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St. Louis real estate blog with tips on buying or selling real estate in the St. Louis area.
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Good blog post about the basics of what to expect from a home inspection! The longer I am in this field of home inspection, the more apparent it becomes to me that most buyers, or sellers contracting for a pre-listing inspection, have no clue as to what it is that a home inspector is looking for ...
12/10/2009
Right now, I've had just about enough of foreclosures! Hearing that the Arcade Building is being foreclosed on was somewhat of a relief though and I'm not sure why. Maybe its because of what felt like a big "land grab" back in 2004-2006 as rival developers postured to see who could stake out the...
12/10/2009
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Remember when Ballpark Village, the MX Exchange and the Bottle District were all being unveiled and in competition with each other for the new hot commercial zone in downtown St Louis?  Having downtown built out in every direction with great new places to go seemed far fetched, but exciting.  How...
12/08/2009
      Getting into a loft in Downtown St Louis could not happen at a better time!  This 1+ bedroom loft with a north facing balcony with a tremendous view could be the place! The thing about downtown real estate is that we are poised for another 'housing shortage' downtown.  Considering that new ...
12/08/2009
The extension of the First Time Home Buyer tax credit was just approved by the house after receiving unanimous approval by the Senate yesterday.  The bill as it was passed extends the time frame on the First Time Buyer Tax Credit to all home buyer's who are under contract by April 30, 2010.  The ...
11/05/2009
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Simple & to the point.  Homebuyer Tax Credit Plan Agreed to by U.S. Senate Democrats!   If it passes, the proposal would:  1)    Let homeowners qualify for a $6,500 credit if they have lived in their residence for five years - i.e. they don't have to be first-time home buyers anymore.    2)    Th...
10/30/2009
I learned the basic process of how a bill becomes law from the Saturday morning cartoons back in the 70's.  This mornings news that a tentative agreement had taken place regarding the tax credit for home buying being extended and widened was comforting, but as I've been telling people for months,...
10/29/2009
Back in my younger days, I was an avid hiker.  One place that seemed to get a nearly annual visit was the Grand Canyon.  Hiking the Canyon was the coolest thing for me, but one of the focal points was being able to dine at Phantom Ranch at the bottom.  Interestingly, most of the time, I didn't ge...
10/23/2009
Thanks Tim for posting this.  I had to re-blog.  Hopefully I'll bring a buyer for your 4101 Wyoming Listing.  I love it!Following is my market report for Condo/Lofts in the city of St Louis (Areas 1,2,3,4,5).  These statistics were gathered from the local Multiple Listing Service and are provided...
10/20/2009
As far as I'm concerned, Downtown St. Louis doesn't need St. Louis Center. There was a day when an anouncement regarding a major development downtown would generate a buzz downtown and people would be talking. Now, either anouncements have become white noise, or we just don't care. There have be...
10/20/2009
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