Wichita, KS Real Estate News

By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
District Advisory Boards, or DABs, were created for the community by local Government in Wichita Kansas. DABs are comprised of a City Council member and 11 citizens representing that council members district. Citizens like you and I. The district advisory board discusses zoning issues, community projects and other issues that affect the lives, homes and property of the districts citizens. They then make recommendations to the council which accepts those recommendations a great majority of the time. They do make a difference. Neighborhood meetings are a place where you can make a difference with the help of your DAB. It’s not just the board but the entire district. The district advisory boards meet once a month and welcomes, in fact encourages, community input. Our DAB for district 6 mee...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
$226,000 , 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half baths, 2,900 square feet     Joel Weihe | Realty World Alliance | (316) 833-2677 852 Bramerton St, Andover, KS Elegant HUD home for sale in Andover. Call me at 833-2677 to see this or any other home for sale in the Wichita area. 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House   offered at $226,000 Year Built 1993 Sq Footage 2,900 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 10,395 sqft HOA/Maint $240 per month DESCRIPTION Contact me for more pictures and information.   Andover see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Attic - Basement - Bonus/Rec room - Dining room - Family room - Laundry room - Living room - Master bath - Storage space - Walk-in closet - Dishwasher - Microwave - Stove/Oven - Balcony, Deck, or P...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Volunteering in the community here in Wichita Kansas and elsewhere is one of the attributes that helped form this country and make it great. People helping people. In the spirit of barn building when an entire community came together to build one landowners barn at a time. Only if the community works together by volunteering can we strengthen our core and learn to rely less on Government. There are many volunteer opportunities, find one that fits you! If you like animals most Humane Societies rely on volunteers to function. I know the Kansas Humane Society in Wichita has thousands of volunteers from the community that keep the place running. Maybe you like gardens. Cities have gardens that need tending and often rely on volunteers from the community. The elderly and poor often are in ne...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
$137,000 , 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 0 half baths, 2,401 square feet     Joel Weihe | Realty World Alliance | (316) 833-2677 1612 N Chambers St, Wichita, KS 3 bedroom 2 bath West side HUD home. Maize schools. Call me at 316 833-2677 to see this house or any other home. 3BR/3BA Single Family House   offered at $137,000 Year Built 1983 Sq Footage 2,401 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 13,068 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION 3 bedroom 2 bath West side HUD home. Maize schools. Featuring nice kitchen, large family room, fenced yard, wood deck, dry bar and much more.   Wichita see additional photos below PROPERTY FEATURES - Attic - Basement - Dining room - Family room - Laundry room - Living room - Storage space - Air conditioning...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Last weekend at the final 4 event at The Kansas Humane Society lots of animals found new forever homes! It was bittersweet for us volunteers saying goodbye to some old friends but that's what it's all about. Spring is the busiest time of year so it's wonderful to see so many get out. People took numbers and  waited for hours. Many picked their animals ahead of time on the internet and sat patiently by the suites praying no one before them took their dog. The Stats: 108 dogs including several older dogs who always have a hard time in the shelter. 38 cats which actually made a cat shortage at the shelter....but I imagine not for long. 3 hamsters, some were calling them mice. I never did get it figured out but whatever, they found new homes. 1 gerbil. All in all it was a resounding succes...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
  Sports Illustrated says this ain't no Cinderella team, their bet ter than that! The town is going wild. Wichita State Universities Shockers basketball team is in Atlanta for the NCAA Final Four championship. I'm not much of a sports enthusiast but this I gotta love, and here's why:   To celebrate the Shockers so far triumph this year the Kansas Humane Society is having a Final Four Adoption Event. Any adult animal over 6 years of age can be adopted for just $4. That’s right, just $4. All of these dogs and cats are already spayed and/or neutered too!   Regularly it cost $150 to cover the costs of shots, food, utilities, spaying and neutering ect..... The Spring is always a busy time at shelters across the nation and running these specials saves a lot of lives. True it costs the shelter...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
