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Real Estate Values Over the Last 12 Months in the St Louis Area

Get an Idea of What Home Values Have been Doing . . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on July 15, 2012 in No Category
  Avg. Sale Price Median Sale Price Max Sale Price Min Sale Price Sales Volume Total Sales Avg. Price SqFt Sale % of List Price Avg. Days on Market Month $574,119 $485,000 $2,100,000 $136,000 $17,797,700 31 $236 94.7% 127 ... read more
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Learn How to Reduce Home Energy Costs

Posted by Norman Polsky on July 15, 2012 in No Category
 Many first-time homeowners come up with a budget after buying a home to ease into the costs of utilities, maintenance and other property-related responsibilities. There are several ways that homeowners can keep their energy costs low and, in some cases, maintain their properties during the hot summer months. Take inventory Most homes lose energy through drafty windows and doors, cracks and holes that allow air to escape. So the first task a homeowner should complete is walking through the house to look ... read more
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Homeowners Insurance . . .

A major Item in Buying a home in the St Louis Area
Posted by Norman Polsky on July 02, 2012 in No Category
  During the home buying process, it’s easy to get preoccupied with the initial costs, ranging from mortgage payments and closing costs to home maintenance and purchasing furniture. But one of the most important financial considerations homeowners will also factor in is the cost of insurance. Homeowners insurance is crucial to protecting a new or current owner’s property investment and assets. Adequate coverage will protect homeowners from fire, theft, natural disas... read more
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  Prospective buyers have several factors to weigh in when buying a home, and one of the most important characteristics individuals look at is the neighborhood they plan to reside in. There are several more prominent amenities that buyers examine and desire in a community, such as a good school system, affordable taxes and friendly neighbors. But there are also a few lesser-known factors that potential buyers should consider. Proximity to work, social locations Findin... read more
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Learn How To Stage Your Home

by warching the following video . . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on June 22, 2012 in No Category
 Today not only is price a key issue in getting your home sold but . . . how your home shows. If you get ready to sell your car what actions would you take?   Click on the following link to get some ideas as to what you can do to get your home ready for sale...   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZomelA6_s9g&list=PL0620A637A8C57478&index=15&feature=plpp_video     ... read more
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