northwest indiana: 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)

northwest indiana: Northwest Indiana Market Data for 2009 - 01/07/10 08:22 AM
With the start of the New Year, market data can be tabulated for the past year via the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service.  While we can analyze this data at anytime during the year, I always enjoy examining the trends and trying to forecast what might take place in 2010.  Here are some interesting results from 2009, when compared to 2008:
• Porter County had an average home selling price of $182,013.00, down 5% from 2008; Lake County had an average home selling price of $121,244.00, down 9% from 2008.
• In Porter County, the average days for … (2 comments)

northwest indiana: 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)

northwest indiana: 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)


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