Entries by Jane Loeber

This Was From an Ann Lander’s Column……

We don’t know the author, but we loved the essay. Enjoy! If a dog was your teacher, you would learn stuff like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. When it’s in your best interest, practice obedience. Let others know when they’ve invaded your territory. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, […]

Exterior House Renovations that Increase Property Value

Exterior House Renovations that Increase Property Value Making home improvements can increase the resale value of a home significantly, especially with the improvement of the exterior parts of the homestead. However, many people do not know how to enhance the value of their homes. So I thought I’d share some tips on how to increase […]

It’s The Holiday Season

What’s the top reason to sell your home during the holidays?   Every year about this time we see a lot of sellers take their homes off the market.  They don’t want to move during the winter.  They don’t want anyone to look during the Christmas holidays.  The kids will be on vacation from school.  […]

When You Are Under Contract to Buy…………..

Today something happened at the office I hope will not happen again… One of our buyer’s lender informed us that the underwriter had checked her funds to close, and that her account was short some sum of money. The loan officer advised the young buyer that she could obtain a gift from a relative.  Fortunately, […]

Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid One of the hardest things I’ve observed during the past 25 years is when sellers tell their real estate agent the price they want to sell their home for — and the agent agrees.  The part that confuses me is:  does the agent not have the courage to tell the […]

Recycling Household Hazardous Waste

I spent last Saturday morning with Geri Blakey from the City of Moberly Household Hazardous Waste recycling program.   Boy, it was an enlightening time!    First off, if you haven’t heard, the City of Moberly has a recycling program where you can bring your unused paint, stains, varnish, household chemicals, pesticides, yard chemicals, and they will […]

Two Story Dream House

Two Story Dream House Don’t you  just love those “older” homes with character?  Well, take a peek at this one, located in Moberly, MO. Gorgeous woodwork and impressive stairway invite you in to this approximately  2750 sq ft  home. Oversized front living room with tall ceilings, crown molding, and new carpet. The huge country kitchen […]

September Market Update

September 2016 Market Update – According to Randolph County Board of Realtors 27 Residential Properties Sold $99,900 Average Sale Price $105,274 Median Sale Price Over $2.84 Million in Dollar Sales Volume

Market Update

August 2016 Market Update – According to Randolph County Board of Realtors 25 Residential Properties Sold $113,331 Average Sale Price $125,258 Median Sale Price Over $2.89 Million in Dollar Sales Volume Save Save

Best Time to Sell??

When Is the Best Time to Sell a House?    I get this question a lot.  I wish there was a “magic” answer.  Years ago it used to be said that the “hot” market was May to September.  But in the Central Missouri region where we live, it can vary.  Yes, spring and summer are […]

How Important are Reviews to You?

I was wondering what thought a potential buyer or seller puts into the process when deciding which real estate agent  to work with….. Do you call the agent who has the listing? Or just the one that happens to answer the phone at the real estate office? Or do you look at the REVIEWS posted […]

Lots of people like the charm of an older home, do you?

Lots of people like the charm of an older home, do you?  Nicely updated, clean and move-in ready! Affordably priced, this 4 BR 2 BA home offers large bedrooms with good sized closets and two updated bathrooms There’s plenty of storage in basement! Sunlight entering the rooms brings positive vibes! On street parking and wooded […]

Market Update !!!

For the month of July, 2016… 24 residential properties closed/sold. 45 pending sales as of 8/2/16 120 active listings as of 8/2/16 All according to the Randolph County Multiple Listing Service Let Advantage Real Estate guide you through the process, the market’s active! 660-263-3393

Things to do in Moberly…

Have you discovered Sugar Creek Lake?   Sugar Creek Lake is a 320 acre lake situated in a wooded area north of Moberly.   It has a concrete boat ramp with easy access. The lake has populations of bass, catfish, crappie, and sunfish.   There are picnic areas and a few nice strolls along the […]

Great layout for your growing family!

  I love creative floor plans…take a look at this one! There’s currently 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The lower level is currently the master suite.  It could also be a great second family room, you decide!  Maybe 3 bedrooms and 2 baths can work for your family…   When you first walk in, […]

Want a Private Setting?

Want a Private Setting? This ranch home in Homestead reflects classic taste and sophistication. Call it a 5 bedroom or 4 plus a home office. Yes, there’s over 3900 sq ft. of incredible space. This is a home with everything you expect, including the most beautiful wooded setting near the end of a cul-de-sac. Huge […]

Stately Brick Home!!

Love those Stately Brick Homes? Located at the end of a dead-end street with woods as your back and side neighbor you’ll find this fine home at 719 Flower Lane  in Moberly, MO. There’s plenty of room in this spacious 3 story home – over 4000 sq feet plus unfinished walkout basement! A huge, I […]

Did you know?

I learned a really cool thing today…saw it in the newspaper, the Moberly Monitor Index! The Moberly library has launched an online legal form service for its patrons. I searched on Google “Moberly Public Library” and found the website (this almost seems like cheating, it’s so easy)! Then on the front page of the website […]

Your Private Escape

Private Chalet on Sugar Creek Lake! This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to own your piece of heaven on earth! The owners love the private setting!  You see, it’s located on a hidden corner of the world, atop a hill.  The lake views are amazing, the sunsets even better! This 4 BR 3 bath A-frame has […]

Railroad Days!

Railroad Days! The annual Railroad Days event kicks off today, June 7th and runs through June 11th. This year Moberly is celebrating its 150th birthday! The event is free and is open to the public.  It’s such a hit in our area, because it’s a small town fair; sort of a heritage festival for our […]

Market Update!!!

For the month of May, 2016… 30 residential properties closed/sold. 54 pending sales as of 6/3/16 126 active listings as of 6/3/16 All according to the Randolph County Multiple Listing Service Let Advantage Real Estate guide you through the process, the market’s active! 660-263-3393

Move up to Meadowbrook!

Are you looking for more room?  Want everything on one level plus a basement for storage or storms?  Check out this newly listed home in Meadowbrook at 1900 Eastbrook Circle in Moberly, MO It has over 2100 square feet on the main level, including an awesome 4 seasons addition in back. This room overlooks the […]

Market Update – April 2016

  For the month ending April 30, 2016 there were 128 active residential listings in the Randolph County Multiple Listing Service and 46 pending residential listings.  Twenty (20) residential listings closed during April, 2016.  Good signs of a strong season!  Contact Advantage Real Estate if YOU’RE looking to buy or sell!  www.AskAdvantage.com

Best on the Block

THE BEST HOUSE ON THE STREET IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD THING   Just a note to let you know how we may be able to help you or someone you refer to us. Tony and Joanne were considering remodeling and adding on to the back of their home, but were concerned that they might […]