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2002 Max Run Drive, Champaign ~ $395,000 Beautifully kept 1 story, built in 2019, in "Like New" condition! Welcoming foyer opens to formal LVR w/Cathedral ceiling & stone FPL w/gas logs. KIT has eating bar, granite c-tops, tiled backsplash, & upscale SS apps. Master bedroom adjoins a well-planned full bath plus walk-in closet. Nicely finished bsmnt w/kitchenette area (wet bar/ microwave oven/wine cooler) plus room for TV, pool table, etc. 4th bdr w/egress window, plus 3rd full bath. 2 storage areas. Covered front porch. Back yard patio area. 3-car garage & more! MLS:10911715 Text RBFZHFR to 52187
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2211 VAWTER STREET, URBANA ~ $197,500 Spacious two story, located on a quiet street, not far from Yankee Ridge Elementary School - 4 nicely sized BDRs with good closet space, 2.5 baths, partially finished basement, deeper two car garage, situated on a larger lot. Spacious living room will hold lots of furniture. Formal dining room with beautiful chandelier, will easily seat several people. MLS:11040911 Text RBGMWTH to 52187 M GW FV RB T X TE
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805 AYRSHIRE CIRCLE, CHAMPAIGN ~ $228,500 Spacious bi-level on quiet cul-de-sac street. Kitchen w/eating bar, incl all appliances + large pantry. Formal DIN adjoins the formal LVR. Sliding doors open to expansive raised deck, overlooking the backyard. Master suite includes divided bath, plus WIC. 2 additional BDRs across the hall. Lower level has 4th bedroom + full bath, FAM w/FPL+plenty of space for TV/ pool table/etc. MLS:10842518 Text RBFVGWM to 52187 C DY FV RB T X TE
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2313 ROLAND DRIVE, CHAMPAIGN ~ $129,900 "Well-cared for" ranch style story home, situated in a quiet neighborhood, has lots to offer. Welcoming Foyer, with larger closet, opens to a spacious Living Room with "mock" cathedral ceiling. "Eat-in" Kitchen has a nice pantry closet, and includes all appliances. Master suite with private full bath, includes a nicely planned "Walk-in" closet. MLS:10840926 Text RBFVDYC to 52187
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410 WEST DELAWARE AVENUE, URBANA ~ $269,900 Inviting Tudor style home close to campus, located on a quiet street. Spacious living room w/gas log FPL. Larger formal DIN w/French doors has a full wall of shelving, bay window w/window seat. 2nd floor Master Suite easily holds a king sized bed with WIC, plus add'l furniture. Updated Master Bath has large jetted tub plus a shower area w/ skylights. MLS:11032625 Text RBGMGCL to 52187 J FV GD RB T X TE
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1801 E. LYDIA COURT, URBANA ~ $179,900 Beautifully kept condo w/great Southern exposure! Spacious LVR has Cathedral ceiling, plus gas log FPL w/plenty of room for a dining table & chairs. "U" shaped kitchen has lots of cabinet/countertop space & comes w/appliances. Well planned master suite has it's own master bath plus a nicely sized "walk-in" closet w/organizers. 16.8x9.8 sunroom has great Southern exposure & opens onto a secluded back yard area. MLS:10945966 Text RBGDFVJ to 52187
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4412 BRITTANY TRAIL DRIVE, CHAMPAIGN COMING SOON! First time offering of this 5 bedrm, 4.5 bath custom home in Trails at Brittany Amish hand made finishes, 2nd full kitchen in large finished basement. Lake views. Text RBGVXZT to 52187
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FANTASTIC LIVING ROOM AREA and large kitchen with eat in breakfast area and a formal dining room located off the main entrance. All 3 bedrooms are located on 1st floor. Master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and 2 full BAs. Master bathroom is on the opposite side of the other bedrooms. The amount of finished space in the basement is very impressive. It features a family room area with fireplace and walkout area. Along with the family room area, there are also 4 additional finished rooms that could be used for anything, along with a full bathroom. In the past the additional rooms were used for a theater room, workout area, play area and spare bedroom or office. There is also a separate entrance to the basement that can be accessed from the garage. $374,900 Max (217)493-5450 or Text RBGVYCS to 52187
