Saint Louis, MO Real Estate News

By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Congratulations, Meghan and Bobby, on your accepted contract on the home in Crestwood this week.  I am looking forward to working with you as your Accredited Buyer's Agent as we proceed to closing!  March will be here before we know it... **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer'...
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By Bill Dean, William Dean - Broker, Salesperson
(Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo.)
One of my associates alerted me to a scam their alderman in St. Louis had told them is being perpetrated primarily on the elderly residents in some St. Louis neighborhoods.   This group has one member knock on the front door, presents themselves as a utility or construction worker, or real estate agent and asks the victim to come outside to look at the potential problem, ie electrical work, cable wires, faulty gas pipe or inquire about a property.  While the victim is outside a second member of the group enters the residence and grabs items such as currency or jewelry or any other items they can easily grab.   The advice is to NOT accompany the individuals outside!  Residents are reminded that if any type of work is to be done, the company will usually cese indiviall ahead.  If their i...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Congratulations, Rusty, on the purchase and closing of your new home!  It was a pleasure working with you as your Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR).  I wish you much happiness in your new home!     **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Cou...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Just received word from a colleague who has been working on a short sale for me that the lein-holder foreclosed on the home while they were working the short sale. (My colleague only works short sales, and knows what she is doing).  The lein-holder has been dragging this out for months, and every time they wanted something, the homeowner and my colleague got it to them immediately. My colleague diligently stayed on top of the deal, calling the Short Sale Department almost daily. The buyer has been waiting to close for months on this property. The Short Sale Department and the Foreclosure Department of this bank did not communicate with each other, and it's the homeowner who suffers again. Six months of work and aggravation, and nothing to show for it except another foreclosed home, wher...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Hi All, just wanted to wish everyone a great Monday, a great January, and a great 2013! I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St Louis Realtor, St Louis Realty. Click the following image for a FREE St Louis Metro MLS Property Search: St. Louis City and St. Louis County Residential Real Estate, Homes, C...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Contratulations to Sarah and Kristi on the closing of your new home!  It was a pleasure to represent you as your Buyer's Agent.  I wish you much happiness in your new home! **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Goodbye Mr and Mrs Scrarecrow.  Sad to put you back into storage until next year.  But now I get to start putting out the Chrsitmas decorations! **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estat...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I wanted to share a few pictures of my Autumn garden in St Louis this year.  The mums were amazing!  Even with a small city lot, one can incorporate a lot of color into the landscape.   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residentia...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Wishing Everyone a safe and happy Halloween!  Please keep our Eastern neighbors in your thoughts and prayers.   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween Week.  Please keep the people in the eastern US in your thoughts and prayers. **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I was able to go home and visit Mom & Dad for my birthday.  Mom made my usual birthday cake, chocolate with white icing, and decorated it with sugar sprinkles.  Dad wasn't satisifed with that, though, and went out and got the candles and the hard sugar decorations.  He's such a softie!  I am really blessed to have the parents I do!  And the cake was good, too!   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I had glass block windows installed in my basement yesterday.  I debated installing them myself, but for the difference in the installation costs, it just made sense to have them install the windows.  I still have quite a job finishing out the inside of the windows, which will take days to get finished (work on it a little a day).  This morning I'm planning to apply mortar around the inside of the windows to even out the brick walls.  Then on to finishing out the framing.  I may be finished by next weekend... I used Masonry & Glass Block Systems Inc., www.masonryglass.com.  I think they did a great job! Following are before and after pics (so far):   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his pe...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Congratulations, Kenadie, on the purchase and closing of your new home.  It was a pleasure representing you as your Buyer's Agent, and I appreciated the opportunity to work with you.  I wish you many years of happiness in your new home!   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer'...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
My loan officer just confirmed that my listing at 4313 Northwest Point Dr, House Springs, MO 63051 is located in an area where qualified buyers can purchase this home with a USDA Home Loan - No down payment, closing costs can be rolled into the loan, 30 year fixed interest rates, low monthly mortgage insurance (guarantee fee), minor credit problems may be waived - http://usdahomeloancenter1-px.rtrk.com/default.htm.   One of the largest homes on one of the larger lots in the development, this two-story, 1,765 square foot home has it all!  And it includes a brand new (June 2012) Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator!  It features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, covered front porch, bay window in dining room, wood-burning fireplace in living room, a large pantry in the country kitchen, full basement ...
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By Barbara Heise, Search for Homes for Sale in St. Louis
(Keller Williams Realty STL)
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 Carondelet area of St. Louis MO. Many of you may have already discovered this gem but for the rest of us it may be a place to put on our bucket list of things to do in St. Louis MO. A little history of the Carondelet Neighborhood:  It was founded in 1767 (before Lewis and Clark) by Clement DeLore de Treget.  The Carondelet village proper originally laid south from Bellerive Park towards the River des Peres and east from present day Broadway to the edge of the bluffs.  Well into the 1840's, French...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception of "Inspiration", featuring the artwork of my friend, Christopher Schulte, and ten other artists.  I helped a couple nights last week in getting the exhibit set up, but didn't work at the reception, so was just able to visit and enjoy it.  There are was great turn out, and a number of pieces were sold, with proceeds going to "The Will Flores Fund", which in turn donates funds to various local charities.  The Will Flores Fund - The art of giving...     "At the Will Flores Fund, we believe that everyone has an art, a unique talent that can serve the needs of our neighborhoods, our cities, and our communities.    We encourage individuals to use their abilites to help those in need of support, especially members of underserver groups and...
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(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Congratulatons, Brittani and Keyonnna, on the purchase and closing of your new home!  I was honored to assist you as your Buyer's Agent.  I wish you both many years of happiness in your new home! **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of ...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
Wishing everyone a great Friday and Weekend!   **All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St Louis Realtor, St Louis Realty. Click the following image for a F...
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By Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate
(Platinum Realty)
**All personal pictures and images/logos are the property of and copyrighted by Tim Tanz, and may not be reproduced or used without his permission.** I have been representing home buyers and home sellers in the St Louis Metropolitan Area since 1997. I am a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR), and GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute). Affiliations: Member St Louis Association of Realtors (SLAR), Member Missouri Association of Realtors (MAR), Member National Association of Realtors (NAR), Member Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (REBAC), Member Council of Residential Specialists (CRS). St Louis Real Estate, St Louis Real Estate Agent, St Louis Realtor, St Louis Realty. Click the following image for a FREE St Louis Metro MLS Property Search: St. Lo...
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