waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Dec 2019 Home Sales Report - 01/19/20 09:25 AM
Waldo home values have really shot up over the past five years..I remember when a buyer could purchase a cute, updated home north of 75th St for under $200K!  First let's take a look at December stats, and then YTD comparisons.  I'm using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes; Gregory to 85th St.
 
December 2019                                         December 2018
Median list price:     $222,500                 Median list price:     $222.500
Median sales price:   $215,725              … (3 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-Oct 2019 - 11/18/19 01:25 PM
Hello neighbors!  Waldo home sales have been on a steep incline this year...October figures show a decline in value compared to last year!  But it's a fluke--overall, numbers are up year to date.  Here are the details, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes, Gregory to 85th St:
 
October 2019                                                     October 2018
Median list price:     $179,900                        Median list price:     $225,000
Median sales price:  … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-July 2019 - 08/28/19 02:30 PM
Reading this blog may seem like the Groundhog's Day movie...same news about Waldo home values increasing!  Let's take a look at the numbers:
 
July 2019                                                              July 2018
Median list price:     $239,000                        Median list price:    $215,000
Median sales price:   $243,000                       Median sales price:  $210,000
No. of homes sold:     34        … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: 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)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo Farmers Market in Kansas City Opens This Wed 6/5/19 - 06/02/19 11:38 AM
Where’s Waldo…Farmers Market? The neighborhood missed you last year!
Fortunately the Waldo Farmers Market is back for the 2019 season in a new
location, opening this Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 3pm.
I recently talked with Tom Richardson, the new Market Manager (a volunteer
position, thank you Tom!) about what to expect this year. Tom reports many
vendors will be returning this season (Pink Pony Farms, GF+1, Seven Swans Creperie among others) and hopes to have new products and food offerings join the market. What you see at Waldo Farmers Market is grown within 100-150
miles of our city and meets KCMO health department requirements. All vendors
complete an application (still … (5 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report March 2019 - 04/24/19 06:52 AM
Up, up, up--Waldo housing values continue to climb as first time buyers (and investors) continue to snap up moderately priced homes in this hot neighborhood.  Here are the single family home sales for March and YTD figures, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
March 2019                                                                 March 2018
Median list price:     $234,900                        … (2 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report - Feb 2019 - 03/21/19 01:40 PM
Spring is officially here and I think we are in for another strong homebuying season!  The first couple of months this year have been slow, probably due to the heavy snow and frigid cold weather of January and February.  Now it's such a pleasure to hear birds chirping in the morning!  Here are the single family home sales stats for Waldo:
 
Feb 2019                                                                Feb 2018
Median list price:       $230,000      … (3 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Major Changes Planned for 75th and Wornall Intersection in Waldo - 02/04/19 09:13 AM
As I reported last month, Waldo home prices are on the rise. And the planned Wornall Road Improvement Project will enhance the streetscape, beauty and walkability of Waldo even more, making the area even more appealing to homebuyers.
Last week I stopped by the Open House Public Meeting (at Hale Cook Elementary) to get more details on the project. Paid for with your tax dollars, this project focuses on Wornall Road from 74th to 79th St. Key improvements will be made at the heavily traveled and congested intersection of 75th and Wornall.  They include:
*enhanced “artistic” crosswalks
*new curbs and sidewalks with accent pavers
*new streetlights and traffic … (2 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Recap 2018 - 01/23/19 08:51 AM
Waldo continues to be a hot neighborhood for buyers...for the second year in a row, sales prices were higher than list price.  Let's take a look at the December stats first, single family homes in Waldo using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
December 2018                                                         December 2017
Median list price:     $220,000                            Median list price:    $164,900
Median … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: 2018: A Very Good Year for Brookside and Waldo! - 12/31/18 12:58 PM
Welcome to 2019!  I hope you are having a relaxing and healthy holiday season. Since this is the first blog of the year, I'm going to recap some 2018 highlights for the Brookside/Waldo area.  It was a successful twelve months for our neighborhood!
 
Many new businesses opened, and most of them are locally owned and operated. In the heart of Brookside along 63rd St, Sweet and Simple is a new edible cookie dough treat shop,  and LadyBye offers reasonably priced women’s  clothes and accessories for those interested in classic style.  Brookside Barrio and Brookside Poultry Company are two new popular eateries.    Brookside East … (3 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - Nov 2018 - 12/13/18 08:54 AM
Waldo has such a large range of home pricing...I think that's one reason it continues to be a popular location for buyers.  Prices are way up compared to last year. Here are the single family home sales stats for Waldo last month, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St.
 
November 2018                                            November 2017
Median list price:      $212,500                   Median list price:     $174,950
Median sales price:   $208,250    … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats Oct 2018 - 11/26/18 01:09 PM
Home prices in Waldo continue their upward trend...I think they will surpass Brookside in terms of percentage rise in 2018.  We'll see! For now, here are the October single family home sales stats for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
 
October 2018                                                           October 2017
Median list price:       $225,000                             Median list price:    … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Aug 2018 Home Sales Report - 09/13/18 01:15 PM
Waldo home values up again..I think I’ve been reporting that every month I share the stats!  August was no exception. Here is the single family Waldo home sales report for August 2018, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th St:
August 2018                                                              August 2017
Median list price:    $198,000                                Median list price:    $176,000
Median … (3 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo Fall Festival--Sat Sept 15, 2018 - 08/30/18 08:40 AM
September is full of outdoor festivals in the KC area, and one of the most family friendly is the Waldo Fall Festival, happening this Saturday, Sept 15, 2018 at the southeast corner of 75th and Wornall in the parking lot, from 10am-5pm.
 
Now in it's 26th year, the Waldo Fall Festival is a celebration of the wonderful, eclectic Waldo neighborhood:  lots of local music playing throughout the day, local vendor booths, food trucks, rides and games for the kids and ...no admission charge!  It's a fun time for all ages.
 
Because the intersection of 75th and Wornall is usually heavily congested with cars … (4 comments)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-July 2018 - 08/22/18 08:30 AM
Waldo home values continue their upward climb compared to one year ago...demand is very strong for the moderately priced houses you can find in this area. Here is the July 2018 single family home sales report for Waldo, using the boundaries of Gregory to 85th St and Holmes to State Line:
 
July 2018                                                                 July 2017
Median list price:      $215,000                        … (5 comments)

waldo real estate agent: 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)

waldo real estate agent: Kansas City's Sheehan's Irish Imports Closing June 30 - 06/10/18 09:47 AM

 
After 33 years of serving Kansas City residents, Sheehan's Irish Imports is closing at the end of the month.  It's current location is on the border of Brookside and Waldo, at 410 E Gregory.  
Sheehan's Irish Imports is one of those classic, family owned small businesses.  Daughter Katy Sheehan told me her mother Peggy started selling Irish products as a hobby out of her home in 1985. As the business grew, Pryde's offered her a space in the corner of their building in Westport. The next move was to a larger, free standing store at 1412 Westport Road, then a final move … (2 comments)

waldo real estate agent: 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)

waldo real estate agent: Waldo (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report-March 2018 - 04/20/18 06:38 PM
Waldo is a hot spot for  homebuyers...yes I am repeating myself but it's true.  So much demand for homes in this Kansas City neighborhood yet not enough inventory.  Here is the home sales report for Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes, Gregory to 85th St, for March 2018:
 
March 2018                                                     March 2017
Median list price:     $200,000                      Median list price:     $175,000
Median sales price:   $217,500  … (1 comments)

waldo real estate agent: 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)

 
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