home builder: 2009 Market Data for Cities in NW Indiana - 01/12/10 08:01 AM
Last week, I shared some of the 2009 market data for Porter and Lake County, Indiana.  The statistics were tabulated via the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (GNIAR MLS).  This week, I would like to concentrate a little closer on the market data for some of the larger cities in Northwest Indiana.  Family and friends frequently present questions, asking what city has the most sales velocity and where is the market moving.  I hope that you find the data interesting!
•In Porter County, 55% of home sales came from Valparaiso (811 out of 1,465, total).  Portage ranks … (2 comments)

home builder: Determining Your New Homesite - 01/09/09 07:13 AM
Most customers that are commencing the new home building process are not aware of all of the intricacies involved in selecting a homesite.  After setting aside the important issue of price, forethought needs to be made for what city to build in, where to build within the city, and noteworthy building restrictions, such as minimum square feet.  While site costs, grade of lot, location of lot in subdivision, and the location of the home on the lot are very important issues, I'm going to outline some of the more broad issues in determining your new homesite.
One of the first questions … (1 comments)

home builder: A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words - 10/21/08 09:05 AM
I live in a beautiful golf course community in Northwest Indiana.  The back of our home directly faces north, with a wonderful view of the last four holes of this golf course.  While the vistas are spectacular, almost any time and day of the week, last Saturday morning had something special to enjoy.  The rain was falling in a very steady manner, and the sun was peeking-out from behind the morning clouds to the east.  Nature was providing one of the most striking rainbows that I had ever seen, primarily since the angle of the sun and rain gave great color … (1 comments)

home builder: 3 Reasons To Buy in NW Indiana - 10/09/08 06:53 AM
I'm sure that most American's, and certainly myself included, have been thinking about their stock portfolios and the financial well being of their family.  My wife and I have made recent adjustments to where we are buying groceries all the way down to the amount of activities that we are involved in, that require time and money.  I have found myself filling-up gas at the stations that I see the best price at, and even spending time on Sunday's looking through the circulars - never really did that before.
Additionally, I know from my religious upbringing and my faith, that we … (1 comments)

 

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