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  As promised, this year I will begin reporting home sales stats for the Waldo area in the blog.  The geographical area I’m tracking is: 89th St to the south, Gregory to the north, State Line to the west and Holmes to the east--these are the boundaries defined for the Waldo Business Association. ...
Another year completed...and what a year it has been for Brookside home values!  Overall, a hefty increase in average selling price from 2012. First we will look at December 2013 figures, then move on to year end statistics. The numbers below reflect single family home sales in the main Brookside...
All year I have monitored  Armour Hills (in Brookside)  home sales stats ...and I knew the overall rise in prices would be around 10%.  Now that the data is in MLS, I am happy to report I was wrong. Average home prices went up way over 10%!  I will examine these year end numbers after we review D...
I always tell sellers:  your first showings are online!  Potential buyers will decide whether or not to tour your  home based on what they see when searching on the web.  That is why it is so important to have high quality photos of your (decluttered and staged) home attached to the listing. Sell...
Are you getting burned out on making dinner every night?  Do you need an excuse to call a friend and grab lunch to break up the workday?  Is there a locally owned KC restaurant you’ve always wanted to try?  Here’s my suggestion:  make plans now to dine out during Kansas City Restaurant Week, goin...
  Last fall  I represented a wonderful retired couple, Jill and Jack,  who purchased a house in Prairie Village to be closer to their son in Roeland Park.  Jill wanted a mid-century modern home, which can be difficult to find: if one pops on the the market and is  updated and well maintained, it ...
Here is part two of my experience with  Sewer Line Warranties of America.  SLWOFA offers sewer and water line insurance policies for Brookside/Waldo homeowners  outside the home. We have a SLWOFA policy, but I have not used their services.  I did have clients make a claim last year, and you can r...
In the Jan 3 “Mansion” section of the Wall Street Journal, there is an article titled “Who Gets Rich Selling Real Estate?”  The copy goes on to say that many twenty-somethings are getting licensed, planning to sell luxury homes since the market is back up. If the sole reason for selling real esta...

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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.