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)

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)

 
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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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