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5 AREA LoCATioNS To SERvE You Park Hills .....................................573-431-5000 510 E. Main

Bonne Terre .................................573-358-1050 531 Benham St.

Terre Du Lac.................................573-358-5599 80 Rue Terre Bonne

Farmington...................................573-218-9599 108 W. Columbia

Potosi ..........................................573-438-7653

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RooF iNspectioN Less precipitation tends to fall during the warmer months than during the late fall and winter. As a result, homeowners may not be aware of leaky roofs until autumn has come and gone. But waiting until winter to inspect the roof can prove disastrous, as weather conditions will not be conducive to inspection and increased precipitation may result in potentially costly damage. Leaky roofs can be easily identified by looking for water stains on interior ceilings. once you see a stain, you can climb onto the roof to identify the location of the leak and fix it before winter rains and snowfall turn the problem into something much larger. inspect your ceilings for signs of leaking after a strong rainfall, and then address any leaks immediately. GutteR cLeANiNG While some homeowners prefer to delay their gutter cleaning projects until late fall, those whose homes are surrounded by trees may need to schedule two such projects. Gutters clogged with leaves and other debris can cause serious roof damage, and that damage can extend all the way inside a home. in addition, clogged gutters make great nesting areas for insects or critters. Always stand on a ladder when cleaning gutters, wearing gloves to remove items by hand and dropping leaves and debris into a trash can below. standing on the roof and leaning over gutters greatly increases your risk of injury. if the gutters are clear when you first examine them in early fall, you can wait until later in the season to give them a complete and thorough cleaning. once you have finished clearing the gutters, you can use a hose to run water through them and the downspouts to confirm everything is

functioning properly. WiNdoW ANd dooRWAy iNspectioN Before temperatures start dropping once again, homeowners will want to inspect their windows and doorways for leaks. over time, cracks can develop around windows and doorways, and while such cracks are rarely noticeable when the weather outside is warm, they can be quite obvious and very costly if they remain unsealed come the start of winter. cold air can enter a home through cracks around windows and doorways, and many homeowners who don’t suspect leaks may respond by turning up the thermostats in their homes. That can prove quite expensive over a full winter. choose a windy autumn day to place a hand by windows and external doorways in your home to see if you can feel drafts. if you can, seal these cracks as soon as possible. pAtio cLeANup patios are popular hangouts during spring and summer, and that can result in a lot of wear and tear. once you store patio furniture for the winter, inspect your entire patio to determine if it needs any refurbishing. While certain patio projects may be best left for spring, you can still clean any stained areas around the grill and look for cracks in the sidewalk that need to be addressed. preparing for fall home improvement projects ahead of time can help homeowners complete projects in a timely manner and ensures they won’t be forced to brave the winter elements when refurbishing their homes.


Park Hills / $157,000

VERY NICE and well maintained home on large corner lot and in great location! Home has covered deck off dining room, open kitchen/dining combo, main floor laundry, full basement with walkout to patio, plumbed for additional bath, one room finished for office/rec room/sleeping room, and lots of storage!


Farmington / $209,000 Terrific opportunity!! Great location! Great parking around back in a large private parking lot that comes with property. Outdoor patio, cute interior cafe that seats approximately 50+ - Neat kitchen with appliances, dishes and more- Tables and chairs can stay- storage upstairs lots of space.

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Ste. Genevieve / $99,000


Farmington / $399,900

GREAT commercial building on 5+/- acres just outside of 17013216 - Great piece of property - fronts Hwy 17013216 Farmington. Approx. 10,000sf of usable space consistAA and Hwy 32 E - has nice pond, well, wooded, ing of lobby, gift shop, kitchen, ticket booth, auditorium, flat, electric on property. 10.73 +/- acres suitable for stage, side stages & dressing rooms. Seats 700 with many uses, approximately 5 miles from Farmington. parking for 400. The property has multiple uses and could easily be converted for various businesses.


Bonne Terre / $18,500

Total of 21.250+/- acres can be purchased together or separate - call listing agent for more information. Lot #34 - 5+/- wooded gently sloping acres $18,500. Perfect to build a dream home with a walk out basement. Great area!


