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You've looked at the comparable've consulted with your agent to set a fair and marketable price for your home.  However, it's been on the market for several weeks now. What's wrong? There is no one definitive  answer as to why your house isn't selling. It could be a in a poor location...
There is a huge demand for new, updating housing in the Brookside area.  Two new developments in Brookside East will cater to renters (apartments) and homeowners (townhomes).  Both are in an excellent location, within easy walking distance to the Brookside shops, bus line, various services and th...
Rockhill Gardens is one of my favorite subdivisions in the Brookside/Waldo area of Kansas City.  The homes were built with so much 1930s character and detail...brick, stone and stucco exteriors; peaked roofs; crown molding; flat lots and wide streets.  Buyers can get a lot of house for the money ...
  Bright news during these drab winter days for Waldo homeowners:  prices were up in 2015!  Buyers are discovering what we already know about Waldo:  the convenient location, friendly neighbors and many locally owned restaurants and services attract homeowners to the area! Let’s look at the speci...
    As I was reporting monthly stats on  Armour Hills homes throughout last year, I knew the trend was rising prices.  We’ve had a big increase in our home values--that’s good news for both sellers and buyers!  Let’s take a look at the specific numbers:   In 2015:*79 homes sold*Median list price:...
  Home sales in Prairie Village exploded in 2015...I’ve never seen such a feeding frenzy of buyers converge on new listings in that area before.  The real story here is in the mid-priced category--so many buyers were in  multiple offer situations.  Let’s take a look at the details: In 2015:*573 s...
 Here we go, Brookside neighbors….a recap of 2015 home sales for our area.  The good news is home values are way up.  The bad news...not much inventory for buyers to choose from! This is especially critical in the $225-325K price range.  Higher prices bring equity to long term residents and show ...
Finally, Waldo and Brookside has its own blow dry bar!  The Flatiron District Blow Dry Bar opened in a few months ago at 7108 Wornall. Never heard of a blow dry bar?  They are different from a traditional hair on for details!   Blow dry bars are very popular on the east and west coast...
January...for me, the most boring month of the year! However I do look forward to KC Restaurant Week!  Beginning January 15 through 24, 2016--restaurants all over the metro area are offering special menus for lunch ($15) and dinner ($33) with a portion of the proceeds going to various local chari...

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.