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When homebuyers work with a real estate agent, it is helpful to be as clear as possible about what they are looking for in a home. One important factor to consider is the type of community they are seeking. A preference between urban or rural, for example, is fairly straightforward to explain. But other terms, like neighborhood and subdivision, are often used interchangeably— and that can make the home search a bit confusing. 

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Figuring out where to live in St. Louis can be complicated, especially for newcomers. It is hard for some to wrap their head around the fact that the city itself is small (with a population of about 300,000) but has 79 distinct neighborhoods, each with its own vibe and name. Just outside the city limits, more than 2 million people live in 100 different municipalities spanning several counties and 2 states—all of which are sometimes referred to as the Greater St. Louis region. 

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Décor Trends For 2022

Friday, April 15th, 2022
Mark & Diana Massey

Although we’re only a few months into 2022, certain décor trends have already made their mark this year. We’ve noticed that people are creating change by embracing the past, showing off their bold personal style, and adapting to the challenges we’ve faced these past two years. If you’re looking for some exquisite décor inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for the décor trends of 2022.

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The Future of Home Buying

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022

With how much the housing market has changed over the last 50 years, or even, over the last decade, it can be interesting to think about what the future of home buying could possibly look like. With uncertainty around all of the things that go into the housing market like the environment, economy, work life, entertainment, styles, and personal preferences, who knows what the process will look like in the future? But still, it can be fun to speculate.

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What Features Do Luxury Homes Have?

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Standards of luxury change with the times. Fifty years ago, a two-car garage, a double-sink vanity, or a bar in the rec-room would have seemed pretty special in some houses. Today, those features are common, and one would be hard-pressed to find a new-build without things like walk-in closets, a security system, or a master ensuite. Heated floors, outdoor living space, swimming pools, and spas have become so mainstream that they are no longer the signatures of luxury homes.

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The Top 6 Interior Design Trends of 2022

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Mark & Diana Massey

Every new year brings exciting new trends that dictate how we exercise, eat, dress, and decorate our homes. Various styles have gone in and out of fashion, but people always seem to find a way to make history chic and seemingly new again. That’s the theme for 2022’s interior design trends. While we are seeing a revival in vintage aesthetics, there are pops of color and other design tropes that are distinctly contemporary. Keep reading for the top six interior design trends of 2022.

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