real estate: Live/Work St. Louis - First Time Home Buyer Waiting Till the Last Minute - Don't Let the $8,000 Tax Credit Pass You By - 08/20/09 12:09 PM
We understand there are procrastinators, and that some folks work way better under pressure.  This is one instances though where a little pre-planning will make sure you make the deadline of November 30, 2009.  If you think you can wait to close on the last day, you better think again.  Most title companies will be closed the day after Thanksgiving.  That leaves you only Monday, November 30.  How many people will be in line to close that day?  Then, what if the numbers are wrong and the company you are getting your loan from has to re-disclose and you have to … (0 comments)

real estate: Christmas In July In St. Louis - 07/31/09 12:07 PM
We are Christmas Nuts at our house and we have been excited about the new Disney movie A Christmas Carol.  Did you know that Disney is bringing in a tour for Christmas in July to show how they made the movie and advertise it.  Click on the link below for dates and times.  It is just this weekend so hurry and check it out.  Sounds like something really cool.
Maby we'll see you there!

real estate: Live/Work O'Fallon/Dardenne Prairie - Recently Graduated - Look What's Open Sunday! Sold - 02/12/09 10:00 AM
You recently graduated and you've got the bug!  It's time to spread your wings.  After 4 years of being on your own do you want to move back home?  Then the decision is rent or buy.  Most people think they can't own a home but think again.  You may be able to qualify and with the low interest rates in some situations buying may be cheaper than renting especially if you consider the tax benefits.  Then if you qualify for the $7,500 Tax Credit that is an added bonus.  With all that in mind you might want to join us Sunday, February … (0 comments)

real estate: Live/Work Saint Louis - Buying New Construction - Selecting Your Cabinets - 01/15/09 09:27 AM
Selecting cabinets for a new construction home can appear to be a simple task - but there is a lot to consider when choosing cabinets for your new to be built home.  Kitchen, bath, laundry and storage cabinets are one of the bigger ticket items that can make or break the deal but also have an impact on the re- saleability of your home if you decide or need to sell it later.
Wood Cabinets - low cost builder grade wood cabinets consists of particle board covered with a thin wood veneer.  particle board is larger granule sawdust fibers and glue pressed together under great … (0 comments)

real estate: Live Work/ Midtown St. Louis - Lot's of Room to Work and Plan - 12/11/08 07:44 AM
Join us Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 12:00 - 2:00 P.M. and check out this home located in Mid-town St. Louis - 8829 Tudor Avenue.   

Newer Windows

Kitchen cabinetsand appliances replaced.  New flooring and lighting

Hall bath

Master Bedroom Suite

Lower Level Bath
Add to this a main floor laundry, living, dining, 4 bed 3 baths and a partially finished lower level with work room and storage.  Come check it out.  \
Additional pictures available at
Contact Mike and Pat Simms, Realtors, Prudential Select Properties, Licensed Realtors in Missouri at 314.749.0921 - Mike Direct or 314.749.9862 - Pat Direct … (0 comments)

real estate: Live/Work - St. Charles County - Look What's Open Sunday - 12/11/08 06:56 AM
Join us Sunday, December 14, 2008 from 3:00 - 5:00 P.M. and check out this home located just a skip and a jump from the Katy Trail in private Oak Forest Subdivision.  Needs some updating but the seller is motivated and looking for a family to bring life back into this home so dearly loved.  The home is on a gorgeous double wooded lot overlooking a pond.  A great place to call home - come and see us.

Great Curb Appeal

Gather round the famly and holiday cheer.

Bright kitchen overlooking deck.  Wall of closets and Pantry.

real estate: Live/Work St. Charles County - Affordable Villa with Great View - Open Sunday1-3 - 12/11/08 06:27 AM
Join us Sunday, December 14 1-3 at 1245 Shirley Ridge.  Gorgeous great room with beautiful view.

Gas Fireplace to warm those chilly nights.  Great atmospher for holiday decorating.

Look what is outside those windows.

Located in Meadow Ridge subdivision this 2 bed 2 bath Villa is 1,440 square ft.  Newer plush carpeting.  Come take a look.  Great affordable living
Contact Mike and Pat Simms, Realtors, Prudential Select Properties, Licensed Realtors in Missouri at 314.749.0921 - Mike Direct or 314.749.9862 - Pat Direct to list or purchase a home. If you prefer to contact us by e-mail - What is … (0 comments)

real estate: Vacation in Luxury Every Weekend in this Oak Forest St. Charles County Home - 04/25/08 02:40 AM
After a long week pull in the driveway and feel yourself relax as you sit on the deck to watch the sunset. Morning coffee with the birds singing in the woods overlooking the stock pond. Ready to go take a short walk to the Katy Trail and ride your bike to your favorite winery. You're on vacation and all you did was come home! Check out the details of this gorgeous all brick 3 bedroom 2.5 bath nestled in this sought after subdivision. Plenty of room for additional expansion on the oversized lot. Put this home on your open house tour … (0 comments)

real estate: Looking to Downsize but Want Luxury & Fun! - Check Out This St. Charles County Home! - 04/17/08 10:11 AM
If you just don't want to clean that much house any more but still want to have room for fun. Want to be near luxury, entertainment, parks and more this home says yes to all. Gorgeous upstairs but plenty of room to play downstairs. Fix up a media room, turn the extra large play room into an excercise room or leave it as a toy room for all your playfull visitors. You still have an office/sleeping area, room for a pool table and a bar! Just down the street, around the corner and a short hop away is the new Lake … (0 comments)

