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Columbia Lakes- Lake Front Community!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Thinking of Building? Enjoy New Construction in it’s most convenient location and affordable pricing!  Located conveniently close to I-255, South County, downtown St Louis, and the city of Columbia Illinois, the well-established community of Columbia Lakes is buzzing with activity! The recent changes in Monroe Homes Standard Features and  the charming curb appeal of his Brick and Stone exterior elevations has been only a couple  of the advantages today's Buyer is able to take advantage of. The 34 lots that still remain available include several walk out and day light basements. There are only a select few lots left that are compatible for the desired 3 car garage. Monroe Homes is offering 3 sides brick at very affordable prices as well.  The fourth and final phase of the development also includes a large common ground area that will eventually be handed over to the association for a park like setting. This also gives to the privacy factor that most all of the lots possess. The majority of the lots back up to woods, Sportsman Club Lake, or the Common area. This insures larger and more private back yard settings for homebuyers that want the convenient access to  Route 3 and a private community feel in one.

Our Team is proud of Our Listings with Monroe Homes. Monroe Homes President and Builder Ken Jones  has been business for over 37 years and prides himself on establishing a one-on-one transaction with his valued clients. His professional approach and workmanship is a valued trait in its self and is truly reflected in each home he builds. Base price for the very functional and open Ranch floor plan is $189,900.00. The Base price for the 2 story floor plan is $209,900.00. Monroe Homes welcomes your ideas and desires to customize your home to suit your needs.  Also, ask about Monroe Homes' financing incentive!  With his competetive interest rate Buy down program, you're sure to love your monthly payment ALMOST as much as your new home!

Porta Westfalica

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group


Century 21 Advantage Real Estate, Inc. agents, friends, and family took part in the Porta Westfalica Parade in Waterloo tues evening. All of us would like to thank everyone who braved the heat and came to watch the parade! We hope to see everyone at future parades!

Above: Century 21 Advantage babies. From Left: Crystal Gillespie & her son, Caden; Naureen Frierdich and her son, Chanse; Mandy McGuire and her daughter, Eleanor; & Lindsey Bivins and her daughter, Shelby.

Century 21 Advantage agents, friends & family

O'Fallon Real Estate and Community Information

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

O’Fallon Real Estate and Community Information

O’Fallon is a suburb of St. Louis and is located in St. Clair County, Illinois. O’Fallon is extremely close in proximity to major metro cities which makes commuting a breeze. O’Fallon has a rich history of the trade industry. This popular community is friendly, and family oriented.

One of the reasons O’Fallon is so popular is because it's a diverse, charming community which shows small town caring and community pride. The residents in O’Fallon are hard working, including the personnel from the nearby Scott Air Force Base. O’Fallon is also strong scholastically and has four private schools and 9 regular schools. There are colleges and universities a short drive away.

The recreational activities in O’Fallon are amazing. There are five parks with state of the art children’s playgrounds, picnic areas, and walking trails. There is the ‘Nature Center’ which supports sciences and outdoor education. There are family sports parks, concession stands, baseball diamonds and services, basketball services, fishing and a dog park.

O’Fallon has great, affordable restaurants and places to just go relax. If you want to go get some great pizza, PaPa Vito’s is voted ‘the best pizza in the metro-east’.  A little family friendly gem is the Opera House. They have wonderful lunch and dinner cuisine and friendly staff. Three hotspots for night time fun are Haney’s Place, Scott Club and the Blue Agave.

The real esate market in O’Fallon is full of homes from sale ranging in prices. If you are looking for a luxury home or a starter home we have them all. If you would like more information on homes for sale in O'Fallon or thinking about selling a home in O'Fallon, call us today at 618-444-4255.

