Happy New Year!  We are so excited about home sales in 2009!  Calls have picked up around the office and people are really starting to look again.  With interest rates at historic lows, we are confident that the market in Monroe, St. Clair, Randolph, and Madison Counties in Illinois are ready to start moving again.  Now is such a great time for people to Buy, especially first time home buyers who can take advantage of the $7,500 tax credit being offered by the government.  Real Estate is such an awesome investment and we are looking forward to helping people invest in their futures this year.  If you have been thinking about purchasing or selling, now is the time.   While selling and upgrading to a bigger and better home may not seem like a good idea to some consumers, it actually is.  Even if you would sell and have to take a price hit on your home, the next home you are purchasing will probably be taking a larger hit than you which means you as the Buyer will be getting an even larger savings.   Make 2009 your new beginning!  If you have any questions about Southern Illinois’ Real Estate Market, please don’t hesitate to call or send us an email.  We know we can guide you in the right direction.  Make 2009 your New Beginning!