Please Join Ivie League Homes for the Wright City Christmas Parade December 7 at 6 pm from Ruge Park to Diekroeger Park

Wright City Christmas Parade December 7 at 6pm

 from Ruge Park to Diekroeger Park

We are excited to announce that this year’s Christmas parade will be December 7th at 6pm,

 Kelly Hill – Shelter Insurance will be handing out free hot dogs!

Legacy Drugstore will be giving away free popcorn!

Wright City Hardware & General Store will be providing free hot choclate and coffee!

Our local Wright City Fire Protection District will be hosting a bonfire with Smores donated by Farmer’s Super Market!

Come and join in the fun!!! Hope to see you

there!!

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Holiday Night Lights at Rotary Park in Wentzville!!

The display is open 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the dates in

red. Drive-thru admission is $8 for vehicles

holding up to six passengers; $1 per additional

passenger.

St. Charles County, Missouri, puts on several large Christmas light displays, and they include Holiday Night Lights in Wentzville. Each year, visitors from across the area take in the festive lights and colorful scenes at Rotary Park.

When to Go

Holiday Night Lights opens after Thanksgiving and closes in late December. In 2017, the light switch on the display is flipped on Nov. 24. It will be open Thursday through Sunday night through Dec.

10 and starting Dec. 14, it will be open every night until Dec. 30. Holiday Night Lights will be closed on Christmas Day.

Santa and More

Holiday Night Lights is a drive-through display with more than a mile of holiday scenes in Rotary Park. If you go on a Saturday night, your kids can visit Santa in the Kolb Building, where there are also trees decorated by a variety of local entities.

What You’ll See

As you drive through the park, you’ll see hundreds of thousands of lights stretching for more than a mile. There are holiday scenes, decorated trees, lighted tunnels, and other glittering displays for the whole family to enjoy.

Getting There

Holiday Night Lights is located in Rotary Park in Wentzville. To get to Wentzville from St. Louis, take Interstate 64/U.S.Highway 40 west to Interstate 70. Take exit 208 for Wentzville Parkway. Merge onto Wentzville Parkway for about one mile, then turn left onto West Meyer Road.

Rotary Park is at 2577 West Meyer Road.

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Looking to give to those in need this Holiday? Thanksgiving Baskets/Christmas Food Baskets

The Wright City Community Food Pantry focuses on helping those in the Wright City area.  Your giving will help people living in these areas.  We are simply neighbors helping neighbors.  Here are ways you can help:

Thanksgiving Baskets/Christmas Food Baskets

  • Your group can provide the entire family Basket
  • By providing any part of the meal or other canned food items.  We’ll make sure all the items get to the appropriate families.
  • Monetary donations-we’ll do the shopping for you!  The cost is around $50 per basket.  Checks may be made out to the Church of Nazarene.  Please put Community Thanksgiving or Community Christmas in the memo section depending on which you are giving towards.

Your donations can be dropped off at Farmers Super Market or the Church of the Nazarene in Wright City.  We’ll even come pick them up if you like!  We would appreciate having all donations in for Thanksgiving meals by November 17th.  Donations for Christmas meals being November 27th and are due by December 15th.

If your business or group can assist in Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets, or adopting a family for Christmas please contact Joe Purl 636-295-0540; joeandkimpurl@gmail.com or Cheryl Lambright 636-698-8899; cherlamb06@gmail.com.  Please call or email if you have questions, we’d love to talk to you!!!

Thank you in advance

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The Deadline is Quickly Approaching to Adopt a family for Christmas!

We have Wright City families who desire help with children’s Christmas presents under the tree.  We will help you adopt a family that matches the resources you can provide.  A list of suggestions will be given with clothes/toys/needs, etc, for you to purchase.  You can also give a financial gift and we will do the shopping for you.  This is a great option for families, businesses, or your office group to make a difference in a child’s life!   Purchases are due to Pastor Joe or Cheryl Lambright by December 15th.

