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St Louis has mant vibrant neighborhoods   The Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood is located at the western edge of the St. Louis City limits and just north of St Louis' wonderful Forest Park.  The neighborhood was founded in 1908 when spirits were high on St Louis as a result of the 1904 World's Fa...
11/20/2012
Three examples of what makes Benton Park a great place to live Do you get a smile on your face and a tug on your heartstrings when you drive into your neighborhood?  To me, this is one of the driving factors in choosing a home.  It's part of the curb appeal that gets talked about so much in real ...
11/19/2012
The Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood The Skinker-DeBaliviere Neighborhood is located at the western edge of the St. Louis City limits and just north of St Louis' wonderful Forest Park.  The neighborhood was founded in 1908 when spirits were high on St Louis as a result of the 1904 World's Fair wh...
11/15/2012
Good Customer Service Comes from the Heart A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I popped into Frank Papa's Ristorante with no reservations.  We had not been in for several months and got a warm "welcome back" as we walked in.  Frank Papa usually welcomes all of his guests at the door.  Frank Pap...
11/12/2012
World Aquarium at City Museum St Louis It's been a little over a year since the unique and creative Bob Cassilly died. One of Bob Cassilly's creations is the whimsical St. Louis City Museum which is housed in the old 250,000 s.f. International Shoe Building in downtown St. Louis.   In August of t...
11/08/2012
Good News for Buyers and Sellers in St Louis The Center for Neighborhood Technology defines the cost of housing as:  For homeowners housing costs include mortgage payments, property taxes, home insurance, utilities, and, where applicable, payments for home equity loans, condominium fees, or mobil...
10/31/2012
Real Estate Statistics for St Louis through September 2012 Closed sales reflect the business written in the previous month. The stifling heat in August in St. Louis is still fresh in my mind and looking at homes during that month was a challenge for sure. This may be one of the factors causing th...
10/29/2012
7 Graybridge Drive St Louis MO 63124 This home at #7 Graybridge Drive in Ladue was built in 1940 and designed by Mid Century Modernist Isadore Shank.  It was the towards the beginning of the career of architect Isadore Shank.  The home is currently being offered for sale at $499000.  Shank's desi...
10/27/2012
Unique places in St Louis Mo Whilst researching unique places in the St Louis area for Halloween this year,  I found the Al Foster Trail in west St. Louis County which may be the place for a real ghost sighting.  The Al Foster Trail is considered a wonderful place for a run... but a portion of th...
10/10/2012
Ivory Street in St. Louis MO 63111 Do you sometimes feel so proud of yourself that you almost break your arm patting yourself on the back.  Well, that was me this week.  I felt like I was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800's when I found this unique neighborhood in the C...
10/03/2012
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