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St. Louis real estate blog with tips on buying or selling real estate in the St. Louis area.



Tomorrow one of my items on the "to do" list is write a letter to my Congressman and Senators.  I have to tell them about the offer I made two weeks ago and how it was rejected.  I have to tell them that it was the best of 3 offers put in on a bank owned home.  I have to tell them the offer was ...
As if we need more incentives for home buyer's to enter the market!!!  President Obama is expected to sign into law today the stimulus package aimed at helping our sagging economy toward a turn around.  Part of that plan is to offer an $8000 tax credit to first time home buyers. So in addition to...
Even before the stimulus package has been signed, I've heard nothing but complaints from the real estate industry.  Ok, so 8 isn't as good as 15.  Limiting to first time buyer's kind of stinks too.  Cheer up though!  In my market, the first time home buyer has been the person sitting on the side ...
Sometimes in life, I have to bounce off the proverbial "both walls" to find myself in the middle.   The middle is often where I want to be in many respects.  With this banking crisis, it was obvious to me and many others, that banks were off kilter for a long time.  Focused only on profits and ma...

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