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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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Today, May 6 2015, is the opening day for the Waldo Farmers Market.  Here you will find fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, plus flowers, herbs, skincare products and ice cream!  Vendors can change from week to week--so mark your calendar to stop by on Wednesdays from 3-7pm.  The market is ...

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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Get ready neighbors....the Brookside Farmers' Market is opening for the season next month! Today's blog is about a special opportunity the Market provides for non food-related vendors.  Besides the booths that offer locally sourced (within 100 miles) produce, meats and baked goods, the Market has...

By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Kansas City Mortgage Tip of the Week I was recently going through some of our old videos on our YouTube Channel and I came across one of our tips of the week that still applies today, it's a few do's and don'ts as you go through the mortgage process.  It makes me kind of nostalgic to see our old ...

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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We have a perfect weather forecast for Saturday--sunny and 65 degrees!  Expect big crowds for Brookside's 35th Annual St Patrick's Warm Up Parade March 14, 2015.  Festvities begin at 2pm; here's the route:   Begin at 65th St and Wornall; north on Wornall to 63rd; east on 63rd to Main St; south on...

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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As the population ages...there is a growing need for affordable senior housing.  There are many older adult assisted and independent living centers, which costs thousands of dollars per month.  What about the seniors who want to downsize from a home..but don't have a comfortable pension for incom...

By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Having a local lender in the Kansas City area is one of the best benefits that you could ask for when you're planning on purchasing a home, if you'd like to get that process started with a local lender, you can get pre-approved here.  Mortgages are not something that everyone understands when the...

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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How many new neighbors will we have in Armour Hills in 2015? Seventy homes changed owners last year.   Let’s see how many homes closed last month in Armour Hills, and check the values:   In January 2015, four homes sold with a median sales price of $210,000 and 23 days on market. The median list ...

By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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Whether you know it or not there are certain things that you should and shouldn't do when getting a mortgage & here in Kansas City Mortgage Do's and Don'ts can be a pretty big deal.  That's why we've created this 2 minute video to go over some things that you should and should not do when your se...

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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Last year, 291 single family homes sold in the Brookside zip code of 64113.  That averages to about 24 homes per month.  In 2015...we are getting off to a slow start.  Let's look at the specifics:    In January 2015, eight homes sold in the Brookside area.  The median list price was $279,500 and ...

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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Wonderful Waldo!  Overall, home prices were up in 2014.  Waldo has always been a popular place to live, and I think even more so last year as we’ve had so many locally owned  new businesses move into the neighborhood.  Let’s look at single family home sales for Waldo, comparing 2013 to 2014; we’l...

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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Overall, Brookside home values were up for the year 2014. However, in Armour Hills, we experienced a drop in home prices.  This is unusual, as we finished 2013 up about 15% irom 2012.   Let’s take a look at the numbers, starting with December:   In December 2014, 9  homes sold.  The median list p...

By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
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We're happy to help people in our local area understand what a Mortgage Loan Kansas City can do for them and part of that is simply educating folks on what it means to get a mortgage.  A mortgage is commonly referred to as a home loan, which I think makes understanding what it actually is!  A mor...

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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Good news for Brookside homeowners!  Once again our home values increased in 2014!  I just checked the stats for single family homes sales in 2014  (in zip code 64113)  and properties continue to sell at an overall higher price than 2013.  Below I am outlining the details, with a comparison of th...

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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January...the most boring month of the year!  The weather is cold, trees are barren and everything outside looks gray and dingy..except for the bright, soft focus sunsets!       That’s why January is the perfect time for Kansas City Restaurant Week!  From Jan 16-25, we have  ten days of bargain ...

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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So, this is my first blog of 2015! I've enjoyed a few weeks off, relaxing and enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Saw some good movies, indulged in special baked treats and picked up some after Christmas bargains.  I hope your holidays were warm and special.    And speaking of baking,...

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
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Thornhill   Magnificent Estates in Thornhill. This community is a golfers delight, so close to the golf course. Thornhill offers fantastic and unique luxury homes convenient to highway access, and within a top rated school district. Expansive views, and lush landscaping adorn this community.

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
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Lake Forest Estates   Lake Forest Estates is a tucked away gem in the Northland. Very close to The Coves, Lake Forest Estates has a gorgeous lake that is surrounded by beautiful single family homes. Nestled away, but so close to shopping, dining, KCI Airport,and downtown. Residents enjoy the lake...

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
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Welcome to Tiffany Lakes   Tiffany Lakes is located in Kansas City's Northland, offering a beautiful water feature in the middle of the community as well as a swimming pool area. The community is located conveniently near highways and is just minutes to Kansas City International Airport. Shopping...

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
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    Embassy Park is located conveniently in the northland, just East of I-29 and Barry Rd. Mere minutes to Zona Rona, KCI Airport and just 20 minutes to downtown. Residents here enjoy multiple amenities such as the clubhouse, pool, playground, tennis courts, and sand volleyball.   Suzanne Steenka...

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
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Fountain Hills is located off HWY 152 and N. Platte Purchase Drive. Convenient highway access, and close to shopping and entertainment. Fountain Hills sits on 223 acres of softly sloping hills. There are 2 sections of Fountain Hills, The Trails of Fountain Hills homes start at $160,000, and The V...

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