Area Real Estate News, Local Events, and Market Trends

You will find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That is because we care about the community and want to help you find ways to enjoy what the local community has to offer. Please reach out if you have any questions at all,we would love to talk with you!

May 11, 2020

Keller Williams RED DAY 2020

Stuff A Truck Food Drive

Donating food items to the local food pantries is one of the best ways to give back to the local community! With the COVID-19 isolations and quarantines, many people have been impacted and many are in need. We will be collecting non-perishable food donations up to Thursday, May 14th at 9:00am.  We can drop off a bag for you to fill if you have several items to donate. We can then pick up the bags and deliver the items to the food donation truck headed to the local food pantries.

Here is a list of needed items:

  • Canned fish such as salmon, tuna, or sardines
  • Canned meats such as chicken or turkey
  • Whole grains such as quinoa or spelt
  • Rice (brown or wild)
  • Steel-cut or rolled oats
  • Whole-grain dry cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber per serving
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Fruits in natural juice with no added sugar
  • Canned vegetables with low salt or no added salt
  • Canned fruit packed in water instead of syrup
  • Canned or boxed low-sodium soups and stews
  • Dried or canned legumes such as peas, lentils, peanuts, or beans
  • Pureed foods such as sweet potato, pumpkin, and applesauce
  • Low-fat dry or shelf-stable milk
  • Nut butter including peanut, almond, or walnut

Call or text us to pick up your donation bag before Thursday, May 14th @ 9am at 636-295-6744.

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Drop off your food items directly at the following location anytime 9am - 12pm on Thursday, May 14th:

 

Keller Williams Realty West
856 Waterbury Falls Dr.
O'Fallon, MO 63368
(Parking lot)
   

KW RED DAY 2020

April 10, 2020

St. Charles County Virtual Job Fair

The COVID-19 virus has impacted the lives of everyone. In this time of need, St. Charles County has posted a virtual job fair showcasing businesses operating in the county, and surrounding areas, that are searching for talented, qualified, and motivated individuals to fill immediate openings.  If you have been impacted financially, or you are looking for alternative employment, please check out the extensive list of job offerings that the County has shared. Employers are also in need, and the steps that employers are taking to protect and maintain the safety of their employees is remarkable!

St. Charles County Virtual Job Fair

Real Estate buying and selling is still essential to driving local economic growth.  However, that does not mean that this is the best time to find a house with a pool or bigger back yard just because it is wanted and not a necessity.  There are many guidelines we now must adhere to in order to view a home or sell a home. Our team of professionals offers the technological advantages to ensure that our clients' risks are minimized during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us today if you need to sell your current home or have a need to buy a home. We own our own 3D cameras and gimbals to help tour properties from the comfort and security of your own home. We have strict security protocols in place to ensure your property is viewed as securely as possible.

As much as we would like to buy and sell real estate, we are professionals first. Client safety and societal strength is our main concern. Be safe, be well, and we will all thrive as a community in the coming months ahead!

Posted in Local Events
March 21, 2020

Coronavirus and Real Estate

CORONAVIRUS & REAL ESTATE

First and foremost, maintaining the safety of our clients is our main concern during these uncertain times. The precautions that need to be taken to prevent further transmittal of the COVID-19 virus have caused a shift in the way houses are bought and sold globally. Our team is equipped with the latest technologies that allow you to meet with our agents virtually to tour homes to buy, list homes to sell, and electronically submit and approve offers. We understand that families are sometimes faced with limited choices when they need to move, so our team is available to assist with the newly augmented processes while following the recommended protocols to minimalize risks. With the new "stay at home" orders going into effect throughout the St. Louis metro area, buying and selling real estate is still a necessity for economic stability. Our licensed Missouri real estate agents are available to assist you and your family.  

OPEN HOUSES

Holding an open house is always a good strategy to let home buyers preview a property in person. With gathering restrictions in place throughout the state, most open houses have been canceled in favor of private showings and virtual tours. Some open houses are still held with strict rules for good reasons. The methods to show the property are at the discretion of the sellers, but our team is prepared to accommodate the seller's wishes while providing our buyers with the information needed to make an informed decision. If there is a property on your wish list that you would like to see, contact us to help schedule a tour.

