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Buying Your Dream Home

Do you want to buy your dream home, but are feeling confused about how it’s possible? Let’s go over the home buying process to put your mind at ease.



How to buy your dream house?

Buying the home of your dreams is an exciting adventure when you have an experienced, knowledgeable Real Estate Agent on your side. Our team has just that, and we pride ourselves in helping you obtain your dreams.

1. Know exactly what criteria you want in your dream home

Do you like a one-story ranch style, or maybe a two-story home? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need? What other features are important to you? A garage or walk out basement? A large, fenced yard, or something smaller and easy to maintain?  Are things such as granite counter tops important to you? Our agents care about finding you exactly what you want and need in a home.

2. Keep yourself aware of market trends

Update yourself on the housing market trends. This will help you to determine when is the best time to buy for you. Because of the economic crisis, 2020 became a hot time for buying a home as the value of houses in the United States dropped from millions to thousands. However, this will require a little effort on analyzing economic trends. Create a trusted relationship with a Realtor. We can send you house updates as soon they hit the market ensuring you will see the newest listings first.

3. Go for a professional’s help

Foreclosures can be great way to save money when buying a house. If you would like, we as Realtors can help to guide you through this process. Please keep in mind that usually there are almost no disclosures on foreclosures and generally these homes are also sold as-is. This is important to remember if you plan to live in the home after purchasing.

When you are viewing potential homes, a Realtor can help you find out all available information about the property, its history, etc. Your Realtor will also highly suggest you to get the house inspected; whole house, termite, radon, sewer lateral inspections are the most requested inspections. Once the inspections are completed then negotiation with sellers for repairs begins. If the home is being sold as-is the inspections are for your informational purposes only.

4. If you like the house, go for it but only IF you can afford it

When you have found a house you like, don’t hesitate to make an offer, especially in this current market.  This is why being preapproved is so important. Applying for a mortgage is a big commitment, you are financially planning the next 15 – 30 years. A lender is going to verify your credit, income, debt to income ratio to determine the appropriate price range for you.

5. Don’t compromise on quality

There are many determining factors when purchasing a home. Your lender will give you a max dollar you can spend. Then there are the design factors ranch, 2 story. What are you looking for? How any bedrooms and bathrooms, Would you like a basement, or a garage? Would you like to home to be updated or would you like to spend a little less and have the ability to make the home your own? We will be happy to help you find the right home for you.

How to sell your house to buy a dream house?

Speak with a trusted Realtor! We can help to market, price properly, and prescreen potential buyers in this very fast paced market.

Home owners can take full advantage of our experience in helping them to market their houses. Prior to this though, home owners are encouraged to make preparations on their own. They can freshen up the interior and exterior paint, new carpets and floors could also be installed to elicit the same feeling of cost-cutting benefits to buyers.

Curb appeal is your first impression. The old saying is true, you only have one chance to make a good first impression. By sprucing up the exterior of your home, it will catch potential buyers’ interest before they even step foot into your home.

Trust the experts when buying or selling your next home!

Nancy Warren of Herald Online identifies six reasons why home owners should hire a Realtor. She explains that only Realtors know the real estate market;

  • Realtors are keen about the details – qualifications of potential buyers, local ordinances, etc.
  • Realtors are knowledgeable on accurate pricing in the current real estate market
  • Realtors are experts in negotiations especially when it comes to the sales price and repairs
  • Realtors know how to sell homes in every market setting
  • Realtors are “pros at bringing buyers and sellers together”
  • Realtors relieve residential home owners from the stress of selling their homes on their own

Single Tree Team Brokered by eXp Realty

Single Tree Team is a renowned name in residential real estate. We work for our client’s satisfaction through experience and knowledge of the market and the areas we serve. This is the reason that we are becoming one of the most trusted companies for our clients for the past 10 years.

We serve our clients in two states, Illinois and Missouri. St Clair, Monroe, and Madison counties in Illinois as well as St Louis City, St Louis County, and northern Jefferson County. We have more than 10 years of experience selling real estate and have negotiated more than 60 million in real estate transactions. We have sold properties near the Warson Country Club, The Ladue Racquet Club, Ladue Country Club, Forest Park, Soulard, Scott Airforce Base and Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

On the Illinois side our areas of focus include Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, Shiloh, Swansea, Lebanon, Mascoutah, Millstadt, Freeburg, Smithton, Waterloo, and Columbia areas.

On the Missouri side St Louis, Clayton, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Huntleigh, Ladue, Frontenac, Town and Country, Brentwood, Maplewood, Richmond Heights, Sunset Hills, Affton, Mehlville, Rock Hill, Creve Coeur, Crestwood areas.

Now let us show you how the Single Tree Team “Works Together as One, to Stand Above the Rest.”


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