O'Fallon, MO Real Estate News

By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Clam On The Half Shell DayIf you like clams then don’t forget to place March 31st on your calendar every year.  I would think that you may be able to celebrate Clams on the Half Shell any day of the year, don’t you?However, today is Clam on the Half Shell Day.  Boy, the world really needs a day like today.  If you don’t just like Clams but really love them then you must be elated that someone was smart enough, and had the insight, to create this day for us to enjoy and savor.I hope that you like clams because; the objective of the day is to enjoy clams on the half shell.  If you don't like clams, don't be sad or disappointed. Today is also Bunsen Burner Day. And, tomorrow, well it is a brand new day!Now is not the time to clam up or hide in your shell.  Get out and celebrate this specia...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
I am in Control Day.........This day will always be on March 30th.  Why?On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was wounded in an assassination attempt.  Lots of confusion prevailed.  In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken a little out of context when he said "I am in control here".   Instead of focusing upon the entire statement, people and the press focused upon these few words.  Political uproar eventually led to his resignation.  The political junkies in the room may not remember the day but they will remember the statement by the Secretary of State.On that day, I am in Control Day was born.As we all know history sometimes fades with time.  Alexander Haig's statement was all but forgotten.  Meanwhile, this special day continued on, and evolved.  Peop...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Something on a Stick Day........Something on a stick day will always be on March 28th……….Something on a Stick Day celebrates things on a stick. What a GREAT way to start the week, this year anyway.  Whatcha think?So what comes on a stick?  Just about anything.  The first thing that comes to mind is popsicles and fudgesicles and Dreamsicles.  Hot dogs are poplar on a stick at campfires along with marshmallows.  There's also the ever famous corn dogs, and shrimp and many Chinese treats.  Cocktail wieners and cheese are picked and eaten on a stick, ok so it’s a toothpick.You can also get just about anything on a stick when receiving food samples at a store or festival.What about celebrating this fun day by serving food for meals and snacks on a stick.  The kids will love it.  So will you!B...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
National Joe Day will always be on March 27th.  Yeah…..National Joe Day is a chance to change your name, if only for a day.Many people do not like their given name.  I always thought that I was named after Donald Duck, but I digress.   So some people wish they could change their name.  A few actually do.  Look at actors and the like, who would like a name like Leonard Sly?  How popular is that name?  The answer will follow somewhere in the post or comment thread.On National Joe Day, it is perfectly okay to have everyone call your "Joe". Why Joe, and not Bob or Mike or Radcliffe?  Because, everyone likes the name Joe.  Hmmm, really?  What if your name is Joe and you don’t like it?  If you are called Joe today, we know that you're "Joe cool"!This works well for the men out there.  What ab...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
This too Shall PassIsn’t it just like Mother Nature to spoil the best laid plans of mice and men? You make your plans never paying attention to the weather prognosticators.  Why? Could it be because they are only right about 40% of the time?  Or could it be because you are hoping that this time they are wrong?  Either way you may lose.Today happened to be one of those days, everything was going just the opposite of the weather forecast.  I was thinking that all is well in whoville.  When much to my surprise, it turns out the prognosticators turned out to be right.  It is that nasty “S” word, at the end of March.Oh well, This To Shall Pass!!!  It is just another early Spring Day in O’Fallon MO.
