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Greater DecaturHomes&LIFESTYLES February 2014

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

Decatur

and

Surrounding

Susan Gant

A r e a 's

Premier

ABR, CDPE, GRI

151 E. Decatur, Decatur, Illinois 428-9500

See MLS listings and live virtual tours at susangant.com

Estate

Publication

Jenny Leyden

Associate

Accredited Buyers Representative

217.433. 3678 www.susangant.com

Real

217.855.6012 www.jennyleyden.com jennyleyden@yahoo.com

Each office is independently owned and operated.

Trusted • Experienced Knowledgeable

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View homes @ jennyleyden.com

RE/MAX Outstanding Production Recognition Awards 100% Club 2011 • 100% Club 2012

Sharp Bi-Level Near Lake! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Under $100,000!

HomePark, Raised Ranch! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths $70's

Near Millikin! $130's Updated, 2 Story 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths

South Shores! Pre-Approved Short sale Over 1700 sq. ft. $60's

Large Private Lot, $113,000 Open Concept Ranch 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Oversized 2.5 Car Garage

Lovely Neighborhood, Near Lake 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bath Raised Ranch, 2200 Sq. Ft. $130's

Beautifully Maintained 2 Bedrooms, Finished Basement Near Lake! $50's

Sharp Bi Level, North Location! 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths Pool and Deck! $112,500

Sharp 2 bedrooms 1.5-car garage $32,500

Cerro Gordo Schools! 2 Bedrooms, Garage $45,000

Mt Zion Schools! $214,500 Day Brook Estates! 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Cerro Gordo Schools! 1/2 Acre Lot! $15,900

GET OUT AND ROCK THE WOOF Feb 16 At the AIW! SEE PAGE 11 for more information! EDITORS ARTICLE PG 4 • JEFFREY'S TIPS PG 8 • EXPERT ARTICLE PG 13

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


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realtor ®

®

872-9000

Area One Realtors www.AreaOneRealtors.com

333 E. Pershing Rd. Decatur, Illinois

GREAT BUY! 3 bedroom ranch in Mt. Zion! Nice covered front porch invites you into spacious living room. Large kitchen dining area w/ enough space for a large table. Nice family room has wood burning fireplace and sliders to oversized deck and fenced rear yard. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-1

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-2

Entertain your whole family in this 3000 sq.ft. ranch. Open concept kitchen lg. FR w/ wood burning fireplace. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. Huge LL has 4th bedroom, oversized rec room plus lg. FR, 1/2 bath & possible 5th bedroom. $129,900. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-3

Mt. Zion Schools! 3 bedroom ranch, large kitchen w/ breakfast area, 3 nice sized bedrooms, 2 car attached garage, deck and fenced rear yard. Selling as-is. $54,900. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-4

Brick country home on 1 acre. NO NEIGHBORS! 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, nice kitchen. Large living room, w/ fireplace and att. sunroom. Large rec room. BEAUTIFUL views, needs TLC. $45,000. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-5

GORGEOUS SHADOW LANE BI-LEVEL! Over 3000 sq. ft. 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, oversized living room, main floor FR w/ fireplace. Huge rec room with large bar. Plus possible 4th bdrm w/ 1/2 bath. All new carpet, paint, roof, and fireplace. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. 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

Extra nice 3 bdrm, 1 3/4 bath, 2 story home. Large LR w/fireplace and side door to enclosed screen porch. Nice sized dining room, lots of cabinets in spacious kitchen, rec room in bsmt plus possible 4th bdrm. Oversized 1 car garage. Realtor owned. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-9

ALMOST AN ACRE! Brick bungalow with newer kitchen, roof and central air. House needs some TLC but is priced to sell. Close to Ruby Tuesday, Walmart and airport. $19,900. Call Lynn at 872-9000 or 254-1840. 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 its own heat & tenants will pay their own heat & power. Newly remodeled $74,900. Call Lynn 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

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 at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-13

Just listed! 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 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 at 872-9000 or 254-1840. A-16


Multi-Million Dollar Producer

Area One mobile 254-1840 Realtors office 872-9000 333 E. Pershing Rd. Decatur, IL 62526

Lynn

ABR, CRS, GRI Broker

Hermann

e-mail: lynnhermann@live.com

www.decaturrealtor.com

Membership of the Illinois Association of Realtors President’s Lifetime Achievement Club

Luck has nothing to do with it...

CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE www.DecaturRealtor.com – See ALL the local listings. Links to area Lenders, City of Decatur, AVAILABLE JOBS IN DECATUR and surrounding area. VIRTUAL TOURS AND MORE!

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

Entertain your whole family in this beautiful 3,000 Sq. ft. ranch. Open concept kitchen, family room is large enough for the whole group, plus you have the added charm of the 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!

