Explore Merrillville, IN
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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Recently we received this email from a past client with a Testimonial about using our professional services in selling her property which was subject to lenders approval of a short sale. Sorry this took me so long!! Thanks again, hope this expresses my appreciation.   testimonial   I cannot say enough good things about Jeff and Grace Safrin. I was going through a divorce and needed to sell my house as quickly as possible. After meeting with several agents, I was frustrated by the advice I was given and felt that not all options were being explored. I found Jeff and Grace online and it appeared they had a wealth of knowledge and experience.  After discussing all options, the only solution was to sell the house via short sale. It was evident that Jeff was experienced in short sales as he ...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 We've listed and sold short sales in Northwest Indiana many times before.... This Merrillville, Indiana property was our 1st TRID short sale closing in 2016 and was compounded by 2 layers of approval needed= from the lender's servicing company and from the department of HUD. From the time of the accepted offer by the sellers to final approval and buyers financing time to closing day took 3 months. It is fortunate that all parties cooperated through the many challenges  of working through this non traditional type of real estate transaction!
By Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate
(Christine McDaniel Realty, LLC)
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- Community Fundraising Party -FREE EVENTWhere:  Service Doctor/ Ucook/Razor's Edge5150 East US Hwy 30, Merrillville, IN 46410When:  Thursday, March 28th, 2013Time:  5:30 - 8:00 pmCost:  Free, donations appreciatedCall:    Randy Ralls or Service Doctor at 888-588-5655 to make donations in advance or at the doorCome join the fun:  Door Prizes - Silent Auction - 50/50 RaffleOpen Bar, Beer, Wine, Food Prepared by Chef Robb   Amy and Phil found out they were expecting another child and in July 2012 decided to have an addition put on their home.  They talked to a contractor and excitedly planned the additional two bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper level of their home.   The contractor took a large deposit and waited.  A couple months went by and they began to worry.  Further investigation...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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    More than one offer to purchase came in and was presented to the seller on this property listed by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate  serving NW Indiana!   If you are  looking to sell your home in Northwest Indiana, Talk To Tucker - Indiana's real estate leader (est.1918)  
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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Northwest Indiana Home Sellers searched The Internet before listing their home to sell with a professional REALTOR. Why did they choose us?   With multiple websites and blogs, plus hundreds of other online advertising sites we use to syndicate our listed properties, not to mention music videos, social media, email marketing, F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate markets properties to the masses to attract ready, willing and able buyers, even in today's challenging real estate market! Like this Merrillville, Indiana Duplex Townhome Just Sold. Talk To Tucker to market your Home to sell Too!  
By Marilyn Tolhuizen, Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana
(McColly Real Estate)
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Hidden Lake Park Winter Wonderland in Merrillville, Indiana Hidden Lake Park is located in between Broadway and I 65.  It is the go to place for fun in the city. Playing host to the annual Christmas light display as well as the Fourth of July Celebrations. Turkey Creek runs through the park making for wonderful scenery.  The entire park has many picnic areas for large and small groups.  It also has a recreation building available for rent. Hidden Lake has a nice lake as well and a large beach area.  This is part of the play ground for the children. More play ground equipment looking kind of lonely in this deep snow, although there were kids there the day I took this photo. This is a shot looking west across the lake.  Great place to watch the birds, fly a kite or walk your dog. There ar...
By Marilyn Tolhuizen, Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana
(McColly Real Estate)
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Winter sites to enjoy around Merrillville, Indiana Pruzin Park located at the corner of 57th and Harrison in the Meadowdale section of Merrillville.   This is the play ground beyond the picnic area.   This is the Pruzin Center itself.  Community meeting rooms used for various activities.   Located across Harrison St from the Pruzin Center is the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church   Close up of the front of the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church      
By Marilyn Tolhuizen, Real Estate Specialist - 219-616-7069 - NW Indiana
(McColly Real Estate)
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Look out Bambi Man is at it again!! While I am not a hunter I do understand the need to control the population of our wild animals-so ok. My issue is not with the hunting of deer but with living with them.  I live in NW Indiana just south of Chicago and it is in no way a rural area.  Going to and from my office I drive a strip of road that is two lanes with two turn lanes making it a four lane road.  Over the last several weeks I have had to stop to let assorted deer cross the road to avoid smashing into them.  Ok I've got 5 minutes I can spare to save a life.  Mine and or the deer's!!  My problem is my fellow drivers.  Last night at 7:15 I came upon a heard of 7 deer trying to cross in the same spot on the same busy street.  Trying to help, I stopped in the middle of the street, put on...