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Finally A Day We Can All Get Into, National Goof Off Day......Why is it always March 22nd?  This day won’t be found on any ordinary calendar but it may be found on one of those weird holiday calendars.Here's a day that just about everyone can really get into. It's a day to do anything you want.....except what you're supposed to do today.  Like work?Assuming, I know I’m not supposed to ASSUME, you won't get in trouble at work or school, go ahead and play some golf, or play video games all day. Spend extra time surfing the net. Go out and spend the day window shopping with your BFF. Or, just sit down and read a book or watch Tv. This day is set aside for you to do anything you enjoy doing.  Except work?  What if I have been celebrating Goof Off Month or Year?I understand that a few years ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Monday Morning MotivationOpportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.  --- Thomas EdisonWith just a little more than a week left in the first quarter of the year and today being the first full day of Spring now would be a good time to put on our overalls and go to work.  Be it in our garden or in our business.   We have come through a weird and wild winter with loads of snow and rain and just flat out cold weather in many parts of the country.  It seemed like it would never end but we are now able to see the warm weather at the end of the tunnel.  This would signal that it is time to go to work and make hay while the sun shines.So with the sun in our face and the wind at our backs and dressed in our overalls let’s not miss another opportuni...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Are You Ready For Fragrance Day?Can somebody please tell me why Fragrance Day is always on March 21st?Now don't go and put up a stink about today.  Today is Fragrance Day and I am giving everyone enough time to take advantage of it.  It is supposed to be a great smelling day.  The olfactory nerves in your nose will enjoy this special day. That is unless you start your day in a gym!  Ladies in particular, will enjoy today because they just love perfumes.   I know that is true, I am sorta partial to Corral #6.  And guys, you've gotta admit that your gal's perfume attracts you to her.Perfumes have been in use for hundreds of years.   In ancient times, they were used to hide body odors.  At the time, baths were infrequent.  After a few days, things began to smell less than ideal.  Perfumes ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
The home buying process can and at times may be stressful.  Why?  Think about it, you are about to make the biggest single purchase of your life.As an educated and well informed home buyer you can make the process stress less.  Yes I did say the process can become stress less NOT stress free.  By following the steps below the home buying process can become stress less.Step #6 ----- Don’t be surprised if and when you get buyer’s remorse…You know that uneasy feeling about your buying decision.  Many people question their decision to purchase at some point during the process.  Talking to you agent will help to lessen the stress.Step #5 ----- Prior to writing your offer to purchase (contract) ask your agent to do a Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) on the property.  This will give you a goo...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
A Warning To All Home Sellers……..As the Spring home selling season begins to move in let me offer this up to you. Just like in the days of old when coming to a railroad crossing there was a sign a sign that read “Stop….Look….Listen”.  It was a warning that there is a possible danger ahead and you needed to heed the sign and the possible danger.Just like that sign with the flashing red lights when a train was approaching is a warning; we can use the same analogy when it comes time to list your home for sale in the current market place. Here are 5 of the top reasons why a buyer will pick the house they buy:Reason #5 ----- Shopping, we all shop out of both need and desire.  So we will look at how close we are to grocery stores, malls, restaurants, etc.Reason #4 ----- Work, what is the prox...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
National Quilting DayNational Quilting Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in March.National Quilting Day celebrates fabulous quilts and those who make them.  Definitely a ladies hobby, (although I have heard that there are some men that enjoy this hobby too) quilting is a skill that produces warm and beautiful results.Today is a day to recognize and appreciate the quilt makers, the skill and the warm and the results.  If you are a quilt maker, spend a minute to recognize and appreciate that you have been blessed with a special skill.  If you are not a quilt maker, wrap yourself into a quilt and enjoy the warmth.So what’s the origin of "National Quilting Day"?  I am glad you asked………….……….The National Quilting Association started National Quilting Day in 1991. Their members passed a...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Oh Happy Day Today Is Goddess of Fertility DayThis day will always fall on March 18th….That sorta fits doesn’t it?  You know early Spring and all!Goddess of Fertility Day celebrates Aphrodite and other gods and goddesses of fertility. In ancient times, many cultures had multiple gods and goddesses. Each one represented various aspects of life. The ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was by far the most well known goddess of fertility. People would pray and make offerings to Aphrodite when seeking to create a family.If you are looking to procreate, today might be the perfect time. However, if you are looking to avoid the unexpected pitter-patter of little feet, one might suggest today is a day of abstinence.Flower of the Day: Baby's Breath
