Topic Summary: Did you know that the average U.S. home spends $2,175 on utility costs per year? That’s over $180 per month! A recent survey indicated that 86% of consumers wanted to know average energy costs they would have to pay before they move into a new home. What follows are some resources that will […]
If you are not into giving a neck tie or gift cards this year, think about these two nifty presents. First up- what $50 investment can you make that can possibly pay you back in one month? Investigate a programmable thermostat! For home owners it’s hard to save money on energy costs if you don’t […]
Washington Watch- Going Down To The Wire Update: Last week it looked like the extension of the payroll tax cut from 2011 was sure to pass Congress. It’s worth about $1000-$1500 to the average taxpayer. Now there are competing bills and the usual beltway bickering back and forth as to who is on the side […]
Call to ARMs “Forget the subprime mess. These days adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) are a good deal,” reports Ashela Ebeling, Financial Reporter for Forbes magazine, especially for certain well-off home buyers looking to purchase or home owners wanting to refinance. Many borrowers who purchased houses with ARMs during the subprime boom got hooked into using […]
If your home’s value has dropped you may want to investigate a property tax appeal. Here is a new service you might want to check out that will arm you with evidence. Also found with the Full Article Link, are other resources to take on the tax assessor!
Great great extra large lot in Frontenac with a home which can be torn down and replaced with your dream home. Property is adjacent to Chaminade. Your builder or ours your design or ours. If building new is not an option for you then this 3 bedroom 2 bath home can be renovated. It is […]
Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) has lowered the interest rates on mortgages offered under its first-time homebuyer program. A 3.50 percent 30-year fixed rate mortgage is available to homebuyers not needing assistance with down payment and/or closing costs, while a 4.0 percent 30-year fixed rate mortgage is available to those buyers who do take advantage of cash assistance. These rates are the lowest ever offered by MHDC.
10% Jump in September Existing-Home Sales
Existing-home sales rose again in September, affirming that a sales recovery has begun, according to the National Association of REALTORS®.
Home staging has arrived to nearly every price range of home. See the difference for your self in this short video about the benefits of staging.