Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Beautiful and Spacious Home is Lake St. Louis!

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1680 Duello
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Listed by: Daniel Kahmke

Call Gary Wasylenko at 314-336-1988 to schedule a private showing.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Common Home Problems & Solutions: Cold Floors

Diagnosis:

Although some types of floor coverings (e.g., wood, stone, tile, or concrete) will naturally feel cold on bare feet, insufficient insulation or air infiltration could be the cause for cold floors.

Common locations:

  • Basement floor
  • Floor over a garage
  • Floor over a crawlspace

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Common Home Problems and Solutions: Hot & Cold Rooms

Diagnosis:

Temperature differences of up to three degrees from room to room are not uncommon, but often one or several rooms are uncomfortably warm or cold. This condition could be caused by several factors within your home including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct system design, duct leakage, unwanted heating by the sun in warmer months, or a failure in part of your heating and cooling system.

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Common Home Problems and Solutions: Hot & Cold Rooms

Diagnosis:

Temperature differences of up to three degrees from room to room are not uncommon, but often one or several rooms are uncomfortably warm or cold. This condition could be caused by several factors within your home including inadequate insulation, air leakage, poor duct system design, duct leakage, unwanted heating by the sun in warmer months, or a failure in part of your heating and cooling system.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Open House Today!

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All are welcome!
8/19/2012 ~ 1-3pm
11 Ladue Ct, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Call Gary Wasylenko at 314-336-1988 if you're looking to buy or sell your home.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Listing in Webster Groves!

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611 Lorraine Davis Ln
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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The Age of Multifamily

Renter demand and tight supplies are fueling expansion in the apartment sector.

The ’10s are the apartment decade. Indeed, multifamily has become the darling of commercial property investors, whose seemingly endless appetite for product has pushed cap rates for Class A properties below 5 percent in many top markets. “Multifamily is the only sector to enter the expansion phase of the cycle so far. Average cap rates for multifamily have also returned to pre–financial crisis levels,” says Gleb Nechayev, senior managing economist for CBRE Econometric Advisors in Boston.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Common Home Problems and Solutions: High Energy Bills

Diagnosis:

One reason for high energy bills is an increase in the price of electricity or heating fuel. However, it is common to trace high energy bills to an in-efficient component (windows, heating and cooling equipment, ducts insulation) of your home or a failure of one of these components to perform as intended. It is not always easy to pin-point the problem, but fixing it can make your home more energy-efficient and comfortable.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Seek Greater Enlightenment

You want to present your listings in the best possible light. So be careful not to discount the importance of, well, light. Many real estate professionals advise their clients to flip on the light switches before a showing, but often the advice stops there. Proper illumination makes a home feel warm, inviting, and even larger and more open.

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How can you present your homes in a better light? Ames and home staging experts from Let’s Move LLC weigh in with their best tips.

  1. Use clear lightbulbs.
  2. Reconsider energy-efficent bulbs.
  3. Watch the wattage.
  4. Clean light fixtures.
  5. Brighten the exterior windows.
  6. Replace dated light fixtures.
  7. Add light.
  8. Add a mirror.
  9. Open the windows.
10. Brighten your listing photos.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Wanted: Builders Building Homes

The inventory of homes for sale peaked at 4.5 million units in 2007, fueling the big drop in home prices that we’ve seen. Today, we have the opposite problem: Only 2.49 million homes are for sale, even though demand has risen some 10 percent from a year earlier.

At the same time, the shadow inventory of distressed homes is no longer the threat that it was. While seriously delinquent mortgages remain high, at 7 percent, their share of the market is down from a peak of 10 percent in 2009. That suggests inventory will further decline—unless home builders start building again. But most builders can’t do that because lenders are making few construction loans.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Home Ownership's Defenders

Visitors to the nation’s capital saw a sea of blue gathered near the Washington Monument May 17 for the Rally to Protect the American Dream. Some 13,800 Realtors® from 50 states, three territories, and Canada joined the rally, and more than 15,000 have signed on virtually. The goal: Remind lawmakers that Realtors® are prepared to go to the mat to ensure home ownership remains central to the American dream. “You’re going to be the most effective advocates your industry can have,” Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, told the crowd.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Great Home In Shewsbury For Sale.

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5024 Hi View Ave, Shewsbury, MO 63119

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Listed by: Kamen Yabandzhiev

Call Gary Wasylenko at 314-336-1988 to schedule a private showing.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Lovely Home in Lake St. Louis.

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1680 Duello, Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Listed by: Daniel Kahmke

Call Gary Wasylenko at 314-336-1988 to schedule a private showing.

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