kansas city real estate: Have You Hugged Your Snow Shovel Today? - 01/23/11 08:57 AM
WOW - this is a real eye opener this morning.  Seller beware - if your house is on the market - SHOVEL THE SIDEWALK.  Great post I had to re-blog!

Many years ago, I shared an office with a very sweet woman who was married to one of Washington, DC's toughest lawyers.  He was sort of famous - the kind of guy that litigants would hire so the other side couldn't have him.
Well, one day, this very sweet woman was showing houses after a snow storm.  And one of them had a layer of snow and ice on the … (2 comments)

kansas city real estate: 3 Reasons Your Sellers Need to Change or Upgrade the Dining Room Fixture - 01/23/11 07:52 AM
Good little tip for sellers placing their home on the market.  Nothing says old and outdated like Gold fixtures.  For fairly minimal cost old fixtures can be replaced easily. This simple tip will help update the house for todays buyers!


Almost every house that I have taken Buyers to see has had some type of lighting fixture in the diningroom.  Every Buyer has inspected the light fixture to determine how much they love it.  Knowing this, if your client is putting her house on the market,  there are three reasons for upgrading and/or changing the dining room light fixture. 
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kansas city real estate: 3 real estate investing secrets explained - 01/17/11 12:52 PM
I hear many people that are new to the investing of real estate ascpect, and think they know everything there is to know.  Well yes, it can be somewhat easy if you know what to buy and how to make a profit off of these properties.  Here are 3 investing secrets explained.

I work with a lot of real estate investors. One person, who has been exteremly successful, has shared with me his
3  real estate investing secrets explained.
1) Make sure that your primary residence is not an investment; it is primarily a place for your family to live. … (2 comments)

kansas city real estate: Why do people wait so long before trying a Short Sale? - 01/17/11 08:00 AM
This morning I had decided to look for articles about short sales.  So many sellers know nothing about them and how they can potentially help you sell your home before it goes into foreclosure.  If you find yourself falling behind and having trouble making payments contact your lender, they have different options to help you.  But stay on top of it. These banks are swarmed with phone calls and paperwork.  Dont give up!

I have seen so many bank foreclosed properties that were never on the market.  How does this happen?  In the present market, there is really no reason … (7 comments)

kansas city real estate: Question: What’s Different About Buying a Short Sale or Foreclosure? - 01/17/11 07:46 AM
When showing clients homes, the discussion of buying short sales and foreclosures usually comes up. Here is an article I found on the ActiveRain network by a fellow Realtor describing the differences of them.  Hope this helps!

I often hear this question from buyers, even if they’ve bought real estate in the past. Never has there been such a large percentage of distressed sales available to consider, and understanding the nuances is an important part of purchasing decision.     
Regular Sale The seller is the owner of the property, and the person making decisions on any offers received. They typically … (7 comments)

kansas city real estate: Homebuying Advice - Talk to the Neighbors - 01/15/11 01:05 PM
Wow - great article for buyers looking for a new home.  Go and introduce your self to the neighbors, and see what kind of information you can get about the neighborhood, the house, the schools, and maybe even the neighbors themselves. Writen by Benjamin Clark - follow his link to the article he wrote in the Chicago Tribune.

One of the things I recommend Buyers do when considering an offer on a home, or that they do as part of their due diligence, is make contact with the surrounding neighbors.
For one thing, they will tell you all kinds of things … (1 comments)

kansas city real estate: What Is a Home Warranty and Why Do I need one? - 01/15/11 12:53 PM
Here is a wonderful article about Home Warranties and the importance of getting one when you buy a new home.  Writen by Lora "Leah" Stern, Realtor Suffern, Rockland County NY

What Is a Home Warranty and Why Do I need one?
Your home is probably your single biggest investment.  For most new home buyers the last thing they need to worry about is an unexpected repair that can seriously strain their budget.  For peace of mind and as added protection against anything major that might go wrong with a homes major systems, it's a good idea to get a home … (3 comments)

kansas city real estate: 4 Bedroom Masterpiece with Equestrian Facilities and Lake - $519,000 - 01/11/10 01:01 AM
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kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 945 Hickory Dr. Tonganoxie KS 66086 - $165,950 - 12/20/09 05:46 PM
 
 
New Listing:  945 Hickory Dr. Tonganoxie KS 66086 - $165,950
3 Bed, 2 Bath, Tri Level
WOW, STOP RIGHT THERE, THIS IS YOUR DREAM HOME!  Come inside to this large 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Tri Level!  This home is what you are looking for, Large rooms, large halls, wide stairway, and superb fenced in yard!  And best of all...its the least expensive one in the neighborhood!  What a deal!  Home has been completely repainted on the inside, new staging to come!
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
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kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 602 N 12th St Leavenworth KS 66048 - $125,000 - 12/20/09 05:33 PM
 
 
New Listing:  609 N. 12th St.  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $125,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath, Ranch
When can you buy a 3 year old home for $125k? RIGHT NOW! Take a look at this 4 Bed, 2 Bath just under 2000 sq ft home with beautiful wrap around deck for entertaining. Large storage space 16x20 in basement. Plenty of parking space in the back. New, new, new. You wont be disappointed! Bank Owned. Appraised for $135k. Move in with equity!
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
trishap@trishap.com
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kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 1605 Vilas St. Leavenworth KS 66048 - $119,900 - 12/20/09 05:22 PM

