Overland Park, KS Real Estate News

By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
GlenEagles Home Report Market Conditions April 19, 2007 GlenEagles and The Estates of GlenEagles are located on the North side of 143rd Street in Johnson County KS, suburban Kansas City. GlenEagles is a Matt Adam Development. There are currently 4 homes listed for sale. The price range of homes currently for sale in GlenEagles and The Estates of GlenEagles is $588,900 to $1,395,000. There have been three homes listed and sold in the last year in Glen Eagles and the Estates of GlenEagles. This gives a sixteen month inventory of homes based upon the current rate of absorption. During the last year the closing price range of homes listed and sold in GlenEagles and The Estates of GlenEagels is $569,000 to $1,100,000 GlenEagles is located in Overland Park Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Ove...
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
When kids live in a neighborhood where the homes belong to them and their familes, they tend to stay closer, playing in their own yard or with friends a few doors away. Apartment complexes have a different culture for kids to get around in -- strange halls to roam, new people moving in, friends being temporary, moving away just about the time they get acquaintedI've had clients tell me that their kids calmed down in school after the family bought a house. I know of one little girl beset by sleeping problems while her family was in a temporary renting situation, plus the entire family seemed more susceptible to colds and other ailmentsThe close quarters of apartment structures is acceptable for grown-ups who are often at work all day and can appreciate the benefits of group security. Kid...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
LionsGate Homes Market Report April 18, 2007 Number of LionsGate Homes for Listed for Sale: 16 Number of LionsGate Homes Listed and Sold in the last Year: 21 Number of LionsGate Homes Pending Sales or accepting Back-up Contracts: 7 (5 & 2) Price Range for LionsGate Homes Listed for Sale: $425,000 to $629,000 Price Range for LionsGate Homes which were Listed and  Sold in the last year: $403,000 to $855,000 LionsGate is located within the Award wining Blue Valley School District. LionsGate is comprised of the following Subdivisions; LionsGate by the Green, LionsGate by the Park, LionsGate Southlake, The Enclave at LionsGate, LionsGate Waters Edge, Villas of LionsGate. The borders of LionsGate are 134rd St., Nall Avenue, 151st St. and Lamar Avenue. LionsGate is in Overland Park Kansas. Pri...
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
Renting works in some circumstances, but when you are ready to commit to the community and make a home somewhere, buying your own spot on the earth becomes a fulfilling experience for you and your family.  There are some top level gains from owning your own home such as tax savings. Knowing that the mortgage payment will be the same helps you budget without the stress of potential rent increases. You aren't stressed by landlords highgrading the value of the property by dodging maintenance issues to your discomfort. Your own home is an investment and an equity for your valuation. As the market prices increase, if you choose to sell, you make money. Make this the home of your heart and you don't have to sell when the market appears to have a downturn. Your spot is still stable within the ...
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By Chris Dowell, Dowell Family Team
(ReeceNichols Olathe)
With nearly an 18.5% increase in sales prices and homes selling for over 101% of list price, homes values are increasing in value. With the average priced home selling at $505,100, homes in zip code 66221 take on average 75 days to sell.For more real estate stats, go to: http://stats.dowelltaggart.com/Information provided by: The Dowell Taggart Team of Infinity Realty www.DowellTaggart.com 
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By Chris Dowell, Dowell Family Team
(ReeceNichols Olathe)
With many areas seeing decreases in the number of homes sold, the Overland Park Kansas zip code 66210 had an increase of 20% more homes sold compared to the number of homes sold one month earlier. Home sellers in this area should be happy because not only are there more homes selling, homes are selling at 97.4% of list price, which is good.For more Overland Park Kansas real estate stats, go to: http://stats.dowelltaggart.com/Information provided by: The Dowell Taggart Team of Infinity Realty www.DowellTaggart.com 
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
Together with Stephanie Cachero-Henry of Bank of America Mortgage and Kurt Goeser with State Farm Insurance, I will be presenting the Acorn Housing Program on April 12, 2007 at the Bank of America Building, Suite 225, 10000 College Blvd. in Overland Park, KS. The presentation is presented from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. We will provide answers about buying a hoe for low and moderate income buyers (those with less than $54,080 household income) with lower interest rates, low or no down payment and lower closing costs.  Those who don't qualify for the program now may find out about the free budget and credit mortgage counseling program.  To register, send e-mail to PaulaWalter@remax.net or phone 913-339-0682.  I have experience with the process of the first time homebuyer seminars.  Knowledge...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
