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Mount Zion, Oreana, Forsyth, Argenta, Maroa, Clinton, Moweaqua, Monticello, Cerro Gordo, Warrensburg, Pana, Sullivan, Shelbyville




A r e a 's



Area One Realtors LLC





Lynn Merritt-Kerby 2828 N. Main St.

Suite 104

Decatur, Illinois



multiple listing service

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Call Lynn for all your realty needs!

Lynn Merritt-Kerby Broker/Owner

972-5966 In Historical District! Large family Home with 4 Bedrooms, Under $68k. Many Updates Move in Ready! Beautiful 3 Bedroom Home in Mt Zion, 2 Full Baths with all New Windows, AC and Furnace!

Large 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Mt. Zion Home!

10 Years Old Home, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Merridian Schools!

Lynn is never too busy for your Referrals! In this issue....

First Impressions pg 4

Check us out on the web:

Jeffrey's Tips pg 6

Be a Hero! pg 11

Don't forget to look for Greater Decatur Homes & Lifestyles on Facebook!



Greater DecaturHomes&LIFESTYLES April 2014


2828 N. Main St. Suite 104 Decatur, Illinois

Area One Realtors

Large home features 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths. Oversized garage w/work area. Open floor plan on main floor from dining area into living room. The lower level has built-in space for TV and game stations. Mt. Zion Schools. Call Lynn Merritt at 872-9000 or 972-5966. A-1

JUST LISTED! Great country living in this classic quality farm home. Brick home is completely updated with newer kitchen, windows, roof, furnace and central air. Heated garage, barn and hot tub. Call Rodger Coventry at 872-9000 or 454-4370. A-2

Handsome 2 1/2 story near downtown and within 9 blocks of Millikin University on main thoroughfares. Over 3500 sq. ft. – could be 4 apartments or use as a single family home. Original woodwork and crown molding. Call Marge at 872-9000 or 454-6742. A-3


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Large family home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Home features large storage areas on both sides of the lower level. Move in ready with large rooms. Meridian schools. Call Lynn Merritt at 872-9000 or 972-5966. A-4


SOL Doll House! Must see kit. in this cutie! Lots of cabinets, ceramic tiled floor that continues into spacious laundry rm. Sliders to 3 tiered deck in back. 3 BR. Home needs a good cleaning, but is a qualitybuilt home. Bargain priced at $38,900. Call Lynn Hermann at 254-1840. A-5

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, over 2400 SF. 2 car garage too! Maple kitchen and 2 fireplaces. Located in Montgomery Hills Addition. Call Donna Munson at 872-9000 or 454-2223. A-6

REDUCED to $50,900. Seller wants an offer on this 3 bedroom home with small town schools. Kitchen w/ appliances. 2 car tandem garage. Park like back yard. Call Lisa Coffman at 8729000 or 217-433-5081. A-7

Forsyth ranch with full finished basement. Near park, walking & bike trail! All appliances stay, 2.5 baths. Call Donna Munson at 872-9000 or 4542223. A-8

Move in ready w/many updates, paint, flooring, windows, siding, roof, sky lights. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, fireplace. Garage is finished for added space. Furn/ water heater new in 08. Call Lynn Merritt at 872-9000 or 972-5966. A-9

Lg Historical Home! 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, hardwood floors. Heating and cooling has been updated. Upper level could be a large open concept bedroom or additional living area. Home security system. Call Lynn Merritt at 872-9000 or 972-5966. A-10

INCOME PROPERTY! 4 unit apt. complex w/new windows, updated carpet, floors, siding & paint. 2 one bdrm units, 1 two bdrm unit & 1 efficiency apt. Each unit has own heat & tenants will pay their own heat & power. Newly remodeled $74,900. Call Lynn Hermann at 254-1840 A-11

A-O District! 3 bedrooms with all new carpet and vinyl floor covering. Roof approx. 2 yrs old, all interior and exterior just painted – updated bath too. Call Donna Munson at 872-9000 or 454-2223. A-12

3 bedroom ranch that has been well cared for and is in excellent condition. New carpet and new bath, neutral decor. Call Rodger Coventry at 454-4370 or 872-9000. A-14

3 bedroom South Shores Ranch with 1 car attached garage and a walk out basement. Beautiful hardwood floors. This is a must see! Priced $57,900. Call Lisa at 872-9000 or 433-5081. A-15

