brookside real estate agent: Annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale - July 9-12, 2015 - 07/04/15 03:54 PM
Everyone loves to shop in Brookside, and this is the week to stop by if you want to pick up some bargains! The annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale is Thursday July 9 through Sunday July 12.  Start at the corner of 63rd St and Wornall, walk east and browse the bargains for a couple of hours...
 
Remember, if you drop in on Saturday morning, you can take advantage of the Brookside Farmers' Market as well.  We are in the middle of summer's bounty for fresh fruit, vegetables, and there is usually a nice selection of home baked goods, herbs, soaps and other items … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Home Sales Stats - Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) - May 2015 - 06/22/15 07:48 AM
 
Good morning neighbors!  I have positive news to report about home values in our Armour Hills subdivision.  Prices are up--some sellers are getting over the asking list price!  As a Realtor, I do not advocate offering a price that is significantly over the posted price.  (it is happening very often this spring in the Prairie Village homes priced from $225-$300K).  Still, it’s all about what the house is worth to a particular buyer….and the appraiser of course!  Here are the home sales stats for Armour Hills in Brookside, Kansas City MO for the month of May, 2015:
 
 
In May 2015, eleven homes sold … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - May 2015 - 06/14/15 03:35 PM
 
How is your summer so far this year?  Are you admiring all the bright green grass and blooming flowers in Brookside?  Many potential homebuyers are...prices are up once again for May, 2015.  We are in the middle of the busiest part of the year for home sales, and Brookside continues to be a desirable location for new residents.  Let’s look at the single family home sales for May, 2015 for the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

In May 2015, 46 homes sold.  The median list price was $320,000 and the median sales price was $3310,000.  Average days on market: 29.
 
In May … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) April 2015 Home Sales Stats - 06/04/15 07:39 AM
Yes, it’s early June and today I am reporting single family home sales for Armour Hills forthe month of April 2015.  I will post the May stats next week.  Prices continue to rise in Brookside!   Let’s examine the numbers:
 
In April 2015, five homes sold with a median list price of $275,000; median sales price of $269,500 and just 19 days on market.  
 
In April 2014, eight homes sold with a median list price of $230,000; median sales price of $222,000 and 54 days on the market.  
 
The lowest sales price in April 2015 was $200,000; the highest was $315,000.
 
Checking year-to-date figures:

From … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Home Prices Continue to Rise-April 2015 Home Sales Report - 06/03/15 01:39 PM
Yes, we are into June and  I am just now reporting April 2015 home sales for Brookside. Next week...will report on May sales!  Good news though: prices are going up compared to last year!  Here are the April stats for single family home sales in the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

In April 2015, 27 homes sold in the Brookside area.  The median list price was $389,900 and the median sales price was $380,000.  Average days on market: 31.
 
In April 2015, 24 homes sold.  The median list price was $350,000 and the median sales price was $3345,000.  Average days on  market: 37.
 
The … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) Jan 2015 Home Sales Stats - 03/04/15 12:38 PM
How many new neighbors will we have in Armour Hills in 2015? Seventy homes changed owners last year.   Let’s see how many homes closed last month in Armour Hills, and check the values:
 
In January 2015, four homes sold with a median sales price of $210,000 and 23 days on market. The median list price was $210,000. Three of the four homes sold were at list price, the fourth was just $500 under list.
 
In January 2014, four homes sold with a median sales price of $232,500 and 10 days on market.  The median list price was $235,000.
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brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Prices Rise in 2014 - 01/19/15 09:39 AM
Good news for Brookside homeowners!  Once again our home values increased in 2014!  I just checked the stats for single family homes sales in 2014  (in zip code 64113)  and properties continue to sell at an overall higher price than 2013.  Below I am outlining the details, with a comparison of the last several years for reference.
 
