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2640 Ann Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104

Great New Renovation in Fox Park
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on March 17, 2017 in No Category
The curb appeal says it all! This beautiful Fox Park home was brought back to life! While maintaining much of the historic charm such as transoms and pocket doors, the designer brought forth modern amenities to suit even the pickiest of buyers. The moment you walk in you are greeted by the open floor plan and the dark wood floors that lend sophistication to this chic kitchen. Relax by the fireplace or entertain around the ENORMOUS waterfall island. High end lighting, cabinetry, and stainless steel applian... read more
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4 Reasons You Want to Buy a Home This Year

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on August 31, 2016 in No Category
If you have been sitting on the sidelines since the housing collapse, fearful of taking a chance on buying a home, the wait is over. Even with tighter credit standards, 2016 may be the best time to buy a home. Take a look at these top four reasons now is the time to find your dream home.  #1: Rates on the Rise:Mortgage rates are at an all-time low since 2012. These rates won't last forever. The Federal Reserve is expected to begin increasing interest rates soon, which means the window for record-low... read more
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As we are spending more time outside and curb appeal season is ramping up, let's talk about these seven tips for keeping your yard green without doubling the water bill.  1. Determine whether the type of grass in your yard is the best variety for your climate. There are dozens of unique classifications of turf grass, and all varieties respond differently to their environment. A few basic examples are cold- or heat-tolerant, saltwater-tolerant, grasses that stand up to wear and tear. Start by asking a law... read more
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7419 Dalgren Drive; 63123

Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on March 17, 2016 in  Home for Sale

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day! Please see attached video for a great new listing that is Open this Sunday 3/20 (1-3pm). The spring market is upon us. If you or someone you know is interested, please share.




7419 Dalgren Drive; 63123

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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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