Porta Westfalica Festival Waterloo

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Come support our communities German Heritage tonight at the Porta Westfalica parade and festival in down town Waterloo!  The parade starts at 6 pm and runs from Gibault High School to the corner of Main and 1st in Waterloo.  The Waterloo German Band will be performing and there will be a number of kid-friendly activities as well as food and beverages!  Remember to look for Century 21 Advantage and the Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group in the parade line up!  We hope to see you there!

New Baden Homes For Sale and Community Info.

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Homes For Sale in New Baden and Community Information

New Baden is a small village of 3,000 and is located eleven miles east of Scott AFB on Route 161. With Interstate 64 at its doorstep you can commute to downtown St. Louis in just twenty five minutes. New Baden has four churches and has four schools which are part of the Wesclin Community Unit School District.

New Baden has a beautiful recreational activities center. O.W. Billhartz Civic Center houses The New Baden Public Library which hosts residential meetings and various fundraisers. New Baden also offers a forty one acre community park for its residents to enjoy. There is a large swimming pool, tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields, a hockey rink, basketball courts and a sand volleyball court. If you love the outdoors, there is a limestone walking and jogging path surrounded with scenic views, playground equipment for children and several picnic facilities.

New Baden has a few wonderful restaurants. Check out the Good Ole Days which has great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is very laid back. New Baden is also home to the Giorannis Italian restaurant with stellar service and food. Giorannis also boasts 4.5 stars according to Yahoo.

If you are considering a move and want to look at homes for sale in New Baden, our up-to-date Home Search tool will deliver the hottest homes right to your email in-box.

Median home pricing in New Baden is currently around $179,612.00. If you are thinking about selling your home in New Baden, looking for a home values, or a free market analysis, contact us today at 618-444-4255

Homes For Sale in Prairie Du Rocher and Community Information

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Homes For Sale in Prairie Du Rocher and Community Information

Just fifty miles south of St. Louis and close to the Mississippi River, is Prairie du Rocher. This community is one of Illinois oldest communities and was founded as a French settlement.

Prairie du Rocher is famous for its ‘Great River Road’ which is a lovely historic site. Visitors and residents visit this site on a regular basis. The architecture in Prairie du Rocher is breathtaking. There are quaint bed and breakfasts throughout this sleepy community. These are just a few of the good reasons why many buyers are looking for homes for sale in Prairie Du Rocher.

There is only one school in Prairie du Rocher, however it is a very close drive to other schools in several communities. If you are a nature lover, you will love this community. There are many parks, trails, walking paths, green spaces and scenic views.

Prairie du Rocher is home to an array of various bistros, restaurants, cafes and eateries. There are also bars and grills and pubs to enjoy for night life activities. These hotspots are great fun for all different ages of people. If you want the best fried chicken, try Lisa’s Bar and Restaurant.  If you want beautiful country dining as well as a nice little bed and breakfast, stroll on over to La Maison Du Rocher Country Inn. Hootens is a family restaurant which specializes in great fish n’ Chips, as well as seafood. Try the Old Brick house for an historical dining experience. This restaurant has quaint charm and wonderful food.

If you are first time home buyers or just looking at homes for sale in Prairie du Rocher, you will find many options in this community with homes ranging in style and architecture. For more infomration on finding your dream home in Prairie du Rocher or if you are considering selling your home call us at: 616-281-4311.

Belleville Real Estate and Community Info

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Belleville Real Estate and Community Information

Belleville is a city situated above the river bluffs of the Mississippi River. Belleview is located in St. Clair County, Illinois, which is in the Metro-East region of the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Downtown Belleville is home to country, blues, jazz and rock clubs which provide a great variety of night life fun.  Belleview hosts ‘Art on the Square’ and the ‘Broadway Center of the Arts’ for art lovers of all ages. Belleview is famous for the ‘Philharmonic Society’ which is the oldest philharmonic in the country.

