To state the obvious, everyone needs a place to live. And the current challenge in availability of affordable housing - especially for young, first-time home buyers - has led to a thriving rental market. While real estate investing is not the “get rich quick” method of income some high-risk schemes might have you believe, there is a way to minimize … [Read more...] about Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners
Sparked by growing environmental consciousness and life simplification, downsizing your home to a “tiny house” is a recent phenomenon you may have heard of.1 But even if you’re not quite ready to sleep in a little loft, life does change. Kids head to college, or your retirement comes into view. Other times the physical requirements of a home - too … [Read more...] about Downsizing Your Home: 5 Steps to Success
Buying your first home is a big and exciting step toward your dream of building a solid financial future. With a lot to consider - credit score, down payments and mortgage rates - you don't want first-time homebuyer myths about the process to derail your goals. A Google search can pull up good information, but it can also be difficult to … [Read more...] about 10 First-Time Homebuyer Myths You Shouldn’t Ignore
The ice skates are out at Crown Center and the Plaza lights are on. Whether you’re hungry for Kansas City Restaurant Week, or you’d rather take a walk in a winter wonderland, we've compiled a fun and thorough list of wintertime activities in and around Kansas City. Unique for the Holidays Santa Dives at the Kansas City Zoo Weekends, Nov. 29th – … [Read more...] about Your Winter Guide to Kansas City Happenings: 2019
We’ve all seen the signs and ads - “We Buy Houses Fast!” - or some variation, around town, in your mailbox and in social media. Typically these offers are from property investors or house "flippers" that will purchase a home for cash, often “as is.” But who are instant cash offers good for? Homeowners who don’t like the stress of preparing and … [Read more...] about Instant Cash Offers and iBuyers: Pros and Cons
So you're ready to sell your home! Prior to listing, your property might benefit from a few upgrades to help maximize your equity. Given that home improvement ROI percentages are on the rise, below are 6 affordable home improvements to increase resale value. Of course the best way to ensure your time and money are focused in the right areas is to … [Read more...] about 6 Affordable Home Improvements to Increase Resale Value
Hey, we get it -- when it's time to put your home on the market, you want to sell it quickly for the most money possible. The key to a fast and successful sale is pricing it correctly and setting your home apart from other listings in your area. Our proven, five-step plan will help you win over buyers and get top dollar when selling your home. … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Get Top Dollar When Selling Your Home
Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s Market It’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of your stock investments. But determining the dollar value of a home is trickier. As a seller, knowing your home’s worth helps you price it correctly when you put it up for sale. If you price it too high, it … [Read more...] about What’s Your Kansas City Area Home Actually Worth?
If you’re a current homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a property can generate increased interest from buyers and, in some cases, a premium selling price. And buyers should consider which features of a home will need updating … [Read more...] about Top 8 Home Design and Remodeling Trends for 2019
As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where's the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate market plays an integral role in the overall U.S. economy. Fortunately, key indicators point toward a stable housing market in 2019 with signs of modest growth. However, … [Read more...] about January 2019 Report: What’s Ahead for Real Estate?