Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells.
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Whether buying or selling a home in St. Louis, finding the best realtor will involve some work. You’ll want to ask people you know for referrals, do some research, and finally, interview the best candidates. (Read Follow These 3 Steps to Find a Real Estate Agent.) Sales statistics and experience are important, but you need to feel confident in your decision on a more personal level, too.
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020
With each season comes new trends and styles in interior decorating. While it's fun to explore ideas and revamp a home, it can be costly and become outdated within months. If you're itching to refresh your space without overdoing it, home accents are the best way to change a room with minimal effort. Here are a few ideas to swap out when you're looking for a new look in your home:
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Winter is on its way and you know what that means... soon, you'll need to turn on your furnace. In fact, if you live in a colder climate, you might have already done so. Keeping your home warm while keeping your electric bill low is the goal for most homeowners. If it seems like your home is always chilly but your energy bill is high, you may be losing heat. Here are some of the most common places your home can lose heat:
Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Congrats! Your house is selling for substantially more than you paid for it! That’s a good thing… or is it? The IRS may want a chunk of the profits in the form of capital gains tax. There are some scenarios when selling a home will generate a tax liability. But there are ways that homeowners can avoid taxes of home sales.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Buying a house is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. It's crucial that you make wise decisions when purchasing a house to protect your investment. Here are five criteria to consider to ensure this:
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
After the real estate bubble burst in 2008, it seemed like foreclosed houses could be found in almost every neighborhood across the country. The number of foreclosed homes reached an all-time high in 2010 but has steadily decreased each year since. Nevertheless, as long as there have been mortgages, there have been people unable to pay them. Buyers can get a bargain buying a foreclosed home. But if they’re not cautious, they can get more than they bargained for.
Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Whether you're a new homeowner or just a homeowner new to an HOA, it can be difficult to understand exactly what your responsibilities are and how these new rules will be enforced.
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Believe it or not, most realtors still encourage open houses. Far from being obsolete, they can be a great way to showcase a home when they’re managed by a competent real estate professional.
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Poor plumbing conditions in your home can escalate to bigger problems such as flooding and accidents. On top of that, you'll most likely find your monthly water bills with exceeding charges.