johnson county: There's a predator on the loose and they want your home - 09/09/11 05:23 AM
You hear the car door close and you look out the window, who is this strange person coming towards my door? Well if your home is in pre-foreclosure they may be a predator, a wolf in sheeps clothing. If you have been contacted by one of these people by phone, mail or a kind knock on the door, simply say no thank you. If by chance you have spoken to one of these people? Do yourself a favor and cut off all communication and by no means ever sign anything and I do mean anything without approval from your attorney.  If … (1 comments)

johnson county: Sorry your house got foreclosed but you didn't give the lender any other choice - 09/09/11 04:32 AM
There are 2 big misconceptions about foreclosure out there, 1 there are no other options available and 2 my lender won't help me they only care about foreclosing me out of my home.
Why as homeowners do we believe that we have no other option than to just let the bank foreclose our home when we get behind on payments? Is it that we don't want help or that we just don't know where to look? A current statistic shows that almost 50% of the homes foreclosed in the United States happened without a single contact between the homeowner and the … (1 comments)

johnson county: Blackthorne Estates Home Sales Report - 09/09/11 03:55 AM

Blackthorne Estates Home Sales Report, Overland Park, KS, June - August 2011
This South Johnson County community feels like living in the country with all of the city amenities. Blackthorne estates is located off of Mission Road and 157th Street, falling into the desirable Blue Valley School District. Whether you want to build a home from scratch or buy a resale, both options are available in Blackthorne Estates. The community is in proximity to shopping, restaurants, salons on both the Kansas and Missouri side of the state line. Blackthorne Estates Home Sales Report forJune 6, 2011 through September 6, … (0 comments)

johnson county: Russell Home Team Expands to Better Serve You - 08/31/11 06:54 AM
Russell Home Team Expands to Better Serve You
The Russell Home Team is pleased to announce the addition of two buyers’ agents to the team.  Michelle Brown has lived in Johnson County since she was a child, witnessing the extraordinary growth of the area that continues to make Johnson County a desirable place to work and live.  Michelle has worked in the real estate industry in property management, matching clients with housing that best suits their needs.  Michelle began her career in the marketing and public relations field, working for some of Kansas City’s top companies.  She brings that professional experience … (0 comments)

johnson county: 10206 Cedar Street Overland Park Kansas 66207 home for sale - 08/24/11 04:45 AM
Just Listed 10206 Cedar Street Overland Park, KS 66207 $275,000 Monitor Square

4 bedroom Colonial     2 fullbathroom and 1 half bathroom remodeled kitchen quartz counters   hardwood floors throughout formal dining room formal living room family room addition w/ fireplace fantastic location near everything  
call Michael Russell at 913-681-1383 for a private showing today. … (3 comments)

johnson county: Rent vs. buying in Johnson County Kansas - 08/18/11 05:22 AM
I just finished reading a report that it cheaper to buy a house than it is to rent in 74 major metro area real estate markets. While Kansas City is listed as a whole, the report did not seperate Johnson County Kansas from the metro area. As a whole Kansas City was listed as cheaper to rent than buy with average rents being between $800 and $1000.
The question I want to ask you is how does this stack up against your Johnson County Rent? Is is cheaper to rent in Johnson County Kansas or is now the time to buy?

johnson county: New Website for Johnson County Kansas Foreclosure help is now available to the public - 08/03/11 03:10 AM
There is a new website for Johnson County Kansas homeowners facing foreclosure,the new website is designed to provide information on how to avoid foreclosure and to assist troubled homeowners in Johnson County Kansas find alternatives to foreclosure.
Some of the alternatives disussed on the website are short sales, loan modifications and deeds in lieu of foreclosure. More specifically the site wants Johnson County Kansas homeowners to know that there are better alternatives to foreclosure and gives them specific outlets to help them avoid foreclosure.
If you are a struggling homeowner in Johnson County Kansas you can visit Johnson County Foreclosure … (1 comments)

