investment property: Today in St Louis - February 7, 2008 - 02/06/08 01:09 PM
Had the carpets professionally cleaned on the Varrelmann duplex yesterday.  Both the downstairs and upstairs tenants supposedly cleaned the carpets before they vacated, but all the stains were wicking back up and the carpets looked just terrrible.  To think they were new two years ago...
Anyway, we had a company called The Yuckbusters come out and clean the carpets.  We are thrilled with the work they did.  The stains are gone, even some rust stains.  The results were amazing.  They were also competitively priced.  Not only do they clean carpets, they also clean and restore tile, grout, natural stone, garage floors, brick, … (0 comments)

investment property: Mardi Gras Parade in Historic St Louis Soulard - February 2, 2008 - 02/04/08 12:52 PM
What a great day for a parade.  There was snow on the ground, but it was sunny and warmer.  Compared to the cold of last year (I didn't go because of the cold) this year was like Spring.  It was a great crowd, too.  We took a shuttle to Soulard, as parking would be impossible, getting down there before 10:00 am to stake out a good spot.  The parade didn't start until 11:00. 
Kim, Gary, Dennis & I found a snow-free section of sidewalk on the parade route and prepared to grab beads.  Before the parade was over, we had so many, … (3 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 31, 2008 - 01/31/08 12:34 PM
The snow is coming down.  I think we are going to get more than originally expected.  I have a building inspection scheduled for 9:00 am tomorrow morning.  I don't know yet if the inspectors are going to cancel on me.  I don't have that far to travel; they are coming from south and west counties.  I know if it's snowing, the sewer scope will be postponed, as they cannot get their monitors wet.  Maybe I'll get a snow day!
I wrote another contract last night with a young couple.  The house was vacant, so we sat on the living room floor to … (0 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 28, 2008 - 01/28/08 01:52 PM
I received several local referrals recently, and I wanted to pass the information along.  I am not making recommendations here, just offering some additional contacts you may want to check out as the need arises:
The first one is The Yuckbusters.  Kristy, the owner contacted me with information about her company, an all surface cleaning and restoration company.  They specialize in tile and grout cleaning, but also clean stone, garage floors, brick, vinyl, concrete, and carpet.  They use a process that can remove dirt, grime, oils, and bacteria from hard surfaces and grout lines, cleaning and restoring the surface to it's natural beauty.  They offer … (0 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 27, 2008 - 01/27/08 02:51 PM
Weather was beautiful today.  I showed a property at 1:00 to a new buyer.  The building was vacant and the heat had been turned off.  It was warmer outside than it was in the building.  I don't understand why sellers (and this seller is a Realtor/Owner) turn the heat off in the buildings they are trying to sell.  I know they are trying to save on heating costs, but at least keep the temerature at 45-50 degrees, not completely off.   The sellers had patched and painted walls, but because of the cold, all the cracks have reopened.  Any patching they have … (5 comments)

investment property: Barkus Pet Parade - Sunday, January 27 - 01/26/08 08:17 AM
 
For all the animal lovers, tomorrow is the day where thousands of pets and their owners hit the streets of Soulard for the 15th Annual Beggin Strips Barkus Pet Parade.  Pets and owners alike parade in their Mardi-Gras themed costumes.  This year there is a new coronation ceremony that features local celebrity judges.
There is a $10 registration fee that benefits Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a local no-kill animal shelter.
Registration begins at 10:00 am and the parade begins at 1:00.  It should be warmer tomorrow, so it will be a great day for the parade.
The coronation cermemony will begin at 2:00 pm in Soulard Farmers Market Park.  A … (0 comments)

investment property: Weekly Single Family Home Market Report - City of St Louis - January 25, 2007 - 01/25/08 12:36 AM
Following is the weekly (past 7 days) market report for single family homes in the City of St Louis - Areas 1,2 & 3.  These market statistics were gathered from the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and are provided as a service to our community.
There were 108 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $13,000 to $735,000.
There were 16 properties that went under contract (Contingent/Option), with list prices ranging from $102,900 to $295,000.
63 listings went Pending (on their way to closing), with list prices ranging from $5,440 to $399,000.
There were 28 listings that Sold, with Sold prices ranging from $10,500 … (0 comments)

