Planning to Move 3

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

January 21, 2017 | Tammy Wiggins Are You Ready to Move?  The Search Learn with Liz episode 3 In episode 3, Elizabeth Banks talks about how to go about the search process and the what and what not too’s of previewing open houses.

How Do HOA’s Work?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Buying a home – Know how HOA’s work? When you purchase a home in St. Charles County, there’s a good chance it’s in a HOA (homeowners association) community.  If you’re not familiar with them, it’s important to know what it is and how HOA’s work.  The first thing a home buyer will want to know is the […]

Real Estate Team vs Individual Realtor

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Real Estate Team vs Individual Realtor When it comes to selling or buying a home, which is better, a Real Estate Team or an individual Realtor ?  There is a lot of confusion and misconception around this subject.   For the purpose of this blog, I’m going to focus on selling, since listings are the […]

Open Houses: The Real Truth

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

  I’ve been wanting to do a post to answer the question Do Open Houses really sell homes for quite some time?  The hardcore stats from the National Association of Realtors show that only 2% of homes actually sell due to an open house.  That’s a pretty low percentage considering the number of drawbacks there are to […]

Seller Tips Series – For Sale By Owner: Is It Better?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

It might be tempting to save some money by trying to sell your house on your own (for sale by owner), but consider this: almost one third of all sales come from agent-to=agent or past client referrals. Which means a real estate agent’s database will be your best ally in getting your house sold for […]

Explore St. Louis | STL 250 Birthday Bash Weekend

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Explore St. Louis | STL 250 Birthday Bash Weekend. Not only is St. Louis a great place to visit, but a great place to live.  At a quarter of a century old, she’s so full of history and aging better than the finest of wines.  You can join in the festivities happening on Valentine’s weekend […]

September 2011

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

September     2011  Market Update The U.S. housing market has shown notable stability in 2011 compared to the previous two years when the tax credit made a clear impact. Although recent economic indicators have been less than expected, including a downward revision of GDP and consumer confidence that mirrors early 2009, owning a home is […]

August 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

August 2011  Market Update The U.S. housing market has shown increased stability in home sales during 2011 compared to the previous year. Home prices are up 18% since their low in February. Signs of recovery remain mixed in the economy—employment and GDP came in less than expected while the strong points were in consumer confidence […]

June 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

July   2011  Market Update The U.S. housing market has shown increased stability in home sales during 2011 compared to the previous year. The trend has been an upward one since the expiration of the tax credit last summer. Home prices have softened, particularly earlier this year, due to a higher-than-normal number of distressed sales. However, […]

May 2011

Friday, May 13th, 2011

May  2011  Market Update Gradual and uneven progress in the housing market continues without government support. The market has shown remarkable improvement from the initial drop after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit this past July. Although higher-than-normal distressed and all-cash sales continue to skew the overall picture of home prices downward, inventory […]