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F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate BLOG about Northwest Indiana

Located in Valparaiso, Indiana... F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate Blog shares Northwest Indiana Real Estate and Community Information For Lake County, Porter County, La Porte County in NW Indiana. Local Housing Information, Events, Festivals, Activities, Local Sports, Highlights about Local Business and living in the region. Commuting distance to the windy city of Chicago, many residents make the cities & towns and neighborhods of NWI Home Sweet Home.




F.C.Tucker is Indiana's leading real estate company established in 1918. F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate is the 32nd franchise office in Indiana serving the Northwest corner of the state of IN. Recent news and Stats include: F.C. Tucker is Ranked in the Top Ten Nationally for Agent Sales Productivity!! In the Realty Alliance, 55 of the top market leaders in the nation, Tucker agents rank #6 in sales productivity!! F.C. Tucker is a member of the Realty Alliance, a strategic alliance of the top 50 independent real estate companies in the nation. For 2010 F.C.Tucker was... - 17th in closed volume - 10th in "units" (number of closed transactions) - 6th in productivity per agent - 44 Offices - Over 1300 Sales Associates - Over $2.1 Billion Sold in 2010 - 12,273 Families Represented in 2010 - 10,983 New Listings in 2010
Buy Your Northwest Indiana Country Home with a USDA Loan

Map of rural areas in NW Indiana where USDA loans may be used to purchase propeties for saleNot everyone qualifies for a USDA Loan (based on income and credit).

Not every Northwest Indiana Home For Sale is located in a region that qualifies it for U.S.D.A. Financing!

Before we work with any home buyers in NW Indiana, we have them pre-qualified first.

If they qualify to finance their home purchase with a USDA loan, next we narrow down the choices of the homes for sale that are geographically in the rural areas of Lake County, Porter County, or La Porte County in NWI where U.S.D.A loans are acceptable according to the current Property Guidelines listed below*

*Yellow shaded areas on the map give you a rough idea of where rural housing loans may be used in buying homes in the Region of Northwest Indiana counties of Lake, Porter and La Porte. We verify every address online and with the lender before scheduling showings!


You can Achieve the American Dream with

USDA Rural Development Housing Loan!

Talk To Tucker Today to help you !

This program, through USDA, features 100% financing for qualified moderate income families desiring to purchase single family homes with little to no cash investment.


*Fixed Rate Purchase – 30 Year term
*Guarantee Fee of 3.5%-May be financed above appraised value
*Currently no monthly PMI
*Seller Concessions up to 6%
*Income limits based on adults in household
*Single family dwelling or eligible Condo/PUD*

Property Guidelines

Well – water must be tested to state guidelines
Flood Zone – requires elevation certificate
Repairs – based on FHA minimum property standards
Pool - value must be deducted from appraised value
No income producing capabilities-orchards/tillable/cell phone towers/apartment over garage/in law quarters
Outbuildings/pole barns/service buildings – can’t have more than $10k combined value and can’t exceed specific size

Published Friday, September 30, 2011 10:50 AM by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate


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