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Showing posts with label Johnson County real estate. Show all posts
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Kansas City? Checkout this 61 page Kansas City Real Estate Marketwatch Report!

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Kansas City? Checkout this 61 page Kansas City Real Estate Marketwatch Report!

Thinking of selling your Kansas City home?


Selling your home in Kansas City doesn't have to be a complex process. Matter a fact, Chris Dowell recommends contacting him early so he can help you plan a smooth process. Chris will help you determine a price, create a powerful marketing plan, provide you added security, find the right buyer, negotiate a legally binding contract and then will monitor your sale through closing.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Average Sales Price for Existing Homes in Johnson County, Kansas is $219,925

The Average Sales Price for Existing Homes in Johnson County, Kansas is $219,925  










RE/MAX sells more homes than any other real estate company.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The top 10 cities for selling single family luxury homes in Johnson County, Kansas - Overland Park, Leawood, Mission Hills, Olathe . . .

Top 10 Selling Luxury Home Cities in Johnson County, Kansas


After reviewing the stats for the past 6 months in Johnson County, Kansas, the top 10 cities for selling single family luxury homes in Johnson County, Kansas are:
1) Overland Park, Kansas at 68 luxury homes sold
2) Leawood, Kansas at 26 luxury homes sold
3) Mission Hills, Kansas at 20 luxury homes sold
4) Olathe, Kansas at 13 luxury homes sold
5) Shawnee, Kansas at 6 luxury homes sold
6) Prairie Village, Kansas at 6 luxury homes sold
7) Stilwell, Kansas at 6 luxury homes sold
8) Lenexa, Kansas at 5 luxury homes sold
9) Lake Quivira, Kansas at 5 luxury homes sold
10) Fairway, Kansas at 3 luxury homes sold


A luxury home is considered a home listed at $500,000 or greater. 




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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


My wife and I bought our home in Olathe in 2007. This spring we got a divorce. Recently, I have been laid off from work and can't keep up on the mortgage. I offered to let my ex-wife have the home, but she is not in position to make the mortgage either. I had an appraisal done on the home and found out that my home is worth much less than what I owe on the home. What can I do?

Question: My wife and I bought our home in Olathe in 2007. This spring we got a divorce. Recently, I have been laid off from work and can't keep up on the mortgage. I offered to let my ex-wife have the home, but she is not in position to make the mortgage either. I had an appraisal done on the home and found out that my home is worth much less than what I owe on the home. What can I do?
Jeremy G. from Olathe, Kansas.


Answer: Sorry to hear about your situation, Jeremy. Although I would prepare for a short sale, I would first request a loan modification from your lender. Your lender should offer some options. Mortgage lenders are getting much more aggressive in working out short sales in Kansas. Since time is of the essence, I would also hire a real estate agent who specializes or has experience with short sales immediately. 


Need help, lets talk.



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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


During the month of March, 2012, 4 million+ dollar luxury homes sold in Johnson County, Kansas. The average luxury home was listed for $1,717,500 and sold for $1,592,875 in 77 days.

During the month of March, 2012, 4 million+ dollar luxury homes sold in Johnson County, Kansas. The average luxury home was listed for $1,717,500 and sold for $1,592,875 in 77 days.




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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Johnson County Real Estate Sales are up 33% from last year and the Real Estate Inventory is down 21% - The Real Estate Market is Changing in Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County, Kansas Real Estate Market Watch

These number reflect sales activity in Johnson County, KS for February, 2012. The information has been compiled from the Heartland Multiple Listing Service and is deemed reliable.
       Sales     Inventory 
 This Year To Date4692,911 
 Last Year to Date3533,673 
 Percentage Change 33%+ 21%- 
     
 Average Selling Price   
 This Year To Date$230.3k  
 Last Year To Date$230.6k  
 Percentage Change .1%-  
     
 Wow, look at these numbers.  Johnson County Real Estate Sales are up 33% from last year and the Real Estate Inventory is down 21%.  Usually when the Real Estate Inventory drops demand for the remaining properties increases.  The numbers show this is happening in Johnson County right now.  Even though the average price droped slightly, this is a success.  Our average price decline is almost -0-.  We haven't seen this since 2006.

Does this finally signal a market change? Stay tuned for our next Market Watch report.