johnson county: Hampton Place Home Sales January through June 2011 - Overland Park, KS - 07/22/11 07:08 AM
Hampton Place Home Sales January through June 2011   Despite national housing news to the contrary, the housing market in Hampton Place continues to be steady and reliable.  This desirable south Johnson County neighborhood has seen nineteen homes sold through the first six months of 2011 with another eight scheduled to close.  There are currently thirteen homes for sale in the neighborhood.  In addition to the sale of existing homes, there is an uptick in new home sales as well with four new builds in the first six months this year.  As a resident of Hampton Place and your neighbor, I … (1 comments)

johnson county: LionsGate, Overland Park, KS Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 - 06/10/11 08:22 AM
The LionsGate neighborhood caters to every resident's needs from volleyball, walking trail, lake, and club house.  This picturesque setting tucked into south Overland Park is home to several neighborhoods within the neighborhood.  LionsGate residents attend the award-winning Blue Valley Schools.  LionsGate is located at 147th Street and Nall Avenue.
To view all homes for sale in LionsGate, click here LionsGate Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 Homes Listed  27 (10 additional homes are under contract) Homes Sold  8 Average List Price  $700,656 Average Sold Price  $454,850 Average Days to Sell  193 Minimum Sales Price  $294,900 Maximum Sales Price  … (0 comments)

johnson county: Ironhorse Leawood, KS Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 - 06/10/11 08:10 AM
Located south of 151st Street and Mission, the Ironhorse community boasts several neighborhoods designed to meet the needs of the most selective buyers.  Ironhorse is in the award-winning Blue Valley School District.
To View All Homes for Sale in Ironhorse, click here. Ironhorse Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 Homes Listed  4 (3 additional homes are under contract) Homes Sold  2 Average List Price  $496,928 Average Sold Price  $547,500 Average Days to Sell  452 Highest Sale Price  $580,000 Lowest Sale Price  $515,000 … (1 comments)

johnson county: The Wilderness, The Retreat at the Wilderness, Overland Park, KS Home Sales Report January to June 2011 - 06/10/11 07:54 AM
The Wilderness neighborhood lives up to its name by providing a park-like setting in Overland Park.  Complete with a walking trail and prairie grasses, The Wilderness is a unique communtiy with a variety of homes that will satisfy the most discerning buyers.  Located at 159th and Nall, the Wilderness is located in the award-winning Blue Valley School District.
To View All Homes for Sale in Wilderness, please click here. The Wilderness Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 Homes Listed  11 (5 additional homes are under contract) Homes Sold  3 Average List Price  $297,632 Average Sold Price  $335,000 Average … (0 comments)

johnson county: Willow Bend Overland Park, KS Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 - 06/10/11 07:22 AM
Willow Bend in South Overland Park is a family friendly community for families on a budget. Willow Bend is made up of mostly 3 & 4 bedroom 2 story and split level homes. Willow Bend is also part of the coveted Blue Valley school system. The Russell Home Team has sold several homes in Willow Bend and has clients who now call Willow Bend Home.
To View All Homes for Sale in Willow Bend, Click Here.  
Willow Bend Home Sales Report for January to June 2011 Homes Listed  7 (2 additional homes are under contract) Homes Sold  2 Average … (0 comments)

johnson county: Steeplechase Leawood, KS Home Sales Report January 2011-June 2011 - 06/08/11 09:25 AM
The Steeplechase subdivision in Leawood, Kansas has bucked market trends and remains a very active neighborhood in terms of buying and selling homes. Steeplechase borders the corner of 143rd Street and Mission Road. Steeplechase is part of the Blue Valley School System and is directly across the street from Prairie Star Elementary and Middle Schools. Developed and built by Pulte Homes, Steeplechase is a unique mixture of 2 story homes all with side entry garages. Steeplechase also features an exercise trail that adjoins Ironwoods park. Here is a look at the homes sales so far this year.
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johnson county: 8001 W. 149th Street Overland Park, KS 66223 home for sale - 04/20/11 08:18 AM
Just Listed8001 W. 149th Street Overland Park, KS 66224Brittany Highlands$189,900

