Explore Cape Girardeau, MO

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 5
2254 Sherwood Dr., Cape Girardeau, MO Three bedroom, three bath brick ranch in Schrader District has main level laundry, full basement, and attached garage. Gas fireplace, covered patio and open patio, as well as covered front porch. Mostly finished basement has ceramic tile, large family area, b...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Whether you are a history buff, an artist, a dreamer or an engineer, the riverfront and its protective floodwall are a "must see" attraction in Cape Girardeau. More than a mere floodwall, Cape Girardeau's concrete levy is home to a 550 foot mural dubbed the Missouri Wall of Fame. Informational pl...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 18
Chilled to the bone five times today, I closed out the day by bringing home some House Special Soup from Chan's Restaurant. After she took my take-out order, Kiki brought me hot tea to drink while I waited. My family and I love Chan's, and it is our Saturday lunch destination every weekend, so Ki...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 4
"May I talk to your supervisor, please?" has an ominous sound to it, doesn't it? This weekend, my son made that request of the support specialist at my web hosting service. When the supervisor came on line, my son first asked if she knew to whom she was speaking. "Uh, yes, sir." "Will you be able...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
Congratulations, April Creech, on passing the Missouri Real Estate Salesperson License test! April will be joining Riverbend Realty as soon as we get all of her paperwork completed and back from the state. April was licensed several years ago. She let her license expire when she took a position a...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Bass notes reverberating from open car windows, children laughing as they try to conquer hoola hoops, birds singing in still barren trees, and the ice cream truck preemptively summonsing eager buyers...the sounds of warm weather were all around me last week as the temperatures rose into the 70's ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
The internet is a great place to get an overview of what's available in the local housing market, but it should not be your only source of information. Much of what prospective homebuyers find on the internet is old information or sketchy. Finding what you believe might be your perfect home, only...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Take time from the busyness of the season and relax at the River Campus showing of Fall for Dance, from Nov. 29 through Dec 1. Buy tickets HERE. Next up on the River Campus schedule is On the Verge. Tickets are available HERE. Performances are Dec. 5-9.   Southeast Missouri State University's Riv...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Forget Black Thursday (and the shopping madness now moving into Thanksgiving), Christmas season does not officially start in Cape Girardeau, MO, until the annual Parade of Lights graces Broadway and Main Street. This year's Christmas parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 25.   All of Old Town Cape wi...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 7
Casper the albino deer My headlights swept across the darkness as I pulled into the parking lot, illuminating the grassy yard beyond it. Seeing deer in our church yard was not unusual, but this time one of the deer at the edge of the light beam looked grey, not brown. "Is that the albino deer?" ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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The buyer has NO RIGHTS in a transaction until the seller grants them. In other words, the seller has 100% of the rights in the transaction from the start. The seller has ABSOLUTE control over the disposition of the property, so the seller does have the legal right to establish parameters of the ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 0
Nobody likes traffic detours or delays due to construction, but Cape Girardeau's city government does seem to be getting it right. Only one or two blocks can be closed at a time as Broadway gets its facelife, a project city leaders have dubbed "Building a Better Broadway." Contractors are about t...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
Dear Agent: Don't email me every time you get a price reduction, a new listing, or your seller decides to offer a selling agent bonus (unless--maybe--if it's enough to finance a family vacation). I  pay MLS dues. That means I get updated information through MLS. Your email notices to me are spam,...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
  You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. ~Wayne Gretzky I first heard that slice of wisdom from my daughter's church league basketball coach nearly 20 years ago. He put it on hand-written signs for every girl to post in her room. I thought then that it was a basketball quote, but also I know ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 94
The caller wanted to see one of the company's listings, but she wanted an appointment that day, 30 minutes after our office closed. The floor agent did not want to work that late and offered the phone call to me. I now have a very nice listing, another deal under contract, and the prospect of yet...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 5
I knew that students might scoff at "the speech," but I gave it anyway--just in case it would reach someone. I told them that they were important to me and wished them a Merry Christmas, and then I cautioned them to be safe over New Years--pretty much the same speech I also delivered right before...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 8
When a seller chooses to counter-offer rather than accept an offer, he/she kills the original offer. The offer is DEAD, and it was killed by the side who countered it rather than accepting it. That's a powerful message, because sellers and buyers often assume that they are "keeping the deal alive...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
The BPO has a distinct place in the valuation process. The perspective of a real estate agent is different than that of an appraiser. Appraisers, after all, never actually walk into a house with a prospective client, something agents do all the time (or at least, presumably, do).The agent, like t...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 17
AVOID FORECLOSURE! I see the billboards. I see it on the internet. I see the ads for agents who claim to be foreclosure prevention experts. And while those claims are technically correct, I believe many of the advertisements are misleading and purposefully so. The billboards appeal to homeowners ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
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Words of wisdom from Yoda in "Star Wars": "NO! Try NOT! Do or do not. There is no try." Yoda seemed to be telling Luke not to try. If his attitude was that of trying, Yoda's advice was simply, "NO! Try not." I just love the sequence of the quote, because Joda first stopped Luke then went on to e...

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