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May 21, 2019

Luxury Home Spotlight

18720 Wild Horse Creek Rd, Wildwood 63005

This custom home, designed by Dick Busch and built by Dean Tieber sits on 1.4 acres adjacent to Babler State Park w/spectacular views of all the seasons from every room in the house, on both levels.

6 bed, 6 bath home offers huge two story Great Room w/barrel ceiling, brick fireplace. 

Gourmet kitchen is chef's delight w/endless cabinet/storage space, S/S appliances, granite, walk-in pantry, butler pantry.

10 ft ceilings throughout MF & LL.

Large master suite with his/her closets, bath has jet tub/bidet/granite dual sinks counter & shower. Guest bedroom w/ bath. Executive finished office w/ wood beam ceilings & dental crown moulding. MF laundry, half bath, plus powder room. Large screened in porch plus expansive deck.

LL offers entertainment area, full bar, 700 bottle wine cellar & tasting, full view windows, walkout, 2 baths, exercise room w/sauna, 2nd fireplace, & workshop, 4 car garage! Replaced in last 4 years: roof, 3 zones - HVAC, carpet, paint, granite, S/S Appl, driveway.

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May 21, 2019

Celebrity Real Estate News

“Sex and the City” actress Kristin Davis puts longtime home on the market

The Brentwood compound is selling for $3M

It may not be a penthouse on New York’s Upper East Side, but “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis has put her real-life property on the market for sale.

The actress has listed her Brentwood compound for $3.3 million, Mansion Global reported.

Located on Jeffersonia Way, the property features a main house and back house. Combined, they include four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths within about 4,000 square feet of living space.

Amenities include an eight-person screening room and yoga studio. Davis bought the home for $690,000 in 1998, records show.

Mimi and Maureen McCormick of Compass have the listing.

In addition to the hit sitcom, Davis has held roles in television shows like “Melrose Place” and most recently, “Bad Teacher.” Last year, she bought a five-bedroom home in Brentwood for about $5.3 million. [Mansion Global] – Natalie Hoberman

May 21, 2019

Real Estate Market Report

Real Estate Market Report - May 2019

For much of the country, 2019 provided several disruptive weather patterns that contributed to less foot traffic toward potential home sales. Coupled with low affordability, higher prices and an inventory situation in its infancy of recovering from record lows – not to mention several more days of wintry weather in April – slower sales persisted across most residential real estate markets.

However, buyers are beginning to return in force this spring. For well-priced homes in desirable locations, competition is fierce. New Listings decreased 3.2 percent for Residential homes and 2.3 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales increased 9.6 percent for Residential homes but decreased 12.8 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory decreased 21.8 percent for Residential homes and 20.8 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.

Median Sales Price decreased 1.1 percent to $195,000 for Residential homes but increased 3.0 percent to $170,000 for Townhouse/Condo homes. Days on Market increased 21.6 percent for Residential homes and 6.4 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 21.9 percent for Residential homes and 21.1 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.

Although hiring and wage gains have been below expectations, the national unemployment rate held firm at 3.8 percent. A historically low unemployment rate can provide reassurance to wary consumers. But in order for sales to increase on a grand scale, buyers will need more spending power, or sellers will need to reduce prices to land where buyers are most active.

Neither situation is likely to occur in 2019, and yet inventory is straining to keep pace in the most competitive price ranges.  

May 21, 2019

What's Happening in St Louis

Happy May! Discover a packed calendar of can’t-miss events in May, including Gateway Arch RiverBoat Cruises, U.S. Women’s Soccer, Memorial Day weekend festivities, Blues Stanley Cup Games Schedule and so much more!

Rachel Whiteread | Through June 9

London to Vienna to D.C., and finally, St. Louis! The Rachel Whiteread Exhibit is on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum.  See more than 90 innovative sculptures, drawings, and photographs from one of the world’s leading contemporary artists.

Twilight Tuesdays | May 28

Get ready for another great season with Twilight Tuesdays, the Missouri History Museum’s popular, free outdoor concert series. Twilight Tuesdays takes place on the front lawn and offers spectacular musical lineups including Kim Massie’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Dreamgirls Performed by Willena Vaughn and more. Grab your blankets and lawn chairs, pack your picnic basket, and come hear some terrific music under a beautiful Forest Park sunset.

Come From Away | May 14 – 26

Comes from away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers passengers and the small town of Newfoundland that welcomed them.  Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical voted Best Musical across North America.

Pompeii: The Exhibition | May 17 – November 3

Travel back in time to 79 A.D. when Pompeii flourished as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city and experience the lives of the city’s residents and how they lived, loved, worked and played.  Relive the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the rediscovery of the Roman city Pompeii with more than 150 authentic artifacts and engaging interactives when this exhibit comes to the Saint Louis Science Center.

St. Louis County GreekFest | May 24 – 27

The annual St. Louis County Greek Fest is a Memorial Day weekend tradition. The Greek Fest will feature live Greek music and dancing, a marketplace shopping experience and fantastic Greek food specialties.

St. Louis African Arts Festival | May 25 – 27

Love arts and crafts? Then you won’t want to miss the African Arts Festival.  Festival goers can immerse themselves in African-American artifacts, art tours, cultural demos at the Worlds Fair Pavilion in Forest Park.

Schlafly’s  Art Outside: An Alternative Art Fair | May 24 – 26

Like beer, art brings people together. Since 2004, The Schlafly Art Outside: Alternative Art Fair  has been hosted at the Bottleworks location in Maplewood featuring one-of-a-kind local art and music.

Eckert’s Memorial Day Festival | May 25 – 27

Eckert’s Orchards in Belleville celebrates Memorial Day with a three-day festival complete with live music and food. There is plenty of fun to be had for the kids at this  event, including pony rides, a petting farm, carnival rides and inflatables.

The Blues will be making their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970. Here's the full schedule:

Game 1: Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m EST. (Boston)

Game 2: Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. EST (Boston)

Game 3: Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m. EST (St. Louis)

Game 4: Monday, June 3 at 8 p.m. EST (St. Louis)

*Game 5: Thursday, June 6 at 8 p.m. EST (Boston)

*Game 6: Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EST (St. Louis)

*Game 7: Wednesday, June 12 at 8 p.m. EST (Boston) *If necessary

For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your St. Louis Adventure on Instagram using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.  I hope you have a great weekend.

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