brookside real estate agent: Brookside Welcomes New Juicery on E 63rd St - 02/09/16 12:19 PM
Here is yet blog about a new business in the thriving Brookside East area!  Unbakery and Juicery  opened the last week of January at 634 E 63rd St. Not even one month old and the owner needs more space for her business! 
Nestled between the Brookside Gardens event space and the new apartment complex under construction (63 Brookside), Unbakery and Juicery is owned and operated by Robin Krause, who spent twelve years as owner of The Filling Station. Walking into this place makes you feel healthier: everything is made on site, and all of the juices and tonics have medicinal properties, incorporating natural ingredients such … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Updated Traffic Signals Coming to Brookside - 02/04/16 01:12 PM

Just in time for warm weather walks...we are getting new traffic signals at two key Brookside intersections!  I stopped by today and talked with one of the contractors to get the scoop:
 
Along Wornall at Meyer and at 63rd St, the traffic signals are being replaced with 'arm' signals.  This type of signal hangs horizontally halfway across the intersection for a more clear view of the light.  The signals will also talk and beep, so those who are deaf or blind will be able to cross safely.  We will also get freshly painted crosswalks.
 
If the weather holds out, the new signals should … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: When to Reduce the Price of Your Home - 01/28/16 01:55 PM
You've looked at the comparable sales...you've consulted with your agent to set a fair and marketable price for your home.  However, it's been on the market for several weeks now. What's wrong?
 
There is no one definitive  answer as to why your house isn't selling. It could be a in a poor location; it could need updating; it may not show well (lots of personal items and clutter). Most often, the price is too high. Here are are three signs you should lower the price of your home:
 
1.  Many showings, no offers.  Sure, buyers are picky! But if you've had several showings, favorable feedback … (3 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Apartments & Townhomes Coming to Brookside - 01/23/16 12:52 PM
There is a huge demand for new, updating housing in the Brookside area.  Two new developments in Brookside East will cater to renters (apartments) and homeowners (townhomes).  Both are in an excellent location, within easy walking distance to the Brookside shops, bus line, various services and the Trolley Track Trail.  I recently sat down with the deveopers who told me all about their plans.
 
 
 
 
John Hoffman and his son Lance Carlton own UCB Properties.  You may have seen some of their hew housing along the 2700 block of Charlotte, or the townhomes going up at 27th and Campbell They also  built apartments at … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Prices Rise in 2015 - 01/18/16 08:07 AM

 
Here we go, Brookside neighbors….a recap of 2015 home sales for our area.  The good news is home values are way up.  The bad news...not much inventory for buyers to choose from! This is especially critical in the $225-325K price range.  Higher prices bring equity to long term residents and show buyers they are investing in a good location. So check out the details below... I am reporting closed single family home sales for the Brookside zip code of 64113:  
 
In 2015:
* 342 homes sold.
* The median list price was $337,750; the median sales price was $309,475.
* Average days on market: … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Nov 2015 Home Sales Stats - 12/21/15 07:24 AM
Time to take a break from holiday preparations and post Brookside home sales stats for last month.  Prices continue their upward trend!  Next month I will publish 2015 stats with comparisons to the last few years post housing crash.  For now, here are the  the single family home sales for November 2015 in the Brookside zip code of 64113:

In November 2015, 13 homes sold.  The median list price was $315,000 and the median sales price was $312,500.  Average days on market: 39. The lowest sales price was $212,500 and the highest was $1.35 million at 59th St and Ward Parkway.
 
In November … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside Kansas City MO) Oct 2015 Home Sales Report - 11/19/15 01:37 PM
We had a few new neighbors move into Armour Hills last month...welcome!  Sales are slowing down as we head into the holiday months.  Here are details for  single family home sales In Armour Hills as of last month:

In October  2015, four  homes sold with a median list price of $244,475 and a sales price of $243,000 with 23 days on market.    
 
In October 2014, six  homes sold with a median list price of $231,950 and a median sales price of $219,750 with 30 days on the market.  
 
