Handsome Mission Style Home Just Listed in Webster Groves MO 63119   Located within blocks of Old Webster for shopping and restaurants and about a block or 2 from Webster University.  The street is only 1 block long.  The house has an updated kitchen with granite countertops, a jennaire stove and...
Maplewood, Missouri - Get your Kicks on Route 66 My fondness for Maplewood, MO started at an early age.  My mom would tell us stories about her years as a young woman.  She and her friend Helen were quite "hot" (I'll try to find some pictures) and also spunky.  They would take the bus from our ru...
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising fees in 2012.  Is this good or bad for recovery? When my business partner and I first started in the rehabbing business, my husband, our general contractor, called us over to look at a problem we had on one of the houses.  My business partner looked at it an...
Maplewood, Missouri - How I Love Thee Once a sleepy bedroom community, Maplewood has recently exploded due to an influx of hip restaurants, specialty boutiques retailers and other developments along the nexus at Manchester and Sutton Avenues.  Establishedin 1908, the small inner-ring suburb was t...
My favorite things - sing it with me: "raindrops on windows and... " ...whiskers on rescued bunny rabbits." On Wednesday St. Louis MO had a nice and gentle rain.  No thunder, no lightning, just a little chilly.  That afternoon I had the pleasure of being with some of my favorite clients and found...
A Glimpse of 9/11/2011 in St. Louis, MO Yesterday was more poignant than any of us anticipated.  What impactful remembrances across our nation and all done so beautifully.  We were once again reminded to pause in our everyday routines and contemplate a few of the reasons our country is where it i...
Buying Multi-families is a limited risk with a limited downside Wow!!! What an ideal time to buy investment property.  Interest rates are low.  Many people are in a mindset to rent instead of own.  Our population is growing and real estate development has slowed down.Have you thought about a mult...
"With Declining Home Values, Brentwood Might Hike Property Taxes"   This headline, about one of the communities in my area of expertise, caught my eye this morning and is giving me a lot of pause for thought.  My husband and I have lived in the same home for over thirty years.  Every year when my...

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