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Builder Jessie M. Cain ~ Renaissance Man

Builder Jessie M. Cain ~ Renaissance Man

  Who was Jessie Marion Cain ??? February 3rd 1911 Springfield Republican Printer, Publisher & Builder Over the last 10 years I have written about many of the well known builders in Springfield – Bissman, Batchelder, Tolliver, etc….  But one builder Jessie Marion Cain was truly a renaissance man.  Although he has done many things for Springfield, his lasting legacy is the houses he left behind. He moved here with his family in the late 1890’s after losing his first…

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Buying & Selling around Phelps Grove Park

Buying & Selling around Phelps Grove Park

  To make it easier to find homes in specific areas of Springfield I have developed some searches for the more popular neighborhoods. To search in Phelps Grove Park Area. Click here http://www.richardcrabtree.murney.com/phelps-grove/ Then click on the magnifying glass once you are there. About the Phelps Grove Park Area The Phelps Grove Park Neighborhood has a lot to offer; charming homes of all price points, close to MSU & Downtown Springfield, and one of the city’s finest parks. The 31-acre park plays hosts…

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Home Sales in Rountree

Home Sales in Rountree

To make it easier to find homes in specific areas of Springfield I have developed some searches for the more popular neighborhoods. To search in Rountree Area ~ Including Historic Walnut Street and part of the Delaware Neighborhood. Click here http://richardcrabtree.murney.com/rountree/ Then click on the magnifying glass once you are there.   About Rountree Rountree Is a thriving neighborhood of historic charm and diversity, conveniently located on the heart of our center city. Rountree is the quintessential front porch neighborhood with a variety of families both…

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Buying a home on Historic Walnut Street

Buying a home on Historic Walnut Street

Historic Walnut Street Throughout the city of Springfield Missouri there are many wonderful historic older homes. And for the most part you can purchase and do most anything to them that the city and or neighborhood covenants will permit. However, one street stands out above all the rest – the Historic Walnut Street. For this article I will be focusing on homes to east of National Avenue. Do your homework! It is incumbent upon the listing agent to designate the…

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1St Time Home Buyer ~ Buy now or Save Save Save!!!

1St Time Home Buyer ~ Buy now or Save Save Save!!!

Most people that are renting are faced with a quandary, should I buy or wait and save 5-10-20 percent to put down to purchase a house. If you are close to that goal by all means pursue that option. But if you are not, there is solution that may get you into a house quicker than you think. In the industry refer to type of loan as “Bond Money”. There are two types of Bond Money Loans that you can…

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Fall is here!!!!

Fall is here!!!!

The beauty that is Fall! Once the air starts to turn is cool and crisp, the trees start to change colors. We start to see beautiful shades yellow & red. Some trees seem to be on fire. But once all those beautiful leaves start to fall, well that’s when all the fun begins. First we have to think about the yard. If you are like me, I just over seeded my yard and my grass is still growing. Although the…

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Welcome to my blog….

Welcome to my blog….

What to expect….. This blog is going to be very different from most blogs as it will mainly pertain the housing market of the Springfield, Missouri Area. Although, there are things that impact us on national level, I wanted to focus on information and experiences that impact us here in the “Queen City”. I have a lot of experience selling older and newer homes ranging from the 1880’s to the present. However I do have a great passion for older…

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