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Local Scott AFB | Metro East IL Real Estate Guide Metro East & Scott AFB Illinois Home StoreBe The First To Find Your New Home You may use this local Scott AFB - Metro East Illinois real estate website to search for every home for sale surrounding Scott Air Force Base and military family housing. So if you are considering selling your home or buying a new home, please use this website to find all homes for sale (4 comments)
The Tax System Explained In Beer - 01/26/11 11:37 AM
Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this...
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing The fifth would pay $1 The sixth would pay $3 The seventh would pay $7 The eighth would pay $12 The ninth would pay $18 The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59
So, that's what they decided to do.
The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy (8 comments)
Mary's little lambThink carefully about whatYou will Be reading....Mary, had aLittle Lamb,His fleece wasWhite as snow.And everywhereThat Mary went,The Lamb was sureTo go.He followed herTo school each day,T'wasn't even inThe rule.It made theChildren laugh and play,To have The LambAt school..And then theRules all changed one day,Illegal itBecame;To bring The LambOf God to school,Or even speakHIS name!Every day gotWorse and worse,And days turnedInto years.Instead ofHearing children laugh,We heard gunShots and tears.What must we doTo stop the crime,That's in ourSchools today?Let's let TheLamb come back to school,And teach our kids to pray!God Bless you
Are you Righteous? - 01/22/11 07:01 PM
BIBLE MEDITATION:Romans 4:5 - “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.”We are justified because of God's action whereby He declares those who have trusted in Christ to be as righteous as His Son is righteous. Salvation is not based on our works.Do you know what God sees when He looks at me today? He sees Jesus Christ. You may be thinking, “That’s arrogant" , but it's not! It is the word of God. I am in Christ and therefore God cannot see my sins (see 1 Corinthians 1:30). He (5 comments)
$138,000 Description WELL KEPT MANUFACTURED ON ON A FULL UNFINISHED BASEMENT. NEWER WINDOWS. WOOD BURNING STOVE IN BASEMENT ALONG WITH EGRESS WINDOW. OFFICE COULD BE MADE INTO A THIRD BEDROOM AND HAS A CLOSET. TWO CAR DETACHED GARAGE. 3 ACRE LOT. Features Dining Room: Main, Carpet Other Room 2 Level: Main Total Baths: 2 Water Heater: Propane Bedroom 2 Flooring: Carpet Living Room: Main, Carpet Other Room 2 Dimensions: 8 X 8.9 Bonus Rooms: Main Floor Master Bath, Office Kitchen: Vinyl, Main Utility Room Dimensions: 9.7 X 7.8 Roofing: Comp Shingle Exterior Features: Street Lights Sewer: Aeration Property Features: Ceiling:cathedral, Deck, Fireplace, Porch, Sump Pump Other Room 1 Dimensions: 9.9 X 9.1 Bedroom 1: Main, (0 comments)
Keeping Priorities - 01/20/11 02:04 PM
Scripture Reading: Luke 17:20-37“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man.”Luke 17:26 Everybody’s priorities in Noah’s days were eating, drinking, and marrying, Jesus said. In Lot’s days it was similar. Our days stay so filled with activities. Most of these activities aren’t wrong; they might even be noble. But do our church calendars filled with socializing, fundraising, building plans, weddings, and funerals also show Jesus’ urgency? Do we go to church to reach the lost? Or should we be looking for the lost outside the four walls (3 comments)
Keep Them Busy - 01/20/11 01:05 PM
SATAN'S MEETING Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said:
"We can't keep Christians from going to church." "We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with their savior." "Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken."
"So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.."
