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A dedicated, experienced blog to offer you the latest insider information on the Kansas City Real Estate Market. Find us at www.urbanKCliving.com or call 816.377.6389.
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Kansas City - Are you looking for a new home or do you have a vision? As a full time REALTOR in the greater Kansas City area, I have seen a change in what a large percent of my clients are looking for in their new home. New home sales were high in numbers in years past. Now, some new home subdivi...
10/16/2008
MSN.com and Bankrate.com just released an article on "State-by-state closing costs". First time home buyers are sometimes overwhelmed when hit with closing costs. You will be happy to know that Missouri was ranked 54 and Kansas was ranked 55 out of 56 states/large cities in 2008 for having low cl...
10/05/2008
If you are a first time home buyer and wish to take advantage of the $7,500 tax "credit" (I say credit lightly) you had better act fast. The tax credit was passed with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act. The tax credit runs from July 1,2008 through July 1, 2009. What are the qualifications? Yo...
09/23/2008
I hope you were as lucky as I was to get to attend the 77th Annual Country Club Plaza Art Fair this past weekend. If you attended, you know you were among hundreds of thousands of people who enjoyed a great weekend full of unique and creative art, good music, great food, along with of course, co...
09/21/2008
Fall is approaching quickly and so is the 4th annual Falldo Crawldo. You can check out the details at: http://www.waldocrawldo.com/ Don't miss this event. Take advantage of Urban Kansas City!!!
09/20/2008
According to the Kansas City Business Journal, September 15, 2008, the Kansas City Dream Home Program is accepting applications again!! This is great news for many Kansas City first time home buyers. This program offers a maximum of $20,000 down payment assistance for those that quailfy. This gra...
09/15/2008
What is PMI? PMI stands for Private Mortgage Insurance. If you do not have 20% to put down as a downpayment on your new home, you will become familiar with this term fairly quickly! PMI is insurance that a lender requires you to pay each month if you do not have 20% down. This helps cover your le...
09/06/2008
  A buyer's market can mean many things to different people. One thing is for certain - inventory is high causing deep negotiations. When I meet with a buyer for the initial consultation, I like to give buyers the ABR Home Buyer's Toolkit to utilize. Feel free to get a sneak peak from this exampl...
09/05/2008
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I hear from more and more clients that HGTV is one of their favorite TV channels and often get questioned myself if HGTV is on my "favorites" list. Personally, being a full time REALTOR and working 50+ hours a week in the Kansas City real estate market, I find myself not wanting to watch this cha...
08/19/2008
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Be sure to visit Lowe's current website. This site is currently offering advice for home buyers and home sellers. And of course, when you are buying or selling, there are usually improvements that need to be done to your home. So, be sure to utilize the 10% off coupon good for purchases up to $5...
08/14/2008
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