Manhattan, KS Real Estate News

By Manhattan Kansas Property Management Homes For Rent
(BCL Properties-Manhattan, KS)
An abundance of golf courses are located in and around Manhattan, Kansas area .  Colbert Hills Golf Course (http://www.colberthills.com/) is a PGA licensed collegiate facility featuring 18 holes of Flint Hills landscaping highlighted by native Kansas limestone and vistas up to 12 miles. Additional Manhattan golf courses include Stagg Hill Golf Club, Wildcat Creek Golf and Fitness Center (http://www.wildcatgolf.com/) and the Manhattan Country Club. 
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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 Homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Month of May, 2007.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas May 2007 Sold Report-Residential            Bedrooms Other Total Avg Price Range: 2-  3 4+ Units Units DOM 0 - 29,99900000030,000 - 39,99900000040,000 - 49,99900000050,000 - 59,99900000060,000 - 69,99900000070,000 - 79,999100017280,000 - 89,9992001321390,000 - 99,999000000100,000 - 119,9902210586120,000 - 139,99956101293140,000 - 159,999111101370160,000 - 179,99906208109180,000 - 199,999281011130200,000 - 249,9990165021122250,000 - 299,99911305117300,000 - 399,99900505143400,000 - 499,9990010144500,000 - 599,999000000600,000 - 699,999000000700,000 - 9,999,999000000Totals:145020185110  Time on Market AnalysisFor Units SoldDaysResident...
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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 Homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Month of June, 2007.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas June 2007 Sold Report-Residential            Bedrooms Other Total Avg Price Range: 2-  3 4+ Units Units DOM 0 - 29,99900000030,000 - 39,99900000040,000 - 49,99900000050,000 - 59,99900000060,000 - 69,99900000070,000 - 79,9991000110380,000 - 89,9990001133690,000 - 99,9991000150100,000 - 119,99022015160120,000 - 139,999310101486140,000 - 159,99919401480160,000 - 179,999181010100180,000 - 199,9990310472200,000 - 249,9990148022144250,000 - 299,99904509120300,000 - 399,99903508171400,000 - 499,999000000500,000 - 599,999000000600,000 - 699,999000000700,000 - 9,999,999000000Totals:95325289118  Time on Market AnalysisFor Units SoldDaysReside...
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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 Homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Year of 2006.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas Year of 2006 Sold Report-Residential            Bedrooms Other Total Avg Price Range: 2-  3 4+ Units Units DOM 0 - 29,9990009940630,000 - 39,9990008833740,000 - 49,9990105629250,000 - 59,9990104534360,000 - 69,999210036170,000 - 79,999610076780,000 - 89,999112231820790,000 - 99,999530210163100,000 - 119,9901825935587120,000 - 139,99916481317869140,000 - 159,9991311017014075160,000 - 179,9991481906884180,000 - 199,9992332506073200,000 - 249,99915347010190250,000 - 299,99921236050103300,000 - 399,9990832040106400,000 - 499,99902608174500,000 - 599,99901001138600,000 - 699,99900303222700,000 - 9,999,99901001442Totals:7735020935671101  Time on...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
As more and more homes are being built in the Manhattan, Kansas area to house the influx of additional troops stationed to be stationed at the Fort Riley military base, entry level pricing is in mind of many builders.  To accommodate this demand, we are seeing a larger amount of homes being built without basements.  I am often asked about the percentage of current homes in the area that have basements and the number of homes currently being built without basements. Approximately 39% of single-family homes built since 1997 have been built without basements according to building permits issued. According to the Riley County Appraiser's Database of single-family homes within the city of Manhattan there are 6,844 homes with a full basement,  761 single family houses with partial basements, ...
