WE ALREADY HAVE AN AGENT IF WE GO TO MLS!!
The main reason we bought this house, and maybe the same reason you might, is because the wide-open great room is amazing. The house has a lot of other great stuff too: Ladue schools, new zoned HVAC, new roof, vaulted master bedroom, friendly and quiet dead-end street that is a mile from everything, etc. But we decided to buy it within a second of walking in, after dejectedly concluding that we'd have to build to get close to what we wanted. Another note if you're looking at old satellite pics: it used to have a pool, which we buried because it needed 30k in repairs. That's now grass.
Why leave? Because we're going right next to our kids' school, and one of our employers, and are using the move as an excuse to get rid of a lot of the junk you see in these photos. We're using this house as an expensive storage unit until we sort that out, but in the meantime, would be happy to entertain serious interest.
Right now the main thing that really needs work is the deck. There is a lot of other here-and-there stuff with the front porch wood, some landscaping, some bathroom fixes, powerwashing, sealing the driveway, and that jazz, but the deck is the biggest thing. Maybe you have your own designs on how you'd approach it, though, or even (sniffle) want to bulldoze the whole house and become another 1MM+ one on our tiny street! If we were going to stay, our plan was to use the deck foundation to make an indoor/outdoor room.
The basic flow chart for us on this would be: sell FSBO straight away - if not, sell FSBO after fixups - if not, sell MLS - if not, rent it out. Since it costs us less to do fewer repairs and/or skip MLS, we're willing to talk a bit on price. We are under no real financial pressure over the home, though, so lowballs are going to be a mutual waste of time. You can see from the sale history that our original purchase price was 450, that was 8 years ago, and we've put a number of expensive improvements into it since then.
We will be extremely real and human and honest with you about what we loved and didn't love about both the home and the area. I think it's sad how transactional and dishonest most real estate deals are
ORIGINAL AGENT BOILERPLATE DESCRIPTION: Ladue Schools The WOW'' factor'' will immediately strike you upon entering the front door of this exceptional Creve Coeur residence. The great room highlights impressive vaulted ceiling with skylights, lots of windows, and a beautiful wood burning stone fireplace. The amenities of the fantastic kitchen (updated in 2007) include 42 inch cherry cabinets, built-in refrigerator, a breakfast bar, granite counter surfaces, natural stone backsplash and a bay-window seat with storage. A finished lower level (with additional sleeping area), an oversized garage with work area, glistening hardwood floors and beautiful landscaping are only a few of the many extra and special features which make 573 Oakhaven Lane the address you will want to call home.
This listing is cheaper than the average 4 bedroom home in Creve Coeur by $138,600.
Students who live in this sale at 573 Oakhaven Lane attend the following Ladue School District (Unified School District) public schools:
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Spoede Elementary School
Grades K - 4
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Ladue Middle School
Grades 6 - 8
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Ladue Horton Watkins High School
Grades 9 - 12
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