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Pre-qualify vs Pre-approve

Pre-qualify, Pre-approve – What’s The Difference?

Some mortgage terms can be confusing, none more so than the similarities and differences between prequalification and preapproval. The two terms are often used interchangeably, but they mean very different things to lenders, real estate professionals and home sellers. Prequalifying is a rough-idea process that tells you how much money you’ll likely be able to …

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Spring Landscaping

Spring is the Best Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard (Part II)

In the second part of the series, It’s Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard, Tony Range, horticulture supervisor for the award-winning and beautiful St. Louis Zoo, shared some best practices with me. Tony and I visited recently to discuss tips for homeowners wanting to add beauty and interest to their outdoor spaces at …

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Summer Landscaping

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Beautifying Your Yard: Part One of a Two Part Series

As winter becomes more of a memory and the weather turns to sunnier days, it may be time to take a peek at your landscaping and start the plans for beautifying your yard. Does it require some TLC? Not sure what it may need to become that beloved, family-friendly space again? I can help! My …

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Staging Your Home

Stage Presence! The Importance of Staging To Get Your House Sold FAST

Selling your home can be an exciting yet (sometimes) emotional time. If you’ve been in your home for a while, every part of the house tells a story. Strolling from room to room, you can vividly remember rocking your baby to sleep in the rocker in the bedroom’s corner, your first puppy’s favorite sleeping spot …

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Activities Near Edwardsville

It’s Spring…We’re Livin’ La Vida Local! Local Activities Near Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, IL

One of the best aspects about living in Edwardsville, Illinois and its surrounding communities is the many activities that “spring-up” during the spring and summer months. There is so much to do locally when the weather is nice you may not ever have to cross the river into downtown St. Louis! I thought it would …

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