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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 Gino's Steakhouse in Merrillville, IN 46410 - Northwest Indiana's best of the Region Award winner is also a personal Favorite of Ours!  Many times clients relocating to NW Indiana ask us, Where is a good place to eat? Although there are many good restaurants in Northwest Indiana, our favorite steakhouse is Gino's in Merrillville, IN  Conveniently located off I65 and US 30 interchange, right near the Star Plaza Theatre and a short drive from a day of shopping at Westfield Southlake Mall. Gino's location is convenient for either a special occasion or a quick last minute quality lunch or dinner. Click here for Google Map and Street View->Located at : 600 E. 81st Ave. Merrillville, IN 46410 Gino's is open daily at 11 am and have great lunch specials-> give them a call to make reservations:...
By JAMES BEDNAR
(FOUR SEASONS REAL ESTATE/ BEDNAR AUCTIONS SERVICE)
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BEDNAR AUCTIONS REAL ESTATE AUCTION 7724 BIGGER MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410 REAL ESTATE AUCTION LOCATION: 7724 BIGGER MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410 TIME: 10:00 AM The home has main floor bedroom, bathroom and laundry room. There is approx.1160 square feet of living space, fenced yard and a storage shed. Appliances are included! Stove,washer and dryer. This 3 bedroom ranch home features a remodeled eat in kitchen with new cabinets and flooring. Hardwood floors lay beneath carpet thru out. The property does have tenants on a month to month lease and is subject to tenants rights. At time of purchase you can elect to continue lease if you want or ask for them to move. There is a 5% buyers premium on sale of house. Deposit 2500.00 This property is sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with no financing, inspection or ...
By JAMES BEDNAR
(FOUR SEASONS REAL ESTATE/ BEDNAR AUCTIONS SERVICE)
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REAL ESTATE AUCTION LOCATION: 7724 BIGGER MERRILLVILLE, IN 46410 TIME: 10:00 AM The home has main floor bedroom, bathroom and laundry room. There is approx.1160 square feet of living space, fenced yard and a storage shed. Appliances are included! Stove,washer and dryer. This 3 bedroom ranch home features a remodeled eat in kitchen with new cabinets and flooring. Hardwood floors lay beneath carpet thru out. The property does have tenants on a month to month lease and is subject to tenants rights. At time of purchase you can elect to continue lease if you want or ask for them to move. There is a 5% buyers premium on sale of house. Deposit 2500.00 This property is sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" with no financing, inspection or other contingencies to sale.  Buyers must conduct their own due diligen...
By Irene Tron
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Mother's Day Brunch at TJ Maloney's - Authentic Irish Pub If you live in Northwest Indiana and still haven't finalized your plans for Mother's Day, here's a suggestion for you!  TJ Maloney's - Authentic Irish Pub is hosting a Mother's Day Buffet from 10:30 AM to 3:00 in the afternoon.  Now let me tell you, the food served at TJ Maloney's on their special brunch days is NOT your typical brunch food.  It is far above average!  We have tried TJ Maloney's in the past for their Thanksgiving brunch and the food was finger licking good!  Not only did they serve the traditional ham, turkey, and roast beef but they also had some of the items off their menu on the buffet line.  And was it ever good!  The only problem was that it was hard to stop eating! We've been to TJ Maloney's often for dinner...
By Irene Tron
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Elmo at Star Plaza Theatre!  Yes, and not just Elmo but the rest of Sesame Street too! From April 28 through May 2, 2010, Sesame Street Live will be at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana!  Who in the world doesn't love adorable Elmo!  For a child (and parents) it can be such a fun and magical time to actually see those lovable characters dancing around and singing on stage! So if you have kids or grandkids, don't miss out on a great excuse to go enjoy Sesame Street Live  in Merrillville, Indiana.  Star Plaza Theatre is located at 8001 Delaware Pl right off of I65 and US 30 West.
Have you ever wondered how you can appeal your property tax?  The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS is holding a Property Tax Appeal Seminar in Merrillville, Indiana on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.  If you are confused about the tax appeal process this meeting may be just the help you need to clear up some of those questions.  The Property Tax Appeal Seminar will be held at the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. 81st Street in Merrillville, IN.  Registration begins at 6:45 PM.  The class will run from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Oh, did I tell you it's FREE!  No cost is involved for receiving this important information. Make plans to be at the Property Tax Appeal Seminar on Wednesday.
