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REAL ESTATE C-21 Windsor Realty ......................................................................4, 5 Remax Country .................................................................................... 7 Remax 1st Choice..............................................................................11 Realtors Page ......................................................................................14 Starved Rock Realty ..........................................................................13 The Chrysalis Group Management & Realty Inc.........................13

FINANCIAL & MORTGAGE AFFILIATES Eureka Savings Bank...............................................................................5 Financial Plus Credit Union .............................................................. 12 First Federal Savings Bank ....................................................................2 First National Bank of Ottawa & Streator .................................... 11 First State Bank.................................................................................... 14 Ottawa Savings Bank .............................................................................6 SOCU .......................................................................................................6 Streator Home Savings Bank ...............................................................8 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ..............................................................9

LOCAL PRODUCTS & SERVICES Arrow Well & Pump ......................................................................... 15 Danchris Nursery - Contractor’s Grouping ............................... 15 Diversified Sheet Metal - Contractor’s Grouping ..................... 15 Grassers Plumbing and Heating ........................................................6 Illinois Valley Radon Mitigation ....................................................... 10 Leadingham Construction - Contractors Grouping ................. 15

MarrSales Mattress Factory Outlet .............................................. 10 Marseilles Sheet Metal - Contractor’s Grouping ....................... 15 Mucci & Kirkpatrick Sheet Metal, Inc............................................ 15 Stohr’s Lawn Service Inc.................................................................. 15 Turk Furniture.................................................................................... 16

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North Ottawa Plaza • 2715 N. Columbus

815-434-2122 1-800-310-2627

Windsor Realty NEW

NEW

Ottawa

$245,000

Move right in to this comfortable, spacious 3-4 bedroom brick ranch in north side neighborhood. Totally renovated kitchen & baths. Kitchen has Quartz counter tops, new cabinetry, flooring, and stainless steel appliances. Main bath has handicapped accessible shower with seating & built-in grab bar, double sinks & double medicine cabinets. Living room has built-in cabinetry. Large, private, wooded lot. #10046901

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

NEW

Ottawa

$170,000

Renovations are beautiful! 3+ car garage. Fenced in yard with vinyl fencing. Breezeway patio from garage to home. Great for cooking out or lounging. Over sized lot. 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath with over 2000 sqft, not including the lower level. Main floor laundry room. Large new kitchen. Natural sunlight with all the windows. Come take a look, you will love it. #10050059

Mary Weisbrock

815-481-2160

Utica

$199,900

Ottawa

$246,900

Nice sized three bedroom, 2 bath brick ranch with porch and deck. Two fireplaces. Open floor plan. Main floor laundry. Master bedroom with master bath. Oversized garage. Mendota schools. Seller will not complete any repairs to the subject property, either lender or buyer requested. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10055202

4 bdrm., 2.5 bath home in Country Side Subdivision. Vinyl “fenced in” back yard with large deck for entertaining. Nicely landscaped. Attached garage. Updated kitchen. Family Room, Dining Room & Living Room. Master offers a walk-in closet and master bath. Lowest level offers family room, beauty shop, and storage. Home has much to offer #10060490

Century 21 Windsor Realty

Mary Weisbrock

815-434-2122

NEW

$114,000

South side 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on large 66x160 corner lot. 1st floor laundry, enclosed front porch, large deck. Appliances included. Back yard playset included. Renovated kitchen 2016, updated master bath. Newer garage roof, furnace, 2016 & water heater 2013. #10048537

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

Ottawa

$150,000

Well built solid brick 3 bedroom ranch home on Ottawa’s west side. Move in condition. One owner home. Remodeled kitchen with new sink, cabinets and vinyl flooring. This home also has a screened in back patio with a concrete floor. #10053976

Lee Pearlman

815-252-7108

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NEW

Ottawa

Bette Pearlman Managing Broker

815-481-2160

Ottawa

$165,000

Immaculate, comfortable home with great open floor plan, beautiful hardwood floors, main level laundry, new bath with crystal onyx floor & shower. New air conditioning June 2018, new furnace - July 2017. Stove, refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, washer, and dryer included. Breezeway offers additional living space. Fenced yard with deck & patio.#10029986

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

Ottawa

$155,000

Three bedroom, two bath completely rehabbed home with a two car garage. Roof, siding, windows, and doors, including sliding glass door from dining area, have all been replaced within the past year as well as all new plumbing and most of the wiring. New stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Walk-in closet in master bedroom. Family room with bar and possible fourth bedroom in basement. New water heater. New deck off dining area.#10033335

