Category Archives: Builder

Buying Existing Home vs New Construction

existing home vs constructionBuying a House

Buying a pre-existing home is an attractive option for many people because — in most cases — you can move into the home soon after closing.

Benefits of Buying a House

Some additional benefits of buying a home that already exists include:

  • Upgrade costs can be delayed: Making upgrades on the home as you live there can help cut down on up-front costs.
  • Ability to move quickly: In most cases, the buyer can move in immediately after closing. There is no wait time or temporary housing to worry about.
  • You know the neighborhood: You already know your neighborhood and you don’t have to worry what type of home the person next to you might build.
  • Easy to visualize: You can see the floor plan and the layout of a pre-existing home. When you build a home, it can be difficult to visualize the layout and ensure you’ll like the final product.

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FHA Loosens Condo Requirements

condoCondos, which are often popular housing options for many younger and first-time homebuyers, are also viable living arrangements for older homeowners who seek a more active and urban lifestyle, or a more maintenance-free quality of life. Current blanket certification policies, however, have restricted not only many would-be buyers from purchasing condo units, but have also hindered the ability of seniors to continue living in these housing developments.
FHA has historically set standards for condominium project approvals.  The good news is they have loosened some of those rules for investors and private owners.
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Buying And Selling At The Same Time

Doug Haldeman Show webAnd you thought buying or selling a home was scary. Either one can be, of course, but there’s nothing like doing both at once to foster a flurry of “what ifs.”

What if I buy a new house, but my old one doesn’t sell?

What if I sell my old house, but can’t find a new one?

And what if I try to do both at once and end up going completely crazy in the process?

Don’t worry, you won’t, as long as you take the time to think things through. Depending on your particular situation, it may make more sense to buy first, then sell — or just the opposite. Below are some factors to consider.  To learn more be sure to tune in Today at 4 pm on FM NewsTalk 97.1 The Doug Haldeman Show.

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Searching For Your Next Home Made Easy

Doug Haldeman Show webListen in today to the Doug Haldeman Show Sundays at 4PM.

Doug and Tammie explain the Home Search Engine that is free to use and easy to sign up for!

Start narrowing down your search for your next home by signing up today for the Home Scouting Search Engine!

You can always text Doug at 314-472-DOUG (3684)

Building In Today’s Market…Listen In This Sunday At 4pm

knox mailhes and john muller

Knox Mailhes with Integrity Title Solutions and John Muller with Diversified Real Estate Group join Doug in a discussion about building a home in today’s market.

In 2013, the housing recovery was a welcome bright spot for the economy: prices were shooting up, fewer homeowners were underwater, and builder confidence was finally on the upswing. It’s looking like 2014 should be another good year for housing–mostly.

A home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. In the end, the most important thing is getting a house that suits your needs — one that fits your family, but also your budget. These tips might not be practical for everyone, but those who can put them to use will get themselves a better deal.

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Contact Information:

Knox Mailhes
Integrity Land Title


John Muller, SFR
Diversified Real Estate Group
2722 Hampton Ave
Suite S
St. Louis, MO  63139


John Muller, SFR-Builder/Broker-Diversified Real Estate Group: Top 10 Things To Consider When Buying An Investment Property

john mullerListen in this Sunday at 4pm!

John Muller, Builder/Broker with Diversified Real Estate Group joins the studio to go through with us the top ten things to consider when buying an investment property.

From knowing the math to creating a major improvement fund listen in as John walks us through the successful steps to investing.

Contact Information:

John Muller, SFR
Diversified Real Estate Group
2722 Hampton Ave
Suite S
St. Louis, MO  63139