Archive for February, 2017

Your Home: A tale of two cities, Prairie Village vs Roeland Park

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The title of this column may sound like it is intended to create a competition between these two NEJC cities, but it is not the case. Rather, I would like to offer a comparison of the two cities and how the real estate market in each is performing differently. I have said before that each […]

Your Home: What costs are involved in buying a home?

Monday, February 20th, 2017

What costs are involved in buying a home? It’s a question we get all the time. Let’s answer this question in chronological order. A buyer’s first out of pocket expense will be an earnest money deposit (or EMD). This represents some “skin in the game” from the buyer to the seller. Usually we are talking […]

Your Home: Why hire a buyer agent?

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Honestly, the title of this column could be, “Why not hire a buyer agent?” That’s because the benefits of hiring a buyer agent are tremendous. The gift of buyer agency has only existed since the early 1990s. Until that point, all buyers worked through the listing agent when purchasing a home. The challenge with that […]

Your Home: Can Zillow or Trulia really tell me how much my home is worth?

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Question: How do I know how much my home is worth? Can Zillow, Trulia, or the county tax assessment give me an idea of value? I have answered this question numerous times over the last few weeks. As the real estate market is gearing up, it seems that sellers fear under-pricing their home and buyers […]