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About a week ago, my friends Carrie and Matt had Google Fiber installed in their Brookside home. I stopped by for an ‘in home’ demonstration of how it works, and to ask them about the installation process. Carrie and Matt did not sign up for the cable TV package, just the internet service. Here a...
Wow, look at these average home sale prices for Armour Hills!  We are in peak home buying season, and prices are way up compared to last year.  Let’s examine May 2013 home sales for Armour Hills:   In May 2013, ten homes sold.  Average list price was $266,420 and average sales price was $262,650....
One of the best things about summer...the delicious fresh fruit and vegetables we all enjoy from local farmers markets...oh, so tasty!!.  When it’s hot and you can’t bear to use heat  to prepare a meal, it’s easy to make a dinner out of berries and melons with a cool tomato and avocado salad toss...
While planning our recent vacation to Orlando, I asked my friend Mark for a beach recommendation.  After visiting him and other friends in the area, we wanted to spend a couple of days at the ocean without driving too far.  Mark immediately suggested New Smyrna Beach on the Atlantic side, about a...
One of the most beautiful homes I have ever listed....205 E 68 St in Armour Hills.  The owner is an architectural designer, and has won several awards for her work.  The house is bigger than it looks from the exterior, with three bedrooms, two full and two half baths, a  two car garage and privat...
In yesterday’s Kansas City Star, there was a lengthy article explaining that KCMO homeowners can now purchase insurance for their water and sewer lines.  A link to the article is here, I am not sure how long it will remain an active link.   Most of the older homes in Kansas City have clay tile pi...
It’s time once again for the Waldo Crawldo Pub Crawl to benefit Habitat for Humanity - Kansas City.  This is a really fun evening--get a group together and explore some Waldo bars and eateries you may not be familiar are sure to make new friends along the way!  Details below:   Saturday...

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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.