Ryan Shakofsky Blog

Is Your Home Leaking Energy?

How to make your home energy efficient
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on July 03, 2017 in No Category
The sun is baking your sofa through the front window and the dog won’t leave the kitchen tile. It’s summer. It’s sticky and hot! Most people only think about energy efficiency when their utility bill spikes in the dead of winter or when the summer heat wave rolls in. You may think that making your home more efficient is expensive, but there are low-cost ways to decrease your utility bills and the strain on the environment at the same time. Reduce Energy Bills - Start Small St... read more
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South City St. Louis

Why We Love the City
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on June 08, 2017 in No Category
St. Louis City is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods. The homes are as diverse as the people who live in them. In Compton Heights neighborhood, many of the homes are sprawling mansions when compared to the shotgun homes on the Hill and small brick bungalows throughout South City or the victorian era homes you will find in Lafayette Square. Jessie and Ron Mueller have owned several styles of homes, but their home at 3222 Hawthorne Blvd. is just short of amazing. They chose Compton Heights beca... read more
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University City

7556 Amherst Ave.
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on May 19, 2017 in No Category
University City has a strong sense of community and is known for its diversity. This is what inspired U City residents, Todd & Carla Gatti, to put down roots in this neighborhood. With a population of 40,000 in 6 square miles, University City has an eclectic mix of businesses, housing styles, and cultural background. Todd & Carla told us what they love about their home, located at 7556 Amherst: “This is probably the BEST thing about the house...it’s amazing to be able to live i... read more
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Quaint, small town feel
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on May 18, 2017 in No Category
The City of Glendale, incorporated in 1916, was named after a small station between Webster Groves and Kirkwood on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Glendale is an exclusively residential city that has always been known for its gracious homes and its desirable qualities as a family community.  John & Tricia Steffens of 833 Hanamoor Ct. couldn’t agree more. They enjoy sitting on their southern style front porch while sipping coffee and chatting with neighbors. Neighborhood SpotlightGlendale exp... read more
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Make Over Your Home Like a Pro

St. Louis Home Design & Style
Posted by Ryan Shakofsky on May 13, 2017 in No Category
by: Sydney Woehler, Marketing & Listing Coordinator for The Shakofsky Team at Coldwell Banker PremierDesignDo you ever flip through those home design magazines or television shows and marvel at how effortless they make it all look?  Yeah, who has time for that, right? Our team regularly answers questions on how to stage a home but sometimes the situation calls for hands-on help and we call in the professionals.  Dionna Raedeke is an artist and design consultant in St. Louis who has an extens... read more
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