“Mansion” is the Wall Street Journal’s entry into the high-end real estate magazine world. Well, not quite a magazine -- it’s an extra section they run on Fridays. It’s a nice diversion for those who want to read about really rich people selling their properties. More than that, it could actually be an important source of information if you decide … [Read more...] about Study Finds Best Listing Day
Anyone who is buying a house in Johnson County -- or even just checking up on the market -- is likely to find that some of the rules of the game seem to have shifted. Particularly anyone expecting to be deluged by the kind of amazing deals being offered in 2008 and 2009 should see what we mean. As the latest housing statistics continue to paint … [Read more...] about Buyer Beware: Strategies That Get You Nowhere
We are proud to be marketing this darling cape cod in the Prairie Hills subdivision. The jewel of the home has to be the beautiful kitchen. Features include: white cabinetry with detailed millwork trim, easy-to-maintain tile floor, NEW granite counters and tumbled backsplash! You'll enjoy spending time in the living room that includes a fireplace, … [Read more...] about SOLD: 7408 Canterbury St., Prairie Village, KS 66208
The sun rises in the east and, almost as dependably, someone in Congress comes up with the bright idea of chipping away at the mortgage interest rate deduction. Think of all that money Washington could spend! The National Association of Realtors® is one of the main reasons that idea doesn’t get much traction – nor many of the other threats to the … [Read more...] about NAR Pushes Homeowner Facts versus Fiction
Charming home just minutes from the Country Club Plaza, Westport and Kansas City Power and Light Curb appeal? Definitely. Thanks to crisp exterior paint, new roof (summer 2010), driveway (fall 2009) and mature landscaping. The interior is fresh, neutral and makes it easy to envision living here. Formal living and dining offer terrific space in … [Read more...] about SOLD: 4117 W. 53rd TR, Roeland Park, KS 66205
The holiday décor is down; neighborhood kids are back in school; January’s social calendar looks amazingly clear (compared with the previous two months, anyway)… so, what now? One suggestion we might offer: put some serious thought into acting on those financial New Year’s resolutions – at least the ones dealing with your real estate plans. Doing … [Read more...] about Johnson County Real Estate 2013: The Year We Get Off Our Hands
As fall becomes early winter, the crisp air, festive celebrations and holiday spirit do their job of gladdening our hearts. However, after the eggnog bowl disappears -- once January rolls around and the holiday decorations go into cartons -- it’s common to feel varying degrees of the ‘winter blues.’ Actually, the experts call that Seasonal … [Read more...] about Shorter Daylight Hours Call for Blues-Busting!
This attractive two story in the Blue Valley School District is all set for its new owner! Situated on a cul-de-sac in the Willow Bend subdivision, this home is sporting fresh exterior paint and a new roof. A new storm door, brushed nickel hardware and an attractive address plaque boost the curb appeal, too. Step inside and you're greeted by … [Read more...] about SOLD: 6606 W. 158th Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223
Are you selling a home? Well, whether it is an investment flip, or the family homestead, new or gently “lived in”, chances are it will sell quicker and a lot closer to your asking price if the home is properly “staged”. There are many obvious examples of the best ways to prepare your home so that potential buyers have an easier time imagining … [Read more...] about Staging and Prepping: How Important Is It?
This edition of The Hub is about a situation for which most are ill prepared, but many will have to face at some point … an Estate Sale. Whether dealing with the death of a loved one, or helping them move into a retirement home, following a few guidelines for efficient estate disposal can truly ease your burden. An estate sale is in essence a … [Read more...] about Facing The Inevitable … By Being Prepared