Shelly Smith Blog

> Rising home prices and mortgage rates mean homebuyers are paying more and getting less this house hunting season. And with tighter available inventory, finding a great deal on a home is proving more difficult. But the combination of home prices and local wages is making some markets more attractive than others. There are  12 cities where home buyers are getting the most bang for their buck. St Louis is now number 5 in the list.The data, from the First American Real House Price... read more
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Spring Storms in The St Louis Area

What to do Before They Hit and What to do After
Posted by Norman Polsky on April 09, 2017 in No Category
Before the storm Check outside for loose items that may be blown away or collide with the home. Outdoor furniture, grills, toys, birdbaths and the like should be put away. Large objects such as sheds and play sets should be secured and anchored to prevent them from falling or blowing over. Inspect fencing for any loose or damaged boards that may damage nearby structures if they are carried by the wind. If there isn't time to make repairs before the storm hits, remove the damaged pieces to prevent possi... read more
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NCAA Basketball Tournament . . . .

Home Affordability Bracket . . .for those teams participating in the Tournament
Posted by Norman Polsky on March 13, 2017 in No Category

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A Few Fun Facts . . . Just a Little Trivia

Posted by Norman Polsky on February 19, 2017 in No Category
Dinner Table Trivia Be the smartest one at the dinner table with these smart home facts. VICTORIA KEICHINGERFEB 8, 2017 Coldwell Banker was the first real estate brand to recognize and embrace the movement of smart technology into the home, and with good reason. We’ve always believed that home isn’t just a roof over your head, it’s your emotional center, where the best things in life happen on a daily basis. Smart technology helps make our homes more comfortable, safer, more economica... read more
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Smart Home Staging Kit

Posted by Norman Polsky on February 19, 2017 in No Category
Coldwell Banker Introduces First-Ever Smart Home Staging Kit - Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate start-up, today announced that it has signed a supplier agreement with Worthington Group, Ltd., to directly supply the industry's first Smart Home Staging Kit directly to sellers who list their homes with Coldwell Banker®. The Smart Home Staging Kit, available on Worthington Group's smart home staging website, allows participating sellers to enhance their homes and m... read more
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