Are you looking for a turn key 4 bedroom home? This gorgeous 2 story South Overland Park home has been pre-inspected an is 100% ready for you. You will love the enormous kitchen with Black granite counters, designer tile floor, custom lighting and Oak Cabinets, follow through to the formal dining room and the 2 story family room with natural stone fireplace, the first floor, stairs and master bedroom has new carpet for you to enjoy. The master bedroom is spacious enough for a king bed and … (1 comments)

johnson county: The Overland Park Spring Real Estate market is here but something is missing...... - 04/15/11 09:09 AM
Just as April showers brings May flowers, home buyers start searching for that perfect home. However, there is a huge problem this year, buyers don't have enough quality homes to choose from in Overland Park. The buyers started looking in February this year and most sellers are waiting until May when the school year ends to list their Overland Park home.
If you are a potential home seller and you are waiting till May or June to place your Overland Park or Johnson County Home on the market, you may be missing the hoards of buyers that are desperatly looking for … (0 comments)

johnson county: Hampton Place Overland Park Home Sales report 1st quarter 2011 - 04/15/11 08:31 AM
Hampton Place just finished an impressive 1st quarter of home sales. With the spring market getting ready to hit, you can expect more homes to sell. Another good sign is several new homes from Dusty Rhodes, Bickimer and Tabernacle have been popping up, 3 out the 5 new homes completed have SOLD or are under contract. If you are considering selling your home this spring or summer, sooner is better than later. Last year the summer selling season ended in the middle of July and this year may be no different. Hampton Place First Quarter 2011 Home Sales Report Active homes … (0 comments)

johnson county: The Russell Home Team get featured on FOX 4 news as Johnson County Kansas Tech savvy Realtor - 04/11/11 07:58 AM
Is your Realtor tech savvy? What is a tech savvy Realtor. A tech savvy Realtor is one who takes full advantage of the current tools available when listing and selling your home. A tech savvy Realtor uses tools that other Realtor didn't know exist or have no idea how to use. Some of the tools a tech savvy Realtor may employ are:
Blogs websites virtual tours QR Codes Video Direct marketing through Facebook, Google and Twitter Are you looking for a tech savvy Realtor? Watch the video to see one of the tools of Johnson County Kansas Realtor Michael Russell … (0 comments)

johnson county: Wells Fargo Short Sales for Johnson County Kansas - 02/11/11 04:39 AM
Whether you are a buyer considering purchasing a short sale in Johnson County Kansas or seller needing to sell your home via short sale, you probably have heard the horror stories. With some banks your fears may be justified but if your mortgage or the sellers mortgage is held by Wells Fargo you can expect a much more orderly transaction.
The short sale department at Wells Fargo understands how to handle the process and are extremely proactive. They are consistent in their contact and are fair in there dealings. 
Many home buyers or home sellers avoid short sales because of the unknown … (2 comments)

johnson county: Wilshire Farms Overland Park Kansas 2010 Home Sales Report - 01/21/11 06:04 AM
Who says that nobody is building new homes in Overland Park Kansas? The Wilshire Farms subdivision is building tons of them. In fact they SOLD over 70 new homes in 2010. In all Wilshire Farms SOLD over 80 homes for 2010. 
If you are looking for a new home in Overland Park Kansas you should consider Wilshire Farms. Located at the corner of 159th and Antioch it is just a stone's throw from all of the popular amenities.
Schools- Walk to Blue Valley West High School Shopping- Super Walmart, Target, Price Chopper all within 2 miles Restaurants- Tons of local and … (0 comments)

johnson county: Hampton Place Overland Park Kansas 2010 Home Sales Report - 01/05/11 06:46 AM
Hampton Place 2010 Home Sales Report The final tally is in, there were 27 home sales in Hampton Place this past year. That is down from 31 in 2009. You will see a huge variation in price from the older portion of the neighborhood to the newer portion. There were also several short sale and foreclosure homes that brought the average sales price for the neighborhood down. There were also 2 new construction homes who's days on the market skewed the overall statistic for average Days to Sell. If you have any questions on this sales report or would like to … (0 comments)

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