For real estate, we have a buyers' market at the moment. Why not go shopping?
If you are looking for real estate to buy, rehab or just admire, the free annual city housing tour known as the Big Big Tour is back this Sunday, March 30. Founded by Marti Frumhoff, the tour is actually a coordinated open house day for properties available in the city of St. Louis. People start at Central Reform Congregation between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., where they get the map of open houses and peruse the Homebuyers' Fair that includes booths and information from mortgage brokers, neighborhood organizations and real estate businesses. This year's Homebuyer's Fair will include a booth where Old North resident Barbara Manzara will have information on how to purchase real estate from the city's Land Reutilization Authority. That alone is worth a visit -- but so are the dozens of houses you can inspect and, yes, even buy on Sunday.