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Real Estate Weekly A Marketing Feature of Sauk Valley Media

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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THIS WEEK’S FEATURE

MOVE-IN READY RANCH!

8 E. Oak Street, Amboy Nice 3 bedroom ranch home in Amboy, with everything you need on 1 floor! Inside you’ll find a living room with gas fireplace, bright kitchen with good counter space, dining room, and main floor laundry. Interior of the home has been freshly painted, there is a new tile floor in bathroom, and all appliances stay. New furnace and central air in 2016, roof was replaced in 2007. 2 car attached and heated garage. This well located home is nice & clean, and ready for your personal touches - call today!

Call Karen Didier: 815-973-2686 Member of Sauk Valley Association of Realtors

$135,000 815 288-4648

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FEATURED PROPERTY 212 S OTTAWA AVE, DIXON

Rockside Subdivision- Lots for Sale!

Beautiful income-producing property on National Register of Historic Places! Organized into 4 units (2 on each floor): 1 main floor office, and 3 large apartments. The current owner/architect is willing to assist w/possible design changes at no cost. 3+ car garage & alley access. Unique opportunity- call today!

Vacant building lots in excellent location between Dixon & Sterling. Subdivision offers lovely views & river access!

Call Karen Didier: 973-2686

Call Matt Hermes: 288-4648

$249,000 CALL MATT HERMES: 288-4648

8 E Oak St, Amboy

Nice 3BR ranch w/everything on 1 floor! Living room w/gas fireplace, 2 car heated, attached garage. Great location! $135,000

Lot 212 Riverside Dr, Dixon

351 Penrose Rd, Dixon

Gorgeous 1 acre lot on the Rock River! White Oaks Subdivision, Reduced price! $40,000

Lovely 2+ acre building site on the corner of Penrose & Peek Home Rd- ready to build your dream home? $49,900

Call Matt Hermes: 288-4648

1420 Eustace Dr, Dixon

Upscale 3 bedroom 3 bath walkout ranch on the Rock River! Many recent high end improvements. $269,900

Call Nancy Fritts: 440-3369

4.9 Acres, Riverside Dr, Dixon

Unique opportunity! 4.9 ac wooded site adjacent to White Oak Sub. Water & electric hookup. $72,000

Call Matt Hermes: 288-4648

110 W Webster St, Polo

Quality 3 bedroom 3 bath ranch Spacious with open floorplan & Partially finished basement. $127,500

Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

907 College Ave, Dixon

Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

208 W North St, Polo

Great 2BR home w/everything on 1 floor. Newer windows, plus 2 year old roof & furnace.

Light & bright 2BR bungalow w/hardwood floors, walkup attic, 2 car garage, plus new roof, siding & windows. $93,000

$64,900 Call Nancy Fritts: 440-3369

Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

White Oaks Subdivision

1514 Old Mill Rd, Franklin Grove

Looking to build? Lots in a variety of sizes including lots on the Rock River. ALL prices recently reduced- call for details!

Very private 5 ac property adjacent to Franklin Creek State Park. Barn, 4 car garage & Berm home. $90,000

Call Matt Hermes: 288-4648

328 Central Pl, Dixon

2BR 2BA 1.5 story home. Large kitchen, deck, small yard, 1 car garage, great starter or rental! $58,000

Call Nancy Fritts: 440-3369

411 S 4th St, Oregon

Wonderful 3BR 3BA home offering great space & privacy! Maint.-free exterior, 1.5 car garage on corner lot! $102,000

Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

Call Patt Gjonola: 815-973-7997

2452 N IL Route 26, Polo

216 Adams St, Savanna

Established restaurant w/banquet area, 2 apartments upstairs. All on 3+ ac in highly visible intersection of Rt 26 & 64!

Adorable 2BR home in gorgeous condition. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, room for attic expansion. Broker Owned. $52,900

$349,000 Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

Call Jim Smith: 288-6229

Matt Hermes Managing Broker 815-288-4648

815 288-4648 • www.heartlandrealty.info

Bill Gorski 815-441-4811

207 W Everett St, Dixon

Versatile property! Could be duplex, single family, or it’s zoned B-1 for your business! Great 3 car det. garage. $79,900

Bill Dempsey 815-631-4295

Call Jim Smith: 288-6229

Nancy Fritts 815-440-3369

Karen Didier 815-973-2686

510 E 3rd St, Dixon

Great 3BR 2BA on large lot. Updated kitchen & bath, new gutters & walking distance to downtown. $119,900

Call Bill Dempsey: 631-4295

403 W Oregon St, Polo

Great lot w/new garage (2016) that’s insulated/drywalled w/electric & concrete drive. All utilities to site. $49,900

Call Patt Gjonola: 973-7997

2 S Mason, Amboy

Remodeled 3BR home. Updates include: new kitchen, flooring, roof, water heater, electrical & plumbing. $69,900

Call Nancy Fritts: 440-3369

210 N Mason Ave, Amboy

3BR 2BA close to Amboy schools. Open kitchen/living room, main floor master, large 2 car garage & deck. $109,900

Call Nancy Fritts: 440-3369

221 W Everett St, Dixon

Great commercial location w/parking lot & lighted sign. Corner of Everett & Peoria. Zoned B-1, Realtor Owned. $102,900

Call Jim Smith: 288-6229

Jim Smith 815-288-6229

Patt Gjonola 815-973-7997

Member of Hometown Association of Realtors


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How to employ staging to impress buyers

(MS) Homeowners must consider a variety of factors when putting their homes on the market. One of the more important things to remember is the benefits of making a strong first impression on prospective buyers. That’s why many homeowners rely on staging when selling their homes. Staging requires more than just clearing out clutter or baking a batch of cookies to create a welcoming aroma. Staging helps potential buyers visualize the potential of a home and see themselves owning and living in the property. While homeowners can effectively stage their own homes, sometimes it is well worth the investment to call in a professional designer or stager. Stagers often work their magic on vacant properties or those that 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 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.

