Showing posts with label Home Buyer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Buyer. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Home Buying Process for Buying a Home in Kansas City

Home Buying Process for Buying a Home in Kansas City




The recent real estate activity in Kansas City has affected the value of your home. Wouldn't you like to know how?


Instantly find out the value of your home . . .

Home Value, search home values, home price


Thank You for visiting our Kansas City Real Estate Blog featuring Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Spring Hill, Kansas real estate. Visit our website, Dowell Family Team for more real estate.


Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek in Western Olathe with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313











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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

ReeceNichols is the real estate market leader in Johnson County, Kansas

ReeceNichols is the real estate market leader in Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County, real estate, Johnson County Market Leader


The recent real estate activity in Johnson County has affected the value of your home. Wouldn't you like to know how?

Instantly find out the value of your home . . .


Thank You for visiting our Kansas City Real Estate Blog featuring Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Spring Hill, Kansas. Visit our website, Dowell Family Team for more real estate.


Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Tuesday, December 4, 2018

With 2,300 real estate agents, ReeceNichols is the Kansas City real estate market leader

With 2,300 real estate agents, ReeceNichols is the Kansas City real estate market leader

Kansas City Market Leader




The recent real estate activity in Kansas City has affected the value of your home. Wouldn't you like to know how?

Instantly find out the value of your home . . .


Thank You for visiting our Kansas City Real Estate Blog featuring Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Spring Hill, Kansas. Visit our website, Dowell Family Team for more real estate.


Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Thursday, October 25, 2018

First Time Home Buyer Grant for Blue Valley Teachers!

First Time Home Buyer Grant for Blue Valley Teachers!

First Time Home Buyer Grant for Blue Valley Teachers!




Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Tuesday, October 23, 2018

First Time Gardner Teacher Home Buyer Grant

First Time Gardner Teacher Home Buyer Grant

First Time Gardner Teacher Home Buyer Grant





Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Monday, October 22, 2018

Do you know of a Blue Valley teacher looking to buy a home? Blue Valley Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program

Do you know of a Blue Valley teacher looking to buy a home? 


My lender introduced me to a First Time Blue Valley Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program. 

Interested in the home buyer grant or have questions?

Let's talk . . . (913) 712-9313

Blue Valley Teacher Home Buyer Grant


The recent real estate activity has affected the value of your home. Wouldn't you like to know how?

Instantly find out the value of your home . . .


Thank You for visiting our Kansas City Real Estate Blog featuring Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Spring Hill, Kansas.


Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Friday, October 19, 2018

First Time Olathe Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program

Do you know of an Olathe teacher looking to buy a home? 


My lender introduced me to a First Time Olathe Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program. 

Interested in the home buyer grant or have questions?

Let's talk . . . (913) 712-9313

First Time Olathe Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program


The recent real estate activity has affected the value of your home. Wouldn't you like to know how?

Instantly find out the value of your home . . .


Thank You for visiting our Kansas City Real Estate Blog featuring Olathe, Overland Park, Gardner and Spring Hill, Kansas.


Useful Links:
Get $50 Off! We have a coupon for getting projects completed around your home. Zaarly
How Much Will My Mortgage Be? View our mortgage calculator

Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Thursday, October 18, 2018

First Time Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program

Do you know of a teacher looking to buy a home? 


My lender introduced me to a First Time Teacher Home Buyer Grant Program. 

Interested in the home buyer grant or have questions?

Let's talk . . . (913) 712-9313
First Time Teacher Home Buyer Grants


Contact the Dowell Family Team of ReeceNichols Cedar Creek with your real estate needs! (913) 712-9313










Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Is Now The Right Time To Buy a Home in Kansas City? If you're looking to buy a home in Kansas City there maybe no better time than in September. Why?

Is Now The Right Time To Buy a Home in Kansas City?
If you're looking to buy a home in Kansas City there maybe no better time than in September. Why?

Interest rates are going up -
     Home values are going up
          Zero Down mortgage options are expiring in September in many areas
               Mortgage options are dwindling down fast

Thinking of buying a home in Kansas City?

Let's talk . . .

Contact the Dowell Family Team with your Kansas City real estate needs!



