Archive for July, 2013

Your home: What factors motivate buyers to purchase one home over another?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Question: What factors motivate buyers to buy a home? At the end of the day it all comes down to price, location and condition. I learned this lesson my first week as a Realtor and it still holds true today. In 2012, the number one factor that motivated a buyer to buy was — drum roll […]

Your home: The pros and cons of new construction vs. resale

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Question: I can’t decide between building a new home or purchasing an old one. What are the pros and cons of new construction vs. resale? Like most things in real estate, this is a subjective question. As usual, I will start with the facts. In June 2013, 100 new construction homes closed in Johnson County. […]

Your home: How the interest rate jump is affecting the NEJC housing market

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Question: How is the jump in interest rates affecting the market? This may sound a little crazy to some of you, but I am glad to see rates moving upwards. For too long we have seen interest rates holding at historic lows. Now, don’t mistake me: I am all for affordability. I am thrilled to […]

Your home: A housing market to be thankful for

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Happy belated Fourth of July! Although this column is running July 5, I felt compelled to offer a few points of thanksgiving this Independence Day week. Since the first week of 2013, I have been writing positive news about our housing market. And the good news continues today. Our abundance of inventory in Kansas City […]