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Jim Sims Jim Sims
Jim Sims is a licensed Realtor with McColly Real Estate. With a Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Purdue University Calumet, he loves to leverage the best of today's technology to achieve his clients real estate goals. While Jim facilitates real estate needs throughout Northwest Indiana, he specializes in the Northern Porter County communities of Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Portage and Porter Indiana. Learn more about Jim and visit www.JimSimsHomes.com.

My Contributions

We Support Small Business Saturday – November 26, 2011

The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. On November 26, we’re asking millions of people to Shop Small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we shop small, it will be huge. Pledge your support for Small Business Saturday®. You can receive a one-time $25 statement... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap September 2011

The homes for sale in Chesterton Indiana has continued to increase again in September for the eight consistent month!! This is not only incredible in itself but compared to national and regional averages, Chesterton Indiana is the place to sell a home in today’s market! With the increased price of $229,850 for a single family home in Chesterton Indiana, sellers can expect the property to sell in... [Read more]

30th Annual Wizard of Oz Festival in Chesterton Indiana

It is that time of year again for the annual Wizard of Oz festival in Chesterton Indiana. This year the Wizard of Oz Festival is celebrating their 30th Year! The Wizard of Oz Festival is being held September 16-18 2011 in the downtown area of Chesterton Indiana at the intersections of Broadway and Calumet. The Wizard of Oz Festival brings several events throughout the weekend. Some of these include... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap August 2011

The weather may be cooling down but Chesterton Indiana real estate market is remaining hot. The median home prices continue to increase once again in August to $222,000. This is another $2,100 median price increase over July 2011’s increase of $5,000.   With the median prices of Chesterton Indiana homes for sale are increasing, the average days it takes to sell in the Chesterton Indiana real estate... [Read more]

Dogwood Park in Chesterton Indiana hosts Kelly Miller Circus

The circus is in town! The circus is in town! The Kelly Miller Circus travels from town to town throughout the Indiana, Michigan and Illinois areas and is in Chesterton Indiana for one day only. Dogwood Park in Chesterton Indiana will be hosting the Kelly Miller Circus today, August 29,2011. At the Kelly Miller Circus you will be able to see many of the acts performed you would expect with clowns,... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap July 2011

Chesterton Indiana continues to prove that the real estate market is not in a continuing downslide still. Median home prices have increased once again this to $219,900. This is another $5,000 median price increase over July 2011.   While the median prices of Chesterton Indiana homes are increasing, the average days it takes to sell in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market has increased from 218... [Read more]

Living Green in Porter County Indiana: Part 2 – Reusing

Whether you are looking at saving some money or improving the environment, a lot of us are looking for ways to live a ‘greener’ life. What does living a ‘greener’ life mean? In “Living Green in Porter County Indiana: Part 1 – Recycling” we talked about ways that we can recycle and where residents can recycle throughout the Porter County Indiana area. This week we will be taking a look... [Read more]

Living Green in Porter County Indiana: Part 1 – Recycling

Whether you are looking at saving some money or improving the environment, a lot of us are looking for ways to live a ‘greener’ life. What does living a ‘greener’ life mean? According to www.all-recycling-facts.com, “living green means to live life as an individual, as well as a community, in a way that is friendly to the natural environment and is sustainable to the earth.” One of the... [Read more]

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