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Michael and Danielle Abril pose for a portrait in front of their home in Kirkwood's Meacham Park neighborhood. April 2018
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Michael and Danielle Abril are active members of the Meacham Park Neighborhood Association. They show up at meetings. They volunteer. They help inform others in the community.

“Meacham Park is a blessing to us because it allowed us to be relatively close to my work and in a great place, a great community,” Michael Abril said.

The neighborhood is a mostly black area of Kirkwood that had been segregated from the rest of the city for years. But that’s changing.

Angela Lewis, left, listens while realtor Gail Brown explains how she arrived at a list price for the Lewis property in north St. Louis, in April 2018.
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Advocates concerned about persistent housing segregation in the region might question why promotional materials for the 2018 Fair Housing Conference use the word "celebrate" in reference to the Fair Housing Act.

"The reality is the racial segregation that we see everywhere in this country is the product of very explicit design by the federal state and local governments, intended to segregate the nation by race," said Richard Rothstein, ahead of Wednesday's meeting.

Rothstein, the keynote speaker, is the author of "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America."

What’s The Outlook For St. Louis’ Real Estate Market?

Apr 24, 2014
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After a tough few years, the St. Louis housing market is looking up. St. Louis on the Air host Don Marsh spoke with real estate experts Allen Brake and Brock MacLean to get their forecast for the St. Louis home buying season.

Brake is a realtor with Realty Executives of St. Louis and MacLean is an executive vice president of, an online home search service.

Agents: It's Now A Seller's Market In St. Louis

Mar 25, 2013
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Real estate agents in the St. Louis area say it is no longer a buyer's market.

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So, another week, and yet more news the U.S. housing market is slowly returning to normal.

Numbers released on Tuesday by the Commerce Department show that builders broke ground on homes last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 917,000. That's up from 910,000 in January. And it's the second-fastest pace since June 2008, behind December's rate of 982,000.

St. Louis Home Prices Get A Boost

Mar 6, 2013
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A new report says the region's home prices rose 4.3 percent in January from the same month in 2012.

The real estate analysis firm CoreLogic released the report Tuesday. The firm says the data offer more evidence that a housing recovery is finally under way in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that excluding distress sales, prices in January were up 3.6 percent.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, June 18, 2012 - The St. Louis housing market continues to record modest gains in home sales, the St. Louis Association of Realtors said today.

Some highlights from the report:

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, May 30, 2012 - Each month’s reports of housing market statistics spark the inevitable question about recovery: Are we there yet?

Glenn Vatterott, president of the St. Louis Association of Realtors, told the Beacon that he is guardedly optimistic about sales and prices.