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By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 18
This fellow lives in the Topeka Zoo in the giraffes' little habitat.  It sort of reminded me of the part in Seabiscuit where they put a monkey in his stable to keep him company.  The bird and the giraffes seem to happily coexist in the large mammals section, and I think this is a "companion bird"...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 11
In 1961, I graduated from Topeka High School, in a class with an amazing bunch of kids who grew into some pretty amazing adults.  And this past weekend, we held our Golden Reunion.  It started off with a gathering Friday night, where we all decided that they should have much larger print on the n...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 12
For the last several days, I've been looking for some good old Kansas beef cattle to photograph.  I've seen a few, but they were along the Kansas Turnpike as we were speeding by at the 80 or so miles an hour speed limit.  But this little guy, who lives at the Topeka Zoo, will have to do for toda...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 14
Friday Fotos:  Topeka High School Tower This is the bell tower over the main entrance to Topeka High School, my alma mater.  I remembered it as being a pretty place, and was wondering what it would look like after many years.  It's still a pretty awesome structure.  The reunion festivities began ...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 9
When I was growing up in Topeka Kansas in the 1950's, Potwin was a neighborhood of big old Victorian and Queen Ann homes that had become rather thin at the elbows, often used as boarding houses or broken up into apartments.  Now the neighborhood has blossomed, with some of the most beautiful rest...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 28
I have six weeks to lose fifty pounds and get a major face lift.  Yes, it's coming up.  It's not just a class reunion, it's a "0" year class reunion. So sweetie and I are planning a "Two for the Road" thing - not in my comfortable Lexus with a giant trunk and lots of room and a navigation system,...
By Paul Franciskato
(Asset Brokering Services)
Comments 6
By Jonathan Bell
(Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.)
Comments 5
Google is no more... In an unprecedented decision Google, Inc. has decided to change it's name to Topeka, Inc. in honor of the city's recent decision to change it's name to Google, Kansas.  As April Fool's Day pranks go, this one is a doozy. Not because of any confusion over the name (I'm sure mo...
By Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital
(Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 23
Yep, it's true.  I learned yesterday listening to National Public Radio that my old home town has a new name. On March 1 of this year, the Mayor issued a proclamation that changed the name of Topeka, Kansas (the name is an Indian word that means "a good place to dig potatoes") to Google, Kansas. ...
By Becky S. Burghart, President of Topeka Association of REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®)
Comments 0
http://cjonline.com/news/local/2010-01-05/topeka_housing_market_lauded The above link is an article posted by the Topeka Capital Journal online.  In the article, Barbara Corcoran, a consultant for the Today show, named Topeka as the number three city in the country to buy a home, behind South Ben...
By Nelly Korbut
(Franchase)
Comments 4
This adorable little home has a remodeled kitchen, new windows, new HVAC, new appliances, new hot water heater, new carpet and new paint. Its' best features include hardwood floors and a large cedar walk-in closet in the master bedroom! Roof and siding are 7 years old. The garage needs roof repai...
By Peter Twain
(Progress)
Comments 2
 This adorable little home has a remodeled kitchen, new windows, new HVAC, new appliances, new hot water heater, new carpet and new paint. Its' best features include hardwood floors and a large cedar walk-in closet in the master bedroom! Roof and siding are 7 years old. The garage needs roof repa...
By Becky S. Burghart, President of Topeka Association of REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®)
Comments 0
I thought it would be interesting to share the following information provided by our Association as it pertains to the Topeka Kansas Real Estate Market for 2008 Year‐end. •  Sales are down approximately 18% from 2007 • Listings input for the year are also down 16%, which indicates a fairly stable...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
Comments 0
As we can see in the median table below, Topeka Kansas Real Estate has in July, year after year has had SOLD prices being a very high percentage of the asking (list) price.  Topeka Homes for Sale in July have been selling with fewer DOM (Days on Market) the past two years. Period   List Mean    ...
By Becky S. Burghart, President of Topeka Association of REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®)
Comments 0
Attention Topeka KS home buyers:  As a Top Real Estate Agent in the Topeka KS area, I keep abreast of the Real Estate Market activities that impact our local real estate market and I am happy to report that today March 18, 2008 interest rates for home loans DROPPED TODAY.  Some local lenders as l...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
Comments 2
December 2007 Topeka Kansas Real Estate and the surrounding area SOLD's was only 196 homes vs. 252 last month.  The average DOM (Days on Market) was 64 days vs. 72 days in Novemeber so homes closed a little quicker.  $125,191 was the Topeka area homes average SOLD price vs. $123,355 in November. ...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
Comments 1
416 N. Topeka Ave Carbondale Kansas For Lease or Sale 416 N. Topeka Ave., Carbondale, KS 66414 View Map Sometimes when sellers have a property they may want to both list a property For Lease and For Sale. That way if the tenant comes first to lease the place, the seller decides to take the listi...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
Comments 8
Sometimes, when a home is remodeled, you want to remodel it again before you move in, but this owner did it right. The kitchen is light and airy with a neat backsplash area for the counters and they put cool light fixtures in. Decorators can come to this home for tips. They left the beautiful har...
By Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes
(At Home Kansas / www.AskRobLang.com)
Comments 0
Topeka Kansas Real Estate and surrounding area SOLD's showed 245 homes for the month of October 2007.  That is (incredibly) up from September's 243.  It looks like in the Topeka area we could have 2007 pass the number of SOLD homes in all three of the previous three years.  Read on...Month: Oct 2...
By Becky S. Burghart, President of Topeka Association of REALTORS®
(Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®)
Comments 0
Dear Mr and Mrs Buyer or Seller:It is interesting to see how the market has done month to month especially with the turn of events in the lending market.  If you have been approved for a loan a couple of months ago, you might want to double check to see if you STILL qualify before finding the hom...

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