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Unread 06-12-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Default Webster Groves!

Hi Everyone,
Well- Webster Groves looks terrific!

Now i just need to know are their certain areas/neighborhoods in Webster Groves that are more desirable than others? Looking at houses for sale it seems that there are homes from the low $900,000 to $100,000 all in Webster Groves. That is a little confusing.

Please provide some details on the difference of: Webster Groves North; Webster Groves South; and Webster Groves Central. Any input on the where and why is much appreciated!

Also- does anyone know of any owners that are looking to do a lease option for their home in Webster Groves? Also- any Realtor recommendations?

Thanks a bunch!
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Unread 06-13-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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I can't provide any insight into which neighborhoods are more desirable, but I do have a realtor recommendation for you if you're looking to buy instead of rent: Sandie Hea / St. Louis Missouri Real Estate - The Sandie Hea Team Real Estate

I've worked with three different realtors over the last 8 years and have talked to many others in that time. Sandie was our agent when we sold a house three years ago, and she was by far the best realtor we've interacted with, and there are some good ones out in St. Louis! In my experience, she was the best contract negotiator and had the best insight about what a home should sell for in the changing economy, which should translate well for you as a buyer. She specializes in St. Louis City and the inner suburbs such as Webster Groves, so she sounds like she's right up your alley. She's up front on everything, and will tell you like it is, but in a professional manner.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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There are no bad neighborhoods of Webster Groves, so i wouldn't worry over that -- the differential in housing prices is going to depend mostly on three things:

1. Size -- there are huge variances in Webster Groves. There are small bungalows and large historic mansions.
2. Condition -- As with all older areas some homes have been lovingly cared for and others haven't been updated since the beginning of time.
3. Walkability -- pricing near downtown Webster Groves is definitely higher.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:24 PM
 
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There are no bad neighborhoods of Webster Groves, so i wouldn't worry over that -- the differential in housing prices is going to depend mostly on three things:

1. Size -- there are huge variances in Webster Groves. There are small bungalows and large historic mansions.
2. Condition -- As with all older areas some homes have been lovingly cared for and others haven't been updated since the beginning of time.
3. Walkability -- pricing near downtown Webster Groves is definitely higher.
Thanks for the input! I only got to drive around a small amount of Webster Groves and liked what I saw. I kinda thought the price differences were because of what you said- just wanted some verification from a local!

Also, there are homes that will say "st louis" instead of webster groves -but they use a webster groves zip code??

Thanks,
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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I can't provide any insight into which neighborhoods are more desirable, but I do have a realtor recommendation for you if you're looking to buy instead of rent: Sandie Hea / St. Louis Missouri Real Estate - The Sandie Hea Team Real Estate

I've worked with three different realtors over the last 8 years and have talked to many others in that time. Sandie was our agent when we sold a house three years ago, and she was by far the best realtor we've interacted with, and there are some good ones out in St. Louis! In my experience, she was the best contract negotiator and had the best insight about what a home should sell for in the changing economy, which should translate well for you as a buyer. She specializes in St. Louis City and the inner suburbs such as Webster Groves, so she sounds like she's right up your alley. She's up front on everything, and will tell you like it is, but in a professional manner.
Thanks- I will keep her in mind when we're ready to buy. I think i want to rent for about 6 months or so; but it's always good to have a good Realtor first that knows the area.

Thanks,
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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Webster Groves is fabulous
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Unread 06-13-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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Webster Groves is fabulous
I thought it seemed pretty great- any additional insights?
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Unread 06-13-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Thanks for the input! I only got to drive around a small amount of Webster Groves and liked what I saw. I kinda thought the price differences were because of what you said- just wanted some verification from a local!

Also, there are homes that will say "st louis" instead of webster groves -but they use a webster groves zip code??

Thanks,
I don't really know what the deal is here--something to do with the postal service, I think. But you'll notice once you move here & get a driver's license, it will say "Saint Louis, MO 63119" and not "Webster Groves, MO 63119." I'm not really sure why a realtor would say St Louis and not Webster Groves--being in WG adds a lot of value.

We prefer the northern end of 63119, as its closer to work in Clayton, fairly diverse, and is pretty much right between hwy 40 & 44. That being said, we didn't have the $$ to live in Central WG.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:23 PM
 
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I thought it seemed pretty great- any additional insights?
I know I am the biggest cheerleader of U City but Webster Groves is a fabulous, Norman Rockwell type of STL inner ring suburb. I teach at Webster University, BTW, and love the surrounding idyllic area. You really can't go wrong with WG, especially if you can afford something near Webster U and the amenties along Lockwood Avenue.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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All St. Louis county mailing addresses can be listed as the municipality itself or as generalized St. Louis. There are so many small munis and the post office just goes by zip code anyway. You'll see it listed as both.
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