general real estate information

May 3, 2018

Why Pay Realtor Fees?

Understanding the Costs of Selling Your Home

As a life long do-it-yourselfer, I had problems with Realtor fees long before I knew anything about the business. 

In learning the business, there was several things that became apparent: Getting the most out of your home

  • a lot of confusion exists about what Realtors are paid and ...
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Dec. 12, 2017

What is a Conventional Loan?

Making Sense of the Home Mortgage

One thing the mortgage crisis confirmed for me was that mortgages should be left to mortgage professionals.   Among other problems going on during the early part of the 21st century, there were real estate agents trying to work as the agent and the ...

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April 23, 2013

Back in the Saddle

Real Estate is Back

In the past couple weeks, the real estate market in St Louis seems to be back!  Homes are selling, buyer's seem to be out consistently, and the overwhelming desperation seller's seemed to have a year ago seems to have diminished.  In its place is a mild level of ...

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Nov. 12, 2012

What Makes a better resource?

11/12/2012 -- Orlando Fl   Here at the National Association of Realtors Conference and Expo in Orlando Florida, I've learned a lot.  Just about every vendor, bank, technology company and new idea is represented.  

While its been really cool to learn about things that we could do ...

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June 30, 2012

New Real Estate Wiki

St. Louis Real Estate Wiki

We started our first blog in 2005, not long after we were introduced to the blogging platform in the 2004 presidential primaries. The blog was Lofts in the Lou, and we started it because there wasn't any reliable independant information about the renaissance in ...

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