Happiness is a New Home for Thanksgiving

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs

Laura's new home with Goshen Realty GroupThis is a picture of our client --and now friend -- Laura in front of her new home.

Her smile really says it all, doesn't it?  She closed this week on the first place that will truly be a home of her own. 

Both my teammate Kristina and I are thankful for clients like Laura who remind us why we began careers in real estate in the first place: to help people find their piece of the American dream of home ownership.

Women going through a life transition are a special group of clients. Whether it is divorce, the death of a spouse, a sudden empty nest or relocation to a new community, they often are setting out on their own for the first time and finding that life can be both exciting and a little scary.

So it's especially heartwarming at this time of year to know how to help someone navigate the process of loan pre-approval, home search, contract negotiations, inspections and closing with no bumps or glitches.

As Laura said, "You guys made it painless!"

Laura's goal was to close on a home by November 30, 2009 to take advantage of the federal tax credit for first-time buyers. Now that the deadline has been extended to contracts accepted by April 30, 2010 and closed by June 30, 2010, we hope more buyers will take the same leap that Laura has taken. She's now building equity in a home instead of paying her landlord's mortgage. (And, as a bonus, buyers often find that their house payment -- with principle, interest, taxes and insurance included -- is equal to or less than their former monthly rent payment.)

I know we'll be thinking of Laura and her new home when we give thanks at this year's celebration with family and  friends. Pass the turkey and raise a glass to all the Lauras you've helped this year.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends.

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I help good people buy and sell good homes in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs, with special emphasis on the Metro East communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Maryville, Collinsville, Troy and surrounding areas in Madison County, Illinois.

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For more information or to search for homes, visit my sites at NancyMilton.com618Life.com, or GoshenRealtyGroup.com or send an email to me at Nancy@GoshenRealtyGroup.com. Text or call Nancy Milton Holtzscher, your Edwardsville Realtor, at 618-791-8007 any time.

REMAX Preferred Partners is located at One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-791-8007 (direct) 618-655-1188 (office). We're easy to find on IL-157 in Edwardsville between Pasta House Co. and Shenanigans. Each office is independently owned and operated.


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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Just closed this week on a property for a client just like Laura - the kind that remind you why you love this business.  Don't we wish there were loads more like her!  Have a happy holiday!

Nov 25, 2009 01:26 AM #1
Nancy Milton Holtzscher
RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs - Edwardsville, IL
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Hi, Lora: I sure do wish there were more just like her. I know there are people out there who need the counsel and help, but haven't caught up with the right person to see them through the process yet. Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2009 01:54 AM #2
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Palm Desert, CA

Nancy, your client/friend's face says it all!  What a wonderful story with a happy ending thanks to you and your partner!  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2009 12:46 PM #3
Meaghan Hayes

Do you know that this is one of the first Thanksgivings that I won't be celebrating with Laura, an official member of our family?  But to see this picture, and know why she can't make it... All so worth it!  Nancy & Kristina: do you know that you make dreams come true?   Thank you!!


Nov 25, 2009 12:57 PM #4
Nancy Milton Holtzscher
RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs - Edwardsville, IL
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR

Hi, Laxson Associates, thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving yourself.

Thank you, Meaghan! You're the best. Hope you and your family have a terrific holiday.

Nov 25, 2009 02:19 PM #5
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