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Posted on 10/18/2020
Are You an Ambitious Buyer?
An ambitious homebuyer goes above and beyond the call of duty to find a great residence at an affordable price. As such, this individual is better equipped than others to streamline the homebuying journey. Anyone can become an ambitious homebuyer. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you seamlessly discover your dream residence. 1. Create Homebuying...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
What Defines a Successful Home Selling Journey?
A successful home selling journey allows a property seller to quickly and effortlessly generate interest in his or her residence and finalize a house sale. For those who want to enjoy a successful home selling journey, it is vital to prepare as much as possible. Completing a successful home selling journey may prove to be difficult. If you fail...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Sweet But Healthful: Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars
Photo by Polina Tankilevitch from Pexels Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
Enhance your Garden with a Rain Chain
Image by Kaitong Yepoon from Shutterstock Rain in its due time is every gardener's dream. Saving and reusing rainwater is a great way to save resources for the garden. One way to collect rainwater and store it for future use is to install a rain chain. A decorative rain chain can be used in place of a downspout...
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Posted on 09/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 3027 Edwards St, Alton, IL 62002
This full brick bungalow sits on a privacy fenced lot within walking distance of SIUE Dental School. Inside is a large living room with wood burning fireplace, large eat-in kitchen with appliances included, 3 large bedrooms and full bath. 1/2 bath w/master bedroom. Full basement includes a shower and toilet, laundry area with newer washer and dryer included, and lots of storage. The detached one car garage has an electric opener. Nice home in a nice area waiting for a new...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Tips for Homebuyers: Learn About the Local Housing Market
An informed homebuyer may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property buying experience. In fact, an informed homebuyer likely will understand the ins and outs of the local housing market – something that could make it simple for this individual to discover a great residence at a budget-friendly price. Ultimately, it helps to review the local...
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Posted on 09/19/2020
Another Property Sold - 217 Longfellow Avenue, Alton, IL 62002
Step inside this full brick ranch and you will find beautiful hardwood floors in the living room and all three bedrooms. The eat in kitchen boasts a brand new floor. Fresh interior paint, vinyl replacement tilt in windows, and other updates including new roof on house and brick garage, plus new gutters in last year. HVAC serviced twice a year. All appliances included: washer, dryer, gas stove, and refrigerator. Dishwasher does not work and other appliances are not guaranteed. Lovely fenced backyard includes a large patio. This is a very nice, clean, well maintained, move in ready home in great shape. It is an estate and the seller...
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Posted on 09/13/2020
Am I Eligible for a USDA Loan?
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay If you're looking for loans with excellent interest rates, you may have heard the term USDA bandied about. This special type of loan is attractive on paper, but the reality is a little more complicated than what meets the eye. Learn more about what a USDA loan is meant to do, how to...
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Posted on 09/06/2020
Get a Leg Up on the House Selling Competition
Selling a house may prove to be difficult, particularly for those who are competing against dozens of rival sellers in the same city or town. Fortunately, there are lots of things that you can do to gain a competitive advantage over rivals in a fierce housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get...
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Posted on 09/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 3312 Greenwood Lane, Godfrey, IL 62035
Sprawling brick ranch in Greenwood Meadows - At over 3000+ square feet of living space this charming & tastefully decorated home is situated on a corner lot & offers 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an attached over sized 3 car garage, & a partially finished basement. The main level offers a formal living room, open kitchen / dining area, and a huge great room. The floor plan offers a split bedroom lay out with the spacious master suite being separate from the two additional bedrooms. The basement of the home offers a nice sized family room with fireplace, a study area, & a bonus room with half bath that is currently being used...
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Posted on 08/30/2020
The Closing Process - What to Expect
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay The last step of any home sale is the closing. This is the time when the buyer and seller sign all the documents surrounding the sale, including the documents for the buyer’s mortgage. This is when money changes hands and, in most cases, the buyer gets the keys to the home. If...
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Posted on 08/28/2020
Video Tour - 405 East 4th Street, Alton, IL 62002
Known as the Knights of Columbus Hall, this building has been a main stay of the local neighborhood. The building is approximately 10,000 s.f. above ground with additional space below ground(approximately 1,500 s.f.). There is handicap accessibility to the the bar and the main banquet hall area. A handicap restroom is on the main floor. There is a full kitchen with coolers, fryers, ovens, sinks, etc. The bar area has seating for about 30 people. Electrical consists of single and three phase. The heating and cooling is a combination of forced air units and wall mounted units. The lower level is currently being used for storage. There are 5...
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