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New Large Music Festival Promises to be a Huge Yearly Attraction

Posted on April 15, 2014, by

Starting next year, large music festivals will have a yearly home at the Arch. A new deal between the City of St. Louis and Los Angeles­ based talent firm ICM was just passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, giving ICM access to the Arch grounds each Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend for  Continue Reading »

Living on Lindell

Posted on March 31, 2014, by

Living on Lindell Blvd puts you right at the heart of the Central West End. The CWE is St. Louis’ finest example of cosmopolitan living with miles of pedestrian-friendly streets, charming architecture, and unlimited possibilities for fun and relaxation. Living at our Lindell properties places you just minutes from the fine arts district which features  Continue Reading »

Wash U Expansion Could Mean Housing Trouble

Posted on March 19, 2014, by

Washington University in St. Louis continues to expand—and that’s a great thing—but some of these decisions made by the administration have made the short-term future of student housing a little uncertain. This fall, Wash U will be opening the new Lofts of Washington University on Delmar which will house around 550-600 students, and they will  Continue Reading »

An Undeserved Reputation: St. Louis as a “Dangerous” City

Posted on March 14, 2014, by

Because St. Louis has appeared near the top of the list of the country’s most dangerous cities for a few years, the city has gained a reputation for being, well, dangerous. However, the numbers don’t give an accurate picture of reality, and officials are ready to change the city’s image. The problem is that the  Continue Reading »

Ikea to Change Pace of Central West End

Posted on January 15, 2014, by

It’s already a vibrant and exciting neighborhood, but the Central West End is about to get even more attractive as St. Louis plans to get an Ikea on Forest Park Pkwy. As long as a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) proposal is approved in February, the Swedish chain of furniture stores is planning on building a  Continue Reading »

Buying a Home is Getting More Difficult

Posted on January 9, 2014, by

As we begin 2014, the days of historically-low interest rates are coming to an end. Mortgage rates bottomed out in May 2013, and have steadily increased a full percentage point since then, causing a 63 percent drop in mortgage applications. With the Federal Reserve scaling back its stimulus program, the borrowing costs will continue to  Continue Reading »

Quick Tips for Last-Minute Moves

Posted on December 27, 2013, by

(This post comes from Paul Benjamin of EZ Storage.) Advanced planning helps moves flow smoothly, but what if you are up against the clock at moving time? For some, crunch time is the finest hour, prompting fast thinking that works. But for most movers, overwhelmed by the job to begin with, last-minute scrambles only add to the  Continue Reading »

In St. Louis, Vacancies are Down, Young Population is Up

Posted on December 10, 2013, by

St. Louis to continues rebound from the Great Recession in a big way. According to recent reports, vacancies are trending downward as the housing market continues to recover. This move in the market is attributable to the high demand of 20-something renters looking for quality housing in good locations. This summer, apartment vacancies in St.  Continue Reading »

Renting in St. Louis Makes More Sense

Posted on November 26, 2013, by

An article in yesterday’s Post-Dispatch confirmed what many landlords and renters already know: these days, renting simply makes more sense than buying a home. Whether it’s due to the Great Recession, the housing crash that caused it, or simple generational differences, homeownership rates in St. Louis—especially among younger people—continue to fall. The trend isn’t unique  Continue Reading »

About DeMun

Posted on November 14, 2013, by

Philip H. Barron Realty’s DeMun, MO apartments have been the ideal location for students and professionals for many years. Our properties are nestled inside the beautiful tree-lined streets of DeMun. The greenery provides a great landscape for taking a jog around the neighborhood or an easy walk to Washington University or Forest Park. Our DeMun  Continue Reading »