SHADOW LANE! PRICE REDUCED to $89,900 for this HUGE bi-level. Oversized living room, nice kitchen, large main floor family room with fireplace. 3 LARGE bedrooms on main floor. 4th bedroom with 1/2 bath and huge rec room on lower level. Oversized 2 car garage and fenced rear yard. This home has had a lot of remodeling done, and is ready for new owners. Almost 3,000 square feet!

SOLD MT ZION SCHOOLS! 3 bedroom ranch, large kitchen with breakfast area, 3 nice sized bedrooms, 2 car attached garage, deck and fenced rear yard. Selling as-is, proof of funds must accompany all offers $47,900

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.

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

SOLD 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

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

1 PRIVATE ACRE! Bement Schools-Sears catalogue house from 1900, this charming 1 1/2 story home has brick exterior, sun room, large living room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms 1 1/2 baths. Needs some TLC but this is a diamond in the ruff! Close to Allerton Park, could be a great home again! $41,900

SOLD HUGE 3 CAR GARAGE that has office and 1/2 bath! Large lot, Warrensburg Schools. House has unfinished SHELL – NOT FINISHED ON INSIDE. Use your imagination and make this house fit your needs! $19,900

call

TAYLORVILLE! REDUCED $10,000! Take a step back into the romantic times when a large family 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

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

for details! Lynn Hermann for details! Visit my Website at

www.DecaturRealtor.com for Virtual Tours — NOW!


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

Edi tors Column

Thinking Spring & Websites! Well, I've certainly had my fill of winter and I think most of you feel the same way. It's only February and Valentines Day is right around the corner but I'm focused on SPRING! And drooling over a couple newer convertibles;-) I have been busy working with Will Best of Virtual Impressions on our new website. Registering the domain name (I bought it, now I have to do what???), servers, nameservers, website hosting (I can host a party....), hosting provider.... This is a totally foreign language! I'm very thankful for Will! He is very helpful and has walked me through each step of everything I needed to do and he can translate website to English for me. He rocks! I remember back in the day when I used my first computer as a bookkeeper/computer operator for a CPA. We had a computer that took up most of the room and punched holes in paper tape. I moved on to Illinois Power at the Clinton Power Station and same thing. We thought we were something with these computers! And the bonus was the confetti it spewed out! We had a lot of fun with that stuff at the power plant. A coworker, Kathy, and I showed our love for our fellow co-worker, Dan by filling his tissue box, caps to his pens, coat pockets, and everything else we could think of with confetti. We had fun. I miss Kathy, Dan, and the confetti. It amazes me how far we have come from those days. Our website will be up and running in a few weeks, possibly by the time you are reading this. Look for us at gdhnl.com. It also amazes me at the ideas Will had for our website. If you need any website building or tweaking done give Will a call at 217-412-4485. Keep picking us up, like us on Facebook at Greater Decatur Homes, and watch for all the wonderful changes we are making! COME ON SPRING!!!

Marla

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E-MAIL: Marla@GreaterDecaturHomes.com • February 2014 • Page 5

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MLS# 6130573

3 bdrms, 2 bths & 2-car garage Fresh paint on porch/deck/trim Woodburning FP Kitchen appliances stay Master bath, double sinks

Bob Sparks 201-0235

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MLS# 5192188

Rod Greene 433-0334

Warrensburg-Latham Schools! 3200 sq ft ranch in Forsyth! Spacious room sizes 3 fireplaces, finished basement Gorgeous 4-season sunroom 4 bdrms, 3.5 bths – $239,900

Linda Harford 855-0271

Refurbished original hardwood floors Large family room w/built-ins Kitchen, breakfast room & laundry Appliances stay! Gas fireplace Nice large yard

Rod Greene 433-0334

6 year old ranch, finished bsmnt Mt Zion Schools! $279,900 Open concept floor plan Latest in colors Maple kitchen, stainless appl. Covered porch, privacy

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

Bob Sparks 201-0235

Near South Side Country Club 4 bdrms, 2.5 bths, basement Hardwood floors, woodburning FP Screened porch Updates!

MLS# 6131067

Bob Sparks 201-0235

Newer steel siding and roof Covered patio, C/A Fenced yard Large garden area

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Condo/duplex w/o association fees 2 bdrms, 1.5 bths, main floor laundry Neutral décor, large eat-in kitchen Newer furnace, roof & H2O heater Sliders to fenced yard

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Rod Greene 433-0334

$79,900 Half Acre approximate Ranch with cozy fireplace Full basement & 2-car garage Private backyard Quiet cul-de-sac street Lost Bridge Road area

MLS# 5192076

Linda Harford 855-0271

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

MLS# 6130431

Bob Sparks 201-0235

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

Linda Harford 855-0271

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

MLS# 6130557

Sharp home! Single floor living! Large rooms w/open concept 3 bdrms, family & dining rooms 2-car garage & fenced yard

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Ready For New Family! Appliances stay! Lots of storage! Hardwood floors/cedar lined closets 4 bdrms, full basement! Fenced back yard with patio

MLS# 5192206

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2-story brick 4 bdrm charmer! Reduced! Walk-out basement! Glassed front porch, French doors Built-ins, fireplace, roomy closets Large deck, fenced yard

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Page 8 • February 2014 • FOR ADVERTISING CALL CHRIS at (217) 201-3331

Jeffrey's Tip for the Month Wow, its February already! This year is flying by already, lol. Every Monday on my face book page, I write a blog on cleaning & organizing. This month will be all about how to get you organized. Here is a sneak peak on what you will see on facebook.

