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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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Just over halfway through the year and home values continue to rise in Brookside.  As we get closer to the cold weather, fewer homes will be listed resulting in fewer sales. Here is the July 2018 sales report for Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: July 2018                                   ...

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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 For the second year in a row, the Brookside Business Association is sponsoring Brookside Market Days, every Saturday in August...kicking off this Saturday Aug 4, 2018. Start your day at the Brookside Farmers Market, then visit various shops for special events.  For example, the New Dime Store 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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Halfway through 2018 and Waldo home values are as sizzling hot as the outdoor temperatures!  Closed sales prices are regularly above asking price.  Let's look at the numbers, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St: June 2018                               ...

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 are halfway through the year and Brookside home sales continue to be very strong, especially in the under $500K price range.  Inventory is generally lower than last year.  Here is the single family home sales report for last month, and a YTD comparison for the main Brookside zip code of 64113:...

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 most desirable neighborhoods for Brookside home buyers.  Most homes are under contract within a few days of listing.  And many homes sell for over the asking price.  Let's look at the specific stats: May 2018                                                 ...

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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Double digit increases in home values continue in the Waldo area...when is the market going to slow down in this super hot neighborhood??  Here are the May 2018 single family home sales stats for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St: May 2018                 ...

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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Up, up, up....Brookside home values continue to rise in this busy spring/summer buying season.  There is always a lull around Memorial Day..still, due to lack of inventory, prices keep going up because there aren't enough homes for sale to meet demand, particularly in the under $400K price catego...

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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 After 33 years of serving Kansas City residents, Sheehan's Irish Imports is closing at the end of the month.  It's current location is on the border of Brookside and Waldo, at 410 E Gregory.  Sheehan's Irish Imports is one of those classic, family owned small businesses.  Daughter Katy Sheehan t...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 3
Waldo home prices keep creeping up...again in April, many of the homes sold over the list price.  The highest sale was $430K--a whopping $30K over the asking price!  Here are the April 2018 sales stats, using the boundaries of Gregory to 85th St and State Line to Holmes:April 2018                ...

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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Interesting home sales stats for the Armour Hills subdivision last month, and year to date comparisons.  Armour Hills remains a very popular area for homebuyers, due to it's charming 1920s homes, various price range and styles and location near Brookside and Waldo shops.  First let's look at 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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Another month of strong home sales for Brookside, as we are right in the middle of the busy Spring home buying season.  The strongest demand is for the under $350K price range, however most homes in Brookside's  main zip code of 64113 are priced higher (and in fairness, these higher priced homes ...

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 always felt like the Brookside Art Annual really starts  off the summer season of festive outdoor events, even though technically it's still Spring!  Here are the details: Hours are Fri 5-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-5pm.  Free activities for kids on Saturday and Sunday; live music in the eveni...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
Comments 1
Waldo is a hot spot for  homebuyers...yes I am repeating myself but it's true.  So much demand for homes in this Kansas City neighborhood yet not enough inventory.  Here is the home sales report for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes, Gregory to 85th St, for March 2018: March 201...

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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If your Brookside/Waldo home has a front porch—you know how relaxing and welcoming the space can be.  For those of us without that amenity, please enjoy the new front porch at HJ’s Youth and Community Center, 6425 Wornall.  The sleek new building joins the campus of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church 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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Our locally owned Brookside/Waldo shops are so generous in giving back to our community. They donate gift cards to school fundraisers, host fundraising events for local organizations and really go beyond the usual grind of being an independent shop to actively helping others who need it. World's ...

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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Brookside continues to be a strong, desireable location for home buyers in the Kansas City area.  Prices continue to edge up, and multiple offers are common for those homes listed at $350K or less.  Here are the sales stats for March 2018, single family homes, with year-to-date comparisons as wel...

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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You may have heard Bella Napoli is 'closing' it's coffee bar. Not true!  It's the concept and the hours that are changing! Starting Monday April 16,  the coffee bar will open at 10am, along with the deli and market.  You can get coffee (or expresso, latte, etc) but no pastries or drinks with syru...

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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 Another sign of Spring!  The Brookside Farmers' Market opens tomorrow, Saturday April 14, 2018 for the season.  Location is the same:  southeast corner of 63rd and Wornall, at Border Star elementary school.  There are many farmers' markets in the metro area; what makes this one a bit different i...

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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Wornall Road in the heart of Waldo seems to be  a never ending construction site, and will continue to be for the next few years.  Here's a summary of what's going on:*This week, contractors will start drilling around 75th and Wornall.  The work is related to the bigger (and much needed) 75th/Wor...

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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The numbers for these stats are ...very unusual !  I double checked all of the figures.  You'll see the numbers prices are identical--what are the chances of that?  Here are the February and YTD figures for the Armour Hills subdivision in Brookside: February 2018                                  ...

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