Chesterton, IN Real Estate News

By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 Last Week I had the Opportunity to Golf and Wear Pink :)   in our Ladies Golf League Annual Rally For The Cure! -> (Click the above link to find out how your Golf League can sponsor an outing supporting the mission of Susan G. Kormen for the Cure of Breast Cancer) The weather was awesome, the company fun and the proceeds went to a worthy cause!   Here are some photos of the event: Click on the Photos for More Information about Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana        SCCC Women's Golf Pro Checks us all in!  Closest To The Pin Contest on a Par 3 :)  A Fun 9 Hole Scramble Followed By Dinner !   If we can assist you in finding a Property In NW Indiana in this Gated Golf and Recreational Community that suits your needs, give us a call @ 219-405-1232. Jeff & Grace Safrin "Spous...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Ok, so Finally spring has arrived in Northwest Indiana and I convinced Jeff to turn off the phone a few hours in the afternoon the other day to get in a few holes of GOLF on a warm, but windy day. Amazingly, with the wind at my back, my drive reached the green on a Par 3, and I was left with a 20 foot uphill putt! Now the advice of my experienced parter, who has golfed since childhood, and has been lovingly patient with my learning curve, has been : NEVER LEAVE A PUTT FOR BIRDIE SHORT ! How does this great piece of advice relate to REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ? I've heard Jeff mention this to both CLIENTS and Other REALTORS  during the negotiation phase of an Offer to Purchase.Now that I play the Game of Golf, I understand this analogy more clearly! When a DEAL is so close to getting signe...
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By laura neal
(Builders Network Realty)
Dear Friend,When I was a kid growing up, my buddies and I all lived within a few blocks of each other. In the summer we always somehow showed up at the park every morning at the same time, bikes converging from every direction. We'd play ball, breaking for lunch, paper routes and dinner, but return and play until dark - sometimes taking the game under the streetlights. We didn't have watches. If one of us got hurt, we'd go to the nearest boy's house and his mom would patch us up. We'd leave our bikes in our backyards; we never heard of a wheel lock. We had trees we climbed. The girls chalked out hopscotch patterns on the sidewalk. If someone's parents got a new Chevy, we'd all be there, sniffing in the new car smell and marveling at the design.It was a simpler time. Some people believe ...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
  Recently we took a NEW LISTING in the Town Of Chesterton, in Northwest Indiana's Porter County, Nearby  the Scenic Indiana Dunes. Although Chesterton is known for it's Excellent Schools and easy access by Road or Train to Chicago-land, not everyone knows that it becomes very popular every September (Mark Your Calendars for 2009 = 9/18,19 &20 :)because it  is Host to the ever growing Wizard of Oz Festival Who cannot remember this classic movie watched over and over in Households across the world! Yes, There really is NO PLACE LIKE HOME....so if you are looking to RELOCATE and Northwest Indiana is on your list of options....be sure not to overlook Chesterton - it has a variety of housing to offer in many price ranges! If we can assist you in relocating to NW IN, please check out our BL...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 Ok, so there's not much weather for outdoor Golf in NW Indiana in the Winter unless you go to Rio's Indoor Golf Experience (which I do) or take chipping/putting lessons with the Women's Golf Pro at the indoor range (which I plan to do:) So the Ladies Golf League I belong to started meeting every week for lunch followed by a couple hours of sheer BRAIN EXERCISE playing the ancient Chinese game of Mahjong (those of you who remember learning how to play know exactly what I'm talking about here).  Upon Hearing I played this difficult game of skill, strategy and luck..... Jeff's Grandmother (who lives in Florida) informed me that she played Mahjong back in the 1940's!!!... and it is still very popular worldwide -she even started playing again this year! My first game recount= I encountered ...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Chesterton Indiana - Single Family HomesResidential          2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms        Active    #Units2216414627359     Average List Price$227,095$266,441$393,240$812,137$356,638     Average Market Time86102105123104     Average Square Feet12372672265242272693         All Off Market    #Units33734276         Pending    #Units1149125     Average List Price$143,900$241,134$234,522$219,000$233,979     Average Market Time3267565761     Average Square Feet14271605220724001846         Sold    #Units22325151     Dollar Value$263,000$4,925,064$6,767,105$270,000$12,225,169     Average List Price$148,565$226,152$271,917$280,000$246,599     Average Sold Price$131,500$214,133$270,684$270,000$239,709     Average Market Time2328...