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Questions to Ask an Agent – Best Practices

How long have you been in residential real estate in our area? If they have not been in local real estate for several years, they have not been involved in the cyclical market that has defined our market to date. Along with this, ask how many transactions they average...

Closing Costs Explained – Home Buyers Guide

Be a Pre-Approved Buyer: A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior to beginning your home search process. Pre-approval means that you have...

Closing Costs Explained

Here is an overview of the types of closing costs you may incur on your loan. Some are one-time fees, while others reoccur over the life of the loan. When you apply for your loan, you will receive a Good Faith Estimate of Settlement Charges, and a booklet that will...

Start Your Home Wish List Today – Home Buying – Tip 1

  When deciding to purchase a home it's a good idea to write out a "wish list". This is a list of all your wants and needs in your new home. How many bedrooms do you want? Is there a decent size yard for the kids to play in? Is it close to your work? Is the house in a...

South County School Districts

South County has so much to offer its residents. Many times our clients are looking for homes in high quality school districts. Here are three of the many school districts in South County as always, if you are ready to start searching, email me or call me...

Pre-Approval – Preparing to Buy – Tip 3

When you decide that you are ready to upgrade your home or even purchase a new home for the first time one of the most important aspects is obtaining a pre-approval letter.  Why? Most agents will require you to have a pre approval letter before they will show you...

Location, Location, Location – Preparing to Buy – Tip 4

One of the most important decisions in purchasing a home is the location. Not only does the location of your home affect the future value of your investment but also everyday aspects of your life. Get a sense of whether the economy is growing, stable, or stagnant....

Pool or No Pool – When Buying a Home

Summer is right around the corner and if you are shopping for a home or thinking of selling your home you may be thinking about a pool. Pools can be a wonderful feature for a home but there are few items you should think about before buying a home with a pool or...

Loan Approval Dos and Don’ts – Preparing to Buy – Tip 7

Do you know everything that goes into a Home Loan Application? Watch our Facebook Live featuring  Ashly Moore from Supreme Lending to learn the important Do's and Don'ts when buying a home. As always, if you have questions about home loans or are ready to start that...

Properties in Mehlville – St. Louis

If you have ever wanted to live in a top-rated school district, you are not alone! St. Louis County has some of the best school districts in Missouri! Clients often ask to see homes in these districts but can be caught off guard by the competitive listing prices. This...

Inspections – Preparing to Buy – Tip 5

  Why are home inspections so important? Obviously when you delve into a big home purchase you want to make sure you know what you are paying for and that there aren’t any hidden costs in the home they may surprise you down the road. Meaning you need to make sure that...

Properties in Lindbergh & Rockwood School District

If you have ever wanted to live in a top-rated school district, you are not alone! St. Louis County has some of the best school districts in Missouri! Clients often ask to see homes in these districts but can be caught off guard by the competitive listing prices. This...

Inspections & Foundations – Preparing to Buy a Home- Tip 6

Inspections are arguably the most important piece of a transaction. Many deals fall through during the inspection period and it is crucial that you know what you are moving into BEFORE you close. Foundation problems are major and should be taken seriously. If your...

Foreclosures – Are They Worth the Inexpensive Price Tag?

If you are searching for a home for yourself or an investment property have you considered buying a foreclosure? Like all decisions there are several pros and cons when it comes to purchasing a foreclosed home. There are several good reasons a foreclosure might be the...

Find and Agent – Preparing to Buy a Home – Tip 2

One of the most important decisions in buying a new home is finding someone to represent you in your transaction. That means finding a great real estate agent. You want to make sure that you find an agent that you can trust and know that they will provide you with a...

Closing Day – Preparing to Buy a Home – Tip 8

Its the last week before closing, but we can't take it easy just yet. Is it time to start your search? Call me at 636-346-4163 or email me.  

A Few Amazing Restaurants in South County St. Louis

South County wouldn't be one of the best areas in St. Louis to live if it didn't have some of the best restaurants in St. Louis! Pieology Pizza - 122 S. County Center Way, St. Louis, MO 63129 "At Pieology, we've reinvented the traditional way of creating and serving...

Beautiful South County Parks

South County is a wonderful place to consider a move to. Great schools, local restaurants and parks are just a few of the reasons people settle in South County. Check out some of the beautiful parks below! Bohrer Park - 5705 South Lindbergh, St. Louis 63123 - "The...

Renew Lease Or Buy House – Extend Rental Or Buy

Its that time of year when we start planning our big goals and plans. Many leases are about to expire and it may be in your mind to choose if this is the right time for you to buy. My advice, its always the right time to buy. Why throw your money away on rent when you...

Should I Buy A House – Renting vs Buying

I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall down the road, while others are convinced that home prices will go up. Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest...