 There are currently seven homes listed for sale. The price range of homes currently for sale in Brookhighland is $439,950 to $649,950. There has been only one home listed and sold in the last year in Brookhighland. This gives a seven year inventory of homes based upon the current rate of absorption. This is affected somewhat by Brookhighland not being very old, so many people have only been in their homes for a few years and are not ready to move. With a large supply of homes compared to demand, pricing, marketing, presentation and differentiation are going to be key factors in getting your house sold is some reasonable time frame. Ask me about the KCSmartMove Plan if you are interested in selling. Brookhighland is located in Overland Park Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City in Johnson Cou...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
[EDIT 07/13/2009 - click Current information on GlenEagles and Estates of GlenEagles for current market information on GlenEagles or Estates of Gleneagles.] GlenEagles and The Estates of GlenEagles suburban Overland Park KS are located on the North side of 143rd Street in Johnson County, suburban Kansas City. GlenEagles is a Matt Adam Development. There are currently 4 homes listed for sale. The price range of homes currently for sale in GlenEagles and The Estates of GlenEagles is $588,900 to $1,395,000. There have been four homes listed and sold in the last two years in Glen Eagles and the Estates of GlenEagles. This gives a two year inventory of homes based upon the current rate of absorption. GlenEagles is located in Overland Park Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Overland Park is con...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
LionsGate Homes Market Report March 28, 2007 Number of LionsGate Homes for Sale: 18 Number of LionsGate Homes Sold in the last Year: 23 Number of LionsGate Homes Pending Sales or accepting Back-up Contracts: 7 (5 & 2) Price Range for LionsGate Homes for Sale: $430,000 to $599,950 Price Range for LionsGate Homes which have Sold in the last year: $403,000 to $855,000 School District: Blue Valley LionsGate is comprised of the following Subdivisions; LionsGate by the Green, LionsGate by the Park, LionsGate Southlake, The Enclave at LionsGate, LionsGate Waters Edge, Villas of LionsGate. The borders of LionsGate are 134rd St., Nall Avenue, 151st St. and Lamar Avenue. LionsGate is in Overland Park Kansas, Suburban Kansas City within Johnson County Private Schools in the area include St. Michae...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
Here are some new and newer subdivisions opening or recently opened with some great wooded lots.  Forest View www.rodrock.com in Western Olathe located in suburban Kansas City, Johnson County area. The homes are being built by Rodrock. There are three separate communities and Olathe has purchased ground nearby to put up new schools.  CoffeeCreek, www.coffeecreekcrossing.com at 167th and Switzer in Overland Park. Lambie-Geer Homes, Rocky Rhodes, and a stable of other great builders are building there. They have not broken ground for lots as of a week ago, but they are going to start soon. My wife and I want dibs on lot 93 in phase 2. How much is your home worth? Contact information has been updated below Make the smart move. Contact me. Ken Jansen, Broker, Jansen Realty Group, Inc. Strai...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
Click here to see Overland Park Homes for sale in LionsGate - search tool added 09/01/2009 LionsGate has 585 homes, a junior olympic sized pool, huge club house, tennis courts, sand volleyball court, basketball court, hike and bike trails and two lakes. When it was being built, it was the fastest selling subdivision in Johnson County for 5 of its 8 years. The price range in LionsGate ranges from the low three hundreds to over a million. Many of the builders, developers and Realtors in Johnson County live in LionsGate. Please contact me if you would like more information about LionsGate or if you are considering buying in LionsGate or selling in Lionsgate. I helped sell over 153 of the homes in LionsGate and I know the neighborhood, builders and plans very well. Thanks! How much is your ...
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By Chris Lengquist, Kansas City Real Estate Investing
(Ad Astra Realty)
This market report will be for Overland Park, Kansas- a major suburb of Kansas City, Missouri - and will be considering multi-family housing only.  For the purposes of this market report multi-family housing is defined as a full duplex, triplex, fourplex or apartment building.DuplexCurrently on market - 8 (Average asking price of $205,975)Currently Pending or on Backup - 4 (Average asking price of $198,700)Sold in last 12 months - 33 (Average sale price of $190,093)Triplex/FourplexCurrently on market - 0Currently Pending or on Backup - 0Sold in last 12 months - 3 (Average sale price of $257,200)ApartmentsCurrently on market - 4 (Average asking price of $927,500)Currently Pending or on Backup - 0Sold in last 12 months - 0If you are looking for at Kansas City for real estate investing pur...
