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Showing posts with label Kansas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kansas. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Kansas ranked 42nd out of the 50 states in keeping their native sons and daughters

According to a 2007 survey, only 47.9% of the native sons and daughters stay in Kansas after the age of 25. Many of the adults leave Kansas for higher education and then relocate to a job or they leave Kansas in young adulthood to find employment in a trade in another state.


Kansas ranked 42nd out of the 50 states in keeping their native sons and daughters. Looking at more recent data, the State of Kansas might be sliding a little more down the chart.


Should the State of Kansas work harder to keep its native sons and daughters?

Exhibit Showing States’ Retention of Native Sons and Daughters Age 25 or More

*Source: 2007 American Community Survey









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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What do you think of replacing TCU and West Virginia with Texas A&M and Missouri? The Big 12 Announces Their 2012 Football Schedule

What do you think of replacing TCU and West Virginia with Texas A&M and Missouri? The Big 12 Announces Their 2012 Football Schedule 


What do you think of replacing TCU and West Virginia with Texas A&M and Missouri?


The Big 12 has been waiting on the addition of West Virginia before the football schedule for 2012 is released. Now that the addition of West Virginiahas been finalized, the Big 12 Conference has released its 2012 football schedule, which does include TCU and West Virginia.



Click here to view the 2012 Big 12 Football Schedule


The first football game scheduled for the Big 12 season is between TCU and Kansas on September 15th.
TCU and West Virginia are replacing Missouri and Texas A&M, which joined the Southeastern Conference.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Help Protect the Kansas Mortgage Interest Deduction

Help Protect the Kansas Mortgage Interest Deduction  

The Kansas Legislature is currently considering a proposal to eliminate the ability of Kansans to claim the mortgage interest deduction and other tax deductions important to the housing market on their state income tax returns.

If passed, this proposal would eliminate the Kansas mortgage interest deduction (and many other tax deductions that are important to homeownership) and would cause severe harm to the Kansas housing market and the Kansas economy.

With just two clicks of your mouse and less than ten seconds of your time, you can help oppose this damaging proposal and protect the Kansas mortgage interest deduction.  
Take Action
Click here to contact your legislatures.


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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kansas University Football first Attracted Bishop Miege High School Coach, Now Player Tre Parmalee

Kansas University first hired Charlie Weis from Florida.
Charlie negotiated a good salary for the assistant coaches. The first coach Charlie hires was Tim Grunnard from Bishop Miege in Roeland Park, Kansas. Tim was the head football coach of the Miege Stags and a former Kansas City Chiefs football player. My Gardner Trailblazer's have played the Stags a couple times over the last couple years and I think Tim did a wonderful job representing the Stags. I always liked his demeanor on the sidelines.

Now that Tim is headed to Kansas University, he may have had some pull to get Tre Parmalee.
Tre Parmalee, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound receiver out of Bishop Miege High School, orally committed to the Kansas football team on Wednesday night.

Parmalee is the first commitment for new KU coach Charlie Weis. Parmalee picked KU after de-committing from Northern Illinois.
Tim Grunnard is the first hired and Tre Parmalee is the first commitment for KU.
I like the idea of getting some of the football talent from the area. This should be good to watch Tim and Tre on the KU sidelines, even though I'm a Kansas State Wildcat.




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

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Kansas University Will Announce Charlie Weis as Their New Coach

Kansas University Will Announce Charlie Weis as Their New Coach 


OK, nobody can deny that Charlie Weis has been successful in his coaching career. He has coached high school, college and at the professional level. 




Many people in Kansas City may only know his recent coaching jobs at Notre Dame, his alma matter, at the University of Florida and with the Kansas City Chiefs. Charlie has also coached for the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.


Later today, the University of Kansas, will announce Charlie Weis as their new head football coach. 


In order to build a top notch college football program, Charlie will need to find a winning formula. With the lack of 4 star high school recruits in Kansas, Charlie will need to find recruits from other states and from the junior college ranks. That means Charlie will need to out recruit Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Missouri, Texas and instate rival Kansas States.


