Monday, May 2, 2016

Green grass, green thumb.

The upside to all of this rain?

We have gotten 2 new trees, 3 flowering shrubs, and 2 flats of colorful annuals in the ground at Casa de Nenonen. Our herb garden is started and our ornamental pots and urns are filled with everything from impatiens to fragrant mandevilla.

When Life hands you rain, get your hands dirty!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Under Contract: #405 Auber Drive in Ballwin

The West County Spring housing market is incredibly fast and competitive right now, but my clients' persistence paid off! After a Sunday evening bidding war, they contracted this handsome Parkway West two-story. The perfect next chapter for this adorable growing family... an enthusiastic "congrats" to the B crew who closes escrow in June!

Learn more about the property HERE.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Just for Fun: Morning maker

This totally made my week and put the biggest smile on my face! Thank you, thank you Jan and Bob for your thoughtful gesture.  I can't tell you how much it means to me!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Just for Fun: Pretty in Pink

I swear, the theme of my week has been AZALEAS...  

They are full bloom and gorgeous all around town, St. Louis. 

Pretty in pink! đŸ’• 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Closed: #8129 Stanford Avenue in University City

When you sell the home that you have enjoyed and raised your family in for over 30 years, it is really like leaving behind a good friend.  As my boys grow older, I've become a lot more cognizant of the fact that eventually Steve and I will be back to two in this house and will have to decide if all of the large family amenities are still necessary.

#8129 Stanford closed today, and these clients have really become family to me over the years as we have contemplated, strategized, and waited for the right time for this downsize.  This big beautiful University City home served them well for over 3 decades and will hopefully go on to create beautiful family memories for the new Buyers.

To the entire K family- here's hoping that the next chapter is as fun-filled as the last.  Thank you, thank you for allowing me to help you in this big transition and I look forward to seeing what the future in your new house holds!  I won't say "keep in touch" as you aren't getting rid of me any time soon. ;-)  Ha ha.  Congratulations!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Just Listed: 2019 Pincian Drive in Rockwood School District

Cute as a button and move-in ready...

Open House this Sunday, April 17, from 1-3pm.

#2019 Pincian Drive boasts a fabulous Southwest St. Louis County location just minutes from I-44 and 141 and within walking distance of numerous playgrounds and South Buder Park. This charming ranch boasts an open floor plan, updates galore, and a sizable fully-fenced backyard in the reputable Rockwood school district.

Home features: 2 main floor bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a beautifully updated kitchen with custom cabinetry and granite countertops, and a professionally-finished lower level that DOUBLES your total living space with a sizable recreation room, recessed lighting, a basement bedroom with full bath, and oodles of storage.

Heading outside, the backyard is adorned with mature trees and lovely low-maintenance perennial landscaping. There is a deck, an organic raised-bed vegetable garden, and plenty of fully-fenced green space for your children, pets, and summer soirées.

Complete with a 1 car garage, a new roof with architectural shingles (14), new gutters with leaf guards (13), fresh paint (16), new flooring, new windows, new dishwasher (16), newer furnace, and a new sump pump (14)… this home is a complete package! Beautifully maintained and move-in ready, this property has been loved and it shows.

Call Carrie for a private tour at 314.298.5275.  See the full MLS listing HERE.


  • New roof with architectural shingles - 2014
  • Waterproofed basement and new sump pump (through PermaJack, installed below foundation footing with drain leading along walls to sump pit-has warranty for the lifetime of the home) - 2014
  • New dishwasher - 2016
  • New furnace - 2009
  • New French doors w/ enclosed dust-free blinds - 2012
  • Full kitchen remodel and reconfiguration with custom cabinetry, separate pantry, and     granite countertops - 2009
  • New windows throughout (upstairs pre-2008, basement 2012)
  • Main floor bathroom remodel (down to the studs, rebuilt with mold-resistant walls) - 2012
  • New Gutters with leaf guards - 2013
  • Backyard organic vegetable garden and spacious fully-fenced backyard with new low-maintenance perennial landscaping and installed French drain


  • Fantastic family-friendly neighborhood includes (multiple and very close to the house) common grounds with playgrounds and basketball courts.
  • Located in the reputable and award-winning Rockwood School District.
  • Located just one block from South Buder Park with numerous playgrounds and sprawling green space.
  • Less than a 5 minute drive from Lone Elk Park and several notable Meramec Greenway running and hiking trails including Riverside Park and the Chubb and Castlewood Loop.
  • Easy access to 141, I-44, and I-270.
  • Resident access to the City of Fenton RiverChase Recreation and Community Center with 3 pools, over 5,500 sqft of fitness center, basketball courts, multipurpose rooms available for rent, and an indoor walking track.
  • Old Towne Fenton Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday from May-October with locally-grown produce, flowers, live music, and crafts.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Seller Tip: Staging Before and After

Which space do you think would draw the most Buyers in person AND online photos?  

This comparison is a true testament to proper Seller preparation. The name of the game in staging is bright, clean, and not too taste-specific (neutral)!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The 2016 St. Louis Real Estate Market Thus Far

The ultimate ‪‎St. Louis‬ real estate expert is Jim Dohr, the President of my company- Coldwell Banker Gundaker. His summary of 2016 thus far is spot on...

Low rates + low inventory= a fast and furious Spring market favorable for both Buyers and Sellers!

In St. Louis and contemplating a move?  I would love to help you find your dream home!  Learn more about me HERE. See what my clients have to say about me HERE or on LinkedIn.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Closed: #2347 Goodale Avenue

I had the opportunity to turn the keys of this adorable Cape Cod home over top my Buyers this morning, just in time for the weekend.  An exciting morning, indeed.  Congratulations, J and B!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Just For Fun: Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This morning, the alarm clocks in Casa de Nenonen rang out at 6AM marking the official end of Spring Break 2016. While the suntans will fade, the memories of our little family getaway to explore Puerto Vallarta and the Sierra Madre mountains will last a lifetime!

A teeny peek at the fun...