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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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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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Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on April 08, 2016 in No Category

Great article about the best plants to add curb appeal and cover foundation walls. Check it out! Tis the season for sprucing up.

Check Out These Plants!

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