SELLING YOUR HOME

Selling a home is a huge decision and many people are scared to go on the market with the COVID-19 pandemic looming. At the time of this posting, inventory for buyers is low and homes are selling quickly at normal market rates. Buyers are still buying for various reasons and the lower inventory helps keep home prices where sellers maintain their hard-earned equity. With an increased number of people working from home, there is a larger pool of buyers shopping online for their next home. Do not let fear influence your decision to sell, let us help you navigate the modified selling process required in the real estate market today. 

BUYING A HOME

With market volatility hitting record levels, and consumer uncertainty levels elevated, our government and financial institutions created programs to attempt to combat the chaos. Many of these programs are very attractive for families looking to buy a home. Rates have been going crazy lately! We partner with a handful of skilled mortgage lenders that can find the best program to fit your needs. Jump on your computer, or pick up the phone and contact our team to ease your mind while planning your next home purchase.

VIRAL TAKEAWAY

We are ALL in this together! Be safe, be smart, and try not to willingly take any unnecessary risks. The real estate buying and selling processes have changed to accommodate governmental mandates. The real estate market is still hot in the Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, O'Fallon, and the remaining greater St. Louis areas. As much as we would like you to choose our team to represent you during your next buying and/or selling transaction, there are many experienced agents and brokers in St. Charles County and surrounding areas that have been educated on the required changes to the process. Hire your favorite agent or contact us today to schedule a virtual consultation to address your real estate needs without having to leave the comfort of your home.

Coronavirus covid 19

 

Feb. 12, 2020

Imo's Pizza Lake St. Louis Now Open

Lake St. Louis Imo's Dine-in, Carry Out, and Delivery

We had the pleasure today of having lunch at the new Imo's Pizza in Lake St Louis, MO.  This brand new location does not disappoint! Garlic cheese bread and bacon, hamburger, and onion pizza for this outing, but the full menu has much more to offer. While the dine-in experience allows you to enjoy your food fresh from the oven, the new store also has a drive-up window allowing you to easily and quickly grab your carry out orders. The new Imo's is conveniently located off Technology drive across the street from The Meadows.

Imo's Pizza Lake St Louis Imo's Pizza in Lake St Louis
Imo's Pizza Dining Room Lake St Louis Maria Partridge at Imo's Lake St Louis
Imo's Menus Board Imo's Bacon, Hamburger, and Onion

Visit the Imo's Pizza Lake St Louis web site directly to view the full menu and events. Now that we have Imo's back in Lake St Louis, contact our team when you are ready to make the move and find a home in the area!

Posted in Local Events
Jan. 8, 2020

Wentzville School District New Boundaries Approved

With the addition of a new high school and a new elementary school, the Wentzville School District needed to form new boundaries around the district for the new schools. On December 19, 2019, the Board of Education approved the new boundaries. Here are the maps showing the boundaries for the new school years:

New Elementary School Boundaries Effective 2020-2021 School Year
Wentzville Elementary School Boundaries
Source: Wentzville School District

New Middle School Boundaries Effective 2021-2022 School Year
Wentzville Middle School Boundaries
Source: Wentzville School District

New High School Boundaries Effective 2021-2022 School Year
Wentzville High School Boundaries
Source: Wentzville School District

Check out the latest homes for sale in the Wentzville School District, or click here to see the full article from the School District web site. We also have listings for the Fort Zumalt and Francis Howell School Districts as well. Contact our team with any questions about any homes that you would like to see or if you are interested in selling your home.

Posted in Local Events
Dec. 8, 2019

Best of St. Charles 2019 - Real Estate Agency

M2 Realty Group Claims Best of St. Charles 2019 - Real Estate Agency

We want to thank each and every client, friend, and fellow agent that voted for us during the Best of St. Charles 2019 campaign! We are truly honored and would not have received this award without your help. We are forever committed to helping our clients with their home selling and buying needs, and the votes we received represent the mutual appreciation we cherish from everyone we have had the pleasure of assisting.  We are looking forward to an exciting 2020 and helping more and more families as we expand our real estate business in St. Charles County and beyond.

Best of St Charles 2019 - Real Estate Agency

 

A huge thank you to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitors Bureau for hosting this event and spotlighting local businesses throughout the community.  All nominations were well deserved and each company nominated is an excellent representation of the quality businesses that St. Charles County has to offer.  We are looking forward to congratulating all of the winners and another great year in 2020! Contact us today to sell your home, buy a home, or build a new construction home anywhere throughout the Greater St. Louis area. 

