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GAMBINO REALTORS HOM E GU I DE ISSUE ONE | 2020

Publisher: Gambino Realtors

WELC OM E

We love the Rockford community and we're proud to tell others about the great benefits of living here. Rockford, Ill. and the surrounding towns and villages make up one of the friendliest communities you'll find anywhere.

I would like to personally welcome you to the first edition of our new Gambino Home Guide. Our Home Guide features all properties we have for sale and is distributed monthly. Over the past 25 years, we have utilized the newspaper to get our properties for sale to the most potential buyers. Times are changing and at Gambino Realtors we pride ourselves on changing with the current times and needs of our buyers and sellers. We are refreshing our approach and distribution. This new Gambino Home Guide is distributed electronically to over 62,000 households in our market area. This will provide a much broader reach to showcase our homes to more potential buyers than any other local firm. Period. We have worked hard to make our new Gambino Home Guide both pleasing to the eye, interesting and informative to read during your leisure time. We hope you enjoy it!

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Editor: Kathy Heeren-Ellis Design: Sarah E. Diamond Photo Editing: Derek Droessler The Gambino Home Guide is a presentation of properties for sale in the Northern Illinois region. Since 1923, Gambino Realtors has navigated buyers and sellers through real estate transactions. www.GoGambino.com 3815 N. Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114 815.282.2222 5330 Williams Drive Roscoe, IL 61073 815.623.3333

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THE NUMBER ONE REASON NOT TO WAIT TO LIST YOUR HOME “ “

Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has experienced a strong V-shaped recovery and is now exceeding prepandemic levels.


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any industries have been devastated by the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 virus. Real estate is not one of them. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist for First American, just reported: “Since hitting a low point during the initial stages of the pandemic, the only major industry to display immunity to the economic impacts of the coronavirus is the housing market. Housing has experienced a strong V-shaped recovery and is now exceeding pre-pandemic levels.” Buyer demand is still strong heading into the fall. ShowingTime, which tracks the average number of buyer showings on residential properties, just announced that buyer showings are up 61.9% compared to the same time last year. They went on to say: “Normally, real estate activity begins to slow down in the late summer, but this year it peaked in July, August and into September.” There Is One Big Challenge Purchaser demand is so high, the market is running out of available homes for sale. Just last week, realtor.com reported:

Homebuilders are increasing construction, but they cannot keep up with the high demand. Bill McBride, founder of the Calculated Risk blog, in discussing inventory of newly constructed houses, notes: “The months of supply decreased to 3.3 months…This is the all-time record low months of supply.” What does this mean for sellers?

“Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in March, nearly 400,000 fewer homes have been listed compared to last year, leaving a gaping hole in the U.S. housing inventory.”

Anyone thinking of putting their home on the market should not wait. A seller will always negotiate the best deal when demand is high and supply is limited. That’s exactly the situation in the real estate market today.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that, while home sales are skyrocketing, the inventory of existing homes for sale is dropping dramatically.

Next year, when the pandemic is hopefully behind us, there will be many more properties coming to the market. Don’t wait for that increase in competition in your neighborhood. Now is the time to sell. Contact Gambino Realtors at 815.282.2222.

Here is a graph of existing inventory (September numbers are not yet available):

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ONE OF ONE

1953 Harlem Boulevard | Rockford | $569,000 | 4 BD | 4/1 BA | 4,700+ SQ FT


Nestled on the Rock River across from Sinnissippi Gardens, this contemporary home aims to please. From the circular drive, you are welcomed into a light-filled foyer and greeted instantly by the tremendous river views. Entertain in the formal living and dining rooms with updated butler’s pantry. The great room is open to the kitchen featuring Sub Zero fridge, cooktop, dual ovens, breakfast bar and quartz countertops. Steps away, a wall of windows guides you to a sunroom with a hot tub overlooking the Koi pond and waterfall. Up the open staircase, there is the master suite plus three bedrooms and two full baths. Lower level boasts a family room with a wet bar, full bath and bonus room. With the Rock River as a backdrop, an aggregate stone terrace, sectional seating and natural gas fire table – gatherings are elevated to a new level.

Jonathan R. Krause 815.262.5226 jkrause@GoGambino.com

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GRAND AND ELEGANT

1367 Brown Hills Road | Rockford | $415,000 | 5 BD | 4/1 BA | 5,029 SQ FT


Lovingly restored to its original elegance, this rare piece of Rockford history is nestled on an impressive tree-lined lot. With both updated and period details, the features are truly outstanding. Custom marble entry, solid hardwood living and dining rooms, striking millwork, leaded glass pocket doors, mahogany library and sunlit solarium are all stunning. A gorgeous kitchen features custom cherry cabinets with Gothic arch detailing, Brazilian granite counters, tumbled marble backsplash and ceramic tile floors. The remodeled powder room, mudroom, butler’s pantry and laundry complete the first floor. The second floor offers a large master suite with private bath and adjoining den. Two additional bedrooms have full en-suite baths, and a private suite offers a sitting room, full bedroom and full bath, accomodating many living arrangements.

Karl Gasbarra 815.975.4218 karl@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

16981 Comly Road | Pecatonica

$389,900

3878 North Brookville Road | Forreston

$339,900

4 BD | 3/1 BA | 3,500 SQ FT

3 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,356 SQ FT

Set on 2.5 acres of country land, this spacious home exudes privacy. The Seward Bluff Forest Preserve, which borders this beautiful home, provides serene views throughout the year. The open floor plan allows you to gracefully flow f rom the great room to the dining room, while feeling the light f rom the oversized windows. A unique loft is waiting for exploration on the upper level. With so much space, this home has a lot to offer.

Amazing country living in this sportsman wonderland. Inclusive of 8.4 acres of wooded property and two stocked ponds, nature is alive and well. Large great room with vaulted ceilings, spacious master suite, wall of windows and hardwood floors. Large deck overlooking ponds for relaxing views. Enjoy evenings on the screened porch like you are on vacation at home.

