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Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid
Posted on 01/19/2020
Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay One of the biggest hurdles people face when looking for a home is applying for a mortgage. While applying for a mortgage is relatively straightforward, finding favorable terms might be more challenging. Many buyers are surprised by how broad the terms of a mortgage might be. With this in mind, it is...
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Video Tour  - 5629 Circle Drive, High Ridge, MO 63049
Posted on 01/14/2020
Video Tour - 5629 Circle Drive, High Ridge, MO 63049
What an opportunity with this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ranch style home that is move-in ready and sits on over an acre in an awesomely, convenient location! With over 1300 sq.ft. of living space, you will appreciate all that this home has to offer! Wood floors, fresh neutral paint tones, updated lighting, and an updated kitchen are just some of the features you will love! You will also appreciate the new carpet in the two main floor bedrooms, & the newer deck, fence, and septic system! The vinyl tilt-in windows and the 2" blinds are newer as well! Don't forget the stainless steel appliances and the granite counter tops! The basement offers so...
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5629 Circle Drive, High Ridge, MO 63049 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/14/2020
5629 Circle Drive, High Ridge, MO 63049 is now new to the market!
What an opportunity with this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ranch style home that is move-in ready and sits on over an acre in an awesomely, convenient location! With over 1300 sq.ft. of living space, you will appreciate all that this home has to offer! Wood floors, fresh neutral paint tones, updated lighting, and an updated kitchen are just some of the features you will love! You will also appreciate the new carpet in the two main floor bedrooms, & the newer deck, fence, and septic system! The vinyl tilt-in windows and the 2" blinds are newer as well! Don't forget the stainless steel appliances and the granite counter tops! The basement offers so...
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Create a Rustic Walkway with Native Stones
Posted on 01/12/2020
Create a Rustic Walkway with Native Stones
Image by Nancy Buron from Pixabay If you're like many homeowners who prefer a natural landscape plan, your outdoor living space undoubtedly features lush vegetation and bright, blooming flowers. However, you might also have the sense that something is missing but can't quite put your finger on what it might be. If this describes you, the missing element...
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4551 Tauneybrook Drive, St Louis, MO 63128 now has a new price of $244,900!
Posted on 01/08/2020
4551 Tauneybrook Drive, St Louis, MO 63128 now has a new price of $244,900!
What an opportunity here! This home offers almost 2000 ft² of living space & includes 4 Bdrms - all on the main level - and 2.5 baths. Hardwood floors run through the main living area, & the windows are numerous, bringing in a ton of natural light on both floors! There's a LR opened to the DR, & adjoining the eat-in kitchen. All Bdrms are spacious & have overhead lights/fans. The master even has 2 closets! The LL has a w/b fireplace in the family room & a wet bar, plus there's another bonus room - lots of usable space! This home has been well-cared-for & maintained by the same owner for many years & is ready for a new buyer to enjoy. There...
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How Selling Your Home Impacts Your Taxes
Posted on 01/05/2020
How Selling Your Home Impacts Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Another Property Sold - 11922 Gravois Road #13, St Louis, MO 63127
Posted on 01/03/2020
Another Property Sold - 11922 Gravois Road #13, St Louis, MO 63127
Welcome to this 2 BR, 1.5 BA, ranch style, main floor condo in the Lindbergh district! Nothing to do but unpack & enjoy! Or for an investor, simply put the "For Rent" ad out! This makes for a great home, or for an investor to add to his/her portfolio! You will appreciate hardwood flooring in the Bkfst room & kitchen & newer carpeting in the LR & BRs. There are stainless appliances & white cabinets, & both BAs are updated! The entire condo has modern paint tones, & newer 2" blinds & tilt-in vinyl windows. The master BR has a 1/2 bath, a vanity station, & a large closet. There is a full BA in the hallway. Both BRs have ceiling fans & the newer...
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Another Property Sold - 1087 Terrace Drive, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Posted on 12/31/2019
Another Property Sold - 1087 Terrace Drive, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! BUILD A PORTFOLIO WITH PURCHASE OF ALL 4 PROPERTIES OR JUST A PORTION (SEE ALSO MLS#19079722, 19079002, 19078404) 1087-1089 Terrace Dr is a 2 story brick duplex with 1 unit UL $1150/1 unit ML $800. Each offering 2 BEDS/1 BATH 1377 SqFt with a full shared basement & a shared tuck under 2 car garage*Featuring some hardwood floors & crown molding, gas FP, & white 6-panel doors*Upper kitchen has white cabs & lower kitchen has 42" Oak cabs. Both units have formica countertops & vinyl flrs*Full bath in each unit includes oak vanity, tub/shower combo & vinyl flr*Both have enclosed porch w/french doors*Basement w/storage...
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Why Should You Submit a Competitive Offer on a Residence?
Posted on 12/29/2019
Why Should You Submit a Competitive Offer on a Residence?
If you're on the lookout for your dream house, it pays to operate as a competitive homebuyer. And if you find your ideal residence, you should not hesitate to submit a competitive offer to purchase this house. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should submit a competitive offer to acquire your dream house, and these include: 1. You...
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Get the Best Results From Your House Hunting Efforts
Posted on 12/22/2019
Get the Best Results From Your House Hunting Efforts
If you've set a goal of buying your first home within the next year, there are several things you can begin doing now to set the stage for a positive experience. While it pays to familiarize yourself with everything from your credit score to mortgage options, choosing a good real estate agent will prove to be an invaluable advantage...
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Clutter Control Can Help You Reduce Stress
Posted on 12/15/2019
Clutter Control Can Help You Reduce Stress
Although clutter in your home may seem like an insignificant problem, it can actually have a negative impact on everything from your personal productivity to family relationships. When dirty dishes pile up, clothes gather on the floor, and toys are scattered everywhere, it often creates a feeling of discouragement that can seep into every aspect of your life. While...
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Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
Posted on 12/08/2019
Bring Your A-Game to the House Selling Journey
It generally is a good idea to bring your A-game to the home selling journey. Because if you fail to put your best foot forward, it may take many weeks or months to stir up interest in your residence. Ultimately, there are lots of things that you can do to generate interest in your home, such as: 1. Bolster...
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