real estate: Enjoy the Katy Trail - Check Out Our New St. Charles County Listing! - 04/17/08 09:59 AM
If you enjoy walking this home is just a short walk from the Katy Trail. Additional information on this home at or for more homes like this anywhere in St. Louis search homes 24/7 at … (0 comments)

real estate: Markets Taxed by Negative News but in St. Charles County We Refuse to Participate in a Recession - 04/12/08 06:14 AM
"Earnings season" began on Wall Street last week with the first quarter earnings of companies being reported as off to  a rough start.  Due to the negative tone the Stock Market lost some ground.  Despite the dark cloud, home loan rates are once again near levels not seen since mid-2005.  But these rates can change quickly.  This is where is it important for you to have a team who understands what is going on in the market,  and despite the gloom and doom refuse to let it get them down.  We know that life events affect people every day and that … (0 comments)

real estate: St. Louis County - Bridgeton - Open Sunday April 13 1 - 3 - 04/12/08 05:57 AM
On your Open House tour this Sunday stop by and take a look at this great 4 bed 1.5 home on nearly 1/2 acre. Needs TLC and is being sold "AS IS" but has lots of potential. Build plenty of sweat equity with this one. Stop by this Sunday from 1 - 3 and check us out. … (1 comments)

real estate: St. Charles County - Open Sunday 1 - 3 - 04/12/08 05:51 AM
Come take a look at this gorgeous 3 bed 2.5 bath Ranch with vaulted ceilings and Plant shelves. Great finished lower level with place for media room, there is a large play room or excercise room, sleeping area or office, 1/2 bath and a place for a pool table and bar. This 10,000sq ft lot has an invisible fence front and back with plenty of room for your favorite pal. Visit us. We would love to see you! … (0 comments)

real estate: The Opera, the city, fishing, camping St. Louis has it All! - 04/06/08 07:38 AM
What's great about living in St. Louis is that you can be downtown for a game, pick your sport football, baseball, hockey, or you can see a show at the fabulous fox.  Take a trip to the Science Center or spend the day at the Zoo.  Then the following weekend spend it by the fire in Cuiver River State Park or in Busch Wildlife fishing in one of 18+ fishing lakes.  You can be in the country in 30 minutes and the next day your at work.  So many places to see and do, give us a look.  If you are … (0 comments)

real estate: Does Your Agent Use a Professional Photographer? - 04/04/08 04:51 AM
We have always used a professional photographer for our listings.  Why?  Because we are Real Estate Agents not Photographers and we believe that we should leave the picture taking to the professionals.  A recent article by RISMedia points out a study showing that the number of photos relates to the days on market and also relates to the percentage of sell price to original price.  RISMedia also points out that a study done by Point2 showed that properties with just one photo generated approximately five views while those displaying many more photos generated nearly 10 times the number of leads and … (0 comments)

real estate: Don't Forget the Windows! - 04/03/08 09:06 AM
You have checked the curb appeal, you cleaned out the garage, the dining room is no longer the kids play room and you purchased a dining room table.  The For Sale Sign goes up and you are ready to go!  The first buyers come in pull curtains a side and pull up the blinds to see the back yard.  But they can't see through the window.  Ugh!   When you are polishing up everything don't forget to polish the windows too.  Just because they hide behind the blinds or curtains, buyers do see them and they make and impression too!  For more … (0 comments)

real estate: St. Charles County Things To Do - Spring Art Walk - 04/03/08 08:34 AM
We are always looking for things to do when the sun comes out and the weather warms up.   You may want to consider the Spring Art Walk coming up April 25, 26, and 27.  Meet the artists! Nearly 100 artists along Main Street and in the Foundry Arts Centre will participate in this unique experience. All exhibits are inside; see the artists in action! Sculptors, painters, potters, photographers, glass jewelry, digital and fiber artists will exhibit their work.Check out the music, dance, food, wine and enjoy the Arts and Culture District on Historic Main Street Saint Charles - an art destination.
 For … (0 comments)

real estate: Rocks, Woods, Hills and Ponds - Another St. Charles Park - 03/27/08 09:04 AM
It's just another dreary day in St. Charles County.  We are all waiting for spring.  There are hints of it as the Tulips are starting to sprout and the trees are starting to bud out.  Looking at them makes me think of another great St. Charles County Park and why it's great to live in St. Charles.  You can toodle down the Katy trail then veer off to Klondike park for a picnic or a hike.  Stay for the night if you like, provided you made reservations in advance.  Once a quarry this gorgeous park is truly a place to hang … (0 comments)

real estate: When Do You Prefer to Visit and Open House? - 03/24/08 08:57 AM
Now that Easter has passed and warmer weather is on the way homes will be popping up on the Saturday and Sunday Open House Lists.  Some agents will hold Open Houses during the week so that you can check out a home on your way home from work.  We would like to hear from you and find out when you prefer to attend open houses.  Do you prefer and evening during the week?  Is your preference a Saturday leaving Sunday afternoons open for a nap or other favorite activity?  Do you prefer to get your chores done on Satuday and attend … (0 comments)

real estate: Does Your Home Fit Your Life Style? - 03/24/08 08:49 AM
As we grow our life styles may change.  When we were a family of seven we needed lots of room in an area near schools, and other activities.  Now that we are again a family of four (includes Mom and Dad) we have slightly different needs.  Young couples enjoy the city life being close to shops and entertainment.  Couples nearing retirement may not need such a large home but love golf and want to be near their passion.  Whatever your life style we believe it is important details we pay attention to in finding your next home.  If you are looking for just … (0 comments)

Mike and Pat Simms, Connecting People with Homes and People with Peopl (Prudential Select Properties)

Mike and Pat Simms

Connecting People with Homes and People with Peopl

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