Overland Park, KS Real Estate News

By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes for Sale near Harmony Middle School   Harmony Middle School10101 W 141st StreetOverland Park, KS 66221   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Harmony Middle School in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Why choose an Overland Park Home near Harmony Middle School? Home of the Thunderbirds, Harmony Middle School is part of the award winning Blue Valley School District and have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  For your convenience, Blue Valley Schools offer busing from your home to school if the weather is not cooperating for a walk or bike ride. With this convenience, you will love living in the neighborhood of homes near Harmony Mid...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes for Sale near Harmony Elementary School   Harmony Elementary School14140 Grant StreetOverland Park, KS 66221   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Harmony Elementary in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Why choose an Overland Park Home near Harmony Elementary? Harmony Elementary is part of the award winning Blue Valley School District and have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  For your convenience, Blue Valley Schools offer bussing from your home to school if the weather is not cooperating for a walk or bike ride. With this convenience, you will love living in the neighborhood of homes near Harmony Elementary in Overland Park KS....
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes for Sale in Lakeshore Estates Why Do People Live here? Lakeshore Estates is a beautiful neighborhood of approximately 44 single family homes that is conveniently located in southern Overland Park on 163rd between Switzer and Quivira Road, just 20 miles South of Downtown Kansas City in Johnson County Kansas. Lakeshore Estates secluded setting is a place where your family can escape today's hurried pace and enjoy life as it was in simpler times. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents feel comfortable in getting away from the city but yet close enough that everything is within a reasonable driving time.   Looking for a home in Lakeshore States Overland Park KS? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Lakeshore Estates of Overland...
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By The Buckley Team, Personal and Professional Real Estate Consulting
(Keller Williams)
Why buy a home in the Blue Valley School District?  Blue Valley schools are located in in the southeastern part of Johnson County. The Blue Valley School District is one of the major schooling districts in the Kansas City area. The Blue Valley Schools cover parts of Overland Park, and some parts of Leawood and Stillwell Kansas. Kids attending Blue Valley schools not only grow personally but academically while getting a world class education.   Currently there are 397 homes for sale in the Blue Valley School district.  The Average home is on the market 68 days  The average sales price is $331,000   Search Blue Valley Homes Now              
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes for Sale in Deer Valley Why Do People Live here? Deer Valley is a beautiful neighborhood of approximately 175 single family homes that is conveniently located in southern Overland Park on 159th between Switzer and Quivira Road, just 20 miles South of Downtown Kansas City in Johnson County Kansas. Deer Valley's secluded setting is a place where your family can escape today's hurried pace and enjoy life as it was in simpler times. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents feel comfortable in getting away from the city but yet close enough that everything is within a reasonable driving time.   Looking for a home in Deer Valley Overland Park KS? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Deer Valley Neighborhood of Overland Park KS? Cli...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes for Sale in Bluestem Subdivision Why Do People Live here? Bluestem is a beautiful neighborhood of approximately 160 single family homes that is conveniently located in southern Overland Park on 151st and Quivira Road, just 20 miles South of Downtown Kansas City in Johnson County Kansas. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing at the sports court, pool or play area of this quiet subdivision during the summer and sledding down snow covered hills in the green space in the winter. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents feel comfortable in getting away from the city but yet close enough that everything is within a reasonable driving time.   Looking for a home in Bluestem? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Bluestem N...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
