Saint Louis, MO Real Estate News

By Frank Helderle
(RE/MAX Best Choice)
Wonderful all brick home. Located in St. Louis, Mo near Shaw's Garden and Tower Grove Park at 4337 Ellenwood near the world famous Bevo Mill. Square footage is 1,169 per seller. Original features are hardwood floors in living-room and dining-room, as well as the woodwork (all in excellent condition). Updated bath. Kitchen offers newer oak cabinets, counters, vinyl flooring. Nice appliances: Dishwasher, disposal, stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer (all stay). New carpet, ceiling fans and light fixtures, entry doors and storm doors. Windows are thermal tilt-in. Lots of closets and storage. New front porch and concrete walk in rear of home. Home has been freshly painted with neutral colors. Enclosed soffit and facia. New gutters and downspouts. Water line has been recently replaced unde...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Rained off and on all day yesterday, sometimes heavy.  Today just dreary, windy, cold and a few snow flurries.Took a new buyer out for the first time yesterday evening.  Started at 4:00 pm and were finished a little after 7;00 pm.  Viewed eight properties.  We did great on time.  Just about got drenched, though.  We are going out again tonight, starting at 4:00pm (he works until 3:00).  Tonight it's two-family flats.  He's pretty motivated, and I think he will write pretty fast. Today's Quote:  "It is by acts and not by ideas that people live."    Anatole France
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Applied second coat of poly on the floors on the Miami property. They took longer to dry than expected. I did not have the heat on because I thought it would be too dangerous (fumes/explosion), but the directions said that as long as there was no open flames it should be alright. The fumes aren't that bad on this new poly. I left the heat on and cracked windows. Hopefully it will be dry tomorrow, and I may put a third coat on.Going to the annual Home and Garden Show tonight at the America's Center and Edward Jones Dome. Kim & Gary are going with us. I always come away from the show with some great ideas. Figures for this weeks closed/sold single properties in area two (South City) of St. Louis from the MLS listings:3950 Schiller - 659767 - 47,000 4324 Connecticut - 681138 - 70,000  4707...
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By Judy Sepac
(MORE, REALTORS)
Hi Everyone! A new year is fast approaching. Are you ready? We've managed to get by the holidays with out too much fuss. Everyone is doing well here, no sickness around. My husband of course, is still getting radiation treatments for his prostate cancer, but he's really been doing wonderfully well with it. Our THANKS to the folks at St. Luke's Hospital and the Radiation Dept. too, for their patience, kindness and general support. We've fast become fond of Dr's Butler and DeGuerre and would highly recommend their services to anyone going through this. They are so knowledgeable and just all around decent men. Hat's off to them and their team in their offices. Great people, all!Business here had slowed down for the holidays, but we're beginning to see some movement now. We still have great...
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By Victoria Small, Remember Small is the name...not the SERVICE!
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
the Market for single family and condo property in St. Louis city has slowed down as we enter into the winter months...here is how the market compares to this time last year in the 3rd quarter... SINGLE FAMILY STATS1. Number of active listings...17642. Number of sold listings...9573. Average days on market...834. Average sale price...$131,475Same time last year...1. Number of active listings...11322. Number of sold listings...11033. Average days on market...674. Average sale price...$137,793CONDO STATS1. Number of active listings...5722. Number of sold listings...2843. Average days on market...964. Average sale price...$211,504Same time last year1. Number of active listings...2752. Number of sold listings...1883. Average days on market...2054. Average sale price...$219,228 To take a loo...
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By Mark Muehleisen
(Advance Look Building Inspections and Environmental Testing)
We had an incredible opportunity the other day to inspect the most interesting house I have ever seen. The previous owner of this 6 bedroom, 3 bathroom house was nuns. The owner before that, who had put on two additions, was a bricklayer. He could apparently get brick and steel cheap, because the additions were made of solid brick walls on steel joists! This was essentially a commercial building. The house had a courtyard in the center of it with sliding glass doors on three sides. Very cool layout. The main problem with a courtyard in the middle of the home is getting rid of the water. There was a gutter-like system in place that ran to the storm drain, but those are only effective if they are kept clean. These looked like they were not cleaned out very often. As a result, the steel jo...
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By Mark Muehleisen
(Advance Look Building Inspections and Environmental Testing)
Recently I was doing an inspection for a familiar client. He told me this was an important deal, and we should try not to scare the buyer. This was a pretty scary house. Not only was the foundation in question and the front porch about to cave in, but the roof needed to be replaced ASAP. The kicker was when we found out we could not test the water. Why? Another real estate agent had shown the house, but forgot to lock the door. Someone had stolen all the copper! They of course did not shut off the water, so the basement was still wet when we inspected it.As any real estate professional can tell you, its not what you say, but how you say it. I managed to inform the buyer of all the significant issues, while keeping everything in its proper perspective. I was able to keep the buyer from g...
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