investment property: It's Wintertime in St Louis - 12/18/07 05:21 AM
I'm not a huge fan of winter, and it arrived with a vengeance this past weekend.  It snowed all day on Saturday.  We had two Holiday parties to attend that evening - one was in Maryland Heights - and we were glad to have the 4-wheel drive; we didn't have to use it, but it made me feel safer knowing we could use it if we needed.  It wasn't much fun travelling on Interstate 270, but we made it.  The second party was here in the city, two blocks away from home, so that wasn't bad.  Then there was a blast … (0 comments)

investment property: 4253 Beck Ave - New Listing in Tower Grove South - 11/23/07 03:26 AM
Listed at $69,000.
ML#779072
Why pay rent when you can be celebrating the holidays in this charming home. This one is larger than it looks & it's ready for immediate occupancy. According to tax records, there are 210 square feet of additional living space in the partially finished, walk-out basement. The owner used it as a bedroom, but it would make a great family room or office, too. All appliances (refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher) remain with home, inlcuding the stacked washer/dryer & dehumidifier in basement. This home retains the beautiful woodwork, stained glass & nonfunctional fireplace, but has been updated with modern amenities. … (0 comments)

investment property: St Louis Loan Officer Signs on With New Company - 11/16/07 04:35 AM
Dennis Horman, my partner, has just signed on with a new loan company.  He has been in the mortgage industry since 1998, and in my opinion, is one of the best.  At his last position, he actually trained all the loan officers and managed the day-to-day operations of the company. 
The company he has joined is called Open Mortgage.  It's headquarters is in Texas, but they do have offices here in St Louis and Caseyville, IL.  He is able to originate loans in all 50 states - a major thing he was looking for in a loan comany.  He also has … (0 comments)

investment property: Weekly Loft/Condo Stats for St Louis City - 11/16/07 04:06 AM
Here are the weekly condo/loft statistics for the city of St. Louis.  These stats cover the downtown area (area 1) and were gathered from the Multiple Listing Service:
There were 32 new Active listings on the market, with list prices ranging from $38,000 to $599,000.
Only 1 unit went Contingent, with list price at $169,900.
6 units went Pending, with list prices ranging from $127,500 to 269,000.
10 units Sold, with list prices ranging from $ 54,900 to $246,160.
7 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $139,000 to 249,240.
And 7 units went inactive (Withdrawn/Cancelled), with list prices ranging from $115,000 to $305,550.
Next week, I plan … (0 comments)

investment property: Weekly Residential Market Report for City of St Louis - 11/16/07 03:58 AM
Here is the weekly market report for residential single family homes for the city of St. Louis (Areas 1,2,3).  These statistics were gathered from the local Multiple Listing Service:
There were 124 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $$20,900 to $895,000.
There were 17 listings that went under contract (Option/Contingent), with list prices ranging from $89,900 to  $649,900.
56 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $8,500 to $599,000.
39 listings Sold, with sold prices ranging from $20,000 to $1,349,000 (wow!).
98 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $25,000 to $659,000.
And 38 listings went Inactive (Withdrawn/Cancelled), with list prices ranging from $26,500 … (0 comments)

investment property: St Louis City Market Report for Week of November 2, 2007 - 11/02/07 03:14 PM
Market Report for Week of November 2, 2007.  These statistics were gathered from the St Louis Multiple Listing Service and cover single family residential in the city of St. Louis (Areas 1,2,3).
There were 113 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $19,000 to $2,199,000.
There were 23 listings that went under contract (Contingent/Option) with list prices ranging from $115,900 to $1,399,000.
60 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $19,900 to $2,199,000.
63 listings Sold, with sold prices ranging from $12,500 to $2,000,000.
There were 160 listings that Expired, with list prices ranging from $17,500 to $849,000.
There were 41 listings that were Withdrawn/Cancelled, … (1 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - Halloween - 10/31/07 05:29 AM
I can't believe it's already Halloween.  I started decorating the outside with the scarecrow, wreaths, and lights two weeks ago, but this afternoon I will set out my 30 or so lighted pumpkins, the blow-ups and my life-size Halloween figures.  I don't put any of this up until the day of Halloween because I don't want it to disappear. I'll take it down tonight after the trick-or-treaters have come and gone. 
We finally purchased the Halloween candy last night.  We are running behind this year.  Last year, we have close to 150 trick-or-treaters, and with the weather being so beautiful, we will probably … (2 comments)

