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.”
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Come on Down To the Ballpark!
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!”
Prelude to a Case Study: What’s Depreciation?
…appraisers really aren’t supposed to compare homes in good condition being sold at market in non-distressed situations with foreclosures.
St. Louis City Sales Data 2007 & 2008
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”
The Frenzy on Foreclosures
Foreclosure sales almost always favor the bank, not the buyer.
My first goal in life, like any self-respecting St. Louisan, was to get out of town. Born with a negative opinion of my hometown, I failed at my first and only goal just long enough to find out I was wrong. Living in St. Louis, it seemed that life would obviously be so much better elsewhere. I remember the first timeContinue reading “Background Negativity”
City Living: St. Louis Style
Welcome to City Living: St. Louis Style! This is a blog about St. Louis City. Its history, its present; Life in St. Louis, its ups and downs. Back in 2005, I started a blog Lofts in the Lou (http://www.LoftsintheLou.com). Downtown St. Louis is an awesome area and we are huge fans of the loft district and its recentContinue reading “City Living: St. Louis Style”