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All posts by Mark Richert

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.




2022 Best Public High Schools in Missouri

The 2022 Best Public High Schools in Missouri was published this week by Niche.com. Niche is the popular online resource that provides information on K-12 Schools, colleges, cities and neighborhoods across the United States. The company website states, “The 2022 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions […]





Options for First-Time Homebuyers

We know searching for a home can be very frustrating. You might be feeling that options for first-time homebuyers don’t even exist in this current real estate market. Our message to you is don’t give up! Having spent over 18 years in helping homebuyers we’ve seen a thing or two and have coached a lot […]






What is an Appraisal Gap and How it Can Impact a Home Purchase

What to Expect as Appraisal Gaps Grow In today’s real estate market, low inventory and high demand are driving up home prices. As many as 54% of homes are getting offers over the listing price, based on the latest Realtors Confidence Index from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Shawn Telford, Chief Appraiser at CoreLogic, elaborates: “The frequency of buyers being willing to pay more […]






5 Stages of Homeownership (Parody)

A Comical Look at Buying and Owning a Home “The audience laughs at agreement – a secret of comedy that very few people realize.” I’m not sure where this quote originates from but it certainly touches on a truth: we laugh at things we agree upon and relate to. Hats off to Trey Kennedy a […]