Archive for December, 2016

Your Home: Tips on the holiday real estate market

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Even though the temps should approach the 50s this weekend, it may be a great time to tap into the holiday market. Yes, there is a holiday market in the real estate world. It may not have the frenzied feel of Black Friday, but it can still be a great time to get a good […]

Your Home: How today’s higher rates will affect you

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Well, today’s historically low interest rates are going, going, almost gone. Post election, interest rates had already jumped up a bit. Add to that Wednesday’s announcement from the Fed that they were raising their benchmark (federal funds) rate for only the second time in a decade and the combination equals higher interest rates for a […]

Your Home: Timing the spring market

Monday, December 12th, 2016

As the cold weather sets in and Thanksgiving has passed, potential home sellers seem to be postponing their upcoming move until 2017. And in most cases, they are planning on spring when the market is hot and the weather begins to warm. You know, April or May when things begin to bloom, and buyers hit […]

Your Home: Median home prices up in November

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Median home prices have seen a slow and steady decline since the peak value point of $212,000 at the end of July. That is until November. As of the end of October, the median home price for the Shawnee Mission area was at $197,000. November’s numbers, fresh off the presses, show that although demand is […]