lees summit: Don't buy new, when almost new saves you thousands! - 08/14/12 08:02 AM
Nappa Valley Beauty...you family will love you for this! Visit our website to search for homes in this area and price range!

Take a video tour now or call 816-268-4033! We are happy to help you with all of your real estate needs!


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lees summit: Increasing Your Homes Appeal - 07/27/12 02:00 AM
 
Increasing your home's appeal
 Remember the 60-second rule: That's all the time you have to create a winning first impression. Here are some simple to significant ways to maximize your home's appeal.
 
Exterior
 * Keep the grass cut and remove all yard clutter.
* Weed and apply fresh mulch to flower beds.
* Apply fresh paint to wooden fences.
* Tighten and clean all door handles.
* Clean windows inside and out.
* Powerwash home's exterior.
* Ensure all gutters and downspouts are firmly attached and functioning.
* Paint the front door.
* Buy a new welcome mat.
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lees summit: Great starter home with many updates in Raymore! - 07/02/12 06:39 AM

This home won't last long! Home backs to a field! No homes behind! Finished walk-out basement! Visit our website for more information on this outstanding home! Click on the picture below to take a video tour!
 

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lees summit: How to price to sell and still make a profit - 06/28/12 07:40 AM

The asking price you set for your home significantly affects whether you will profit in the sale, how much you will profit and how long your home will sit on the market. Your real estate agent's knowledge of the overall market and what's selling - or not selling - will be invaluable in helping you determine the price. The objective is to find a price that the market will bear but won't leave money on the table. Here are some points to consider: Time. Time is not on your side when it comes to real estate. Although many factors influence … (0 comments)

lees summit: New listing in Lee's Summit on huge lot! - 06/28/12 06:03 AM

Visit our website for more information on this outstanding 3bdrm/2bth home with gorgeous hardwood floors & finished lower level!
For a quick video tour, click on the picture below!

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lees summit: Lake Living in Lee's Summit! - 06/28/12 05:50 AM

No cookie cutter house here! Visit our website to find out more about this spacious home in Raintree Lake!
Click on the picture below to take a quick tour of this outstanding home!

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lees summit: Lee's Summit Community Shredding Event! - 06/01/12 06:09 AM
Mark your calendars for the Lee's Summit Community Shredding Events that will take place on June 9th and September 8th!  Bring all confidential documents for shredding from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to City Hall located at 220 SE Green Street, Lee's Summit, Missouri.  You are allowed four, paper grocery bags full of documents to shred.   Just be sure to remove any binders and covers in advance.  
You can also bring unwanted trikes or bikes during these events.  They will be refurbished and donated to families in need.  
Thinking of selling or buying a home?  Contact us for all … (0 comments)

lees summit: Excellent condition w/tons of space! - 05/16/12 07:30 AM
Booming with room! ***Visit our website for more information*** Spacious w/lots of New! New roof, garage door, slider, exterior & interior paint, carpet & upgraded tile! Kit w/hardwood floor, vault ceiling, pantry & breakfast bar! Master bedroom w/vaulted ceiling& walk-in closet! Master bedroom w/corner whirlpool tub, separate shower & separate commode room! Vaulted breakfast room w/ tile floor & see-thru fireplace! Vaulted family room w/see-thru fireplace! Recreation room & sitting room in lower level! Huge bedrooms! Super deep garage for workshop! Cathy Thompson Ask Cathy Marketing Group Keller Williams Platinum Partners 816-268-4033 … (0 comments)

lees summit: A Little Elbow Grease Can Pay Off Big! - 05/04/12 05:42 AM
Are you looking for a good deal?  Then a foreclosure may be what you are looking for!  In today’s real estate market, foreclosures are ripe for the picking.  While one foreclosure may be in good shape, there are many that are not.  This is something that you will need to keep in mind while shopping for a foreclosure. 

If you want an awesome deal and are handy with a hammer, I can help you find local foreclosures and fixer uppers that can save you thousands of dollars!  Your dream home may be that diamond in the rough!   

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lees summit: Small Steps Can Make a Big Difference! - 05/04/12 05:25 AM
Being “Eco-Friendly” is very popular and is very important to the health of our planet.  As with many things, there are varying degrees of eco-friendliness.  That’s right….there is no need to go out and install solar panels all over your house.  There are several easy and small steps you can take to get started on your eco-friendly journey.
First, shop for ENERGY STAR appliances the next time you are in the market to replace an appliance.  Not only are you helping the planet, you could save money on your utility bill by installing the energy efficient models.
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lees summit: Did Healthcare Reform impose a 3.8% TRANSFER/SALES TAX on Real Estate??? - 04/19/12 07:14 AM
NOPE! 
It's all just a nasty rumor.  So, let's get the facts straight!  Check out this Snopes link: http://www.snopes.com/politics/taxes/realestate.asp
I think Snopes put it best "Health care legistlation imposes a 3.8% transaction tax on profits over the capital gains threshold".
 
Basically, here it is...If your Adjusted Gross Income is over $200,000 as a single person or $250,000 as a married couple you may be subject to this 3.8% Medicare Tax when you sell your home IF you realize a GAIN of more than $250,000 as a single person and $500,000 as a married couple.  There is already an exclusion on the … (0 comments)

lees summit: Looks like we won't be waiting FOREVER anymore to buy a Short Sale! - 04/19/12 05:11 AM
Good news! The Federal Government and the State Attorneys General have negotiated a deal with the Top 5 Loan Servicers (Bank of America Corportation, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Wells Fargo & Company, Citigroup, Inc & Ally Financial Inc -formerly GMAC) to speed up the Short Sale process!
This is wonderful news for buyers looking for a deal and sellers needing to make some changes in their financial lives. In the past it could take anywhere from 3 months to almost a year to get an acceptance or a rejection from the service provider. For a buyer, that means you are … (0 comments)

 
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