First-Time Buyers To Shake Up Market in 2017

October 20, 2016 3:05 pm

First-time buyers may finally be taking the plunge into home ownership, and doing so in a big way. At least according to the predictions of industry analysts at realtor.com. In what experts are calling a "seismic shift" in the market,  more than half of all homes purchased in...

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Fall Staging Tips: Agent Advice for your Autumn Listing

October 3, 2016 9:55 am

There's a crisp breeze in the air, the days are getting shorter and it's time to get out our sweaters & firewood. If you have a home on the market this Fall or plan on listing in the upcoming months, consider these fall staging tips from agent Liz Rainey: Focus on Fall ...

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What To Know Before You Zillow

September 20, 2016 11:20 am

For many looking to purchase a home, the first step is often a trip to zillow.com to explore available properties. What many don't realize, however, is that the information on this popular site is often much less reliable than we assume. From variations in square footage to disc...

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Waiting to Buy? A Discussion On Down Payments

September 19, 2016 4:18 pm

Some people wait to buy a home until they've secured a 20% down payment to avoid paying the mortgage insurance which is required by lenders when the loan-to-value ratio is greater than 80% (with the exception of VA loans). If you find yourself struggling to save up 20% but are ...

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Upper End Agents Share Back To School Memories

September 6, 2016 10:03 am

While most St. Louis area children are already back in school, Labor Day once signaled the official start to a new year. And while we now have our own children to send back to school, it's often our personal memories that come flooding back each Labor Day weekend. For one Upper ...

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How To Rent Out My Home

August 12, 2016 1:00 pm

Whether you're being relocated due to work or have decided that renting out your home is a good business investment for your financial future, it's important to understand all that goes into renting out a property regardless of if you hire a property management company or do it o...

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Do I Need a Property Manager to Rent My House?

August 11, 2016 12:30 pm

When deciding whether or not you need to hire a property management company to rent out your home, there are a variety of things to take into consideration. In this post, we're going to cover the questions you should ask yourself before hiring a property manager, as well as the ...

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Beating The Heat In A St. Louis Summer

June 23, 2016 9:17 am

It may only be June, but it's already feeling like the dog days of summer here in St. Louis. And when we say it's hot, we mean it's really, really hot! If you're struggling to keep the kids (or yourself!) from going crazy in this heat spell, check out our 5 Tips For Beating The H...

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Spring Seller’s Series Pt 3: Landscaping

May 25, 2016 1:33 pm

Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and as we head outdoors to enjoy warmer weather it's a good time to remind sellers about the importance of a well-landscaped outdoor space. As Upper End Agent Jeannette Thompson puts it, when it comes to landscaping "the details matter." ...

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Agent Announcement: Todd Levy Joins Sales Team

May 19, 2016 9:31 am

Upper End Properties in Clayton is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Levy to the Sales Team. Todd joins us as a full-time real estate professional from a national franchise office, where he specialized in both buyer and seller representation. As an Upper End agent, To...

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