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As we get into the second half of the year...the home buying market starts slowing down.  Sales have been  strong this year in Brookside (list price under $450K); there is still demand, but most of the inventory is priced well over $500K.  Here is the August  2017 Brookside single family home sal...
Beautiful September brings so many outdoor events in Kansas City..and this Saturday is the annual Waldo Fall Festival, now in it's 25th year. It's happening Saturday Sept 16, 2017 from 10am-5pm at the southeast corner of 75th and Wornall in the parking lot. This family friendly festival offers ri...
  Brookside and Waldo are popular places for small business owners...I think this is the third locally owned new business I've written about in the past several weeks.  Today I will introduce you to The Nut Cup, an antique and collectibles shop that opened last month at  7021 Oak, next to Eclecti...
Home prices are up again in Waldo--a trend that has been consistent this year.  There is a lot of demand and not enough inventory in the $150-$200K price range..   These figures are for Waldo single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:July 2017 Numb...
  Brookside East continues to gain more tenants, and one of the newest is Can I Have A Bite, the grab and go food spot that moved to 633 E 63rd St in late March from a Waldo location. Owner Kathy Hale focuses on healthy food, prepared on site, using locally sourced and organic ingredients when po...
Armour Hills in Brookside -- a hot location for homebuyers this year! Prices have really jumped up compared to last year.  Here are the July 2017 home sales for Armour Hills:  July 2017                                               Median list price:      $335,000                          Median ...
Home prices continue to rise in Brookside; however the market is slowing down as is usual for the second half of the year.  There is still a shortage of inventory in the $250K-$350K price range..  Here is the July 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:  J...
What is "Explore Gregory" all about?  You've seen the signs and probably got something in the mail about it. The event is happening this Saturday August 19, 2017. And the promotion refers to the street, not a person!  From 10am-4pm, the businesses along Gregory from Oak  to Main streets welcome a...
Many years ago when my husband and I first moved to Brookside, we went to the Brookside Irish Fest.  It was basically a few booths set up in a parking lot with a band.  There was a small Westport Irish Fest too.  These two groups got together and now we have one big Irish Fest, every year over La...
How would you like to taste the flavors of over twenty countries in one weekend?  It's possible!  Make plans to attend the annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park, August 18-20, 2017. This huge event represents cultures from dozens of international countries, including Sweden, Scotland, F...

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