Looking for a great starter home that doesn't need any work? Look at this darling home. 2 nice sized bedrooms, cute kitchen, updated bath, newer furnace, nice deck on front of house, fenced rear yard and garage. Priced to sell fast at $34,900. Call Lynn Hermann at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-16



Taylorville! Reduced $10,000! Step back into the romantic times. Single story, 3 nice sized BR, 1.5 BA, extra nice kit, main floor laundry. Gorgeous home just blocks from town's center. Fenced rear yard & 2 car garage. $69,900. Call Lynn Hermann at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-13

Area One mobile 254-1840 Realtors LLC office 872-9000 2828 N. Main St. // Suite 104 Decatur, IL 62526

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Entertain the whole family in this beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. ranch. Open concept kitchen, family room is large for the whole group. Wood burning fireplace. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Huge lower level, houses 4th bedroom, oversized rec room PLUS large family room, 1/2 bath and possible 5th bedroom! Formal living room, tons of storage. Just $129,900!

MOVE RIGHT IN! Home is picture pefect! 2 large bedrooms, 1 small bedroom, living room with fireplace and built-in book shelves. Sun room off living room for evening relaxation. Nice dining room, kitchen has been updated and features a built in table and bench. Realtor Owned! 3% paid toward buyers closing costs. $36,900

SOL D TAYLORVILLE! REDUCED $10,000! Step back into the romantic times when large families could gather around the fireplace. Single story, 3 nice sized bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, extra nice kitchen, main floor laundry. This home is gorgeous, and just a few blocks from the Center of Town. Nice fenced rear yard and 2 car garage. $69,900

Looking for a great starter home that doesn't need any work? LOOK at this darling home. 2 nice sized bedrooms, cute kitchen, updated bath, newer furnace, nice deck on front of house, fenced rear yard and garage. Priced to sell fast at $34,900

4 Unit Apartment Building. Remodeled units, new windows, new siding, and more. Each unit pays its own power bills. 3 units leased with good tenants. This is a great income property, make some money with your retirement funds instead of letting the bank make the money! Return of over 15%! Seller will consider CFD with substantial down payment. $74,900


COMING SOON! 3 Bedroom Ranch near Mt. Zion High School! Large Family Room! Hardwood Floors!


MT. ZION RANCH UNDER $80,000! 3 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath ranch with large family room that boasts a beautiful fireplace and sliders to the large rear deck. Oversized kitchen/dining room combo, bedrooms all nice sized. Covered concrete front porch, attached 2 car garage, fenced yard. $77,900


DOLL HOUSE! You must see the kitchen in this cutie! Lots of cabinets, ceramic tiled floor that continues into the spacious laundry room. Sliders to 3 tiered deck off back of house. 3 bedrooms. Home needs a good cleaning but it is a quality built home. Bargain priced at $41,900.

ALMOST AN ACRE! Brick bungalow with newer kitchen, roof and central air. House needs some TLC but it is priced to sell. Close to Ruby Tuesday, Walmart and Airport. $19,900

Lynn Hermann for details!for details! Visit my Website at for Virtual Tours — NOW!

Page 4 • April 2014 • Call Marla Mink-Johnson at Greater Decatur Homes (217) 791-7750

Edi tors Column

Your front door is KEY to your home feeling welcoming to visitors and to getting buyers in the door if you are selling. It gives people the first clue about what they will find inside those doors. I'm telling you, right now, they would expect a hot mess behind mine! Tip: DO NOT EVER USE STRIPPER ON YOUR DOOR! Those little frames that go around the windows in your door systems are not strippable, they are plastic and tend to melt. IF you are lucky you can find replacements. If not, you are me.