Do you think Charlie Weis will find a winning formula for Kansas?


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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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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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Home Prices Continue to Fall - Exclude Distressed Sales and Kansas Homes are Appreciating

Home Prices Continue to Fall - Exclude Distressed Sales and Kansas Homes are Appreciating

According to the CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI), national home
prices, including distressed sales, also declined by 3.9% on a
year-over-year basis in October 2011 compared to October 2010. 
This follows a decline of 3.8% in September 2011 compared to
September 2010.  Excluding distressed sales, year-over-year
prices declined by 0.5% in October 2011 compared to October 2010
and by 2.1% in September 2011 compared to September 2010. 
Distressed sales include short sales and real estate owned (REO)
transactions.      

Highlights as of October 2011
-  Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest
appreciation were:  West Virginia (+4.8%), South Dakota (+3.1%),
New York (+3.0%), District of Columbia (+2.4%) and Alaska
(+2.1%).

-  Including distressed sales, the five states with the greatest
depreciation were: Nevada (-12.1%), Illinois (-9.4%), Arizona
(-8.1%), Minnesota (-7.9%) and Georgia (-7.3%).

-  Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the highest
appreciation were: South Carolina (+4.6%), Maine (+3.1%), New
York (+3.1%), Alaska (+2.9%) and Kansas (+2.8%).

-  Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the greatest
depreciation were: Nevada (-8.8%), Arizona (-7.0%), Minnesota
(-5.7%), Delaware (-3.9%) and Georgia (-3.6%).

-  Including distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change
in the national HPI (from April 2006 to October 2011) was -32.0%.
 Excluding distressed transactions, the peak-to-current change in
the HPI for the same period was -22.4%.

-  Of the top 100 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) measured
by population, 78 are showing year-over-year declines in October,
two fewer than in September.


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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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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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

President Obama Visits Osawatomie, Kansas to Deliver Economic Speach

President Obama Visits Osawatomie, Kansas to Deliver Economic Speach



President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, KS., this afternoon at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt.


Roosevelt spoke in the very same town more than 100 years ago on Aug. 31, 1910, where he presented his vision for America and the coming 1912 election.

Sound familiar?

That's by design.

The White House says it spent a month planning and choosing this location and that there are parallels between how working class families felt then and now.

President Obama is supposed to land at KCI late this morning and take a motorcade through Missouri and Northern Johnson County. Obama will speak in the Osawatomie High School Gym at 1:00 p.m. Osawatomie, Kansas is 30 minutes south of Olathe, Kansas and over an hour from KCI airport.

If you were not one of the brave souls who stood in line to get tickets to the event, don't worry. Most of the major tv channels will broadcast the economic speach.

The event will be steaming live on the Internet at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live


Read more: Fox News



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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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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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Despite Rise in DUI-Related Deaths, MADD Gives Kansas a Five Star Rating

Despite Rise in DUI-Related Deaths, MADD Gives Kansas a Five Star Rating

Despite a rise in DUI-related deaths, Motthers Against Drunk Driving recently announced this week that they had bestowed a 5 star rating for DUI countermeasures on the state of Kansas. Kansas is one of five states receiving this honor. The rating is based on Kansas laws requiring breath interlock devices for all convicted drunk drivers, operating sobriety checkpoints, escalating penalties for driving while intoxicated with children in the car, using "no refusal" methods of apprehending suspected drunk drivers, and revoking licenses through administrative processes.

Missouri earned three stars and doesn't mandate interlock devices after one DUI or have harsher penalties for DUIs with children present.
The other four states receiving the five star ranking are Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska and Utah.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Kansas saw a rise in DUI-related deaths between 2006 and 2009.



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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Kansas State Basketball Tickets for the Alabama Crimson Game at the Sprint Center will be on sale at 4 Area Hy-Vee Stores

Kansas State Basketball Tickets for the Alabama Crimson Game at the Sprint Center will be on sale at 4 Area Hy-Vee Stores 





Kansas State Athletics and the Kansas City Catbackers are joining forces to pack the Sprint Center in KC with KSU purple for the Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic with Alabama on Dec. 17 by selling tickets on site at several Kansas City Area Hy-Vee store locations this Saturday, November 19.