"This is what I want you (3 comments)
Being In the World - 01/19/11 06:48 PM
Scripture Reading: Luke 15:1-24The Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”Luke 15:2 How do you find something that is lost? You end up looking in the corners, along with some dirt, cobwebs, dust, and look under scraps and through the trash. When something precious is lost—a sheep, a coin, a son. It’s a time to searching and watching. But when the lost is found, it’s time to celebrate! Jesus lives for this. Yet some people thought his methods were too far “out there.” He was getting his hands too dirty. Getting cozy (1 comments)
Our Days Are Numbered - 01/18/11 09:40 PM
Revelation 22:12 - "And, behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be." How are you using your time? We all have the same amount of time in a day, a month, or a year, but some people seem to get more done and are more productive. The difference is they are using their time wisely. Have you considered that LIFE is the sum of YOU + TIME. If you are "just killing time" you are killing yourself, and if you are wishing "Saturday" was here already, you are wiishing your (2 comments)
New Athens Illinois 401 N Market, Home for Sale - 01/17/11 08:05 PM
401 North Market Street New Athens, IL 62264 Single Family Home, 3 Beds, 1 Bath, 2124 Sqft., MLS# 3016195 Description BANK OWNED PROPERTY-PROPERTY SOLD "AS IS" CONDITION-UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATH-SOME THERMAL WINDOWS-3 CAR DETACHED GARAGE-PROOF OF FUNDS WITH CASH OFFERS-PRE-APPROVAL LETTER WITH FINANCED OFFERS-BUYER & BUYERS AGENTS TO VERIFY ALL MLS INFO INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SQUARE FOOTAGE, EXEMPTIONS, ROOM SIZES, SCHOOLS, TAXES, LOT SIZE, ETC.-CERTIFIED EARNEST MONEY OF $1000 OR 2% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE-EARNEST MONEY TO BE HELD BY BUYERS AGENCY OR TITLE COMPANY Features Property Type: Single Family Home New Construction: R Special Conditions: Foreclosure, Bank- Listing Status: Active Listing Price: $59,950 Zip Code: 62264 Year Built: 1950 Elementary (1 comments)
Local Communities in the Scott AFB - St. Clair County Illinois Area - 01/15/11 06:51 PM
Local Communities near Scott AFB, IL Metro East IL Home seekers searching for homes for sale around Scott AFB, including Belleville, Collinsville, O'Fallon, Mascoutah, Freeburg, Smithton, Shiloh, Swansea, New Baden, Trenton, Maryville, Troy, and many other towns throughout the St. Louis Metro East Illinois side of the river will enjoy the many different neighborhoods to choose from here, as well as the variety of houses, condos and townhomes available. Depending on where you settle, you could be right downtown, next to a popular community park or near top-rated schools. We hope that our community information will help you to choose between (0 comments)
Illinois is No Peter Pan - 01/14/11 08:26 PM
Illinois is No Peter Pan "I'll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up, Not me!"- Peter Pan, Lyrics from play"I knew Peter Pan and you're no Peter Pan."- Vice-Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen, (sort of), 1988 "Top Illinois Democrats have agreed to push a plan that would temporarily boost income taxes by 75 percent and double cigarette taxes," harked CBS Chicago on January 6, 2011. The proposed plan would increase Illinois' personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5.75 percent for the next three years. After that, it would drop back to 3.25%. So they say.Illinois is a state (2 comments)
Essential Information MLS® #:4000335 Price:$91,900 Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:2.00 Full Baths:2 Square Footage:1,353 Acres:0.00 Year Built:1903 Type:Residential Sub-Type:1 1/2 STORY Status:Active Community Information Address:511 Wabash Avenue Subdivision:NOT IN A SUBDIVISION City:BELLEVILLE County:St Clair State:IL Zip Code:62220 Amenities Amenities:NONE Features:DECK Parking:GRAVEL Interior Appliances:NONE Heating:FORCED AIR Cooling:CENTRAL AIR Exterior Exterior:ALUMINUM Lot Description:ALLEY, STREET LIGHTS Roof:COMP SHINGLE School Information Elementary:BELLEVILLE DIST 118 Middle:BELLEVILLE DIST 118 High:Bthseast Additional Information Zoning:Single Family THIS HOME HAS LARGE ROOMS AND IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION,NEWER ROOF (2 comments)
