10 Tips for Preparing Your Nursery

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As new moms, we recently found ourselves decorating a nursery or two in preparation for our little ones’ arrivals! We have also had the privilege of listing recent homes with adorable nurseries, and we get inspiration during showings on occasion as well. Below, you’ll find our 10 best tips for preparing your nursery: Consider an accent wall Board and batten, …

Bridge Loans: what are they & how can they help?

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We’re starting to consider bridge loans more often in this low-inventory market. So what is a bridge loan? It’s essentially what it sounds like – a loan that helps bridge the gap for home buyers when they need funds from their current home in order to buy a new home. Previously, a home sale contingency may have been a way …

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist is ready!

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‘Tis the season for cleaning up and cleaning out! Here are our top 10 recommendations to make your list this spring: Tune up your HVAC – this includes changing out that air filter and calling our friends at B & B for a routine maintenance check. Power wash the exterior – no one likes that green tint of mildew on the …

But why is inventory low?

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So you’ve heard us say about 1,000,000 times that industry is low. And you’ve seen or heard this in your Morning Brew, on the nightly news or even throughout the neighborhood. But why? While there is not one simple answer, there are a few large contributing factors that we find highly impactful. Rising lumber costs Lumber costs have been on …

Buyers, help us help you!

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We want to help you find your dream home! Now more than ever, as inventory is down nearly 50% from this time last year*, it’s critical that we are on the same page and have a strong understanding of what you are looking for and what truly matters to you. Here are some tips for what you can do to …

Download your FREE Seller Guide!

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Click here to download your FREE copy today! Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll find in KB Collective’s Seller Guide: Selling in 10 Collective Steps – an overview of what you can expect throughout preparing your home to listing your home to closing on your home. We’ll provide more details specifically on the negotiation, escrow, and closing day processes. …

How can I get my offer to stand out?

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In a market where we’re regularly seeing multiple offers and bidding wars, it’s important to get creative and try to stand out. Here are a few tips & tricks to try to get your offer on the top of the seller’s stack! Non-refundable Earnest Money Consider making your earnest money non-refundable (or partially non-refundable) should you not be able to …

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 …