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By Curtis Tillett
(Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty)
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  Around this time every year is the Illinois State Fair, and it consistently proves to be one of the City’s most lucrative events. If one were to ask fair patrons why they attend the event year after year, they would probably say that it has to do with food, rides, or even the high dive show. Wh...

By Curtis Tillett
(Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty)
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 One example of a City that strives to stay ahead of a struggling economy is Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Southfield’s response to high vacancy rates that resulted from reduced automotive production/sales over the past decade is a “retail development strategy” that will focus on two...

By Curtis Tillett
(Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty)
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    Downtown Springfield, Inc. hosted the 13th annual “Taste of Downtown” this past weekend, and once again has shown the City that Downtown can still attract business and entice tourists to come to Springfield. There are many local restaurants who participate in the event: Augie’s Front Burner, ...

By Curtis Tillett
(Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty)
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  What is a TIF District? A Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) is an area segregated according to State Law in Illinois that has to meet certain criteria to be considered for this special designation. The criterion generally deals with blighted areas that without public assistance might remai...

By Ryan Gorman
(Campo Realty)
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My virtual tour company recently notified me that all of my virtual tours will now play on all smart phones.....and best of all, there are no additional charges. I have been disappointed becasue my residential virtual tours would not play on phones, especially the iPhone.  Apple continues to bloc...
Now is a Great Time to Buy in Central Illinois.  Today is the sponsored launch of Buy Capital Area.  First of all, I would like the generous area sponsors including Capital Area Association of Realtors. If you are thinking about buying a home in the Capital Area now is the opportune time; these ...
I thought I would share some Central Illinois Comfort Food with you.  I present to you the Horseshoe.  It is available in just about every restaurant within 50 miles of Springfield, Illinois. I will create it for you.  Let's start with two slices of Texas Toast topped with your favorite meat; ham...

By Ryan Gorman
(Campo Realty)
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Thank You Illinois Association of Realtors!  While in Springfield I was surprised to see the Banners along 2nd Street in front of the State Capitol promoting our great profession.  What a great way to kick off the 34th Annual Capitol Conference on March 23rd.   

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 Eric Clapton announces the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010, Saturday, June 26th, 2010 Toyota Park, Chicago, IL. A day-long festival to feature legendary music and collaborations. Current Artist Listing Confirmed: Albert Lee, Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Bert Jans...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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A 26-year old decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before).  I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil...  When the timer shut the oven ...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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. ..........................by a Trip to Home Depot You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house- mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room, or whatever. You are hot and sweaty, covered in dirt or paint.  You have your old work clothes on. You know the o...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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       PJTV Live From National Tea Party Convention Now  PJTV is streaming live from the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville today, Friday, and Saturday.   Check out our coverage of this event tonight, Thursday, Feb. 4, as well as all the major speeches and highlights on Friday, Feb. 5, a...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/01/states-seeking-ban-manda...APConservative lawmakers in many states are forging ahead with constitutional amendments to ban government health insurance mandates.JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although President Barack Obama's push for a health care overhaul has...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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  RUSH: I penned a message to Obama that I would like to deliver now. Because Mr. Obama, I think it's time we had a heart to heart talk. Let me be the father that you never had or never really knew, because I think you need some guidance. It's time to man up. It's time to grow up. That speech las...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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 According to Realty Trac's 2009 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report cities in four Sun Belt states accounted for all top 20 foreclosure rates in 2009 among metro areas with a population of 200,000 or more. Springfield's foreclosure rate in 2009 was 159th out of 203 markets in the country. In ...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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....................CABLE NEWS RACE   TUES., JAN., 26, 2010FOXNEWS O'REILLY 3,581,000FOXNEWS BECK 3,196,000FOXNEWS HANNITY 3,133,000FOXNEWS BAIER 2,624,000FOXNEWS GRETA 2,415,000FOXNEWS SHEP 2,187,000CNNHN BEHAR 949,000CNNHN GRACE 914,000MSNBC OLBERMANN 818,000CNN KING 796,000MSNBC MADDOW 726,000

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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  News Release Capital Area Association of REALTORS® The Voice for Real EstateTM in the Capital Area        SPRINGFIELD (January 25, 2010).  The median single-family home sale price and the number of home sales increased in the Capital Area during December 2009, according to figures from the Capi...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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$174,9003 Bedrooms2.5 Bathrooms2840 sq ft more pictures to see on............  http://www.royrobinette.com/  
I treat my income like we all have been told to invest.  Be Diverse!  My real estate income is shared with other income.  About 5 years ago, my family health insurance premium increased $500 per month for insurance that I would consider sub standard.  It hit me like a freight train that I needed ...

By Roy T Robinette
(the Real Estate Firm)
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 I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, A year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered The family...

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