Find FHA Approved Condos in St. Louis

Did you know that the majority of condo communities in the St. Louis area are not approved for FHA loans? They aren't. Years ago, if an HOA (homeowner's association) for a condo community opted not to go through the process of getting approval for FHA loans, lenders...

read more

VIDEO TIP: Searching for Homes in the Rain

In the last couple of weeks, I could have recorded this video every day. And while I’ve been getting wet showing homes lately, I’d rather get wet now then get a call from my client weeks after closing to hear that the basement got wet the first time it rained. Watch...

read more

Staging – BEFORE and AFTER Pictures

Most of the time, professional staging makes a big difference in getting a vacant home sold for the highest price. When I recommend staging, my clients almost always agree to bring in the stager before we put the home on the market and show it to buyers. It works and...

read more

Where Can Pit Bulls Live in St. Louis?

I recently helped Michael and Jenny close on their new home. I actually started working with them a couple of years ago. The first time we got together, I visited their home since they would be selling too. I took one look at their (adorable) pit bull dog, and told...

read more

Circa Properties LOVES Dogs

If you follow me on social media or have met me in person, you know I love dogs. I have one dog of my own, Milo. Plus I foster rescue dogs and find them new families.

So, it was important to me when I joined Circa Properties over 4 years ago that I was joining a dog friendly company. I also like working in a modern space that is flooded with sunlight, that does everything it can to support the agents and clients.

read more

Real Estate Marketing Done Better

If you have every bought a home, you know that home sale marketing varies dramatically depending on the agent representing the seller. The best marketing looks professional and shows off the home in the best possible light. On the other end of the spectrum, you may...

read more



Karen Goodman

Hi, I'm Karen Goodman. I run Arch City Homes and sell homes at the Circa Properties brokerage. I've been working in real estate since 2002 full-time, personally working with 25-35 select clients each year. My personal time is devoted to my dog Milo and my foster dogs.