Ginny Meyer

Bryan Holder

815.262.8082 gmeyer@GoGambino.com

815.543.1232 bholder@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

5787 East Farm School Road | Dakota

$339,500

11743 River Hills Parkway | Rockton

$330,000

3 BD | 1 BA | 2,928 SQ FT

3 BD | 3 BA | 2,021 SQ FT

This property is a fantastic hobby farm opportunity boasting 20+ acres with a wonderful set up. One and a half story farmhouse with an attached in-law/guest house creates an ample amount of space and versatility. The attached ranch style home was recently updated and is handicap accessible. With a four-car garage and nine outbuildings, there are so many opportunities to explore.

Fully exposed ranch in the Old River Hills Subdivision. The open floor plan is f illed with all the amenities today’s buyer desires. The bedrooms are roomy, including a master suite with a fabulous en-suite bath, offering double vanities, granite counters, a custom tiled shower and a large walk-in closet. Watch the seasons change f rom your elevated deck while enjoying gorgeous views of the professionally landscaped, treelined yard.

Matt Koch

Karl Gasbarra

815.543.7945 mkoch@GoGambino.com

815.975.4218 karl@GoGambino.com

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COUNTRY ESTATE 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,100 SQ FT

LIFE ON THE FARM Through The Eyes of Ginny Meyer

4081 South Massbach Road Stockton $549,900 Spectacular equestrian property on over 27 acres is waiting for you to enjoy. The beautiful home has many updates, including a full kitchen remodel with custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, new lighting, bar sink and bamboo hardwood floors. Beautiful trim work, oversized windows and three-season porch added in 2014. There is an updated full bath on every floor. Walkout lower level turned into a master suite with living area, bedroom, walk-in closet, laundry and en-suite bath with double farm sinks. Perfect set up with three barns, a total of 10 stalls and up to six separate fenced pastures. A 40x60 barn that is 15 feet high was added in 2017, with an adjacent 40x60 barn added in 2019. All barns have water systems and three main pastures have geothermal waterers as well. Both you and your animals will want to call this property home.

Pam Cunningham 815.289.6323

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Residential Single Family

SOLD 11463 Ridgecrest Drive | Roscoe

$315,000

211 Strawbridge Drive | Rockton

$247,000

4 BD | 2/2 BA | 2,827 SQ FT

4 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,419 SQ FT

Beautifully updated throughout and located in the prestigious Briarcliff subdivision in Roscoe, ready for you to move right in. The kitchen boasts granite counters, center island, all stainless appliances including double oven, tile backsplash and 2’ x1’ ceramic tiles on the floor. The new master en-suite bath features double vanity, tiled shower and claw tub. The backyard oasis boasts a large deck and inground pool for entertaining.

Nestled in The Woodlands of Rockton, this home is in a great neighborhood with a walking path and pond. The eat in kitchen opens to your family room, complete with gas f ireplace. Formal dining and living room, perfect for the upcoming holidays. On the second floor, enjoy your master suite along with three large sized bedrooms and bathroom. Outside features a beautifully landscaped yard, irrigation system, shed and deck with gazebo.

Pam Cunningham

Heather Carter

815.289.6323 pcunningham@GoGambino.com

815.519.2969 hcarter@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

6743 Butterfield Drive | Cherry Valley

$225,000

1506 National Avenue | Rockford

$179,000

3 BD | 2 BA | 1,810 SQ FT

4 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,876 SQ FT

This home, in Penf ield Crossing, has been meticulously maintained and is full of updates. The large great room has volume ceilings and a welcoming f ireplace for those cool days ahead. Off of the great room is a conveniently located den, and off of the kitchen is a sunroom with walls of windows, making a perfect spot for morning coffee. The rear lot is wooded and backs up to the Forest Preserve featuring miles of walking and biking paths.

The most affordable property on National Avenue, a street of tall trees and impressive waterf ront residences. A f reshly painted interior, crown molding and gleaming hardwood floors are sure to delight. A living room wall of pecan with a wood burning f ireplace is a cozy backdrop for reading a good book. Enjoy a screened porch, fenced yard and excellent location close to the bike path, Rock River and cultural activities.

Karl Gasbarra

Diane Meltmar

815.975.4218 karl@GoGambino.com

815.540.3259 dmeltmar@GoGambino.com

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STUNNING AND CONTEMPORARY

5104 Pepper Drive | Rockford | $285,000 | 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,065+ SQ FT


Walking in this home, you’ll be amazed by the amenities, soaring ceilings and quality. The impressive gourmet kitchen features a large island, breakfast bar, granite counters and an abundance of cherry cabinets. Relax in the fourseason sunroom with sliders leading to the brand-new deck, which features built-in seating overlooking the wooded backyard oasis. Entertaining will be a breeze in the elegant living room and family room with cherry wood flooring, a cozy gas fireplace and a wall of windows. The dining room boasts a double-sided gas fireplace that is also featured in the massive master bedroom. Retreat to the master bath with double vanities, shower, jacuzzi tub and walk-in closet. From a lower level rec room to an upstairs loft area, the convenient layout is ready for relaxation or entertaining family and friends.

Teresa Shreve 815.289.3362 tshreve@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

3314 North View Road | Rockford

$159,900

4 BD | 2 BA | 2,600 SQ FT

Enjoy beauty and convenience in this mid-century ranch. Beautiful landscaping, tons of storage, f irst floor laundry and wonderful back yard views f rom the living room and family room in quiet Bradley Heights neighborhood. Updated master suite connects directly to a large screened porch. Gas log f ireplace creates a warm and comfortable spot in the family room for reading a good book or bird watching.

David Bowers 815.520.4091 dbowers@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

9915 Rambouillet Ridge Roscoe $275,000 4 BD | 3/1 BA | 3,316 SQ FT

Karl Gasbarra 815.975.4218

1309 Bryn Mawr Lane Rockford $222,500 4 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,114 SQ FT

Jean Campbell 815.505.8336

1754 Rowntree Lane Rockford $220,000 4 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,930 SQ FT

1502 National Avenue | Rockford 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,868 SQ FT This is not your Grandmother’s Victorian! Remodeled by an architect for his home. Approximately 2,900 square feet of finished space in meticulous condition. Three fully renovated baths (one with heated floor). Three bedrooms. Custom designed cabinetry with many bookcases. Marble serving buffet, custom office, hardwood floors, pocket doors, 10 foot ceilings and two gas fireplaces. Remodeled kitchen with stainless appliances. Interior washed with natural light. Master bedroom with fireplace and large walk-in closet. Second floor laundry. Abundant storage and closet space. Yard irrigation, security system and Nest. Near the bike path and the Rock River.