If your business or group can assist in Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets, or adopting a family for Christmas please contact Joe Purl 636-295-0540; joeandkimpurl@gmail.com or Cheryl Lambright 636-698-8899; cherlamb06@gmail.com.  Please call or email if you have questions, we’d love to talk to you!!!

Thank you in advance

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Thank You for Joining Ivie League Homes for the Wentzville’s annual Tree Lighting and Parade on Dec, 3rd!! Merry Christmas!!

  • The Annual Tree Lighting will start at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. The tree is located at the intersection of Pearce and Luetkenhaus boulevards. Gathering for the Tree Lighting will begin at 5:30 p.m., with holiday musical entertainment to kick off the festivities. Mayor Nick Guccione will officially light the tree, just prior to the start of the Annual Christmas Parade.

    The Parade will begin at 6 p.m. in Historic Downtown Wentzville, at the intersection of Linn Avenue and Pearce Boulevard; it will travel east on Pearce Boulevard and north on Luetkenhaus Boulevard, ending at the new Wentzville Fire Protection District Headquarters at 502 Luetkenhaus Blvd. At the fire station, following the parade, attendees can enjoy cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    Staging for the floats will take place at Pearce Hall at 317 W. Pearce Blvd. Parade participants should call Donna-Marie Pierre at (636) 332-8801. #wentzvillemo#wentzville #wentzvillechristmasparade

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Only 2 Homes Left in The Village of Stonegate!! Please Call Renee @ 636.359.3559 to Schedule your Private Viewing!! Display Open in Wright City!!

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Please call Call Renee @ 636.359.3559 to Schedule your Private Viewing!!

COME BUILD WITH US!! WE MAKE IT EASY!!

Display Address: 411 Split Rail Dr. 63390

ONLY 2 HOMES LEFT!! In the Villages of Stonegate! Ready to move in!

FREE REFRIGERATOR!!

  • City Living in Country Style at Timber Trails Subdivision!! Save big with all of our Included Features! Choose your colors! Make this Brand New Ivie League Home YOURS today!!
  • Lake Tucci Manor Get more for your money! Lake living in your Brand New Ivie League Home! Now accepting contracts on New Builds!!

Now is the time to come out and pick your colors for the inside and outside of your Brand New quality built Ivie League Home!

Call Renee @ 636.359.3559 or Ivie League Homes @  636.745.2923

 

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Shop Local!! Wright City Missouri Business Scene

Welcome to Wright City!

  • Abracadabra Hair and Tanning Salon
  • Charlie Darling Luxury Salon and Spa
  • Legacy Drug Store
  • MADD Graphics
  • Pets on Parade Pet Salon

Remember to support our Wright City Businesses! Why Shop Local?

  • Wright City Businesses provide JOBS for Residents
  • These Businesses contribute to our Local Charities and Schools
  • The Sales Tax you Pay in Wright City supports our Police Department, Parks and other Government Services
  • Wright City Business Owners have Invested in our Town and its Future
  • A Thriving Business Community attracts more Residents and Businesses to Wright City

 

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Winter prep tips

Winter is still here with us, and probably hitting this us this weekend with some snow.

Make sure your home is ready for the winter with some tips below.

 

Home Winter Prep Tips

A large winter storm can make a landscape visually stunning, courtesy of a blanket of pristine white snow and icicles. Although the scene sounds picturesque, frozen water is extremely heavy and can wreak havoc on homes and surrounding property that has not been properly maintained for the harsh season. Homeowners need to take charge of protecting their slice of theAmerican Dream and some home items requiring special attention for the upcoming season include:

