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It is Coming to the St Louis Area . . . . _________________

The SMART HOUSE IS HERE . . . Coldwell Banker Premier Shares Some of the Latest Smart Home Features
Posted: June 05, 2015 at 4:46 PM by Norman Polsky

25 Smart Home Technologies that Matter Most to Home Buyers Everyone is talking about the connected home. Smart home technology is becoming the new norm and now according to a survey of more than 500 Coldwell Banker sale associates it’s taking off in real estate as well. Nearly 60 percent of sales associates surveyed said they are seeing more smart home features in listing descriptions than they did two to five years ago, and one in three sales associates noted that properties with smart home features read more

Sold Stats for the St Louis Area for May 2015 . . . .

Keep posted on What Real Estate Values are Doing in the Area . . . .
Posted: June 02, 2015 at 11:46 AM by Norman Polsky

Below are the sold stats for the St Louis area for May. . . . To see what home values are doing in your zip-code just go the the Market Analysis tab on our Web-site at http://coldwellbankerpremier.com_______________________________________________Ave Sales Price . . . $203,012_______________________________________________Median Sales Price . . . $167,500_______________________________________________Total Sales  . . .  2985( as compared to 2613 for April)___________________________________ read more

Thinking Of Selling Your Home . . . . . . .

5 Reasons to Sell or Not to Sell . . . . . . .(by Maria Patterson)
Posted: May 17, 2015 at 12:24 PM by Norman Polsky

“After back-to-back years of a robust housing recovery, we are continuing to experience another year of a shortage of inventory of homes for sale,” reports Norm Polsky Broker of Coldwell Banker Premier Group in St Louis “With a large backlog of homebuyers, multiple offers on new listings are the norm. We are seeing approximately 90 percent of sales activity in the market areas and price ranges where we are experiencing the shortage/low inventory, which is sending prices upward.” Nati read more

Sales Stats for The St Louis Area for April 2015 . . . .

(As reported by the MLS)
Posted: May 06, 2015 at 9:40 AM by Norman Polsky

Below are the sale stats for April. Please note the average days on market for this time has dropped to 63 days(as opposed to 72 days for March 2015).This indicates a shortage of homes on the market.Ave Sales Price . . .  $193,000( up from $186,686 in March)Median Sales price . . .  $156,000(up from $150,000 in March)Ave price per Sq foot  . . . $110(up from $105 in March)Total sales  . . .  2523 (down from 2547 in March)Sale Price to List Price . . .  $96.7%(up from 96.5% read more

Five Rules for Staging Your Home in the St Louis Area

What Can You Do to Get Ready to Put Your Home on the Market . . . .
Posted: May 05, 2015 at 6:47 PM by Norman Polsky

Below  are the 5 Basic Rules to Stage Your Home_ De-personalize: While your family photos are beautiful and your kids’ drawings on the fridge are adorable, buyers want to be able to picture themselves in the house- and that means putting away your photos, clearing your closets from unnecessary clutter, and using matching hangers to give your closet more visual impact. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ read more