Seven Steps to Take Before Buying a Home in the ST Louis AreaPosted: March 06, 2014 at 3:48 PM by Norman Polsky
7 Steps to Take Before You Buy a HomeBy: G. M. Filisko By doing your homework before you buy, you’ll feel more content about your new home. 1. Decide how much home you can affordGenerally, you can afford a home priced 2 to 3 times your gross income. Remember to consider costs every homeowner must cover: property taxes, insurance, maintenance, utilities, and community association fees, if applicable, as well as costs specific to your family, such as day ca read more
Renting vs Buying in the St Louis Real Estate Market
Four questions to Ask When Making This DecisionPosted: February 09, 2014 at 1:29 PM by Norman Polsky
“To buy or to rent?” Recent graduates, young couples, relocating professionals and others have all asked themselves this question at one point or another. While each option has its benefits, the decision to purchase an apartment, condominium or house as opposed to renting, is complex and based on a number of factors. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors, nearly eight out of 10 respondents believe buying a home today is a good financial decision. The question that read more
Coldwell Banker Celebrates 80 Years of Selling Homes in the Luxury Real Estate Market . . . Previews International
Coldwell Banker Premier Group is proud to be a member of this programPosted: January 29, 2014 at 4:49 PM by Norman Polsky
Coldwell Banker Previews International®, the worldwide luxury home marketing program exclusive to Coldwell Banker Real Estate, celebrates its 80th anniversary. This milestone pays tribute to the legacy started in 1933 by Previews, Inc. founder Henderson Talbot, a real estate entrepreneur who redefined luxury real estate marketing by pioneering the use of motion pictures to “preview” exclusive homes. Talbot’s firm was acquired in 1980 by Co read more
New Coldwell Banker Marketing Campaign . . .
As seen on the Gammy Awards last night and to repeated on the Academy Awards . . .Posted: January 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM by Norman Polsky
The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® show on Sunday, January 26,was the perfect stage for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC to unveil its new “Home Sweet Home” national television commercial. The one-minute spot appropriately features the classic Mötley Crüe anthem “Home Sweet Home” as the soundtrack. This is the second year in a row that Coldwell Banker® has chosen to launch its national marketing campaign during the highly anticipated awards show season. read more
Top Upgrades That are in Demand by Buyers . . .
Take a look at what items are in demand in the St Louis areaPosted: January 21, 2014 at 12:46 PM by Norman Polsky
Many existing homeowners choose summer time to spruce up their homes and make upgrades or improvements. While some home features, such as formal living rooms, have waned in popularity as of late, there are several common improvement projects that consumers still turn toward, to increase space and improve their real estate value.Storage spaceBuilt-in bookshelves, separate laundry rooms and additional shelving are popular alterations homeowners are seeking to maximize every square inch of their read more