In the Bible we are told to “love our neighbor as yourself” but it seems over 4 in ten people out there may have a problem with this and noise is the culprit almost half the time. According to a new survey by FindLaw.com, forty two percent (42) of Americans say they have had [...]
If you want to buy a St Louis foreclosure, you will have to be prepared to move quick, and pay up to be successful! Over the past 60 days, there were 929 new foreclosure listings (bank and government owned homes) in the St Louis core market area (St Louis City & County, St Charles, Jefferson and [...]
There were 88,367 St Louis homeowners with negative equity during the first quarter of this year, according to a report just released by CoreLogic. This represents 15.7 percent of the St. Louis homeowners with a mortgage and is a decline of 10 percent from the prior quarter when there were 98,365 St Louis homeowners with negative [...]
Over three of every four people (76 percent) say now is a good time to buy a home according to the National Housing Survey for May just released by Fannie Mae. Would be sellers are also feeling better about the housing market with 40 percent saying now is a good time to sell a home.
St Louis Real Estate Market Shows Strengthening in May!
The St Louis Real Estate Market remains in seller’s market territory this month, according to the latest market data from MORE, REALTORS. The inventory of homes for sale remains low while home sale and prices are increasing.
Thinking of selling and want to know if your [...]
Missouri Attorney General, Chris Koster, has joined in with Attorney Generals from around the U.S. to combat time share buying scams. According to Koster, deceptive timeshare resellers will often falsely claim to have buyers or renters in place who are ready to pay top dollar for consumers’ timeshare properties. The scamming companies ask [...]
Dennis Norman,Broker-Officer,MORE, REALTORS
St. Louis 4th Best City in the U.S. To Buy Bargain Real Estate
According to a report released today by RealtyTrac, St Louis is 4th on the list of the best cities in the U.S. to still be able to buy fixer-upper bargain homes. In compiling the list, RealtyTrac considered the [...]
The average home buyer in Missouri makes a down payment of 13.2 percent and borrows an average amount of $172,998.59, according to the latest data from LendingTree.com. The state with the lowest average down payment is Mississippi at 11.9 percent and the highest, New Jersey at 20.5 percent.
St Louis was ranked number 2 on the list of “Lowest Performing Major Metro Markets” just released by Clear Capital. The Clear Capital report listed the top 15 performing housing markets in the U.S. as well as the 15 worst performing housing markets in the U.S. during the month of May 2013, based upon [...]
St Louis foreclosures rose during the 1st quarter of this year to 2,505 foreclosure sales in the St Louis metro area during the quarter, an increase of 18.83 percent from the year before, according to a newly released report from RealtyTrac. The average sales price of St Louis foreclosures during the quarter [...]
A survey just conducted by Redfin of recent homebuyers shows that homebuyers are accepting the fact that they must pay higher prices as a result of being in a sellers market.
Here in St Louis we are seeing this with homes selling, as the chart shows below. for a higher percentage of the list price [...]
The fastest selling areas in St. Louis in April included 7 areas in St Louis County, 2 areas in St Charles County and 1 in the City of St. Louis, according to the latest data from MORE, REALTORS. At the top of the list of the ten fastest selling areas in St Louis is the 63121 [...]
Slightly over 1 of every 4 (26.4 percent) St Louis homeowners with a mortgage are underwater or, in other words, in a negative equity position owing more on their mortgage than their home is currently worth, according to a report by Zillow. This is slightly higher than the national rate of 25.4 percent and, unfortunately, [...]
St Louis did not make the list of the 15 fastest growing large cities just released by the U.S. Census Bureau and, in fact, no city in Missouri made the list. The list was based upon the 2012 population estimates just released (literally about 1 minute ago) which showed, from 2011 – 2012, the State [...]
St Louis home sales in April increased 13.7 percent from a year ago for the five-county core area (City of St Louis and the Counties of St Louis, St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin) while U.S. existing home sales rose 9.7 percent during the same period. During the same time-frame, St Louis home prices rose from [...]
