How to buy a home in 7 simple steps
Buying a home for the first time, or at any phase of your life, can be a daunting experience, but it's also an exciting one. There are many things ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 18, 2023
10 Tips on How to Save for a Down Payment
Saving for a down payment on a home can be daunting, but it's an essential step in becoming a homeowner. A down payment not only helps you secure a ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on January 10, 2023
12 Steps to Take After Securing a Contract on a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]
Your offer to purchase the perfect home has been accepted by the seller and you are now officially under contract (yay!!). Many homebuyers now have ...
Posted by Beth Carr on December 26, 2022
What is an HOA?
If you are looking to purchase a home in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, or Warren County, you are likely to encounter homes during your search ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 22, 2022
Things to pack for your first night in your new home [INFOGRAPHIC]
There is so much to think about when it comes to purchasing, closing on, and moving into a new home. The process can certainly come with a lot of ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 6, 2022
How to Make a Smart, Competitive Offer in a Sellers’ Market
Although things seem to be changing in many parts of the country as interest rates rise, we are still undoubtedly experiencing a seller's market ...
Posted by Beth Carr on July 11, 2022
When it comes time to start viewing homes, it is important that you leave a great first impression on the seller and their agent. Believe it or not, ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 22, 2022
A Home Buyer’s Guide to Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]
You've found your dream home, the seller has accepted your offer, your loan has been approved, and you're eager to move into your new home. But ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 8, 2022
How to Get Your Finances in Order Before You Start House Hunting
When it comes to buying a home in the St. Louis area, the sooner you prepare, the better off you will likely be. Thinking about your finances well ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 26, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Mortgage Loans [INFOGRAPHIC]
Every home buyer is unique. Luckily, there are many mortgage loan options out there to help meet the varying needs of each home buyer in the Greater ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 19, 2022
How to Improve Your Credit Score [INFOGRAPHIC]
When you begin to think about buying your next home in the St. Louis area, you want to be sure that you have a solid credit score that will give you ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 12, 2022
8 Negotiating Techniques for Home Buyers
You have been searching and searching for the perfect new home, and you have finally found it. You are ready to put in an offer! As a home buyer in ...
Posted by Laura Peyton on May 9, 2022
7 Things House Hunters Should Do Before Touring Homes
Homeownership is a major life decision both financially and emotionally. That’s why it is important to put in the preparation work long in ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on May 2, 2022
First-time Home Buyer: Vocab Cheat Sheet
Buying your first home is such an exciting time, but it can easily become overwhelming and feel quite complicated. Many first-time homebuyers in the ...
Posted by Beth Carr on April 18, 2022
What to Know About Buying/Selling a Home With Smart Devices
Smart devices, such as wifi thermostats, video doorbells, and more can bring a wealth of simplicity and convenience to your home. These days, almost ...
Posted by Beth Carr on April 5, 2022
What to Expect When Making an Offer on a Home
You Found a Home You Like. Here’s How to Make an Offer.
Maybe you got lucky and the first home you toured was a perfect fit, or maybe you have ...
Posted by Heather Weber on March 29, 2022
What is a Credit Score?
When it comes to buying a home, the better your credit score, the more likely you are to lock in a good interest rate on a mortgage. But what is a ...
Posted by Jennifer Clark on March 21, 2022
Why Every Home Buyer Needs a Pre-Approval Before Home Shopping
It is natural to get excited when you are shopping for a new home. Looking at houses online is a fun pastime for many people, even if they ...
Posted by Heather Weber on March 18, 2022