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The Great Debate: Ranch-Style vs. Two-Story Homes

No issue in the history of American real estate has been more hotly debated than that of the ranch-style home vs. a two-story home. Besides the obvious curb appeal, there are a variety of factors that can influence the home style a person prefers. Selecting the right home for your family and lifestyle may involve read more

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5 Real-Life Haunted Houses in St. Charles

There is a reason St. Charles, Missouri, has a historic reputation. People have been living (and dying) in the area for far longer than most towns west of the Mississippi have existed. In fact, the city, first known as Les Petites Cotes (“The Little Hills”), has been home to a recorded settlement for more than read more

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5 Things to Do Before Buying Your First Home

Home ownership is a staple of the American Dream – and if you’re looking to make that dream a reality, congratulations! Buying a home is a significant milestone, and taking the steps to prepare yourself (and your finances) will help ensure the journey goes as smoothly as possible. If you are having trouble getting started, read more

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12 Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Spring Sale

February 13, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

Once Punxsutawney Phil pokes his little head out of the ground and dares us to think about the arrival of spring, we start to plan for the arrival of spring real estate. Often, this is the busiest and most productive time of year to sell a home. If you are one of those homeowners who read more

How to Make the Most Money on a Rental Property

January 17, 2019 by Doug Meyer

Barbara Corcoran, a self-proclaimed “high school burnout,” had worked twenty jobs by the time she turned 23 years old. She then took out a $1K loan to start what would eventually become the largest real estate company in New York, selling for $66M in 2001. Stories of real estate “sharks” like Barbara are part of read more

Pros and Cons of Selling a Home in the Winter

December 18, 2018 by Doug Meyer

‘Tis the season to deck the halls, wrap gifts, bake cookies and . . . sell a home? Spring is typically seen as the “best” time of year to sell a home, for several valid reasons – including the simple fact that the weather is more conducive to driving around town to get in-and-out of read more

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