If you live in an older home (and there are many of them in St. Louis) it might have knob and tube wiring. Knob and tube (or K&T) was the standard method of electrical wiring when electricity was first used in homes in the 1880s. New innovations in cable and wire came along in the 1920s, but K&T was still common up until the 1950s when more modern methods took over.

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Whether buying or selling a home in St. Louis, finding the best realtor will involve some work. You’ll want to ask people you know for referrals, do some research, and finally, interview the best candidates. (Read Follow These 3 Steps to Find a Real Estate Agent.) Sales statistics and experience are important, but you need to feel confident in your decision on a more personal level, too.

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With nine offices in and around the Metro St. Louis area, Select Properties makes community a priority for our leadership, employees, and customers. Luckily for those of us who live in St. Louis, there’s always an adventure to experience with friends nearby. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few August happenings that we recommend for you and your family.

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Have you heard the news? Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties was just named #2 Top Workplace in St. Louis by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in the large business category! Select Properties was chosen due to our ability to outperform our peers and exemplify what employees value most in the workplace. We are beyond excited to receive this recognition and stand out as one of the best businesses in the city.

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As the Gateway to the West, St. Louis has experienced plenty of change since its birth in 1764. This is especially evident as you take a leisurely drive around the city and view the homes that dot the neighborhoods. From the humble bungalow to the ever-impressive Victorian, our fair city is home to several styles of architecture. Here are the top 5 house styles that can be found around St. Louis:

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