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Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Posted on 12/08/2019
Landscaping for Energy Efficiency
Image by Tom from Shutterstock Energy efficiency isn’t just for the inside of your home. What you plant outside can affect the bottom line inside. Choosing the right trees, grasses, and shrubs can help. Location, location, location Well placed trees can help to reduce your heating and cooling bills. Trees can keep your home cooler in the summer...
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Are You Ready to Become a Smart Homebuyer?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Are You Ready to Become a Smart Homebuyer?
Purchasing a home may prove to be an arduous process, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead for the property buying journey. Thankfully, there are many quick, easy ways to streamline the homebuying cycle. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you become a smart homebuyer. 1. Study the Real Estate Market A smart homebuyer...
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Steps to Buying Your First Home
Posted on 11/24/2019
Steps to Buying Your First Home
Photo by Roman Samborskyi via Shutterstock Buying your first home is exciting! And scary! But you don’t have to fear the process if you take the time to become fully prepared for homeownership. Below are the seven primary keys to preparing yourself and smoothing the process. How to Know You’re Ready Determine how much you can afford. The...
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How to Make Traditional Holiday Dinners More Exciting
Posted on 11/17/2019
How to Make Traditional Holiday Dinners More Exciting
Photo by PublicDomainPictures via PixabayIt can be extra work, but holiday dinners are well worth the effort. Marinating your turkey not only adds flavor but helps keep it moist. You can’t go wrong with the Scarborough Fair herbs--parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. But a standout addition with something spicy like a Cajun herb mix or chili pepper will...
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Why Homebuyers Need to Assess Real Estate Market Data
Posted on 11/10/2019
Why Homebuyers Need to Assess Real Estate Market Data
If you plan to pursue your dream house, it generally helps to evaluate housing market data. In fact, there are many reasons why homebuyers should assess real estate market data, and these include: 1. You can learn about mortgage interest rates. Mortgage interest rates rise and fall frequently. As a homebuyer, you'll want to do everything you can to...
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900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105 now has a new price of $280,000!
Posted on 11/05/2019
900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105 now has a new price of $280,000!
Gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath condo in Clayton High Rise with Southerly & Easterly views! Completely renovated in 2014 with a new floor plan and high end finishes. Custom kitchen is an entertainers delight and a cooks dream. It boasts custom cabinetry, solid surface counter tops, and a large center island with built in cook top. Kitchen opens to the large and open Living Room with custom ceiling details, can lights, and a large built in entertainment center. The whole space has a wall of windows facing South with beautiful views and lots of natural light. Go down the hall to a large & beautiful Master Bedroom Suite. Suite features a spacious...
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Home Selling Tips: How to Get the Best Price for Your House
Posted on 11/03/2019
Home Selling Tips: How to Get the Best Price for Your House
If you plan to sell your house, you likely will want to do everything you can to maximize its value. Lucky for you, we're here to help you obtain the best offer for your house, regardless of whether you're operating in a buyer's or seller's market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get the...
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Thinking About Renting Versus Buying a Home
Posted on 10/27/2019
Thinking About Renting Versus Buying a Home
There are several ways to think about renting versus buying. Conventional wisdom might say that buying, and therefore owning, a home is always better. However, your situation may be different. Before you jump in the buying pool, consider how the costs might stack up for you. How to think about housing. Say that you are moving to a...
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Will Your Homebuying Plan Work?
Posted on 10/20/2019
Will Your Homebuying Plan Work?
Before you launch a home search, you should put together a property buying plan. That way, you will know exactly what you want to accomplish during the homebuying journey and can tailor your house search accordingly. There are many things you can do to ensure your homebuying plan will work perfectly, and these include: 1. Create Homebuying Goals You...
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Video Tour  - 900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105
Posted on 10/18/2019
Video Tour - 900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105
Gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath condo in Clayton High Rise with Southerly views! Completely renovated in 2014 with a new floor plan and high end finishes. Custom kitchen is an entertainers delight and a cooks dream. It boasts custom cabinetry, solid surface counter tops, and a large center island with built in cook top. Kitchen opens to the large and open Living Room with custom ceiling details, can lights, and a large built in entertainment center. The whole space has a wall of windows facing South with beautiful views and lots of natural light. Go down the hall to a large & beautiful Master Bedroom Suite. Suite features a spacious walk-in closet...
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900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/18/2019
900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105 is now new to the market!
Gorgeous 2 bed/2 bath condo in Clayton High Rise with Southerly views! Completely renovated in 2014 with a new floor plan and high end finishes. Custom kitchen is an entertainers delight and a cooks dream. It boasts custom cabinetry, solid surface counter tops, and a large center island with built in cook top. Kitchen opens to the large and open Living Room with custom ceiling details, can lights, and a large built in entertainment center. The whole space has a wall of windows facing South with beautiful views and lots of natural light. Go down the hall to a large & beautiful Master Bedroom Suite. Suite features a spacious walk-in closet...
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Why You Should Get Moving Truck Insurance
Posted on 10/13/2019
Why You Should Get Moving Truck Insurance
If you are planning to move with truck rental, it is essential you get moving truck insurance. Therefore, you need to look at the company's insurance and protection policies.There are several advantages of having moving truck insurance, apart from the peace of mind it brings, it also protects you against any unforeseen happenings. What are the types of...
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