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st louis: St. Charles is tops with AAA Midwest Traveler readers! - 07/07/11 10:16 AM
The latest issue of AAA Midwest Traveler makes us proud to live in the St. Louis/St. Charles metro region. The results of a recent readers’ poll show what we already know–we live in great place that offers so much to see and do. In the Best of the Midwest poll, St. Louis was voted the best large city for a weekend getaway while St. Charles won the best historical small town, plus garnered second place as the best small city for a weekend visit. Branson notched first place, but really, who could compare? We know our city is the best in (0 comments)
st louis: Tax Credit is Extended - 11/09/09 12:34 PM
Good news all around today–the $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers has been extended to June 30, 2010. This action will encourage a robust housing market in the first quarter of 2010 and affect home prices.The legislation also includes a $6,500 tax credit for people who currently own a home and want to buy up. Qualifications are owning and occupying a home for at least five of the past eight years. Buyers must have a signed contract in hand by April 30 and close by June 30.And, the income limit has been increased too. The ceiling for single buyer income (0 comments)
st louis: 'Psychological' Blueprint Helps House Hunters - 04/17/09 12:48 AM
Environmental psychologist Toby Israel, author of a new book, Some Place Like Home: Using Design Psychology to Create Ideal Place, says people’s childhood homes have a profound effect on what kinds of homes they like best.Before anyone buys, builds, rents or remodels, Israel believes they should consider what kinds of living spaces satisfy them, she says.One exercise she recommends for anyone searching for a home is to draw a timeline of all the places they've lived for six months or more and circle those that they liked the best, then describe why. She calls the result a "design psychology blueprint" that (0 comments)
st louis: First-time Buyers Drive February Sales - 04/13/09 05:48 PM
Existing-home sales increased in February, reversing losses in January, according to the latest report by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. However, sales activity remains relatively soft, reflecting additional layoffs and buyers waiting for housing provisions in the economic stimulus package to take effect, according to NAR.Existing-home sales— including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops—rose 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.72 million units in February from a pace of 4.49 million units in January. Existing-home sales are 4.6 percent below the 4.95 million-unit level in February 2008. Seasonal adjustment factors are more volatile in winter months, but sales rates (0 comments)
st louis: Existing Home Sales Are Up - 03/24/09 10:44 AM
There’s a glimmer of hope in the housing market. Existing home sales increased in February 2009, at a rate of 5.1 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Chief economist Lawrence Yun says that first-time buyers accounted for half of all home sales last month, with activity centered in the lower price ranges. He attributes this increase to more potential homes buyers learning about the $8,000 tax credit for first time buyers. Merle Schneider of the St. Charles County Association of Realtors notes that “locally, most of the statistics are better than the national numbers. More buyers are looking (0 comments)
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