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.
10 YEAR STATISTICS - ST. LOUIS CITY HOUSING STARTS 2000 TO 2009: Year Type Total - Single Family % Change - SF Total - Multi-Family % Change - MF Total Permits % Change - Total   2000 New 149   239   388     2001 New 126 -15.43% 247 3.34% 373 -3.86%   2002 New 138 9.52% 302 22.26% 440 17.96%   20...
Massuchetts attorney Richard Vetstein's recent blog post provides a thorough and easy to read overview of the new FHA condo guidelines which eliminated spot approval.  If you are interested in purchasing a condominium to take advantage of the federal first-time home buyer tax credit, this is ano...
10 YEAR CONDO MARKET STATISTICS - ST. LOUIS CITY, MISSOURI: Year # of Sales % Change Average % Change Median % Change Total Volume % Change 2000 250   $127,766   $107,500   $31,691,380   2001 270 8% $160,414 25.55% $135,000 25.58% $43,311,801 36.66% 2002 284 5.18% $164,535 2.56% $148,156 9.74% $4...
Congratulation to Barbara Keathley on her election as the 2010 President of the Missouri Women's Council of Realtors.  The 2010 WCR Officer Installation Dinner is scheduled for September 29, 2009, at the Tan Tara Resort at the Lake of the Ozarks.  For more information, click on WCR Reception/Inau...
Looking to sell a condominium or townhome for sale in the Gaslight Square neighborhood of the Central West End?  PREA Signature Realty just LISTED and SOLD this townhome at 4127 Westminster Place in the Gaslight Square neighborhood of the Central West End in 72 hours for 99% of the list price.  S...
Looking for townhomes for sale in the Gaslight Square neighborhood of the Central West End?  PREA Signature Realty just listed a new townhome for sale in the Gaslight Square neighborhood of the Central West End at 4127 Westminster Place located 2 blocks North of Lindell Avenue.  IDEAL FOR FIRST T...
Ms. Milton continues to produce nice posts on people, places and events in the Metro East area and Southern Illinois.  Again, she describes a place just across the Mississippi River that I haven't visited.  The Gateway Geyser is visible from many St. Louis locations.  However, for a great place ...
Missouri Association of Realtors President T. David Rogers issues call to action to Missouri Realtors to support current fundraising events for RPAC to raise funds for lobbying on issues of importance to real estate professionals.  Mr. Rogers specifically cites the need to monitor and develop gra...
Looking for condos for sale in Lafayette Square?  PREA Signature Realty just listed a new condo for sale in Lafayette Square at 1303 Missouri - Unit C located 1 block North of Lafayette Park.  This condo in Lafayette Squarehas been recently updated with new flooring, carpeting, HVAC and water hea...
LOOKING FOR A TOWNHOME FOR SALE IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE?  Mississippi Place, a new home community in Lafayette Square, offers attached townhomes with old world charm and contemporary finishes across the street from Lafayette Park.  There are two floor plans to meet your needs - the Victorian Parlor a...

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