Sunrise Point Elementary School is one the finest elementary schools is the Blue Valley School system. Sunrise Point is located at 15700 Roe in Overland Park, it has gained a reputation as a school with a high level of academic acheivement and student growth through personal interaction between students and teachers.   Click Here to visit the Sunrise Point Elementary Home Page There are 4 major housing subdivisions that feed into Sunrise Point Elementary: Hampton Place- Hampton Place was originally developed by local home builders Acuff & Rhodes, the first homes were built in the early ninetees and the subdivsion of 475 homes was completed in early 2012. Hampton Place is mostly 2 story single family homes priced between $250,000 and $400,000 Click Here to See All Hampton Place homes for...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Homes for Sale in Wilshire By The Lake Overland Park KS Why Do People Live here? Wilshire By The Lake is a beautiful neighborhood of approximately 60 single family homes that is conveniently located in southern Overland Park, just 20 miles South of Downtown Kansas City in Johnson County Kansas. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little oasis in the suburbs during the summer and sledding down snow covered streets in the winter. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the urban center of Kansas City is knocking on their door.   Looking for a home in Wilshire By The Lake? Interested in finding homes for sale in the Wilshire By The Lake Neighborhood of Overland Park KS? Click that link to find all...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Homes For Sale in Overland Park near Blue Valley Southwest High School   Blue Valley Southwest High School 17600 Quivira RoadOverland Park, Kansas 66062   Find all Homes For Sale in Overland Park near Blue Valley Southwest High School.  All of our for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Why choose a Home near Blue Valley Southwest High School?  Other than being located in the Award Winning Blue Valley School District, all of the homes have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  You will love coming home to the neighborhoods near Blue Valley Southwest High School in Overland Park KS!   To find out what your Home near Shawnee Mission North High School is worth, fill out this simple form.   Awesome SchoolsTo g...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes For Sale near Timber Creek Elementary   Timber Creek Elementary16451 Flint StreetOverland Park, KS 66062   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Timber Creek Elementary in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Why choose an Overland Park Homes near Timber Creek Elementary in Overland Park?  Homes near Timber Creek Elementary are part of the award winning Blue Valley School District and have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  You will love coming home to the neighborhoods near Timber Creek Elementary in Overland Park KS! To find out what your Home near Timber Creek  Elementary School in Overland Park KS is worth, fill out this simple fo...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Homes For Sale in Shawnee KS near Shawnee Mission North High School  Shawnee Mission North High School 7401 Johnson DriveOverland Park, Kansas 66202   Find all Homes For Sale in Shawnee KS near Shawnee Mission North High School .  All of our for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Homes For Sale in Shawnee KS near Shawnee Mission North High School have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  You will love coming home to the neighborhoods near Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park KS! To find out what your Home near Shawnee Mission North High School is worth, fill out this simple form.   Awesome SchoolsTo get local school scores and more information about the Middle School and Elementary Schools s...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
Overland Park Homes For Sale near Santa Fe Trail Elementary in Overland Park KS   Santa Fe Trail Elementary7100 Lamar AveOverland Park, KS 66204   Find all Overland Park Homes For Sale near Santa Fe Trail Elementary in Overland Park KS. Our Overland Park homes for sale property information is a direct feed from our MLS and is updated several times daily.  Overland Park Homes For Sale near Santa Fe Trail Elementary in Overland Park KS have easy access to schools, parks, trails, shopping, and dining.  You will love coming home to the neighborhoods near Santa Fe Trail Elementary in Overland Park KS!To find out what your Home near Santa Fe Trail Elementary School in Overland Park KS is worth, fill out this simple form.   Awesome Shawnee Mission SchoolsTo get local school scores and more in...
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By The Buckley Team, Personal and Professional Real Estate Consulting
(Keller Williams)
Pre-Qualifying vs. Pre- Approval what is the difference? Many people ask what is the difference and is one more appealing then another? When buying a home the terms pre-qualifying and pre-approval are used frequently and knowing the difference can help take some of the stress out of the home buying experience. Pre-Qualifying is the very beginning phase. The lender will briefly look at your overall financial situation and give you an idea of what you qualify for. This process can be generally done over the phone and is based on information you provide to that lender. It is not exact and most of the time does not include a credit check. Pre-Qualifying is not as secure because it is just an estimate. On the bright side this will help you get you in the ballpark of homes you may qualify for...
