brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) October 2014 Home Sales Report - 11/20/14 08:45 AM
Home sales in Brookside continue to slow down, as is the usual this time of year. When the weather gets colder, and darkness falls at 5pm...interest in home-buying slows down. Still, prices are up!  Here are the home sales stats for October 2014, reflecting closed sales in zip code 64113:  
 
In October 2014, 25 homes sold.  Median list sales price was $340,000, and median sales price was $320,000 with an average of 41 days on  market.  The lowest priced home sold  was $158,000 in Armour Hills and the highest was $615,000 in Romanelli Gardens.  
 
In October 2013, 23 … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Sept 2014 Home Sales Report - 10/23/14 12:15 PM
Interesting statistics to report regarding Brookside home sales last month.  Prices are down for the month and year to date compared to 2013.  Here’s the breakdown, using single family home sales for zip code 64113:


In September 2014, 32 homes sold.  Median sales price was $289,950 and 45 days on  market.  The lowest sales price was $164,950 and the highest was $2,727,420 (that’s the highest MLS recorded sale so for this year).  Seven homes sold at $500K or higher, and there were two sales over $1million.
 
In September 2013, 27 homes sold.  The  median sales price was $346,000 … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Wine Walk - Oct 2, 2014 - 09/25/14 02:46 PM
Who knows how many of these mellow autumn evenings we have left?  Take a night off from cooking and enjoy the Brookside Wine Walk this Thursday Oct 2, 2014. The event is a benefit for Operation Breakthrough.  Festivities begin at 63rd and Brookside Blvd at 5pm.
 
Ticket prices are very reasonable--$5 in advance (by 3pm day of event) or $10 that evening.  Your ticket gets you $3 wine (red or white) from the participating restaurants and food specials.  There's a drawing for gift certificates, and some shops will be open late with discount pricing.  You are sure to bump into … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Proposed New Tax for Brookside Neighborhood of Morningside - 06/30/14 07:40 AM

Recently I read that the Morningside Neighborhood Association plans to create a CID (Community Improvement District) to generate revenue for improvements to their Brookside neighborhood.  The story in the Kansas City Star implied the proposed CID  could be connected  with bringing the streetcar route into Brookside.  This sounded odd to me, so I met with association Vice President Ryan Loehr  to find out more.
 
Morningside is a beautiful area of Brookside, with boundaries that run from 59th St to 65th St and Oak to Brookside Boulevard.  Currently the $35 annual dues are voluntary, and Ryan says less than … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) March 2014 Home Sales Report - 04/22/14 06:05 PM

Ahhh….Spring in Brookside!  The trees are blooming, flowers finally popping up and the homes look even more charming than usual surrounded with  fresh green grass and bright floral colors.  This is one reason why home sales surge in the warm weather months--curb appeal is best in spring and summer months.
 
Let’s examine Brookside single family home sales for March 2014.  There was a lower number of homes sold, but average prices are up. These figures are for the main Brookside zip code of 64113:
 
 
In March 2014, 19 homes sold.  Average median sales price was $322,500 and … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Report January 2014 - 02/24/14 07:23 AM
January home sales stats for the Brookside zip code of 64113 are in, and already we are seeing an increase in home prices compared to last year.  This is a good sign as we head into the busy spring buying season!    Let’s look at the numbers for single family homes sales in January 2014:


In January 2014, 13 homes sold.  One closed sale was for $1.445 million at 629 W 55th St.  Taking that sale out of the math equation, the average list price was $312,942 and the average sales price was $308,111.  Days on market:  62.  Using a median … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Up in 2013 - 01/22/14 01:24 PM
Another year completed...and what a year it has been for Brookside home values!  Overall, a hefty increase in average selling price from 2012. First we will look at December 2013 figures, then move on to year end statistics. The numbers below reflect single family home sales in the main Brookside (Kansas City MO) zip code of 64113:   
 
In December  2013, 21 homes sold.  Average list price was $558,667 and average sales price was $508,900.  Average days on market was 99.  
 
