Gary, IN Real Estate News

By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 If you'd like to see the property , showings are by appointment please call 219-309-9930.  Link to MLS Information  With approximately $3.4 billion in annual sales, F.C. Tucker Company is Indiana’s largest independently owned comprehensive real estate firm with more than 40 offices and more than 1,500 sales associates throughout Indiana and select markets in Kentucky. Less than one percent of all real estate firms have the longevity of F.C. Tucker. Founded in 1918, the company’s family of businesses includes a full range of real estate services—mortgages, title insurance, relocation services, a full line of insurance products, auctioning and homeowner warranty products. F.C. Tucker has earned a reputation for its exceptional service, experienced sales associates and “Golden Rule” commi...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
                This Miller Beach Property in NW Indiana is walking distance to the beaches of Lake Michigan! With all our Internet marketing exposure, buyers sometimes find the home online and then tell their agent they want to see it :) Talk To Tucker To Market Your Home to the masses & attract ready, willing and able buyers and get you moving! We make House calls :) Listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate serving Northwest Indiana and Just SOLD (Closed Escrow)
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Sometimes, a listing appointment can bring back memories of the past!     This week we took photos of our new listing in Miller Beach, a community of homes on Lake Michigan (or within a short walking distance) in Northwest Indiana's Lake County.   Northwest Indiana Beaches in Lake County   Wells Street Beach nearby was a place we would go during High School Summer Vacation days:)       West Beach is another nearby beach on the way to this property for sale in NWI.     For the nature enthusiasts, the scenic Indiana Dunes National Lake-shore has walking trails like Marquette Trail.   If you are looking for a property in NW Indiana close to  the beaches of Lake Michigan, give our experienced, full time, professional REALTORS  a call to assist you.
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate a proud sponsor of Home Runs For Heroes ! We've blogged about the fun going to local Gary Railcats baseball games in the past. Today we are blessed to have the opportunity of helping sponsor the " Home Runs For Heroes "  event held at the  Gary South Shore Railcats U.S. Steel Yard Stadium that the Northwest Indiana Military Support Network and the  American Red Cross coordinate along with the Railcats organization.   The program is open to the public from 1:30 pm to 4:30 p.m. and tonight's Railcat game at 6:00pm (against the Rockford RiverHawks) is almost a sellout ! Thanks to local businesses and people who have stepped up to buy tickets making it possible for local Veterans and their families to attend. We look forward to enjoying a night at the ball p...
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The Air Force Thunderbirds were at the Gary/ChicagoInternational Airport in Gary Indiana recently.  Because of its convenient location to Chicago, longer than average runways, and great facilities, the Gary Airport is often the launch point for air shows such as the Chicago Air and Water Show.  I was fortunate enough to be at the airport as the Air Force Thunderbirds were getting ready to leave to their next location.  This was the morning after the air show.  I was fascinated as I watched their pre-flight preparations.  Every thing was done with such precision.  Each move seemed carefully choreographed.  I was taken back to my days of being enlisted in the Air Force.  The days of standing at attention, salutes, and reasons for each step taken.  What surprised me in the case of The Thun...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Yesterday, after dinner @ Miller Bakery Cafe,  I reminded Jeff WGN News in Chicago did a spot on the upcoming Chicago Air & Water Show This weekend and it looked like the Gary Airport was a spot where alot of the fighter planes and other aircraft were being housed / parked before & after their performances. So we took a short drive after dinner and lo and behold - here are some photos of what we saw!                     Photos taken by Jeff Safrin 8/14/09           Thanks for stopping by and reading our Blog about Life in NW Indiana, The Housing Market, Communities, Local Spots, Events, attractions & more @ NorthWestIndianaRealEstateBlog.com  Sincerely, Jeff & Grace Safrin Broker / Owners F.C. Tucker 1st Team Real Estate  - Independently Owned & Operated 13 Lincolnway Suite # 203,      ...
