Glen Carbon, IL Real Estate News

By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
OPEN HOUSE: 202 Aspen Pt., Glen Carbon, IL Sunday, January 26, 1 to 3 NEW PRICE! For $214,000 this home has everything you need and want: three bedrooms,including a master suite with luxe tub and walk-in closet; cozy fireplace; two full baths; wood floors; vaulted ceiling, main floor laundry and a two-car garage. It's clean, neat, neutral, bright and located in a great spot for an easy commute around the region. "Wow" is the only word for the huge amount of finished space in the walkout lower level. Approximately 1,000 square feet is separated into a family room and a second flexible space that could be a game room, rec room, hobby area, playroom - you get to decide how to use this great spot that is finished and ready to meet your needs. 202 Aspen Pt. is located very near Madison Count...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Glen Carbon, IL: Homes for Heroes is Here (edit/delete) Real Savings for Teachers, First Responders, Military and Veterans Today This Memorial Day Weekend presents the perfect opportunity to announce that the Homes for Heroes real estate savings program has come to Glen Carbon, Illinois. Service deserves its rewards. That's why Homes for Heroes gives back to men and women who serve our country and our local community.   So, if you're a teacher, medical professional, active duty member of the military, veteran, firefighter, EMT, law enforcement officer or other first responder ready to buy or sell a house, this innovative program is for you. If you're in doubt about whether you're qualified for Homes for Heroes, just ask me.  As the area's Homes for Heroes Realtor affiliate, I get to sa...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Here's a quick look at what's going on right now in the Glen Carbon, IL real estate market. In July 2012, the average Glen Carbon house sold for $218,798, an increase of 4.02 percent over July 2011.  The list-to-sell ratio in Glen Carbon (the measure of how much a property sold for versus its current list price) was pretty flat at 95 percent.  The number of new listings that came on the market in July -- 16 -- is down 30 percent from July 2011, and the number of all active listings is down 21 percent.  So, that's good news for sellers because Glen Carbon buyers have less choice right now, making your house more attractive. As a buyer, you have fewer properties from which to choose, so there's the flip side. Another measure of the more robust real estate market -- the number of days a pr...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Glen Carbon Illinois Scarecrow Contest 2012 The crows may be scared, but most residents of Glen Carbon, Illinois are just charmed by the whimsical scarecrows that have started popping up throughout the village this fall. The third annual Scarecrow Contest is underway and you still have time to enter your own straw creation. Voting will be held at Village Hall on Saturday, October 6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (Glen Carbon residents are encouraged to drop by and vote for their favorites that day.) If you'd like to enter a scarecrow in the individual/family/group or business categories, you can get the details here: Whimsical, humorous, lovable, and fun scarecrows are encouraged for this family friendly contest. (They will disqualify entries that are too scary or are deemed inappropriate.) T...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Glen Carbon Homecoming, June 17-18, 2011 It's time for the annual Glen Carbon Homecoming, Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2011. The lively festival takes place along Main Street in Old Town Glen Carbon, opening Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m.  Festivities will end at midnight on both nights. Friday night the Well Hungarians (yes, that is their name) will perform under the Covered Bridge beginning at 8 p.m.  Saturday, the Smash Band will rock downtown beginning at 8 p.m Glen Carbon residents and visitors will enjoy carnival rides and games, a variety of food vendors, games of chance, pony rides and much more. For the grownups, a beer garden, wine bar, Margarita stand and craft beer vendors will be on hand. On Saturday, the Homecoming Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. and winds th...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Glen Carbon Short Sale Successfully Closed by Nancy & Kristina at Goshen Realty Group If you're a homeowner facing possible foreclosure, please read this success story carefully. You do have options. Don't let the lender foreclose without first exploring a short sale of your property. In a short sale, we will market your home to potential buyers at a price that reflects current market conditions and we will ask the lender to accept an offer that is less than the amount you owe on your current mortgage. A short sale can be a long and complicated process, but it is worth it. A short sale minimizes the damage to the seller's credit rating that a foreclosure or bankruptcy could cause. A short sale can let you move on with your life. Today we closed on this home (pictured) in the popular Sav...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Yes, it's cold and snowy right now, but soon it will be warm here on the middle coast in St. Louis' Illinois suburbs. And that's why you'll want a home with a beauiful pool, but without the hassle that goes along with it. I have the solution. It's 3 Ginger Forest in the Ginger Creek neighborhood of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This is one of the few subdivisions in Madison County with a pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and fishing lake for the benefit of residents and their guests. This charming home offers more than 2,700 square feet of living space on the main and upper levels. The entry foyer leads to a formal dining room on the left and a formal living room with pocket doors on the right. It's a floor plan just made for entertaining. The kitchen is open to a breakfast area and spacious fami...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
