1621 Mary Todd Lane, O’Fallon, IL Home for Sale

Great opportunity to own this delightful one story home and live in an upscale location without the upscale price! Quiet setting with wooded backyard, on corner lot and cul-de-sac at the Estates of Lincoln Farm in O’Fallon.

1621 Mary Todd Ln O'Fallon IL

Home for Sale – 1621 Mary Todd Lane, O’Fallon, IL

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Featuring cathedral ceilings, kitchen with butterfly island open to the light and airy breakfast area surrounded by tall windows. Invite your guests into the spacious living room featuring a brick-front fireplace framed by arched windows. Serve elegant meals in the intimate formal dining room. Impressive master bedroom suite offers space for king-sized furniture and the en suite bath features an arched window over the garden tub, a separate shower and double sink vanity. Two more bedrooms on the main floor for family and guests complete the main floor.

1621 Mary Todd Ln O'Fallon IL

Perfect for eat-in or large gatherings

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Amazing finished lookout basement has a large, private bedroom with double closets, an expansive family room, a recreation room, a bonus room, and a media room, too. All of this for $269,000.

This delightful home is close to Scott Air Force Base, Green Mount Shopping Center, St. Clair Mall, dining and entertaining, I-64, and St. Louis. Call 618-407-9195 today.


SOLD – 621 Wild Horse Creek Drive, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Home for sale in Fairview Heights IL by Yolanda Realtor

Blue Skies at 621 Wild Horse Creek Drive

Delightful one-story home in move-in condition! Walk into the great room with high, vaulted ceiling and be greeted by the welcoming fireplace framed by two large windows.

Home for sale in Fairview Heights IL

Great room with fireplace and dining area welcome you to this gorgeous home.

Open floor plan flows into the dining area with gleaming hardwood floor.  The well-designed kitchen features stainless steel appliances, large double pantry and a planning desk for organizing parties and meals planning. The laundry room is tucked away with front loading washer and dryer included in the sale.

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Well-designed kitchen features stainless steel appliances.

The bedroom wing consists of the spacious master bedroom suite with tray ceiling, walk-in closet and the master bathroom features a two-person walk-in shower with a seat. Two spare bedrooms with large windows let in natural light and the full bathroom is just across the wide hallway. This home has a full unfinished basement roughed in for another bathroom just waiting for your imagination.

Fairview Heights IL Home for Sale

Large Master Bedroom Suite with Tray Ceiling

It’s in Fountain Place, a community that offers an in-ground pool, walking trail, soccer field, and landscaped areas for the homeowners’ enjoyment. Conveniently located to shopping, dining, Scott Air Force Base, I-64 and St. Louis. This home is in O’Fallon Township High School District.

For information on this property and homes for sale and real estate in Fairview Heights, Illinois – visit YolandaRealtor.com.

2012 Air Power Over the MidWest Featuring the Thunderbirds

Once again, the much awaited Air Show at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois featuring the United States Air Force Thunderbirds is coming this weekend, September 15 & 16, 2012.

I could hear them flying over and rehearsing for the show. It’s also an annual open house offered by Scott AFB to welcome neighbors near and far to see US Air Force airpower at work. After six years, the awesome F-16 Thunderbirds return to Scott AFB. Other aircraft like the C-21, C-40, KC-135 Stratotanker, and B-2 Spirit, etc. are also performing. Various other aircraft will also be on static display.

Food and beverage concessions are available when you get hungry. If you want to be awed this weekend, come and spend a day or two at the Scott Air Force Base Air Show. Bring the whole family–it’s free! Gates are open from 9:00-5:00 Saturday and Sunday.

Airpower over the MidWest Featuring the Thunderbirds


Home for Sale in Collinsville, Illinois
Home for Sale in Collinsville, Illinois

This stunning home features an elegantly appointed master bedroom suite on the main level. Surround sound and can lights set the mood for flawless entertaining in the spacious living room. The floor plan flows harmoniously from the living room to the inviting dining area with tall windows and high ceiling. Linger longer over coffee in the smartly designed kitchen with work island–perfect for the budding chef!

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Three bedrooms filled with natural light and a full bath upstairs complete this charming home. Enjoy the outdoors under the covered patio–barbecues and marshmallows were never this much fun using the open fire pit! Full privacy fence and shaded backyard complete the package for $149,000.

It’s immaculate, ready to move in, and perfect for first time home buyers in Collinsville, Illinois. See more of this home on video – 501 Wadsworth Street, Collinsville, Illinois.

Home Features:

  • Master Bedroom Suite on Main Level
  • 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms
  • 1-1/2 Story
  • On Corner Lot
  • Additions in 2012
  • Completely Remodeled in 2006
  • Zoned Heating and Cooling
  • Covered Patio with 37′ x 13′ Pavers
  • Fire Pit
  • Full Privacy Fence
  • Shaded Backyard

Call Yolanda Hoversten for more information and showings: (618) 407-9195.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day celebration!

July 4, 2012 is a bit different here in Southwestern Illinois. We’ve had severe and hot temperatures, and it’s been very dry. Several towns have cancelled the yearly fireworks show for fear of starting fires.

That won’t dampen our spirits! Some cities will press on with their annual fireworks show, so head on out, bring a picnic basket, and drive to any of these locations to complete this special celebration:

  • Glik Park in Highland at 9:00 PM
  • Coolidge Middle School grounds in Granite City at 9:15 PM
  • Glazebrook Park in Godfrey at 9:15 PM
  • Tri-township Park in Troy at dusk
  • of course July 4th wouldn’t be complete without the awesome fireworks at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri at 9:20 PM tonight.
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Fireworks in Southwestern Illinois

Happy Birthday, America!

It’s still the greatest nation… the land of the free and home of the brave!

A Short Tribute to Fathers

Fathers Day Bringing Home the Bacon


A short tribute to all fathers today. You’re appreciated though not always said everyday. You’re respected though not always shown everyday. You’re loved though not always expressed everyday. But remember we’re always grateful for what you do everyday.

Forget the lawn, forget the basement, forget the mortgage. Hope you get some rest and TV time today.


Short Sale Condo in O'Fallon, IL

287 Eagle Ridge – Short Sale Condo in O’Fallon, IL

Carefree living in a condo community right in the heart of O’Fallon, Illinois. Perfect for first time home buyers, starter home, or investors. Enjoy the convenience of being only minutes to the Greenmount Shopping Center, Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair Square mall, Interstate 64 to St. Louis and beyond. The new sports park for outdoor activities like: walking, jogging, picnics, or just watching the local youth games is less than five minutes away. O’Fallon offers one of the best school districts in the area and has maintained its small community feel with big city amenities.

Short Sale Condo in O'Fallon, IL

287 Eagle Ridge Dining Room

The home offers an open floor plan with a wood burning fireplace in the family area. A master bedroom with a huge walk-in closet, a Jack & Jill bath, a decent sized spare bedroom for guests or home office, a very efficient kitchen with a pass through window to the dining area. A large wood deck with two double sliders connect the family room and the master bedroom for early morning coffee, afternoon barbeques, and for those cool nights for star-gazing. The condo comes with a car port to protect your vehicle from inclement weather, and best of all, the association fee covers exterior maintenance, trash collection, and landscaping. All appliances stay. Sale Price: $63,000.

This is a short sale which denotes that the property value is less than what is owed on the mortgage. Seller and buyer negotiate the contract like a traditional sale, but it’s contingent on the lender’s approval to close. A great opportunity and worth the wait, if buyer is not in a hurry to take possession. Visit YolandaHoversten.com for more details on this condo.