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Thanks to private funding and the efforts of Liberty Mayor Greg Canutson, Liberty, MO can offer residents an off leash dog park. Its has taken 10 long years, but through private fundraising, Liberty MO, one of the Best Places to live (according to CNN Money Magazine 2011), now offers one more reason to call the 64068 zip code home.
I enjoy Christmas lights just as much as my kids do and I thought this year would be nice to compile a list for everyone to share. If you know of any great light displays that I have missed please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I am happy to add them here!
Olathe:Highly recommend the both of these! Take your time, its a bit of a drive from the Northland but worth your time! I usually go through Christmas Card Lane 2x!
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The Plaza Lights have been illuminating our famed Country Club Plaza for decades with over 80 miles of lights and 280,000 multi-colored bulbs outlining and illuminating the shopping and dining district. The lights are illuminated each night from 5:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. through January 15th. It takes until April to get the lights all tucked away, then the crew will start again next August!
Christmas in the Park :
Longview Lake's Christmas In The Park is one of the top light displays to see in the Kansas City Area. With miles of light displays which include over 300,000 and 175 animated figures this park becomes a winter wonderland for all to enjoy! Longview Lake Park is located at (I470 Longview Exit near Lee's Summit and Longview Community College) Plan your outing and give youself time, on the weekend it take take up to 1.5 to 2 hours to get through the entire display. Yes, its that popular. Bring a little change with you, they appreciate donations when you are finished. Take a book, plan some car games, bring your tablet and smart phone, you do have a wait, but its worth it. This free attraction lights up Longview Lake from November 22nd through December 31st.
Downtown Marriot :
The downtown Marriot, located at 200 W 12th St, is something to see during holiday time. Locals and guests alike will marvel in the dazzling light display on the outside of the south side of the downtown hotel. From Santa and his reindeer to snow falling and 20 story candy canes; you can sit for hours and watch the ever changing lights display.
Legends at Village West :The Legends will wow you in 2009 with the introduction of their 'Legendary Light Show', the first public lighting display synchronized to holiday music. The show runs every evening from 5-10 pm on 15 minute intervals.
Friday, December 9 through Monday, January 2 - Lane of Lights
Thousands of lights, beautiful displays and Christmas characters will light the night as you drive through the park with your family. Experience a drive-thru display of beautiful holiday lights.Date(s): Nov. 19-Jan. 2
Where: East Valley Park, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
When: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Santa's Gingerbread Village at Crown Center
What would the holidays be without Santa? Visit the North Pole in this incredible gingerbread village, created by the chefs from the Westin Crown Center and Hyatt Regency Crown Center hotels, in Kansas City.
Your family will be delighted with the reindeer, three locomotives, rocking horse, elves' dorm, and even get to see Mr. & Mrs. Clause's home. Best of all your family can enjoy the splendor and magic of the holidays free of charge.
Dates: Nov. 23 - Dec. 31
Location: Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Visit their web site: Click here
Whoville at the City Market
(Not really a Christmas light display but fun for the kids anyway)
When: 12/18/2010 11:00 AM until 12/18/2010 2:00 PM
Donation to Harvesters
The City Market
20 East 5th Street
Kansas City, Missouri USA
Whoville Holidays Create Festive Fun Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Meet the Grinch in the warmth of Cindy Lou Whos' home and visit the Whoville Holiday children’s activity area every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bring non-perishable items and canned goods for the “Help a Who” canned food drive to benefit Harvesters. The Grinch will be available in the Who Home where all visiting Whos are encouraged to bring your camera and take your picture with the Grinch. Little Who children’s activities include making Whoville themed tree ornaments, a Grinch mask, word search and coloring pages. Whoville is open November 27, December 4, 11 and 18th and located in the Steamboat Arabia building.
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check this out http://blog.reeceandnichols.com/index.php/2011/10/reece-nichols-android-app/
"What's Hot (& What's NOT) in Preparing a Home to Sell"
by: Cynthia Black, HomeStaging by Cynthia, Inc. in KCMO
"Over 4,500 Homes Staged...since 1999!"
To help a home appeal to as many buyers as possible, keep the following tips in mind when preparing a home for the market:
HOT: Wall paint in muted and soft colors.
NOT: Bold faux finishes and dated wallpaper.
HOT: A few personal photos in matching frames in built-in bookshelves.
NOT: Gallery walls...with many nail holes.
HOT: Fresh carpet.
NOT: Taking a wait-until-after-we-move-out approach.
HOT: Neutral, clean smell throughout the house.
NOT: Making buyers ask, "What are they trying to cover up with all of the Plug-Ins?"
