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Housing sales continue to be strong in Brookside! This is positive trend that we have experienced all year. Here are the home sales statistics for August 2012, plus year-to-date figures. I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report on single family home sales: In August 2012, 3...
It’s of the MOST FUN weekends to live in Kansas City! Everyone likes a vibrant, entertaining outdoor festival, and this weekend offers two events to enjoy:The 81st Annual Plaza Art Fair is happening Friday (5pm-10pm), Saturday (10am-10pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm) on the Country Club Plaza...
Hello neighbors! Didn’t it feel good to pull out a sweater or jacket this morning on the way out the door? You can smell Fall blowing into Brookside! And we are going into one of the prettiest time of years to walk our neighborhood. The drought may negatively affect autumn tree colors this year.....
Today I was excited to read about a new movie theater and restaurant concept coming to Prairie Village.  PV doesn’t have anything like this and it sounds like a great idea!The Kansas City Star reports that a couple of former AMC execs are proposing something called “Standees” using the old Macy’s...
There’s a new comedy on NBC called “The New Normal”, about a two gay men who hire a surrogate to have a baby for them. The surrogate’s mother is  played by Ellen Barkin. Loud, mean and very prejudiced, her career is...a real estate agent. Watching this show I was thinking, when will our professio...
Here’s an event I was not aware of in Kansas City: The Caffeine Crawl. I saw a postcard for it when I stopped by The Roasterie a week or so ago. And it’s just what it sounds like: a bus tour of local coffee shops tasting various coffees. What a great idea!Kansas City has a good number of locally-...
Why do I always recommend using a local mortgage lender to my clients? Because it’s been my experience that the large, national lenders rarely close loans on time!It happened again last month. (I am not going to name the bank..but you’ve heard their name). When my buyer said he planned to use Ban...
It’s been a relaxing weekend for me so far...and it feels great! I did work with some out of town buyers relocating to Kansas City, and took the girls shopping. Tonight, we are having friends over for dinner, although it’s too hot and muggy to eat outside. I’d like to visit the pool one last time...

Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR

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