porter county in: Speechless Sunday - Downtown Valpo Sidewalk Booth, Advice For 25 cents - The Doctor is In :) - 07/19/09 11:46 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
Serving Northwest Indiana - > Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County, Starke County.
13 Lincolnway Suite 203
Valparaiso IN 46383
Office # 219-309-9930


porter county in: Press Release - It's a New Day At F.C. TUCKER Real Estate in Indiana -> - 07/14/09 02:29 AM
 For Immediate Release Contact:

July 14, 2009 Grace & Jeff Safrin
(219)309-9930 (office)
(219)309-3809 (mobile)
 F. C. Tucker opens new Valparaiso office Grace and Jeff Safrin found F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate
VALPARAISO - Grace and Jeff Safrin, longtime Tucker sales associates, have opened F. C. Tucker's 32nd affiliate office, F. C. Tucker/1st Team Real Estate. F. C. Tucker is the largest independent real estate company in Indiana. The Safrins will continue to serve clients in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties.
In real estate since 1999, the Safrins are already Life Time Members of the Presidents … (2 comments)

porter county in: From Evansville to Valparaiso F.C. Tucker Real Estate has Indiana Covered ! - 07/11/09 12:19 PM
Yesterday, F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate showed up for business on our Local MLS (The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS).
Although the announcement came out from F.C.Tucker's Corporate Offices in Indianapolis, IN on 7/8/9....that we were new Owners, visiting & calling over 30 some loyal clients to get the paperwork done took a day or so :)
While we were at our new office @ 13 Lincolnway, Suite # 203 in downtown Valparaiso Indiana, 46383- we received a pleasant surprise - a flower delivery
The Broker /Owners of F.C.Tucker Emge REALTORS (Kathy Briscoe and Kevin Eastridge)who have … (6 comments)

porter county in: Now Open For Business - F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate - Serving Northwest Indiana ! - 07/11/09 10:27 AM

We are humbled to be afforded this opportunity and excited to be affiliated with Indiana's Largest Real Estate Company that has been in business since 1918.
It's been a whirlwhind of a week and we'd like to thank those who helped make the dream a reality - our dear family & friends, loyal clients, business associates, and especially to our former Broker who made the transition smooth and professional for everyone, by her support and collaborative efforts!
Stay tuned for future blogs and More Exciting News about our non-traditional Business Model with generous compensation options for experienced REALTORS that think out of the box and beyond the office :)
A recent Inman … (6 comments)

porter county in: Wordless Wednesday => Reflections of Valpo .... - 07/08/09 01:20 AM
Thanks for stopping by and reading our Northwest Indiana Real Estate Blog!
 Just as the seasons change here in NW Indiana, we help clients achieve their Real Estate Goals in various seasons in life. We look forward to serving you.
Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Real Estate Brokers with F.C. Tucker Real Estate - phone # 219-405-1232.
Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, & Starke Counties in NW Indiana.
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porter county in: Family Fun in NW Indiana - Valpo has a Drive-in Movie Theatre ! - 07/02/09 09:14 AM
 We've passed it showing homes in Valpo hundreds of times over the last decade.
Recently,our nephew came to visit (and we had unseasonably cool drizzly weather)...so we decided to go to the
49 er Drive-in Theatre located @ 675 North Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso, IN 46383
This night brought back some of fond childhood memories of our family spending time together at a venue like this....i.e.- getting there early to get a front row parking spot, visiting the concession stand for popcorn & snacks, bringing a blanket or lawn chair to lounge on, throwing around the football in the grassy field while we waited for … (4 comments)

porter county in: Hoosier Home Buyers Should Check this out ->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program - 07/02/09 06:17 AM
FYI->The Indiana Housing & Community Development Market Stabilization Program has monies available for  Home Buyers to buy a Home in Indiana!
 This Program is explained in more detail @ IndianaHousingNow.org
$15,000 is available to Home Buyers in Indiana who qualify based on Income Guidelines toward the purchase of a home that is not rquired to be re-paid if the property remains the homebuyers' principal residence for at least 10 years.
This downloadable brochure provides more details on this program for your review.
If you are looking to purchase a home in Northwest Indiana and need professional representation, please give us a call to serve as … (2 comments)