In real estate today, the homes that sell faster and for top current market value are those that are properly prepared -- both inside and outside. What do I mean by properly prepared? These days everyone has heard of "staging" and may understand some of the elements of the stager's art. They include neutralizing colors, removing extraneous furnishings, depersonalizing your space by limiting collections and family photos and a variety of other very important tasks. All of that should happen PRIOR to putting your home on the market. What your Realtor also should tell you is the brutal truth about your exterior. In particular, landscaping that has overgrown will be a distraction for potential buyers. Bushes may be so large that they keep buyers from evaluating your home's aesthetics or eve...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Search Homes for Sale in Glen Carbon IL with Acreage, Land My territory in Southwestern Illinois is very close to the major metropolitan area of St. Louis, Missouri. We're a bi-state region. When I talk with friends on the Missouri side of metro St. Louis about their homes and how they decided where they were going to live, many of them tell me they moved "so far out," in their words, because they wanted to have a little bit of land. They end up in far St. Charles County, Washington County or Lincoln County to the north or south in Jefferson County and beyond. That's a lot of driving to get to attractions, dining, shopping or, most important, your job. They should have thought about Illinois. Their commute would be closer and they would be living in a vibrant small town community with ...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
The sweetest place on earth is located right here in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Sweeties, an adorable candy shop (and much more), is located in the Miner Square mall at the intersection of Glen Carbon Road (Main Street) and Glen Crossing Road in the heart of Glen Carbon. The historic mining village of Glen Carbon, Illinois, is one of CNN/Money magazine's Top Places to Live in America with lovely neighborhoods, shopping, dining, great highway access for commuters and a long list of attributes, not the least of which is a bundle of interesting small businesses like Sweeties. I caught owner Gina Wilkinson (that's her dressed in jelly bean pink to the right) while she was closing up shop one day this week. We chatted about her best sellers -- which include the rainbow selection of Jelly Bellies...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
  Home sales started out weaker in Glen Carbon, Illinois in January 2010 year over year, but regained some pace to exceed 2009's closings in the month of February. By March, 2010 sales slipped below 2009 figures again, and in April -- as expected -- 2010 home sales spiked in Glen Carbon as the in-contract deadline for the federal home buyer tax credit arrived at the end of the month. After the tax credit expiration in April, home sales in Glen Carbon fell dramatically for the months of May and June compared to 2009. Home sales rebounded in July 2010 just exceeding 2009's sales for that month during what has traditionally been one of the busiest times of the year. What should we expect for August and the remainder of the year? My crystal ball is broken, but if July is an indicator, we ma...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
You've got to love the Huntington Place subdivision in Glen Carbon, Illinois. It's nicely located off Old Troy Road, tucked away yet close to shopping, dining and highway access for commuters. And, it's priced nicely for first-time home buyers. Click here to see a list of homes currently for sale in the Huntington Place neighborhood in Glen Carbon. The well-kept subdivision offers one and two-story floor plans and a nice access point to the extensive Madison County bike trail system.  Huntington Place is directly across the road from another popular Glen Carbon neighborhood -- Savannah Crossing.  The neighborhood is located in the Edwardsville School district. Grade schoolers attend the new Albert Cassens school and older kids will go to the Liberty Middle School. Here's a map to help y...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
As you might guess from this Illinois village's name, Glen Carbon once was home to a thriving coal mining industry in the late 19th century through the early part of the 20th century. Before coal became king, the region was nicknamed the "Land of Goshen" by early settlers from Virginia who thought it resembled tales of the lush Biblical paradise of the same name. In 1801, Col. Samuel Judy was granted 100 acres of land, becoming the first non-native settler in Madison County, where Glen Carbon is located today. Judy later served in Illinois' first legislature, which convened in Kaskaskia to the south. When Madison County was officially organized in 1812, its northern border reached all the way to Canada and Judy was one of the new county's first commissioners. The village of Glen Carbon ...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
