The time has finally come. After finding the home of your dreams and placing a solid offer, the seller has agreed and you’re on your way to living in a new neighborhood! Before you can claim the keys and start moving in, there are a few important tasks you need to complete. The step that stands between and your new home is called closing, and it can be a bit confusing for first-time and seasoned buyers alike. Here are 6 crucial things you can expect at your upcoming closing:

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If you're ready to move, you can save a lot in the long run by buying a house that's brand-new. Many new homes on the real estate market include features that are designed to ultimately reduce household expenses, which will make it easier for you to pay your mortgage, utilities and other important bills on time.

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As the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has experienced plenty of change since its birth in 1764. This is especially evident as you take a leisurely drive around the city and view the homes that dot the neighborhoods. From the humble bungalow to the ever-impressive Victorian, our fair city is home to several styles of architecture. Here are the top 5 house styles that can be found around St. Louis:

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Most people find it difficult to move out of an apartment and into a permanent home as quickly as they'd like, but some have particular urgency in their search. Whether it's the growth of the family, a toxic landlord or just the innate desire to break ties and own your own land, the months-long process just isn't fast enough for some folks.

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Thanks to television, house-flipping has swept the nation and inspired thousands of people to start investing in real estate. While this can be a quick way to make a lot of money, there are many hidden expenses and oversights beginner house flippers often miss. As a result, many people wind up spending far more than they bargained for when they decided to flip a property.

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How to Make Your Home Look Expensive on a Budget

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
Brett Murray

You want your home to look luxe, but your bank account has other ideas. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot to make it look like you did.

With a little ingenuity and these 12 ideas, you can transform your home into a posh palace:

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Waking up your lawn can be challenging, and there is added pressure if you want to put a home on the market. Early spring is one of the best times of the year to make your home look great. This busy season coincides with an uptick in activity in the real estate market, making it that much more critical for you to get your lawn back in great shape.

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3 Tips for Packing More Efficiently for Your Move

Thursday, January 17th, 2019
Brett Murray

Moving can be a stressful experience. While some things can be prepared in the weeks leading up to the move, packing and moving out in a single day can still be a challenge.

Related: 5 Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

These packing tips can help you avoid common issues and save you time and effort:

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Instead of decorating your home for the holidays, why not buy a new one? While winter is part of the off-season in real estate, many buyers find that it's the perfect time of year to buy the home of their dreams. After all, you'll have a lot more fun decorating a new home than your current one. Here are some reasons to consider buying real estate in the off-season:

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You Need An Agent Who Will Always Put You First

Thursday, December 20th, 2018
Denise Rivers

Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping.

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