EdLetter / 3-8

In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been polling our columnists and other contributors about their springtime traditions and favorite signs of the season. In the Muyco-Tobin household, one sure sign is in our garden, where the first iris bloom should materialize any day now…

And throughout the St. Louis area, there’s another sure way to tell when things are beginning to heat up, so to speak: The real estate market is picking up, with new home listings on the rise, as well as the number of ‘solds.’ This means it’s a busy time for our local agents, many of whom you know though the pages of LN.

In this week’s special real estate section, you’ll learn more about the upturn from an established name in St. Louis realty. We’ll also take you on a ‘real home’ critique (an LN original) and provide you with expert tips on getting your home ‘market-ready.’ Our Market-Ready Real Estate section begins on p. 23.