Year        Median Sales Price        Avg Days on Market        # of Homes Sold
 
2014            $306,000                                      41                             290
2013            $295,000                                      45                             306
2012            $275,000                                      61                              294
2011            $249,000                                      87                              204
2010            $264,000                                      87                              209


For the year, prices are up 3.72% from 2013, … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside's Heirloom Bakery Plans March 2015 Opening - 01/11/15 08:58 AM

So, this is my first blog of 2015! I've enjoyed a few weeks off, relaxing and enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Saw some good movies, indulged in special baked treats and picked up some after Christmas bargains.  I hope your holidays were warm and special. 
 
And speaking of baking, the topic for my first blog of 2015 was going to be Heirloom Bakery and Hearth, opening soon at the  corner of Oak and 63rd St (401 E 63rd).  For a while there was a sign  announcing a Fall 2014 opening...but you know how these things can get delayed! … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) November 2014 Home Sales Report - 12/15/14 12:42 PM
For the November Brookside homes sales report...fewer than half the number of homes sold last month as compared to October 2013.  However, not an unusual stat for this time of year!  Let’s examine Brookside single family home sales for the month of November 2014 with a comparison to last year, as well as year-to-date figures.  I am using sales from the main Brookside zip code of 64113:
 
In November 2014, 9 homes sold (compared to 25 in October).  Median list price was $299,950, and median sales price was $287,000 with an average of 34 days on  market.  The lowest priced … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) October 2014 Home Sales Report - 11/20/14 08:45 AM
Home sales in Brookside continue to slow down, as is the usual this time of year. When the weather gets colder, and darkness falls at 5pm...interest in home-buying slows down. Still, prices are up!  Here are the home sales stats for October 2014, reflecting closed sales in zip code 64113:  
 
In October 2014, 25 homes sold.  Median list sales price was $340,000, and median sales price was $320,000 with an average of 41 days on  market.  The lowest priced home sold  was $158,000 in Armour Hills and the highest was $615,000 in Romanelli Gardens.  
 
In October 2013, 23 … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Sept 2014 Home Sales Report - 10/23/14 12:15 PM
Interesting statistics to report regarding Brookside home sales last month.  Prices are down for the month and year to date compared to 2013.  Here’s the breakdown, using single family home sales for zip code 64113:


In September 2014, 32 homes sold.  Median sales price was $289,950 and 45 days on  market.  The lowest sales price was $164,950 and the highest was $2,727,420 (that’s the highest MLS recorded sale so for this year).  Seven homes sold at $500K or higher, and there were two sales over $1million.
 
In September 2013, 27 homes sold.  The  median sales price was $346,000 … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Wine Walk - Oct 2, 2014 - 09/25/14 02:46 PM
Who knows how many of these mellow autumn evenings we have left?  Take a night off from cooking and enjoy the Brookside Wine Walk this Thursday Oct 2, 2014. The event is a benefit for Operation Breakthrough.  Festivities begin at 63rd and Brookside Blvd at 5pm.
 
Ticket prices are very reasonable--$5 in advance (by 3pm day of event) or $10 that evening.  Your ticket gets you $3 wine (red or white) from the participating restaurants and food specials.  There's a drawing for gift certificates, and some shops will be open late with discount pricing.  You are sure to bump into … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Proposed New Tax for Brookside Neighborhood of Morningside - 06/30/14 07:40 AM

Recently I read that the Morningside Neighborhood Association plans to create a CID (Community Improvement District) to generate revenue for improvements to their Brookside neighborhood.  The story in the Kansas City Star implied the proposed CID  could be connected  with bringing the streetcar route into Brookside.  This sounded odd to me, so I met with association Vice President Ryan Loehr  to find out more.
 
Morningside is a beautiful area of Brookside, with boundaries that run from 59th St to 65th St and Oak to Brookside Boulevard.  Currently the $35 annual dues are voluntary, and Ryan says less than … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) March 2014 Home Sales Report - 04/22/14 06:05 PM

Ahhh….Spring in Brookside!  The trees are blooming, flowers finally popping up and the homes look even more charming than usual surrounded with  fresh green grass and bright floral colors.  This is one reason why home sales surge in the warm weather months--curb appeal is best in spring and summer months.
 
