Monica's Blog

      Insurance is supposed to protect you when things go wrong with your home, but it doesn't cover everything.  Most insurances protect the home itself under conditions of natural disaster or fire, and if you have additional coverage it might cover the theft or destruction of your personal property as well.  What do you do if your furnace stops working in the middle of the winter, or your oven breaks?  When buying a new home, those are the concerns of new home buyers.  ... read more
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A Few Fun Facts . . . Just a Little Trivia

Posted by Norman Polsky on February 19, 2017 in No Category
Dinner Table Trivia Be the smartest one at the dinner table with these smart home facts. VICTORIA KEICHINGERFEB 8, 2017 Coldwell Banker was the first real estate brand to recognize and embrace the movement of smart technology into the home, and with good reason. We’ve always believed that home isn’t just a roof over your head, it’s your emotional center, where the best things in life happen on a daily basis. Smart technology helps make our homes more comfortable, safer, more economica... read more
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What is the Role of Earnest Money?

Posted by Monica Tobben on February 17, 2017 in  1st Time Buyers  For Buyers  For Sellers
Earnest Money is one of the most overlooked financial aspects of a contract. Many buyers do not know what earnest money is before they get into the process of buying a home.  Many sellers do not know how to balance the importance of this money to the strength of contract.  I will cover some of the basics to help with a basic understanding for everyone.  For any more detailed information or clarification talk to your real estate agent, or contact me (my information is at the bottom of this a... read more
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Learn How to Stage Your House in the Winter

In the St Louis area we are fiding homes sellin at a record pace even during these wintermonths
Posted by Norman Polsky on December 28, 2016 in No Category
Even during these cold months the real estate market continues to be hot during these ciold days. The main issue for buyers today is that there are not enough homes on the market for the demand. We are seeing multiple offers on those homes that look good and those that our priced right. If you are thinking of selling your your home, now is a great time to be placing it on the market with a shortage of homes and some very good interest rates. Here are some thoughts on how to stage your home during the winter months:... 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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