Manhattan, KS Real Estate News

By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
feb market report Manhattan, KS Real Estate Market Report- Sold Homes In February 2008   Residential Houses Other Residential Property Average Days  On Price Range Number of Bedrooms Number of Bedrooms Market 2- 3 4+ Total 2- 3 4+ Total 0 - 29,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30,000 - 39,999 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 337 40,000 - 49,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50,000 - 59,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60,000 - 69,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 70,000 - 79,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80,000 - 89,999 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 546 90,000 - 99,999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100,000 - 119,999 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 97 120,000 - 139,999 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 102 140,000 - 159,999 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 87 160,000 - 179,999 0 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 92 180,000 - 199,999 0 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 121 200,000 - 249,999 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 50 250,000 - 299,999 0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 188 300,000 - 399,999 0 0 3 3 ...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
I thought that this video was worthy of spreading around: Thank a Soldier-The Gratitude Campaign
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By George Lambert
(Tower Construction)
Steel Framing is significantly stronger than wood framing.  It actually has the highest strength to weight ratio of any comon residential building material.Steel frames don't burn and in some areas they may qualify you for discounted insurance premiumsSteel frames are not affected by weather conditions like wood.  Wood frames expand, contract, warp, and bulge while steel frames stay trueSafer in wind, snow, and earthquakes.  Steel frames can be engineered for many applications with high wind and snow loads as well as the highest seismic ratings available.Quality consistency with steel is greater than wood.  Walls and ceilings are straighter and true.  Wood is inconsistent from board to board.Green material- Not only is a steel home generally stronger than wood.  Red Iron and galvanized ...
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By George Lambert
(Tower Construction)
Steal Buildings Have Advantages:You are nearly unlimited to design.  There is a large magnitude of flexibilityCost of construction is lower Can be much more energy efficientLower maintenance costs Faster construction time than conventional constructionPopular Uses:Storage FacilitiesOffice SpaceRetail- Strip Malls and stand alone retail shopsIndustrial manufacturingWarehousesRecreational such as indoor horse arenasMunicipal BuildingsResidential shops and garagesBecoming ever more popular for residential homes
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Two new sections or the Manhattan Kansas Dangerous Dog Ordinance were recently approved by the City Commission.  Several pprevious Sections were also changed and amended.  Here is a summary of Ordinance 6646 Dogs must be kept on a leash whenever they are not on their owners property New tethering restrictions were adopted to address the safety of public and animal cruelty issues The responsibility of ownership requirements for owners of dangerous dogs was increased Fines for owners that allow aggressive dogs to run at large were adopted A new process was instituted to expedite the procedure for a Municipal Judge to declare a dog dangerous. Wolf and coyote hybrid dogs are no longer allowed in Manhattan City limits The City of Manhattan does not have a breed specific ban on dogs other tha...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
This video was sent to me by Military.com and I thought that it was pretty amazing.  This is a video of the new upgraded 'Big Dog' walkabout built by Boston Dynamics for the military.  Pretty amazing technology that walks across terrain to carry a payload.  It is suprising how far technology has come.  I thought the sound it makes is pretty eerie.Video of Big Dog in actionYouTube Version  Byron Lewis
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
The city of Manhattan, Kansas recently released a new Manhattan City Map with the locations of recently completed new construction, new developments with homes currently under construction, building lots, roads and other infrastructures under construction for upcoming new housing, and planned future new developments.  This map was updated March 03, 2008 and can viewed in pdf from the link below:City of Manhattan New Residential Development Map(PDF)   Additional Links That May Be of Interest:Manhattan Kansas Sold Home Market Reports  Average Home Prices, Number of Sales, Time on the Market and more for home sales in annual and monthly periods.City Of Manhattan Official Website  Great place to search for general information about Manhattan, Kansas and recent/upcoming events and newsSearch...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Monthly Manhattan Kansas Real Estate Market Update Sold home market report for the month of January, 2008 for homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address categorized by price range(Data Below).  I derived this data from the Manhattan, KS area Multiple Listing Service and this information is limited to only those residential properties entered into the MLS. Highlights for changes between the month of December, 2007 and January, 2008 periods: ·         New listings with a Manhattan address during the month of January are up 361% over that of the December period ·         Average Sales Price Of Homes Sold is up 2.24% for the month of January over the month of December ·         Average Time On The Market for homes sold during the month of January is up by 74.7% over homes sold During Decem...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Montlhy market report for the month of December, 2007 for homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address categorized by price range.  This information is derived from the area Multiple Listing Service and this information is limited to only those residential properties entered into the MLS.  Average time on the market for homes sold during this month is down by 30.1% from the month of November.  Total home sales are up by 12.2% for this month over the previous.  The number of new listings during the month of December are down by 33.3% from the number of new Manhattan real estate listings for the month of November.   Average Home Price in Manhattan for homes sold during December was $164,643  Manhattan, Kansas December, 2007 Sold Residential Property Report Residential HousesOther Residenti...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
 Below is a market report for the month of November, 2007 for homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address categorized by price range.  This information is derived from the area Multiple Listing Service and this information is limited to only those residential properties entered into the MLS.  Average time on the market for homes sold is down by 5.6% from the month of October.  Total home sales are up by 17.1% for this month over the previous.  The number of new listings during the month of November are down by 50% From October Manhattan, Kansas November, 2007 Sold Residential Property Report  Residential HousesOther ResidentialAverage  BedroomsBedroomsDays OnPrice Range: 2- 34+Total2- 34+Total Market0 - 29,99900000000030,000 - 39,99900000000040,000 - 49,99900000000050,000 - 59,999000010...
