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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $179,500 FIZBER.com ID 15254305 Single Family with 3 bed, 3.0 bath, in 703 South Church Street Waterloo, IL, 62298 http://www.fizber.com/15254305/ 703 South Church Street - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 703 South Church Street, Waterloo, IL, 62298 Sq footage: 2203.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1994 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Illinois homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Come look at this lovely split bedroom ranch home with 3 bdrm, 3 full bathrooms, main floor laundry, finished basement and 2 car attached garage. The main floor of the home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms. The main floor living room offers a corner gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom ...
By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
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Price: $135,000 FIZBER.com ID 13624015 Single Family with 3 bed, 1.0 bath, in 10 Victor St. Waterloo, IL, 62298 http://www.fizber.com/13624015/ 10 Victor St. - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 10 Victor St., Waterloo, IL, 62298 Sq footage: 1051.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 1.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1960 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Illinois homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Lou Del Subdivision is located at the north end of Waterloo with quick access to Route 3 near the Scott Credit Union and Walmart. Quiet Neighborhood! The full brick house features hardwood floors throughout the living room, dining room, and hallway. Updated vinyl windows with marble sills. Kitchen newly updated with oak cabinets, lamina...
By Tammy Mitchell Hines
(Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co.)
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AUGUST Calendar of Events for Monroe County   COLUMBIA EVENTS Sunday, August 2 Music at metter Enjoy a relaxing evening with family and friends at Metter Park. The Morland Drive band, an all ages rock group, will play at 5pm, and at 6:30pm The Sofa Kings will hit the stage with blues, folk, country and classic rock. Food and drinks will be available, and don't forget a lawn chair or blanket.    Location: Metter Park Event time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.          Music by Morland Drive: 5pm          Music by Sofa Kings: 6:30 pm Cost: FREE thanks to our sponsors: Ron's Pharmacy & First                  National Bank of Waterloo      Friday, August 14 Columbia Daze Carnival rides, games, and vendors. Advanced ride tickets available at Ron's Pharmacy. Music by Out of Focus begins at 8:00pm. Where: Met...
By Tammy Mitchell Hines
(Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co.)
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July Calendar of Events for Monroe County   Columbia Events Friday, July 3 Celebration 2009-4th of July Many great activities are planned for the Fourth of July weekend. Traditional great food & drinks, washers tournament and fireworks can be found at the American Legion - in addition amusement rides, music and more fun in store.    Location: American Legion Memorial Park When: Event time: 4:00-11:00 p.m.             Music by Where's Charlie: 8:00-11:00 p.m. Cost: FREE    Saturday, July 4 Celebration 2009-4th of July Many great activities are planned for the Fourth of July weekend. Traditional great food & drinks, washers tournament and fireworks can be found at the American Legion - in addition amusement rides, music and more fun in store.      Where: American Legion Memorial Park When...
By Tammy Mitchell Hines
(Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co.)
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June Calendar of Events for monroe county    columbia events Sunday, June 2 MUSIC AT METTER Festive German music provided by Waterloo German Band celebrating "German Heritage Week". Bring your family and friends out to enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening at the park. Lots of room for the kids to play on the tennis and basketball courts and playground. Food and drinks will be available, and don't forget your lawn chair or blanket.    Location: Metter Memorial Park When: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cost: FREE - Thanks to our sponsors: HTC, Conrad Press, Conrad Travel and The Independent June 12-14 Celebration 2009-Pageant Performance "Hail Columbia IL" 3 performances: June 12th, 13th, and 14th    Where: Columbia Middle School When: TBA June 15-22 safety town 2009   Safety Town is a child accident preventi...
By Tammy Mitchell Hines
(Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co.)
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May Calendar of Events for Monroe County   COLUMBIA EVENTS Friday, May 15   Ymca family picnic   Location: Monroe County YMCA Cost: FREE - Open to the public     Sunday, May 24  COLUMBIA MAIFEST Columbia will be celebrating its heritage with German food, beer and music by Die Spitzbuam.                                                                   Where: Metter Memorial Park When: Noon - 6 p.m.      Saturday, May 30   COLUMBIA RECYCLING DAY The City of Columbia will once again hold a recycling day. Due to the large amount of items collected last year, we found it necessary to move the event to the High School parking lot. Where: Columbia High School (Parking Lot) When: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.     WATERLOO EVENTS    Monday, May 4 CITY COUNCIL MEETING   Where: City Hall When: 7:30 p.m. ...
By Tammy Mitchell Hines
(Tammy Mitchell Hines & Co.)
