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An Inside Look at Buying a Home at a Foreclosure Auction

If you are familiar with Forrest Gump, you may have heard the expression: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Believe it or not, the experience of buying a foreclosed home at auction is quite similar. Most times, buyers can’t even see inside the home before the purchase! read more

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How to Make the Most Money on a Rental Property

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

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5 Things to Know About Buying a Foreclosed Home

September 11, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

During an online search of “Homes for Sale,” there is an elusive category that receives much attention and even greater speculation. This type of listing typically may even be considered a Potential Listing rather than a sure thing. Of course, we are talking about Foreclosed Homes. In a previous post, we explained how homes are read more

Do You Remember These 12 Old Real Estate Practices?

August 27, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

Spawn Books, and Bail Bonds, And Keys, Oh My! Selling homes is a process that has evolved enormously in the last century. Over the last 60 years of selling homes in St. Charles, the Meyer Real Estate team has watched the profession change drastically. Technology has advanced, laws were updated and then the internet went read more

Neighborhood Spotlight: Living in New Town at St. Charles

July 16, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

With its tree-lined streets, lakes and canals, New Town at St. Charles is unlike any ordinary neighborhood. Resulting from a weeklong initial design workshop in February of 2003, New Town was planned to combine the ideals of a classic American town and a modern community. The result? “A place where the coffee shop is right read more

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