Crown Point, IN Real Estate News

By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Doubletree Lake Estates West, Crown Point, Indiana is a fast growing subdivision located in Winfield Township of Lake County Indiana.  Winfield Township is about 60 minutes southeast of Chicago for an easy commute.   There are 16 active listings in Doubletree Lake Estates West Those homes averaged 229 days on the market The average list price in Doubletree Lake Estates West is $254,450   Listings per Status There is 1 home currently contingent in Doubletree Lake Estates West That home averaged 245 days on the market The average list price for contingent homes in Doubletree Lake Estates West is $199,900   Minimum, Average, Maximum There have been 11 homes sold in Doubletree Lake Estates West year to date Those homes averaged 72 days on the market The average sold price for homes in Doub...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Open House  - 8858 Doubletree Drive South, Crown Point (Winfield) Indiana   Sunday, February 12    1-4pm   This beautiful lake front home at 8858 Doubletree Drive North, Crown Point, Indiana features 5 spacious bedrooms and 3.5 baths with 4100 sq. ft..                     This is the wonderful view of the lake from the home.    The 60 acre lake is a water skiing and fishing lake.                       The home was built in 2010 in Doubletree Lake Estates gated community situated in Winfield Twp., Crown Point, Indiana.              The walkout basement provides easy access to lake enjoyment.  The home features granite countertops, 2 story great room, formal dining, cast stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen, oversized 3 car garage.  Truly a must see home.                             Search T...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
What a wonderful surprise I had on Saturday.  I go in to the office once a week to get my mail.  Well it has been a bit longer because I’ve been busy with other things.  I decided I had better get to the office today because we would have a new calendar with the events for February.    When I took the mail out of my box, I found a package!  What a pleasant surprise.  It was a book that a friend had sent me out of the blue.  I was truly touched that she took time out of her busy life to think of me.    The book looks interesting and I’m excited to start reading it.  I have an open house tomorrow and plan to start then.  What a blessing to have such a wonderful friend.  I can’t wait to pass it along when I’m done reading the book!   Thank you Annie Stottler!
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Schmidt Farms, Crown Point, Indiana homes for sale are averaging less than 1 a month for a one year period.  The following are the market statistics comparing January of 2011 to January of 2012.   January 2011 showed 1 home sold.  That home averaged 135 days on the market.  The median price was $299,900.   January 2012 showed 1 home sold.  That home averaged 0 days on the market.  The median price was $268,035.     Search Criteria Property Type  Residential    Include Property Subtype  Single Family Detach   Transaction Type  Sale   Subdivision  begins with: schmidt farms Status  Sold (1/1/2011 to 1/1/2012)    Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price There are currently 8 homes for sale in Schmidt Farms subdivision in Cro...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Crown Point Indiana January home sales statistics 2011 versus 2012 show that we are holding our own in real estate.    Crown Point, IN January 2011 –   There were 37 homes sold in January 2011   The homes that sold averaged 199 total days on the market   The median sales price was $206,939       Crown Point, IN January 2012 –  There were 36 homes sold in January 2012  The homes that sold averaged 143 total days on the market   The median sales price was $187,502     The number of homes sold was quite comparable.  Homes sold quicker at almost two months less market time.  The median sales price was down 9.39%.   January 2012 statistics show that there were 617 homes for sale in Crown Point.  These homes averaged 207 days on the market and had a median list price on $242,969. If you are w...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Super Bowl 2012 – Buddy and Pals, Crown Point, Indiana   Buddy and Pals in Crown Point, Indiana has two locations in the 46307 zip code area.    They have a location two minutes to downtown Crown Point, Indiana at 1206 East Summit St., Crown Point, IN.    Super Bowl 2012 at the Crown Point Buddy and Pal’s will have $1 Miller and Coors Light bottles, $1 well drinks and some free food.   Their second location in is the Winfield area of Crown Point, IN located at 10685 Randolph St., Crown Point, IN.    Super Bowl 2012 at the Buddy and Pal's Winfield location they will be hosting a free buffet!    Both Buddy and Pals locations in Crown Point have multiple big screen TVs making watching the Super Bowl fun.   If you're looking for a fun place to hang out and enjoy Super Bowl 2012, Buddy and P...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Super Bowl 2012 in Crown Point, Indiana - Station 21 American Grill   Crown Point, Indiana has a wide variety of places to participate in Super Bowl 2012 festivities.  The following is one suggestion:   Station 21 American Grill is a local favorite whose menu consists of everything from soup and salad, burgers, sandwiches, ribs, salmon, to pork tenderloin.   Super Bowl 2012, Sunday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm they will have the Crown Royal Girls there passing out Crown Royal merchandise.  They will be featuring $2 domestic bottle specials and $2 shot specials.  They are hosting an appetizer buffet for halftime.   Stop in at the Station 21 American Grill to join in the Super Bowl 2012 fun.  Game kickoff is at 5:30 p.m..   Station 21 American Grill is located at 201 North Main St., Crown Point...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
 Punxsutawney Phil makes my day!   I attended the Ben Kinney’s Groundhog Day: Changing the Course of Your Real Estate Career” today.  It was informative and inspirational. It was a fitting name for the webinar considering today was Groundhog day.      February 2nd is a day that people look forward to all winter long.  February 2nd that magical day when groundhogs all over have their 15 minutes of fame.    The most famous of these groundhogs is Punxsutawney Phil (number unknown).  Groundhog Day has been celebrated in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania since 1886.  The celebration goes on for several days with even a breakfast with Punxsutawney Phil on the 4th.   Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his shadow he returns to his hole as there will be six more weeks of winter.    For those who h...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
This Thankful Thursday, I would like to mention my graphic designer daughter who helped me out immensely.  Our company is in the process of getting new websites.  My focus for the past few weeks has been on setting up the pages, pictures, links etc.    The webinars on Active Rain have helped me gain more knowledge of websites, blogs, and SEO.  There are so many articles about marketing, branding, logos. It’s all so exhausting.  Tomorrow, Friday the 3rd of February is a webinar about optimizing your links.    My daughter is the general manager at The Ranch Sports Grill in Ladera Ranch, CA.  She puts in long hours all week.  I am thankful for the time she spent helping me with graphic items.     The website designer had given me a banner with a farm in the background.  No offense Tim.    ...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
Penn Oak Subdivision, Crown Point, Indiana is conveniently located just five minutes to downtown Crown Point, Indiana.    The average home size in Penn Oak subdivision in Crown Point is about 2104 square feet.  The homes range from 1393 square feet to 2764 square feet.    Homes sold in Penn Oak subdivision averaged 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  They are mostly 1 ½ story and 2 story homes.   Penn Oak subdivision was developed in about the year 2000.  There have been 129 home sales in the subdivision since that time.  Penn Oak has about 100 homes in the subdivision.    These are the market statistics for Penn Oak subdivision, Crown Point, Indiana for a one year period:   Actives                      5                        currently active homes for sale                    42               ...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
My parents celebrated their anniversary this week.  They have been married 53 years. 
