real estate: Leavenworth KS Community Events for Jan 2010 - 01/08/10 11:45 PM
Come and enjoy Leavenworth KS, new to the area or a life long resident, hope to see you there!
 

 

 
 
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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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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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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
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real estate: NEW LISTING: 939 Ottawa St. Leavenworth KS 66048 - $99,000 - 12/17/09 03:48 PM

New Listing:  939 Ottawa St  Leavenworth KS 66048 - $99,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Story
HUGE 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 story with bonus room & large yard. Beautiful remodel includes tile kitchen floor, new carpet, paint, updated baths , some new fixtures, newer roof, new heating & cooling systems, new windows, new sewer line. Water heater & drains cleaned & maintanced. Beautiful original Grand staircase leads to original hrdwds upstairs.
 
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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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)

real estate: Terms: Down Payment - 12/16/09 02:04 PM
 
Terms are often overlooked because people are so preoccupied with price in this economy. However, they are, in many cases, just as important as price. I often have buyers question what difference the size of their down payment makes to the seller, since the money is just as green if it comes from the lender is it did their bank account. In a zero sum world, this is true. But context is important, and there is an immutable law that cannot be avoided:
Guarantees cost money. Certainty costs money. 
If you are going to put 20% or more down on … (0 comments)

real estate: Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 4 of 12 GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS - 12/16/09 10:18 AM
 
Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 4 of 12 GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS, Baker Home Commercial Properties Inspections and Consulting, would like to ask folks alover America to think about Prevention, Detection, and Escape this Holiday Season, and throughout the year, to avoid having or survive a fire in your home. If affer your very best efforts, if you and your family should end up having a fire, being able to Detect a fire early will help improve your family's ability to safely Escape your home.
 

 
 
 
When using a live Christmas … (1 comments)

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)

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)

real estate: TRADE UP! 5 Reasons why this is the BEST market to upgrade! - 12/15/09 10:04 AM
 

Have you thought about getting that bigger, better house in a better neighborhood?  


NOW IS THE TIME!
Whether you need more space, want to upgrade your location, or for any other reason, the current real estate market presents a unique opportunity to capitalize by trading up! 
5 reasons why this is the best market to trade up!
1. You will make money NOW on the trade!  

Here's how this works. You currently own a condo that was worth $1,000,000 three years ago, and now it's worth $700,000 (that's right, it's gone down 30%!).  You … (1 comments)

real estate: Zillow Announces Rental Listings! - 12/15/09 09:07 AM
Do you have a home for rent?  Read below from Zillow:

I have an investment property in Florida. In the last three years, twice I’ve listed it for sale. Twice I’ve ended up renting it. Twice I’ve relied on my agentto help me with the decision making that took me down this path to simply get the home occupied. It is a big reality that today’s real estate market is forcing many people, like myself, to wear the landlord hat because of market conditions.
Today I am excited to announce that Zillow is expanding its marketing services to not only … (0 comments)

real estate: Make Over Your Home - Creating a Focal Point - 12/15/09 08:45 AM
Re-blog, by: Anthony Stokes-Pereira
 

Like a fine painting, every room has a focal point. It's the element that draws your eye first, and invites you for a closer look.
The focal point defines the room's ambiance and underscores the room's purpose. It makes you want to enter, and enjoy the room to sit and relax, study, watch videos, sleep, make conversation, play or whatever the room is designed to do.
By establishing what your focal point is going to be, you have an easier time decorating the rest of your room, because the other furnishings will fit around it.
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real estate: Please Leave! 5 Reason's to Hit the Road when your House is being Shown - 12/11/09 04:46 AM
 
If you have your home listed for sale and I show up with a potential buyer...please leave!  Go for a walk with dog, take the mail up to to the corner or go for a ride in your car.  Nothing shortens up the time a prospective buyer(s) will spend in a home than the homeowners being home...even the quiet ones who sit in the den and try to blend in with the proverbial woodwork (and you know who you are!)
I feel strongly about this.  What happens to the buyer when the owner is home?  I have witnessed a few … (3 comments)

real estate: 18 Things a seller needs to make a part of their moving checklist - 12/10/09 08:27 PM
 
Send change of address to:
* Post Office: give forwarding address
* Charge accounts, credit cards
* Subscriptions: notice requires several weeks
* Friends and relatives
* Bank: transfer funds, arrange check-cashing in new city
* Insurance: life, health, and auto
* Automobile: transfer of car title registration and driver's license
* Utility companies (gas, electric, water, telephone, cable): arrange for refunds of any deposits and service in new home.
* Cancel/change newspaper delivery
* School records: ask for copies or tranfer of children's records
* Health: medical, dental, prescription histories
And don't forget to:
* Empty freezer: … (1 comments)

real estate: Inspecting Water Heaters - Part 1 - 12/10/09 07:39 PM
Great info:

Inspecting Water Heaters - Part 1Water heaters are one of those modern conveniences that most folks take for granted. That is, until something goes wrong. As Murphy's Law would have it, this will be the major appliance that will head south shortly after moving into your new home. This often becomes a major bone of contention when dealing with home warranty companies. The serial plate reveals a lot of information, if you know how to read it. The serial number reveals the age. This water heater was manufactured 7/99 and is 10 years old. The capacity is 40 … (0 comments)

real estate: Mortgage Guideline Changes - A Summary Of Changes Over The Last Few Years That Consumers Need To Know - 12/10/09 07:12 PM
 
Since the beginning of the financial crisis, several significant changes have occured with mortgage guidelines.  A summary of these mortgage guideline changes is imperative to helping consumers understand what changes that have taken place over the last few years may affect their ability to obtain a new mortgage loan. 
Contrary to popular belief, the guideline changes have involved a lot more than just higher credit score requirements.  In fact, one could argue that credit scores have perhaps been the least significant factor that has changed.   This assumption is perhaps my biggest reason for writing this article.  Many buyers I encounter today, … (0 comments)

real estate: From the National Association of Realtors: 5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor - 12/10/09 04:45 PM

I love to find helpful tips for sellers and buyers.  Today as I was catching up on my reading, I found an article from the National Association of Realtors:  5 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor.
The story outlined good points to consider when hiring a contractor to save you time and money.  Lets review:
1. Asking the contractor to itemize your bill will help you compare prices of different contractors, and save you money.
2.  Ask the contractor if this is an estimate or fixed price.  Again, hopefully saving you money in the long run and weeding … (3 comments)

real estate: New Standardized Good Faith Estimate Effective January 1 2010 - 12/09/09 05:47 PM
 
For the longest time, there was no standardization in good faith estimates presented by Lenders when a loan application is made by a borrower. No standarization here means some lenders disclose a variety of information on the previous GFE while others do not disclose at all. In efforts to facilitate a better shopping experience for the consumers, HUD requires all lenders use the new standardized format for Good Faith Estimates effective January 1 2010.
At first glance, the standardized format of the Good Faith Estimate is easy to read, understand and digest by the average borrower.

The summary … (0 comments)

real estate: Facebook Fan Page! - 12/09/09 05:03 PM
The social media is taking us by storm!  Just made a Facebook Fan Page, very excited about this new venture!  Please join:
Trisha Pennington's Facebook Fan Page
 
Send me your fan page links and I'll join!
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