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Posted on 09/14/2021
Another Property Sold - 446 Stonegate Way, Manteno, IL 60950
Located in the heart of Manteno is this 1 story condo in Stonegate Villas! This 3 bedroom and 2 bath with 2 car attached garage ranch style condo has a split floor plan, perfect for a private guest suite for friends or family to visit! The master suite has a large bedroom, bathroom with double basin sink and beauty area plus the deep walk in closet! Each of the rooms have cathedral ceilings which gives the feeling of extra space! This unit has a heated sunroom with a great, relaxing view of the large pond! You'll be the envy of the neighborhood! Outside you can enter the sunroom or the living room. The living room has an attractive gas log...
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Posted on 09/13/2021
Use Native Stones to Create a Rustic Walkway
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
Video Tour - 203 N Locust Street, Momence, IL 60954
What a perfect location, on the edge of downtown Momence yet blended into the historic residential neighborhood! This home turned into a funeral chapel years ago is in great condition and even blends the use with the commercial property on the first floor and a 2 bedroom apartment upstairs! The covered & lighted front porch is welcoming and provides a relaxing space for guests! The funeral parlor itself can seat dozens of people and has space left over for video monitors and other displays. The 3 car garage is attached with a wheelchair ramp that connects one room with the visitation room. There is a kitchen on the main floor plus rooms...
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Posted on 09/12/2021
203 N Locust Street, Momence, IL 60954 is now new to the market!
What a perfect location, on the edge of downtown Momence yet blended into the historic residential neighborhood! This home turned into a funeral chapel years ago is in great condition and even blends the use with the commercial property on the first floor and a 2 bedroom apartment upstairs! The covered & lighted front porch is welcoming and provides a relaxing space for guests! The funeral parlor itself can seat dozens of people and has space left over for video monitors and other displays. The 3 car garage is attached with a wheelchair ramp that connects one room with the visitation room. There is a kitchen on the main floor plus rooms...
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Posted on 09/11/2021
Another Property Sold - 2715F N 13350 E. Road E, Momence, IL 60954
Waterfront cabin on the Kankakee River! Located on Vails Island, this quiet little home is being sold "as is" with all the stuff remaining. Priced for condition. Put some sweat equity into this home and use it for a weekend getaway, summer cabin or just a reasonably priced home to live in year round. Nearby is Momence and the Indiana State line, Rt 114, I-41, I-65, I-57, Rt 1 and I-355 for just over an hour drive to Chicago or Champaign/Urbana. Visit with your friends and family to get away from it all but have the conveniences of a small town within 5 minutes! The small bedroom is better fitted for an office or a den. Priced very...
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Posted on 09/10/2021
Another Property Sold - 407 S Yates Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901
Motivated seller! Take a look at this 3 bed 1 bath 2 car garage on a double-wide corner lot with a fenced-in back yard! Come inside to an open concept living area with a wood-burning fireplace. Right off the living area is the kitchen with all new countertops, backsplash, vinyl planking, and stainless steel appliances are all included! large eating area with lots of natural lighting. The bathroom has new flooring with a newer tub surround and all PVC trim. Main floor laundry room with additional shelving for storage+ washer and dryer included! The main floor also features one of the three bedrooms and a music/playroom. Come upstairs to the...
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Posted on 09/06/2021
Home Maintenance Ensures Potential Problems are Identified
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay As a homeowner, it is important to complete preventative home maintenance on a regular schedule. Home maintenance is necessary because it ensures potential problems are identified before they become costly repairs. Not every issue will be caught ahead of time, here are a few common examples of home maintenance issues that could...
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Posted on 09/01/2021
Another Property Sold - 980 Pheasant Drive, Bradley, IL 60915
Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch home located in Quail Hollow with hardwood flooring and fenced in yard. Large living room open to dining room, great for entertaining. Family room includes brick fireplace and sliding glass doors leading to backyard patio. Owner's suite embodies private bathroom. Updated bathrooms and carpet in bedrooms. All shelving is included in sale. Sellers are willing to negotiate decorations and furniture in separate sale. 1 year HSA Home Warranty is included. Call today for a private tour! *multiple offers received, please submit highest and best by noon on...
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Posted on 08/31/2021
Another Property Sold - 3095 River Road, Kankakee, IL 60901
One of the best views of the Kankakee River! All of the living areas have great views of the combination of the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers! Located along the popular 6 mile pool of the boating part of the river. A nice bonus is it is across the river from the unadulterated Shannon Bayou Forest Preserve for a natural view that should never be developed! The home has a large double decker deck (60' long on 2nd level) overlooking the river from either level! Inside, this home has 2 kitchens, 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs plus 4 living areas and 2 dining areas plus a fireplace. The 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors and the washer dryer is upstairs...
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Posted on 08/30/2021
Tips on Making Sure Your Rental Property is Protected
Photo by Tumisu via Pixabay Before renting out a multi-family property, you should take steps to protect yourself from personal liability if anything were to happen. Without the right protections in place, you could end up on the hook for damages caused by fires, crimes and more ­– even if you did not cause the situation yourself. Thankfully,...
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Posted on 08/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 302 Chesterfield Court 302, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Affordable Bourbonnais 1 story condo! You must see this condo before someone finds out they can afford a condo under $125,000! Beautiful laminate floors in the living room, dining area and hallway. Living room has a gas log fireplace, cathedral ceiling and speakers that stay. The kitchen has a breakfast bar with granite countertops overlooking the living room. The stainless steel appliances stay. Down the hallway is the main bathroom and the guest bedroom with bay window. The master bedroom has a walkin closet, master bath with double basin sink, ironing board and shower plus the bedroom has sliding doors to a lighted, covered patio with...
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Posted on 08/26/2021
Bourbonnais, IL Real Estate Market Update 8/26/2021
Click here to view Bourbonnais, IL blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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