Desloge / $54,900

Like NEW from the studs out! Huge eat-in kitchen, lots of cabinets and counter space, split bedroom plan with open concept closets and carpeting. Oversized one car attached garage, fenced area for dog kennel or could make larger patio. Very small yard area so not a lot of mowing!

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Homeowners know that maintaining a home can be a year-round job. No home is immune to wear and tear, and homeowners who want to protect their real estate investments should try to stay two steps ahead to ensure their homes do not succumb to the elements or become outdated and unappealing to prospective buyers. Fall has become a season that’s synonymous with home improvement, but homeowners need not wait until the leaves begin changing colors to start planning Autumn is a great time to inspect patios their next projects. The following are a that might have endured some wear and few items homeowners can add to their tear during the heavy usage seasons of fall home improvement to-do lists.

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Hello again, terracotta! In Italian, the word terracotta means “earthenware.” This natural material is used to make all kinds of timeless and elegant pieces, often by hand. In 2017, terracotta-tiled floors and walls are making a major comeback, as are terracotta pots, plates, sculptures, cups and frames, among other home accessories. To conclude, did you know that terracotta isn’t always reddish brown? In fact, depending on the type of clay used, terracotta can be beige, white or even grey!

17058859 Cadet • $220,000

Gorgeous Country Home! This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath home features master bedroom suite with coffered ceiling, walk-in closet and full bath with garden tub and separate shower. Home includes separate formal dining room with trey ceiling.

17057169 Bonne Terre • $279,900

Too much to say about this Custom Ranch Home... Location is amazing. Privacy is incredible. Great floor plan and lots of storage. Even has its own basketball court. Additional acreage is available.

17072537 Terre Du Lac• $174,900

This move-in ready, lake view home offers 4 bedrooms, three baths, over 2500 sq. ft. of finished living space and a 1.28 acre lot with lots of privacy. Main level features a master suite, laundry room and separate dining.

17063205 Bonne Terre • $122,900

Spacious Home on Corner Lot. 3+ Bedrooms 2+ Baths with 2 Car attached Tuck Under Garage and Workshop area. Large Deck off back, Front is fully fenced. Kitchen Dining Combo with Breakfast Bar and all appliances included.

Three benefits of handle-free kitchen cabinets Consumers are increasingly leaning towards kitchen cabinets with invisible handles, so to speak. Various manufacturers offer models with different types of discreet knobs and grips such as: • Thin horizontal or vertical aluminum bars

Terre Du Lac • $135,000

Looking for space and privacy in Terre Du Lac? Look at this 4 bedroom 3 bath ranch home with full walkout basement in beautiful Terre Du Lac that is walking distance from the water! Home features Newer Roof.

Terre Du Lac • $219,000

Remarkable custom built home in Terre due Lac is a must see! This beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home features a master bedroom suite with walk-in closets, master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower and double vanity.

Park Hills .......................573-431-5000 510 E. Main

Bonne Terre ...................573-358-1050

531 Benham St.

Terre Du Lac...................573-358-5599 80 Rue Terre Bonne

Farmington.....................573-218-9599 108 W. Columbia

Potosi ............................573-438-7653 204 N. Missouri St.

When you opt for handle-free cabinets and cupboards, you’re guaranteed the following three advantages: 1. A clean look that complements several design styles currently in vogue (contemporary, modern, industrial, etc.) 2. Reduced maintenance needs (no more endless scrubbing to get handles looking clean!) 3. Less risk of injury (say goodbye to forehead collisions!)



• Grooves and indentations concealed in the edge of the door • Pressure catches • Electrically powered automatic devices

Swing by a kitchen cabinet manufacturer in your area to admire and test some of the most eye-catching handle-free models available.