Belleville Illinois Home for Sale, 111 Cameron Drive - 01/12/11 02:44 PM
EXTRA PARCEL IS 02-36.0-408-009-REDMODELED RANCH STYLE HOME SITING ON A DOUBLE LOT WITH TREES-RECENT UPDATES INCLUDING NEW CARPET AND FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR-ALL ELECTRIC HOME,CEILING FANS IN ALL ROOMS,6 PANEL DOORS,EAT-IN KITCHEN WITH ALL APPLIANCES-HVC REPLACED IN 2007,EXTRA LARGE DRIVEWAY (more)
Essential Information MLS® #:4000038 Price:$89,900 Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:2.00 Full Baths:1 Square Footage:1,273 Acres:0.00 Year Built:1984 Type:Residential Sub-Type:1 STORY Status:Active Community Information Address:111 Cameron Drive Subdivision:NOT IN A SUBDIVISION City:BELLEVILLE County:St Clair State:IL Zip Code:62223 Amenities Amenities:SCHOOL BUS, SHED Features:ALARM/SECURITY SYSTEM, DECK, SIX PANEL DOORS, TV:CABLE, WNDW:THERM Parking:ASPHALT Interior Appliances:DISHWASHER, DISPOSAL, ELECTRIC RANGE, REFRIGERATOR Heating:FORCED AIR Cooling:CENTRAL AIR Exterior Exterior:FRAME/WOOD Lot Description:FENCED, STREET (0 comments)
Belleville Illinois Home for Sale, 3500 Old Collinsville Rd - 01/10/11 05:34 PM
Essential Information MLS® #:4000042 Price:$75,000 Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:1.00 Full Baths:1 Square Footage:1,622 Acres: 2.00 Year Built:1965 Type:Residential Sub-Type:1 STORY Status:Active Community Information Address:3500 Old Collinsville Road Subdivision:NOT IN A SUBDIVISION City:BELLEVILLE County:St Clair State:IL Zip Code:62226 Amenities Amenities:SCHOOL BUS Features:DECK, HARDWOOD FLOORS Parking:GRAVEL Interior Appliances:NONE Heating:FORCED AIR Cooling:CENTRAL AIR Exterior Exterior:FRAME/WOOD Lot Description:STREET LIGHTS, WOODED Roof:COMP SHINGLE School Information Elementary:WHITESIDE DIST 115 Middle:WHITESIDE DIST 115 High:Bthseast Additional Information Zoning:Single Family WHAT A FIND! RANCH STYLE HOME ON 2 PLUS ACRES OF LAND-PROPERTY SITS IN FRONT CLINTON HILLS GOLF COURSE-WALKOUT BASEMENT WITH TWO FINSHED ROOMS-HOUSE NEEDS UPDATING BUT IS (0 comments)
2BEDROOMS2BATHS1,148SQ. FEET0ACRES Very nice townhome with 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 baths in Reunion-Celebration Park. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, upgraded maple cabinets, upgraded laminate countertops. Living room has exterior sliding door to patio. Brushed nickel lighting, 6 panel colonist doors. Upstairs laundry room, l (more) Features Total Baths: 2 Water Heater: Gas Bedroom 2 Flooring: Carpet Living Room: Main, Carpet Kitchen: Vinyl, Main Utility Room Dimensions: 8 X 5 Roofing: Comp Shingle Exterior Features: Curbs/Gutters, Sidewalk, Street Lights Parking: Attached Garage Sewer: Public Sewer Property Features: Foyer Entry, Patio, (1 comments)
Thoughts to ponder... - 01/08/11 02:27 PM
These Thoughts to Ponder are the best that I've heard in a very long time. I've ready some funny lists before, but usually they are ones you've seen around here and there, they may still be funny - but you are familiar with them. This list is funny, and new (at least to me), so I really hope you enjoy them and have a good chuckle today. Via Norm Werner (Real Estate One): I have no idea who made these up. They came to me via and email from someone I know who loves to forward things tlike this. Anyway, some of them (2 comments)
Below is a great letter written to Harry Ried. I would hope that everyone would read this and understand what is at issue here. Here in Illinois our state legislature just passed raising our state income tax from 3% to 5.25%. We are already a very heavily taxed state, and #2 on the states losing the most population. This should help drive even more people away from Illinois. Would the last person to leave, please turn off the lights!
