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 The Veterans Administration had provided some extra help for Veterans and military members who may be having problems with their mortgages. The first thing a veteran or military member should do is contact the VA at 877-827-3702 or http://www.homeloans.va.gov/ and talk with a counselor.  Their o...
Spot surveys have been the norm in the St Louis area for many years. They were cheaper. The title coverage was not quite as great, but it wasn't significantly different, so why bother paying for a boundary survey which would be at least a $100 more? A few months ago the primary title companies in...
It's that season again - time to get the freshest produce available at the wonderful farmers' markets in our area.  This year we have some new ones opening up and there are more that are in the planning stages as I write this so keep checking as I'll add to the list as I find out about them. Sund...
We live with our children every day and as a result, we don’t see the small daily changes that a grandmother who only sees them a few times a year sees when she visits. Homes are like that – we live in them every day and as they age and start to creak and have issues we often don’t see them becau...
Have you paid any attention to how many tax credits are out there right now? It is amazing to me how many are there that no one seems to know about. . Everyone has heard about the First Time Home Buyer tax credit - if you have not owned a home for the past 3 years and you buy a home the governmen...
It's time for a few fall musings as I look out over the falling leaves, just a week ago they were such glorious color filling the sky - one of the loveliest falls I can remember.  Now they lay trodden on the ground. Tomorrow to be sucked up by the municipal vaucumns or in compost piles or picked ...
  Both as a friend and as a Realtor, I end up taking care of vacant homes for people. Often I get asked for my “checklist” of what to look for and how to take care of a home. When someone is asked to care for a home, it’s often a simple, “will you watch over my home for me” with no real guidance ...
Who's minding all the empty houses?   All over the US there are empty houses at the moment.  Some are foreclosure and pre-foreclosure homes, some are empty because the homeowners relocated for a new job and haven't been able to sell.  Who's taking care of them?  Some things you can just turn off ...
Welcome to St Louis!  While we're noted for being a metropolitan area, with all the amenities and tourist attractions of a major metropolitan area, St Louis is noted for it's friendly, welcoming smile. Many years ago, the City of St Louis decided that the County growing up around it was going to ...
Here's a tongue in cheek look at driving in St Louis.  When you're ready to start looking at homes, give me a call, I know my way around and will be there to help you find the right home in the right area!A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO DRIVING IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI:   The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to...

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