Just getting started in your search for a new home in Maplewood, Brentwood, or Richmond Heights? Get out this weekend and tour some of these great properties! Click on the photos for more information. Maplewood
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