Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
If you live in an older home (and there are many of them in St. Louis) it might have knob and tube wiring. Knob and tube (or K&T) was the standard method of electrical wiring when electricity was first used in homes in the 1880s. New innovations in cable and wire came along in the 1920s, but K&T was still common up until the 1950s when more modern methods took over.
Thursday, January 16th, 2020
Smart home lovers likely rejoice at the continued flood of smart house accessories on the market, one of which are video security doorbells.
Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Whether buying or selling a home in St. Louis, finding the best realtor will involve some work. You’ll want to ask people you know for referrals, do some research, and finally, interview the best candidates. (Read Follow These 3 Steps to Find a Real Estate Agent.) Sales statistics and experience are important, but you need to feel confident in your decision on a more personal level, too.
Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Winter is on its way and you know what that means... soon, you'll need to turn on your furnace. In fact, if you live in a colder climate, you might have already done so. Keeping your home warm while keeping your electric bill low is the goal for most homeowners. If it seems like your home is always chilly but your energy bill is high, you may be losing heat. Here are some of the most common places your home can lose heat:
Thursday, December 19th, 2019
Congrats! Your house is selling for substantially more than you paid for it! That’s a good thing… or is it? The IRS may want a chunk of the profits in the form of capital gains tax. There are some scenarios when selling a home will generate a tax liability. But there are ways that homeowners can avoid taxes of home sales.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Buying a house is one of the largest investments you'll ever make. It's crucial that you make wise decisions when purchasing a house to protect your investment. Here are five criteria to consider to ensure this:
Thursday, November 28th, 2019
Whether you're a new homeowner or just a homeowner new to an HOA, it can be difficult to understand exactly what your responsibilities are and how these new rules will be enforced.
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
Poor plumbing conditions in your home can escalate to bigger problems such as flooding and accidents. On top of that, you'll most likely find your monthly water bills with exceeding charges.
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
You’ve made the decision to sell your home and you want to do it fast. Selling a house is stressful, and every day it’s on the market can ramp up the anxiety. You just want it done so you can move to your new home and get on with your life.
Thursday, October 31st, 2019
When you’re planning to sell a home or buy a home—it’s a big deal. Sure, you can do it on your own, but it’s a complicated process and will take up a lot of your time. There are some things that are better left to the experts, and real estate is one of them.