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Hello neighbors!  Waldo home sales have been on a steep incline this year...October figures show a decline in value compared to last year!  But it's a fluke--overall, numbers are up year to date.  Here are the details, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes, Gregory to 85th St:...
11/20/2019
Home sales are slowing down as the holidays get closer--very typical trend for the housing market.  Right now in Brookside, more than half the homes for sale are priced over $500,000--several over one million dollars.  Let's check the numbers for single family home sales, using the main Brookside...
11/18/2019
Continuing with the November challenge of gratitude...I'm sure every agent reading this blog can relate to the headline!!   When I started in this business, I didn't even think of the possibility that clients would become friends.  Of course, when meeting a potential client for the first time, it...
11/18/2019
The November challenge is always a pleasure...because I feel the older we get, the more grateful we are.  And as I look back through the decades, I feel extraordinarily lucky that I haven't experienced the numerous deaths, tragedies, illnesses, gun violence, etc that so many people have.  Sometim...
11/14/2019
Shop local!  It's one of the best parts of living in Brookside and Waldo...so many locally owned shops and services, supported by the nearby residents and neighbors.  This weekend is the annual Brookside Holiday Season Opener--a chance for you to start shopping early while taking advantage of spe...
11/14/2019
 Is it time to get your hair cut?  Perhaps a fresh style for the holiday parties ahead or “just the usual” in a relaxed environment, surrounded by local artwork?  If you’d like a new experience, check out Waldo’s new salon Moonshot Hair Company, located at 7108 Wornall.  Owner Brooke Smith has ov...
11/07/2019
This is a great topic for an AR challenge!  I enjoy reading about the other members' lives.  So  here's a dive into mine--the more interesting parts:The oldest of four kids, we grew up in St Louis MO in a small house with one full bathroom for six people!  It was an old neighborhood, University C...
10/23/2019
Armour Hills continues to be one of the strongest Brookside subdivisions in terms of desirability for buyers and homo appreciation.  It will be interesting to see how Armour Hills finishes out the year--with single digit or double digit percent increase over last year.  Here are the stats for las...
10/21/2019
Home sales are slowing down across the metro area compared to the earlier in the year; a slowdown when the weather cools is typical.  Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside (using zip code 64113) for last month and a YTD comparison: Sept 2019                                 ...
10/15/2019
This is a comfortable, move in ready home for sale in Mission Kansas...ready for a new owner!  Features include a ranch floorplan, two car attached garage, three bedrooms, two and a half baths plus finished basement!    The roof is just six years old and the house has newer windows throughout.   ...
10/08/2019
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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.