1. Business Spotlight: Bel-Air Bowl

    With its iconic sign standing tall on one of the highest points in town, Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville operates as a St Clair County institution. For generations, families, teams, and leagues have been coming to Bel-Air to enjoy classic, clean fun with all the traditional trappings of a bowling alley.   The sounds, the smells, the feel of borrowed shoes… it all takes you back to simpler times.…Read More

  2. Business Spotlight: The Hollyhock House, O’Fallon, IL

    One of the busiest shopping seasons of the year may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the small, locally-owned businesses of St. Clair County shutter their doors or go quiet. Adorable little boutiques like Hollyhock House in Downtown O’Fallon do the exact opposite-- they hit the ground running on Dec. 26, ready to keep their customers happy with classy wares and unique pieces at fabulous pri…Read More

  3. Fuel Up at Balance Coffee and Tea in Belleville, IL

    Here at the Inside Scoop, we know that coffee is pretty much life. Whether you’re needing to kickstart your busy day, enjoying an after dinner decaf, or literally fueling a cross-country move, a cup of Joe can make anything happen. And that’s where Balance Coffee & Tea in Belleville, IL comes into play. Housed in an impossibly hip old train depot, Balance operates under three main tenants:…Read More

  4. Meet Your Avenue Insider

    In the past few months, Avenue Realty Associates has noticed a growing trend of online bloggers highlighting their lifestyles in our St. Louis Metro East communities. Following along on their journeys has made us proud to be residents and realtors serving our great communities! This past July, Avenue Realty's Managing Broker/Owner Kathy Mordini received a Facebook message from a military spouse ba…Read More

  5. Home Buying Tips

    Buying a home can be both thrilling & scary at the same time. Avenue Realty will help you through some of the unknowns – read the answers to the TOP 5 questions commonly asked by buyers to help you prepare before we start looking for your dream home! 1: Which home can I afford? The answer to this questions dependent on your income and other financial obligations. A good tool for buyers to st…Read More


    While we get used to the smells in our own homes, when it comes time to list, it is time to freshen up. Smells, don’t sell! Here is a bit of advice from your neighborhood realtor. Believe it or not, people make up their minds about if they will or will not buy a home within about 8 seconds. Yes, that’s right! Study after study reveal that a buyer will make up their mind that quickly! The buyer…Read More

  7. O’Fallon IL Office Space for Sale!

    Avenue Realty Associates is excited to announce one the NEW PRICE on this prime location OFFICE SPACE or RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY at 701 S Lincoln! This house is ideal for business space solutions and is also zoned residential in theheart of O’Fallon IL. The house features full brick exterior, original hard wood floors, basement, and multi-car off-street parking. You’ll love the centrally loca…Read More

  8. Avenue Realty Assoc. Implements CASH Incentive Program for Active Military, Veterans and Civilian Personnel of Scott Air Force Base

    When military personnel and their families relocate to the Scott AFB and St Louis MO area for duty, Avenue Realty Associates understands the needs and timetables which will make the transfer easier, faster and less stressful.  As a Certified Military Relocation Specialist we understand the special needs of a family that receives PCS order. At Avenue Realty Associates we are lifetime Metro East Re…Read More

  9. Military Families in the Metro East

    Though they arrived here from separate coasts, Becky and Guy Venuti and their six children feel right at home in the Metro East. Becky, a Physical Therapy Assistant, LAC instructor for SWIC’s Physical Therapy program and Physical Trainer, comes from Seattle. Guy, an esteemed area pediatrician who now teaches residents at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, left his hometown of Arlingto…Read More

  10. Wunderbar! ­ Teaching Belleville’s Culture

    Avenue Realty Associates is proud to feature members of our community! We are your neighborhood realtor! It is our pleasure to bring you an interview with Belleville East, German teacher, Andy Gaa! What is your official title? What organizations are you a member of that are focused on Belleville’s history or culture? My name is Andy Gaa. I’m a German Teacher, German Club Sponsor, German Hono…Read More