brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats-March 2017 - 04/23/17 06:29 PM
 
We are all in to the typically strong Spring home buying season and inventory is still pretty low compared to demand.  However, I know sellers are busy getting their homes ready to list and the next couple of months will bring even more houses for sale.  Here is the March 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:
 
March 2017
 
Median list price:        $395,000
Median sales price:    $395,000
Number of homes sold:    34
Days on market:               28
 
The lowest closed price was $200,000 and the highest was $803,000.  

March 2016
 
Median list price:        $384,250
Median sales price:    $379,500
Number of homes sold:   34
Days on market: … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Uniting At Southwest - Proposed New High School in Kansas City - 04/17/17 12:05 PM
 
 
 
You’ve probably seen these yard signs popping up about Uniting at Southwest. What’s going on? A parent-led proposal is underway to reopen the unused Southwest High School as a project-based, public high school with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program by 2019.
 
At one time, Southwest was one of the most well regarded and respected high schools in the Kansas City public school system. The school closed in 2016, and KCPS has no plans to sell or lease it. Uniting at Southwest has the support of hundreds of local residents, former students and prospective SW school families who want … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Coco - A New Women's Clothing Shop in Brookside - 04/13/17 06:24 AM
We have another new shop in Brookside to check out! It’s called Coco, a women’s clothing store located at 6209 Oak. Coco is next to Itsy Bitsy Bums, and owned by the same person, Abby Flores. The grand opening was April 1.
 
Like so many locally owned Brookside businesses, Coco makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in. Abi Wagner, Manager, Enabler and Empowerment Queen (yes that is her official title!) –greets you with a big smile, ready to help you navigate around all the pretty and practical goodies on display.
 
Abi explained the store’s concept to me: “It’s minimalist but not … (4 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Feb 2017 Home Sales Report - 03/24/17 05:53 PM
Home sales typically start off slow every year..there isn’t much inventory, winter weather keeps people inside and motivated sellers are getting their houses primped and ready to list in the warmer months.  Still, prices are up for those homes that are selling. Here is the February 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:
 
February 2017
 
Median list price:        $421,250
Median sales price:    $402,000
Number of homes sold:    14
Days on market:               43
 
The lowest closed price was $205,000 and the highest was $1.225 million. 
 
 
February 2016
 
Median list price:        $409,000
Median sales price:    $399,000
Number of homes sold:   15
Days on market:               89
 
Checking year-to-date figures:
 
Jan-Feb … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Kansas City MO) Feb 2017 Home Sales Report - 03/24/17 05:24 PM
Not a lot of activity in Armour Hills in February in terms of sold homes--however, that is normal as the first couple of months of the year are not popular times to list homes due to traditionally cold weather.  Still, there was an increase in median sales price!  Let’s look at the February 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a comparison to last year.

Feb 2017                                           
 
Median list price:      $314,500                          
Median sales price:  $314,500                          
Number of homes sold:  5                                 

Feb … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, Kansas City MO) Jan 2017 Home Sales Report - 02/16/17 08:09 AM
Armour Hills was a hot location for homebuyers in 2016: many sellers got close to asking price; some homes had bidding wars!  Median prices were up almost 3% over 2015.  I think 2017 will be a strong sales year for our neighborhood as well.  Let's check the January 2017 sales for Armour Hills in the Brookside area of Kansas City:
January 2017
Number of homes sold:        4
Median list price:                  $329,475
Median sales price:               $327,500
Average days on market:         18
January 2016
Number of homes sold:         2
Median list price:                    $264,475
Median sales price:                 $269,155
Average days on market:          39
More expensive homes closed last month, pushing the median price higher.  Although only … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Jan 2017 - 02/16/17 08:07 AM
It's a new year for home sales and already--there is a lot of demand but not enough inventory.  This will be a short blog as there is no need to check  year-to-date figures. 
Here is the January 2017 single family home sales report for the Brookside zip code of 64113:
January 2017:
Number of homes sold:      13
Median list price:                 $395,000
Median sales price:              $388,500
Average days on market:        36
January 2016:
Number of homes sold:         8
Median list price:                  $369,500
Median sales price:               $367,500
Average days on market:        25
It looks like a significant jump in the median sales price compared to Jan 2016, however last year the highest sales … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New French Bakery Opens in Brookside/Waldo Area - 02/14/17 12:46 PM
 
Attention all fans of authentic French breads and pastries....we now have a local resource for freshly baked croissants, baguettes, macaroons and puff pastry! Cecile Rocher recently opened Gabrianna, A French Bakery, based in her home in Rockhill Gardens. After reading this blog, you will be ready to call and make an order!

