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Category Archives: Home Values


What is Home Equity and How it Builds Wealth

The Importance of Home Equity in Building Wealth Homeownership has always been the first rung on the ladder leading to household wealth. As Freddie Mac recently posted: “Homeownership has cemented its role as part of the American Dream, providing families with a place that is their own and an avenue for building wealth over time. This ‘wealth’ is […]






How the Sale of a Home Boosts the Economy

Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. […]


Unemployment: Hope on the Horizon

Tomorrow, the unemployment rate for April 2020 will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. It will hit a peak this country has never seen before, with data representing real families and lives affected by this economic slowdown. The numbers will alarm us. There will be headlines and doomsday scenarios in the media. There is […]









5 Real Estate Reality TV Myths Exposed

Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? We’ve all been there, watching entire seasons of shows like “Property Brothers,” “Fixer Upper,” and “Love It or List It,” all in one sitting. When you’re in the middle of your real estate-themed TV show marathon, you might start […]



3 Local Schools in Parkway and Rockwood Recognized as National Schools of Character

Hanna Woods Elementary and Mckelvey Elementary located in the Parkway School district were listed as recipient of the National Schools of Character award by Character.org Lafayette High School and Blevins Elementary were also named as 2019 National Schools of Character. This is the second time Blevins Elementary has won this prestigious recognition. What is Character.org […]


St Louis Housing Report May 2019

How is the St. Louis Housing Market Doing Compared to Last Year at this Time? New 2019 Housing Report Shows What’s Happening in the St. Louis City/County Real Estate Market This Year Compared to Last Year for the Month of May Median Sale Price for a Home Up 7.2% from 2018 at $222,500Closed Sales Down […]