If you live in an older home (and there are many of them in St. Louis) it might have knob and tube wiring. Knob and tube (or K&T) was the standard method of electrical wiring when electricity was first used in homes in the 1880s. New innovations in cable and wire came along in the 1920s, but K&T was still common up until the 1950s when more modern methods took over.

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Whether buying or selling a home in St. Louis, finding the best realtor will involve some work. You’ll want to ask people you know for referrals, do some research, and finally, interview the best candidates. (Read Follow These 3 Steps to Find a Real Estate Agent.) Sales statistics and experience are important, but you need to feel confident in your decision on a more personal level, too.

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Winter is on its way and you know what that means... soon, you'll need to turn on your furnace. In fact, if you live in a colder climate, you might have already done so. Keeping your home warm while keeping your electric bill low is the goal for most homeowners. If it seems like your home is always chilly but your energy bill is high, you may be losing heat. Here are some of the most common places your home can lose heat:

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When you’re planning to sell a home or buy a home—it’s a big deal. Sure, you can do it on your own, but it’s a complicated process and will take up a lot of your time. There are some things that are better left to the experts, and real estate is one of them. 

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Spring is the perfect time to put your home on the market. Not only is it more convenient for buyers, but it is also less stressful for you when there are more buyers than sellers. What is one of the main things to consider when selling? Staging your home. Perceived value is very important for your sale and according to Custom Home Staging & Design, “staged homes sell for about 6% more on average.” Here are 5 tips on staging your home before showing.

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5 Tips to Create a Cozier Bedroom

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

As a child, one of the best days ever was a snow day. Think about it. You’d wake up early and find out you can crawl right back into bed. As an adult, weekends and holidays are a chance to replicate that feeling. Is your space prepared for you to spend the entire day there? Read on for 5 tips to create a cozier bedroom.

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Today’s Ask the Expert column features Patty McNease, director of Marketing for Homes.com.

Q: How can staging pave the way for a better sell?

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Contact me today for more valuable real estate information.

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Home staging offers a distinct advantage for sellers: a speedy sale.

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Break Bad Laundry Habits

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The results are in: most of us practice poor laundry habits. According to a nationwide survey commissioned by LG Electronics USA, nearly all respondents admitted to mixing items that should be washed separately just to avoid doing another load of laundry. Guilty as charged.

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