Some background on the baker: Cecile, from Brest, a town in Brittany in the NW part of France,  was a teacher and longed to travel. Working through the French government, she got a teaching job in New Orleans. It was there she met her future husband, Thomas. Together they moved … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Natural Juicery in Brookside's Core Shopping District - 01/26/17 10:05 AM

 
 
Simple Science Juices opened in Brookside last July…and I just discovered it a month or so ago! I think this spot hosted a custom tee shirt shop many months ago. Natural, organic juice shops are as hot as craft breweries in Kansas City—now our Brookside core has one.
 
This is the third location for Simple Science Juices; the other two shops are in the Crossroads district and in Overland Park. You may have seen their products sold at the Farmers Markets in Brookside and OP. These cold pressed juices (8 oz and 16 oz) are all created at an Overland Park location, … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) 2016 Home Sales Recap - 01/19/17 01:35 PM
 
 
It’s that time to look at 2016 home sales stats for Armour Hills in Brookside.  Overall, prices are up!  Let’s look at the December 2016 sales, and then move on to a 2016 recap.

Dec 2016:                                             
Median list price:      $277,500                          
Median sales price:  $281,500                          
Number of homes sold:  8                                 
Days on market:             42
                                                                                                                       
Dec 2015:       
Median list price:       $296,000
Median sales price:   $298,000     
Number of homes sold:  7    
Days on market:             28
 
Although median price was lower than last year, three of the eight homes that closed were sold at or over list price.                 
 
Now let’s look at the year 2016, as compared to previous … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) 2016 Home Sales Recap - 01/16/17 07:33 AM
If you know someone who bought or sold a house in Brookside last year...you probably heard stories of how ‘hot’ the market was.  Many homes sold for over list price; buyers often faced multiple offers on the same home. In this blog, we’ll look at the December 2016 home sales and a year end recap, with a comparison to the last few years as well.  Overall, median home prices continue to rise in Brookside! I’m using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report, single family home sales.

December 2016 
Median list price:               $335,000
Median sales price:           $329,248
Average days on market: … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Welcomes Red Door Woodfired Grill - 01/14/17 09:19 AM

It’s finally open…the Red Door Woodfired Grill opened in the old Blue Grotto location on December 29—exact address is 6324 Brookside Plaza, next door to the Brooksider. I haven’t eaten there (yet!) –but did stop by to take a look at the space and menu.
 
If you’ve been to the Leawood location, you will recognize the menu at the Brookside spot. Specialties include jalapeno dipped fried chicken (served on Thursdays), whiskey soaked prime rib (Sunday’s special), plus meatloaf (owner’s recipe) and wood fired wings (with ancho chili rub, baked, then grilled). McGonigles created a special blend of meat for the burgers ($5 … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: JFS Will Open Second Location in Brookside East - 12/31/16 09:50 AM
Welcome to 2017!  It's my first blog post of  the year, and again I'm focusing on the another business opening in Brookside East. This one isn't a restaurant or shop.  It's a non-profit organization: Jewish Family Services, or JFS, is  scheduled to open January 17, 2017 at 425 E 63rd St.
 
JFS actually started as a support system for immigrants 115 years ago. You may be familiar with their main building at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and they also started Menorah Hospital. They chose Brookside East as a second location to deliver better access to clients who live in this area … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Kansas City MO) Nov 2016 Home Sales Report - 12/19/16 08:12 AM
Even during the traditionally slower Fall home buying season...Armour Hills continues to be a hot  area for homebuyers.  Prices continue to rise compared to 2015.    Let’s look at the numbers:
 
Nov  2016:                                                          Nov  2015:  
 
Median list price:      $260,000                            Median list price:        $274,950
Median sales price:  $260,000                            Median sales price:    $276,000
Number of homes sold:  9                                   Number of homes sold:   4
Days on market:             35                                 Days on market:              70
 
Although median price was lower than last November, five of the homes sold at list price or over list price.  
 