Makes you proud! I don’t know about you, but when I’ve made the effort to tidy up a space and I can easily locate what I need to find, I’m pretty darn proud of myself. A lot of times it's hard to get started getting things cleaned up, but I love the sense of accomplishment once its done. Now you’re not stressed out if someone unexpectedly drops by, and you’re not going into other peoples homes wishing your house looked like theirs. You now look to others like someone who takes pride in their home.

This week homework assignment: Plan a attack and do your plan on one simple project that will make you proud in the end. Facebook message me if you need a free step by step guide on how to approach your one project that will make you proud in the end. I have faith that you can achieve this goal. Have a great month and stay warm.... Sincerely,

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We specialize in cleaning & organizing. We help people organize and de-clutter garages, basements, attics, kitchens, bedrooms, closets, playrooms, home office, filing systems, memorabilia, photos, family management, time and task management, downsizing, and storage units. We love helping people to get on track with their disorganized lives and make their lives easier by not judging them but showing love and compassion towards them.

Winter Services we provide from November to April: •

Organizing & De-Cluttering services — We provide this service for Macon County only. Garages, basements, attics, kitchens, bedrooms, closets, playrooms, home office, filing systems, memorabilia, photos, family management, time & task management, downsizing, and storage units.

• One time deep cleaning — We provide this service inside a 60 mile radius from Decatur Illinois. Houses, apartments, rentals, move in, move out & real estate cleanings.

Deadline for the March issue is: Thursday, February 13th

Refrigerator & Oven deep cleaning package — This service for Macon County only. We empty everything out of each appliance and clean all the exterior and interior shelves, drawers, and walls.


FOR ADVERTISING EMAIL: Chris@GreaterDecaturHomes.com • February 2014 • Page 9

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OAKLEY AREA

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FOR ADVERTISING EMAIL: Chris@GreaterDecaturHomes.com • February 2014 • Page 13

Why do I need a home Inspection? To most people who are buying or selling their home that is an honest question to ask themselves and should bear great consideration in answering. To the buyer with dreams of starting a new life and investing into one of the most prominent purchases of their financial future, the goal is to know what the current status of the home they are seeking is. Will the roof need replacement soon? Will the furnace operate sufficiently and will it require repairs after I take procession of the residence? Does the home have hidden structural deficiencies that will garner great costs in repair after time? Am I buying a money pit? To the seller with hopes that the current appraised value of the place they called home for so many years actually measure up to the dollar cost they hope to ask when they elect to move on? Will the home they passed on to the next owner have unseen costs that may become a problem with the sale or dilute the asking price to an amount that weakens the possibility of moving forward with their next purchase? If you are selling your home having it pre inspected will catch any issues before you decide to put your home on the market. This will ensure a quicker, easier, sale near your asking price. If you are buying a home having that home inspected prior to purchasing it may save you from financial disaster.

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10 ACRES OF TIMBER IN THE CITY! Over 4300 sq. ft., 4 bdrms w/options for 2 more. Finished basement, huge master bedroom w/balcony over looking timber. Big screened porch, 3 car garage. ONLY $339,900!

MERIDIAN SCHOOLS! Split level on 1/2 acre lot. 3 bedrooms. 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.

MT ZION SCHOOLS! Ranch on 1/2 acre fenced yard, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, heated sunroom. newer kitchen, windows, porch and patio. Vinyl siding. 2.5 car attached garage. ONLY $87,900!

Meridian Schools. Great starter home in Blue Mound on double lot. 2 bedrooms, living room, and formal dining room, vinyl siding, central air. ONLY $49,900.

REDUCED! Sharp 3 bedroom ranch on 1/2 acre yard. Newer oak kitchen w/appliances, & windows. Dining room w/door to deck. Huge living room, 2.5 car attached garage + small shed. Close to Lake. ONLY $99,900!

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

MAROA! 5 year old ranch with basement, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, big living room and oak kitchen. ONLY $89,900!

MAROA-FORSYTH SCHOOLS spacious 2 story with over 3700 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 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.

NORTH END Spacious 3 bedroom bi-level with family room, living room and formal dining room, kitchen w/appliances. 2.5 car garage and big deck. ONLY $99,900!

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


Greater Decatur Homes and Lifestyles Feb 2014