The Honorable Harry ReidMajority LeaderUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510Dear Mr. Leader, I'm writing in response to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's (3 comments)
Proverbs Chapter 7 - 01/07/11 06:36 PM
Please read Proverbs Chapter 7 Solomon warns us again that sin entices people because it seems enjoyable. Those who sin often discover that the consequences of their actions are horrifying. Foolish people seem to welcome the chance to sin, but we are to follow the teachings of Christ and treasure His commands. Today: Ask god to help you avoid sins that do not appear dangerous. Tell him what sins tempt you the most and ask for his help in overcoming temptation. 1 Corinthians 10:13 (The Message) 13No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others (2 comments)
A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. This is amazing and brought tears of laughter to my eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching??? Through the eyes of a child:
The Children's Bible in a Nutshell In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible says, 'The Lord thy God is one, but I think He must be a lot older than that. (3 comments)
Is the Economy Better or Worse? Are We Recovering? - 01/07/11 12:04 PM
Is the economy really getting better? Are we seeing a true recovery? Will we spend our way out of debt? Can you believe the economist that recommended that the government should spend it's way out of debt? Does that really work? If the government is our economic engine do we need businesses? Why don't we all work for the government? Well in many senses, I suppose we are, when half of our paychecks are going towards federal income taxes, state income taxes, social security, medicare, real estate taxes, gasoline taxes, revenue taxes, phone taxes, cable tv taxes, and the list goes (9 comments)
Carpe Diem: Seize the Day - 01/06/11 02:59 PM
Here is some powerful, but simple advice to help you become a winner in life. Each little quote below has much to say and we can head truth to avoid disaster, if you put these quotes into how you live your life each day. Be sure to "Carpe Diem" today and take "hold of your life", become accountable to others, and surrender yourself to the Almighty. Remember "there is power in prayer" see it's on the list! Do it today! Via Kevin Nash, ABR, CSRS (Shorewest Realtors, Metro Milwaukee): Carpe Diem: Seize the Day Learn as much as you can about as (0 comments)
Avoid Disaster - Lessons for Life - 01/06/11 01:52 PM
Please click here to read Proverbs Chapter 6 Do you want to avoid disaster in your life? Then you should read and head the lessons for life written by Solomon. He advised us against co-signing loans for others, he condemned laziness and listed seven activeies that God hates in this chapter. He also advised his readers to keep a safe distance from immoral people, and speaks again about avoiding adultery. You will find that we need to hear the same things over and over again, because while we may hear, we do not always listen, while we listen, we may not (1 comments)
BUYERS... THIS CAN'T BE EMPHASIZED ENOUGH! - 01/06/11 01:17 PM
Home Buyers---Please Read This Blog! This is so important that I'm going to reblog, if you don't mind. All home buyers need to heed this advice! I'm sure that they usually hear it from their loan officer and I know that I always mention it to my buyers that I work with. But all though they may hear it, they are not always listening or thinking. It cannot be repeated enough or emphasized enough!
