Mc Leansboro, IL Real Estate News

By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
In the last week businesses in McLeansboro have the ability to apply for liquor licenses. Voters made the okay in April and city officials have spent months drawing up an ordinance allowing restaurants, stores, ad clubs to sell alcohol. The city council passed the liquor ordinance on Tuesday, so no more having to drive out of the way for a glass of wine. For more information, visit: http://champaignrealestatesales.com/renovation-project-highlight-foxy-coffee-shop-and-deli/.   For more community events, click here.  
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Happy clients are vital to the success of my business as are repeat business and referrals. When someone takes the time to recount a positive experience, it speaks volumes. And so I would like to request a small favor…  a testimonial that will give others a sense of the experience and service I strive to provide with each and every transaction and I sincerely hope that describes your experience with me.   To help you with this request, the following questions may prompt some thoughts for you: What would you say is unique about me... my services.. or my way of doing business? Would you recommend me to others? Should the opportunity arise, would you use my services again?   Then follow the links below to post your comments. Post your Testimonial to Zillow | Post your Testimonial to Trulia...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Currently utilized as an auto repair service center and towing business, but has also been an operational car dealership. 7500+ sqft finished, flexible, ideal for storage/warehousing/distribution/retail/office or parts store enterprises. Commercial investment opportunity in McLeansboro, Illinois! Located one-half block off city square of McLeansboro, in the county seat of oil/coal/and natural gas developing Hamilton County. Sale includes very large lots for additional parking, plenty of office space and a showroom floor ready for inventory. Trade fixtures & equipment not included in sale of real estate, but Seller open to offers to purchase these items outside of closing. For information about the TIF and Enterprise Zone Incentives available, please contact City of McLeansboro City Cl...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
  Hey Folks, Jimmy wanted me to spread the word… He has way too many items in this sale for us to possibly see them all before Auction Day will possibly run Multiple Auction rings, don’t miss it! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012 STARTING AT 9:30 A.M. 110 SOUTH SILAS – MCLEANSBORO, IL 62859 REAL ESTATE (No Reserve) The South One-Half of Lots Numbered Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) of Block Number Eleven (11) in Heard’s Fourth (4th) Addition to the Town, now City of McLeansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois. TERMS 10% Down Day of Auction, Balance due at closing. Sale of Real Estate is NOT contingent upon buyer securing suitable financing. Down Payment is NOT Refundable. ANTIQUE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS 3 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE NICE, OLD POSTER BED W/5 DRAWER CHEST, NICE CHILD CHAIR, CHINA CABINET, NICE OL...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Falling leaves and dwindling daylight signal a final opportunity to do some outdoor organizing before winter settles in. October is the first full month of fall; by the end of this month, most of your winterization should be completed. Check out these great MSN articles to get you prepared for the winter. Video: How to winterize your home Bing: What are the best-rated thermostats? MSN Money: 4 foolish ways to go ‘green’
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
        Connect with me on:   CU Realty Group, LLC | 821 South Neil Street | Champaign | IL | 61821   Add josh@curealtygroupllc.com to your safe senders list. Click here for directions.   To unsubscribe click here.  
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
By Kristin Crowley - News 3 Story Created: Sep 18, 2012 at 5:49 PM CDT Story Updated: Sep 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM CDT   HAMILTON COUNTY — A major transformation in McLeansboro is underway in anticipation of new jobs coming to the area. White Oak Resources plans to open a new coal mine next year. McLeansboro officials say that means the city’s economy will boom. Looking at the McLeansboro’s square, you’ll notice empty store fronts and boarded up windows. It appears the town is barely holding on. But if you look closer, you’ll see that’s all about to change. “We’re seeing a lot of development,” said Mayor Dick Dietz. “They’ve really made a couple buildings down here really nice,” said resident Patricia Irvin.Irvin is noticing the change first hand as she prepares to open her first restauran...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
On Tuesday, the historical society took the first step toward restoring the old county jail that dates back more than 140 years. The jail had spent the last 70 years on a Hamilton County farm. The first attempt to move the old jail failed, because the iron structure weighed too much. Finally yesterday morning, the team was finally able to load it onto a trailer and make the drive from Flannigan Township to McLeansboro. Built in 1860s, he jail was and sat on the McLeansboro City Square until 1938 and is famous for housing Fred Behme, the only person ever hanged in Hamilton County. Historical society members began looking into the old structure, and the family that owned the jail offered to donate it. The hope is to one day turn the The 24 foot by 12 foot structure into a museum. The his...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Abundant TIF & EZ Incentives in the Coal/Oil/Natural Gas Developing area of Hamilton County! TIF/Enterprise Zone incentives may apply if developed/utilized for commercial use. For more information contact Rita Crain, City of McLeansboro City Clerk at (618) 643-2723. Commercial Properties Available in Hamilton County, IL Offical Links to TIF and Enterprise Zone sites
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
With many markets heating up, home prices are rising and inventory is shrinking. This high market activity puts sellers at a strong advantage, but to ensure that your property sells quickly and for the highest price, here are some tips to turn that “For Sale” sign into a “Sold” sign: List at market price. Even though the market is in your favor as a seller, incorrectly priced homes will not attract buyers. If you list your home at market price, your home will be on the market for fewer days, you are twice as likely to have multiple offers, and your chances of fewer price reductions and your sales price being close to your list price are much greater. Condition is key. Keeping your home in excellent condition includes enhancing your curb appeal by landscaping your front yard, as well as ...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
On my drive this morining I saw this beautiful sunrise and it got me to thinking.... While many listings currently on the market are overpriced, there are always fantastic deals out there waiting every day– but usually not for long – to be snapped up. I know, because every morning I check out the new listings that are on the market, and in many cases I hear about them before they’re on the market. Additionally, these days I’m finding that some sellers are willing to do a lot to get their homes sold, and this can include paying for closing costs as well as repairs and upgrades. But you have to have an effective negotiator – someone like me – to work these benefits into the deal.   So if you’ve thought about buying a new home – perhaps a bigger one, or one in an area ...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Josh Gidcumb, left, owner of CU Realty Group LLC,Champaign, spoke-to Hamilton County Rotary Club on July 24 about his business projects in McLeansboro, renovations tos the downtown square and possible lodging in pthe near future for the city. At right is Rotarian Mike Woley. Please visit www.CURealtyGroupLLC.com for more information about our current projects or available properties.
