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Zanola on the Road

Today's blog post is brought to you by Angelo Zanola, Zanola Company's lead researcher. 

As lead researcher for Zanola Company, I do almost all of our driving and subdivisions counts for MarketGraphics® research, which are essential to our annual St. Louis update. We are entering the home stretch of this year's St. Louis update that will be published in November. We only have St. Louis County, St. Louis City and St. Charles County left in a regional update that encompasses St. Louis city and St. Louis, Jefferson, St. Charles, St. Clair, Madison, Franklin, Warren, Lincoln, and Monroe counties. 

As you can see on this map of the counties driven so far in this audit, we at Zanola Company cover quite a lot of ground performing our MarketGraphics® audits. The blue lines are the GPS trail of my car. By zooming in, you could see the path taken through the roads of each individual subdivision. 

Every four months, we drive to every active new home subdivision in each of the 10 counties in the St. Louis region to count the number of occupied, newly-finished-but-unoccupied, and under-construction homes, collecting information on home types and lots. We count counties in the same order each drive so our information is a regular four months apart and we always leave the densest and most active counties (St. Louis County and St. Charles County) for last so they are the most current when the report is published. Over the next two weeks, the center of this map will be filled. Keep an eye out for our St. Louis update report.  

By Angelo Zanola