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
I have so many wonderful clients!  My clients ROCK!  They challenge me everyday to become a better Realtor®.    Each and every home sale presents a unique learning opportunity.  I can picture some of them laughing as they read this, thinking back on their home purchase or sale.  Oh, the lessons I’ve learned.     One of my wonderful clients gave me this “award” after the closing on their home.  I was very touched that they put that much thought in to a gift for me.  It sits on my desk as a reminder of why I try to go above and beyond for my clients.  Thank you John W.!   I’m thankful to be in a career I love.  To have the opportunity to help teach and guide people through the real estate process is a blessing.  My clients mean the world to me.      
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
   Crown Point Indiana Parkinson's Disease Support Group will be meeting on Monday, January 16, 2012.  The group meets on the third Monday of the month from 7- 9 p.m. The meeting is held at the Marion Education Center, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 1201 S. Main St., Crown Point, Indiana 46307    Come join us for a night of fellowship and sharing.  This Monday will feature a soup and sandwich potluck.  Soup and drinks will be provided, bring sandwich meats or toppings to share.    Guest speaker will be Madeline Wilson.  Madeline leads a dance class for Parkinson’s patients on Wednesdays from 10:00-11:30. Location is at the Crown Point American Legion Post 20, 1401 Main St., Crown Point, Indiana.  For more information on the regular monthly support meetings, call Andrea Dance at 219-663-...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
     Crown Point Indiana Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Christmas Party  -  Monday, December 19   7 p.m. to 9 p.m.   There will be karaoke, and a comfort food potluck featuring soups and chili.   The support group meets the third Monday of the month at the Marion Education Center, Franciscan St. Anthony Health, 1201 S. Main St., Crown Point, Indiana 46307    Time is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.    The Parkinsons Support Group meets to share information, give mutual support, and talk about coping.  Parkinsons patients and caregivers are welcome to join this free group.    Come join us to share your challenges and triumphs.  We have guest speakers and usually potlucks of some sort.    Parkinsons is a disease that has unique symptoms for everyone that has it.  An estimated 1.5 million people in th...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing ContestFriendly Footcare of Crown Point, Indiana is sponsoring a Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana. Nonperishable food items will be collected through Friday, December 16th.  Donations may be dropped off at:Friendly Footcare50 West 94th PlaceCrown Point, IN 46307For more information call 219-663-2273 Holiday Happenings:   Toys for Tots – Crown Point, IN Miller’s Senior Living Communities – Santa for a Senior  Portage Indiana Township Trustee – The Santa ClauseSt. Jude House Storytelling Fundraiser – Dec. 3 Independent Cat Society of Westville Indiana – Annual Holiday Open HouseValparaiso Indiana Touch a Truck Toys for Tot - Dec. 10Don Quijote Restaurante and Imports 20th Annual Benefit for the Homeless Shelter – Dec. 11H...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing Contest:   Toys for Tots – Crown Point Indiana     The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots and the City of Crown Point, Indiana are hosting a Holiday Toys for Tots Drive. Marine Corp Reserve units have been collecting and distributing toys for needed children since 1947. Over the past 62 years the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program has distributed over 400 million toys to over 188 million children.   Collection bins may be found at the following locations: Crown Point City Hall, 101 N. East St., Crown Point, IN  Crown Point Police Department, 124 N. East St., Crown Point, IN  Crown Point Fire Department, adjacent to the police department on East St.   Donated toys should be unwrapped.  Locations are open Monday through Friday from...
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By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing Contest:   Saturday, December 3, 2011 Storytelling Fundraiser   St. Jude House and Grant Fitch present:    A Harry Potter Christmas     United Methodist Church, corner of South St. and Main St., Crown Point, Indiana Doors open at 6:15 pm - storytelling at 7:00 pm Admission is $8.00 For more information call:  662-7066 x15   St. Jude House is located in Crown Point, Indiana.  St. Jude House has served as a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their dependent children for over 16 years.  Since their opening in 1995 more than 400 adults and children have come to St. Jude House every year.
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