Ryan Shakofsky Blog

Discover the Lively Neighborhood of Soulard

Live in the Epicenter of Fun
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on August 25, 2017 in No Category
St. Louis City is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods.  The homes are as diverse as the people who live in them.  In the Soulard neighborhood, many of the homes are row house and multi-family residences when compared to the shotgun homes on the Hill and small brick bungalows throughout South City or the victorian era homes you will find in Lafayette Square.  Ernest and Linda have lived and loved the City for years and their home at 1111 Allen Ave. is just short of amazing. They chose Soulard beca... read more
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What is Mortgage Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Many People today keeping paying for their mortgage insurance but do they might be able to stop these payments
Posted by Norman Polsky on August 20, 2017 in No Category
How Much Is Mortgage Insurance and How Long Do I Have to Pay It? To Learn how mortgage insurance works and the options you have. -  If you bought a home with a down payment that is less than 20% of the purchase price, or if you refinanced with less than 20% equity, your lender will require you to purchase mortgage insurance. It’s important to note that not all loan programs will offer the same terms. That’s why it’s smart to contact your agent when looking to find the right loan for you.... read more
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4 Suggestions for Selling an Inherited Home

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 13, 2017 in No Category
4 Tips to Selling an Inherited Property 0 Selling an inherited house can be draining. Coldwell Banker gives 4 tips on how to successfully prepare, organize and sell your inherited house.  One difficult topic real estate agents routinely have to discuss is about selling an inherited home from a parent when they pass away. It is a situation that is an overwhelming experience, one filled with emotions and many questions. While talking about it is difficult, it is smart to be prepared. This includes having convers... read more
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2 New Restaurants in ST Louis Named as Best in The U.S.

Posted by Norman Polsky on August 06, 2017 in No Category

Nixta and Vicia were named to Bon Appetit magazine's list of the 50 best new restaurants in the U.S. Vicia, at the 4260 building in the Cortex innovation district, was cited for its "finest vegetables, grains, and meats known to Missouri," and Bon Appetit liked the "ambitious cooking that combines bold flavors" at Nixta, located at 1621 Tower Grove Ave. in Botanical Heights.

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Posted by Norman Polsky on August 04, 2017 in No Category
How to Use Smart Home to Build Your Advantage  When 79% of agents say that buyers are interested in smart home tech and 54% of sellers say they would install it to make their home sell faster – you know that smart home is a trend worth understanding. Being able to recognize smart home tech in a listing and guiding a buyer on how it can change the way they live in their home sets you apart. Smart home tech is no longer just a high-end upgrade. It’s now a must-have in markets as diverse as Boston and... read more
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