Paul R. Lauschke & Associates
Vivian Monckton, Paul R. Lauschke & AssociatesPhone: (618) 558-1551
Email: [email protected]

Vivian Monckton's Blog

Posted on 04/12/2021
Simple & Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Image by ArtCoreStudios from Pixabay Having a nutritious breakfast gets your day off to a great start. However, finding time to make it can be tough when your mornings are busy. You don’t have to gather a ton of ingredients or set aside a lot of time to prepare a good breakfast. Keep the following easy and healthy...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 04/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 3302 Oakwood Avenue, Alton, IL 62002
Sharp 2 bedroom bungalow in the Milton area. Hardwood floors. Fresh paint throughout. Bonus space on the upper floor (short ceiling). Redone front porch (not heated or cooled) to enjoy your coffee – when the weather permits. Full basement with shower and new stool; great for storage or a place for the children to play. No reason to rent when you can own this! HOW...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 4713 D'Adrian Court, Godfrey, IL 62035
Full brick 3 bedroom, 3 bath ranch on a quiet cul de sac. New carpet (2021) and freshly painted first floor. Main floor family room walks to a large deck (2019). HVAC and roof new in 2016. Full, walk out basement with rec room. Looking for total one floor living? Make the center bedroom the laundry! Still have plenty of room for guests in the lower level. HOW...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 04/05/2021
Strategies for Saving
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 03/29/2021
Tips to Help Relieve Stress When Moving Across the Country
Photo by Erika Wittlieb via Pixabay Have you ever made a move across the country? While this is a huge step, it can be extremely rewarding. Whether you’re moving for a job or you just want a fresh start, the whole process can be stressful and very expensive. However, there are some tips to consider that can help...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 03/22/2021
Key Questions to Consider Before You Attend a Home Showing
A home showing represents a valuable opportunity for a property buyer. However, there may be instances in which a buyer is unsure about whether to attend a house showing. Lucky for you, we're here to help you weigh the pros and cons of scheduling a home showing. Now, let's take a look at three questions to consider before you...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 03/15/2021
Seven Things to Do Before Listing a Home for Sale
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 03/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 4003 Stoneledge Court, Godfrey, IL 62035
RIVER VIEW! Enjoy the river from every room, every season! Custom designed and built Bluff-top home. Multiple decks, patios, and a screened porch to further enhance the river view. The main floor welcomes family and guests with a spacious foyer and a vaulted great room with a wet bar and a gas fireplace. Move on to the dining room with the adjacent screened porch and a kitchen with a breakfast room that feels like a tree house. A main floor laundry and a 3 car garage add ease to living. The second floor has a den off the master suite, a second bedroom and bath and floored attic space that could be the 5th bedroom. The walkout lower level has...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 03/08/2021
Homeowners' Insurance: A Quick Guide
Photo by Feng Yu via Shutterstock Few things are more mysterious than insurance. When you think you know what's covered, you find out the hard way that it wasn't. Since your home is likely your greatest asset, you want to know what it includes and what it doesn't before you need to make a claim. Whether you're “in...
+ 3 more
Read More
Posted on 03/01/2021
How to Decide if an HOA Right for You
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay In many communities, homeowner’s associations, or HOAs, provide services to residents of the neighborhood. In fact, as many as 26 million homes are under the guidance of an HOA across the country. These community organizations can help ensure the neighborhood’s homes stay in good repair, residents treat each other respectfully, and agreed-upon rules...
+ 1 more
Read More
Posted on 02/22/2021
Another Property Sold - 2230 Marquette, Alton, IL 62002
Move in ready full brick ranch in convenient North Alton location, minutes from downtown and the bridge. 3 bedrooms and 1 oversized bath with double vanity and TWO showers! Main floor laundry. Hardwood floors, stainless appliances, granite counters, newer furnace and water heater, upgraded plumbing and electrical. 1-car attached garage, fenced yard. HOW provided. Midwest Basement waterproofing completed with transferable...
+ 2 more
Read More
Posted on 02/22/2021
First-Time Homebuyers: Buyer Agents Work for You
Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels If you're a first-time homebuyer and you've already started exploring available properties, you might think to yourself, "Why do I even need a buyer agent?" After all, you've been looking at homes for sale and the realtors who showed you the properties were very nice and helpful. But here's the deal: Those...
+ 1 more
Read More
Showing Results
1 - 12 of124