mls: 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)

mls: Cardinals Game - September 23, 2007 - 09/24/07 09:12 AM
We went to the Cardinals ballgame last night with our friends, Kim and Gary.  It was an evening game, 7;00 pm, but we got down there almost two hours early.  They were giving away free "Bobbleheads" to the first 25,000 who entered the stadium, and Gary had to make sure he got one.  This "Bobblehead" was of Tony LaRusa.  Gary now has four of them (we gave him ours - the least we could do since they paid for the tickets)...
This was the last home game of the season for the Cardinals.  I thought it was a pretty boring game until … (1 comments)

mls: St Louis County (South) Condo - New Price - 09/24/07 08:47 AM
I've just secured a price reductions on 2546 Coppergate Square Drive, Unit E (63129).  We are now priced at $110,000.  Other condos in this complex are priced at $129,900, $132,000, 134,900, $144,900.  We have a motivated seller. 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)

mls: New Listing - 2 bedroom Condo in South County - 09/14/07 05:28 AM
I've just listed a 2-bedroom, 2 bath condo in Oakville.  List price is $115,000.
Be sure to see this very competitively priced condo in the Coppergate Square Condominium Complex. What a great location; it's 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 with views of common ground & additional storage. The diningroom leads into the bright, updated kitchen with ceramic tile floor with stove, … (2 comments)

mls: Great 2 Bedroom Apartment for Lease in Tower Grove South - 09/10/07 07:25 AM
We finally have just about finished work on the upstairs unit on the Miami property, and it's ready for showing.  It's a really nice unit, and I'm proud of the work we have done on it.  Following is the ad that was placed on
"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 … (1 comments)

mls: Animals Always Sculpture - St Louis Zoo - 08/30/07 03:43 PM
A piece of artwork St Louis is very fortunate to display (and one of my favorites) is the Animals Always Sculpture at the St Louis Zoo, located at the entrance of Forest Park and Hampton Ave.
It's hard to miss, as it is 130 feet long, 36 feet tall, and 100 tons of rusted steel.  It is the largest sculpture at any public zoo in the United States.  Throughout the sculpture, there are 60 different animals amongst plants and trees, representing the many animals that are featured in the zoo.
The artist, Albert Paley, a metal sculptor, has been active as an artist for … (0 comments)

mls: Japanese Garden - Missouri Botanical Garden - 08/29/07 02:02 PM
On June 12, in addition to touring the Missouri Botanical Garden, I also walked the Japanese Garden.  I think this is my favorite part of the garden.  You can see a large part of the Japanese Garden when traveling on Magnolia Street (on south side), but you have to peer though the fence.  To fully appreciate it, you need to spend a few hours walking the meandering path through the garden.  This is the largest traditional Japanese Garden in North America.  It covers 14 acres, including a 4.5 acre lake. 
For more information on this treasure, visit:
I've created two virtual … (2 comments)

mls: Missouri Botanical Garden Visit - 08/29/07 01:39 PM
"To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment, in order to preserve and enrich life."    -Missouri Botanical Garden Mission
On June 12, 2007, I had an opportunity to visit the Missouri Botanical Garden.  It's a shame I get there so seldom, as it's about six blocks from where I live.  As is often the case, we take so many things for granted.   This amazing garden is one that should not be taken for granted.  We are very fortunate to have it so close to us for all to enjoy.
For information on the Botanical Garden and it's history, visit:
It was a … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 26, 2007 - 08/26/07 05:48 AM
Earlier this year, I entered the Missouri Lottery 2008 Calendar Contest.  The subject matter was Missouri Gardens:
I recently found out that I did not win a place in the calendar, but did win an honorable mention.  At first, I was disappointed that I didn't place, but I don't have any real photography experience or training.   I did take a photography class in college, but never pursued it past just shooting for fun and family.  So, I am grateful that they liked one of the photos well enough to give me an honorable mention.  I should not have even submitted a few … (3 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 25, 2007 - 08/25/07 04:42 AM
I just received some positive feedback from a recent client and I wanted to share it.  It's good to hear when people appreciate what we do...
Thank you for all your help on the sale of my mom's four family flat. For a month prior to listing with Tim, we tried to sell the flat on our own. We listing it on Zillow and Craig's List. We held open houses on four consecutive Sundays but no one came by. I interview others trying to sell without an agent and their stories did not leave me confident. We signed with Tim and his … (0 comments)

mls: St Louis City Market Report for Week of August 24, 2007 - 08/24/07 04:04 AM
Here are the market statistics for the city of St Louis (areas 1,2,3) for the past week.  These figures were gathered from the local multiple listing service:
There were 94 new Active listings on the market, with list prices ranging from $32,500 to $485,500.
There were 30 Listings that went Contingent/Option, with list prices ranging from $57,900 to $309,900.
54 listings went Pending, with list prices ranging from $29,900 to $565,000.
48 listings Sold, with sales prices ranging from $14,900 to $455,000.
76 listings Expired, with list prices ranging from $25,900 to $549,000.
32 listings were Withdrawn from the market, with list prices ranging from $30,000 to … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 23, 2007 - 08/23/07 02:32 PM
On Saturday (Aug 18), I was involved in an automobile accident.  I had just dropped a client off from showing properties and was on my way home.  I was the first vehicle at the stoplight at Tower Grove and Arsenal.  The next thing I know, there's this loud crash and someone has rear-ended me.  I had my foot on the brake, but the vehicle behind me kept pushing my car forward.  I was somewhat in shock, because I hadn't seen it coming.  Several people had witnessed the accident and stopped to help.  A wonderful middle-aged couple helped direct traffic and some young guys … (5 comments)

