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This is year #16 for me working in the residential real estate business!  As I was gathering my thoughts for this blog, I was looking back thinking "yes, I did make the right choice".  I feel lucky, because I would not have thought about getting my license until I ran into an old collegue at a co...
01/11/2018
Brookside will welcome two new restaurants shortly...Brookside Barrio and Brookside Poultry Company are preparing to open within the next few weeks.  Similar to building a brand new house--one can aim for a firm opening date but usually it's a fluid process, as various vendors and contractors plu...
01/11/2018
The January doldrums are here...to me, this can be the most boring month of the year.  The weather is cold and gloomy, no special events, not much on the market to sell.  However, there is Restaurant Week to look forward to! Kansas City Restaurant Week is a benefit for the Kansas City Community G...
01/08/2018
Like it's neighbor Brookside, Waldo homes continue to increase in value as the year comes to a close.  Homes are not staying on the market very long, and sellers are getting very close to asking price.  Here are the November 2017 single family home sales stats for Waldo, using the street boundari...
12/19/2017
Home sales have slowed in Brookside, as they traditionally do this time of year. Very few sellers list their homes during the holiday season and through the cold months early in the year. Here are the November 2017 single family home sales stats for Brookside, using zip code 64113:November 2017Me...
12/14/2017
Just like the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"  I like the holiday season for all of the usual reasons:  the festive decor, the parties, the special foods, family visits and spirit of giving to others. Plus, business usually slows down for a couple of weeks!  My favorite hol...
12/14/2017
Armour Hills in Brookside continues to be a desirable destination for home buyers--that is one reason prices continue to rise.  Looking at the year to date stats for this neighborhood shows a large increase in values compared to 2016.  It will be interesting to see what the final 2017 numbers sho...
12/11/2017
 It is unfortunate that Shopgirls' lease negotiations fell through with landlord First Washington Realty (the out of town company that owns a large chunk of real estate along 63rd St just east of Wornall).  According to the Kansas City Star, owner Katy Hamilton wanted to remain in her longtime lo...
12/07/2017
This is the 25th year for the annual Kristkindl Markt at the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Brookside at 205 W 65th St.  Everyone is welcome!  If you've never been to this event--you are in for a good time.  Authentic German food is available for purchase, plus (of course)...
11/30/2017
Does the thought of holiday shopping leave you totally stressed?  This year, avoid the huge mall crowds, big box stores and traffic and shop local in Brookside and Waldo!  This Saturday, Nov 25, 2017, is the Waldo Small Business Saturday Crawl from 10am-4pm.  There is the opportunity to earn free...
11/24/2017
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