• Maximize lighting. Whenever possible, take down or open window treatments to display architectural moldings and let in as much natural light as possible.

• 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.

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• 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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815-285-3444, 124 E. Boyd Street, Dixon MLS#10145494

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• 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.

$80,000

MLS#10107252

911 S. OTTAWA AVE., DIXON

1126 N. JEFFERSON AVE., DIXON

3 bedroom, 2 bath home has a fenced yard and 2 car detached garage. Large 16x19 living room with a gas log fireplace. Master bedroom on main floor with full bath. Main floor Laundry/Mudroom.

MLS#10098867

$59,900

28 SHORT ST., AMBOY

$140,000

Lots of room in this beautiful Brick Ranch on NE side with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, & over 2,000+ sq. ft. of living space. Oversized 2 car garage with a cobblestone driveway & walkway to entrance.

MLS#10062533

Three bedroom, one bath home. Lots of updates! Newer Furnace, Central Air, and some windows. All new flooring, trim, paint and gutters. One car attached garage.

$159,900

633 PALMYRA RD., DIXON

Country Living-close to town. 3 bedroom farm house on approx. 9-10 acres. Enclosed front porch, large bathroom, separate dining room. Newer Roof. Property will need to be surveyed for actual acreage.

MLS#10105112

$185,000

1432 TILTON PARK DR., DIXON

Well maintained home. 3 bedrooms, master bath, large deck, and great back yard. Family room, gas fireplace, sliding doors to hot tub, half bath and garage access. New carpet, skylights, 2 retractable deck sun, shades, play-set, fire-pit.

MLS#10029115

$63,000

131 DIVISION ST., AMBOY

Move in ready 1044 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch home. This home has tile floors throughout, a nice enclosed front porch, a deck off the back and a 1 car detached garage.

Kirsten Crawford Managing Broker 815-973-0841

Tim Crawford 815-535-3444

Vickie Gutierrez 815-973-4444

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Cynthia Adcock 815-677-0934

Andrea Ragan 815-973-4033

Piper Grazulis 815-631-4446

Vicky Turner 815-973-5548

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511 E. 3rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081

110 E. LYNN BLVD. STERLING, IL 61081

815-626-7450

Judy Powell 815-716-7450

Jenni Dace 815-716-7675

(815) 625-3722

Ed Hook

815-499-4848

NEW LISTING

Family home offers large space throughout … 4 Bedrooms, 1 ½ baths. Formal dining. Windows (2007), water heater (2017), roof (2008), furnace (2006). Covered front porch, enclosed back porch, patio, fenced backyard and 8x10 shed. MLS#10164933 $55,900

Home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on an extra big lot. Great room with open concept. Lots of cupboards and large pantry. Master bath has garden tub, double vanity and separate shower. Invisible dog fence, deck and storage shed. Double cement driveway. MLS#09876624 $41,000

Mobile home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths… 1,680 sq. ft. Kitchen has all new countertops, island and pantry. Wood burning fireplace, master suite with its own bath. All new flooring and freshly painted. Large deck, 12x10 storage shed with rolled door. Brand New Finished 24x24 garage. Rock River Estates. Immediate Possession. MLS#09999703 $64,900

Rock Falls - Good Investment/Good Return Priced to sell, with good cash flow on your investment. Six completely remodeled apartment units with new appliances. Owner pays water, sewer, and garbage. There are also 24 storage units with new doors. Office with laundry facility. All on 2.12 acres. Not a drive by – you need to look inside! $259,900

MLS#09814033

Winter is the time for

Home

Charming family home … offers natural woodwork, pocket doors, hardwood floors and open wood staircase. 3 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths. Roomy kitchen with loads of cabinets and appliances. Formal dining. Newer windows and siding. 2 car detached garage with additional parking and alley access. Vinyl privacy fenced back yard. Close to Schools. MLS#10149929 $96,900

JOHN ROSENGREN

815-631-8550 johnrosengren@gmail.com saukvalleyhomes.net One Owner Home located on an Acre … Newer ranch offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, cathedral ceilings, skylights and 6-panel doors throughout. Oak kitchen with walkin pantry and loads of cabinets. Finished basement with egress windows, family room and rec room. 3+ heated and finished garage plus storage shed. MLS#10154107 $167,900

KEITH ZOELLER

Double corner lot. 2 bedroom ranch home offers new windows, flooring, and siding. The kitchen and living room are open concept. Large bath includes laundry. Home has its own well, but city sewer. $53,900 MLS#09892801

815-622-1598 kjzoeller@gmail.com zoellerag.com

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