Team Lunde 815.985.9522

Diane Meltmar 815.540-3259 dmeltmar@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

7008 Cardigan Way Rockford $319,000 4 BD | 4 BA | 4,362 SQ FT

Jean Campbell 815.505.8336

5137 Parliament Place Rockford $329,000 5 BD | 3/1 BA | 3,300 SQ FT

Jean Campbell 815.505.8336

14711 Telegraph Road Pecatonica $289,000 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,400 SQ FT

12918 Edwardsville Rd | Winnebago

$239,900

3 BD | 2 BA | 2,084 SQ FT Looking for country? Here it is. Winnebago Schools. Sharp, well-cared for, 2,000+ square foot, three bedroom, two bath, two-story on 2.5 acres with meandering creek. High and dry. Welcoming front porch. Great room with cathedral ceiling, two skylights, corner fireplace, slider to deck, hot tub and gorgeous country views! Open concept to dining room and kitchen with hardwood floors. Kitchen with lots of cabinets with pullouts and generous counter space. First floor master with hardwood floor and private, updated bath. Two bedrooms, craft room and office upstairs. First floor laundry. Rec room mostly finished. Spacious 25x30 garage. Beautiful, tranquil and serene setting. Zoned Agricultural. Bring the horses!

Allyson Richards 505.980.7359

Ginny Meyer 815.262.8082 gmeyer@GoGambino.com

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Residential Single Family

$309,980 4 BD | 3 BA | 2,715 SQ FT

$219,900 4 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,846 SQ FT

$199,999 5 BD | 2 BA | 2,600 SQ FT

$199,900 5 BD | 3 BA | 3,272 SQ FT

$185,000 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,739 SQ FT

4593 Edenberry Lane | Rockton

5619 Castlewood Court | Rockford

1745 Cherry Valley Road | Kirkland

7369 Moss Canyon Road | Cherry Valley

5903 Candover Road | Loves Park

Brent Hammack | 815.509.5101

Miguel Lobato | 815.231.4129

John Sweeney | 815.262.5769

Karen Barbagallo | 815.988.5577

Teresa Shreve | 815.289.3362

$179,900 4 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,440 SQ FT

$179,900 4 BD | 2/2 BA | 2,592 SQ FT

$174,900 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,427 SQ FT

$172,900 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,069 SQ FT

$169,900 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,466 SQ FT

904 Cerasus Drive | Rockford

9204 Segunda Lane | Machesney Park

6641 Sutter Drive | Roscoe

3715 N. Trainer Road | Rockford

7120 Mill Road | Rockford

Tracy Suyko | 815.289.1130

Laura Haynes | 815.985.1115

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Mikhaele Howell | 815.871.6787

