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”

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”

Seven and a Half Ain’t Bad

City residents response to our presence in the media often ranges from frustration, to angst to sarcastic humor. Interestingly, the folks that seem the most suprised by the negative perception of St Louis are newer residents.  They hear all these negative viewpoints, then move here and enjoy the lower cost of real estate, lower taxes, and finally find that theContinue reading “Seven and a Half Ain’t Bad”