Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Whether buying or selling a home in St. Louis, finding the best realtor will involve some work. You’ll want to ask people you know for referrals, do some research, and finally, interview the best candidates. (Read Follow These 3 Steps to Find a Real Estate Agent.) Sales statistics and experience are important, but you need to feel confident in your decision on a more personal level, too.
Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Congrats! Your house is selling for substantially more than you paid for it! That’s a good thing… or is it? The IRS may want a chunk of the profits in the form of capital gains tax. There are some scenarios when selling a home will generate a tax liability. But there are ways that homeowners can avoid taxes of home sales.
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
After the real estate bubble burst in 2008, it seemed like foreclosed houses could be found in almost every neighborhood across the country. The number of foreclosed homes reached an all-time high in 2010 but has steadily decreased each year since. Nevertheless, as long as there have been mortgages, there have been people unable to pay them. Buyers can get a bargain buying a foreclosed home. But if they’re not cautious, they can get more than they bargained for.
Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Believe it or not, most realtors still encourage open houses. Far from being obsolete, they can be a great way to showcase a home when they’re managed by a competent real estate professional.
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
You’ve made the decision to sell your home and you want to do it fast. Selling a house is stressful, and every day it’s on the market can ramp up the anxiety. You just want it done so you can move to your new home and get on with your life.
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
When you’re planning to sell a home or buy a home—it’s a big deal. Sure, you can do it on your own, but it’s a complicated process and will take up a lot of your time. There are some things that are better left to the experts, and real estate is one of them.
Thursday, October 24th, 2019
It’s night and you’re home alone. You’re about to continue binging on your favorite Netflix show when suddenly you hear it – an unexplained creepy sound. Maybe it’s scratching within the walls or the floorboards creaking above you. Or perhaps you smell something foul out of nowhere. Before you call your neighborhood exorcist, let us help you possibly debunk these spooky occurrences and why they’re happening. Here are the 9 most common creepy phenomena and their explanations:
Thursday, October 17th, 2019
No matter why you’re moving or where your new home is, there’s one thing every seller wants—to find a buyer fast. Sure, it’s partly luck, but there are some things that can speed up the process.
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Back in 1969, there was a story of a lovely lady… and, well you know the rest. The Brady Bunch quickly became a household television show that Americans constantly tuned in for. No one who watched could possibly forget that gorgeous home, displayed at the beginning of the show. Certainly not HGTV, who made a new series called A Very Brady Renovation – focusing on four phases of renovating the original property. Curious how this all started? Keep reading to find out more!
Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Whether you’re looking to move out of your parents’ house or just ready to relocate in general, there are a few options for you to consider. We’re talking about buying or renting. While there are benefits to each, we believe that buying has an amount of benefits. Have you spoken to a BHHS Select real estate agent before? Maybe it’s time to consider this option. Keep reading to find out how buying is better than renting.