Did you know that at one time there were more millionaires made from real estate than any other occupation in America? It’s true. In fact, it still might be true. Think about it. Everyone in the US needs a place to live and that includes both you and me. Just because we aren’t actively in the business of buying and selling properties, that doesn’t mean we aren’t able to active consumers. Let’s take a look at a few insiders tips about Missouri real estate (or any real estate for that matter).1)Buy a decent to slightly run down house in a neighborhood that is up and coming. This means that you should look around the neighborhood. Is it nice or is it run down in general? What are the neighbors like? Are the houses nice or are they shabby and not taken care of? Answer these correctly, and you could be on your way to a good sized pay day if and when you sell your house. We aren’t yet at the point of recommending investing in a junk neighborhood but if it looks like it might gentrify in the near future, who knows. The neighborhood is the key.2)Look for quality amenities. Here’s where it might get a little tricky. Did you know that some amenities might be better off if they are a few years old. This is especially true of kitchen appliances. What was solid state craftsmanship just 5 years ago might be complete junk bought brand new today because of the inferior quality of today’s goods made in some Far East sweatshop. We’ve looked long and hard at the new goods coming out and they aren’t up to snuff.3)Buy outside an expanding city and catch the wave. If KC looks like it’s gonna grow again, you might do well investing in real estate located just outside of a major city and catching some of the expansion that is going to go right through your suburb. People need places to live, so suburban living might just pay off for you.This is just the tip of the iceberg! We’ve got a lot more where this came from. Stop by our Missouri real estate site today to take a look at all the different types of missouri real estate news information and cool articles. Visit us right now!