Author: Brandon Swartzlander

7 Residential Perks Not Found in Townhouse or Apartment Living

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Owning a home is one of your most significant achievements you make. It comes with plenty of perks and advantages compared to renting. As you think about what type of property to buy or rent, it’s essential to not only fully understand the pricing but also your preferences as a homeowner. In this article, you… Read more »

7 Steps to Take to Sell Your Home in 2022

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According to expert forecasts, the real estate market will remain strong for the year 2022. But in order to get the best pricing for your home, you need to plan an active role in getting your listing ready for the market. In this article, we will share 7 Steps to Take to Sell Your Home… Read more »

3 Steps to a Successful Buying or Selling Experience

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Buying or selling a real estate property can be a complex and tricky process. There are many factors you should take into consideration, including pricing, laws, and regulations, to ensure that the transaction is successful.  This article will find the most important steps you need to take when venturing into a real estate transaction. Research… Read more »

5 Tips For Finding Great Farmland For Sale

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Purchasing farmland can be exciting and challenging at the same time. After carefully considering your budget, some things need to be considered to ensure that the land will meet its purpose. The farmland market is vast and complex, so expert knowledge and local expertise are needed to make a wise and well-informed decision prior to… Read more »

5 Tips for Buying a Home with Kids in Illinois

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Purchasing a home is both exciting and challenging if you have kids. There are many other factors to consider compared to buying a home for adults only. Regardless of the age of your child, you will always have to look into their needs and safety when considering your property venture. Here is a quick guide… Read more »

Shawnee National Forest

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The Shawnee National Forest, southwest of Centralia, Illinois, is nestled between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. The landscape of this natural beauty features all sorts, from open lands, rolling hills, and creeks to forests, lakes, and rugged bluffs. The mild weather in the area is perfect for a visit during any season throughout the year.… Read more »

Carlyle Lake

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Carlyle Lake, located southeast of Centralia, Illinois, is a reservoir of 25,000 acres in Clinton County, Illinois. This lake is considered the largest man-made lake and also the largest in the whole State of Illinois. The lake was completed by the US Army Corps in 1966 and was formed by damming the Kaskia River near… Read more »

Rend Lake

Rend Lake

Rend Lake is a 13-mile long reservoir located near Centralia, Illinois crossing both Jefferson County and Franklin County near the town of Benton.  The US Army Corps of Engineers created the lake in response to the community’s needs. With the help of the Rend Lake Conservancy District, Congress allowed for the building of the Rend… Read more »