investment property: St Louis City Weekly Market Report - October 19, 2007 - 10/19/07 01:56 AM
Here is the weekly market statistics for single family homes in the city of St Louis (areas 1,2,3) for the past 7 days.  These stats were gathered from the local multiple listing service:
There were 116 new Active listings on the market, with list prices from $18,900 to $940,000.
There were 33 listings that went under contract (Contingent/option) with list prices ranging from $59,900 to $1,399,000.
59 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $29,900 to $439,900.
35 listings Sold, with sold prices ranging from $24,000 to $349,900.
79 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $14,900 to $669,900.
And 48 listings were Withdrawn/Cancelled, with list … (0 comments)

investment property: Instant Equity on South St Louis County Condo - 10/18/07 05:17 AM
We've adjusted the price on 2546 Coppergate Square, Unit E (63129) to $102,000.  The last comparable sale was for $110,000.  This is a great buy and an opportunity for a buy to gain instant equity.
This is a fantastic price on this condo in the Coppergate Square Condominium Complex! Check the comps! What a great location, too; close to everything. This upper level unit is a large one, with 1008 square feet of space. It is immaculate & well maintained. It features 5 rooms, with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. The livingroom has a ceramic tile entry & opens to the maintenance-free deck … (0 comments)

investment property: City Museum - June 15 Trip - 10/18/07 04:05 AM
While the kids were still in town, we took them to the City Museum on June 15. 
If you get a chance to visit this place, make it a point to do so.  "'Where the imagination runs wild," is the slogan of the City Museum, and that is the truth.  I've never seen anything like it.  The man who created it is a genius.  Bob Cassilly, an internationally acclaimed sculptor is the mastermind of this project.  It is housed in the 600,000 square foot former International Shoe Company, and is an "eclectic mixture of playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel … (0 comments)

investment property: Two Bedroom Apartment Available in St Louis City - 10/17/07 02:43 AM
We are offering a great promotion for the month of October.  If you know of anyone needing a rehabbed 2 bedroom apartment, please contact us.
This is a great 5 room, 2 bedroom upstairs apartment in a two family flat. Located in popular Tower Grove South, this unit is close to everything - shopping, dining, public transportation, etc. This is a large apartment, 1100+ square feet, with good-sized rooms. The livingroom measures 17x11, the diningroom measures 12x10, the kitchen is 13x10, the main bedroom measures 12.5x11, the second bedroom measures 10x8, and the bath is 9x6. This apartment has been extensively renovated. … (0 comments)

investment property: St Louis Real Estate is Local - October 16, 2007 - 10/16/07 03:24 PM
In the Wednesday, October 10, issue of the South Suburban Journals, there were articles by two leaders in the St Louis real estate market.  These were great articles, and I just wanted to share the main points. 
The first article was written by Dennis Norman, 2007 President of the St. Louis Association of Realtors.  His main point of the article was that all real estate is local, and there are a number of local factors that affect home prices. 
He pointed out that Detroit is suffering with the major layoffs from the big three auto makers, and their real estate market is not in good … (0 comments)

investment property: St Louis Zoo - June 14th Trip - 10/16/07 03:30 AM
This past June, Dennis' two neices and their children (they each have a daughter and two sons - so six kids total) stayed with us for a couple of days.  Talk about a house filled with activity - this place has never seen so busy.  After two days, this normally tidy house was trashed.  It was great, though, and we really enjoyed having them here.
On June 14, we took them to the St. Louis Zoo.  It had been years since I had visited the zoo, and I enjoyed it as much as the kids.  The St Louis Zoo has been around a long time.  Since the Louisiana Purchase … (1 comments)

