Blog: Market Trends

How Fast Do St. Louis Homes Sell?

[singlepic id=2149 w=500 h=375 float=center] Arch City Homes listings that sold fast in 2012 The real estate market is definitely doing better this year in St. Louis. More homes are selling than sold last year. More of the homes on the market are under contract than...

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Will Mortgage Rates Go Down?

While economists debate what will happen with interest rates in the upcoming months, no one can definitively answer the question "Will mortgage rates go down?" What we can do is to look at history and realize that today's low mortgage rates are the best rates that...

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100 Years of Housing Prices

I just came across this chart on The Big Picture blog which was created by one of their loyal readers, Steve Barry, to show the changes in home prices (adjusted for inflation) since the Case Shiller index started tracking home prices in 1890. [singlepic id=1212 w=480...

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How Many St. Louis Homes Fail to Sell?

Over the last few weeks, I've been posting information to show you how the St. Louis housing market has been doing in the last few years. Earlier this month I published reports showing that the vast majority of homes and condos which sold in 2009 were priced below...

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Buying a Home is a Smart Investment

Buy a Home in the Next Upcoming Neighborhood I want to share an article I read yesterday by another great St. Louis real estate agent & blogger, Dawn Griffin. Dawn pointed out that many of today's trendy (and expensive) parts of St. Louis City have appreciated...

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St. Louis Real Estate Market Trends

Yesterday I published a preview of the new charts that I will be using for my Monthly Market Report for the St. Louis real estate market. One of my readers asked me to expand on the charts to include information showing how the pricing has changed since 2005. My...

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