Sue H. Edwards's Blog Posts

Whats Happening In Liberty Alot

Lots going on in Liberty right now so be aware of the road closings, new construction, change in zonings, and much much more. Starting today road closing info below:thank you St. James Catholic

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THINKING ABOUT BUILDING THAT NEW HOME

If you are thinking about building versus purchasing resale.  There are a  few things to consider.Time - this is the biggie  New home construction in Kansas City Area is 6-12

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Sports For Everyone

Royals fever is starting up again and why not our Boys in Blue brought home the championship and we are looking forward to a great season!!Our Kansas city Chiefs started their playoff season

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Play Chess Not Checkers

Play Chess… Not CheckersCheckers is a simple game with a simple objective; eliminate the other player’s pieces. Even the process of doing so is simple, jump the other player’s pieces and start

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Homes Selling Quickly Across The Country

Homes Selling Quickly Across The CountryAccording to the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Existing Home Sales Report, homes were on market for an average of 58 days in December.

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Buying Now Or Waiting Until Next Year

Should I Buy Now Or Wait Until Next Year? Some Highlights: The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase

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It Is Not A Good Time To Rent

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? NOT Now!People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone

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Top Reason To List Your House For Sale Now

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleThe National Association of REALTORS’ )

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Do Not Let Rising Rents Trap You

Don’t Let Rising Rents Trap You!There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your

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Home Equity Increasing As Home Prices Rise

Home Equity Increasing as Home Prices Rise Some Highlights: 91.9% of homes in the US have positive equity 256,000 homes regained equity in the third quarter of 2015 37.5 million homes have

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Singles Are Falling For Their Dream Home

Some Highlights:  24% of all recent home buyers were single at the time of purchase 47% of single men cite the desire to own a home of their own as the primary reason to buy 18% of-

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Homeownership Builds Wealth And Offers Stability

Homeownership Builds Wealth and Offers StabilityThe most recent Housing Pulse Survey released by the National Association of Realtorsrevealed that the two major reasons Americans

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Homeownership Is Still A Huge Part Of The American Dream

Homeownership is Still a Huge Part of the “American Dream”There have been some who have voiced doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part

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Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home

Why You Should Hire A Professional When Buying A Home!Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to

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2016 Homeowners Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than A Renter

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a RenterEvery three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all

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4 Reasons To Buy BEFORE Winter Hits

4 Reasons to Buy BEFORE Winter HitsIt's that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those

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List Your Home Today

If you are debating listing your house for sale this year or even early next year, here is the #1 reason not to wait!Buyer Demand Continues to Outpace the Supply of Homes For SaleAccording to the

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Is Qualifying For A Mortgage Getting Easier

Is Qualifying for a Mortgage Getting Easier?There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to get a home mortgage in today’s lending environment. However, three recent reports have

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Do Not Wait To Buy Your Dream Home

Don’t Wait To Buy Your Dream HomeAs a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first-time or repeat

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5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By OwnerIn today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own,

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Do Not Get Caught In The Rent Trap

Don’t Get Caught In The Renter’s TrapThere are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top ones is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life

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Real Estate Again Seen As Best Investment

Real Estate Again Seen as Best InvestmentWe are almost back to ‘pre-housing crash’ home values. The inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures & short sales) are shrinking dramatically.

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The Big Housing Disconnect

The Big Housing Disconnect:What First-Time Homebuyers Can AffordHousing and consumer data continues to suggest a big disconnect between perceived affordability and real affordability, especially for

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Ready To Buy A Home

What to do to start the process... Your number one priority is to make sure your credit reports are up to date and your credit scores are high enough to get the process started.You are entitled to a

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Self Defense

Everyday on the news we hear more and more heartbreaking stories of unspeakable crimes against innocent people in our society.  As Realtors, we can be extremely vulnerable due to the nature of

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Being A First Time Home Buyer In Missouri

The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) has a great first time home buyer down payment assistance program.If you have not owned a home for the past three years, you are considered to be a

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Tips To Get Your Home Sold

What Do Buyers Want? Tips To Get Your Home Sold: Buyers want to drive up to a property that has a clean curb appeal and that is welcoming to everyone that comes by. Clean up the flower beds, mow

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Loft Life

When shopping for a weekend get away, in Missouri most people escape to the lakes.  But for many rurally located people, the city draws them in on the weekends to enjoy all the diverse cultural

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Leave The Rehabbing To The Experts

Between the 2008-2013, I operated my company, New Castle Properties, LLC in the real estate investment industry, by “flipping homes.”  Although, I dislike this term, it’s what most people

