Wichita, KS Real Estate News

By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
Wichita City Council sends Spirit AeroSystems some love. The coucil voted to give the company $1.6 in cash incentives and a 10 year property tax abatement. The company is slated to build a new factory creating 700 new jobs.     Your success begins here! Your Best Service in Wichita Featuring Wichita Real Estate and Andover Real Estate Wichita Real Estate | Andover Real Estate | Sedgwick County Homes Are you thinking about selling your home? We are professional Wichita Agents servicing the areas of Wichita, Andover, Derby and nearby Sedgwick County real estate areas.  
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Bargain Hunters Market! Have you heard the expression "Buy Low, Sell High"?   Well now is the time in the Wichita Home Buyers Market to Buy Low, hold onto your property for a few years and Sell High!   If you are looking for  Wichita Home for sale there are many bargains to be found.   Interest rates are low and Wichita homes for sale are abundant so there are lots of choices.    While some loan programs are no longer available, FHA loans still are and they are not just for First Time Wichita Homebuyers.   FHA loans require little down payment and you can also use gift funds!   There is another loan program for Rural properties that does not require a Down Payment.  As an experienced Wichita Realtor, I make it my mission to know the Wichita market and financing op...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
For Sale By Owner Wichita-Is the MLS the "magic" pill? Some Wichita homesellers have considered trying a For Sale by Owner route to get there home Sold.   There is the perception that a Wichita Realtor is just going to put a sign in the yard, put the home in the MLS and then you won't ever hear from them-and let's face it, there are some inexperienced Agents out there who may do just that and heck, can't you do that yourself just as easily these days?    Well, the answer is yes, if you choose the For Sale by Owner route in Wichita-you can do that.    For a minimum investment and a lot of your personal time, you can put a sign in the yard, pay a fee to list it in the MLS and wait for a Buyer.  However, the MLS is just one tool an experienced Realtor would use to get your Wichita home Sol...
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
  Well as expected, machinists hit the picket line and Boeing is looking at deferred revenues of around $100M. Now we wait to see who will blink first.   Your success begins here! Your Best Service in Wichita Featuring Wichita Real Estate and Andover Real Estate Wichita Real Estate | Andover Real Estate | Sedgwick County Homes Home Search Are you thinking about selling your home? We are professional Wichita Agents servicing the areas of Wichita, Andover, Derby and nearby Sedgwick County real estate areas and Butler County real estate areas. We will provide you with a free valuation of your home with absolutely no obligation.
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Increase Your Homes Curb Appeal! Are you looking for ways to increase your Wichita area homes curb appeal other than the old "welcome mat" at the front door?   Here are some simple ideas to boost your homes first impression. Paint your front door a bright color to add visual interest Plant flower beds, flowering trees or shrubs near your front walkway Install a brick walkway or concrete paver Install awnings above windows Plant flowers in window boxes For more great ideas on getting your Wichita home ready for sale, visit my website at www.mywichitahome.com.
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Fun Wichita Events-From Laurie Huhman your Wichita Homes for Sale Expert! The Kansas State Fair begins today, September 5th and runs through Sunday, September 14th.    One of the great acts you can see is Gary Allen with Blake Shelton on Saturday, September 6th at 7:30.  Tickets are $30.00.   Some of the other things you will find at the fair are woodcarving, antique tractor pull, armwrestling championships and of course all the rides on the Midway.   So grab the family and friends and head to Hutchinson!
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
body {background:#acf url(http://laneteamhomes.com/images/blackbar.jpg) repeat-x;} Visit Lane Team Homes Website If you are considering a move to Wichita, you will find Wichita homes to be some of the most affordable in the country. That is not the only surprising thing about Wichita. It is a city that is small enough that most people know their neighbors and usually take the time to say hello, even to strangers. Wichita is also big enough to have cultural and recreational opportunities as well as all of the conveniences most people look for. Wichita Real Estate for Sale | Andover Real Estate for Sale
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
Visit Lane Team Homes Website We sell Wichita homes because home ownership has been shown to have a very positive effect on communities and on individuals.  If we make a living contributing to our community while helping people achieve the American dream and long term financial stability, it is the best of all worlds for us.  Our style is to provide our clients with the tools, information and experience that puts them in the best position to make the decisions for themselves.  We don't pressure people into making decisions.  We enable them. Wichita Real Estate for Sale | Andover Real Estate for Sale  
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
Visit Lane Team Homes Website It's always nice to have a helping hand to the tune of $100,000. That's what Businessman and former Withitan Bill Koch did for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. The museum will be able to operate for another year thanks to the donation by the former 2004 indectee and 1992 America's Cup winner. The museum is going ahead with an aggressive membership drive. Wichita Real Estate for Sale | Andover Real Estate for Sale  
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
  Fun Wichita Events-From Laurie Huhman your Wichita Homes for Sale Expert! You won't want to miss movie night at the Orpheum Theater in Wichita on Thursday, September 18th, 2008. Return to a Galaxy Far, Far, Away...... Papa Johns Pizza Presents the 2008 Orpheum Film Series-STAR WARS Episode VI Return of the Jedi                           Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 7:00 PM*Tickets $5 at the door   The Historic Orpheum Theater opened on September 4th, 1922 and is a fun place to enjoy a movie!  
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
The Pressure is Off We care about your interests and concerns and we always put that first. When you're thinking about selling your home or about buying a home in Wichita, count on the agents who know the community and treat your investment as priority number one. We care about your concerns and that's more important than anyone else's timing or sense of how things ought to go. We always put you first whether you're selling your Wichita home or Andover home or looking for the right homes in Wichita to choose from, we are here to help you. ..."I found him a completely trust-worthy individual and exceptionally honest. When working with Larry I never wondered who he was working for, I always felt he had my best interest at heart. He gave the feeling that he was more interested in serving ...