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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Did you know that you can still buy a home in some parts of the Kansas City Metro area with zero down - Deadline is approaching! Kansas City Real Estate

Did you knowthat you can still buy a home in some parts of the Kansas City Metro area with zero down - Deadline is approaching!  Kansas City Real Estate

Did you know that you can buy a home in KC with zero down?


Thanks for visiting Online Kansas City!
Feel free to visit the Dowell Family Team on:
Dowell Family Real Estate Team
Johnson County Real Estate
Follow Us on Google+
Follow Us on Facebook
Visit the Keller Williams real estate team, the Dowell Family Kansas City Real Estate Team, for your Gardner  KS. real estate needs
Find your Kansas City home now!      Find out the value of your  Kansas City home    Searching for the perfect  Kansas City  home,  Kansas City homes
Visit Gardner Connect - Your Online Source for Gardner Neighborhood News and Real Estate Stats!
Visit Olathe Connect - Your Online Source for Olathe Neighborhood News and Real Estate Stats!

Thinking about relocating to Gardner, Kansas and buying a home? Gardner, KS. Real Estate

Thinking about relocating to Gardner, Kansas and buying a home?

Contact the Dowell Family Team for your Gardner, KS. real estate needs!

Thanks for visiting Online Kansas City!
Feel free to visit the Dowell Family Team on:
Dowell Family Real Estate Team
Johnson County Real Estate
Follow Us on Google+
Follow Us on Facebook
Visit the Keller Williams real estate team, the Dowell Family Kansas City Real Estate Team, for your Gardner  KS. real estate needs
Find your Kansas City home now!      Find out the value of your  Kansas City home    Searching for the perfect  Kansas City  home,  Kansas City homes
Visit Gardner Connect - Your Online Source for Gardner Neighborhood News and Real Estate Stats!
Visit Olathe Connect - Your Online Source for Olathe Neighborhood News and Real Estate Stats!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Keller Williams released this awesome report on why now is a great time to buy a home. It is a smart buyer's guide to seizing the real estate market. If you are thinking of buying a home in Kansas City, Let's talk . . .

Keller Williams released this awesome report on why now is a great time to buy a home. It is a smart buyer's guide to seizing the real estate market.

If you are thinking of buying a home in Kansas City, Let's talk . . .

Dowell Family Team  (913) 712-9313

Thanks for visiting Online Kansas City!
Feel free to visit the Dowell Family Team on:
Dowell Family Real Estate Team
Johnson County Real Estate
Follow Us on Google+
Follow Us on Facebook
Visit the Keller Williams real estate team, the Dowell Family Kansas City Real Estate Team, for your Gardner  KS. real estate needs
Find your Kansas City home now!      Find out the value of your  Kansas City home    Searching for the perfect  Kansas City  home,  Kansas City homes

Monday, March 11, 2013

The real estate market has changed in Kansas City. Before you make an offer review a market analysis.

The real estate market has changed in Kansas City. Before you make an offer review a market analysis. 

We're finding that homes priced well are selling above list price. The days of making low ball offers is gone for now.


RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?  



Contact us at 913.712.9204


Another blog post written by: Dowell Taggart Team

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Ten Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Obtaining a Home Mortgage in Kansas City, Olathe, and Overland Park!


The Ten Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Obtaining a Home Mortgage in Kansas City, Olathe, and Overland Park!


You are about to make what will most likely be the largest transaction of your life: your home mortgage. Unfortunately, many Kansas City home buyers do not take the time to research their mortgage options. Researching the mortgage options takes little time compared to thousands of dollars wasted with the wrong mortgage. Don't you agree?

Doesn't it make sense to become as completely informed home buyer before you buy your next home?  

1.             Start with Finding a Good Mortgage Lender - This is the most important choice you can make when starting the mortgage process. If you don't trust your lender, you are in for a long and stressful home-buying experience. Click to View Our List of Mortgage Lenders.

2.             Pricing - Don't get sucked into fictitious low promises by unscrupulous mortgage companies. Before you agree to mortgage promises, get the advertised rate in writing. Make sure there is enough time to close on your mortgage loan. Some mortgage companies may make these "promises" but will try changing the rate prior to closing. They may claim that your "lock-in" rate has expired so make sure you have the expiration date in writing. In some cases, the lender may even try to delay your closing to break the "lock-in" rate. In other cases the delay may be beyond the lender's control. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time for closing. Delays in the process are common and everyone (builders, title companies, even yourself) is responsible.

