They’re called “swings” or “bridges”—but they don’t belong on a kindergarten playground. They’re the specialized loans that can help Kansas City home buyers get past the kind of cash crunch that can snag an otherwise perfectly achievable purchase. This is a timing situation that happens quite frequently; it’s in the nature of residential real … [Read more...] about Bridge Loans Help Kansas City Sellers and Buyers Make Deals Happen
No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a better purchase. Here are our best tips to buying a home. Download a Copy of Our Home Buying Guide — It's … [Read more...] about Buying a Home in Kansas City: 7 Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Insiders
When someone begins thinking over the pros and cons of downsizing their family’s home base, one increasingly attractive possibility is a move into a Johnson County townhome or condo (yes, they’re different—more on that later). Several factors combine to make that choice worth looking into. One is demographic: Johnson County … [Read more...] about Johnson County Townhomes, Condos Attract Downsizers
It’s hard to even think about New Year’s without the word ‘resolutions’ popping into your head—not to mention that it’s nearly impossible to go to any kind of New Year’s Eve get-together without the topic coming up. In the realms of diet and exercise, New Year’s resolutions are highly relevant, and the pledges made on their account are the most … [Read more...] about Kansas City Real Estate Deserves New Year’s Resolutions, Too!
The answer to the question about whether any individual or family would be better off if they rent or buy a home can differ depending upon when the question is posed as well as the particulars of the available properties in either category. Even when the financial calculations make it clear that to buy a home in Kansas City would result in … [Read more...] about Buy a Home in Kansas City (or Keep on Renting) ?
For some couples, finding their dream home is love at first sight. For John and Sarah Armel, it was love at first step. “After I took my first step into the house, I knew it was the one,” John says. And to think now, one year later, the Armels almost opted out of visiting the spacious two-story, three-bedroom home in Overland Park. They had … [Read more...] about All in the family: Four generations of Kansas City homeowners
For most of us, the appeal of new construction—a brand new home which your family is first to own—is undeniable. The idea of being able to select your own floor plan with a layout you like and upgrades built to order is hard to beat. But home shoppers looking for new construction in Kansas City should be particular. If their future home is to … [Read more...] about New Construction Appeals to Kansas City Home Buyers