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Home Mortgage Lending In Low and Moderate Income Areas On The Rise

There is little doubt that lower-income individuals and, subsequently, lower-income neighborhoods, were impacted more negatively by the housing market bubble burst in 2008 than other areas. This resulted in extremely high mortgage delinquency rates, high foreclosure rates, and declining home values. Afterward, citing “loose” lending standards, sub-prime mortgages, etc, the mortgage market tightened the reins […]

St Louis Homeownership Rate Hits Highest Level In Two Years

The homeownership rate in St Louis, during the 3rd quarter of this year was 68.0 percent, the highest level since the 3rd quarter of 2015 when the rate was 70.3 percent, according to data just released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Homeownership Rate St Louis MSA

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Number of St Louis Homeowners With Negative Equity Continues To Drop In Most Areas

Over the past couple of years, as the St Louis real estate market has continued performing well, mortgage delinquencies and foreclosures have continued to decline. Rising home value has also caused the number of “underwater” homeowners, also known as homeowners in a negative-equity position (meaning their mortgage balance exceeds their homes current value) to decline […]

City of St Louis Has Second Highest Vacant Property Rate In The U.S.

As of the end of September, in the city of St Louis, 7,265 of the 104,288 residential properties in the city were vacant, giving the city a vacant property rate of 6.97 percent, the 2nd highest of all the counties in the U.S., according to a newly released report by ATTOM Data Solutions. The number […]

St Louis Has Higher Standard of Living Than 94 Percent Of All Metro Areas

James Bullard, President, and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis gave a rather flattering report on St Louis during a presentation earlier this month. Speaking at the Bi-State Development annual meeting, Mr. Bullard’s presentation, “Living Standards across U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas” compared income, home prices as well as other economic data of […]

St Louis City & County See Home Sales Fall In September While Prices Spike

The city and county of St Louis, collectively, accounted for nearly two-thirds of the home sales in the St Louis core-market during the past 12 months. There were 16,790 homes sold in the city and county of St Louis during the period October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017, 61.0% of the 27,517 total number […]

St Louis County Dominates St Charles County In The Luxury Home Market

Over the past 20 years, there have been 2.75 times more homes sold in St Louis County (250,486) than St Charles County (90,933). Given that the population in St Louis County at the beginning of this period was 4 times that of St Charles County and, even today is nearly 2.6 times more, St Charles […]

St Louis Real Estate Market Update VIDEO – October 2017

Is there a market correction coming to the St Louis real estate market? Find the answer, data behind it, as well as complete, and up to date, home price and sales data for the entire St Louis market, in our just released market update video.

In our MORE, REALTORS, 5 Minute St Louis Real Estate […]

New Kitchens Help Sell Homes, But New Roof & Windows Get Better Return

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) just released it’s 2017 Remodeling Impact Report, in which they rank Kitchen Renovation and Upgrade at the top of their list for appeal to buyers as well as for most likely value to the home for resale. Next on the list, in both categories, was Bathroom renovation.

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St Louis Mortgage Delinquency Rate Continues To Fall

On a national level, according to a report released by Corelogic, the foreclosure rate is at a 10-year low and, for the most part, mortgage delinquency rates continue to fall as real estate markets around the country continue to improve.

The state of Missouri, as well as it’s two big metro areas, St Louis and […]

Mortgage Fraud Risk Report Shows Missouri In Top Five Increased Risk States

CoreLogic just released it’s 2017 Mortgage Fraud Report in which Missouri made the list of the five states with the highest year-over-year risk growth for mortgage fraud. The two types of fraud Missouri made the list on were Transaction fraud risk and Undisclosed Real Estate Debt fraud risk.

Below are some national highlights from the […]

St Charles County Shows Most Improvement In Housing Affordability Of Missouri Counties During 3rd Quarter

St Charles County had the biggest improvement in the housing affordability index during the 3rd quarter of this year of any major County in the state of Missouri, according to a newly released report from Attom Data Solutions. St Charles County, with an affordability index of 109 (above 100 is more affordable than historic average, […]

Number Of St Louis Homeowners In Negative Equity Position Declines Nearly 20 Percent In Past Year

In the St Louis area during the 2nd quarter of this year, there were 30,407 (5.4 percent of all residential properties) with negative equity, or underwater, according to a report just released by Corelogic. This is a decline of nearly 20 percent (19.89%) from a year ago when there were 37,581 St Louis homeowners in […]

St Louis Home Sales and Prices Continue On The Rise Throughout The Area

For the 12-month period ending August 31, 2017, as the table below shows, there were 36,753 homes sold in the St Louis MSA an increase in home sales of 3.68% from the prior 12-month period. The median price of homes sold in the St Louis MSA during the past 12 months was $170,000, an increase […]

Home Buyers; Do You Know What You’re Worth?

Home buyers for sale! Buy one get one free!

