Monday, November 13, 2017

Moving With Pets

Update your pet’s tag with your new address.
Make sure your pet’s collar is sturdy and correctly sized. The tag should also include your mobile number and e-mail address so that you can be reached during the move.
Request veterinary records.
Ask your current vet to send your pet’s medical history directly to the new vet. Have their contact information handy in case of emergency or if the new vet has questions.
Keep a week’s worth of food and medication with you.
You may want to ask for an extra prescription refill before you move. Take the same precaution with special therapeutic foods. Seclude them from chaos. Keep your pet in a safe, quiet room on moving day with a clear sign posted on the door. There are many light, collapsible travel crates available, but ensure it is well ventilated and sturdy enough for stress-chewers. Also, introduce your pet to the crate before the trip.
Prepare a pet first aid kit. Include your vet's phone number, gauze to wrap wounds or to muzzle your pet, adhesive tape for use on bandages, nonstick bandages, towels, cotton swabs, antibiotic ointment (without pain relief medication), and 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Play it safe in the car.
Use a crate or carrier in the car, securing it with a seat belt. Never leave your pet in the bed of a truck, the storage area of a moving van, or alone in a parked vehicle. If you’re staying overnight, find pet-friendly lodging beforehand and have kitty litter or plastic bags on hand.
Get ready for takeoff.
When traveling by air, check with the airline about pet requirements or restrictions and whether you must purchase a special airline crate that fits under the seat in front of you.
Prep your new home.
Set up one room with everything your pet will need: food, water, medications, bed, litter box, scratch post, and toys. Keep windows and doors closed when your pet is unsupervised, and beware of small spaces where nervous pets may hide. If your old home is nearby, give the new home owners or neighbors your phone number and a photo of your pet, in case your pet tries to return.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Get A Team To Sell Your Real Estate

Selling an Arnold, MO Home Means Recruiting a Skilled Team

It’s a bit complicated, selling a home in Arnold, Mo. Although you can make a case for the feasibility of doing the whole thing yourself, there are enough areas of knowledge where experience, expertise, and even licensure are recommended that few would ever try it.
At the end of the day, selling your Arnold Missouri home is a true team undertaking. And since you’re the one selling a home, you’re the Captain. In addition to interviewing and selecting the Arnold, Mo real estate agent you will be working with, there are other professionals you should plan to engage as well. Here’s who and why:
The Inspector
It’s quite a good idea to have a professional inspection performed at your property before selling a home. In addition to any major issues that could affect your smartest listing price, you want to be made aware of any minor issues before buyers come across them. Sometimes small details that are easy to fix can upset timing and even derail a deal entirely.
The Appraiser
As a seller, you shouldn’t try to value your property blindly. To do so runs the risk of over- or undervaluing it—and a smart listing price is a key element in the successful selling of a home. Your agent will give you key guidance on pricing. However, having a professional appraisal performed in advance can help support your price to potential buyers (especially if you are asking a high number that could be difficult to otherwise support). While the buyer’s bank will require their own appraisal, the money spent here in advance can help speed up the offer and/or negotiations.
Financial Advisor
The most difficult part of selling a home is finding and attracting a serious buyer. Fortunately, this is a burden your Arnold, Missouri real estate agent will shoulder for you. But before everyone has signed on the dotted line, it’s important to understand what the financial and tax implications will be once you’ve sold. If you have gains, you want to know how much—if any—tax burden it will trigger. If there is a loss, you’ll want to know how to turn that to your advantage. Either way, knowing the tax implications before you list may well affect the price you list at or will accept.
Thinking of buying or selling a home in Arnold, MO. soon? Why not come by or give us a call? We’ll be here at the office, working hard for our clients all summer.

Monday, June 16, 2014

St. Louis Mortgage Details Can Make A Good Deal Better

 Your Saint Louis, MO Mortgage Details Can Make a Good Deal Better

Buying a St Louis, MO home can’t help but be about as thrilling a
purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an
experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a Saint Louis, MO mortgage, on the other
hand…well, the experience may be slightly less exciting, but if your
team has managed to secure a good one, it’s actually a comparable
accomplishment................
St. Louis Mortgage Details Can Make A Good Deal Better

Friday, June 13, 2014

Sold Short Sale? Need A New Home? Seller Financing

Great Option For Homeowners Who Were Forced To Sell Their Previous Home In A Short Sale Read about it here.

Sold Short Sale? Need A New Home? Seller Financing