Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

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May 14, 2019

April 2019 Real Estate Stats

It was a long winter! Buyers are beginning to return in full force this spring. For Well priced homes in desirable locations, competition is fierce. If you're thinking of selling now is the time to put your house on the market!!

 

KC Real Estate Markets Stats

Posted in Market Updates
May 1, 2019

May 1st Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter
April 11, 2019

March 2019 Real Estate Home Sales Report

The housing market in the Kansas City Metro Area is tight, especially in the lower price ranges. If you are looking to move up to a higher price range then now would be the time to take a look to see what is available. If you are thinking of selling contact me so I can save you money on the real estate commission.

  • March 2019 average sales price for new & existing homes combined ($238,762) is 3.1 percent higher than March 2018.
  • There were 2,805 home sales (new & existing combined) for March 2019  - 12.8 percent lower than last March (3,216).
  • Home inventory (new & existing combined) for March 2019 (6,832) is 5.2 percent lower compared to March 2018 (7,210).
  • The supply of new and existing homes for March 2019 is 2.1 months representing a home market favoring sellers. 

Kansas City Housing Market

Posted in Market Updates
April 3, 2019

March 27th Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter
April 3, 2019

March 13 Newsletter

Posted in Newsletter
Oct. 4, 2018

No Down Payment? No Problem

No down payment

Most potential homeowners believe that in order to purchase a home they'll need to come up with at least 20% for the down payment. And with the median price of homes in the US at $240,900, that's a whopping $48,000. For many, coming up with that kind of cash just isn't possible. But while you traditionally needed a substantial down payment in order to secure a loan, today there are plenty of ways to become a homeowner—even if you haven't saved a penny for a down payment. In a recent video, the team at Realtor.com break down a few options available for potential buyers looking to buy a home without a substantial down payment. One option is a mortgage from the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development office, which provides 0% down payment mortgages to buyers in towns with populations of 10,000 or less (which covers 97% of the US!). Other options include mortgages from credit unions, VA loans, and down payment assistance programs. In addition to the options outlined in the video, nontraditional lending options like FHA loans are also a great way to purchase a home without breaking the bank with a down payment.

The Takeaway

If you've been holding back on purchasing a home because you haven't been able to save a substantial down payment, you have options. Give me a call and we'll figure out which no (or low) down payment loan option is right for you.

Posted in Home Buying
Aug. 22, 2018

3506 Harvard Ave Independence MO

Well maintained home on quiet street. Hardwood floors in living room and bedrooms. Exterior has vinyl siding and newer windows. Skylight in one of the bathrooms. Updated bathroom vanities. Some of the kitchen cabinets have pullout drawers. Fenced back yard is large and has nice trees. Full basement with good walls and can easily be finished. Brand new electric panel and fuses.

There are loan programs available with zero down financing and some possible grants available to those that qualify.

3506 Harvard Ave Independence MO - House

3506 Harvard Ave Independence MO - House Back

Large Fence Back Yard

3506 Harvard Ave Independence MO - Yard

Kitchen

Kitchen

Living Room

Bathroom

Basement

Posted in New Listings
May 2, 2018

KC Metro 1st Quarter Home Sales Stats

The housing market is strong for sellers especially for homes under $200,000. Depending on the area and price I am seeing homes with multiple offers within 24 hours of listing. Your home may be worth more than you think. To create your own custom market report with homes sold in the last 6 months click here.

Here is a quick video with first quarter market statistics for the KC Metro area.

 

Posted in Market Updates
April 23, 2018

Price Reduced

1712 N Hocker Street, Independence, MO

Price Reduced

$ Click for current price
3 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 half ) BATHROOMS | 1331 SQUARE FEET

BIGGER THAN IT LOOKS! Around 1300 sqft. Master bedroom addition on backside of house. Nice hardwood floors. Siding and roof less than 1 year old. Covered patio overlooking nice backyard. Near William Chrisman High School. Payment a lot less than renting. Schedule an appointment to see today.

Zero down financing available.

Possible Seller paid closing costs with acceptable offer.

Let's Talk!!!

816-560-3585

 

 
Posted in New Listings
April 23, 2018

Beautiful New Listing

18418 E 19th Ter S, Independence, MO

$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS |

Immaculate Condition!! You must see! Upgraded kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances and kitchen pantry make it a joy to cook. Beautiful master bedroom with huge master bath on same level as laundry. How nice that all bedrooms have large walk-in closets. The three full baths and half bath all have tile floors. The basement is finished with a very nice family room full bath and another bedroom. If you're looking for a nice office space there is one right here too.
Posted in New Listings