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Hemp and Cannabis in Today’s Agriculture

Last week Brad and Brenda Chandler had the opportunity to take a class hosted by Missouri REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). They learned about Industrial Hemp and its Impacts on Real Estate from Kirk Goble.  Mr. Globe is the owner/broker of The Bell 5 Land Company and gave a detailed presentation on the history of cannabis in the U.S., how hemp will affect agriculture, and the investment opportunities for the hemp industry.
Hemp or Cannabis has been around for hundreds of years – it has been found in items such as clothing, ropes, and paper dating back to 8,000 BCE. Very forward-thinking historical figures saw the value in hemp and used it in many different products.

Early drafts of The Declaration of Independence were found on hemp paper.
The oil from the hemp seed was used in household lamps in 1840 by Abraham Lincoln.
Henry Ford built an experimental car body made with hemp fiber, [ ]

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Historic Home in a Commercial Location in Waterloo, Illinois

Sometimes it’s hard to picture what life was like long ago, but in Waterloo, Illinois, just walking a few blocks can transport you back to a simpler time. You can find historic homes and landmarks galore on almost every block in downtown Waterloo.  Federal and Georgian architectural styles and even a bit of Italianate styles can be found throughout the town.

Waterloo’s history begins in the 1780’s when the settlers formed the first permanent American settlement in the Northwestern Territory. In just a few short years, around 1800-1820, the population grew rapidly with many different settlers coming and going through the area. General stores, mills and even the quarry were being built, not to mention homes for families to live and grow in.

One home in particular, a single-story cabin, was being built on the northside of Waterloo in 1822 by Benjamin Marney for his pregnant wife.  Unfortunately, Benjamin contracted yellow fever [ ]

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Season of Gratitude

Another year goes by and here we find ourselves back in the season of Thanksgiving, in the season of gratitude. And yes this year we have so much to be thankful for. Brad gets asked on a daily basis “How are you?” “How’s the family?” “How’s everything going?” and without skipping a beat he always tell people “My kids are healthy, my wife is happy and currently I have enough money to cover my bills – what more can I ask for?” But the reality is we are thankful for so much more. The year has been such a blessing because of our fantastic clients who are always revolving in our lives, creating new friendships and the new opportunities that walk in our doors or call us on the phone.

We are also so grateful for our Property Peddler Team. We are proud to say we have a great group of [ ]

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How to be Prepared to Bid at an Auction

6 Steps on how to be prepared to bid at an auction.

People who have never bid before at an auction may be intimidated to place their first bid at a real estate auction. But no worries, we have 6 excellent steps to help you bid with confidence to obtain that new property for a future home, hunting ground, or investment. Here are a few things to consider when bidding.
1. Fees
Know what fees are involved beyond the final bid. Almost all auctions have costs beyond the final bid. Some are the standard closing costs associated with buying Illinois real estate, sometimes (not always) there is a buyer’s premium tacked on to the final bid to get the final purchase price, sometimes there will be a survey fee that will be collected at the closing of the sale.
2. Earnest money
Have an understanding of how much you will need to have as [ ]

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An Announcement From the Property Peddler Team

We are excited to announce we are now an independent real estate brokerage company. This will give us the opportunity to continue to grow and expand our company Property Peddler Inc. “an Auction and Real Estate Company” into the future. Property Peddler Inc. is owned and managed by Brad and Brenda Chandler.

In making this decision, not only will we be removing the confusion of being “Property Peddler powered by”, we will also be able to advertise both our Sparta and Hecker offices.  We want to let everyone know that Property Peddler has recently expanded its staff, locations, and services in both Auction and Real Estate endeavors.  Our services have now grown to include online personal property auctions. Additionally, we have begun a  Preferred Partnership with William Nobbe & Company, which will allow us to offer unique and individualized rewards to our clients. We are extremely excited about working with the [ ]

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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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Benefits of a Licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker & Auctioneer

When you have a person that is licensed as both an auctioneer and real estate broker, you will find this person can add a different perspective and opportunity when selling your property.   There are situations when it is ideal to have an auction and other times when it is beneficial to do a listing.  Some of the factors that determine this include the urgency and price of the sale for the seller, time of the year, and if the property has a tenant.  It can be interesting to hear the opinion of someone that is experienced in both listings and auctions, and they can give you insight into what to do to be prepared for each type of sale.  It is also nice that a broker is legally allowed to negotiate outside of the auction if the situation deems necessary.  Many real estate brokers subscribe to many different resources that [ ]

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