johnson county: Compare Keller Offers to OpenDoor to Sell your Johnson County Home - 12/20/21 04:02 PM
There is new way to sell your home in Johnson County Kansas and in recent months companies like OpenDoor and OfferPad have been bombarding the airwaves and local mail boxes with offers to buy your home for cash. These companies are part of a new trend call "iBuyers" or "Instant Buyers".
Instant Buyers will make a cash offer on your home generally within 24-72 hours. For many home sellers this can be advantageous if your situation requires a quick sale or if you have a home that may be in need of extensive repairs. You get to sell your home without having to … (1 comments)

johnson county: Why you should buy your first Home, my personal story - 08/23/21 07:39 AM
This is a picture of my first home, I purchased it in Denver Colorado in 1993 and I paid a whopping $67,000 for this 2 bedroom 1 bath brick bungalow west of downtown Denver. I was 23 years old and didn't have a clue of why I wanted to buy a home, it just seemed like a good idea. 
It turns out that good idea completely changed my entire financial future. I kept the home until 1998 and SOLD it for $149,000, an $82,000 increase in value.  Over the next 7 years I owned multiple homes in Denver and kept gaining equity through home … (1 comments)

johnson county: Coming Soon Listings in Johnson County Kansas - 04/26/21 09:53 AM
Mike Russell & Associates currently has 5 New Listings Coming Soon to MLS and there are an additional 306 homes currently in Coming Soon Status for Johnson County.
So what really does Coming Soon to MLS really mean? These are homes that are putting the final touches on before hitting the market, maybe some fresh paint or some new carpet waiting to be installed?  Why should you care about Coming Soon to MLS Listings?
More: Most up to date home search
In a low inventory market when home most homes are selling within the first 24-48 hours you can get a list of homes in … (0 comments)

johnson county: Spring 2021 Guide to Selling Your Home in Johnson County Kansas - 04/24/21 10:03 AM
Mike Russell & Associates Spring 2021 Guide to Selling your Home In Johnson County Kansas is Now Available, completely updated with all of the information you need to get your home SOLD for top dollar this Spring.
Click Here to Download your Free Spring 2021 Guide to SElling Your Home in Johnson County Kansas
 
Are you also Buying a New Home This Spring?
Click Here to Download our Spring 2021 Guide to Buying a Home In Johnson County Kansas
 
Having Trouble Finding your Dream Home online? Try our Home Search, update every 15 minutes or less. Click Here
 
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johnson county: Spring Guide to Buying a Home In Johnson County Kansas - 04/24/21 09:36 AM
The Spring 2021 Edition of Things to Consider When Buying a Home is now available. Completely Updated with all of the information you need to be a home buyer this Spring.
Click Here to Download your Free Copy       
Are you also a Home Seller? Find out why this is most likely the best sellers market ever!
Click Here to Download our Free Seller Version  
Wonder where all of the great homes are?
Click Here to Visit the Most Up To Date Home Search
 
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johnson county: Is All In a Good Home Buying Strategy? - 04/23/21 06:42 AM
Beep, Beep, Beep is the sound as the Brinks Truck backs up to the seller's home with every dollar you can beg, borrow or steal. You just made an offer that that says I am doing everything in my power to get this home, your offer most likely included an AS-IS addendum stating you cannot ask the seller for repairs no matter what the home inspection discovers and an appraisal waiver stating that you cannot renegotiate price even if the banks appraisal is lower than your offer.
So is this the winning hand or is it an overreaction to the current market … (3 comments)

johnson county: Will Mortgage Forbearance Lead to Mass Foreclosures in Johnson County - 04/13/21 12:25 PM
In early January we received the December Market Report for Home Sales from The Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR), most of the information showed a somewhat flat market compared to the year prior except for 1 number. 
Well, that 1 number was how many available home there were for sale compared to last year. In turns out that we actually had 54% less homes available to sell. As new homebuyers started to come into the market it quickly became apparent that finding them a home that meets their criteria was going to be a challenge. Forward 3 months and the … (1 comments)

johnson county: Top 3 things to remove from your offer now! - 07/14/20 12:04 PM
Do you keep losing bidding wars on your new home purchase? Well, there may be a good reason why the seller chose someone elses offer over yours. In the world of hyper competive offers, sellers are looking at the cleanest offers first and disregarding offers that have way too many clauses or contingencies.
More: Find Your Next Home Here
If you have been offering on homes with no success you may want to eliminate these 3 things from your offer.
Closing costs-  Are you asking the seller to make a contribution towards your closing costs?  Buyers who can't pay their own closing costs are … (0 comments)

johnson county: Getting outbid? 5 Ways to make your offer stand out! - 07/14/20 10:01 AM
It's the middle of summer and the real estate bidding wars are in full swing. The combination of historically low interest rates and a lack of available homes for sale is fueling an unpresidented buyer frenzy. In comparison to one year ago, interest rates are down by over 1% and the inventory of homes for sale is down a whopping 40%. This is leading to desperation amongst buyers to secure hot new listings.  A recent survey showed that almost 60% of available home listings are receiving multiple offers. If you want to win a bidding war and don't have infinite cash … (2 comments)

johnson county: What does Virtual Home Buying Look Like? - 05/07/20 04:52 PM
For some, the idea of purchasing a home during the corona virus pandemic is a non-starter but for many others being quarantined in their current space has made them consider a new abode. 
The first question that is usually asked is, Are home sales allowed under the current restrictions? The answer in short is YES! Real Estate has been considered essential and as you read on you will see all of the precautions that have been put in place to make your home search as safe as possible.
 
