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
At some point while weighing the pros and cons of buying a new home in Kansas City, you begin to mentally fix on a price range. If you are able to depend on a family income that’s fairly predictable, the issue is simplified. If not (small business owners, entrepreneurs, and many sales professionals frequently find themselves in this category), … [Read more...] about Buying a Home in Kansas City: Make an Atypical Decision!
Starbucks will boost your home’s value? This was the “hot home-buying tip” splashed all over the airwaves at the end of last month—one that Kansas City real estate watchers probably assumed had to be one of those weird, crazy coincidence feature stories that crop up from time to time. It was a little surprising that Zillow, the big national real … [Read more...] about Kansas City Home Values and the Puzzling “Starbucks Effect”