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May is National Bike Month...and This week is National Bike to Work Week.And today through Saturday May 20, 2017 is Bike to Waldo Week! Hop on your bike and ride through bike-friendly Waldo..stopping by these merchants for special deals and discounts:  Family Bicycles, KC Bier Co, Betty Raes, Cro...
Home prices continue to rise in Brookside.  Due to a shortage of inventory, prices are going up, multiple offers are common--especially for homes priced under $400K.  Plus, Brookside homes look extra beautiful during Spring!  Here is the April 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using...
Worlds Window in Brookside is hosting its annual fundraiser for Rose Brooks on Thursday May 11, 2017.  It's your opportunity to support a local women's shelter and spruce up your wardrobe at the same time! For the past month, Worlds Window has been collecting donated new and gently used clothing ...
Waldo continues to be a hot spot for homebuyers this year!  As prices keep climbing in the 64113 zip code to the north, those who want to buy on a more modest budget look south to 64114.  These figures are for single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 8...
   A sure sign of Spring in Brookside!  The Art Annual is happening this weekend, May 5-7, 2017, at Brookside Road and 63rd St. Artists from around the US will display their home made creations:  pottery, painting, photography, jewelry, sculptures, clothes, leather goods--it's all here under the ...
   Buyers are snapping up new listings in Armour Hills this spring! Most new listings go under contract within the first few days of hitting the  market.  Let’s look at the March 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a comparison to last year.  March 2017                                          ...
 We are all in to the typically strong Spring home buying season and inventory is still pretty low compared to demand.  However, I know sellers are busy getting their homes ready to list and the next couple of months will bring even more houses for sale.  Here is the March 2017 Brookside single f...
   You’ve probably seen these yard signs popping up about Uniting at Southwest. What’s going on? A parent-led proposal is underway to reopen the unused Southwest High School as a project-based, public high school with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program by 2019. At o...
We have another new shop in Brookside to check out! It’s called Coco, a women’s clothing store located at 6209 Oak. Coco is next to Itsy Bitsy Bums, and owned by the same person, Abby Flores. The grand opening was April 1. Like so many locally owned Brookside businesses, Coco makes you feel welco...
Texting can be so useful--I especially like it to tell someone I'm running late, or to remind hubby to pick up something on the way home.  What I won't do is negotiate via text. I always take notes regarding the specifics of every offer.  Even after the deal is done--there are certain things that...

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