mary hutchison: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-June 2019 - 07/14/19 12:59 PM
We are halfway through the year...how are Brookside home sales holding up compared to last year?  Sales are still strong and prices up.  Read on for details...I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 (State Line to Oak; 55th to Gregory) for these stats.
 
June 2019                                                           June 2018
Median list price:      $369,000                       Median list price:     $412,500
Median sales price:   $370,000    … (1 comments)

mary hutchison: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats-May 2019 - 06/22/19 09:51 AM
I remember a time not that long ago when I would show homebuyers in Waldo a pretty nice, small 3 bedroom, one and a half bath home in Waldo for under $200K near 75th and Wornall. Not anymore--buyers are having to go farther south and/or east, plan fix up projects or get less square feet for that price.  Waldo home values continue to rise at a fast pace. Here are the stats, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
May 2019                                … (6 comments)

mary hutchison: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Art Fair This Weekend! - 04/02/19 12:43 PM
It's the first weekend of May...and that means it's time for the Brookside Art Annual, happening this weekend (May 3-5, 2019) in Brookside!
 
 
 
Centered around 63rd St and Brookside Blvd, this event features traditional and unusual art from makers around the country.  You'll see everything from pottery to photography; scrap sculpture to clothing; jewelry to watercolor paintings.  Hours are 5-9pm Friday, 10am-9pm Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday.  Saturday and Sunday afternoon feature activities for the kids; during all art fair hours, enjoy food and drink from several Brookside eateries.
Be extra careful if you are driving to the event; best to park a … (1 comments)

mary hutchison: Check Out the New Wall Mural in Brookside! - 12/02/18 06:29 AM
Have you noticed the new outdoor wall mural in Brookside?? It perfectly reflects the friendly, welcoming spirit of our community.  
 
First Washington Realty, the company that owns the commercial real estate on the north side of 63rd St between Wornall and Brookside Blvd, commissioned the work by Ruthie Ozonoff.  The mural was created is in conjunction with the 100 year anniversary of our neighborhood shops.
 
Ruthie is from Kansas City and grew up in Brookside.  When she was ten years old, her family moved to Lawrence to be closer to family.  Ruthie went to KU, studying illustration and animation.  She created a few murals … (0 comments)

mary hutchison: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Oct 2018 - 11/21/18 10:08 AM
As we head into the holiday season, home sales traditionally slow down. There are few new listings and buyers are occupied with other activities.  It's more of a challenge to move in the winter months!  Here are the 2018 October single family home sales stats for Brookside, using the zip code of 64113:
 
October 2018                                                                 October 2017
Median list price:     $429,500                      … (0 comments)

mary hutchison: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Oct 2018 Home Sales Report - 11/21/18 09:34 AM
As we head into the holiday season, home sales traditionally slow down. There are few new listings and buyers are occupied with other activities.  It's more of a challenge to move in the winter months!  Here are the 2018 October single family home sales stats for Brookside, using the zip code of 64113:
 
October 2018                                                              October 2017
Median list price:     $429,500                          … (0 comments)

mary hutchison: Brookside's Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Tonight - 11/04/18 09:13 AM

 
Tonight  (11/8/18) is the Annual Holiday Season Opener for Brookside, starting at 5pm.  Participating shops on and around 63rd St from Wornall to Oak have special deals planned for early seasonal shoppers!
 
There will be live music and performances by nearby schools' children's choirs too--from 6:30-7:30pm at the small park just west of Starbucks on 63rd St.  Register for giveaways and enjoy refreshments from The Roasterie, Michael Forbest and Price Chopper.  The Holiday Season Opener continues through the weekend. 
 
Thank you for supporting our locally owned and operated Brookside shops !
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mary hutchison: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Aug 2018 Home Sales Report - 09/12/18 09:13 AM
Brookside home sales are slowing down, as they typically do in the second half of the year.  Prices are still strong, outpacing last year.  Below are the stats, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:
August 2018                                                                      August 2017
Median list price:      $350,000                                    Median list price:   $376,000
Median sales price:   $337,500  … (1 comments)

mary hutchison: Armour Hills (Brookside-Kansas City MO) July 2018 Home Sales Stat - 08/20/18 12:37 PM
Interesting stats for the Armour Hills subdivision in Brookside--a slight dip in home values to report and several homes currently on the market.  That's a change from previous months.  Let's look at the numbers:
 
July 2018                                                              July 2017
Median list price:   $349,950                            Median list price:    $335,000
Median sales price: $348,450                      … (1 comments)

mary hutchison: Waldo (KCMO) Home Sales Report - June 2018 - 07/14/18 01:48 PM
Halfway through 2018 and Waldo home values are as sizzling hot as the outdoor temperatures!  Closed sales prices are regularly above asking price.  Let's look at the numbers, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
June 2018                                                June 2017
Median list price:     $200,000             Median list price:    $185,000
Median sales price:  $219,000             Median sales price:  $194,000
No. of homes sold:    31    … (3 comments)

mary hutchison: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-May 2018 - 06/24/18 09:38 AM
Double digit increases in home values continue in the Waldo area...when is the market going to slow down in this super hot neighborhood??  Here are the May 2018 single family home sales stats for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
May 2018                                                            May 2017
Median list price:      $221,750                        Median list price:      … (2 comments)

mary hutchison: Armour Hills (Kansas City MO) April 2018 Home Sales Report - 05/28/18 11:04 AM
Interesting home sales stats for the Armour Hills subdivision last month, and year to date comparisons.  Armour Hills remains a very popular area for homebuyers, due to it's charming 1920s homes, various price range and styles and location near Brookside and Waldo shops.  First let's look at the monthly figures:
 
April 2018                                                           April 2017
Median list price:     $318,500                         Median list price:     $299,950
Median … (0 comments)

mary hutchison: 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                                                                    … (1 comments)

mary hutchison: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-April 2018 - 05/21/18 07:04 PM
Waldo home prices keep creeping up...again in April, many of the homes sold over the list price.  The highest sale was $430K--a whopping $30K over the asking price!  Here are the April 2018 sales stats, using the boundaries of Gregory to 85th St and State Line to Holmes:
April 2018                                                            April 2017
Median list price:    $209,975                           Median list price:    $159,000
Median … (3 comments)

mary hutchison: 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)

mary hutchison: World's Window In Brookside Hosting Women's Clothing Drive - 04/11/18 08:46 AM
Our locally owned Brookside/Waldo shops are so generous in giving back to our community. They donate gift cards to school fundraisers, host fundraising events for local organizations and really go beyond the usual grind of being an independent shop to actively helping others who need it.
 
World's Window in Brookside is hosting it's annual "Flipping Favorites" clothing drive for Rose Brooks Center, now through early May.  Rose Brooks Center is an emergency shelter for women and children escaping violence and abuse. World's Window hosts this event twice a year.
 
Here's how it works:  bring in new or gently used women's clothing, clean and on … (0 comments)

mary hutchison: 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)

mary hutchison: 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)

mary hutchison: Construction Update for Waldo Street Improvements - 04/09/18 08:28 AM
Wornall Road in the heart of Waldo seems to be  a never ending construction site, and will continue to be for the next few years.  Here's a summary of what's going on:
*This week, contractors will start drilling around 75th and Wornall.  The work is related to the bigger (and much needed) 75th/Wornall improvement project.  There will be lane closures on both sides of Wornall from approximately 74th to 79th St area for several days.
*The 75th/Wornall improvement project involves a redesign of the parking lot in front of Waldo Pizza; creating a new Trolley Track extension (dedicated path) outside that lot; updated … (2 comments)

mary hutchison: 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)

 
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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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