The Home Searching Process- While the idea of buying a home virtually might seem crazy, … (0 comments)

johnson county: Selling Your Home During Covid-19? - 04/10/20 12:19 PM
With the fear of Covid-19 gripping the United States there has been a lot of information shared not only about CoronaVirus but Essential Business, Non Essential business and what is means for the economy, inevitably this leads back to questions about the real estate market. Real Estate has been considered an "Essential Business". While being considered essential does not mean business as usual. Like many businesses we have had to adapt our business to changes in the market and to make sure that we keep our home sellers and buyers safe during this time. I wanted to take this time to tell you about how … (1 comments)

johnson county: 163 E Nelson Circle Olathe, KS 66061 - 09/12/19 06:14 PM
Just Listed
163 E Nelson Circle
Olathe, KS 66061
$225,000
Nelson Square Subdivision
 
Visit
www.163ENelson.Info 
For Photos and more info....
4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Basement Private Street Olathe Schools Call 913-266-5828 for a private showing........
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johnson county: 3 simple steps to boost your credit score........ - 07/08/19 10:20 AM
Buying a home is an amazing accomplishment, one that can set your family up for future wealth, provide security and give you the satisfaction that comes with owning your own home. But before you can become a home owner you need to get approved for a loan.
For many would be home buyers this has become a challenge, many have the income but lack the credit score to qualify. If you are in this predicament here are 3 easy steps to get on the right track. I want to give a little disclaimer, credit scores don't magically improve overnight and be very … (0 comments)

johnson county: 8765 Candlelight Lane, Lenexa Kansas Home For Sale - 02/13/19 07:27 PM
Just Listed
8765 Candlelight Lane
Lenexa, KS 66215
$249,900
 
*** Dream Kitchen Alert ***
For more photos and information Visit
www.8765Candlelight.Info 
 
Amazing Kitchen Remodel Equally Amazing Master Bath Remodel New High End Vinyl Replacement Windows Newer Roof Newer Carpet Fantastic Lenexa Location...... Want a private showing? Call or text 913-523-6427 to schedule today.
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johnson county: Hampton Place 2018 Real Estate Year in Review - 01/07/19 10:15 AM
Every year in January I write my annual recap of Hampton Place Home Sales for the prior year, 2018 will go down as the year of "Sale Pending" no sooner than a home listed did it seem like it was under contract. For those of you who are considering selling in 2019, here is a look back and my forecast for 2019.
 
A look back at 2018
The overall number of homes SOLD was relatively unchanged from 2017 and hasn't changed much over the past 5 years, we have been generally seeing about 20 to 30 homes sell per year. In a neighborhood … (3 comments)

johnson county: Credit Score changes helping would be home buyers! - 08/20/18 01:38 PM
If you haven't checked your credit score in a while, you may be in for a pleasant surprise. The 3 major credit reporting agencies have made significant changes to the way they report negative information.
The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) is an initiative launched by Equifax, Experian and Trans Union to make your credit report more accurate and to make it easier to correct errors on your credit report.
In the last 2 years over 8 million collections have been removed from credit reports and the average consumers credit score has risen 14 points. 
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johnson county: Mission Ranch New Home Subdivision Overland Park, KS - 07/02/18 08:29 AM
After many unavoidable delays, the  Mission Ranch New Homes Subdivision at 157th & Mission will start accepting contracts for new home construction and lot reservations. 
Mission Ranch will be separated in 2 sections, Saddle Creek and Fox Ridge. There will be 47 available homesites in the first phase and all of the homes will be built by Rodrock Homes. 
Saddle Creek will consist of 26 homesites in the first phase with lot prices starting at $108,950 and going up to $142,950 based on square footage, location and whether it is a walkout, day lite or level lot.  There will be 13 different models to choose from in the first … (1 comments)

johnson county: TerryBrook Farms, Overland Parks Hottest New Home Subdivision - 05/15/18 01:46 PM
Born out of a collaboration of 2 of Johnson Counties most reputable builders Don Julian and Brian Rodrock, Terrybrook Farms has quickly become South Overland Parks hottest new home community. Julian and Rodrock have been building homes and developing neighborhoods in Johnson County for over 40 years and Terrybrook may be their masterpiece.
Click Here to See All TerryBrook Farms Homes For Sale
Located just off 17st & Switzer, Terrybrook Farms has 4 distinctive sections to satisfy every home style and Price range. You will find Reverse 1.5 story, 1.5 story and 2 story homes from some of Kansas Cities most renowned builders … (0 comments)

johnson county: 1050 E 121st Street Olathe, KS 66061 Home For Sale - 05/15/18 11:06 AM
Just Listed
Millcreek Woods
1050 E 121st Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Click Here for more info and photos
 
Fantastic Front/Back Split in hghly desirable Millcreek Woods. Close to Mahaffie Elementary School , Shops plus easy access to K-10, K-7 and I 435.
3 bedrooms
2.5 Bath
New Carpet
New Paint inside and out
Newer Roof
Fenced Yard and more.......
For a private showing call 913-266-5828 now!
 
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johnson county: Blue Valley School District Homes under $500,000, Kansas - 05/07/18 01:33 PM
If you are moving to the Kansas City Metro area and are looking for quality schools for your children, your search will eventually lead you to Johnson County Kansas. Johnson County Kansas is located just Southeast of Kansas City and has always been know for its high quality schools. One of those school districts is Blue Valley. Blue Valley's boundaries are from South of 435 and the Stateline West and to Pflumm. 
More: See All Houses For Sale in the Blue Valley School District under $500,000 
The following are just some of the many distinctions Blue Valley Schools and its students have recently … (1 comments)

 
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