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Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Posted on 01/26/2020
Feeling Cramped? Top Tips to Make a Small Living Space Feel Larger
Photo by Harry Strauss via Pixabay Whether it’s one room in your home that’s a little too small for your needs, or you’re living in a more cozy space than you’d prefer, sometimes you just want your space to feel larger than it is. This is particularly true if you are getting ready to list a home for...
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Video Tour  - 900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105
Posted on 01/23/2020
Video Tour - 900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105
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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900 South Hanley Road #8e, St Louis, MO 63105 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/23/2020
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 & 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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Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Posted on 01/19/2020
Avoid a Home Selling Crisis
Selling a house may prove to be problematic, particularly for individuals who fail to allocate time and resources to learn about the real estate market. Lucky for you, we're here to help you navigate the housing sector and ensure you can avoid home selling crises. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you list your residence...
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5 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 01/12/2020
5 Common Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make and How to Avoid Them
Buying your first home is undoubtedly a long and complex process for someone who has little to no experience in the subject. Your average first-time homeowner learns as they go, with the help of their real estate agent and mortgage lender. But, even so, first-time buyers often make many mistakes along the way that they could have avoided with...
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Get Ready to List Your House
Posted on 01/05/2020
Get Ready to List Your House
Listing a home may prove to be challenging, particularly for a first-time house seller. Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to prepare for the housing market. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to list your home. 1. Upgrade Your Home's Curb Appeal How your home looks to prospective buyers...
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Home Equity Explained
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Equity Explained
Buying your first home is a big decision; one that involves a lengthy process of saving money, building credit, and planning the next phase of your life. However, owning a home comes with one major payoff: home equity.Simply put, home equity is the amount of your home that you’ve paid off. However, it does get more complicated when we...
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How a Housing Boom Impacts the Whole Community
Posted on 12/22/2019
How a Housing Boom Impacts the Whole Community
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay Booming housing markets are obviously bad news for buyers, especially if they're afraid they're about to buy smack dab in the middle of a bubble. However, there are also reasons why residents and even home sellers should fear housing booms as well. When a city or town undergoes rapid growth due to...
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Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Residence?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Should You Submit a Lowball Offer to Purchase a Residence?
If you find your dream house, there is no need to leave anything to chance. But if you submit a "lowball" homebuying proposal, you risk missing out on the opportunity to acquire your ideal residence. Putting together a competitive offer to purchase can be easy. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you craft an aggressive...
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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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