Like all metropolitan regions, St. Louis County has a diverse array of housing structures. Some communities have recognized that while the structural integrity still may be good, they no longer meet the needs of today's homebuyers.
Specifically, the Collaborative is looking at post World War II houses built to meet the demands of a different era. Unlike the original owners, today's homebuyers look for:
- At least one-car, but preferably two-car attached garage
- Spacious master bath
- Ample space and storage in kitchen
- Main floor laundry room
A group of communities, realtors, contractors, and the finance community along with key partners such as the St. Louis Board of Realtors, St. Louis Home Builders Association and the St. Louis office of the Federal Reserve are working together to address this pressing need.
The coalition will conduct community forums, sponsor special projects and identify cost-effective ways to help residents update their homes. The committee also will develop a program to begin working on outdated structures to make them more desirable for today's homebuyers.