Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Good Shortlist to Make

St. Louis real estate
I got a call from a telemarketer today. When asking about business questions, he commented that he was interested in becoming a real estate investor. Currently in LA, he asked what the local market was like.

Apparently it's not that bad.

Forbes magazine published their list of top seller's markets and based on thier criteria, St. Louis made the top 5. Not bad at all.

Of course, a buyer's or seller's market can be as specific as a single block. St. Louis has generally been a good safe bet in terms of real estate investment values.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Thoughts on homelessness?

The mayor's blog has a mini poll that may be of some interest to the downtown community.

Of interest to me was that a majority of people didn't favor a "crackdown" on charities that feed homeless in public places.

It seems that this question may be handled differently by the majority if the public park in question was one they took their kids to, or was located across the street from their home. Also the wording, "cracking down on charities", that just sounds wrong, doesn't it?

The rennaisance downtown will recieve a substantial boost when the city finds a way to move the public feeding at Lucas Park. After all, we may not be able to completely eliminate homelessness, but should we be showcasing it?

Participate in this poll though. The voice of downtown should be heard.