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By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 13
WE JUST LEFT THE RESTAURANT where we go for lunch almost every Sunday after church. Our favorite waitress looked a little off kilter, so we called her over to chat. She started crying. One of her regular customers died of a heart attack this morning just as he was paying his check at the restaur...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 5
Dear buyer who is tempted to "low ball" an offer:Let's talk about making a winning offer. If a "win" is getting a bargain, we may be looking a long time in the current sellers' market. If a "win" is getting the house you really want, we need to be realistic about what sellers expect during a sell...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 3
School children and teachers wait not so patiently for the first snow day of the season. Freshmen living at Southeast Missouri State University can only imagine sliding down the fabled terraces in front of Academic Hall. Local supermarkets have shelves full of bread, neatly aligned gallons of mil...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
A place where wallpaper is in vogue and where fireplaces are not optional - that would be a house built in 1883. The Glenn House in Cape Girardeau is a living museum, faithfully restored by the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau to capture details of the house as it was originally ...

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)
Comments 0
  Buyers in Cape Girardeau during 2014 favored three bedroom houses, as evidenced by shorter days on market for those homes, higher sales price to list price ratio, and by the sheer number of units sold during the year. Of the total 469 closed sales, 217 were three bedroom homes.       Buyers in...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
Real estate market snapshots for the last three years in the Cape Girardeau service area show a remarkably stable real estate market. Highlights of the market are as follows: Total number of properties sold were 1599, 1511, and 1428 (for 2014, 2013, 2012 respectively). Average sold price for the ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
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 3
Calling all brides! Isle Casino is hosting a Bridal Expo Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The event, "2015 Isle Bridal Expo at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau," will be located in the Casino Exhibition area from noon to 4 pm. A five dollar admission fee will be charged, with 100 percent of that registration ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 3
Where the river turns a thousand tales... Any story about Cape Girardeau has to feature the Mighty Mississippi River, and any story about Cape Girardeau and the river has to feature what has become one of Cape Girardeau's dominate architectural images: The Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge. While arc...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 0
YEAR-TO-YEAR COMPARISON REPORT Statistics for: Area (Minor)=1, 2, 3, Class=RE, MF, Date Range01/01/2014-12/31/2014, Grouping Selector=3; Calendar year 2014   Qty Sold % Chg Volume Sold % Chg Average Sale % Chg Median Sale % Chg Qty Active % Chg RESIDENTIAL All Areas Cape Girardeau County Current...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
Debbie Thurman of Coldwell Banker Abernathy Realty in Jackson, MO, reacts as Kathy Devor announces that Debbie has been chosen Realtor of the Year. Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors honored Debbie at the annual induction ceremony. This year's ceremony was held at Ray's of Kelso Convention ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 6
Good-hearted people almost always profess to wanting to help others, but most of us don't go out and start our own charities or projects in order to take part in "paying it forward." And we don't have to, because opportunities are all around us. You don't have to be a volunteer, a "do-gooder" or ...

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 2
Gilda Racelis' blog Did you just say saleswoman conjured up memories of my first week in contract sales. Before real estate, I had two other careers, teaching and then contract sales. While I agree that real estate is much more than sales, I will also say that any sales professional does all of ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 3
It is always A Really Big Deal when a transaction finally closes. Just as some students do when I look back over 20 years of teaching, some homes and their owners stand head and shoulders above the rest when I look back over the years in real estate. The Really Big Deal (or really little deal) bl...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 0
  Come to join us as we celebrate the Reason for the Season! First Baptist Church is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church. Formerly a Southern Baptist Church, we were disaffiliated when we began ordaining women to ministry roles. For more information about the CBF you may go to: www.thefellow...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 0
Parade of Lights - Christmas Fun for Everyone!   The 22nd Annual Parade of Lights will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1. This year's theme is "Christmas Fun for Everyone."   Beginning at dusk, the parade will start at Capaha Bank on the corner of Broadway and Kingshighway, move east all the way down Bro...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
If you have never visited the famous Christmas Crafts Fairs in Cape Girardeau, make your way to Cape this weekend. Hundreds, yes that's right, HUNDREDS of exhibitors will display handmade items. Each year, the show features over 300 booths, many of which have live demonstrations. Many items can ...

By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
Comments 2
As we neared our house in the subdivision, my husband and I found the road completely blocked by two fire trucks, a fire company response vehicle, an ambulance, and a police cruiser. Expecting to see smoke somewhere, we looked at the house which seemed to be the focus of attention. No smoke, but ...

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