HOT: A dining room with table and chairs.
NOT: A dining room being used as an office or toy room.
HOT: Storage space in the lower level.
NOT: Overflowing bedroom closets.
HOT: College alumni decals on a vehicle.
NOT: Revealing college affiliations at the front door and throughout the home.
HOT: Family pets that bring us joy.
NOT: Pet beds and litter boxes in bedrooms.
HOT: A checkmark by every item on the "honey-do" list.
NOT: Visible wear and tear when competing with newer listings.
HOT: An exercise area in the lower level.
NOT: Exercise equipment in the master bedroom or main-floor living spaces.
HOT: Buyers exclaiming how everything is clean and pretty.
NOT: Buyers muttering, "Didn't they know we were coming?"
HOT: A properly Staged home that supports the home's price by looking expensive and beautiful.
NOT: Leaving behind furniture not good enough for the new home, complete with dusty and dated accessories.
Cynthia Black (aka “The House Whisperer”)
HomeStaging by Cynthia, Inc.
"Over 4,500 Homes Staged since 1999...because the Way We Live in our Home is Different From the Way We Sell our Home."
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Reprint/Forwarding of this COPYRIGHTED information is permissible, but the following MUST be included: "Source: HomeStaging by Cynthia, Inc. in KCMO / www.HomeStagingByC.com
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Fannie and Freddie have halted forclosures for the holidays, but that doesn't mean that you should let things go. Call your lender or loan servicer and ask for help. They are willing to work with homeowners but you have to be proactive and call them to make arrangements.
I am sitting at the most adorable open house today (Sunday Nov 18th)! Its an adorable 1926 Airplane Bungalow completely refinished and updated! Charming character and updates throughout...roof, hardwoods, new bath finishes, wainscotting, and original trip including 3 full bedrooms and 2 full baths!! Hard to find in this price point at 169,900!
With so much information about real estate available online its understandable why some would ponder the idea of an Exclusive Buyers Agent to represent them in a purchase transaction.
Below are some common, but easily misunderstood conceptions about listing agents and buyers agents. If you want more detailed information, Realtor.com and HouseLogic have compiled a fairly comprehensive list that covers (dual agency, sub-agency, transaction broker and more legal terms). You may also always contact your state board - for Missouri click here and Kansas here.
So lets get started..
Misconception #1) If I want to see the house I have to call the listing agent.
a. False. The listing agent is hired by the seller of the property to market the home. That listing agent is contractually required to represent ONLY the seller – not the buyer. Meaning that whatever you tell them, they are legally bound to tell the seller any and all of your motivation.
Misconception #2) I can get a better deal buying the home without my own agent. Or...the agent said they can get me a better deal if I don’t use an agent to help me buy
a. Could be FALSE, could be TRUE. What most (buyers) fail to understand, is that the listing agent’s commission is contractually agreed upon to before the home enters the public sale market.
The most common type of listing agreement between a seller and her agent gives that agent's broker the right to exclusively market the home. In return for bringing a buyer to the table, the seller agrees to pay a commission to the broker. Typically, this fee is represented as a percentage of the sales price and is shared between the listing broker and the broker who brings the buyer.
If the buyer is unrepresented, the listing agent has the right to keep all of this commission. It its a mistruth to think that it is automatically reduced, thus reducing the price of the home because buyers don't use an agent.
b. Secondly, the question to ask yourself will be, “How do you I know I am getting a better deal?” Is the home overpriced? Or maybe it is just priced to move and you need to act fast? How about recently sold comparable homes? How will you know?
Only licensed real estate agents have access to sold comparable and market data. Don’t let one of the many gratuitous websites fool you – much of the public data is based on county or tax assessment which has no bearing on real market value.
3) It’s better to just wait and hire an agentwhen I/we are ready to really start looking
a. It may not be a bad idea to have an agent that you trust on ‘stand-by’. Be up front with them that you are not ready, but that you will be loyal and will use them when you find the right home. They can also keep a lookout for homes that might fit your needs. More often than not, top agents hear of deals before they ever hit the public market and the home may be gone before you have a chance to even take a look.
4) Why do I need an Exclusive Buyer’s agent to show me homes? I can just call the listing agent or/see them at Open House
a. Anyone can show you a home. It doesn’t take much to call in an appointment, meet you at the door and turn a key. I think we can all agree it is pretty simple process. However, it is what happens when you prepare to make an offer, or negotiate the offer, that the buyer’s agent work begins. A few things agents do:
i. Help to determine initial offer price
ii. Negotiate and present all offers and counter offers
iii. Use specific contract language to protect you
iv. Ensure contingencies based on certain criteria being met or not met
v. Knows when to hold, knows when to ‘fold’ (walk away)
vi. Help with title insurance, lending, appraisals
vii. Assist with negotiations post-inspections
viii. Act as an advocate and ensure that you go from contract to closing with a little stress as possible
Now that you know you want a buyers agent; its time to find one. Contact me here and I will meet with you (in person or via conference) to discuss your needs, areas of interest, and help you get pre-qualified. Once those steps have been completed, I can put you in touch with some of the best in the area! Best of luck!