How to add a touch of steampunk to your home Steampunk refers first and foremost to a genre of literary fiction. In these stories, plots are usually set in an alternate, post-apocalyptic 19th century — an era marked by the Industrial Revolution and the invention of steam-powered machinery. Today, the steampunk aesthetic has made its way into the realms of cinema, fashion, video games and, of course, interior design. Would you like to add a retro touch to your living space? Visit your local antique shops and interior decoration stores to track down some unique items reminiscent of the neoVictorian style known as steampunk. Keep your eyes peeled for: • Clocks with exposed gears • Furniture padded with velvet or dark brown leather • Paintings displaying 19th-century-inspired designs (portraits, blimps, locomotives, etc.) • Antique globes and maps • Old-fashioned hats and accessories (top hats, aviators, etc.) • Navigational tools and astronomical instruments (telescopes, astrolabes, compasses, etc.) • Old books and encyclopedias • Animal bones and taxidermy (real or faux!) Want to know more about this intriguing trend? The web is chock-full of inspiring ideas for creating a retro-futuristic home worthy of the extraordinary tales of Jules Verne or H. G. Wells!


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Cadet /$99,900

Immaculate 1.5 story, 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home on 3.49 acres. This home has a large great room with a free standing wood stove for cold winter evenings which can also reduce your utility bills. Enjoy the spacious kitchen to prepare meals for family and friends. must see

Park Hills / $129,900

Well cared for 3 bedroom, possibly 4 bedroom, 2 bath home on 3 lots. The home is maintenance free with vinyl siding and metal roof. Numerous updates have been made to the home including, roof, siding, and windows. Recently the home has been freshly painted, updated electrical outlets and some new flooring.

17076672 Park Hills/$119,900

Unbelievable transformation, beautiful 3 bedroom, two bath home sitting on two lots . The home has been renovated to include a new kitchen with all appliances. The home has a large living room and an even larger family room plenty of space to spend time with family and friends. Building foR sale

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desloge /$134,900

Warmth and charm surround you when entering this lovely home. A large living room with wood floors and wood burning fireplace gives the perfect living space to enjoy with family and friends. The spacious kitchen/dining area with breakfast bar, pantry and lots of cabinets will make meal prep a breeze! CommeRCial

Park Hills / $269,000

Existing business, with all retail inventory, outside digital sign, some office equipment, cutting table, security/camera systems and much more. The current owners have worked hard to establish a large client data base and connections with suppliers that will make your take over much easier.

17069306 Park Hills/ $124,900

Prime location to start a business or branch location from an existing business. Currently the building is being used for a retail business but has endless opportunities. Approximately 2250 square foot building with a roof approximately one year old. The building was framed for 2 overhead doors. oPen House sunday 10/8 2-4

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17069256 Park Hills /$154,900


Ready to start your own business? Look no further great location in high traffic area. Approximately 2880 sq foot building on a 75 x 150 lot. The building was previously used for a gym and provides 12’ ceilings, 2 bathrooms, 2 newer air conditioning units and many more updates.

Bismarck / $109,900

Great location with tons of room! With a desirable location, plenty of space and large yard, this home has everything you need and then some! Walk into the entry living area, and you will find plenty of space for family and friends. The master bedroom and bath comes complete with garden tub and separate shower.

16066927 farmington/$129,900

Open House - 10/8 from 2-4 p.m. Location, Location, Location! Looking for a condo that’s close to the conveniences offered in town but when you arrive home you’re still able to enjoy peace and quiet? This condominium offers plenty of room to enjoy the company of your family and friends in the large living room.

Let Vicky Crocker Realty do the running for you!

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Deb Goodson, Broker-Owner

107 Strauss Dr. Park Hills 573-431-9654 NEW!!!! NEW!!!!


Park Hills - $78,500

3 bdrm, 2 bath home on large double lot. MOVE IN READYwith stove/refrig/ washer/dryer. Heating & A/C only 4 yrs old. Newer roof! THIS PROPERTY IS ALSO ZONED COMMERCIAL


- Park Hills - $168,000

Great location for restaurant, convenience store, office space. Large lot with access from East Main Street and Seventh Street on East side. Large parking area in front, side and rear.



Bonne Terre - $64,900 3 BDRMS/1.5 baths on 2.08 AC, m/l. only minutes from Bonne Terre. Eat-in kitchen adjacent to family room. Extra-large patio that is perfect for entertaining. Call today to see it!


