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2012 

For about 25 years, I have been calling on my friend Leslie Ayers for advice before putting homes on the market.  She has never failed to make a significant difference in the sale$$$time factor in the homes she has helped with.  Leslie is the owner of L.A. Business Group, designers and stagers. H...
Posted about 2 years ago
Comparison of St. Louis Mo with National Statistics According to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors "housing affordability conditions improved in most metropolitan areas from softer existing-home prices and record low mortgage interest rates in the fourth quarter,...
Posted about 2 years ago
My article on bathroom facelifts has me focused on bathrooms now and since I am becoming a technology freak, I couldn't pass up sharing this article with you from Houselogic entitled 3 Hot Trends for Bathroom Remodeling in 2012 by Jamie Goldberg. The three trends she lists are: Conservation rules...
Posted about 2 years ago
  Value Added = Minor Bathroom Makeover According to the Cost vs Value Report 2010-11, the cost of an average bathroom remodel is $18163 in St. Louis and the recapture is 63%.  However, there are many small touches that are very inexpensive that can make your bathroom take on a new and current lo...
Posted about 2 years ago
Stop by and see this "move-in ready" gem on Sunday, March 4 between 1 and 3 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, updated, in a cul-de-sac adjoining Sylvan Springs Park, listed at only $139900 Search for Homes in St. Louis
Posted about 2 years ago
Kitchens are still a selling point The kitchens are still important to a buyer.  However, data is showing that major kitchen remodels in St. Louis MO in 2010-2011 have a return just a little over 70% in midrange properties and over 76% return on minor kitchen remodels.  According to Remodelling C...
Posted about 2 years ago
Walkability, Neighborhoods, Sense of Community Trendy words in the housing market now are "walkability", "neighborhoods" and "a sense of community". This brick ranch built in 1947 has the location that lends itself to the "green" attitude of living in an area where you can walk, easily greet and ...
Posted about 2 years ago
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