OFFERING THE IDEAL COMBINATION of private acreage set in a quiet subdivision cul-de-sac, perfectly situated on about 2.7 acres along the Sangamon River and meticulously maintained by the original owners. From nearly every room in the house, you can enjoy year-round views of native birds, wildflowers, and woods. Ample storage built into the dormers of the second story. A 3-story workshop is the perfect spot to store all of your tools and toys. The property boasts fruit and nut trees, as well! $295,000 Max (217)493-5450 or Text RBGVYBT to 52187
PLENTY OF SPACE in this new construction! Four bedrooms, large kitchen, and a large walkin pantry are a just a few of the amenities. Make your appointment to see it soon!!! $349,000 Max (217)493-5450 or Text RBGVYCB to 52187
GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT PROPERTY in highly desired Lake Park neighborhood. Living areas and master bedroom have western exposure overlooking the lake. Sunset behind the lake is absolutely STUNNING! Full basement with lots of potential to finish, full bathroom in the 2 car attached garage with an exterior entrance; perfect for showering off after a day on the lake. Beautiful original hardwood floors throughout most of the home. 2 first floor living areas will make this home an entertainers delight! Upstairs you will find 4 bedrooms as well as 2 fairly updated full bathrooms (including master bath). $200,000 Max (217)493-5450 or Text RBGVYBZ to 52187
WELCOME HOME! This all brick home is ready for new owners. You'll feel right at home as you step up to the front porch- perfect place to enjoy summer evenings or morning coffee. The living room is inviting, there is a 1st floor bedroom or office and bathroom. Hardwood floors add to the charm .You'll find the laundry room in the basement which has plenty of useable space as well. Call Max and come take a look! $229,900 Max (217) 493-5450 or Text RBGVYCD to 52187
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This 1 acre lot on Meadow Dr in Urbana features beautiful landscaping, quality construction and a heated, in-ground pool. The floor plan easily accommodates private evenings at home or hosting your guests with large living spaces and well-designed outdoor living areas. 5 total bedrooms with 4 full and 2 half baths provide multiple living options. You will love the open spaces, quiet cul-de-sac, first floor master, private office off the side entrance, 3 car garage and so much more! $1,195,000 Text RBGVMMV to 52187 Mark Waldhoff The Mark Waldhoff Team 217-714-3603 Keller Williams Realty The Real Estate Center of IL The Real Estate Book is proud to announce The Real Estate Book is proud to announce The Real Estate Book is proud to announce
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OUTDOOR KITCHEN Outdoor kitchens are on the rise in luxury real estate. As homeowners increasingly look to create their own private oasis in the backyard, a cooking space has become just as coveted as a sparkling swimming pool and spacious terrace where the whole family can spend time together. If you want an outdoor kitchen that leaves nothing to be desired, here are few exciting features to include.
DELUXE GRILL The grilling station is often the centerpiece of the outdoor kitchen and essential for any warm-weather gathering in the backyard, which is why many homeowners choose to invest in a high-end option. If you want the versatility to prepare everyone’s favorite dishes, a deluxe grill that’s equipped with multiple burners, a rotisserie and a smoker box will ensure successful barbecues all season long.
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PIZZA OVEN If you want to mix up your menu and take a break from the grill, there’s nothing like a wood-burning pizza oven. With a wide variety of materials to choose from—such as natural stone, brick and clay, to name a few—you can get just the right aesthetic and elevate your outdoor kitchen to enjoy family pizza night on the patio.
REFRIGERATION When it comes to convenience, you simply can’t beat having your outdoor cooking area equipped with a refrigerator. This allows you to keep beverages, side dishes and any perishable ingredients nearby, avoiding the need to run back inside to the kitchen every time you need something. A sleek, stainless steel design is always a
BAR AREA For those who like to sip a cocktail or craft beer while lounging in the backyard, a well-designed bar area is in order. In addition to a bar counter and stools, you may want to include a prep area for mixing drinks, as well as a built-in kegerator that allows you to keep your favorite beer on tap.