Dec. 3, 2019

Schoettler Grove by Benton Home Builders

St Louis New Construction By Benton Homebuilders

Today, we had an invite to visit a new construction community in Chesterfield, MO. The Schoettler Grove subdivision features new construction luxury homes by Benton Homebuilders. These luxury homes are conveniently located near Schoettler Road and Clayton Road in the Parkway School District. Benton builds a high-quality home with the finest attention paid to the details that define a luxury home in the area.

Check out a few of the pictures we took during the tour of the display:
Benton Homebuilders Schoettler Grove Display Benton Homebuilders Master Bed Benton Homebuilders Master Bath

Schoettler Grove Master Bath Floor Schoettler Grove Main Bath Schoettler Grove Finished Basement Bath

HOA fees are $250/month.  Here is what is included with your HOA dues:

  • Irrigation maintenance
  • Irrigation water usage
  • Landscaping
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Snow removal (driveways & sidewalks)
  • Common ground maintenance

There are a limited number of home sites available in this subdivision, so contact one of our new construction agents to schedule a consultation with the builder and get your new home started today.  Homes starting at $575,000 with a variety of floor plans to fit the needs of every family. Have a home you need to sell first? We can definitely sell your home quickly and prepare you for your new construction home.

Looking to build in St. Charles County instead? Our agents track the new construction scene in Lake St. Louis, Wentzville, and throughout the county. Contact us and let us find you the perfect home that fits your wants and needs. 

Nov. 23, 2019

MAD Build Day November 2019

MAD Dream Builders Build Day November 2019

It was a cold and rainy day, but that didn't stop us! It's the MAD Dream Builders build day for Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County. This new construction home in Wentzville is underway and we are doing our part to help. The house wrap was done and it was time to put siding on the home we are working on, so the ladies got together and got to work. A big shout out to Maria and all of the volunteers on the MAD Dream Builders team that spent the time in this undesirable weather to get one step closer to completing this house.

MAD Dream Builders New Construction

MAD Dream Builders Wentzville New Home

MAD Dream Builders New Construction

Check here for upcoming MAD Dream Builder events.

Posted in Agent Spotlight
Nov. 6, 2019

Texas Roadhouse Free Lunch For Veterans & Active Military

Free Lunch For Veterans & Active Military

Texas Roadhouse again shows their support for veterans and active military personnel!  According to their corporate website, Texas Roadhouse will be offering a free lunch for active military and veterans on Monday, November 11th, 2019 from 11am - 4pm.  Bring your military ID for your lunch.  Lunch items included appear to be from the early dining menu, but please check with your favorite location for specifics.  

As if the food wasn't fantastic enough, Texas Roadhouse continues to demonstrate that they are committed to supporting current and former military members, as well as the local communities. One of the many reasons we enjoy highlighting these events and will continue to support the businesses that support the community.

 

Locations Around St. Charles County

Wentzville
O'Fallon
St. Charles

15150 Veterans Memorial Pkwy
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-327-7226

Driving Directions

Texas Roadhouse Wetnzville, MO Facebook

1600 Mexico Loop Road
O'Fallon, MO 63366
636-980-8587

Driving Directions

Texas Roadhouse O'Fallon, MO Facebook

1300 Bass Pro Drive
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-443-2301

Driving Directions

Texas Roadhouse St. Charles Facebook

Posted in Local Events
Oct. 29, 2019

Sugarfire Wentzville Grand Opening

Sugarfire in Wentzville Now Open

Congratulations to Sugarfire Smokehouse on opening a new location in Wentzville, MO!  There is a huge room for private parties and corporate gatherings.  With an outdoor bar and white sand volleyball courts, this place will be packed come spring time and we are looking forward to seeing you there!  Contact Matt and/or Maria if anyone is looking for a volleyball teammate!

Sugarfire Smokehouse Wentzville

Sugarfire Smokehouse Wentzville Volleyball

Sugarfire Smokehouse Wentzville Volleybar

 

Sugarefire Smokehouse (Wentzville)
1101 Lodora Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385
636-445-7313

Posted in Local Events