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By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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In the past week I've been in about 23 different houses in the Waldo area.  I've identified about 5 of them that I believe would make good, long term rental properties.  Like all homes in Kansas City's Waldo area, they have their imperfections.  For those of you that don't know, Waldo is an eclec...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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In honor of my 100th post, I'd like to announce a very special mystery guest from Active Rain on our next Kansas City BlogTalk Radio Show.Here's three clues to his identity:1.)  He is compared to Superman in that he can touch the top of the Eiffel Tower with the tip of his finger2.)  In his spare...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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I came across a great project that is just it it's beginnings here in Kansas City!In honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the American Institute of Architects they have started a program called Blueprint of America.  It's a nationwide, grassroots community service program that will e...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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I have to confess to you here and now that I am a numbers guy...when it comes to investment property.  I like to know what the returns will be, how profitable it will be (if at all) and exactly what my money will be doing here rather than there.  And that, in turn, is how I counsel my investment ...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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If you are one of those individuals that travels Ward Parkway on your way to and from work, you've probably noticed the new addition of trees.224 trees have been planted in the median of Ward Parkway and you can thank the Ford Family Foundation of Russell Stovers Candies for their generosity of b...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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Finding a quality tenant for your income property can be a daunting task.  It takes proper screening, a little bit of a gut feeling, and some luck.  But when you have them, great!I manage a property for one of my out of state clients.  Both sides are Section 8 through the Independence Housing Aut...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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No, EIFS isn't a distant cousin to Snuffeluficus.... it stands for Exterior Insulation and Fisnish Systems... in other words Synthetic Stucco which has been used on the exterior of homes and evidently is causing a problem in this area.We had a guest from HomeServices at our office meeting this we...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors announced Tuesday that home sales in the Kansas City Real Estate Market are UP!That's good news!There was an increase of 16% in February from January of this year.New housing increased 6% in February from January and existing housing rose 18% in Fe...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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Criteria.  It is my favorite subject when it comes to discussing investment property ownership here in Kansas City.  Knowing your criteria makes making a decision a breeze.  Stumbling through what you want makes my job and your results more futile.  Today I had a meeting with a nice couple who ca...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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I had a real reality check yesterday....As some of you know my husband and I are looking for a new home... shopping theKansas City Real Estate market for something a little smaller and newer and in a certain part of Kansas City, MO.Yesterday we started out on an adventure to begin looking.Needles...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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As an owner of income property sooner or later you will be asked if you accept Section 8 tenants. Before you answer the question it is my hope that you will have thought about the question in advance. Because my answer to prospective tenants is not a simple "yes" or "no". It goes deeper than that...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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I love the calls I get from both coasts concerning real estate here in the Greater Kansas City area.  When I get these calls they are almost always from investors, or would be investors, who have found that with all of the benefits that investment property has it simply cannot be afforded anymore...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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I previously wrote about how you should get your homeowners insurance during the inspection period when you are buying a home.Now I SEE more than ever  the importance of that when buying a home in Kansas City, Missouri.At sales meeting this morning we were discussing how more and more insurance c...

By DAN REEDY, Over 2000 Deals Closed Since 2005!
(MoreKc1)
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 What is Networking? Networking is relationship building for profit.Why do we network? We network so eventually someone we know or someone that knows someone we know will do business with us. Why do people do business with us. Is it because we are the only person or company offering the product o...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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I've been watching the MLS listings for the Kansas City Real Estate market and SPRING has SPRUNG in Real Estate!Each day there are more and more new listings coming on and there will be more and more folks looking at those listings!Here's some ways you can make your home sell more quickly!10 Ways...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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First Important Step... Get Pre-Approved The first step in beginning to shop for a home is to get pre-approved.  If you don't know who to go to, ask your REALTOR.  More than likely they have three or more mortgage people that they work with on a consistent basis and know which ones have a good tr...

By Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
(RE/MAX Realty Suburban)
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 The Allen Memorial Fountain is located almost in the center Country Club Plaza (Kansas City) on Nicholas Road.  My daughter and I were out strolling (ok, we were not strolling as it was too cold...we were walking rather quickly), on our way to Starbuck's for a hot cup of coffee when we went by t...

By Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
(RE/MAX Realty Suburban)
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  Just south of downtown Kansas City is the Union Station.  It was built in 1914 as a working train station.  Each year tens of thousands travelers went through that station.  During World WarII more than a million people utilized Union Station.  Within the building were businesses such as restau...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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How are property taxes figured in your County? There's hope on Jackson County's horizon!For about the last two years Jackson County, Missouri taxes have been climbing at an enormous rate due to a process called the C.O.V. (Certificate of Value).When the Jackson County Executive seat was up for re...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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Spring starts early in real estate!  I'm already working with buyers and sellers that are preparing to buy or sell in spring!If you are planning on selling your home in the spring, now is a great time to get busy making a to-do list of things you need to accomplish before your home is ready for t...

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