brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-April 2018 - 05/21/18 07:09 PM
Another month of strong home sales for Brookside, as we are right in the middle of the busy Spring home buying season.  The strongest demand is for the under $350K price range, however most homes in Brookside's  main zip code of 64113 are priced higher (and in fairness, these higher priced homes are much larger, justifying a higher price). Here are the stats, followed by YTD comparisons:
April 2018                                                                    … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside 4 Bedroom Home For Sale - 05/07/18 12:49 PM
Check out my new Brookside listing in popular Romanelli West!  This is a true four bedroom home with two master suites!  Lots of space here for the price--and attached two car garage!
These floor to ceiling windows in the living and dining room area bring so much natural light into the home.  There is a flex/bonus room off the dining room and two doors to the stone patio. Perfect for entertaining friends and family or just relaxing after a long day of work...
 
The kitchen offers classic white cabinets, a pantry, eat in area and built-in desk.  Off the kitchen is the laundry … (8 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Homes Sales Report-March 2018 - 04/19/18 10:14 AM
Brookside continues to be a strong, desireable location for home buyers in the Kansas City area.  Prices continue to edge up, and multiple offers are common for those homes listed at $350K or less.  Here are the sales stats for March 2018, single family homes, with year-to-date comparisons as well.
 
March 2018                                                    March 2017
Median list price:     $429,000                    Median list price:       $395,000
Median sales price: … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Bella Napoli Changes It's Coffee Bar Concept - 04/10/18 01:16 PM
You may have heard Bella Napoli is 'closing' it's coffee bar. Not true!  It's the concept and the hours that are changing!
 
Starting Monday April 16,  the coffee bar will open at 10am, along with the deli and market.  You can get coffee (or expresso, latte, etc) but no pastries or drinks with syrup.  Also, owner Jake Imperiale says he's changing the concept to "do it the Italian way" --meaning no coffee 'to go'.  Come in, order your beverage; it will be served on china  and then you sit down at a table  and take the time to really enjoy it. (And … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: St Andrew's in Brookside Opens New Community Center - 04/10/18 12:08 PM
If your Brookside/Waldo home has a front porch—you know how relaxing and welcoming the space can be.  For those of us without that amenity, please enjoy the new front porch at HJ’s Youth and Community Center, 6425 Wornall.  The sleek new building joins the campus of St Andrew’s Episcopal Church at Meyer and Wornall.  HJ’s gathering place is open to all area residents, not just members of the church.
 
Father John Spicer, Rector, at St Andrew’s, has been watching the construction go on the past several months.  He’s so excited about the new space, and eager to show it off to the … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Farmers' Market Opens for the Season on Saturday 4/14/18 - 03/17/18 01:08 PM
 
Another sign of Spring!  The Brookside Farmers' Market opens tomorrow, Saturday April 14, 2018 for the season.  Location is the same:  southeast corner of 63rd and Wornall, at Border Star elementary school. 
 
There are many farmers' markets in the metro area; what makes this one a bit different is that all vendors live within 100 miles of the market and the goods they sell are "organic and sustainable".  Besides fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers, there are various meats for sale, baked goods, snacks, and some vegan/gluten free items.  The market accepts KS Vision and MO SNAP forms of payment.  It's helpful if … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Art Fair This Weekend-May 4-6, 2018 - 03/17/18 12:48 PM

 
I always felt like the Brookside Art Annual really starts  off the summer season of festive outdoor events, even though technically it's still Spring!  Here are the details:
 
Hours are Fri 5-9pm; Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-5pm.  Free activities for kids on Saturday and Sunday; live music in the evening, and local Brookside businesses will have food booths for noshing and drink.  Please do not bring pets!
 
The Art Annual is set up between 63rd St and Meyer Blvd, just east of the tennis courts.  Watch for extra pedestrians, strollers and children in the area this weekend. It is easiest to park a few … (4 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - February 2018 - 03/15/18 11:46 AM
It's early in the year, however home buyers are out shopping--traffic during open houses is very heavy!  There still isn't very much inventory in the highly sought after $200-$350K price range -- and those that do pop on go under contract almost immediately.  Here are the February single family home sales stats for Brookside, using zip code 64113.
 
February 2018                                                      February 2017
Median List Price:    $349,950                      … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, Kansas City MO) Jan 2018 Home Sales Stats - 02/15/18 12:08 PM
As I write this blog, I am looking ahead wondering if Armour Hills will again be one of the most desirable neighborhoods for buyers in 2018. Last year the average days on market for a new listing in Armour Hills was just 7, and median home prices increased 14.9% over 2016. Those numbers say a lot about how strong this neighborhood is.
 
Let's take a look at the stats for last month:
 
January 2018                                                            … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - Jan 2018 - 02/15/18 11:54 AM
It's the beginning of a new year and home buyers are out, ready to see fresh inventory in the housing market.  2017 was a strong year for Brookside home sales--median prices were up 10.2% over 2016.  Let's see what the market did last month--I'm using the Brookside zip code of 64113 to check single family home sales.
January 2018                                                                    January 2017
Median list price:     $429,450          … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Welcomes Lady Bye - New Women's Boutique - 02/07/18 09:30 AM
"Would Kate Middleton wear it?"  That's part of the criteria owner Abby Flores has when choosing clothes for her new Brookside shop, Lady Bye.    Located in the former Shopgirls space at 6245 Brookside Plaza (near Foos and 5B Candles), Lady Bye opened last week and the buzz is spreading.  When I stopped by, two ladies from my office were browsing in the store!
 