mls: Attention Investors and Rehabbers - New Listing - 08/22/07 03:10 AM
Attention Investors and Rehabbers! Here's an opportunity to purchase in popular Tower Grove South, just 4 blocks south of the park. This is a sturdy little home, with good bones, but needs some work. Four good-sized rooms and a full bath on the first floor. The second floor has a finished room (no heat or ac) and unfinished attic space. The basement is full and a walk out. Central heat, but no air. Covered front and rear porches. The back yard is fenced with a 1 car garage. Homes in this price range don't come available often in this neighborhood, so … (0 comments)

mls: Market Report for Week of August 3, 2007 - 08/03/07 08:05 AM
Here are the Market Statistics for the city of St Louis for the past week.  These statistics were gathered from the local MLS and cover single family residential:
There were 135 Active listings, with list prices from $17,500 to $1,395,000.
There were 32 Contingent/Option listings, with list prices from $26,900 to $659,000.
There were 77 Pending listings, with list prices from $16,500 to $609,000.
97 listings Sold, with sold prices ranging from $14,000 to $$465,000.
130 listings Expired, with listing prices ranging from $18,900 to $1,495,000.
And, finally, 38 properties were Withdrawn from the market, with list prices ranging from $9,900 to $499,000.
That covers the City of … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 3, 2007 - 08/03/07 07:21 AM
It's kind of funny, I think.  Yesterday, I shared two recent testimonials from sellers.  Today I received an email testimonial from a past seller.  I sold their home last year...  At the closing table, I always hand the client a typewritten request for a tesimonial and a SASE.  More often than not, I don't get them back.  It gets stuffed in the envelope with all the other closing papers and that's where it stays.  Clients are busy, just like me.  I understand how it can be overlooked.  That's why I'm so excited today to receive this one...
"We would recommend Tim Tanz … (1 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 2, 2007 - 08/02/07 03:42 PM
I would like to share some feedback from two of my recent sellers.  I always ask for any negative feedback, as well as the positive; I want to know where I need to improve...
"It is tough to come up with negative feedback from the fantasic job you did.  From your suggestions when I first contacted you , to helping me with plumbing repairs, to your sound advice... This was the third transaction between us and it will not be the last.  I will give your name to all who are inquiring about real estate.  Thank you again for all your hard … (0 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis - August 1, 2007 - 08/01/07 03:42 PM
It's definitely summer out there.  It's getting hotter and hotter.  That's St Louis in August, though.. 
I'm trying to keep up with the watering.  I'm grateful for the soaker hoses, but I've decided that next year, I won't do so many potted plants.
My listing on Potomac went under contract yesterday.  I showed it three times myself on Monday and again on Tuesday.  A Buyer's Agent brought us a contract and the sellers accepted it.  I felt it was a really good offer and was glad the sellers agreed with me.  This proves the point, that a property correctly priced for today's … (1 comments)

mls: Today in St Louis, July 28, 2007 - 07/28/07 10:33 AM
Showed a buyer properties for the second time today.  We had appointments to see thirteen different properties.  I was expecting a long afternoon, especially since it's so hot outside; but this buyer and his partner are great.  If they don't like a house, we don't stay; we move right on to the next one.  On three houses, we didn't even get out of the car.  That speeded things up.  We found three houses that they liked - not enough to write on, though....  I'm taking him out again on Monday.
I'm taking a new buyer out tomorrow afternoon.  I have eleven appointments … (2 comments)

mls: New Listing - 3841 Potomac Street - 07/27/07 02:36 PM
New Listing - 3841 Potomac Street
MLS # 753706
List Price:  $130,000.
Attention Investors! Here is a four-family flat in the popular Tower Grove South Neighborhood that would make a wonderful townhome or condo conversion, or rehabb to keep as rentals. This is a large building and does not have the typical 4-family shotgun layout. The floorplan of each unit is more like that of a small house, with livingroom, diningroom, kitchen & bath. Each unit has a decorative fireplace, wood floors, and a deck off the kitchen. There is a large, level, fenced, divided back yard and two-two car garages (the east garage … (0 comments)

mls: Residential Reoccupancy Permit - Unincorporated St Louis County - 07/18/07 03:10 AM
To all buyers in Unincorporated St Louis County:  Beginning July 1, ALL of unincorporated St Louis County is requiring new occupants of a house, duplex or condo to obtain a residential reoccupancy permit before you move in.
The inspection CANNOT be scheduled over the phone. You must apply in person at either the South or North County Government Offices or online at  Their website has good information about what the inspectors are looking for, etc.  From the homepage, click on the County Government tab to open the drop down menu and click on Public Works.  On that page you'll see a tab … (6 comments)

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