Monday, June 12, 2017

Place a coin... in a mug... in your freezer. Here’s why...

If traveling away from home, place a coin in a mug of ice in your freezer. Here’s why...

  Utilize this simple tip to make sure your freezer has been in perfect working order while you are away.

  Grab a mug, a coin and some water... fill the mug with water and allow it to freeze before placing your chosen coin on top.

  If all is well, the coin should remain perched on top of the ice... this will indicate that your freezer has been in perfect working order for the entire time.

  On the other hand... a coin located at the bottom of the ice is typically an indicator that the freezer quit working at some point.

  This lets you know that the food inside of the freezer is probably contaminated and will need to be thrown away.

  Meanwhile, if the coin is frozen in the center of the block of ice in the mug, this means that the freezer did go off for a bit and that your food is probably not spoiled.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Understanding your credit score: What is a credit score and why does it matter?

Your credit score will play an important role in your financial future: it can
mean the difference between being able to purchase a home with a mortgage or having to continue renting.

A FICO® score ranges from 300 to 850
Borrowers with scores of 740 and higher are typically entitled to the best interest rates.

Click HERE to view the PDF.

Other items in the document...

     - How a credit score breaks down.
     - Payment History
     - Amounts Owed
     - Length of Credit History
     - Types of Credit in Use
     - New Credit

   ...and... tips to improve your credit score.

If you would like to find out how much home you can purchase... please contact...

Heath Edgar
Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS #: 574257
2203 S Big Bend Blvd • St. Louis, MO 63117

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Mass Mail for Less $$$

Mail to everyone in an area for less than regular postage. Also, you can send an 8.5" x 11" card stock... not just regular post cards.
But... shhhh... don't tell other REALTORS(R) my secret.

St. Louis housing market should heat up, experts say.

Sales in January — typically a slow month — were up 23 percent from a year earlier in St. Louis city and county. The typical house is selling in 126 days, down from 180 a year earlier.
Home values in St. Louis were up 3.8 percent in December from a year earlier, compared to 6.8 percent nationally, according to CoreLogic, the real estate data company.

“No, it’s not a bubble,” said Smoke. “It’s a recognition of the fundamentals.” There are more buyers than sellers, and that leads to higher prices.
“It’s a seller’s market, but not overly so,” said John Gormley, CEO of the St. Louis Association of Realtors

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Adult Kids Moving Home (Infographic)

They moved out to get an education...

       ...then they came back.

Thank the changing economy, a return to old-fashioned family values, or just the fact that nothing's as comfortable as a childhood bedroom.  The fact remains that more and more adult children are returning to their parents' homes.
See the Infographic HERE.

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Staging an Empty Home

Contact Gary Wasylenko for details on staging and to get sold fast.

Many homeowners find themselves in a predicament when they are forced to relocate quickly for a new job or other extenuating circumstances without having time to sell their existing homes. In these cases, most owners end up purchasing a home in their new location and selling a home that is empty in their previous location.

Selling an empty house can present challenges to individuals, because a large part of a property’s appeal is viewing it when it’s properly staged. However, there are ways to overcome this obstacle and have a successful home showing.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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