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Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on April 26, 2016 in No Category
In most respects the housing business is doing great, but it can be a tough time for those trying to buy their first home. Across the U.S., low inventory has put the squeeze on potential home buyers, driving up prices and sparking bidding wars. First-time home buyers, who made up 32% of all buyers in 2015 - down from 33% the year before, may have the hardest time.The National Association of Realtors set out to find places that are still newbie-friendly. But these aren't just the cheapest places - yes affordability ... read more
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The Open Concept Living Space

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on April 22, 2016 in No Category
Traditionally, homes in the 1990s were designed with separate rooms, but now the new trend is the open floor plan. In the past, people believed that the more rooms the home had, the more attractive, compartmentalized and functional the home was. Designers and homeowners eventually realized that the open floor plan made spaces appear larger and gave homes even more functionality.  Pros of the Open Floor Plan Social: Someone cooking in the kitchen can now interact with those in the living room, dining... read more
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Coldwell Banker Premier Group Sponsors Adopt a Pet . . . .

This is in Conjuction with Coldwell Banker National Campaign . . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on April 21, 2016 in No Category

In Sept Coldwell Banker Premier Group is working with different shelters in the St Louis area to help adopt those dogs that need homes.

Take a look at one of the videos from Coldwell Banker:


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Coming Soon in Brentwood

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on April 15, 2016 in No Category

Darling 3 bed/2 bath brick home on quiet cul-de-sac in Brentwood is Coming Soon! Call Ryan at 314.660.4202 for more details.

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What Items Effect My Credit Score

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Posted by Norman Polsky on April 10, 2016 in No Category
__  Credit Cards . A consumer might think, “Well, even though I have a dozen credit cards, I still pay them off on time. So my credit score must be fine.” That’s not necessarily true. Aside from paying on time, there are 5 other factors that have a major impact on a credit score:__Ratio of Balance to Limit Credit agencies check to see whether or not you are maxing out the limits on your cards, even if you pay them on time. In fact, the lower the ratio between balance and limit the better. Spe... read more
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