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Lower Level Finishes Enjoy Higher Returns

For many years, the lower level (basement) finish has not enjoyed a high return in St Louis. Perhaps due to people not using it as much, or average age of the finish was 20+ years, or owners did much of it themselves (lower quality workmanship plus lower ... Read more

ibuyers - the "new" thing

By now, you may have heard of the latest and greatest invention in the real estate markets, companies buying your home with the click of a button. Of course, it is never THAT easy. Home conditions and property transfers have complications, and the devil, ... Read more

Yes, the Market is that Hot

All 4 of my listed homes in the last 4 weeks have received multiple offers. In addition to offering high prices, some buyers are removing appraisals and inspection repairs. How do you compete? How does the winning offer stand out? Price is not everything.... Read more

Light bulb choices keep growing

Have you been to the light bulb section at the hardware store recently? Holy cow they have alot! It used to be pretty simple with the old incandescent - 40 watt, 60, 75 or 100. Maybe a 3 way bulb for the floor lamp, or a 4 ft fluorescent for the basement.... Read more

2020 STL Home Sales Review - Gary's Take

What can you say about 2020? There was no predicting this year - a year we will never forget. Home sales began the year strong, as the 2019-20 winter market had not softened much. First quarter sales were trending up, and then in March, St Louis County an... Read more

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring, potentially dangerous gas that may build up to unhealthy levels inside the home. During home sales, this is a common inspection done in tandem with others, and costs $150-200. It is t... Read more

How Much for the House in Bitcoin?

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Ethereum, Litecoin. These terms have been in the news alot lately, due to their meteoric rise the last few months, and particularly the last few weeks. What are they and how do they work in home sales? Cryptocurrency is a form of... Read more

St Louis Home Prices Rise at 40 Year High Pace

According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), St Louis metro area home prices rose 8.3% for the 12 months ending Sep 30, 2020. That is a record-high appreciation rate for St Louis that goes back to the late 1970s, when prices were increasing by ... Read more

Client Backgrounds

One of the best parts of being a Realtor is getting to know the client for the several months that we spend together, whether buying or selling. Various professions and lifestyles are encountered throughout the year, some clients moving to another state a... Read more

Zoom Rooms, Home Offices and More

In high demand this year, as you can imagine, has been extra room in our homes. Starting abruptly in mid-March with stay-at-home orders across most of the region, families grappled with not only staying at home, but working from home and home-schooling th... Read more
Gary Hoeferkamp
Hoeferkamp Real Estate

1190 Meramec Station Rd Ste 206
Manchester MO 63021
Office: 314-440-2400
Mobile: 314-440-2400
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