The Lafayette Report

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A blog with tips, comments, observations, and strategies for real estate professionals on the sale and marketing of new homes, historic homes, condominiums and lofts in Lafayette Square. The blog also covers other sales training issues such as the use of technology, time management, personal marketing, lead generation, and customer service. PREA Signature Realty proudly serves the communities of Lafayette Square, Soulard, Benton Park, Benton Park West, Downtown Loft District, Forest Park Southwest, Central West End, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Compton Heights, Shaw, The Hill, Dogtown, Carondelet, Holly Hills, St. Louis Hills, Dutchtown, and the Other Historic Neighborhoods of the City of Saint Louis, Missouri.
MARKET DATA Since the start of the year, there has been a downward trend in the number of foreclosure sales and bank repossessions in the St. Louis City market.  According to RealtyTrac, St. Louis City ranks 607 in foreclosure activity nationwide.  Although the number of new foreclosure notices p...
The New Cathedral - St. Louis, Missouri. On May 1, 1907, ground was broken on the New Cathedral.  The first mass was celebrated on October 18, 1914.  For those who haven't been inside the the New Cathedral, it is an amazing sight.  Work on the mosaics started in 1912.  The mosaics in the side cha...
Looking for condo for lease or rent in the Brentwood Forest neighborhood of the City of Brentwood, Missouri?  Not all condos for lease or rent in Brentwood Forest are created equal - check out 1406 Oriole available for rent at $1000 per month. PROPERTY LOCATION PREA Signature Realty just listed a...
START OF NATIONAL DRUG FREE WORK WEEK The National Drug Free Work Week starts October 19, 2009.  The purpose of the National Drug Free Work Week is to highlight that being drug free is key to workplace safety and health and to encourage workers with alcohol and drug problems to seek help.  PURPO...
INTRODUCTION TO OUR PREFERRED LENDER For those readers and subscribers in need of a home loan, I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce Jim Quist and New Castle Home Loans as one of our preferred lenders.  New Castle Home Loans was formed in 2003 and has experienced steady growth with offi...
FEDERAL FIRST TIME HOME BUYER TAX CREDIT USAGE (AS OF AUGUST, 2009) Recently, there has been impassioned pleas from the HBA, NHBA, NAR and other trade organizations seeking the extension of the $8,000 Federal First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit ("Federal Tax Credit").  Often, we receive questions as...
THE QUESTION - TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY Recently, a first-time home buyer asked "Is now the time to buy my first home?"  Well, there is no simple answer to this complex question.  Real estate professionals aren't necessarily the best equipped to predict future economic conditions.  However, real esta...
BLOGGING AS AN INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGY When it comes to building an internet marketing presence, real estate agents should have a multi-prong strategy that includes a brokerage website, an agent website, a blog, listing feeds to search portal sites, participation in forums, and social network...
INTERESTED IN TOWNHOMES FOR SALE IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE?  The elegant new townhomes at Mississippi Place are now for sale in the heart of Lafayette Square at the corner of Mississippi Avenue and Lafayette Avenue across from Lafayette Park.  WELCOME TO MISSISSIPPI PLACE - OLD WORLD CHARM WITH CONTEMP...
MLS REAL ESTATE SYNDICATION The Mid-America Regional Information Systems ("MARIS"), the local multiple listing service for the St. Louis metropolitan area, has now provided a new marketing tool for real estate agents and their customers in the St. Louis area.  MARIS now provides a real estate syn...

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