investment property: Weekly Condo/Loft Market Report - City of St Louis - January 25, 2008 - 01/25/08 12:26 AM
Following is the weekly (past 7 days) market report for condos and lofts in the City of St Louis - Areas 1,2,3.  These statistics were gathered from the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
There were 41 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $99,900 to $2,490,000 (this one is fantastic).
There were 8 listings that went under contract (Contingent/Option) with list prices ranging from $148,900 to $289,000.
11 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $63,500 to $589,000.
Only 2 listings sold this past week, with Sold prices ranging from $129,000 to $170,000.
8 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $169,900 to $349,900.
There … (0 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 24, 2008 - 01/24/08 12:50 PM
Man is it ever cold outside.  I don't think it made it out of the teens today.  I feel really sorry for anyone who has to be outside in it.
We've adjusted the price on 4253 Beck (ML#779072) from $69,000 to $66,000.  It really is a nice little home for the money.  Here's the front pic of Beck:
I've taken pics of the inside pics of 3159 California Ave (ML# 80005005).  I've previously included outside pics, but the tiling has been completed and the house cleaned. 
The tile is beautiful.  Monte Abbott was the contractor who laid the tile, and I think he … (1 comments)

investment property: New Listing in St Louis City - 3159 California Ave - 01/22/08 02:32 PM
I just took another listing in the city of St Louis.  It's a small home, but would make a really nice home for the first-time home buyer.  It is listed at $52,000 and the MLS number is 80005005.  It is located east of Grand in an area where there is alot of rehabbing going on. 
Following is a link of the map of this listing:  3159 California Ave.
Following are the marketing remarks I used for the MLS:
"What a great altenative to renting! This great starter home is in move-in condition and ready for the new buyer. This one was rehabbed a few years ago, … (1 comments)

investment property: Weekly Condo/Loft Statistics - City of St Louis - January 18, 2008 - 01/18/08 12:59 AM
Following are the weekly (past 7 days) market statistics for Condo/Loft Listings in St Louis City (Areas 1,2,3).  These statistics were gathered from the St Louis Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
There were 25 new Active listings with List prices ranging from $129,900 to $1,000,000.
4 listings went under contract (Contingent/Option) with List prices ranging from $149,900 to $732,393.
10 listings went Pending, with List prices ranging from $162,500 to $564,900.
There were 5 listings that Sold, with Sold prices ranging from $154,900 to $375,000.
28 listings Expired, with List prices ranging from $89,900 to $699,000.
And 8 listings went Inactive (Withdrawn/Cancelled) with list prices ranging from $135,000 … (0 comments)

investment property: Weekly Single Family Home Statistics - City of St Louis - January 18, 2008 - 01/18/08 12:45 AM
Here are the weekly (past 7 days) statistics for single-family residential properties in the city of St Louis (Areas 1,2,3).  These statistics were gathered from the St Louis Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
There were 111 new Active listings, with List prices ranging from $10,000 to $1,395,000.
13 properties went under contract (Contingent/Option) with List prices ranging from $19,900 to $319,900.
There were 42 properties that went Pending, with List prices ranging from $16,800 to $310,000.
31 listings Sold, with Sold prices ranging from $7,500 to $825,000.
57 properties Expired from the market, with List prices ranging from $8,900 to $339,900.
And, 22 listings went Inactive (Withdrawn/Cancelled), … (0 comments)

investment property: Home Pricing is Critical in Today's Market - 01/16/08 02:46 PM
In today's issue of the South Side Journal, was an article by John F. Williams, 2008 President, St. Louis Association of REALTORS.  It was titled, "Pricing For Any Market."  I feel it is a very important piece and wanted to pass along some of the main points.  This information is valuable if your are considering selling your home.
The article stated that contrary to many reports about the real estate market, homes are still selling, just not at the pace they were a few years ago.  The National Association of REALTORS reports that 2007 will be the fifth best year on record … (2 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 15, 2008 - 01/15/08 02:31 PM
One of our two-family buildings went vacant this month.  Both the downstairs and upstairs tenants moved out at the same time - they are related.  They were supposed to move out by the end of December, but weren't able to accomplish that.  We allowed them another week to get moved out.  On the eve of January 6, they still did not have the last of their belongings out and were still trying to clean.  We told them that if the keys were not delivered to us by noon of January 7, they would owe us for another month of rent.  We got … (0 comments)

