O'Fallon, MO Real Estate News

By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Residential homes sold in O'Fallon, Missouri 12/1/06  - 12/15/06: Sold                                               2 Bedroom    3 Bedroom      4 Bedroom    5+ Bedroom  All Bedroom     #Units 3 19 22 1 45       Dollar Value $433,000 $3,208,550 $5,514,730 $312,500 $9,468,780       Average List Price $148,733 $173,758 $265,517 $329,500 $220,410       Average Sold Price $144,333 $168,871 $250,670 $312,500 $210,417       Average Days on Market 55 63 100 77 81       Average Square Feet 1058 1298 1885 3292 1613       % of List Price 97.04 97.19 94.41 94.84 95.47     Residential homes sold in O'Fallon, Missouri 12/1/07 - 12/15/07: Sold                                                    2 Bedroom     3 Bedroom          4 Bedroom    5+ Bd   All Bedroom     #Units 1 18 9 0 28       Dollar Value ...
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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 12/07/08 – 12/13/08 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 527 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.  There is still time left for you to be in your new home before the New Year begins.   Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 35 245 229 18 Avg. List Price $165,191 $209,353 $310,747 $543,288 Avg. Days on Market 211 187 225 109           # Pending Home S...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Are you a "Smart" O'Fallon MO Homebuyer? As we are nearing the end of 2008 and getting even closer to the New Year people start to think about the possibility of purchasing a new home.  There are times that those thinking of a new home purchase are first time homebuyers.  For the first time homebuyer or even those that are thinking about selling their current home and "right sizing" I would like to ask, have you taken the steps to be a "Smart" buyer? Have you looked at renting vs. buying to decide if there are enough benefits to YOU to buy?  Look at your goals, timetables and desired lifestyle.  Maybe it might be better to wait for a short period of time before buying.  Yes now is a good time to buy but maybe not for you. You will want to select a professional real estate agent to help ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Homebuyers in O'Fallon Mo need to do a self evaluation......... And in this self evaluation they should look at themselves through a mortgage lender's eyes. We all know what the national news media is saying about the housing market and, to paraphrase them, how bad it is.  Let me just say that all real estate is local and should be looked at it in that frame of mind.  The market in California is not the same as it is Wisconsin and the market in Florida is not the same as it is in Missouri.  However, there are areas within each marketplace that are doing real well.  The best way to know what is going on in your area of the country is to contact your local REALTOR® to truly know what is going on.  But, I digress. If you are looking at buying a new or first home in the New Year here is a p...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Are you being safe this holiday season? Here we are just with about 11 shopping days left before Christmas.  Now the crunch of last minute shopping starts.  It is during this time that we are very vulnerable and let our guard down.  We are racing in and out of the mall, driving all over and not paying attention to things around us, parking in poorly lit places, etc.  So, I thought that I would offer some safety tips for this time of year to help keep you safe. If you are traveling: Get an automatic timer for your lights. Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow and park in the driveway from time to time. Don't forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped.  If it piles up it's a sure sign you are gone. Out for the evening: Turn on lights and a radio or television so it looks ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Are you being safe this holiday season? Here we are just with about 11 shopping days left before Christmas.  Now the crunch of last minute shopping starts.  It is during this time that we are very vulnerable and let our guard down.  We are racing in and out of the mall, driving all over and not paying attention to things around us, parking in poorly lit places, etc.  So, I thought that I would offer some safety tips for this time of year to help keep you safe. If you are traveling: Get an automatic timer for your lights. Ask a neighbor to watch your home, shovel snow and park in the driveway from time to time. Don't forget to have mail and newspaper delivery stopped.  If it piles up it's a sure sign you are gone. Out for the evening: Turn on lights and a radio or television so it looks ...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
I'm so thankful that gas prices are still down.  In O'Fallon, Missouri the gas prices are down to $1.39/gallon!  Isn't that great? I'm not sure, but I think we have one of the lowest gas prices around.  I think that Branson, Missouri may be lower, but we're still very low! Anyway...I'm very thankful for that!   :) 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)
O'Fallon MO Residents did YOU know? There will be a seminar held at O'Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) in the Multipurpose Room at 3pm on April 14, 2009.  This meeting will cover O'Fallons Community Development Block Grant Program and who will be eligible for up to $5,000.  So mark your calendars now so you will not forget. O'Fallon's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) office provides no-interest-loans of up to $5,000 to a limited number of low to moderate income O'Fallon homeowners who qualify.  The loans can only be used for home repair and to address code violations. Loan applications will be available for pickup or by mail on Monday, January 12, 2009 at O'Fallon City Hall 100 North Main Street.  Completed applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis duri...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
I don't know about other areas, but in my area (around O'Fallon, Missouri) I'm starting to see a lot of investors putting offers on homes. I think it's great!  Many homes out there are priced really well, and the interest rates are still low - and I hear that they may be going lower... There are also some great plans for first-time homebuyers! If you ever want to buy a home...NOW is the time!   :) 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)
           Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 11/30/08 – 12/06/08 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 564 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.  There is still time left for you to be in your new home before the New Year begins.   Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 34 263 249 18 Avg. List Price $142,336 $211,835 $310,258 $558,733 Avg. Days on Market 130 178 212 105           # Pending Home Sales 3 36 20 3 Avg. List Pr...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
December Happenings In O'Fallon MO and St Charles County MO   This is the time of year that there are loads of fun things to do all throughout St Charles County MO and O'Fallon Mo will not be denied their fun offerings either. December 7th  2pm Joyful Sounds of Christmas St Peters Choral Society presents; Joyful Sounds of Christmas, with a full choir and brass band at Ft. Zumwalt South High School Auditorium.  The school is located at 8050 Mexico Rd in St. Peters MO.  The admission is FREE   December 7th 5pm to 8pm Holiday Home Tour Lake St Louis Mothers Club presents their annual Holiday Home Tour.  Five beautiful homes in the Lake St Louis area are on display with each being decorated for the season.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 each.  Call Marsh Sverdrup at 636-561-1807 for info...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O'Fallon Missouri is named one of America's safest cities The city of O'Fallon was named the 3rd safest city in America according to CQ Press's annual report, entitled City Crime Rankings 2008 - 2009.  This is the first year that O'Fallon has been eligible to be included in these rankings due to our population in previous years. The crime rate rankings of cities and metropolitan areas, with populations 75,000 or more, are calculated using six categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assult, burglary and motor vehicle theft. Congratulations to our fair city and keep up the good work.
