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November 21, 2013

Rental Properties Available

by Melissa Stevenson

For those of you looking for rental properties, I just received notice that www.nestrent.com has 90 new rentals that were just posted!  Hopefully this resource will help those in need.  If you need/want assistance, please contact me directly and I will help in any way I can.

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November 20, 2013

Tornado Relief Efforts

by Melissa Stevenson

As most, if not all of you are aware, our area was hit hard by tornadoes on Sunday, November 17th.  I am grateful that my home and family are safe, but am saddened by the destruction and loss so many others have experienced.  Many people in East Peoria, Pekin and Washington (and areas in between)…

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November 3, 2013

Don’t Forget to Turn Your Clocks Back!

by Melissa Stevenson

Tonight is the night we “fall back”.  Daylight savings time officially comes to an end for the year although with the earlier sunset times we’ve seen the past month, it seems to me that it has already ended.  However, tonight (or rather tomorrow morning at 2am) it becomes official so don’t forget to turn your…

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October 31, 2013

Halloween Safety Tips

by Melissa Stevenson

Happy Halloween! Hope you all have a fun and safe day.  Please keep these safety tips in mind while trick-or-treating. Although the weather is not ideal today in Peoria, there will still be children out and about this evening so please be mindful of this.  Trick-or-treating hours in Peoria are from 5-8pm.  If you will…

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October 26, 2013

Why Now Is A Great Time To Buy!

by Melissa Stevenson

To Buy Or Not To Buy? If you have been thinking about buying a home but are not sure this is the right time, please click below to see why now may very well be the right time! In addition to this, there are several different types of grants available to help with downpayments for…

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October 25, 2013

Handy Tips of All Types – Opt-in

by Melissa Stevenson

Would you like to receive handy tips of all types…real estate, home organization, etc? Just opt-in below and these will be sent to you once a month. -Melissa

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October 16, 2013

Prepare for Winter–October Maintenance Checklist

by Melissa Stevenson

With Winter just around the corner it is time to starting thinking about how to prepare your home. I stumbled upon this great checklist of the “to-dos” before winter weather appears! Keep the cold out the best you can! Good Luck!   October home-maintenance checklist With fall in full swing, now’s the time to get…

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