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Earlier this week in the  Kansas City Star, there was a lead  story about the weak recovery regarding condo sales in the Kansas City market.  Single family housing sales  for our area have increased significantly, but condos are slow to sell since the housing crash.   What does that mean for a bu...
Sometimes I wonder if  readers are getting tired of me reporting every month that home sales are UP in Brookside!  Oh, not really,’s even good news for buyers.  Yes, you may be paying a bit more than two years ago but as a homeowner, you want to feel confident you are making a good investme...
First time buyers often want a home with ‘good bones’ as the saying goes:  newer HVAC, roof, windows, as those items are expensive to replace.  I have a listing in the Brookside area with ‘good bones’ -- lots of space for the price, just needs a new owner to add décor!   This home has new windows...
For twenty years now, the 75th Street Brewery has been serving locally brewed beer and tasty made-from-scratch foods to Waldo and Brookside residents.  This Saturday they are kicking off a week-long celebration of their anniversary, with daily food and drink specials.   I’ve been a fan of this pl...
I know you like to spend your hard earned money supporting Waldo (and Brookside) businesses!  The Waldo Area Business Association has a  promotion through August 31, called the “Waldo Summer Passport”...and they make it very easy to earn $5 in Waldo spending money!   Here’s how it works:  Pick up...
  Driving around Brookside last week, you may have noticed this sign at two  key intersections: Gregory Blvd at Main St and Meyer at Oak.  The stop signs will be removed, and the stop lights will be reactived and in use as of August 7.   Last October, KCMO abruptly turned off stop lights at sever...

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.