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It's that time of year. More people go on vacation during the summer than at any other time of the year. Where will you go? I honestly can't tell you when I last had the opportunity to go on vacation. So I'm a littl...
Here's a snapshot of the Bethalto real estate market* for the first half of 2008 as compared to the first half of 2007: 71 homes have sold in the first 6 months of 2008 (down 11% from same time last year) Average marketing time was 128 days (about three weeks longer than same time last yea...
Can you believe it's almost that time already? The first day of school for the Bethalto Community School District is only three weeks away. However, registration will take place this week and next at Civic Memorial High School according to the following schedule: Thursday, July 24 1:00...
My broker has started something new in our weekly office meetings. Each week she asks someone to share a story from their experience in real estate. It can be a learning experience, something inspiring, or just plain funny. Here's one we all got a kick out of: "Sally" had an appointment to sho...
All three of these houses were on the market last summer. Here's the stats: House #1 SOLD July 07 $129,900 DOM: 46 3 BR, 2 baths, 1,040 sq. ft. 2 car garage, no basement House #2 SOLD Sept. 07 $132,000 DOM: 121 3 BR, 2 baths, 1,184 sq. ft. 2 car garage, no basement House #3 Not selling!! L...
Share your knowledge, bridge the gap . . . As a newer agent eager to become the best darn real estate agent I can be, I am always reading, learning, watching. One thing I have learned very recently is that the methods a listing agent uses to come up with their "CMA" is very different from the wa...