My solution is a sander to smooth them again then primer and paint. But what color??? That is a very hard decision. Some people put a lot of meaning into the color of your front door. It is the "mouth" of the home where energy, abundance, opportunity enter. So, what message do I want to send? Or do I care and just want it to show up from the street and look great with the brick on the porch and the siding? Color meanings: Blue: Water, sky, prosperity and abundance. I could use some prosperity and abundance! Dark Blue: Peace, calm and positive energy. Bring me some of that too! Yellow: Mental clarity, wisdom, understanding, confidence, humor, merriment, FUN. Sign me up! Green: Peace, balance, compassion, growth, renewal, harmony. Green is one of my favorite colors! Purple: It's actually pretty popular! It brings energy and invites opportunity. Not my favorite color but it would attract attention. Red: In Feng Shui and in early American tradition it means "welcome". In days gone by it was a sign to travelers that they were welcome to stop and rest in a home with a red door. In Scotland it means the mortgage is paid off. Maybe not red.... Someday... Orange: Warmth and happiness, it offers emotional strength in difficult times and helps recovery from grief. I could use that too! Black doors are popular, chic, and sophisticated. I do love black! Some believe the direction a door faces limits the color you should choose. Bah humbug! Decisions, decisions! My door may be striped!!!! Tune in next month to find out!!! THINK SPRING! Marla

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Page 6 • April 2014 • FOR ADVERTISING CALL CHRIS at (217) 201-3331

Jeffrey's Tip for the Month Window Cleaning Window cleaning is something that most of us would take for granted. But did you know that having clean windows makes a lot of difference to the atmosphere of a place. Take for example your home; if you have windows that have accumulated dirt and dust overtime, they are sure to negatively affect the color, feel and mood of your home. Similarly, place yourself in an home, when people walk into your home you don’t want them to be taking away that you have a very dull and lifeless home, but what you want them to take away is that you have a vibrant and lively home. Yes, you may be surprised but windows are capable of making or breaking an image. It also speaks about the homeowner, clean windows reflect that you are committed to keeping the home better and clean, and that you continue to strive to be better. All these impressions are formed based on the atmosphere of the home, which inadvertently is caused by the natural light that enters into the room, which of course would not happen if you have dirty windows. Lambert Cleaning & Organizing Services provides window cleaning services for customers that live in a 60 mile radius from Decatur Illinois. Call Jeffrey Lambert today at (217)330-8261 to schedule free estimate. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to show you the fine work we do. Thank you! Sincerely,

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FOR ADVERTISING EMAIL: • April 2014 • Page 7 AUCTIONEERS: Dean Rhoades Lic. #040.0000395 • 217/864-5394 • Cell: 217/855-6277 Lester Crandall Lic. #041.0001347 • 217/864-0468 • Cell: 217/620-4827

We Sell Real Estate! Commercial, Residential, Farm PUBLIC AUCTION

Saturday, April 26 at 10AM 883 East 600 North Road., Bement

There are a lot of great finds in this auction! The Famous Hit & Miss International Harvester Engine sat in the same place of its operation on the family farm for the last 100 years or so. It is free to turn with good compression. The gasoline and oil signs are fair to rough condition, but legible and original! From a Walking Plow, to a Carriage, to Collectibles and a 1981 Chrysler Imperial (leather, all power) in excellent will enjoy this auction!!! For more information on these listings go to

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This real estate will sell at Absolute Auction (no reserve) at the property address. Home features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a full basement.

There is alley access and a back detached garage. This is a very nice home in "move in" condition! Call our office at 217-864-0468 to schedule an appointment to view the property. Terms of the Sale: Buyer and Seller shall enter into a written contract on Sale Day. Buyer shall pay $2,000 down on day of sale to be held in a non-refundable escrow. Close in 30 days or agreed upon date with the Seller. Have financing in order and be prepared to purchase. Property sells in "as is" condition with no warranties of any kind. Central Illinois Auctions acts as an agent for the seller and assumes no liability of any kind.


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2-story brick 4 bdrm charmer! Reduced! Walk-out basement! Glassed front porch Bob Sparks Built-ins, fireplace Jenny Leyden 201-0235 French doors, roomy closets 855-6012 Large deck, fenced yard

Susan Gant 433-3678

Cerro Gordo Schools! 1/2 Acre lot! $15,900 Partial fenced yard Concrete floored storage shed

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Cerro Gordo Schools! $45,000 2 bedrooms, hardwood floors Jenny Leyden Large breakfast room/kitchen 855-6012 Detached garage, large yard

$75,600 Half Acre approximate Ranch with cozy fireplace Full basement & 2-car garage Private backyard Quiet cul-de-sac street Lost Bridge Road area

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Huge half+ Acre! Brick ranch 4 bdrms/2.5 baths/bsmnt Open kitchen/dining area Large living room, gas FP Add’l 2.5 car det. garage Lg patio, shed & fenced yard $135,900

