October 2020

Found 7 blog entries for October 2020.

Welcome to another edition of Mark’s Market Update! I’m getting a lot of calls and emails regarding the market and what is going to happen after the election??   I believe we’re not going to see much of an impact. It is a lot different than 2016 when there was double the months of inventory, although it was still a strong market, but prices have increased over 35% since 2016 on average.
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Carondelet Park is a large St. Louis park with a lot of stories to tell. It is the city's third largest park and is the namesake of the former city of Carondelet, which is now a section of east St. Louis. 

The Carondelet community was founded in 1767, originally under the name Louisburg after King Louis XV of France. The area’s name then changed to Prairie a Catalan after an original settler, Louis Catalin, before settling on Carondelet in 1794. The moniker is in honor of Baron Francois Louis Hector de Carondelet, a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory. Unofficially, the city was known by numerous other names as well. Delor’s Village, after the founder of the original settlement Clement DeLore de Treget, and Vide Poche (meaning "empty

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It's our 5th Annual Pie Day! 

This year will look a little different.  We're doing curbside pick-up. 

Every year for the last 5 years, The Gellman Team has shown our appreciation for your business by being a part of your family feast! 

  • Register for an Apple, Cherry, or Pumpkin pie by November 20 
  • Pies can be picked up curbside at:

     Richmond Heights office (2203 S. Big Bend Blvd) OR

     Chesterfield office (17998 Chesterfield Airport Rd, Ste. 110)

  • Pies will be available for curbside pick-up on:

     Monday, November 23, from 12-6pm OR

     Tuesday, November 24, from 12-6 pm.



Call 314-446-7531 to register for a pie.
Please leave your name, phone number, type of pie and
which location you would

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Welcome to Another Edition of Mark's Market Update


What do you do when you’re waiting at Ikea for your pickup and it is delayed? You film a Mark’s Market Update!

Here is a quick update for the first 12 days of October 2020 vs 2019. It is very similar to what we have seen over the past months, but here are the specific details.

    • Sales prices higher 10% and 11% St. Louis and St. Charles County 2020 vs 2019
    • Unit sales were down 11% in St. Louis and down 6% in St. Charles County. The uniqueness of St. Charles being down 6% is the fact that even with the significant amount of new construction, unit sales were still down and did not offset the units being down So what are we projecting over the new few weeks?
    • We are starting
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4440 Lindell Boulevard, APT 303 is nestled in the heart of the Central West End. Not only does the beautifully finished condo have easy access to shopping and restaurants, the Pierre Chouteau high-rise also features a stunning lobby with doorman and a rooftop deck. The deck overlooks not just the St. Louis Arch but also the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The basilica is also the dominant view from one of the bedrooms at 4440 Lindell Boulevard APT 303. 

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, also called the St. Louis Cathedral, looks like it was transported from medieval Europe but it was actually constructed in the early 20th century. The project began in 1907, and was designed by George Barnett. His vision was a synthesis of a Romanesque

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Last Friday the Team listed 2128 Monks Hollow Drive in Florissant. This 1988 ranch-style home sits on a spacious lot and has been fully updated to include: bamboo and tile flooring and stainless kitchen appliances as well as new roof, windows, siding, garage door, and driveway. The house also abuts common land in the back and is a short drive away from Florissant's Sunset Park.

Sunset Park is a 108 acre park located along the Missouri River, overlooking the Marais Temps Clair Conservation Area. The park would likely not exist at all if it hadn’t been for the generosity of Joseph and Marie Desloge, who donated 26.75 acres of their private land to the City of Florissant in 1961.

The following year, Florissant leased an additional 13 acres from

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The Magic House has been a family favorite destination in Kirkwood since it opened to the public in 1979. It is a children’s museum known for its unique design as a totally participatory museum, the first of its kind in the area. However, before it was a museum, the house was a private residence. 

The 5,500 square foot Victorian mansion was originally built in 1901 for George Lane Edwards, managing partner for the A. G. Edwards & Sons brokerage and the first president of the St. Louis Stock Exchange. Edwards also served as a director for the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, also called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 

The Edwards family lived in the home from 1903 to 1919 and by 1970, the home was sitting vacant. That’s where Jody Newman and

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