5 Stages of Buying Your First Home

When you are buying your first home there are so many things to think about.  You need to make sure you are metally prepared to handle whatever is through at you.  It’s not as easy as going to look at a few houses and signing the papers.  In today’s market there are many ups and downs that go with buying and you need to be prepared for everything. 

Here are some examples of things to be prepared for when buying your first house:


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South St. Louis Landmark

Many people in South St. Louis City use the St. Louis Hills Office Building at the corner of Chippewa and Watson as a directional marker for county people lost in the area, or for help on getting to Ted Drews.  I’m happy to say that the construction that had started back in 2007 is under way and the building will still be there is guide lost people into St. Louis Hills!

To read more about it and see pictures of the construction check out this article:


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Loan officers

For so many people a home is the biggest investment they will ever make in their lifetime.  However, they think all loan officers are the same and follow the same laws.  With the housing market constantly changing home buyers and sellers have to be very careful when dealing with lenders to make sure they are working with a qualified lender.  You never know who you are working with.

Check out this case:  Local loan officer sentenced

Check for references before signing with one loan officer.

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Appraisal Process

Having problems getting your home appraised? Here are some tips on what to avoid.


If you need further information please contact me and I can walk you through the process.


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5 Things to Do Now to Sell Your Home in 2011

Are you planning on selling your home in 2011?  Here are some types to help you prepare for selling your home this year.


A real estate professional can help guide you in the right direction and make sure your house is ready to be put on the market in 2011.

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Why Buy?

So many people are still in the real estate delemia.  They think the market is horrible and they should wait to buy.  It is actually a great time to buy a house!  Rates are still at record lows and the inventory is unbelievable!

And if you need more reasons here are 10 more!


When it’s time to buy always get a licensed real estate agent to assist you, it will make the process less stressful and a buyer’s agent is FREE!

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Foreclosure Myth

Per Trulia here are the most recent Foreclosure Myths:


As the real estate market seems to pick up in certain areas of the country it’s nice to know what buyers should look out for when trying to find the best deal.

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