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  Baseball and family fun just seem to go together.  Gary, Indiana is the home to the South Shore Rail Cats, an expansion team of the Northern League of Professional Baseball.  If you live in  Northwest Indiana, the US Steel Yardin Gary is easily accessible by the South Shore train.  For a complete summer schedule, click on the link above.  The RailCats offer daily promotions such as: Dollar Mondays - hot dogs, popcorn, chips, soda, programs, and special mechandise for a dollar.  Also, buy one ticket and get the second for a dollar. Baseball Card Tuesdays - Every Tuesday features a basball card giveaway to the first 1,000 fans. Picture Packs Wednesdays - Collect current RailCats player photos for the first 1,000 fans and those players will sign autographs on the concourse prior to the g...
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Since my husband is a pilot, I've attended a LOT of air shows over our 30 year marriage.  Here's one that is not only free, but over water.  How awesome is that!? Don't miss out on the fun for the whole family! It's the 3rd largest over water air show in the U.S. and it's happening in Gary's South Shore in Northwest Indiana. Saturday, July 11 and Sunday July 12, 2009 From Noon to 4 PM Best of all - It's FREE Free Parking, Free Shuttle, and Free Admission Free parking and shuttle available at Majestic Star Casino and Hotel See some amazing aerobatics! Irene TronMaking Real Estate Enjoyable in Northwest Indianawww.IreneTronREALTOR.com
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 Last Week we attended one of the Northern League playoff games for the LOCAL Northwest Indiana  Gary SouthShore Railcats Baseball Team.  It was an unseasonably cool and windy evening after a weekend of post hurricaine IKE rains here in NW Indiana, but a fun time still. With easy access via expressways and tollroad to this new ballpark,  plus reasonable ticket costs and only $1 for a Hot dog... this Northwest Indiana Attraction makes for an affordable outing for the entire family!                                                                           See you Next Season!   Jeff & Grace Safrin REALTORS - "Spouses Selling Houses' TM F.C. Tucker   Looking to find out more about Life in Northwest Indiana ? - the Housing Market - Local Community Information, Events and Sports .....  check...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
Saturday and Sunday July 12 & 13th , 2008  over 1/2 Million people will come to Northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan Shoreline to enjoy this FREE event for all ages! This year the USAF Thunderbirds will be here- How Exciting!! For Information on this Show and other Lake County, Indiana Events & Attractions   just click on links we have highlighted above :) Have a Healthy, Safe & Happy Summer! If we can help you relocate to NW Indiana, give us a call @ 219-405-1232 Sincerely, Jeff & Grace Safrin - REALTORS "Spouses Selling Houses"TM F.C.Tucker Advantage Realty............................................................................... Serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Jasper & Newton Counties in NW Indiana For more homes for sale in NW Indiana visit our website or Blog Link below....
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By Jana Caudill
(Redkey Realty Leaders)
   Great value! 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has been partially updated. Well built brick home ready for you to move into. Great investment as a rental home or starter home. Own your own home instead of paying rent. Lots of possibilities at this price. Motivated seller. Sold as is'' this home just needs a few more updates. Come take a look! For more information, see http://www.thejanacaudillteam.com  
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By Jana Caudill
(Redkey Realty Leaders)
Sprawling ranch home with dunes on each side. Don't let the outside fool you, this home is huge. All large rooms! Double front doors lead to the spacious great room all set up for large screen viewing. Gorgeous custom designed kitchen features black Siles mirror chip counter & backdrop, display cabinets, drop lights and bartender/buffet counter. Appliances include range w/retractable exhaust, convection oven & microwave, trash compacter and dishwasher. 2 stainless sinks for convenience. Relax in the master bedroom suite with fireplace, large doors to 35 X 23 deck and master bath with Jacuzzi. 2nd bedroom with bay windows is currently being used as office/computer room. Humidity controlled doors open to a 37x45 cabana room with in-ground pool, dance floor and plenty of seating area for t...
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By Keith Miller
(Dakid's Network of Associates)
Yeah, I was looking the same way you are looking right now when a good friend and investor was at my house watching the Cubs open the 2008 Baseball season. He had just got off the phone with a realtor in Gary Indiana( Gary is 26 miles from Chicago) of whom he had just bought 3 properties and was in the process of buying more. When he got off the phone, he was asking me if I was getting a lot of business in Indiana. I told him yes, but it wasn't selling properties, it was helping people that were going into foreclsures! He mentioned to me something that I had never taken into consideration. All of these homes in NW Indiana that are going into foreclosure are going to be bought by the Government if people don't buy them first. I am still sitting here looking dumbfounded trying to understa...
