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MyCommunityMortgageInterest-only options40-year termsNo minimum borrower contributionEligible for temporary 2-1 interest rate buydown                                   ..... Plus.......Loan to Values to 100% for one-unit properties (Available for two- to four-unit owner-occupied properties)Reduce...
11/14/2006
The phone rang early this morning.  It was my son, a senior in college.  "Hello, mom. We were robbed". A man came into the house, that he and three other students are renting, demanding money.  Thankfully the boys did not fight with the robber rather they gave him what he wanted and he left.  You...
11/08/2006
You have found the house of your dream, placed an offer, negotiated, came to a meeting of the minds with the Sellers....now what? It is time to do inspections. Believe it or not there are Buyers who will question the importance of inspections. Yes, there is an expense associated with having inspe...
11/07/2006
Johnson County, Kansas includes the following cities: Shawnee Mission, Roeland Park, Mission, Prairie Village, Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Merriam, Shawnee, Lenexa, Olathe, Fairway, Westwood, and Westwood Hills.Over the past year the new homes average sales price has been $337,527 and ...
10/11/2006
Recently the National Association of Realtors reported that "The percentage of first-time homebuyers under age 25 has been increasing in response to historically low interest rates and continued confidence in the long-term housing market, from 11 percent in 2001 to 14 percent in 2005, according t...
09/26/2006
Today I decided to get off the treadmill and go outside to enjoy a beautiful Kansas City morning.  While walking through one of Johnson County's beautiful parks I found a set of keys.  A house key, a mailbox key, an electronic office key, a Chevy key, a Honda key, and two local stores keychain sh...
09/08/2006
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. " - Albert Einstein  So true.  Often we, the agents, complicate what should otherwise go uncomplicated.  Is it for good cause or for ego???
09/02/2006
In front of you are two $1 bills. One is fresh from the bank....smooth, crisp, the one you check to make sure that a second one is not stuck to the back it was, so new. The second bill is wrinkled, bent corners, looks as if it has been laundered several times and  nearly disintegrated. They are b...
08/29/2006
The one truth in any market, the home that is clean, well maintained, attractively staged (both inside and out), and priced right is the one that will sell quickly. It makes sense...we all like things that are visually appealing plus fairly priced. 
08/28/2006
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