Having lived and worked in St. Albans for 22-years, Melinda McCarthy has seen the area grow from a rural retreat to a much more active community. “My kids are grown now, and my oldest son lives in Chicago and hasn’t been back here for years,” she says. “He came home not long ago and said, I can’t believe all the stuff they have now, why didn’t they have all of this when we were growing up? If you’ve been here before and you think you’ve seen St. Albans, you haven’t: You need to come back. Everything has changed—but the beauty remains constant.”
Today’s homebuyers are looking for move-in ready houses, real estate experts say. Here, local agents take us inside a Ladue residence to demonstrate how a few affordable upgrades can go a long way in boosting a home's curb appeal.
Andy Dielmann, owner of Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, has plenty of reasons to smile.
Getting ready to put your house on the market? We surveyed local design and landscape experts for quick and easy ways to make your home look its best, both inside and outside.
Getting what you want always starts with knowing where to look. And the real estate market is no different. “Having an extensive conversation with clients to determine their priorities and lifestyles when considering a new home is the primary step in the search process,” says Kathy Crane of Laura McCarthy Real Estate. Here, local real estate agents have given us insights into good places to start your home search, depending on your family’s priorities.
A backyard is just a backyard—until you turn it into something more. Outdoor living spaces are gaining in popularity and have potential to increase a home’s value and saleability. And there is almost no end to the number of uses they can serve for your family. We asked experts for creative ideas to make the great outdoors a selling point for your home—whether you’re putting it on the market in five years, or next month.
Quality homes in the communities of Clayton and Ladue are at the top of everyone’s wish list, according to our survey of some local realtors. Read on to see why the following neighborhoods are expected to be sales hotbeds in the coming year.
Every home has a story to tell, and some have more to say than others. We asked local real estate agents to share the histories behind a current listing or recent sale.
From historical architectural gems to luxurious modern mansions, some of the area's most sought-after high-end properties are on the market. And with historically low interest rates, the timing is better than ever to make one of these your 'dream' home.
With historically low interest rates and reasonable prices on a tight supply of quality houses, this fall will be the time to buy a home, according to local real estate agents. Before starting your search, here are some of their recommendations.
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