investment property: Christmas At Out Home In St Louis - December 2007 - 01/14/08 03:24 PM
I know everyone has their Christmas decorations down already, but we are still working on it. 
Our Client Appreciation Open House and Holiday Party was after Christmas this year - thank goodness, or I wouldn't have been ready.  The party was on Sat. Dec. 29th, and we were very lucky again this year.  The weather was beautiful; it was cold, but not so much that people couldn't gather outside around the firepit. 
I really enjoyed the party this year, more so than past years.  Since it was after Christmas and not mid December, I think I was more relaxed and could … (0 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - January 6, 2008 - 01/06/08 08:08 AM
According to the TimeandDate.com website, the temperature in St Louis is 73 degrees.  That's amazing for the first week of January!  Considering we had temps in the single digits earlier in the week, it's hard to believe we have springtime weather today.  It's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow and possibly break a record.  We took advantage of this warm weather and went bike riding in Tower Grove Park this afternoon.  We went with Kim and Gary and the Fox's.  Tyler, 6 years old, kept up with us, or should I say we tried to keep up with him.  We are really out … (1 comments)

investment property: January 4, 2008 - 01/04/08 04:32 AM
We will be attending the funeral of our great-neice tomorrow.  Eve McNeely was born on Wednesday, January 2.  She lived for almost two hours.  I did not get to see her before she passed, but she was a special little girl.  During the pregancy, her parents found out that she suffered from a genetic disease that creates the worst form of dwarfism - I do not know the correct scientific term for the disease.   The prognosis was dim - she would suffer from multiple malformations of organ and extremities, and would also suffer severe mental retardation.  She would not live long.  I … (3 comments)

investment property: Weekly Single Family Home Statistics - City of St Louis - 01/04/08 03:36 AM
I hope everyone is having a great New Year so far!  Following are my weekly statistics for single family homes in St Louis City (Areas 1,2,3).  This information was gathered from the St Louis Multiple Listing Service:
There were 69 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $24,900 to $779,000.
13 listings went Under Contact (Contingent/Option), with list prices ranging from $38,900 to $586,000.
45 listings went Pending with list prices ranging from $14,000 to $858,000.
29 listing Sold, with Sold prices ranging from $18,000 to $385,000.
This is what is amazing - 349 listings Expired from the market, with list prices ranging from $14,000 … (2 comments)

investment property: Weekly Condo/Loft Statistics - City of St Louis - 01/04/08 03:27 AM
Welcome to the first week of 2008.  Following are my weekly statistics for condo/loft listings in the city of St Louis (Areas 1,2,3).  These statistics are gathered from the local multiple listing service:
There were 10 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $82,400 to $234,900.
3 listings went under contract (Contingent/Option) with list prices ranging from $175,000 to $289,900.
16 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $82,400 to $505,000.
9 listings Sold, with Sold prices ranging from $97,159 to $354,000.
This is amazing to me - 253 lisings Expired.  List prices ranged from $84,500 to $2,595,000.  These agents better get to work … (0 comments)

investment property: New Listing in St Louis City - 4109 Wyoming St - 01/02/08 08:16 AM
I've just taken a new listing in St Louis City.  4109 Wyoming St is located in Tower Grove South and is listed at $129,900.  The MLS numbe is 80000249.  Following is the listing information that I included in the local Multiple Listing Service:
Be sure to check out this fun home with its bright colors, creative textures and unique floor plan. This one is larger than it appears from the outside, and it's located in a great neighborhood, too. The inviting front porch leads you into the entry room/hall with beautiful stained glass. Off this room is the living room with ornate fireplace … (0 comments)

 
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