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How to Determine a Home’s Value

Whether you are buying or selling a home, there is probably one big question on your mind: How much is it? Buyers want to find a house they love and can comfortably afford. Sellers want to receive top dollar, to set them up for success on their next journey. No matter which side you are read more

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10 Reasons to Take Advantage of a Seller’s Market

If you spend any amount of time contemplating whether or not to sell your house, chances are you have at least one foot (metaphorically) out the door. What’s keeping you from taking the next step? Whether market uncertainty or the thought of looming home repairs are preventing you from listing your house “For Sale,” there read more

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12 Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Spring Sale

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

Selling a Home in the Winter

Pros and Cons of Selling a Home in the Winter

‘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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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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What to Expect When Selling to a Fast Cash Home Buyer

From “Flip or Flop” to “Fixer Upper” and HGTV’s newcomer “Desert Flippers,” the business of buying and flipping outdated houses has never appeared more glamorous. On a smaller scale, local companies working the “We buy ugly homes” angle have built an empire on the business of rehabbing residential properties. If you received a post card read more

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Home-Buying FAQs: Older Home or New Home?

November 13, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

“To buy an old home or not to buy an old home: That is the question.” Technically, this was not the question Shakespeare had in mind when he wrote “Hamlet,” – but it’s an important one to help you along the house hunting journey! While you are making a wish list for your ideal home, read more

A Brief History of Real Estate in St. Charles

October 9, 2019 by Meyer Real Estate

Since the dawn of humanity, humans have required shelter from the elements and protection from predators in order to survive. But the methods used to secure safety for one’s family or tribe have changed greatly over the centuries. Join us for a brief (though not at all exhaustive) history of how it’s been done in read more

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

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