Gladstone, MO Real Estate News

By Suzanne Steenkamp
(RE/MAX 1st Choice)
Maple Ridge, in the heart of Gladstone     Maple Ridge is a well established subdivision in the heart of Gladstone. The neighborhood is surrounded with beautiful mature trees allowing for all the seasonal changes to be viewed all year long. Close to shopping, dinning and entertainment, with very convenient highway access. Maple Ridge has a beautiful array of homes with many different floor plans and styles.   Suzanne Steenkamp RE/MAX 1st Choice 816-679-0698 realtorinkc@gmail.com WWW.SUZANNESTEENKAMP.COM
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Right now, VA loans are becoming more and more popular than ever. Especially since many of our troops are coming home from the last 10 years of war. A VA Loan is a home loan designed to help soldiers (or those who have an honorable discharge) buy a home. VA loans require ZERO down-payment, and NO PMI insurance. The loan offers 100% financing.  If any real estate agents out there have a client who is a current or former soldier, encourage them to look into a VA loan. If they're not sure how to get started, here are some tips on your Gladstone Missouri VA Loan Eligibility requirements:  1. Obtain a certificate of eligibility (COE) for a VA Loan (or a DD214)  Each applicant must show proof that they are either current or retired military. A veteran can request the certificate themselves, o...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Gladstone Missouri Home Loan Pre-Approval If you currently live near North Kansas City , it's time to buy a house.  CNN Money tells us that it is currently 68% cheaper to purchase a home rather than renting!  The housing market is back in full swing, especially since we are into the summer months, and that means it's time to get moving; LITERALLY!  So what does that mean for you? It means that more houses are coming on the market and interest rates are still low.  You should always begin your housing search by getting pre-approved for a your Home Loan.  Getting pre-approved is a great first step for many reasons; 1. Most realtors won't look at homes without knowing that you're approved for a home loan. This actually is really important to Realtors because it saves them a lot of time an...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
FHA Home Loan Gladstone, MissouriLet's discuss FHA loans since you're probably wanting to learn more about them. You probably already know that FHA home loans are extremely popular because they've got plenty of advantages designed for the home buyer!You may apply here for an FHA Home Loan Gladstone, Missouri The FHA home loan is a great program since it really can help the buyer with incredible benefits when you are approved for the loan.  The advantages  start the ball rolling with guidelines on the application & approval process that are not as difficult as a traditional loan and the down payment fees are less than a conventional loan. This program is backed up by the Federal Housing Authority, what that means that buyers that have had credit problems or simply do not have the money ...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
FHA Home Loan Gladstone, MOLet's discuss FHA loans since you're probably wanting to learn more about them. You probably already know that FHA home loans are extremely popular because they've got plenty of advantages designed for the home buyer!You may apply here for an FHA Home Loan Gladstone, MOThe FHA home loan is a great program since it really can help the buyer with incredible benefits when you are approved for the loan.  The advantages  start the ball rolling with guidelines on the application & approval process that are not as difficult as a traditional loan and the down payment fees are less than a conventional loan. This program is backed up by the Federal Housing Authority, what that means that buyers that have had credit problems or simply do not have the money to produce a ...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
VA Loan Eligibility Gladstone MO   Right now, VA loans are becoming more and more popular than ever. Especially since many of our troops are coming home from the last 10 years of war. A VA Loan is a home loan designed to help soldiers (or those who have an honorable discharge) buy a home. VA loans require ZERO down-payment, and NO PMI insurance. The loan offers 100% financing.  If any real estate agents out there have a client who is a current or former soldier, encourage them to look into a VA loan. If they're not sure how to get started, here are some tips on your VA Loan Eligibility Gladstone MO requirements:  1. Obtain a certificate of eligibility (COE) for a VA Loan (or a DD214)  Each applicant must show proof that they are either current or retired military. A veteran can request...
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
If you're looking for a Gladstone VA Home Loan Lender, then look no further than Darren Copeland's office of LeaderOne Financial.  We're you're local lender (Our Headquarters is in Overland Park, KS) and our office is in Lee's Summit, MO!  We know that working with someone local means all the difference in the world when it comes to buying your own home!A local Gladstone VA Home Loan Lender can help when it comes to several aspects of your loan program, here's just a few of them:  An in-person meeting. You will have a chance to sit down and chat with your lender about the various loan programs that might be right for you; from Home loans for first time home buyers, like the FHA loan, VA Loans for military servicemen and women, USDA loans for those looking to purchase in rural areas, or...
