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St Louis Real Estate Statistics

Posted: April 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM by Norman Polsky

Below are tha statistics from our MLS for today Wed April 23rd . . .  New Listing (225) Back On Market (33) Price Change (208) Contingent Sale (41) Option (15) Temp. Off Mrkt (5) Pending (144) Sold (84) Leased (4) Expired (14) Withdrawn (9)This information about current real estate statistics is  great but how does it apply to you?  Because each area  in St Louis varies;  the information above is informative but usually not very helpful. Where can you find information abou read more

How Do I Get My Home Ready To Sell?

Just a Few Thoughts
Posted: April 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM by Norman Polsky

Host a pre-listing party. Invite a few (and I mean a few) trusted friends over for an inventory. Make some cocktails and go from room to room in your home asking what they would either (A) change if they were to buy your house, or (B) see as a red flag if they were a potential buyer. This can give you an extra set of non-real-estate-influenced eyes on your home and help you create a solid list of potential improvements to discuss with your Realtor before you list. Consult with a great agent. Now that y read more

Is This a Good Time to Buy a Home in the St Louis Area?

Posted: April 03, 2014 at 10:27 AM by Norman Polsky

 5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers enter the housing market. Like you, they will want the best home available in the best location at the best price. They will be competing with you for the ‘steals’ in the read more

Seven Steps to Take Before Buying a Home in the ST Louis Area

Posted: March 06, 2014 at 3:48 PM by Norman Polsky

  7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a HomeBy: G. M. Filisko By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home.  1. Decide how much home you can affordGenerally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember to consider costs every homeowner must cover: property taxes, insurance, maintenance, utilities, and community association fees, if applicable, as well as costs specific to your family, such as day ca read more

Renting vs Buying in the St Louis Real Estate Market

Four questions to Ask When Making This Decision
Posted: February 09, 2014 at 1:29 PM by Norman Polsky

 “To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and based on a number of factors. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home today is a good financial decision. The question that read more

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