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First Day Of School - Edwardsville Dist 7 - 07/24/08 06:13 PM
The first day of school in the Edwardsville School District is just around the corner - August 19th. The first day will be a half day. If you are new to the area, the district website is a great place to start. www.ecsud7.org Online you will find information to register your child for school. Registration forms are available at www.ecusd7.org You will also find a list of dates, times and locations to register your child. High School registration fees for 2008 are $90 for high school (athletics, music programs, and drama are an additional $50), Liberty and Lincoln Middle school fees are $80 (0 comments)
Historic Leclaire District - 07/21/08 11:04 PM
I've always had a love of history. Living in Madison County has allowed me to enjoy numerous historical landmarks such as the Lewis and Clark trail, Cahokia Mounds and The Benjamin Stephenson House. My favorite area that relates to real estate is the charming Leclaire Historical District in Edwardsville. State Route 159 cuts through the Leclaire District. It's lined on both sides by mature trees and creates a beautiful scene in the summer, spring and fall. For lovers of historic homes, the Leclaire district has quite a story. It was founded in 1890 by N. O. Nelson, and was chosen as a (0 comments)
Introducting The Platinum Buyer's Program From Just Ducky Homes - 07/21/08 07:11 PM
If you're ready to take the next step toward home ownership, the Platinum Buyer's Program is for you.This program has been designed to serve buyers that are serious about finding a home. This no-nonsense approach can help you start living in the home of your dreams sooner.Buyers who are enrolled in our Platinum Buyer's Program receive the following services: One-on-one personal attention. Your calls are given priority, and if we can't answer immediately, your call is returned within one hour or less.A home buying consultation. This time-saving step will help clients focus on their needs and learn more about the buying process.Lender (0 comments)
If It's Not Scottish... - 07/16/08 10:21 PM
I love Madison County. There is such a great variety of hidden treasures. Luckily, we live close enough that crossing the river to enjoy the culture and entertainment of St. Louis isn't such a bad drive. My husband and I had been excited about going to the Scottish Arms for a while, since his family line traces back to the Scottish Highlands. The decor was beautiful. Nice dark wood, decorative ceiling tiles, and loads of items from Scotland on the wall. The owner was extremely nice as well. The mussels we ordered weren't up to his chef's standards, so he gave us (0 comments)
30 Grainey - Glen Carbon, IL 62034 $119,500 - Single Family Kristina & Nancy 618-791-8007 firstname.lastname@example.org www.justduckyhomes.com 3 bedrooms 1.75 bathrooms 2277 square feet Dad bought this big, 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom home for his college kids. Now they've graduated from SIUE and it's time to sell! This is your chance to get into the sought-after Glen Carbon/Edwardsville market at a great price. The home features a huge, park-like back yard and patio-style deck accessible via French doors from the dining room. The dining room contains a fireplace and leads to a sunken family room. The big eat-in kitchen and some (0 comments)
21 Snowbird - Granite City - $124,000 - 07/13/08 09:13 PM
Summer spectacular! This updated home is priced to sell. Many new fresh features throughout including A/C in '07, furnace in '05, roof in '06, kitchen countertops & fixtures in '05. Owners suite in lower level with 3/4 bath. Views of pond from big 16x16 deck & large backyard. Built-in workbench & shelves in 2 car garage. Roads have been renewed with sidewalks, storm sewers & new street lights. Seller willing to pay up to $1000 of buyers closing cost. Seller also leaving gas grill and mulching mower. Call or e-mail today for your private tour. Kristina Pratt - 618-917-0775 email@example.com Nancy Milton (0 comments)
Southern Illinois Market Snapshot - 07/09/08 02:07 PM
Current Stats compared to July 2007 last year Average List Price - 137,268 , down 1%Average Sales Price - $131,303, down 3% Average Days on the Market - 130, up 9%According to the Southwestern Illinois Regional MLS, the average sale price on a home in our region fell by just three percent between July 2007 and July 2008. The average number of days a home stayed on the market rose from 119 in 2007 to 130 in 2008 and the list-to-sell ratio is at 96 percent versus 97 percent in 2007. All in all, what these market statistics show is that we have (0 comments)
To Tour Or Not To Tour? That Is The Question - 07/09/08 12:12 AM
In the age of $4.00+ gas, not to mention greener living, how many offices still have a car tour? My current broker likes to point out that our agency is "full service", that this is our business and car tour is our duty as agents. When I was younger my Grandfather owned a brokerage. That was back in the day when Century 21 agents at his office wore "gold" blazers. They had car tour like it was a religion. I've only been in the real estate industry since 2005. I can see the value in car tour for the newer agents. When I first (2 comments)
St. Louis Area Good Eats - Bella Milano - 07/07/08 11:40 PM
My husband is a military brat. From Hawaii, to Greece, to Italy, he's been all over the world. For our first wedding anniversary he wanted Italian food. Growing up in Italy most of his life I knew he'd be disappointed in a chain restaurant. I planned on making the trek across the river to the Hill. Then I remembered Bella Milano - right here in my own backyard. I researched the restaurant on-line, because he was really anxious for some osso buco. Unfortunately, it wasn't on their menu. We gave it a shot anyway. Quite honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. They promise (0 comments)
St. Louis Area Good Eats - 07/07/08 11:27 PM
Although I'm a real estate professional by day, my night time guilty pleasure is watching Food Network. I grew up right here in the Midwest, and as a kid my palette was pretty much limited to any vegetable you could fry, meat and potatoes, and sweet tea. Don't get me wrong - I love the Midwest culture - and that, of course, includes the food. I moved to Las Vegas shortly after broadcasting school. It was here that I was forced to try new and exotic foods. Yes, a jalapeno pepper was exotic to me at that time. You see, in the arid (0 comments)
July 4th Metro-East Fireworks Displays - 07/03/08 04:03 PM
I love the 4th of July. It's been my favorite holiday since I was a little girl for so many reasons. I've always been fascinated by the sizzle and loud booms of fireworks, I love summer, and most of all I love my country. The 4th of July is all that is great about America - from the flag lined streets in local cities and villages to the smell of St. Louis style ribs and hot dogs on a hot grill. However, the 4th of July has had a more important meaning since our country has been at war. While we are celebrating (1 comments)
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