$165,900 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,400 SQ FT

$149,900 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,426 SQ FT

$145,000 4 BD | 2 BA | 2,643 SQ FT

$125,000 4 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,698 SQ FT

502 Corkhill Court | Davis

303 S. Swift Street | Winnebago

6538 Carman Drive | Rockford

11075 Edgemere Terrace | Roscoe

1831 Clinton Street | Rockford

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

Kathy Heeren-Ellis | 815.708.4061

David Bowers | 815.520.4091

Carol & Andy Harkin | 815.540.8908

Ann Brady | 815.298.4683

$169,900 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,016 SQ FT

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Residential Single Family

$125,000 2 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,578 SQ FT

$124,900 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,017 SQ FT

$119,000 3 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,736 SQ FT

$110,000 3 BD | 1 BA | 2,211 SQ FT

$104,900 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,538 SQ FT

1104 Maple Avenue | Belvidere

16292 7th Street | Seward

140 S. 6th Street | Capron

2315 N. Winnebago Street | Rockford

3711 Brendenwood Road | Rockford

Dawn Karns | 815.494.6507

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

Laura Haynes | 815.985.1115

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

$100,000 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,275 SQ FT

$95,000 3 BD | 1 BA | 2,738 SQ FT

$87,500 3 BD | 2 BA | 2,520 SQ FT

$85,000 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,240 SQ FT

$85,000 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,132 SQ FT

9426 Ritter Drive | Machesney Park

3516 Louisiana Road | Rockford

1606 Grant Avenue | Rockford

3403 Broadway | Rockford

1624 Cynthia Drive | Rockford

Stefanie Yarber | 815.995.0836

Kevin Fisher | 815.494.9595

Kevin Fisher | 815.494.9595

Miguel Lobato | 815.231.4129

Kevin Fisher | 815.494.9595

$77,500 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,214 SQ FT

$75,000 4 BD | 2 BA | 1,642 SQ FT

$75,000 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,126 SQ FT

$74,900 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,310 SQ FT

$72,900 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,680 SQ FT

2139 Welworth Avenue | Rockford

1904 Pierce Avenue | Rockford

3122 16th Street | Rockford

2312 16th Avenue | Rockford

470 Wildflower Drive | Belvidere

Miguel Lobato | 815.231.4129

Mikhaele Howell | 815.871.6787

Laura Haynes | 815.985.1115

Korky Williams | 815.494.7812

Pam Cunningham | 815.289.6323

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Residential Single Family

$69,900 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,180 SQ FT

$69,900 3 BD | 1/1 BA | 990 SQ FT

$69,900 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,680 SQ FT

$69,900 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,239 SQ FT

$58,000 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,312 SQ FT

517 Kennon Road | Rockford

2316 23rd Street | Rockford

3704 E. Wood Lane | Belvidere

3304 Constance Drive | Rockford

601 St. Louis Avenue | Rockford

Jean Campbell | 815.505.8336

Brenda Tufly | 815.988.3476

Tracy Suyko | 815.289.1130

Angie Leiva | 815.742.6010

Barb Urycki | 815.505.2064

$56,900 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,660 SQ FT

$55,000 2 BD | 1 BA | 700 SQ FT

$55,000 3 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,050 SQ FT

$48,000 3 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,200 SQ FT

$42,900 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,056 SQ FT

5739 Peachstone Drive | Loves Park

2806 Kinsey Street | Rockford

2723 Coleman Avenue | Rockford

217 Miriam Avenue | Rockford

2124 11th Street | Rockford

John Sweeney | 815.262.5769

John Weiland | 815.494.6214

John Weiland | 815.494.6214

Barbara Carstens | 815.871.3604

David Bowers | 815.520.4091

$38,000 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,066 SQ FT

$37,400 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,057 SQ FT

$35,000 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,152 SQ FT

$19,499 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,064 SQ FT

$19,000 3 BD | 1 BA | 1,263 SQ FT

5626 Peachstone Place | Loves Park

2411 Andrews Street | Rockford

1554 Willard Avenue | Rockford

538 Park Avenue | Belvidere

505 Montague Street | Rockford

Scot Craig | 815.985.8806

Heather Carter | 815.519.2969

Scot Craig | 815.985.8806

Scot Craig | 815.985.8806

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

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7334 Hawthorne Ridge Roscoe $425,000 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,100 SQ FT

LIFE ON THE FARM LIFE LIFEON ONTHE THEFARM FARM Through The Eyes of Ginny Meyer Through ThroughThe TheEyes EyesofofGinny GinnyMeyer Meyer

GASTINEAU LOG HOME 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 3,732 SQ FT

Every day is a vacation in this custom built, meticulously maintained, one owner home featuring upgraded solid oak construction. Whether reading on your enclosed front porch or relaxing on your wraparound deck listening to the creek, the views are truly stunning. From the moment you enter, you are struck by the home’s immense volume and character, such as the river rock fireplace, the dining room builtins, and the French doors leading to the deck. The kitchen is built for convenience with granite counters and ceramic floors. The main floor bedroom with an en-suite bath is used as the master. With two huge bedrooms and a full bath upstairs, the home could be utilized in various ways depending on your needs. The upstairs loft is lovely, overlooks the living room and has more of those dramatic views. This is a private and peaceful sanctuary within minutes to all amenities.

Karl Team Gasbarra Lunde 815.975.4218 815.985.9522


GAMBINO CARES THE HAVEN NETWORK Perinatal Hospice & Bereavement Center I was invited to be on the board by some good friends who were the founders of the organization. We saw that early infant death from a pre-birth terminal diagnosis was treated as a medical procedure rather than the albeit short life of a child created by God. We saw that parents had little or no support in their grief and were just sent home. The Haven provides that support in many ways allowing the families to love their child and honor them as a real person. Volunteers make tiny baby gowns; professional photographers capture amazing images of their beautiful child, and memory boxes are provided to help these young families hold on to the memories of their child. Grief counseling and funeral assistance is made available. Gambino Realtors proudly supports the Haven Network for the life-affirming work that they do, and how they directly impact lives in our community.

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THE FRESH CUT TREE

a holiday tradition


The Search for the Perfect Christmas Tree Tops Many Family Holiday Traditions

a guide to local tree farms

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on’t you just love Northern Illinois in the winter? We have such an excellent community filled with great holiday experiences. Traditions are the perfect way to create beautiful memories throughout our yearly journey. What better way to celebrate the coming holidays than to visit tree farms and support local, family-owned businesses. Load up the family and head to a local Christmas Tree Farm to choose from precut varieties of the holiday tree or venture out to cut your own tree. For many families it is an annual tradition to select a real tree to enjoy during the season. With 2020 being anything but a traditional year, this pilgrimage with your family will be extra special!

Because real trees are natural, they are 100% biodegradable. They can easily be reused or converted into mulch or other recycled products. Most artificial trees, on the other hand, are made with non-biodegradable materials. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful offers tree recycling and lists drop off areas around Northern Illinois on their website.

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Ben's Christmas Tree Farm Harvard 7719 Ryan Road | Harvard, IL

At Ben’s, it’s all about the trees. Starting with the finest quality seedlings, Ben has been growing and nurturing 100% hand-pruned firs and pines since 1982. Thousands of trees in nine varieties of firs and pines, from 6 to 12 feet tall are available: Colorado Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Frasier Fir, Balsam Fir, Canaan Fur, Scotch Norway, and Spruce White Pine. Ben’s uses organic farming practices, and all trees are pesticide-free. Ben’s Christmas Tree Farm is located on 55 serene, rolling acres in McHenry County, an enjoyable trip for folks from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We are open Friday-Sunday from 9-4. For updated hours and more information log onto benstreefarm.com.

Sinnissippi Farm and Forest 3122 South Lowden Road | Oregon, IL

Come experience the sights, sounds and smells of the country and capture some holiday spirit at the farm! Wander through the fields of Christmas trees as you relive your family tradition of cutting down a fresh cut tree. New this year, Sinnissippi Farm and Forest will be the offering the following: Premium Fraser Fir Select #1 (6-12’ expanded selection), Douglas Fir, Concolor and White Pine Select #1, Scotch Pine Fresh Cut and Choose & Cut (5-6’), Douglas and Fraser Fir Wreaths (45”-52” now available) and beautiful White Pine and Cedar Garland (fuller and thicker). Sinnissippi Farm and Forest will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-4, Saturdays and Sundays from 8-4. November 24 will be opening day, and the last day for tree sales will be December 20.

Williams Tree Farm

4661 Yale Bridge Road | Rockton, IL Williams Tree Farm will open for the Christmas Tree Season on November 14 for those wanting to decorate before Thankgsiving. Once you arrive at Williams Tree Farm you receive a map and saw. The farm is a choose and cut farm, meaning that you are free to wander on over 300 acres of fields to find the perfect tree. Make sure to pick up a map, so you know where you are headed at all times!! Williams Tree Farm also features freshly cut trees in our Tree Barn for your convenience. Hours are weekdays and weekends 8-8 with special Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve hours. For more information log onto their website at williamstreefarm.com. 30 | GRHG | ISSUE ONE | 2020


SOLD 3 BD | 3 BA | 2,100 SQ FT

LIFE ON THE FARM LIFE ON THE FARM Through The Eyes of Ginny Meyer Through The Eyes of Ginny Meyer

CUSTOM BUILD

141 Titleist Trail Poplar Grove $439,900 Magnificent home built with astute attention to detail and quality craftsmanship that is evident throughout. The main floor features an impressive entry that welcomes you to an abundance of natural light. The master suite boasts a tray ceiling, Kohler signature tub and dual showers. Continuing on the main floor you will find two additional bedrooms and bath and a half, chef’s kitchen with subzero fridge, office or kid’s study room, fireplace and wet bar. Enjoy a first floor laundry and a wall of windows providing access to the expansive patio/firepit combo with gorgeous views of the golf course. Downstairs offers a gym, wine room, bedroom, bath, storage, and a framed-in media room waiting for your final finishes. The oversized four-plus attached garage provides enough space for cars and ample room for toys. Located in the serene Knolls of Boone subdivision, this gem is ready for you to escape to.

