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Town & Country MO Market Report - August 2011 - 09/30/11 05:43 PM
Town and Country, MO Market Report - August 2011 Market Profile & Trends Overview Property SalesAugust Property sales were 9, up 125.0% from 4 in August of 2010 and 30.8% lower than the 13 sales last month. August 2011 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. August YTD sales of 67 are running 19.6% ahead of last year's year-to-date sales of 56.Prices The Median Sales Price in August was $470,000, down 28.0% from $652,450 in August of 2010 and down 27.7% from $650,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $493,389, down 37.9% (3 comments)
Chesterfield MO Condo Market Report - August 2011 - 09/29/11 08:20 PM
Chesterfield, MO Condo Market Report - August 2011 Market Profile & Trends Overview Property SalesAugust Property sales were 17, up 30.8% from 13 in August of 2010 and 21.4% higher than the 14 sales last month. August 2011 sales were at their highest level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. August YTD sales of 107 are running 13.7% behind last year's year-to-date sales of 124. Prices The Median Sales Price in August was $214,500, down 33.4% from $322,000 in August of 2010 and up 27.3% from $168,450 last month. The Average Sales Price in August was $212,526, down 31.2% from (1 comments)
Property SalesAugust Property sales were 48, up 2.1% from 47 in August of 2010 and 6.7% higher than the 45 sales last month. August 2011 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. August YTD sales of 312 are running 4.3% behind last year's yearto- date sales of 326.PricesThe Median Sales Price in August was $356,000, down 5.1% from $375,000 in August of 2010 and up 3.2% from $345,000 last month. The Average Sales Price in (2 comments)
Property Sales August Property sales were 22, up 83.3% from 12 in August of 2010 and 29.4% higher than the 17 sales last month. August 2011 sales were at a mid level compared to August of 2010 and 2009. August YTD sales of 150 are running 2.0% behind last year's year to-date sales of 153.
Prices The Median Sales Price in August was $210,950, up 0.6% from $209,750 in August of 2010 and up 24.1% from $170,000 last month. The Average Sales Price (0 comments)
The public non-profit Kemp Auto Museum is located in the Chesterfield Valley in Chesterfield, MO. The museum houses beautifully restored classic cars, most notably Mercedes Benz as well as other makes. Having attended an auction and a wedding reception there, I know personally that the museum houses some stunningly beautiful classic cars and serves as the perfect venue for a variety of events. The museum also has hours each week during which the public can wander among the beauties on display.
Next weekend, (3 comments)
Chesterfield MO hosts speedskating event October 1-2, 2011 - 09/25/11 10:06 PM
Chesterfield, MO hosts speedskating event October 1-2, 2011On October 1-2, 2011 the Hardee's IcePlex in Chesterfield MO will host American Cup Short Track Speedskating. St. Louis is proud to host this important sports event. The best and fastest short-track speedskaters in the US will be competing. Additionally, all active 2010 US Olympians will be competing for a position on the World Cup Team. Olympic medalists Katherine Reutter of Champaign, IL and JR Celski will be skating.
The event will be held at the Hardee's Ice Plex located 16851 North Outer Forty Drive. Chesterfield, MO 63005. General admission tickets are (1 comments)
Baxter Ridge has been quite active over the past 2 months. The above activity shows current properties on the market and what has sold in both the single family homes and the condominiums during that time. We have been busy listing and selling homes during the summer. As you can see, 4 of our 5 recent listings are already sold with only 1 home currently for sale. Of course, we need more Baxter Ridge listings.
From the (0 comments)
3 Things To Know about Google's New Search - 09/23/11 09:18 PM
We are so lucky to have Brad Andersohn around to keep us on our toes about all things tech. Here, he tells us all about Google's new search feature "search engine results pages (SERPs). Read and learn from Brad! Via Brad Andersohn (Zillow - Outreach Manager): 3 Things To Know about Google's New Search This morning I decided to Google some search terms to see what would come up? I try to do this as often as posssible with different keywords or phrases to see what shows up on the results page. Now maybe this was there all along, but it's the first (5 comments)
Folk and Fine Arts Festival - Faust Park, Chesterfield MO - 09/23/11 08:59 PM
Folk and Fine Arts Festival - Faust Park, Chesterfield MO September 24-25, 2011 Headlining at Chesterfield MO's Faust Park this weekend is the Folk and Fine Arts Festival. This festival that blends historical activities and folk art is a tradition in Chesterfield. For a $5 event admission fee, attendees will be driven to the entrance via hay wagon. Upon arrival, festivalgoers will be greeted by staff and artists who are dressed in period attire. Demonstrations of a variety of traditional skills will be ongoing. Visitors can view pottery firing, needlepoint, doll making, blacksmithing and more. Some of the artists' (1 comments)
Fall Lawn maintenance in Chesterfield MO - 09/22/11 09:36 PM
