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Ranch House For Sale in Normal, IL

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on June 8, 2012  |   Comments Off on Ranch House For Sale in Normal, IL

115 S. Parkside Road Normal, IL  61761

Sale priced at $160,000

The owners of this house withdrew the listing for sale after a short 48 days on the market.  The withdrawal date was July 27, 2012.  They are still enjoying living in the home.

This is such a welcoming home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 car attached garage. This ranch house is for sale in Parkside Elementary district. The BIG family room on the main level with a wood-burning fireplace has built-in book shelves and surround sound wiring. The dry basement will surprise you with its functionality and finishing touches despite being an “unfinished” basement.  It has carpet and a few finished walls. There is a truly unfinished part of the basement that offers storage space. There is a space in the kitchen that could function as a pantry, desk, or laundry closet if someone wanted main floor laundry.  The appliances and carpet are newer. You could boast that you are only the 3rd owner of this well-cared for property.

This house is located in Unit 5 School District in Normal where grades K-5 attend Parkside Elementary, grades 6-8 attend Parkside Junior High, and grades 9-12 attend Normal Community West High School.

Call (309) 662-4228 or email us today for a private showing of this beautiful home for sale in Normal, IL.  Real Estate Agents are eager to help.  Contact Cathy with any additional questions or to arrange a showing.

1602 Bensington, Normal, IL

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on April 11, 2011  |   No Comments »

1602 Bensington St Normal IL

$153,900 SOLD April 6, 2012 for $149,000

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 car garage

Picture your family in this lovely well maintained home enjoying features such as cathedral ceilings, a wonderful color scheme and large windows that usher in lots of natural lighting.  These features of the living room and dining room are just the start.    The bright and lovely eat-in kitchen is complete with all newer appliances.  The spacious deck off the kitchen provides lots of room for summer fun and that fun can flow right down to the very large fenced in yard.  You can enjoy an open backyard view not staring into your neighbor’s kitchen window. All 4 bedrooms offer good closet space.  The master bedroom also offers dramatic styling and private bath.  You will count the additional full bath on the main floor and half bath in the lower level a plus.  As well as a convenient utility room where you find a newer washer and dryer that will be yours.   The lower level is finished off with a family room that will be just the spot to enjoy the wood fireplace with family movie night.   There is even more with all new carpeting on the main level and newer lovely wood laminate flooring in the kitchen.  Brand new wood blinds can be found throughout the home and, along with the other window coverings, are yours to keep.  Don’t overlook the oversized two car garage.    For real peace of mind you will enjoy the one year home warranty that comes with this home.   Call  now for your private showing of this very special home.

This house is in Unit 5 School district feeding into Prairieland Elementary, Parkside Junior High, and Normal Community West High School.

Call or email listing agent Connie Beard for more information or your own private showing.

49 Brookshire Green, Bloomington, IL

Posted by Catherine C. Denbesten on March 20, 2011  |   No Comments »


49 Brookshire Green in Bloomington, IL  61704

Listing Price:  $162,000

This possibly 5-bedroom home has so much space, you will have room to spare.  There are 4 large bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.  An extra room in the basement with cabinets could be used as an office, guest room, craft room, or extra bedroom.  This L-shaped bi-level is in an established neighborhood with mature trees.  The house backs up to the wide open green space of Rollingbrook Park on Hershey Road in Bloomington, Illinois.  The house faces south and has a 2 car garage.  The garage has an extra space for a workshop area or more storage.

The kitchen has updated cabinets and new appliances.  A Pella sliding glass door in the dining room allows natural light into the eating area.  The separate dining room off of the kitchen is large enough to accommodate any size dining room table since the room opens up to the living room.  The upper level features a large living room with more bright natural light.  There is a full bathroom in the hallway to the 2 upstairs bedrooms.  The master bedroom has its own master bathroom and Pella sliding glass door to the back deck.  The back deck, which runs the length of the back, of the house allows easy access to the back yard.  The owners and their guests enjoy sitting on the back deck on the north side of the home at any time of day.

Now let’s talk about the basement!  Another large family room makes quality time with guests, kids, or other meeting groups so accommodating.  The downstairs family room has a wood burning fireplace with built-in shelves and cabinets.  The extra room for your office or craft room or spare guest bedroom is the first room you will view. Walking down the hallway, you’ll find a spacious laundry room with big shelves for storage and two equally-sized large bedrooms in the lower level.  The basement also has a full bathroom.  Did you notice in the pictures that the bathrooms all have new vanities and counter-tops?  Three total bathrooms all with updated fixtures.

All of these 4 to 5 bedrooms, three full bathrooms, updated kitchen, two family areas, two car garage with storage or work space, green space beyond your back yard, dining room, Pella sliding glass doors, and much more value priced at $162,000.  You will not only have room to spare, but money to spare also.

This property was listed during 2010.  The tough real estate economy was a tough hurdle to overcome.  This is still a great home, but did not sell during our time as its listing representatives.