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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Premier Realty Exclusive - MO license #2005035566
St. Louis real estate blog with tips on buying or selling real estate in the St. Louis area.
Congratulations to our AWESOME CLIENTS who just purchased a new home using the Chris & Lisa Grus Team!  As soon as we found this 3 bedroom 3 bath home bordering the Teszar's Woods Conservation Area, we knew it would be a great home for this family!    Check out more great Arnold area homes for sa...
Last week a production assistant with the show "My First Place" called to let us know that the show is recording episodes this summer and fall in ST LOUIS! She found us online and wanted us to pick out some of our buyer's to apply for the show. For some, buying their first home is an exciting but...
Buying a home for just about everyone is a unique experience. Something that is done for most folks so rarely calls for some guidance and direction. Where do we get our direction? People seek different levels and types of direction when it comes to buying a home and as a real estate practitioner...
Stop by during the South Grand House Tour!  This charming historic home has been restored with an elegant contemporary finish.  Priced to Sell at $119,900 View more pictures online at
Working as a buyer's agent in St Louis is a great experience.  As a life long St Louisan, serving as a person or family's "greeting committee" and ambassador to St Louis is very fulfilling.  Growing up, I always had a negative view of St Louis.  It wasn't until I started growing up and realizing ...
South City Home ValuesYou need the latest version of the Macromedia Flash Player.Download the free Flash Player now!More Tower Grove South Home Values The real estate website Zillow has been making overtures to realtors in the past few years about using its information in marketing. I'm skeptical...
Open Sunday from 1-3     2838 Michigan Ave in St Louis This Weekend, Premier Realty Exclusive is holding its THEME of AFFORDABLE St Louis Homes Open Houses.   All Open Houses are PRICED UNDER $150,000!   Great Neighborhoods Too!   Tower Grove South, Tower Grove East, and Princeton Heights! Open ...
In my experience, there appears to be a great deal of confusion about what makes up a persons credit score and what affects it the most.  In the insurance business, as an employer, as a landlord, and in real estate (indirectly) I am involved in discussing credit scores with the public.  I've had ...
As the weather starts to change and the days become longer, I'm reminded of my first year in real estate.  I had a client that had been looking through the winter.  Homes were on the market briefly then, compared to now, but were still not shown as much as warmer seasons. My buyer became excited ...
IRS Clarifies What's Needed to Claim Tax Credit The Internal Revenue Service has clarified which documentation taxpayers need to submit to claim the first-time and move-up homebuyer tax credit. While the IRS is still requiring the filing of Form 5405, it is not demanding that all parties' signatu...

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