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Brookside is always an attractive neighborhood for first time buyers who are on a limited budget. One of my favorite more affordable areas in Brookside is Armour Hills Gardens. Buyers can usually purchase a three bedroom, two bath home with a one or two car garage in a price range of $210-$230K, ...
As I write this blog, it’s like Spring in Brookside-- 73 degrees and sunny! I actually put some laundry on the line this afternoon to dry in the fresh air. This weather also brings out the bicycles, so I am reminding readers to support our locally owned Family Bicycles in Waldo.Family Bicycles is...
You’ve probably heard recent national news reports on how much better the housing market did in 2012 over 2011. Figures for the Kansas City area are up as well. This blog will focus on sales stats for the Brookside area, zip code 64113. Good news all around!In 2012, 296 single family homes sold. ...
Now that we are a few weeks into the new year, it’s time to look back at 2012 home sales statistics for Armour Hills. When I checked the stats each month last year, the trend was more homes sold and at a higher average price than 2011. I think the worst of the housing crisis is over for our Brook...
Is there a new local restaurant you’ve been wanting to try? This is the time to do it, during the 2013 Kansas City Restaurant Week, January 18-23. Created by the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Authority and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association, this special ten day event showcases ...
Check out my great new listing in Leawood! It is the popular ranch floorplan, located on lovely Lee Boulevard--a corner lot!The brick/frame home sits back from the street on a level lot with a side entry, two car attached garage. Inside you’ll like the updated kitchen featuring custom cabinets, g...
I’ve been thinking about writing on this topic for the past couple of weeks as we head into 2013. Looking back over the real estate transactions I’ve worked in 2012, I can see some real trends emerging for my little corner of the real estate world. All real estate is local, and here are the five ...
Although we’re into 2013, I want to take a few minutes to look back at 2012 from a business point of view. I’m proud to say that 2012 was my most successful year in real estate so far! I attribute that to my hard work and love of the job, a somewhat better economy, and motivated, educated clients...

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.