Saving For Down Payment – FHA Loans For First Timer Buyers

Something New Buyers don't often think about when buying a home is where their down payment will come from. With most loans a down payment of some size will be required. While each loan has different requirements its important to know what your responsibility will be...

Build Your Own House – Plan & Design Your Home

We have had a lot of clients who have built their dream home, only to say "I wish we would have.....". Since you will be there for a while, take your time and get creative with the details. Below are some great ideas to get you thinking to build your own home! If you...

Common Questions in Real Estate

What’s the first step of the home buying process? Answer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval. Unless you are paying cash for a house, you will need to get a mortgage. In order to refine your home search and know how much home you can afford, you will need to get pre-approved...

Speaking of the Front Door!

Last week I talked about Curb Appeal and gave some suggestions for cleaning up your front yard before listing. One of my suggestions is painting your shutters and front door. Bright, bold colors are all the rage and really make your home pop! We've noticed listings...

Tideness Counts – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 7

While your home is on the market make sure it is clean and neat. Wash dishes, sweep floors and make the beds. Your home needs to be in spotless condition at all times. It may seem silly, but always close the lid on your toilet and put all toothbrushes and other...

Smell Matters – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 5

Nothing turns off a homebuyer more than unwanted odors. We need to eliminate and neutralize unwanted odors as much as possible. Research shows that buyers are mostly turned away by smoke, pet and cooking odors. Below are some things you can do to eliminate unwanted...

Local Conditions Make Now the Time to Sell Your Home

The St. Louis County market has been on FIRE this year and the colder months are not going to slow that down. It is a hard decision to sell your home, but once you have taken that step you have to decide when to list your home. There are many advantages to listing...

Home Updates – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 8

When it comes to updating your home there are many choices to be made. Surprisingly not all updates bring a great deal of return when you sell your home. Research shows that the following updates will be most attractive to potential buyers.  Kitchen Appliances and...

Home Staging – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 6

Staging can make a big difference in how a homebuyer feels about your home. it's the art of accentuating the positive and minimizing the negative. This is the art of placing furniture and decorations in a room such that it is inviting and gives the proper impression....

Freshen Up – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 4

If your walls are not in pristine condition or the paint color is unique paint them a neutral color. A fresh coat of paint will make the place look better an a neutral color will appeal to the most people. If the carpets have stains or are worn, consider having them...

Fix Anything Broken – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 1

Your home is going to need some preparation before its ready for buyers. We can do a walk-through and help you put together a to-do list. Take care of the things that take the most time first. For example: Fix anything broken, such as windows, doors, cabinets blinds,...

Eliminate Clutter – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 2

Take a good look at your closets and remove 1/2 of their contents. this will make the closets look larger. Remove extra furniture and other items. A home with fewer items looks larger. Remove all personal items such as photos and knick-knacks that are personal in...

Get Ready to Sell Your Home in the Spring – 7 Tips

Most people who are selling their home in the Spring need to give their home some TLC before they list. January and throughout the Winter is the perfect time to do some of these projects! Here is my list of some of the "must-dos". 1. De-Clutter - I cannot stop...

Prepare to Sell Your Home – Curb Appeal – Tip 3

Homebuyers will usually make a decision not to purchase a home within the first 30 seconds. If the landscaping and outside appearance of the home is uninviting, they may make the decision without ever leaving their car. Take a critical look at your yard and lawn....

Curb Appeal Matters- How to Attract Buyers

In  a world where first impressions are everything, curb appeal will make or break your sale. Typically potential buyers will know within 30 seconds if they are interested in your home, so why wouldn't you improve your curb appeal? Spring is a great time to spruce up...

Preparing to Sell Your Home- Tip #9- Choosing An Agent

The most important aspect of the home buying and selling process is choosing the right agent for you!  Keep in mind your Realtor will ALWAYS be licensed and will be able to provide proof of licensure. Becoming a licensed agent takes a great deal of in depth education...

Spring Time is Here – Orchid Show 2018

We are getting the itch for spring and one of our favorite places to visit in the spring is the Botanical Gardens. The gardens and landscaping is perfectly groomed year round and will get you in the warm weather spirit. If you are itching to see some of that fresh...

How to Keep Your Home Safe – 10 Ways to Protect Your House

Here are some great ways to stay aware, keep your home safe from burglars and being prepared: 1. Check the latest technology. There are all sorts of new home security devices, like doorbells that ring on your cell phone (like the Ring Video Doorbell) and inexpensive,...

Should I Build My Dream Home – New Plans & Designs

2017 is proving to be an exciting and fast-paced year for New Construction. If you have ever thought about building your home, now is the time. The options are limitless and the result is always perfection. I have been working with several builders in the St. Louis...