investment property: Tower Grove Park Neighborhoods Receive "Best Place to Live" Honor - 10/14/07 12:47 PM
In the September 27 issue of the Riverfront Times, their Best of St Louis issue, our very own Tower Grove Park Neighborhoods received the pick for the Best Place to Live in 2007.
These neighborhoods that surround Tower Grove Park - Tower Grove South, Tower Grove Heights, Tower Grove East and Shaw neighborhoods - have become a popular place to call home for many St Louisans, including my partner and myself. 
We moved to Tower Grove South in 1998, and we have witnessed the transformation and blossoming of this area.  It is so neat to sit on our front porch and see all the people walking … (0 comments)

investment property: The Pavilions of Tower Grove Park - 10/13/07 05:01 PM
Among the many things to experience in Tower Grove Park are the many pavilions throughout the park.  This park was designed as a Victorian urban park, and still endures today.  These pavilions represent much of this Victorian architecture.  Henry Shaw commissioned their construction for the formal opening of the park in 1872.  From ideas gathered from Shaw on trips to Europe's parks and gardens, three St. Louis architects designed these pavilions.  They are each unique in style and color, and we are lucky to enjoy them today.
I've created a virtual media presentation from pictures I took on an afternoon walk in the … (1 comments)

investment property: Tower Grove Park - September 2007 - 10/13/07 04:36 PM
The September 27th issue of the RFT (Riverfront Times) was their Best of St Louis issue - their readers' choices of the best of St Louis.  I think it's the largest issue of the paper for the entire year.  Everything was listed, from the best food & drink to the best tatoo parlor...
Our own Tower Grove Park garnered two Best Distinctions.  The first was for the Best Place to Bird Watch - the Robert and Martha Gaddy Wild Bird Garden.  According to the article, spring and fall bring large numbers of migrating birds, and the park is the perfect place to spot … (0 comments)

investment property: City of St Louis Market Report - 10/12/07 01:25 AM
This is the market report for the city of St. Louis for the past week.  This covers areas 1 (East of Grand), 2 (South City), 3 (Southwest City, CWE, North).  This is for single family residential homes.
There were 139 new Active listings, with list prices ranging from $16,900 to $1,699,000.
There were 26 listings that went under contract (Contingent/Option), with list prices ranging from $23,500 to $369,900.
There were 49 listings that went Pending, with list prices ranging from $239,900 to $429,900.
There were 34 listings that Sold, with sold prices ranging from $15,600 to $295,000.
95 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $14,900 … (0 comments)

investment property: Halloween Decorating Contest - Oct 3-8, 2007 - 10/11/07 03:47 PM
The campground we go to hosts a Halloween decorating contest every year.  Prizes are given for first, second and third place for camps that are decorated for Halloween.  Last year, I won first place.  The prize was a spider blow-up decoration.  I wasn't going to decorate this year.  The entire bed of the truck was loaded with Halloween decorations, with little room for camping gear.  Then we had to unload, set up the decorations, take them down, load them back up and then unload when we got home.  It was too much work.
Well, a day before this year's trip, I started … (1 comments)

investment property: Ozark Camping Trip - Oct 5-8, 2007 - 10/11/07 02:26 PM
I love the Ozark country scenery.  I got tired of just sitting around the campground, so we spent an afternoon driving around the countryside, exploring graveled roads.  I could spend days doing that.  It's amazing how much beautiful scenery there is, if you just look for it.  The local people probably take it for granted, but they truly live in one of the most beautiful areas of Missouri.  There are miles and miles of rolling hills.  There are woods as far as you can see.  I've been to the mountains of Colorada (and they are amazing), but I still love the Missouri … (2 comments)

investment property: Today in St Louis - October 11, 2007 - 10/11/07 02:07 PM
We spent a few days this past week in the Ozarks.  We left Wednesday and came back Monday evening.  The campground we stayed at is several miles outside Ava, MO.  I was looking forward to cooler weather, but we were still having June/July heat.  Too bad the pool had already been shut down for the season.  I waded in Bryant Creek, though.  Springs feed the creek, and the water is COLD.  We lit a campfire at night, not because we needed to for heat, but because you have to have a campfire when you camp.  When we camped here last year, we … (0 comments)

 
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