According to the 2013 Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Bloomberg Rankings for “The Best Place to Raise Kids,” St. John received top honors in the state of Indiana for its family-friendly community, highly rated public schools, extensive investment in parks and proximity to Chicago’s endless amenities.
“Aside from the various amenities the number one place to raise kids in Indiana offers, the primary advantage for our friends in Illinois is a more reasonable price per square foot and a much lower tax assessment,” Brian Rossi of the Rossi & Taylor Realty Group said. “This is a huge advantage in buying power for the consumer and an advantage as well for the seller because a buyer who is getting more for their money will often submit a reasonable offer to purchase.”
Everyone at the Rossi & Taylor Realty Group couldn’t agree more with the Bloomberg data. Compiled for homebuyers from such reliable sources as the FBI, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and GreatSchools.org where the Lake Central School Corporation rated a 9 out of 10, the rankings demonstrate how truly remarkable St. John is among its peers (more than 3,200 places nationwide with populations from 5,000 to 50,000 were reviewed to come up with just one honoree in each state) as well as surrounding communities.
“Even through the recession, St. John, Ind. – a community of just 13 square miles – continued to invest in parks and outdoor spaces. Families certainly appreciate the number of playgrounds, soccer fields, ponds and inviting open spaces,” Rossi said.
“But, what I think really contributes to St. John’s strong sense of community is the focus on family-oriented events such as the St. John Farmers Market, Concerts, Christmas Festival of Lights, Easter in the Park, Public Safety Open House and all of the youth athletic programs – football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, hockey, ice skating and gymnastics to name just a few.”
From day one, Rossi & Taylor Realty Group has been a sponsor of many of these local activities.
“It’s rewarding to give back to the community that helped Rossi & Taylor achieve the number one designation for office and agent in 2013,” he added.
The parent of a three-year-old plus twins who made their debut in December, Rossi relates to buyers and sellers who need of a larger home to accommodate their growing family.
“I know what it’s like to look for those ‘kid-friendly’ amenities such as school systems, local activities, park locations, special events, daycare, shopping, dining, recreation and so on,” Rossi added. “The best real estate agents need to be on top of their local market, intimately understanding how certain fundamentals can impact our clients. With our central location, we have had the great opportunity to serve clients throughout all of Northwest Indiana as well as across the border in Illinois since we opened our doors three years ago.”
Looking to set a new standard in real estate, the Rossi & Taylor Realty Group was established in the spring of 2011 with the goal of offering the highest possible customer service and loyalty – coining the phrase “The Gold Standard” in the process.
“Living up to that standard has taken much dedication and determination not only by my partner Bill Taylor and I, but also by every agent and every staff member,” Rossi said. “Without it, we are just another real estate company.”
“We took a look at the real estate landscape along with the technology that has so radically altered today’s playing field to come up with innovative business strategies that buyers and sellers both appreciate,” he continued. “In today’s high tech world, real estate agents need great technical tools and support. From advertising homes with their own dedicated websites to yards signs that provide buyers with a mobile preview inside the home from the curb when driving by, our agents are armed with the latest technological tools to sell homes and provide feedback from buyers.”
Demonstrating how the very best real estate agents offer buyers and sellers much more than the ability to navigate forms such as titles, deeds, mortgages and contracts with dozens of attachments, the Rossi & Taylor Realty Group reinforces all the important training required as part of the real estate licensing process, while assisting agents so they can exceed their clients’ expectations with fast response times, knowledge of the local market, creative thinking and the very latest technology.
Whether you’re moving out, moving up or moving on, the Rossi & Taylor Realty Group can answer all your real estate questions. Providing an outstanding level of professional expertise that puts a priority on customer service, the team at Rossi & Taylor is smart, efficient, focused, versatile and willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the home-buying and selling process.
Learn more about how this group is “Setting the GOLD STANDARD in real estate for Northwest Indiana” by visiting their office located at 8025 Wicker Avenue in St. John or by calling them at (219) 365-8000. They are open seven days a week Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. You may also visit their website at rossiandtaylor.com.