south kansas city: The Center Planning & Development Council:South KC Neighborhood Mtg. - 11/23/12 11:23 AM
The Center Planning & Development Council - November 27th Meeting
The Center Planning & Development Council is a south Kansas City neighborhood umbrella organization recognized by the city of Kansas City Missouri. I serve as the Vice Chairman of this group led by Carol Winterowd and longtime Secretary Joyce Maas. It is compromised of representatives of over 30 southwest Kansas City neighborhood organizations.
The boundaries are from roughly 85th St. to 135th St./Martin City, to Stateline Rd. to Blue River Rd. With the primary goal being to protect and stabilize neighborhoods, we hear from developers who want to build, redevelop … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Buying a Home in Kansas City's Red Bridge Neighborhood - 11/13/12 10:18 AM
Buying a Home in  Kansas City's Red Bridge Neighborhood
Many Kansas City homebuyers want to have the best of all worlds – close proximity to the hub of the activity of the city – The Country Club Plaza, Crown Center, Crossroads, downtown’s Power & Light Entertainment District, Brookside Shops, Waldo shops & restaurants, Martin City restaurants and shops AND a peaceful, well maintained neighborhood. Red Bridge offers just that – 15-20 minutes from most of these areas.
The Red Bridge neighborhood is not just the subdivision only, but the general area south of I-435, west to State Line Rd, east just … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Real Estate Listing Tool: Agent Tour of Kansas City Homes for Sale - 11/12/12 06:06 AM
Real Estate - Agent Tour of New Listings for Kansas City Home Sellers
Have you ever seen a trail of real estate agents going in and out of a house on the market on your block on a Tuesday afternoon and wondered what was going on? Well, when you get ready to sell your home, as real estate agents, we have many different tools that we use to help get as much exposure for your home as we can. Most people are aware of Open Houses that we host where we invite members of the public to preview the home. Statistics … (4 comments)

south kansas city: South Kansas City Legislative Meeting w/Missouri State Legislators - 11/11/12 06:39 AM
South Kansas City Legislative Meeting w/Missouri State Legislators
 
On Monday, November 19th at 7:30pm at The Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes Rd., the new South Kansas City Alliance’s (SKCA) Government Affairs Committee (Doug Smith, Chair) will be hosting our first South Kansas City Legislative Meeting with our Missouri State Legislators from Jefferson City. Please feel free to attend to share your concerns with them. Spread the word, this meeting is meant for those of us that live in, or have an interest in South Kansas City. These state legislators represent the areas from the Plaza, Brookside, Waldo, Red Bridge, Hickman Mills, south to … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Kansas City - Red Bridge Real Estate Market Report – Year to Date 2012 - 11/03/12 05:10 AM
Kansas City: Red Bridge Real Estate Market Report – Year to Date 2012
3rd Quarter - 1st 3 quarters of 2012

 

The Red Bridge subdivision has had a year pretty much on pace with last year’s busy market. There have been several sales in addition to many Active homes on the market waiting to sell.

 This south Kansas City, Missouri subdivision, has 19 houses Active and on the market for sale. The average list price of these homes is $145,618. There are 3 homes that have contracts Pending and waiting to close with an average price in the … (2 comments)

south kansas city: South Kansas City 2nd Fridays in the 6th District - November 2012 - 11/02/12 01:12 PM
South Kansas City 2nd Fridays in the 6th District -
November 2012  
Neighbors, how many times have you heard someone, (or even yourself), complain about not knowing what's going on in our Kansas City government? Remember, each month our 2 elected officials in South Kansas City's 6th District meet to chat with the neighbors, share what they are working on, and introduce important speakers to talk about programs/events that are important to us. This is always a great opportunity to specifically share your concerns, complaints - and even praise with our elected officials.

