johnson county: 12314 W. 126th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Home For Sale - 02/25/15 11:18 AM
Just listed
12314 W. 126th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Fairway Woods 

Incredible Reverse 1.5 Story
Completely remodeled and updated
Stone Coated Steel Roof
New Exterior Paint
Contemporary Design
For More Information, Photos and Virtual Tour Click Here
For a Private Tour call Michael Russell at 913-266-5828 or email

johnson county: How Long have you been looking for a Johnson County KS Home? - 02/18/15 04:47 AM
You have been looking for the perfect home in Johnson County Kansas, the only problem is that everytime that perfect house comes to the market it get's SOLD before you even get a chance to look. 
The real estate market in Johnson County has been experiencing a lack of available homes problem for quite a long time now. If you are experiencing the let down of missing the perfect home there are many to be the first person through the door and to make sure that you are the winning bidder.
How are you searching? Did you know that the website … (3 comments)

johnson county: Buying a Home with No Down Payment in Overland Park Kansas - 02/11/15 02:28 AM
Every where you look you see articles about "Why now is the best time to buy a house." Then you find out that Several of your close friends have bought houses recently. You would buy yourself  but you have one really big problem. You don't have a down payment. Is this your dilema?
So if you are not one of those who have a rich Grandma who's passing wish was to provide you with a down payment for a home or  your parents don't want to or can't assist with a down payment, what options do you have to buy a home in … (0 comments)

johnson county: 5 creative ways to get a down payment for your first home - 01/14/15 01:22 AM
So you want to buy a house in Johnson County Kansas, Great! So how do you go about saving that down payment? The good news is that recent changes by mortgage lenders allow you to purchase a home with as little as 3% down payment on a conventional mortgage and 3.5% on FHA. 
1. Gift Funds - This is probably the quickest and easiest way to gather your down payment nest egg. Both conventional and FHA mortgages allow 100% of your down payment to be gifted to you by a family member, friend or secret admirer.  Insider tip: Tell your parents that … (0 comments)

johnson county: Top 5 Reasons you can't or won't buy your first Overland Park Home? - 01/09/15 03:42 AM
It's 2015 and the spring real estate market is just around the corner, for many would be home buyers this will be their best opportunity in years to find not only a home but the home. The only problem problem is that there is one group who will most likely miss the chance.
First time home buyers as a group shrunk to a measly 26% of all real estate home sales in 2014, that is almost 10% below the historical average and over 15% below their peak in 2005.
Have questions about buying your first home? Click Here
So what's problem? why … (2 comments)

johnson county: First time buyer homeownership falls dramatically in Overland Park Kansas - 01/09/15 02:43 AM
The year 2014 marked a major turning point in the real estate market for Overland Park and Johnson 
County Kansas. For the first time since the housing market crashed in 2007 we saw consistent home price appreciation in resale homes and a sizable increase in new home construction. However, something was still missing.
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So what was missing? First time homebuyers. First time homebuyers normally make up 33 to 35% of all home purchases. In 2014 we saw that number drop to a historicall low 26%.
This blog is the first in a … (0 comments)

johnson county: WhiteHorse Kansas 2014 Home Sale & Real Estate Report - 01/06/15 06:34 AM
Are you looking for a larger home in the Blue Valley School District. You might want to consider Whitehorse? While most of your new home communities are building 2800 to 3200 square feet homes, the homes in WhiteHorse are 3500 to 4500 square feet.
Feel Free to browse all of the great homes in WhiteHorse here 
Considering selling your WhiteHorse Home? Check out our Home Sales report below. The average price increased 4.4% over 2013 and the number of sales increased by 20%.
Inventory of available homes is low and interest rates are historically low (currently 3.75% as … (0 comments)

johnson county: Blackthorne Estates Kansas 2014 Real Estate & Home Sales Update - 01/06/15 05:19 AM
Are you looking for a home in the Blue Valley School District? You might want to consider Blackthorne Estates in South Overland Park Kansas. Blackthorne Estates is located just off of Mission Road and 155th Street, it is comprised of mostly 2 story homes built in the early 2000's and priced between $325,000 and $450,000.  
View all Homes for sale in Blackthorne Estates Here 
While the home sales numbers for 2014 may not seem spectacular, it was about available homes and not about lack of interest. As with many South Overland Park neighborhoods, the list of available homes is … (0 comments)

johnson county: Hampton Place Overland Park Kansas Home Sales Report 2014 - 12/17/14 04:53 AM
As 2014 comes to a close it is a good time to reflect on the past year. As a resident of Hampton Place and the # 1 listing agent I like to keep my fellow home owners up to date on recent sales and trends.
See All Hampton Place Homes For Sale at
Hampton Place continues to be a destination subdivision for families, the combination older & newer homes appeals to a broad array of would be homeowners, especially younger buyers wanting to move into the Blue Valley School District. While the number of homes Sold in 2014 was just … (0 comments)

johnson county: 15117 W. 131st Street Olathe, KS 66062, awesome Olathe home for sale - 06/25/14 09:52 AM
Just Listed
15117 W. 131st Street
Olathe, KS 66062
Yorkshire Subdivision

Amazing 4 bedroom split level in highly coveted Yorkshire subdivision, Olathe East school district, 
For more information about this house and to see a virtual tour visit
Please call The Russell Home Team at 913-266-5828 for a private showing
To see all home available for sale in Johnson County Kansas visit

johnson county: 4811 W. 158th Terrace Overland Park, KS 66224 Hampton Place - 05/15/14 02:16 AM
Just Listed
Hampton Place Subdivision
4811 W. 158th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66224
Finished Walkout Basement
Blue Valley Schools

