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By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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My favorite coffee to enjoy while working on Kansas City Real Estate has some new blends!!Now is the time of the year for friends and family, barbecue, little league baseball and sitting by the pool and reading a book. Enhance the experience of summer with hot or cold coffees and teas prepared wi...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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So you've put a contract on a home, it's been accepted.  All the negotiations are complete and now it's time to get ready to MOVE!Moving is said to be one of the most stressful things you can do in your life.With some careful planning it doesn't need to be!Start by planning your move... even if y...

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 don't want you to think I'm NUTS and I don't want any of my readers or potential clients getting sick, so I wanted to pass along this tid-bit regarding Interstate Brands Corp. who makes Hostess Mini Pound Cake. This doesn't just effect the Kansas City Real Estate area but nationwide!Interstate ...

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 learned a couple of things yesterday that will help me in my Kansas City Real Estate adventures!Of course I try to learn something everyday, but yesterday was something that will definitely help my clients!Ever since we moved in our home five years ago we've maintained a maintenance contract wi...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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This is just to show you that Active Rain WORKS!I received this message this morning from Mitch, through AR to my e-mail.  He's been reading my blog... SO CONSUMERS are reading AR.With Mitch's permission I am including his e-mail to me after he read my blog.Thanks Mitch...... and since you were s...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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The City Market is found in Kansas City's River Market area.   The River MarketWhen I left Kansas City in 1986 to begin my journey in Washington, DC, I left a downtown area of Kansas City that no one really wanted to be a part of.  My how things have changed. When I returned in 2004 and began exp...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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From the B.B.Q. Capital of the world....... one of the things that Kansas City, Missouri is FAMOUS for.... B.B.Q.McGonigle's Market was the location today for a great benefit for Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association (MFCAA) McGonigle's Market donated $5.00 from every slab of ribs purchase...

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 seen a lot of Buyer Incentives lately in Kansas City Real Estate....."Hot Tub Stays"  "Big Screen TV Stays".....  "My Wife Stays... she cooks AND cleans"No but seriously....... do you feel that those are really things that encourage buyers to buy that particular home?Would you buy a home jus...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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I remember that day very clearly. I waited with anticipation, and apprehension for 3:00 pm to arrive. I was so excited that I arrived 10 minutes early even though I only lived 4 minutes away. The date was July 23, 2002. 68402 was the Cessna 152 I was about to fly for my Private Pilot's license ex...

By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
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Tiffany Greens will be the location for the 2007 Women's Golf Expo on June 5th. This expo is for the Mercedes Benz of Kansas City Championship.For your golfing enjoyment, the membership options include benefits such as family membership privileges where appropriate, advanced starting times, Club ...

By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
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During the 1940's Swope Memorial Golf Course was home of the PGA Tour's Kansas City Open. According to the website, Swope Memboer is the only public course in the Kansas City area to have hosted a PGA Tour event.The website information says that Swope Memorial is "the premier classic public golf ...

By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
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Don't be surprised if you want a REALTOR® to list your home and they say "No Thank You."  It could happen to you if you fall into the following scenario.Last week I went on a listing appointment.  Before I go on an appointment I spend a lot of time getting my presentation packet all in order and ...

By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
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About two weeks back I was interviewing a potential Buyer client.  He had found me through one of my blogs and said that he had liked what he had seen about  my real estate investing philosophies here in the Kansas City area.  I was flattered.  But I was also growing leery of his motivation.  His...

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...

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