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I am very excited about this month's Active Rain challenge to hear all the great ideas from around the USA!  I am not a dog lover, totally understand why people love dogs so much, so my post will not include any dog activities!Our office recently had a get together about this very topic--some uni...
08/14/2019
Did you know there is a women’s consignment shop in Brookside??  I didn’t!  It’s fairly new, having opened in April.  Remix  is a welcome addition for female shoppers who appreciate a bargain—and want to ‘recyle’ their stylish clothes. Owner Catherine O’Sullivan moved here from Boston ten years a...
08/07/2019
What an interesting challenge this is!  To write about the changes in my personal and professional life over the past ten years.  Perhaps we should have a challenge regarding what to expect in the next ten years?!?  OK, here we go: *In 2009, I was trying to get through the recession.  The housing...
07/23/2019
As a Brookside neighborhood (Armour Hills is one of the larger subdivisions in the area), buyers are still snapping up homes quickly--yet the market does appear to be slowing down..probably usual mid July slump as so many people head out of town on vacation. Here are the stats for June home sales...
07/18/2019
We are halfway through the year...how are Brookside home sales holding up compared to last year?  Sales are still strong and prices up.  Read on for details...I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 (State Line to Oak; 55th to Gregory) for these stats. June 2019                           ...
07/14/2019
I remember a time not that long ago when I would show homebuyers in Waldo a pretty nice, small 3 bedroom, one and a half bath home in Waldo for under $200K near 75th and Wornall. Not anymore--buyers are having to go farther south and/or east, plan fix up projects or get less square feet for that ...
06/24/2019
Here are some of my favorite song lyrics involving “home”... “Home for the holidays, I believe I’ve missed each and every face..please celebrate me home” “Home sings me of sweet things, my life there has it’s own wings” “Come on take me away…home again” “Could it be that I have found my home at l...
06/19/2019
More homes are selling in Brookside this year, and at higher prices.  Our neighborhood is still a very strong attraction for homebuyers!  Here are the May sales stats for single family homes in the primary Brookside zip code  of 64113: May 2019                                                     ...
06/18/2019
Where’s Waldo…Farmers Market? The neighborhood missed you last year!Fortunately the Waldo Farmers Market is back for the 2019 season in a newlocation, opening this Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 3pm.I recently talked with Tom Richardson, the new Market Manager (a volunteerposition, thank you Tom!) abo...
06/02/2019
We are in the middle of the peak Spring home buying season...yet sales are down in Waldo.  Prices are up, though.  Is the slowdown a lack of inventory, lack of demand or is Waldo following the national trend of fewer home sales?  Time will tell. Here are the stats for single family  home sales in...
05/20/2019
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