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johnson county: 5220 W. 158th Place Overland Park, KS Homes for Sale - 03/26/14 11:17 AM
Just Listed
5220 W. 158th Place
Overland Park, KS 66224
Hampton Place

Fantastic new listing in the coveted Hampton Place Subdivision, part of the Blue Valley School District.
Amazing curb appeal, spacious 2 story with finished basement. gourmet chef's kitchen, 2 fireplaces and a 3 season sun room.
To see more photo's and all available homes in Hampton Place visit
For a private showing call 913-266-5828 or email

johnson county: 6619 W. 151st Place Overland Park Kansas home for sale - 02/28/14 03:50 AM
Just Listed
Blue Valley Schools
6619 W. 151st Place
Overland Park, KS 66223

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Looking for Blue Valley Schools under $200,000. You have found it. Perfect 1/2 duplex with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Property will go quickly, call Michael Russell at 913-266-5828 for any questions or to set up a personal showing

johnson county: Buy a Home in Johnson County Kansas with No Dow Payment Work Shop - 02/10/14 09:35 PM
If you have been considering purchasing a home in Johnson County Kansas but lack the required down payment, you will want to join The Russell Home with Keller Williams Realty and Tim McGrath with Community America Credit Union on February 20th. 
We will be holding an informational work shop on buying a home with no down payment. There are very few options in Johnson County Kansas to buy a home with no down payment. Please watch the information video below and then RSVP using the link to EventBrite.

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johnson county: Johnson County Kansas Down Payment Assistance Fund Work Shop - 02/10/14 09:17 PM
Join The Russell Home Team with Keller Williams and Kim Schultz with First State Bank as we introduce the Kansas Home Buyers Assistance Grant Fund. If you are looking to buy a house in Johnson County Kansas and want or need Down Payment Assistance this is your opportunity to become a home owner. 
We will be offering this work shop on February 26th at the offices of Keller Williams in Overland Park. Please watch the informational video below, then click the link to RSVP through EventBrite

Click Here to RSVP for the February 26th Buying a Home withb No … (0 comments)

johnson county: The Hills of Iron Horse Leawood, KS Home Sales Report 2013 - 01/28/14 11:53 PM
The Hills of Ironhorse Leawood Home Sales Report 2013
Brisk home sales marked 2013 in The Hills of Iron Horse.  Located in the Blue Valley School District, this established neighborhood is one of the most desirable for southeast Johnson Countians.  Low housing inventory and even low interest rates will continue to make the Hills of Iron Horse a sought after neighborhood in 2014.
Want to see what homes are currently available in the Hills of Ironhorse?
Click here to view all homes for sale in the Hills of Iron Horse Leawood

Looking to sell your Hills of Iron … (1 comments)

johnson county: Blackthorn Estates Overland Park,KS Home Sales Report 2013 - 01/27/14 01:26 AM
Blackthorne Estates Overland Park Home Sales Report 2013
Blackthorne Estates Overland Park continues to be a very desirable neighborhood for southeast Johnson Countians.  Nine homes sold in Blackthorne Estates during 2013.  With continued low interest rates and even lower inventory, now is the time to sell your Blackthorne home!
Want to see all homes currently for sale in Blackthorne Estates?
Click here for all homes for sale in Blackthorne Estates, Overland Park

Contact your neighborhood experts, the Russell Home Team at 913.266-5828 or send email to if interested in buying or selling in Blackthorne estates or other Johnson … (0 comments)

johnson county: Whitehorse Leawood, KS Home Sales Report 2013 - 01/27/14 12:53 AM
Whitehorse Leawood, KS Home Sales Report 2013
Steady home sales in 2013 defines the trend in Whitehorse, Leawood, KS.  Whitehorse continues to be a very desirable location for Leawood homebuyers.  Spacious homes in the Blue Valley school district is a winning combination!
Want to see all homes currently for sale in Whitehorse?
Click here to view Whitehorse Leawood, KS homes for sale

With a steady market and low interest rates, it is the perfect time to sell your home and buy another.  Contact the Russell Home Team today at 913.266-5828 or send an email to

johnson county: Blue Stem Overland Park, KS Home Sales Report 2013 - 01/27/14 12:16 AM
BlueStem Overland Park, KS Home Sales Report 2013
New home sales are leading the Johnson County home market and Bluestem is at the forefront!  An unbelievable 41 homes sold in 2013.  This demand has led to the release of the final 40 available lots.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to build your dream home in Bluestem!
Want to see what homes are available in Bluestem?
Click Here to view all Bluestem Overland Park Homes for sale

Interested in selling your home?  Call the Russell Home Team today at 913.266-5828 or send an email to  Let … (0 comments)

johnson county: Kansas Housing Assistance Program, 4% towards buying a home - 01/22/14 01:13 AM
***** For Immediate Release *****
Great News for Home buyers in Johnson County Kansas
After a 5 year hiatus the Shawnee and Sedwick Bond Fund will be available for First Time Buyers in Johnson County Kansas. The program will provide up to 4% of the homes purchase price towards your down payment and closing cost and will be renamed the Kansas Housing Assistance Program.
Program Benefits Kansas Housing Assistance Program offers:
4% Borrower Cash Assistance for down payment and closing costs
30-year fixed rate high loan-to-value mortgage loans - FHA, VA and USDA Rural Development Loans
Qualifications To qualify for the … (0 comments)

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