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In the current economy, fewer and fewer fans are willing to pay $100 for NFL team tickets. This has caused the NFL to enforce local cable blackouts in many different markets for the first time in nearly 20 years. These blackouts effectively block anyone within a 75 mile radius of the local team from viewing the game on their local cable tv. For the Kansas City Chiefs, who let's just say have had a rough couple of seasons, had their November 8th game against the Jaguars blacked out in the Jacksonville area, as was the November 15th game against the Raiders.The San (4 comments)
BLIZZARD!!! - 12/26/09 12:32 AM
I think the picture below describes how I feel.We have already gotten close to a foot of snow this holiday. First time in more than 20 years.
2009 Real Estate Market - 12/25/09 11:07 AM
It was a long, rough year for the real estate market and next year probably will not be much better. I'm sure with all the spending we have planned for the coming years, it will most likely cause inflation because the excess suply of currency will lower the purchasing power of $1. The Federal Reserve aka "The Fed" has promised to fight inflation at all costs, and the way they fight inflation is by raising interest rates which thereby lowers the overall supply of dollars. Lowering the supply of dollars effectively raises the value of the remaining dollars left in circulation. In the 80's an interest rate on (2 comments)
FHA loans are a popular loan to go with because of the low down payment (3.5%)With all the foreclosures on the market here in Kansas City, there are a lot of houses on the market that do not meet FHA requirements(FHA requires the home be in move in condition, etc.). I recently ran into such a house when representing a friend purchasing a home. The house had mold and water damage in the basement and a roof that needs to be replaced. We were able to clean all the water and mold out of the basement, so the only thing (1 comments)
Mission Woods History - 12/22/09 10:39 PM
Mission Woods: Located just north of Mission Hills and south of Westwood Hills on a 40 acre home site of the late William McKenzie Johnson, son of the county's namesake, Rev. Thomas Johnson, the city bears a name reflecting its wooded environment and the missions established there in the early to mid-1800s by the Methodists. Baptists and Quakers. The area was developed by J.C. Nichols Company in the 1930s as part of the residential expansion across the state line.
Smart Phone Review- Blackberry Curve - 12/21/09 10:39 PM
Phones seem to be changing faster than I can keep up with it. However, I got my first smart phone last year. My Palm Treo is awful. I hate it and think it is maybe the worst phone I have ever had. The intrigue of being able to easily make calls, text, surf the web, and retrieve emails on the go is too strong though and I decided to go with another smart phone. The new Blackberry Curve 8530 is pretty neat. Its processor and memroy are much faster than my Treo and ealier versions of the Curve. and it is a little more business oriented.
I would (3 comments)
Prairie Hills Market Report - 12/21/09 10:33 AM
Prairie Village and more specifically Prairie Hills has not been as affected as surrounding areas by the soft real estate market. Laura and I live in this subdivision and we absolutely love the area. There are plenty of parks, walking paths, shopping centers, and restaurants. There is an abundance of golf courses nearby. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. It's nice to bike or jog to the Plaza through Mission Hills. There are mature trees, manicured grounds, statues, and lots of flowers. It really pretty, especially in the spring. The crime is low and police are very responsive. It's a great place to raise a family and start a business.
When you have a provable hardship that prevents you paying your mortgage in full, you are likely a prime short sale candidate. Examples are medical bills, divorce, disease, death, getting demoted at your job, etc. If you are in serious financial trouble, then you are probably a good candidate. In most cases you will not owe the bank anything further and they agree to sell the property for what it's worth and they forgive your debt. A short sale may follow you around on your credit report for 2 years, but FORECLOSURE will follow you for (0 comments)
51 Mission Hills properties sold in the past 365 days. The average sale price was $858,000, with an average of 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, and 3,629 Square Feet, and an average 178 Days On Market. (0 comments)
Westport, Missouri - Charming Area to Live Westport is in the heart of Kansas City. Westport is a small, unique village just north of the Country Club Plaza. The history of this area runs deep and is kept alive by the Westport Historical Society. In the late 1800's, Westport was home to pioneers looking to strike it rich out West. Westport served as a jumping off point for those wanting to hit the trails heading west or hit the Santa Fe Trail to head South towards New Mexico. While the fever for westward exploration struck some, others settled down in (1 comments)
Daniel and Laura Bennison with Reece & Nichols Prairie Village talk about some of the latest trends and customs in the Kansas City Metro real estate market. We provide tips for For Sale by Owners and other homeowners looking to sell their house. Our goal is to add as much value as possible to our clients. Our blog is one of the outlets for potential clients to get to know us or past clients to keep a pulse ot the Kansas City real estate market.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.