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This is the best home for sale in Lea Manor right now--it's been well maintained and is move in ready!  Featuring the popular ranch floor plan, the home features three bedrooms, two full baths and a den.  The roof, gutters, windows, and furnace are newer, and the walk-out basement is partially fi...
Home prices are on the rise in Armour Hills!  Although it’s officially April, I am just now publishing the February 2013 home sales stats for our neighborhood.  It’s good news worth waiting for as average home sales prices are way up:   In February 2013, four homes sold.  Average list price was $...
First time buyers often use FHA loans to finance their purchases.  Two reasons why: FHA requires the least amount for a down payment:  3.5% of the purchase price of the home, vs 5% for a conventional loan; and it’s easier to get pre-aprroved for a loan if your credit score is less than what a con...
Here we are at the end of March and there is a winter storm warning posted for this weekend. Ugh, again?! If you are tired of cold, snowy  weather and need some color in your life--check out the Greater Kansas City Home Show/Flower, Lawn and Garden Show this weekend at Bartle Hall--March 22-24, 2...
Locals call it ‘wonderful Waldo’ and here’s why...charming, older homes that are  affordable for first time home buyers and in a terrific location close to restaurants, retail, bus service and the Trolley Track Trail. Just about everything you want is in walking distance! Waldo is an active commu...
It’s almost here...the 33rd Annual Brookside St Patrick’s Day Warm-Up Parade! The date is Saturday March 16, starting at 2:00pm.  Don't miss this great family event!   Here’s the route for reference:Starting at 65th and Wornall, the parade marches north on Wornall, turns east on 63rd St, turns so...
So, the tide has we head into the busy Spring home buying season, buyers are ready to purchase! The housing slump is over for many areas, and eager new homeowners are out looking at homes. But wait--where is the inventory?? Here in the KC metro area, popular areas such as Leawood, Bro...
The snow is starting to melt here in Brookside..but it will be many weeks before it's all gone.  The buyers will be back out in force looking at homes on the market.  Already we have strong sales in the first month of 2013!   Let’s review the January 2013 single family home sales in the main Broo...

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.