 
As Abby explained, Lady Bye offers clothes with a classic, "east coast" feel, inspired by the elegance and beauty of style icons like Princess DIana, Jackie Kennedy and...Kate Middleton.  Inside this cozy shop you'll see jackets, sweaters, dresses, tops, and … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) 2017 Home Sales Recap - 01/18/18 08:26 AM
In one of my blog posts last year, I stated that Armour Hills could be the hottest Brookside neighborhood, based on home buyer demand and prices.  I think the year end stats back up that claim!  First let's take a look at December home sales stats for the Armour Hills subdivision:
December 2017                                                             December 2016
Median list price:       $269,950                            … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Two New Restaurants Prepare to Open in Brookside - 01/09/18 01:20 PM
Brookside will welcome two new restaurants shortly...Brookside Barrio and Brookside Poultry Company are preparing to open within the next few weeks.  Similar to building a brand new house--one can aim for a firm opening date but usually it's a fluid process, as various vendors and contractors plus new staff have to come together at just the right time before the doors open.   Often a new spot is jammed with curious foodies the first few weeks, so it can be a challenge getting the service and food in sync while everyone is talking about 'the new place to eat' in our neighborhood.  If … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - Nov 2017 - 12/14/17 12:32 PM
Home sales have slowed in Brookside, as they traditionally do this time of year. Very few sellers list their homes during the holiday season and through the cold months early in the year. Here are the November 2017 single family home sales stats for Brookside, using zip code 64113:
November 2017
Median list price:     $409,000
Median sales price:  $405,000
No. of homes sold:        17
Days on market:            26
November 2016
Median list price:      $350,000
Median sales price:   $349,000
No. of homes sold:        25
Days on market:            35
Technically, home prices were … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Shopgirls in Brookside Now A Holiday Pop Up Shop - 12/07/17 08:48 AM

 
It is unfortunate that Shopgirls' lease negotiations fell through with landlord First Washington Realty (the out of town company that owns a large chunk of real estate along 63rd St just east of Wornall).  According to the Kansas City Star, owner Katy Hamilton wanted to remain in her longtime location at 6245 Brookside Plaza, near Foos and 5B Candle, but First Washington would not allow her to stay past the lease expiration date of Nov. 30.  Shopgirls has been in business over ten years, known for it's wide variety of women's clothing and accessories that one can't find in a typical big box … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside, Kansas City MO) Oct 2017 Home Sales Stats - 11/15/17 12:04 PM
Armour Hills has been one of the hottest location for Brookside homebuyers this year--most homes go under contract within a day or so.  And prices are up!  Here are the October 2017 stats, with comparisons to last year and YTD figures.
October 2017
Median list price:     $329,250
Median sales price:  $327,250
No. of homes sold:       8
Days on market:          47
The highest closed sales price was $446,500 and the lowest was $235,000.
October 2016
Median list price:     $289,475
Median sales price:  $294,499
No. of homes sold:      12
Days on  market:         27
Below are year-to-date stats:
Jan-Oct 2017
Median list price:      … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Oct 2017 Home Sales Report - 11/13/17 11:20 AM
 
As we move towards the end of the year, home sales slow down, and this year is no exception.  However, prices continue to rise compared to last year.  Here is the October single family home sales report for Brookside, using zip code 64113:
 
October 2017
Median list price:      $399,000
Median sales price:   $395,000
No. of homes sold:        25
Days on market:            32
 
The lowest closed price last month was $235,000 and the highest was $646,850.
 
October 2016
Median list price:       $329,975
Median sales price:    $324,975
No. of homes sold:        30
Days on  market:        … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Sept 2017 - 10/11/17 12:43 PM
It's been the same story in Brookside all year....strong sales in the $300-$400 price range and not enough inventory is pushing prices up.  Here is the September 2017 single family home sales report for Brookside, with comparisons to last year:
September 2017
Median List Price:     $349,000
Median Sales Price:   $333,000
No. of Homes Sold:        17
Days on Market:             8
 
September 2016
Median List Price:     $380,000
Median Sales Price:   $375,000
No. of Homes Sold:       29
Days on Market:            44
 
The lowest closed sales price last month was $195,000 and the highest was $520,000.  In September 2016, … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Home for Sale - Close to Brookside Shops! - 10/02/17 01:41 PM
Why do so many buyers want to live in Brookside?  Not only because of the central location, charming 1920s homes and friendly neighbors...they want to be close to all the Brookside amenities:  locally owned shops, restaurants, grocery, services, walking trail, bus service...it's all here in Brookside!
 
 
 
My new listing fits this criteria:  it's located just a few homes south of the intersection at Main and Meyer--a quick walk to all Brookside has to offer.  This 1920s two story home sits on a level lot, and has a two car garage with private drive!
 
 
 
 
 
You'll find original hardwoods on the first floor, along with … (6 comments)

brookside real estate agent: New Brookside Shop to Explore: Design in the City - 09/25/17 12:44 PM

 
 
You may have noticed a new shop along 63rd St in Brookside:  Design in the City has moved into the former Reading Reptile location.  This is the second location for Design in the City; the first one is in Briarcliff.
 
 
 
 
Proprietor Mindy Diaz told me there were two reasons she chose this spot:  many of her customers wanted a 'south' location, and her best friend is Pam DiCappo, who owns Lauren Alexander next door.  She felt her lines of clothing and accessories would complement the other shops in the area.  This is a store you will love browsing in--everything is so  beautifully … (0 comments)

 
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I love to write about my neighborhood, the Brookside area of Kansas City, where I live in the Armour Hills subdivision. I keep it short, simple, and to the point with articles about general real estate topics so you have current, useful information about real estate trends and news. Sometimes I write about local politics, new homes for sale, and of course, my clients! Thanks for reading! I welcome your feedback.


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