The Sustainable Backyard Tour

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When June 22nd, 2014 11 to 4 p.m. What is the Purpose? The goal of the SBYT is to provide an opportunity for neighbors to meet each other and see firsthand how others are transforming their yards from energy intensive lawns to something more sustainable.   History The Sustainable Backyard Tour began as a simple […]

Historic Victorian Home in Gravois Park

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Just finished showing this beautiful home to a few of my clients. Built in 1883, it is a Historic 3-story Victorian home in Gravois Park. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, the home boasts hardwood floors throughout and even a Jefferson Walk Out Window. While it appears someone tried to rehab some of the home, it was […]

Free Electronic Recycling Day

Free Electronic Recycling day

Have used electronics you need to get rid of? Take them over to the UMSL South Campus Parking Lot SS (next to the Music Building) at 8001 Natural Bridge Road on Saturday, May 31st, from 10 AM to 2 PM. They are collecting working and non-working equipment at no cost to St. Louis County Residents, […]

Home Energy Saver

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Interested in saving money on utility bills and helping the Earth in the process? You may want to try out the Home Energy Saver website from the Department of Energy. The Home Energy Saver™ (HES) is designed to recommend energy-saving upgrades to one’s home based on geographical location and average energy costs. HES also estimates the […]

Young Friends of Brightside St. Louis

Young Friends of Brightside St. Louis Brightside St. Louis, in partnership with Launch St. Louis, is currently building its first ever young professionals group – the Young Friends of Brightside St. Louis. While the group is still very much a sapling, they expect it to grow big and strong and for it to produce some of […]

City Schools 101: Discovering Your Options

Do you love living in the City but  are worried about teh quality of schools for your kids? Thinking of moving to the City but are unsure of your children’s educational choices? This is the event for you! Saturday April 12, 2014 9-11 am at Bishop DuBourg High School Cafeteria (park in the back) * […]

St. Louis Streetcar

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How would you like to see a streetcar line running through downtown St. Louis? Well, there is a feasibility study currently being conducted The St. Louis Streetcar is designed to be modern streetcar lines connecting Downtown St. Louis, Carr Square, St. Louis Place, Old North, Midtown, Grand Center, and the Central West End by providing effective, […]

50th Anniversary of Missouri’s Flag

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Today is the 50th anniversary of our city’s flag, designed by Yale art professor Theodore Sizer and officially adopted on February 3, 1964. The blue lines represent the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the center medallion represents the Louisiana Purchase, and the fleur-de-lis, the city’s French heritage. The colors signify the various countries associated […]

Saint Louis Realtor Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Dan Brassil Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Dan Brassil, Broker/Salesperson with Circa Properties, has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. “Only about 5 percent of […]

Great St. Louis Reads for 2014

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Looking to stock up on a few good book for 2014? How about digging into the rich history of St. Louis in preparation for the 250th anniversary of the founding of St. Louis. Here are a few books that exemplify some of our special history, courtesy of the Saint Louis Public Library.   St. Lou-isms: […]

Recycle your Holiday Lights

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Noticed some of your Holiday Lights no longer work? Looking to upgrade some of your Holiday Lights for next year? Don’t even think of throwing those old ones away! Time to Recycle! Reduce waste by  donating your broken or unwanted holiday lights to St. Louis Green‘s Holiday Light Recycling Drive . This year, St. Louis […]

Treecycling

Treecycling

You may not want to think about putting away the Christmas decorations just yet, but the time is near. If you chose a live Christmas tree, you can green up your cleaning up as the St. Louis Forestry Department is making it a green one by offering FREE tree recycling at three locations for city […]

Checking your Roof for Damage after High Winds

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Saint Louis is one of those areas where high winds occur. While many residents worry about the damage inflicted on their property from falling trees as well as their limbs and branches, most never think about the damage these winds can directly inflict on roofs. A common misconception is that a roof would have to […]

Moving Day: Green Alternatives to Cardboard Boxes

Green Alternatives to Cardboard Boxes

Looking for a more Environmentally Friendly way to move? You may want to check out STL Rent A Box. STL Rent A Box was founded last year as a Green alternative to cardboard by renting recyclable industrial grade plastic boxes (simple to pack, lock, carry, and stack). They deliver them straight to your door and […]

CityArchRiver 2015 Groundbreaking

Central Riverfront Construction to break ground with lunchtime celebration on November 14 Residents from throughout the St. Louis region are invited to celebrate the next phase of the historic CityArchRiver 2015 project as the Great Rivers Greenway District, the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation and the City of St. Louis host a public groundbreaking to kick off […]

Not Haunted

Not Haunted

Having a little fun with some new sign riders on a listing

Big BIG Tour

Big BIG Tour

The 14th annual Big BIG Tour is a free, City-wide open house tour of for-sale residential properties. There will be a variety of homes throughout the City neighborhoods on showcase. All tour-goers can pick up their free maps and guidebooks at Starbucks, 212 South Grand Blvd. from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with property open […]

Open Houses Update for September 22

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Two great opportunities to live in the sought after Skinker-Debaliviere area. 5330 Pershing Ave #505: Open from 12:00 to 1:30 PM (9/22/13) Price: $89,900 MLS #: 13029134 Square Feet: Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Circa 1917: Sleek & Modern Condo in Skinker-Debaliviere. Situated on a tree-lined street in a sought after neighborhood, this 1 bedroom blends […]

Which Type of Mortgage is Right for You?

Which Type of Mortgage is Right for You?