Fall Lawn maintenance in Chesterfield, MO Fall is a great time to repair the damage that may have occurred to your Chesterfield MO lawn during the summer. Chesterfield lawns took a pretty good hit during the summer with high temperatures for long periods which required a lot of watering. High temperatures and a lot of watering turned into lawns with fungus. Lawn fungus caused a lot of brown patches and dead spots in lawns. Ours was no exception despite liberal application of expensive fungicides. When considering lawn repair, determine the kind of grass that you have. Many (2 comments)
Coldwell Banker Gundaker garage sale benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities - 09/21/11 03:47 PM
Coldwell Banker Gundaker garage sale benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities.Recently, our office held a charity garage sale benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Organized by the Chesterfield Wildwood office of Coldwell Banker Gundaker, the sale was held on a recent Saturday morning. Items offered for sale at the garage sale were donated by agents in our office or their clients. The weather didn't exactly cooperate. Although it was nice and cool, we did have a bit of rain off and on. We had steady buyer traffic until early afternoon. Garage sale shoppers were notified about the sale using a variety of (1 comments)
Baxter Ridge Condominiums - Chesterfield MO - 09/19/11 11:35 PM
Baxter Ridge Condominiums - Chesterfield MOMany people in Chesterfield are unaware of the condominiums located within the Villages at Baxter Ridge subdivision. Better known as Baxter Ridge, there are approximately 135 condominium units tucked away at the back of the subdivision. Featuring all different styles, Baxter Ridge condos offer many different size units. There are condos that range in size from 1500 SF to over 2500 SF. These units are perfect whether a buyer is trying to purchase a first home or for downsizing from a larger home. Residents are young professionals, young families and retired couples. All are welcome (0 comments)
Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2011 - St. Louis, MO - 09/18/11 09:36 PM
Great Forest Park Balloon Race 2011 One of the highly anticipated fall events in St. Louis is the Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Held yesterday in Forest Park, the crown jewel of St. Louis, the race drew thousands who wanted to watch this amazing spectacle. This was the 39th year for the event. Over 40 balloons participated in the race. Traditionally, the race is started by the Energizer Bunny balloon which takes off first to lead the way. The idea of the race is not actually a race at all. It is more of an accuracy contest. This year, (3 comments)
Greystone Subdivision Market report - Chesterfield MO - 09/17/11 10:34 PM
Greystone subdivision market stats in Chesterfield MO Greystone subdivision in Chesterfield MO is a popular, highly sought after subdivision. Recently, we examined market data year to year over the past 4 years. Specifically, we looked at median sale prices. Home prices in Greystone range from the $600,000s to well over $1M. As a result, median sale prices seemed to be a good mechanism by which to examine trends in subdivision sale prices. Starting in January 2007 through August of 2011, the trend for Greystone subdivision sale prices is down. This follows both local and national trends for sale prices. (1 comments)
St Louis Art Fair 2011 - 09/16/11 05:57 PM
St Louis Art Fair 2011 The St Louis Art Fair 2011 was held this past weekend on the streets of Clayton. We always look forward to the Art Fair. The fair is highly esteemed in the art world and it is quite competitive for artists to be accepted for presentation. Over 180 booths represented every conceivable kind of art from photography to painting, metalworks to jewelry, fiber, wood and pottery/ceramics. The St Louis Art Fair 2011 runs over the second weekend in September. This year's dates were September 9-11. This is a great event for everyone - families included. There (1 comments)
The St. Louis County SAVES program is now available to Chesterfield, MO residents after an agreement was reached between the Chesterfield City Council and St. Louis County. Chesterfield residents are now able to enroll in the SAVES program (Sustainable and Verifiable Energy Savings.) St. Louis County SAVES is a $10.4 million residential energy loan program that was started in May of 2011. Qualified residents can obtain low interest (3.5%) loans ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. Single family homes (0 comments)
A new nature path has been opened in Chesterfield, MO. Chesterfield, known for it’s extensive parks and trails has added another new trail in the heart of the city. Known as Riparian Trail, the new trail is a 10-foot-wide path made of crushed stone similar to the St. Louis area’s Katy Trail and is currently a half mile long. A riparian trail is a trail that follows along a stream or waterway. Visitors to the path have reported encountering deer and other wildlife. Carefully placed boardwalks guide users through the natural surroundings and (1 comments)
Coldwell Banker Gundaker’s Chesterfield/Wildwood office is hosting a charity garage sale to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. The event will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 285 Clarkson Road in Ellisville.