In December 2012, 16  homes sold at an average price of $298,788  and 88 days on the … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside) 2013 Home Sales Report - 01/19/14 09:57 AM
All year I have monitored  Armour Hills (in Brookside)  home sales stats ...and I knew the overall rise in prices would be around 10%.  Now that the data is in MLS, I am happy to report I was wrong. Average home prices went up way over 10%!  I will examine these year end numbers after we review December figures.  
 
In December  2013, 7  homes sold.  The average list price was $231,686 and the average sales price was $225,343.  Average days on market: 82.
 
In December 2012, 6  homes sold.  The average list price was $241,933 and the average … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Stats - Aug 2013 - 09/30/13 01:38 PM
On this last day of September, I’m finally getting around to post the Brookside home sales stats for August 2013.  It’s been a busy month!  No surprises here: prices continue to rise, and homes are selling faster.  
 
In Aug 2013, 33  homes sold.  The average list price was $403,543 and the average sales price was $384,255.  Average days on market: 84.
 
In Aug 2012, 31  homes sold.  The average list price was $375,358 and the average sales price was $357,238.  Average days on market: 95.
 
Continuing the trend this year, average sales prices are higher than last … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Weekend Events for Kansas City - Sept 6-8, 2013 - 09/04/13 02:40 PM
 
With the Labor Day weekend behind us, now we jump into what I call ‘festival season’ here in Kansas CIty. Besides the over-the-top  fun of the Renaissance Festival , this weekend brings us Art Westport, the Greek Fest, Prairie Village Jazz Festival and the famous Waldo Crawldo, plus a run that will tie up traffic on Sunday in the downtown/Crown Center area.  Below are the details:

Art Westport - Friday (5-9pm), Saturday (10-9pm), Sunday (11-5pm)                        
 