By Irene Tron
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Fine Middle Eastern cuisine at its finest is what you will find at Aladdin Pita in Merrillville, Indiana.  From lamb kabob, and falafel to shawerma and pita, it's fresh and absolutely some of the tastiest food around.  If it all sounds too good to make a choice, then visit them on Thursday or Sunday evening for their all-you-can-eat buffet from 4 - 9 pm.  Now if cooking middle eastern food is your preference, Aladdin Pita also offers a food mart with authentic spices and ingredients for your cooking.  Alladin Pita is located in Merrillville, Indiana at 3750 W 80th Lane.   
By Steve Dalton, Northwest Indiana Home Builder
(219-465-8352 )
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First a smattering of posts from my new favorite legal blogger in Northwest Indiana - Surprising Victory for Illinois Medical Malpractice Victims Drunk Driver Causes Mishawaka Officer's Death, MADD Proposes Solution Judicial Technology and Automation Committee Makes Progress Toward Statewide Odyssey Case Management System Have you noticed how few attorneys take the time to blog, to even communicate with their clients?  Well I have and I was pleased to find this legal team that was contradicting the trend. Northwest Indiana Lawyer - An Internet resource intended to educate practitioners as well as laypeople, creating awareness of the rights and compensation to which Northwest Indiana residents may be entitled.  Sounds kinda legalese doesn't it?  Well one thing that occurs to me is that a...
By Irene Tron
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Do you enjoy cooking and trying new recipes?  Do you watch the Food Network and wish you could try your hand at some of those cooking techniques?  Are you stressing out about hosting that holiday dinner?  If this sounds like you, then I've got the perfect answer! Its "U Cook" in Merrillvlle, Indiana - more than just a dinner! U Cook offers an entertaining culinary experience with hands on classes and demonstrations.  At the classes you will learn cooking techniques and styles of cooking by doing it yourself with Chef John Rooney teaching.  For the holiday season, "U Cook" can also host your holiday party and you can enjoy a fabulous dinner and learn recipes with the "hands-on" demonstrations.  Click on this link for more information on learning to cook like a pro! "U Cook" is located at...
For the second year in a row, Taste of Home Magazine is bringing their Cooking School to the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana.  Tickets are on sale now for the cooking school held on Monday, October 12, 2009.  I attended this last year and I'm looking forward to going again for the Live cooking demos with top culinary specialist Dana Elliott  Fabulous recipes and creative cooking tips Prize give-aways and free gift bags Top local vendor exhibits The vendor booths are open from 1 - 9:30 pm.  Showtime for the cooking show is 7 PM and the doors open at 5:30 PM.  If you cannot attend the show, you ought to stop by the vendor booths from 1 - 9:30 for only $1.00.  The give-aways last year were incredible.  They not only gave away grocery store gift cards, fruit baskets, kitchen ga...
By Irene Tron
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If you enjoy Greek food and pastries, then do not miss Merrillville's 4oth Annual GRECIAN FESTIVAL July 10th - July 12th Friday 5 - 11pm Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5pm Free admission, free parking, kiddie rides, carnival games, live perfomances, Greek food and pastries!  Fun for the whole family. Another fun activiity in Merrillville, Indiana located in Lake County, IN. Irene TronMaking Real Estate Enjoyable in Northwest Indianawww.irenetronrealtor.com
By Jeff&Grace Safrin, SpousesSellingHousesTM
(F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate)
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  For the Young or Young at Heart, and for Animal enthusiasts, Jungle Jack Hanna's Tour called "Into The Wild" kicked off it's nationwide tour with one of it's first stops at our Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. As part of Jeff's Birthday gifts, I surprised him with 3rd row tickets:) He is an avid animal lover and I kid him about buying a farm when we retire, so he can raise as many criters as he wants! When we List Horse Farms or Dairy Farms or any Farms with Livestock,in NorthWest Indiana, I know he will be spending much time in the Barn, feeding and petting the animals, while I am left doing room measurements.. LOL Having only seen Jungle Jack Hanna on the Late Nite Show with David Letterman previous to this, we expected to be the only adults in a theater full of children:) To...

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