O'Fallon, MO Real Estate News

By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 02/22/09 – 02/28/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 539 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 30 257 235 17 Avg. List Price $155,075 $210,367 $300,798 $497,617 Avg. Days on Market 126 167 209 151           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O Fallon MO, Vintners Cellar and MealThymes is doing it again....... MealThymes, a personal chef service in St. Charles County, Missouri is pleased to announce the newest culinary demonstration and class at Vintners Cellars in O'Fallon: Knife Skills - Fun and Safety in the Kitchen Date:  Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Time:  6:30pm Where:  Vintners Cellar, 973 Waterbury Falls, O Fallon, MO Your kitchen knives are your best tools in the kitchen. Come learn the same techniques the professionals use to prepare meals. We will cover all the basic cuts, some shortcuts to chopping and dicing, as well as how to sharpen and protect your knives, what to look for in a knife and resources for purchasing. If you would like a little hands-on assistance with your knives, please bring your own knives and a cu...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Hey Don would ya watch my business? I was asked this question this week by an agent in the office.  He and his wife are going to go to Las Vegas for the coming week and attend the RE/MAX Convention.  Well of course I will Mr. Agent, I'd be glad to. Well today is day one and I am here to tell you that real estate agents do WEIRD things and I am talking about me only.  So, if story relates to someone you may know please understand that I am not going to apologize, we share something very special.  I was asked to take out one of this agents' clients and all I had to do is meet them at, of all places, the parking lot of Bass Pro Shop.  Hmmmmmmm   She will be driving a Black Honda Prelude!!!   So, here I am it's Sunday afternoon and I am staring at a Bass Pro store and 10,000 of their best c...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 02/15/09 – 02/21/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 499 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 26 235 221 17 Avg. List Price $154,896 $212,970 $305,356 $506,176 Avg. Days on Market 144 170 219 146           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit……. As a home buyer in O’Fallon MO I am sure that you have heard a lot about the first time homebuyer tax credit and may have questions about what may be available to you. This tax credit for first-time home buyers was modified in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009.  The table below shows the modifications/changes* that were made to the original act of April 9, 2008.   FEATURE CREDIT AS CREATED JULY 2008 APPLIES TO ALL QUALIFIED PURCHASES ON OR AFTER APRIL 9, 2008 REVISED CREDIT- EFFECTIVE FOR PURCHASES ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2009 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2009 Amount of Credit Lesser of 10 percent of cost of home or $7,500 Maximum credit amount increased  to $8,000 Eligible Property An...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
A Friday Morning Sunrise in O Fallon MO........ I am not normally a romantic, for that matter I am not to sure many men are.  Although I do think that we could find a couple here in the Rain. That being said yesterday morning as I was driving in to the office, around 6am, these images begged me to capture them.  
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O Fallon MO and St. Charles County MO Did You Know? F & M Bank and Trust Co. will be presenting a program titled "The Road to Home Ownership".  The program is scheduled for Saturday February 28th from 10am to 11:30am and will be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott located at 101 Progress Point.  The presentation will cover topics ranging from determining if you can afford to buy a home to the loan closing.  The purchase process will be addressed as well as what lenders need to see from you and how to obtain your credit report.  They will also have food and beverages for those that are attending.  F&M Bank does request that you call and make reservations no later than February 26th and the number to call is 636-379-3426. After attending the program and you are wondering what homes are ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 02/08/09 – 02/14/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 490 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $7,500 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 27 229 217 17 Avg. List Price $158,583 $206,975 $305,342 $529,417 Avg. Days on Market 139 170 221 148           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Home Sellers Is The Interior Of Your Home Ready For the Spring Home Buying Season? I have just finished a blog post talking about the exterior of the sellers' home.  As the weather begins to warm there are more buyers driving around looking for the perfect home in the perfect area, or as close as they can get to either of these.  So now you have done everything that you can to improve the "curb appeal" of your home and all is sparkling outside BUT what about the interior.  Once the buyer walks thru your front door what will they find?  Once they walk in to your home they will be looking at several things.  Some are obvious while others may not.  Let's look at 8 areas that buyers will notice and see how you measure up. Buyers take special notice of light and bright homes.  Buy high inten...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Sellers are you ready for the Spring home buyers in O Fallon MO? It doesn't matter if you are selling a home in O Fallon Missouri or Fairbanks, Alaska.  When Spring is here so are the buyers and they are all doing the same thing.  They are searching online for a home and then they will drive by the homes that have caught their eye online.  So is the exterior of your home eye candy or something less than?  I am not sure when Spring comes to Fairbanks but I do know that Spring will be here in O Fallon Missouri real soon.  