Crown Point, IN Real Estate News

By Jana Caudill
(Redkey Realty Leaders)
10K home - $10,000 realtor bonus; 1 of 40 houses. Open concept quad in nice quiet cul-de-sac offering 4 bedrooms, 2.75 baths, finished basement, and 3 car garage! Spacious home has been completely recarpeted and freshly painted throughout. Main floor has living room with vaulted ceiling and skylights that opens to formal dining room with sliding doors to deck. Kitchen is located off dining area and offers plenty of cabinet space. Two nice sized bedrooms, full bath, and master suite with double closets and private bath w/ WP tub make up the upper level. Downstairs is family room with fireplace, 4th bedroom and three quarter bath. Plenty of room for entertaining in finished basement. Back yard offers privacy. Situated on wooded creekside lot. Great home for a large family! Move-in conditi...
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By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
 Crown Point, Indiana is a growing area approx. 45 miles southeast of Chicago, IL and worth your careful consideration ifyou are relocating or work in the Windy City! Taxes are much less right over the state border, not only on retail purchases, but for Real Estate as well ( not to mention your dollar for buying housing goes farther in NW Indiana :) Winfield Township in Crown Point is one of the newest and fastest expanding areas to live! Double-Tree Lake Estates is a planned community in Winfield Township, Crown Point, IN that has a variety of housing options from our  Featured  Affordable Town-home in the non gated West Development  (see Music Slide Show Below)...to Elegant Luxury Homes on the Lake!  OR, If You are looking to be your own Boss - there is even a Car Wash for Sale!     ...
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By Jana Caudill
(Redkey Realty Leaders)
Well maintained 3 bedroom 1.5 bath tri-level situated on large fenced-in yard on quiet street. Main level offers spacious living with cathedral ceilings, bay window and country kitchen that is freshly painted with sliding doors to landscaped yard. Upstairs you'll find master bedroom with double closets, 2 additional nice sized bedrooms, and full bath. Lower level is finished with large rec room with dry bar, bonus room that would make a great office, bath and laundry room. 2.5 car garage and convenient access to poured concrete crawl space is located under stairs and offer lots of room for storage. New roof in 2005. This home is priced to sell and is in move in condition!For more information, see http://thejanacaudillteam.com 
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By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
I posted a rather lengthy essay over at Northwest Indiana Real Estate and a young job seeker began a commenting session that lasted a few days.  Here is an exerpt that I figured few of you would dig too far to find, but I felt had some real advice for construction workers and job seekers.Note: If you have further input, advice or comment, leave here and I'll put out some links back this way for these young job seekers, that we need to keep around the industry, but I worry they will grow impatient awaiting the return of the business.  Andrew,First thanks for visiting a couple of my blog-sites. Let me do a version of a history story, my version so I hope it helps.In 1978 the housing market was destroyed by high taxes, high interest rates, and runaway inflation. There were literally hundre...
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Buyer will receive $10,000 cash rebate offer after closing. 10K house- $10,000 realtor bonus 1 of 40 houses. Perfect country getaway near downtown Chicago on almost 20 acres! If you enjoy nature & picturesque views this is the home for you. Estate includes fenced pastures, indoor riding arena, horse stables, ponds & executive 2 story home. Home offers beautiful views from every room! HW floors, granite, 6 panel doors, & 2 fireplaces are some featured amenities. Open concept main level has formal dining room, den w/double-sided FP, living room w/great views, finished laundry, & bath. State of the art kitchen features, granite, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets & breakfast nook. Master suite boasts french doors, luxury bath, walk-in closet, & sitting room overlooking pond. Walko...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Crown Point, Indiana -- Single Family HomesResidential          2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms        Active    #Units2214017543380     Average List Price$166,515$247,294$349,108$480,195$315,860     Average Market Time73100108127105     Average Square Feet12891969258332062352         All Off Market    #Units34122672         Pending    #Units184114     Average List Price$109,900$214,145$392,400$425,900$272,754     Average Market Time1222283129103     Average Square Feet7201897298936862253         Sold    #Units23318558     Dollar Value$247,000$6,345,308$4,664,550$1,968,900$13,225,758     Average List Price$125,454$196,085$264,687$406,300$233,062     Average Sold Price$123,500$192,282$259,142$393,780$228,030     Average Market Ti...
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
Crown Point Residential - SOLDS JUNE 2007   Residential                                                       2- Bedrooms         3 Bedrooms         4 Bedrooms         5+ Bedrooms         All Bedrooms     #Units72919358     Dollar Value$1,143,500$5,618,954$5,015,876$1,047,000$12,825,330     Average List Price$169,314$195,849$269,978$358,433$225,340     Average Sold Price$163,357$193,757$263,993$349,000$221,126     Average Market Time711028214494     Average Square Feet16631841246221582040     % of List Price96.4898.9397.7897.3798.13Equal Opportunity Housing * All information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.All information herein has not been verified and is not guaranteed.Copyright ©2007 Rapattoni Corporation. All rights reserved.                 
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By Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck"
(Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS)
          ActiveListing Price Range Quantity Average DOM $90,000 thru $99,999112 $100,000 thru $119,999569 $120,000 thru $139,9991050 $140,000 thru $159,999988 $160,000 thru $179,9993263 $180,000 thru $199,9999117 $200,000 thru $249,99950102 $250,000 thru $299,99945114 $300,000 thru $349,99935128 $350,000 thru $399,99925119 $400,000 thru $449,9991891 $450,000 thru $499,99911136 $500,000 thru $549,9998162 $550,000 thru $599,9998148 $600,000 thru $649,9995193 $650,000 thru $699,9995136 $700,000 thru $749,9991232 $800,000 thru $849,9993135 $850,000 thru $899,999346 $950,000 thru $999,9991133 $1,250,000 thru $1,499,9991886 $1,500,000 thru $1,749,9993155  288111  Summary Price InformationMinimum $99,900Maximum $1,650,000Average $337,477Median $289,950ContingentListing Price Range Quantity Av...