porter county in: Taking in Nature & the Beauty of Lake Louise in Shorewood Forest, Valparaiso, IN - 06/27/09 05:38 AM
 When we moved from Lake County, Indiana (St. John) 12 years ago to Porter County, IN ....we were looking for lower property taxes, a home with some land and goods schools.
 We ended up with all of  that plus some...the added amenities of enjoying a beautiful year round recreational community - SHOREWOOD FOREST - and all of the perks that go with it!
Besides parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts...there are nature trails, walking paths, and a Lake -> Lake Louise. The Community Pool and Clubhouse plus Neighborhood Sandy Beach are awesome this time of year!
If you enjoy BOATING and FISHING and Water Sports … (4 comments)

porter county in: We're using SKYPE in our Ladies Bible Study to Reach Out -> - 06/25/09 08:25 AM

"Reach Out and Touch Some-body's Hand, Make This World a Better Place"....Yes, We Can !

 @ Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN  the Ladies Summer Bible Study has a participant from Singapore, Asia via SKYPE !
Seems like just a few weeks ago, I blogged about a new Ladies Bible Study starting up here in Valparaiso, IN  at my church.  If you live around here, you'll know the one, with all big construction trucks and new building going on at the Corner of Campbell St. & Vale Park Road.
On the 1st night of this study, one of the ladies mentioned that she … (7 comments)

porter county in: Why are These 1st Time Home Buyers Smiling ? The Check Will be in The Mail Soon ! - 06/04/09 06:02 AM
It's  an exciting time to Buy your 1st Home !                                                                                                           
We closed on a Home in NW Indiana with these 1st time Home Buyers this week who were smiling !
The recent Stimulus Package passed by Congress has a Tax Credit in which 1st time Home Buyers may qualify for up to $8000. Tax Credit, if a home is purchased and closed by 11/30/09.
Many have received big checks in the mail already.  Why Not You?
We were humbled to represent these clients, knowing that they come in contact with dozens of REALTORS in their line of work, and their parents know even more.....they had lots … (5 comments)

porter county in: Don't miss the 'Art in The Garden - Art Fair' @ Taltree Arboretum in Valpo this Sunday! - 05/28/09 04:08 AM
We've Blogged in the past about the Beauty of TalTree Arboretum located@ 450 West 100 North in Valparaiso, IN 46385.....
This Sunday 5/31/09 from 10 am to 4 pm....  peruse the work of over 2 dozen artists who will exhibit their oil or acrylic paintings, metal sculptures, fabric arts, ceramics and crafts along the perimeter and on the trails of the Tall Tree Garden!
Enjoy a variety of soothing music from talented musicians who will perform Bagpipes in the morning, the Harp before lunch and lyrical flute ensemble and then ancient flutes in the afternoon.
Food will be available at the Pavilion.

porter county in: Speechless Sunday - Valparaiso University Chapel - 05/24/09 08:12 AM


Have a Blessed Week !


Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana

Real Estate Broker Associates with F.C. Tucker Realty - phone # 219-405-1232.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Jeff and Grace … (11 comments)

porter county in: From Our Home to Yours - Happy Memorial Day Weekend ! - 05/23/09 04:31 AM
From Our Home to Yours.....
Wishing you & your families a safe, healthy and Happy Memorial Day weekend. 
Enjoy the blessings of family & friends at local events, parades, picnics, bbq's, outings, etc... 
and here are some fireworks Jeff recently captured after a baseball game :
Jeff & Grace Safrin - "Spouses Selling Houses" TM
Real Estate Broker Associates with F.C. Tucker Advantage Realty - phone # 219-405-1232.
Valparaiso residents serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana.
On  Facebook  ?...... be-friend us - look up Jeff Safrin  : )    
 Linked in ??.....  link to … (7 comments)

porter county in: New on the Market-Porter County's Desirable Jackson Township Location in NW Indiana -Sleek Modern Euro Redesign! - 05/22/09 06:10 AM
 Our latest Jackson Township Property For Sale was listed yesterday. We enjoy the scenic Duneland Area of Porter County in NW Indiana so much. Driving through the gently rolling hills & terrain of Suman Valley, eastward toward Lake Michigan's National Park System, one can find a variety of homes in many price ranges nestled in a wooded wonderland. The School District here is award winning as well!
We've Blogged about one of our favorite stops after appointments in Porter County - NW Indiana's own Vineyard - Anderson's Orchard & Winery!
This Affordable Home is Unlike any other - don't let the traditional cape … (5 comments)

