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Team Member Receives Short-Sale & Foreclosure Resource Certification

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

We are please to announce the Sam Row, a Client Consultant for Our Team, has received his SFR Realtor designation.  SFR means that Sam has taken appropriate course work to be come a Short-Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist. 

Here at The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group, we are constantly trying to find ways to better Our Team in this ever changing Real Estate market.  We are super excited to add this great resource to our team's resume.  Call us at 618.444.4255 so we can help you get started on your Real Estate adventure today! 

Poker Run Open House This Sunday!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

It's open house month at Century 21 Advantage and we are super-excited to be doing a Poker Run in Waterloo This Weekend.  Stop by all of the open houses and recieve a playing card.  When you stop at your last house, give the hosting agent your best five card poker hand and hopefully you will win big!  Our personal listings included on this will be:

305 Hoener, Waterloo

221 North Market, Waterloo

500 North Market, Waterloo

412 Wedgewood, Waterloo

400 Covington, Waterloo

622 Morrison, Waterloo

This Event is Sunday, October 18th betwen 1 and 3 pm at all of the participating listings!  Look for arrow signs around Waterloo.  Winners will be announced next week. 


OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, Oct. 11 1-3 p.m.

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

October is OPEN HOUSE month for Century 21!!!

If you or anyone you know is looking for a home to purchase in Columbia, IL please visit me at 1316 Palmer Creek (Gedern Estates)this Sunday, October 11 from 1:00-3:00 pm.


Gorgeous 3 Sided Brick & stone home nestled perfectly on the large .55 acre lot is just waiting for YOU! This fully loaded one story home offers a side entry 3 car garage, gleaming hardwood throughout, & unique touches at every turn. Arched doorways and vaulted ceilings showcase the custom-built feel throughout the great room, as well as thoughtful cutouts and plant shelves. Spacious kitchen has breakfast bar,silestone counters, glass paned cabinetry w/dish rack & corner shelves as well as doors leading to a relaxing covered patio. Master suite is unbelievable with a huge master bedroom (21x14) and attached luxury bath compelte with ceramic tile floors, Jacuzzi tub, sit down shower, & dual vanity w/dressing area. 9' ceilings throughout offer lots of natural light and an estate feel. Gedern Estates is the only gated community (that I know of) in the desirable Columbia School District and located conveniently on the north side of town with extremely easy access to I-255 and literally only minutes to the JB Bridge. All this and so much more for only $365,000.

You couldn't begin to build this home (even w/out all the upgrades) for this price in Gedern Estates...truly an amazing investment!



For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please contact me directly at 618-550-9060. Hope to see you there!


Angi Laskowski, Realtor, ABR, GRI

Buyer Specialist for The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group



Cardinals Playoff Schedule!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

It's Playoff Time and all of us on The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group are extremely excited!  The St Louis Cardinals are the best team in Major League Baseball (we may be a bit bias ;)  Below is the schedule for our series again the Dodger's.    GO CARDS!

Game 1 October 7th, 8:30 pm on TBS

Game 2 October 8th, 5:00pm on TBS

Game 3 October 10th, 5:00pm on TBS

Game 4 October 11th, TBD

Game 5 October 13th, TBD



by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

I'll be hosting an Open House at 1008 Forestview Drive in Columbia, IL this Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 1-3 p.m.

Check out the pictures below of this 3 bedroom/3 bath home that has some much personality and character!!  With a 2 car garage, phenomenal landscaping, oversized master bedroom - it's priced to sell at $199,900!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private showing, please don't hesitate to call me at 618-550-9060 or email me at

"Fall" in love with this adorable home!

Hope to see you Sunday!!!

