Make Sure You’re Prepared for the Hidden Costs of Homeownership

buying a home in metro St. Louis

Deciding to buy a home in Columbia, IL is a huge step to take, although a very exciting one. However, we always like to remind potential buyers of the costs of home ownership. Many buyers don’t understand that owning a home can be more expensive than they might think. The following are a few of the hidden costs of home ownership that you should be aware … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Caught Up in the Emotional Aspect of Home Buying With a Stubborn Seller

selling a home in Columbia IL

The home buying process isn’t always as easy as you would like it to be. This is especially true if you find a house you like but are caught having to deal with a difficult seller. The following are a few tips for dealing with a difficult seller: Don’t over analyze – If the seller rejected your offer, don’t spend too much time trying to … [Read more...]

Reasons to Take the Plunge Into Home Ownership

buy a home in metro St. Louis

There are a lot of responsibilities involved with home ownership, which means there are a lot of things to consider before you make the decision to buy a home in Columbia, IL. However, the following are a few reasons why you should decide to take the next step and become a homeowner: Mortgage rates remain low – Mortgage rates remain close to … [Read more...]

Selling Stuff Before You Move? Don’t Put Prices on Your Garage Sale Items

selling a home in Columbia

If you are selling a home in Columbia, IL, then odds are you’re going to want to sell a few of the possessions that you have obtained over time before moving out. Most home sellers will hold a garage sale to get rid of the things they no longer need or want. However, a mistake many make is to price what they are selling. You may be tempted to price … [Read more...]

Be a Superhero in St. Louis

things to do in greater St. Louis

Are you looking for things to do in metro St. Louis that will help challenge you to stay physically in shape or that will allow you to give back to the community? Why not do something that will allow you to do both, such as the CHADS Coalition SuperHero Run? CHADS Coalition (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide) is an excellent … [Read more...]