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”
Last week, The Wall Street Journal made it official: they had a slow news day. It was February 11 (that was Wednesday) when they ran the feature story, “A Gender Gap in Real Estate.” This was something Kansas City house hunters (not to mention those hoping to attract their attention) could certainly appreciate: an article about what men and women … [Read more...] about Men and Women House Hunters Register Priority Gap
Despite what just feels like the right answer, buying a home in the Kansas City area can be significantly cheaper than renting one. It’s one of those rare cases where, if you stop and make common sense judgments about the factors at play, the ‘just feels like’ conclusion is the opposite of the one common sense leads you to. Much of the reason has … [Read more...] about Current Reasons Why Buying a Home Makes Sense
Selling a Kansas City home quickly and for a good price means attracting the broadest range of qualified home buyers. That can depend on identifying as many appeal points as possible, then showing them off through an energetic marketing program. One increasingly prominent marketing point is one that used to be an unexploited side issue: green … [Read more...] about Green Tips for Selling to Kansas City Home Buyers
With Labor Day behind us, the serious fall Kansas City home buying season is upon us. If you will be scouring the market for a new residence, you are likely to be in luck: across the nation, more sellers are being coaxed off of the sidelines. According to the Associated Press, “A fourth straight monthly increase of sales in existing homes provided … [Read more...] about Home Buying Strategies for Fall Real Estate Season
Buying a Kansas City home can’t help but be about as thrilling a purchase as you can make, whether you’re a first time buyer or an experienced homeowner. ‘Buying’ a mortgage, on the other hand…well, the experience may be slightly less exciting, but if your team has managed to secure a good one, it’s actually a comparable accomplishment. In the … [Read more...] about Getting a Kansas City Mortgage is a Detailed Endeavor