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By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
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  It's time for the annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale--Thursday July 6 through Sunday July 9, 2017! Various merchants will set up tables on the sidewalks on 63rd St east of Wornall.  You will find all sorts of bargains here:  jewelry, clothes, decor, small gifts and household goods, and some surpris...

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 prices are up again in Waldo--a trend that has been consistent this year.  There is a lot of demand and not enough inventory.  These figures are for Waldo single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:  May 2017 Number of homes sold:    42Median 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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Armour Hills in Brookside -- a hot location for homebuyers this spring.  Almost one half of the total homes sold this year so far in Armour Hills closed last month. And as you will see...prices continue to rise as compared to last year.  Here are the May 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a co...

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 continues to be a hot spot for homebuyers this year.  As prices keep climbing in the 64113 zip code to the north, those who want to buy on a more modest budget look south to 64114.  Those first two sentences exactly what I wrote for the March 2017 stats report.  It’s a trend!!!  These figur...

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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May is National Bike Month...and This week is National Bike to Work Week.And today through Saturday May 20, 2017 is Bike to Waldo Week! Hop on your bike and ride through bike-friendly Waldo..stopping by these merchants for special deals and discounts:  Family Bicycles, KC Bier Co, Betty Raes, Cro...

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 prices continue to rise in Brookside.  Due to a shortage of inventory, prices are going up, multiple offers are common--especially for homes priced under $400K.  Plus, Brookside homes look extra beautiful during Spring!  Here is the April 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using...

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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Worlds Window in Brookside is hosting its annual fundraiser for Rose Brooks on Thursday May 11, 2017.  It's your opportunity to support a local women's shelter and spruce up your wardrobe at the same time! For the past month, Worlds Window has been collecting donated new and gently used clothing ...

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 continues to be a hot spot for homebuyers this year!  As prices keep climbing in the 64113 zip code to the north, those who want to buy on a more modest budget look south to 64114.  These figures are for single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 8...

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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   A sure sign of Spring in Brookside!  The Art Annual is happening this weekend, May 5-7, 2017, at Brookside Road and 63rd St. Artists from around the US will display their home made creations:  pottery, painting, photography, jewelry, sculptures, clothes, leather goods--it's all here under 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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   Buyers are snapping up new listings in Armour Hills this spring! Most new listings go under contract within the first few days of hitting the  market.  Let’s look at the March 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a comparison to last year.  March 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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 We are all in to the typically strong Spring home buying season and inventory is still pretty low compared to demand.  However, I know sellers are busy getting their homes ready to list and the next couple of months will bring even more houses for sale.  Here is the March 2017 Brookside single f...

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’ve probably seen these yard signs popping up about Uniting at Southwest. What’s going on? A parent-led proposal is underway to reopen the unused Southwest High School as a project-based, public high school with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program by 2019. At o...

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 another new shop in Brookside to check out! It’s called Coco, a women’s clothing store located at 6209 Oak. Coco is next to Itsy Bitsy Bums, and owned by the same person, Abby Flores. The grand opening was April 1. Like so many locally owned Brookside businesses, Coco makes you feel welco...

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 a lot of activity in Armour Hills in February in terms of sold homes--however, that is normal as the first couple of months of the year are not popular times to list homes due to traditionally cold weather.  Still, there was an increase in median sales price!  Let’s look at the February 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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Home sales typically start off slow every year..there isn’t much inventory, winter weather keeps people inside and motivated sellers are getting their houses primped and ready to list in the warmer months.  Still, prices are up for those homes that are selling. Here is the February 2017 Brookside...

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 Saturday, March 18, 2017 is the 37th Annual St Patrick's Warm Up Parade in Brookside!The parade begins at 2pm and will run at least 90 minutes.Participants will begin lining up along Brookside Road in Armour Hills a couple of hours before starting time. The parade begins at 65th St and 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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Last year was a strong year for home sales in Waldo.  Prices were up 4.5% over 2015, more homes sold and in a shorter amount of time.  This year is off to a good start as well. Here are the single family home sales for Waldo; the geographical area I am tracking is State Line to Holmes; Gregory to...

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 was a hot location for homebuyers in 2016: many sellers got close to asking price; some homes had bidding wars!  Median prices were up almost 3% over 2015.  I think 2017 will be a strong sales year for our neighborhood as well.  Let's check the January 2017 sales for Armour Hills in ...

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’s time for the second annual Waldo Week, celebrating the unique neighborhood of Waldo and it’s friendly, locally owned  small businesses. Sponsored by Feast Magazine, Waldo Week gives you 25% off at participating merchants in the area, from Gregory to 85th St; State Line to Holmes.You must me...

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's a new year for home sales and already--there is a lot of demand but not enough inventory.  This will be a short blog as there is no need to check  year-to-date figures.  Here is the January 2017 single family home sales report for the Brookside zip code of 64113:January 2017:Number of homes ...

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