Home if You'd Like the 1st Time Home Buyer Tax Credit - 10/01/09 01:02 PM
Considering Buying a home in NW Indiana to take advantage of the 1st Time Home Buyer tax credit ?
Did you know this ? ......
By law, your loan cannot be completed and funded until the 8th day after your application for your mortgage has been completed and executed.  Taking into consideration Sundays and Holidays (that are excluded from the 8 day count), the last day upon which your Purchase Agreement and mortgage application can be completed is November 19, 2009.
That means it's crunch time!
Factor in the time to shop for a home and put together … (0 comments)

porter county in: The Bible Came to Life Last Night @ Valparaiso, Indiana's Christ Lutheran Church with A Musical Dramatization of Queen Esther performed by Keri Burman - 09/30/09 01:37 PM
Have you ever heard an Angel sing?
I did, last night!
 Keri Burman ( a Valpo resident )  has a full time Christian Drama ministry-> Yadah Praise Productions and travels cross country performing at churches re-inacting Women of The Bible in song and story!
Last night our Church's Womens Fellowship group experienced her performance of the story of Queen Esther.
Words do not even do justice to describe what one feels watching this talented young lady sing and act the story.
If your church is looking for a wonderful performer for a future fellowship event. please consider the spirit filled … (3 comments)

porter county in: 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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porter county in: REALTORS Call to Action - Email Congress to Extend the 1st Time HomeBuyers Tax Credit - 09/21/09 10:22 AM
Today our local REALTOR Board (GNIAR ) sent out an email reminder for us to emailour local representatives of
Congress to Extend the 1st Time Homebuyer Tax Credit which has been a blessing to increase home sales in
Northwest Indiana!
If you would like the direct link to send an email yourself, -> click here
Here is a video with REALTORS and National Association of REALTORS President Charles McMillan urging action!

porter county in: We Welcome Linda Littlejohn to F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving Northwest Indiana's Lake County, Porter County & La Porte County - 09/16/09 02:20 AM
 Help us in welcoming 
Linda Littlejohn - Experienced Real Estate Broker Associate
to F.C.Tucker Company's 32nd affiliate brokerage office statewide:
F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana
We've known Linda for many years. Back in 1999, when we 1st started in Real Estate,  our office cubicle was located next to Linda's :)
Bringing years of experience in sales. Linda by far is not just your ordinary Realtor and it shows in the results you get when you work with her. She will listen to your needs and leave no stone unturned until you are satisfied. Linda is an expert in negotiating … (4 comments)

porter county in: Wordless Wednesday Photos - Everyone Loves a Parade !!! - 09/16/09 02:11 AM


porter county in: Just Sold -Shorewood Forest Home in Valparaiso,IN & Client Testimonial - 09/15/09 06:11 AM
Just SOLD - This Shorewood Forest Brick Beauty -> click here for details!
We can now take another LISTING in Shorewood Forest, the year round recreational community in Valparaiso, IN that we call home sweet home.
We can market your home exclusively to the masses...bringing ready, willing, and qualified buyers and get you movin, just like we did for these happy sellers....here are their own words describing the home selling experience.....
Dear Grace and Jeff,
It has been a pleasure working with both of you these past several months.  Your professionalism, knowledge and unique method of marketing my home was … (0 comments)

porter county in: I Gave Out our Business Card after Church one day & we Sold a VALPO Home from that contact 2 years Later :) - 09/06/09 03:42 PM

My title is the story in a nut shell :)
Over 2 years ago we had a visiting Pastor from another town in NW Indiana give a sermon at our church.
After the service, I chatted with him awhile about non Real Estate related topics. He was polite and asked what I did for a living and I let him know that Jeff & I were Local REALTORS. I produced my Business card from my purse ( it's a habit - … (9 comments)

porter county in: Some Strategies For Success in School -> Do Your Homework :) We Do ! - 09/01/09 09:59 AM
Encouraging Children's study habits at a young age helps set the foundation for life long learning!
I spoke with our youngest daughter on the phone this week, she is student teaching @ Purdue Lafayette this semester (Freshman Math) and loving it ! 
Here are strategies for success in school for students of any age (my brother is going back for his MBA with 2 school age children of his own and doing awesome).
I would add to this list that a HEALTHY diet of fresh fruits and vegetables daily helps feed brain cells also :)
Wishing the students in your life … (4 comments)

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: JUST Sold - Home in Chesterton, IN - F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate represented the Buyers->RELOCATION business happens regularly-> - 08/28/09 09:53 AM
Corporations continue to move their Managers and Executives despite economic conditions.
Seasons do not matter either.....Today we Closed on a home in Porter County, IN in which we represented the Relocating Buyers.
We've been blessed with a wave of RELO business lately in NW Indiana.
The benefits of being part of F.C.Tucker - Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company...which is part of the Largest Relocation network in the WORLD !
Relocation Clients come pre-approved with a narrow window or time frame to find a home and the transaction itself moves rather quickly - only a few weeks from accepted offer to closing!

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: 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)

porter county in: Things Happen For a Reason.....Some buyers get a better deal the second time. - 08/23/09 12:45 PM
  That's what we told our Buyer clients earlier this summer when they put in a bid on a Ranch home for sale that we showed them in Porter County, IN that ended up in a multiple offer situation.
Jeff showed them the comparable solds in the neighborhood and it was clear from the numbers that bidding up in this particular market to try and out do the other buyer was not in their best interest. Disappointed at first, they agreed to wait.
Low & behold, this week, we closed on another home with these same buyers. This home had double … (6 comments)

porter county in: School Bus Safety Tips - 08/17/09 06:32 AM
This Week is Back to School week in Valpo!  Here is a brochure we'd like to share again, this time not only to our clients, but to all parents who have school age children :)  
As always we appreciate your Business and Referrals.
Jeff & Grace Safrin
Broker/ Owners, F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - serving NW Indiana Independently Owned & Operated.


porter county in: 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
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porter county in: Our Passion.....Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together and working to achieve successful Real Estate Transaction - 08/07/09 03:09 AM
Yesterday, after only a few weeks of F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate opening it's doors in NW Indiana, we closed on a property in Porter County!
Bringing ready, willing and able Buyers and Property Sellers together in Lake, Porter, La Porte & Starke Counties in Northwest IN is our passion!
This Full Time endeavor over the past decade has afforded us the opportunity to help hundreds of families move :)
As our sphere of influence and knowledge of technology has grown, so have repeat clients (like these sellers) and new buyers ...who find us by our Internet presence (like this buyer did) on one … (4 comments)

porter county in: Related Living or Extended Family ? New Listing in Valparaiso, IN may be just what you've been searching for! - 08/02/09 03:53 PM
This newer 2 Story Home ( The Brookstone Model ) is located in the Timberland development of Valparaiso, IN ...Porter County location off Meridian Road, just 1 mile north of Route 6.
 It is unique in that the full basement has been finished with a related living apartmentthat houses the 5th Bedroom (double closets & ceiling fan + egress window), a Rec room which is open to the 2nd kitchen w/appliances(galley style), an office or craft room ( has exhaust fan & closet) and a 2nd laundry area/utility rm. 
So if you have a large or extended family, or perhaps teenagers that … (7 comments)

porter county in: 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)

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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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