Desloge - $168,000

Great location close to Desloge City Park, school, walking trail and minutes from shopping. Large ranch home with walkout basement to fenced backyard. Large deck off of main floor living area.


Park Hills - $50,000


Park Hills-$64,520

Busy high traffic area located on corner lot near Park Hills Sports Complex. Some equipment included in sale of restaurant with plenty of room to expand. Available pad cleared where barber shop originally was located.


2 bdrm home on large corner lot! Covered front porch, top of the line stainless steel kitchen appliances, detached 2 car garage with electric and plenty of parking. Patio & fire pit in back yard.

Farmington - $414,500


5 bdrm, 3.5 bath, ranch home on 1.1 acres features hardwood floors, central vac, honey maple cabinets with granite counters, breakfast room and family room combo. Master suite has large walk-in closet plus 2 double closets, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and double vanity. Lower level has 2 large bedrooms, family room, office, theater room and a full bath. 28x20 Covered patio and sprinkler irrigation system.

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The kitchen Apply chalkboard paint to the walls, the refrigerator or the pantry. Feel free to write out the week’s dinner menu, your grocery list, a delicious recipe or an inspiring quote!

Varied textures To create a cozy nest, opt for throw pillows made of felt, faux fur or wool. Natural fabrics like linen and cotton are equally suitable. Furthermore, choose hardwood furniture and accessories to create a look that’s 100 percent authentic. When it comes to your walls and floors, don’t hesitate to mix concrete, wood and stone. Finally, pattern-wise, plaid and jacquard are perfect for achieving that cozy cottage feel. Warm colors For a soft, soothing atmosphere that will make your home more inviting, opt for neutral shades inspired by nature. Prioritize muted tones like white, beige, light grey, pewter or even black for your walls, accessories and furniture. Additionally, consider including hints of forest green, burnt orange or dark red to add depth to your décor. Soft lighting Indirect lighting—fixtures that direct light upward to bounce off the walls and ceiling (e.g. sconces)—is the key to achieving a cozy ambiance reminiscent of faraway ski chalets. Make sure you install dimmers to be able to adjust the brightness of the room to your liking. You can also add multiple candles—opt for fragrant varieties that smell like pine, cranberry or pumpkin, for example—and scatter strings of lights around your fireplace or windows to bring a festive touch to your interior

Choosing the right sideboard for your dining area

A sideboard, or buffet, is a practical piece of furniture used to store or display cutlery, glasses, utensils, tablecloths, etc. Are you on the hunt for the perfect sideboard? Since this type of cabinet often becomes a dining room’s focal point, you need to make a wise choice that takes into consideration your needs and, of course, your style preferences.

options are truly limitless! Visit a specialty retailer or an antique shop in your area to find the perfect sideboard for your needs that complements the design of your dining room.

Size First and foremost, your buffet must be the right size for your dining area. Avoid buying anything too big if you have limited room. The opposite is equally true: a small sideboard will look lost in a larger space. Configuration Do you intend to store delicate chinaware or decorative objects in your sideboard? In that case, an open model, or one with glass doors, is your best bet. However, if the items you wish to store are more or less appropriate for display, choose a buffet with solid doors or frosted windows instead. Style Finally, when it comes to the appearance of your buffet, your

Low sideboards are a popular choice because they provide ample storage space without crowding the room.

you in the midst of renovating your kitchen? Renovating your kitchen? AreIfmaterial you’re looking for a durable and attractive for your kitchen cabinets, thermoplasis an excellent option to consider. Read on Consider thermoplastic cabinetry ticto find out more about this unique synthetic material!

Hunting tropHieS What would an authentic cottage home be without game trophies on display? Decorate your walls with faux animal mounts (deer, moose, bear, bison, etc.) made out of wood, cardboard, metal or plaster for a perfectly rustic look and feel.

