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By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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  There's another new locally owned business to tell you about in this week’s blog…EB and Company, an ‘inspired accessories’ shop now open at 326. W 63rd St, between Wornall and Brookside Blvd. Owner Emily Bordner has always had an entrepreneurial spirit---inheriting it from her parents.  She had...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Reading this blog may seem like the Groundhog's Day movie...same news about Waldo home values increasing!  Let's take a look at the numbers: July 2019                                                              July 2018Median list price:     $239,000                        Median list price:   ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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My neighborhood of Armour Hills continues to be one of the most desirable Brookside neighborhoods--just this year we have two new families just on my block! Home values continue to rise.  Let's take a look at the numbers: July 2019                                                        July 2018M...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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As we check the numbers for Brookside home sales this year, an interesting fact to note:  more homes are selling this year but at lower prices.  This seems off.  Let's take a closer look at the statistics for single family home sales in Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: July 2019           ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Did you know there is a women’s consignment shop in Brookside??  I didn’t!  It’s fairly new, having opened in April.  Remix  is a welcome addition for female shoppers who appreciate a bargain—and want to ‘recyle’ their stylish clothes. Owner Catherine O’Sullivan moved here from Boston ten years a...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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What an interesting challenge this is!  To write about the changes in my personal and professional life over the past ten years.  Perhaps we should have a challenge regarding what to expect in the next ten years?!?  OK, here we go: *In 2009, I was trying to get through the recession.  The housing...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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As a Brookside neighborhood (Armour Hills is one of the larger subdivisions in the area), buyers are still snapping up homes quickly--yet the market does appear to be slowing down..probably usual mid July slump as so many people head out of town on vacation. Here are the stats for June home sales...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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We are halfway through the year...how are Brookside home sales holding up compared to last year?  Sales are still strong and prices up.  Read on for details...I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 (State Line to Oak; 55th to Gregory) for these stats. June 2019                           ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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I remember a time not that long ago when I would show homebuyers in Waldo a pretty nice, small 3 bedroom, one and a half bath home in Waldo for under $200K near 75th and Wornall. Not anymore--buyers are having to go farther south and/or east, plan fix up projects or get less square feet for that ...

By Carrie Cowan Holder, Cowan & Company Realtors
(RE/MAX Premier Realty)
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Just Listed!  Rockhill Manor 2 Story 436 E 80th St Kansas City MO 64131        Spacious Waldo 2 story with rare 2 car attached garage nestled on gorgeous tree-lined street. Inviting living room with hardwood floors and fireplace. Updated kitchen includes eat in area and stainless appliances (frid...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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More homes are selling in Brookside this year, and at higher prices.  Our neighborhood is still a very strong attraction for homebuyers!  Here are the May sales stats for single family homes in the primary Brookside zip code  of 64113: May 2019                                                     ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Where’s Waldo…Farmers Market? The neighborhood missed you last year!Fortunately the Waldo Farmers Market is back for the 2019 season in a newlocation, opening this Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 3pm.I recently talked with Tom Richardson, the new Market Manager (a volunteerposition, thank you Tom!) abo...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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We are in the middle of the peak Spring home buying season...yet sales are down in Waldo.  Prices are up, though.  Is the slowdown a lack of inventory, lack of demand or is Waldo following the national trend of fewer home sales?  Time will tell. Here are the stats for single family  home sales in...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Armour Hills continues it's upward climb in home values again last month, with values way up YTD.  Let's take a look at the numbers in this large Brookside subdivision of just under 1000 homes: April 2019                                                             April 2018Median list price:    ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Home sales and values continue to surge in Brookside during the traditional strong spring home buying season.  Here are the stats for single family home sales last month in Brookside, using the zip code of 64113: April 2019                                                               April 2018M...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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It's the first weekend of May...and that means it's time for the Brookside Art Annual, happening this weekend (May 3-5, 2019) in Brookside!   Centered around 63rd St and Brookside Blvd, this event features traditional and unusual art from makers around the country.  You'll see everything from pot...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Up, up, up--Waldo housing values continue to climb as first time buyers (and investors) continue to snap up moderately priced homes in this hot neighborhood.  Here are the single family home sales for March and YTD figures, using the Waldo street boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to ...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Spring is finally here!  You have probably noticed more and more 'for sale' signs popping up in your neighborhood.  More homes should close every month for the next 3=6 months; but checking the stats, Brookside home values are behind in 2019.  Let's look at the numbers, using the main Brookside z...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Spring is officially here and I think we are in for another strong homebuying season!  The first couple of months this year have been slow, probably due to the heavy snow and frigid cold weather of January and February.  Now it's such a pleasure to hear birds chirping in the morning!  Here are th...

By Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR, Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes)
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Welcome Spring! Finally, a week of warmer days to enjoy! Here's the Brookside single family home sales report for last month, pulling stats from the 64113 zip code.  We are into the busy home buying and selling season! Feb 2019                                                                  Feb ...

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