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Posted by Sears Real Estate on 5/9/2016

The housing market has been heating up and lately there seems to be more buyers than homes. So where do you start when house hunting? Many buyers like to start at Open Houses to get a feel for the market. It is always best to try to find a real estate agent to help guide you through the buying process , however, if you want to try to get your feet wet first an Open House might be your best bet. There are some things you will want to know about how to tackle an Open House: 1. How do you find Open Houses? Your best bet is to find a real estate professional that represents buyers and have them help you find Open Houses that are right for you. Agents are familiar with the inventory and could save you an unnecessary trip to a house that isn't right for you. Most open houses take place on Saturday or Sunday, so Thursday is a good day to start your search. 2. Be prepared Plan your route, make sure you have the right directions and have plenty of gas to get where you are going. Take along a pen and paper to make notes on properties. 3. Get to know the area The house may be great; but how is the area? Take the time to drive around the surrounding neighborhoods of homes you like and get to know the area. A real estate professional is a great resource for community information. 4. Check for agency Most agents at an Open House represent the seller. You will want to work with an agent that is able to represent you as the buyer. If you like the agent at the Open House, and have not yet contracted with an agent, make sure to discuss agency and representation. 5. Take notes Take notes and write down a list of quick pros and cons after you have viewed a home. This will help you remember the houses you have viewed. Viewing Open Houses can help you get a sense for what’s out there in the marketplace. It will help you determine if the house you want and your finances match up with the houses that are on the market. It is always best to find a real estate professional to help you find the home of your dreams. Buying a home is no small matter.





Posted by Sears Real Estate on 6/19/2014


Date: 06/22/2014 Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Unique and wonderful describes this 6 room, 3 bedroom, well cared for lst floor condo located in a Historic District of Forest Park. This newer complex consists of only 4 units with off street parking and nicely landscaped yard and setting. Move right in to this beautiful spacious unit with open floor plan. Separate dining room, fully applianced kitchen, and sunken living room surrounded with beautiful windows that create lots of natural lighting. .There are french doors that open out to the front. The bedrooms are nicely sized with ample closet room. Updated bathroom with granite countertop vanity and tile floor. Nice entry from the side porch has parquet flooring. There is central air to keep you cool all summer long. The basement has a separate laundry area with full size washer and dryer that remain. There is also a large carpeted storage room. The complex is located on the bus route and close to major highways, shopping, and the park. Pets allowed with restrictions.





Posted by Sears Real Estate on 6/19/2014


Date: 06/22/2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM  
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Pride of ownership is on display in this meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, Executive Cape located in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in town. This 3,810 square foot home features a beautifully laid out kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, a Master Bedroom suite on the first floor, an elegant formal dining room and living room, a cozy family room with fireplace and a stunning enclosed four season sun room with skylights. The finished basement provides additional living space for an office, work-out area or additional den. Situated on just over 1 acre of beautifully maintained grounds, this home is ready for you to move in. Don't miss the opportunity to view this outstanding property.





Posted by Sears Real Estate on 6/19/2014


Date: 06/22/2014 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM  
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Historic District charmer with marvelous woodwork, stained glass windows, two fireplaces and much more. A great front porch overlooking a triangle with fountain. Convenient location in the Forest Park Historic District close to schools , library and Forest Park.





Posted by Sears Real Estate on 6/19/2014


Date: 06/22/2014 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
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Enjoy easy living in this wonderful 2 bedroom/2 bath condo located in a great complex. This unit has a garage and a basement with a partially finished room and plenty of room for storage. There is also outside parking in front of the unit. There is central air and ceiling fans. The kitchen comes with appliances and also has a nice dining area surrounded by windows. Relax in your living room in front of the gas fireplace or open the french doors and step onto the trek deck. Living room also has a bow window and ceiling fan. You can also access the deck from the sliders in the master bedroom. The condo has a washer and dryer hookup in the closet in the kitchen as well as in the basement. Washer and dryer are included. This is a great complex that is located close to stores and other amenities. Easy to show. .