There are 13 blog entries for January 2009.
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 3:54am. 799 Views, 0 Comments.
The City of St. Louis and Gateway Foundation have partnered to develop the City Garden - a unique 2.9 acre sculpture and landscape public garden on the Gateway Mall. The City Garden is being built on the two blocks between Eighth and Tenth and Chestnut and Market Streets. Construction is coming along nicely. Gateway Foundation has paid more than $20 million for the design and construction of the garden, including state-of-the art lighting, ongoing maintenance, security, and insurance expenses. The City will own the garden improvements, providing water and electricity, and will continue to own the land. Features of the garden will include three impressive water features, a café overlooking the garden, an eight-foot limestone wall, a…
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 3:43am. 1104 Views, 0 Comments.
In its latest expansion, Lindenwood University opened its new campus in downtown St. Louis this month. The university expects an annual enrollment at the downtown campus of 500 students, said Joanna Schlotman, a spokeswoman. Lindenwood leased a floor, totaling 6,300 square feet of space, at a five-story building at 1409 Washington Avenue. The downtown St. Louis campus is Lindenwood’s 10th satellite location. In addition to its 500-acre main campus in St. Charles, Lindenwood operates off-site campuses in Defiance; Lincoln County; Florissant; O'Fallon, Mo.; south St. Louis County; Weldon Spring; Wentzville; Westport; and Belleville, Ill. President James Evans leads the liberal arts school, which has more than 14,000 students and more than 120…
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 11:20pm. 250 Views, 0 Comments.
Following the credit crisis of August 2007, many mortgage lenders closed down. Those that are left have cut their staff due to low demand for mortgages. Also, it's now necessary to actually qualify financially for a home mortgage. This adds time to the loan approval and funding process.
For most mortgages, home buyers are now required to have good credit. They need to provide verification of employment (W-2s or tax…
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 11:18pm. 218 Views, 0 Comments.
In a nutshell, carbon offsets represent the carbon removed from the atmosphere by a particular activity. Offset projects can range from simply planting trees to funding biodiesel plants, and can be purchased through a variety of brokers such as TerraPass, Native Energy, or Climate Trust, which work to connect consumers and companies with these projects. Such…
Keller Williams Realty Bucks National Business Trends During the Toughest Real Estate Market on Record
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 2:52pm. 600 Views, 0 Comments.
Company Celebrates 25 Years as It Outpaces Market Through Its Financial Model
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bailout. Credit crunch. Foreclosure. Despite these words permeating the headlines and airwaves, there are companies out there moving forward – even in real estate. Keller Williams® Realty Inc., the fourth largest real estate company in North America, announced today that it outpaced the market in 2008, while remaining free of debt, and gave back more than $30 million in profits to its agents.
“Our strategy is no secret. We faithfully follow the sound financial model of leading with revenue – the same model our market centers follow,” said Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty Inc. “As we watch companies throughout the country…
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 12:58pm. 355 Views, 1 Comments.
Second of all, and probably most important, these condos were selling in the $150,000s just a few years ago and now similar units in the building are priced $20,000 more than this unit. I have lived at Stonebridge and I had a blast. Its well taken care of, in the perfect location, the views are unmatched…
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 at 10:48pm. 240 Views, 0 Comments.
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009 at 11:12pm. 241 Views, 0 Comments.
Over $2 Million in Price Reductions
Visit The Hayes next weekend and take advantage of incredible limited-time price reductions during our 72-Hour Sale. From January 24th through January 26th, twelve select homes at The Hayes will be offered at incredible prices-more than $2million in total price reductions. Several homes include storage, and all feature the sought-after amenities The Hayes in known for.
Don't miss out. Visit next weekend and tour our beautifully appointed model homes and our full-service onsite sales center, to
Friday, January 16th, 2009 at 11:32am. 623 Views, 0 Comments.
We in the Mortgage Industry are rediscovering an old friend who has been out of vogue for many years. If your buyers loan amount is $271,050 or less there is a great possibility FHA may be a great solution.
Conventional loans are wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but the NEW pricing module gives such tremendous hits (charges higher rates) as the FICO score steps down from 740 that it makes this loan much less savory the closer we get to a 620 score (ie. On Today’s pricing that would take the rate from 4.75% to 6.25% and we would have to charge 1.5% discount fee on