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By Tammy Goodson
(Christian & Associates)
  3124 Bermuda 2 Bedroom, 1 bath home with basement. Family room and NC bedroom downstairs with newer carpet. Newer heat & air. Large fenced backyard with front and back decks, beautiful trees. Close to shopping, parks and pool.  A great buy in this price range. $118,000.
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Below is a market report for the month of October, 2007 for homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address categorized by price range.  This information is derived from the area Multiple Listing Service and this information is limited to only those residential properties entered into the MLS.  Average time on the market for homes sold is up by 15.2% over the month of September.  Total home sales are up by 9.4% for this month over the previous.  The number of new listings for the month of October are up by 36.7% over the month of September Manhattan, Kansas October, 2007 Sold Residential Property Report  BedroomsOtherTotalAvg Price Range: 2-34+UnitsUnitsDOM   0 - 29,99900011178  30,000 - 39,999000000  40,000 - 49,999000000  50,000 - 59,999000000  60,000 - 69,999000000  70,000 - 79,999100011...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
In November, while temperatures during the day are still mild, take a close look at the driveway, patio, sidewalk and steps. Any small holes or cracks should be patched with a filler or sealer. The cycle of water freezing and thawing can create more damage if left unrepaired.Trim tree limbs back from the house or roof at least twelve inches. This decreases the chance of damage from wind and storms brushing the limbs against these surfaces.November 4th is daylight savings time. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour. This is a good time to replace batteries in household carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. During the cooler months, typically windows stay closed and decorations such as holiday lights increase the risk of fire. This simple maintenance can save lives!Clean and prote...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
The federal government is encouraging homeowners to purchase components for their homes with higher energy-efficiency. To do so, the government is offering a reduced cost of certain upgrades by tax crediting those components that qualify. However, there is a time limit that expires at the year's end. A list of examples include: Windows, Skylights and storm doors (credit 10 percent of the cost of materials up to $200) Roofing (10 percent of the cost to install an Energy Star certified metal roof) Insulation (10 percent of the cost of materials up to $500, must meet the 2004 IECC) Water Heaters (credit $300 for certain high efficiency models) Solar Power (credit $2,000 up to 30 percent to install a photovoltaic system) Heating and Cooling Systems (credit $300 for qualified AC and heating ...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Trick-or-Treat at Sunset Zoo's candy and treasure trails during the SPOOKtacular Halloween event 2007 in Manhattan, Kansas.  Pirate themed attractions include the plank o' conservation, the pirates' brig, scary pirate tales storytelling, pirate challenges, Kansas State University's Yosakoi dance troupe, marooned magician illusions, a Wizard of Oz and arts and crafts such as creating animal enrichments in the ship's galley and an opportunity to take your picture with the Pirate King to contribute to the coral reef conservation and much more. Ticket prices are $3 per trick o' treater, $2 for Friends of Sunset Zoo members.  Free admission for two adults with each trick o' treater ticket purchase.Date: Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28Time: gates open at noon, gates close at 5:00...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Only eight miles west of Manhattan on K-18 is the Home of the Big Red One - Fort Riley. Founded in 1852, the Fort Riley Army post was originally established to protect settlers on the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. Many legendary and historic characters have been associated with Fort Riley over the past century - Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok, General George Armstrong Custer, General George S. Patton and General Lewis Armistead. Today, Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division. The reservation covers more than 101,000 acres, spanning both Riley and Geary counties. Many historic points of interest on post are open to the public.Custer House - Guides welcome you to the beautifully restored Custer House. Built of native limestone in 1854, during the initial building phase at Fort ...
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Living near to a military base, we have many military families that rent with us. We have a military clause written into all of our leases. If you dont want to rewrite your lease to add it in you can always put it on as an attachment.  Prior to entering into a rental or lease agreement with any military servicemember make sure you include a military clause. Contrary to popular belief, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act does NOT help a tenent break a lease in all circumstances that they may encounter during their military service. You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to have a provision in your rental agreement to release them from their obligations. Attached is a military clause that you can include in a rental agreement as an attachment. Be sure to indicate on their lease, in the appropriate p...
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By George Lambert
(Tower Construction)
I have been in dealing and building Cheif Metal Buildings for residential and commercial use for 35+ years. I work in Manhattan, Juncition City, Abline, and all the surronding areas. Chief Buildings designs and manufactures metal building solutions for a multitude of construction applications. Multi-story office, educational, industrial, churches, retail and simple fast track buildings can be purchased from Tower Construction. 785-461-5821 Landmark Self Storage.  One of Tower Construction's Latest Projects using Chief Metal Buildings
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Title:Late Night Reader's TheatreDate:October 20, 2007Description:The Manhattan Arts Center introduces the Late Night Reader's Theatre, directed by Dwight Tolar. This performance series is dedicated to presenting new and challenging information, visit us on the web at www.manhattanarts.orgAddress:Manhattan Arts Center1520 Poyntz Ave.Manhattan, KS 66502 View Map Google | MapQuest | Windows Live | Yahoo!Location:Manhattan Arts CenterHours:10 pm-12 amContact:(785) 537-4420 Email: click here to send an e-mail for details Cost:$5Link:Manhattan Arts Center
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By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
Equestrian/Hiking Trails - Tuttle Creek Lake currently has two separate horse/hiking trails on the east side of the lake.  The Randolph State Park Horse and Hiking Trails - Located in the 200-acre park, the trails are divided in two by U.S. Hwy 16.  These trails cover 14.75 miles, are marked well and easy to follow. For more information, download Tuttle Creek State Park map.Biking - Fancy Creek State Park at Tuttle Creek Lake offers 4.5 miles of challenging terrain and is one of Kansas' best mountain bike trails.  Other trails available to bicyclists are the Spillway Cycle Area and the Tuttle Creek ORV Area.
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