Thursday, February 26, 2009

How Do I Find The Right House and Make An Offer?

Real Estate Corner…

Q. How Do I Find The Right House And Make An Offer?

A. I recommend that you make a wish list of everything you would like to have in a new house. Then make a list of everything you don’t like in your current home. These two lists will give you a good idea of where to start, and help you analyze your needs.

Buying a home requires making some compromises. You may not get everything you want, but make sure to get what you need. For example, when buying a home, the neighborhood should be your main consideration. Is the house in a neighborhood that you like and feel safe? Will you have a reasonable commute to work? Does it have a good school system? (Not only is this important if you have children; it will impact the resale value of your home down the road.) Does the area have the amenities that you’re looking for (parks, stores, and library) within a few miles?

Buying a house is a big financial investment and commitment for many years. Before you make an offer, ask yourself if you can afford the house? Be cautious. If you are buying or selling a home and need competent and caring representation, please call me at 816-875-1661.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Chill Out KC"

Are you looking for some things to do? Visit From a list of 33 FREE THINGS TO DO to some fabulous discounts on dining, theater and many other attractions, it's certain to keep you busy until Spring fills the air.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

To Buy or Not To Buy...Is it the Question?

To buy or not to buy? Do we or don't we? Have you ever looked back and thought, 'gee, I wish I would have bought that...look what it's worth today'? We think 2009 is posturing to be a great year to buy real estate. We are still at historically low interest rates, prices are low and the government is looking to offer a stimulous tax credit. We already have a $7,500.00 tax credit for first time home buyers who purchase a home before July 1st and are waiting to hear what the stimulous package will offer as well. The conditions to buy simply couldn't be much better. Contrary to popular belief, lenders are lending money. You do need steady employment, a reasonable credit rating and as little as 3.5% downpayment for FHA and 5% for Conventional financing. Don't look back wishing you would have...when we can show you how. Give us a call to see if the time is right for you 816-875-1661.

Lee's Summit - Made the 2009 BusinessWeek's List of Best Places To Raise Your Kids?

In case you haven't heard, Lee's Summit has been named to the list of top towns for 2009 to raise your kids by NewsWeek. They rated towns on the following criteria: "towns with at least 50,000 residents and a median family income between $40,000 and $100,000. We then narrowed the list of towns using the following weighted criteria: school performance; number of schools; household expenditures; crime rates; air quality; job growth; family income; museums, parks, theaters, and other amenities; and diversity. We weighted school performance and safety most heavily, but also gave strong weight to amenities and affordability".

Thursday, February 5, 2009

10923 Blackwell Road, Lee's Summit, Missouri

PERFECT HOME WANTED! This custom built fantastic 1.5 Story all Brick Home delivers and is inviting you to come take a look. Quality througout with a very open floorplan & beautiful hardwoods. Abundant Walk In Closets & Built-ins. Finished Lower Level includes a media room with surround sound. Relax and enjoy the Salt Water Pool and stone waterfall. Huge 40x60 Detached Garage -- Perfect for all of your toys or home business. Sprinkler System. Beautiful treed/landscaped yard. Award winning Lee's Summit Schools. Visit for more information, slide show and virtual tour.

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