Manufactured from medium-density fiberboard (MDF) panels and covered in a heat-set film, thermoplastic cabinets stand out by their ultra smooth finish and invisible joints. The numerous advantages associated with thermoplastic make it a popular choice among homeowners looking to create a modern and durable kitchen. For example, thermoplastic cabinets are: • Moisture tolerant • Available in a variety of finishes (textured, glossy, etc.) and an even greater variety of colors • Easy to maintain • Very affordable • Scratchproof

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With the arrival of fall and its chillier days, the desire to remain bundled up at home often starts to take over. Do you wish to transform your interior into a comfortable and cozy space? Get inspired by cottage-style homes to infuse a touch of rustic appeal and warmth into your décor!

The playroom Chalkboard paint is ideal if you wish to decorate your children’s playroom in a fun and original way. Paint an entire wall or trace big shapes (clouds, animals, castles, etc.), and let your toddlers color to their heart’s content!

The office Are you self-employed or in school? Chalkboard paint can help you keep your workspace organized. How? Create a giant calendar, record your appointments or make a list of daily tasks, for example.

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a coat of chalkboard paint is an easy way to refresh How to use chalkboard Adding a space and give it personality without breaking the bank. are three rooms in the home where you can let your paint around the home Here creativity run free!

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Farmington • $33,500

Fantastic location! Subdivision has city utilities, paved streets, and superbly located between two golf courses. Several lots available.



Farmington • $549,000

Fantastic 17 Acres spring fed lake on 61 Wooded acres full of deer & turkey. Nice pavilion next to the lake. Electric on property as well as an old well. Gorgeous building sites on this property.


Leadington • $15,000

Great price for 3 lots in a fantastic location! Excellent investment opportunity.


Farmington • $67,500


Farmington • $39,900

5 plus acres in a Horse environment. Common ground horse trails & lake to enjoy! Some restrictions to benefit you & your horses. Take a look and see if this is what you have been looking for. Great place to build your dream home and saddle up to take a ride on 100+ acres.

Park Hills • $144,900

Farmington • $35,000

Country Subdivision but not far from town. Perfect for equestrian enthusists. Property owners enjoy the common ground lake and riding trails. Beautiful site for your beautiful home!


Farmington • $39,900

Fantastic location! Nice sized corner lot on Hwy 221 in Doe Run. Superb visibility for any business.


80 Acres in St Francois County. Wooded property. Excellent hunting ground or fantastic building site. Central School District. Call for directions.

Bismarck • $67,500

Hunting, trail riding by horse or 4 wheeler, marketable timber plus many good building sites. 41.6 Acres...wooded with rolling hills.



10 acres m/l. Country Subdivision but not far from town. Perfect for equestrian enthusists. Property owners enjoy the common ground lake and riding trails. Beautiful site for your beautiful home!


Park Hills • $6,000

Building lot - Ready for construction! Double lot. Priced to sell quick at just $6,000.


Park Hills • $17,500

One of few lots in the Central School district. Perfect for a single family home. Investors, this lot would work well for a duplex.

Desloge • $18,000

Nice building lot for your new home! Good development with newer homes - City utilities.

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MLS number missing Farmington • $437,775

Farmington • $185,900 Super Neat and Clean Brick Ranch Style Home. Wood floors and open floor plan featured in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with finished basement. Sprinkler system keeps the front lawn looking lush all summer long. Very nice place to call HOME.


Farmington • $69,900

10 Acres just outside Farmington in Beautiful St Francois Hills Subdivision.


Ste. Genevieve • $3,900

Super nice building lot in Lake Seven Falls. Gated community with wonderful fishing lakes.



Beautiful building site in Village Green Subdivision. Excellent location outside Farmington

Gorgeous Farm Land! 125.5 Acres with lots of pasture, fenced, cross fenced, 4 ponds & a 2 bedroom Cabin.

Farmington • $27,500

Farmington • $502,000

Mary Hagan, GRI 573-701-1690 E-mail me at:

A once-in-a-blue moon chance to own a unique home with 12 acres. Over 3,000 sq. ft. in this rambling ranch with plenty of wild life and greenery to view. Stunning setting! Gated driveway, lake, large 4 bedroom home with outbuildings on 12 acres in Farmington School District. Big rooms, vaulted ceilings, and gorgeous views. This property can get a “microcell” from AT&T for the fastest cell phone service. Call for a personal tour.


