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WHAT IS A SMART HOME

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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> Rising home prices and mortgage rates mean homebuyers are paying more and getting less this house hunting season. And with tighter available inventory, finding a great deal on a home is proving more difficult. But the combination of home prices and local wages is making some markets more attractive than others. There are  12 cities where home buyers are getting the most bang for their buck. St Louis is now number 5 in the list.The data, from the First American Real House Price... read more
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With the news that solar shingles and solar panels are becoming more accepted in the area - Does your insurance cover these items. Before making such an investment you need to know. Anyone financing a home purchase knows that the bank wants to see adequate insurance on its collateral. Of course, what is sufficient for a lender may not be sufficient for the owner. Myriad homeowners policies contain a sea of coverage and exemptions which are sometimes difficult for policyholders to comprehend. If an improvement is ma... read more
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The 10 Most Expensive Places to Live in the US and . . . . . ..

The 10 Most Affordable Places to Live . . . . . . .
Posted by Norman Polsky on September 25, 2016 in No Category
Tech is hot, and Silicon Valley is hotter. For the third time in five years, the technology capital of the world ranked as the most expensive place to live in the United States in the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Home Listing Report (HLR). According to the report, which is the most extensive home price comparison tool in the U.S., the average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home costs $2,453,718 in this year's most expensive market, Saratoga, California. Six of the top 10 most expensive markets are in Silicon Valley, and... read more
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Spring Check-Up for Homes in the St Louis Area

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Posted by Norman Polsky on May 18, 2016 in No Category
Spring Home Health Check-Up: Three Areas to Examine Now A step-by-step home check-up guide to find warning signs and advice on how to repair them By David Baur, Product Manager, GCP Applied Technologies Spring is here! Time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. It is also the ideal time to do a home health check-up, inspecting what winter left behind. So, what are the three key areas of your home to examine and what do you look for? We have you covered from roof to deck. Follow this step-by-step home check-up gu... read more
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