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...