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BLOOPERS!!
We’ve been having a lot of fun marketing homes with video in the recent years.  We recently assisted one of the owners of Bill’s Movers with the sale of their Saint John, Indiana home.  We took the opportunity to include a moving truck in a short marketing video.  For a good laugh, watch to the end to see the Blooper Reel!  See the full YouTube video by Clicking here.
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IS SPYING ILLEGAL WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME? 
Is Audio Video Recording Legal When Selling My Home?

A growing number of homeowners are using audio and video surveillance to protect their homes.  Some home sellers are eavesdropping on the conversations of home buyers.  Laws regarding the use of surveillance equipment vary by State.  Learn about the ethical and legal issues of home surveillance systems when buying or selling a home. Read the full article at www.PortHomeSales.com/Surveillance

Northwest Indiana Ghost Town! 

Did you know that Northwest Indiana has an abandoned ghost town from the 1800s?  It does! You probably drive over it all the time.  Read more about the frontier town of Hartsdale at www.PortHomeSales.com/Hartsdale  

IS IT BETTER TO WAIT UNTIL SPRING?
One of the biggest myths in real estate is that it is best to wait until the spring market.  In this article, we will explain why doing so could be a big mistake.  Read the full article at www.PortHomeSales.com/Spring   Call us for a Market Report of your home!
                                  

Bill & Rachel Port, #1 Best REMAX RealtorsBill Port, Rachel Port, Bill Kornblum, Wendy RomanHello friends!
Never has there been a better time to buy or sell a home! Our team of Bill Port, Rachel Port, Bill Kornblum and Wendy Roman has again ranked among the best at  RE/MAX!  We are the Number One RE/MAX Listing Team in Northwest Indiana for the past three years.  With low interest rates and rising home values, our marketing team has been busy! Being #1 wouldn’t be possible without the recommendations and referrals from our clients and friends, people like you!  If you know of someone who is considering buying or selling a home, please let us know. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family.  From our family to yours, we wish you a fantastic year in 2020! -Bill & Rachel Port



More Than Just Realtors ®

2020 Master Gardener Walk, Rachel PortRachel Port, Lake County Indiana Garden Walk 2020You usually see us all dressed up, on the phone, showing homes and negotiating real estate, but we are more than just Realtors®.  We have lives outside of real estate business as well.  In addition to selling homes, Rachel has a great knack for home decorating and gardening.  The Lake County Garden Club asked to feature our gardens in their 2020 annual garden walk.

Owl Totem Pole Carving, Cottonwood Log, By Bill PortBill formerly worked as a contractor and still enjoys working with tools today.  He is pictured here with a cottonwood log that he recently carved with a chainsaw and hand tools to create this owl.

 

 





Indiana Realtor, Rachel Port
Skinny Chicken Pot
Pie

Ingredients
1 pound boneless chicken breasts 
cooked & shredded
3 cups frozen peas & carrots  
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup oat flour plus 1 tsp 
1/3 cup soy milk
1 1/3 cup chicken broth
1 tsp pepper, divided
1 tsp garlic salt, divided
Pre made, reduced fat pie crust

Directions
Pre heat oven, 400 degrees. Combine chicken, frozen veggies, celery, onion and 1 cup broth over medium heat for 10 minutes.  Season with garlic salt and pepper.  In separate pan, combine oat flour and remaining broth. Whisk until smooth.  Cook about 5 minutes until it thickens.  Add remaining garlic, salt and pepper.  Then add this to chicken mixture.  Pour the mixture into crust and cover with second crust.  Press edges and make a few slits on top.  Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let sit a few minutes to set. Enjoy!

Bill Port and Rachel Port, RE/MAX Partners with Childrens Miracle Network
Our office makes many local donations: NWI Food Bank, Bridges, Wounded Warriors, Special Olympics, Humane Society, Munster Schools Radio Talk Show and Munster Parks.  This year, the Brokers of RE/MAX Realty Associates teamed up with the Children’s Miracle Network and Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide art supplies, books, teething rings, bottles, cards, ear buds, and toys to the children staying at the hospital. These donations take some of the stress from the children and their parents by putting smiles on the faces of the children who are spending time at the hospital during the holidays and throughout the year. 
 

Community Search The Easy Way to Start Your Search!
Home searching is easier and more accurate than ever before.  On our website you can easily search by price for ALL the available homes for sale in the Towns and Cities we serve.*  In addition, we’ve made web search pages for some of  the most popular area subdivisions and neighborhoods. Start your search by clicking one of the two links below.  

PortHomeSales.com/Indiana
PortHomeSales.com/Illinois
To schedule a showing Call or Text at 219-613-7520


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Bill Port and Rachel Port Realtors covering Northwest Indiana and ChicagolandBill & Rachel Port
RE/MAX Realty Associates
1544 45th Street
Munster IN 46321
219-865-2499
    

       

Thanks for reading! The Port Report version 2020 is a real estate newsletter publication by Bill and Rachel Port of RE/MAX Realty Associate.  This is your source for Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Real Estate News you can use!

*Many advertising websites, like Zillow and Homesnap do not feature all of the available homes in the MLS.  On our website you can view any home listed by any Realtor® which is offered through the local Multiple Listing Service.  ‘All properties’ are defined as residential property which is listed with a Realtor® and available though IDX MLS and on display on our website.  We do not display listings of unlisted property, property for sale by owner, private listings, listings that are not publicly viewable on IDXMLS or properties which are specifically excluded from and marketed as Non-MLS listings.