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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Question: Are executive homes in Johnson County, Kansas selling?
Georgia L. from Overland Park, Kansas


Answer: Yes, Georgia, executive homes priced in the $200-499,000 price range are selling. Matter a fact, 213 executive homes sold in March 2012. Here are the Johnson County, Kansas executive real estate stats:
The average Johnson County, KS. executive home was listed at $302,227 and sold for $295,202.


An executive home in Johnson County, Kansas is considered a home priced between $200-499,999.




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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I are looking to purchase a home in the Johnson County, Kansas this spring. We have a small down payment and will probably need down payment help for a conventional home loan. We need to stay in the area because of our jobs and would like to put our hard working money into a home. As first time home buyers, are there any down payment assistance programs?

Question: My boyfriend and I are looking to purchase a home in the Johnson County, Kansas this spring. We have a small down payment and will probably need down payment help for a conventional home loan. We need to stay in the area because of our jobs and would like to put our hard working money into a home. As first time home buyers, are there any down payment assistance programs?
Janice from Olathe, Kansas


Answer: Great question, Janice. If you have less than a 5% down payment for a conventional mortgage don't worry. There are some other loan programs that you may qualify in order you can buy a home in Johnson County, Kansas.


First, if either you or your boyfriend are veterans, you may qualify for a VA home loan. a VA loan will allow you to buy a home with nearly zero down.


If the VA option is not available, you may qualify for a FHA home loan. With a FHA home loan, a borrower could buy a home with less than 5% down. In addition, the requirements are a little looser for FHA versus a conventional home loan.


If you buy a Fannie Mae foreclosure, you may qualify for a Fannie Mae Home Path home loan. This home loan program will allow you to buy a qualifying Fannie Mae foreclosure home with $100.


If you want to buy a home in a USDA area, you may qualify for a USDA Rural Development home mortgage. A USDA RD home mortgage allows a home buyer to buy a home with nearly zero down. Areas in Johnson County that qualify for a USDA home loan are Gardner, Edgerton, DeSoto and Spring Hill.


Hope this helps, Janice.  







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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Monday, April 2, 2012

I hear that it is a terrible time to sell a home in Johnson County. Is it true? How long is it taking to sell homes in Johnson County, Kansas? Is it a good time to sell my Overland Park home?

Question: I hear that it is a terrible time to sell a home in Johnson County. Is it true? How long is it taking to sell homes in Johnson County, Kansas? Is it a good time to sell my Overland Park home?
Marty N. from Overland Park, Kansas

Answer: Great question, Marty. Lets look at the facts. In the latest MLS real estate stats, 460 homes sold in Johnson County, Kansas. Looking into the stats, 52% of the homes sold within 90 days. In addition, 22% of the homes sold within 30 days and 38% sold within 60 days. The real estate stats reveal that homes are selling in Johnson County, Kansas.

After looking at the real estate stats in Johnson County, Marty, if you price your home correctly, your home should sell if you decide to sell.






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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


29 Luxury Homes Sold last month in Johnson County, Kansas - Johnson County, KS. Real Estate Stats

29 Luxury Homes Sold last month in Johnson County, Kansas - Johnson County, KS. Real Estate Stats


With 29 luxury homes sold in Johnson County and 369 homes available for sale, there is a 12.72 months supply of luxury homes for sale. When the supply is over a 6 months supply, the real estate market is considered a buyer's market. Since the supply is over a 12 months supply, the luxury home real estate market is considered a strong "Buyer's Market." 


A luxury home in Johnson County is considered real estate priced over $500,000.


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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


There is 8 months supply in Johnson County for Executive Homes meaning it is a "Buyer's Market"

There is 8 months supply in Johnson County for Executive Homes meaning it is a "Buyer's Market"


In Feburary 2012, 158 Johnson County, Kansas Executive homes sold. With 1274 executive homes for sale, there is a 8.06 months supply of executive homes for sale.


An executive home in Johnson County, Kansas is classified as a home priced in between $200-499,999).


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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Friday, February 24, 2012

I hear that in areas like Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ over half of the sales are cash sales. Is that the case in Johnson County, Kansas? How about Kansas City?

Question: I hear that in areas like Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ over half of the sales are cash sales. Is that the case in Johnson County, Kansas? How about Kansas City?
Jim K. from Shawnee, KS.


