Entries by Jane Loeber

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 […]

Thinking of selling?

I’m often asked…”How is the real estate market?”  We’ve had the most productive fall & winter ever!  We’ve helped sell so many homes that the inventory of property for sale in Central Missouri is at an all time low.  We need more houses to sell!  This is where you can help!  Call your favorite Realtor […]

What do I do with partial gallons of used paint?

  Did you know that Moberly has a place to take your partially used gallons (and other sizes too) of paint?  The City of Moberly offers a free service to area residents to dispose of their hazardous materials (like oil based paint, latex paint, outdoor chemicals, etc.).  The household hazardous waste facility is located next […]

3 Downpayment Tips for Homebuyers

I still meet buyers who are wavering as to how to finance their home!  The good news is that there are plenty of low down payment mortgage options that potential homeowners may consider, but deciding which of these options best fit their financial needs can be a bit more difficult. With a continuously recovering real […]

Got Leaky Windows? 3 low-cost tips to fix them

  I used to hang an extra woolly robe in my bathroom because my post-shower route took me past a window so drafty it made me wonder about the etymology of “window.” Turns out it comes from the Anglo-Saxon “vindr” and “auga,” which translates as “wind eye.” How appropriate.   A drafty window doesn’t mean […]

6 cures for the worst of winter

  Homeowners in cold-weather climates, such as the Northeast, Midwest, and mountain areas, face icy conditions, blizzards, and other cold-weather storms. Beyond requiring a quick trip to the convenience store for milk and bread, snow, ice, freezing rain, and extreme cold can threaten your home’s structure and your safety. Therefore, it’s important to take measures […]

Have a warm & cozy winter!

No chimney? No problem! An eco-friendly, ventless gel fireplace, like the one in the above photo provides roaring flames without the smoke of a traditional wood fireplace. Return to The Warm & Cozy Home Guide The dark days of winter can really do a number on your well-being. Shorter days trigger the blahs; freezing temps […]

The Key to (our) Success

  I try to put myself in the place of a consumer wanting to buy or sell a home.  Often in a small community like Moberly, MO, they call on the person whose name is “on the sign” or their relative who they know is licensed.  Word of caution…choose an agent who has a reputation […]

Lender offering first time buyer credit

I had a new (to us) lender call on us this week.  They have a program which offers a $1400 credit to a first time buyer at closing.   This is from their bank, not a grant or additional interest rate.  Of course, you can still negotiate to have the seller pay up to 3% […]