brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Sept 2017 - 10/11/17 12:43 PM
It's been the same story in Brookside all year....strong sales in the $300-$400 price range and not enough inventory is pushing prices up.  Here is the September 2017 single family home sales report for Brookside, with comparisons to last year:
September 2017
Median List Price:     $349,000
Median Sales Price:   $333,000
No. of Homes Sold:        17
Days on Market:             8
 
September 2016
Median List Price:     $380,000
Median Sales Price:   $375,000
No. of Homes Sold:       29
Days on Market:            44
 
The lowest closed sales price last month was $195,000 and the highest was $520,000.  In September 2016, … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Home for Sale - Close to Brookside Shops! - 10/02/17 01:41 PM
Why do so many buyers want to live in Brookside?  Not only because of the central location, charming 1920s homes and friendly neighbors...they want to be close to all the Brookside amenities:  locally owned shops, restaurants, grocery, services, walking trail, bus service...it's all here in Brookside!
 
 
 
My new listing fits this criteria:  it's located just a few homes south of the intersection at Main and Meyer--a quick walk to all Brookside has to offer.  This 1920s two story home sits on a level lot, and has a two car garage with private drive!
 
 
 
 
 
You'll find original hardwoods on the first floor, along with … (5 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Brookside Shop to Explore: Design in the City - 09/25/17 12:44 PM

 
 
You may have noticed a new shop along 63rd St in Brookside:  Design in the City has moved into the former Reading Reptile location.  This is the second location for Design in the City; the first one is in Briarcliff.
 
 
 
 
Proprietor Mindy Diaz told me there were two reasons she chose this spot:  many of her customers wanted a 'south' location, and her best friend is Pam DiCappo, who owns Lauren Alexander next door.  She felt her lines of clothing and accessories would complement the other shops in the area.  This is a store you will love browsing in--everything is so  beautifully … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - Aug 2017 - 09/18/17 07:56 PM
As we get into the second half of the year...the home buying market starts slowing down.  Sales have been  strong this year in Brookside (list price under $450K); there is still demand, but most of the inventory is priced well over $500K.  Here is the August  2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:
 
Aug 2017
 
Median list price:        $376,500
Median sales price:    $358,000
Number of homes sold:    24
Days on market:               37
 
The lowest closed price was $235,000 and the highest was $770,000.
 
Aug 2016
 
Median list price:        $328,900
Median sales price:    $322,000
Number of homes sold:   30
Days on market:              13
 
Sales prices are … (3 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Antique Shop in Brookside/Waldo-The Nut Cup - 08/26/17 09:42 AM

 
 
Brookside and Waldo are popular places for small business owners...I think this is the third locally owned new business I've written about in the past several weeks.  Today I will introduce you to The Nut Cup, an antique and collectibles shop that opened last month at  7021 Oak, next to Eclectics.
 
Owner Trish Skidmore has been in the antique and estate sale business for many years.  A friend  approached her about selling the contents of a small two bedroom home in Raytown.  The house was filled with vintage items (signs, toys, knick-knacks, quilts, furniture, etc) from years past.  It was a treasure … (6 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, KCMO) July 2017 Home Sales Report - 08/24/17 10:57 AM
Armour Hills in Brookside -- a hot location for homebuyers this year! Prices have really jumped up compared to last year.  Here are the July 2017 home sales for Armour Hills:
 
July 2017                                              
 
Median list price:      $335,000                          
Median sales price:  $335,000                          
Number of homes sold:  6  
Days on market:             5                               
 
July 2016        
 
Median list price:       $254,500
Median sales price:   $256,000     
Number of homes sold:   8  
Days on market:              5
 
The lowest sales price in July  2017 was $249,900 and the highest was $397,500.     

Now let’s look at year to date:
 
Jan-July 2017                                                    
                                  
Median list price:      $320,000
Median sales price:  $322,500
Number of homes sold:  59
Days on market:     … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) July 2017 Home Sales Report - 08/22/17 09:58 AM
Home prices continue to rise in Brookside; however the market is slowing down as is usual for the second half of the year.  There is still a shortage of inventory in the $250K-$350K price range..  Here is the July 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:
 
July 2017
 
Median list price:        $394,975
Median sales price:    $392,500
Number of homes sold:    26
Days on market:               10
 
The lowest closed price was $211,000.  There were two sales over $1 million, both cash sales. Highest sale in 64113 last month was $1.8 million.   Below are figures from July 2016:
 
July 2016
 
Median list price:        $329,900
Median … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - June 2017 - 07/19/17 10:13 AM
Prices continue to rise in the desirable subdivision of Armour Hills in Brookside.  The well maintained, updated homes go under contract almost immediately.  Here's the June 2017 home sales report for Armour Hills, with comparisons to last year.
 
