St. Louis

Buyer Demand Still Outpacing the Supply of Homes for Sale

Apr 19, 2018 |

The price of any item is determined by the supply of that item, as well as market demand. The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) surveys “over 50,000 real estate practitioners about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions” for their monthly REALTORS Confidence Index. Their latest edition sheds some light on the relationship between Seller Traffic (supply) and Buyer Traffic […more]

NOT Owning Your Home Can Cost You a Lot of Money!

Apr 19, 2018 |

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for as long as America has existed. Realtor.com recently reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains […more]

House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand

Apr 19, 2018 |

Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “the amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the […more]

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Apr 19, 2018 |

When it comes to buying a home, whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What […more]

Getting Pre-Approved Should Always Be Your First Step

Apr 19, 2018 |

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a […more]

New Listing in Central West End

Apr 18, 2018 |

Our new listing in the Central West End, 4411 McPherson, is a first floor condo located on a quiet corner in the most walkable city neighborhood in St. Louis. With over 75 businesses and proximity to universities, medical complexes, and Cortex, its location is ideal. Dining in the central west end The Central West End has […more]

St. Louis Housing Report March 2018

Apr 18, 2018 |

St. Louis Housing Report March 2018 March 2018 Housing Report from St. Louis REALTORS® on Vimeo. The St. Louis Housing Report March 2018 just released by the St. Louis REALTORS® states, “St. Louis’ stubborn late winter slows new listing inventory and continues to drive average sales price up.”The March 2018 figures for new home listings […more]

Chosing a Listing Agent: Your Most Important Business Decison

Apr 16, 2018 |

Your Major Business Decision Recently we helped a family sell their home and “buy up” into a larger, more expensive home.   Like most transactions these days, the purchase was smooth.   The agent that brought a buyer to our listing was a professional.   They understood the business and led their client through the […more]

Marketing Matters – A Tale of Two Condos

Apr 10, 2018 |

On average, it takes 80 days for a 2 bedroom condo in this area to go under contract. We listed  2303 Minnesota  on 3/28/18 for $174,900 and it was under contract by April 7th. With its awesome location, great condition, and the current hot spring market, it isn’t surprising that this condo went under contract so […more]

Protecting Your Home From Heavy Rain

Mar 29, 2018 |

So. Much. Rain. And no end in sight. Even homes that have never had basement moisture issues are experiencing it for the first time. Flooding can result in costly water damage and the loss of valuable possessions. Below are some rainy weather tips for whatever stage you are dealing with. dealing with heavy rain now If […more]