Kitchen Renovations

Want to update your kitchen but don’t know where to start? Join the club. Home renovations can be pretty expensive… and so we don’t want to mess anything up or spend our money on the wrong thing. At Solace Properties, we’ve been working in real estate in St. Louis for quite some time now. And … Continued

Cost of Selling

How much does it cost to sell your home? Obviously, you want to make as much money as possible. You don’t want your potential profit to drown in repairs, upgrades, staging, closing costs, and agent commissions. Unfortunately, it happens quickly. Before you know it, everyone and their dog is making money off the sale of … Continued

Bad Neighborhood

Don’t like the area where you’re living? Neighborhoods are like living organisms — they change and adapt with time. Unfortunately, they don’t always change for the better… sometimes they become less desirable. At Solace Properties, for instance, we’ve worked with a lot of homeowners who purchased a home in a great neighborhood… but then that … Continued

Bad Contractors!

Are contractors botching the work on your home? This happens wayyy too often. Some contractors think that they can do poor quality work and get away with it. Unfortunately, they usually do get away with it… And sometimes the best thing you can do is fire them before they do more damage to your home. … Continued

Got Mold?

Does your house have mold? Not only can mold damage your house… it can also make the people living there sick if it’s not taken care of. At the same time, finding the mold and getting rid of it can be tedious and expensive. At Solace Properties, we’ve helped a lot of homeowners deal with … Continued

Electrical Wiring

Trying to sell a house with bad electrical wiring? You might be surprised to learn that, in one survey, 20% of people listed this as the biggest challenge to owning a home. In some cases, the electrical wiring doesn’t allow for power to part of the home… in other cases, the wiring is downright dangerous. … Continued

Structural Problems

Are you trying to sell a home with structural damage? While you can try to make your house look pretty for potential buyers, most real estate agents are trained to spot the telltale signs of structural damage (sagging floors, uneven walls, cracks in the foundation, etc) and they will discourage their clients from following through … Continued

Determine What Your House Is Worth in the St. Louis area

Have you seen someone list a house for more than you think it is worth? It brings up an important question; what is the best way to determine what your house is worth in the St. Louis area? People often get bad information by relying on the Zillow Zestimate or their tax appraisal.  Here are … Continued

5 Tips For First Time Home Sellers In St. Louis

Buying your first home is usually an amazing feeling. You search and eventually find that perfect house, the one that has all of the things you want, or at least all of the things you need. You can look at a few houses, or lots of houses. You have an incredible amount of choice and … Continued

Inherited A Home

Unsure of what to do after inheriting a house? We get it. While you’re grateful to be on the person’s will, inheriting a home comes with a lot of unexpected responsibilities. For example, you’ll now be responsible for taxes, insurance, and any leftover debt. Fortunately, at Solace Properties, we’ve worked with a lot of people … Continued


Dealing with debt can be a real pain. But did you know that most people struggle with debt? The average American now has $38,000 in personal debt, not including their mortgage payment. Crazy, right? So we thought it would be appropriate to share some quick tips about how to get out of debt… faster. Pay … Continued

Covid And The Housing Market

Should you sell your house during the Covid-19 pandemic? There’s no doubt that these are uncertain times… and that has made a lot of sellers wary of putting their home on the market. But it’s actually not as bad as you think. In fact, just this morning, Vox published an article titled, “Why housing prices … Continued