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St Louis Home Prices Increased Four Percent In Past Year on Fewer Sales

St Louis Home Prices rose 4 percent from May 2013’s median sales price of $150,000 to May 2014’s median price of $156,000 for the 5-county core St Louis housing market which consists of the City of St Louis and the counties of St Louis, St Charles, Jefferson and Franklin, according to the latest data [...]

St Louis Home Prices Close to Recovering Lost Ground After Peak

St Louis Home Prices are close to regaining what was lost after home prices peaked during the boom and then crashed and burned, according to the latest data from MORE, REALTORS.  As the table below shows, home prices in the three major St Louis counties (St Louis, St Charles and the city of St Louis) [...]

St Louis Home Prices Rose Twelve Percent In Last 12 Months

St Louis home prices (core market) rose 12 percent rose from a median price of $125,000 for homes sold  in September 2012 to $140,000 for homes sold in September 2013, according to MORE, REALTORS.  The core market for St Louis includes the city of St Louis as well as the counties of St Louis, St Charles, Jefferson and [...]

St Louis Real Home Prices and Sales Market Update VIDEO-August 2013

It’s  a seller’s market in 60 St Louis Neighborhoods!

That’s right,  according to the latest market data from MORE, REALTORS. 60 St Louis neighborhoods are experiencing a seller’s market while only 8 have a buyer’s market. Which ones you ask?  Invest 5 minutes of your time watching my market up date video below and [...]

St Louis Real Estate Home Prices and Sales Market Update VIDEO

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 [...]

Report says strong housing demand and lower inventories are sparking increased home prices

In a report released by Trulia, which looks at changes in asking prices on homes that are for sale as a leading indicator of where the market is headed, asking prices on homes for sale, on a year over year basis, were up 0.2 percent nationally. Here in St. Louis, as the chart below shows, we can see that year–over-year asking prices in the St. Louis MSA are up almost 1 percent, or almost 5 times the national average but still far from the ten MSA’s in the U.S. with the highest price increases (see table below). [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market and Home Prices Update – September 9, 2011

Weekly I produce a short video update on the St. Louis Real Estate Market that is published on various web sites. I do a quick recap of the news in the St Louis real estate market for the week, then an overview of the St Louis housing market itself. The update includes charts with up [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market and Home Prices Update – September 2, 2011

Weekly I produce a short video update on the St. Louis Real Estate Market that is published on various web sites. I do a quick recap of the news in the St Louis real estate market for the week, then an overview of the St Louis housing market itself. The update includes charts with up [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market and Home Prices Update – August 26, 2011

Weekly I produce a short video update on the St. Louis Real Estate Market that is published on various web sites. I do a quick recap of the news in the St Louis real estate market for the week, then an overview of the St Louis housing market itself. The update includes charts with up [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market and Home Prices Update – August 12, 2011

Weekly I produce a short (roughly 5 minute) video update on the St. Louis Real Estate Market that is published on various web sites. I do a quick recap of the news in the St Louis real estate market for the week, then an overview of the St Louis housing market itself. The update includes [...]

February home price index hits eight year low; St Louis is sixth best of the 25 metros

RPX Composite Home Price Fell to Lowest Level since March 2003 – St. Louis ranks 6th of 25 metros on one year rate of change of home prices.

Radar Logic published it’s Housing Market Report for February showing that it’s “RPX Composite Price”, for the 25 metro areas covered by the index, including [...]

First Quarter Home Sales Up From a Year Ago in many Metro Areas Including St. Louis

Dennis Norman

According to a report issued by the National Association of REALTORS, a growing number of metropolitan areas are experiencing price gains from a year ago, while most states have seen healthy gains in home sales from the first quarter of 2009.

Here in St. Louis, the median home price for first quarter [...]

