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Real Estate Sales Representative - SCHNEIDER Real Estate
This was sent to me in an email today and reminded me that it's never too late to do the right thing and that Integrity matters.  The following true stories of two men are not only inspiring but thought provoking. Enjoy!           STORY NUMBER  ONE     Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned  C...
Americans age 55+ are looking for homes close to family, work, and with a sense of style. What does the 55+ crowd want in a home? Smaller, more energy-efficient homes in active, vital communities near work and family are the top requirements. Those are the findings from a study by MetLife and the...
Affordable, reasonably priced homes are waiting for new buyers The St. Charles region is in real estate bounce back mode with sales of existing homes up 15 percent during the first quarter of this year as compared to the same time last year. The median home price rose to $169,000, a $2,000 increa...
Thursday, June 10 Debunk the Myths of AgingKathryn Linnemann Branch Library10-11:30 a.m.Enjoy a lively discussion about the myths of aging, how they shape society and our own attitudes. Exchange ideas on problems created by these myths and strategies to overcome them. Presented by Barnes-Jewish S...
The $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit program has been extended to allow military personnel to take advantage of this home ownership opportunity. The new deadline for qualified service members is April 30, 2011, with the property closed no later than June 30, 2011. The extension also include...
Learn how to use common sense tips to avoid tragedy With the advent of summer, thunderstorms and lightning are sure to follow. Unstable weather in the St. Louis area has almost become commonplace this year and during the latest round of thunderstorms, lightning was suspected to start a hotel fire...
The new rebate incentive replaces inefficient appliances with those that use less energy and water. With spring coming along nicely, all kinds of government programs to help both homebuyers and sellers, and the variety of green options available, here’s one more reason to increase your home’s mar...
By sticking with a seasonal maintenance routine, you’ll catch those little problems before they become big headaches. The weather is delightful in the St. Charles area now and the urge to get outside before the sweltering July heat and humidity come is undeniable. This is also the season for your...
Enlist a friend to help you simplify your house and eliminate dirt, odors This spring is shaping up to be a hopeful time for homebuyers and sellers. The Federal Reserve indicates interest rates will stay low for the time being and the Commerce Department reports that new home sales in March were ...
With mortgage rates potentially increasing, now is the right time to buy a home Some goods news for the housing market–pending home sales rose in February by 8.2%, possibly showing another surge of sales as the deadline draws near for many government assistance programs, including the $8,000 tax ...

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