On the Move Team
Laura Goggin and Karen Schoenthal
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4 Ginger Forest Ct 3-D Virtual Tour

Prepare to be amazed by this gorgeous 4 bed, 3 bath atrium walkout ranch in Glen Carbon. Over 4,000 square feet of living space on a half-acre lot. Immaculate inside and out! Listed for $450,000, MLS #17052817. Call for your personal showing today! CLICK BELOW FOR A 3-D VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE HOME:


9644 Hosto Rd

Stately country home with large rooms. If you’re looking for a historic home with lots of charm, look no further. You’ll love the 10 ft. ceilings, beautiful woodwork on the doors and trim and 3 fireplaces. The front of the home has a large 2-tier porch. There is another large porch and gazebo on the side of the home. The kitchen has Amish made cabinetry and opens to the family room and eat in dining space. There is also a formal dining and living room, as well as a large rec room, art studio, office and full bath on the main level. On the second floor are 3 large bedrooms and 3 baths. The 3rd floor is partially finished and partitioned into 5 rooms. There is an oversized 3-car garage with additional living space above. Current parcel is 7.77 acres, but seller is including 2 acres with the house. Additional acres could be negotiated.


5 Country Maples

Don’t miss this beautiful custom built 4 bed/3bath home with open floor plan. The exterior is 3-sided brick with oversized 3-car side entry garage. Large .7 acre lot with mature trees and private backyard. The main living area is open with vaulted ceilings from the kitchen through the eat-in dining area and great room. Listed for $262,000, MLS #17043484. Call for your personal showing today!


Making House Updates Before Listing

Karen talks about whether it makes sense to do some house updates before listing.


2532 Spyglass in Edwardsville

IMMACULATE HOME, PERFECT FOR ENTERTAINING! One-story home with 2,800 square feet of living space on a quiet cul-de-sac in Country Club Manor. As you enter the home you’ll love the open floorplan, vaulted ceilings and wood floors throughout main living area. Walls are freshly painting a neutral gray. Kitchen has new granite countertops and upgraded stagger height cabinetry with crown molding. The master suite has a walk in closet, and full bath with double vanity, separate tub and shower. The private, fenced backyard is an outside oasis with a new deck, hot tub and wood playset that can stay. The lower level has an amazing, custom built solid oak wet bar that is ready for the big game or entertaining. There is also a full bath, bedroom with egress window and walk-in cedar closet in the lower level. Location provides easy access to all the community has to offer, as well as fast interstate access. Call for your personal showing today!


1661 Molokai in Worden

Great 1-story lakefront home on Su Twan Lake in Holiday Shores and the Edwardsville school district. Beautiful hardwood floors in living room, dining room, hallway and master bedroom. Two bedrooms on main level and third bedroom in basement without window. Basement is a walkout with a large family room, third bathroom and gas fireplace. Attached 2-car garage is oversized for extra storage. You’ll never want to leave your backyard! Huge covered deck across the entire back of the house (63’ x 14’). Doughboy above ground pool with 16’ x 11’ deck installed in 2013. You can fish and boat directly from the boat dock. Refrigerator, storage shed, fishing boat, paddle boat, and riding lawn mower will stay with the property. Listed for $169,000 by RE/MAX Alliance. Call for your private showing today!


10 Fieldcrest in Maryville

This 1½ story home in prestigious Autumn Oaks offers ample space and storage for all your needs. The main floor boasts an 18 ft. foyer and family room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the lake. The dining room has wainscoting trim and an arched entrance with columns. Large eat-in kitchen has maple cabinets, stainless appliances, island with seating, a built-in desk area and large walk-in pantry. Main floor master bedroom suite has tray ceiling, spacious bathroom and large walk-in closet. The 3 upstairs bedrooms also all have walk-in closets. The walkout basement has a large family room area, full bath and a room with a full size window that could be a 5th bedroom (just needs a closet). There are also 2 additional partially finished rooms. If you’re looking for extra garage space, this is the house for you! In addition to the 5 car garage, there is a workshop behind the garage that includes a ¾ bath. Listed for $305,000 by RE/MAX Alliance. Call us for your private showing today!

 


Mistakes to Avoid When Pricing Your House

The single most important thing you can do to facilitate the sale of your house is to set a realistic price. Buyers are smart, and thanks to the internet, they have a lot of information at their fingertips. So how do you set the right asking price? Well, for starters, avoid these common mistakes!

Mistake No. 1: Basing your price on how much you paid

Homeowners can’t help but hope they’ll make a big profit when they sell—and that’s why many nudge their price ever higher, regardless of real-world demand. But the harsh reality is this: Buyers could care less how much you paid. All they care about is getting the best deal possible in today’s market. Another thing buyers care not a whit about: how much you owe on the mortgage. So, sadly, that shouldn’t factor into your asking price, either. (more…)


315 W Second in O’Fallon, IL

HOME IS BACK ON THE MARKET DUE TO BUYER NOT BEING ABLE TO SECURE FINANCING. HAS ALREADY BEEN THROUGH AN INSPECTION. Full brick federal style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Home was totally rehabbed in 2007 (including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roof, windows, insulation, interior walls reframed). Lots of character with tall ceilings, plenty of windows and a completely updated interior. First floor includes a spacious family room, dining room/office, kitchen and half bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bath and laundry. Zoned heating and cooling. All major kitchen appliances included. New landscaping added in December. Back patio opens to a spacious private backyard. There is also a 24 x 27 ft. detached 2 car garage with an additional carport on each side. Low-maintenance, move-in ready home just waiting for you! Within walking distance of nearby shops and restaurants. Call for your personal showing today!


Mid-Year Market Update

Good News for sellers in the St. Louis Metro East! In a year over year comparison of home closings through July 27, there have been significantly more home sales in 2015 versus 2014:

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                                                2014                            2015                           % Change

Edwardsville                            253                               307                                  21.3%

Glen Carbon                              85                               132                                  55.3%

Maryville                                    79                                 86                                    8.9%

Troy                                          112                               120                                    7.1%

Collinsville                                186                               213                                  14.5%

Granite City                              230                               243                                   5.7%

 

* Data comes from the Southern Illinois Regional Multiple Listing Service. It excludes “for sale by owner” home sales.