Bidding Burnout When Buying a Home

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Bidding Burnout When Buying a Home | O'fallon Real Estate Show The pitfalls of home shopping prior to taking the big picture into consideration. As real estate markets continue to improve, and the neighborhood you’ve had your eye on is suddenly the “hot spot” on the map, there’s a real risk you could end up paying too much for your next house. One of the major culprits? A … Continue reading...

Predicting Neighborhood Home Values

predicting neighborhood home values

How do you predict the value of a neighborhood? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where they may be going.  I will discuss the top 5 in just a minute. 1. Major regional employers. If a community depends upon one or two large … Continue reading...

Relocation Visit Tips

Relocation Tips

Are you considering a move to a new city? Maybe you’re trying to make the choice between two or three potential options. If so, how you visit your future home can have a dramatic impact on which one makes the final cut. By making a few subtle shifts in how you prepare for your visit (and how you spend your time while you’re in town), you can gain more useful insight into the … Continue reading...

Think Before You Shop For a New O’fallon Home

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Today we are going to be discussing: The pitfalls of home shopping prior to taking the big picture into consideration. Why is looking at homes before you’ve thought about what you want to buy dangerous? It starts innocently enough... you pass a house in a neighborhood you like, you hear someone is selling their home, you happen to look up home prices online. Before you … Continue reading...

Evaluating Your Local Schools

Evaluating Schools

Today we are going to discuss Evaluating Schools Schools are a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, your next buyer might, and they might base their decision to buy on the school district which serves your home. The question remains: How do you evaluate schools? What’s the best approach for understanding if your local schools … 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...