MO has been declared a Disaster!

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Missouri to supplement state, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding beginning on December 22, 2015, and continuing. The President’s action …

BEST PLACES IN SPRINGFIELD FOR NEW YEAR FITNESS GOALS

It is once again “New Year’s Resolution” time. Statistics show that 85% of people chose fitness or a better lifestyle as their New Year’s resolution while others chose to be more organized, helpful, give back more, donate, volunteer and/or change jobs. The Springfield area has a wealth of fitness facilities to chose from for your New Year’s fitness goals and …

Great Communication!

“Kim and Stella:  I wanted to thank you again (both of you, and your team as well) for your detailed work in selling and closing both our houses.  You much simplified the process for us, and accomplished a lot, quickly and with great communications.” – Joe Miranti

THE FED HAS RAISED RATES. What does that mean for Real Estate?

  As you may have heard, the FED raised interest rates. Rates were already at an all time low of 3.65 %, so  a small increase in rates over 4% is not cause for concern in the real estate market.  Buyers are eagerly getting loan approval and moving towards a home purchase faster now than in the last year.  With the winter real estate …

Customer Appreciation Movie Day featuring ELF

  BRING YOUR WHOLE FAMILY…AND THE NEIGHBORS TOO! Need a break from the hustle and bustle of gearing up for Christmas?  Take a break and bring the family out for a CHRISTMAS FAVORITE!  We’ll be there with our families too. Everyone is invited and we have plenty of seats (it’s a whole auditorium).  The theater needs to plan how much …

Don’t Be a Scaredy Cat About Selling Your Home

Selling a home is one of the most challenging activities we undertake in life. It’s a huge transaction with financial, emotional and practical implications. Not unlike meeting with your CPA or going to the dentist, the thought of putting your home on the market may be enough to make you run for the hills. If this is true for you, …

3 Big Reasons Not To Go FSBO

Websites like Zillow.com, FSBO.com, Owners.com and Trulia.com make selling your home For Sale By Owner look easy and free. Here are some interesting things to think about when selling your home for sale by owner vs. hiring a Murney Agent.                 1. Safety. Think about it? When you have a Murney agent representing …

8 Things You Definitely Shouldn’t Do When Applying For a Home Loan

With the real estate market doing so well in 2015 and lending institutions lending once again, make sure you follow these 8 steps when purchasing a home so that the loan approval process goes smooth all the way to the closing table. 1. Don’t change your employment status. If you’ve been in a salaried position for 10 years, don’t switch …