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

FER

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ACCEP

LaSalle

$44,900

Realize the potential in the four bedroom, one bath home with separate dining room. Carport with storage. Porch. The property is sold in AS IS condition. #10032968

Century 21 Windsor Realty

815-434-2122

FER

TED OF

ACCEP

Ottawa

$220,000

Danielle Jackson

815-712-4351

$82,500

815-252-0127

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$175,000

Three bedroom, 2 bath brick ranch on nicely landscaped corner lot in Gracefield Subdivision. Home has living room with fireplace, dining room, family room, split floor plan, and main level laundry. Well maintained with new roof in 2017 and some replacement windows. All appliances included, furniture negotiable. #10020484

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

Ottawa

$154,000

Two houses on one lot. Two 3 bedroom houses located on a 1.47 acre lot w/creek. The main house has a step down family room w/stone fireplace, sliders to a 3 season room and a new central air unit. Second house has central air and 1 car attached garage. There is also an additional 2 car garage with heated workshop and window A/C. Great country setting w/ additional income. #09561460

Lee Pearlman

815-252-7108

Ottawa

$152,000

Five bedroom, two bath attractive home conveniently located on a corner lot near downtown Ottawa. Large eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room. Living room has electric fireplace and access to a screened patio. Main floor family room with decorative fireplace. Washer and dryer hookups on main floor. Hot water heat. Appliances included. #09985100

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$67,500

Two bedroom home in move-in condition. Eat-in kitchen plus dining area combined with living room. Exterior painted and roof replaced approximately six years ago. Furniture is negotiable. #09999926

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

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$275,000

Beautifully restored, updated, renovated 3 bedroom brick home on Ottawa’s south side. Home was built by John Hanifen, the architect who designed Ottawa High School and has the original trim, built-in cabinetry, doors, and hardwood floors. New wiring in 2017. New air, heating, and plumbing in 2013. New boiler in 2005. Kitchen has been totally renovated with quartz countertops & in floor heat. Baths also have been totally renovated and have heated floors. Full bath has rain shower, instant hot water, & deep soaking tub. Heated, 20x40 in-ground saline pool with electric cover & large patio area. All appliances are included and furniture negotiable. Within walking distance to downtown shops & restaurants. #10002810

Jennie Lamb

$295,000

FER

SOLD Ottawa

Streator

Three bedroom, two bath log home on 15.1 acres with river frontage. Hardwood floors. Wood burning stove in living room. Walk-out basement. Wrap around deck. Detached 32x42 metal building. #09745435

TED OF

ACCEP

Comfortable 2 bedroom home on 1/2 acre south of Ottawa. Updated kitchen, spacious living room, & heated & cooled breezeway. Property includes a separate 10 x 26 car garage and an 8 x 12 storage shed. Whole house generator & new pressure tank. Newer refrigerator, stove, & stackable washer & dryer. #09921721

Jennie Lamb

Ottawa

All new flooring, paint, and new interior doors. Enjoy your spacious floor plan with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Check out all the extra room & potential in the full basement with its own FULL bath. Large corner lot with fenced in backyard.Two car attached garage with work space and ample driveway parking. All appliances are included making this well maintained ranch completely move-in ready. #10033407

815-252-0127

Ottawa

$152,000

Two bedroom, three bath home conveniently located near I 80. Finished basement with second kitchen, two baths, and fireplace. Fireplace in living room also. Ceiling radiant heat. Three wall air conditioners adequately cool home. Two boilers and hot water heaters. Large main floor family room. Cherry cabinets in kitchen. #10001835

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$185,000

Property consists of two homes on large lot. Main home has 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, sun room, & full basement. New wiring, plumbing, and roof in 2017. New driveway in July 2018. Newer furnace & water heater. Smaller home, approx. 700 sq. ft., has 1 bedroom, den, living room, & newer kitchen. New roof in 2017 & some replacement windows. Large 2 car garage.. #10025823

Jennie Lamb

815-252-0127

Ottawa

$148,500

Well maintained four bedroom home conveniently located near downtown Ottawa. Roof replaced eight years ago. Hardwood floors under carpeting in living room, family, and dining rooms. Fireplace in family room. Replacement windows. Main floor laundry. Storage building could be converted to one car garage. #10023802

