How Can I Get A Seller To Pay My Closing Costs?

“As a buyer, it is important to ask for those closing costs upfront if you can get them. Often that is money you will need to bring to closing that you might not already have. You are [...]

Should I Stage My Home?

Many of our sellers ask us about staging. You can stage either by strategically placing your own belongings to make rooms look bigger and more inviting or you can rent decorative items from a staging company [...]

Types Of Real Estate Agents In St. Louis

Buyers Agent The buyer’s agent represents the buyer in a real estate transaction. The compensation for this type of agency is usually commission-based and it happens after the transaction is closed. This service is free for [...]

The Honest Truth About Buying My First Home

Renter No More! I was a renter. Renting has been part of my identity the majority of my adult life. I never considered the possibility of owning a home until my early 30’s, when it became [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:26+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Buying House St. Louis|Tags: , , |

Top Three Qualities Of A Real Estate Agent

Being a real estate broker and owning my own company, leads to many people asking me for real estate advice. One of the questions I love to answer is, how to find or choose a “great” agent. [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:26+00:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Buying House St. Louis|Tags: , , |

9 Things That Surprised Me About Moving To St. Louis

Moving To St. Louis, MO My name is Jonathan Shilts and I've lived on the East Coast my whole life. This March I moved to Saint Louis to work as an Assistant Project Manager and attend [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:26+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Buying House St. Louis|Tags: , , |

Most Common Fees When Purchasing A Home

Common Fees When Buying A Home First time home buyers saving for their down payment might want keep in mind the additional costs of buying a home so that the entire process goes a little more [...]

Plumbing Stack and Sewer Lateral Information

Plumbing Stack The plumbing stack, also called the drain waste vent system (DWV), is the piping designed to remove waste water from your home. Usually made from PVC or cast iron, it connects the plumbing fixtures [...]

How Can I Buy A Home With Student Loan Debt?

The student debt total in the US has surpassed the 1 Trillion dollar mark and more and more students are graduating with a diploma in one hand and a student loan debt bill of $35,000 or more in the other. [...]

By | 2017-12-05T08:24:30+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Buying House St. Louis, Home Buying Tips|Tags: |