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Helping A Client And Warming My Heart

I recently listed a home of a elderly gentleman who had lost his wife unexpectedly 6 years ago. This was the home that they built and raised their kids. When I went to the first listing appointment,

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Fall Parade 2014

Fall Parade 2014 Hunt Midwest Residential Communities will be featuring 20 homes from various builders in 8 of their master planned communities.  Whether if you are considering buying or

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Lake Lotawana Annual Homes Tour

Saturday Oct 4, 2015  10am to 5pm6 gorgeous homes in Lake Lotawana are on display for the public to take a peek at Lake Living Tickets are $15.00 ea and can be purchased on line at htpp://j.mp

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How Can We Keep Ourselves And Loved Ones Safe

How can we keep ourselves and loved ones safe?With the recent tragic murder of an Arkansas Realtor, Beverly Carter, my thoughts turn toward the real estate industry as a whole and how do we

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Oak Grove Community Huddle

You know you're in an midwest hometown when you go to a high school football game and they have what is called a community huddle. After all of the football games in Oak Grove, MO, 

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Buying A Home

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, with long-term financial ramifications. It calls for many informed decisions and for good advice from a real estate professional.

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Are You Ready For Some Football

Nothing like Football and Fall....This is my grandson  Alex Costanza, he plays for the  Lone Jack Mules and plays his heart out!  I love watching him play and hearing his name being

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Royals Looking Pretty Good

Royals fans are excited about the season whether they be at the game, watching it on the tube, or listening to it on the radio. We the fans are here one way or another. I was listening to the radio

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Lake Lotawana Days July 25 And 26th 2014

A good time will be had by all.  Thursday night was the dress rehearsal for the Lake Lotawana Ski Club and believe me it is a huge production and a community event with so many behind the

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So The Kids Are Bored Now What

So The Kids are Bored!  Now What?Just a few more weeks and the kiddies will be back in school...they are bored and needing something to do and the budget is low on funds.Make a trip to the

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Professional Realtor Vs Selling Your Home Your Self

To pick up the phone and call a Realtor or to put that For Sale by owner sign in the front yard!Lets look at the benefits of calling a Realtor.1. Selling a property is more complicated than it.

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Lake Lotawana On July 4th

Lake Season is upon us and the biggest Holiday of the year is just this week July 4th.Lake Lotawana will be buzzing with family and friends and one of the largest display's of fireworksaround. The

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Home Shortage Is Apparent In Some Areas

Many buyers are becoming more and more frustrated.  Why?  Because there is an apparent home shortage insome areas.  I have clients right now looking in Grain Valley and they

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Why Are Buyers Agents Important When Buying A Home

I have encountered many buyers that want to know if they should call  the listing agent, because they feel like they will get a better deal if they go directly to the agent that listed the

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Buyers Market Slowly Shifting To Sellers Market Could It Be True

Just a few words on this.  In some areas that I work in...I am starting to see the shift.  I listed a home in Grain Valley 2 weeks ago and it went under contract in less than 48 hrs, and

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To Buy Or Not To Buy

That is the question I have clients ask. So in order to answer that question you have to sit down and weigh out all that buying a home entails. The steps necessary to answer this start with you

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Grain Valley Is Still Qualified For USDA Zero Percent Down Loans

As of right now, most of Grain Valley is still under the USDA loan program for qualified buyers.  Grain Valley  has affordable housing for first time home buyers and buyers looking for a

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Kansas City Royals Opener Won 7 To 5

For those who were able to make the opener what a great way to start our home season!! If you have not been to a Royals game put it on your list. It is a great event whether you are going with your

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Thank Your Volunteers

April is National volunteer month. There are so many that volunteer their time, talents, and resources so please remember to give them a thank you in some form.  The world definitely is a

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Liberty Easter Egg Hunt

Looking for something to do for the kids for Easter and give a helping hand? Join in n the fun Liberty Easter Egg HuntTime/Date: 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014Location: Stocksdale

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Low Inventory On Ranch Homes I Need Your Home To Sell

I have several buyers who are looking for Ranch Homes preferable with basements  in Blue Springs, Lone Jack, Grain Valley and Oak Grove. If you have a home that you are wanting to sell...