Team Lunde 815.985.9522

4 BD | 3/1 BA | 3,500 SQ FT

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CONDO COMMUNITY NEAR GOLF COURSE 2929 Sunnyside Drive | Rockford | Multiple Units Available

THE CLOISTERS


Residential Condominium

Welcome to The Cloisters of Forest Hills - A Condo Community The Cloisters condo community is nestled among mature trees and lush grounds. Conveniently located near a golf course, bike path and a park, this low maintenance lifestyle is a match for anyone. Gather with f riends or family in the common area, take a dip in the heated, indoor pool tucked away in a beautiful foliage f illed solarium, or spend time relaxing on your deck in this laid back community. The homeowner’s association dues are affordable and cover heat, water, garbage, sewer, heated garage, cable, lawncare, snow removal, indoor pool, rec room, exercise room with sauna and extra storage unit. gnihil endella

$114,900 2 BD | 2 BA

$89,500 2 BD | 2 BA

$78,900 2 BD | 2 BA

$74,000 2 BD | 2 BA

$54,500 1 BD | 1 BA

2929 Sunnyside Dr. #306A | Rockford

2929 Sunnyside Dr. #142C | Rockford

2929 Sunnyside Dr. #300A | Rockford

2929 Sunnyside Dr. #228B | Rockford

2929 Sunnyside Dr. #309A | Rockford

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Rose Gagnon | 815.262.7766

Rose Gagnon | 815.262.7766

Rose Gagnon | 815.262.7766

Jim Grindle | 815.637.0104

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Residential Condominium

165 Muir Drive | Loves Park

$254,900

928 High Point Drive | Rockton

$199,900

3 BD | 3 BA | 3,273 SQ FT

3 BD | 3 BA | 2,800+ SQ FT

Spectacular Cross Creek ranch condo with tons of immaculate f inished space, including an ideal in-law set up. You will enjoy the gorgeous pond and fountain views f rom many rooms, large master, f inished lower level and community walking paths.

Zentz, all brick ranch condo in Summit East Rockton Subdivision. Lovely open concept with beautiful hickory cabinets, recessed lighting and nickel hardware in the kitchen. Get cozy by the f ireplace in the living room while watching the sun set f rom the glass doors leading to the spacious deck.

Cheryl Jacobs

Pat Bellinghiere

815.494.4956 cjacobs@GoGambino.com

815.871.1745 pbellinghiere@GoGambino.com

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Residential Condominium

3 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,184 SQ FT | $559,900

3 BD |2/1 BA | 2,893 SQ FT | $174,900

2 BD | 2/1 BA | 2,058 SQ FT | $155,500

16 Manchester Lane | Elmhurst

6442 Old Hunters Run | Rockford

6278 Brynwood Drive #3 | Rockford

Wonderful setting! Located in Prairie Manor and backs to prairie path. Entire main level is open with gourmet kitchen, fireplace and Brazilian cherry flooring. Freshly painted, wool carpet. All appliances and second floor laundry.

Large, open concept condo located on a private culde-sac. Enjoy the conveniences of an updated kitchen, a f irst floor laundry and a f inished lower level. You will enjoy the walking paths, lake and f riendly people.

Two story condo near shopping, Rock Valley College and I-90. Cathedral ceilings in the living room with gas f ireplace, dining room and access to the enclosed porch. Egress windows for possible third bedroom.

Bryan Holder | 815.543.1232

Frank Gambino | 815.637.0113

Heather Carter| 815.519.2969

SOLD

SOLD

3 BD | 2 BA | 3,150 SQ FT 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,853 SQ FT | $150,000

3 BD | 2 BA | 2,592 SQ FT | $149,900

3 BD | 2 BA | 2,335 SQ FT | $139,900

7134 Weathered Oak Lane | Rockford

6667 Sandalwood Close #58A | Rockford

5362 Dierks Drive #3 | Rockford

Well built, all brick condo with two bedrooms, two baths in a quiet, well-maintained subdivision. Close to shopping, Mercy Health Riverside and I-90. Take a look today, won’t last long.

Three bedroom condo built by Zentz. This home boasts a full walkout lower level with rec room and bedroom, granite countertops and wood flooring. Master with a cedar closet plus a walk-in. Deck plus patio.

Impressive condo featuring a convenient layout with main floor laundry, f inished lower level with family room, rec room and third bedroom. Located on private cul-de-sac within close proximity to I-90/39 access.

