Entries by Jane Loeber

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% […]