brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, Kansas City MO) April 2016 Home Sales Stats - 05/25/16 12:50 PM
Brookside homes continue to sell quickly this spring, and the Armour Hills subdivision is no exception. New listings go under contract almost immediately.  Here are the April 2016 home sales stats for Armour Hills:

April   2016:                                                            April  2015:  
 
Median list price:      $319,900                              Median list price:       $270,000
Median sales price:  $319,900                              Median sales price:    $267,250
Number of homes sold:  7                                     Number of homes sold:  6
Days on market:             4                                     Days on market:             24
 
You can see the big jump in median price:  five of the seven homes sold last month were at or above the list price.
 
Checking year to date figures:
 
2016, Jan-April:                                                       2015, Jan-April:
 
Median list price:      $259,750 … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - April 2016 - 05/18/16 07:51 AM
We are in the peak of Spring home buying season...and I’m here to report demand is still very strong for our Brookside neighborhood.  Still not enough inventory for sale, especially in the $500K and less price catagory.  Here are the single family home sales stats for Brookside (zip code 64113) for last month, and comparisons to last year:
 
April 2016:
 
Median list price:               $375,000
Median sales price:           $371,500
Average days on market:    41
Number of homes sold:       30
(Lowest sales price was $215,000;; highest sales price was $1.1 million.)
 
April 2015:
 
Median list price:                $389,900
Median sales price:            $380,000
Average days on  market:    31
Number of homes sold:        27
 
Now let’s check year … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Bier Station in Brookside--Now Offering Expanded Outdoor Seating - 05/09/16 07:06 AM

The new expanded patio is open at Bier Station!
I remember back in December 2012 when John Couture opened Bier Station in Armour Hills at 120 E Gregory . He was one of the pioneers of the specialty brew shop--and now there are almost too many to count in the KC area. Bier Station is Brookside's "Cheers" bar...friendly staff who know who you are and love talking about the beer offerings they have for sale.
 
 
There are some other changes at Bier Station besides the patio: more food on the menu, including smoked wings, sliders, flatbreads, soups, and new sandwiches. John and his … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Art Fair This Weekend: April 29-May 1, 2016 - 04/27/16 11:16 AM
It's time for the Brookside Art Annual once again..April 29-May 1, 2016.  Location is the heart of Brookside at 63rd St and Brookside Blvd.  Remember to leave pets at home!
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brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) March 2016 Home Sales Report - 04/18/16 11:36 AM
 
 
If you know someone who wants to buy a  house...you’ve probably heard phrases like “there are very few homes for sale” or “we have written three offers and got outbid every time” or “many homes are selling the first day on the market”..  As an agent I can tell you….it’s all true!  There is very little inventory and so many buyers!   Let’s check Brookside (zip code 64113) single family home sales for March 2016:
 
March 2016:
 
Median list price:               $389,500
Median sales price:           $384,000
Average days on market:    30
Number of homes sold:       33
(Lowest sales price was $176,000; highest sales price was $1,055,000.)
 
March 2015:
 
Median list … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Farmers' Market Opens Saturday April 16 2016 - 04/07/16 12:46 PM
 
 
It's Monday...let's talk about the weekend!  Get ready for the opening of the Brookside Farmers' Market on Saturday!  At 8am, local vendors and farmers will be ready to sell the latest goodies from their gardens and farms. 
Besides fruit, vegetables and herbs, you'll also find a variety of other items: for example cage free eggs, handmade soaps, freshly baked breads and treats plus organic meats.
 
 
The Brookside Farmers' Market is family friendly and accepts SNAP dollars. Bring the kids and a couple of bags to carry your goodies back home! The Market is located at 63rd St and Wornall in the heart of Brookside.
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brookside real estate agent: Meet Sean Ackerson, new Executive Director of Southtown Council - 03/07/16 08:00 AM

 
After 29 years leading the Southtown Council organization, Marti Lee retired last year.  A new executive director, Sean Ackerson, joined Southtown Council earlier this year. He has an extensive planning and economic development background, most recently working for the City of Parkville. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Sean and his family live in Rockhill Gardens. I stopped by his office recently and we chatted about what the Southtown Council is working on.
 
Do you have any goals you want to accomplish this year?
The Southtown Council overseas seven organizations: the Southtown Council, the Southtown Council Foundation, the Brookside Business Assn and it's … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) January 2016 Home Sales Report - 02/15/16 07:15 AM
Home sales typically start off slow every year..that’s what is happening in Brookside as we kick off housing market reports for 2016.  Why are sales sluggish?  I’ll provide some answers after reporting Brookside home sales (using zip code 64113) for January 2016:
 
In January 2016, eight homes sold.  The median list price was $369,500 and the median sales price was $367,500.  Average days on market:  25.  The highest sales was $441,500 and the lowest was $262,500.
 
In January 2015, nine homes sold. The median list price was $325,000 and the median sales price was $315,000.  Average days on market:  24.
 
Stats were about … (1 comments)

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 … (2 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 … (4 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)

 
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Kansas City, MO

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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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