Godfrey, IL Real Estate News

By Stacie Colclasure, Realtor, Bethalto, IL
(Gateway Holding and Referral Company)
The Great Godfrey Corn Maze will open for its 10th season on Friday, Sept. 4th at 6:00pm.  What is the Great Godfrey Corn Maze?  Well, somehow someone manages to cut trails in the 7 acres of corn crop planted at the location.  The trails are cut into a maze for visitors to go through.  Every year they pick a different design to cut.  It may not be apparent what that design is from the ground, but if you were in, say, an airplane or helicopter you would be amazed at what you see.  This years theme is Renaissance and this years design will be a knight on his horse in front of a castle.  And believe me, getting through to the finish line is not as easy as it looks! There's a lot of fun to be had at the Great Godfrey Corn Maze.  Go at night and try to find your way through the maze without ...
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By Judy Bohringer
There are so many things that go into pricing a property. Location and condition are two things that a Realtor always has to take in consideration plus the absorption rate. The absorption rate determines weather it's a seller or buyers market. Every time I hear "lets throw it out there and see if we can get the $20,000 more than its worth," I just shake my head.            No one is perfect at pricing every time.   If the home is priced correctly in the beginning, then you can expect to sell within the first 2 to 3 weeks. No offers means the market has rejected the home at the initial price.   Due to the time sensitive nature of real estate, and understanding an extended time on the market will be expensive, I recommend you have a pricing plan in place at the time of listing.   Most rea...
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