Chesterton, IN Real Estate News

By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
THE PORT DRIVE-IN CHESTERTONBring back the memories of a Drive-in restaurant. The Port is celebrating it's 50th  year in business.  When Great-grandma picks my son up from school, he will find every excuse in the book for her to take him there. The kids meal is serve in a box in the shape of a classic convertible.  My grandmother  enjoys the memories and my son enjoys the food. By the way, the food is pretty good. It is located on Calumet Ave just south of Indian Boundary Road.419 N. Calumet RoadChesterton, IN 46304(219) 926-3500There website is www.theportdrivein.com
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Friends of Indiana Dunes-11th Annual Native Plant SaleSaturday, April 7, 2007 from 8am - 1pm atIndiana Dunes State Park PavilionRt. 49 at Lake Michigan, Chesterton, INPark Entrance is FREE  All proceeds support the mission of the Friends of Indiana Dunes There are over 121 Northwest Indiana Native Species to Choose From such as White Baneberry, Columbine, Wild Ginger, Boodroot, Celandine Poppy, Shooting Star, Trout Lily, Hepatica, Wild Lily of the Valley, Lupine, Spiderwort, Speckled Alder, Sycamore, Quaking Aspen and many many more.
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By Jana Caudill
(Redkey Realty Leaders)
More great news for Northwest Indiana... I saw a story in The Indianapolis Star today about the Indiana Dunes State Park. A Web site called TripAdvisor.com ranked the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton in it's "Top 10 Family Beach" survey. The site ranked Indiana Dunes 6th on the list. According to the Indy Star, TripAdvisor.com said the beach's "soft sand, calm and temperate water, and family-friendly activities and amenities," put it on the top ten list. Indiana Dunes is on Lake Michigan in Porter County, Indiana. The park is wrapping up a $2.7 million renovation and, according to the Indianapolis Star, everything should be ready for the big Memorial Day weekend. The park is replacing the toll-booth style gate houses with a more modern design to match the two stone gate houses at ...
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· Consider comparables. What have other homes in your neighborhood sold for recently? How do they compare to yours in terms of size, upkeep, and amenities?· Consider competition. How many other houses are for sale in your area? Are you competing against new homes?· Consider your contingencies. Do you have special concerns that would affect the price you'll receive? For example, do you want to be able to move in four months? · Get an appraisal. For a few hundred dollars, a qualified appraiser can give you an estimate of your home's value. Be sure to ask for a market-value appraisal. To locate appraisers in your area, contact The Appraisal Institute  ask WILLEMS REALTORS® for some recommendations.· Ask a lender. Since most buyers will need a mortgage, it's important that a home's sale pri...
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By Ronda Myers-Waters
(Willems Realtors, Principal Broker)
Northwest Indiana Listing Located in Chestertonhttp://www.realestateshows.com/110837 This Lovely 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath 1432 square foor tri-level in Chesterton has an inground pool and a large screen house great for entertaining.  Tastefully decorated on an half of acre. 
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Thai restaurants are not common in Northwest Indiana.  As a matter of fact, if there is more than one, I would like to know about it, as Thai is my absolute favorite cuisine.  Until my husband and I discovered Taste of Thailand in Chesterton, we simply went into Chicago for our Thai fix.  Now we head to Chesterton whenever possible.Taste of Thailand is a family owned, authentic Thai restaurant, comforably decorated in white linen tablecloths, Jade green dishes and authentic artwork from Thailand.  The owners pride themselves on keeping in touch with Thailand by returning there every year to keep their menu fresh and genuine.  The only thing bad about that is that the restaurant is closed for 2 weeks.  The menu is ever changing with seasonal additions and - as the owners say - to keep th...
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