This weekend’s open house round-up features a beautiful home on Myrtle in Maplewood, a cool mid-century ranch in Richmond Heights, and and adorable starter home in Brentwood. Click on the pictures for more details! Maplewood
Are you in the market for a budget-friendly home in MRH school district? Check out this roundup of Maplewood and Richmond Heights charmers, all listed for under $200,000. To view all current listings on the market, click here.
With record-low inventory and demand on the rise, now is the time to sell in Maplewood. If you’ve ever considered selling your Maplewood home, there’s no better time than now. Buyers are vying to get into the award-winning MRH School District, but with so few homes on the market (currently there are only 9 active listings) it’s not an easy feat. (To search all active listings, click here.)
Not only are buyers faced with the challenge of low inventory and high competition, but home values are on the rise. This means if you’re serious about buying in Maplewood, you must be willing to pay at or above listing price.
Several new homes hit the Maplewood, Brentwood, and Richmond Heights market this week. This new inventory offers a variety of styles, ranging in price from $199,900 to $619,900. If any of these homes catch your eye and you would like to take a closer look, just click on a photo below. Maplewood
Are you in the market for a new Brentwood, Maplewood, or Richmond Heights home? If so then you’re in luck because new listings have recently come on the market and several are holding open houses this weekend. Go check them out! Click on the photos for details. Maplewood
Numbers from last year’s home sales are undeniable proof that the market is back in a big way. In fact, it was the best year for US home sales since 2006, according to the National Association of Realtors. So, when we look in our backyards, how do we stack up? The short answer: pretty well. Of the 462 homes that sold in Maplewood, Brentwood and Richmond Heights, the average home sold very near list price within weeks of hitting the market.
Maplewood (ZIP code 63143) has been ranked 14th nationally on a National Association of Realtors’ list of “hipster” places to live — beating out cities such as Eugene, Oregon, and Minneapolis. Hipsters, according to the study, are “those who embrace the indie culture and tend to embrace lifestyles of artisanal coffee and avocado toast.” Maplewood has at least half a dozen shops to find ‘artisanal coffee.’ The director of economic research for realtor.com® said hipsters have a knack for getting it right. “Based on our research, there’s clear evidence that ‘hipster’ popularity — in markets like Austin, Texas — has led to mainstream interest and higher home prices over time,” said Javier Vivas, director of economic research for realtor.com®.
An Lustron house at 7237 Stanley, at McCausland, is going up for public auction on July 25 with a starting bid of $7,237.
The purchaser must present a cashier’s check or cash in the amount the day of the sale. See more information about the land tax sale from the city of St. Louis. See the full list of houses for sale. From Wikipedia: Lustron houses are prefabricated enameled steel houses developed in the post-World War II era United States in response to the shortage of homes for returning GIs.
Doug Houser, Maplewood historian, recently wrote about the house at 7380 Flora Avenue, once the home of the McGregor family, which owned an early bakery in Maplewood.The house is going on the market. The real estate agent has this video of the interior. https://youtu.be/-Pa2hTxGEWU
The Richmond Heights home at 1424 Bredell Avenue is down to its exterior walls; being converted into a two-story house. A mason working there Friday said the plan is for the house to be nicer than the two-story next to it. STL Homebuyers bought the house in November for $80,000, according to county records. It was built in 1942.
8929 Lawn Avenue was demolished in June 2016, bought by MRM Manlin Development Group in March 2016 for $135,000, according to St. Louis County records. It was 849 square feet, and built in 1926. The house replacing the old house is on the market for $512,500. It features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, in 2,206 sqft.
The real estate website, Redfin has predicted the hottest neighborhoods in each major city in the U.S. for 2017, and in St. Louis, Maplewood came in second. In Maplewood, it lists the median sale price as $150,500; days on market, 44; and the sale to list price percentage at 96.3. Fox Park was first, where the median price was $5,000 more than in Maplewood, and with higher days on the market, at 75. Soulard came in third.
Zillow.com lists home for sale in Brentwood, Maplewood and Richmond Heights. These are some of the more recent. Brentwood — 63144
9103 Pine Ave, $788,000, 5 beds, 4 baths, 3,155 sqft, construction to begin in spring
8834 Lawn Ave, $175,000, 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,068 sqft, built 1948
9046 W. Swan Cir, $199,000 (condo), 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,450 sqft