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The August Group Inc. is your source for dependable Real Estate Appraisals in Saint Louis City and the following counties in Missouri; St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles and St. Francois

Whether it's an older home or luxurious new construction, Jeffrey Noyes' experience and hours of study as licensed appraiser make him qualified to provide home valuations in Saint Louis City, St. Louis, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln, St. Charles and St. Francois County for clients ranging from national mortgage companies to local lenders or individual businesses and consumers.

When an appraisal of real estate in or around St Louis Missouri is needed, count on Jeffrey Noyes of The August Group Inc. for an accurate estimate of market value.  As a liscenced appraiser with years of experience, Jeffrey can get you from start to finish with professionalism and in a timely manner. Listed below are just some of the areas of expertiese we deal with every day here at the August Group Inc.
Loan originators requiring an experienced Saint Louis County appraiser
Increasing your HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)
Employee relocation appraisals
Picking the right listing price for your property
A dependable expert witness for court cases involving the value of a home in or around St Louis
Appraisal review: Getting a second opinion on a past appraisal in or around St Louis, Missouri
Tax Challenges (reducing property taxes) if you live in an area where prices have declined
Bankruptcy cases where the market value of a home in or around St Louis, Missouri is relevant
Retrospective home valuations
Needing an accurate estimate of a home's square footage. We can do it quickly and at a reasonable price!
Divorce settlements when the value of the shared home is needed
Mortgage News Daily:
Pleasant PPI Paradox Leaves This Week"s Big Victory in Focus
7/12/2024 3:44 PM
Pleasant PPI Paradox Leaves This Week"s Big Victory in Focus The Producer Price Index (PPI) introduced a brief but disconcerting threat to this week"s relative level of triumph (courtesy of yesterday"s CPI) by suggesting a big, unexpected surge in core inflation at the wholesale level.  Bonds initially...Read More
Mortgage Rates Shrug Off Seemingly Threatening Inflation Data to hit 5 Month Lows
7/12/2024 3:23 PM
Yesterday was all about the CONSUMER Price Index (CPI), which helped mortgage rates drop at the 2nd fastest pace of the year.  Today brough the PRODUCER Price Index (PPI), and the message was a bit different. While PPI is not in the same league as CPI in terms of its impact on rates, there have been several recent examples that have left a ma...Read More
Bonds Holding Yesterday"s Gains Despite Hotter PPI
7/12/2024 10:40 AM
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is certainly not in the same league as CPI when it comes to bond market impact, but there have been several notable reactions in the past year.  It was a concern, then, to see core PPI come in 0.2 higher than expected and for last month to be revised 0.3 higher.  But while there was an initially negative rea...Read More
HMDA Data, Correspondent and Wholesale Products; Inflation and Rate Updates
7/12/2024 10:37 AM
“I’m sorry, but you can’t always be ‘experiencing a higher volume of calls than average.’ That’s not how averages work.” The “average” person has a student loan, or a car loan, or credit card debt, or all three. Throw in mortgage interest rates around 7 percent, homeowner’s insurance of possibly thousands of dollars, utilities, property taxes, main...Read More
Very Restrained Bond Rally Considering The Data"s Implications
7/11/2024 3:42 PM
Very Restrained Bond Rally Considering The Data"s Implications Today"s CPI data was hotly anticipated, to say the least, and it did a borderline heroic job of advocating for a huge drop in rates.  Not only did the core M/M number drop to an unrounded 0.065 (implies core annual inflation UNDER 1.0%) but...Read More
Mortgage Rates Drop Sharply After Inflation Data
7/11/2024 2:53 PM
Rates were prepared to make a big move in one direction or the other heading into today"s high stakes inflation data.  Fortunately, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) came in quite a bit lower than expected, leading to a sharp decline in rates at the average lender.   30yr fixed rates had already trickled back below 7% yesterday.  ...Read More
CFPB Proposed Rule, Correspondent and Wholesale Products; CPI and Employment Driving Rates
7/11/2024 10:40 AM
I have good news and bad news, which do you normally prefer receiving first? Today (7/11) is Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven (good news), where Citigroup executives might want to head to cheer themselves up after the Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday fined Citigroup $60.6 million (bad news, at least for them) for violating the Board"s 2020 enforcement act...Read More
This is The Inflation Data You Were Hoping For
7/11/2024 9:47 AM
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the most important economic report for the bond market these days.  The most important line item in that report is month over month core CPI, which excludes food and energy.  That number was forecast to hit 0.2% but instead came in at 0.1, rounded up from 0.065.  That means if this report were r...Read More
No New Inspiration Ahead of Thursday"s CPI
7/10/2024 3:04 PM
No New Inspiration Ahead of Thursday"s CPI We"ve officially run out of ways to characterize the boring, sideways grind in the bond market that"s been intact since last Friday afternoon.  One would think that with Fed Chair testimony and a Treasury auction cycle that we"d at least some moderate volatili...Read More
Mortgage Rates Tick Back Below 7.0%, But Just Barely
7/10/2024 2:44 PM
Mortgage rates have been in a narrow range for more than a month now with the average top tier 30yr fixed rate staying within striking distance of the 7.0% mark for the entirety. The number was 7.01 yesterday and it"s down to 6.99 today.  This matches the level last seen on June 14th and you"d have to go back to March to see anything much lowe...Read More