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About Mark Richert

Mark Richert is a Real Estate Broker who works for buyers only. He and his wife Alexis founded Finding Homes for You in 2004. Mark and his team help home buyers in St.Louis and surrounding areas. When not involved in Real Estate he is checking out new apps and bringing new tech goodies to his clients.

Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn

Key Terms Every Homebuyer Should Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights Buying a home is a big deal and can feel especially complicated if you don’t know the terms used during the process. If you want to become a homeowner this year, it’s a good idea to learn these key housing terms and understand how they relate to the current housing market. That will help you feel confident when […]






2024 Housing Market Forecast

Summary and Key Points Here is a summary of the key points from the 2024 Housing Market Forecast Housing experts forecast home prices will continue rising in 2023 and 2024, with increases of 2.8% and 1.5% respectively. This makes buying a home a good investment. Total home sales are also projected to increase slightly in […]



Why Do We Have a Housing Shortage?

Explaining Today’s Housing Shortage The current housing market is experiencing a severe shortage of available homes for sale. Several factors have contributed to this shortage. Key Factors Behind the Shortage There are some market conditions impacting this shortage. Here are a couple of the big ones: Decline in New Construction Builders have not been constructing […]


St. Louis Ranks in the Top 10 Metro Real Estate Markets in the Zillow Home Value Index Report

Recent reporting by Zillow’s Home Value Index shows St. Louis in the top 10 Metropolitan Real Estate Markets in their August report. In the middle of almost constant negative, end-of-the-world reporting this comes as welcome news to homeowners and potential sellers and maybe even potential buyers. Zillow Home Value Index Explained Here’s how Zillow explains […]




Understanding the News About Home Prices

Don’t Fall for the Next Shocking Headlines About Home Prices If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home, one of the biggest questions you have right now is probably: what’s happening with home prices? And it’s no surprise you don’t have the clarity you need on that topic. Part of the issue is how headlines are talking about prices. They’re […]




News about Home Prices-What You Need to Know

What You Need To Know About Home Price News The National Association of Realtors (NAR) just released its latest Existing Home Sales Report.The information it contains on home prices may cause some confusion and could even generate some troubling headlines. This all stems from the fact that NAR will report the median sales price, while other […]






The Housing Crisis: 2 Big Issues Facing Buyers and Sellers Now

The biggest challenge the housing market faces is how few homes there are for sale. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, explains the root causes of today’s low supply: Two dynamics are keeping existing-home inventory historically low – rate-locked existing homeowners and the fear of not finding something to buy. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American Let’s break down […]