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This listing recently sold for $119,500.

317 Todd Lane, Belleville, IL 62221  

Residential
$121,000
Price
$119,500
Sale Price
12
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This charming maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home welcomes you with a spacious covered front porch with double exterior doors and glass storm doors. The foyer opens up to the living room with lots of natural light. This open floor plan flows into the separate dinning room. You will find a breakfast bar in the kitchen that opens to the large family room with brick wood burning fireplace. Lots of space for family gatherings. The French doors lead into a beautiful sunroom, with an exterior door that leads to the back yard, with large patio for entertaining. New carpet in two of the bedrooms. Master Bedroom has beautiful wood floors and his and hers closets. All bedrooms have closet organizers. Backyard is fenced with two gates on each side of the home, the shed stays with home. Neighborhood park near home with playground equipment and tennis courts.


7500 Ridge Lane, Belleville, IL 62223  

Residential
$111,900
Price
8
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Wonderful brick cottage on a big lot with fenced back yard. This home backs to woods & is on a dead end street, plenty of privacy! Great curb appeal & nice breezeway/patio makes this such an inviting home. You will appreciate the gas fireplace on those cold nights & the shaded lot on on those hot summer days. The home has a nice neutral decor & a full basement just waiting to be finished! The first floor has one bedroom with a full bath next to it & the second floor has two spacious bedrooms, a full bath, & plenty of closet space. There is a beautiful arched doorway separating the dining room from the living room. Many updates include new stainless stove & refrigerator 2018, 200 amp circuit breaker 2010, a/c 2012, water heater 2013, & a newer roof. This move-in ready home comes with a one year HMS home warranty from the seller. All information including, square footage, lot size, school district, etc. to be verified by buyer.


Having a family changes a lot. For one, your priorities about where you’d like to live change. This shift could be from a desire to live near restaurants and bars to parks and the best schools in a safe neighborhood. If you want to find a good neighborhood to search for a home in, there are a few things that you can research ahead of time before you even start your search for a home.


Research School Districts


For most parents, the school district in which they choose to live is an important part of the decision where to live. If you don’t know the area, or aren’t sure how the schools are, there are plenty of tools to help you. A quick online search can help you to compare and contrast neighboring school districts. Another important question to ask to find a suitable school district is if they actually have room for all of the students that would like to be enrolled in the school of your choice. You can also talk to people in the community about the schools and how they feel about them. Even a visit to local schools can help you to see what the education system in a certain neighborhood is all about.


Safety


Once you have a family, safety becomes even more of a priority. You do all of the right things from feeding your family well to baby-proofing the home. Yet, one thing that’s sometimes hard to control is the safety of the area that we live in. You’re going to want to find a neighborhood with low crime rate. There’s a few different tools online that help you to check the crime rates in certain areas. Don’t assume that the city is less safe than the suburbs, or even a rural area. Doing research and getting to know the area is key to finding a safe place to settle down in. 


Shortcuts And Speedways


In the same realm as safety, you want to check out the actual street that you hope to settle down on. Some streets can be used as shortcuts and can end up being a speedway. You should check to make sure that the street you choose isn't a high traffic route. You’ll never feel comfortable having your children outside playing if you know that traffic is so dangerous on your street. 



Community Sense


Once you have a family, you suddenly find a need to build a network of other parents and families that are just like you. A good way to tell a family friendly neighborhood could be just taking a peek through it. If you see families outside for a walk together, toys in the front yard, or a thriving neighborhood park, it’s a good bet that your home will be in a family-friendly community.



This listing recently sold for $90,000.

14 Janet Drive, Belleville, IL 62226  

Residential
$99,900
Price
$90,000
Sale Price
6
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Two bedroom one bath room bungalow with detached garage. Stainless steel kitchen appliances with new dishwasher. Full basement half finished. Includes pool and hot tub. Hardwood flooring and brand new carpeting Freshly painted through out! Move in ready! Conveniently near all schools in Dist 118 and within 2 miles of Lindenwood College. Near Belleville Crossing shopping center. Extras that STAY with house:, Garden box. Outdoor flowers, Pool storage shed, Washer and Dryer' All stainless steel kitchen appliances. All drapes, shades and curtains, Pool and pool maintenance supplies, 52" by 24 ft above ground pool, Pool floats and accessories, Jacuzzi and all maintenance supplies, Wood burning house, Two zero degree chairs, Outdoor table and chairs w umbrella, Extra paint and supplies in basement, Fountain in front with pump, Brand new hot water heater 12/2017, Roof 2012 New dishwasher 2/18, New carpeting 2/18. Hardwood flooring, New tilt in windows and Freshly painted.



This listing recently sold for $87,500.

517 North 17th Street, Belleville, IL 62226  

Residential
$89,900
Price
$87,500
Sale Price
7
Total Rooms
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
It's all been updated for you within the past ten years. Completely reconfigured floor plan gives you 2 large bedrooms with very spacious, walk-in closets. MB also has attached bonus room with window, that could be used as a computer/office rm, nursery, or dressing rm. Large living room has access door to rear patio. Eat-in kitchen has black whirlpool appliances and portable center island. Updates include, all thermal tilt-in windows, white 6 panel interior doors, some new carpet, whole house has been freshly painted, siding, soffits and downspouts, roof, & HVAC system. Multiple parking space, is alley accessible at rear of fenced backyard. Pride of ownership makes this home move-in ready. Call for an appointment today!