Staying Hot in a Cooling Real Estate Market

St. Louis Cooling Seller's Market

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ST. LOUIS REAL ESTATE TIPS

According to the St. Louis Real Estate News the St. Louis market is cooling off a bit. Not too surprising since we are moving into fall.

That said, St. Louis County is still considered a “hot sellers’ market” and the city is considered a “sellers’ market”. Franklin, Jefferson and St. Charles counties are considered “cooling sellers’ markets”.

Basically, what this means is if you have a listing in one of these slowing markets you might want to consider a price reduction, if appropriate, to help get it sold before the market cools even more as fall and winter descend.

Of course, prices will rise again in the spring.

Historically, the real estate market is seasonal–agents and sellers love the spring and summer, buyers love the fall and winter! The good news is that overall the St. Louis real estate market is still strong. Aiding in the strength are reports such as the Glassdoor’s 25 Best Cities for Jobs which ranks St. Louis #5. The rankings are based on the metro area’s median pay, median home value, job satisfaction, number of current job openings and population. A great showing for STL.

THE BLANKENSHIP SIPS

It is football season, or rather it is supposed to be but, we have no Rams, and the Mizzou Tigers are turning out to be a major disappointment.

What’s a football fan to do?

I think maybe drinking could help our football blues. So, after some research I found the site stilettosports.com. This enterprising entrepreneur has come up with a drink for every NFL team.

It was actually pretty clever and fun. Here are a few.

I chose teams we might be rooting for since the Rams deserted us, and also the one from when the Rams were known as the St. Louis Rams. Enjoy!!

The Kansas City Chiefs—Kansas City Ice Water

  • ¾ ounce of gin
  • ¾ ounce of vodka
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • 7-p or Sprite

Place the first 3 ingredients in the glass over ice and fill with the &-Up or Sprite.

The Minnesota Vikings—Screaming Viking

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • A celery stalk
  • A spear cucumber

Mix the first three ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, pour in glass and garnish with celery and cucumber spear (if you feel the need)

Tennessee Titans—Redneck Margarita

  • 1 ounce of Jack
  • ½ ounce of triple sec
  • Fill the glass with ice and Margarita mix

 St. Louis Rams—Missouri Jackasses

I really want to make a comment about the NFL and Goodell being the jackasses but I will refrain!

  • 12 ounce beer
  • 6 ounces of light rum
  • 6 ounces of frozen limeade

Blend and pour over ice, or not, or put in blender with ice for a frozen version!

We are not foolish enough to think that anything we say at the end of this month’s TIPS and SIPS will have any bearing on the many serious issues that face our area.

But, not saying anything just feels wrong!

We feel strongly that all citizens throughout our region must be treated fairly, equally and humanly day in and day out. Until that happens we are not the city we want to be, the people we want to be?

We are confronted with difficult problems but we can only move forward if we all work together to deal with these very real and complex issues. We don’t have the answers, but feel that the ability to listen, really listen to what our fellow St. Louisans are saying is a first step in the process.

Please join us in helping our city move forward in whatever way is right for you and your family. Our neighbors and our city need all of us to care and work for meaningful solutions.

You can reach Brad at 314-302-0592 or email us at info@theblankenshipteam.com.