  • Pipes: Frozen Pipes: Improperly maintained piping is more prone to bursting upon freezing. Increased pressure builds up in frozen pipes and that forces the water downstream, causing the situation. Once a pipe bursts, flooding is possible. Flood insurance may not be part of your homeowners insurance making a separate rider necessary for any compensation. Seasonally inspecting, sealing and insulating pipes can do wonders in minimizing this misfortune. Don’t forget about outside water sources like sprinklers and garden hoses when going through this process.
  • Branches: Snow can make a landscape look like a winter wonderland, however, not all tree branches can support the extra weight from the seasonal downfall. Tree trimming and removing branches that are precariously perched or dead should help downplay this risk.
  • Roofs: Heavy snow can also weigh down a roof. Prior to the snow season roofs should be checked for strength and leaks should be repaired. Additionally, gutters and roofs should be cleaned of all debris to prevent clogs and ensure that the system is ready to handle any water runoff.
  • Make sure you have drain tiles installed on your gutters to help keep all water away from your home.  This will help keep the water away from your home and foundation.  It’s a must!!!
  • NO SALT ON DRIVEWAYS FOR THE FIRST YEAR IN YOUR NEW HOME!!!
    Salt on the driveways always seems like a great idea at the time, but it will eat your driveway and greatly increase the severity of the exporsure and may cause scaling.
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Wentzville Ice Arena

Featuring a fully stocked pro shop and food area, the Wentzville Ice Arena is a multipurpose ice skating rink open to the public. Events hosted at the rink include pick-up hockey, birthday party rentals, and public skating.

910 Main Plaza Drive Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 332-4600

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Playtime Party Center

With jump sessions available to the public, Playtime Party Center offers indoor inflatables and jungle gyms for children to explore. The center has jump party packages that include a reserved table, hostess, and supervised jump sessions.

1225 Wentzville Parkway Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 887-4244

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Wright City named Missouri’s 16th safest city!!

Wright City named Missouri’s 16th safest city by SafeWise, a safety and home security provider. The ranking is based on FBI crime reports statistics on Missouri cities with more than 3,000 people. See the rankings here.

How We Chose the Safest Cities in Missouri

To identify the 20 safest cities in Missouri, we reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. We eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.
From there, we evaluated the remaining cities. We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city.

 

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Buddy The Elf is Back!

Between Nov 27 and Dec 18, be on the lookout for Buddy, the life-sized Elf, at one of Wentzville’s parks/or City buildings.  Buddy will move to a new location every few days.

Buddy will post pictures and/or clues about his location on Wentzville’s Parks and Recreation Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wentzvilleparks.)

Simply find Buddy, take creative pictures and send them to fun@wentzvillemo.org

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for the most creative photos with Buddy, on Dec 21.  This contest is open to both residents and nonresidents; enter as often as you like.  Buddy is one-of-a-kind, so remember to be nice to him or Santa will know

Every family that enters will receive a price.  All photos must be submitted by Dec 20.  Photos become property of the City of Wentzville.

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Now Accepting Contracts!! Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City, MO! Come Build with Us!! We Make it Easy!!

Are you looking for an affordable new construction home while enjoying country living?? Well look no further.  We at Ivie League Homes and Properties have just the home and subdivision for you!!

Lake Tucci Manor offers Lake Living that you can afford!! Wright City provides a peaceful, country setting  in which to live, yet has shopping, dining, and great Schools and is  an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis Area, and minutes from Wentzville, MO or Warrenton, MO for shopping.

Come Build with us and save big with all of our included Features!!

 

 

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Now Accepting Contracts for Timber Trails Subdivision, Wright City, MO!

Come Build Your Brand New Home with Us!! We Make it Easy!! Choose your Colors!

  • Public Water
  • Public Sewer
  • Level Lots
  • 10,000 – 17,300 sq ft lots

City Living in Country Style!

Right Place, Right Time, Wright City”

Wright City, Missouri, is located along Interstate 70, about 45 miles west of St. Louis. As part of the westernmost portion of the St. Louis Metropolitan Economic area, Wright City not only provides a country setting for housing, but a potential for economic growth that is attractive for those businesses seeking to cater to the needs of a residential community and facilities for light to heavy industrial businesses. Primarily single-family, with some multi-family housing, Wright City provides a peaceful, semi-rural area in which to live, yet is within an easy drive for the major sporting and cultural events of the St. Louis Area. A wide variety of homesites are available to serve almost any lifestyle.