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By scott gallagher
(C21 SOUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE)
recently i was able to help an old client of mine patch up his credit through refiancing. before i thought that it would take forever for him to fix it, but now i found a way to fix one's score much faster. so, if you were destroyed by a mortgage broker and that stopped you from buying a property then come right in and ask for me, scott gallagher and i'll help make that dream come true.
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By scott gallagher
(C21 SOUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE)
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD JUST PICK YOUR LENDER AND JUST TELL YOUR REALTOR HOW EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE DONE AFTER YOU DO ALL THE WORK?TRUST ME, YOU DONT WANNA TRY ANF TELL ME MY BUSINESS. THE MORE TASKS YOU TRY AND ASSIGN TO ME, THE MORE YOU CAN RUIN YOUR CREDIT AND THUS YOUR LIFE. I HAVE PEOPLE IN FIRM THAT I CAN ASK ABOUT THINGS THAT KNOW ALOT MORE. IF YOU GIVE ME A COUPLE DAYS TO FIND OUT THE BEST WAY TO FUND YOUR PROPERTY IT WOULD BE ALOT SAFER THEN TRING TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO IN THE PARKING LOT OF THE PROPERTY YOU WANT ME TO SHOW YOU. DID YOU KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT YOU DONT NEED A BROKER IF YOU HAVE A CREDIT SCORE OF 700. IM TRING TO THINK OF WHAT TO SAY NEXT. YOU KNOW HOW MUCH A BROKER MAKES OFF OF YOU? A LOT MORE THEN I DO ILL TELL YOU THAT AND I GOTTA CLEAN THE MESS U...
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By scott gallagher
(C21 SOUTH COUNTY REAL ESTATE)
even now as we speak dozens of sub-prime banks are going under and even more are on the verge of sinking. some are still functional but aren't accepting new applicants.  here is  a list of the fallen already:these are presently bankrupt:ownitresmae mortgagemortgage network lendersthe following are sold or up for sale:fremont investment loan, ameriquest mortgage, option one mortgage,first franklin financial, equifirst, fieldstone investmentbe wary of these:new century financial,  accrediated home leders,  novastar financialthese weren't small time people; they were on the top 25. they had around 1-5% marketshare and all i can say is what about the poor fools that were suckered into these companies when they knew they couldnt write off anymore bad loans? i heard of an ad sponsored by the ...
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Thinking about passes to Deep River Water Park in Lake County Indiana. Just a reminder...Buy your season passes early to save money. This information is from their website http://www.deepriverwaterpark.com/2007 Season Pass Rates:Pricing 2/1/07-5/16/07 First pass$95.00each additional pass$65.00First pass [2006 passholders]$80.00additional pass [2006 passholders]$55.00Pricing 5/17/07-7/31/07 First pass$130.00each additional pass$80.00First pass [2006 passholders]$90.00additional pass [2006 passholders]$70.00Courtesy ofhttp://www.willemsrealtors.com/
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By Suzanne Willems
(Willems Realtors)
Crown Point High School serves Crown Point, Indiana. The school district also serves some nearby areas that are outside the City of Crown Point as well. The students enjoy a state of the art building that was recently completed. CPHS has a fine history of academic and athletic track record. Visit the schools website to find out more.http://www.cps.k12.in.us/cphs/cphs.htmlLearn how CPHS test scores compare to other Indiana schools. Visit http://www.regionreview.com/  to link to the Indiana Department of Education website.Information Courtesy ofhttp://www.willemsrealtors.com/
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By Suzanne Willems
(Willems Realtors)
Advertise your open house. Ideally you should advertise both the weekend before and the weekend of the open house. Check with the local paper to see when their ad closing deadlines are.Create a property summary sheet. This sheet gives prospective buyers an overview of your home. Include dimensions for each room, copies of a property survey, summaries of utility costs and property taxes, and a list of when capital items such as roofs and furnace were added.Develop a sign-in form for prospects' addresses. You'll ideally want both phone numbers and e-mail addresses to follow up with prospective buyers.Put up signs. One or two days before the open house, place directional signs at major intersections within three to four blocks of your house. Be sure you check on anti-sign regulations in yo...
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By Suzanne Willems
(Willems Realtors)
10 Questions to Ask a Home Inspector1. What are your qualifications? Are you a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors or National Associaton of Home Inspectors?2. Do you have a current license? Inspectors are not required to be licensed in every state.3. How many inspections of properties such as this do you do each year?4. Do you have a list of past clients I can contact?5. Do you carry professional errors and omission insurance? May I have a copy of the policy?6. Do you provide any guarantees of your work?7. What specifically will the inspection cover?8. What type of report will I receive after the inspection?9. How long will the inspection take and how long will it take to receive the report?10. How much will the inspection cost?http://www.willemsrealtors.com/
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By Mikey Sellas
(Willems Realtors)
Choices That Will Affect Your Loan:Mortgage term. Mortgages are generally available at 15-, 20-, or 30-year terms. The longer the term, the lower the monthly payment if the same amount is borrowed. However, you pay more interest overall if you borrow for a longer term. Fixed or adjustable interest rates. A fixed rate allows you to lock in a low rate for as long as you hold the mortgage and is usually a good choice if interest rates are low. An adjustable-rate mortgage is designed so that interest rates will rise as interest rates increase; however they usually offer a lower rate in the first years of the mortgage. ARMs also usually have a limit as to how much the interest rate can be increased and how frequently they can be raised. ARMs are a good choice when interest rates are high or ...
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