If you are considering buying a home in St. Louis, then you may be more than a little confused by all of the terms you hear about home loans. After all, lenders throw around words like fixed rate, balloon mortgages and adjustable rate mortgages without a thought. But if you aren’t at least familiar with […]

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heater

I was showing a city home the other day and noticed a tankless water heater in the basement, something I have been seeing more of as of late. Let’s take a look at this more efficient (and expensive) option to the standard water heater Demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters provide hot water only as […]

Blending Historic Standards with Modern Design in Saint Louis City

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Yesterday afternoon I attended the monthly Preservation Board Meeting at City Hall West to find out the latest updates on proposed development in Shaw. The development centers on the 4100 bock of De Tonty in the Shaw Neighborhood and was proposed by local design firm UIC. Currently the block is completely vacant and there are […]

Renting vs. Buying in St. Louis

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Buying a home has long been a piece of the American Dream. Not only does it signal security as an investment, but also represents the freedom that comes along with ownership. For many, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will make in their life. Home ownership is not for everyone though. […]

Join the Circa Team

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Circa Properties, Inc. is growing (again) and we’re looking for two superstar Customer Service Specialist / Office Administrator’s to cover our two branch locations – Circa Kingshighway and Circa Lockwood. Each position requires GREAT customer service skills to greet guests and help keep the offices running smooth. In addition, the Kingshighway person will serve as […]

Open House Today: 7000 South Rock Hill Road

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OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, MAY 5TH FROM 1 PM – 3 PM Circa 1950: Don’t miss this Beautiful & Open 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 1.5 Story home! Step inside to discover the Refinished Red Oak Flooring, Intricate Millwork, and Immaculate Fireplace (1 of 2 in the home!) The Dinning Room opens to a Modern Kitchen […]

Newly Listed: 7000 South Rock Hill Rd

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OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH FROM 12 PM – 2 PM Circa 1950: Don’t miss this Beautiful & Open 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, 1.5 Story home! Step inside to discover the Refinished Red Oak Flooring, Intricate Millwork, and Immaculate Fireplace (1 of 2 in the home!) The Dinning Room opens to a Modern Kitchen […]

Newly Listed: 5344 Vine

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OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY, APRIL 7 from 12 PM – 2 PM Circa 1929: Charming Home w/ Loads of Updates! Step inside this Classic Cottage to discover a Spacious Living Room w/ Gleaming Hardwoods and Ample Amounts of Natural Light. The separate Formal Dinning Room features a Grand Archway & Beautiful Wood Blinds and opens to […]

Just Listed: 9434 Alpine (Charming Brick Bungalow in Affton)

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(c.) 1938: Charming Brick Bungalow w/ Loads of Updates! Step inside this traditional classic to find a spacious living room w/ refinished hardwoods, stained glass, and a gorgeous stone fireplace. The separate formal dinning room features grand arched doorways. Both bedrooms and offer plenty of Living Space and feature beautiful duel stained interior doors. The […]

Coming Soon: 7000 South Rock Hill Road

This 4 Bed / 2.5 Bath Home in Affton is coming on the Saint Louis Market in a few short weeks and I can’t wait to show off the interior! Not only is the owner a phenomenal woodworker, he is a avid fan of Frank LLoyd Wright which has made for some stunning millwork throughout […]

The Rehab Project

Before & After

How it all started After helping friends and investors purchase run down homes and rehabilitate them to their former beauty, I have to admit I was a little jealous. I love being an agent but I sometimes miss the creative side of design. Well, there is really nothing more to do than in jump right […]

3977 Hartford

3977 Hartford

Open House this Sunday (3/3/13) form 12 – 2 PM(c.) 1909: Beautiful 3 bed / 2.5 Bath town home with Prime Location in Tower Grove South. Step inside to Discover the Gleaming Hardwoods, Beautiful Wood Trim, & Original Pocket Door in the Living / Dinning Rooms. Large Updated Kitchen with newer Stainless Steel Appliances and […]

CityArchRiver 2015 Update

CityArchRiver 2015 partners will host the third annual Report to the Community on Thursday, February 21. The report will provide the latest news and updates on the project to transform the Arch experience by making it safer and more accessible for visitors. Representatives from CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the National Park Service, Haley Sharpe Design, Missouri […]

St. Louis Fun Fact #1:

St. Louis is listed as one of the “100 Cities of the World” by Falco Brenner (published in 2011)

Free screening: Brick By Chance and Fortune

Brick by Chance and Fortune

Brick by Chance and Fortune chronicles St. Louis’s rich history as both a producer and a user of a building material that’s as lovely as it is sturdy. St. Louis is a city with a rich heritage of brick architecture, home to some of the largest and most innovative clay working companies of the nineteenth […]

Treecycling

You may not want to think about putting away the Christmas decorations just yet, but the time is near. If you chose a live Christmas tree, you can green up your cleaning up as the St. Louis Forestry Department is making it a green one by offering FREE tree recycling at three locations for city […]

4 Things To Do Now If You Want to Buy In 2013

If you are interested in purchasing a home at some point in 2013, why wait on getting things lined up? With housing prices down and mortgage rates at record lows, there are going to be a lot of buyers looking to purchase a home as well. Get a jump on starting the process by following […]

St. Louis Multi-Family Investments: Rents Up and & Vacancies Down!

Great news for all those multi-family investment buyers: Reprinted from St. Louis Post Dispatch article originally printed on December 25th, 2012 by Jim Gallagher “Landlords are raising the rent in the St. Louis area, and tenants have to pay up. The market for apartments and rental houses here is swinging in favor of the owners. […]