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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 Homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Month of September, 2007.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas September 2007 Sold Report-Residential            BedroomsOtherTotalAvgPrice Range:2-34+UnitsUnitsDOM0 - 29,99900000030,000 - 39,99900000040,000 - 49,99900000050,000 - 59,99900000060,000 - 69,99900000070,000 - 79,99900000080,000 - 89,999001014790,000 - 99,99900011454100,000 - 119,9901100272120,000 - 139,9990110289140,000 - 159,9990130449160,000 - 179,9990300329180,000 - 199,99902204138200,000 - 249,999172010166250,000 - 299,99900404155300,000 - 399,9990010173400,000 - 499,999000000500,000 - 599,999000000600,000 - 699,999000000700,000 - 9,999,999000000Totals:21514132125  Time on Market AnalysisFor Units SoldDaysResidential0 - 30...
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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 Homes sold with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Month of August, 2007.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas August 2007 Sold Report-Residential            BedroomsOtherTotalAvgPrice Range:2-34+UnitsUnitsDOM0 - 29,99900000030,000 - 39,99900000040,000 - 49,99900000050,000 - 59,9991100211060,000 - 69,999100013870,000 - 79,99900000080,000 - 89,99900000090,000 - 99,999000000100,000 - 119,990000000120,000 - 139,9991230681140,000 - 159,999111201477160,000 - 179,9991620961180,000 - 199,9991400581200,000 - 249,999068014159250,000 - 299,99902901171300,000 - 399,99900404113400,000 - 499,9990010145500,000 - 599,999000000600,000 - 699,999000000700,000 - 9,999,999000000Totals:6322906794  Time on Market AnalysisFor Units SoldDaysResidential 0 - 302 31...
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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 Home Sales of Houses with a Manhattan, Kansas Address For the Month of July, 2007.  Information is derived from the MLS Manhattan, Kansas July 2007 Sold Report-Residential  Bedrooms   TotalPrice Range: 2-  3 4+  Units DOM 0 - 29,99900000030,000 - 39,99900000040,000 - 49,99900000050,000 - 59,99900000060,000 - 69,99900000070,000 - 79,99900000080,000 - 89,999100012890,000 - 99,99901001155100,000 - 119,9900400482120,000 - 139,999310101486140,000 - 159,999194014121160,000 - 179,9991420773180,000 - 199,9990610761200,000 - 249,9990712019105250,000 - 299,9990060678300,000 - 399,99900505105400,000 - 499,9990130490500,000 - 599,999000000600,000 - 699,999000000700,000 - 9,999,999000000Totals:6423408294  Time on Market AnalysisFor Units SoldDaysResidentialOther0 - 30103...
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By Katie Wolf
(Rockhill Real Estate Group)
Manhattan is the county seat of Riley County. The city has a population of 50,737* and the region is home to 200,000+* people. Click here for more extensive population and demographic information.Located at the juncture of the Big Blue and Kansas Rivers, Manhattan is just nine miles north of Interstate 70, and is served by Highways 18 and 177 and U.S. Highway 24. Highway 177, connecting Manhattan with Interstate 70, makes access to Manhattan as simple as turning off the Interstate.It has never been easier to get to Manhattan. Aside from the several highway systems used to enter Manhattan, there are a variety of other transportation options available. Manhattan offers flight service out of Manhattan Regional Airport. Flights running from Manhattan Regional to Kansas City International Ai...
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By Katie Wolf
(Rockhill Real Estate Group)
Manhattan Site One of Five Selected for Further Review and StudyMANHATTAN, Kan. - July 11, 2007 - The Kansas Bioscience Authority announced today that Manhattan, Kansas has been selected as one of five finalists for the $450 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility. This decision comes after months of intensive review by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security of 17 locations in 12 states around the country. Manhattan, along with each of the other finalists, will now work with DHS to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement, which consists of an extremely thorough and detailed review and analysis of the site location.The Manhattan site is located on the campus of Kansas State University, directly adjacent to the new Biosecurity Research Institute and near the College of Veterina...
