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2010 

Well it was hot and humid out on tour today. The weather in Kansas City is partly cloudy @ 94 degrees & 70% humidity; in other words, you can drink the air.  Despite the oppressive heat, we managed to see a number of new listings. The most amusing listing today was the one where the owner left he...
08/31/2010
Frank Steinman (1914-1986) did the watercolor painting of the McCormick Tree in Kearney Missouri before it was chopped down. The painting is covered with glass for protection so that's the reflection you see.   Kansas City Real Estate Agent ♫ ♪ ♫ Maria Morton ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪                        Reloca...
08/30/2010
Addenda & Amendments An Addendum adds a condition or contingency to the base real estate contract.  There are dozens of addenda;  each house and buyer will need some but never all.  We will discuss the applicable addenda as needed.    An amendment changes the terms or conditions in the base contr...
08/30/2010
What makes a home worthy of your consideration? Beyond the buyers’ likes and dislikes, there are contingencies placed by the sellers which may eliminate some homes from your selection.  For instance, if you intend to finance part of the purchase price, a seller specifying ‘Cash Only’ will not wo...
08/30/2010
I love Kerry Klun's posts about the Historic Homes of Denver and now she is doing a series on architectural styles. This is something that we all probably discuss with our buyers. If Kerry would publish a book, that would be a wonderful teaching tool to share with our buyers. Kerry describes the ...
08/29/2010
Picture of a painting of a covered bridge by Frank Steinman, Missouri watercolor artist  
08/29/2010
When a homeowner is thinking about selling their house in Kansas City, I use a tool that makes it easy to  know what to do to get started. I call it the Seller's Action Plan because it has a list of actions for the seller to complete before we  meet to go over the Marketing Proposal for selling t...
08/29/2010
If you are thinking about selling your Kansas City home, here is a tool I use to make it easy for sellers to know what to do:  
The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) The MLS in Kansas City was created in the 1990’s after a few Realtors© took a trip back east.  Prior to the MLS, each brokerage kept track of their own listings only. Buyers either had to hunt down each agent or find one to help them ( remember that Buyer's Agen...
08/29/2010
Questions most Home Buyers have: What is LTV?  Loan To Value is the ratio of price to loan amount. Ex: borrowing $80,000 on a $100,000 home = 80% LTV. What is HVAC? HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning. Do I get my EMD back if the Seller rejects my Offer?  Yes, unless otherwise...
08/29/2010
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