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Oh what a year it was!  Far too many deaths due to the pandemic.  After reviewing where most of my new business originated last year--I realized it was due to COVID 19.To be clear, I would have much preferred  that the world lived through 2020 without the virus.  When our city shut down in mid Ma...
It's another Thanksgiving themed challenge--and in my opinion, can't be thankful enough for the priviledges I have. I've worked hard to be successful, and I'm also grateful for the mistakes and problems I've had through the years.  Learning opportunities!Here are a few specific things I want to w...
Here's a deal for someone looking for a Brookside home, near shopping, grocery and UMKC--my new listing at 5721 Holmes St, Kansas City MO 64110.  This house has four bedrooms, one full bath, a large, eat in kitchen with new flooring and gas stove; plus charming original details like hardwood floo...
You’ve probably heard that many of us are craving good old comfort food these days, as we change our patterns and habits due to the pandemic.  Little things you can look forward to—like trying a new eatery—can lift your spirits and provide a happy diversion to your day.  And especially as the coo...
I am a little late in posting these stats...when every day is (almost) the same, my schedule isn't as rigid!  It's the same story in Waldo--lots of demand, not much inventory, buyers going over asking price to secure properties.  Here are the numbers: July 2020                                    ...
Demand for single family homes in the Waldo area is not slowing down...even with a pandemic going on! Prices keep rising; buyers often pay over list price for homes. Here are the stats for June, using the closed sales in the street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:   June...
Here in the dog days of summer...the selling and buying market is still very strong in Brookside!  Usually from mid August to mid September, there is a slow down as people take last minute vacations, get kids back in school, have a long Labor Day weekend.  But this year, new listings in the moder...
Halfway through the year!  How are Brookside home sales doing? Well, with interest rates continuing to fall, it's very competative for buyers right now.  Well maintained, well priced updated homes sell  quickly.  Values are up compared to June 2019; year-to-date numbers are lower.  I'm checking t...
  During these warm, humid summer nights, it’s just too hot to cook.  It’s easy to make a light meal of cheese, fresh bread, salami and wine..does that sound tasty?   One of our new neighborhood shops is ready to help—Geo’s Cheese has opened at 221 E Gregory Blvd!  Owner Spencer Woodard is a whol...
Three months into the pandemic and home sales in Brookside and Waldo are strong...for those updated homes priced under $400K.  Still, values have slipped since last year.  Let's take a look at the specific numbers, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113: May 2020                              ...

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

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