Archive for October, 2016

Your Home: Are sellers making concessions?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Are sellers making concessions? And by concessions I am not talking about providing snacks for potential buyers. Concessions in this column are the ones that sellers can make towards a buyer when a home sale is being negotiated. In the strong sellers market that we have been in for the last three years, sellers have […]

Your Home: Some micro-markets haven’t felt the shift…yet

Monday, October 24th, 2016

As we continue to monitor the seasonal shift in our market and what I believe to be a market correction at the same time, it is important to understand that there are micro-markets in every real estate market that each perform differently. An example might be the streets immediately adjacent to the Village Shops in […]

Your Home: Your lender can make or break you

Monday, October 17th, 2016

In the competitive world of home lending, oftentimes the most highly discussed topic is your interest rate. Radio and TV┬ácommercials all advertise the lowest rates possible in an effort to lure you in to working with their institution. After working through yet another strong selling season, I thought that it would be useful to share […]

Your Home: Weakening demand equals opportunities for buyers

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Have you noticed more and more real estate signs lately? And have you noticed that not all of them are selling right away? You are observing first-hand one of the effects of a shifting market. In most cases, the number of homes for sale coming on the market is not increasing. However, the rate at […]

Your Home: Selling in the fall

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

(Photo credit: Flickr/Carl Mueller) Those who know me well know that fall is my favorite time of the year. I grew up in Arkansas, so when I moved to KC in 1998 and experienced my first Kansas City fall, I was hooked. In Arkansas, I swear that summer lasts until November, then you have one […]