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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
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I just wanted to congratulate my buyer, Steve, on the purchase and closing of your new home.  I wish you many years of happiness here.  Thank you for allowing me to assist you as your Accredited Buyer's Representative.I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropoli...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Do you want to be a smart St. Clair buyer or seller? I'm sure you do. No one wants to make dumb buyer or seller mistakes. Here are a few mistakes that sellers and buyers should try their best to avoid, thus also avoiding being a not-so-smart-and-savvy buyer or seller. Dumb Buyer Mistakes: This is...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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You've just closed on the sale of your home, but your new house in St. Clair isn't quite ready for you to move into yet. What to do? You might consider getting a POD or two! A POD is a movable storage unit that will be brought to your front door by truck, where it will be unloaded onto your drive...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Want to sell your St. Clair home for the best price possible and in a timely manner? Of course you do, or you wouldn't have listed it in the first place. Here are 10 great tips for today's home sellers: 1. Hire a Realtor® - Especially in today's market, you need someone who can help you set the b...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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During the month of March 2012, several local businesses, including Hickinbotham Real Estate, participated in a book give-away at the St. Clair Elementary School. This is an annual program wherein students are given a book which they get to keep. This year's book was Eight Keys to a Better Me, by...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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I am so proud to announce the recent establishment of The Gladine and Clarence Laubinger, Sr. Memorial Scholarship by my mother, Letha Hickinbotham, Emeritus Director of the ECC Foundation.The $500 endowed scholarship was established through the East Central College Foundation to honor Letha's pa...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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When you finally find the St. Clair home of your dreams, make an offer and get an acceptance, it's just the beginning of paying for your new house. Closing costs are generally paid during the time of getting the mortgage for your home or on that final day when you sign all the paperwork to make t...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Are you hoping to sell your St. Clair home in a hurry? Well, then you need to know a few staging tricks and how to get the most positive staging affect for your St. Clair home with the least money. Here are a few tips to get you started:1.  First, you'll want to take your own personality out of t...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Homeownership, also known as "the great American dream", probably got that name because it does have lots of great things that most people would love to have. Such as:Equity:  While homeownership in St. Clair does have certain big initial costs accompanying it–closing costs, the down payment, ins...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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So your St. Clair house is on the market. Prospective buyers have started coming by to take a look, and you're thinking, "Make me an offer I can't refuse!" Then, lo and behold, your wish comes true, and you get an offer!Now you have to decide what to do with that offer. Do you take the offer, mak...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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So you've decided to buy a St. Clair house! How exciting. Just one thing--you don't really have a lot of money saved up for your down payment. Nowadays, most lenders are asking for at least 20 percent down. And don't forget, the more you put down, the less you have to borrow and pay back, so in t...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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It's true; the real estate market isn't at its peak right now. But you may still be asking yourself, should we sell our St. Clair house? I've put together a few ideas that may give you a better idea of the answer to that age-old question.1. Call your local agent. We have all the statistics for yo...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Yes, it's true. The Scott Hickinbotham Team is moving into the high-tech age by adding QR Codes to our real estate lawn signs. You should begin to see them in the St. Clair area around February 24th. But how do they work and what can they do for you? A QR code (QR stands for Quick Response) is a ...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Getting ready to move into your new St. Clair home? You'll want to do everything you can to make the move easier, so here are ten tips for a smooth move to St. Clair.1. Before you pack your lamps, remove the bulbs. 2. So you don't have to spend your first night in your new home in the dark, arran...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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An escrow account is a pre-funded account to pay off bills on your St. Clair home, such as homeowners insurance and property taxes, that will come due later in the life of your mortgage. When you obtain a mortgage to buy your new home, you will probably be required by your lender to open an escro...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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If your old water heater is about ready to die of old age or hard usage, it may be time to consider getting a tankless water heater to replace it in your St. Clair home. What is a Tankless Water Heater?A tankless water heater, also sometimes called an "instantaneous water heater" or "demand water...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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Right now there are a lot of foreclosed homes on the market. If you're thinking of buying one in the St. Clair area, here are a few tips you might want to consider to make sure it's not going to be a "money pit" in the future. Get a Home Inspection This is great advice even if the home you're pla...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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  After being without an Executive Director since the November 2011 resignation of Bob Swank, the St. Clair Area Chamber of Commerce has hired 37-year-old Angela Crawford, who took over her duties as the new Executive Director on January 4. The new Director is from Cuba, MO and has much needed ex...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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  What is the value of a remodel, update or upgrade to a home that you're planning to sell? In today's real estate market, it's often hard to recoup the money you spend on a remodel. Here are a few things to consider if you're selling your St. Clair home and think maybe some changes will make the...

By Scott Hickinbotham
(Hickinbotham Real Estate, Inc.)
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We see a lot of "For Sale by Owner" (FSBO) signs out there these days. There are several reasons for this, the main one probably being the idea of saving the commission that a Realtor® will earn by selling your Franklin county home. Keep your eyes on these FSBO signs and you'll soon come to reali...

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