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I've been an agent for over fifteen years now and I really enjoy it.  Part of the excitement in this job is...you meet all kinds of people and see all kinds of houses.   We've all had that experience of being contacted for a listing appointment and not knowing what the inside of the house will lo...
01/23/2020
Waldo home values have really shot up over the past five years..I remember when a buyer could purchase a cute, updated home north of 75th St for under $200K!  First let's take a look at December stats, and then YTD comparisons.  I'm using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes; Gregory to 85th St...
01/20/2020
Happy 2020 everyone!  What will the Brookside housing market be like this year??  I really like to track these stats because I think it does offer some perspective on the sales and demand.  Let's examine the December stats first, then the YTD comparisons. I'm using the main Brookside zip code of ...
01/15/2020
  There is a new retirement community for seniors on the east side of Brookside:  St. Anthony’s, located at 1000 E 68th St, just off Troost.  Many years in the making, the Catholic community finally opened in November, welcoming new residents of all faiths. I recently stopped by to take a look at...
01/06/2020
Ho ho ho, Santa brings Armour Hills higher home values this year!  Here are the numbers for November, with comparisons to last year: November 2019                                              November 2018Median list price:    $325,000                       Median list price:      $304,475Median ...
12/23/2019
 It's a snow day!  Hope everyone is staying warm and extra careful if driving in the Kansas City metro area.  It's time to check the November home sales stats for Brookside--which are showing an increase over last year. I'm taking the numbers from single family home sales in the main Brookside zi...
12/16/2019
My story happened several years ago...it seems like all my crazy stories happened when I was a newer agent.  Now most of the unusual issues that pop up are related to inspections, or multiple offer situations, or other incidents that I won't mention here! Anyway, I was working with a couple who h...
12/09/2019
This is the weekend for the annual Kristkindl Market at the KC United Church of Christ in Brookside.  Such a family fun event--and no charge to get in! Events start Friday Dec 6, 2019 at 5 and run till 9pm; or stop in Saturday from 10am-7pm.  Enjoy live music, German food, crafts and gifts for sa...
12/06/2019
I've already report October home sales stats for Brookside and Waldo--both areas down a bit from Oct 2018. But not Armour Hills--my neighborhood going up up up this year!  It is a much smaller sample of homes than Waldo and Brookside (and of course, Armour Hills included in the Brookside numbers)...
11/26/2019
This is not going to be a post that leans into politics, current immigration policy, or an commentary on what's happening at the USA/Mexico border.  Immigration  continues to be a very controversial subject.  However today I wanted to share my story of how I became to be so grateful to be born in...
11/26/2019
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