St. Louis among the 6 best cities for college grads in 2018!

Have a bachelor degree and trying to figure out your next step? St. Louis has been ranked among the top 6 best cities for being a bachelor degree friendly city for finding a job!

“Cities around the country are competing to attract the best talent, so ZipRecruiter analyzed data and created an index to determine the best job markets for recent college graduates.”

St. Louis is up there ranking along with popular cities like Nashville, Pitsburgh & San Antonio! Go us! Read more here…
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2018/05/01/st-louis-among-top-cities-for-new-college-grads.html

Have a Sunshine Day!
Ashley, Evelyn & Dana

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Housing Market has PICKED UP!

Confidence in housing is at a new peak, with enthusiasm among sellers soaring, according to the April Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® (HPSI). At 91.7, the Index plowed through its previous record, climbing 3.4 percentage points month-over-month and five points year-over-year.

“The latest HPSI reading edged up to a new survey high, showing that consumer attitudes remain resilient going into the spring/summer home-buying season,” says Doug Duncan, chief economist and senior vice president at Fannie Mae.

What is driving the lift? Americans are optimistic about their prospects for selling, with 45 percent believing now is ideal to list—a high point since the start of the survey. By the same token, almost half (49 percent) of Americans believe home prices will rise—conditions that, for sellers, translate to an upper hand.”

Thanks to RISMedia for a great article to share! For the full article, follow this link:

https://rismedia.com/2018/05/08/confidence-housing-new-peak/

Real Estate & Law

Good morning and Happy Monday!

We are HUGE morning people, so we are ready to roll with the posts! We hope you are too ;). As some of you may know, real estate requires a LOT of law and legal jargon that us salespeople and brokers SHOULD be aware of! Trust me, after just passing the brokers courses and finals myself, there’s some stuff in there that I’m sure most people not in our field are unaware of. So to help everyone out a bit, I found this awesome informative Pinterest post on what sellers should consider legal wise. Hope this helps brighten your day and expand your knowledge in the wonderful world of real estate!

Have a Sunshine Day everyone!

-The Sunshine Team

Ashley, Evelyn & Dana

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FHA Approved Condominiums in STL County!

Did you know that not ALL condominiums support an FHA loan? Here is the current FHA approved condo list for St. Louis County

5330-5360 Pershing Condos

Arbor Creek

Arrowhead

Ashton Place

Autumn Lakes

Barrington Downs

Bexley Station

Blu

Brentwood Forest

Bridgewater Cove

Burtonwood Manor

Cameo

Carriage Parc

Carroll Wood

Cliffridge

Coachlight Townhomes

Conway Meadows

Country Stone Manor

Creve Coeur Crossing

Creve Coeur Station

Crown Loft

Cypress Station

Debaliviere Place West Phase 1

Executive House

Foster Springs

Genesee Park

Geyer Place

Greenbriar

Hanna Place

Hickory Sound

Highlands @ Hickory Sound

Kiefer Creek

Kirkwood Place

Lucerne

McKnight Crossing at Tilles

Mill Crossing

Moreale

New England Village

Parc Lorraine

Parkside

Pershing Avenue

Queen Anne

Railway Lofts

Ridgeview Place

River Oaks

Rossridge

Royal Arms

San Luis

Senate Place

Spring Creek

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Summer Tree Village

Summit Lofts

The Knickerbocker Condos

The Randolph Condos

Timber Hills Garden Condo

Town Square

Treetop

Trianon at Southwoods

Twin Willows

Union Garden

Victoria Crossing

The Villas at Kenrick

Westport Crossing

Woodland Crossing

Woodside Trails

We hope this is helpful for you in your future buying and selling needs. And Remember, we are ALWAYS here for you when you are ready :). Have a great rest of your week St. Louis!

-The Sunshine Team

We CAN show you ANY home!!

Good Morning Sunshine!

We hope you had a fantastic and wonderful Christmas/holiday time! We wanted to post this fun meme to help get our point across this morning :). We have come across a ton of acquaintances, friends, even family that did not know that an agent can show you any home listed. EVEN for sale by owner. We do not have to have the home listed in order to show you a home. We can show you homes listed by any company and/or individual. If you are thinking about starting the new year fulfilling your search for your dream home, we’re here to help!

Have an amazing day! Until next time ;)!

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Lake Saint Louis: DID YOU KNOW???

Good gloomy afternoon Sunshiners!

Today’s spotlight is on our office neighborhood: Lake Saint Louis, Missouri. What an amazing town. 2 man made lakes, the 10 mile blvd, gorgeous parks, plenty of shopping and all the El Maguey you can eat :). Our DID YOU KNOW for today is all about Lake Saint Louis and the community association. In Lake Saint Louis, you are either in the CA or not in the CA. The CA has golf, tennis, a public swimming pool, exercise facility and access to the two lakes via the various marinas. THIS YEAR, the CA raised their yearly fees from $450 to $600. If you are buying a new home at all in the CA, your price will be raised to the $600. If you are already living in the CA, your price remains at the original $450 as long as you stay in the home. If you are in the CA, but decide you need to up or downsize and would still like to live in the CA, your fees will raise when you move. Now you know!

Have an amazing long holiday weekend everyone and stay safe and keep an eye on that bird! 😉

-The Sunshine Team

Ashley, Evelyn & Dana

Keep your home clean & your mind at ease!

Good morning St. Louis!

Did you know that a poorly maintained home can cause up to a $20,000 decrease in value and selling price on said home? It is VERY important to make sure you keep your home fresh and in shape in order to sell your home at top dollar value. Some even say that you should keep a separate maintenance fund for your home ranging from 1%-3% of homes value. Here are a few tips of how to maintain your home that may sound obvious, but many people do not know or think of:

A. Caulk around windows, tubs, doors & sinks to make sure there is no air or water leaking through as necessary.

B. If listing, freshly paint and touch up around your home to help it appear clean and new.

C. Wipe down any baseboards and crown molding as necessary as that is an area that can layer up dust which will make your home appear dirty. Nobody wants that!

D. Replace HVAC filters as needed, usually once a month.

E. Wipe down cabinets, appliances & doors. This is an area common for gathering dirty fingerprints and spots. Simply cleaning these areas at least once a week will help your home stay clean!

F. Update or add kitchen hardware and/or backsplash. These cheaper fixes and add ons can add value to your home by making one of the most important rooms more appealing to the eye.

G. Power wash the exterior of your home. This is the first things buyers see when they pull up to your home. Don’t let them cringe at the first appearance! Power washing once or twice a year will keep your exterior fresh and appealing!

These are just a FEW tips to help you maintain the appearance of your home. They are simple fixes and just need to be done a few times a year. Make time to sell your home for more! Don’t wait until it’s time to list. These simple twice a year projects will save you a HUGE headache one you list rather than procrastinating until that time. We hope this helps brighten your day just a little bit more today :). Have a good one!

-The Sunshine Team : Ashley, Evelyn & Dana