June 2017
Median list price:         $294,950
Median sales price:      $306,000
Days on market:                34
No. of homes sold:            17
 
June 2016
Median list price:         $279,475
Median sales price:      $284,500
Days on market:               3
No. of homes sold:           … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats-June 2017 - 07/18/17 08:37 AM
We just finished up the first half of the year for the Spring home buying season--and demand continues to be strong.  Most sales happen in the first half of the year--we'll see what happens from July-December!
Here are the single family  home sales stats for Brookside, using zip code 64113, for June 2017 and comparisons to last year:
 
June 2017
Median list price:             $372,000
Median sales price:          $367,500
Days on market:                    20
No. of homes sold:                40
 
June 2016
Median list price:   … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Shop in Waldo: Hawthorne and Ivy - 07/15/17 05:47 PM

 
There's a new boutique shop in Waldo--tucked away in a former gas station  from the 1920s!  Hawthorne and Ivy opened a couple of weeks ago at 7142 Wornall, just south of Betty Rae's and next to Michael Avery's hair salon.
 
You may be familiar with Hawthorne and Ivy's shop in Weston.  This is shop #3 for owner Elinor Hagan Lowe.  She started out designing custom 'mother's bracelets' , following in her mother's footsteps.  Elinor runs Paco Designs in Lenexa, then came the Weston store, and now the Waldo spot. 
 
 
Step inside and you will find all the items attractively displayed on the walls … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - May 2017 - 06/18/17 03:06 PM
Armour Hills in Brookside -- a hot location for homebuyers this spring.  Almost one half of the total homes sold this year so far in Armour Hills closed last month. And as you will see...prices continue to rise as compared to last year.  Here are the May 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a comparison to last year.
 
May 2017                                              
 
Median list price:      $325,000                          
Median sales price:  $329,225                          
Number of homes sold:  16  
Days on market:              3                               
 
May 2016        
 
Median list price:       $289,900
Median sales price:   $291,000     
Number of homes sold:   9  
Days on market:              33
 
The lowest sales price in May … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - April 2017 - 05/15/17 06:28 PM
Home prices continue to rise in Brookside.  Due to a shortage of inventory, prices are going up, multiple offers are common--especially for homes priced under $400K.  Plus, Brookside homes look extra beautiful during Spring!  Here is the April 2017 Brookside single family home sales report, using stats from zip code 64113:
 
April 2017
 
Median list price:        $399,000
Median sales price:    $360,000
Number of homes sold:    29
Days on market:               17
 
The lowest closed price was $237,500 and the highest was $1.5 million.  
 
April 2016
 
Median list price:        $375,000
Median sales price:    $371,500
Number of homes sold:   30
Days on market:              41
 
Checking year-to-date figures:
 
Jan-Apr 2017
 
Median list price:        $399,000
Median sales price:    $394,230
Number … (3 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Art Fair - May 5-7, 2017 - 04/24/17 02:03 PM
 
 
 
A sure sign of Spring in Brookside!  The Art Annual is happening this weekend, May 5-7, 2017, at Brookside Road and 63rd St.
 
Artists from around the US will display their home made creations:  pottery, painting, photography, jewelry, sculptures, clothes, leather goods--it's all here under the tents.  Besides wandering amoung the booths, you can bring the kids for free childrens' activities Saturday and Sunday and enjoy snacks and food from local restaurants.
 
 
Hours are Friday 5-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. PLEASE do not bring pets into the tents and watch for pedestrians and extra traffic around the 63rd and Brookside Rd … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, Kansas City MO) March 2017 Home Sales Stats - 04/24/17 01:43 PM
 
 
 
Buyers are snapping up new listings in Armour Hills this spring! Most new listings go under contract within the first few days of hitting the  market.  Let’s look at the March 2017 home sales for Armour Hills, and a comparison to last year.
 
March 2017                                              
 
Median list price:      $325,000                          
Median sales price:  $325,000                          
Number of homes sold:  5  
Days on market:             6                               

March 2016        
 
Median list price:       $234,975
Median sales price:   $229,475     
Number of homes sold:  6  
Days on market:             39
 
Four of the five homes that sold last month in Armour Hills were over $300K, pushing the median sales price up. Notice it was … (1 comments)

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 … (5 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)

 
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