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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.
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Interesting piece on foreclosures.  Thansk for posting SarahI often get asked, does Zillow account for Foreclosures when calculating a Zestimate?  Short answer: no.  However the long answer is very interesting.  Recently Zillow released a white paper where we looked at the question of if Foreclos...
02/08/2010
Reading from posts from my Active Rain friends about what they are doing today has helped me put some perspective on my life and purpose on earth today.  Today I'm having a Superbowl Party.  It's a workday, of course, but around 4pm, I'm winding down and having some friends over to eat, socialize...
02/07/2010
Sometimes the uglier is not always the better property!  Looking today with a buyer at a foreclosed rehab, the idea came up that according to the listing, this property could sell for $200,000 x 2 (townhomes).  That could be true, but is there any market data to prove that? Looking at that speci...
02/06/2010
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I’ve been a Premier Realty Exclusive employee for the last 1+ year and this influenced me to consider buying my own home. But, the government’s offer of up to $8000 if I closed on a house by November 30, 2009 (since extended to 6/30/10) motivated me to take action. The whole process of looking a...
02/05/2010
For years, I was as negative as the best of them. St Louis was a town I was somehow stuck in and my feelings were well known. Growing up here, I just knew there was someplace else for me. I'll have to admit, the changes citywide that have taken place, as well as my lifestyle and age, all have a ...
02/05/2010
Last night a buyer called me about free money. Very understandable. Who could complain about free money? Well, in reality, it may not be entirely free, and there could be a catch.....or two. The Missouri adminsitration that handles most home buying assistance is called the Missouri Housing Develo...
02/05/2010
As January turned to February, the phone started ringing.  Seller's were looking at getting professional help in selling.  As a person considering selling your home, are you planning on waiting until spring? If so, you could be in trouble! This year, the Federal Tax Credit for home purchases can ...
02/05/2010
Chris,My wife & I are looking to buy our first home, and are looking to live inSt. Louis City.Do you give any kind of quick presentation on what services..........you offer as a buyers agent?Thanks,D   D, Your question is not an easy one to answer, because our services can vary depending upon you...
01/27/2010
Don't wait on this one!  Priced to move fast, this downtown loft has great finishes, a beautiful southern view, plenty of natural light coming into these huge warehouse style insulated windows.  1 bed 1 bath $139,900 View More Photos @ St Louis real estate home page
01/09/2010
This Holiday Season I had some interesting experiences about sustainable neighborhoods.  First Off, I finished the book, "Tower Grove", by local historian Mark Abbott.  Since I live in Tower Grove and have my business there too, it was at the top of my limited reading list.  I love studying hist...
12/28/2009
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