Answer: Great question, Jim. In areas where over 50% of the real estate inventory is distressed I would expect that over 50% of the real estate sales to be cash sales. Due to deferred maintenance, it is hard to obtain a mortgage loan on a distressed sale like foreclosures and short sales. 


I'm happy to report that the number of distressed sales in areas like Johnson County, KS. are not 50% of all sales. Less than 25% of the real estate sales in Johnson County, KS. are distressed sales, so it should be no surprise that only 19% of the sales are cash sales.


In January of 2012 in Johnson County, 72 or 19% of the total real estate sales were cash sales. 


As a whole, Kansas City has a fewer percentage of distressed sales than areas like Las Vegas and Phoenix.





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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

I hear that it is nearly impossible to obtain a loan on a new home right now. How are home buyers buying homes in Johnson County, Kansas? Kansas City New Homes

Question: I hear that it is nearly impossible to obtain a loan on a new home right now. How are home buyers buying homes in Johnson County, Kansas?
Derrick L. from Lenexa, Kansas


Answer: Great question, Derrick. Although, it is more difficult to obtain a new home mortgage than it was 3 years ago, home buyers are obtaining home mortgages. Out of 39 new homes sold in January 76% of the new home purchases were bought with conventional financing. Only 5% of the new homes bought in January were bought with cash.




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

Another blog post written by:
The Real Estate Wizard of Kansas City
The Real Estate Wizards of Kansas City

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.
Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm 17 years old and I attend Johnson County Community College. I have been renting an apartment for the past 7 months and I want to buy a small home before next semester. I will still be 17. Can I buy a home in Johnson County, Kansas?

Question: I'm 17 years old and I attend Johnson County Community College. I have been renting an apartment for the past 7 months and I want to buy a small home before next semester. I will still be 17. Can I buy a home in Johnson County, Kansas?
Jackie from Overland Park, Kansas.




Answer: Sorry, Jackie to be the bearer of bad news. No, an individual that is a minor can not sign a legally enforceable document like a real estate contract. You can have a trust setup on your behalf. The trust could hold the property until you reach of age. You will need to consult an attorney regarding setting up the trust.




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

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Premier Realty 

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We have 3 easy steps to find you the perfect home . Click here to get started, today!

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Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.

Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


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Sunday, February 12, 2012

By Taking Our Johnson County, KS. Home Off the Real Estate Market Then Re-Listing, We Can Prevent Home Buyers from seeing that Our Home has been on the Real Estate Market for over 8 Months, Right?

By Taking Our Johnson County, KS. Home Off the Real Estate Market Then Re-Listing, We Can Prevent Home Buyers from seeing that Our Home has been on the Real Estate Market for over 8 Months, Right?

Question: Our rural Johnson County, KS. home has been on the market for approximately eight months now. I suggested to my wife that we take it off the market and re-list this coming spring or summer. It will also help our home look fresh on the MLS. My wife felt we should keep it on the market. Our home is located in the rural area and gets very little traffic. Our Realtor said it wouldn’t matter with the listing.

Buyers who view our home will notice that it has been on the market 8 months. By taking our home off the market, buyers may miss that it has been on the market so long when we re-list it, right?
What do you think?
Alan P. from rural Johnson County

Answer: Sorry to break the bad news. Our MLS in Kansas City makes it easy for real estate agents and their buyers to view the total days on the market. In addition, the Kansas City Heartland MLS, provides a link for the MLS history of its listings, including seeing price changes and cancellations. The days on the market may get reset if it is off the market 75 days, but this will not change the history. Real estate agents in Kansas City routinely look at the days on the market and the MLS history. By taking your market off the market, you will not mask how many days your home has been on the real estate market.

I would have your real estate agent provide you a pricing analysis and then aggressively price your home to sell. We have had a mild winter and rural properties priced right and show well are selling.



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

Blog post written by the Dowell Taggart Team of RE/MAX Premier Realty 

Comments are appreciated! Go ahead and add your 2 cents . . .
We have 3 easy steps to find you the perfect home . Click here to get started, today!

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Short sales, foreclosures, luxury homes, investor homes, first time home buyer homes, land, investment properties and move up buyers.

Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Prairie Village, Basehor, Tonganoxie, Lansing, Leavenworth, Spring Hill, Eudora, De Soto, Edgerton, Platte City, Smithville, Gladstone, Liberty, Riverside, Independence, Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Raymore, Belton, Grandview, Raytown, Waldo and the surrounding Kansas City communities.


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