edwardsville homes for sale: Is buying a “fixer upper” still a good idea? - 01/06/14 02:16 AM

Here's a great summary of the reasons TO BUY or NOT TO BUY a house that needs a big renovation from my bloggind colleague Valerie in Virginia. What she has written for her Virginia buyers is also perfect advice or my clients in Illinois. 
I'm often faced with telling the hard truth to buyers who fall in love with a historic property because I want them to have a great experience with their new home, no matter how much work it needs. 
So, as Valerie says, if you have the time, money, patience and skill -- let's go find a fixer … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Relocating to Edwardsville IL? The View of St. Louis From the Bluffs - 05/24/13 02:36 AM
People often ask me about the commute from Edwardsville, IL to their jobs in downtown St. Louis or St. Louis County. Is it easy to get to St. Louis? Will I save time living in Edwardsville as opposed to moving to far western suburbs?  
I can see the beautiful downtown skyline from Edwardsville, I tell them.

Yes, you will save time on your commute. And -- bonus -- you'll enjoy all the benefits of friendly, small town living in Edwardsville, with a major city within easy reach when you want to take advantage of everything it offers. Commute time? … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Search Edwardsville Real Estate & Homes for Sale Just Like an Agent - 10/25/12 12:23 PM
Search Edwardsville Real Estate & Homes for Sale Just Like an Agent 

I've added a great new tool to my websites and blogs -- and the best part is I get to share it with my buyers and sellers for FREE.
It's called ListingBook and it's a very powerful search engine that lets you get real time information from the MLS that covers my territory here in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs and the cities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Troy, Maryville, Collinsville, Granite City, et. al.
So, if you're thinking about buying a home -- or selling your home in the … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Can I Decorate for Halloween While My Home is For Sale? - 10/19/12 11:23 PM
Nancy, can I decorate for Halloween while my home is for sale?
That's recent question from one of my Edwardsville, IL sellers.  My answer?  It depends on what you mean by "decorate."
If your idea of seasonal decor is this...

...then I am going to have to say, "NO!"  You are seriously compromising the curb appeal of your very nice house.  And while I share your enthusiasm for Halloween, let's tone it down just this year.
But, if your idea of decorating for the fall holidays is more like this...

...then go right ahead. Pumpkins, gourds, fall planters, a … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Homes for Sale in Edwardsville's Ebbets Field Neighborhood - 09/21/12 02:57 AM
Homes for Sale in Edwardsville's Ebbets Field Neighborhood.
With street names like Koufax, Piazza, Hershiser and Drysdale, this is clearly a subdivision with a passion for America's pastime -- baseball.
Whether you're a ball fan or not, you will fall in love with the luxury homes in this conveniently located subdivision off Goshen Road in Edwardsville, IL.
Click this link to see all of the homes currently for sale in Ebbets Field in Edwardsville, IL.
If you'd like to see homes for sale in Ebbets Field in person, call me at 618-791-8007 or send an email to Nancy@GoshenRealtyGroup.com.

edwardsville homes for sale: Edwardsville and Illinois Home Sales, Average Prices Up - 09/21/12 01:37 AM
Illinois home sales in the second quarter of 2012 were up 23.7 percent over 2011.  That's the latest in a 14-month string of sales increases in the state. 
Can you say, "Housing downturn is over?"  I can.  I've been busier since last September than any time since before the recession, and both buyer and seller activity keeps increasing in my primary communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville and Troy.
In Madison County as a whole, growth is slower than the statewide figures, which are driven by market activity in Chicagoland.  A total of 667 homes were sold in the second … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Tell Me Where It Hurts - 07/15/12 11:03 PM
Tell Me Where It Hurts.
Right, I'm a Realtor, not a doctor.  But if the thought of buying a new home hurts, I can help stop the agony.
You see, my goal is to make the process of buying a new home as painless as possible.  When I work with buyers, we spend a lot of time talking up front about their goals.
Why are they buying?
When do they want to be in their new home?
What are their needs and wants in a new home?
Once I understand their goals, I can form a partnership with them and their … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Four Bedrooms and a Great Location: 2506 Hunters Pointe in Edwardsville, IL - 04/29/12 10:45 AM


edwardsville homes for sale: Why Isn't Your Home in the MLS? - 08/24/11 08:57 AM
I answered a consumer question from the real estate website Trulia today that has me wondering.
The consumer asked for more details about a property here in Edwardsville, Illinois.
I searched our MLS (multiple listing service) and, finding nothing, searched the public records in Madison County for that address.
That's where I found the property and noted that it had been sold in the last couple of years. I replied that the home was not currently listed for sale in our MLS and told the consumer about the prior sales history. 
Here's where the story gets interesting...
I received a reply … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Price Change: 651 Roosevelt, Edwardsville Illinois - 08/16/11 03:29 PM
Price Change: 651 Roosevelt, Edwardsville, Illinois
This three-bedroom, all-brick storybook cottage in Edwardsville, Illinois has dropped to $164,900.
With hardwood floors, fresh paint, new living room carpet, a two-car garage and almost an acre of land, this home has huge potential. 
It's located just down the street from historic Leclaire Lake and is part of the Edwardsville School District. 
Call Nancy at 618-791-8007 to see this house or learn more online at Goshen Realty Group.com.
Offered exclusively by Goshen Realty Group at RE/MAX Preferred Partners, One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Agent: 618-791-8007, Office: 618-655-1188.

edwardsville homes for sale: The Realtor is In. Please Take a Number. - 06/13/11 01:06 AM
This weekend I arranged to meet a long-time customer at an REO home in Edwardsville. She and her husband are interested in this foreclosure as something they can live in whiile they renovate it back to the standards of its very nice neighborhood.
We spent about 45 minutes at the home, talking about bank foreclosures and the work that might need to be done to this particular property. I always tell buyers to be prepared for the worst-case scenario on REOs as the seller (the bank) does not present disclosures that will give a buyer an idea of what is and … (43 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: FOR SALE: 5231 State Route 159, Edwardsville IL - 02/24/11 08:48 AM