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217-841-5373 PAXTON 74000 Great investment property in the heart of downtown Paxton. Adaptable for a variety of Erika retail and service businesses. Chavez 2nd floor has three 271-778-0145 apartments in good condition. Must see to appreciate this vintage building. Contact Rex Roy at 217-781-5337. Text RBCPYYL to 52187
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URBANA $24,900 Ready to build? Check this residential that has a slab foundation for house, garage & shed. Located on a little "culdesac" on Illinois street off of MacArthur. Only 1 neighbor to the north and a small stream to the west. Former home burned down several years ago, so you have sewer, electric on sight. Contact Susan Frobish at 217-202-4688. Text RBGMSBP to 52187
CHAMPAIGN $269,900 AT $269,900 this beautifully maintained home has tons of space for entertaining, and with this prime location and the two neighboring lots also available for sale it lends itself to your entrepreneurial spirit! Make an appointment today to see this beauty, with country settings, close to town, all inside the coveted Mahomet School District! Contact Carol Meinhart at 217-840-3328. Text RBGMPRW to 52187
MONTICELLO $299,900 3BR/2BA/1 attached garage, and 1 detached garage off RT10 with separate entrance which would make it great for business! Centrally located between Champaign and Decatur. Contact Laura Hatch at 217-722-7026. Text RBGSKXR to 52187
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URBANA $235,000 Spectacular home in Historic Urbana neighborhood near UIUC, Crystal Lake Park, and downtown Urbana. Your clients will love the hardwood floors, the wood-burning fireplace, and especially the flow of the first floor. HVAC new in 2013, roof replaced in 2020. The first floor features office bonus workspace Large yard yearning for master gardener touches! Oversized garage with room for workbenches. Delightful home ready to move in. Contact Todd Salen at 217-369-9415. Text RBGVMLV to 52187
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Neal Wood 217-232-9665 MANSFIELD $149,900 Coming Soon! Ready to enjoy small town living? This small town gem is nestled on a corner lot beckoning you to enjoy a slower pace living, and evenings sitting on the front porch sipping your favorite beverage and people watching. Features include brand new AC, furnace, and water heater, unfinished basement, and a spacious 3 car garage! Contact Tim Turner at 217-898-4353. Text RBGVLZH to 52187
CHAMPAIGN $299,900 5BR/3.5BA/2CAR with attached garage workshop. 4 season sunroom and 2 master suites, one on each level! Contact Dan Gordon at 217-493-5956. Text RBGRKNS to 52187
URBANA $399,900 LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, on the corner of Lincoln Ave and Oregon, yes it has four bedrooms, three offices that can be converted to bedrooms, very large kitchen, lounge, cafe area, stage or assembly area, tons of space, this location has great potential, come check it out today. The location is you walk across the street to campus! Contact Erika Chavez at 217-778-0145. Text RBGRKNR to 52187
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2512 Waterville, Champaign, Il $335,000
SOLD Show stopper! Perfectly sited on the lake to take advantage of the views from sunrise to sunset. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath custom home. Great room features an envy inducing and daydream worthy 2 story window wall with breathtaking views of the lake. Open floor plan with great flow between spaces. The mix of hardwood and carpet adds a contemporary flair. Chef's kitchen offers multiple tasks areas, center island and a breakfast area. Full view doors lead to the deck for dining al fresco. The dock is the perfect place to launch your favorite watercraft, fish, or dangle your feet in the cool waters. An arresting stairway leads up to a balcony hall with even more lake views!Text RBGWCBS to 52187
2515 Pinehurst, Champaign, $369,900
Quality built home by Scott Nelson. Uncommonly found 1st floor master en suite. Kitchen with Hickory cabinets and center island. Some hardwood flooring. Open main areas and architectural details add flair. Many recent updates including roof and HVAC systems. Unfinished basement has roughed in bath and egress window. Central Vac. Fenced yard. Patio. Barkstall Elementary School is a few short blocks away.Text RBGVNCK to 52187
2206 Pond, Urbana, Il $250,000
Room to Roam! Over 3000 square feet includes 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Traditional spaces combine with a 900+ sq. ft. addition that could be a sep. living suite. Family room boasts a full wall of fixed glass and sliders overlooking the decks and gardens. Updated kitchen with skylight and multiple task areas. 2nd family room in lower level. Fireplace. 2 HVAC systems. New roof. A rare stand out in today's market.Text RBGWCZN to 52187
Prime Downtown Champaign Development Property
This One Is a Winner! Prime Development property in downtown Champaign! The Seed House consists of 2 parcels that are adjoining at 502 N. Hickory and 36 E. Washington, Champaign, located in a TIF District. The combined lot footprint is 60' x 133'. Zoned for mix use commercial and residential. It would make for an amazing space for any use. This is the last vintage, stand alone property - not adjoining any other structures - in Downtown Champaign. Total of 8840 sq. ft. Currently 2nd floor is owner-occupied loft. $899,900 Text RBCYQBL to 52187
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REAL ESTATE AGENT By Anita Ginsburg
When planning to buy a home, you’ll probably work with a real estate agent to prepare your property to sell and to do online views and walk-throughs of new homes. A knowledgeable REALTOR® can answer questions and help you find listings of interest that fit your needs and budget. Your agent can also point out strengths and weaknesses of various properties that you might otherwise miss.