Checking year to date figures:
 
2016, Jan-Nov:                                                          2015, Jan-Nov:
 
Median list price:      $272,500                              Median list price:      $265,000                      
Median sales price: … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Nov 2016 Home Sales Report - 12/14/16 09:00 AM
 
 
 
As we come to a close on a very active real estate market for Brookside...prices are continuing to rise as demand is still strong, particularly in the $400K and less price range.   Here is the single family home sales report for Brookside (zip code 64113) for November  2016, and comparisons to last year:
 November 2016
 Median list price:               $350,000
Median sales price:           $349,000
Average days on market:     35
Number of homes sold:        25
(Lowest sales price was $202,000; highest sales price was $750,000).
 You can see that sellers are getting virtually the asking price during contract negotiations.  Eleven of the homes that closed last month were at or … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) Oct 2016 Home Sales Stats - 11/21/16 04:31 AM
Is Armour Hills the hot neighborhood for Brookside buyers this year?  Seems that way, as once again the median sales price is over the list price!  Because I live in Armour Hills, I can tell you buyers are very attracted to the area because of the central location to the Brookside shops, convenient Metro bus service, the revitalized park in the center of the 'hood, easy access to the Trolley Track Trail  and the wide range of prices.  Here are the numbers:
October 2016
Ten homes sold. Median list price was $294,974. Median sales price was $304,999, with 34 days on market. Seven … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Boutique Shop HAMILTON Opens in Brookside East - 11/16/16 04:38 AM
 
Another new boutique has opened in Brookside East...just in time for holiday shopping!
Katy Hamilton, owner of Shopgirls at 6245 Brookside Plaza , opened HAMILTON last month at 6215 Oak Street, just south of Season + Square. It's a cozy and welcoming space, perfect for browsing and checking out items you'll want to buy for yourself and others.
The tagline "neighborhood style for all" reflects her products: she features men's and women's clothes from local designers, Charlie Hustle tee shirts, locally made jewelry (including unique necklaces featuring letter charms from the KC Star printing presses), Kansas City skyline socks, candles with surprising scents and other uncommon items. … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) Sept 2016 Home Sales Report - 10/23/16 08:37 AM
 
 
Checking home sales for Armour Hills September 2016...overall, prices are steadily rising this year.  Let’s look at the numbers:
 
Sept  2016:                                                         Sept  2015:  
 
Median list price:      $244,950                            Median list price:        $269,500
Median sales price:  $247,500                            Median sales price:    $265,000
Number of homes sold:  6                                   Number of homes sold: 3
Days on market:             39                                 Days on market:           91
 
You can see median sales price for last month was considerably lower than August 2015.  However, in September 2016, four of the six homes sold at or above list price. Days on market was much less as well.  
 
Checking year to date figures:
 
2016, Jan-Sept:                                                      2015, Jan-Sept:
 
Median list price:      $269,500                              Median … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Sept 2016 Home Sales Report - 10/16/16 04:03 AM
Home sales in Brookside are still strong as we head into the fall season...and prices continue to rise.  Here is the single family home sales report for Brookside (zip code 64113) for September 2016, and comparisons to last year:
 
September  2016
 
Median list price:               $380,000
Median sales price:           $375,000
Average days on market:     44
Number of homes sold:        29
(Lowest sales price was $180,000; highest sales price was a cash purchase of $1,285,000).
 
You can see that sellers are getting very close to the asking price during contract negotiations.  Eleven of the homes that closed last month were at or above asking price.
 
September 2015
 
Median list price:                $375,000
Median … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside's Hat Shop - Amina Marie Millinery - 09/27/16 05:46 AM
 
The weather has finally turned cooler, and you may be thinking about adding a few new pieces to spruce up your cold weather wardrobe. How about something different? Consider a hat...made right here in Brookside at Amina Marie Millinery.
Amina's shop is in Brookside East at 633 E 63rd St. She's a KC native, grew up in Prairie Village and went to textile school in San Francisco. She loved fashion and worked in visual merchandising but really never thought about being a hat maker until a friend asked her to create a hat she could wear to Burning Man. Amina accepted the … (0 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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