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ACCEP

Ottawa

$184,500

Completely updated and well maintained three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home. Quality laminate floors throughout. Six panel wood doors. Roof was replaced in 2010. Fenced yard with storage shed. Replacement windows. Garage is drywalled with plenty of storage. Wood burning fireplace with gas starter in family room. Large patio and fire pit in backyard. All appliances included. #09947158

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Marseilles

Ottawa

Larry Windsor

$315,000

Marseilles

Historic updated 2 story brick Victorian home believed to be oldest home in Marseilles overlooking the entire downtown area. Yard full of domestic and wildflowers, oak, and fruit trees. Newer roof on house, garage, and all out buildings (1) year old newer windows. Original woodwork gently refinished or replaced. Large sitting room with gas log fireplace, with both lower and upper beautiful hardwood floors except in kitchen, and bathrooms. Ornate oak staircase along with built in library bookcases. Wrap around porch. Complete privacy. #09829015

Don Fox

$121,000

Home in a very nice neighborhood with upstairs apartment that is very neat & clean. It has kitchen, dining room (could be bedroom but no closet), bedroom & living room. Enclosed outside entrance. Has it’s own Trane furnace. Downstairs has 2 bedrooms loaded with closets & storage space. Eat-in kitchen has a lot of cupboards & drawers also. Spacious living & dining rooms. Nearly all is carpeted & has new windows & vinyl siding. Trane furnace w/central air. Insulated from attic on down. Dry, full basement, 2 electric services & new 50 gal. hot water heater. One block from scenic Illinois River. #09994456

815-228-6121

$49,500

3 Bedroom, 1 bath home with outbuilding. Being sold “as is.” Freshly painted interior with new vinyl flooring. Great starter or rental. #10015742

Don Fox

815-488-8435

Ottawa

$76,500

$64,900

Endless Potential in this timeless farm house on 2 acres. 3 large bedrooms upstairs with possible 4th downstairs. Property features beautiful mature trees, a 25x40 garage and a bonus utility shed. Great fixer upper opportunity. Property is being sold As Is. #09953469

Larry Windsor

Danielle Jackson

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$115,000

Three bedroom ranch on Ottawa’s north side. Nicely renovated home. Beautiful new hardwood floors in bedrooms in 2018, new breaker box, AC & ductwork in 2016, new boiler, patio, & sidewalks in 2015, new windows, downspouts & gutters in 2014. Wood burning fireplace in living room. Large yard. .#09952640

Jennie Lamb

815-488-8435

Rutland

Completely updated three bedroom home with a two car garage. New kitchen, bath, flooring, interior paint. Large fenced yard. Alley access to garage. Bonus room off living room with two large windows offers many possibilities for use. #09926732

815-252-0127

815-712-4351

Earlville

$499,000

IMMACULATE and MAGNIFICENT 5 acre farmette. Private and quit. Their home features a 30x40 Cleary building w/5 horse stalls and a 25x25 run out building. INside this home is a 4bd., 3ba. with hardwood floor throughout and a main floor laundry. Call for additional information. Mary Wiesbrock 815-481-2160. #09761412

Mary Weisbrock

815-481-2160

FER

TED OF

ACCEP Grand Ridge

$78,900

Ottawa

Great ranch style home in Grand Ridge. Would be a great starter home or a home to downsize in. Features 2 bedrooms, large living room, dining room, kitchen, and a bonus area off of the living & dining room. 20’x14’ shed with heat & air conditioning. Would make a great workshop, she shed, man cave or whatever you can dream of. #09979055

John Hettel

$229,500

Well built four bedroom, three bath home with a 30’x40’ garage just outside of Ottawa. Ceilings in home and basement are all 9’. Six panel doors. Second floor laundry. Two furnaces. Walls are rated R21 and ceilings R30. Wallace school. #09813272

Larry Windsor

815-228-0277

815-228-6121

Lots of potential in this investment rehab. Currently set up as a 3 unit. Total renovation needed and property being sold as-is. Seller is unaware if furnace functions. Located close to Ottawa’s downtown and Illinois River. #10009121

Ottawa

$27,000

Recently rehabbed 1748 sq. ft. 1.5 story home with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on the south side of Ottawa. All flooring has been updated. All walls freshly painted. Eat-in kitchen. Laundry on main floor. Large 2.5+ car attached garage. Nice corner lot. A must see.#09898187

