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We have some interesting home sales stats for this month's Brookside home sales report--a big increase in price compared to last year, but fewer homes sold. Let's take a look at the specifics; I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this info, single family homes:    July 2022 July 20...
08/16/2022
Halfway through the year for Waldo home sales and the stats are showing a bit of a slowdown to what we've been experiencing for the past several months: buyers are still paying over the asking price, and newly listed homes going under contract within 48 hours. Yet the number of units sold -- big ...
07/26/2022
Here we are at the halfway point of home sales this year...and my, how the market has changed since January! Primarily regarding the higher interest rate. There is still quite a bit of demand though, and prices are still rising. Let's take a look at last month's stats first for Brookside, using t...
07/21/2022
I almost titled this blog Why You Shouldn't Rely on Comps to Price Your House...and any agent reading my words knows what I'm talking about.  Comparable sales that closed  in January through May  may not be relevant in this fast changing market. Often, sellers don't understand why...so let me exp...
07/19/2022
This blog was inspired by my recent encounter with a carpet salesperson. She was highly recommended to me by a friend, and is "one of the top salespeople" in the company. I would rather deal with someone who is NOT the "top person" but happy to give anyone a shot!Being a salesperson myself, I am ...
06/29/2022
With interest rates on the rise, will the hot Waldo housing market slow down? Personally, I don't think so. There may be fewer multiple offers and perhaps price reductions, but there is still so much demand for houses in Waldo, especially priced under $300K. Here are the stats for May, using sale...
06/28/2022
May is one of the busiest months for home sales--and although Brookside had fewer closed transactions last month, prices are still way up. Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:   May 2022 May 2021 Median list price: $462,500 $509...
06/23/2022
Oh what a year it was!  Far too many deaths due to the pandemic.  After reviewing where most of my new business originated last year--I realized it was due to COVID 19.To be clear, I would have much preferred  that the world lived through 2020 without the virus.  When our city shut down in mid Ma...
02/10/2021
It's another Thanksgiving themed challenge--and in my opinion, can't be thankful enough for the priviledges I have. I've worked hard to be successful, and I'm also grateful for the mistakes and problems I've had through the years.  Learning opportunities!Here are a few specific things I want to w...
11/16/2020
Here's a deal for someone looking for a Brookside home, near shopping, grocery and UMKC--my new listing at 5721 Holmes St, Kansas City MO 64110.  This house has four bedrooms, one full bath, a large, eat in kitchen with new flooring and gas stove; plus charming original details like hardwood floo...
10/09/2020
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I love to write about my neighborhood, the Brookside area of Kansas City, where I live in the Armour Hills subdivision. I keep it short, simple, and to the point with articles about general real estate topics so you have current, useful information about real estate trends and news. Sometimes I write about local politics, new homes for sale, and of course, my clients! Thanks for reading! I welcome your feedback.