Carson Breed | 815.871.5131

Jim Grindle | 815.637-0104

Karen Barbagallo | 815.988.5577 www.GoGambino.com | 35


Residential Condominium

SOLD

$127,900 2 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,312 SQ FT

$125,000 2 BD | 1/1 BA | 1,280 SQ FT

$125,000 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 1,974 SQ FT

$125,000 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,174 SQ FT

$124,900 3 BD | 2/1 BA | 1,864 SQ FT

7218 Mabels Way | Loves Park

6536 Commonwealth Dr | Loves Park

4823 Majestic Pass | Loves Park

1725 White Oak Trail | Cherry Valley

4857 Snowcap Run | Loves Park

Pam Cunningham | 815.289.6323

Bob Hendershot | 815.988.7094

Kevin Fisher | 815.494.9595

Miguel Lobato | 815.231.4129

Kathy Heeren-Ellis | 815.708.4061

$105,000 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,360 SQ FT

$104,900 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,332 SQ FT

$104,900 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,258 SQ FT

$97,000 2 BD | 2 BA | 2,204 SQ FT

$95,000 3 BD | 2 BA | 1,356 SQ FT

15615 Sienna Court | South Beloit

4681 High Point Drive #35 | Rockford

5712 Oak Village Drive | Roscoe

5310 Dierks Drive #2 | Rockford

4653 High Point Drive #29 | Rockford

Karl Gasbarra | 815.975.4218

Pam Cunningham | 815.289.6323

Korky Williams | 815.494.7812

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

Kevin Fisher | 815.494.9595

$65,000 1 BD | 1 BA | 713 SQ FT

$42,500 1 BD | 1 BA | 676 SQ FT

SOLD

$84,900 2 BD | 1 BA | 1,222 SQ FT

$82,000 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,285 SQ FT

$70,000 2 BD | 2 BA | 1,341 SQ FT

7270 N. Alpine Road #2 | Loves Park

5004 Diane Court | Rockford

4744 Wolverton Lane #G | Rockford

1310 Lindsay Way | Rockford

205 Tilton Manor Drive | Rochelle

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Linda Elliott | 815.988-8954

Jean Campbell | 815.505.8336

Kathy Heeren-Ellis | 815.708.4061

Mike Weerda | 815.985-2895

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Ray Arco

Tony Badaluco

Brenda Baney-Tufly

Karen Barbagallo

Sandy Basel

Pat Bellinghiere

Brad Benedict

Halina Borowski

David Bowers

Ann Seigel Brady

Carson Breed

Allan Brillman

815.985.1441

815.985.4190

815.988.3476

815.988.5577

815.494.4132

815.871.1745

815.988.4286

815.621.8507

815.520.4091

815.298.4683

815.871.5131

815.494.2605

Mike Bumbard

Donya Bundy

Dawn Butcher

Jean Campbell

Brad Carlson

Stefanie Carlson

Barbara Carstens

Heather Carter

Judy Clossey

Donna Cox

Scot Craig

Pam Cunningham

815.289.4924

608.295.5181

815.670.6446

815.505.8336

815.871.6333

815.742.2265

815.871.3604

815.519.2969

608.290.1924

815.742.5092

815.985.8806

815.289.6323

Kathleen Davis

Chrissy Dawson

Kristel Despot

Michelle Dollak

Jay Dowthard

David Edwards

Penny Edwards

Linda Elliott

Mark Fiorello

Kevin Fisher

Rose Gagnon

Frank Gambino

815.978.0606

815.985.5649

815.871.6610

815.988.4363

815.289.7530

815.543.5688

815.703.0586

815.988.8954

815.670.4129

815.494.9595

815.262.7766

815.637.0113

Michael Gambino

Karl Gasbarra

Jim Grindle

Michael Hakanson

Brent Hammack

Carol & Andy Harkin

Laura Haynes

Kathy Heeren-Ellis

Bob Hendershot

Lori Hensley

Claudia Hernandez

Bryan Holder

815.978.0845

815.975.4218

815.980.5908

815.509.8518

815.509.5101

815.540.8908

815.985.1115

815.708.4061

815.988.7094

815.757.4367

815.262.7472

815.543.1232

Mikhaele Howell

Cheryl Jacobs

Jill Jarek

Karen Johnson

Robert Jones

Dawn Karns

Debbie Kenny

Barb Key

Matt Koch

Terri Koester

Jonathan Krause

Angie Leiva

815.871.6787

815.494.4956

815.621.5255

815.979.6470

815.509.4248

815.494.6507

815.218.3268

815.494.9626

815.543.7945

815.540.8600

815.262.5226

815.742.6010

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Miguel Lobato

Vita Locarno

Team Lunde

Lyle McKinney

Diane Meltmar

Lilia Mendoza

Ginny Meyer

Bonnie Moore

Olivia Olson

David Palmer

Connie Paris

Minesh Patel

815.494.7905

815.742.0825

815.985.9522

815.543.2008

815.540.3259

815.323.8904

815.262.8082

815.243.4502

815.209.6393

815.566.2437

815.222.6076

646.284.2875

Heather Porter

Ruth Premo

Allyson Richards

Juanita Rinaldo

Keith Ruiz

Luis Sancho

Team Schwartz

Kimberly Schwartz

Mary Shreve

Teresa Shreve

Jayson Shull

Tracy Suyko

815.988.7443

815.978.5613

505.980.7359

815.979.2877

815.985.0870

815.494.4536

815.914.7576

815.977.1919

815.262.7726

815.289.3362

815.978.6489

815.289.1130

John Sweeney

Jackie Tabor

Vikki Turnmire

Barbara Urycki

Lan Vaughn

Pat Versack

Ashley Vuong

Tracy Wallschlaeger

Mike Weerda

John Weiland

Carol Williams

Dale Williams

815.262.5769

815.520.6134

815.608.7229

815.505.2064

815.608.6137

815.262.4999

815.980.0197

815.988.5281

815.985.2895

815.494.6214

815.494.7812

815.519.2243

OUR AGENTS LIVE, WORK AND VOLUNTEER IN THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE. Marcia Williams

Melody Williams

Marj Wollschlager

Stefanie Yarber

Team Zarembski

Brad Zimmerman

815.298.1098

815.505.9284

815.621.3124

815.995.0836

815.218.9210

815.985.2830

Find AN AGENT TODAY At www.GoGambino.com 3815 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61107 PH 815.282.2222 5330 Williams Drive Roscoe, IL 61073 PH 815.623.3333 www.GoGambino.com www.GoGambino.com | 39


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MINT-CHOCOLATE BROWNIES PRESENTED BY KATHY HEEREN- ELLIS INGREDIENTS

NOTES

Brownies:

1 Box (16 oz) brownie mix - water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix directions, 2/3 cup mint-flavored chocolate chips

Mint Frosting: 1 cup Rich & Creamy Vanilla frosting (from 16 oz container) 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, green gel food coloring

Shiny Chocolate Glaze: 1/3 cup mint-flavored chocolate chips, 4 teaspoons butter, 4 teaspoons corn syrup, 1 teaspoon hot water

Love to bake but you find yourself short on time? These mint brownies are a hit every time. Do you love Andes mints or Grasshoppers? Then this easy to follow recipe will be sure to please! They firm up nicely when refrigerated and go great with a nice hot tea or coffee. Quick and easy and will impress anyone at your holiday get together. They also make a pretty tray to give to neighbors or colleagues!

