kansas city: Gladstone, Missouri in CNN-Money's Top 25! - 08/12/13 10:50 PM
Congratulations to Gladstone, Missouri -- recenlty included in CNNMoney's 25 Best Places For Affordable Homes! Coming in at Number 9 on the list, highlights cited include the new Gladstone Community Center, and, the expanding Ford Plant nearby. One community highlight they missed: Google Fiber is on its way!

Only minutes from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Gladstone offers great community amenities, a broad range of housing options, and, convenient access to all the KC-Metro has to offer. CONGRATULATIONS, Gladstone, Missouri!

kansas city: Fringe, Fringe all around, What is the Kansas City Fringe Festival? - 07/22/13 11:13 PM
You’ve seen signs and posters hanging around town, you’ve browsed online advertising, schedules and lineups, you pass people in the street with their ‘fringe on’, and, are wondering, just what is the Kansas City Fringe Festival all about?
Continuing now through July 28th, 2013, in a nutshell, this ninth rendition of the Kansas City Fringe Festival is a celebration of local, regional, and national talent in a number of venues throughout Kansas City. Numerous live performances include theater, dance, performance art, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, storytelling, film and fashion.
Why Fringe? According to the festival website:

kansas city: Well, Hello Kansas City! -- VisitKC.com - 07/19/13 12:50 AM
It's a Friday Fun Day in Kansas City, and so we are sharing a great online starting point for planning your weekend, vacation, or anytime you are looking for what's happening and things to do in Kansas City!

Start your planning with a stop by www.VisitKC.com
VisitKC is the website ran by the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association. The KCCVA describes themselves as a non-profit organization "...committed to promoting and elevating Kansas City's status as a prime spot for conventions, meetings, tour groups, business travel and leisure travel." But, the really cool part is that, no … (0 comments)

kansas city: FEATURE LISTING: 3-bed, 3.1-bth, 3-car Home in Colonies of Canaan Lake - 07/17/13 11:57 PM
FEATURE LISTING 4800 N 125th St.  Kansas City, Kansas  66109  

Property Highlights
Bedrooms: 3   
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Garage: 3-car
County: Wyandotte
Property Type: Single Family Home  
MLS Number: 1840240
Property Description
Welcome home to this gorgeous Reverse 1.5 story with a spacious, flowing floor plan, extra high ceilings, and a 3 car garage. The dream Kitchen features an island, beautiful ceramic tile flooring, and shining granite counter tops. Gleaming wood floors run throughout the open living, dining, and breakfast rooms. The generous main floor master suite boasts a luxury master bath and high … (0 comments)

kansas city: Kansas City Metro June 2013 Real Estate Market Number Highlights - 07/16/13 10:22 PM
The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors recently released the June 2013 Kansas City Metro residential real estate market numbers. Here are a few highlights:
1. Average existing home sale price was $184,739, 7% higher than June 2012.
2. All metro counties experienced an increase in average sale price EXCEPT Johnson County, Kansas and Cass County, Missouri.
3. The number of existing homes sold was 2,719, a 10% increase over 1 year earlier.
4. Existing home inventory was 8 percent lower than in June 2012, representing a 5.7 months supply, which is considered a balanced … (0 comments)

kansas city: 3rd of 3: UMKC Conservatory Receives $20M Challenge Gift! - 07/14/13 11:02 PM
The University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance has been recently exploring the idea of moving from their current split home to a ‘Campus for the Arts’ in the Crossroads area of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. In the 3rd of 3 exciting recent announcements about arts institutions in the Kansas City area, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation has announced a $20 million ‘challenge grant’ to help turn this recent dream into reality.
Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman said "We are proud to be a catalyst for progress to help drive the Conservatory to new heights with a new, … (2 comments)

kansas city: No Strife, Only Beautiful Music To Come In Kansas City Next Four Years - 07/10/13 10:17 PM
In this 2nd in a series of three postings regarding recent exciting announcements at premier Kansas City arts organizations, the Kansas City Symphony musicians and board came together this past week and--in contrast to recent and ongoing symphony contract negotiations in many parts of the country--announced an agreement on a three-year contract. What makes this announcement even more impressive is that the agreement was accomplished approximately one year AHEAD of the current musicians contract expiration. READ MORE HERE
What a wonderful signal from both labor and management to the Kansas City community of the organizational commitment to the continued … (0 comments)

kansas city: New Artistic Director for Kansas City Ballet - 07/09/13 12:04 AM
While this blog is not specifically an ‘arts blog’(or real estate news and tips blog, or advertising blog, or any other single-topic-type of blog--it is probably best defined as a ‘community news and real estate tips blog’), we love all of the great things going on artistically in the Kansas City area and how the Kansas City community is so supportive of same. It is such a wonderful part of living in KC that we can’t help but share(brag) about!
In the first of three of a series of postings regarding premier arts organizations in Kansas City, the Kansas City Ballet … (0 comments)

