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    • Does the Highest offer Always win

      Does the Highest offer Always win

      The home buying process is a fun but also agonizing experience that is as gut wrenching as a stanley cup playoff run by the Blues in 2019. When you find the home you fall in love with, you don’t want to miss out on it and go back to the drawing board to find another home that you hope is just as good. You might think that the highest priced offer always win. But, that’s not always true. Here’s 5 reasons the highest offer doesn’t always win, and how you can make sure you’re the one getting your dream house instead of someone else.
      Written by Nathan Dehn
    • Summer 2021 Update

      Summer 2021 Update

      Have you been waiting to sell because you don’t know where you’ll go? Now may be the time to start exploring your options! In St. Louis Missouri , we are definitely seeing a softening of the market here in July of 2021 as I’m writing this
      Written by Krista Hartmann
    • Get to Know the Neighborhood- Tower Grove

      Get to Know the Neighborhood- Tower Grove

      There are so many amazing neighborhoods in St. Louis City. All with unique features, home styles, and amenities. So which is right for you? There are 79 neighborhoods in St. Louis City. And, I can’t cover all of them in 1 video. But today I want to share with you my favorite parts about the neighborhoods surrounding tower Grove Park and what kind of house to expect in the area!
      Written by Nathan Dehn
    • Why Hiring a Realtor is a Good Idea

      Why Hiring a Realtor is a Good Idea

      Thinking of being a FSBO...think again! Did you know that during a real estate transaction, your real estate agent will perform more than 200 tasks on your behalf?? Yet, there are some folks that think it might be easier and more profitable to do it themselves.Saving money on commission is something that probably sounds appealing, but are you really saving money when being a FSBO (or For Sale By owner)?
      Written by Krista Hartmann
    • Attending an Open House

      Attending an Open House

      How many of you have been to an open house while searching for a home? I would bet many of you! Most of you probably are unaware that there is proper etiquette when attending one. You would be surprised at the many things that I have encountered while hosting an open house. Here are some of the Do's and Don'ts of attending an open house.
      Written by Krista Hartmann
    • Are we in a Housing Bubble?

      Are we in a Housing Bubble?

      Many people have been asking lately, "Are we in a housing bubble?" Of course we can't predict the future, and after 2020 I think no one can assume to know what might happen next. But, based on economic fundamentals consistent throughout the country, it does not appear we’re anywhere close to a bubble like in 2008.
      Written by Nathan Dehn
    • Thinking of Buying a Fixer Upper?

      Thinking of Buying a Fixer Upper?

      How will you be financing the purchase and rehab? When getting a loan for a property, the bank will require the home to be in a certain condition. Typically, federally backed mortgages (like FHA, VA, or USDA) have more strict guidelines on what condition the home needs to be in. Working lights, outlets, faucets, and windows that open are just a few requirements they typically have. Conventional financing typically has less requirements for the condition of the property, but also may require a larger down payment.
      Written by Nathan Dehn
    • Low to No Down Payment Options

      Low to No Down Payment Options

      One of the biggest “American Dreams” is to own our own home. It is such a great time to buy right now with interest rates being so low, however, during this COVID pandemic, the reality for many Americans is that they have had to tap into their down payment savings making it difficult to do so. Here are a few types of Mortgage options that might work for you.
      Written by Tammy Halveland