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 … (0 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)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) Aug 2016 Home Sales Stats - 09/19/16 05:35 AM
 
Checking home sales for Armour Hills August 2016...a drop in prices compared to last year.  However, year to date-- home values continue to rise.  Here are the stats with commentary!

August   2016:                                                          August  2015:  
 
Median list price:      $250,000                            Median list price:        $277,500
Median sales price:  $242,000                            Median sales price:    $280,000
Number of homes sold:  7                                   Number of homes sold: 4
Days on market:             47                                 Days on market:           11
 
You can see median sales price for last month was considerably lower than August 2015.  However, in August 2016, all homes but one sold under $280K. In August 2015, fewer homes sold but at a higher median price. … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: All About the Brookside Neighborhood in Kansas City MO - 09/16/16 07:55 AM
Why do so many homebuyers want to live in Brookside? You need to spend a day here and find out!
As a Brookside resident for many years now, I will try to describe here why it's one of Kansas City's most popular areas to live in. It's a friendly spot, very walkable, and a convenient location near the popular Country Club Plaza and Westport areas, plus just about five miles south of the Kansas City downtown business core.
 
Most of the homes here were built in the early 1920s...therefore, so charming! The architectural detail and pride of craftsmanship is evident. Although there are … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Inspecting A Brookside/Waldo Home: Five Common Issues - 09/14/16 06:12 AM
 
 
Thinking about purchasing a home located in the Brookside/Waldo area of Kansas City? It's a desirable  location:  this area features so many unique locally owned and operated businesses, restaurants and shops; easy MAX bus service to midtown and downtown; the popular Trolley Track Trail and several parks.  Homes in Brookside/Waldo were built in the 1920s-30s, so just like a human...after a while, more maintanence is needed!  Here are five common issues to expect during an inspection of a Brookside/Waldo home:
 
1) Three prong outlets that aren't grounded.  This is an easy fix, yet a common issue.  Also, sometimes there is active knob and … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) August 2016 Home Sales Report - 09/13/16 07:54 AM
 
 
 
Time to check home sales stats in Brookside for August 2016.  Numbers show a drop in value compared to one year ago...but if you are a Brookside homeowner, you’ll like the year-to-date comparisons!   
 
Here is the single family home sales report for Brookside (zip code 64113) for August 2016, and comparisons to last year:
 
August  2016:
 
Median list price:               $328,900
Median sales price:           $322,000
Average days on market:     13
Number of homes sold:        30
(Lowest sales price was $225,000; highest sales price was $$835,000.)
 
The lower priced homes ($400K and less) sell faster and are in high demand.  Notice the low days on market figure (13)?  That means … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Coming Soon: PorchFest KC - Oct 8 2016 - 09/08/16 06:32 AM
 
 
Fall is THE time for special events in Kansas City, and PorchFest KC is relatively new to our metro area.  This year marks #3 for the unusual yet charming local music celebration happening next month in the Valentine neighborhood.
 
PorchFest is a one day free event, when local acoustic (and nearly acoustic) individual performers and bands play music on the porches of private homes in a specific area. For the first two years, the West Plaza neighborhood hosted the event. This year it's Valentine--a 12 block area between Southwest Trafficway and Broadway in Kansas City MO. Organizers are hoping that with the … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Unique Brookside Themed Artwork from Farm Dog Studios - 09/07/16 08:50 AM
 
 
The thriving Brookside East area has another new tenant....Farm Dog Studios.  Amy January is working and selling her artwork now at 633 E 63rd St in Brookside.
 
If you live in Brookside or Waldo...you will appreciate these unique, modern yet nostalgic-tinged signs.  Amy got the idea from seeing subway signs promoting landmark streets...and wondered why Brookside didn't have similar themed wall art.  She made one sign for a local school auction..and people asked for more.  She knew she was on to a good idea...and created Farm Dog Studios.
 
Every sign is hand made in the Brookside space.  The process is a stencil and mask … (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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