kansas city: So, How IS the Market In Kansas City? - 07/08/13 01:27 AM
We at The GreatLife Team of KC love talking real estate, with the question we get most often being: ‘So, how’s the market?’ And, the bottom line is that it always depends on WHERE you are talking about--you know, that location, location, location thing. But, having said that, there are certainly some national and local trends worth highlighting and comparing, and, recently, The National Association of Realtors did just that, analyzing 2013 first-quarter numbers for the Kansas City area, and, comparing them to national averages and market trends. Here’s some highlights of what the NAR came up with for residential real estate … (0 comments)

kansas city: Kansas City In Top-10 In Patriotism Says FourSquare - 07/06/13 10:28 PM

Still warm and aglow from the numerous July 4th fireworks displays here in the metro area, turns out Kansas City, Missouri ranks in the top-10 of 'most patriotic cities' in the USA, according to a recent analysis of check-in data by the FourSquare app/social network company at July 4th activities in 2012. Check out the USAToday article for more details, and, way to go KC--proud to be American in the heartland (not that you had to tell us, but, nice to know folks notice)!


kansas city: First Fridays in Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri - 07/05/13 02:04 AM

It's hard to beat the eclectic mix of art, music, food, and much more that you'll find on First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Missouri. First Fridays in the Crossroads is a great way to kick-off your weekend, and, especially tonight, given the wonderful weather and long July 4th weekend! Most galleries and shops are open until at least 10pm, with many food/beverage/entertainment establishments just getting started at that time--fun, Fun, FUN! Begin your evening at around 18th & Baltimore, and work your way out from there--hope to see you there!

kansas city: Happy July 4th, 2013 – Kansas City Fireworks Displays - 07/04/13 02:03 AM
Happy Birthday, United States of America, born on July 4th, 1776! And, since it’s your birthday and we love fireworks displays, we thought it would be fun to share 10 places in the Kansas City area to see fireworks on Independence Day, 2013:

1. Corporate Woods, Overland Park, Kansas: We love our new GoodLife Real Estate Group digs in Corporate Woods, and here’s one of the many reasons why! July 4th Star Spangled Spectacular on the grounds just a bit west of our office (10865 Grandview Drive, #2050 Overland Park, KS, to the southwest of I-435 & Antioch … (0 comments)

kansas city: Part 2 of 2: Regarding Serving YOUR Real Estate Needs In Kansas City - 07/02/13 11:49 PM
Greetings, again, ActiveRain Community,
Well, as promised, this is part 2 of 2, related to how proud I am to call the recently-announced Coldwell Banker GoodLife Real Estate Group Kansas City home! In part 1, I shared with you a bit more about what the transformation of Coldwell Banker Advantage to Coldwell Banker GoodLife Real Estate Group Kansas City is all about. In this posting, I’m focusing on the experience I provide YOU.
Please be confident this wonderful platform will not continue to be used to ‘toot my own horn’, but, given all the recent changes at our brokerage, … (0 comments)

kansas city: Regarding the GoodLife in KC - 06/26/13 11:28 PM
Greetings, ActiveRain Community,

I am very proud to call the recently-announced Coldwell Banker GoodLife Real Estate Group Kansas City home! And, because I am as proud of our home as the clients I serve are of their homes, I only thought it appropriate to share with you a bit more about what the transformation of Coldwell Banker Advantage to Coldwell Banker GoodLife Real Estate Group Kansas City is all about. And, who better to explain the GoodLife’s mission and goal of elite Client service and care via this transformation than our Broker/Owner/President, Karen Bergin. Here’s a recent press release … (0 comments)

kansas city: Get ready for the GoodLife! - 06/20/13 11:29 PM
When it comes to Kansas City / Overland Park Real Estate, get ready for the GoodLife!
Just sayin'...

kansas city: Kansas City's Golden Age: 2011+ ?!!! - 01/15/12 04:25 PM
Numerous arts and sports entities and supporters have invested $3 billion over the past decade, or so, in Kansas City. Is this the beginning of Kansas City's Golden Age? The Kansas City Star's Hampton Stevens thinks so. See if you agree: "The Golden Year Kansas City Came Of Age"
What do you think?
Agree/dissagree & why?
Better news for residential Sellers or Buyers or both?
If not local to KC, how does this compare to what is going on in your area?
Thanks for stopping-by and for your thoughtful remarks and insights--looking forward to your comments below...

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John Currey, Residential Market Specialist (Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties of Kansas City)

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