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443 Executive Center: Spaces for Rent, Guest Speakers & Consignment Auctions

Last year Brad and Brenda Chandler finished the rehab work and opened the building next to Buchheit’s in Sparta IL. This building, known as the 443 Executive Center, has office space for rent complete with conference rooms, a full kitchen and a training seminar room that can hold a group of 40. While they still have their Property Peddler Inc office on Main Street in Hecker IL, they have also opened an additional Property Peddler Inc office at the 443 Executive Center.

The training seminar area located near the back of the 443 Executive Center building offers a great community space to hold events and training projects and is available to anyone in the area to rent.  Brad & Brenda currently have 3 guest speakers scheduled for January and February, but there are still plenty of open dates to book an event if you know someone who has information to share.

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January is National Radon Action Month. Test Your Home – Protect Your Health.

During January’s National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes for radon.  Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas. Radon can seep into homes and buildings through cracks in the foundations or walls and can accumulate over time in homes that are not properly vented. Long-term exposure to indoor radon can be harmful to your health or even deadly.   As the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and the first leading cause among non-smokers, radon claims more than 20,000 lives annually. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix it to protect yourself and your family.
In Illinois, radon levels often come up as part of home inspections when people are selling real estate. It is not a required [ ]

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Opportunities for Bed & Breakfast, Small Venue Event Centers in Southern Illinois

Traveling this Holiday Season? Are you one of those people who enjoy staying at a Bed & Breakfast because they enjoy feeling like they are at home while traveling?  Do you know someone who has that home-keeping and party planning knack that would be able to host guests and events while making it all look easy? Currently, we have 4 homes that could be the perfect opportunity for someone to put these skills to use in a  self-employed career path. So if you are that person or know someone who fits that criteria check out these properties right here in Southern Illinois only a short distance from St. Louis, MO.

1) Collinsville IL – Easy Drive to STL and SIUE!
This home offers a perfect location with easy access to two Interstates (I255/270 and I55) and a short hop to St Louis or Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Currently is a home for [ ]

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Collaborative Land Auction Event

Collaborative Land Auction is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th, 2019.  It’s a collaborative between Barber Murphy and Property Peddler Inc.  6 different properties will be auctioned that evening with online bidding available before the sale. Some of the properties have been listed in the past, but the prices that the properties were listed at before are not a reflection of the current reserves.  Do not miss this opportunity to get your bid in.  There is even property in this auction that has not hit the market before.  The properties all have different potential uses and are located in St Clair County, IL and Madison County, IL.  The properties that are being offered are as follows –

Property 1: 97+/- acres in Madison County between Collinsville and Maryville near the Highway 159 and Interstate 55-70 exchange. Only 16 minutes to St Louis. This gently rolling farm has a mix of wooded and [ ]

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Support Your County and State Fairs!

Along with summertime comes county fair time. County fairs are food stands, tractor pulls, livestock shows, horse shows, fair queen pageants, local exhibits and amusement rides – something for everyone. They are a time for people to come together and show what it means to be a community. Fair week is a busy week for many families around the area as it takes a lot of work and time to put on a good fair and they take pride in doing so. County fairs also give FFA and 4H members a chance to display the projects they have worked hard on and a place to learn about selling their products and to experience what community spirit is. It’s enjoyable to watch these youth as they grow and mature from year to year. You see the progression of the young exhibitor, who was once so timid handling their animal when they [ ]

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The Louis Mund Legacy

A Tribute to Louis Mund

“Doing something good is important. It just seems to me that helping kids is a good
cause, and Cardinal Glennon does a lot of great things,” said Lou Mund in a 2002 Glennon
Magazine profile.
Mr. Mund, who passed away on Nov. 13, 2017, was a devoted benefactor of SSM Health
Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for 34 years as host of the Columbia Golf Classic. Future
generations of children will benefit from his generosity through his planning to bequeath a
portion of his estate to the hospital.
Mr. Mund was quiet, hard-working and successful. He grew up in Dupo, Ill., within sight
of the St. Louis skyline across the Mississippi River. He went to work when he was nine years
old, helping a farmer plant and harvest tomatoes.
During high school he took on mechanical repairs in his parents’ garage and at a farm
implement dealership. Then he was drafted and during the early 1950s he spent [ ]

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The Best Memories Are Made On The Farm

 

 

 

For some, farm life is part of the everyday fiber of the family.  For others, it might be where they grew up and would like to get back to and for others, it may have been a favorite place to visit as a child.

 

These memories are a double-edged sword for those of us in the rural real estate business.  Selling the family farm can get sticky, emotional and hard.  Arguments arise, and people will often find themselves in what feels like a battle both within themselves and with others.  Often times when selling land, they are selling something that has been in the family for quite some time and they have only one shot to make this the best sale possible for their family’s sake.  When making this decision, it is important to choose the right agent or auctioneer to help the family through this process.

 

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The Benefits of a Land Survey

 

 

Although a survey is not required to sell land in Illinois, I would highly recommend it. A survey can help identify and solve problems that an owner did not know existed, but in time may cause issues.  We at Property Peddler see it so often.  Property will be purchased without a survey, then when this property or neighboring ground is sold, issue after issue will arise that were unknown or thought to be resolved when the property was originally purchased.  Some of the more common problems that occur include: not owning as much acreage as once thought, using land that is not rightfully owned due to a poorly written legal description, building encroachment, and easement issues due to a lack of clarity.  For example, an owner could have a 1/4 section of a 1/4 section which in theory should be a square 40 acres, but it could turn out the [ ]

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