Single floor home! New roof! Access ramp & large deck New flooring & fresh paint 3 bdrms, 2 bths & att garage Shed & fruit trees

$80’s – Large lot 3-car det. heated garage Enclosed porch, deck New windows, newer furnace

MLS# 5190158

$199,900! Stunning views! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Walk-out basement Linda Harford Boat dock, reinforced shore wall 855-0271 Stainless steel appliances

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MLS# 6130078

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Condo/duplex w/o association fees 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Main floor laundry Neutral décor, Jenny Leyden Large eat-in kitchen 855-6012 Newer furnace, roof & H2O heater Sliders to fenced yard

Warrensburg-Latham Schools! 4 bdrms/2 bths/bsmnt$189,900 Living room, formal dining Large kitchen, breakfast area Main floor family room Super sized rec room

MLS# 6130638

MLS# 5192076

MLS# 6131637

Susan Gant 433-3678

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Lots of Updates! $66,500! Hardwood floors, basement Jenny Leyden 1.5 car detached garage 855-6012 Fenced yard & large patio

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Cerro-Gordo Schools! 3 bdrms w/hardwood floors Eat-in kitchen breakfast room Dining & supersized family rm Linda Harford Heated garage/workshop/½ bth 855-0271 Garages galore!

MLS# 6130178

Mt Zion Schools! $269,900 6 year old ranch, finished bsmnt Open concept floor plan Rod Greene Latest in colors Rod Greene 433-0334 Maple kitchen, stainless appl. 433-0334 Covered porch, privacy

15 years young! $150’s! Sunroom, wooded back yard Nearly half Acre 2500+ sq ft-Very open floor plan 3 large bdrs, 2.5 bths Finished walk-out lower level

Sharp 2 bedrooms – $32,500 Updated bath Large living room Eat-in kitchen/dining Windowed porch, large yard Detached garage, corner lot

MLS# 6131804

MLS# 6131664

Restored Victorian! $50’s! 3 bdrms/2 bths/bsmnt Custom built kitchen Mechanics dream heated garage Jenny Leyden Extra attic storage 855-6012 Large shed, privacy fenced yard

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MLS# 6131663

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3 bdrms, 2 bths & 2-car garage Fresh paint on porch/deck/trim Woodburning FP Linda Harford Kitchen appliances stay Jenny Leyden 855-0271 855-6012 Master bath, double sinks

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Convenient North Location! 4 bdrm, 1.5 bth Bi-Level Updated roof/windows/kitchen Over 1900 sq ft living space Linda Harford Backs up to wooded area 855-0271 Priced at $105,000

Freshly painted interior! Dining room + basement! Security system/vinyl siding/C/A Large deck & fenced back yard Jenny Leyden 855-6012

Mt Zion Schools! $214,500 Day Brook Estates! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths Large formal dining room Open kitchen/breakfast/family rm “Pottery Barn” perfect interior


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MLS# 6130600

MLS# 6131062

MLS# 6130431

Many updates! Monticello Schools! 4 bdrms, 3 bths & sunroom! Open concept kit & family rm Basement, main floor laundry

Near South Side Country Club 4 bdrms, 2.5 bths, basement Hardwood floors Woodburning fireplace Screened porch

$30’s! Absolute doll house! Appliances stay! Updates galore! Basement, 1.5-car det. garage Newer roof, furnace & air Home Buyer Grants are available

Bob Sparks 201-0235

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Jenny Leyden 855-6012

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MLS# 5191296

MLS# 6131067

Bob Sparks 201-0235

$50’s Newer steel siding & roof Covered patio, C/A Fenced yard Large garden area

$56,900 New replacement windows Brand New roof on house, garage Linda Harford 2.5 C-garage w/power & heat 855-0271 Vinyl siding, C/A Porch & shed

Outstanding Agents. Outstanding Results!

Linda Harford 855-0271

Mindy Cook 201-7441

Rod Greene 433-0334

Sandy McReynolds 201-5306

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Taylor Corrie 519-0393

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E-MAIL: • March 2014 • Page 11


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April 12, 2014 11:00am – 5:00pm Decatur Moose Lodge 3190 N. Woodford Mary Lou was diagnosed with cancer late last year and we are having a benefit to help her family with their bills.