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Chesterton, Indiana -- Single Family HomesResidential          2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms        Active    #Units2216314828361     Average List Price$223,732$272,644$386,842$834,275$360,043     Average Market Time10110398135103     Average Square Feet11582681264742232694         All Off Market    #Units43822569         Pending    #Units077115     Average List Price$0$187,893$236,107$219,000$212,467     Average Market Time071295751     Average Square Feet01634219424001947         Sold    #Units43115454     Dollar Value$449,900$5,615,745$4,127,872$1,259,800$11,453,317     Average List Price$114,300$185,380$283,803$328,675$218,069     Average Sold Price$112,475$181,153$275,191$314,950$212,098     Average Market Time43696210768...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Chesterton, Indiana - Residential   ACTIVES & PENDING  (SOLDS JUNE 2007) Residential          2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms        Active    #Units2315314231349     Average List Price$278,375$262,106$377,558$812,010$358,998     Average Market Time1159993137101     Average Square Feet12071887254940382303         All Off Market    #Units44231279         Pending    #Units12514141     Average List Price$121,900$182,587$273,078$280,000$214,382     Average Market Time3461461855     Average Square Feet9251723238122461941         Sold    #Units31717138     Dollar Value$432,000$3,614,600$4,301,873$385,000$8,733,473     Average List Price$149,133$219,793$271,625$409,000$242,382     Average Sold Price$144,000$212,624$253,051$385,000$229,...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Chesterton, Indiana, in Porter countyChesterton is a town in Porter County, Indiana, United States. The population was 10,488 at the 2000 census.United Airlines NC13304, the first known case of an attack against an aircraft, was downed by nitroglycerine bomb above Chesterton on October 10, 1933. All 7 persons aboard the aircraft -- four passengers and a crew of three -- were killed in the crash. Indiana Dunes State Park is located near Chesterton.Wikipedia®
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Duneland Resale ShopLocated on Broadway in Chesterton is the Duneland Resale Shop. It is run by the local churches and all the profits are given back to the local communities. Volunteers tag and stock the store. They are always friendly and willing to help you.   Whether it is to browse the many racks of clothes or other items or to donate some of the things you no longer want or need, it is a place to think about when cleaning out your house of unwanted items. From bikes to furniture, clothes to household items it is someplace to visit. One little girl was excited to get a few new items to play dress up. Her mom said it was better that some of these video games that are full of violence.  She even looked at some of the jewelry for her collection. 
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
How Low Can You StoopChesterton, Indiana police are seeking a man who is stealing air-conditioning parts. The person stealing these parts are even stealing from local churches. Described as a white male with thinner build and longer brown hair driving a white F-150 pick-up truck . With the price of scrap cooper, it is a way to makequick extra bucks. Just remember when you get to those pearly gates. It's the BIG MAN upstairs that you have to answer to. You may be enjoying the money now but you may not be laughing when you get caught. $25,000.00 lost is a lot for any church to endure. Fr. Meade did ask the parishioners to prayer for the person behind the thefts.  God knows he does need someone to pray for him. There is a picture of the truck and the individual in the Monday, May 7, 2007 a...
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
CHESTERTONNext time you are in Chesterton browsing around and need a  nice lunch stop into the Red Cup Café & Deli. Located at 520 Broadway next to Duneland Pizza. From deli sandwiches of roast beef and cheddar, veggies and hummus, blts to peanut butter and jelly  sandwiches. There are also grilled sandwiches to choose from. They have a cup or bowl of soup for those chilly days. Salads are also on the menu for those that want a lite lunch .Or a slice of quiche might be what you want. They have a variety of cold and hot drinks to choose from. Organic coffee, spiced chai, café au lait, espresso, latte, cappuccino, mocha, numi organic tea, hot chocolate and steamer. All the drinks are available iced too. They have fresh baked sweets for you to choose from that make a perfect ending  to you...
