Planning to Sell? Six Things to Keep in Mind Before Renovating

It’s no secret that home renovations are hard work and can be a real pain in the you-know-what.  There’s a lot of time and stress that goes into completing even the smallest home updates, and that’s why it’s so important to make sure your renovations are adding the value you want to your home.  Especially if you plan on… Continue reading Planning to Sell? Six Things to Keep in Mind Before Renovating

Question and Answer with Tracy Ellis

Q: What would you consider to be the four most important things to consider when buying a home? A: When searching for a new home, it’s essential to figure out what’s important to you before you begin.  Factoring in work, children, pets, hobbies, and more into your perfect home equation might seem like a daunting task, but it will make… Continue reading Question and Answer with Tracy Ellis

What Are Lenders Looking at When Approving Your Home Loan

Buying a home may seem like a daunting and scary thing. It’s funny; the minute you mention you are starting to look for a house, every family member, friend or neighbor’s dog has some horror story.  However… it doesn’t have to be that way.  One of my biggest priorities is educating buyers on what to expect throughout the process. It… Continue reading What Are Lenders Looking at When Approving Your Home Loan

5 Things to Decide Today if You Plan to Buy a Home in 2016

Maybe you’re a fan of New Year’s Resolutions or maybe you write out your goals regularly throughout the year.  Either way, if buying your next home is on that list here are five things you can do starting right now that will help make that goal a reality before the end of 2016. Know Why You Want to… Continue reading 5 Things to Decide Today if You Plan to Buy a Home in 2016

Exclusive look at the Estate on Lake St. Louis

Sitting on approximately seven acres, the European inspired mansion on the lake has nine bedrooms, thirteen full bathrooms, and five half-baths, each with their own flare of personality, layered within the home’s warm atmosphere of luxury and extravagance.  With such elaborate features, it’s impossible to focus on one detail at a time. Even before crossing the threshold, the mansion’s stately… Continue reading Exclusive look at the Estate on Lake St. Louis

A Million Dollar Evening

When we think about what it means to be wealthy, we often imagine fancy cars, building enormous estates, and taking extravagant vacations—but there’s one thing that’s easy to overlook.  With wealth also comes the opportunity, and responsibility, to give back, and to do so often.  When you have a lot, you have a lot to share. That’s just one of the… Continue reading A Million Dollar Evening

Nettie White: The Porch & Interiors

As a Realtor, I’m often asked which area of a home holds the most value. Whether they’re renovating, buying, or selling, I always remind them that it’s the kitchen that really sells a house.  Kitchens have infinite potential to add value to the home, and if you kind find or design a unique space that offers features most homeowners just… Continue reading Nettie White: The Porch & Interiors

Artist Steve Walden

We’ve all heard the phrase, “money doesn’t buy happiness,” and though a stable income does provide the necessities (a roof over our head, food to eat, clothes for our families—the list goes on), reaching this level of comfort isn’t always enough.  For artist Steven Walden, this realization was the catalyst that changed his life forever. It’s possible you’ve seen Steven’s… Continue reading Artist Steve Walden

Bathroom Turned Oasis: Tips for Ultimate Relaxation

We all  think of our homes as a safe place where we can let our hair down and retreat from all the hustle and bustle of the work week.  In our safe havens, the buzzing of unanswered emails and pressing deadlines at work seem to fade away.  The walls of our homes lessen the blow of on-going stress and busy schedules,… Continue reading Bathroom Turned Oasis: Tips for Ultimate Relaxation

From Staged to SOLD!

Your home is probably your largest investment and selling it can be one of the most important and stressful times in your life. Staging is the process of getting your home ready for market. Staging is the only service performed in preparation for selling a home that actually brings measurable value. By following the steps and recommendations provided by a professional… Continue reading From Staged to SOLD!