Open House: Hold or Hold Off?
You finally decide it’s time to sell your home. You’re sure that the first person that walks in the door is going to find your house irresistible. You de-clutter, make the house shine from top to bottom, put out signs, …+ Read More
Fast Fixes For a Quick Sell
If you’re ready to sell your home, chances are you would like it to sell sooner than later. Here are some fast, easy, and inexpensive fixes to help your home stand out among the rest and help catch a buyer’s …+ Read More
St. Louis Restaurants Seen On T.V.
Whether you’re a St. Louis Native or new to the town, here is a list of restaurants around town that have been featured on television shows such as the Food Networks Man vs. Food and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Next …+ Read More
School Districts: Are They Really a Big Deal?
Summer’s end is near, and school is back in session. If you are planning on buying a home, or selling one for that matter, you may have found yourself wondering if a school district for a particular home can make …+ Read More
For Sale By Owner Tips
For Sale By Owner, or FSBO, is becoming an increasingly popular way of getting the business of selling a house done – without paying hefty commission fees to a real estate agent. Here are six must-know tips to …+ Read More
Home Staging Tips
Staging is about setting the stage for potential buyers, making it easy for them to imagine themselves living in your home. Whether you’re a for sale by owner, or using an agent, here are a few tips to do …+ Read More
Making an Offer to Buy a Home
Many buyers perceive this market as the greatest buyer’s market we’ve ever seen… and, I agree, buyers have a lot of negotiating power these days. So, naturally, I’m seeing more and more buyers presenting extremely low offers. Some are able …+ Read More
Using a Mortage Broker? Beware of the YSP…
Mortgage pricing is complex, particularly for the average home buyer who only deals with it once every 5-7 years. One of the most complex fees when obtaining a mortgage is something called Yield Spread Premium (YSP), which is easily missed …+ Read More
Tips for Selling a Home in Today’s Market
Home inventories are up, and the average days on market for a home for sale in in the St Louis and St Charles MO real estate market is now over 90 days. There’s no doubt that today’s market is favoring …+ Read More
Tips for the Accidental First-Time Landlord
Your house has not sold, and now you find yourself in a situation where you have to find a renter. In a tough real estate market, many sellers are facing this same scenario. Some sellers are underwater and owe more …+ Read More