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Brad Krueger Attends RASI 2017 Installation Ceremony

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Team Member Brad Krueger Attends RASI Installation

2017 RASI Annual Membership Meeting and Installation Ceremony


Our very own Brad Krueger attended the Annual Membership Meeting and Installation Ceremony for the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois on Wednesday.  Brad himself is a continuing member of the Board of Directors.  The ceremony was to install the new president, Mike Gross, the officers, and the directors to the Association for the upcoming year.  Brad notes that it was a lovely setting for such an event, which was held at Hidden Lake Winery in Aviston, Illinois.  This event included not only the luncheon and Installation Ceremony, but also included a designated time specifically for networking and a speech given by motivational speaker, John Foppe.  John, having been born without arms, knows much about overcoming adversity.  This motivational speech was the highlight of the day for Brad, who said it was very inspiring to hear such a successful man; who now runs his own business, does motivational speaking, and is a husband and father despite his physical limitations; describe the importance of overcoming, "I can't."  We are lucky to have team members, like Brad, who are devoted to continually growing professionally as well as personally!  



Pictured are the Officers, Directors, and new President; Motivational speaker John Foppe; and Brad Krueger with the new President, Mike Gross.

New Home Sales Up in the US

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group


New Home Sales Up in the US

What does this mean for you?

According to an article recently published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, new home sales are at their highest level in almost nine years.  The Commerce Department says that new home sales went up 12.4 percent last month, taking them to their highest level since October 2007.  The article credits this trend to a combination of low mortgage rates and a steady job market, and in fact, the demand for new homes has surpassed the supply of new homes available for purchase.  This trend, while certainly a good sign for the economy, doesn't, at the surface, do much for the American who is looking to sell their current home.  However, perhaps it can imply a few things, even for those unaffected.  

If you are looking to sell your home in the near future, now may just be the right time to do so.  There are plenty of people out there looking for homes, as this report clearly states.  This report also highlights the fact that right now, the real estate market is hot... very hot.  Even though this article is about demand being very high for new homes, that doesn't mean that there is only the demand for brand-new homes in the real estate market right now.  The surge of new home sales is indicative of the healing happening to the economy post-recession, and that serves not just one aspect of real estate, that serves all.  At the very least, the article can give sellers a little bit of insight into the market and their choices right now.  It's worth noting that The Linda Frierdich Group has had tremendous success with buyers and sellers, and know that you can always give us a call (618.444.4255) to get our opinions about the current market.


"US new-home sales climb to best level since late 2007," Josh Boak. 23 August 2016.

Columbia Days!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Columbia Days Summer Festival


The time for the Columbia Days Summer Festival is again upon us!  This long-standing tradition in Columbia marks the end of summer break for the kids, and gives everyone a chance to enjoy themselves with friends and neighbors alike.   The annual event offers a range of activities and attractions, from a parade in the afternoon to live music and dancing at night.  The kids will love the carnival rides and games offered, and to avoid the lines, ride tickets can be purchased at Khoury Pharmacy in advance.

This year, the musical talents of The Avery Hill Band will be performing for Friday night, followed the next night by local favorite, SuperJam!  Food and drink vendors on site offer a variety of choices, from brats and hot dogs to pork burgers and pizza, so there's bound to be something to satisfy each atendee's tastes.

Event Details - Columbia Days

August 19 & 20, 2016

Carnival Rides, Games, and Vendors: Friday & Saturday, 4 PM-Midnight

Parade: Saturday, 4 PM

Live Music: Friday & Saturday, 4 PM-11PM

Friday: The Avery Hill Band

Saturday: SuperJam


So, whether you're a life-long Columbia resident or a new resident who just moved here, we recommend you head on down to the parade and festivities! You can even watch for us in the parade!


Century 21 Advantage & The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group at the parade last year!

We Are Licensed in Missouri!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Did You Know? We Are Licensed In Missouri!



The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group is your go-to source for all your buying and selling needs here in Illinois, but did you know that we can help those of you in Missouri, now, as well?


Check out the interior of our Missouri office!


We opened the doors to our new Missouri office on May 2nd, 2016.  We are so excited to have six people on Our Team licensed in Missouri!  The dual-licensed members of our team: Linda, Kim, Sam, Angi, Lindsey, and Jessica now have even more options for buyers and sellers alike.  Here at Team Linda, we are completely dedicated to better serving our clients.  Now we get to serve our clients on both sides of the river!

We are still at our Illinois office, located at 103 South Main in Columbia, but if you'd like to visit us at our Missouri office, you can find us at:

138 Concord Plaza

St. Louis, MO 63128

Songs4Soldiers Coming Up Next Month!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

4th Annual Songs4Soldiers Gears Up for Another Successful Year

Coming up on September 10, Columbia will again be hosting the Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert after much anticipation.  For those of you unfamiliar with the event, Songs4Soldiers is a benefit concert founded by Dustin Row (brother of our very own Sam Row!), an Iraq War veteran himself, with a mission of helping local combat veterans.  Since it was founded, the organization has dispersed $128,000 and helped 76 local veterans in need!  Rather than handing out cash, the organization works hard to ensure that the money donated goes directly to the needs of veterans, and it operates under complete transparency, meaning that those who donate can watch to see exactly how their donations helped those who have served our country.  

The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group is an avid supporter of Songs4Soldiers.  For the 2016 year, we donated the use of our billboard, so that the organization could make more people aware of the event through advertising.  We are also immensely proud of the money we raised for S4S in February, through our "Lock Box Linda" event.  Our Team tended bar at three local establishments, donating all tips to S4S.  With much gratitude to Tiny's, Who Dat's, and Merz on Main for allowing us to get behind their bars, as well as to the community for coming out to support this wonderful organization, we are proud to say that we were able to write a check to Songs4Soldiers for $4,000!

Songs4Soldiers is an event for everyone!  The event is family-friendly, featuring a "Kids Zone," complete with bounce houses, balloons, and interactive projects.  Since Songs4Soldiers features food and drink vendors from local bars and restaurants, your family can attend and feel good about supporting local businesses while you help local veterans.  It truly is a wonderful organization and an exciting event!  To learn more, you can visit, or you can attend and see it for yourself!


4th Annual Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert

September 10, 2016

2:00-11:00 PM

Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park, Columbia, Illinois

(Rain Date: September 11, 1:00-9:00 PM)

We are proud to have this event so closely tied to our community, and as a donor, The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group looks forward to seeing an even bigger turn-out this year than last!  We'll see you at the park!

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Century 21 Advantage
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Columbia IL 62236
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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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