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More Affordable Living

by Mike Simms

This weeks featured home in our series on Affordable Living is our listing at 8968 Tudor Avenue in St Louis County.  Priced at $95,000 this homes has gorgeous wood floors, a separate dining room and so much more.  Conveniently located just minutes from 170 your travel anywhere in St. Louis starts at the heart of convenient locations.  This home was completely rehabbed and has a finished lower level with separate laundry room and separate storage area.  Additional information available here on our website at:

Affordable Living

by Mike Simms

Welcome to our first of weekly articles regarding Affordable Living.  Each week we will feature a home under $200,000 that is reflective of homes "with potential" and those that have been updated but move in ready.  This weeks feature home Is in Florissant and sits on over 5+ Acres.  This soliday brick home is a sprawling ranch with tons of potential.  Start with their are two fireplaces, a large kitchen and breakfast area and oversized garage.  There is no HOA and neighbors have had horses  Open this Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 1231 Stein  is a home you want to check out.  Additional information and pricing available at


10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter

by Mike Simms

RisMedia Reports On Home Prices Increasing In March

by Mike Simms Profides Data Posted by RisMedia


Existing-home sales jumped in March to their highest annual rate in 18 months, while unsold inventory showed needed improvement, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Led by the Midwest, all major regions experienced strong sales gains in March and are above their year-over-year...
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Home or Mortgage Officer First? - Five Questions for The First Time Home Buyer

by Mike Simms Reports RIS Media Article for First Tim
(TNS)—Usually, a first-time homebuyer picks out a house before lining up financing, but experts say it should be the opposite. Dan Huss, a mortgage consultant with BNC National Bank in Scottsdale, Ariz., says buyers often call a REALTOR® first and then the Realtor® refers them to a mortgage person. “The first call really should be to a loan officer,” Huss says. But before you make that first call, sit down and do some hard... 

NAR Reports Mortgage Rates Shrink for First Time in Four Weeks

by Mike Simms Reports NAR Article on Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving lower for the first time in four weeks and remaining near late May, 2013 lows.... READ MORE >



RISMedia Reports On Home Prices Increasing at Twice the Rate of Inflation in 2014

by Mike Simms Provides RISMedia Report on Increasing


S&P Dow Jones Indices recently released the latest results for the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for December 2014 shows a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities reported monthly increases in prices. Both the 10-City and 20-City Composites saw year-over-year... READ MORE >

What is the process for selling your home?  Most folks start looking for a home before they review what their home may sell for.  To avoid costly mistakes and to get the most from your current home you may want to consider these steps:

1.   Consult your mortgage person to review your financial goals and determine if you have to sell your home first.  You will learn what price range you should be searching in when looking for a home.

2. Still Wanting to sell?  Go to  for a preliminary review of what your home may sell for.  Register for automatic updates to compare your home to those on the market.

3. Contact your favorite real-estate agent to review your home and conduct a more thorough market analysis.  Ask the agent to review what types of repairs may need to be made for your home to be marketable.  Do you need staging?

4.  Develop a plan and timeline with your agent to take professional pictures and put your home on the market.  Start de-personalizing your home.

5. House on the market?  Sit back and relax and let your agent do the work.  Start researching your dream home at

Following these steps will put you in a good place for selling your home and purchasing your next home.  Don't have a mortgage person call Chris Lee from Pulaski Bank at 314-341-9085.  You can learn more about Chris on about section.  Is it the right time for you to sell your home?  Complete our Question form on our website and we'll get started.


RiISMEDIA Talks About Factors Improving Home Sale

by Mike Simms repost of Ris Media Article for Buyers

Nearly every factor generally associated with home sales has been turning for the better. We have more jobs, a growing population, rising rents, additional inventory choices, record-high household net worth, and exceptionally low mortgage rates. On top of these trends, there is accumulating pent-up housing demand from people who underwent distressed property sales several years ago. The penalty period has timed-out and a steadily ...Read More >

RIS Media Reports 87 Percent of U.S. Homes Qualify for Down Payment Help

by Mike Simms repost of Ris Media Article for Buyers

RealtyTrac recently released a Down Payment Resource (DPR) on the availability of down payment programs across the country. Out of more than 78 million U.S. single family homes and condos, more than 68 million (87 percent) would qualify for a down payment program available in the county where they are located based on the maximum price requirements for...

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