Via Paula Hamilton (LaCroix Realty Partners, LLC): BUYERS... THIS CAN'T BE EMPHASIZED ENOUGH! If you are ready to purchase a new home or you are in the process (1 comments)
Belleville Illinois 1 Debby Lane, Home for Sale - 01/05/11 06:55 PM
1 Debby Lane Belleville, IL 62223 $155,000 Single Family Home, 3 Beds, 3 Baths (1 Partial Bath), 2737 Sqft., MLS# 4000077 Description LOOKING FOR A LAKE LOT-THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!-SPACIOUS RANCH WITH FINSIHED WALKOUT BASEMENT OVERLOOKING A LAKE-KITCHEN HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES-LARGE LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOM COMBO WITH LARGE WINDOW OVERLOOKING LAKE-MAIN FLOOR BATHS HAVE BEEN UPDATED-KITCHEN AND DINING AREA HAVE WOOD FLOORS-FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR-NEW WOOD FLOORING AND CARPET ON MAIN LEVEL-FENCHED YARD OFF DECK-BASEMENT HAS BEEN WATERPROOFED AND WARRANTY WILL TRANSFER TO NEW OWNER-2 FIREPLACES-MOVE IN READY-COME RELAK BY THE LAKE! Features Property Type: Single Family Home New Construction: R Listing Status: Active (1 comments)
Proverbs Chapter 5 - 01/05/11 06:14 PM
Please click here to read Proverbs Chapter 5 Today's passage deals with the foolishness of sexual sin, and adultery. People who yield to this temptation will suffer consequences the rest of their lives. Since God created us, he knows that we have very strong sexual desires, and He has even ordained sex within marriage for procreation. This is not a sin, but when we have sex outside of being married then it is a sin, against God, our own body, and against our spouse. This sexual desire can lead to becoming unequally yoked, with someone who does not have the same (3 comments)
Cherish Wisdom - 01/04/11 04:19 PM
Click here to read Proverbs Chapter 4 Cherish Wisdom, Stay on the Path of Wisdom, Stay Focused on Wisdom. Solomon told his readers that wisdom is the most valuable possession someone can own. Wisdom will help you avoid sin and behave in a way that pleases God. How do you cherish wisdom? You cling to the truth, you obey His commands and do not abandon His teachings. You come as a little child, as a pupil and listen to the instructions of your Heavenly Father, such as you received from an affectionate parent. Solomon is introducing to us the teachings that (3 comments)
Using Wisdom - 01/03/11 05:07 PM
Read Proverbs Chapter 3 Using wisdom in life will bring a clear direction for how you should live. It brings comfort, security, God's favor, long life, and peace. How do we attain wisdom? We ask God for wisdom, Fear the Lord, acknowledge Him and trust Him with all of your heart, honor Him with how we live. Wisdom is accepting Jesus Christ as Lord of your Life. It is described as the Tree of Life, paths to peace, more precious than jewels, silver and gold. It will mean life for you, and grace around your neck. Today Ask God to help (3 comments)
Southwest Illinois Real Estate Market 2010 - 01/02/11 05:39 PM
So how was the real estate market in 2010 vs. 2009 in the Metro East Illinois Real Estate Area? Well, in 2010 there was a total of 6321 homes that sold 2010 Totals
Local Scott AFB | Metro East IL Real Estate Guide Metro East & Scott AFB Illinois Home StoreBe The First To Find Your New Home You may use this local Scott AFB - Metro East Illinois real estate website to search for every home for sale surrounding Scott Air Force Base and military family housing. So if you are considering selling your home or buying a new home, (0 comments)
My Blackberry Is Not Working!!! - 01/02/11 03:30 PM
This funny comedy sketch from the BBC is well worth the couple of minutes to watch and get a great laugh. This will keep you smiling and laughing everytime you see a blackberry phone. Via Nestor & Katerina Gasset Realtors® Wellington Florida Luxury Homes (International Properties and Investments, Inc.): My Blackberry is not working! What a great way to start out the new year with some great British humor. Now, I turned in my Blackberry for the iPhone 4 on my birthday and right before we went to the FAR Convention in Orlando and REBar camp. I happen to absolutely love my iPhone and (1 comments)
The Benefit of Wisdom - 01/02/11 02:47 PM
Read Proverbs Chapter 2 Solomon knew that a person who spends time and energy on becoming wise is likely to avoid many problems. Wisdom is not know facts. It is knowing how to live. A person who values wisdom will obey God. That person will learn to avoid bad influences and resist temptations. The Lord gives wisdom. How by reading His word and obeying His commands, learning to walk uprightly before Him, and avoiding evil thoughts and actions. Today: Ask God for wisdom. Learn to avoid spending time with people who enourage you to disobey God.Lord, we ask you to fill (3 comments)
Living by Intentional Convictions - 01/01/11 04:29 PM
Read Proverbs Chapter 1 Happy New Year 2011! LISTEN TO WISDOM It is important to write out your goals and keep them in front of you each day to help remind you to keep them around your neck. Living life without goals and without plans to achieve those goals will make one live aimlessly and out of step. Make each day count by intentionally living to improve yourself and doing all that you say you will do. Enjoy every moment of every day, as life is a gift and time can never be stopped or reversed. So count your many blessings, (1 comments)
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