Tips For Saving Power

Energy Savings

Today we are going to discuss Quick tip to lower your power bill Did you know 75% of the power consumed by our electronics happens when they’re off? Just posted a new tip to save on your power bill: Does it seem like your power bill has gone up year after year? While elevated energy costs are certainly part of the problem, there’s a “phantom menace” that’s also been … Continue reading...

Cutting Cost With Space Heaters

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Today we are going to discuss Can You Cut Costs & Be Safe with a Space Heater? Many people write-off space heaters as dangerous, expensive, inefficient appliances for keeping warm. In truth, they can be a good idea from time to time when used well. The humble space heater gets a bad rap, but when used correctly it can actually represent a good option for taking the … Continue reading...

Senior Home Transitions

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Today we are going to discuss some Common Questions Regarding Senior Home Transitions Recently I’ve spoken to a number of clients who have concerns about their home as they age. You (or someone close to you) may be facing similar questions. As we all age, our thoughts inevitably turn to the question of the quality of our lives in the future. Where we live is an important … Continue reading...

Anatomy Of A Burglary

This weeks’ topic is the Anatomy of a Burglary I came across this interesting infographic in the Washington Post recently called “Anatomy of a Burglary,” which reveals some fascinating statistics about break-ins, including a few ways to protect your valuables and deter thieves. Some interesting facts: Most burglaries occur between 10AM and 3PM. The typical house … Continue reading...

Purchasing a New Home From a Builder

New Home Purchase - Builder

Q: Do I need to hire a real estate agent to represent me when I buy a new home from a builder? A: Legally, no. But if you don’t, you might be missing out on some tangible benefits that impact your wallet and how much you get for your money. There are many reasons why an agent is a sound investment during the purchase process with a builder. While some of them can be quite … Continue reading...

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs before Closing

Should I Negotiate Home Repairs Before Closing O'fallon Real Estate Show Today’s topic is the Home Inspection - Everyone wants a real estate transaction to go as smoothly as possible. But what happens when a home inspection turns up concerns? Should you stipulate the repairs be completed before closing, or are there other alternatives? Answers are right around the corner. But … Continue reading...

Home Price or Payment Which Matters to You

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Price or Payment  Which Matters to You | O'fallon Real Estate Show Which matters more to your wallet? Home price or interest rate? I’ll be right back with some thoughts. Which do you think matters more when waiting for the right time to buy a home? Is it securing a low purchase price, or locking in a great financing rate? Most buyers become focused on purchase price … Continue reading...

All Cash or Mortgage Home Purchase?

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  Today we are going to be:  Discussing whether or not to buy that next home with cash or not? I know, what a problem to have! But it’s a serious decision, especially for Baby Boomers who have significant equity in their current home. Many of my clients (especially Baby Boomers who are downsizing or relocating) ask me if they should pay cash for their next house or … Continue reading...

6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an O Fallon Bank

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Choosing a bank that meets your individual needs can be an overwhelming process, however, it’s crucial that you take all the various factors into consideration before making a decision. If you’re in the process of establishing a new banking relationship, ask yourself the following questions—provided by the American Bankers Association—to ensure that the bank you ultimately … Continue reading...

Tips for Choosing a Reputable O fallon Remodeling Contractor

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With the number of foreclosed or bank-owned properties floating around out there, I often speak with folks who are preparing to embark on a renovation project. Unfortunately, with a rise in remodeling comes a flood of disreputable contractors looking to cash in. I do my best to protect people by providing referrals to reputable contractors, but there are plenty of people out … Continue reading...