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BBQ Kansas City Style

Snake Saturday we decided to try on some new BBQ in the KC area. Conveniently Smokin Guns BBQ catering. Ill tell you the serving was awesome and the food was yummy. If you have not tried out their

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What Are The Odds Of You Winning The 1 Billion Dollar Basketball Bracket

I would say you better be really lucky or have a mathematician on your side guiding you..There are 9.2 Quintilian combinations for a 64 team bracket.  Have I lost you yet?  A Quintilian is

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Snake Parade And Festival North Kansas City

Miles and Miles of Irish smiles is the theme for the 30 year anniversary Snake Saturday Parade and Festival has alot of activities to offer all ages starting Friday night and continues

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Kansas City Royals Let The Games Begin

Who is ready for some baseball? Who is ready for some beautiful Spring weather?  I am,  and with the spring weather-- here comes baseball season.  The KC Royals are in training camp

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Are You Ready For A Party Summer Fun In Schlitterbahn

Really?   Lets focus on some summer fun with all the slush on the roads.  We need to start thinking sunshine, warm weather and lots of summer activities.  How about getting a season

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Schools Out And The Kids Are Bored Have You Tried Snow Creek In Weston Mo

(816) 640-2200 skisnowcreek.com 1 Snow Creek Dr, Weston, MO 64098 Cross Streets: Near the intersection of Snow Creek Dr and MO-273Ever

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Lets Get Going On That Lake Cabin

As we wake up to snow, and I say "Lots of snow this morning".  All I can think of is waking up to the sounds of Spring in just over a month!   My favorite time of the year!  The birds

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Driving Safely In The Snow

If you have to drive in winter weather conditions, consider the following tips: Stay back at least 50' from the rear of the plow truck so the driver can see you. ;

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Brand New Home Vs Older Home

Most of us have moved several times in our lives.  First as the new first time home buyers into our very first homes. Excited and ready for that step in our lives.  I was so excited

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Lake Lotawana Ski Club 01K March 1 2014

Want to have some fun and support a great cause?  Well this is it!  Lake Lotawana Ski Club taught 20 kids how to start off the dock last year.  Plus they have a awesome Pee Wee

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LIBERTY Kids Festival For Arts Need Stuff

As you may have noticed I love the idea of recycling and I love it even more when our kids get to Reuse, Recycle, and  Make Art! So I am sharing this article from Liberty Art News. 

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Kansas City Home And Garden Show 2014

Save this date!Kansas City Home Show & Flower Lawn & Garden Show - All in one will be at Bartle Hall, downtownKansas City.............March 28 thru the 30thThese are always spectacular...You

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Grain Valley Missouri

Grain Valley is located down the I-70 corridor just 12 minutes from both stadiums.  We have our own movie theatre, Mcdonalds, Sonic and local antique stores including the Brass Armadillo. We

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COME HOME TO GRAIN VALLEY MO SMALL TOWN USA

Grain Valley is a wonderful suburb of the Kansas City Area....East of the Stadiums on I-70..Growing leaps and bounds. This sleepy little town has come alive in the last 10 years....A

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Lake Lotawana Ski Club Announces Their 2nd Annual 01K Fundraiser

The Lake Lotawana Water Ski Club has been a community tradition for more than 50 years. Before you know it the ice will melt, temperatures will soar, and boats will be skimming across the.&

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Winter Home Storm Kit

So were in the midst of winter and I realized I do not have a home storm kit. So I thought it was a good topic to discuss... A basic kit should include emergency contacts and their info, garage door

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How Would You Like This In Your Backyard

Heaven on Earth....that's what I call waking up with that beautiful sunrise  glistening across the lake into your bedroom window every morning.  Or sitting on your deck listening to

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Your Next Home Is In Lake Lotawana

That's right...drive home from a stressful day on the job, and enjoy the serenity of lake living!  That is exactly what you would be doing in this lake home.  Completely remodeled and move

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Living Life To The Fullest Lake Lotawana Mo

Living life to the fullest! Living on the Lake! Lake Lotawana is a small lake community with a unique atmosphere. Neighbors help neighbors, They love to

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Liberty Missouri Tree Recycling And So Much More

Liberty community is continuing their recycling program with you bringing your cut Christmas trees and they will turn them into mulch for Liberty parks  In a season full of

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Kansas City Chiefs

We had a bummer day but that is not to take away from our year and where this team is headed. This is just the beginning of the new era for Kansas City Chiefs and their fans. The fans of

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THATS A FACT JACK The Real Estate Market Is Starting To Turn

After several years of declining home prices, and slow sales.  I believe that 2014 shows a lot of promise for selling your home in the Kansas City Area.  Our team has experienced homes

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Short Sales To Buy Or Not To Buy

