One Home Portal

ONE HOME – The Best Way to Search for Properties
The typical buyer today starts house hunting on their own using the Internet. Several websites are often visited. Each time you do a new search, you may have to re-enter your Search Criteria. You often will find the same homes on several sites. You might actually inquire about a property only to find it is already sold. Using One Home eliminates these problems. I just need to know your desired home features, price range and areas where you want to live to set up your Portal. Then you’ll receive an email with a link to view all matching properties.

Here’s the best part… you can save homes you want to see in a Favorites File. Homes you’re not interested in can be moved to a Not for Me File.  You can access One Home as often as you want, and all your properties will still be saved where you stored them. Your house hunting will now become whole lot easier.

ALL listings appear in One Home, not just CBGundakers. You may certainly still check other websites such as Zillow, but if you input the same price and search criteria you give me, the same list of homes should appear in your Portal. All of these other websites get their property information from our MLS. When information changes on a property such as price or it becomes sold, it can take a few hours for this change to show up in these other websites. Any change to a listing in One Home is immediately displayed – posted information is accurate. You can unsubscribe at any time.

One Home can be set up to email you new listing alerts immediately, daily, weekly or monthly depending on your purchase time frame. Let me know how often you’d like to get the alerts. The sharp homes sell fast. If you’re actively looking or only want one subdivision, be the first to discover a new listing! You’re also notified when there’s price reductions. The Portal is your best and most up to date source of finding properties for sale on-line. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions about using One Home.

To get set up on One Home, CLICK HERE and let me know what you’re looking for. Or for more detail, you can copy and paste the questions below and put answers in the email: 

1) Price Range          Minimum   $                             Maximum $                         
2) # of Bedrooms     Minimum                              Maximum                       
3) Minimum # of Bathrooms                                Just 1 is ok    /    1.5    /    2    /    2.5
On lower priced homes, requiring more than one bath often greatly reduces the number of matching properties.
If just 1 is ok, 1.5 or 2 bath homes will also be found
4) Parking:     List all you’d consider:                                                                    
     At least a Carport?        1 car garage minimum?        2 car garage minimum?        None ok?        
5) Style of home:     List:                                                                       
     Ranch?        1.5 Story?        2 Story?        Split Foyer?        Any ok?        Omit certain styles?        
6) Will you consider purchasing a condominium? – Yes or No ?                                 
Style you’ll consider:  Garden (One Level), Townhome, or Both?                                           
Do you require private laundry facilities (inside your unit)?                                
If considering a Garden style condo, will you accept a Lower, Main or Upper Level Unit?                                     
      There will be a monthly condo fee added to your monthly payment, typically $80 to $350 and higher.  
     Often you have no Water, Trash, or Sewer bill as they are included in the condo fee.
     In lower price ranges, some condos do not have a basement, maybe only a storage locker.
     Also, to get more matches, you may have to accept a parking pad, carport or 1 car garage, instead of a 2-car garage.
7) Will you consider a home without a basement – Yes or No?                                   
8) Finished Basement only?    Unfinished Basement only?    Either ok?                                           
9) Will you consider new construction – Yes or No?                              
10) Is there a minimum or maximum age requirement?  (Example:  no older than 60 years)                                      
11) Is there minimum square footage desired?     Minimum SqFt =                                 
 If not sure of square feet desired just yet, skip this step. 
12) List any other features you require                                                                            
Fireplace?  Fenced Yard?  Main Floor Laundry?  Listing too many required items will greatly reduce the number of matching listings.  List your ‘would like’ features next…
13) List any other features you would like to have                                                                            
Deck?  Patio?  Separate Dining Room.  Walk-out Basement.  These features will NOT be entered into the search.  This is just for my information to aid in finding the perfect home for you.
14) Are you interested in viewing below market, As-Is Foreclosure homes – Yes or No?                                    
These homes are typically in BAD shape and require repairs and out of pocket money spent before you can comfortably occupy the home. If considering these types of properties, I STRONGLY recommend you have a conversation with your Loan Officer about financing as-is properties.
15) Where do you want to live? – Listings in our MLS are categorized by which School District they are located in.  I need to know which districts OR areas you desire?  If you’re not particular about which school district you want, you can just name areas, and I will input the correct school district.  To see which townships, cities, or areas are within each school district, click: School District List”.  Prices shown for each school district are before the 2008 recession.
Areas you will consider –                                                                                 
School District Map   Type in area numbers from below Example:  166,167,181
ST LOUIS CITY     1 Downtown     2 Central East     3 South City     4 Central West     5 North City   
NORTH COUNTY     16 Jennings     31 Riverview     46 Hazelwood East     47 Hazelwood Central
48 Hazelwood West     63 McCluer     64 McCluer North     65 McCluer South
NORTHWEST COUNTY     76 Pattonville     91 Ritenour     106 Normandy
CENTRAL     136 University City     151 Ladue     226 Clayton     211 Brentwood
241 Maplewood     196 Kirkwood     256 Webster Groves
WEST COUNTY  166 Parkway North   167 Parkway Central   168 Parkway West   169 Parkway South
181 Valley Park     348 Marguette        Far West  347 Lafayette     346 Eureka
SOUTHWEST COUNTY     349 Rockwood Summit     316 Lindberg     271 Afton
SOUTH COUNTY     286 Bayless     301 Hancock Place     331 Mehlville     332 Oakville
ST CHARLES     403 St Charles     404 St Charles West     405 Orchard Farms
406 Ft Zumwalt East     407 Ft Zumwalt West     408 Ft Zumwalt North     409 Ft Zumwalt South
 Francis Howell     411 Francis Howell North     412 Francis Howell Central     414 Washington
415 Wentzville-Holt     416 Wentzville-Timberland     417 Wentzville-Liberty    418 Wentzville-North Point
How One Home Portal Works – You will get an email invitation for accessing One Home. Once you click the link, you will see all properties that match the search criteria you provided. They are displayed on a map where you can quickly see their locations. It takes just about a minute to create an account by entering your email address and creating a password. You can toggle the “Show Map” button at top right to see a list of the properties. Homes you may want to see, categorize them as Favorites, red hearts. I can see what you have saved as a Favorite and will use this to set appointments. Provide me with some times that you are available. You can also list homes of no interest as Not for Me. Doing this helps to keep your portal updated.
Initially, there may be a long list of homes as it contains ALL properties for sale right now. I am not necessarily recommending any homes; it is just a list of what’s available. Take time to list some as Favorites or Not for Me. Your on-line home searching is now done automatically, and you won’t miss any new listings!