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

Lee Pearlman

Ottawa

$109,900

815-252-7108

FER

TED OF

ACCEP

Oglesby

Ottawa

$79,500

Two unit in a residential area of Oglesby. Downstairs unit in one to two bedrooms with enclosed front porch, main floor laundry, and two car garage. Stove and refrigerator. Rent for $725 per month. Upstairs unit is one bedroom with a separate outside entrance and a one car garage. Stove, refrigerator, washer, and dryer. Rent for $500 per month. #09277744

Larry Windsor

815-228-6121

Ottawa

$30,000

1 acre lot perfect for country living. Located only 7 miles from Ottawa, 30 miles from Morris, and easy access to I-80. Build your dream home on this corner lot in Crooked Creek Estates II. Lower tax rate 7.21%. Fair market value $35,973. #09993729

Kim Eddy

$175,000

$60,000

Ottawa

$26,000

BUILDING SITE PROVIDES GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW BUSINESS! 2 lots zoned D-Commercial/Light Industrial. Convenient location just minutes from I-80 and Rt 71. Many businesses in close proximity. Near downtown. Parcels are located just west of the First Choice Credit Union. Real Estate tax amount is the total for both parcels. #10009119

Build your dream home on this beautiful 1 acre in Crooked Creek Estates II. Enjoy the country setting with easy access to I-80. Protective covenants and restrictions. Tax rate 7.2%. Fair market value $35,973. #09993813

Jennie Lamb

Kim Eddy

Kim Eddy

Ottawa

815-252-0127

$981,344

Great farm land with great productivity corn 220 bushel 2016. 10yr reserve with 8 years left. Additional pin# 1540202400. #09393934

815-488-6889

Ottawa

Well-maintained 2400 sq. ft. building with easy access to Interstate 80 & Route 23. Main area is 1680 sq. ft. with 561 sq. ft. storage area. Building also includes an office area & a half bath. Zoned, radiant in floor heating. Three phase 220 volt wiring. Large Paved parking area. #09947910

Mary Wiesbrock

815-481-2160

815-488-6889

815-488-6889

Meadow View Estates - Marseilles

Crooked Creek Estates II, Ottawa

North Marseilles. Townhome lots and single family lots available. Separate water and sewer for each unit on townhome lots. Easy access to I-80. Agent Related.

Country living, near town location, 6 miles north of Ottawa. 2 creek lots available. Close to Rt. 23/I80. Agent related. Lower tax rate.

$20,000 per lot

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

$30,000 per lot

Kim Eddy

815-488-6889

WINDSOR REALTY

Kim Eddy 815-488-6889

John Hettel 815-228-0277

Jennie Lamb 815-252-0127

Linda Jones 815-712-7204

Lee Pearlman 815-252-7108

Mary Weisbrock 815-481-2160

Larry Windsor 815-228-6121

Don Fox 815-488-8435.

Danielle Jackson 815-712-4351


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1011 Pine St, Ottawa

4 bedroom and 2 bathroom home, waiting for your extra touch. Large living room area with a wood burning fireplace, kitchen with appliances included, updated bathroom on the main floor, and front porch with a hot tub. A large bedroom upstairs features an attached bathroom and walk in closet, as well as a second story deck. #10030810. $108,000

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1241 Ottawa Ave., Ottawa

3-4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, with the option of the upstairs living space as separate rental. Main floor included a remodeled master suite, updated bathroom and updated kitchen cabinets. Hardwood flooring through most of the home. Newer electrical, water heater, and boiler. Two car attached garage and above ground pool with fenced yard. $154,900. #09908974

413 Clark St, Marseilles

This home features much history and character with professionally refinished hardwood floors, two staircases, a formal dining room, a sunroom, brick fireplace, and plenty of space and storage. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, many updates including the roof, main floor bathroom, paint, and siding. Detached two car garage, fenced yard and two paved patios. $149,900. #09963668

1408 James Ct., Ottawa

3 bedroom and 2 bath home in a developed Southside neighborhood, with a large backyard and deck to enjoy the outdoors. This home features two living room areas to entertain, a large laundry room, and plenty of storage. Roof updated in 2017, carpet and paint in bedrooms in 2018, and kitchen and carpet in the living room in 2016. Well maintained yard and landscaping. $168,000. #10030632

