buying a home in kansas city: The Top 3 Suggestions for Homebuyers in Kansas City: Homebuying 101 - 11/07/13 12:29 PM
The Top 3 Suggestions for Homebuyers in Kansas City: Homebuying 101
If you have not been in the Kansas City real estate market for a while, or ever, here are some simple tips to help guide you through the process.
1. Hire a Buyer's Agent. Though I said "hire", you don't have to pay the agent. Amazingly, it's true. In Kansas City area real estate transactions, we are paid by the seller from their proceeds at closing. Then, after hiring your Buyer's Agent, trust them to do their work. Ask questions and share your concerns. Make sure any agent … (0 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Homebuyers: Who Will Help You With All of the Big Decisions? - 09/19/11 03:40 PM
Kansas City Homebuyers: Who Will Help You With All of the Big Decisions?
You've made the big decision to buy a house. Now what? Most homebuyers want to be careful and make the best decision possible. The big question is: who do you consult with throughout the process? Of course, the real estate agent that you hired to represent you as a Buyer's Agent will be integral in the process from home selection through closing. Here are the others who will be interacting with you in the process in the Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas metropolitan area. There are variations in other areas across … (4 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Would it Offend The Seller if the Buyers Offered Less Than Full Price? - 05/27/11 06:55 PM
 Would It Offend The Seller If the Buyers Offered Less Than Full Price?
Not necessarily. That’s right, I said it out loud. In the end buyers and sellers are simply people who have goals that they want to meet in a real estate transaction. The seller wants to sell their house for the price they’ve listed it for – for whatever reason. The buyer wants to get a good deal on a house , and sometimes a good deal is defined as getting it for less than it is listed for. Sometimes it’s even paying asking price because it meets … (78 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Kansas City 2010 Home Buyers - Claim Your Rebate Today! - 09/02/10 04:46 PM
Did you know that you could have money coming to you - just for buying a home in Missouri?

Most don't...But, if you purchased a home in Missouri, and closed on it before August 31, 2010, you could qualify to get a rebate for your property taxes! That's right. But, you only have until the end of September to submit the application forms to get up to a $1,250 property tax rebate based on your 2009 tax bill. Also, if you made any energy efficient updates (or purchased a new home), you may qualify to get an additional $500!
If … (0 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Parents Can "Invest" by Buying a Home for Their Children - 5 Benefits! - 09/01/10 04:26 PM
That's right, not only can parents help their children by getting them started with a home, but they could benefit as well. Remember, real estate is still one of the best investments you can make. Yes, even with the market as it is. Maybe more so now when there are bargains galore with foreclosures and short sales priced to sell. Before the market fully recovers, take the time to have an agent identify what's out there for you. When you decide that it would be a worthwhile endeavor, hire a Buyer's Agent to represent you and your best interests (most times at no … (0 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Buy a Property in Missouri & Get $1,750! - 07/28/10 05:14 AM
Okay, so the Federal Homebuyer Tax Credit is gone.
But, did you know...That if you purchased a home in 2010 in Missouri - you may be able to get your property taxes reimbursed? How about after purchasing, if you made your home more energy efficient, that you could be reimbursed up to $500?
It's true! The state of wants to promote homeownership, and encourage people to buy a home in Missouri. So, if you purchased a home after January 1, 2010 - you could qualify to get up to $1,250 of your annual property taxes from your 2009 real estate tax … (2 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Why Hire a Buyer's Agent When Buying a Home? Here are the 3 Reasons! - 07/26/10 07:50 AM
Many times home buyers are excited about starting the fun process (okay, some think that it can be overwhelming and stressful, too)--of buying a home. Maybe it is their first home, a larger home or they are even thinking about building a brand new home. In any event, it is definitely an experience. I want to make sure people look at it as the major financial transaction that it is. It is a big deal! For most of us, it is the single largest financial transaction that we will ever make in our lives. It is not to be taken lightly. … (6 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: $17,000 Saved - Thanks to a Buyer's Agent! - 07/12/10 06:50 PM
$17,000 - Thank You, Buyer's Agent!
$17,000. That's how much a client of a fellow agent in my office saved when my agent friend, working as a Buyer's Agent asked for a copy of her client's, (who were buying a home in Kansas City), pre-approval letter and Good Faith/Cost Estimate from her lender. She made it a point to be proactive like most Buyer's Agents do, and double checked their financial information - especially because she was unfamiliar with the lender. The buyers were already pre-approved for a loan when they met her. The agent took a copy of the Cost … (3 comments)

buying a home in kansas city: Kansas City Real Estate Market Stats for Zip Code 64114 - 07/12/10 06:42 AM
Here's what's going on in the 64114 zip code - Waldo & South Kansas City/Red Bridge Neighborhoods

 Home sellers should know that pricing a home is even more critical in this 2010 summer time market than the recent winter market. The homes that are priced just right are the ones that sell quickly. People that are buying a home in Kansas City need to know how to pick homes to view based on accurate pricing.
In June, of the 272 homes listed for sale in the MLS, 17 homes had contracts Pending, with 41 actually Sold & Closed. That leaves many … (0 comments)

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Stacey Johnson-Cosby

Selling Kansas City-Real Estate & City Blog

Kansas City, MO

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Address: Brookside, Waldo, Red Bridge, Plaza, Ward Parkway, South KC, Westwood, Leawood, Prairie Village, Plaza Office: 434 W. 47th St. Kansas City, MO, 64112

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I happily serve the metropolitan area - Kansas & Missouri - with a focus south of the river - including The Plaza, Waldo, Brookside, Red Bridge & south Kansas City as a real estate agent of 25 years! I share community and real estate information. I want to keep our community connected and up to date by sharing tips. With real estate being most likely the largest financial transaction of our lives - I want the transaction to be successful, FUN and stress free!



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