35 New Homes for the Gate District

So 35 homes and a 12 unit condominium building is slated to fill in areas surrounding the nearly completed SLU hospital in the Gate District neighborhood according to the news.    This is exciting news for the transitioning little neighborhood, along with so much of the other development going on in its proximity.   Several developersContinue reading “35 New Homes for the Gate District”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING STL!

Celebrating the Holidays in St. Louis CITY Very few places in the world are as festive as St. Louis City!   I remember my first year as a city resident, being concerned about what to do for Halloween trick or treating and being BLOWN AWAY by the scene in Tower Grove;  shut down streets, adults dressedContinue reading “HAPPY THANKSGIVING STL!”

OPEN HOUSE: Fit for a Mayor….

Friday I was talking to a neighbor on the 3600 block of Juniata (Say it with us: JOO-NEE-AT-UH) in Tower Grove Heights, and he told me that 3723 Juniata was the boyhood home of the celebrated Mayor and 15th Ward Alderman Alfonso J. Cervantes.   Who knew?   I’d been in his other place in the CWEContinue reading “OPEN HOUSE: Fit for a Mayor….”

St. Louis City Buying & Occupancy Inspections!

Many buyers in St. Louis City don’t realize it, but when a property changes hands it requires a St. Louis City Occupancy inspection. This should not be in place of the buyers building inspection, but does allow another set of eyes on the property to assure safety and occupancy. The St. Louis city building inspectorContinue reading “St. Louis City Buying & Occupancy Inspections!”

St. Louis City: We Need More Hoops!

In today’s Post, there was an article about how our City Park system ranks compared to the rest of the country.    We did well.  The article was on the proverbial back. Going through the analysis, it appears that we compete very effectively against the cities on the top of the list except for oneContinue reading “St. Louis City: We Need More Hoops!”

Take the HOMELIFT QUIZ: It May be worth $15,000

Any home buyer’s looking in the city right now may want to check the qualifications of the Homelift Downpayment Assistance program.   The program really is ‘free money’ to those who qualify since it was devised as a mandate by the federal government for misbehavior by Wells Fargo.  Only those buying in St. Louis CityContinue reading “Take the HOMELIFT QUIZ: It May be worth $15,000”

Negative Spin undone

For years, a common perception has been that getting a good education isn’t possible in the City of St. Louis.   Young couples buy a home in the city with a vision for the future, and within a few years, they start having children and start focusing on the move that will bring them intoContinue reading “Negative Spin undone”

Whitaker Music Festival Line Up -2014

One of the highlights of summer for me is a relaxing evening at the Botanical Garden enjoying a packed light dinner on a Wednesday night.  The Whitaker Music Festival isn’t about excitement, but just a relaxing evening outdoors in one of our cities greatest assets:  the Missouri Botanical Garden. The summer line up was justContinue reading “Whitaker Music Festival Line Up -2014”

Great Perspective on St Louis

This is a video that describes why the so called crime reports that pop up on on news sources have St Louis ranked higher for crime than it actually is. While I’ve always understood how crime numbers are made to look bad due to the geographic size and population of St. Louis City, compared toContinue reading “Great Perspective on St Louis”