St. Louis Real Estate Blog

October 24th, 2014 12:34 PM

77 Augustine

Listed at $147,000

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1 Story/Ranch Home on nice level Lot

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Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 24th, 2014 12:34 PMPost a Comment (0)

Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with 2-car garage and partially fenced yard with in-ground sprinkler system. Vaulted great room features wood burning fireplace, ceiling fan, skylights and access to back deck and rear yard. Dining room has vaulted ceiling and bay window and is open to the great room and the kitchen. Kitchen has vaulted ceiling, breakfast bar and track lighting. Master bedroom suite has vaulted ceiling, bay window, walk-in closet and full bath with skylight, double vanity, soaking tub in bay window and separate shower. Additional 2 bedrooms have double door closets. Home has new neutral carpeting throughout with new laminate in the kitchen and baths. An open, carpeted stairway leads to the full unfinished, look-out basement.

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Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 17th, 2014 9:24 AMPost a Comment (0)

October 15th, 2014 12:18 PM


Walkways That Lead to Curb Appeal

By John Riha, House Logic

Our motto: No Boring Walkways! Pump up your home's value when you walk this way.

WalkwayAre you concerned about your home's curb appeal? Want something unique that will set it apart from other properties? Consider an enticing new walkway that introduces pea gravel, natural flagstone, brick, plank wood or decorative borders.Check out House Logic's beautiful slide show of enticing options that will lead buyers directly to your front door.

Inspect-It-1st's Survey Results Reveal What Clients Value in a Home Inspector

With so many home inspectors to choose from, it’s interesting to know what clients and realtors truly value in their home inspection service. Inspect-It-1st Property Inspection surveys its clients and real estate partners after every inspection, and analysis of calendar year-to-date results reveal that “thoroughness, knowledge and skill” were the most highly praised attributes of Inspect-It-1st’s certified inspectors.

Dana Felt, a real estate professional in Media, PA commented, “Great customer service, a thorough inspection putting all pluses and minuses in perspective, and great follow-up.”


Tips to Make Your Roof Last as Long as Possible

By: Jeanne Huber, House Logic

Whether your roof is brand-new or years old, here's what you need to do to keep it in the best possible shape for the longest possible time.
A new roof is an expensive proposition — $18,800 on average for composition shingles, according to Remodeling magazine’s Cost Vs. Value Report, and as much as $36,000 for high-end materials. Once you’ve made that kind of investment, you’ll want to protect it.

And even if your roof is years old, maintaining it in good shape will prolong its life and keep you from having to replace it prematurely. Here’s what you need to do to get the most from your roof.

Clean the Gutters

Ruined paint on siding and a wet basement are typical problems caused by clogged gutters, but it might surprise you to learn that the overflow can also go upward. When leaves pile too deeply in gutters, water can wick into roof sheathing and rot it, or even rot roof rafters.


Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 15th, 2014 12:18 PMPost a Comment (0)

Garbage Disposal Stops

Garbage Disposals are designed to shut off when they are jammed to the point of stalling the motor. This is to prevent motor burn out. They also are designed so you can dislodge whatever is inhibiting operation. Underneath the unit you will see a hex-head slot. All units should come with a wrench to match the slot, but if you have misplaced it, don't fret; an Allen key will work just as well.
1. First, and most importantly, unplug the unit. Locate the slot in the center of the underside of the unit.
2. Next, fit the wrench into the slot and work it back and forth so the blades move. Continue doing this until the unit is spinning without resistance.
3. With the unit spinning freely, plug it back in and press the reset button. Now test the unit while running a lot of water.

Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 7th, 2014 9:42 AMPost a Comment (0)

By The Numbers - Home Sellers

Number of years that typical sellers lived in their homes before selling - 9 years

Percentage of sellers who were assisted by a real estate agent when selling their home - 88%

Percentage of sellers who reported they reduced the asking price at least once before selling - 47%

Recent sellers typically sold their homes for this percent of list price - 97%

Percentage of sellers offering incentives to attract buyers - 36%

Of sellers who used a real estate agent, percentage who had used the agent previously - 25%

Of sellers who used a real estate agent, percentage who had agent referred to them - 39%

Of the FSBOs, percentage who knew the buyer prior to the transaction - 40%

Information provided by The St. Louis Association of REALTORS®

Posted by Melanie Mitchell - Team Lead/Listing Specialist on October 1st, 2014 2:16 PMPost a Comment (0)


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