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RECENT BLOG POSTS
Many potential homeowners are starting to look towards both single family homes as well as condo foreclosures in both St Louis as well as St Charles  as a way to get the home of their dreams without spending their life savings. What they may not realize is that the sheer amount of foreclosed prop...
03/03/2010
Buying a St Louis or St Charles condo or home can be a challenging process. Along the way you will experience a wide range of emotions. No matter how strongly you feel that you are alone, rest assured that most buyers feel the same way. Here's a peek at what you can expect when... Looking for a S...
03/02/2010
With the ‘pop' of the housing bubble, many investors in St Louis & St Charles real estate put a hold on expanding their portfolios. Risk, that four-letter word, was the topic of every conversation. However, smart investors know they can still buy real estate and make a profit.  Short-term vs. Lon...
02/25/2010
If you're getting a mortgage on a home or condo, your lender will require an appraisal. This is performed by a licensed appraiser who evaluates your home and determines its value, and typically is employed by your lender. Here is a guide to your St Louis or St Charles home's appraisal terms. Age:...
02/24/2010
If you have a St Louis home for sale and it's sitting vacant, it's a perfect target for vandals. The signs are obvious, such as uncut grass and lights that never come on. In fact, a vacant house doesn't just look vacant; it feels vacant. Vandals aren't the only problem for a vacant St Louis home ...
02/23/2010
In Rules for Rehabbing St. Louis or St Charles Real Estate, Part 1, you received the first five rules for rehabbing. Now, let's go more in depth about how to rehab a home with the final six rules: Check out the neighborhood. Before you do any work to the property, walk through the neighborhood an...
02/22/2010
If you watch television home improvement shows, you've surely seen shows about rehabbing homes. When you buy St Louis or St Charles real estate that needs repairs, you can get it for a great price and build instant equity once the work is complete. Whether you decide to live in the rehabbed home ...
02/15/2010
Saving money and going green are both hot topics right now.  So, I'm sure you've already heard the tips to turn off water while brushing your teeth, turn off TVs and computers and swap out old light bulbs for the new energy-saving versions.  Here are 10 new ideas to help you save money and make y...
02/13/2010
I can hear you now, "Oh, no! Not another article on curb appeal to sell my St Louis or St Charles  home!" To which I reply, "Oh, yes." One more time around the block, but this time, we're doing it in style.  The 21st Century Curb Curb appeal is that thing you do to pretty up the outside of your S...
02/11/2010
You probably will not be surprised to hear that in 2009, on the average, new-home buyers purchased smaller St. Louis homes.   To be exact, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released information showing that the average size of a new home decreased by 40 square feet, from 2,520 squa...
02/08/2010
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