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Courtesy of McLeansboro Times Leader Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new businesses to McLeansboro’s downtown square with ribbon-cutting ceremonies last week. In top photo, Tina Craddock, owner of Splash Ink, a custom shirt shop, cuts the ribbon for the business which opened July 19 at 110 E. Market St.; directly behind Craddock is Splash Ink employee Maggie Abbott, and to Abbott’s left are Craddock’s son, Garrett, and husband, Scott. Keith York, fourth from left, and Karen Edwards, fifth from right, were contractors on the remodeling project. If you or your business are intersted in relocating to the McLeansboro area, click here to view and search our active listings or contact Josh directly at 217-202-0571.
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Open House Today! From 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Old world charm on 3.5 acres. Farmhouse appeal with recent updates to include updated kitchen and new appliances, updated bathrooms, hardwoods in the bedrooms, 2 fireplaces and bay windows. Serene and peaceful views of the outdoors and pond from the many decks and porches off the main house. Attic could be finished to create a perfect loft area above family room. Enjoy the outdoors surrounded by lush landscaping with a garden like setting. Koi pond complete with a bridged walkway. Don’t forget to Download our Home Tour Checklist and map, we will see you there. Purchasing your own home is a great investment that provides specific financial advantages, including equity buildup, value appreciation potential, and tax benefits. It’s also a forced savi...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
I love DIY projects, but I am always looking for tips to make my life easier. In a recent article, Trulia provided seven questions to ask yourself as part of that decision-making process, in order to avoid a DIY disaster. 1.  What's the project?  Define the project, in writing, as completely as possible. This will equip you from the very start to outsource some or all of a project that is beyond your skill set, rather than running to a contractor in a panic in the middle of a project (when you’d certainly be charged a panic premium price). Depending on your aptitude level and the time you have, what seems at first glance to be a highly DIY-able room refresh with paint and new wood floors can snowball beyond the realm of reasonable DIY-dom if you add in a lighting or plumbing project. 2....
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
  July 2012 Market Update   The national housing market continues to recover, evidenced by a balanced supply of inventory as well as improvements in home prices and the number of homes sold. The median home price increased again this month from last month, reaching $182,000 compared to $155,600 just three months ago, a 17.4% increase. Recently, a growing trend facing certain regions is tremendous inventory shortages. NAR President Moe Veissi advises buyers in markets with limited supply who are seeing multiple bidding and competition between first-time buyers and cash investors that, “It’s extremely important [for buyers] to listen to the advice of your agent and perform all the due diligence that you would normally do in a more balanced market.” With rental rates and buyers’ confidenc...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
Hiring your own title company gives you piece of mind. You know they have no one's interest before yours. They will make sure any gray areas in handling the closing are done in your favor. Think of it as hiring your own attorney. A title company facilitates a real estate transaction between a buyer and seller. The title company searches for any liens on the property, collects all of the funds and holds them in escrow, prepares all of the documentation to transfer title, disburses all of the funds to the appropriate parties at closing and insures the buyer against any claims to the title that may appear after the closing. The title company acts as an independent third party to the transaction. They have no vested interest in either the buyer or the seller and therefore work objectively, ...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
I am assisting in the coordination of establishing a community development foundation locally.   In order to gather as much information as possible, I would like to request that any documentation you may have on the below items be sent to me via email to josh@curealtygroupllc.com at your earliest convenience.  Some of the items that I am seeking information for, from local resources such as yourself, are as follows: 1. Governmental  pronouncements/statements/resolutions/etc: Copies of any pronouncements/statements/resolutions, reports, studies, etc., by the city or the county (including:  the Hamilton County Economic Development Commission;Chamber of Commerce,Utility Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc) that could  bolster our argument.  It would be very useful to know about any ...
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By Josh Gidcumb, Real Estate - 217-202-0571, Champaign, IL
(Keller Williams Realty)
City to apply for grant to enhance public areas around downtown square By PAUL LORENZ paul.lorenz@mcleansborotimesleader.comMcLeansboro Times-Leader Thu May 24, 2012, 12:16 AM CDT McLEANSBORO — As a plan to seek funding for a “streetscape beautification project” here continues, one official emphasizes that planners will work to accommodate the many events that take place annually on the downtown square. Earlier this month, the City Council and Hamilton County Board each approved resolutions in support of the city’s application for federal funds through an Illinois Transportation Enhancement Grant. The city will submit the grant application, the target date for which is May 29. Kevin Phillips, county engineer for Hamilton County, initiated the effort to apply for the ITEP funds. Besides ...
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