Recent News About Wichita, KS

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Solutions BR00050473

April, 2009

Peter Greenberg, the travel editor for "Today's show" and the Newsmax Magazine, based in Florida, has named Wichita, KS the Number 1 city for Best American Values. Wichita ranked high in the following areas: Family friendliness, culture, wholesomeness, devotion to religion and community activities. Hospitality and friendly businesses came in next. We were rated lowest in scenic beauty (it is very flat here) and education (the new $300 million dollar bond issue) should help here.

Kansas City and Edmond, OK were the only other Midwest cities rated.

Investors are starting to re-enter the Wichita real estate market as they choose where to invest and ant a more stable market than stocks. Our team has defiantly seen this over the last two months as we sold 8 twin homes, 2 office builds and one strip center.

Kathleen Sabelius, KS Gov. was sworn in yesterday as Health and Human Services Secretary. Mark Parkinson the Lt. Gov. (a Republican turned Democrat) was sworn in as KS's 45th Governor.

Siemens, a German Corporation, will decide this week if Hutchinson, KS (30 miles NW of Wichita) will be the home of its U.S. plant for building Wind Turbines.

Cessna Aircraft Company laid off 4,000 workers at the end of march and has just announced another 1,300 60 day notices to Wichita workers. Cessna is also suspending the building of a new plant for the $27 million Columbus business jet due to the erosion of the business jet market in the U.S. and overseas.

Comments (1)

John Wilborn
Keller Williams Hometown Partners LLC - Wichita, KS

Its been an interesting three years since this was written.  I love the fact that real estate  always stays interesting.  the last decade has been nothing short of an exciting sometimes scary roller coaster ride.

Dec 22, 2012 09:51 AM