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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
Indiana Property Tax Information for Home Owners

Indiana Property Taxes are paid in arrears.

(i.e. the taxes you pay this year in 2012 are from taxes due the previous year of 2011).


Understanding Indiana property taxes 

Property Taxes are paid in 2 installments each year due on the same dates of

May 10 and November 10.

Homeowners who have a mortgage usually have taxes paid by their lender from an escrow account.

Homeowners who do not have a mortgage receive a bill in the mail.

Property Tax amounts do change annually and are based on tax rates which are calculated by the county of residence after annual assessment of property values by March 1st.

Important deductions filed with the county by the homeowner on their property lowers tax liability. Some examples include: Homestead Exemption, Mortgage Exemption, Old Age, Disability, Veteran (check with your specific county office of residence to see if you qualify and how to file  exemptions).

It's amazing to us how many Indiana Home Owners forget to file applicable exemptions on their home and as a result pay higher property tax bills!

 Also please note:

Some Indiana counties are not always current in certifying their tax bills !

This is important to know in REAL ESTATE SALES TRANSACTION as a Tax pro-ration Agreement may be needed between buyers and sellers to handle back taxes once the assessments become current and tax bills from several previous years are mailed to the new home owner who did not live in the property for the bill year received.

County Records are Public. You can check info on record for your property on the following websites to search assessments & taxes, exemptions & more for Northwest Indiana Real Estate:

Lake County Indiana

Porter County Indiana

La Porte County Indiana

Jasper County Indiana

Newton County Indiana

When buying or selling a home in Northwest Indiana, Talk To Tucker - Indiana's Real Estate leader (est. 1918).


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 F.C.Tucker Indiana's largest Real Estate Company Sincerely,

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Published Monday, March 12, 2012 2:47 PM by F.C.Tucker 1st Team Real Estate


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