PREP 15 MIN TOTAL 2 HR 35 MIN SERVINGS 16

DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. Make brownie batter as directed on box. Stir in 2/3 cup chocolate chips. Spread in pan. Bake 28 to 31 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 1/2 hours. In small bowl, stir all frosting ingredients using spoon until well blended. Spread frosting over brownies. In 1-quart saucepan, heat glaze ingredients over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon hot water at a time, until mixture is thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over frosted brownies. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until glaze is firm. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. www.GoGambino.com | 41


OPPORTUNITY IS

CALLING

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE


Commercial

RETAIL-COMMERCIAL $649,900 | 36,744 SQ FT

SPECIAL PURPOSE $540,000 | 7,227 SQ FT

RETAIL-COMMERCIAL $529,900 | 5,384 SQ FT

INDUSTRIAL $399,500 | 12,100 SQ FT

OFFICE FOR SALE $379,000 | 10,637 SQ FT

411 Mulberry Street | Rockford

5918 Park Ridge Road | Loves Park

1244 E. State Street | Rockford

2605 Pamela Avenue | Rockford

4215 Newburg Road | Rockford

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

Mike Weerda | 815.985-2895

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

Jon Krause | 815.637.0101

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

OFFICE FOR SALE $304,000 | 14,688 SQ FT

RETAIL-COMMERCIAL $295,000 | 3,168 SQ FT

4040 Charles Street | Rockford

218 E. State Street | Rockford

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Not Just an Inspection, But an Education Buyer’s Home Inspections | Pre-Listing, Seller’s Inspections | New Construction Inspections New Construction Phase Inspections | 11 Month Builder’s Warranty Inspections SPECIAL PURPOSE $295,000 | 4,440 SQ FT

SPECIAL PURPOSE $275,000 | 8,526 SQ FT

14190 Dearborn Avenue | South Beloit

2567 Osborne Road | Winnebago

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Karl Gasbarra | 815.975.4218

For Same Day Inspection Results, Call or Text Seven Days A Week Scott Howell, Certified Home Inspector, License 450003869 779.770.7667 | homeshield815@gmail.com | homeshieldinspections.net www.GoGambino.com | 43


REVERS MARINA

COMMERCIAL RIVERFRONT MARINA 222 North Water Street | Rockford | 48,600 SQ FT | $1,499,000


Amazing opportunity to redevelop the historic Revers Marina with 132 feet of river f rontage in Downtown Rockford. This property once operated as Rockford Wholesale Grocery f rom 1887 to 1952. With its brick façade and 19th Century attributes such as wooden floors and heavy beams, this 48,600 square foot building is an investor’s dream. All floors are open with a central elevator for easy maneuvering. The location is perfect for a plethora of operational ideas. Only about a block f rom State Street, where many local shops and restaurants call home, the amount of exposure is excellent. In addition to regular downtown goers, the popular Rockford City Market is right outside your new building’s doors. Bring your business ideas to f ruition and join the continual development of the fabulous downtown in Rockford. s magnihil

endella

Brad Benedict 815.988.4286 bbenedict@GoGambino.com

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Commercial

OFFICE BUILDING $275,000 | 20,000 SQ FT

INDUSTRIAL $229,000 | 9,600 SQ FT

Four Family $189,900 | 4,000+ SQ FT

OFFICE BUILDING $189,900 | 3,000 SQ FT

RETAIL-COMMERCIAL $189,500 | 1,976 SQ FT

650 North Main Street | Rockford

115 North Swift Street | Winnebago

310 North Rockford Avenue | Rockford

103 North Benton Street |Rockford

1139 N. Springfield Avenue | Rockford

Jonathan R. Krause | 815.262.5226

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BUILDING

134 North Main Street | Rockford | $70,000 This gorgeous building, part of Rockford’s rich downtown history, is available. High traffic corner close to many redevelopment projects. Walking to shops, theater and restaurants. City of Rockford owned, all contracts must be accompanied by use proposals and plans. 20,595 SQ FT | CURRENTLY MIX USE 46 | GRHG | ISSUE ONE | 2020

Michael Hakanson | 815.509.8518 | mhakanson@GoGambino.com


Commercial

RETAIL-COMMERCIAL $125,000 | 1,350 SQ FT

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SUITES $119,900 | 1,608 SQ FT

INDUSTRIAL $119,900 | 6,394 SQ FT

SPECIAL PURPOSE-ASSEMBLY $42,900 | 2,486 SQ FT

RETAIL FOR LEASE $10 PSF | 2,200 SQ FT

3115 Auburn Street | Rockford

205 Cadillac Court | Belvidere

3103 Wallin Avenue | Rockford

621 South Avenue | Rockford

2211 East State Street | Rockford

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

Jay Dowthard | 815.289.7530

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286

READY FOR REDEVELOPMENT

211 West State Street | Rockford | $229,900 Prime Location at the corner of West State St. and North Main St. in Downtown Rockford. Three story commercial building previously used as office space. C4 zoning allows for a variety of ideas to redevelop this prime location. 11,770 SQ FT | C4 ZONING

Brad Benedict | 815.988.4286 | bbenedict@GoGambino.com www.GoGambino.com | 47


Commercial

2605 Pamela Avenue Rockford $695/Month/$4.39/PSF

6565 Cunningham Road Rockford $8,500/Acre

1,900 SQ FT

79.32 ACRES

Jon Krause

Brad Benedict

815.637.0101

815.988.4286

OFFICE FOR LEASE

AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR SALE

2816 N. Main Street Rockford $350,000

10877 N. 2nd Street Machesney Park $150,000-$160,000

15.02 ACRES

88,320 SQ FT

Brad Benedict

Jean Campbell

815.988.4286

815.505.8336

INDUSTRIAL LAND FOR SALE

INDUSTRIAL LAND FOR SALE

NEED A

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME VACANT LAND BY GAMBINO


WELCOME to RIVER KEY

River Key Subdivsion Rockford Vacant Lots $30,890 - $105,000 The opportunity awaits you to build the home of your dreams in this river access community.

