Blogging from Brookside in Kansas City

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It's time once again for the St Patrick's Warm Up Parade in Brookside--2019 marks the 39th year!  The parade itself starts at 2pm; the route will be closed prior to start time.   This parade is a family friendly event--many parade watchers set up chairs along the streets and kids sit on the curb,...
 There’s a new burger joint in town…yum, doesn’t that look tasty?? It’s called Burger State, located just south of of 89th and Wornall at 8920 Wornall (formerly a barbecue place).  Burger State opened last month, and has already become a neighborhood favorite with nearby residents. Owner Raymond ...
You've heard of the dog days of me, this time of year is the worst!  No holidays, lots of long gray days and recently, almost constant ice, slush and snow.  (Although, I do enjoy a soft, several inches snowfall !)  When it's chilly and dark, It's easy to spend all your freetime inside...
Sold listings for Brookside last month were down compared to one year ago-- it could be due to the unusually cold and snowy winter we've had..or the lack of desirable inventory.  Here's the stats, based on the main Brookside zip code of 64113: January 2019                                         ...
 With most transactions, there is usually something I love about it...because I love doing this job! Every so often, I'll have a situation where I voluntarily take on some extra work that I know will benefit the client. Usually it's the seller.  If my sellers are in a difficult emotional situatio...
As I reported last month, Waldo home prices are on the rise. And the planned Wornall Road Improvement Project will enhance the streetscape, beauty and walkability of Waldo even more, making the area even more appealing to homebuyers.Last week I stopped by the Open House Public Meeting (at Hale Co...
Waldo continues to be a hot neighborhood for buyers...for the second year in a row, sales prices were higher than list price.  Let's take a look at the December stats first, single family homes in Waldo using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St: December 2018            ...
I'm posting this blog a bit later than usual..just returned from a mid January vacation so I'm behind on the blogging!  After the buying frenzy that kicked off 2018, at the end of the year the stats were similar to 2017 home sales...however, prices did rise. First we will look at December stats, ...
 "Where should we eat tonight?"  How often do you hear this questions  It's easy to fall back to those familiar locations close to home, with food and service you know. Break out of the rut!  Kansas City Restaurant Week is almost here! KC Restaurant Week (January 11-20, 2019) is a citywide event,...
Welcome to 2019!  I hope you are having a relaxing and healthy holiday season. Since this is the first blog of the year, I'm going to recap some 2018 highlights for the Brookside/Waldo area.  It was a successful twelve months for our neighborhood! Many new businesses opened, and most of them are ...

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