Please join 6th District Councilmembers

John … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Verona Hills Kansas City Real Estate Market Report 2012 Year to Date - 10/15/12 12:16 PM
 
Verona Hills Kansas City Real Estate Market Report
October: Year to Date 2012
 
As we come to the end of the year, Verona Hills Homeowners will want to see what’s going on with their property values, and Homebuyers want to know where the best and most solid real estate markets are in Kansas City.
Check out my annual Kansas City Verona Hills Market Report. I’m sharing the statistics from the first 3 quarters of 2012. Overall, the state of the real estate market is strong!
With 8 homes currently on the market, and 23 homes sold so … (2 comments)

south kansas city: Kansas City Red Bridge Festival & Parade: A Salute to Veterans 2012 - 10/05/12 01:24 PM
Hey Neighbors!   It's that time of year again...Our 3rd Annual Red Bridge Festival and Parade: A Salute to Veterans. Though this is our first ever parade, we brought the festival back again from many years ago since so many people looked forward to it. Come out and visit with neighbors, local businesses, local arts & crafts vendors, and more.   If you like cars, then you'll love our Car Show. As part of our tribute to those that have served the country, we will have a Flag Ceremony as well as hearing from 6th District Kansas City City Councilmembers Scott Taylor and John Sharp. Don't … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Council Members to Visit South Kansas City Neighborhood - 5th & 6th District, 2/28/12 - 02/26/12 04:02 PM
Council Members to Visit South Kansas City Neighborhood - 5th & 6th District, 2/28/12
South Kansas Citians get a visit from our 5th & 6th District council members to get an update on what’s going on at Kansas City’s City Hall that impact our neighborhoods. The Center Planning & Development Council, an umbrella organization representing Kansas City’s southwest neighborhoods (including Waldo and Red Bridge), is hosting them at our regular, monthly public meeting on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 7:00pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. Here’s your chance to hear what our elected officials are currently working on, and what’s coming up … (1 comments)

south kansas city: Get Involved in Your City: Upcoming Kansas City Public Meeting Opportunities - October 2011 - 09/27/11 05:01 PM
  Get Involved in Your City: Upcoming Kansas City Public Meeting Opportunities - October 2011
 
If you live in Kansas City and want to have a say in your local city workings or governmental process, here are 3 important events coming up soon that the public is invited to attend. In Kansas City, we can’t say that we don’t have an opportunity to have our voices heard, and to be a part of the decision making that impacts our lives and our neighborhoods.
 
October 1, 2011: Budget Priority
The City Budget Priority Meeting is coming up and neighborhoods and their representatives are … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Kansas City Homeowners: Should You Rent Your Home, or Sell It? - 09/26/11 04:48 PM
 
 Kansas City Homeowners:  Should You Rent Your Home, or Sell It?
 
If you live in Brookside, Waldo or Red Bridge in South Kansas City, you may have noticed that the real estate sales market is moving a little slowly. After hearing from their real estate agent, many homeowners find out how much equity they would get from their home sale, and the net proceeds aren’t what they expected.  You may determine that now is not the time to sell your home. Perhaps, you want to wait to see if prices increase in the future. So how do you determine if renting your … (7 comments)

south kansas city: Center Planning & Development Council - South Kansas City Neighborhoods: September Meeting - 09/25/11 09:12 AM
 Center Planning & Development Council - Representing South Kansas City Neighborhoods - September Meeting
 
The Center Planning and Development Council is a neighborhood organization recognized by the City of Kansas City, Missouri that is comprised of the 25+ homes associations/neighborhoods in the southwest part of the city. The west border is State Line Rd. with Leawood, Kansas on the other side. Blue River Rd. is  the east border, with roughly 85th St. on the north, and south to Martin City.
I happen to serve as Vice-President of this volunteer organization and we invite anyone who wants to attend, to join us for … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Kansas City Redistricting - How Will Neighborhoods in the 6th District in South Kansas City Be Impacted? - 09/22/11 03:26 PM
 
Kansas City Redistricting - How Will Neighborhoods in the 6th District in South Kansas City Be Impacted?
 
What difference will it make to you if the Kansas City Council District boundaries are changed? It’s time to find out what differences South Kansas City neighborhoods can expect for the 6th District. There will be several community meetings that we can attend to hear more details and get answers to our questions.

According to Councilman John Sharp, the map shows that the proposed new boundaries for the 6th District would cut off all the neighborhoods north of I-470 and I-435 … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Bridlespur – Kansas City Real Estate Market Report: September 2011 - 09/18/11 12:38 PM
Bridlespur – Kansas City Real Estate Market Report: September 2011
Bridlespur in Kansas City is one of those neighborhoods that people want to live in.  Situated in the Center School district, the Red Bridge Elementary School conveniently sits right at 107th & Oak. Comprised of 265 homes, there are currently 8 houses on the market currently for sale. The average list price is $181,608.
 