The groups will be selling tickets from 9 a.m. to noon for just $10 at four Kansas City metro Hy-Vee locations, including stores at 8301 North St. Clair Avenue in Kansas City, 6655 Martway in Mission, KS., 18101 West 119th Street in Olathe, KS., and 7620 State Line Road in Prairie Village, Kansas. 

Fans will also be able to purchase discounted $20 tickets to the Iowa State football game set for Dec. 3.
For more information on these ticketing opportunities, please contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 221.CATS or go online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets



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!

kansas city real estate network - dowell taggart team
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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Monday, September 5, 2011

Kansas Foreclosure Laws - How to Stop a Kansas Foreclosure - What is a Short Sale?


Kansas Foreclosure Laws - How to Stop a Kansas Foreclosure - What is a Short Sale?

Kansas is a judicial foreclosure mortgage state with no non-judicial foreclosures available. All foreclosures in Kansas are processed through the courts. The foreclosure sale for Kansas properties held at the courthouse steps around 130 days into the proceedings. A Kansas homeowner has typically 90 days from the sale date to redeem the sale at the sheriffs office.

The best way to prevent a Kansas from foreclosure is to short sale it prior to the sale date.

A short sale is when the mortgage lender allows a property to be sold for less than the amount owed on a mortgage and takes a loss. A short sale is important because in Kansas a deficiency judgment is allowed. When the bank accepts a short sale, they are agreeing to release the foreclosure and possible future judgements. If a mortgage lender forecloses on a property, they can attach a deficiency judgment. The Kansas City Real Estate Network can assist Kansas homeowners with a short sale.

If you have questions about a foreclosure, we recommend consulting an attorney.

How to stop a real estate foreclosure in Kansas ---> Stop Foreclosure Now!

Some common questions:

Q) When does the sheriff come to the door and evict the Kansas homeowner?

A) The sheriff will be sent to the home after foreclosure date and the redemption period are completed. This period is typically 90 days to 1 year after the sale date.

Q) Can a Kansas homeowner sell a home after foreclosure?

A) A Kansas homeowner can sell the property during the redemption period. Any amount over the redemptive quote can be kept by the homeowner.

Q) I have heard horror stories about delays in processing short sales in Kansas. Are they true?

A) Some of the horror stories are true. We have done so many short sales that we made a science of completing them. Most delays due to not completing the required paperwork in a timely matter. One  lender told us that it takes the typical homeowner 60 days to complete and send in the proper paperwork. That is to long when the typical buyer wants to close within 45 days.

We do short sale in the following Kansas cities:
Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa, Leawood, Prairie Village, Gardner, Merriam. Mission, Roeland Park, De Soto, Spring Hill, Fairway, Mission Hills, Edgerton, Westwood, Lake Quivira, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods, Louisburg, Paola, Hillsdale, Bonner Springs, Leavenworth, Lansing, Tonganoxie, Basehor, Piper, Linwood,  and Kansas City.



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For a reason...should we talk?

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

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Friday, August 26, 2011

The Kansas City Real Estate Network of RE/MAX Premier Realty is excited about the new RE/MAX logo

The Kansas City Real Estate Network likes the new RE/MAX logo. The new logo was first introduced recently at the International Broker Owners Convention in Los Angeles, California. At the broker convention, Dave Liniger, founder of RE/MAX International, stated that RE/MAX is number one in the real estate sales arena in virtually every way and this new logo is symbolic of that achievement. Liniger stated that RE/MAX is number one in market share, agent productivity, brand name awareness, national advertising, internet lead generation, professional education and in the minds of buyers and sellers.






The Kansas City Real Estate Network of RE/MAX Premier Realty is excited about the new RE/MAX logo and will begin using it immediately in their advertising and personal promotion. 




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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