Don't just change your address...
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Change Your Lifestyle.
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There IS A Difference In Realtors


Dee Barrera | Broker / Owner

Dee Barrera is the owner and managing broker of Starved Rock Realty, located on the Interstate 39 & 80 corridor, 2 hours from Chicago. She’s very familiar with the real estate business from her experience as a real estate investor prior to becoming a licensed agent in 1996. She wanted to use her experience to help others—whether they wanted to invest in properties or just understand the buying and financing process. She opened Starved Rock Realty in 2000 because she knew Starved Rock and Utica were an untapped resource for real estate.

Over 3.2 million people visit this area every year, and many of those people fall in love with the area and want to move out of larger cities. She knew it was a great place to start a business, and if you feel the same, call us for support with commercial real estate!

Whether you’re selling your current home or buying a new home, land or commercial property, or looking for a vacation rental or a business, Dee and her agents can help with all of your plans!

A Good Real Estate Professional Not Only Gets You Answers To Your Questions...

We understand taxes and the different kind of financing: VA, USDA, Conventional, FHA, Fixed, Adjustable, Balloon…

We can help you decide which financing option would work best for purchasing a new home or property, as well as recommend local banks that REALLY will fit your personal situation!

We’ll fine tune every detail of your purchase or sale, help with short or long term rentals, relocations and corporate housing.

With 25+ years of experience in the Starved Rock area, we’ll help you find a vacation home, farmette, log cabin, bed & breakfast, waterfront property, acreage or just the perfect dream home – all just minutes from I-80, I-39, Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen Park, Buffalo Park, I & M Canal, Vermillion River Rafting & the Illinois River. Enjoy the wonderful friendly small towns in our area, just about an hour SW of Chicago, 1 hour South of Rockford and 1 hr North of Peoria. Starved Rock area offers boating, river rafting, camping, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, hunting, fishing and so much more. But if you’re simply looking to relax or watch deer, ducks, eagles and other wildlife, this is the perfect place to call home – whether it’s in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau or Marshall Counties!