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By John Currey, Residential Market Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Good Life Real Estate Group Kansas City)
Congratulations to Gladstone, Missouri -- recenlty included in CNNMoney's 25 Best Places For Affordable Homes! Coming in at Number 9 on the list, highlights cited include the new Gladstone Community Center, and, the expanding Ford Plant nearby. One community highlight they missed: Google Fiber is on its way!   Only minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Gladstone offers great community amenities, a broad range of housing options, and, convenient access to all the KC-Metro has to offer. CONGRATULATIONS, Gladstone, Missouri!  
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By Darren Copeland, Darren Copeland
(Leader One Financial)
Houses for Sale Gladstone MO If you're looking for a new home or perhaps you're just looking to find a better interest rate by refinancing because you've heard that interest rates are still low - and it's true they are still relatively low.  (I remember my folks refinancing to a 14% interest rate?! doesn't that seem crazy with rates like what we're seeing these days?!)  With the market returning and good things going on in housing, it's definitely time to buy a home or refinance.  When you are looking for Houses for Sale Gladstone MO, there are some things you need to know. 1. Preapproval is a great negotiating tactic! When you're sitting at the negotiations table and you know there are other people trying to get your dream home from you.  Knowing that you're preapproved for the amount ...
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By Kalene Bagwell, Realtor - Selling Blue Springs - Kansas City Metro
(Realty Executives Of Kansas City)
Open House Sunday June 3, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 6715 N Bellefontaine Avenue Gladstone Missouri 64119 Come by and take a look at this spacious home in an established neighborhood near Chapel Hill Elementary School.  Inviting covered front porch. and entryway into home.           This home also offers extra parking spaces for your RV, Boat or Teens Vehicles and Family get togethers.  Park-like back yard with koi/goldfish pond, beautiful water lilies, decks, perrenials, garden beds, storage shed and fully fenced!                     Bottled water and cookies will be served. Come on by after lunch or church and check out this comfortable home!  
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By Timo Yannopoulos, Buying and Selling Kansas City Homes
(Platinum Realty Licensed in Missouri)
North Kansas City Compute Store As busy as we are and need to be a multi task and get things done and running as we want them to run, sometimes we find ourselves in the mouse trap spinning our wheels. I wish I knew more about this topic or the other and be able to be the knowledgeable person all the necessary know how for all the solution and for everything I need to have done each day. To I have the all the time I need to do it all? NO! One the things I like to play around is my lap and my desk top PC and last but not least my Blackberry. Many friends and colleagues think that I am the high tech Realtor in Kansas City Metropolitan that knows it all. My answer to this complement is, "They are wrong" they think I know it all because I may know a little more than what their computer skill...
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By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
For the 13th year the Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest will be this weekend at the Oak Grove Park in Gladstone. Oak Grove Park is located at 76th and N. Troost. What's really nice about this bluesfest is it is FREE... that's right free and parking is only $5.00 This festival has grown to over 15,000 and attracks folks who love the blues not only from our community but surrounding counties and states. For additional information visit the Gladstone Chamber of Commerce website.
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By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
This week the Gladstone City Council hammered out the details of its ban on smoking in most enclosed places.... places of employment and public places within city limits. This includes Gladstone's thirteen parks.The ban does have some exceptions for instance: bowling alleys, pool halls, bars and restaurants that seat less than 75 people as long as they post a sign that says "non-smoking areas are NOT available."A decision to my knowledge hasn't been reached as yet... but watch for a decision to be made shortly.
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By Fran White, Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
(North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential)
 In 2005 Gladstone voters approved a 39-cent property tax increase.  That tax increase will begin showing up in your personal property tax bill this year. The City Council has voted to set the city's 2008 tax levy at 93 cents per $100 of assessed valuation. So in other words if you buy a new car that cost $25,000 you are going to pay about 32.00 more in personal property taxes beginning this year. This voter approved raise in taxes gave Gladstone leaders the authority to set the tax levy no higher than 93 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.  Up until this year Gladstone council decided to stay at the existing tax rate of 54-cents per $100 of assessed valuation. The reason for the decision to raise it is unexpected expenses which includes the May 2 tornado which cost the city more than...
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