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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

Chesterton Indiana Downtown Sewer Relining Complete

As many residents of Chesterton Indiana already know, the construction on Calumet Ave over the past few months has made it difficult to access some of our favorite downtown businesses. The intersection of Calumet Avenue and Broadway in Chesterton Indiana has been closed for several months for a sewer relining project. While there was access from the south side of Calumet Ave to Lois Lane, it was a... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap June 2011

It is a great time to sell a home or buy a home in the Chesterton Real Estate market!! Median home prices have increased once again this to $214,900. While it is a slow increase since February 2011, the real estate market is doing a steady increase. Along with the increased median prices, the average days it takes to sell in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market is decreasing. For June 2011, the... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap June 16, 2011

Buying a home or selling a home in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market? One of the things to look at is the price per square feet of other comparable homes in your market. The current price per square foot in Chesterton Indiana is $115.00. With this information buyers in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market can determine what size home they can afford. For example, for those looking at a... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap May 2011

The month of May proved to be successful in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market. With the increasing median price over the previous months of $205,000 to $214,600 in May. Along with the higher median price for listed homes for sale in Chesterton Indiana real estate market, the number of days a home is listed for sale before selling has decreased from February’s average days on market of 255... [Read more]

East Wind Studios offering Free Tai Chi in the Park at European Market

East Wind Studios is offering Free Tai Chi in the Park at European Market in Chesterton Indiana from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00a.m. every Saturday morning, weather permitting. Elly Lesnick, Manager of East Wind Studios encourages all to come and join in on the class anytime throughout 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m., whether for a few minutes or the entire hour. East Wind Studios recently opened their doors at 101 Second... [Read more]

Portage Indiana Real Estate Recap May 19, 2011

What price should a buyer in the Portage Indiana real estate market pay for a new home? What price should a seller in the Portage Indiana real estate market sell their home at? Both buyers and sellers in the Portage Indiana real estate market should be looking at the median listing price for these answers. The market is broken down into 4 quadrants which is broken down by the price accompanied with... [Read more]

Chesterton Indiana Real Estate Recap May 18, 2011

Buying a home or selling a home in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market? One of the things to look at is the price per square feet of other comparable homes in your market. The current price per square foot in Chesterton Indiana is $116.00. With this information buyers in the Chesterton Indiana real estate market can determine what size home they can afford. For example, for those looking at a... [Read more]

Portage Indiana Real Estate Recap May 12 2011

Buying a home or selling a home in the Portage Indiana real estate market? One of the things to look at is the price per square feet of other comparable homes in your market.  The current price per square foot in Portage Indiana is $92.00. With this information buyers in the Portage Indiana real estate market can determine what size home they can afford. For example, for those looking at a 3 bedroom... [Read more]

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