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By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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This is the weekend for the annual Kristkindl Market at the KC United Church of Christ in Brookside.  Such a family fun event--and no charge to get in! Events start Friday Dec 6, 2019 at 5 and run till 9pm; or stop in Saturday from 10am-7pm.  Enjoy live music, German food, crafts and gifts for sa...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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I've already report October home sales stats for Brookside and Waldo--both areas down a bit from Oct 2018. But not Armour Hills--my neighborhood going up up up this year!  It is a much smaller sample of homes than Waldo and Brookside (and of course, Armour Hills included in the Brookside numbers)...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Hello neighbors!  Waldo home sales have been on a steep incline this year...October figures show a decline in value compared to last year!  But it's a fluke--overall, numbers are up year to date.  Here are the details, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes, Gregory to 85th St:...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 2
Home sales are slowing down as the holidays get closer--very typical trend for the housing market.  Right now in Brookside, more than half the homes for sale are priced over $500,000--several over one million dollars.  Let's check the numbers for single family home sales, using the main Brookside...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Shop local!  It's one of the best parts of living in Brookside and Waldo...so many locally owned shops and services, supported by the nearby residents and neighbors.  This weekend is the annual Brookside Holiday Season Opener--a chance for you to start shopping early while taking advantage of spe...

By Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
(Chartwell Kansas City Realty)
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 This home was lovingly remodeled from the studs out. They even put in some new studs! New furnace, new air conditioning, new poured concrete deck on the front porch, new bathroom, new kitchen, new plumbing, new electric, new roof, new everything!   Is this not gorgeous? Located along the Troost ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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 Is it time to get your hair cut?  Perhaps a fresh style for the holiday parties ahead or “just the usual” in a relaxed environment, surrounded by local artwork?  If you’d like a new experience, check out Waldo’s new salon Moonshot Hair Company, located at 7108 Wornall.  Owner Brooke Smith has ov...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Armour Hills continues to be one of the strongest Brookside subdivisions in terms of desirability for buyers and homo appreciation.  It will be interesting to see how Armour Hills finishes out the year--with single digit or double digit percent increase over last year.  Here are the stats for las...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 3
Home sales are slowing down across the metro area compared to the earlier in the year; a slowdown when the weather cools is typical.  Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside (using zip code 64113) for last month and a YTD comparison: Sept 2019                                 ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
Slipping in this Waldo home sales report on the last day of September!  In two weeks, it will be time to check this month's stats!  Waldo home prices continue to climb--and homes are selling fast. Here's the info for Aug 2019, using the Waldo street borders of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Whew, the Armour Hills subdivision in Brookside continues to rise in value compared to the Brookside zip of 64113 as a whole.  I think this is primarily due to location, the park amenity, the range of home pricing, a strong homes association and the charm of the neighborhood.  Sales are steady, p...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 3
The peak spring and summer buying season is over, and as we get closer to the holidays, there will be fewer listings that pop on the market.  For Brookside, (using zip code 64113) last month's stats were similar to a year ago--with higher median price.  Let's break it down: Aug 2019              ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 2
  There's another new locally owned business to tell you about in this week’s blog…EB and Company, an ‘inspired accessories’ shop now open at 326. W 63rd St, between Wornall and Brookside Blvd. Owner Emily Bordner has always had an entrepreneurial spirit---inheriting it from her parents.  She had...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
Reading this blog may seem like the Groundhog's Day movie...same news about Waldo home values increasing!  Let's take a look at the numbers: July 2019                                                              July 2018Median list price:     $239,000                        Median list price:   ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
My neighborhood of Armour Hills continues to be one of the most desirable Brookside neighborhoods--just this year we have two new families just on my block! Home values continue to rise.  Let's take a look at the numbers: July 2019                                                        July 2018M...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
As we check the numbers for Brookside home sales this year, an interesting fact to note:  more homes are selling this year but at lower prices.  This seems off.  Let's take a closer look at the statistics for single family home sales in Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: July 2019           ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 3
Did you know there is a women’s consignment shop in Brookside??  I didn’t!  It’s fairly new, having opened in April.  Remix  is a welcome addition for female shoppers who appreciate a bargain—and want to ‘recyle’ their stylish clothes. Owner Catherine O’Sullivan moved here from Boston ten years a...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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What an interesting challenge this is!  To write about the changes in my personal and professional life over the past ten years.  Perhaps we should have a challenge regarding what to expect in the next ten years?!?  OK, here we go: *In 2009, I was trying to get through the recession.  The housing...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
As a Brookside neighborhood (Armour Hills is one of the larger subdivisions in the area), buyers are still snapping up homes quickly--yet the market does appear to be slowing down..probably usual mid July slump as so many people head out of town on vacation. Here are the stats for June home sales...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
We are halfway through the year...how are Brookside home sales holding up compared to last year?  Sales are still strong and prices up.  Read on for details...I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 (State Line to Oak; 55th to Gregory) for these stats. June 2019                           ...

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