The Perfect $100,000 House in St. Louis

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Market Conditions Apr 2007

As I mentioned in another post I have been reading The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home by Karrie Jacobs. For me this is THAT BOOK. The book that was given to me at the perfect time for me to really absorb it; the book that will spur my own investigation into smart, affordable design; the book that will become the most used reference on my way towards earning the MA at Saint Louis University in Urban Planning and Real Estate Development. (Did I mention that I start working on my Master’s this Fall at SLU?)

Moving right along here are my choices for the nearly perfect $100,000 house in St. Louis.

The Search:

Where: Zip Codes, 63116,63118,63109,63104,63108,63139,63111

Why: Because that is where I work.

What: Houses between 80K and 111K listed by cooperating brokers

When: Listed as ACTIVE in the MLS as of April 9, 2007

Be patient with the links, I loaded the detailed listings with extra photos. Might take a second but definitely worth it.

4628 Tennessee 63111

3459 Itaska 63111

3421 Connecticut 63118

4344 Gannett 63116

2326 Sulphur 63139

4443 Neosho 63116

5329 Odell 63139

5718 Goener 63116

1333 Graham 63139

6817 West Park 63139

My original search turned up over 144 listings. Many were HUGE homes that needed to be taken down to the studs. That, I think, is another post. For now I wanted to find places that weren’t just livable but striking and updated. I didn’t put any limitations on beds, baths or square footage but most of them appear to be 1 bedroom/ 1 bath places ranging between 600-1000 square feet. Some of them I chose because they have been totally reworked with very smart design choices others I might not have liked as much in terms of the interior but the location in relation to parks and public transportation is unbeatable.

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