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Happy Submarine Day……..This is interesting because this holiday can be celebrated today March 17th or on April 17th.  Now don’t go asking me why I don’t know the answer to that question.This is another question that can be asked.  Submarine Day.... does it celebrate the submersible boat, or the big hero sandwich?  Most everywhere you find documentation on this day, it hails today as a day to celebrate the submarine boat.  And, we would celebrate this event on April 17th, as the U.S. Submarine Force was established on this date in 1900.  So we will celebrate the boat next month and talk about the Submarine sandwich today…So if you work at a deli, it's perfectly okay to celebrate Submarine Day with a hero submarine of your choice.  If you own the deli, give us a deal and run a Submarine D...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Monday Motivation   "The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." — Roger Bannister I have recently started to exercise, again, after a long time away from anything that would resemble exercise.  That is unless you consider lifting a fork full of food to my mouth exercise.There are times in my work life that things get painful and I have the tendency to just stop because it would be more painful to continue.  You know something like picking up the phone and making a less than good news call to a client.To overcome my shortcomings I need to push past my wanting to stop when things start to get painful and my body says to stop after one push-up.  Or my fear of making that less than good news phone call.Some of you may know who Roger Banniste...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
National Potato Chip DayNational Potato Chip Day and always on March 14th.This day celebrates the ever popular potato chip.  Yummo! Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, it’s not just a snack food.  NOPE…It’s the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals.  Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular.  Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.  I am sure there are many other favorites too.Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.Make your own potato chips!  It’s easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you.  Here’s a re...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Ear Muff DayEar Muff Day is always on March 13th.  Why you ask?  On this day March 13, 1877, the United States Patent Office awarded Chester Greenwood patent #188,292 for his invention.So, Ear Muff Day celebrates a warm invention...the ear muff! Folks in cold climates can really appreciate this day.  And, they are ever so thankful to the person who created the ear muff. However, if you are fortunate enough to live in Florida, you might not even know what an ear muff is.Ear muffs keep your ears warm (DUH) and protect you from ear infections and earaches resulting from icy cold wind and weather.  Manufacturers have responded to their popularity with a variety of designs and colors, making one to fit almost every personality.It is really easy to celebrate Ear Muff Day.... just wear your ea...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
OFallon MO Real Estate Month over Month Statistics February 2010 vs February 2011 In 1956, O’Fallon Missouri’s 100th anniversary, the census showed the population to be 1,327 people, and the town measured about 20 blocks square. By 2000, the U.S. census put O’Fallon Missouri’s population at 46,169 people, and the city had grown to 26 square miles. Today, O’Fallon’s population is over 70,000.In 2006, the City of OFallon MO celebrated two milestones – first, its 150th Sesquicentennial anniversary.  This included many events throughout the year for all to enjoy.  And secondly, a New Year’s Eve party on December 31, which included filling a time capsule with predictions for the next century.  I wonder where our fair city will be in 2106.  It is sure to be far different than we know it today...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Panic Day……This holiday may always be on March 9th but this year it is also in the middle of the week.  Don't worry. Don't fret, and, above all, don't panic. However, if ever there was a day to panic, today is that day.Try to stay calm.  Take a deep breath. For today is Panic Day. Can you handle today?  Good, I was worried for a moment.  Take another breath.Hopefully, everything is going just swell in your life, and you have no need for this day.  But, if problems and troubles are looming, try to hold off hitting the panic button.As you get through this unsettling day, you have another day to worry about (he-he).......International Panic Day.
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
International (Working) Women's DayInternational Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th and sponsored worldwide by the United Nations.  The roots of this celebration go back to the late 1800's to early 1900s.  It grew out of the women's socialist movements and early women's trade union groups.The first International Women's Day was held March 19, 1911.   Women socialists and trade unions held an earlier Women's Day on the last Sunday in February, 1908.  The event grew and has been celebrated annually since that time.  The focus is upon women workers, and advancing women's rights in the workforce, politics and society.As we look back over the years there have been many, many strides forward.  And as we look forward there are still a great many strides that need to be made in women’s equa...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
March 7th National Crown Roast of Pork Day….There must be a Presidential Proclamation or something in the Congressional records somewhere that will verify this day.  Something that could justify congress spending time to make this a national day!  But alas there is no record or proclamation to be found.So someone certainly must be kidding, right!?  National Crown Roast of Pork Day... Why you ask?Well, quite frankly, I do not know.  Do I really, really want to know?  Why not just Roast Pork Day?  Why does it have to be a crown roast of pork?What I do know, is that it is National Crown Roast of Pork Day, a special day to cook and eat pork. To participate in this day it must be crown roast pork. Any other just will not do.The only reason that I can figure out is this day didn’t have anythi...
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