porter county in: NW Indiana Events - BioBlitz this weekend at the Indiana Dunes ! - 05/14/09 05:25 AM
 The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will draw many more visitors than usual starting at NOON this Friday, May 18th, 2008 when scientists, students, volunteers, nature lovers and spectators alike will gather for 24 hours to partake in the  BioBlitz -  this being only the 3rd event of it's kind ever, in our entire country!
 The Purpose of the BioBlitz basically is to document every Living Plant and Animal Species in our local National Park along the Lake Michigan Shoreline and adjacent Forest preserve lands in Northwest Indiana!
Our own local Indiana Dunes was selected out of many possible choices of National Parks nationwide by the co-sponsors National Geographic.
The event … (8 comments)

porter county in: Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of “Spouses Selling Houses“ TM… - 05/12/09 04:16 AM
Top 10 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale using the Professional Services of "Spouses Selling Houses" TM...
 1) Satisfied Clients
Our proven record of providing clients with the best possible service speaks for itself. Please feel free to read our many client Testimonials @ www.safrin.net
2) Straight Talk
We don't tell clients what they want to hear if it's not reality. Last year we turned down as many Listings as we SOLD. In this market, there is a difference between wanting to SELL or wanting to STAY. We work collaboratively with those who are willing to listen to professional … (0 comments)

porter county in: Summer Bible Study For Women in NW Indiana ( Valparaiso ). - 05/09/09 08:53 AM
Women of the Bible !
Incredible stories of how God included many prominent (and some not so prominent) Women in Scripture to accomplish his plans.
Although ancient times were vastly different, women today can learn from and relate to their struggles, worries, longings and emotions.
We can all deepen our faith and be encouraged by their biblically recorded successes or failures.
Make this summer spirit filled, come discover meaning in God's word and pray with us at:
What : Ladies Summer Bible Study
The Book = >
Women of the Bible - a One Year Devotional Study of Women in … (5 comments)

porter county in: Chesterton, IN - Westchester Township Home For Sale on 9.83 Acres of Land w/ 3 Pole Barn, Pond, Pool & More! - 05/07/09 09:22 AM
For Sale $399,000. Address : 280 East 1366 North, Chesterton, IN 46304
Perched on 9.83 Acres of Land, in the town of Chesterton, Indiana a Dune land  Community in Porter County, Northwest Indiana - This Westchester Township Location is a commutable distance to Chicago by South Shore Train or I 94 & IN Toll-road.
Spacious & well maintained Bi-Level Home offers 4 to 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms , 2 Car attached Garage. The Home has a wood-burning Fireplace and 400 amp electric.
This parcel of land is big enough to add on or build on!
There are 3 Barns on this Property! 
....1200 SF Pole Barn … (7 comments)

porter county in: Valparaiso, IN - Strongbow Restaurant celebrates 69th year in business with 69 cents meal deal in May ! - 05/06/09 12:10 PM
An iconic spot for the best Turkey dinners in Northwest Indiana! The Strongbow Inn sign can be seen on the North Side of Route 30 if you are traveling east through Valparaiso, IN right before you reach RT. 49.
Jeff's grandparents even remember this famous turkey restaurant in their Indiana Travels from Chicago to Muncie back in the day when they were newlyweds! 
Last week, Jeff & I had dinner there and this menu insert told of the special for the Month of May to celebrate 69 years in business! I asked the manager for a copy for our BLOG and he gladly provided … (0 comments)

porter county in: Prayer Vigil - Valparaiso, IN @ Christ Lutheran Church - Wednesday, May 20th 2009 - Come Join Us - 05/02/09 07:14 AM
Christ Lutheran Church Prayer Vigil 
Wednesday, May 20th from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm - Public Welcome
 Location : 2610 N. Campbell St. in Valparaiso, IN 46383 for info call : (219) 462-6660
 Stop in and Pray awhile, whenever your schedule permits on this day :) 

 There will be Music Interludes every hour on the hour by talented congregational members either playing musical instruments or singing.

Each half hour on the Hour, there will be Readings from the Scripture by church members who have chosen to share passages that inspire them to pray. The rest of the time will … (6 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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