Searching For Granite City, IL Homes For Sale
Choose An Agent, Then Choose A Granite City Home For Sale... Not The Other Way Around. Most People Don't Like Pushy Sales People, So They Avoid Working With An Agent Until They Find A Granite City House For Sale . Then They Work With The Agent Connected With That House. The Right House Purchased Through The Wrong Agent Can Cost You. There Are A lot Of Incompetent And / Or Un-Ethical Agents Out There & Out For Themselves... View More »


Real Estate Loans In Granite City, IL
Most real estate contracts require the buyer include a pre-approval letter with your offer to purchase a home for sale in Granite City... View More »

Mortgage Process
Summary Of The Granite City Real Estate Mortgage Process:
1. Prequalification
2. Purchase a Home For Sale In Granite City.
3. Apply For Your Loan
4. The Processing Of Your Loan Application...View More »

Reviewing Homes For Sale In Granite City, IL.
The first place most people start would be in various printed publications such as Local newspapers & Granite City homes for sale magazines. The problem I have always had with newspaper ads is they are usually two weeks behind. Some Real Estate offices have this down to an art, they will put out a full page ad with color pictures, give a poetic description, no address, maybe 3 lines of text and the office phone number... View More »

Touring Homes For Sale In Granite City, IL.
Touring Granite City IL. Homes For Sale - I will help you look out for the following list below. You will be looking to see if you want to live there, I cannot make that decision, nor will I, you'll have to let me know... I am concerned about condition & functionality...
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Granite City IL Home Inspection
A few years ago, I was watching Barbara Walters on her television show 20 / 20.
They were doing a show on Home Inspectors & Real Estate Agents located on the East coast. I was all to familiar with what they were reporting & covering, I have seen the
same situation going on here in the Granite City real estate market. Here's the story...
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Granite City, IL Real Estate Taxes
Tax Exemptions:
When you are browsing the Granite City Real Estate For Sale on this web site, & looking at the spec sheets, look down just about the "remarks section". There you'll see the amount of County Taxes along with the recorded Exemptions associated with that property. Remember, the tax amount divided by 12 is added to your monthly payment... View More »

Granite City IL For Sale By Owner
This is a touchy subject to address. I really don't want to discourage you as a buyer from pursuing a home in Granite City for sale by owner [FSBO] . I also do not want to see a FSBO take advantage of you. I have assisted buyers purchase Granite City homes for sale by owner in the past successfully, with my "win-win" style of negotiating... View More »

Real Estate Deed Restrictions For Granite City, IL
We Can Email Restrictions For The Granite City Subdivision You Are Considering Purchasing. (Include MLS# or Address or Name of Subdivision in Granite City IL.)
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Real Estate Plat Maps For Granite City, IL
Below is an example of a typical plat in a local Granite City subdivision.
Why not look at a lot layout before you purchase? View More »

Earnest Money For Granite City Homes

1. serious and intense; not joking or playful; zealous and sincere.
2. not petty or trivial; important.
3. money given as a part payment and pledge in binding a bargain: in full earnest money.
4. something given or done as an indication or assurance of what is to come; token.
Q: When do I submit my Earnest Money check? View More »

Submitting An Offer On A Granite City, IL Home
Before Submitting An Offer To Purchase An Granite City Home For Sale...

An offer to purchase real estate in consists of much more than
throwing a number on the table. There are several components that make up a solid and successful contract that will not only protect you during the pending status, but will make the transaction go smooth until & after the closing date... View More »


Negotiage Offer
One dictionary says that negotiation is:
"To discuss with a view to reaching an agreement"

Negotiation is the ability to change the opinions of others through
a climate of Favor; instead of Force...

It takes tact, not tyranny, honey, not vinegar... A cool head will get
you ahead... The person with the ego loses.

Some will lie to achieve their goal.
Some will steal to achieve their goal.
Some will terminate your friendship to achieve their goal.

Stay alert to anyone attempting to deceive you..

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Accepted Contract
You have just spent the last several weeks if not months looking for
the right home in Granite City, done some shopping in regards to Financing.
You made an offer on a Granite City house and experience successful negotiation with a seller.

You now have an ACCEPTED contract...View More »

Termite Inspection
I have heard:
All Homes In Granite City Has, Had Or Will Have Termites... View More »

Real Estate Closing
You have been through shopping & touring homes for sale in
the Granite City real estate market, Have an accepted contract,
conducted all the inspections, went through the loan
process & obtained approval...

Now it's time for CLOSING.... View More »

Relocation To Granite City, IL
Have Your Relocation Assistant Contact: Brad Wallace " Metro MLS Realty
618-656-8282 | View More »

VA | FHA | Conventional Loans For Granite City Homes For Sale
Contact USA Mortgage For Granite City Real Estate Mortgages...View More »

Granite City Roofing Inspection
Granite City Roof Inspection Prior To Purchase...View More »

Radon Hazzards In Granite City, IL
Question: What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas, which comes from the radioactive decay of radium ,which is a fairly common, naturally-occurring mineral in the earth's crust. Radon goes through a fairly rapid radioactive decay period with a half-life of 3.82 days... View More »

Granite City Short Sales

A short sale is a situation in which the real estate seller owes more money on the loan(s) secured by the real estate than the sale of the property will likely produce on the market.
The seller is in a distressed situation, but the bank/lender has not yet taken title from the seller through the foreclosure process. At this point, there might be a window of opportunity for the seller to put the real estate on the market and try to sell it in order to at least partially satisfy the lender who holds the mortgage. View More »

Granite City Title Company
Metro East Title Corporation 407 East Lincoln Belleville, IL 62220
407 East Lincoln Street, Belleville
(618) 234-0139 View More »

Home Warranty
Back when Home Warranty's came about, they were good to have, then they started
to "get out of claims" I have found a Warranty Company I am happy with... View More »

History Of Granite City, IL
Granite City was officially founded in 1896, but the area was settled much earlier. During the early 1800s, settlers began to farm the rich fertile grounds to the east of St. Louis. During the 1830s, Six Mile was formed. Six Mile was a farming area that occupied the area of present day Granite City. It was named due to its proximity to St. Louis, six miles (10 km). Soon after, the national road was constructed through the area and by 1865 the first railroad was built. View More »

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