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By Randy Schulenburg, Schulenburg Realty, Inc.
(Schulenburg Realty, Inc.)
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Lake House w/Sunset Views over Candlewick Lake OverviewMapsPhotosDescription Candlewick Lake - Northern IL Best Value in Lakefront Living $250,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 2,282 sqftLot: 0.28 acre(s)Year Built: 1976MLS #: 11033005 Location 108 Candlewick Dr. SEPoplar Grove, IL 61065USA Randy Schulenburg Schulenburg Realty, Inc.(224) 8052616randy@schulenburg.comhttp://www.Schulenburg.com   Listed by: Schulenburg Realty, Inc. Our recent listingsLake House w/Sunset Views over Candlewick Lake | $250,000 | Poplar Grove, IL Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sherman Oaks, Poplar Grove, Illinois About Sherman Oaks Sherman Oaks is a single family home subdivision built between the mid to late 2010's. Sherman Oaks is located in Poplar Grove, Illinois west of State Street and south of Route 173. Average taxes in Sherman Oaks $4,924 Average association fees in Sherman Oaks $0 Average home size in Sherman Oaks 2,153 ft2 Average lot size in Sherman Oaks 0.25 acres Average year built in Sherman Oaks 2006 Homes for sale in Sherman Oaks Address Beds Baths Built Price 215 Acorn Dr. 3 2.0 2007 $134,900 171 Red Oak St. 4 2.1 2005 $195,000 Sales Summary for Sherman Oaks  (Jan 19, 2012 - Jan 18, 2013) # of Sales Average Days on Market Average List Average Sale Ratio% 6 310 $164,640 $146,308 88.9% Recent home sales in Sherman Oaks Address Beds Baths Sold ...
By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $499,000 FIZBER.com ID 14068739 Single Family with 5 bed, 3.5 bath, in 12864 Arboretum Drive Belvidere, IL, 61008 http://www.fizber.com/14068739/ 12864 Arboretum Drive - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 12864 Arboretum Drive, Belvidere, IL, 61008 Sq footage: 3500.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.5 Bedrooms: 5 Year built: 2003 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Illinois homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: True 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home built in 2003. Largest lot in subdivision of upscale homes. Backyard lined with towering 65 foot high trees. Lowest tax rate in area(6.0%%%%). Best public schools in area. Rural setting but close to everything! Easy access to I 90. Situated on desirable parkette off the main road. ...
By Michele Hess, Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc
(Simply Staged Inc.)
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This home was on the market for 8 months.  Staged and under contract in 3 weeks!                     Beautiful home with a spacious kitchen.  That sounds like a good thing, right?  However, because the kitchen was so large (not all shown in photo) it felt cold and sterile when it was vacant.  Staging allowed the potential buyers to visualize themselves working and living in the space. Contact Michele Hess at Simply Staged Inc. for more information.  (815)979-3027 Simply Staged Inc. serves Rockford, IL and the Stateline area.  Visit us at our website simplystagedinc.com
By Michele Hess, Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc
(Simply Staged Inc.)
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Belvidere IL home on the market for four months.  Staged and under contract in two weeks!  (Received two offers the first week after being staged)                 The home is in great condition, upgrades have been made, priced right, and excellent location.  So why weren't the offers coming in?  It was hard for prospective buyers to visualize the space.  Staging provided the "homey" feel that allowed buyers to picture themselves living in the space. Contact Michele Hess at Simply Staged Inc. for more information.  (815)979-3027     Simply Staged Inc. serves the Rockford, IL and the Stateline area.  Visit us at simplystagedinc.com
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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FINALLY here in Illinois we are entering the season for outdoor enjoyment and pleasure. For those of us (in particular) in my neck of the woods; this time seems so long in the waiting that I want to immerse myself in every moment I can OUTDOORS, for fear tomorrow snow will be here again and I will be stuck indoors!  Well, its not really THAT bad, but it has been a very elongated wintery season here and the smell of BBQ's, the warmth of sunshine, a summery breeze flowing through my hair while savoring a cool glass of lemonade; gives way to outdoor improvement projects. Landscaping and as I mentioned the other day; CURB APPEAL possibilities. The decision to DECK the yard? or PATIO it is, of course, as individual of a decision as we are to our world around us. Cost, Convenience, Time, thes...