St Louis Home Price Index Increased 1.5 Percent In February From Year Ago

Dennis Norman

Report Cautions That Shadow Inventory and End of Tax Credit Program May Result in Further Declines – Predicts a 3.01 Percent Home Price Decline in St. Louis In Next 12 Months. A report released today by First American CoreLogic shows that national home prices increased 0.3 percent in February 2010 compared to [...]

St. Louis Home Sales in 2009 show signs of bottom

Dennis Norman

For the St. Louis area 2009 marked another year of “bad” records for the housing market; record numbers of foreclosures, mortgage delinquencies as well as sales numbers and prices lower than we have seen in several years.  However, as I compiled St. Louis area home sales data for 2009 and compared it [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market shows signs of stabilizing

Dennis Norman

We are long overdue for some good news on the St. Louis housing market and data from December home sales brought just that. Based upon my comparision of homes sold in December 2009 with the year prior, it appears to me the St. Louis housing market may have found it’s bottom and [...]

St. Louis Real Estate News; St Louis home prices fall in September but projected to increase 2.4 percent in next twelve months

Dennis Norman

According to a report issued by First American CoreLogic national home prices continue to decline with their HPI (Loan Performance Home Price Index) declining by 9.8 percent in September 2009 compared with the year before.  If you take the distressed sales out (foreclosures, short sales, etc) the nation decline in HIP for the [...]

St. Louis Real Estate – St Louis area home price declines vs assessors property values

Dennis Norman

In an article this morning on StlToday.com I saw where property values, as determined by the St. Louis CountyAssessors office, declined 6.1 percent from 2007 to 2009.   Hmm, I thought, that sounds pretty good actually, I think the St. Louis housing market would be doing great if that was close to reality.  [...]

Over 30 percent of St. Louis homes for sale have had price cut

Dennis Norman

Last week I did a post on another blog about a report that had just been released by Trulia indicating that over 25 percent of the homes listed for sale in the U.S. had experienced a price reduction in the 5-month period from June 1 through October 1st and that the average price reduction was [...]

The St. Louis Real Estate Market Bubble and Burst; St. Louis County hurt the worst in the area

Dennis Norman

Statistics and reports are flying at us from every direction about the real estate market nowadays.  Some reports say we have hit bottom, some even say the housing market has started a recovery others say worse times are ahead.  Since I don’t think anyone  can really tell us what the future has in store for the [...]

St. Louis Real Estate Market Facts and Figures for July 2009

Dennis Norman

By: Dennis Norman

The National Association of REALTORS(R) and the St. Louis Association of REALTORS(R) have just released information on the St. Louis real estate market for July.  Following are some highlights from the data which is for St Louis city and county.

Sales for July (existing homes-does not include new):

Single [...]

St Louis home prices declined more in past year than national average

Dennis Norman

According to a report issued by First American CoreLogic national home price declines continue to improve citing that national housing prices fell 7.8 percent in June 2009 compared to June 2008 representing the small est year-over-year decline recorded to date in 2009.  This was a 0.7 percent improvement over Mays decline of 8.5% from [...]

St Louis Housing Market has 6.8 percent increase in homes sales in July

Dennis Norman

By: Dennis Norman

The St. Louis housing market is showing some signs of strength with St Louis home sales increasing in July to a seasonally adjusted rate of 21,038 homes, an increase of 6.8 percent from June’s seasonally adjusted rate of 19,691 homes.  This increase for the month is very close to the  increase in [...]

House Prices in St Louis Increase in June; St Louis ranks 5th in 2-year house price change

Dennis Norman

According to the Housing Market Report that was issued this morning by Radarlogic, home prices increased in June from the previous month in 23 out of the 25 metropolitan areas tracked by their company.  St. Louis was among the 23 metros that showed an increase in home prices in June over May.

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Report shows St. Louis metro prices to decrease by 2% in next 12 months

Dennis Norman

By: Dennis Norman

A report published by Local Market Monitor, Inc. predicts the St. Louis metro area will see real estate values decline 2% in the coming 12 months.  This projection does not sound bad and would support the possibility that the market is leveling off and perhaps we have seen the [...]