756 River Edge Cir., Ottawa

Custom built located in Wallace School District. Features hickory hardwood floors, custom blinds, and a fully updated kitchen. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths with cathedral ceilings in the living room and a gas fireplace. Newer appliances and large bar island for cooking and entertaining, and a large pantry. A spacious daylight basement. Main floor laundry. Maintenance free two tiered deck with built in lighting. Two car attached garage with extra deep space on one side. $229,000. #10029556

900 Deerfield Ln., Ottawa

4+ bedrooms, two full baths and two 1/2 baths, with a walk out basement, on a wooded lot. Features two staircases, vaulted ceilings, glass sun room, theater area in the basement, sauna, pond, and hot tub on refinished decking. Kitchen features granite counter tops and hardwood floors. Fireplace with marble surround in the living room. Master suite with private bath. Professionally landscaped back yard. Rolled insulation in the walls, ceilings and flooring for sound proofing. Buyer credit at closing. $284,000. #10018484

2564 N IL State Rt 23, Ottawa

Updated 2 bedroom home situated on two lots, totaling an acre, with a detached 3 1/2 car garage and a separate one car garage/ shed. Two separate lots with two separate tax parcels. Large kitchen with eating area, updated bathroom, and heated floors throughout most of the home. Updates since 2013 include the roof, appliances, flooring, plumbing, stainless steel well pump, whole house humidifier, windows, septic tank, and bathroom. #10011815. $125,000

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Mary Beth LeSeure NMLS #579173

700 W Lafayette, Ottawa

Beautiful updates to this spacious 2 bed, 2 bath home, with potential for a 4th bedroom! Located on a corner lot, close to downtown and a park. New roof, gutters, siding, and water heater, just completed this summer. Plenty of storage in the home as well as the attached garage overhead space. Large pantry in the kitchen. New HVAC and paint in 2013 and all electrical updated prior to purchase. $129,000. #10011884

1399 N 2889th Rd., Ottawa

Spacious walk-out ranch, located in Wallace School District, sitting on a 1.5 acre wooded lot. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms as well as two separate entertaining areas. Master bedroom suite with a walk in closet. First floor laundry. Updated kitchen with hardwood floors as well as a three seasons room and deck. Downstairs has a separate living area and storage. $249,900. #10018483

115 Riverview Dr., Ottawa

Original hardwood and trim throughout . Features 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, with views of the Illinois River. Walk up access to the attic, for more storage. Partially finished basement with an office, laundry with a 1/2 bath, storage room and extra space. One car garage with fenced backyard and covered patio. Great starter home, home if you’re downsizing, rental property, plenty of opportunities to move right in and enjoy the space. $130,000. #10060564

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have been sitting on the market awhile. A stager conducts careful research into the market of a particular area and learns about the neighborhood before deciding how to appeal to likely buyers. For example, when staging a coastal home, a stager may go with nautical themes and create the impression of a relaxing and laid-back property for entertaining by the beach. Certain rules should be followed when staging a home. Furniture, decor

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and other amenities in the home should not detract from the house itself. Instead, such items should complement the architecture and feel of the space. Here are some additional staging suggestions. · Remove personal effects. Homeowners are urged to replace personal photographs with neutral artwork and remove other decorative items that reflect their personalities. As an example, an avid outdoorsman probably will want to remove hunting trophies. The goal is to help buyers see themselves in the home, and that can be difficult if

existing residents’ personal effects are everywhere. · Put away nonessential items. Staging helps homeowners create dream spaces. Coffeemakers, backpacks hanging on the wall and dishes in the drainboard may be part of daily living, but they can make it hard for buyers to see a home’s potential. Store such items before holding an open house. · Maximize lighting. Whenever possible, take down or open window treatments to display architectural moldings and let in as much natural light as possible.

· Opt for neutral colors and furnishings. Use neutral taupe and gray paint to keep homes prime for buyers. Homeowners who have more eclectic or colorful tastes can put their items in storage and rent neutral furnishings until the home sells. Staging can improve the chances that a house sells quickly. Staging helps potential buyers see themselves in the space without distractions from the previous owners’ decorating or belongings.