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Reece and Nichols Parent Co, Berkshire Hathway,and Brookfield Asset Management have partnered and are now "BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES"
For full Press Release
"HomeServices of America Inc. is partnering with Brookfield Residential Property Services to launch a new residential real estate franchise brand called Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices®. This new franchise brand joins the existing affiliate networks of Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate.
Becoming a franchisor represents an acceleration and expansion of our growth strategy as it offers us the opportunity to extend our national footprint into an additional 1,700 locations coast-to-coast.
With this transaction, HomeServices becomes significantly larger. In addition to being the nation’s second largest, full-service residential real estate brokerage, HomeServices is now a majority partner in one of the largest residential franchise networks in the U.S.
HomeServices recognizes and appreciates the critical role that each of our companies has played in helping us realize this milestone achievement. We value your contributions as industry leaders and our commitment to you and your ongoing success is unwavering.
Attached is the press release and Frequently Asked Questions that will provide you with additional information about today’s announcement.
Please visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com where more details about this announcement can be found.
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Mark your calendars - KBT is hosting one of the most fabulous open house events in the city on Sunday, November 18th from 1-4 you will be able to to some of Kansas City's most beautiful homes in and around the Ward Parkway, Mission Hills, and Sunset Hill areas. Homes will be open from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Message me here or email me at email@example.com for more information.
Koehler Bortnick is the premier real estate team in Kansas City! Year-to-date we have sold over 154 million in residential properites, having already exceeded last years volume by 3 million dollars! Looking to by or sell a home? Visit me at www.christinab.reeceandnichols.com
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Its absolutely critical to price your home correctly (sellers this means you). Its imperative we take advantage of low inventory to get the price you deserve! To find out the specifics on what we do to sell more homes than anyone else, please contact me at http://christinab.reeceandnichols.com
KC area housing market shows signs of steady improvement.
New figures show more houses are being sold, inventories are shrinking and prices are going up.
By DIANE STAFFORD
The Kansas City Star
Realtor Kirk Andersen had an eager buyer for a Kansas City house that had been on the market at 59th and Oak streets for only two days.
Somebody squeezed in an offer ahead of his client.
He had another buyer for a house at 97th Street and State Line Road that had been on the market for five days.
There, too, someone beat his client to the offer table.
Those actually aren’t tales of real estate woe. They’re signs that the area housing market is continuing its slow improvement from the depths of the recession.
New figures from the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors show there were 20 percent more home sales in August 2012 than August 2011.
Equally important, for-sale inventory continued to shrink, as it has done regionally for the last four months.
The improved Kansas City market reflects national trends. CoreLogic, a business analytics service, said Tuesday that home prices nationwide, including foreclosed properties, were up 4.6 percent in August compared to 12 months earlier.
The price jump was the biggest year-over-year increase since July 2006 — a sure sign of a healthier residential market.
“We’re lighting fires under buyers, because the good houses are going quickly,” said Andersen, who is with Coldwell Banker. “This hasn’t happened for a long time. Within the last five or six weeks, we started to feel a real difference. We looked around and said, ‘Wow, things have changed.’?”
Although the market is recovering, it still trails the prerecession level of five years ago.
According to the Realtors Association, there were 236 new and 2,491 existing homes sold last August compared with 555 new and 2,533 existing homes sold in August 2007. The average sale price of a new home did increase to $311,262 in August compared to $291,053 in August 2007, but the average price of an existing home was $161,129 five years ago compared to $154,476 in August.
Still, the housing market has been gaining strength for about a year, said Mike Frazier, chief financial officer at Reece & Nichols, which has about 35 to 40 percent of the local market share.
“Anything under $400,000 is moving all across the metro area,” Frazier said, noting that the average Reece & Nichols sale price moved up to $180,000 in August from $150,000 in January. “That’s the sign of a transitioning market.”
Of course, some housing stock is moving faster than others. Hot pockets include north of the Missouri River in the Park Hill School District, especially for families that are shopping with schools in mind.
For DINKs — double income, no kids — and first-time home buyers, houses in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village and old Leawood are moving fast.
