Waldo (Kansas City, MO)
By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
I am a little late in posting these stats...when every day is (almost) the same, my schedule isn't as rigid!  It's the same story in Waldo--lots of demand, not much inventory, buyers going over asking price to secure properties.  Here are the numbers: July 2020                                                                                              July 2019Median list price:      $199,950                                                         $234,000Median sales price:    $214,000                                                        $241,000No. of homes sold:         46                                                                      37Days on market:              2                                                                        3 Although the sales price is lower th...
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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 are already so many local small business owners in Waldo that I feature on this blog…and here’s another one:  Soap Refill Station, at 7441 Broadway, a few steps south of Waldo Pizza.  Soap Refill Station just opened late last month. The concept for this business is simple and timely:  bring your own container to the shop and refill with one of their natural soaps and cleaners.  The motto is “If you clean it, we have something eco-friendly to clean it with”.  Anne Dezort, who owns the shop with her boyfriend Adam McKay, explained that many other countries have a similar type of business, and they regularly used one while living in California.  Anne and Adam opened the first Soap Refill Station in Springfield, MO and it became very popular—people from Kansas City would drive to Spri...
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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 new year and the buyers are out, searching for homes to purchase!  Inventory across the city was at a record low last month--less than two months' supply!  I expect Waldo will be another hot spot for buyers in 2020.   Below  are the stats for January 2020, and a comparison to last year. I'm using the Waldo boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th Street.  Year-to-date comparisons will resume next month. January 2020                                                             January 2019Median list price:     $205,000                                  $219,900Median sales price:     $197,500                              $206,100No. of homes sold:        17                                             21Days on market:           35                                      ...
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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)
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: October 2019                                                     October 2018Median list price:     $179,900                        Median list price:     $225,000Median sales price:   $176,500                       Median sales price:  $216,750No. of homes sold:     30                                   No. of homes sold:      32Days on market:        15                                    Days on market:        25 The lowest closed price last month was $130,000 and the highest was $427,000.   B...
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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)
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 85th: Aug 2019                                                                     Aug 2018Median list price:     $222,400                                 Median list price:    $198,975Median sales price:  $217,750                                 Median sales price:  $198,500No. of homes sold:      36                                           No. of homes sold:     38Days on market:         5                                              Days on market:      25 About the same number of homes sold...
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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)
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:    $215,000Median sales price:   $243,000                       Median sales price:  $210,000No. of homes sold:     34                                  No. of homes sold:      43Days on market:      3                                       Days on market:         8 Most of the homes that closed last month sold at or over list price, at a substantial increase over last July.  Fewer homes sold, and were available, so that pushes prices up and note--listings went under contract in an average of 3 days...
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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)
I remember a time not that long ago when I would show homebuyers in Waldo a pretty nice, small 3 bedroom, one and a half bath home in Waldo for under $200K near 75th and Wornall. Not anymore--buyers are having to go farther south and/or east, plan fix up projects or get less square feet for that price.  Waldo home values continue to rise at a fast pace. Here are the stats, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St: May 2019                                                                  May 2018Median list price:     $229,950                               Median list price:      $224,700Median sales price:    $227,500                            Median sales price:    $227,000No. of homes sold:       40                                       No. of homes sold:  ...
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