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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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"Would Kate Middleton wear it?"  That's part of the criteria owner Abby Flores has when choosing clothes for her new Brookside shop, Lady Bye.    Located in the former Shopgirls space at 6245 Brookside Plaza (near Foos and 5B Candles), Lady Bye opened last week and the buzz is spreading.  When 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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Not only does John Couture of Bier Station run a friendly, neighborhood craft beer bar (with tasty food!)--his establishment is very involved in social issues and non-profit organizations in Kansas City.   This Saturday February 10, 2018 Bier Station (120 E Gregory) is hosting a fundraiser for Yo...

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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In one of my blog posts last year, I stated that Armour Hills could be the hottest Brookside neighborhood, based on home buyer demand and prices.  I think the year end stats back up that claim!  First let's take a look at December home sales stats for the Armour Hills subdivision:December 2017   ...

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 finished the year strong in terms of rising home values...and I will report on those stats in the latter part of the blog.  First, let's examine the figures (single family homes)  for December 2017 with comparisons to last year.  I'm using the boundaries of Gregory to 85th St, Sta...

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 how much have home values changed in Brookside since 2016? In the past five years?  I'll give you the answers in this blog...but take a guess before reading if you like! Here's a hint:  they have increased, not decreased!  First, we'll start with December 2017 numbers; all figures based on 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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Brookside will welcome two new restaurants shortly...Brookside Barrio and Brookside Poultry Company are preparing to open within the next few weeks.  Similar to building a brand new house--one can aim for a firm opening date but usually it's a fluid process, as various vendors and contractors plu...

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 January doldrums are here...to me, this can be the most boring month of the year.  The weather is cold and gloomy, no special events, not much on the market to sell.  However, there is Restaurant Week to look forward to! Kansas City Restaurant Week is a benefit for the Kansas City Community G...

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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Like it's neighbor Brookside, Waldo homes continue to increase in value as the year comes to a close.  Homes are not staying on the market very long, and sellers are getting very close to asking price.  Here are the November 2017 single family home sales stats for Waldo, using the street boundari...

By Maria Morton, Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
(Chartwell Kansas City Realty)
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SUNDAY OPEN HOUSE 17 DECEMBER 2017 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES:5044 Summit Street Kansas City, 64112 IN SUNSET HILL OPEN 1 PM - 4 PM LISTED AT $1,699,900.                3 BEDROOMS 3 AND 1/2 BATH REP: SUSAN FLEMING1220 W 64TH STREET KANSAS CITY, 64113 IN MEYER CIRCLE OPEN 1 PM - 3 PM LISTED AT $1,475,000...

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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Home sales have slowed in Brookside, as they traditionally do this time of year. Very few sellers list their homes during the holiday season and through the cold months early in the year. Here are the November 2017 single family home sales stats for Brookside, using zip code 64113:November 2017Me...

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 like the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year!"  I like the holiday season for all of the usual reasons:  the festive decor, the parties, the special foods, family visits and spirit of giving to others. Plus, business usually slows down for a couple of weeks!  My favorite hol...

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 in Brookside continues to be a desirable destination for home buyers--that is one reason prices continue to rise.  Looking at the year to date stats for this neighborhood shows a large increase in values compared to 2016.  It will be interesting to see what the final 2017 numbers sho...

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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 It is unfortunate that Shopgirls' lease negotiations fell through with landlord First Washington Realty (the out of town company that owns a large chunk of real estate along 63rd St just east of Wornall).  According to the Kansas City Star, owner Katy Hamilton wanted to remain in her longtime lo...

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 25th year for the annual Kristkindl Markt at the Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ in Brookside at 205 W 65th St.  Everyone is welcome!  If you've never been to this event--you are in for a good time.  Authentic German food is available for purchase, plus (of course)...

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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Does the thought of holiday shopping leave you totally stressed?  This year, avoid the huge mall crowds, big box stores and traffic and shop local in Brookside and Waldo!  This Saturday, Nov 25, 2017, is the Waldo Small Business Saturday Crawl from 10am-4pm.  There is the opportunity to earn free...

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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Waldo home sales are keeping pace with  last year--however prices are up compared to 2016.  Here are the October 2017  single family home sales for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:October 2017Median list price:       $199,950Median sales price:    $195,0...

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 has been one of the hottest location for Brookside homebuyers this year--most homes go under contract within a day or so.  And prices are up!  Here are the October 2017 stats, with comparisons to last year and YTD figures.October 2017Median list price:     $329,250Median sales price:...

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 we move towards the end of the year, home sales slow down, and this year is no exception.  However, prices continue to rise compared to last year.  Here is the October single family home sales report for Brookside, using zip code 64113: October 2017Median list price:      $399,000Median sales...

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/Waldo neighbors, you have noticed the road construction along Wornall...four lanes are now down to two lanes, one each for north and south traffic. Personally I avoid using Wornall between Gregory and 85th Street--it is usually very congested with heavy traffic, and the roadwork makes ...

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'm going to start this challenge by saying this :  every day when I wake up, I lay in  bed for a few minutes, listening to my local NPR station and express gratidute for another day.  At the end of the day I reflect what happened--to me personally (could be visiting with a friend, making a new r...

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