What is an HOA?
If you are looking to purchase a home in St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, or Warren County, you are likely to encounter homes during your search ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 22, 2022
Things to pack for your first night in your new home [INFOGRAPHIC]
There is so much to think about when it comes to purchasing, closing on, and moving into a new home. The process can certainly come with a lot of ...
Posted by Beth Carr on September 6, 2022
How to Make a Smart, Competitive Offer in a Sellers’ Market
Although things seem to be changing in many parts of the country as interest rates rise, we are still undoubtedly experiencing a seller's market ...
Posted by Beth Carr on July 11, 2022
When it comes time to start viewing homes, it is important that you leave a great first impression on the seller and their agent. Believe it or not, ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 22, 2022
A Home Buyer’s Guide to Closing Costs [INFOGRAPHIC]
You've found your dream home, the seller has accepted your offer, your loan has been approved, and you're eager to move into your new home. But ...
Posted by Beth Carr on June 8, 2022
How to Get Your Finances in Order Before You Start House Hunting
When it comes to buying a home in the St. Louis area, the sooner you prepare, the better off you will likely be. Thinking about your finances well ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 26, 2022
Understanding the Different Types of Mortgage Loans [INFOGRAPHIC]
Every home buyer is unique. Luckily, there are many mortgage loan options out there to help meet the varying needs of each home buyer in the Greater ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 19, 2022
How to Improve Your Credit Score [INFOGRAPHIC]
When you begin to think about buying your next home in the St. Louis area, you want to be sure that you have a solid credit score that will give you ...
Posted by Beth Carr on May 12, 2022
8 Negotiating Techniques for Home Buyers
You have been searching and searching for the perfect new home, and you have finally found it. You are ready to put in an offer! As a home buyer in ...
Posted by Laura Dennigmann on May 9, 2022
7 Things House Hunters Should Do Before Touring Homes
Homeownership is a major life decision both financially and emotionally. That’s why it is important to put in the preparation work long in ...
Posted by Jennifer Smith on May 2, 2022
First-time Home Buyer: Vocab Cheat Sheet
Buying your first home is such an exciting time, but it can easily become overwhelming and feel quite complicated. Many first-time homebuyers in the ...
Posted by Beth Carr on April 18, 2022
What is a Credit Score?
When it comes to buying a home, the better your credit score, the more likely you are to lock in a good interest rate on a mortgage. But what is a ...
Posted by Jennifer Clark on March 21, 2022
Why Every Home Buyer Needs a Pre-Approval Before Home Shopping
It is natural to get excited when you are shopping for a new home. Looking at houses online is a fun pastime for many people, even if they ...
Posted by Heather Weber on March 18, 2022
What to Expect During a Home Inspection
As a home buyer in the Greater St. Louis area, you will likely choose to get the home inspected once you are under contract. Although some buyers ...
Posted by Beth Carr on March 7, 2022
Change of Address Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]
There can be a lot to remember during a move to a new home. People often think about completing a change of address form with the post office, but ...
Posted by Beth Carr on March 2, 2022
Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mortgage Lender
When purchasing a home, the lender you work with can often make or break your home buying experience. There is so much to consider, especially if ...
Posted by Laura Dennigmann on February 15, 2022
Things You Shouldn’t Do After Applying for a Mortgage [Infographic]
One of the first steps in the home buying process is to consult with a mortgage lender about your financing options. When you know what you can ...
Posted by Beth Carr on January 13, 2022
8 Things You Should Know About the Appraisal Process
Once you are under contract to purchase a home, a critical step in the home-buying process is the home appraisal. A milestone of obtaining a ...
Posted by Laura Dennigmann on January 10, 2022