One thing I’ve truly enjoyed seeing since we’ve moved to Tower Grove South is the resurgence of commerce on Morganford in our neighborhood. Until today, it was our little secret. As the less popular destination, I’ve always tried to support the restaurants since South Grand seems to get so much traffic already. I rarely give credit to theContinue reading “Where’s the Morgan Ford neighborhood?”
This spacious condo just went on the market last week and should attract some interest. Meticulously rehabbed, the builidng and units are really nice. A short walk from Sweet Art and Tower Grove Park. Come by today for a visit!
Spring 2009 is recent history, and real estate business in St. Louis City experienced a welcome increase. Tower Grove, Holly Hills, Lindenwood Park and South Hampton seemed to experience some of the best activity in the areas I was working as buyer’s seemed to favor a more conservative location compared to past hot spots LafayetteContinue reading “Spring Sales Data: Some Hot, Some Not”
Growing Up in the St. Louis suburbs, suburban sprawl seemed to be an active force. The #1 fastest growing county in the Country was St. Charles, and both the City of St. Louis and much of the inner ring suburbs were rough. Despite the trend, I wondered how that trend could be self-sustaining. When wouldContinue reading “The Urban Shift: One More Source”
One of the worst memories I have from my move into the city was from a conversation with a colleague. A fellow realtor, we were in the middle of a deal and had a good rapport with one another. Occasionally we would converse about personal information like family. I mentioned that we were moving intoContinue reading “It Takes A Village”
Interesting reading. Looking at the deleterious effects of suburbanization of the countryside, it would be nice if that activity was curbed. It doesn’t seem possible that the suburbs themselves would vanish in much of St. Louis County, or even that it would be a good thing if they did. Interestingly, my very urban neighborhood ofContinue reading “Suburbia R.I.P.”
Last month we were able to list the Ballpark Lofts! A Blue Urban project, these lofts were long thought to be sold out within 1 day. An NFL style draft was a great concept, but did, combined with the recession, didn’t work out past the theory. As downtown specialists, never heard until recently that thereContinue reading “Come on Down To the Ballpark!”
…appraisers really aren’t supposed to compare homes in good condition being sold at market in non-distressed situations with foreclosures.
Last week, I put down a fair amount of information on the downtown real estate market and provided the sales information about the area. I also talked a bit about how the year of 2008 felt for a real estate professional (2008 Real Estate Sales Downtown ). The post is something I’ve tried to doContinue reading “St. Louis City Sales Data 2007 & 2008”
Foreclosure sales almost always favor the bank, not the buyer.