Fun A STEP BACK IN TIME For anyone who grew up in Peoria or lived in Peoria for a certain amount of time, there are places and stories that were told to you. These were factual and nostalgic, and at times, fun and interesting. If I told you there’s a place in Peoria where you can see and feel all of […]
Real Estate News TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! If we look at the calendar, we are technically in Spring! The winter weather is thawing out and the warmer temps are coming! It’s also time to take care of a few to-dos around and outside of your home: Clean your gutters. Improper drainage can cause water damage to your home. Check for loose and leaky […]
Real Estate News THIS MARKET IS B-A-N-A-N-A-S!!!! We have all seen the housing market go up and down. From the recession in 2008 and a huge spike in 2011, then scaling back a couple years ago…..no one knew what 2020 would bring. Fast forward to today. How is our local housing market? One word: BANANAS. You go into a home the first […]
Food Local Heavenly Popcorn Have you heard of Young’s Popcorn Heaven? If you have not, you are missing out! They moved from a teeny location on Sterling to the old Becks’ Florist location on Lake Street in Peoria. Much bigger space for you to walk around and think about how much popcorn you would like to order. The minute […]
Real Estate News Stats can be a good thing! Back in college, the word statistics made me bored and quite blah. However, nowadays – when it comes to local Real Estate statistics, we get excited!!!!!!! This past week (January 31 – February 6), there were: 132 NEW LISTINGS – 30% UP FROM THE WEEK BEFORE! We are still low on inventory however, this helps. […]
Food Jonah’s Seafood House, Oyster Bar, and Market Last year, I remember a colleague of mine was in town and we were trying to decide where to go to dinner. She is originally from Alabama and LOVES seafood. I recommended Jonah’s Oyster Bar since it was close to the hotel. She was hesitant to get oysters at a place that was right on […]
Real Estate News Expertise Matters – Adapting and Thriving in 2021 2020 taught Realtors many lessons especially how to adapt with how we showed homes, held Open Houses, and getting your home ready to sell. Before the pandemic, a virtual showing was not as popular as an in-person home showing for us. Open Houses were always in person with no protocols in place unless the host […]
Fun Look for The Teal Door to Happiness Looking for a unique, local store who sells one of a kind items is something we love to find. Drive into Washington in The Square and look for the teal door which leads you to The Goldenfinch Boutique. When you walk in, you are taken to another dimension of plants, home decor, jewelry, stationery, soaps, […]
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Real Estate News Once Upon a Time….. Once upon a time, in a market not too far away, the was a land of more inventory than buyers. More sellers had their homes on market than buyers who were looking. Fast forward to Present Day. We have many buyers looking for their new home and not enough inventor for them to choose from. […]
Fun HAPPY 40 YEARS ST. JUDE RUNS! When someone moves to Peoria, they are introduced to the community and all it has to offer. A nice surprise to some, is the culture, growth, and support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our company founder, Jim Maloof, was friends with Danny Thomas (who founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis). Jim made […]
Food Amazing Greek cuisine will make you say OPA!!!!!! If you’re anything like our family, the age old question of “What’s For Dinner?” is usually a given response of “I don’t know, What are you thinking, or even I’m not hungry”. Since we have been trying not to duplicate where we order carry out, we always seem to agree on a few places. Tonight’s […]
Recreation Getting lost in a store you love! I didn’t REALLY get lost, however when I know I’m going to RC Outfitters, I make sure I go without my husband and daughters because – I’ll be while. It’s where I have always bought my running shoes, majority of my running gear, and other odds and ends one may need. Although the back wall […]
Real Estate News Relocating out of the area or into the area. We’ve Got You Covered. The New Oxford Dictionary defines Relocation as: the act of moving to a new place and establishing one’s home or business there. Our version of Relocation is a lot longer and more in depth however, here’s the Cliff’s Notes Version. The Suzanne Miller Team knows relocation – whether moving into the area or out of the […]
Real Estate News Cheers to a Great Year! Typically when we mention 2020 – many not so great things happened as Covid took over. Our industry was unsure how this would go. However, when it came to Real Estate, it exploded. We saw the lowest interest rates in history. There were more buyers than inventory. Some of our buyers said it was being […]
Fun Worth the Wait! If you are like me, you will wait in line at the store that offers what you want…even 5-10 people deep. I had to grab a few stocking stuffers this afternoon and decided to go back to Relics. Yes. I have been there three times since Thanksgiving as it’s the only store in town like […]
Food Carry Out Challenge It’s been tough for our local restaurants this past year. With some having to close, some choosing to temporary close – we can still help and do what we can! Until tomorrow night, participate in the #CARRYOUTCHALLENGE. Purchase gift cards to be used at a later date or get dinner for your family. Do what […]
Fun Lights, Camera, Action! The East Peoria Festival of Lights (FOLEPI) has been a holiday staple in this area since 1984. You can see the glow of lights as you drive towards the gate. Travel east across the Murray Baker Bridge and you see the beauty of the larger than life “candle” from a distance. Open in the evenings […]
Real Estate News The Market is still hot…..in 20 degree temps Usually this time of year, our market is slowing down. People are getting ready for the holidays and family time, company parties, vacations….Usually, right? We had a very interesting and not-so-typical year of a Real Estate boom due to Covid. We had more buyers than sellers. Not enough inventory for what the need was. Was […]
Fun Traveling Safari in Peoria For a little over a year or so, these almost, life size metal animals – pieces of art, greet you on major thoroughfares throughout Greater Peoria. They have a way of bringing a smile to your face as you drive by. You stand back in awe, if walking by, at the intricate way artist Monte […]
Food Farm to Table dining…The Fried Green Tomato BLT Odds are, if you have eaten at Hearth, you have heard how they shop at the local Farmer’s Market for the best produce. It’s apparent in their Fried Green Tomato BLT which is a seasonal special item offered. It is UNBELIEVABLE. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy as where you can have a nice glass […]