carthage real estate: Missouri Rocks: Historic Stone Homes of Carthage - 11/14/07 10:09 AM
One of my favorite things about selling Carthage real estate is the opportunity to see so many beautiful homes made from locally quarried stone.  In the 1800s and early 1900s, limestone quarries were a big part of the local economy, along with other mining and manufacturing concerns.
Carthage limestone is a very high quality building stone, with such a fine texture that when polished it was referred to as "Carthage marble".  It was used throughout the Midwest for both interior and exterior purposes, including in the Missouri state capitol building.  The Jasper County Courthouse is also built of Carthage limestone.

Early industrial magnates added a high-end touch to the … (8 comments)

carthage real estate: Got Cows? - 10/30/07 10:08 AM
Yup, I've got cows.  Well, they're not my cows.  They belong to my neighbor.  Considering how far away the actual house is, it might be more accurate to say that the cows are my neighbors.  It looks like theirs is an easy life, just roaming around out there eating all day.  They're even starting to get slightly fuzzy for winter.
Before I moved to rural Southwest Missouri, I thought I knew a bit about cows.  I grew up in Nebraska, which makes it inevitable that you will see herds of cattle from time to time.  My uncle even has a cattle ranch up in … (5 comments)

carthage real estate: Southwest Missouri Feeds My Camera Habits - 10/18/07 05:11 AM
My digital camera goes everywhere with me, as part of my "Realtor on-the-go" kit.  Here in fairly rural Southwest Missouri, I log a lot of miles.  When we moved here, I was impressed and frankly intimidated by the sheer number of miles the Realtor drove my husband and I to look at property.  Quite literally, hundreds of miles in a day.  It sure made my Florida showing drives look easy by comparison.  Well, now I'm the one doing the driving, and my well-traveled camera and I try to slip in a moment or two of fun each day.
Sure, I take listing pictures and send property condition … (3 comments)


Judith Reppert

Mount Vernon, MO

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United Country Countryside Realty

Address: 997 Daniel Drive, Box 3, Mount Vernon, MO, 65712

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