Archive for October, 2013

Your home: Home maintenance ‘must dos’ as winter approaches

Monday, October 28th, 2013

I cannot tell you how excited I am that fall is here! This is my time of year.  As a Realtor, you might think I would prefer the spring or summer when the market is really cranking. Please don’t get me wrong: I like it then, too. I am just a holiday guy at heart.  From Halloween, […]

Your home: At this point, shouldn’t we just wait to sell in the spring?

Friday, October 18th, 2013

I tell you what, the Spring market isn’t what it used to be. If you think about it, how consumers finds and purchase real estate has changed dramatically just in the last 20 years or so. Heck, many of my associates who have been in the real estate business for 30-plus years remember when the […]

Your home: Debt ceiling, government shut down, and the “taper”… oh my!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

If I click my heels together and say, “There’s no place like home,” will it take me back to a normal Kansas City housing market? Unfortunately not. And as much as I am sick of hearing about these highly politicized (yet important) issues, we need to talk about them. Last week, I spoke of the government […]

Your home: How is the government shutdown affecting the real estate market?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

It seems that one can banter back and forth all day and all night about the government shutdown, what caused it, and who to blame. For the purposes of this column, none of that matters. What does matter is how the shutdown is impacting our market. And it is having an impact. The biggest ripple […]