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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:
Mortgage Rates Rapidly Recover This Week"s Losses
2/23/2024 2:31 PM
One of the upsides of these weeks with boring, sideways movement in the rate market is that it doesn"t take much of an improvement to undo several days of damage.  Today brought just such an improvement, and not for any compelling or interesting reasons either! The average lender began the day at lower levels--already close to the best levels...Read More
Strong Friday For Bonds Helps Keep Sideways Vibes Intact
2/23/2024 2:28 PM
Strong Friday For Bonds Helps Keep Sideways Vibes Intact Friday ended up being surprisingly strong for the bond market with the best rally of the week in the long end of the yield curve.  European bonds were a key consideration early, but the quarterly rollover in Treasury futures probably added some e...Read More
Without Any Domestic Data on Tap, Bonds Taking Cues From Europe
2/23/2024 10:44 AM
It was destined to be a mostly boring, sideways week (to whatever extent "destiny" actually has any predictive value).  Perhaps it"s more fair to say that "boring and sideways" is the least surprising outcome in light of the incredibly sparse event calendar.  European data and policy speeches have been in far greater supply, generally hur...Read More
Hedging, Guideline Search, VOI and VOE Tools; Rocket Earnings; Events and Training
2/23/2024 9:52 AM
“Alexa, where’s my damn package?” (Page down 3-4 times to the video.) Life is full of surprises, good and bad. Rates aren’t a surprise… The U.S. Federal Reserve can only do so much about inflation. Geo-politics are a big deal, of course, and there is nothing our Fed, tasked with maintaining economic stability in this country, can do about those. Ve...Read More
The Drift Continues
2/22/2024 2:23 PM
The Drift Continues Bonds only had a small reaction to the stronger Jobless Claims data, despite the reference period being the same as the next NFP number.  Traders were more interested in the lower price pressures reported in the S&P PMI data.  This suggests a certain level of receptiveness ...Read More
Mortgage Rates Just Slightly Higher
2/22/2024 1:44 PM
Mortgage rates continue making nearly microscopic movements in day-over-day terms, but they continue adding up.  Today"s increase over yesterday was negligible, but yesterday matched the highest levels in more than 2 months.  That leaves today with the dubious distinction of being the new multi-month high, even though many borrowers may n...Read More
Green Shoots For Existing Homes Ahead of Spring Market
2/22/2024 12:23 PM
Prospects for the spring market look a bit brighter as January numbers show an increase in both the pace of existing home sales and the size of the unsold inventory. The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) said sales of pre-owned single-family houses, townhomes, condominiums, and cooperative apartments were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...Read More
Some Help From Data, But Nothing Heroic
2/22/2024 11:14 AM
Rates are "data dependent" and the two biggest pieces of economic data are CPI and the big jobs report.  Neither are on today"s calendar, but there was an anecdotal indicator for the jobs report in the form of weekly jobless claims.  This usually forgettable, but if there was one week of the month to pay attention, it would be when the re...Read More
LOS, Warehouse, Servicing Products; Freddie Mac and Trended Credit Data; STRATMOR on Younger Borrowers
2/22/2024 9:49 AM
Did someone say, “National Margarita Day”? (Splendid timing, especially as vendors and lenders contemplate a rate and volume environment that may not change much for months, and compensation & personnel adjustments continue.) In 2023, the United States was the leading recipient of Mexico’s tequila exports, importing 84.8 million gallons of tequ...Read More
Rates Testing Ceilings After Bond Auction and European Weakness
2/21/2024 3:57 PM
Rates Testing Ceilings After Bond Auction and European Weakness Bonds managed to start the day in modestly stronger territory, but it"s just as fair to say "sideways."  Things didn"t start moving until after 10am when European bond market weakness spilled over to Treasuries.  Yields drifted severa...Read More