Alan M. Woodhouse's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
Create a Healthier Home Environment With These Tips
Image by Phichit Wongsunthi from Pixabay While we are all working to protect the environment and preserve our world for future generations, it's important to remember that we need to prioritize our own healthy homes as well. When you create a sustainable and peaceful living space, you will enjoy both mental and physical health benefits. From prioritizing energy...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Budgetless Renovation: How to Stay on Track
Image by Malachi Witt from Pixabay You might think renovating a home is simple when budget isn't a factor, but when there are no limits, it's deceptively easy to become side railed. Getting off-track on a home renovation can be disastrous. You may end up with rooms that feel cavernous and impossible to fill or hallways that meander...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
How to Choose the Best Lot for Your New Home
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels Before you can select a floor plan for your new construction home, you have to find a good lot. In many ways, selecting the right one is often the most important decision you'll make during the construction process, so it's important to consider these aspects. Know the Perks of a Square Lot Homebuyers...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Green Design: Materials for Sustainable Construction
Photo by Kelly Lacy from Pexels Eco-friendly homes are becoming much more common due to the benefits they provide, including significant energy savings and less of an impact on the environment. New construction homes can be green right from the start with the materials used to build them. These green building materials are often natural materials or renewable...
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Posted on 05/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 501 Virginia Avenue, St Louis, MO 63119
Open Sun 3/28 from 1-3. Beautifully updated Webster Bungalow with spacious covered porch situated on a corner lot just steps from 38 acre Blackburn Park! Upon entry be greeted by warm Acadia wood floor, fresh neutral paint, wood blinds, and abundant natural light. Relax near the gas start fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. Entertaining is made easy as conversation flows from living to dining room. Enjoy cooking in the updated kitchen featuring pantry, breakfast bar, granite counters, custom cabinetry, new stainless Samsung appliances, recessed lighting, & access to patio with koi pond. First floor master is adjacent to lovely...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Influencers in Millennial Homebuying
Photo by Tatiana Chekryzhova via Shutterstock As more millennials leave consumer and student debt behind, they enter the housing market. Being savvy researches in the information age, this demographic has begun to fuel the housing economy. Many purchase homes as singles, with a partner or even a friend or group of friends. Where is Preferred? Unlike past generations...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
3 Projects That Can Help Get an Older House Sold
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay Are you preparing to list your older home for sale on the market? While older homes are still widely sought by both first-time and returning home buyers, sometimes they will need a little sprucing up so that you can maximize your sale price and get it sold more quickly. The good news is...
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Posted on 05/06/2021
Another Property Sold - 1011 Twin Pine Drive, St Louis, MO 63131
2 bed 1 bath ranch in desirable neighborhood Let your imagination run wild! Rehabbers dream! Great location, fantastic street, level lot suitable for construction if that's your...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Building in a Humid Climate? Here's What You Need to Know
Image by Bruno from Pixabay When building a new home, climate has the potential to affect every decision. The architecture and layout of your home, landscaping and features all need to be the best possible choices for the region you’re building in. While you always have some freedom, knowing the best practices for building homes in humid climates...
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Posted on 04/25/2021
Recording Fees 101: What They Are & What They Mean for You
Photo by Steve Buissinne via Pixabay There are a variety of different terms that you must become familiar with as you purchase a new home. You have to pay an application fee, underwriting fees, titles fees and more. But one that seems to leave many buyers scratching their heads is the recording fee. A recording fee is a...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
Do I Need to Invest in a Mesh Router If I Work from Home?
Photo by Theo Decker from Pexels If you've been working from home, you were likely all about surviving on the Wi-Fi network and technology you had for basic home needs. But by now, you might be at a point where you're interested in how you can upgrade your experience and be even more productive. We'll look at how...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Perform a Comprehensive Vacation Home Search
Finding the right vacation house is rarely simple. Dozens of quality vacation residences are available in cities and towns nationwide. Yet if you make even a single mistake during your search for the ideal vacation residence, you risk making a poor property buying decision. As you get set to begin a search for a vacation home, there are many...
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