HERE ARE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL: Do Be Specific About What You Want Don’t Pay More Than You Can Afford Make a list of the features you’re looking for in the home you want to buy. Only view those that meet your criteria to avoid wasting your time or the agent’s. Have a clear plan of the size, style and location of properties you’re willing to look at. Keep a price range in mind and let your agent know what it is, as well as whether you’re willing to negotiate on a house you fall in love with.
Don’t Settle Even if you or your agent get tired of viewing properties that aren’t really what you’re looking for, don’t give in and agree to buy a home that you don’t want. If you’re negotiating a purchase with a buyer who refuses to fix things about the property that you feel are important, don’t be coerced into surrendering to the buyer’s terms. Issues like the settlement date, which furnishings will remain and who will repair broken areas like a leaky roof should be resolved without pressure before you sign the contract.
Do Keep Appointments Your REALTOR® may want to meet with you to go over the property specs you have in mind for purchasing a home. The agent may also want to show you some properties and walk through them with you. Make every effort to keep the appointments that you make to respect the time invested by the seller and the agent, as well as your own schedule. If you miss or postpone several appointments, the agent may take your interest less seriously.
Your agent may try to show you listings that are beyond your indicated budget. This might be done innocently if the more expensive properties have the items on your must-have list. However, don’t buy a house that you can’t afford, because you could end up suffering financially for years to come. You could even lose the home to bankruptcy if you can’t afford payments and maintenance. Be clear with your agent about what you can and can’t afford.
Do Perform Due Diligence Don’t expect the agent to have all the answers about a certain property. Find out through online research whether the home or area has a bad history. You can always ask your REALTOR® about the neighborhood, schools and local businesses, but be willing to do personal research if needed.
An agent can be an amazing resource to help you find the home of your dreams. But keep in mind, they will work more effectively when you provide detailed information about your requests and limits. Anita Ginsburg is a freelance writer from Denver, Colo. Find her on Twitter @anitaginsburg. This article first appeared on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2020. All rights reserved.
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HOW TO KNOW IF YOU’RE PAYING THE RIGHT PRICE FOR YOUR HOME
ith bidding wars commonplace, and so much information on home prices available, it can sometimes be tough to know whether you’re paying a fair price for your home. If you’ re working with a real estate professional whose expertise and guidance you trust, chances are they negotiated the best possible price for you. But here are some other ways to know if you’ve paid the right price:
1. CONSIDER THE NEIGHBORHOOD. Location really is everything when it comes to a good real estate investment, so if you bought in a great area odds are you’ve made a good investment and your home’s value will appreciate over time. Ask your agent to show you “comparables” of what other homes in the area sold for and are valued at.
2. PAY ATTENTION TO THE INSPECTION REPORT. If the inspection report comes back with any issues that will require a major investment to repair, this should be reflected in the price you pay for the home. If the owner didn’t pay for the repair, that cost should come out of the purchase price.
3. USE AUTOMATED VALUATION MODELS (AVM) TO GET AN IDEA OF THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD OVER TIME. Ask your real estate agent to recommend a couple they believe are most accurate. The AVM may reveal that while you feel you’re paying too much, the appreciation in a few years’ time makes the investment well worth it.
