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Competitive Market Analysis

March 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

A CMA is a way to determine your property’s value. Realtors will take information from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to estimate a value for your home based off the action of other buyers and sellers in the marketplace. Your property is compared to other properties that have recently sold, failed to sell, currently under [...]

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30 year fixed rate mortgage falls again

October 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

According to Freddie Mac, consumers could shave almost $134 off their monthly mortgage payments on a 30-year fixed-rate loan for $200,000 by refinancing now based off a loan that was financed 12 months ago. The 30 year fixed rate mortgage fell below 5% last week and fell a bit further this week as well to [...]

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Searching for properties on your cell phone

September 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

If you have an internet access option on your cell phone, you can now easily search properties on the go. This a powerful user- friendly mobile application that obtains your location and quickly returns information. You can enter selected search criteria, or pull up everything on the market within a certain distance of your location. [...]

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Avoid foreclosure through a short sale

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Selling your home through a short sale is possible if you have an agent that is willing and able to walk you through the process. If you are thinking that this might be a route for you to explore, call me at 314-620-6822 and we can sit down to discuss your individual situation to see [...]

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Beyond Housing – home buying education and assistance

August 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Beyond Housing is a local organization focused on educational classes for first time homebuyers. They also have programs in place to assist with the down payment or closing costs for your new home. Serving the greater metropolitan area of Saint Louis including St. Louis County, Jefferson County, and Saint Charles County. You can get a [...]

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Open House list for Saint Louis by Zip Code

August 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

School District: St. Louis, SW Address City Zip List Price Open 1910 California Ave St Louis 63104 $129900 Sunday 12-2pm 2749 Geyer Ave St Louis 63104 $129900 Sun 1:00-3:00 3511 Alberta St St Louis 63118 $140000 Saturday 12:00 – 2:00 1613 Menard St St Louis 63104 $178000 Sunday SUNDAY 1:00-3:00PM 2629 Mcnair Ave St Louis [...]

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Real Estate Statisics 2009 vs 2008

August 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In the Saint Louis and surrounding areas,  as of August 2009, we have 18828 residential listings in the MLS system with a contiguous days on market of 155 and an average listing price of $242,583. In August 2008, the numbers were 21524 listings in the MLS system with a contiguous days on market of 147 [...]

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New Construction Homes

August 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I had a customer tell me last week that they were surprised I was showing them a new home in a new subdivision. They were under the impression that agents would not show these homes and that they thought real estate agents actively steered their clients away from new construction. Let me tell you, nothing [...]

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Cost doesn’t equal value when it comes to home improvement.

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Any large repairs or improvements will provide some sort of added value, but normally not enough value to cover the overall cost of the project. For example, if you added a new swimming pool this summer for thirty thousand dollars, you may not see buyers viewing the home as worth another thirty thousand dollars. See [...]

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Closing costs and other terminology in Real Estate

August 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Closing Costs: fees for final property transfer not included in the price of the property. Typical closing costs include charges for the mortgage loan such as origination fees, discount points, appraisal fee, survey, title insurance, legal fees, real estate professional fees, prepayment of taxes and insurance, and real estate transfer taxes. A common estimate of [...]

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