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By Ron Mowery, Overland Park Realtor
(The Mowery Group powered by eXp Realty)
How Do Mortgage Interest Rates Affect My Ability To Buy A Home?   National Associatioan of Realtors (NAR) sees home prices going up in 2014 with rates jumping to 5.4%. In fact, already in 2014, mortgage rates began a round of increases, kicking off a trend many experts believe will continue through the rest of the year. So how do mortgage interest rates affect my ability to buy a home?  At the peak of the housing boom in 2007, the home affordability was at 23.2% In 2012, that figure was 12.9%, the lowest in our history.    Housing Affordability Was The Lowest In History in 2012   Affordability is defined as the family mean income required to make mortgage payments on a median priced homes.  The factors would obviously be income, mortgage interest rates and home prices. See the graph bel...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
A recent study by (NAR) The National Association of Realtors states that over 80% of home searches on the weekend are performed on a mobile device. We believe that our Russell Home Team Real Estate Search App from Keller Williams is so superior that we are offering you a chance to win $50,000 just for downloading. For more information on the Russell Home Team's Johnson County Kansas Real Estate Search App, please watch our video then visit the iTunes or Google Play Stores to Download. Remember to enter our Special Code: KW2DC3W3 when prompted. Click Here to Watch Video      
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By Carol Culkin, Overland Park Residential Real Estate
(Diamond Partners Inc)
Citizens of Overland Park, parents of Blue Valley district students and residents of Mills Farm, Polo Fields, Blue Stem and other Quivera Road subdivisions are all taking chances each time they drive through the W 165th Street intersection. Just south of the intersection there is a dip in Quivera Road which causes a sight line issue. For at least 5-7 seconds, drivers have a blind spot as they approach the intersection which currently only has one stop sign for cars entering Quivera Road from W165th Street. There are four schools located off of Quivera Road, including Timber Creek Elementary School which is located just two blocks into the neighborhood of Mills Farm where W 165th St and Quivera Rd intersect. Parents who drive their school age children to and from school each day are carr...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
Bluestem neighborhood, located in Overland Park, KS is one of the premier new subdivisions in southwest Johnson County.  Bluestem is located in the award-winning Blue Valley school district at 151st and Quivira.  What sets bluestem apart? Large lots that have the feel of country living in the suburbs.  Bluestem lives up to its namesake, preserving the native prairie grasses of Kansas.  The following information providesa glimpse of the brisk sales that continue to occur in Bluestem in 2013. Click Here to View All Homes for Sale in Bluestem   Status                 Days on Market               Average List Price          Average Sale Price             Homes Active                       218                              $519,533                                 N/A                          ...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
Wyngate neighborhood located in Overland Park, KS and the Blue Valley school district is one of the premier new subdivisions in Johnson County.  What sets Wyngate apart? Amenities!  Wyngate has a basketball court, sand volleyball, clubhouse with pool, and a community park.  Homes in Wyngate begin in the $400,000 range.  Wyngate is on the leading edge of the southwestern expansion in Johnson County, with a prime location at 163rd and Grant. The following information shows home sales activity in Wyngate from January through October 2013.   Click Here to View All Homes for Sale in Wyngate   Status                Days on Market           Average List Price          Average Sale Price            Homes Active                        147                         $483,481                         ...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
Thinking about buying a home in Overland Park or Johnson County Kansas? Have you heard of QRM? What about DTI. While we have all heard the sirens around the possibility of rising interest rates and rising home prices, the biggest threat to home ownership is QRM and DTI. So what are QRM and DTI? QRM stands for Qualifying Residential Mortgage and unless you have read the Dodd-Frank Bill (What is that?) you probably have never heard the term. So what does QRM change? It changes your ability to qualify for a mortgage or the mortgage you want to qualify for.  This is where that other lovely term DTI comes in, better known as Debt to Income Ratio. While you can currently use 50% of your after tax income to qualify for a home, under the QRM standards you will only be allowed to use 43%. If my ...
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By Mike Russell, Overland Park Kansas Real Estate
(Mike Russell Real Estate Group)
What? Sell my Overland Park, KS house during the Holidays, are you crazy?  While the idea may seem radical, the results are not. Homes in Overland Park sell 12 months a year. Here is 11 really good reasons why now is the best time to be a seller. 11. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money! This will allow you to sell high and buy low. 10. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year. 9. Even though your house will be on the market, you still have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days around the Holidays. 8. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transf...
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