The History of Wright City

The City of Wright City was platted as a village in 1857 by Doctor Henry C. Wright on land granted to Dr. Wright in 1831 by the United States.  The village was platted to take advantage of the new North Missouri Railroad which was constructed in 1857.  Dr. Wright built his home about 1860 on land that sets now at the corner of South First Street and South Locust.  In September, 1863 the Wright City Raid took place during the Civil War.  The Baptist Church, Bryan’s Blacksmith Shop and Kennedy’s Saloon (all known to be places where Southern sympathizers congregated) were burned to the ground by Union Militia.  The town of Wright City was incorporated in 1869 and became a fourth class city in 1941.  Wright City, a thriving community doing business through the railroad, then with the advent of automobiles Highway 40 ran through the center of town bringing motorists and businesses catering to them.  In the 1950’s Interstate 70 was constructed, bringing a whole new group of businesses. Today, Wright City is a growing community with the advantage of the railroad and interstate highway.

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Volunteer Wentzville!!

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program. Volunteering is a great experience and allows you to work with like-minded people in a business setting while helping others and the community. Along with the community benefits, our volunteer program is flexible to fit the needs and busy schedules of individuals who want to give back to their community. We are looking for quality people to provide their time, talents and excellent service to our residents.

We are so grateful to all of our volunteers, past and present. Thank you for your time and dedication to Wentzville Parks and Recreation. We could not do what we do without YOU! 

For any questions about the program or to apply, please contact Christine Eifert, Special Events & Volunteer Manager, at (636) 332-9236 or email volunteer@wentzvillemo.org

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Text-to-911

Citizens in St.Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency-by text.  A call to 911 still is the preferred form of communication during an emergency, but there may be situations-a home invasion or a domestic violence incident, for example-when texting for help is safer.  Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.

Texting 911 is simple.  Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of the text message on a mobile device.  Then, send a brief message: location and type of emergency.  For more information about text-to-911 and the new 911 system, please visit:  www.sccmo.org/EmergencyCommunications.

 

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Coming Soon to Wentzville, MO! Ivie League Homes Presents…Luxury Living at The Hamptons! Spring 2018

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Welcome to Wentzville, MO

Crossroads of the Nation

Wentzville is a vibrant city whose charm is exceeded only by the remarkable people who call it home. While times have changed, the friendliness and hospitality that recall a simpler era have not. We enjoy a way of life that contains not only the charming characteristics of a small town, but all of the amenities of a dynamic suburban environment.

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Wright City High earns bronze rating!!

For a third year in a row, Wright City High School has been recognized as one of the most distinguished learning environments in the state.

As part of its annual ratings, the U.S. News and World Report awarded the school a bronze medal, ranking it among the top 146 schools out of over 500 in Missouri. In general, schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

“This sustained academic achievement is a testament to our fantastic staff for really putting an emphasis on teaching and learning, as well as to our students for working hard to respond to the high standards set by our teachers,” said Principal Shawn Brown.

Out of the schools in Missouri, two were awarded gold status, 22 earned silver status and 122 received a bronze recognition. The evaluation looks at the school’s college readiness index. It focuses on the percentage of advanced placement students tested, their scores on the test and how many passed. It also takes into account the scores from the end-of-course math and English tests.

According to the scorecard, Wright City received an 8.2 for college readiness. It had 11 percent of students take the advanced placement testing, with 64 percent of those passing. The school scored a 69 percent in math proficiency and a 73 percent in English proficiency. 

“The fact that our district has been laser focused on achievement and really tried to increase rigor for our kids and provide them with solid learning opportunities every day has contributed to our success,” said Brown. 