Angi Laskowski, REALTOR, ABR, GRI
The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group  
Century 21 Advantage - Columbia

Gibault High School Consumer Ed Class Learns How to Buy a Home

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group

Today was a really fun day for The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group.  We hosted Mrs. June Zinck's Consumer Education Class from Gibault High School to teach them how to Buy their first home.  Mrs. Zinck's class went around to local businesses today to learn about opening a checking account, buying furniture, buying a car, and their last stop was a visit with our group.  Sam and Whitney met the class at one of our New Construction Homes listed in Columbia Lakes.  Before touring the home, they had a brief discussion with the class about the importance of finding a Realtor to represent them on their first home-buying transaction and the importance of being pre-approved for a loan before digging in deep to looking.  We then hosted a mock open house where the students were allowed to ask questions and we pointed out to them different features in homes to observe and take note of.  After the open house, we wrote up a sample contract about the students first home purchase.  It was an educational experience for the class and Our Team.  If anyone reading this has a group or class who would be interested in doing something similar to this to go over the importance of buying your first home, we would be happy to help.  You can come to us for a mock open house, or we can come to your classroom or meeting space to go over the importance of homeownership and buying your first home.  Thanks again to Mrs. Zinck and Gibault High School for giving us such a great opportunity to teach future generations about buying a home.  Also a big thank you to Monroe Homes for letting us use one of their display homes in Columbia Lakes to host this important event.  We hope they have the same field trip next year and we encourage anyone interested in having a similar event to give us a call or send us an email. 


Pictured above are Sam and Whitney, on the right, with Mrs. Zinck's Consumer Education Class from Gibault Catholic High School.

Real Estate Forecast

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group
in the format of a weather forecast:
The unseasonbly high pressure system extending over the metro east that has been pushing the buyers and sellers away is finally moving east.
It looks like we are in for a lengthy low pressure system characterized by a low mortgage rate index that has already begun bringing the buyers in.  This extremely active weather system will be very stormy due to media misinformation but should be very productive in terms of precipitation (I.E. Sold Homes.) The forecast is good with a warm-up right around the corner!  Sellers, keep your homes ready to show and buyers, get those pre-approval letters, things are heating up!

Century 21 Advantage hosting Holiday Light Decorating Contest!!!

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group
We are pleased to announce that Century 21 Advantage (Columbia) is hosting the Home for the Holidays Christmas Light Decorating Contest for Columbia & Waterloo residents!! Find your inner Clark Griswald, pull out those lights from storage and get decorating! To enter the contest, please call our office at (618) 281-7621 or email Angi at or Sam at before 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2008. Voting will take place December 7-14. To vote, call or email our office to get a ballot. We will also have a copy in our ad in the Monroe County Clarion ad on December 10 & 14 in the Real Estate section.  You may then email your ballot or drop it off at the office. 
To commence the festivities, we will be hosting a Holiday Party at our office at 103 S. Main Street in Columbia on December 14, 2008 from 4-7 p.m. with home baked cookies, refreshments and pictures with Santa. A FREE picture with Santa for each new unwrapped toy to be donated to our Toys for Tots drive or you can donate $5.00 for the picture, which we will use to purchase toys for Toys for Tots. Winners of the Home for the Holidays Light Decorating Contest will be announced just after 7:00 p.m. that evening and cash prizes awarded to winners between 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Prizes for the winners will be “braggin’ right” signs for your front yard & Visa Gift Cards in the following amounts:
1ST PLACE = $125.00
2ND PLACE = $100.00
3rd PLACE = $75.00
4th PLACE = $50.00
5TH PLACE = $25.00
Don’t forget to get all your family and friends to vote for you! Anyone can vote – not just Columbia & Waterloo residents!!

Scouting For Food

by The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group
The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group recently participated in Cub Scout Den #318's "Scouting for Food" drive!  It was a great success and loads of fun!  The Den collected can goods from over a thousand residences in Waterloo and the surrounding areas.  We used the Linda Frierdich Real Esate Group MINI COOPER, and the kids got a big kick out of it.  The food was then donated to a local food pantry.  It was a great learning tool for the scouts- they got a great lesson in helping others and the importance of volunteers.  GOOD JOB SCOUTS!

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The Linda Frierdich Real Estate Group
Century 21 Advantage
103 S Main St
Columbia IL 62236
IL: 618.281.7621

138 Concord Plaza Dr
Saint Louis MO 63128
MO: 314.649.0221
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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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