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Tiny Homes Topic of The Day

by Mike Simms

Saint Louis Area news reported that Tiny homes have become the trend for first time home buyers and people who are retiring/downsizing. These homes sport attractive kitchens and baths and utilize every inch of space possible.  Are these a good investment?  Let us know what you think.



St Charles County Realestate Board Reports Local Housing Off to a Strong Start

by Mike Simms Reporting St. Charles County Realestate

The St. Charles County real estate market is off to a strong start in 2015!  January saw an over 19 percent increase in pending sales, contracts accepted, over January of one year ago.  Plus January sales volume was up over 9 percent.
There is also good news for home owners the median home price in January was $176,210, an increase of almost $10,000 over last January.
 Click on the Housing Stats Icon at for more information.

Are You Considering Selling a home?  For home values in your area:

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 >

National Association of Realtors Discusses Home Prices and Affordability are on The Rise

by Mike Simms Repost of NAR Article

Both Home Prices and Affordability on the Rise

The spring market will likely be a hotter one this year, as low interest rates and a healthier economy lure more home buyers to the marketplace. 

NAR's latest housing report: Tight Supplies Put Home Prices on the Move

“Interest rates below 4 percent, rising rents, and healthier local job markets are convincing more consumers to consider home ownership,” Chris Polychron, National Association of REALTORS® president, said in a recent news release showing fourth-quarter 2014 home prices moving up. To Read more click here

Register your home search at  To know what type of home loan you qualify for contact Chris Lee Vice President and Loan Officer, NMLS ID454660 at Pulaski Bank 314-341-9085 or

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.


RisMedia Reports On Mortgage Rates Moving Higher On Strong Jobs Report

by Mike Simms Provides RisMedia Report on Mortgage Ra

Average fixed mortgage rates are moving higher amid a strong employment report, according to the results of Freddie Mac’s recently released Primary Mortgage Market Survey®(PMMS®). Regardless, fixed-rate mortgage rates still remain near their May 23, 2013 lows. "Mortgage rates rose last week following strong economic data,” says Len Kiefer, deputy chief economist, Freddie Mac. ...Read More >

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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U.S. Foreclosure Activity Increases 5% in January

by BHHS News Via Ris Media and Mike Simms

Foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 119,888 U.S. properties in January, an increase of 5 percent from the previous month but still down 4 percent from a year ago, according to RealtyTrac®’s recently released U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™ for January 2015. The 5 percent monthly increase was...
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Gorgeous Luxury Home - 63376 - Open Sunday February 17 1 - 3

by Mike and Pat Simms


Pat Simms | Prudential Select Properties | (314) 749-9862

100 Long and Winding Rd, Saint Peters, MO
Options Value Far Exceed List Price - Great Value Home
4BR/3+1BA Townhouse
offered at $390,000
Year Built 2004
Sq Footage 4,009
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3 full, 1 partial
Floors 2
Parking 2 Car garage
Lot Size 2,614 sqft
HOA/Maint $217 per month


Custom built from top to bottom w/options whose cost far exceeds the list price this home is a steel. Beginning with custom built cherry wood 42 in cabinets in the kitchen including center island & breakfast bar. Travertine stone tile graces the entry, kitchen, breakfast, hearth and powder room. Multiple custom built cabinets in nearly every room. This 4 BR w/approx 5000 square ft of living space has a unique open floor plan. GR, kitchen, & hearth room on main flr. Elegant separate DR. Beam central vac. Direct vent gas fireplaces (2) will operate during power failure. 9ft LL has office/den w/lookout, play room, full bath, large theatre room, workshop, & poss sleeping area. Freedom lifestyle at its best in this gorgeous detached Freedom Home lined w/mature trees. Your approach to a extensively landscaped home front & back maintained by assoc means no work for you. Request amenities list for a full description of the additional options in this home.

see additional photos below

- Basement - Bonus/Rec room - Breakfast nook
- Dining room - Family room - Laundry room
- Library - Living room - Master bath
- Office/Den - Pantry - Storage space
- Sun room - Walk-in closet - Workshop
- Dishwasher - Garbage disposal - Microwave
- Refrigerator - Stainless steel appliances - Stove/Oven
- Balcony, Deck, or Patio - Lawn - Porch
- Sprinkler system - Yard - Ceiling fans
- Central A/C - Central heat - Double pane windows
- Cable-ready - High-speed internet - Intercom system
- Security system - Garage - Attached - Fireplace
- High/Vaulted ceiling - Tile floor  


- Pond - On-street parking  



- Theater Room, Play Room, Fireplace in Master, Detached Freedom Home



Brick and Stone-5000sq ft

Sun/Hearth Room

Great Room - 9 Ft Ceiling

Stainless Appliances

Fireplace in Master Suite
  Contact info:


Pat Simms
Prudential Select Properties
(314) 749-9862
For sale by agent/broker
Posted: Jan 30, 2013, 2:39pm PST


Prudential Select Properties

6149 Midrivers Mall Drive

St. Charles, Mo  63304


314-749-0921 Direct  See this or any home at  Register your search request on this site.

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The Simms Team - Mike Simms
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Select Properties
6149 Midrivers Mall Drive
St. Charles MO 63304
O: 636-720-1100
C: 314-749-0921
Fax: 1-866-723-0639
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