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US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - WASHINGTON/March 28, 2017 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — U.S. home prices jumped in January from a year earlier at the fastest pace in nearly 2 ½ years, as a tight supply of houses for sale spurred bidding wars in many cities. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday , increased 5.7 percent in […]The post US home prices rose in January by most in 2 ½ years appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - OAKLAND, CA/March 28, 2017 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area. The fire Monday at a building for recovering addicts and people […]The post Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

US stock indexes move higher as consumer confidence gains

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - March 28, 2017 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) Financials companies led U.S. stock indexes broadly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors drew encouragement from new data showing strong gains in consumer confidence and U.S. home prices. Energy stocks also rose as crude oil prices headed higher. Utilities were the only laggard. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average […]The post US stock indexes move higher as consumer confidence gains appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Plans for West Florissant Avenue revitalization

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 29, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) There’s not much to see when one drives down West Florissant Avenue these days.  Few trees line it and there is usually an abundance of trash and other eyesore-related elements to the street.  Just south of Interstate 270 in north St. Louis County, West Florissant Ave is a wide […]The post Plans for West Florissant Avenue revitalization appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

American real estate to have strong spring season

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 27, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Spring is the air, temperatures are starting to warm up, and homeowners are getting to that time of year where they want to spruce up their homes and potentially test the waters on the real estate market.  According to a Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI) from First American Financial […]The post American real estate to have strong spring season appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

St. Louis office market looking strong

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 26, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Though the St. Louis office market is looking strong today, there are “clouds” on the horizon, pundits warn, about upcoming changes and trends.  After a solid 2016 that brought office vacancies to some of the lowest levels in more than 15 years, new construction, corporate downsizing, and a big […]The post St. Louis office market looking strong appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

St. Louis County homeowners can get a look at their property value

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 25, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) The St. Louis County assessor’s office, this past Wednesday, announced that property owners in the county can now view preliminary property values.  The values will continue to be assessed until June 1, when the tax roll is certified.  Unlike previous years, the availability of these preliminary rates will help […]The post St. Louis County homeowners can get a look at their property value appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Work place designs changing to please millennials

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - March 24, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Millennials are the biggest generation in our country today.  How they think, what they like, and where they prefer to work is having a big impact on how our economy and work places are configured right now.  Millennials are known for preferring a more “laid-back” spread out work environment that avoids […]The post Work place designs changing to please millennials appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Gen X having a considerable impact on American real estate

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 23, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) You’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t noticed that 90s fashion is back in style, with chokers and Doc Martens lining the shelves of clothing stores today.  Celebrities are even sporting Nirvana T-Shirts with black lipstick.  This was the thriving time of Gen-X, and they’re having their […]The post Gen X having a considerable impact on American real estate appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Retailers continue to try and compete with Amazon.com

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - March 22, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) It’s been a rough few years for retail stores unable to compete with the rise of online shopping and the domination of Amazon.com.  The mammoth delivery platform is able to promise consumers same-day delivery on products they can purchase right from the click of a mouse.  The convenience is unmatched, and […]The post Retailers continue to try and compete with Amazon.com appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Flat sales rock Austin

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - March 22, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Has activity finally peaked in the highly sought after Austin market?  Flat sales as of recently have indicated a cooling trend in the Texas metropolis.  February displays a market correction after two straight years of record Central Texas home sales.  Single-family home sales across the metro inched up 0.9 percent to […]The post Flat sales rock Austin appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Real estate agents still relevant despite Internet

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - March 21, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) The Age of the Internet has disrupted life has we know it.  Every single industry has been streamlined and digitized to benefit from the productivity available to us when using the Internet.  The amount of change and growth that has hit our country in the last 20 years is equivalent to […]The post Real estate agents still relevant despite Internet appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Soulard’s Restaurant suffers devastating fire

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 18, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) A historic restaurant, in a historic building in the historic district of Soulard burned Friday, March 17, 2017 at approximately 6:00 pm.  St. Louis’ finest, The St. Louis Fire Department responded to the alarm preserving the structure of the building, but the inside appeared to be an unconfirmed total […]The post Soulard’s Restaurant suffers devastating fire appeared first on STL Real Estate News.

Local political opposition to interfere with community activities

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http://www.stlrealestate.news - ST. LOUIS, MO/March 19, 2017 (STLRealEstate.News) Like any city, St. Louis is home to healthy political opposition that sways back and forth between Republican and Democrat from time to time.  At this point in time, the majority Republican control over the legislature has proposed two separate changes that some locals argue would affect the community […]The post Local political opposition to interfere with community activities appeared first on STL Real Estate News.