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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 ...
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...
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                                                     ...
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...
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...
Armour Hills continues it's upward climb in home values again last month, with values way up YTD.  Let's take a look at the numbers in this large Brookside subdivision of just under 1000 homes: April 2019                                                             April 2018Median list price:    ...
Home sales and values continue to surge in Brookside during the traditional strong spring home buying season.  Here are the stats for single family home sales last month in Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: April 2019                                                               April 2018M...
It's the first weekend of May...and that means it's time for the Brookside Art Annual, happening this weekend (May 3-5, 2019) in Brookside!   Centered around 63rd St and Brookside Blvd, this event features traditional and unusual art from makers around the country.  You'll see everything from pot...
Up, up, up--Waldo housing values continue to climb as first time buyers (and investors) continue to snap up moderately priced homes in this hot neighborhood.  Here are the single family home sales for March and YTD figures, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to ...
Spring is finally here!  You have probably noticed more and more 'for sale' signs popping up in your neighborhood.  More homes should close every month for the next 3=6 months; but checking the stats, Brookside home values are behind in 2019.  Let's look at the numbers, using the main Brookside z...

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