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My article on bathroom facelifts has me focused on bathrooms now and since I am becoming a technology freak, I couldn't pass up sharing this article with you from Houselogic entitled 3 Hot Trends for Bathroom Remodeling in 2012 by Jamie Goldberg. The three trends she lists are: Conservation rules...
02/11/2012
  Value Added = Minor Bathroom Makeover According to the Cost vs Value Report 2010-11, the cost of an average bathroom remodel is $18163 in St. Louis and the recapture is 63%.  However, there are many small touches that are very inexpensive that can make your bathroom take on a new and current lo...
02/10/2012
Stop by and see this "move-in ready" gem on Sunday, March 4 between 1 and 3 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, updated, in a cul-de-sac adjoining Sylvan Springs Park, listed at only $139900 Search for Homes in St. Louis
02/09/2012
Kitchens are still a selling point The kitchens are still important to a buyer.  However, data is showing that major kitchen remodels in St. Louis MO in 2010-2011 have a return just a little over 70% in midrange properties and over 76% return on minor kitchen remodels.  According to Remodelling C...
02/04/2012
Walkability, Neighborhoods, Sense of Community Trendy words in the housing market now are "walkability", "neighborhoods" and "a sense of community". This brick ranch built in 1947 has the location that lends itself to the "green" attitude of living in an area where you can walk, easily greet and ...
02/02/2012
What Home Improvements Are a Good Investment Having been in the real estate business for over thirty years, it is always surprising to me to recognize that sometimes dinosaurs should check the statistics before opening their mouths.  The advice I gave sellers over the last year was right on in mo...
01/28/2012
Parents As Teachers One of my most memorable clients, Mary Lynn Skiles, was introduced to me at the very beginning of my career in real estate.  She was an educator for many years and played a central role in the creation of early-childhood programs in public schools, specifically Parents As Teac...
01/22/2012
Move Right In and Don't Lift a Finger   Situated on a cul-de-sac with a path to Sylvan Springs Park in Mehlville 63125.  This well maintained and renovated brick ranch is really ideal for several different family types.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths.  The first floor has hardwood floors and...
01/14/2012
The nation's largest and oldest outdoor amphitheatre Growing up in rural Missouri in a family of 8, my parents wanted to expose us to the amenities in the city as well as the country.  So at least once a summer, we would all pack into the car and head for St. Louis to see one of The Muny producti...
01/11/2012
Make your Home your Art Gallery This is a view of the dining room into the living room.  There are a set of skylights above the one wall.  The fun part of this room though is the amount of space available for some favorite paintings, prints and/or sculptures.  The current owner has a very whimsic...
01/06/2012
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