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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…

I’m Ready to Buy, Now What?

Ready to buy but not sure where to start with getting financed? First things first you need to know where your credit score stands then take inventory of your debts and monthly expenses versus your income. Now you can better decide how much house you can afford and have a great start to making an…

Maintenance-free 1 1\2 story on treed lot.

Maintenance-free 1 1\2 story on treed lot. Large great rm w\ a vaulted ceiling, brick fireplace flanked w\ built-in bookshelves. Updated kitchen, flooring, under cabinet lighting, built-in planning desk & huge walk-in pantry. Awesome 20 x 12 sunroom off the kitchen with lots of natural light. 1st-floor master bed & bath with large walk-in closet….

Have your birds flown the coop?

Have your birds flown the coop? They have for Olathe residents Jackie Mattingly Byars and her husband, Wayne, which allowed them to build the home they always wanted, and form a whole new group of friends! Have you #downsized or moved when the kids moved out? How do you spend your time? Feel what it’s…

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…

Check out the 360 Views on this Awesome New Listing at 18976 166th St. Basehor, KS 66007. MLS# 2152111

Tap the little globe in the top right for 360 views. If on mobile device, view as virtual reality Tranquil setting on 9.2 acres New 1,000 square foot trex deck overlooking treed acreage Beautiful acreage rich with wildlife 2 story foyer and new hardwood floors throughout most of the 1 floor Kitchen has been opened…

A Warm & Cozy Home Update

A Warm & Cozy Home Update Jenica Parcell from A Slice of Style knew that there were a few spaces around her home that needed an update. Her living room and dining areas were the best spaces to start off with. With the help of a few affordable and stylish items from The Home Depot, Jenica made…

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…

Buyers – Home Search Comparison Chart

Print out this worksheet and use it to make notes about the homes you visit on your home buying search. It will help you keep your observations and thoughts organized so you don’t get confused when you need to make a decision. Features FEATURES HOUSE #1 HOUSE #2 HOUSE #3 Address        …

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…

Buying a House This Year? This Should Be Your 1st Step!

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved for a…

Ways to increase the Value of your Home

Replace the Tub With a Walk-In Shower If you have a large bathtub that doesn’t get used much, replace it with a walk-in shower. Not only will it look more luxurious, it’s more practical. And a simple, clear glass partition will make the room feel bigger.   Change the Lights New lighting can give an…

Thinking About Buying a Foreclosure?

With the housing bubble burst and the subprime mortgage crisis, millions of homeowners found themselves unable to make their mortgage payments. Many found themselves owing more on the house than the home was worth. Many just walked away from their homes. As a result of these complicated issues, millions of homes were foreclosed. While this…

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…

Buying a Home

Buying a home is an exciting and complex adventure. It can also be a very time-consuming and costly one if you’re not familiar with all aspects of the process, and don’t have all the best information and resources at hand. One of my specialties is representing the best interests of Kansas City area buyers throughout…

Buying Step 1: Are you Ready to Buy a Home?

Knowledge and experience are the keys to successful real estate transactions. The Internet is an enormous library of valuable real estate related information. Doing your research to gather knowledge as well as working with local REALTORS®, whose expertise and experience can interpret and guide you through the information, can be essential to your success in…

Buying Step 2: Get a Realtor When You Buy a Home

Buying Step 2   Real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and although many people have earned real estate licenses, only a small percentage of them actively help buyers and sellers. Real estate brokers and salespeople who belong to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) are bound together with a strong…

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