4. TAKE YOUR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES INTO ACCOUNT. Ultimately, what you pay for the home has everything to do with your personal situation. If the location is extremely important to you, or the design or style is your absolute dream home, then the price is worth it. Taking all these factors into consideration can provide you great peace of mind or provide some necessary concern. Work with your real estate agent to determine whether you’re paying the right price – they will keep your mind at ease and provide helpful guidance. It’s also important to consider how long you intend to live there. If you’re in it for the long haul, odds are you’ll regain your investment. If you’re there for a shorter term, being able to make a quicker profit or rent will be very important. Your personal situation is a critical factor in the price you’re willing to pay.
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SPACE-SAVING STORAGE HACKS FOR YOUR GARAGE All of us could probably use more storage, and its tempting to turn to your garage when you’re in need. But far too often, once people start using their garage for storage, the less it’s used for its real purpose – storing your vehicles. The last thing you want is to not have enough room to park, so if you’re looking to organize and store items in your garage, you need to develop a plan. Here are some garage storage hacks that will allow you to maximize space while keeping everything in order:
Install garage shelving. Installing shelving is one of the easiest ways to store a large number of items in your garage. The good news is that shelving systems are easy find and to assemble. A good shelving organization tip is to put the heaviest items on the bottom. This will lower the center of gravity of the shelf. Also, you’ll be able to easily access the heaviest items.
Use peg boards. If you’re looking to store your bicycles or other heavy items, you can use peg boards. First, install the pegboard on your garage wall. From there, you can install racks, hooks and even shelves that will allow you to hang any number of items.
Utilize storage bins. If you want some flexibility, then you will want to get plastic storage bins. You’ll be able to store large and small items in these bins. Also, you will be able to store these bins in several different ways.
Mount cabinets on the wall. With wall mounted storage cabinets, you’ll be able to secure items of all sizes. You will also be able to better organize your items while keeping your garage looking neat and clean. Wall mounted storage cabinets may require professional installation, but it will be well worth the investment.
Explore ceiling storage. If need to dedicate most of your garage space for your vehicles, then you may be pressed for space. However, you can store items above your vehicles with the use of ceiling storage racks. These racks are mounted from the ceiling and can hold a variety of items. It’ll take some expertise to install the ceiling rack, but it will be well worth the time for this garage storage hack.
Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Combine one or more of these hacks to make the best use of your garage space and declutter your home while you allow space for your car.
KEEP THE BUGS AT BAY THIS SUMMER
Ahhh, summer is here. And , unfortunately, so are the bugs. They’re back in full force from their wintery graves. And they ain’t going anywhere until well after Labor Day. Bug issues range from the mild annoyance of ants in the house, to itchy mosquito bites, to full blown serious health issues associated with insects, like ticks. Protecting your home from bugs should be a priority when summer rolls around, so follow these tips to keep the winged, six-legged demons away from your home.
Keep the Outside Free of Debris. Firewood stacks, compost bins, and yard waste are like a five-star resort for insects. Keep firewood covered in the summer months, or give it away. dump out or clear out any areas of standing water; it’s a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep landscape beds free of weeds and plant debris, they can house bugs. And keep branches and plants away from your home’s foundation. Dry Up Damp Areas. Bugs are always searching for water, especially in the summer heat. Some home invading pests, such a silverfish and centipedes like to hang out in damp places. So fix leaky faucets, and make sure the outdoor spigot isn’t dripping. You’re probably blasting the A/C all summer long, so make sure it’s not leaking. Cracks and Holes Are Like a Wide Open Door. Closely inspect your home’s foundation and any window or door screens. Make any necessary repairs.
Kill Any Bugs You See. Stop small bug problems from becoming big ones. We’re not telling you to go Predator on the fruit flies in your kitchen, but we are telling you to get some insect control products that meet your indoor bug control needs, such as baits, sprays, and other ready-to-use products. Find some with natural or biodegradable ingredients that are safe to use around kids and pets. Create a Barrier to keep the bugs out. Use a perimeter insect killer and spray around the foundation of your home. Also get insect killer that is safe for plants and spray it on flower beds and mulched areas.
There are trillions of insects on the planet, and some of them will pay you a summer time visit. But, if you heed our wise advice, you can prevent them from becoming a real issue and keep your home that summer-time oasis it was meant to be.
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