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A couple of days ago the New York Times ran an editorial titled "The Death of the Fringe Suburb". You can read it (link below) for a few days; I am not shortening the link so if it doesn't connect you can search for it on the New York Times website:
  News for Prairie Village residents!  SPIN Pizza is coming to Corinth Square!   This is very exciting, as there is no true pizza joint in this area.  SPIN will take over the old CVS Pharmacy space and plans to open late next year.  SPIN is a locally owned and operated restaurant, and joins sever...
It’s these little things I’m grateful for, they make life that much better every day:Driving, and walking, through my beloved neighborhood of Brookside, waving at neighbors, enjoying the charming architecture, watching the kids walk home from school...After a long day...ending the evening under t...
Interested in the October 2011 home sales report for Prairie Village KS? I’ve compiled the information below in a few sentences, with some personal commentary at the end. Prairie Village continues to be a popular destination for home buyers, however the average sales price is falling:In October 2...
Hello neighbors, here is the October 2011 home sales market report for Armour Hills, in the Brookside area of Kansas City, MO. Let’s get right to the figures:In October 2011, four homes sold, the average sales price was $223,525 with 93 days on market.  Average list price was $233,175.In October,...
What is an FHA loan?  If you are considering a home purchase, you’ve probably heard this term and wondered what it means.  In this blog I will explain the basics of this type of loan, so you have a general idea of how it works. When buying a home, it’s important to understand the various loan opt...
That’s the phrase a buyer used when I met he and his wife at an open house on Sunday.  They are renting, having moved to Kansas City from Milwaukee, and seemed to be in their late 20s. The statement really struck me, as I knew exactly what he was talking about. This couple wants to be a part of a...
Here’s the October 2011 home sales report for the main zip code of Brookside, Kansas City MO, which is 64113. This report is a bit unusual as there was a $1.6 million sale last month that skewers the average sales price and days on market.There were 12 single family home sales in October, with an...
Private insurance to protect your home sewer line? That’s what I was reading about this morning in the Kansas City Star. If you are thinking about paying for this service, there are many questions you should ask before paying the premiums!According to the article, Roeland Park and Prairie Village...
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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.