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE EMPHASIZING the HUGE IMPORTANCE OF CURB APPEAL        This is our home (that we currently live in, while we are rehabbing it.) As you can see when we purchased this 4 bdrm,2 ba,3 car garage in July of 2006; it was not a "vision" in the least bit.  As a seasoned broker/realtor; investor and VISIONARY (wink/wink) Dave and I have made a tremendous transformation to date.  These photos show the importance of CURB APPEAL.                              Walk slowly past your house from both directions. What stands out the most? The faded paint on the garage door? A mailbox that hangs askew? Dead grass and patches of dusty, bare ground? What about the rusted out truck in your neighbor's side yard? The goal is to fix and replace the things that will show the greatest return ...
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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                                Every Day We THANK GOD for our soldier: SSG Brandon S McCall                                  Who Has Survived 2 Tours of Iraq and though he has lost many                               of his cherished comrades; he has been spared..we THANK GOD! and                                        WE THANK EVERY SOLDIER & HIS/HER FAMILY this                                                           MEMORIAL DAY of 2008                                                                                                    A National Moment of Remembrance On Memorial Day                                                That poem about where "poppies blow"                                                And, "the crosses, row on row"                                           ...
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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Would love to thank all of you on ACTIVE RAIN for reminding me of something that WORKS!!!  I responded to a post from a "rainer"; hoping for suggestions on yard/garage sale-ing; and how to pull off a really successful one for her mom Well; I was delighted to share a system that I had done earlier on in my career that worked beautifully ; yet in my hustle and bustle; had not performed myself in awhile. SO, I developed a clever ad:   and JUBILATION: I received 3 phone calls yesterday and 2 more today!  SO................its still working here; try it in your area; I hope you, too are successful! I am always planting, planting, planting
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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Well, here's the newest experience for my Brokers Book O' Events!  We all know how lendors/underwriters must do their final verification of employment in the few days surrounding our buyers closing date. Being the good little Broker that I am; I am sure to cover this part of the process in our initial interview, and again after our offer was accepted and we entered our 30 day road to close. Back in the fall of 2007 I met this delightful woman who found me from my real estate yard sign sitting on a property just around the corner from hers. Our friendship began that day when she told me all about her "ex" and the fact that he has inhabited their marital home for the past year while she and their 9 year old twin sons lived in a tiny apartment.  He was a stubborn, egoic man to say the leas...
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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The Northern Counties of Boone and Winnebago are two of the HOTTEST growth corridors in Illinois.  There is no arguing with stats and the stats show that while overall sales were down a bit in 2007; the average value of a single family home has risen. Communities such as Belvidere, Poplar Grove, Caledonia, and venturing into Winnebago County; you'll find such awesome towns as: Loves Park, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, S. Beloit Lets go a tad bit west? Cannot argue with the intense growth in Kingston, Genoa, and Kirkland. Lets head a wee bit west of Rockford? How about the sizzling hot properties in Byron, or how about Stillman Valley. Tired of the congetion of Cook, McHenry, or Dekalb Counties? Need some tax relief from these Chicago Collar Counties?  HEAD WEST MY FRIEND................
