Health & Wellness Self-Care for Mothers May is the month that celebrates and honors the sacrifices mothers make for their children. As a mother myself, I understand firsthand how important it is to take care of yourself to best care for your family. Here are some self-care ideas tailored for busy mothers like you: Schedule “Me Time”: Dedicate regular slots in […]
Home Owner Education Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning can feel like a big task, but breaking it down into manageable steps can make it more manageable. Here are some tips: Declutter: Start by going through each room and getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Consider donating, selling, or recycling them. Organize: Once you’ve decluttered, organize the remaining […]
Home Owner Education Spring Gardening As we approach the spring season, many homeowners are excited to begin their gardens. Timing and research are essential to your gardens success. Here are some tips for homeowners looking to plant and garden in the spring: Plan Your Garden: Before you start planting, take some time to plan your garden layout. Consider the amount […]
Home Owner Education February Exploration   February is a great time to explore home improvement and decor ideas. Here are some suggestions for home projects and decorating ideas for the month: Valentine’s Day Decor: Add some romantic touches to your home with red and pink accents, heart-shaped decorations, and scented candles. Consider creating a cozy atmosphere for a special Valentine’s […]
Real Estate Buy vs Rent in 2024: What’s Best for You? Introduction The Dilemma of Choice In the realm of real estate, the perennial quandary of whether to buy or rent remains as pertinent in 2024 as ever. This decision, often riddled with financial and emotional considerations, has far-reaching implications on one’s lifestyle and financial health. 2024 Real Estate Landscape The landscape of real estate in […]
Real Estate Real Estate in December   Real estate in December can be influenced by various factors, and the market conditions can vary depending on your location and the specific circumstances of the year. Here are some general observations and considerations for real estate in December:     Seasonal Trends: In many regions, December is considered part of the winter season. […]
Seniors Navigating the Twilight Trek: Overcoming Fears as a Senior Home Purchaser in St. Louis   As the sun sets on the familiar horizon of a family home, senior residents of St. Louis embark on what I fondly call the ‘Twilight Trek’ – the transition from the well-worn patios of their past to the uncharted front porches of their future. For many, this trek is laden with fears, each as […]
Health & Wellness Embracing Autumn’s Bounty: A Culinary Journey Through Fall Dishes   As the vibrant foliage paints the world in hues of red, orange, and gold, autumn arrives with its distinct charm. There’s something magical about this season, a time when the air turns crisp, and nature’s bounty is on full display. Fall brings with it a cornucopia of flavors and ingredients that inspire comforting and […]
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Health & Wellness Preparing Your Home for Fall   As the leaves begin to change and the air turns crisper, it’s time to embrace the warm and inviting atmosphere of fall. Preparing your home for the season ahead not only adds a touch of coziness but also helps create a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Here are some simple yet effective tips to […]
Real Estate Why St. Louis?   Wondering what makes St. Louis, Missouri such an attractive place for families and young professionals to live? St. Louis is a vibrant and historically rich city with a lot to offer for potential home buyers. As one of the major cities in the Midwest, St. Louis provides a unique blend of urban amenities and […]
Real Estate Reasons a House Falls Out of Contract   When you make or accept an offer on a home, it’s easy to assume the deal is near complete once the offer is accepted. However, many variables can cause the house to fallout of contract before making it to the closing table. To help avoid this situation in the housing market, it’s helpful to […]
Home Owner Education Home Remodel Mistakes That Could Cost You Remodeling your home is a big project and an even bigger investment. With the expense and time associated with a remodel, we all want to get the most bang for our buck. However, it is important to note that not all updates are equal, and some can end up costing you long-term. To ensure your […]
Health & Wellness 5 Ways to Volunteer in Your Community It feels good to give back! When we take the time to slow down and help others, our actions can have a lasting impact that could make all the difference in somebody else’s world. Volunteering can be an incredible opportunity to explore a cause that you’re passionate about while helping somebody else out along the […]
Real Estate The Consumer’s Guide to Hiring an Amazing Real Estate Agent When you’re buying or selling a home, it’s crucial to work with a qualified real estate agent. Not just a professional, but an amazing agent and a market expert. So how do you ensure you’re hiring an amazing real estate agent? There are currently more than two million real estate professionals in North America.1,2 With […]
Home Owner Education What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it […]
Home Owner Education Real Estate Relocation Guide: 7 Steps to a Seamless Move Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more. Of course you’ll need […]
Home Owner Education Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home      Top 12 Tips for a Safer Holiday Home Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it […]
Real Estate Real Estate Seasonality Real Estate Seasonality Thinking about buying and/or selling a home during the holidays? Check out my latest article for some helpful tips on real estate seasonality! The Pros and Cons of Fall and Winter Real Estate There are pros and cons that come with buying or selling in the holiday season. The primary advantage of […]
Home Owner Education The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth The Compound Effect: Building Your Household’s Wealth Wealth is within reach for many people; however, the majority of Americans say it’s not likely they’ll become rich.1 While younger people are more likely to say they’ll achieve wealth one day, only 34 percent of people aged 30 to 49 and 21 percent of people aged 50 […]
Real Estate Green is Gold When Marketing to Millennials Green is Gold When Marketing to Millennials You already know that the Millennial generation is a force in the housing market. According to a Bankrate survey, Millennials (33%) have the strongest preference for real estate investing with money they won’t need for the next decade or more (https://bit.ly/3BkegNg). They’re bullish about buying homes, says a Green […]