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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO - 2004008944
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You can't sell a house that has no bathroom!You can't sell a house that has a non-functioning septic!You can't sell a house with a 55-gallon drum for a lagoon!You can't sell a house that has no electricity...or water, or furnace, or kitchen stove!You can't sell a house that has a title with a clo...
02/04/2016
Do you have a hardwood floor that you want refinished? First, you need to know if the floor is, indeed, hard wood. This excellent article helps explain some of the things to consider.Prefinished or site finished is also one of the key questions you will want to answer first.  Is it possible to sa...
11/24/2015
It's a cold, drizzly day today, just as it was three years ago. I had photos to take then, as I do today. On October 5, 2012, after a day of fatigue and abdominal pain that came and went, I went to the hospital emergency room, expecting to be checked out and summarily sent home (again) with no an...
10/05/2015
Dear buyer who is tempted to "low ball" an offer:Let's talk about making a winning offer. If a "win" is getting a bargain, we may be looking a long time in the current sellers' market. If a "win" is getting the house you really want, we need to be realistic about what sellers expect during a sell...
08/21/2015
If you really don’t want to sell, by all means, remember the following:Don’t bother to replace the baseboards or receptacle covers after your DIY paint jobSpeaking of paint, don’t bother to tape off windows and woodwork and also be sure to leave paint smears on the ceilingRemove all of the light ...
06/18/2015
Some days Realtors® must be thinking, "Do I have a GULLIBLE sign on my forehead?" The anonymous caller pretends to be a floor call when s/he asks if there is an agent in the office. Now, if you are an agent, you might be like really good players on that old television show, "Name that Tune." In t...
01/30/2015
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. I bought my first electric typewriter in college. In college classes and at a job, I learned to use a keypunch machine (now as obsolete as those typewriters I used). The first computer I saw in person was in a glass-encased, temperature and humidity contr...
01/29/2015
School children and teachers wait not so patiently for the first snow day of the season. Freshmen living at Southeast Missouri State University can only imagine sliding down the fabled terraces in front of Academic Hall. Local supermarkets have shelves full of bread, neatly aligned gallons of mil...
01/28/2015
With the Mississippi River at your back, you can stand at the Themis Street floodwall gate in Cape Girardeau, MO, and stare up at the Common Pleas Courthouse. Completed in 1854, it is an imposing structure that reigns over the downtown area. For over a century and a half, it has been a seat of ju...
01/27/2015
A place where wallpaper is in vogue and where fireplaces are not optional - that would be a house built in 1883. The Glenn House in Cape Girardeau is a living museum, faithfully restored by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau to capture details of the house as it was originally ...
01/26/2015
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