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November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving! On this day of thanks I would like to express my gratefulness to all of my past, present and future clients.  Without you, I would not be able to pursue my passions of houses and helping people.  THANK YOU!!!  

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October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

by Melissa Stevenson

Happy Halloween! I just wanted to take a moment to share this resource for those who live locally.  It provides the trick or treat hours for the area towns and activities taking place. Have fun, be safe, and stay warm! And, don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Saturday night before you go to…

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October 24, 2014

Buying In The Fall

by Melissa Stevenson

Fall is truly here in the Peoria area now, leaves are in full color, Halloween is next week and the temperature is comfortable during the day with a cool down at night.  It is a GREAT time to buy a house!  Interest rates dropped last week, grant money is still available for those who qualify…

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October 1, 2014

Peoria Is The Place To Live!

by Melissa Stevenson

As a native of the Peoria area and a homeowner in Peoria I have always felt this is a great place to live and I love selling houses to buyers here.  Now I’m not alone in my thoughts, check out this news, then call me to help you find a house! ~Melissa   10 Affordable…

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This article has many good points about why it is in your best interest, as a seller, to consult with a REALTOR about the appropriate list price for your house.  If you have been thinking of selling please read this, then call me! ~Melissa   There are dozens of Internet sites out there that reveal…

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September 5, 2014

Choosing A Real Estate Agent

by Melissa Stevenson

One of the first steps to take when you’ve made the decision to sell your house is choosing a real estate agent.  This can be a daunting task but hopefully this list will help you to find out whether a particular agent is the right fit for you.  I hope to have the opportunity to…

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August 23, 2014

Attention Sellers!

by Melissa Stevenson

I have obviously fallen way behind on posting on my blog this summer and I apologize for that.  You know how it is…life just gets in the way sometimes 🙂 I just came across this list that I thought those of you selling your homes might find interesting.  Take a look! -Melissa   Top Ten…

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May 23, 2014

Memorial Day & The Local Real Estate Market

by Melissa Stevenson

Hello, it has been over a month since I have posted a new blog so I felt it was time to do so.  This Spring has definitely been different than past years with the weather and our local real estate market.  I noticed a pick-up in the market right after Easter for a couple of…

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April 2, 2014

Spring Cleaning Checklist

by Melissa Stevenson

Although Spring has officially begun, we have not seen much spring-like weather here in the Peoria area but many people have spring fever so I figured posting this checklist might help some of you.  Happy Spring Cleaning! ~Melissa Spring Cleaning List Don’t you just love that feeling you get when you check items off a…

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April 2, 2014

7 Must-Do’s on the Day You Show Your House

by Melissa Stevenson

One question I often hear from my seller clients is “What do I need to do to sell my house”?  There are many things a seller can do to increase the chances of their house selling.  Having it show-ready is one of the most important.  I  provide a compilation of tips of from my own…

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5 Things You Can Do While You Wait For Your Home to Finish Closing BY BRITTANY ANAS published July 23, 2022 Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Homebuying involves a lot of “hurry up and wait” intervals, especially during the closing process. On average, it takes 49 days to close on a home. So, if you’re a first-time buyer, you’re probably…

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