johnson county: Custom Home Subdivision starting in the low 300's - 09/16/11 05:16 AM
Are you looking for a new homes subdivision with a "non-cookie cutter" feel?  Check out College Meadows near Olathe Northwest High School.  The subdivision boasts large lots and tons of green space.  Great schools:  Meadowlane, Prairie Trail, & Olathe NW.  Homes start in the low 300's.  Some walkout lots still available.  Bring your own builder or use one of ours.  Call today to hear about different financing options.  To see photos... go to www.hunthomeskc.com. 
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johnson county: Updated Two-Story Home, Blue Valley Northwest High School - 08/30/11 05:38 AM
Come see this beautifully updated, two-story home in Hamptonshire.  5 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and open floor plan make this a perfect home for families.  Enjoy the HUGE walkout finished basement.  This one won't last at this price!  Find Homes in KC

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johnson county: 20% Down - 08/29/11 10:45 AM
I can't believe the number of articles I'm reading that are giving misinformation to potential home buyers.  I read an article this morning on Yahoo Finance that said home buyers need to come up with at least 20% down.  This is FALSE!  Today, a home buyer can get an FHA loan with only 3.5% down or a conventional loan with only 5% down, provided that credit and income ratios are good.  It might be wise to put more money down, but lenders are not "requiring" it.  In addition, sellers are usually willing to pay the buyer's closing costs.  Find Homes in … (0 comments)

johnson county: Leverage Your IRA - 08/29/11 06:23 AM
Have you read about how you can leverage your IRA to buy real esate?  Matt Allen (NASB) wrote a book on the subject.  If you are tired of the volatility in the stock market, you should think about diversifying your portfolio.  My husband and I rolled our 401k into a self-directed IRA and started buying real estate a few years ago.  We use Pensco Trust Company as the custodian.  We have had great success, and are very happy with the return.  We finally feel like we are in control of our retirement assets. More Info
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johnson county: Buyer's Advantage - 08/29/11 02:59 AM
If you are looking to buy a home, now is the time.  In Kansas City, there is a 9.4 month supply of homes on the market.  This number is calculated by taking the current inventory and dividing by the average number of homes sold per month.  A 5-6 month supply means that it is a balanced market.  Less than that means it it a "Seller's Market".  Since the supply is considerably more, buyer's clearly have an advantage.  I tell my buyer's, "pick your home then name your price."  Find Homes in KC
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johnson county: Buy Low, Sell High - 08/29/11 02:29 AM
Buy low, and sell high.  We all know that successful investors follow this advice.  The problem with applying this idea to Real Estate (or any other asset) is that it is difficult to tell when we have hit bottom.  Have home prices hit bottom in my area?  I don't know for sure, but here's what I do know...  Rental homes are in extremely high demand, and vacancy is at an all time low.  Prices are the best I've seen in years. 
I have several rental homes in Johnson County, KS.  When I post them for rent on craigslist, the response is … (5 comments)

 
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