How to buy a house when there are no houses to buy

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We’ve said it before and we’re saying it again. Inventory is low! It’s been low, but it’s getting worse.. Check out these stats for single family homes from the monthly housing report provided by the St. Louis Association of Realtors®: October 2020: Only 1.9 month supply of inventory (down 34.5% from 2019) November 2020: Only 1.6 month supply of inventory …

Get to Know Brittany!

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The word is out… The KBCO team has expanded once again! Join us in welcoming Brittany Peterson to the team. Get to know her with a little fun Q & A below. Q1: What is your favorite thing about being a real estate agent? I love sharing in the joy that my clients have when they are able to buy …

2020 St. Louis Top Producers at Worth Clark Realty

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We are so excited to announce that we achieved the title of 2020 Top Producers at Worth Clark Realty in the St. Louis market for the third consecutive year! We are so proud of this accomplishment, and we are grateful for each and every one of our clients and industry partners who helped us reach this goal. Thank you so very …

Best Places to View Holiday Lights: COVID Friendly Edition

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We know this holiday season is looking different this year, but we wanted to share with you some of our favorite locations to see Christmas lights! And better yet, they are all drive thru (AKA COVID and warmth friendly!) Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park (Rock Hill) – Their wonderful Christmas display can be enjoyed by carriage or vehicle! Santa’s Magical Kingdom (Eureka) – Open …

5 Decorating Tips for the Holidays

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We are officially in the best season of the year! If you’re looking for some fun and easy holiday decorating tips, we’ve got you covered! Match your holiday light colors (think LED vs warm) – it makes the front wow factor look so much cleaner! Garland! On the mantle or around the staircase – it always looks so elegant! Timers are your best …

4 Realties of Home Ownership

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We absolutely and encourage the educated ownership of real estate! But the key word there is educated. What do we mean? Know and understand the realities of home ownership before making this big decision. Here are 4 realities to be mindful of before starting the house hunt: The systems will break. Hopefully not tomorrow, and hopefully you’ll get lots of …

November in Review at KBCO

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Wow, November was a very successful month here at KBCO! Even in the midst of a pandemic, it was a month to remember. November Accomplishments: Closed just under $3.6M in real estate, comprising 13 sales and 2 leases $3.6M is our 3rd best all-time month funded volume 15 units closed is our 2nd best month ever, behind May 2019 2nd highest revenue month ever, while still offering our clients competitive rates and …

Annual Angels’ Arms 2020 Coat Drive was a success!

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Thank you to our wonderful friends, family, clients, partners and the help of social media to spread the word, we were able to lead the Annual Angels’ Arms Coat Drive again this year! Did you know? Angels’ Arms has 13 foster homes located throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County! Over the years, they have served over 600 children! …

Home ownership is not for everyone

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It really isn’t. It’d be awesome (for us) if every single person in our community wanted to buy a house (though our rental properties may suffer… hmm… I digress), but it’s the truth. Home ownership is not for everyone, at least not at every season of your life.   Perhaps you like to travel often or have no desire to plant …

The Zestimate is a liar

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“Liar” might be harsh. But it isn’t exactly accurate either. At the end of the day, your home is worth what someone is willing to pay for it. Our job as real estate professionals is to help you price your home in a way that attracts the best offer for your home.  This may be pricing your home lower than what …