What is an "LOI"?

Published on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | by Michelle Stow

Recently, I was surprised to learn that many of my clients are unfamiliar with the term “LOI?"  In the residential real estate world, the standard practice is to submit a contract and await the counteroffer from the seller. That method works very well in the residential setting; however, this method isn’t as efficient in commercial real estate applications.  . . .

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Housing Report

Published on Thursday, February 23, 2017 | by Michelle Stow

St. Onge Management & Exchange is pleased to provide you with the latest and greatest St. Louis Association of Realtors Housing Report.  The St. Louis Association of Realtors does a fabulous job in keeping track of and in reporting the local home sales in St. Louis.  Thanks to the St. Louis Association of Realtors  for all of their efforts in reporting and supporting our area and educating us of the current housing and market trends. . . . Read more

New First Time Homebuyers Legislation HB 563

Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017 | by Michelle Stow

My involvement this week with the realtors was an eye opening and awesome experience!  The realtors are out there making a difference in fighting for the property owner’s rights, as well as working on encouraging Legislation like HB 563 – The First-Time Homebuyer’s Savings Account. . . .

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I’ve been propositioned, but what is it worth?

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2016 | by Michelle Stow

 I was recently contacted by a client to represent them as they had a request to sell just a few “mere feet” of their property to a residential developer.  The client’s “mere feet” of property was required so the developer (who was developing next door), could add an additional home site to their development. . . .

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Can I Save Money on My Mortgage?

Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | by Charlie L. St. Onge

Are you looking to save money? Are you paying PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance)?  Were you aware that conditions are right for taking a closer look at your mortgage statement?  Check it out!  If you are paying PMI, I encourage you to continue reading in hopes of saving some money each month. . . .

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Published on Thursday, September 08, 2016 | by Charlie L. St. Onge

Many times, clients ask me how to "make money" in commercial real estate.  There are many ways to quantify the return on one's investment.  CCIM'S (Certified Commercial Investment Members), are trained in mathematical and financial formulas, equations, and disciplines to determine one's return on and of an Investment. From IRR's to FMRR's, the commercial real estate professional can assist their client in evaluating their financial Investment.  

 Although the evaluating tools and functions listed above are important in determining one's Investment and they can quantify one's investment, the "make money" part of the equation often comes down to what price in which the property was originally purchased.

  Yes, the purchase price matters!  Many say that the "money is made on real estate when the property is purchased" and they are right!  The management of the investment and other financial decisions associated with the property does matter, if the property is purchased right on "the day of purchase", it does help cover a multitude of lower expectations during the term of the investment.

  If you need assistance in assessing your commercial real estate investment or if you are looking to invest in commercial real estate, allow us to assist in the effort.  We can provide an assessment on existing or new investments and project performance goals, while suggesting the right number to buy or sell your commercial real estate investment.

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