July 2015 Newsletter

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Stay connected with market conditions, buyer's and seller's advise and real estate news from your local market expert.

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Your New Homebuying Timeline

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make; it's not the time for snap decisions. When the "Know Before You Owe" mortgage rule goes into effect -- also called TRID or TILA-RESPA Integration Disclosures -- you will have more time to understand and approve all aspects of a loan before signing on the dotted line.

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, announced the winner of its $50,000 Sweepstakes held during the spring in conjunction with HGTV and its popular show “Fixer Upper.Barbara Wakefield, a Lawrenceburg, KY housewife and grandmother, was drawn for the cash prize from among more than 1.5 million sweepstakes entries.  

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of St. Louis Post Dispatch’s 2015 Top Workplaces for the 2nd consecutive year.  Special recognition was given to us as #1 for Clued-in Senior Management, scoring for “Senior managers understand what is really happening."

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Select Properties Recognized in D.C.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Last week, two of our three co-owners, Maryann Vitale Alles, CEO/President and Angie Ignatowski, Relocation Director, attended the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Circle Conference in Washington D.C. A city full of inspiration and history, the conference proved to be no different.

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How Long Will Your Appliance Last?

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

by  to Home DecorHome Improvement

When buying and furnishing a home, nothing is meant to last forever. Even pricier investments need maintenance from normal wear and tear. That’s why we decided to compile the average lifespan of common household appliances to help you plan for repairs down the road. While materials, construction, amount of use and regular upkeep play a role in the longevity of a product, this below guide is a great way to convince Grandma that it’s time to replace that 40 year old mattress. 

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FSBO, Think Again

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons:

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5 Upgrades to Consider This Season

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

5 Home Upgrades to Consider This SeasonBy Paige Tepping

When it comes to home improvement, the options are endless. While many homeowners have their sights set on a huge overhaul (hello five-star kitchen complete with the latest and greatest appliances and gadgets), simple home updates that can be completed in a timely manner—without breaking the bank—typically offer the best return on your investment.

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No, that's not just snow-boarder lingo.

On April 18th, 6 of our Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Selecrt Properties offices hosted a Shred-It Day all across the St. Louis metropolitan area. This post-tax-season event is a service we provide to our agents and to the public, helping them keep sensitive documents secure.

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St. Paddy's Day Parade of Homes

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Are you following all of the excitement at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties?  We are painting the town green and hosting a St. Paddy's Day Parade of Homes on Tuesday, March 17th from noon to 2pm, open to all REALTORS in the Metro St. Louis area.  

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