February 2012

There are 5 blog entries for February 2012.

In these turbulent times many buyers are still skeptical of the economy and our future.  Yet, there has never been a better time to buy than right now when you consider that interest rates are at all time lows.  The link below will give you a 30 year visual perspective of where rates were and are currently.  Can they go lower?  Actually, compared to the 30 year chart, rates have actually dipped below 4%!!!!  This is the time to talk to your lender or contact us at Highrises.com for lenders who regularly lend in the St. Louis market.  Don't wait.  Take advantage of these historically low rates.  Let your good credit standing get you the great deals that are available today.


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Would you like to lease a space where you can keep an eye on all of St. Louis? This Clayton Penthouse is on the 16th floor and has views in every direction. Three bedrooms, three baths and over 2300 square feet. Add to that a 1000 sq ft private rooftop deck and you've got a real "wow" property.


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The 411 Building at 10th and Locust streets will soon be home to a Downtown Bicycle Station, Big Shark Bicycle Co. and Trailnet, a nonprofit dedicated to creating more bikeable and walkable communities, positioning Downtown St. Louis as a place to get in and around without a car. 

The Downtown Bicycle Station will be 1,450 square feet, offer sercure access and feature more than 100 bike racks, showers and locker rooms, ideal for those cyclists commuting to work. This new Downtown Bicycle Station will be next to a new 3,500 square foot full service bike shop that will offer all necessary bike equipment, repairs and bike rentals. Big Shark Bicycle Co., presently located in the Delmar Loop, plans to open this 2nd location, named Urban Shark, in Downtown St.

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By: Donna Galinsky

Take off the rose-colored glasses. The home selling/buying process is often more extensive than you think, from the early planning stages to protracted negotiations to often delayed closings. It can take time before a seller formally accepts a buyer's offer. Financing typically takes 45 to 90 days, title issues such as missing COs can pop up, rough edges discovered in the final walk-through must be smoothed, etc. Give yourself a couple extra months to complete the deal. 

Here are some other things to keep in mind:

Exposing your hand. For the Buyer: Never let your love for a house cloud your vision. Contain your enthusiasm, keep a poker face. Otherwise, the sellers and/or their agent will know they've hooked you and will be less

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St. Louis (KSDK) - Saint Louis University announced Tuesday morning plans to move their Law School into a donated building in downtown St. Louis.

The building, located at 100 N. Tucker, was donated by Joe H. Scott Sr., founder and owner of Scott Properties. In recognition of this donation, SLU plans to name the building the Joe and Loretta Scott Law Center.

With nearly half of the practicing attorneys in St. Louis being alumni of the law school, University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., says "This historic move will strengthen our ability to educate the next generation of legal leaders in St. Louis and beyond."

The move will make SLU the largest educational institution in downtown St. Louis, with it's more than 1,100 students, faculty and staff.

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