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By Ken Jansen, REALTOR, CRS, 913.908.2215
(Prime Development Land CO LLC)
Attention Relocation! If you have people who enjoy Naperville, IL, Eden Prairie MN, San Diego CA, and other cities similar in nature, meaning upper bracket homes, and great opportunities for everone, then look at Overland Park, Kansas and the LionsGate Communities. Outstanding Blue Valley School District. Overland Park is frequently rated in the top 10 best places to live in the United States. Lionsgate is located in Johnson County, suburban Kansas City   Overland Park Homes for Sale in Lionsgate How Much is your Lionsgate Home in Overland Park KS 66223 worth? some updates made 08/29/2009 Contact information has been updated below Make the smart move. Contact me. Ken Jansen Straight Forward Advice Effective Marketing Results Oriented Ken@KansasCityRealEstate411.com www.KansasCityRealEst...
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By Chad Trease, Production Manager
(Trease Mortgage Group at PrimeLending)
If you had enough money to payoff your mortgage,would you? Many people would. If the "American Dream" of owning your own home outright with no mortgage is so wonderful, why do thousands of financially successful people-who have more than enough money to pay off their mortgage-refuse to do so?Most of what we learned from our parents and grandparents about mortgages is no longer valid. They taught us to make a big down payment, get a fixed-rate mortgage, and make extra principal payments to pay off your loan as early as possible. Mortgages, they said, are a necessary evil at best.The problem with this rationale is it has become outdated. The rules of money have changed. Unlike our grandparents, we will no longer have the same job for 30 years or depend on our company's pension plan for a ...
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
Together with Stephanie Cachero-Henry of Bank of America Mortgage and Kurt Goeser with State Farm Insurance, I will be presenting the Acorn Housing Program on March 8, 2007 at the Bank of America Building, Suite 225, 10000 College Blvd. in Overland Park, KS. The presentation is presented from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm. We will provide answers about buying a hoe for low and moderate income buyers (those with less than $54,080 household income) with lower interest rates, low or no down paymnet and lower closing costs.  Those who don't qualify for the program now may find out about the free budget and credit mortgage counseling program.  To register, send e-mail to PaulaWalter@remax.net or phone 913-339-0682.  I have experience with the process of the first time homebuyer seminars.  Knowledge ...
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
Kansas City area voters are getting ready for spring and for the upcoming elections for the KC Metro area to be part of the past. Kansas City Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas have hearty election programs and issues. Many of the smaller cities that make up the community character of the Metro area are also selecting city government and school board members. It is encouraging to see candidates willing to take time from their lives to run for office. Holding office in the smaller political offices interrupts a person's REAL life, REAL economics and REAL goals. It means beginning to think in government language, learn to schedule meetings, learn how to behave at those meetings, have nightmares about the things you forgot to ask about. have nightmares about going to a council meeting in you...
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By Jacqueline McCroy Elbert
(RE/MAX Realty Suburban)
I would like to introduce you to Downtown Overland Park. It has been said in our local papers that Downtown Overland Park is the "heart and soul" of Johnson County. It is a place were people come together for festivals, parades, celebrations, and bi-weekly Farmers Market days. It is a welcoming, friendly, and safe place.In the 1990's the downtown area was struggling. Many of the shops sat empty. We are seeing a change for the better. As you drive or walk along Santa Fe Drive you get that "main street" feeling; clocktower, quaint shops, and inviting restaurants line Santa Fe Drive.My favorite time to stroll around downtown Overland Park is on any given Saturday morning between April and October. Why is that you ask? Music at the Clocktower Plaza, food vendors, families with strollers, an...
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By Paula Walter, Ph.D. e-Pro REALTOR
(Realty Executives of Kansas City)
Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead at Overland Park, Kansas was established n 1976 as a living history project of Overland Park, Kansas.  In 1985, the Farmstead received its present name and was dedicated in memory of Deanna Rose, an Overland Park police office who died in the line of duty.The eight-acre Farmstead is home to many types of farm animals, with the babies being a special attraction in the spring.  The baby animals are available to interact with the visitors, especially children., but there are slides in the silo too and hayrides, picnic tours and other good times.The intent of the Farmstead/Park is to replicate a turn of the century farm with suitable buildings which were used to work with the conditions of the time.  With no air conditioning, cooking was moved to the summer ...
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