Bonne Terre • $24,550

Will sell with more land - 83 more acres available at $24,550 per acre.


Desloge • $39,900

Great location with loads of potential in North County School District. Big 31x13 outbuilding.

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Park Hills • $52,500

14 serene acres just outside of Park Hills & very close to St. Joe Park.


Farmington • $110,000

Very well maintained Ranch style home in Farmington. Freshly painted w/ 2 bdrms, 2 updated baths


Desloge • $18,000

Nice building lot for your new home! Good development with newer homes.


Doe Run • $50,000

Super yard! Three bedroom home on three acres (8 lots) in Farmington School District.

Mary Gilliam GRI, ABR 573-760-6480 E-mail me at:


32 East Liberty Street - Beautiful Downtown Farmington - 573-756-5711

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Are country acreages affordable these days? The days of truly cheap rural properties are pretty much a thing of the past. But if you’re a city and suburb dweller who dreams of moving to a calmer, simpler place in the country, don’t lose heart just yet. If you have some flexibility about when you buy and how you use the property, your dream may still be more affordable than you think. Get to know the right people. Before you quit your job in the city, talk to some realtors in the rural or semi-rural areas that interest you. Many rural property owners already have buyers in mind when they decide to sell, but getting an “in” with a local realtor is the next best way to get your foot in the door. Transition. If you are ready to quit the city but haven’t yet found some land to buy, consider renting. As you join local organizations and get to know people, you can advertise your desire to buy some acres. Take your time and visit many properties before you buy; in the meantime, the local realtor will have a list of rental homes for you to consider.

Scale back. If your dream is to have a horse farm or to live self-sufficiently, you may have to begin with a simpler plan. Horses and pastured livestock require a lot of acres, and the initial layout for solar power or wind power is costly. If you have to, start off with an acre, or buy a home in a semi-rural town. Either will get you away from the city traffic madness and save your sanity.

Buying a rental property There are many reasons why you might want to buy a rental property. For starters, if you have several properties, it can be a way to create passive income; it can also be a good way to diversify your investment portfolio. Depending on what kind of investor you are, there are two routes you can take: risky or less risky. Either way, you’ll need a savvy realtor to help you make the wisest choice possible. LOW risK If your goal is long-term security, your realtor can help you find a rental property at market price. There are a handful of solid options available to you, including a house where you can live and where there is a separate apartment you can rent out; a multi-residential building with several units or a single-dwelling house. The advantages: at market price, you’re more likely to find a well-kept proper-

ty with existing tenants in a reputable neighborhood. The disadvantages: you might not see stellar returns from month to month. Just be sure your rental income covers all maintenance costs and allows you to pad a savings account for unforeseeable expenses. HiGHEr risK If you’re prepared to spend time searching for a bargain, your realtor can help you find a property that is underpriced and that will bring you good returns. This might include a luxury home or a property that needs extensive renovations. Ifyou’rebusyanddon’twanttobebothered with the mundane tasks associated with being a landlord, ask your realtor about property management services. Your realtor may be able to manage all leasing, rent collecting and maintenance on your behalf.



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Vicky Crocker

Vicky Crocker Realty is a top producing non franchised Real Estate office in the Mineral Area, helping clients buy and sell property within St. Francois County and surrounding Counties. We are dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, we’ve helped hundreds of families reach their real estate goals, and we want to help you too! Whether you are buying or selling, contact us today 573-327-8300, we have full time agents eager to help you!

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573-431-1700 or Toll Free: 1-877-876-SOLD