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By Commercial Affiliates
(Commercial Affiliates)
Chesterton, Indiana, just one hour from Chicago, has many types of real estate investment available.  New inventory enters the market daily. If you need to invest money from a company buyout, savings, divorce, inheritance, settlement, IRA or 401k cash-out, consider Chesterton, Indiana real estate. Is it time to upgrade your current Real Estate Investment Property? Trade your existing investment property for a larger one without paying Capital Gains Tax with a 1031 Tax Exchange. Pool your money with friends and/or family. The possibility to invest as a TIC (Tenants in Common) with a number of people appeal to many as a means to increase the size and quality of an Investment Property. Email us for available investment properties.info@CommercialAffiliates.com
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Indiana Dunes State Park consist of 2,182 acres of primitive, historic and unique Hoosier Landscape.  It lies on the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan's southern Shore.  The park was established in 1925.Activities and Facilities at the Dunes include:Camping which is walking distance to the beautiful beachConcession & Campground groceryHiking trailsInterpretive Naturalist ServiceNature Center Picnic AreaSwimming from the Saturday before Memorial Day and no later than Labor DayYouth Tent CampingTo Reserve for camping or the shelters  www.camp.in.gov 1-866-6campINTo Reservations for the INN or INN Cabins  www.indianainns.com  1-877-lodges1
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Chesterton Feed & Garden  Center Inc. 400 Locust Street  Chesterton, Indiana 46304 Phone (219) 926-2790   Fax     (219) 926-7412 e-mail - info@duneland.com Open 7 days a week all year         Monday - Friday 9 - 6   Saturday 9 - 5  Sunday 10 - 4We live where we have a lot of deer in our woods. My grandmother likes to sit at the kitchen table and watch them come to the feeder and eat.  We have had as many as nine deer out there at one time.  We go the The Chesterton Feed Store off of Woodlawn  on            Street to get the corn for the feeder.                                                                      When you walk through the doors there is a gift shop with a very unique variety of gifts. The main store has the charm of an old fashion feed store. Walk thru the store to the g...
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By Suzanne Willems
(Willems Realtors)
Chesterton High School serves Porter and Chesterton Indiana. The state of the art school building offers students many academic and athletic programs. If you would like to find out more information, visit their website. http://www.duneland.k12.in.us/chs/  If you would like to see Chesterton High School test scores and research other Indiana Schools, please visit http://www.regionreview.com/ to access the Indiana Department of Education link about Chesterton Indiana Schools.Information Courtesy of http://www.willemsrealtors.com/  
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Are you into scrapbooking.  This place has thousands of stickers in every theme you can think of.  They have paper, books, embellishments, ink, pens and much more.  They also have cropping tools that you can use.On their website they have scrapbooking ideas.  They also have clases.766 Indian Boundary RoadChesterton, IN 46304(219) 921-5459Mon 12-5PM  Tues 10-5PM  Wed·Fri·Sat 10-5PM  Sun CLOSEDwww.thepaperconspiracy.com/
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Birdwatching and Hiking The rookery in Chesterton is a place to go.  Located on 450E and 1300N in Chesterton.  There are a variety of birds in there such as owls, hawks, cardinals and much more.  Hike the scenic trails.This is my dogs favorite place to take their morning walk.  They love to splash around in the creek.  If you enjoy birdwatching or just hiking in nature this is a nice place to go.
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By Suzanne Willems
(Willems Realtors)
Chesterton is located in Porter County, Indiana. Many residents commute daily to Chicago. The South Shore has a Chesterton Station providing commuter train service to downtown Chicago, Illinois. Chesterton is home to the Indiana National Dunes Park is a world class recreational attraction to enjoy the sand and see the Chicago Skyline in the distance. Highly Regarded Duneland Schools entice many families to relocate to this growing town.If you want more in depth local knowledge, please contact us.Search the entire NW Indiana Multiple Listing Service through our Main Site. http://www.willemsrealtors.com/
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Dirty Dawgs and Chicks - Chesterton, IndianaLocated on Indiana Boundary in the Old Jewel Plaza219-983-1765The also serve BBQ from the famous Wagner's Ribs in Porter, IndianaThis is a great hangout.  They have Nathan's Hot Dogs, Wings, Burgers Polish Sausages and more.   If you miss listening to the 50s and 60s music on the Jukebox while you eat here's your chance to bring back memories.For the kids there are a few video games to play.This is one of my son's favorites places to eat at when we get a chance to go out for lunch.The art on the wall was painted by a local artist.  Here's a preview http://www.realestateshows.com/show.php?mls=basic&id=146797 
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