When the weather is warm folks want to get out.  So if you are thinking about selling your home here are a few ideas on how to improve your homes' "curb appeal".              Keep your lawn cut and edged.  Trim trees and shrubs, removing all dead limbs and debris.  Add c...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 02/01/09 – 02/07/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 507 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $7,500 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 32 240 218 17 Avg. List Price $176,525 $208,290 $302,679 $530,358 Avg. Days on Market 225 174 217 142           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Residential homes ( including condos/villas) sold in O'Fallon, MO 1/1/08 - 1/31/08: Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price Residential homes (including condos/villas) sold in O'Fallon, MO 1/1/09 - 1/31/09: Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price Information courtesy of the MLS.  It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net   314-640-7061 (cell)   Prudential Alliance, REALTORS   636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com 
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
So, Active Rain what have you done for me lately? As I was reading through my favorite writers this morning I came across a blog post by Richard Weisser titled A new real estate trend ... SELLERS are calling agents they find on the Internet! in which the point was raised that it is now the sellers that are checking out agents before listing or even changing companies when their listings expire.  This is an interesting point because up until now it has been the buyers that have done the searching for homes and agents online.  Now we are seeing that sellers are doing their "Home" work on line.  So let me ask you a very simple question, What are you doing with your on-line presence?  Are you giving potential clients what they want and need or are you just signed up and hoping that somethin...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Two Wonderful Evenings at Vintners Cellar in O Fallon MO... As many of you know Vintners Cellar is one of my most favorite places to visit and next week they are featuring two enjoyable evenings however seating is limited and I would suggest that you call now to make sure that you have a seat or two. Tuesday evening February 10, 2009 starting at 6:30pm there will be a Culinary Demo with Chef Lauren a personal chef who so happens to own Meal Thyme will be there demonstrating how to make your own pasta and sauce.  The cost is $15.00 per person and includes recipes, welcome glass of wine, munchies and sampling the pasta and sauce.   Wednesday evening February 11, 2009 starting at 6:30pm come out and enjoy a Vintners Cellar Romantic Valentines Dinner.  They are featuring a romantic and quie...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
The Charter for the City of O Fallon MO ......... Has been completed after much work and it is up to the citizens of O'Fallon to approve it.  Oh, you haven't read it yet or even knew that it was going on the April ballot?  That's alright you may view it at http://www.ofallon.mo.us/pubs/charter/charter_draft.pdf OR you can read it at City Hall. There is also the opportunity to read the proposed charter at one of the three libraries in O'Fallon, Middendorf Krendell 2750 Highway K or Deer Run  1300 North Main Street or Library Express at Winghaven. So go out and read it and take the time to REGISTER to VOTE.  Then on April 7, 2009 go to the polls and VOTE. 
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 01/25/09 – 01/31/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 504 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $7,500 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 32 237 218 17 Avg. List Price $180,491 $208,530 $305,339 $541,023 Avg. Days on Market 232 174 218 147           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Not many of us do.  However, stick around a little while longer and O'Fallon, Missouri is going to warm up...By Saturday, we are supposed to be close to 60 degrees! Woo! Hoo!  That sounds like a great day to be outside...looking at houses!   :) Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net   314-640-7061 (cell)    Prudential Alliance, REALTORS     636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
I really LOVE junk food And I would bet that you do too.  Just the thought of reaching into a big bag of potato chips or picking up that jumbo burger piled high with cheese and the juice running down your arm.  And what do you have sitting right next to the burger? A huge pile of fries and a nice frosty cold glass of your favorite beer!  Now you're talking, move over momma daddy is coming to the table.  This may not be a good healthy meal but boy it sure tastes good, doesn't it? Sometimes, in getting ready to buy or sell a home we want to do the stuff that is easy and good tasting.  You know, take shortcuts in the home buying process.  Sorta like working out and trying to get into shape, we do the easy stuff today and put off until tomorrow what really needs to be done today. Getting yo...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Top Reasons For Using A Professional Real Estate Agent.......... Working with a real estate professional can save you time and stress.  It is of utmost importance that you feel comfortable with your REALTOR® and that you can communicate effectively with them.  A relationship that is built on open and honest communication can assist your REALTOR® in finding the right home for you and in your timeframe. Here are some of the services that your REALTOR® will provide........ Work with you to find properties that meet your specific requirements such as location, price and amenities. Arrange for appointments and show you the properties selected. Provide you with information regarding the price and value of properties. Provide knowledge of the current real estate market and how it relates to yo...
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