Let’s examine Brookside single family home sales for March 2014.  There was a lower number of homes sold, but average prices are up. These figures are for the main Brookside zip code of 64113:
 
 
In March 2014, 19 homes sold.  Average median sales price was $322,500 and … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report January 2014 - 02/24/14 07:23 AM
January home sales stats for the Brookside zip code of 64113 are in, and already we are seeing an increase in home prices compared to last year.  This is a good sign as we head into the busy spring buying season!    Let’s look at the numbers for single family homes sales in January 2014:


In January 2014, 13 homes sold.  One closed sale was for $1.445 million at 629 W 55th St.  Taking that sale out of the math equation, the average list price was $312,942 and the average sales price was $308,111.  Days on market:  62.  Using a median … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Up in 2013 - 01/22/14 01:24 PM
Another year completed...and what a year it has been for Brookside home values!  Overall, a hefty increase in average selling price from 2012. First we will look at December 2013 figures, then move on to year end statistics. The numbers below reflect single family home sales in the main Brookside (Kansas City MO) zip code of 64113:   
 
In December  2013, 21 homes sold.  Average list price was $558,667 and average sales price was $508,900.  Average days on market was 99.  
 
In December 2012, 16  homes sold at an average price of $298,788  and 88 days on the … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside) 2013 Home Sales Report - 01/19/14 09:57 AM
All year I have monitored  Armour Hills (in Brookside)  home sales stats ...and I knew the overall rise in prices would be around 10%.  Now that the data is in MLS, I am happy to report I was wrong. Average home prices went up way over 10%!  I will examine these year end numbers after we review December figures.  
 
In December  2013, 7  homes sold.  The average list price was $231,686 and the average sales price was $225,343.  Average days on market: 82.
 
In December 2012, 6  homes sold.  The average list price was $241,933 and the average … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - Aug 2013 - 09/30/13 01:38 PM
On this last day of September, I’m finally getting around to post the Brookside home sales stats for August 2013.  It’s been a busy month!  No surprises here: prices continue to rise, and homes are selling faster.  
 
In Aug 2013, 33  homes sold.  The average list price was $403,543 and the average sales price was $384,255.  Average days on market: 84.
 
In Aug 2012, 31  homes sold.  The average list price was $375,358 and the average sales price was $357,238.  Average days on market: 95.
 
Continuing the trend this year, average sales prices are higher than last … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Weekend Events for Kansas City - Sept 6-8, 2013 - 09/04/13 02:40 PM
 
With the Labor Day weekend behind us, now we jump into what I call ‘festival season’ here in Kansas CIty. Besides the over-the-top  fun of the Renaissance Festival , this weekend brings us Art Westport, the Greek Fest, Prairie Village Jazz Festival and the famous Waldo Crawldo, plus a run that will tie up traffic on Sunday in the downtown/Crown Center area.  Below are the details:

Art Westport - Friday (5-9pm), Saturday (10-9pm), Sunday (11-5pm)                        
 
This is the 34th year for Art Westport, an art fair exclusive to Kansas City artists--which makes the art more affordable(for me!)  compared to the … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside) Homes Sales Stats - July 2013 - 08/23/13 12:44 PM
Sometimes I wonder if  readers are getting tired of me reporting every month that home sales are UP in Brookside!  Oh, not really,....it’s even good news for buyers.  Yes, you may be paying a bit more than two years ago but as a homeowner, you want to feel confident you are making a good investment!
For Armour Hills, the average sales price is way up for the month of July.  Here are the details:
In July 2013, nine homes sold.  Average list price was $296,517 and average sales price was $292,000.  Average days on market was 20.  
In July 2012,  nine … (1 comments)

 
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I love to write about my neighborhood, the Brookside area of Kansas City, where I live in the Armour Hills subdivision. I keep it short, simple, and to the point with articles about general real estate topics so you have current, useful information about real estate trends and news. Sometimes I write about local politics, new homes for sale, and of course, my clients! Thanks for reading! I welcome your feedback.


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