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Posted on 08/09/2020
Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 08/02/2020
Is Your Offer to Purchase Sufficient?
If you plan to submit an offer to purchase a home, there is no need to leave anything to chance. And in most instances, it is a good idea to put your best foot forward with your offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an instant "Yes" from a seller and moving one step...
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Posted on 07/26/2020
Estate Sales: Find Your Hidden Gem
Photo by MoneyforCoffee via Pixabay Online tools make it easy to find good estate and moving sales. Here's how to catch the best of the local offerings. Your Smartphone Can Keep You Posted. Do a search for find garage sales near me and you'll immediately see online apps that work on your phone to tell you about yard...
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Posted on 07/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 100 Elderberry Lane, Wildwood, MO 63040
OUTSTANDING 1.5 STORY WITH OVER 4,800 SF ON DREAM .52 ACRE PRIVATE FENCED LOT - Check out the 30x15 covered deck w/pine tongue & groove ceiling, TV, speakers, 3 c. fans & steps to stamped concrete patio*Gourmet kitchen w/white cabinets, quartz countertops, lg. center island, stainless appliances & serving bar glows to vaulted sun rd & a great rm w/built in bookcases & wall of windows*WOW main flr master has luxury bath & custom dressing rm by STL Closet Co*3 spacious BRs w/walkin closets, 2 baths, lg bonus rm on 2nd flr*Impressive LL inspires fun & games w/large wet bar, media rm, billiard & game rm, bath*Also...
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Posted on 07/19/2020
DIY: Refreshing Old Furniture
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 07/12/2020
Easy Ways to Transform the Lighting in Your Home
Photo by James DeMers via Pixabay In most homes, the base lighting is drab and dull, often doing little to light up your life. Thankfully, it is quite easy to transform the lighting in your home and create the perfect atmosphere for your everyday activities. All you have to do is follow these four tips and watch as...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
When is The Best Time to Buy Your Retirement Home?
Photo by Harli Marten on Unsplash Although it may seem like putting the cart before the horse, a strong case can be made for purchasing your retirement home before your golden years. In fact, with some deft financial planning, it may be worthwhile to buy your retirement home decades in advance. That may seem counterintuitive, but maybe other...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Do You Need a Real Estate Lawyer?
Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash Buying a piece of real estate is a serious legal and financial decision. Sometimes, having a real estate attorney help you through the process is helpful. In fact, in some states, it is required by law to have one assist with the process. If you don’t live in a state where...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Protecting your Home: Protecting Expensive Pieces While Showing your Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you will have people you don't know exploring the property -- and while real estate agents will supervise them, you will still have extra foot traffic in your home. You can work with your listing agent to ensure that visiting buyers are properly vetted (new listings...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Mortgages for the Self-Employed
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay When you’re self-employed, it’s difficult to decide whether you are ready to buy a house. After all, your income might come in spurts instead of having a regular check every week or two. Being prepared for the mortgage process increases the chance that your application will be approved. Self-employed people have more hurdles...
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Posted on 06/05/2020
Another Property Sold - 119 East Washington Avenue #1S, St Louis, MO 63122
Huge price reduction from original asking price! This is your opportunity for a great deal on a very nice Kirkwood condo! Beautiful secure building in a perfect Kirkwood This 2 Bed, 1 Bath condo is move-in-ready. Situated in the heart of Kirkwood. It really has it all. Beautiful condominium community features a welcoming courtyard with a gazebo, and has the Kirkwood charm. It's located next to Walker Park and across from the YMCA. First floor, garage parking with opener, in unit washer and dryer, like new kitchen appliances, hardwood floors in great condition, ample closets, private storage space in garage area and security...
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