This is the 34th year for Art Westport, an art fair exclusive to Kansas City artists--which makes the art more affordable(for me!)  compared to the … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Armour Hills (Brookside) Homes Sales Stats - July 2013 - 08/23/13 12:44 PM
Sometimes I wonder if  readers are getting tired of me reporting every month that home sales are UP in Brookside!  Oh, not really,....it’s even good news for buyers.  Yes, you may be paying a bit more than two years ago but as a homeowner, you want to feel confident you are making a good investment!
For Armour Hills, the average sales price is way up for the month of July.  Here are the details:
In July 2013, nine homes sold.  Average list price was $296,517 and average sales price was $292,000.  Average days on market was 20.  
In July 2012,  nine … (1 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Statistics for 2012 - 01/24/13 11:47 AM
You’ve probably heard recent national news reports on how much better the housing market did in 2012 over 2011. Figures for the Kansas City area are up as well. This blog will focus on sales stats for the Brookside area, zip code 64113. Good news all around!
In 2012, 296 single family homes sold. The average list price was $354,974 and the average sales price was $337,524. Average days on market: 114.
In 2011, 211 single family homes sold. The average list price was $321,574 and the average sales price was $303,076. Average days on market: 139.
It’s worth noting six homes sold for … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Reflecting on 2012--Grateful for Clients Who Are Now Friends! - 01/02/13 09:51 AM
Although we’re into 2013, I want to take a few minutes to look back at 2012 from a business point of view. I’m proud to say that 2012 was my most successful year in real estate so far! I attribute that to my hard work and love of the job, a somewhat better economy, and motivated, educated clients who understand the current market we’re in.As I look back on last year’s business, one of my favorite things to do is think about all the new fun friends I’ve made as a result of helping them buy or sell a home. Through … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: A Blog Post about ....Me. - 11/05/12 09:10 AM
This is a strange blog topic to write, usually I’m focused on blogging about the client and real estate in general! But since I’m committed to the November blogging challenge, I'm taking it easy and writing about myself today. Here are  ten things you don’t know about me:*I used to be a DJ. Have interviewed a few famous rockers, including Elvis Costello and The Edge. Those were some fun times, being a rock ‘n roll personality!*Autumn is my favorite season.*I’m a picky eater, but love to watch foodie shows.*U2 is my favorite band.*I’ve been trying to lose ten pounds since Jan … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Statistics September 2012 - 10/19/12 12:20 PM
WOW, the figures I have to report this month for housing sales in Brookside are pretty amazing! More homes are selling, and at higher prices. Buyers believe in the value of a Brookside address...that is obvious from the increased prices and all the renovations and room additions you see while cruising through the neighborhood blocks.Here are the home sales statistics for September 2012, plus year-to-date figures. I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report on single family home sales:In September 2012, 26 homes sold. The average list price was $315,063 and the average sales price was … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Home Sales Continue Upward Trend - 09/24/12 09:02 AM
Housing sales continue to be strong in Brookside! This is positive trend that we have experienced all year. Here are the home sales statistics for August 2012, plus year-to-date figures. I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report on single family home sales: In August 2012, 31 homes sold. The average list price was $375,358 and the average sales price was $357,238. Average days on market: 95.In August 2011, 21 homes sold. The average list price was $304,262 and the average sales price was $295,040. Average days on market: 78.These stats show the housing market in … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside Home Sales Statistics - July 2012 and Year to Date - 08/23/12 06:45 AM
You’ve heard the media talk about a recovery in the housing market..we continue to experience one here in Brookside!  Here are the home sales statistics for July 2012, plus year-to-date figures.  I am using the main Brookside zip code of 64113 for this report on single family home sales: In  July 2012, 34 homes sold.  The average list price was $341,804, and the average sales price was $330,384. Average days on market:  98.In July 2011, 19  homes sold.  The average list price was $361,358 and the average sales price was $349,137.  Average days on market:  59.Almost twice as many homes sold this … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Using "FaceTime" for an Inspection - 05/29/12 07:20 AM
Recently I completed my first inspection using the FaceTime app on my Ipad.  My buyers had come to Kansas City over a three day visit, purchased a house, and started to plan a return trip for inspections.  The cost of a plane ticket was going to be over $1000…a huge sum to spend for a short 48 hour visit.  My 14 year old daughter came up with the idea of using FaceTime.
 
It worked out great!  I got the wifi password from the seller and connected with the buyers.  With each inspector (whole house, termite, chimney/fireplace), I held the Ipad … (2 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Brookside (Kansas City MO) Home Sales Statistics February 2012 - 03/14/12 08:08 AM

Hi fellow Brooksiders, here are home sales statistics for the main Brookside zip code of 64113, from February 2012.  I'm including a few pictures from the 32cd Annual Brookside St Patrick's Warm Up Parade in this post as well..it was such a picture perfect day for the  parade!

Eleven single family homes sold in February. The highest sales price was $650,000; the lowest was $169,275. The average list price was $315,266, and the average sales price was $296,289. Average days on market: 144.

In February 2011, ten homes sold. The highest sales price was $630,000, the lowest was … (0 comments)

brookside real estate agent: Why Brookside Will Always Be Trendy! - 11/29/11 03:20 PM
A couple of days ago the New York Times ran an editorial titled "The Death of the Fringe Suburb". You can read it (link below) for a few days; I am not shortening the link so if it doesn't connect you can search for it on the New York Times website:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/opinion/the-death-of-the-fringe-suburb.html?emc=eta1
The author, Christopher Bleinberger, makes several points that are relevant to our local housing market in the metro area and specifically Brookside. Much of the housing boom in the late 90s through 2006 was high-end housing in outer ring suburbs (think of all the development near 159th and Metcalf, … (0 comments)

 
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I love to write about my neighborhood, the Brookside area of Kansas City, where I live in the Armour Hills subdivision. I keep it short, simple, and to the point with articles about general real estate topics so you have current, useful information about real estate trends and news. Sometimes I write about local politics, new homes for sale, and of course, my clients! Thanks for reading! I welcome your feedback.


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