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January 2020 Real Estate Market Reports

Below you will find links to the January 2020 Kansas City Housing Market Report from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® and Heartland Multiple Listing Service. Highlights from the January data include:   January 2020 average sales price for new & existing homes combined ($241,632) is 2.9 percent higher than January 2019. There were…

7 Storage Dilemmas, Solved!!!!

Short on counter space? Closets bursting at the seams? Try these smart ideas for all the common storage problems homeowners face.     Daily mail and magazines quickly pile up and clutter your kitchen.     Solution:   If you don’t want to pin items on your refrigerator or have the wall space for a…

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring   You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that. But did you know how much? A little do it yourself\sweat equity can save half the cost of a project — or more. What’s more, you get a great return…

How to Plan the Perfect Half Bath

How to Plan the Perfect Half Bath   Adding a half bath to a home is one of the most common requests I get. People want to increase the value of their houses, of course, but what most of my clients really want is a bathroom that’s convenient for their guests to use but doesn’t…

Get Your Home Ready To Sell

In preparing your house to sell, ask yourself over and over if your house looks like someone else’s dream house. Houses in move-in condition tend to be inviting to buyers; houses that are like new typically sell the fastest and procure the best price. With that in mind, here are a few things to consider…

7 KEYS TO SELLING

  7 Keys to Selling Your House When the market Slows Down   What was once a booming residential real estate market across the country has slowed a bit. Here are seller-tactics-get-top-dollar-for-real-estate   Rising mortgage rates are lowering the affordability of homes and an increase of sellers looking to cash in on the rapid price appreciation…

No, my parents live with ME!

Multigenerational housing is the latest trend happening in real estate in America. In the past few years we have seen a steady incline in the percentage of homes with multiple generations under one roof and it’s not even confined to one age group, racial/ethnic group, or gender. According to Pew Research Center: “Multigenerational family living…

Is Condo Life for You?

In many urban centers a condo can be more affordable than a single family home, however, in the Kansas City, MO/Kansas City, KS  area that is not the case. Dollars per square foot are a lot more reasonable in the Kansas City Metro Area than other major cities such as Chicago, Denver, Boston, or Portland….

Millennials and Credit

Building credit, if you’re a millennial, can be a disconcerting and futile endeavor. Unfortunately due to the economic downturn many millennials cannot afford the standard credit card, but fortunately, today the options are much broader, such as Paypal and Affirm. These new options, however, do not come with the same perks as the standard credit…

New Breed of House Hunter Commands Pet Perks, Parks and More

Have you noticed pets taking a forefront in the home buying decision? Many clients are now seeking homes that offer amenities or a location that is more beneficial to their four legged friends. New Breed of House Hunter Commands Pet Perks, Parks and More Pets have found their way into the hearts—and homes—of over 125…

NAR Most Popular Research Reports of 2015

NAR Research released over 15 reports in 2015. Here are highlights from some of their most popular reports. They state that 93% of real estate agents prefer to communicate with their clients through email. I thought that number was really high. Personally, I like communicating on the phone. I check up with my clients and…

Top Real 5 Estate Trends of 2016

5 Real Estate Trends That Will Dominate 2016 Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, December 22, 2015 This year may have marked the best for housing since 2007, but the market will likely get even rosier in 2016, according to a recent real estate forecast by realtor.com®. One of the main drivers behind the brighter…

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