Perryville • $72,800

Park Hills • $55,000

2 BEDS 1 BATH Agent: Sharon Keathley • 330-1423

3 BEDS 2 BATH Agent: Sharon Thomas • 631-8579


Park Hills • $47,500 4 BEDS 1 BATH Agent: Sharon Keathley • 330-1423


Park Hills • $79,971

3 BEDS 1 BATH Agent: Darrell Biri • 701-3948


Potosi • $25,000

1.72 Ac SET up for moBilE HomE Agent: Sharon Keathley • 330-1423




Desloge • $149,950

4-5 BEDS 3.5 BATH Agent: Calvin Gunder • 631-4970


De Soto• $15,600

3 BEDS 2 BATH Agent: Sharon Keathley • 330-1423


Farmington • $265,000

Mineral Point • $239,900

4 BEDS 2.5 BATH Agent: Sharon Thomas • 631-8579

3 BEDS 3 BATH Agent: Calvin Gunder • 631-4970

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3. Needs. Do you want a coffee maker designed to brew one or several cups of coffee at a time? Would you like a machine that you can program with your smartphone to have a steaming cup ready when you wake up? What about being able to adjust the brewing strength according to your preference? And will you need to keep the same pot of coffee hot for extended lengths of time? Think about it!

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1. Budget. Determine the amount of money that you’re willing to spend on your new appliance. Consider energy consumption, the price of the machine, extra costs (e.g. coffee filters) and, of course, the coffee itself. To help guide your decision, base your budget on the price of a single cup of joe. Ideally, a coffee brewed at home should cost less than a cup of the same quality brew from a coffee shop.

2. Brand. Invest in a reputable brand of coffee maker, and purchase it from a well-established appliance store. In the event of a problem, the repair, reimbursement or exchange process will be a lot simpler and quicker!

Is coffee an integral part of your morning routine? Then it’s in your best interest to invest in a quality coffee maker! Here are six things to keep in mind when it comes to finding the best model for your needs:

4. Maintenance. Replacing water filters and cleaning the different parts of your machine (compartments, reservoirs, etc.) can be tedious and time consuming. Certain models are very easy to maintain, whereas others require a little more effort — like coffee makers with a glossy finish that makes fingerprints and smudges stand out. Do your research before settling on a model. 5. Space. To avoid having to return a coffee maker that was too big for your kitchen, take note of the exact measurements of the space where you intend to keep it before you head to the store. 6. Style. Coffee makers — especially high-end models — are available in different designs and finishes to suit every homeowner’s needs and style preferences. Large or compact, shiny or matte, bright red or classic black, modern or retro — make your choice according to your kitchen’s existing décor for best results.

Protect your furniture with tempered glass Does the idea of your beautiful wood dining table getting scratched or stained give you nightmares? Not to worry! Here are a few ways to keep your precious piece of furniture in pristine condition: 1. Eliminate coffee, red wine, beets, strawberries, curry and anything else that tends to stain from your diet. 2. Lay down several thick

waterproof tablecloths before each meal. 3. Prohibit your guests from using forks and knives (only bare hands and spoons are tolerated). 4. Protect the table’s surface with an elegant, custom-made sheet of tempered glass, and enjoy life to the fullest! All jokes aside, the fourth option is obviously the most efficient way to protect the surface of your furniture (tables, desks, dressers, etc.) from scratches, dents, stains and streaks. A trAnspArent shield Tempered glass is manufactured in a way that makes it nearly impossible to chip, crack or shatter. Therefore, carefully polished made-tomeasure tempered glass panels add a sophisticated and modern touch to furniture while protecting it from harm.

Why hire a kitchen designer? Whether you’d like to create a functional and elegant kitchen from the ground up or renovate your existing one so that it better meets your current needs, enlist the help of a kitchen designer. This renovation expert has more than one trick up his or her sleeve! Kitchen designers are creative and detail-oriented professionals with extensive knowledge of various industries and trades, including architecture, woodworking, plumbing, carpentry, electricity, masonry and, of course, interior design. Thanks to the expertise of these talented individuals, you’re guaranteed a beautiful and functional kitchen tailored to your specific needs and style preferences. Why not take advantage?

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Not sure what string art is, exactly? This increasingly popular art form consists of intricate designs made from interwoven strings held down with nails or pins. Requiring a great deal of patience and care, this technique is much adored by DIY enthusiasts who love to create their own quirky, poetic, abstract, typographic or geometric designs. Look up “string art” in any image search engine (or head over to Pinterest) to discover a dizzying array of inspiring project ideas! Feel like giving string art a shot? You can find everything you need to create your masterpiece at your local craft shop or hardware store.

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