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Visit Lane Team Homes in Wichita KS or call 316-636-2323 Larry and Carol Lane : Your best agents in Wichita Kansas for Sellers and Buyers of homes in Wichita and homes in Andover and all real estate for sale in Wichita and surrounding areas. We always put your interests first when working with yo...
08/29/2008
September 15 marks the first day for Wichita Downtown Development Corp's new president, Jeff Fluhr. He fills a vacancy left since earlier this year by Ed Wolverton. The Wichita Downtown Development Corp is working on plans to revitalize the city. Like most US cities, the strategy is to create the...
08/28/2008
Apparently Kathleen Sebelius is not at all disappointed with not being picked for the VP slot.  She seems more focused on Kansas wind and alternative energy. Kansas now gets 10% of its energy from wind farms. They could get a little more wind and heat from Denver right now, and from Minneapolis n...
08/27/2008
Fannie Mae said goodbye to its CFO and two other top executives. Goodbye AOL. That's right Stephen Swad, who just joined last year from AOL is loading up his Fannie pack and heading off to "other opportunities in private equity". He'll be replaced by a three-year-old (with the company). Others ar...
08/27/2008
Home prices are up 3.34 percent the past year according to the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate. Homes in Wichita have seen a consistent, small, but steady increase in prices since 2004 according to the Center for Real Estate, http://www.realestate.wichita.edu/draft/research/homepr...
08/27/2008
The city responded to Sedgwick County request for discussions about arena redevelopment by repealing an ordinance that established a TIF district, voiding a construction agreement, etc. etc. so it can make nice to the county and have scheduled talks. Back to the drawing board... Mayor Brewer gav...
08/27/2008
Wichita unemployment moved upward from 4.5% in July, 2007 to 4.7% this July. This follows a nationwide trend. Homes in Wichita markets will of course be proportionally impacted by any respective change in employment. Thus the good news for real estate in Wichita is borne by good news at Spirit Ae...
08/27/2008
Boeing has, as anticipated in my earlier post, brought a 9% (over 3/yr) raise offer to the Machinists Union and removed some unwanted language from their proposal. There are 1800 Boeing machinist employees in Wichita. Homes in Wichita markets are always impacted by good news like this. The offer ...
08/27/2008
I just read an article by Denise Lones on Yahoo RE News. One of the points of the article was to "shorten your database." It pointed out that it's far better to have a list of 100 business people who have been recently promoted to managerial positions than a list of 1000 homeowners. In the Wichit...
08/26/2008
3000+ members are on activerain.com right now. This includes 317 members. If we were all in a room together, that would be one noisy place! I can't see my own picture in the members though- it's kind of like not being allowed to look in the mirror... It would be neat to see locality stats too.
08/26/2008
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