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When Well Preserved and Modest are Compliments A percentage of houses have had gentle owners.  These are some of my favorite homes.  Usually these homes have been occupied by conservative spenders who enjoy the intrinsic features of the home.  They spend the money to keep the home in good repair ...
01/04/2012
  Anxious to start my year with the resolution to live each moment with gusto! ...and wishing you the same.
01/02/2012
Happiness and Gratitud When I was only two years old, my mom and dad went on what my dad referred to as a "baloney spread". It meant that we would pack a lunch, grab a quilt and look for a clearing along the roadside that had some beauty or a sense of peace. This is how we travelled for my entire...
12/14/2011
When will we all start taking rightful responsibility for the financial woes of the housing market.  I just read this article "Flippers Housing Bust Role larger than thought"  and I am seething.Having worked in the real estate business for many years, I can say for sure that GREED is the culprit ...
12/14/2011
Just Reduced Midcentury Ranch in Maplewood MO 7565 Flora Avenue, Maplewood, MO  63143   This home certainly has a list of amenities that are not that easy to find in this price range: The main level has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths The main level has hardwood floors The main level has a lot of origin...
12/11/2011
311 Stark Court Webster Groves MO 63119 An addition to the back of this home about 20 years ago added extra feet to the kitchen as well as a full bath on the 1st floor. The addition included skylights in both the bathroom and the kitchen. The kitchen got another makeover a cople of years ago with...
12/10/2011
Real Estate Trends in St. Louis City 2012 St. Louis urban is attracting a lot of young couples to many of St. Louis' older neighborhoods.  One of the areas that is filled with a lot of energy and enthusiasm is "Dogtown".  Located directly across the "street" from our wonderful Forest Park, the ho...
12/02/2011
Turning 65 was something I wanted to keep kind of quiet because everybody just thinks it's old when you say you are 65. Well, I don't feel old. As a matter of fact, I actually feel better than I did when I was in my 40's. So... On Thanksgiving Day this year, we visited my young niece and her fami...
12/02/2011
Veterans Day 11-11-11 On Veterans Day and Memorial Day I can't stop thinking about my dad.  He was in the Pacific Theater in WWII and came back unrecognizable by his family.  His stories were heart breaking but the two that stick with me the most are that he slept in the jungle for 18 consecutive...
11/10/2011
Buy vs Rent         Many factors weigh into your decision to buy vs rent.  This interactive calculator from the New York Times may help take some of the guess work out of the decision. So many fears these days are delaying many of us from going forward with our dreams, goals and basic quality of ...
11/06/2011
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