I have been asked the questions alot lately about short sales and what does it mean when putting an offer on a short sale. First  things first as your REALTOR i need to have some info from the

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Are you looking for that special gift for your special someone.....Look no more, Here it is 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths.Formal Dining roomMaster bedroom/bath on main levelFinished family room with

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CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK Longview Lake

The 3rd annual Lake Lotawana bus tour of CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK takes off from Mason School this Friday Dec 13th  at 6pm  This group is made up of parents and friends in the Lake area

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Kansas City Chiefs At Arrowhead

The art of tailgating at Arrowhead.... It is something the superfans perfect over time. There are websites where some of these superfans post info that is so useful and welcoming so make sure you

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Preparing For Winter Storms

With winter upon us, it is always a good idea to be prepared.  Here in the Midwest we have been known to have ice storms that have left many without power for days  Are you prepared for an

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Holiday Buyers Do I Keep My Home On The Market

Absolutely!1. Buyers are serious this time of the year.2. There is less inventory - which creates more showings3. Some buyers need to purchase before the end of the year4. Buyers have more time off

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Lake Lotawana Homes For Sale

26 Y Lake Shore Drive...3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Home is move in ready.  From the moment you walk in the door you feel right at home.  With a Open floor plan and high ceilings this one is a

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Lake Lotawana

Lake Lotawana .  A wonderful community to live in and raise a family. A fun filled lake where water enthusiast can wake board, water ski, sail, kayak, jet ski and some of the best fishing

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LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL COACH

Today the Liberty High School Basketball coach came to the 8th grade parent meeting simply to welcome the girls and parents to the program.  Again what an impact it had not only on the

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Liberty High School Celebration For 2013 Basketball Teams

Liberty High School puts on a fantastic celebration introducing all their basketball players from 8th grade to their seniors!! It was awesome. I was very impressed. The Retro themed celebration

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New Mexican Food

Last night my son in law made some authentic New Mexican Green chili chicken enchiladas and it reminded me of the wonderful one of a kind food that derives from New Mexico... This time of year

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Local Cub Scout Troop 251 Annual Auction Lake Lotawana Mo Nov 15 2013

Come one and come all to the Cub Scout troop 251 Annual Auction Friday Nov 15, 2013 6:30 p,mUnited Methodist Church at Gate 1, Lake Lotawana, Mo (off Colbern Rd at Gate 1)Remax Heartland 360&

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Whos The Boss When You Are Buying A Home

When buying a home you are in charge and as a Buyer you have so much to think about. The good news is that you will HIRE a team of advisors that  will help smooth out the

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Paint Colors Do They Make A Difference When Selling Your Home

 Have you ever walked into a store in the mall and knew you were in the wrong store.  Just not your style.. I believe you will find the same holds true with preparing your home

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Getting Your Home Ready For Showing Appointments

I like nothing better than to Show a Home -when you  open the door and it smells great!   It is fresh, and light and clean  and the aroma says "Welcome Home"  It makes

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Staging Your Home Making A Difference

You will never get a second chance to bring that potential buyer back for a second look..if they are not impressed the first time around!Why?  Because they couldn't see the potential your home

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Veterans And The Appreciation I Have For Them

Veterans day is coming up and so I began to think about how much I appreciate all they do. The sacrifices they make as well as their families. We all have someone we know that has served our great

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

We have all heard that first impressions are the lasting one....or usually when a buyer looks at your home, they know within just seconds or minutes that this is the one!Taking that into

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Curb Appeal And Selling Your Home

Have you ever met a super person with personality plus, but, their grooming skills were lacking and you thought..if they only cleaned up their appearance they would be dynamite?  Well, the curb

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The Time Is Now

Whether you are looking into new construction or a resale, the benefits of getting into a new home far out weigh the minor inconveniences that come along with a move.  While moving can be a

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American Dream Of Home Ownership

American dream of home ownership checklist.  Buying a home is a big and exciting decision with a lot of things to learn. There are basically 10 steps to getting you into your new home!

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Cold Weather Coming

With the predictions of a harsh winter coming on.  Now is a good time to brace for it.  Get those tropical plants in. Dig up those root plants that can't survive the winter and can be

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Talk To Me

Communication is one of most underrated skills in real estate.  Not only is it underrated, it’s also underutilized.  As a newcomer to the industry, it’s amazing how quickly I’ve

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Ya Gotta Love KC

If you are looking for a great place for your family...Look no farther thanKansas City......We have affordable homes in every area.  Kansas City is a funtown, with KC Royals, KC Chiefs, T,

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