realtor: 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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realtor: 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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realtor: 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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realtor: 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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realtor: 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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realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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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realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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)

realtor: 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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realtor: Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 12 of 12 A Checklist - 12/09/09 12:59 AM
Great blog about Fire Safety I had to re-blog:

Home Fire Safety For First Time Home Buyers Part 12 of 12 A Checklist, if your a First Time Home Buyer or a Move up Home Buyer, fire safety sure should be a major concern to you, and your family.
 

 
 
The U.S. has one of the highest fire death rates in the industrialized world. Home fires sure can endup causen death and injury. Last year in the United States. There were 3,320 folks that lost their lives as a result of fires. There were 16,705 folks injured … (1 comments)

realtor: First Time Home Buyers Rebound the Market - 12/09/09 12:20 AM
Great First Time Home Buyers Market Info:

I was very surprised to see the statistics that the number of first-time home buyers rose to 47 percent of all home sales from 41 percent of transactions in last year's study, and was the highest on record dating back to 1981.  Moving from the previous high of 44% set in 1991.With these first time home buyers they also ended up buying houses in the median price range of 156,000 down 10,000 from the year previous.  Most of those first timers financed their home with FHA financing which seems to be the norm … (4 comments)

realtor: Dispelling the Myth -- Why Real Estate Agents Aren't (Exactly) Used Car Salesmen - 12/06/09 11:13 PM
Great Blog from Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor:

Who hasn't heard that age old putdown:  Real Estate Agents are akin to Used Car Salespeople?
Well, today . . . I heard something that may DISPEL that myth.
I had been consulting with buyers for about an hour when I was told: 
We wish we had an agent representing us when we bought our car! Apparently, they got hosed!
Hmmm . . . got me thinking.
Car salespeople can work AGAINST you to get the dealership THEIR price.  They go into the "back room" to talk to the manager to see if … (3 comments)

realtor: City Data: Platte City MO - 12/06/09 10:38 PM
Population in July 2008: 4,806. Population change since 2000: +24.3%

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Platte-City-Missouri.html#ixzz0YyTx8yrA
 
Information Provided by:  http://www.city-data.com/city/Platte-City-Missouri.html
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