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By Katie Wolf
(Rockhill Real Estate Group)
Coming off an impressive 41-21 win at No. 7 Texas on Saturday, Kansas State, winners of three in a row, will welcome in-state rival Kansas to Bill Snyder Family Stadium in the team's Big 12 Conference home-opener. The game will be broadcast across the region on Fox Sports Net with Bill Land (play-by-play), Gary Reasons (color) and Emily Jones (sideline) calling the action. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CT.Kansas State, back in the national rankings for the first time since Sept. 5, 2004, checks in at No. 24 in this week's AP Poll after its big win at Texas last weekend. The Wildcats, who snapped a six-game losing streak in Big 12 Conference openers and also defeated a top 10 team on the road for the first time in school history, played their most complete game of the season in Austin as th...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Military and national security Stanley T. Adams, (1922-1999), Korean War Medal of Honor winner, DeSoto, Kansas. Wilbur Bestwick, (1911-1972), first Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sabetha, Kansas Richard Cowan, (1922-1944), WWII Medal of Honor winner, Wichita, Kansas. Rebecca L. Ediger, (born 1952), agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division of U.S. Secret Service, born in Newton, Kansas and raised in Peabody, Kansas. Frederick N. Funston, (1865-1917), Major General, Medal of Honor-winner, Iola, Kansas. Duane D. Thiessen, (born 1951), Major General, USMC, Goessel, Kansas. Religion Ron Kenoly, (born 1944), musical worship leader, Coffeyville, Kansas. Fred Phelps, (born 1929), Westboro Baptist Church, Topeka, Kansas. James Reeb, (1927-1965), Unitarian minister beaten to d...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Public figuresPolitics and lawGeorgia Neese Clark, (1900-1995), first woman Treasurer of the United States, Richland, Kansas. Charles Curtis, (1860-1936), U.S. Senator and 31st Vice President of the United States, Topeka, Kansas. George Docking, (1904-1964), Governor, Clay Center, Kansas. Bob Dole, (born 1923), Senator, 1996 presidential candidate, Russell, Kansas. Dwight Eisenhower, (1890-1969), 34th President of the United States, Allied commander in World War II, raised in Abilene, Kansas. Joan Finney, (1925-2001), Governor, Topeka, Kansas. Marlin Fitzwater, (born 1942), Press Secretary for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Abilene, Kansas. Robert Gates, (born 1943), former CIA director, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Wichita, Kansas. Robert L. Gernon, (1943-2005), Kansas Su...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Aviators and astronauts Clyde Vernon Cessna, (1879-1954), aviator and aircraft designer, Rago, Kansas. Walter Herschel Beech, (1891-1950), aviator and aircraft designer, Wichita, Kansas. Amelia Earhart, (1897-1937), aviator, Atchison, Kansas. Joe Engle, (born 1932), astronaut, Chapman, Kansas. Ron Evans, (1933-1990), astronaut, Topeka, Kansas. Daniel Forbes, (1920-1948), U.S. Army Aircorp photoreconnaissance pilot, Carbondale, Kansas. Steve Hawley, (born 1951), astronaut, Salina, Kansas. Lloyd Carlton Stearman, (1898-1975), aviator and aircraft designer, Wellsville, Kansas. Businessmen and inventorsPhilip Anschutz, (born 1939), billionaire investor, Russell, Kansas.Dan and Frank Carney, (Dan born 1931, Frank born 1938), founders of Pizza Hut, Wichita, Kansas. Walter Chrysler, (1875-1940...
