Columbia Has Joined the Main Street Program

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People living in Columbia can look forward to the downtown area being improved even more over the next few years now that the city has joined the Illinois Main Street program, which is part of a national movement to revitalize the traditional downtowns, urban corridors and neighborhood business districts throughout the country. The Main Street program … [Read more...]

If You Want to Buy Your First Home, 2015 Will Be a Great Year to Do It

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Are you strongly considering the purchase of your first home sometime in the near future? If so, then we suggest making the leap in 2015. From the looks of things, 2015 will be the perfect time to buy a new home, especially for younger home buyers. According to predictions made by Zillow based on existing data, the costs of renting will continue to … [Read more...]

When to Sell Your Home and When to Rent It

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If you are moving out of your home, then you have to options concerning what to do with your old house – you can either sell it or you can rent it. The following are a few questions to ask yourself in order to decide whether renting or selling is your best option: Do you need the money?  If you are going to buy a new home, then will you have … [Read more...]

Make Sure You’re Completely Ready to Sell Before Listing

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If you make the decision to sell your home, try to hold off on listing your property immediately. This is a mistake that many home sellers make. There are a lot of things that you should consider and think about before listing your home. The following are a few tips to keep in mind before doing so: Make sure that you interview several different … [Read more...]

Be Prepared for All That Closing Entails

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There’s nothing more exciting than the prospect of buying a new home; however, it’s important to know what closing actually entails when you buy a home in Columbia, IL. The following are a few of the things you should know about the closing process: Closing is when the ownership of the home officially transfers from the seller to the buyer. … [Read more...]