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Jumping Home Sales and Why Buying Really is Better Than Renting - 11/16/10 12:08 PM
Interest rates are starting to climb and now we're hearing talk of that ugly word...inflation! And believe me, once inflation starts increasing, the rates are going to go up right along with it. With the holidays literally right around the corner, NOW really is the time to buy. Interest rates are still low and there is fewer competition. And if you're currently renting, this means even more for you! Check out this short video below to learn the "secrets" of home ownership: (1 comments)
Grey Oaks in Shawnee, KS has been busy in terms of real estate activity this Fall. If you're looking to be a part of this great neighborhood, there's still quite a few to choose from. Grey Oaks currently has 17 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $262,900 to $399,950, four to five bedroom floorplans for the picking. In the past 30 days alone, 3 homes have sold ($268,000 to $342,480) with an average days on market of 260 days, and 4 more homes are pending. Grey Oaks is located in Western Shawnee, just off K-7 Highway and Johnson Drive. It (0 comments)
Market Stats for Woodsonia in Shawnee, KS - 11/11/10 02:27 PM
If you're looking to be a part of this great neighborhood , now is the time. Woodsonia currently has 9 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $135,000 to $245,000, three to five bedrooms available. In the past 30 days, only one home has sold at $225,000.
Woodsonia is located in Western Shawnee, just off K-7 Highway and Johnson Drive. It features a neighborhood park, community pool, part of the Award Winning De Soto School District, great highway access, and close to restaurants and shopping. To see any of the available homes in this neighborhood or any of (0 comments)
Monticello Farms, a Rodrock Community, is cooling off in terms of real estate. Monticello Farms currently has 3 active homes listed for sale ranging in price from $194,000 to $210,000, four bedrooms available. In the past 30 days, only 1 home has sold with an average days on market of 21 days. Monticello Farms is located in Western Shawnee, just off Shawnee Mission Parkway and Monticello Road. This community is part of the Award Winning De Soto School District, has great highway access, and is close to restaurants and shopping. To see any of the available homes in this neighborhood or any of the nearby communities (2 comments)
Did you know...? - 11/10/10 02:07 PM
...The Multiple Listing Service dates back to the 19th century. On designated days, local real estate board members gathered at "real estate exchanges" to exchange and compile information about their listings. By the early twentieth century, the term "multiple listing" was in use. By the 1920s, hundreds of local multiple listing services were established throughout the country.
The fact that I've been busy as of late is definitely a good thing, but the quality of posts on my blogs have taken a hit as a result. However, I refuse to deny you the little bits of "useless" information that I (2 comments)
Why Some Houses Sit While Others Sell - 11/09/10 02:42 PM
I did a post on this a few months ago, but thought it was worth revisiting. Pricing is critical. Especially in today's market, pricing can either bring you many showings but no offers (bleh!), send you multiple offers from multiple buyers (which is ideal!), or it can put your home out of consideration all together (bad!!). In simple terms, houses that are priced well and in good condition sell. Houses that aren't...sit...and sit...and sit. And I make sure my clients understand this. I'd rather be upfront and honest, than tell them what they want to hear. Check out this short video (1 comments)
Did you know...? - 11/09/10 11:42 AM
... The U-Haul company recently celebrated 60 years of serving do-it-yourself movers. With a 1937 Ford and $5,000 in savings, Sam and Anna Mary Shoen launched U-Haul in the summer of 1945. By the end of 1949, it was possible to rent a moving trailer one-way from city to city throughout most of the U.S., and by 1955 throughout most of Canada. (3 comments)
Did you know...? - 11/08/10 07:36 AM
...The most common street name in the U.S. is Second Street. This is followed by Third, First, Fourth, and Park. Main Street is the seventh most popular street name. In the United Kingdom, High Street is the most common street name. c (2 comments)
Selling Your House? See What Home Buyers Really Look For - 11/02/10 03:21 PM
We've all heard it and several of us have even said it, "Location, location, location". Yes, it is a top item to consider when purchasing a home. However, new reports are showing it's not the only thing buyers are looking for...especially in today's economy. Watch this short :33 second video to see what recent studies show home buyers look for in their next home: (0 comments)
Did you know...? - 11/02/10 02:06 PM
Ok, I hate to post these back to back, but I couldn't resist. This one is pretty interesting... According to a National Association of Home Builders study, the construction of 1,000 single-family homes generates 2,448 full-time construction and construction-related jobs, $79.4 million in wages, and $42.5 million in combined federal, state and local revenues and fees.
Did you know...? - 11/01/10 04:38 PM
...Thomas Jefferson is reported to be the first to install thermal insulation during home construction for the specific purpose of better heating and cooling. Jefferson used a cellulose type of insulation comprised of wood, paper, and plant-base in his large Monticello estate built more than 200 years ago. (0 comments)
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