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Good Afternoon!  We just wanted to give you a quick glance at the market over the past month and a half.  As you will  notice, sales have picked up since our last post.  We have tabulated 2 charts for you. The first chart shows the homes on the market at the beginning of April.  The other chart shows the homes that sold in March 2009. As before, each chart is broken down by the city (left column) and the price range (top row).  When I am analyzing our market, I look at many factors. One I consider important is the 'absorption rate'.  This is how many homes are currently on the market compared to how many homes sold last month.  I hope you find this information helpful.  I invite you to call or email with any questions! Tammy     Listed As of April 1 $100,000 & Under $100,000 -$150,000 $...
By Laura Kombrink
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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Waiting for Mother Nature. I haven't updated my Green Experiment blog lately because there really hasn't been much to add at this point.  We've got our seeds started and some are sprouting and beginning to grow. Kyle has started to produce more components for his vertical and hydronic gardening system and it's really too early to forage for any spring time plants like wild asparagus or mushrooms.  Too late for hickory nuts or rose hips. So, now is the time to wait....continue starting my seedlings...and be as efficient with our resources as possible. Looking for the Right Land. Kyle and I really love our current home.  He designed it and we built it together over a period of 2 years.  It sits on 2.5 acres with a small area of woods.  Theres a small creek that runs through the woods, but...
By Laura Kombrink
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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Yesterday was a very exciting day!  I spent most of it with clients and had a wonderful time. My husband, Kyle, spent it in the garage bringing a vision to life. In some of my previous posts, I have mentioned that Kyle has been researching and designing a vertical, hydroponic gardening system.  Well, yesterday he took his concept to reality by creating his first prototype in our garage. The tower will allow us to grow 28 plants in a 2 foot space.  Because he is growing vertically, this means that we can grow more produce in less space!  No tilling, no weeding and no waste. After he finished the prototype, he brought it into the house and we sat down together, sipped on a little wine and began to brainstorm all of the possibilities for this nifty tower that he has created. I can see thes...
Last week I launched this blog series called the Green Experiment.  In my first post I said that I would share with you something that I have been researching that will allow me to create a liquid fertilizer and solid compost for our garden project. Well, Kyle and I have finished up our research and will be starting this project in our basement in the next few weeks....so what is it that we've found? Earth Worm Farming! We will be starting an earthworm farm!  Sound crazy?  Not at all.  Mother Nature has it all figured out!  Earth worms can convert half their weight in food scraps to compost in 24 hours. Kyle and I have always wanted to compost our food waste, but found that it can take several months for the bacteria in the air to eat and convert organic waste to compost.  This isn't ve...
More Treasures! Kyle, my husband, was inspired by the warmer than usual weather this weekend and did his own hike in the woods.  He came home with a handful of nuts and a detailed description of the trees that they came from.  After about a half an hour of research and verification we discovered that he had found Hickory trees and their nuts. We knew that the wood from the Hickory tree is very useful and I love to smoke meat with it, but we weren't quite sure if the nuts would be edible.  Low and behold...they are.  I cracked one open and tasted it.  Although the nuts had been on the ground since last fall, they were still tasty.  They reminded me of a pecan, but not quite as sweet. At Thanksgiving, I like to make pecan pies.  I went to the store this year to buy the pecans and about ha...
What Did I Find In The Woods? In my last post, Kombrink Real Estate Group: The Green Experiment, I said that I would share with you what I found in my back yard to help my family through the cold and flu season. It has long been suggested that taking vitamin C can help fight off colds.  It is also credited with being an anti-oxidant.  We are familiar with the many sources for adding vitamin C into our diets.  Of course orange juice is one way of getting your vitamin C or you could go to your local drug store and purchase the tablet and swallow that horse pill on a daily basis. I have also found that vitamin C is available in our skin care products as a way to fight the signs of aging. Another source of vitamin C is rose hips.  Rose hips are the fruit that roses make after the bloom has ...
By Laura Kombrink
(RE/MAX Alliance)
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 I hate the word "Green".  It is overused and too "Hollywood" for me.  However, I've always loved the idea of being frugal and making the best use of my resources.  My husband, who is an architect, is very fond of frugality as well.  We both grew up in very practical homes.  My husband's family were farmers and my parents came from farming cultures as well.  However, being busy people working in the corporate world has caused us to stray from some of the lessons we learned from our ancestors. In an attempt to simplify our lives and save money, we have decided to embark upon an experimental life change. My husband and I have been spending some time going through books written by others who have lived frugally or "green" if you will for more than 30 years.  We have also tapped into the kn...

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