"Won't you be my neighbor?" That old song from Mr. Rogers could welcome you to the Ginger Creek subdivision in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Currently, several single-family homes, a townhouse and a villa are on the market in the Ginger Creek neighborhood. The single-family homes range in price from $139,900 to $495,000. See the available Ginger Creek homes at this link. Ginger Creek is located on IL-157 (Old Route 66) straddling the Glen Carbon and Edwardsville city lines. The subdivision entrance is graced with a cute faux mill and spinning water wheel, pictured here. The neighborhood is approximately one mile from Edwardsville high school and is located in the Edwardsville school district. Ginger Creek is less than 3 miles from the entrance to Interstate 270, making it a convenient subdivis...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Have you been looking for a home in the Glen Carbon Illinois subdivision of Timberwolfe? Click this link to see the available homes in Glen Carbon's Timberwolfe subdivision. Timberwolfe is conveniently located off Meridian Road near IL-157 close to shopping, dining and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE). It's a great location for commuters and is part of the Edwardsville School District. Here is a map to help you find the Timberwolfe subdivision. I can help you explore each of the options available in Timberwolfe. As a buyer's agent, I can show you all of the homes and help you determine which of them might best meet your housing needs and wants. If you determine that you'd like to purchase one of these Timberwolfe homes, I can write the offer and negotiate on your beha...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
There's a building boom underway in the popular Savannah Crossing neighborhood in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Four new construction homes and two re-sale homes are now on the market. They range in asking price from a low of $215,000 for a three-bedroom/two-bath, 2,100-square-foot ranch re-sale home to a high of $244,900 for a new construction ranch home of 1,600 square feet with three bedrooms and two baths. See the Savannah Crossing homes in Glen Carbon by clicking this link. Savannah Crossing is conveniently located on Old Troy Road in Glen Carbon, Illinois. These homes are just minutes from shopping and dining and are located in the Edwardsville School District. Here's a map to help you locate Savannah Crossing. Many homes in Savannah Crossing subdivision are built with charming Craftsman...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Do you believe in listening to your gut? Feeling the vibes? Reading the runes? It's New Year's Day and my phone rang just after noon -- at 12:05 p.m. -- and guess who was on the line? An agent with a buyer who wants to see one of our listings in Glen Carbon, IL. Today. In two hours. I suppose I could have been irritated about such short notice on a holiday, but I've chosen to take the other path and consider this request a welcome start to a great year. Our sellers felt the same way. They're packing up their toddler, kenneling the dogs and scooting out of the way for an hour during their holiday. Here's to you, 2010. Darn glad to meet you!
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
Year-to-date at the end of November 2009, 145 total homes have been sold in Glen Carbon, Illinois. (Source: SIRMLS closings.) Seventy-one homes are currently listed as actively for sale in Glen Carbon. Existing home sales accounted for 122 of the total homes sold in Glen Carbon to date in 2009 and 23 new construction homes were sold. Existing homes were on the market an average of 123 days before selling; new construction sold on average after 183 days on the market. For existing homes in Glen Carbon, the highest sale price was $592,500 and the lowest was $9,000 through November. New construction sales ranged from a high of $389,000 to a low of $85,500. The average selling price in Glen Carbon for an existing home this year is $188,442; new construction is averaging out to $221,287. Gl...
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By Kristina Pratt, REALTOR - SFR - GoshenRealtyGroup.com
(St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners)
32 homes sold in Glen Carbon in September and October of '09.  4 of these homes were new construction with an average sales price of $194,317 and average days on the market of 152.  28 resale homes had an average sales price of $187,729 with 142 days on the market. Address/List Price/Sell Price 7028 AUGUSTA DR $205,000 $203,000 110 BAYHILL BLVD $165,000 $163,000 212 BAYHILL BLVD $170,000 $165,000 107 BAYRIDGE $179,000 $168,000 134 BIRGER $109,900 $108,500 2809 BRISTOL WAY $294,900 $250,000 78 DEPOT DR $157,000 $152,000 6 DUNSTON TR $224,900 $165,000 7027 GABLE $239,900 $235,000 110 GINGER CREEK PKWY 9 $126,900 $123,000 6 GINGER WOOD ESTATES $600,000 $592,500 731 GLEN CROSSING RD $209,900 $179,500 182 HILLCREST DR $159,900 $155,000 14 JENNIFER DR $189,900 $186,000 6 JULIE DR $184,900 $18...
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By Nancy Milton Holtzscher, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, Illinois Broker, REALTOR
(RE/MAX Alliance in St.Louis' Illinois suburbs)
It can take weeks or even months to find out the closing price of a home in your Glen Carbon neighborhood by scouring the traditional media for sporadically published real estate sales items.  We humans are naturally curious, especially when closed comps will have an effect on the price we can set for our own property. So, from time to time, I'll cut out the waiting process for you and let you know what a few homes have sold for in the Glen Carbon, Illinois market. In the meantime, if you have a question about a specific home sale, just send me an e-mail at Nancy@GoshenRealtyGroup.com and I'll get the details for you. SELECTED SEPTEMBER 2009 CLOSINGS IN GLEN CARBON, ILLINOIS 107 Bayridge..........,.$168,000 134 Birger................$108,500 78 Depot..................$152,000 6 Ginger W...
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