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.
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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
Nelson Square Subdivision
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4 Bedrooms 2.5 Baths Basement Private Street Olathe Schools Call 913-266-5828 for a private showing........

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
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8765 Candlelight Lane
Lenexa, KS 66215
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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.

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
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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!

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)

johnson county: 3 Reasons to Invest in Johnson County Kansas and Kansas City Metro - 05/03/18 03:42 PM
Are rental property prices out of control in your local market? Many markets are at or above all time highs while the inventory of available properties are at an all time low. Have you have been priced out of high flying markets like Denver, Seattle, Portland, Los Angelos and San Fran?
Maybe it is time to consider the Heartland? Johnson County Kansas and the Kansas City Metro offers an incredible opportunity to purchase solid income producing properties at a fraction of what properties are selling for in other markets.  Here are 3 major reasons why you should consider adding KC to your … (0 comments)

johnson county: Top 3 New Home Subdivisions that feed into St Michael’s Overland Park - 02/26/18 12:49 PM
If you want to purchase or build a new home within the St Michael’s attendance district your choices have been pretty slim the last few years, however that is changing. With the recent addition of Sundance Ridge and the new phases of Water’s Edge and River Ridge Farms your choices are now greater than ever. Plus be on the look out for the new Mission Ranch coming Spring 2018. 
If you are looking to build or buy a new home now? Here are 3 great options to consider.
Water’s Edge
Located near the corner of 159th Street and Mission Road, Water’s Edge is a new … (0 comments)

johnson county: 2018 “The Year of the Seller” in Johnson County Kansas Real Estate - 02/26/18 10:47 AM
So it’s January 2018 and I am being asked, what do you think the Spring market will look like? I don’t have to think long because it feels like it is already here.
While the market has been growing for 3 years, something feels very different about 2018. We are already seeing multiple offers on homes and would be buyers are clamoring for new home listings to hit the market. This is quickly becoming the kind of market that sellers can’t or shouldn’t ignore! 2018 looks to be “The Year of the Seller”
Are you considering selling your home this Spring? Then you need to read our latest Home Sellers Guide. It … (0 comments)

johnson county: Are you using Zillow to determine your homes value? - 02/26/18 10:45 AM
For many homeowners the first thing they do when considering to sell their home is to try and figure out what their home may be worth? 
Prior to the internet there were really only 2 ways to get a good idea of your homes value. You could pay really close attention to what your neighbors home SOLD for or meet with a local Realtor and have them offer you an opinion of value.
That all changed with the introduction of Zillow and their zestimate. A zestimate is their online evaluation model that uses many factors to come up with a opinion of your homes value. This … (2 comments)

johnson county: 3 Simple Ways to Find your Johnson County Kansas Dream Home - 02/26/18 10:32 AM
So you keep asking yourself, “where are all the great houses?” I have been looking online for 6 months and there are rarely houses that I like and the ones I do are SOLD in an instant.
The frustration is real and you are not alone, however there are actually more homes available than you might think.According to the most recent statistics provided by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) there were over 5 million homes SOLD in 2017, second only to 2005 in number of sales. So there are a lot of homes selling, just not in a manner that is not readily visible.
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johnson county: No Lender Fees, Save Thousands with Keller Mortgage - 10/16/17 10:18 AM
The New Keller Mortgage is changing the way buyers finance their new home purchase. Keller Mortgage was started by Keller Williams Realty to create a better way for buyers to purchase a home and for sellers to be able to offer better financing options to potential buyers of their home.
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Keller Mortgage Benefits for Buyers:
Ask anyone who has purchased a home recently and you will most likely here a similar story, that there are not a lot of homes available and the competition to get a desired home under contract  is even … (1 comments)

johnson county: 3 Biggest Home Inspection Deal Breakers in Johnson County Kansas - 10/12/17 03:57 PM
You have looked and looked to find the perfect home and after beating out countless other offers you finally have your dream home under contract. However, before you can move into your new dream home there are several potential pitfalls that can derail your new home purchase.
A home inspection by a qualified professional is money well spent when puchasing a home, by having the home inspected you can avoid costly repairs that can go unoticed by the untrained eye. The home inspection is the #1 reason that home sales fall apart but it is the best way too not have your … (0 comments)

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Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

Overland Park, KS

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