April 25, 2015

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Late April in Kansas City means it’s time to plant most things into the dirt. Many homeowners are planting gardens with minimal landscaping effort, giving them fresh fruits and vegetables for the months ahead. Many garden plants require little care, and can be a rich source of nutritious fare during the hot summer months. My […]

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Kansas City Real Estate Historical Average Sales Price Chart

April 6, 2015

Kansas City Real Estate Market Report for February 2015

The latest stats for the KC area are out. Overall, the market is looking hot, and homes are moving fast! Here are some quick stats: Closed sales (actual home sales) are up 3.6% over last February Average sales price is up 10.9% Supply is DOWN 8.9% Inventory for new homes is nearly 7 months’ worth […]

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bathtub fireplace remodel kansas city real estate

April 4, 2015

Top Ten Home Remodel Projects for Return on Investment

Deciding whether to replace an item to make an impression or remodel the entire room for more dramatic impact can be difficult, depending on who you talk to about your idea. Your contractor might suggest a complete remodel, but your REALTOR might suggest a simple replacement or upgrade of a few components. Every situation is […]

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March 20, 2015

Are you there?

Of course you are. But you’re busy. It’s our natural state, it seems. I’m busy, too. We’re all super-busy. But that shouldn’t keep us apart. Let’s connect on Facebook and keep each other up-to-date. I promise to only share super-useful stuff to help you in your homebuying or homeowning journey. I’d love to know what’s […]

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Big 12 Championship

March 14, 2015

If you’re not at the Sprint Center this weekend…

Madness!? (This. Isn’t. Sparta.) But it is the United States, and that means basketball is in full swing, beginning with the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship in Kansas City this weekend.  Get your game on! Here’s how to watch the Big 12 Championship: 1. Catch the games on CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV […]

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Man mowing lawn to improve property value so the top agent in Kansas City can sell his home

March 6, 2015

Homeowner Tips #9

Spring is near (only three weeks away!) and the days keep getting longer, giving the sun more time to heat the Earth and warm up the soil. But that’s enough science for one day. Your home’s curb appeal is half lawn, half house. I consider it the Centaur of real estate. To keep the lawn […]

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Stunningly designed, custom wrought iron and glass double-door e

February 21, 2015

Ten Most Expensive Homes Sold Last Month in Kansas City

In case you’re wondering, these are absolutely gorgeous homes. Without a doubt, there are some styles and decorations that I didn’t like, and some that I want for my own home. I especially liked the wooden bathtub! These ranged in price from $835,000 to $1,533,000; giving you a mortgage payment of anywhere from $3950 to […]

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Home For Sale Sign in Front of New House.

February 20, 2015

Ready, Set, Show!!!

I’ve found that many sellers aren’t sure what fixes are important and which ones aren’t. Many homebuyers consider the home’s location, schools, and distance from their workplace during their initial search (usually online). , But that only gets them to your door. The rest is up to you. Once they’re in your home, they’re thinking […]

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A Beautiful, Crabgrass-Free Lawn

February 13, 2015

Homeowner Tips #6

It’s February, and it’s cold outside. Just a little though, thankfully! With the mild winter we’re experiencing in Kansas City, you’re probably already thinking Spring. You’re not alone. Many homeowners have learned to stay in front of maintenance issues, and they are wise to think of lawn care proactively. In fact, the lawn is the […]

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From the next top agent, Paul Sidwell

February 7, 2015

Weichert #2 in ENTREPRENEUR Magazine’s 36th Annual “Franchise 500″

Just had to share this industry update… WEICHERT REAL ESTATE AFFILIATES RANKED #2 TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE’S 36TH ANNUAL “FRANCHISE 500®” MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 4, 2015 — Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA) has again been recognized as one of the top franchises byEntrepreneur magazine, which ranked the company as the […]

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