Brookside (Kansas City, MO)
By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Halfway through the year!  How are Brookside home sales doing? Well, with interest rates continuing to fall, it's very competative for buyers right now.  Well maintained, well priced updated homes sell  quickly.  Values are up compared to June 2019; year-to-date numbers are lower.  I'm checking the stats for the main Brookside zip code of 64113, single family homes: June 2020                                                                 June 2019Median list price:    $424,900                                  $369,000Median sales price:  $420,000                                 $370,000No. of homes sold:       27                                            31Days on market:           8                                              11Prices were up over 13% compared to last June, and in a...
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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)
This is going to be a quick blog, as I start 2020 reporting home stats.  I will just be posting January numbers with comparisons to 2019--as there is no YTD figures until next month. So, here are the figures for single family home sales in Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: January 2020                                                               January 2019Median list price:     $415,000                                       $350,000Median sales price:  $400,000                                       $339,000No. of homes sold:        7                                                  10Days on market:          44                                                  31 Prices took a significant jump but with so few homes selling, I think the more expensive homes went under contract la...
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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)
Happy 2020 everyone!  What will the Brookside housing market be like this year??  I really like to track these stats because I think it does offer some perspective on the sales and demand.  Let's examine the December stats first, then the YTD comparisons. I'm using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for sales:December 2019                                                     December 2018Median list price:     $422,500                             Median list price:     $457,475Median sales price:    $420,000                           Median sales price:    $437,000No. of homes sold:      22                                      No. of homes sold:       20Days on market:        25                                        Days on market:           37 These numbers show us that sellers are g...
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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)
  There is a new retirement community for seniors on the east side of Brookside:  St. Anthony’s, located at 1000 E 68th St, just off Troost.  Many years in the making, the Catholic community finally opened in November, welcoming new residents of all faiths. I recently stopped by to take a look at this new community for seniors 62 years of age or older.      Nancy Majors, seated in a St Anthony's apartment. St Anthony’s Senior Living is a dream come true for owner/developer Mark Ledom.  It is important to Mr. Ledom that people of faith have a place where they can worship and call home.   I recently toured the property with Director of Sales and Marketing, Nancy Majors.  This place is beautiful!  As Nancy explained, they stress a “certain type of lifestyle; a vacation type lifestyle” with...
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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)
 It's a snow day!  Hope everyone is staying warm and extra careful if driving in the Kansas City metro area.  It's time to check the November home sales stats for Brookside--which are showing an increase over last year. I'm taking the numbers from single family home sales in the main Brookside zip code of 64113: November 2019                                                       November 2018Median list price:     $425,000                               Median list price:     $418,000Median sales price:   $413,000                              Median sales price:    $415,000No. of homes sold:     23                                       No. of homes sold:     14Days on market:       49                                         Days on market:       17 The median sales price is consistent wi...
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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)
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 sale and every kids' favorite part: the gingerbread house making area! My two girls loved making their little houses--such a fond memory for the family.   Location is at the church, 205 W 65th St., at 65th St at Brookside Road.  Note this church is in a residential area, with narrow streets.  Walking to the site is best or if you must drive, plan on parking a few streets away.  Happy holidays to all--celebrate in Brookside!!  
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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)
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 zip code of 64113: October 2019                                                      October 2018Median list price:     $357,450                         Median list price:     $429,000Median sales price:   $346,500                        Median sales price:   $430,000No. of homes sold:       20                                  No. of homes sold:     26Days on market:          24                                   Days on market:          3 That's quite a drop in the median sales price but rememb...
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