The National Association of Home Builders released their housing affordability report for the 1st quarter of 2013 showing that in Mansfield Ohio, the median price for a home was $73,000 and, with the area median family income being $54,600, resulting in 97.5 percent of the new and existing homes for sale being affordable to an [...]
In over half (58 percent) of St Louis neighborhoods it is a better move financially to buy a home rather than rent a home, according to a report just released by Zillow. According to the report, in 49 neighborhoods in the city of St Louis (of 76 in the report) and in 42 neighborhoods in [...]
Home building continues at a pace higher than we have seen in a few years, according to the latest new construction report from the U.S. Census Bureau and HUD. According to the report, permits were issued in April for new homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 617,000 homes, the highest rate in over [...]
St Louis Real Estate Market Sees Declining Inventory and Rising Prices
The St Louis Real Estate Market remains a seller’s market this month barely, according to the latest market data from MORE, REALTORS. The inventory of homes for sale remains low while home sale and prices are increasing.
Thinking of selling and want to know [...]
The top four markets in the country for $1 Million+ home sales are all, not surprisingly, located in the state of California, according to a recently released luxury home sales report by Redfin. With 474 $1 million+ home sales, San Francisco was #1 on the list, followed by 469 home sales in Los Angeles, 430 [...]
St. Louis home prices rose 8 percent, on a year over year basis, from March 2012 to March 2013, according to new released data from MORE, REALTORS. In March 2012, the median St Louis home price (for the 5-county “core” area) was $111,000 and in March 2013 the median St Louis home price was $119,900.
As of April 2013, there were 182,678 homeowners in Missouri (26.68 percent) that were underwater on their mortgage meaning that their loan balances exceeds 125 percent of the current value of their home, according to a report just released by RealtyTrac. As a comparison, Illinois’ underwater homeowner rate is 34.79, Florida 41.24, Nevada 52.07 and [...]
The St Louis Housing Market was delivered a blow by a Clear Capital report just released ranking the performance of the housing market in St Louis as the 7th worst of the major metro areas in the U.S. According to the report, St Louis home prices dropped 0.3 percent in the past quarter and declined 1.0 [...]
In What Cities Can You Make The Most Money Flipping Homes?
Unfortunately, St. Louis did not make the list. However, that is actually a good thing as the cities at the top of RealtyTrac’s list of the top 25 cities in the U.S. for flipping homes are all cities that were hammered when the [...]
When you purchase a home if you are most likely going to obtain some type of survey as part of the purchase process. Even if you don’t think you need one, if you are obtaining a mortgage, the lender is going to require that you get one. There are many types of surveys though and [...]
St. Louis is the 4th best place in the U.S. for investors to buy property, based upon a recent report by Radar Logic. In compiling the list of cities, Radar Logic examined where institutional investors (i.e., corporations, LLC’s, partnerships and trusts) were buying property and how big of discounts they were receiving compared [...]
The home ownership rate in St Louis during the 1st quarter of 2013 was 74.2 percent, the highest level since the 4th quarter of 2006 when the rate was 74.3 percent, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. I think this is pretty remarkable given that since the housing market crash of [...]
Foreclosures were completed on 55,000 properties in the U.S. in March 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the month before but a decline of 16 percent from March 2012. Foreclosure activity has decreased over 50 percent (52) from when the number of foreclosures peaked back in 2010.
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St Louis Home Sales Up Over 11 Percent In March
St Louis home sales rose in March to 2,729 homes sold in the five-county St Louis core area (city of St Louis and counties of St Louis, St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin) which is an increase of 11.3 percent from March 2012 when there were [...]
Mortgage interest rates keep falling and this week the interest rate on a 15 year fixed-rate mortgage hit a new record low of 2.8 percent, according to a weekly national survey conducted by Bankrate.com. [...]