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By now, everyone has heard, and understands, the term "down market." It sounds like a really bad thing, doesn't it? However, with the help of your St. Louis real estate agent, you can take advantage of the many wonderful bargains to be had. Here are a few tips on how to do just that:  #1. Do Your...
09/01/2009
If you're thinking of buying a St. Louis condo, then you're probably looking forward to the convenience of condo life.  Freedom from landscaping chores and home maintenance tasks is just ahead.  But, first you must determine how much condo you can afford to buy. Before you do anything else, make ...
07/23/2009
If you're a do-it-yourself kind of person who really likes getting your hands dirty, now is a great opportunity to find a piece of St. Louis real estate you can enjoy.  As an occasional DIYer myself, I know how hard it can be to find that perfect piece of fixer-upper real estate, but here are a f...
07/20/2009
If you watch the St. Louis real estate market, you probably know it's finally showing a little bit of upswing, with national home sales going up by 2.4% in June.  While lower mortgage rates and more affordable home prices, along with an $8,000 tax credit for first time buyers, has made selling a ...
07/16/2009
If you're thinking about refinancing your St. Louis home, you might want to think about a few other things first.  1.  Are the mortgage rates higher or lower than when you first financed your house?  If current mortgage rates are lower, refinancing might be a good idea.  If they're higher, howeve...
07/15/2009
As most St. Louis real estate agents will tell you, remodeling, decorating or repairing your home can go a long way towards getting it sold.  For that matter, it can add value to your property in case you want to sell later - that is, if you don't choose the wrong places to buy cheap:  Windows - ...
07/14/2009
Not too long ago, if you needed windows for your St. Louis home, you got a piece of glass surrounded by wood and that was it.  All you had to think about was the size and shape.  Now there are more types than you can imagine, from single pane to triple pane, leaded glass to tempered glass.  Here'...
07/09/2009
If you're worried about the condition of the roof on the St. Louis home you want to buy, you may need a roof inspection.  Although some states don't require that a roof inspection be included in the real estate contract, it's often better to be on the safe side and get the roof inspected.  Just w...
07/08/2009
Even with all the homes up for sale, some people just have to have new construction.  It's clean, it's new and nobody else has lived in it.  Understandable, but a word to the wise.  If you go for a newly constructed home, bring your St. Louis real estate agent.  Why?  Isn't there a site agent on ...
07/07/2009
People buy St. Louis foreclosures for a lot of reasons: to live in, as fixer-uppers, to flip and for investment purposes.  The current real estate market isn't so hot for quickly selling foreclosures at a profit.  Instead, consider purchasing foreclosures and holding on to your investment until t...
07/06/2009
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