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By Larry Lane, Homes for Sale in Wichita KS | Lane Team, Wichita Homes for Sale
(Your Agents in Wichita | Wichita Homes)
body {background:#acf url(http://laneteamhomes.com/images/blackbar.jpg) repeat-x;} When it comes to Wichita Real Estate for sale Larry and Carol are the agents who serve you first, others second and ourselves last. We know how you value your home and we'll always keep that foremost in all our efforts. ..."I found him a completely trust-worthy individual and exceptionally honest. When working with Larry I never wondered who he was working for, I always felt he had my best interest at heart. He gave the feeling that he was more interested in serving our needs than just making a sale." Wichita Homes | Andover Homes Wichita Real Estate | Andover Real Estate    
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Homes for Sale Wichita-Does Home Staging Really Work? These days, you have to work hard to make your home for sale in Wichita stand out, or it might sit on the market for months. If you're selling, you want to captivate Wichita buyers so you can sell quickly and for as much money as possible. But there's a lot to do to get a home for sale in Wichita ready for the market. When you have a home for sell in Wichita, you have to think like a Home BUYER.   When your Buyer walks into your home for sale, it's my job as a Wichita Realtor to manage the experience that Buyer will have.   I have the skills to stage your home so that it will appeal to the broadest range of Wichita Home BUYERS.  You may wonder though, if I have a home for sale in Wichita, does staging really make a difference?    Con...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Events-WagonMasters Downtown Chili Cookoff You won't want to miss the WagonMasters downtown chili cookoff on September 27th 2008 starting at noon in old town.  This fun event includes great chili and: Live Bands Pepper Eating Contest ICS Competition Mr. Hot Stuff Contest & Ms. Chili Pepper Contest If you want more detailed information-check it out at http://www.wagonmasterschili.com/
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Benefits of Listing with an Experienced Agent                   Have you ever heard that all Wichita Real Estate Agents are the same?   Actually there is a very big difference between an experienced Wichita Real Estate Agent and one who is not.   In Wichita, about 20% of the Agents sell 80% of the Real Estate.   That leaves 80% of the Agents selling the remaining 20%.   The first thing you want to look for is the Top 20%!   Some other things to consider are this: -In 2008 my Wichita Home Sellers received 99.59% of their asking price...Would selling your home for thousands more than the Average Wichita Agent help you? -My listings sell on average 23 days faster than the other listings in the MLS...Would not having to pay another mortgage payment put more money in y...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Buyer Negotiation Strategies Wichita Home Buyers have indicated that having a skilled negotiator on their side when buying a home is extremely important to them.   My services as a Wichita Realtor include Professional Buyer Representation.   When you are seraching for a Wichita Home for Sale, one of the key things you will want is a skilled negotiator representing you so that you will get the best price on your new home.   As an experienced Wichita Realtor I have assisted many Wichita Homebuyers with purchasing their new homes.   I have a SPECIFIC NEGOTIATION STRATEGY in place so that you save the most money when buying your Wichita area home for sale.   If you would like more information, just give me a call or send me an email!  
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Why work with a "Realtor" It's important to find out if you are working with a Real Estate Agent or a "Realtor" when you are buying a home in Wichita or selling your Wichita home.   The distinction is that a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors.   Not all Real Estate Agents are Realtors.   As a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Wichita Real Estate Agent has subscribed to a strict code of ethics.   The code of ethics addresses many professional standards and holds those members up to a high standard of conduct. When you are looking to buy a Wichita home for sale, be sure to ask your Buyer's Agent if they are a "Realtor".   If you are thinking of selling your Wichita home, it is just as important to have "Realtor" representat...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Wichita Public Schools Bond Issue There will be a 370 Million Bond Issue on the upcoming Nobember 4th Ballot in Wichita.   The bond issue will address five needs for the Wichita Schools: additional classrooms and schools to address overcrowding storm shelter provide support for the end of busing for desegregation by renovating schools Renovate or rebuild aging and unsafe fine arts, PE and athletic facilities Upgrade technical programs If you would like more information on the upcoming bond issue then you can visit http://www.usd259.com/news/headlines/bondballot.htm The quality of a school district attracts families to a city to live in.   As Wichita residents we should educate ourselves on the state of Wichita schools and what can be done to provide a quality educ...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Wichita Homes for Sale-Helping Buyers get Pre-Approved for a Home Loan: Getting pre-approved prior to shopping for your Wichita Home...It's really important in the Wichita market to visit your financial or lending institution prior to buying your Wichita home.   One benefit of this is that quickly you’ll know the amount of mortgage you’ll receive. This will allow you to search for your Wichita home in the right price range.   Most importantly, you’ll tell Wichita sellers that you are a serious prospect. Depending upon Wichita market conditions, a Wichita seller may lean towards an unconditional offer. You’ll have less negotiating power if you have not gotten pre-approved first, you may even lose out on your Wichita dream home. Wichita Banks and financial institutions have developed many...
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By Laurie Engle, "At Home in Austin"
(Realty Austin)
Real Estate Wichita Homes for Sale-July 2008 Market Report    In the Wichita Real Estate Market, Time is Money.  The longer your home sits on   the market, the more money it costs the Seller.  With that in mind, I have decided to provide monthly statistics on Wichita Homes for Sale.   These are based on single-family homes in the Wichita area. The total number of homes listed was 819 The total number Sold was 566 The percentage of homes that actually Sold was 69.11% The Sale Price vs the List Price of the homes ratio was 98.58% The average Days on the Market was 57 The percentage of homes listed where the listing expired was 16.61% If you have any additional questions about the Wichita Real Estate Market and Wichita Homes for Sale, send me an email or give me a call.  
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