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How many times have you been asked that question as a Realtor? And how do you answer? Especially with out of town buyers, this can be a tricky question. Our buyers should know we want to provide them with all of the information they ask about. But how do you describe 'safe'? I don't think any are...
My husband says, "Did you see we received the property tax assessment on the house today?".  Yes, I did see that form.  As a real estate agent, I'm especially aware of our home's property tax value.  But when these notices go out, it also means I'll be hearing from past customers regarding how to...
Interesting front page story yesterday in the Kansas City Star newspaper, titled "A New Way of Living".  The story took information from the recent census and explained how lifestyle changes are affecting living arrangements. The baby boomers are living longer, and no longer need or want  large s...
This past Sunday night my husband and I went to see the movie "Bridesmaids".  I haven't laughed that hard at a movie since "The 40 Year Old Virgin" -- it's a very funny movie but with a story men and women can relate to.  The theater was packed--unusual for a Sunday night.  Since I enjoyed the mo...
I contemplated a more negative title for this blog post, as the news I have is not good.  But I try to be an upbeat person, believing one can choose to have a gloomy attitude or a positive one. Still, the stats speak for themselves. Here in the Kansas City metro area, the two most populated count...
Who among us hasn't watched HGTV and wished 'oh, if only they could makeover my home!?'  That chance may be one in a million, but what if an HGTV star came to you? Kansas City is lucky to feature an appearance by Vern Yip at the I.O. Metro store in Zona Rosa Thurday May 5, from 6:30-8:00pm. Stop ...

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

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I love to write about my neighborhood, the Brookside area of Kansas City, where I live in the Armour Hills subdivision. I keep it short, simple, and to the point with articles about general real estate topics so you have current, useful information about real estate trends and news. Sometimes I write about local politics, new homes for sale, and of course, my clients! Thanks for reading! I welcome your feedback.