LIFE ON THE FARM

AVAILABLE LOTS Through The Eyes of Ginny Meyer 1280 Summerland Key | $105,000 1272 Summerland Key | $101,250 1261 Summerland Key | $98,750 6613 Key Largo Drive | $75,600 6693 Key Largo Drive | $75,600 1297 Key West Drive | $44,900 1248 Summerland Key | $33,900 1375 Conch Key | $30,890

You will have access to the residents’ only boat ramp as well as outside storage, plus the potential option for inside storage for a fee (inquire about pricing). City water and sewer. Minimum building requirements vary location to location. Bring your own builder, but all plans need developer approval. Live like you’re on vacation year-round in this desirable subdivision.

Mikhaele Howell 815.871.6787


Vacant Land

36.79 ACRES | $360,000

59.52 ACRES | $327,250

5.00 ACRES | $149,900

1.28 ACRES | $135,000

2.24 ACRES | $129,999

77XX S. Main Road | Rockford

XXXX Bakke Road | Beloit, WI

7794 Manchester Road | South Beloit

713 Tuneberg Court | Belvidere

8357 E. Crockett Road | Roscoe

Lyle McKinney | 815.543.2008

Judy Clossey | 815.815-623-4007

Team Lunde | 815.985.9522

Jean Campbell | 815.505.8336

Harkin Team | 815.540.8908

1.28 ACRES | $103,500

1.13 ACRES | $90,250

6.95 ACRES | $89,900

4.42 ACRES | $89,900

8.57 ACRES | $89,900

5079 Smokethorn Trail | Belvidere

707 Tuneberg Ct | Belvidere

61XX 20th Street | Rockford

7795 Weldon Woods Close | Rockford

65XX Theodorff Road | Pecatonica

Jean Campbell | 815.505.8336

Jean Campbell | 815.505.8336

Tracy Suyko | 815.289.1130

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

0.99 ACRES | $75,000

0.95 ACRES | $75,000

5.63 ACRES | $60,000

1.77 ACRES | $59,900

3.90 ACRES | $49,900

5106 Smokethorn Trail | Belvidere

5128 Smokethorn Trail | Belvidere

XXXX Prairie Hill Road | Rockton

7952 Weldon Woods Close | Rockford

161XX Telegraph Road | Pecatonica

David Palmer | 815.566-2437

David Palmer | 815.566.2437

Donya Bundy | 608.295.5181

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

Ginny Meyer | 815.262.8082

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Vacant Land

0.35 ACRES | $44,900

1.60 ACRES | $36,000

0.69 ACRES | $35,900

0.82 ACRES | $35,000

1.05 ACRES | $35,000

12664 Pemberton Place | Winnebago

540 S. Bluff Street | South Beloit

99XX Queen Oaks Drive | Machesney Park

119 Boeing Trail | Poplar Grove

84XX Stillman Valley Road | Stillman Valley

Pam Cunningham | 815.289.6323

Carson Breed | 815.871.5131

Jill Jarek | 815.621.5255

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

Barbara Carstens | 815.871.3604

0.56 ACRES | $34,900

0.49 ACRES | $29,900

0.47 ACRES | $29,900

0.24 ACRES | $21,500

0.75 ACRES | $17,900

1489 Castlehill Drive | Rockford

1384 Castlehill Drive | Rockford

8211 Woodhaven Lane | Rockford

673 Brentwood Road | Machesney Park

7XX Homestead Lane | Rockford

Brad Zimmerman | 815.985.2830

Brad Zimmerman | 815.985.2830

Brad Zimmerman | 815.985.2830

Vita Locarno | 815.637.0705

Mike Weerda | 815.985.2895

0.00 ACRES | $10,000

0.56 ACRES | $9,900

0.44 ACRES | $9,900

0.25 ACRES | $8,000

0.19 ACRES | $8,000

5801 Meadowlark Court | Rockford

7610 Brookeborough Lane | Winnebago

7682 Highlands Drive | Winnebago

137 Flintridge Drive | Rockford

147 Flintridge Drive | Rockford

Barb Key | 815.494.9626

Jonathan R. Krause | 815.637.0101

Jonathan R. Krause | 815.637.0101

John Weiland | 815.494.6214

John Weiland | 815.494.6214

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Vacant Land

0.16 ACRES | $7,900

0.24 ACRES | $7,900

0.30 ACRES | $5,000

0.45 ACRES | $5,000

708 Windsor Road | Loves Park

2XX Wallace Avenue | Machesney Park

106 Griffin Place | Poplar Grove

510 Woodland Drive | Dixon

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WEEKEND RENOVATION FIREPLACE EDITION

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good-looking fireplace can be a great focal point in your home. In addition to providing a cozy respite during the winter months, it is the centerpiece of your room. Whether you’re remodeling or just looking to refresh your space, here are ways to update your fireplace and get it looking like new before winter’s chill arrives.

When you start your renovation of your fireplace, don’t forget the safety issues. After years of searing-hot blazes, fireplace mortar can crack, crumble, and fall out. Gaping mortar joints are not only unattractive, they leave the bricks more vulnerable to damage. So, before wood-burning season starts, examine the condition of the mortar in the firebox and take an hour or two to replace any that has deteriorated. In this 70’s family room, the fireplace had dark brick and was positioned in the corner. The brick went from floor to ceiling and continued across the wall. A brick bench or ledge also jutted out from the wall. The project started with removing this feature so the wall would be flush with the floor for a more modern look. A support of 1x4’s was installed over the existing brick, and a wood panel system was installed over the top of the brick. This created a new feature wall and let the fireplace stand on its own. Next was to update the brass fireplace frame and doors. They were removed and given a fresh coat of flat black paint. Before painting a fireplace frame or doors, make sure the paint can withstand the heat and is appropriate for metal finishes. The fireplace was then transformed with a coat of dark gray paint. When painting the brick, make sure to go back and brush the grout joints for a seamless finish. With the installation of the wood panel accent wall, the black granite hearth was kept. Don’t forget about the mantel! A mantel serves not only as an architectural anchor in a room, but as a functional shelf on which to display prized possessions. Many home improvement stores and online home décor sites sell sharp, detailed models kits that are easy to install. For the mantel, a black wood mantel kit was chosen to match the black granite on the hearth.

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wood panels

paint doors

PAINT BRICK

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