The quickest movers generally are in the $140,000 to $250,000 price range, agents said.
Steve Banks, a Realtor serving as this year’s president of the regional association, tallied the signs of housing market health: More properties are selling, the for-sale inventory is down, and the average sale price is creeping higher.
“Somewhere between five and six months of inventory has been determined to be the point at which the market is balanced, favoring neither buyers nor sellers,” said Banks, who is with Re/Max.
The supply calculation — measured by taking the inventory and dividing it by the 12-month average of the number of sales — is shrinking toward the balance point.
The association’s data for August set the Kansas City area supply at 6.4 months, which favors buyers. That means sellers have to get their houses in shape and price them competitively with comparable properties in the neighborhood, agents said.
It doesn’t do to just stick a sign in the front yard. Properties need to be “show ready” to get several offers.
Pricing properties right doesn’t mean fire sale prices. The CoreLogic report said year-over-year prices, excluding bank-owned and short-sale properties, rose 4.9 percent. In Missouri, the gain was 4.2 percent for nondistressed housing, while Kansas reported a 4.5 percent boost, CoreLogic reported..
From a mortgage lender’s point of view, the housing affordability index is at an all-time high.
According to Jim Nutter Jr., president of Kansas City-based James B. Nutter and Co., “unbelievably super-low interest rates combined with the price of housing payments” make buying a house as affordable as ever.
“It’s not as difficult as people think,” Nutter said. “Credit scores are higher than two years ago. If you feel comfortable about your job situation, it’s a great time to buy. There’s certainly less foreclosure action and lower delinquency rates. All around — pretty good signs.”
Nutter said the housing market data was pumping up the psychology of home buying: “We’ve gone from ‘We don’t want to do that right now’ to ‘We’ve got to do that now.’?”
Frazier, with Reece & Nichols, said there were two other reasons to believe that the recent improvements had legs.
“We’ve outperformed last year every single month this year,” he said. “That’s surprising, given it’s an election year, which usually is an off year in real estate. And our showings for September are up 10 percent over 2011. That’s a further-out indicator than sales, and that’s looking strong.”
Kansas City area housing market
Year-over-year improvement by several measures
Source: Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors and Heartland Multiple Listing Service
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When spaces and walls do not have defined breaks, it can be challenging to start your design. Here Jennifer Couch, from houseplansandmore.com (courtesy of Realtor.com) helps us figure out what to do with that open space and gives us some good guidance for making paint and design choices.
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Ribbon Cutting for the Liberty Dog Park October 4, 2012 has been changed to 2:00 p.m.
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I.F.C.K.C. and K.C. Screenwriters Featured THURSDAY, July 24, AT MIDNIGHT-THIRTY ON KCPT KANSAS CITY, MO. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will feature two important professional organizations that support local writers and indie talent on Thursday, July 24, at midnight-thirty. (That [...]
Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will feature the short film “Charlie 13” from the web series Futurestates on Thursday, July 17, at midnight-thirty. (That means that it’s actually airing on Friday morning, July 18 at 12:30 a.m.). [...]
Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will focus its spotlight on illustrator, activist, and adventurer Jeremy Collinsand his animated film “The Wolf and the Medallion” on Thursday, July 10, at midnight-thirty. (That means that [...]
Kansas City, Mo. – CinemaKC, the television program devoted to showcasing local films and filmmaking talent, will feature the popular web series, “Withered World”, at midnight-thirty this Thursday, June 26 (That means that it’s actually airing on Friday morning, June 27 at 12:30 a.m.). [...]
We “Cannes” Do It Film Screening and Improv Show Screening Sponsored by CinemaKC Improv Show Sponsored by Comedy City We “Cannes” Do It Film Screening and Improv Show Help Independent Filmmakers get to Cannes Film Festival Kansas City, MO: Local independent filmmakers Joe Carey, Davis DeRock, and Chad Crenshaw has received the superexciting news that their film ‘‘The Donald Gordon Story’ has been selected to screen at the biggest, most prestigious, film festival in the [...]
Today, CinemaKC is announcing a paid call for entries for films to feature for a series of episodes spotlighting regional filmmakers for CinemaKC’s Season 4. Our organization hopes to expand outside its typical Kansas City-oriented spotlight and be more inclusive to the entire Missouri and Kansas filmmaking communities. These episodes will [...]
An American Tail Opens theKC Summer Animation Series presented by CinemaKC Free show on Saturday, August 2, at Screenland Crown Center with Renowned Critic Robert Butler KANSAS CITY, MO. –The first KC Summer Animation Series presented by CinemaKC will open with An American Tail onAugust 2 at 10:30 [...]