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Focus Trivia Challenge

What is it? Where is it? Here is our list of the 2016/2017 Focus Trivia questions, answers, and those who guessed correctly first! Trivia Challenge Winners JUNE/JULY 2017: Lynn Adkins MAY 2017: Robin Springer APRIL 2017: Kay Schumacher MARCH 2017: Will Godsman FEBRUARY 2017: Kevin Cunningham JANUARY 2017: Kevin Cunningham

Navigating the Spring Market

Dear Friends & Neighbors, Spring is here!  The grass is green and the flowers are blooming.  We all love this time of year, but it certainly can be daunting and overwhelming at this time to be a Buyer in this fast-paced Seller’s market.  Assuming you are well prepared and have hired an agent who knows […]

Getting Your Home “Showing Ready”

Dear Friends & Neighbors, I’m sure many of you, as Buyers, have walked into a house for sale and then immediately walked out.  The house felt dirty, unkept, wasn’t appealing to look at or be inside of, and just didn’t give you a good feeling overall.  This is the very reason why we feel it […]

Comparison of Sales in East & West Washington

Dear Friends & Neighbors, Each year we provide statistics showing number of sales in different price ranges, average cost per square foot, and median prices for both the East and West side of Washington Park for the past 4 years.  Once again, Wash Park Sellers reaped the benefits of high demand from Buyers.  This, mixed […]

Happy New Year!

Dear Friends & Neighbors, Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season. It’s hard to believe that the decorations are barely packed away, there is still snow on the ground, and that the real estate market is already heating up! As we experienced in 2016, there continues to be low inventory, yet Buyers are coming out […]

Happy Holidays from the Erb/Steelman Team!

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As the holiday season approaches and the year comes to a close, this is a good time to reflect on why 2016 was a great year for both Buyers and Sellers. As most of you know, this past year was successful for Sellers due to increased (and still increasing) home values. Most people who […]

Fast-Paced Real Estate Markets

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It’s election time! Fear not, we are not going to talk about politics – we are just thinking it’s time for some election humor.  A survey conducted by Trulia shows that 39 percent of Americans believe that the prices of homes will go up if Donald Trump wins, and 29 percent […]