Shadowood (Portage, IN)
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
We've blogged about living in Portage, Indiana before... The City of PORTAGE, Located inPorter County, in Northwest Indiana. Northwest Indiana borders the State line of Illinois and offers options for commute by Toll-road, Expressway or Train to Chicagoland. Portage is a fast growing city offering it's residents State of the Art Theatres, a wide variety of Resturants, AND a NEW HUGE MALL coming soon! With all that said, if you are looking to relocate to an area of economic growth, and spend less money on taxes (considering recently, the sales tax in Chicago-land (Cook County) has been proposed to increase to over 10% consider a Move to Porter County!      FYI, here in Indiana ...  FOOD, Prescription, & NON-Prescription Drugs are all EXEMPT from Tax ! Also, the Housing $$ may buy a lot m...
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By Marilyn Tolhuizen, Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana
(McColly Real Estate)
Beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 full bath home tucked away in Shadow Wood subdivision, Portage, Indiana   2741 Bear Paw Dr Portage 46368             Large corner lot with fenced back yard.   Cathedral ceiling great room, includes kitchen, dining and living room.       There is a deck off the dining room leading to the completely fenced back yard.  Plenty of room to add a pool if that is what your family has in mind. Main floor includes master bedroom with private master bath, walk in closet and on the other side of the great room-two more bedrooms.   Staircase to the two family room areas and two more bed rooms.  Did I mention this is a big home. These are two separate rooms providing lots of space for family to be together-or enjoy some privacy.     Located at the southern end of Lake Michigan,...
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By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
Effects of Local Elections I was asked today by a customer, "Steve what affect will the elections tomorrow have on real estate and home building."My thoughts, summarized of course. First I think that the current state of anti-growth in Porter County is beginning to reach it's natural end. Our commissioners have shown little energy or strength to combat this obviously failed policy. If we stop growing, we stop creating jobs. We need the jobs.In Portage I think that Dave Highlands untimely death portends a classic power struggle in the Democratic Party, with the winner facing some unknown Republican in November. I think the Democrats will hold their mayor's seat, but lose some council seats. Does it even matter? Yes, because we need office holders that believe in growth. Doug Olson believ...
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By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
As the President-elect of the Porter County Builders Association I have the opportunity to see a glimpse of what's going on countywide.   I got an email late last week asking for my interpretations of the market for new homes here locally.  This is a reprint of the response I sent.I believe that 2007 will be a very solid home building year for Porter County.   I know that I'm expected to say that, but I can honestly report my projections.   I was also honest in 2005 in my feeling that new homes would decline, I did not expect 25%, that was a bigger decline than I expected.A couple things that lead me to project so much more activity in 2007:In 2006 we underbuilt the demand.  Our projections would have been for 200 more homes demanded in 2006 and frankly builders got nervous and slowed w...
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