Grab Bag: Yes, there are still houses for sale!

February 24, 2014 , In: Field Notes, Residential Properties , With: No Comments


As you may have noticed, the inventory of homes for sale is really low right now. Compared to this time last year, there are 2000 fewer houses on the market in St. Louis County and 600 fewer in St. Louis City. Even St. Charles County is lagging, down by nearly 1700! But somehow, I’ve still managed to find a few gems!

The first one (above) is not a new listing, but it’s so special, I think it deserves a shout-out. Perched atop a hill overlooking the town of Hermann, this wine country charmer was only built 11 years ago but it looks exactly like an old converted barn. It comes with .70 acre, a nice open layout with 3400 square feet, and a view that is straight-up awesome! 1205 Taylor has 3 bedrooms & 5 baths and is listed by Julie Bruckerhoff, Hartman Real Estate, for $329,000.


Back here in St. Louis, I’m currently loving this 1913 Dutch Colonial in Maplewood. The fact that it’s on Jerome and has been on the market 17 Days is making me want to fire up a Prince/Morris Day marathon, but I digress :))  What I really dig about this property is that the renovations prove just how perfect a Victorian-era house can look with contemporary features. You get to keep all the lovely old woodwork but you also get a kitchen that’s super sleek and modern, which I think is fabulous! If you agree, don’t miss this one! 7621 Jerome has 3 bedrooms & 1.5 baths in 1446 square feet. It’s listed by Ted Gottlieb, Keller Williams, for $249,950.


If your life takes you anywhere near UMSL on a regular basis, you may want to take a look at this bargain 1920s bungalow just minutes from campus. I have friends on this street and nearby Augusta, and have always considered this area a sweet hidden pocket. This particular house happens to have 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and lots of nice updates, and it’s within walking/biking distance of Metrolink and the Ted Jones Trail. Ditch the dorms and nearby rentals! This is way cheaper per month! 3824 Waco is listed by Daryl Burns, Century 21, for $64,900.


This house is cute as a button! There’s no other way to describe it! Built in 1942 in the Mehlville area, it’s super original inside, with knotty pine paneling, patterned tile floors and a classic pink bathroom. Seriously, the upstairs could not be more adorable! And the yard is lovely too! 2758 Granda has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath and is listed by Angela Bosch, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $109,900.


Here’s another unincorporated treasure, this time in the Affton area. It sits on a busy road but please don’t rule it out, because this 1953 ranch has so much to offer! Three fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, a “canning kitchen” in the basement, a half-acre lot, and a fantastic stone BBQ pit adjacent to a large patio – those are just a few of the highlights here! And did I mention most of the systems are newer? 7127 South Rock Hill has 3 bedrooms & 2 baths in 1376 square feet. It’s listed by Rick McClew, Coldwell Banker Gundaker, for $199,900.

Imagine the shade here with leaves on the trees!

Finally, here’s a little surprise from Jefferson County. Built in 1930, this House Springs farmhouse sits on nearly 15 acres and definitely offers a bit of the unexpected. Say what you will about the facade but the open kitchen is sure to make your jaw drop. I would’ve never guessed that THAT is what’s inside! 5191 South Byrnesville has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths and an outbuilding. It’s listed by Tony Brown, Realty Executives, for $184,500.

If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these properties, give me a call. This is also a great time for sellers, so I’d be happy to run some numbers for you!

Shannon Howard
(314) 359-5927

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Shannon Howard

Realtor / Old House Specialist

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