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By Kelvi Cunningham
(ERA High Pointe Realty)
Famous Athletes and Coaches from Kansas  John Adams, (born 1915), jockey, Iola, Kansas. Elden Auker, (1910-2006), baseball pitcher, Norcatur, Kansas. Judy Bell, (born 1936), member of World Golf Hall of Fame, Wichita, Kansas. Clint Bowyer, (born 1979), NASCAR driver, Emporia, Kansas. Orville Brown, (1908-1981), pro wrestler, NWA champion, Sharon, Kansas. Larry Cheney, (1886-1969), baseball pitcher, Belleville, Kansas. Tony Clark, (born 1972), baseball player, Newton, Kansas. Glenn Cunningham, (1909-1988), Silver Medalist, 1936 Olympic Games, Elkhart, Kansas. Johnny Damon, (born 1973), baseball player, Fort Riley, Kansas. Lynn Dickey, (born 1949), football player, Osawatomie, Kansas. Nolan Cromwell, (born 1955), football player, Ransom, Kansas. Wantha Davis, (born 1918), jockey, Liberal,...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Marion County Centre High School, Lost Springs Goessel High School, Goessel Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro Marion High School, Marion Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School, Peabody  Marshall CountyAxtell High School, Axtell Frankfort High School, Frankfort Marysville Junior/Senior High School, Marysville Valley Heights Junior/Senior High School, Blue Rapids  McPherson CountyCanton-Galva High School, Canton Elyria Christian School, McPherson Inman Junior/Senior High School, Inman McPherson High School, McPherson Middle-Kansas Independent Academy, Moundridge Moundridge High School, Moundridge Smoky Valley High School, Lindsborg  Meade CountyFowler High School, Fowler Meade High School, Meade  Miami CountyLouisburg High School, Louisburg Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie Paola High Sc...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Allen County Humboldt High School, Humboldt Iola High School, Iola Marmaton Valley High School, Moran Anderson CountyCrest High School, Colony Anderson County High School, Garnett  Atchison CountyAtchison County Community High School, Effingham Atchison High School, Atchison Maur Hill Mount Academy, Atchison (Formed with the merger of Maur Hill Prep School & Mount St. Scholastica High School)  Barber CountyMedicine Lodge High School, Medicine Lodge South Barber High School, Kiowa  Barton CountyClaflin Junior/Senior High School, Claflin Ellinwood High School, Ellinwood Great Bend High School, Great Bend Hoisington High School, Hoisington Great Bend Middle School, Great Bend  Bourbon CountyFort Scott High School, Fort Scott Uniontown High School, Uniontown  Brown CountyHiawatha High Schoo...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
Kansas LandmarksThe John Brown museum is located in Osawatomie. The boyhood home of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Eisenhower Library, and his grave are located in Abilene. Abilene is the ending point of the Chisholm Trail where the cattle driven from Texas were loaded onto rail cars. The house of Carrie Nation, now a museum, is located in Medicine Lodge. Constitution Hall in Lecompton is the location where the Kansas Territorial Government convened and drafted a pro-slavery constitution. The Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego features Dorothy's House, a recreation of the farm house featured in the film The Wizard of Oz. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, located in Hutchinson, is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute. The museum features the largest collection of artifacts from the Rus...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
I often come across customers via the internet.  I also meet many customers  in person at social events, open houses, etc.  I find that most of the consumers that I come into contact with have conducted some previous research regarding their real estate needs on the web and/or through contact of those involved with the real estate industry.   Of those customers that I speak to, I often find that very few are aware of real estate agent representation and agency relationships.  I believe that this is a very important topic that consumers need to be aware of.It is important to note that agency laws vary from state to state. In Kansas, I find that the most important item to note is that dual agency does not exist in this state.  In my words, this basically means that a single real estate li...
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By Byron Lewis, Realtor, e-PRO, ABR, CRS, Manhattan Kansas Real Es
(Landmark Real Estate)
This may not be one of the most exciting posts that you will find here on Active Rain but it may be one of the most important ones to read if you are looking to buy or sell a home in Kansas!You should not assume that an agent is acting on your behalf, unless you have signed a contract with the agent's firm to represent you. If you have not entered into a written agency agreement, you are considered to be a customer rather than a client. As a customer, you represent yourself. Any information that you, the customer, disclose to the agent representing another party will be disclosed to that other party. Even though licensees may be representing other parties, they are obligated to treat you honestly, give you accurate information, and disclose all known adverse material facts. The Kansas B...
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