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Starved Rock Realty

620 N. Division St. Utica

(815) 667-9990

www.starvedrockrealty.net

PUT THE STARVED ROCK REALTY TEAM TO WORK FOR YOU! Dee Barrera

Broker (815) 343-0831

Broker (815) 488-9712

328 Rachel Way MLS # 10050891

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION IS KEY! Located in the Senica Subdivision on the north side of Utica, a rather desirable area. Nice sized lot, surrounded with newer quality homes! Build your dream home here, or build for investment! Utilities are nearby at the road for easy access when you get your home building plans! This seller will offer a 2 lot special should you be interested. This lot is flat for easier building design. This is located in a subdivision and covenants and restrictions apply to all buyers. Alice Green 815/488-9712

$25,995

Jim Rice

Alice Green

Broker/Owner (815) 252-9696

UTICA

340 Cassidy Court MLS # 10056796

This sale is for 2 parcels. One parcel #1908218009, the second parcel is 1908218010. Located in the Senica Subdivision on the north side of Utica, a rather desirable area. Nice sized lot, surrounded with newer quality homes! Currently zoned for duplex, but with proper documentation requested, it could be possible to be brought back to single family zoning. This seller will offer a 2 lot special should you be interested. This is located in a subdivision and covenants and restrictions apply to all buyers. Alice Green 815/488-9712

$24,295

UTICA

Larla Grandadam

Johanna Arkels Broker (815) 252-8026

Broker (815) 883-1353

2558 Evans Rd. MLS #10060340

OLD TO NEW! UNIQUE 3 bedroom 2 bath house constructed in 2007 around a barn built in late 1800s in Scotland Canada. Disassembled, cleaned and brought via flatbed. STUNNING Rumford fireplace, 3 acres of Prairie & other grasses planted by Pheasants Forever. Beautiful loft overlooks open floor plan & breathtaking views through tall Anderson windows. Full basement w/ 10ft ceilings plumbed for bath. Room for horses. . More information can be sent upon request.

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Larla Grandadam 815/883-1353

$350,000

MAGNOLIA

Pam Bollengier

Denisse Perez

Broker (815) 252-7279

Broker (815) 326-8513

808 Kimberly Drive MLS #10034713

“MUST SEE HOME�!! All new: roof and carpeting in 2018, Furnace & Central A/C, pool salt chlorinator (for beautiful above ground pool) in 2017, water heater, Laminate/Pergo flooring (on main floor), professionally painted, new granite counter tops, stone/tile back splash, sink & kitchen faucet, garbage disposal, stove-refrigerator-& microwave, side garage door in 2016. Kitchen cabinets are Amish handmade oak.. Large vinyl fenced back yard --Just move into this gorgeous 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home and enjoy living in a great neighborhood.

Jim Rice 815/343-0831

$275,000

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2643 N. State Rt. 178 Lot 266, Unit 18-2 MLS # 10051660

This one is Priced to sell! 3 bedrooms, 4 full baths 2800 sq ft end unit~~ at least one on every level; two whirlpool tubs-- no appliances included in this property. There is a monthly association fee due from each owner. Potential use is as an investment property, rent out on your own, or make it your primary residence, etc. Covenants & Restrictions apply. This is NOT a foreclosure or shortsale, this is a traditional sale. Alice Green 815/488-9712

$89,900

UTICA

112 Scott Street MLS # 10043924

3 Bedroom, 1 Bath fully remodeled in 2016. Updates include total kitchen and bath remodel, all drywall, flooring, wiring, plumbing lighting, water heater, furnace, and central air. Most windows were also replaced. This home has an extra deep yard ~~~ Minutes from I-80 and I-39 - enjoy wineries, fishing, hiking, golf, boating and all the outdoors in the area! Dee Barrera 815/252-9696

$99,900

DALZELL

111 E. Mulberry

10 11th Street

Sit out on your porch and enjoy the view the Illinois River or take a short stroll to the boat dock - appreciate this historical Illinois River town. Mins from I-80 and 180, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, garden tub, main level laundry - x-large garage and huge driveway for parking. Putnam county taxes and schools. GREAT LOCATION!!!!!!!!!! Priced right!

MOTIVATED SELLERS! $6000 credit to buyer for windows. Beautiful, spacious 3 bed, 1 bath home in quiet Peru neighborhood, two blocks from LP high school. New flooring, updated kitchen and fresh paint throughout. Solid, dry basement with plenty of room for storage. Large, fenced in, private backyard, perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Oversized 2 car, tandem garage. Must See!

MLS # 10004836

Dee Barrera 815/252-9696

$73,500

HENNEPIN

MLS # 10039097

Johanna Arkels 815/252-8026

$104,000

PERU


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