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By Janice Lee
(Calumet Region Realty)
Investors looking to add property to their portfolio are taking advantage of the foreclosure market. Those loosing their homes are turning into renters. First time buyers if able to do the updating or repairs needed can find the same deals. You can find properties in the Gary area from $5,000 and up if you are willing to invest $30,000 and up in repairs to make these properties in livable condition. If you have the desire and guts to become an investor the time is now.
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Single Family Homes Residential          2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms        Active    #Units33248311015940     Average List Price$49,029$70,268$114,800$185,627$69,818     Average Market Time889010213192     Average Square Feet9291247172518451200         All Off Market    #Units8798325222         Pending    #Units6373205161     Average List Price$33,142$50,768$102,335$54,720$50,400     Average Market Time5157815858     Average Square Feet9451253165016561194         Sold    #Units242512061     Dollar Value$747,666$1,560,434$753,300$0$3,061,400     Average List Price$33,264$65,099$65,938$0$52,739     Average Sold Price$31,153$62,417$62,775$0$50,187     Average Market Time6281102078     Average Square Feet9091396158001240     % ...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Gary, Indiana, in Lake countyGary is the largest city in Lake County, Indiana, USA. The city is located in the southeastern portion of Chicago metropolitan area and is approximately 25 miles from downtown Chicago. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,746 and is the largest Indiana city that is not a county seat. It borders Lake Michigan and is known for its large steel mills.The city was founded in 1906 by the United States Steel Corporation as the home for its new plant. The city was named after the chairman of U.S. Steel, Elbert H. Gary.Among U.S. cities of 100,000 or more, Gary has the highest percentage of African-American residents (as of the 2000 U.S. census). Gary had one of the nation's first African-American mayors, Richard G. Hatcher, and hosted the gr...
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By Ryan Hodge
(The Lending Center)
SightseeingFor those interested in architecture, there is plenty to see in Gary, including two Frank Lloyd Wright houses. The Genesis Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore runs for approximately 25 miles along southern Lake Michigan. Convention Center, a modern structure featuring rounded corners and an imposing glass wall across the front, is well worth a viewing. Built in 1921, the Gary Bathing Beach Aquatorium, one of the first examples of modular block construction in the world, underwent restoration in the early 1990s. Other notable buildings include the City Methodist Church, a massive Gothic structure of limestone completed in 1926, and the old west side historic district neighborhood, part of the original company town built by U. S. Steel in 1906, which reflects a variety of architec...
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By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
Here's how the story goes:"With her attorney at her side, Mary Ann Winslow, 50, spoke to The Times on Friday about how sending fliers to her north-side neighbors resulted in her being fired by McColly Real Estate from a job she loved" exerpted from www.nwi.com  (by the way Northwest Indiana's best community information site with a brand new look)A little geography lesson.  In Northwest Indiana, Lake County to be specific, the 1960's and 1970's were dominated by people leaving Gary, Indiana and moving south and east.  Some moved for jobs, some moved for open spaces, and yes indeed some moved due to racism.It appears that this former REALTOR, no longer employed by Northwest Indiana's largest real estate firm, tried to scare some people in a suburb just south of Gary.  She noted in a farmi...
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By Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC
( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL)
Area Market Survey for Gary, IndianaListings as of 01/14/07   113-Gary Central & East      Active     Listing Price Range Quantity    Average   DOM      $19,999 or under978      $20,000 thru $29,9992761      $30,000 thru $39,9991197      $40,000 thru $49,9991293      $50,000 thru $59,9991087      $60,000 thru $69,9991984      $70,000 thru $79,9991175      $90,000 thru $99,999117      $100,000 thru $119,999192      $120,000 thru $139,99917      $140,000 thru $159,999140      ==================================================== 10377  Summary Price InformationMinimum $14,500Maximum $152,500Average $47,971Median $44,800  115-Gary Westside      Active     Listing Price Range Quantity     Average DOM      $19,999 or under1370      $20,000 thru $29,9993058      $30,000 thru $39,9993164      $...
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