Deb Campbell, a broker associate with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties in South County St. Louis and Concept Real Estate Company in Columbia, Ill., was recently voted the Illinois Certified Residential Specialist Chapter’s CRS of the Year in 2014. Campbell, whose career in real estate began in 2002, was recognized for her commitment and service to the community, the REALTOR® Association of Southwestern Illinois Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS® and the Illinois CRS Chapter.

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St. Louis Real Estate Market Outlook

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Locally, St. Louis home prices continue their upward climb and the trend is expected to persist. The only actual problem real estate professionals are experiencing in the greater St. Louis marketplace is a lack of inventory. There just isn’t enough supply of homes for sale in the desirable neighborhoods to satisfy demand. There is a desperate need for good quality inventory.

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Home sales expected to pick up

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

After starting slow, home sales are expected to pick up the rest of 2014, according to the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for July. The report showed varying data results for the housing recovery as we head into the final half of the year. While sales are expected to increase, home sales forecast remains at 5.4 million, a slippage of around 2 percent compared to 2013. Existing sales are predicted to be 3 percent lower, while new home sales are expected to rise by 10 to 15 percent.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest data show progress among key indicators, including growing equity and a rebound in the sale of new and existing homes. While this scorecard notes positive overall trends in the housing market, officials caution that more work needs to be done as the economy recovers from the Great Recession. The full Housing Scorecard is available online at

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On Sunday, June 29, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties was honored to be named a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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In June, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) celebrates National Home Ownership Month by recognizing the critical role homeownership plays in America’s communities. This year’s theme is “Preserving the Dream,” which emphasizes the Obama Administration’s work in building a more steady and fair housing finance system that advances the American Dream of homeownership while avoiding the unsustainable forms of home purchase that fueled the recent housing crisis.

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