New Listing:  1605 Vilas St.  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $119,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath, Raised Ranch
Beautiful 3 Bed RR. Cute on the outside, but pure elegance on the inside! New flooring through the main level, new stove, & an updated bath. Large family room in the lower level and large level backyard. Seller is willing to give $5000 towards a second bath to be installed in basement with accepted offer. Close to new school being built on 20th.
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
trishap@trishap.com
602 … (4 comments)

kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 106 Limit St Leavenworth KS 66048 - $120,000 - 12/20/09 04:53 PM

 
New Listing:  106 Limit St.  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $120,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath, Split Entry
BRAND NEW! All new windows, entry doors, sliding glass door, gutters, down spouts, paint, trim, all flooring, plumbing, shutoff valves, burst proof hoses, railing, motion sensor lights, ceiling fans, counter tops, glass top stove, dishwasher, tub/shower insert, toilets, doors, A coil on air conditioner, control valve on H20 tank, furnace is 1yr old
 
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
trishap@trishap.com
602 Delaware St. Leavenworth KS 66048 
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kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 1317 Cherokee St. Leavenworth KS 66048 - $120,000 - 12/20/09 04:45 PM

New Listing:  1317 Cherokee St.  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $120,000
3 Bed, 1.5 Bath, Ranch
Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 1 Car Detached Garage one level living at its best! Remarkable oak hardwood floors flow thru this 1472 sq ft home. Enjoy a winters night by the beautiful brick gas fireplace, or a rest on the back deck looking out to the woods where many deer are seen. Cedar shingle siding, custom Fosters Cabs, & updated plumbing.
 
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
trishap@trishap.com
602 Delaware St. … (0 comments)

kansas city real estate: NEW LISTING: 509 Topeka Ave Leavenworth KS 66048 - $145,000 - 12/20/09 04:36 PM

New Listing:  509 Topek Ave  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $145,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath, Raised Ranch
Come see this spectacular 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Raised Ranch today! Home features large living room, dining room, and family room. New paint inside and out updates this home perfectly! Relax on back deck while Fido enjoys the huge fenced in yard! Seller is a Licensed Realtor.
 
 
Trisha Pennington - "Holding the Keys to Your Dream Home" 
REALTOR - Coldwell Banker Reilly & Sons
913.683.9535
www.trishap.com 
trishap@trishap.com
602 Delaware St. Leavenworth KS 66048 
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kansas city real estate: How to Earn Ds and Fs: Let a Professional Stager Tutor You! - 12/16/09 02:20 PM
 
Listing a house:  It's like sending a child off to school.  You hope they've received the right preparation and developed excellent study habits so they will earn straight A+s, go to an Ivy League School, and successfully pursue the career of their dreams.  If they need help along the way, you'd get them a tutor, wouldn't you?

You're so proud of your new listing.  You've given the Sellers checklists of things they need to do:  repaint the kids' bedrooms; power wash the deck; farm out the pets.  You're now ready for the MLS photos because the house is clean and neat … (0 comments)

kansas city real estate: Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 3 of 12 Electrical Safety - 12/15/09 11:20 AM
 
Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 3 of 12 Electrical Safety, Baker Home Commercial Properties Inspections and Consulting, would like to ask you and your family to always Practice Electrical Safety in your home. Because the most common safety problem and the most common fire starter in a Home or at a Commercial Property is electrical.
 

 
When purchasing a home, be it new construction or a previous owned home. You're going to want to know the condition of the home's electrical system. The same goes for companys that are looking to purchasing or renting … (2 comments)

kansas city real estate: Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 2 of 12 Spirit of Fire Got Mad - 12/15/09 11:17 AM
 
Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 2 of 12 Spirt of Fire Got Mad, T'was the night for Spirit of Fire

 
T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a little ole mouse. When down out of the chimney, all covered eith soot. Came the Spirit of Fire, an ugly galoot. His eyes glowed like embers, his features were stern.

 
As he looked all around him for something to burn. What he saw sure made him grumble, his anger grew higher. For there was … (1 comments)

kansas city real estate: Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 1 of 12 Fire Extinguishers - 12/15/09 11:15 AM
 
Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 1 of 12 Fire Extinguishers, seen that a home, just might be the biges purchase you and your family dose. So you should know about Home Fire Safety. This blog 12 part series will help you. Theres a link to each post, on the post before the next one. The first things to remember. Is to be sure everyone in the home has left, or is leaving your home. And be sure the Fire Department has been called, before you ever begin to fight a small fire. I repeat fight a … (3 comments)

kansas city real estate: 10 Tips to Help Take the Stress Out of Home Buying - 11/23/09 08:46 PM
Great tips for home buyers:

Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home,  keep in mind these 10 Tips for making the process as peaceful and stress free as possible.
Find a Real Estate Agent who you can connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It's critical that the Realtor you choose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality. Remember, there's no "right" time to buy, just as there's no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, … (4 comments)

 
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