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
St Louis Real Estate Stats for 2015 . . .
Below are the most recent numbers for sales in the MLSPosted: March 19, 2015 at 9:59 AM by Norman Polsky
These Numbers are just in for to up-to-date stats for sales in the St Louis Area:AVE SALES PRICE . . . $171,896SALES VOLUME . . . $319,727,167TOTAL SALES . . . 1860AVE PRICE PER SQ FT . . . $100AVE DAYS on The MARKET . . . 76SALES PRICE TO LIST PRICE . . . 95.6%To see the stats for you particular zip-code or your community just go to our web-site www.coldwellbankerpremier.com and click on the MARKET ANALYSIS tab read more
Homeowners Maintenance i For Spring in the St Louis Area . . . .
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Spring has nearly sprung, and the change of season means one thing for homeowners: maintenance. This year, introduce eco-friendliness to your spring maintenance routine. Many of the green fixes below require just one or two more steps in projects likely already on the docket. - Aerated Interior There’s no better sign that spring has arrived than opening your windows to let fresh air sweep through your home. Opening windows removes indoor air pollutants, like radon, secondhand smoke and VOCs (Volatile read more