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Have a happy and safe Independence Day celebration! July 4, 2012 is a bit different here in Southwestern Illinois. We've had severe and hot temperatures, and it's been very dry. Several towns have cancelled the yearly fireworks show for fear of starting fires. That won't dampen our spirits! Some ...
07/04/2012
More good tips to avoid being victims of short sale scammers. It's sad that scammers victimize those who can least afford it. Homeowners need to know that they are not alone, seek help by calling your lender, Realtor, attorney, or speak to friends and neighbors who might know someone who can help...
06/28/2012
It never ceases to amaze that there are people in our profession doing this. They obviously are smart enough to find ways to scam people, so why not do good things with that talent? Beware of scammers posing as people who want to help distressed homeowners.There has been a considerable increase i...
06/28/2012
A short tribute to all fathers today. You're appreciated though not always said everyday. You're respected though not always shown everyday. You're loved though not always expressed everyday. But remember we're always grateful for what you do everyday. Forget the lawn, forget the basement, forget...
06/17/2012
What a superlative post! If you'd like to make a difference in your advertising online, do this. Just make sure to pay attention to what Michael says on the video and read the instructions as well. Don't be intimidated by the html code, it's already been coded for you. Take your time and you will...
06/12/2012
It's been a long weekend... a nice break from our busy lives, and very easy to forget what made this holiday possible. Many small towns across the nation celebrate by having memorials punctuated by parades honoring our service members who perished protecting our freedom. Today, we honor and reme...
05/28/2012
Though the real estate market in O'Fallon, Illinois is not as badly affected as some markets in the country, this is good news nonetheless to Bank of America consumers (and their agents) facing short sales in Southwestern Illinois. Bank of America just announced a new Short Sale Process. You may ...
04/09/2012
Happy Easter everyone! The day started out with clear, blue skies, 66 degrees, no wind, birds singing, and green all over. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful day to be with family, and to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Is this not a perfect ending to an eggcellent day? Easte...
04/08/2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day! These have been my favorite sayings and proverbs, not knowing (way back when,) they were Irish in origin: Proverbs: - Necessity is the mother of invention. - Praise the young and they will blossom. - Who gossips with you will gossip of you. Old Irish Sayings: - What's goo...
03/17/2012
No matter how many years you've been selling/listing real estate, everyone remembers how it felt to be a rookie. I know I do. There was a time that I would drive buyers around for a couple of days here in St. Clair County, Illinois without asking if they had spoken with lenders yet.  Manage the e...
03/11/2012
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Author Bio: Yolanda earned her business degree in marketing at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is a licensed real estate broker and Realtor, helping home buyers and home sellers in Southwestern Illinois since 2004.