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Upcoming October Events in St. Louis!


Looking for some great activities around the St. Louis area?  October is  full of exciting events & festivals!

Are you a history buff?  Being presented for the first time in North America at the St. Louis Science Center is the world renown Discovery of King Tut exhibition!  Exhibit starts September 27th, going through October 16th.

Artists and art lovers will appreciate The American Arts Experience St. Louis. From September 29th – October 15th, the American Arts Experience will be all over St. Louis in various places sharing a range of art from music to the visual arts.

For the foodies we give you the Q in the Lou: St Louis BBQ Festival! All over the country chefs will be packing up their grills and smokers to bring you a taste of their homestyle BBQ right to you. One of the most celebrated BBQ Cities in the nation. Mind blowing taste is going to happen here from September 29th – October 1st.

For a more complete list of upcoming events visit this link.

Find the Best Places to Eat in Belleville


‚ÄčIf you own a home in or around Belleville and enjoy great restaurants, then you're in luck.  Belleville is chocked full of amazing places to eat. has rated the best places to eat in Belleville. Here's a few of the top picks from the list.


Leave it to a BBQ restaurant to top the list of best restaurants in Belleville.  BEAST Craft BBQ also is winner of "Favorite BBQ in St. Louis" in 2017 by GO! Magazine and in 2016 by the Riverfront Times. And it's easy to see what all the fuss is about with their hand-crafted approach to BBQ,

Papa Vitos

For the best pizza and hot wings in town, Papa Vitos tops the list.  They make pizza the old fashioned way, with fresh ingredients and sauce.  Papa Vitos is also in list of highest rated pizzarias in the St. Louis area.

Tavern on Main

For a good time and a great burger and a drink, Tavern on main is the perfect place to unwind in Belleville. Whether you want to watch the game at the bar or dine in the enclosed brick courtyard, there's something for everyone here.

What Is Your Home's Value?


Do you know how much your home is worth?  If it’s been over a year since you’ve determined your home’s value, you may be in for pleasant surprise.  The latest edition of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index shows that nationally, home prices have appreciated 6.7% over the last year and 0.9% month-over-month. In general, there’s a higher demand for homes.  That means home prices have increased.

The latest Equity Report by CoreLogic shows that nearly 79% of homeowners with a mortgage in the US now have significant equity in their homes.  But not every homeowner knows how much the value of their home has appreciated.

The question then is, do you know how much your home is worth? We can help you with a free home valuation.  Click this link to start the process now!

Home Maintenance Tips For September


As summer comes to a close, it's time to make sure your home is ready for fall and winter.  By performing just a few chores, you can make sure you're ready for the colder months and have less problems during the winter season. Here's a few tasks that are fairly painless and will help you avoid major repair costs when you least expect them.

Make Sure Windows are Sealed

If you have double or triple pane windows, there is an inert gas between the panes that insulates the window.  If you notice the window is foggy, that means the seal has failed. Try ashing in on the warranty if you can. If you can't, call a pro that can reseal them.

Sweep the Chimney

It's important that your chimney is clean before you use it during the winter. If soot builds up it can increase the risk of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. You need to call a pro to handle this one.

Change Air Filters and Tune Up Furnace

This should really be done monthly, but certainly every year. You can replace the filters yourself easily. You can also call in a professional to do a tune up on your furnace.

Want some more tips for maintaining your home? Check out the full list of September maintenance tips here.


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