District Advisory Boards, or DABs, were created for the community by local Government in Wichita Kansas. DABs are comprised of a City Council member and 11 citizens representing that council . The district advisory board discusses zoning issues, community projects and other issues that affect the lives, homes and property of the districts citizens. They then make recommendations to the council which accepts those recommendations a great majority of the time. They do make a difference. Neighborhood meetings are a place where you can make a difference with the help of your DAB.members district. Citizens like you and I. It's not just the board but the entire district. The district advisory boards meet once a month and welcomes, in fact encourages, community input. Our DAB for district 6 m...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Downtown Development in Wichita Kansas. Downtown development in Wichita has taken another giant step forward with the “Block 1” project. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday with 3 buildings complete, including the new Ambassador hotel and it’s parking garage, and two building to go.  When all is said and done there will be many new places to shop, eat and stay when in Wichita. The Ambassador hotel is an impressive thing. The reasonably priced restaurant is a 5 star affair and a wonderful place to dine. The rooms are fit for a King and the service is impeccable. We now have three high end hotels in Downtown Wichita. The two buildings yet to be complete at Block one in downtown Wichita are the old Henry’s department store (which many of the younger generation may not remember) a...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
VA Loans WichitaIf you are currently in the Air Force at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, today could be your lucky day!  With the recent news we found out housing prices went up 1.8% in January 2013; now is the time to purchase a house and there's a deal out there for active-duty military personnel.  The VA home loan program is among the finest home loans out there for all those women and men who're serving our nation.  Click this link so you can get pre-approved for a new home now!The VA home loan is a program which is backed by the United States Department of Veteran's Affairs, which tells us , that the loan is prepared and developed by a loan officer who performs the 'dirty work,' and the VA insures that if for any reason you fail to repay on your loan  they have it covered.Now ...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
VA Loans McConnell #1 - Get Pre-Approval. Before you begin the hunt for a home, the smartest thing you can do is getting pre-approved for your VA loan amount. The time you save quite literally will be your own.  Once you have the determined loan amount that you're approved for, you can start house hunting with confidence. In a good housing market it will also offer you an advantage with the seller, seeing that other potential buyers may not have taken this important action. Knowing ahead of time what you'll be able to have the funds for offers a great deal of security. That sort of security will go a long way since you search for the best value for the money. Having a VA mortgage is a superb benefit, but finding the right home is just as significant. And pre-approval, you stay away from...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Some Animals are better off at the Kansas Humane Society. Often I get a little sad and sometimes angry when I see the reasons people drop off their pets. Not enough time, got to big, can't afford ect., ect., ect. But sometimes it makes me glad. It never cease's to amaze me how some humans can so badly treat animal's. Beating, starving and worse. When these animals come through the shelter it gladens my heart that they are in a place where they will be loved, nursed back to health and well cared for while waiting for their forever home.  Please have your animals spayed and/or nuetuered. If you can't afford it there are places in town like the Kansas Humane Society among others that can help. “Rescue animals aren’t broken, they’ve simply experienced more life than other animals. If they w...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
  Joel Weihe | Realty World Alliance | (316) 833-2677 1504 N Fairview Ave, Wichita, KS Great classic and very large home in Wichita's Midtown Historic District. 5BR/4BA Single Family House   offered at $104,900 Year Built 1900 Sq Footage 3,088 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms 4 full, 0 partial Floors Unspecified Parking Unspecified Lot Size 10,454 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Great big house in the middle of Wichita's historic district close to downtown. Lot's of room for a big family. Central heat and air, dual units, 1 for upstairs and 1 for downstairs. 5 bedrooms, possibly 6, and 4 full bathrooms. The attic is partial finished for even more room. A full basement for storage or more rooms. The house sits on a large landscaped corner lot. This is a really great house with tons of poten...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
   While driving down my street this wintry morning I took notice of all the different personalities of my Wichita neighbors. I could tell by the way they shoveled their driveways. That's right, by how they shoveled their driveways. Starting with Nick across the street who is retired and very active....unless it snowed the night before. His driveway wasn't shoveled at all. Laid back do what I want when I want Nick. Of those that got out and did shovel the drive there was everything from the most detailed to the do as little as I can. Some drives, like mine, are completely snow free from front to back and side to side right up to the edge where the lawn starts. Even a little way out into the street to keep any snow from daring to encroach. Then there are the normal people that just shove...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
We finally got snow in Wichita Kansas the last couple days. The moisture is much needed and appreciated but that should about do it. It hasn't snowed all year, Kansans have been running around in  shorts all winter and there has been very little rain. And now this, 15 inches so far and it's still snowing. My drive has been shoveled 3 times today, everytime I have to leave (which i shouldn't be doing at all). This is the second worst storm in recored history and quickly moving into contention for the first!