3.             Mortgage Programs - You will see several mortgage programs that offer special low-interest rates. Keep in mind that they may not be the best program for your situation. Make your mortgage lender explain what programs they feel best serve your needs and more importantly, why.

4.             Fixed or Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) - Conventional thinking is that fixed is always better and while this is sometimes true, it is not always the case. The key here is to ask, "How long am I going to live at this home?" An ARM can actually be a better choice if you are going to be in the home for a short time. ARMS are great for Relocation home buyers. In general, the longer you plan on staying in your home, the better a fixed rate mortgage will suit your needs.

5.             Don't try to bottom out the market - Deciding when to lock in to a mortgage rate can be difficult. Many people will float, trying to guess when rates have hit bottom. Unfortunately, a lot of times they will wait too long and end up with a much higher interest rate. There is nothing wrong with floating but keep a close eye on economic indicators. A good mortgage officer or keeping and ear out for the nightly news can be an excellent source of information on the latest interest rate activity. As closing nears, it might be worth locking in.

6.             Negotiate problems prior to closing - Its common for a problem to arise before closing on your home. Waiting until closing will rarely be in your best interest. For instance, if you accept $400 at closing in lieu of the seller making a repair and after closing you find that the repair will actually cost $800, you've obviously made a poor decision. Whether the builder agreed to add an item and has not or the seller has made a repair that is not acceptable to you, discussing a solution prior to closing will give both parties time to analyze and determine options. Be proactive in getting repairs completed. Don't waste until the last second and negotiate poorly.

7.             Be prepared for closing costs - In addition to the down payment, you will be required to pay fees and other closing costs at the time of the final transaction. Closing costs typically range from 2 percent to 6 percent but will be dependent upon your mortgage. Lenders must provide you with a "Good Faith Estimate" within 3 days of your loan application. The "Good Faith Estimate" will breakdown all costs so that you may know what to expect at closing. Be prepared to view your "Good Faith Estimate" before closing.

8.             Close at the end of the month - When making a mortgage payment, you will be paying interest that has accrued from the previous month. Upon closing however, your lender will charge you prepaid interest for the date the loan is recorded through the end of that month. Therefore, one way to lower your closing costs is to close in the latter part of the month. This will lower the amount of prepaid interest that you must pay at closing.  

9.             Look out for hidden fees - Check for certain miscellaneous fees such as inspection, notary, and document preparation. These types of fees can mean hundreds of dollars in closing costs. Remember that this is your money at stake. Never should you be afraid to ask for explanations of fees you are being charged.

10.           Communication - Make sure that your real estate agent, closer and mortgage officer are communicating well. It is important that your real estate agent communicates added cost like inspections to the loan officer and closer promptly so that you are not hit with any surprises when it gets close to closing.



RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
For a reason...should we talk?  



Contact us at 913.712.9204


Another blog post written by: Dowell Taggart Team

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The National Real Estate Market Has Shifted . . .


The  National Real Estate Market Has Shifted . . . 

The real estate inventory has shifted and the days of buyers being able to take their time and look at several homes is ending. Real estate housing inventory levels has been decreasing, signaling a possible turn in the real estate market. Unique properties, well priced properties and move-in condition properties are seeing a bidding war among buyers due to the decreased real estate inventory.

A recent Wall Street Journal report highlighted a couple looking for a home in Palo Alto, California, who realized the difficulty of bidding in today's market. The news source reports that the couple bid whopping $1.1 million. The couple were surprised to learn that there were 10 offers on the home and that they were outbid by a couple thousand dollars. The low inventory has created a frenzy like 15 years ago.

In today's environment, this is occurring more often. According to the RE/MAX's monthly National Housing Report, inventory of homes for sale fell 3.7% in April. This report also noted that the statistic was also 25.6% lower than April 2011. Further, the RE/MAX monthly report stated that the  month-to-month inventory has now fallen for 22 consecutive months. 

Thinking about selling?  . . .  Maybe this is the time. The moons are aligning.

According to RE/MAX, the change in inventory brings the monthly supply to 5.3, lower than the 6-month mark which signals a balanced market. The real estate market has shifted from a strong buyer's market to a soft seller's market. With more decreasing real estate inventory and the market could shift to a strong seller's market.





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