Entries by Jane Loeber

Windows need replacing?

Windows need replacing?    This is a public service announcement for residents of the city of Moberly, MO.   I continue to meet many people who are still unaware of an ordinance with the city pertaining to window replacement.  When occupancy changes in a residence within the city limits, either due to sale or rental, the […]

Dress Up Your Outside Too!

Dress Up Your Outside Too!   Springtime is here and what better time to share advice I’ve learned over the years.  My husband studied agronomy in college and taught me many things about lawn maintenance.  Each spring we (I?) fertilize early with crabgrass preventer.  It’s time now to do so before the little sprouts emerge […]

Proper home selling etiquette 101

  Maybe these are unwritten rules for what a seller should do when preparing for a showing.  But good advice nonetheless.   First, be gone for showings.  I’ve found that buyers will not “feel” at home if the owner stays behind and watches their every move.  Many buyers want to see if their stuff will […]

Fixer Upper??

Fixer upper:  Diamond in the rough or a money pit? So you’re thinking of a fixer upper?  Lots of people do.  You want to be able to put your own spin on the decorating, choose your own flooring and decor just like they do on HGTV.  The question is, how do you tell if it […]

Spring Has Sprung! We are having an Open House Weekend!

Spring has sprung, and the agents at Advantage Real Estate are rolling out the red carpet this Saturday and Sunday, March 19th and 20th with 20 open houses!   You can see all the details at www.AskAdvantage.com for each specific property!   Starting  on Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon:     1331 Watson, $67,500  […]

Remember Your First Time?

Everyone remembers their firsts– first kiss, first car, first job, first house.  Here’s another one: my first listing.  I remember it well.  Actually it was my first listing with Advantage Real Estate.  You see, I had been licensed with another major franchise prior to that, but that’s another story.  My first listing was a rundown […]

Best Ways to Spend Your Tax Return

It’s always nice to get a big chunk of money back on your tax return.  How should you spend that money though? Instead of hitting the mall, here’s some ideas to consider…   Update your home’s fixtures. Updating fixtures goes a long way to giving a modern “look” to a house.  Making the light fixtures […]

The H.P. Jennings Mansion – Moberly, MO

Hey there, I’m enjoying the sun trying to come out from behind the clouds and thought I’d take a few minutes to show you some shots of a magnificent 1893 mansion restored with quality and character! This is the entry foyer, complete with fireplace and the inside of the front turret.  There are a total […]

Love It or List It?

Love it or List It? Do you ever find yourself going back and forth about whether or not to sell your home?  As you think it through , here’s some factors to consider, including the current state of the real estate market as well as your lifestyle and financial situation…   Ever since the housing […]

Tips to Market Your Home

Marketing Homes to Sell Quickly in the Moberly Area Pricing is crucial at all times but is even more important when there is a lot of competition. The following is information on marketing homes to sell quickly in the Moberly, MO area. Understand Market Trends Each local market varies. When you hear about information on […]

Tips for Saving Money on Your Heating Bill

Shave Up to 15% Off Your Heating Bill with This Simple Tip Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/heating-cooling/ways-to-save-money-on-bills/#ixzz3yMmm5elj Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook Think you’re saving on your heating bill by keeping it at a constant 68 degrees? You’re not, and here’s why. It’s easy to imagine your energy bill going sky-high when you […]

Do You Know Who Does the Plowing?

I’ve lived in the Moberly, MO area going on 30 years now, and I’ve come to realize that many people don’t know what you know…sounds deep, doesn’t it?  We know what we like and what we don’t.  We know which area we would want to live in, we know the favorite and popular restaurants.  We […]

Are you thinking about a fireplace on these cold days? A few things to consider!

Save Money With a Fireplace Insert Adapt your fireplace, an inefficient heating source, with an insert to improve efficiency and maintain that cozy hearth look while generating heat. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/fireplaces-chimneys/save-money-with-fireplace-insert/#ixzz3wxtKuHMZ Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook Sitting before a crackling fire may be your favorite winter warm-up, but an old-fashioned fireplace […]

Alternatives to a Wood-burning Fireplace

3 Alternatives to a Wood-Burning Fireplace   Wood-burning fireplaces are charming, but not so great on the lungs and the budget. That doesn’t mean you have to take the spark out of your hearth. Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/fireplaces-chimneys/convert-fireplace-to-gas/#ixzz3wJHmbH24 Follow us: @HouseLogic on Twitter | HouseLogic on Facebook   There’s nothing better in fall and winter than […]

Thank you Moberly!

Looking back over the past year, it’s been an amazing ride!  Advantage Real Estate took a leap of faith last spring by joining a second MLS.  In layman’s terms, being part of an MLS broadens the online exposure to your house by making your listing information available to other Realtor members.   We have been members […]

7 Reasons to List During the Holidays

7ReasonsToListDuringHolidays Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa.  And yes, Virginia, there are still motivated buyers out there during the winter months!  Here’s some encouragement if you are on the fence about what to do about selling your home…now or later? 1.)  While there may be less buyers out there, people who look for a home […]

5 tips to help your house sell quickly

You decided to sell your home, and you can’t wait to buy a new place!  There’s just one thing standing in your way: You’ve got to close the deal on your current one first. You just hope it doesn’t take all summer to get an offer. Well, there’s one tried-and-true trick that’s proven to reduce […]

How to sell your house quickly this spring

  Pristine lawn care is the key!  Just making sure the grass is cut regularly is enough for a yard, but if you are trying to sell a house and want a pristine landscape that gives your house real curb appeal, then you might consider a professional lawn care service. Because the competition is increasing […]

How to Make Updates to Attract Buyers

Perhaps you’re thinking of selling your home and want a few ideas that won’t break the bank…Well first I’d recommend cleaning out the closets and all the nooks and crannies, and box up what you’re not using.  This is a good time to pack away many of the photos you have displayed around the house.  […]

The Great Egg Hunt

Looking for some family fun this Easter time?  Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 4th.  Family Life Fellowship in Moberly will be having their annual Great Egg Hunt  at 2:00pm! The church is located in Moberly, MO at 1614 E Hwy 24 (approximately ½ mile East of Wal-Mart). This is a free family event with […]

6 Reasons to Reduce Your Home Price

  Home not selling?  That could happen for a number of reasons you can’t control, like a unique home layout or having one of the few homes in the neighborhood without a garage.  There is one factor you can control:  your home price. These six signs may be telling you it’s time to lower your […]