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
The Wichita Area Association of Realtor's had their awards ceremony last week.  There were 170 2012 members of the presidents club. To make presidents club an agent must have either 32 transactions or 2.5 million in sales. The 2012 master club boasts 123 members. A masters plague requires 48 transactions or 5 million in total sales. Individual awards include: Residential Rookie of the year to Julia Sheltar of Prudential Dinning Beard East. Nestor Weigand Service award to Kim Brace of J.P. Weigand and Sons. Walter Morris Broker of the year award to my friend and fellow volunteer Tim Holt of Golden, Inc. Realtor's The Presidents Distinguished Service Award to Joel Weihe of Realty World Alliance. The presidents award is awarded from the previous years president to the Realtor whom he felt ...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
HUD homes and foreclosures in Wichita Kansas. HUD homes and foreclosures, also called REO's or real estate owned, are big business in Wichita Kansas. Before 2007 foreclosure deals were few and far between and who even knew what a HUD home was? Every once in awhile you would hear about someone who found a good deal due to someone else’s misfortune. Now foreclosures and HUD homes are part of everyday language. You can't get away from them these days. Seems every street in Wichita Kansas has or had at least one foreclosure or HUD home on it. Some neighborhoods are full of them. While good deals can be found you have to be careful when buying a foreclosure or HUD home. Some are in OK shape but most have some sort of problems. The foreclosure or HUD home may be cheap but the cost of bringing...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Wondering where you can recycle your Christmas tree in Wichita Kansas this year? Don’t worry, it’s easier than ever as Sedgwick and the surrounding counties have added even more places to make it super convenient. After all, we certainly don’t want all those old trees in the landfill when we can benefit from all that free mulch. That’s right, FREE mulch. The county will again this year be periodically mulching the trees and the mulch can be had for free! So not only can you recycle your Christmas tree for free in Wichita Kansas but you also can get something for it. The sites will be open to drop off your Christmas tree for recycling between the dates Dec 21 through Jan 21. As you can see there are places in Wichita Kansas and Sedgwick county. Why anyone would want to take the tree in b...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
Illuminations was once again a smashing success this year. The Wichita Botanica gardens put on aspectacular show with a lot of the same decorating projects from last year and some new ones too.The big hit this year, besides Santa for the kids, was a massive synchronized to music light show in thewedding field. Lights were strung out across the ground, up in trees and on posts. The ground lightsmade waves while the others in the trees danced to the timing of the music. It was really something tosee. Last year Lisel and I had seen the same thing at a private residence that we discovered while outlooking at Christmas lights. This one at Botanica was on a much larger scale. There were trains, lights, trees and Santa Claus. The butterfly garden was filled with lightedbutterflies throughout. ...
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By Joel Weihe, Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits
(Realty World Alliance)
  I found the best Vietnamese Pho soup in Wichita Kansas! My Tho is the best Pho ever! The nicest family owns the place, the soup is good and the service is great! A couple weeks ago after a closing with one on my investor clients who happens to be Vietnamese I was invited to brunch. It was 10 am. Phuoc, or his American name Leroy, likes to take me to places that serve his native food. We do it often. This time it was a place called My Tho. I'd driven by it hundreds of times and never realized what was inside. Inside it happens is the best Pho, a kind of noodle soup, I have ever had. The sign above My Tho advertises a billiard hall so it’s not surprising I never made the connection. When I was kid and our family was stationed on Taiwan our Amah, a combination of maid and Nanny, made thi...
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