Prices are up compared to last October, and sellers are getting very close to the … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Oct 2015 Home Sales Report - 11/17/15 11:58 AM
 
Brookside home sales continue to outpace last year!  Prices are up, and the higher bracket ($500K+) homes are selling well.  Let’s look at the numbers..here are the single family home sales for October 2015 in the Brookside zip code of 64113:

In October  2015, 27 homes sold.  The median list price was $397,950 and the median sales price was $383,500.  Average days on market: 54. The lowest sales price was $203,500 and the highest was a cash sale at $1.145 million.  
 
In October 2014, 25 homes sold.  The median list price was $340,000 and the median sales price was $320,000.  Average days … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Sept 2015 - 10/21/15 07:40 AM
Royals mania continues here in Kansas City-- must see TV has cut into my work and blogging time!  It’s all worth it though to again experience the excitement of the playoffs.  Have you noticed--so many more homes in the area displaying Royals support paraphernalia!  Okay, down to business….here are the single family home sales for last month in the Brookside zip code of 64113:

In September 2015, 22 homes sold.  The median list price was $375,000 and the median sales price was $362,500.  Average days on market: 34. Two homes sold over the $500K mark.  The lowest sales price was $224,500 and … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: KC Marathon Stops Traffic in Brookside/Waldo on Sat 10/17/2015 - 10/15/15 08:50 AM
How will Brookside/Waldo residents maneuver around marathon race runners on Saturday Oct 17? It will be very difficult. The race begins downtown, and traffic will be pretty much stopped from 47th St on the Plaza through 75th Street from 8am through 2pm.  Here is some information you should know to plan ahead:
*Police will slowly open up the streets to traffic once the last runners pass through a particular area. For example, as runners leave the downtown/midtown area heading towards Plaza/Brookside/Waldo, those streets will open to traffic. Most of our area will close off at 8am and not open up until after … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City) Home Sales Report August 2015 - 09/27/15 09:15 AM

 
 
It is practically a sellers' market here in Armour Hills....the four properties that sold last month were at or over list price!  When the new listings come on--if they are updated and show well, they are under contract within a day or so.   Let’s look at the details for single family home sales In Armour Hills (Brookside) for August 2015:

In August 2015,four homes sold with a median list price $277,500 and a sales price of $280,000 with 11 days on market.   Two homes were sold over the list price, two homes sold at asking price.
 
In August 2014, two homes sold with a median … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) - August 2015 Home Sales Report - 09/20/15 02:13 PM
 
 
This blog may give you a feeling of deja vu.. once again I am reporting strong home sales for Brookside in August 2015...as I have been all year.  Prices are up, inventory is down, and many homes are selling within days of being listed.  Here are the single family home sales for last month in the Brookside zip code of 64113:

In August 2015, 30 homes sold.  The median list price was $382,000 and the median sales price was $363,750.  Average days on market: 27. Twelve homes sold over the $400K mark.
 
In August 2014, 23 homes sold.  The median list price was … (3 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Savory Spice Shop Opens in Brookside - 09/12/15 11:36 AM
 
Variety is the spice of life, correct?  Well check out the new Savory Spice store in Brookside and you will be inspired to create a variety of new foods and baked goods using their fresh spices and blends! Savory Spice opened late last month in the old Hallmark location at 6245 Brookside Blvd. When you go...allow plenty of time for browsing! 
 
This shop overflows with all kinds of spices, rubs, specialty salts and peppers plus pre-packaged blends for dips and specialty baking ingredients. The products are ground and milled in Colorado, then sent in bulk to the Kansas City store where they … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Preschool Opens in Brookside/Waldo Area (Kansas City MO) - 09/01/15 06:40 PM
 
A new preschool opens this month serving Brookside/Waldo families:Rhyme&Reason Preschool of the Arts at 7100 Main St, inside the New Reform Temple.  (Note: the school is renting space, there is no religious affiliation).    This is a wonderful addition to our neighborhood, and the two sisters operating the school are so very excited to show off their new space to prospective children, their parents, and the community.                
 
Rhyme&Reason has a unique focus as well--their mission is to 'encourage, inspire and guide every child through a school based on community, experience and learning through the arts".  All types of art will be introduced … (1 comments)

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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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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