The evaluation and rankings were based off of data from the 2014-15 school year. Wright City High School has an enrollment of 450 students and staffs 29 full-time teachers. The district has an 85 percent graduation rate.

Brown says being able to share those recognitions received by the district really says a lot for the community.

“It brings a great source of pride to our community,” said Brown. “We’re really proud of the fact we provide a high school that provides quality education. Throughout the years it’s been something we’re really focused on is making this a place people want to move to.”

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Tips for New Sod

New Sod Care

First 2 Weeks

The key to establishing new sod is to keep it properly watered for the first month. Immediately after installing sod, water thoroughly making it spongy to the step. The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of 4″ to 6″ and watered 3 to 5 times a day during the first 7 to 14 days depending on the season. Lift a corner of the sod to determine the depth of moisture. In the first week, it is very important to keep the new sod damp. During this time stay off the sod so it can take root and you do not sink in and leave depressions from your foot steps. During hot weather, sprinklers should run several times a day so the new sod never dries out. If allowed to dry out, the sod will shrink, brown, and can die. The roots of your new sod will penetrate the soil faster and root down sooner if properly watered. At the end of week 2, dry up the yard enough so you can mow.

Weeks 3 & 4

The following 2 weeks are used to transition from frequent daily watering to fewer cycles per day and increase the number of days between waterings. During week 3, reduce waterings to 1-3 times per day and skip a day between watering if the new sod is not drying out. By week 4, water 1 to 2 times every other day. After week 4, your new yard should be ready to go 2 to 3 days between watering. Water your lawn in the evening or early morning when less evaporation occurs. To reduce run-off on hills and promote deep root growth, reduce watering times in half. One hour later, run the irrigation cycle again and apply the rest of the water. This allows the water to soak into heavy soils.

Rest of the Season

Your new lawn will need more water the first growing season and especially the first 6 months. As it roots deeper over the course of a year, it will need less water. If your lawn looks dry, it probably needs watering. The key to new sod care during this time is deep watering less frequently. This will help the roots grow down and develop a deep root system that uses less water. It is ok after the first two months to stress your lawn a little. This means let your yard dry out a bit and when you see signs of stress starting to appear, make sure to water. This will also allow you to fine tune the sprinkler system and adjust heads for proper coverage and change nozzles for more or less water in certain spots.

Mow if Grass exceeds 3.5″

Your new lawn should be mowed at the end of week 2 or if you lawn exceeds 3 1/2″ tall. Back off on the watering so the turf is dry to the touch and firm enough to walk on without sinking in. If your new lawn reaches over 3 1/2″, mow off a third of the length even if it has not been two weeks. Do not cut shorter than 2″ for the first few times you mow. Exercise caution the first time you mow so you do not damage or pull up the sod. If some of the sod does move around, don’t worry. Just put it back in place and it will grow in.

 

Read more: http://gvt.net/turf-care/new-sod-care

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Area Attractions

Located just 40 minutes from downtown St Louis and the Gateway Arch, the area offers numerous opportunities. St. Louis’ Forest Park is home to the Art Museum, The St. Louis Zoo, the History Museum, the Muny, and the St. Louis Science Center, just to name a few.

For the sports enthusiasts, St. Louis is home to the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues.   St. Charles County is host to the baseball Frontier League’s River City Rascals and the indoor arena football team The River City Rage.

Wentzville is located just 20 minutes from the many wineries at Augusta, Missouri.  For the history buffs, you can visit the  Daniel Boone home in Defiance or the Lewis & Clark Boathouse in St. Charles.  The St. Charles County Family Arena is host to a variety of events .  If its music you’re looking for visit the St. Louis Symphony at Powell Symphony Hall. No matter what you are looking for or wanting to do, you’ll find Wentzville a convenient location.

