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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.


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 […]



The 3 Factors that Impact Home Affordability

What’s Impacting the Price of Homes? If you’ve been following the housing market over the last couple of years, you’ve likely heard about growing affordability challenges. But according to experts, the key factors that determine housing affordability are projected to improve this year. Selma Hepp, Executive, Deputy Chief Economist at CoreLogic, shares: “. . . with slowly improving […]











What’s Happening with Home Prices?

One of the biggest questions people are asking right now is: what’s happening with home prices? There are headlines about ongoing price appreciation, but at the same time, some sellers are reducing the price of their homes. That can feel confusing and makes it more difficult to get a clear picture. Part of the challenge is […]


Experts Increase 2022 Home Price Projections

Why Are the Experts Changing Their Minds? If you’re wondering if home prices are going to come down due to the cooldown in the housing market or a potential recession, here’s what you need to know. Not only are experts forecasting home prices will continue to appreciate nationwide this year, but most of them also actually increased their projections for […]




How to Find a Home’s Risk Factor for Flooding

New Flood Risk Tool for Home Owner and Homebuyer Research Risk Factor (also known as “Flood Factor”) connects individuals to comprehensive flood risk information specific to each individual property, including the FEMA flood zone and a risk score between 1 (minimal risk) and 10 (extreme risk). Key Points About Flood Factor According to the National […]