This three-bedroom brick ranch is located just north of downtown Edwardsville and close to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville -- SIUE.
You'll feel close to everything, but far away on the large 3/4 acre lot across from Fox Creek golf course.
Parents bought the home for their college students who are moving on and now the folks are ready to sell. (SIUE parents -- this is a great strategy for those college years. Your student's roommates contribute to your mortgage with their monthly rent payments.)
Highlights include: Three bedrooms, two fireplaces, dining … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Are You Ready to List Your Edwardsville Home For Sale? - 02/09/11 04:59 PM
Are you ready to list your Edwardsville home for sale?
We like to call this time of year, "Selling Season." 
It's that time when the serious buyers pop out -- much like the February groundhog -- to see what's on the market and make their moves, roughly between Valentine's Day and the end of July.
Don't get me wrong, there is still plenty of activity after this six-month period, but the vast majority of home buying will be done in these next few months.
So if you're thinking about selling your Edwardsville or Glen Carbon home in 2011, it's time to … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Edwardsville IL Homes Sales in 2010 - 01/18/11 10:10 AM
How did the real estate market in Edwardsville, Illinois fare in 2010? Here are the totals:
From January through December 2010, 317 new and existing homes valued at $70.6 million were sold in Edwardsville. (This compares to 334 homes sold in Edwardsville in calendar year 2009, a minor drop of 5.1 percent.) 
Existing re-sale homes that sold during 2010 were on the market an average of 150 continuous days prior to selling (compared to 143 days in 2009). New construction homes were on the market longer before selling -- an average of 251 days in 2010 which is much improved from … (2 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011, 1 to 3 p.m. 435 W. Lake Dr., Dunlap Lake, Edwardsville IL - 11/18/10 11:34 AM
Live Large at 435 W. Lake Dr. at Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville IL
It's life the way you've always imagined with beautiful views of Edwardsville's popular Dunlap Lake and the area's common ground from the front of this 3,400-square-foot home and a private paradise in the back.
An open floor plan plus custom cabinetry, a wine fridge and two built-in wet bars -- one in the main level family room and one in the dining room  -- make entertaining a breeze.
The home's updated kitchen has gorgeous granite countertops and backsplash plus a pantry, breakfast nook and door to the screened-in … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Homes for Sale in the Arbor Lake Subdivision in Edwardsville IL - 07/09/10 05:10 PM
Looking for a newer luxury home in Edwardsville, Illinois?
Consider the Arbor Lake subdivision.With homes ranging in price from the mid-$400,000s to the high $700,000s, the newer subdivision is perfect for buyers interested in a great location with state-of-the-art amenities and beautiful finishes.Click here to see homes currently for sale in Arbor Lake.Arbor Lake is well-positioned for an easy commute to St. Louis or points around Madison County, IL. It is also near the YMCA Meyer Center and schools.
Don't forget that Edwardsville was named one of the 10 Best Towns for Families 2010 by Family Circle magazine. 
Call me at … (1 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Student Off Campus Housing for SIUE in Edwardsville - 07/09/10 04:34 PM
SIUE Parents:
Do you have a student in need of off campus housing for the upcoming academic year at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE).
There are a number of multi-bedroom, reasonably priced homes for sale in the Edwardsville area that might fit your needs.
Many of my clients have purchased a home for their student and rented additional bedrooms in the home to other students, covering some or all of the mortgage payment. Several have had close-in-age children who used the home throughout their consecutive college careers.
Wouldn't it be great at the end of four years (or more) of … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: 62025 Real Estate: Update on Homes for Sale in Edwardsville IL - 07/09/10 01:01 PM
62025 Real Estate: Update on Homes for Sale in Edwardsville IL
Earlier this month, Family Circle magazine named Edwardsville, Illinois as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families 2010.
Since that news broke, I'm hearing from more people who are curious about the real estate market in Edwardsville and how they might be able to take advantage of home sales opportunities in our area.
Currently, there are 273 single-family homes for sale in the city of Edwardsville proper. Expanding the search to include the entire Edwardsville School District, 430 houses are on the market. (The district encompasses a wide area … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Edwardsville, Illinois Real Estate and Homes for Sale Under $250,000 - 07/08/10 10:06 AM
The charming city of Edwardsville, Illinois -- the seat of Madison County government and home to Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) -- offers a wide variety of real estate options in the $200000 to $250000 price range.
Click here to see the homes currently for sale in this price category.
From classic Midwestern foursquares and full-brick bungalows near the lively downtown to atrium ranches and two-story homes in newer subdivisions, there is something for almost every taste in Edwardsville.
Tree-lined streets, expanding dining options and good shopping opportunities make it easy to live in Edwardsville. (That's the public library pictured … (0 comments)

edwardsville homes for sale: Homes for Sale at Dunlap Lake in Edwardsville Illinois - 07/07/10 08:11 AM
Lake living in Edwardsville, Illinois?
Yes, you can be close to town and still enjoy all the benefits of living on or near a beautiful lake.
Established in 1939, the Dunlap Lake neighborhood is filled with attractive single-family homes in a variety of styles and ages that boast lakefront property or lake views.
Click here to see the homes currently for sale at Dunlap Lake.
Fishing and boating are allowed at Dunlap Lake. Note that all anglers 16 and older  need to have an Illinois fishing license. Boats must be less than 20 feet in length (pontoon boats may be 25 … (0 comments)

Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR (RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)

Nancy Milton Holtzscher

Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Edwardsville, IL

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