If you are relocating to Belleville, you will want to take advantage of these other great amenities Belleville has to offer such as the ‘Victorian Museum’, ‘Gustave Koerner House Museum’, ‘Ravissant Winery’, ‘Belle Clair Speedway’ and the ‘Lincoln Theater’.  There is a drive-in for the warm months as well as great parks, a fairground park, walking trails, picnic areas and local fishing. Pack up the children for a day of fun at the Orchard as well.

Belleville has an excellent school system with two large high schools to accommodate the large community.  If you are moving to Belleville and would like more information about the school system, give us a call at-618-444-4255.

Belleville is home to wonderful restaurants and pubs, to bars and grills. If you want to go to a great Irish pub and listen to fun tunes, check out Castletown Geoghegan. If you are looking for a semi-fancy dining experience, check out the Lincoln Jug which is in the heart of downtown Belleville. ‘Panera Bread’, is where you need to go to if you love homemade breads. It smells like heaven when you walk in and they serve pastries, breads, sandwiches, and meals. If you want a night out to an upscale lounge, Seven Restaurant and Lounge is a local hotspot. It is fairly priced, has good food, a small patio, and a great band.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Belleville, the real estate landscape has a lot to offer. If you are looking for classic brick homes with a downtown feel, Belleville is the place to be.  Looking for a more stately home? Belleville has wonderful homes with sprawling land in the most picturesque settings. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Belleville, contact us today at-618-444-4255.

Valmeyer Real Estate and Community Information

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Valmeyer Real Esate and Community Information

Located on the eastern edge of a broad flood plain known as the American Bottom, is the small village of Valmeyer. Valmeyer is right in Monroe County, Illinois, on the Mississippi River, and is only eight miles west of Waterloo.

Valmeyer had to rebuild their village over a decade ago after the Great Flood of 1993. In 1996 a 100,000 square foot New Services Building was built which contains a fire department, police department and ambulance department. After years of New Construction, Valmeyer built new churches and commercial buildings which occupy a bank, a tavern and a business forms manufacturing company

Valmeyer’s slogan is “Genuine Home, Great Fun”. It is a great place to relocate and a place you are proud to call home. There are beautiful parks, picnic and pathways for residents to enjoy. Whether your interest lies in the ballet or listening to local Valmeyer trios, this village has amenities for all different tastes. There are great restaurants and diners to go have a bite as well as a social drink. If you want an inexpensive pub and grill, try dining at the Corner Pub and Grill. This full bar restaurant has outdoor dining out looking a scenic view and even allows children.. A short drive to Waterloo will bring you to Dreamland Palace which is a German restaurant. It is off the beaten path but has excellent food, drinks and service.

The real estate in Valmeyer offers many choices for anyone looking to Buy a home in the area. The community has a small population to give it the quaint feeling and small town charm. According to current market data, the median single family home price as of May 30, 2010 was slightly above $167,000. If you are a first time home Buyer looking for a small community to call home, we can start your home search in Valmeyer. If you are looking to move up and want something with space, Valmeyer may just be the place for you. Valmeyer also has foreclosed homes and bank owned properties for anyone looking for a deal, but you may need to put in some elbow grease.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Valmeyer, call Linda Frierdich at 618-444-4255

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Century 21 Advantage
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Columbia IL 62236
IL: 618.281.7621

138 Concord Plaza Dr
Saint Louis MO 63128
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Linda Frierdich is the area's premier real estate professional, offering services in St Louis, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Crestwood, Ballwin, Arnold, Fenton, Oakville, Columbia, Waterloo, Millstadt, Valmeyer, Dupo, Belleville, O'Fallon, Mascoutah, Fairview Heights, Smithton, Ruma, Hecker, New Athens, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Caseyville, Shiloh, Swansea, Monroe County, Madison County, St Clair County, and Randolph County.  Her team focuses on resale homes, new construction, first time home buyers, condos, farms, land sales, subdivisions, lot sales, single family, multi-family, commercial, foreclosures, bank owned property, military relocation, and building. This site offers options to search real estate in Columbia Illinois and other areas. We offer buyer and sellers services second to none!

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