Food • Raffles Auctions • 50/50 Bake Sale • Drawings Music by JC and Beth Ross

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WEST END Four levels of living space 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths family room with fireplace, fenced yard Call Sandy to see at 201-5306!

NEAR LAKE Recently renovated with new siding, windows, kitchen, 2 baths, carpet, walls & more. Family room, garage, fenced yard. Call Sandy to see at 201-5306!

BANK OWNED Small town living – Hardwood floors, fireplace 2nd bath in basement, 2 bedrooms. Call Sandy to see at 201-5306

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SMALL TOWN Large pole barn, privacy fenced yard. 3 bedrooms, vinyl siding, central air. $50's Call Sandy at 201-5306 for locations.

SMALL TOWN CHARM Vinyl siding, central air 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths garage. $54,900 Call Sandy at 201-5306

WEST END RANCH 1500 sq. ft. on main level hardwood floors, central air 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths garage. $64,900 Call Sandy for directions at 201-5306

ALMOST COUNTRY 1/2 acre building lot well, septic and electric on property Call Sandy at 201-5306 for location.

BANK OWNED Small town, nice as new! 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Brand new custom kitchen & flooring. Call Sandy at 201-5306

NORTH EDGE OF DECATUR .63 acres fenced yard, vaulted ceilings w/stone fireplace. Solid oak doors and woodwork. Like new inside and out! Call Sandy at 201-5306!

NEW ON MARKET North edge of town! $65,900 3 or 4 bedrooms, large fenced yard 2.5 car garage. Call Sandy to see at 201-5306

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Debra Waks (NMLS: 188784) and Melanie Binder (NMLS: 189257) are agents of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. dba 1st Advantage Mortgage an Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee (#MB.0004263 NMLS:2551) located at 701 E. 22nd St. Suite 125, Lombard, IL 60148. Telephone 630-376-2100. Regulated by IDFPR, 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603. Telephone: 312-793-3000.

1610 E. Pershing Rd. Decatur

Brenda Hite

Cell 454-3301 • Office 875-5333


FORSYTH, spacious 3 bdrm home on 1/2 acre. 2.5 baths, formal DR & eat-in kitchen w/newer appliances. Family room w/fireplace, basement, large deck, fenced yard and deep 2.5 car garage. $249,900

314 Southmoreland Place – Brick ranch w/5 bdrms, 5 baths, finished basement, LR & FR w/fireplace. Southmoreland Estates w/private park on Lake Decatur, Home is in move-in condition.

MAROA! 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, oak kitchen w/stove, microwave & dishwasher. Formal dining room. Huge master bedroom w/ master bathroom. New windows. 1.5 car garage and fenced yard. Maroa-Forsyth Schools. Only $126,900

FORSYTH spacious 2 story w/over 3700 sq. ft. 4 bdrm, formal living room, dining room, family room and den, newer 4 season room, dual heating, 3 fireplaces, hot tub, large deck and patio. Basement. 1/2 acre treed yard. Maroa-Forsyth Schools! $259,900

MERIDIAN SCHOOLS! Split level on 1/2 acre lot. 3 bdrms. 2 baths. Oak kitchen w/ breakfast bar & ceramic floor. Dining area w/hardwood floor. Living room & family room. 2.5 car attached garage. Deck & screened porch. Reduced $129,900

CERRO GORDO SCHOOLS! Lake front log cabin on 2 acres, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2 story great room, huge deck, 2 sheds, 2.5 car attached garage, dock, and pool. Feels like a private resort. ONLY $244,000!

SPACIOUS 3 bedroom ranch, 2 baths, large living room w/fireplace & family room. Updated eat-in kitchen w/ newer appliances. New siding & windows. Basement and 3 car garage.

MAROA-FORSYTH SCHOOLS! Custom built praire style home on 2 acres, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, large wrap around porch, 2.5 car garage, 24 x 36 office w/bath, air and heat. Lots of fruit trees. ONLY 198,000!

ARGENTA/OREANA SCHOOLS 3 bedroom ranch on 1/2 acre. Newer roof, windows, furnace, central air, and water heater. ONLY $59,900!

SOUTH SHORES! 3 bedroom ranch w/ basement. 1.5 car garage. New kitchen, appliances stay including washer/dryer. New carpet. Roof 2003. Only $69,500, less than appraisal!

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