With no sales currently pending, the market has slowed down a bit since the summer.
The 1 sale that has closed in the last 90 days, sold for $195,000 with a $2,600 financial concession. Sitting on ½ … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Verona Hills: Kansas City - Real Estate Market Report – September 2011 - 09/17/11 06:30 AM
Verona Hills: Kansas City - Real Estate Market Report – September 2011
 
In a very active real estate market, in Verona Hills in south Kansas City, Missouri - there are 20 houses on the market for sale currently ranging in price from $139,900-$349,000. For a subdivision with 710 houses, that’s a lot of activity including 6 pending sales waiting to close.
 

8 sales closed over the last 90 days in Verona Hills averaging $203,900. There are currently 4 foreclosures and one short sale on the market now that may have somewhat of downward impact on average sales prices … (0 comments)

south kansas city: Considering a Short Sale? Homeowner Tips for Hiring an Expert in Brookside, Waldo & Red Bridge in Kansas City – Short Sales Series: Part II - 09/13/11 04:43 PM
Considering a Short Sale? Homeowner Tips for Hiring an Expert in Brookside, Waldo & Red Bridge in Kansas City – Short Sales Series: Part II
Who should you hire to help you through this tough transition?
 
You are struggling to make your mortgage payment because of a change in your financial situation or a loss of income, and you determine that you must sell your home. Now, you must carefully select who to hire to guide you through this process successfully. You’ve decided that a short sale, selling your home for less than you owe on it, is the best … (3 comments)

south kansas city: My Bahamas Vacation – Right Before Hurricane Irene - 09/09/11 05:43 PM
My Bahamas Vacation – Right Before Hurricane Irene

I am a beach girl! I admit that at least 3 times a year, and more if possible – that I must get to a beach to recharge. It’s my required mental health break.
 
Here are my pictures from our most recent vacation in late August 2011. When we visited with the locals, we asked about past hurricane seasons since with our luck, our visit fell during one.
More than one of them told us that the last horrible hurricane was in the 80’s, and that the weather forecasters … (8 comments)

south kansas city: What’s on the Market for Sale in Red Bridge in Kansas City Today? - 09/08/11 03:37 PM
What’s on the Market in Red Bridge in Kansas City today?
 
Heading into the Fall, South Kansas City’s largest neighborhood is very active right now.
 If you are looking to sell, or buy a home in Red Bridge in Kansas City, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s going on in the market today.

What’s currently available for sale?
 
25 Houses are for sale currently, and they range in price from $129,900-199,900. Most are 3-4 Bedroom homes with 2 full baths with an average price of almost $162,000.
 
 
Red Bridge Bargain!
 
There is 1 foreclosure listing under … (0 comments)

south kansas city: The Greek Food Festival in Kansas City: September 9-11, 2011 - South Kansas City - 09/05/11 06:45 AM
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
Presents
The 50th Annual
Greek Food Festival in Kansas City
 
Come on everyone in the metropolitan Kansas City area, it’s time for the Greek Food Festival again! Join many regular and new attendees for these great events from September 9-11, 2011 in convenient south Kansas City.
There’s something for everyone from great food to enjoy there or carryout, and wonderful dessert pastries – even fun and dancing for everyone,
The Food
You’ll have an option of 4 starter plates with the most popular Greek food items and side dishes, or you can order ala carte with great … (5 comments)

south kansas city: Homeowners: 3 Quick Tips on How to Position Your House to Sell in this Kansas City Home Buyer's Market - 09/03/11 04:14 PM
Homeowners: 3 Quick Tips to Sell Your House in this Kansas City Home Buyers Market
 
We all know that our city is in the midst of a home buyers market. The big question for Kansas City home sellers is, "What can I do to make my house stand out so that you attract the attention of the many buyers on the market?"
Here are the 3 things that you should do to get a jump start on your competition:
1. Most importantly, visit with a real estate agent who knows your neighborhood. We will walk through your house and point our things that you … (9 comments)

 
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Selling Kansas City-Real Estate & City Blog

Kansas City, MO

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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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