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
So, Is value important to you? We in the Midwest have very conservative roots and move a little slower that the other areas around the country.  For that reason we have not been hit as hard as the rest of the country when it comes to our housing prices falling as quickly as most.  O'Fallon MO as well as the rest of St Charles County MO still have some really great values in homes throughout all of the county. We are no different than others, we place values on such things a gold, diamonds, pearls and yes even on our homes when we buy them and even more when we go to sell them.  None of us want to "GIVE" away our homes, do we?  When we stop and think about it just a little bit we placed a value on our current home when we bought it, right?  Stop and think about it we made an offer, sure ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Photo GalleryDescriptionHUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!! This lovely move-in ready 4 bedroom, 3 bath home in a great neighborhood is ready for a new owner, could that be you? Special features include; beautiful handscraped hardwood floors throughout the main level, ceramic tile in all bathrooms and laundry room, ceiling fans, plus much more. Drop in and check out the vaulted great room with the brick front fireplace, the dining room with french door leading to the deck, the large vaulted master bedroom suite w/walk-in closet and ceiling fan, the master bath features a garden tub, seperate shower and double bowl sink and the list goes on. The partial finished lower level features a fourth bedroom, wet bar in the family room and an additional area that could be used as a game room with a walkout t...
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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 Sellers and Home Buyers, who do you take advice from? When we were growing up our parents were always giving us advice.  Things like, "Don't talk to strangers", Don't run with a stick in your hand", "Don't play with your food", ‘You just wait until your Dad gets home" or "Choose your friends wisely".  This is a very short list of things our parents were giving us advice on and I am sure that you could come up 100's more. As a real estate agent I would like to give you a list of people to avoid taking advice from.  This is my top 10 list of people to avoid. AVOID People Who: Don't know YOUR marketplace     Haven't taken time to thoroughly inspect your property Don't know your circumstances in DETAIL....goals, timetable, motivation, etc. Like or love you but don't approach you...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
I don't get it.  The oil prices are still going down, but gas prices jumped up 10 cents overnight in O'Fallon, Missouri. Why? Just when I think I'm beginning to understand how these things work, I get all mixed up again... Is there a logical answer for this? 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)
Santa sightings and other fun things to do in O'Fallon MO and St Charles County MO..... Can you believe it?  It is already the end of the year and we are talking about Santa sightings.  So here is a short list of places that you will be able to visit with Santa this year. December 1st,  2nd and 3rd Santa will be at Red Carpet Square in O'Fallon.  Red Carpet Square is located at the corner of Church St. and Main St.  You will be able to visit with Santa all three evenings from 4pm to 7pm. December 6th from 9am to 1:30pm Have breakfast with Santa along with crafts and games at New Life Church.  New Life Church is located at 1083 Cool Springs Industrial Dr. in O'Fallon.  You will need to call the church to make reservations.  Call 636-240-3567. Santa's Christmas Outpost in St. Charles MO w...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Are You An Out Of SHAPE O'Fallon MO Homebuyer? Not all homebuyers in O'Fallon MO are the same, there are those that are in good shape and can buy right now.  Then there are those that need to get into shape in order to purchase a home.  So today, I am talking to the out of shape buyer that wants to possibly buy their first home or, the out of shape buyer that has been out of the home buying market for awhile and wants to get back in.  Before I start with the exercise program for you let me just say, now is not the time for all buyers, due to their out of shape condition, to be buying a home.  You may want to wait until you get into better shape and then take the plunge into a new home purchase.  Knowing what you are getting into and what it is going to cost are very important in today's...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
The Civc Hall in O'Fallon, Missouri is the place to be on December 12, 2008.  Enjoy a light-hearted holiday show and a delicious meal consisting of slow-roasted turkey & stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, and dessert. The event starts at noon and ends at 2 p.m., and the cost is $15/$20.  I'm not sure what the difference in price is for - For more information, please call 636-474-2REC. 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)
Are you really SERIOUS about selling your O'Fallon Mo home? I have learned that there are two kinds of sellers in O'Fallon MO.  There are those that just want to jump in and test the waters.  They are not really serious and really have no motivation to sell.  They generally say something like, "Well we will give it a try and if nothing happens, OH WELL, we will just take the house off of the market."  This is not a market that allows for this type of thinking.  Why?  Because you generally have the home overpriced and the buyers today are doing their "home"work before they even go out to look at the first home.  They are not going to waste their time, money or energy looking at something that doesn't appeal to them or their pocketbook.  They are smarter and more informed than they were j...
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