Ok, it’s not quite like that but, if you are a home buyer, odds are you have been bought and sold whether you know it or not! Does this sound surprising to you? I’m guessing it probably does as I don’t think most home buyers realize […]

Flipped Homes Accounted For About One In 13 Home Sales In St Louis During 2nd Quarter

Home flipping accounted for 7.3 percent of all the home sales in the St Louis MSA during the 2nd quarter of this year according to a report released today by Attom Data Solutions. This is a decrease of 15% from the prior quarter when 8.6% of the homes sold were flips and is an increase […]

Like The Weather, St Louis Housing Market Cooling

As we approach the fall season (officially referred to as “autumn”, it begins September 22nd) and the temperatures cool, St Louis home prices and sales are beginning to cool as well. There’s no reason for panic as this is normal due to the “seasonality” of the real estate market, however, we in the real estate […]

If You Live In These Neighborhoods You Should Move Now!

If you own a home in Maplewood, Warson Woods, Shrewsbury, Crestwood, or Bridgeton you should sell now before it’s too late! No, there’s nothing bad about to happen to those areas (as far as I know) but these areas are currently suffering from a shortage of homes for sale and are failing to meet the […]

Do Homes Sell Over Labor Day Weekend?

As we head into Labor Day weekend many people will be having friends and family to their homes for barbecues, parties and other get-togethers while other people may just be looking to a quiet weekend at home with family. In either event, if you have your home listed for sale, a showing, or showings, can […]

St Louis Neighborhoods That Sold The Fastest In The Last 30 Days

The St Louis real estate market typically hits its peak during the spring months then continues strong into summer. Come August, the housing market in St Louis tends to slow as families squeeze in vacations and school begins. After Labor Day we normally see an increase in activity until the market goes into something reminiscent […]

Home Sales and Prices Continue Upward Trend Throughout St Louis Area

For the 12-month period ending July 31, 2017, as the table below shows, there were 36,741 homes sold in the St Louis MSA an increase in home sales of 13.35% from the prior 12-month period. The median price of homes sold in the St Louis MSA during the past 12 months was $170,000, an increase […]

Homes Listed By Agents Net The Owner More Than For Sale By Owner- Even After Deducting Commission

Inman News, a popular source of industry news for real estate agents, recently published an article title “Agents sell homes for more than FSBOs: study”. In this article, the author cited a study done by Collateral Analytics which revealed that homes sold by real estate agents sold for a mean of 5.5% more than FSBO’s […]

Why Would You Do Business With Movement Mortgage?

Unfortunately today, when we see a headline such as the one in this article, we almost immediately think something bad…its’ hard not too. Considering everything we witness in life and see in the media day in and day out, it’s become normal to think “what have they done?..what are you going to tell me that […]

St Louis Real Estate Market Update VIDEO – August 2017

The St Louis real estate market continues to be strong… Get the latest information on St Louis area home prices, sales and the market, as well as why this information is important and even a quick example of how we use this type of information to help our clients, in our just released market update […]

Should You Offer A Selling Agent Bonus When Selling Your Home?

This is another one of those topics where there are plenty of varying opinions however, for the sake of this article I’m going to take a look at it from purely a data-driven standpoint which, perhaps, is a little more objective approach. While it’s not that common, especially in a sellers market like a huge […]

Are Condos Or Homes A Better Investment In St Louis?

It’s no secret that here in St Louis we are little slow to embrace new trends or styles and that holds true when it comes to our housing market. I remember when I first entered the real estate business in 1979 although condominiums had become quite popular in many metropolitan areas in the U.S. at […]

St Louis Metro Area Cities Where Homes Have Sold The Slowest In the Past 30 Days

The St Louis real estate market is hot, but there are some areas that are not as hot as others and are slower selling. While the hottest St Louis markets are seeing homes sell within a few days on average, there are some markets where homes are taking much longer to sell. Granted, as the table below shows, there are only two on the top 10 slowest markets list where the average is over 100 days (and still well below historic average times to sell) so even the slow markets, are pretty good today! […]

Cities In The St Louis Metro Area Where Homes Have Sold The Fastest In The Past Month

The St Louis real estate market continues to be like the weather, hot! Many neighborhoods through the St Louis area continue to enjoy a seller’s market, largely driven by a shortage of homes for sale, creating a low inventory. So where in the St Louis metro area are homes selling the fastest? While you would need to click on the list below to go the live data for the latest information from our site, as of the day I wrote this, Vally Park was number 1 on the list. During the past 30 days, homes that sold in Valley Park were on the market an average of only 4 days before selling! […]

St Clair County Illinois Real Estate Market Outperforming Madison County Illinois Market

The Mississippi river clearly defines the Missouri/Illinois state line in fact it does so much so that it is often easy to forget that nearly half (8 of 17) of the counties that make up the St Louis MSA are located in Illinois. Granted, many of these are smaller counties, in fact Illinois has 6 of the 8 smallest counties (by population) in the St Louis MSA, however, Madison County and St Clair County, both with roughly 260,000 people, are the 4th and 5th (respectively) largest counties in the St Louis MSA. […]

St Louis Home Prices And Sales Increase From A Year Ago

For the 12-month period ending June 20, 2017, as the table below shows, there were 36,447 homes sold in the St Louis MSA an increase of 2.08% from the prior 12-month period. The median price of homes sold in the St Louis MSA during the past 12 months was $169,000, an increase of 4.0% from the prior 12 month period. […]