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By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
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 Attention all fans of authentic French breads and pastries....we now have a local resource for freshly baked croissants, baguettes, macaroons and puff pastry! Cecile Rocher recently opened Gabrianna, A French Bakery, based in her home in Rockhill Gardens. After reading this blog, you will be rea...

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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  Simple Science Juices opened in Brookside last July…and I just discovered it a month or so ago! I think this spot hosted a custom tee shirt shop many months ago. Natural, organic juice shops are as hot as craft breweries in Kansas City—now our Brookside core has one. This is the third location ...

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 finally open…the Red Door Woodfired Grill opened in the old Blue Grotto location on December 29—exact address is 6324 Brookside Plaza, next door to the Brooksider. I haven’t eaten there (yet!) –but did stop by to take a look at the space and menu. If you’ve been to the Leawood location, you ...

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 year gone...another uptick in Waldo home sales!  First we will look at numbers for Dec 2016; then move on to a 2016 wrap up with comparisons to 2015. The figures are for single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:December  2016 Number of hom...

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 that time to look at 2016 home sales stats for Armour Hills in Brookside.  Overall, prices are up!  Let’s look at the December 2016 sales, and then move on to a 2016 recap. Dec 2016:                                             Median list price:      $277,500                          Media...

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 you know someone who bought or sold a house in Brookside last year...you probably heard stories of how ‘hot’ the market was.  Many homes sold for over list price; buyers often faced multiple offers on the same home. In this blog, we’ll look at the December 2016 home sales and a year end recap,...

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 Kansas City Restaurant Week once again!  It starts Friday, Jan 13 and continues through Jan 22, 2017.  Partcipating restaurants are donating a portion of their earnings during the event to these local organizations: Boys Grow, Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, and Cult...

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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Welcome to 2017!  It's my first blog post of  the year, and again I'm focusing on the another business opening in Brookside East. This one isn't a restaurant or shop.  It's a non-profit organization: Jewish Family Services, or JFS, is  scheduled to open January 17, 2017 at 425 E 63rd St. JFS actu...

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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Even during the traditionally slower Fall home buying season...Armour Hills continues to be a hot  area for homebuyers.  Prices continue to rise compared to 2015.    Let’s look at the numbers: Nov  2016:                                                          Nov  2015:   Median list 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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Homebuyers continue to seek out Waldo as a place to live!  Sales continue to outpace last year and prices are up.  Here are the November 2016 stats for single family home sales in Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:November 2016 Number of homes sold:    29Medi...

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 come to a close on a very active real estate market for Brookside...prices are continuing to rise as demand is still strong, particularly in the $400K and less price range.   Here is the single family home sales report for Brookside (zip code 64113) for November  2016, and comparisons 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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 It's time for the annual Kristkindl Markt in Brookside this weekend!  If you aren't in the holiday spirit due to this unusually warm weather...this event will help you out! Hosted by the Country Club Congregational Church, this German themed celebration is fun for all ages.  There's a tented Bie...

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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Is Armour Hills the hot neighborhood for Brookside buyers this year?  Seems that way, as once again the median sales price is over the list price!  Because I live in Armour Hills, I can tell you buyers are very attracted to the area because of the central location to the Brookside shops, convenie...

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 new boutique has opened in Brookside East...just in time for holiday shopping!Katy Hamilton, owner of Shopgirls at 6245 Brookside Plaza , opened HAMILTON last month at 6215 Oak Street, just south of Season + Square. It's a cozy and welcoming space, perfect for browsing and checking out 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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 I was trying to think of full service, big menu breakfast spots in Waldo....came up with Classic Cookie at 75th and Wornall and Game Day at 8950 Wornall. Now there is another place, Neighborhood Cafe, at 7531 Wornall next to Lew's . It opened at the end of August and is already drawing breakfast...

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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Time to check home sales stats for Waldo (Kansas City MO) for September 2016! September 2016: Number of homes sold:    34Median list price:              $177,000Median sales price:          $173,750Average days on market:    31 The lowest sales price last month was $82,000 and the highest was $29...

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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  Checking home sales for Armour Hills September 2016...overall, prices are steadily rising this year.  Let’s look at the numbers: Sept  2016:                                                         Sept  2015:   Median list price:      $244,950                            Median list 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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Home sales in Brookside are still strong as we head into the fall season...and prices continue to rise.  Here is the single family home sales report for Brookside (zip code 64113) for September 2016, and comparisons to last year: September  2016 Median list price:               $380,000Median sal...

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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  Fall is THE time for special events in Kansas City, and PorchFest KC is relatively new to our metro area.  This year marks #3 for the unusual yet charming local music celebration happening next month in the Valentine neighborhood. PorchFest is a one day free event, when local acoustic (and near...

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 that time of year for outdoor festivals! Everyone is welcome to attend MeyerFest on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St Peter's School and Church.  Meyer Blvd, between Holmes and Rockhill,  will be blocked off for the festivities. Bring the kids to the carnival, offering games, inflatables, a cl...

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