Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City’

Your home: Projects for the warm weekend

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Here it is the first week of February and the temps are going to be almost in the 70s. Unbelievable! That means no more cabin fever. At least for the weekend, that is. It is hard to believe that spring is quickly approaching. So how can you take advantage of the warm weather and get […]

Your home: Realtors giving where we live

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

I am so very proud to be a part of a company like Keller Williams Realty and yesterday was a prime example of why. Yesterday was RED (Renew-Energize-Donate) DAY for Keller Williams agents all over the world. Yes that is right, Keller Williams went global about two years ago. The intent of RED DAY is […]

Your home: How much equity do you have in your home?

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Well, the books are closed for 2013 and the projected numbers look really good when it comes to homeowners reclaiming some equity. NAR Research is forecasting that home values will finish 11.3 percent stronger than the previous year. Those are great numbers! As 2014 continues on a similar trend, home equity should be back in […]

Your home: What is a ‘qualified residential mortgage’?

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Big changes are coming in the mortgage industry — and those changes are spelled “QRM.” A qualified residential mortgage or QRM is essentially a program designed to set the standard for residential mortgages and prevent consumer default. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, that depends on who gets to write the final draft of the Dodd-Frank […]

Your Home: How Do You Choose the Right Realtor?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Question: How do you choose a Realtor? Aren’t they all pretty much the same? As our business has grown through the years and I have gotten better at asking good questions, I have been shocked by some of the horror stories I hear from clients concerning past real estate transactions. I’m talking stories that keep […]

Your Home: When is the best time to sell a home?

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Question: When is the best time to sell my home? Oh, how I wish that I had a crystal ball to predict the real estate market. I would certainly be a wealthy man — and quite popular, I might add. Unfortunately, no such crystal ball exists. And I say that all of the time. People […]

Your Home: What’s the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A short sale is when you sell your house at a price that is less than the balance owed on your mortgage. The bank that holds the mortgage must approve the home for a short sale and will ask for documentation explaining why the property should be allowed to sell “short.” Typically the seller still […]

Your Home: What’s behind the early hot housing market? 2 Factors

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Why is the housing market “heating up” so early this year? Boy, this could be a very long answer. However, I am going to stick to two main contributing factors: low inventory and affordability. Low inventory, in this case, means a lesser number of homes for sale than there are buyers looking to purchase. This […]

There may be a foot of snow outside…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

but the real estate market is smoking HOT!!

Your home: Hidden gems to get you settled in the area

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question: If someone has just moved into the area, are there any particular stores or restaurants you recommend they be sure to check out? We actually get questions like this all the time from clients, and even though it is not exactly in the realm of real estate, I think it’s very relevant for new […]