Gently used items for the garage sale were donated by Coldwell Banker Gundaker associates and their clients. Shoppers will be able to choose from household items, toys, books and more. Hotdogs and baked goods will also be available for purchase. “This is a great way to give back to the community and raise funds for such a worthy (1 comments)
St. Louis Tribute to September 11 Victims - 09/12/11 10:58 PM
A St. Louis couple show that everyone can make a difference. The following pictures are from the American Flag tribute display for the victims of September 11 that they designed. It was placed on Art Hill in front of the St. Louis Art Museum by 250 volunteers yesterday morning. We wanted to see it for ourselves so we followed the traffic into Forest Park. As soon as I saw the display, I literally had goosebumps on my arms. Each flag has a label for the victim it represents. The label contains the name, age, hometown, photo if available and where they (2 comments)
Personal Recollections from September 11, 2001 - 09/11/11 08:14 PM
Personal Recollections from September 11, 2001 As we all take time from our busy day to reflect on 9/11, I thought I would collect some of my own thoughts about that day. Where were you and what were you thinking about that day?? September 11 was a Tuesday. I remember that because we had an office meeting that day. I stopped for gas on the way to our meeting. Just another day. While I was enroute to the gas station, I heard about the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. I was pumping gas and had the radio on when (1 comments)
Have you been in need of notary services in Chesterfield, MO? I am a notary public for St. Louis County Missouri. If you are in need of notary services on a weekend when most other notaries are not available, give me a call. I am willing to help Chesterfield residents with their notary needs. I can be reached at 314-422-2762. (0 comments)
The police department of Chesterfield, MO is offering a limited number of free cable-style gun locks to citizens. In recent months, there have been several gun related tragedies involving children in the St. Louis area. In an effort to prevent more, the Chesterfield Police Department is offering these locks. Citizens can obtain a lock at City Hall. The Chesterfield Police encourage responsible gun ownership which includes properly securing the weapon in the home at all times. For questions, call the Chesterfield Police at 636-537-3000 (1 comments)
Chesterfield, MO road work improvements are scheduled - 09/08/11 06:42 PM
Chesterfield, MO road work improvements are being scheduled for the intersection of Long Road, Wild Horse Creek Road and Kehrs Mill Road. Having been a complicated and troublesome intersection, the long awaited improvements are finally on the way. When completed, Chesterfield residents will notice a significant improvement. However, during the 2 year process, driving through the area will be difficult. Road closures are planned for both Wild Horse Creek and Kehrs Mill Road which will really snarl traffic. Already, the short 70 day closure of Baxter Road at Edison has caused long backups on both Wild Horse Creek and Long Roads, especially during rush (0 comments)
Chesterfield citizens are anxiously awaiting completion of some road work in the city. The extension of Lydia Hill Drive to connect with August Hill Drive continues. Construction began in August of 2011 with completion anticipated for December of this year. Storm sewers are being installed and a creek was rerouted through a culvert. Site grading is ongoing. This road will provide an important direct connection between Chesterfield Parkway West and Baxter Road. (0 comments)
Chesterfield, MO Aquatic Center goes to the dogs! - 09/06/11 11:19 PM
Chesterfield, MO Aquatic Center goes to the dogs! Tonite, the Chesterfield, MO Aquatic Center Park was turned over to the dogs. The annual dog swim was held tonite at the Aquatic Park. Limited to Chesterfield citizens and their canine friends, the dog swim ran from 4:30 PM until 7 PM. We arrived around 5:15 PM and the party was in full swing. Despite the fact that this event has been held for several years, this was our first time. Our dogs were very excited about the prospect of a dog party. Staff and volunteers running the event were a well oiled machine. Several (3 comments)
What Sells A House?! - 09/05/11 09:52 PM
Phyllis' post about what sellers can do to get their homes sold quickly and for the most money is a very timely post given today's market. Sellers: check out this list! Via Phyllis Lerner, Realtor - Broker / Owner - Westchester County NY (William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC): Especially in today's challenging real estate market many sellers want to know the secret to selling their homes quickly and for a fair price. They want to know ways how to cash in on the equity they've build over the past decades. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula that equals the perfect sale. Yet, while there is no (2 comments)
Labor Day is a time to be patriotic in Chesterfield, MO! - 09/05/11 01:59 PM
Labor Day is a time to be patriotic in Chesterfield, MO! I love flying our flag nearly every day of the year and today is no exception. I love flying our flag so much that I have bunting that i put over our front door too! Today is so windy is has nearly flown away twice though. We also like to share our patriotism with our farm areas. We place American flags at the entrances to the subdivisions where we specialize. We want to share the warm feelings that we have about being patriotic. Share your patriotism today! (0 comments)
A multi flower planter on our driveway Luckily, these were taken in June before the severe heat of the summer took it's toll. (3 comments)
14743 Ladue Bluffs Crossing, Chesterfield, MO new listing! - 09/02/11 10:41 PM
Check out our newest listing in Chesterfield, MO Check out our newest listing in Chesterfield, MO 10G Unbelievable price for Ladue Bluffs! A ranch villa under $200,000 – WOW! This 2 bedroom/2 bath unit is open and bright. The greatroom focal point is the gas fireplace. There is plenty of room for formal dining or casual entertaining. The kitchen and breakfast room have wood floors. Gorgeous granite counters in not just the kitchen but in the main floor laundry room too! Refrigerator, stacker washer/dryer stay. The master suite has nice sized full bath with shower and large walk in closet. The (0 comments)
Opening Day at Chesterfield, MO Eberwein Dog Park - 09/01/11 10:44 PM
Today was the Opening Day for general use of the Eberwein Dog Park in Chesterfield, MO. While opening ceremonies were held yesterday with city officials and invited guests, today was the first day that Chesterfield citizens were allowed to use the park. Despite the opening day being delayed a month, Chesterfield, MO citizens have warmly embraced the idea of the dog park. We went to city hall last week to register and get registration tags for our dogs. They were out!! That is good news actually! That means that many residents have chosen to register their dogs and plan to (1 comments)
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