*NOT ALL OF THE EVENTS IDENTIFIED ON THIS AREA ATTRACTIONS PAGE ARE CITY OF WENTZVILLE EVENTS OR “SPONSORED BY THE CITY” EVENTS.  Wentzville’s linking policy expressly prohibits links to non-government related sites. However, the links above are intended as a resource for the community and do not indicate a relationship between a particular business/agency and the City. For the most part, the links are maintained by the sponsors of each page and are not City of Wentzville sites.

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Wacky Warriors Paintball

Having been in the paintball industry for over 25 years, Wacky Warriors Paintball has become the go-to paintball facility of Missouri. The center offers tournament games in their state of the art air ball fields or an option to host a private game or party event.

700 Wacky Rd Wentzville, MO

(314) 518-4436

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Wentzville Flea Market

Open on Sundays, Wentzville Flea Market has over 400 local vendors selling their goods in its market. The vendors sell antiques, seasonal produce, and other items. The market is set up on a paved path.

500 W Main Street Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 327-6358

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Wentzville Parks & Recreation

Wentzville Parks & Recreation provides many opportunities for people of all ages. Programs include fitness, sports leagues, cultural arts and enrichment classes as well as special events throughout the year such as an Easter Egg Hunt and Holiday Night.

968 Meyer Road Wentzville, MO 63385

(636) 332-9236

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Quail Ridge Park

Amenities of the Quail Ridge Park include an 18-hole disc golf course, Henry’s Pond, biking and hiking trails, 16 indoor horseshoe pitching courts, and an off-leash dog area. The park also features a 3,600-square foot lodge facility that can be rented for private events.

5501 Quail Ridge Parkway Wentzville, MO 63385

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Did you know Wentzville has an emergency notification system?

The W.I.N.D (Wentzville Information Notification Delivery) is used to notify residents and business owners about imminent threats to health and safety.  Public safety officials may send send alerts about emergencies, including severe weather, water outages, traffic issues and critical police activity.  If you sign up for City announcements, you will receive information on the topics you designate.  Those who sign up can receive alerts by phone, by text and/ or by email.  To sign up, visit: http://bit.ly/signupforWIND.

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5 Things to do to ensure your loan closes

Purchasing a home is most likely the largest investment you will make and is the cornerstone of a financial plan.  Proper guidance and education throughout this process is critical.  Follow these 5 tips to avoid disappointment

  1. Your fist step is to get a Pre Approval form a trustworthy, reputable lender.  A lender referral from your real estate agent, friends and family are a great way to place yourself in the hands of a qualified mortgage professional.  It is not all about trying to get the lowest rate.  It is also about the reputation and service you will receive throughout the process to ensure that you close on time.
  2. DO NOT apply for any new credit.  Your Pre Approval is based on information reporting on your credit report at the time you apply for the mortgage loan.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep your credit the same, or at leas very similar, through the closing date.  Now is NOT the time to go out and buy a new car.
  3.  DO NOT utilize credit cards to purchase new furniture or appliances.  Increased credit card debt can negatively affect your credit score and therefore has the potential to cause issues with final mortgage approval.
  4. During this time, remember to save money for your new home purchase and also save money for reserves allowing you to have money after you close on your home.  There are several items you may find that you need when you move into your new home.
  5. Make sure you are protecting yourself by utilizing a seasoned, professional Real Estate Agent.  You want a knowledgeable Real Estate Agent guiding you through the process.  This can help you avoid issues and navigate through the complexities of buying a new home.
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Wentzville Recycling Event!! January 6

Need a way to properly dispose of old computers, modems, printers, cell phones, VCRs or other electronic items? We’ve got a solution for you! Mark your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 6. On this day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heartland Park (100 William Dierberg Dr.), the City will host an electronics recycling event.

This “drive-thru and drop-off “event will be for Wentzville utility customers only (water/sewer/trash). Residents must present a utility bill and a valid driver’s license in order to participate. For a list of more than 60 free accepted items see the latest issue of The Vision newsletter or visit the events section of our Facebook page.

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