By Patti A. Puckett
(Broker Associate/Realtor/ISA with Nouveau Riche)
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WOW, what a task indeed.  I decided that it was time to really practice what I preach, by that I mean I need to fine tune all the technology resources I have at hand to really step up my prospecting.I was chatting with a dear friend of mine the other night, whom is an incredible wizard at web design.  She has made this her life work and over the years has created quite a nice business for herself.  I am not only proud of all she has accomplished; but proud to be her friend for nearly 40 years!  TRUE!  So who better to consult regarding Patti + Real Estate + technology = Better Web Presence.  While I was busy huffing & puffing, panting and heavy breathing  ( thats another BEAST for another conversation) (that being WHY do I have to challenge myself as to just HOW many tasks can this mult...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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Last night I was working at our local park district for “safe night”. Safe Night, which runs 3 or 4 times a year, is a Friday night event for our local children where parents do not have to worry about things like drugs and alcohol, weapons, or violence.  Our safe nights are open to any child in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. There are a few major contributors to safe night and they include:   The Belvidere Police Department The Belvidere Park District Belvidere Cosmopolitan Club   To promote the event, fliers were handed out at the schools to each child, fliers were posted at several places throughout town, newspaper ads were run, and signage was placed out the week of the event.   Last night, the park district had several things for the kids to do. There was an inflatable obstacle course, bas...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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The time is near for Ghosts, Ghouls, and Goblins.  When the Northern Illinois weather starts taking the dive into the 50's that means the best time of the year is approaching......HALLOWEEN!Halloween is my personal favorite holiday of the year.  We get to dress up and go to parties, decorate our homes with all sorts of crazy things, and best of all, take the family trick-or-treating!  I just love the look on my kids faces when they're standing there in the threshold of some strangers house and much to his surprise, a hand full of candy gets dropped into their bags. October also means Pumpkin Patch!  After moving from the luxurious suburb of DuPage County and into Boone County, there were certain things I thought would not be the same but thanks to this gem I stumbled onto....a good pump...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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Boone County consists of 147,059 acres. 81% of this land is classified as Prime Farmland.  In addition, large amounts of high quality gravel, sand and limestone deposits have been identified.  The landscape in the northern part of the County is hilly and rolling, gradually becoming flat as you go further south.  There are many streams, ponds, wetlands and wildlife habitats throughout the county.  Significant areas of wooded land are located throughout the county and contribute to the area's character and beauty.           Boone County is very well connected to the region via road, air and rail. Interstate 90, US Highway 20, and Sate Highways 76 and 173 serve as the primary road transportation routes in the County, and connections to Rockford and Chicago metro areas are via these routes....
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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Belvidere is located in north central Illinois and is 75 miles from downtown Chicago on Routes 20, 76 and the Northern Illinois Toll road, with the Kishwaukee River (one of Illinois' few Class A rivers) dividing the town.  Belvidere is an industrial community surrounded by prosperous farms.  It is the County Seat with an estimated 2006 county population of over 52,000. Our altitude is 800 feet above sea level, average temperatures are: 73 degrees F in the summer; 24 degrees F in the winter, and the average rainfall is 33.3 inches.           Electricity is supplied to the city by Commonwealth Edison Company, with headquarters at Rockford, Illinois.   Over 22,522 megawatts of power are available.  Belvidere is serviced from a 138 K.V. Loop system.   Rates are available upon request from o...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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2007 Fair ScheduleTIMEEVENTLOCATIONTUESDAY, AUGUST 7th- Merchant's DayFree with Merchant's coupon until 4:00pm Without coupon $4.00 AdmissionNon-Livestock Building Closed for Judging7:30AMOpen-Junior Show PoultryPoultry Building8:30am4-H Horse ShowOutside Horse Arena12:00pmFlag Raising - VFWGrandstand12:00pmHarness and Colt RacingGrandstand FREE12:00-3:00pmThe Unity ProjectEntertainment Tent1-3:30Ag Olympics - Young Farmers/Young VolunteersGazebo/Memorial Park4-6:00pmBoone/Winnebago Square Dancers - Bob Asp, callerEntertainment Tent6:00pmForest City Dog TrainingGazebo/Memorial Park7-10:00pmDale Rhode & the CrossroadsEntertainment Tent7:30pmQUEEN PAGEANTGrandstand FREE8:00pmBoone County Extreme Bull RidingMain Event Sponsor: Dodge Cars And Trucks, Buck-Wheeler Hyland Funeral Home, Cox El...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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86th Fastest Growing County In the NationBoone County, IllinoisBoone County is the 86th fastest growing county in the US based on rate of growth between January 2000 and July 2006 for all counties that began the century with more than ten thousand inhabitants, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Boone County which was founded in 1837, grew in population to 41,784 by the year 2000. In the six years that marked the beginning of the 21st Century, the county increased the number of inhabitants by 25.9 percent bringing the estimated total population in July 2006 to 52,617. The outstanding growth of the last six years has made Boone County the third fastest growing county in the Prairie State of Illinois and the 86th fastest in the nation.The median value for homes within the 28...
By Jeff Hill
(Realtor)
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Here are some basic market statistics for Boone County Illinois for June of 2007  Total Active Listings = 522Total listings added in June = 138Total listings sold = 66Average Days on the Market = 89Average Sale Price = 212,817.00

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