Posts Tagged ‘Prairie Village’

Your home: Strong public schools = strong home values

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Let me repeat that headline. Strong public schools equal strong strong home values … period. It is indisputable. It is no coincidence that the neighborhoods adjacent to the highest scoring/ranked public schools see the strongest appreciation and the highest demand. Those neighborhoods typically have the least amount of available housing due to this demand and […]

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: The right agent

Friday, December 12th, 2014

In the last month, I have noticed a trend. We have retained several listings (homes for sale) that were listed with another agent prior to us, yet failed to sell. We are certainly thrilled to help, however, I cannot help but feel bad for the seller. People hire Realtors for numerous reasons: They’ve worked with […]

Your home: The possibility of a new Prairie Village park and its effect on real estate

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

What an exciting opportunity! Really it is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the city. I am referring to the potential purchase by the city of Prairie Village of the green space (Mission Road frontage) that is being offered for sale at Homestead Country Club. In full disclosure I am a member of Homestead […]

Your home: School boundaries and their effect on real estate values

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

All you have to say is “possible school boundary changes” or “proposed school closings” and the emotions start to run high. And understandably so. We have had clients purchase a home specifically because of the elementary, middle, or high school. School boundaries and school attendance are certainly a moving target. Because all school districts are […]

Your home: A PV Cape Cod with 28 showings on one day and multiple offers? What a market!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

That’s right folks, 28 showings in one day. Our team’s record up until now was 15. Congratulations to the Larigans! On that note, I would like to thank the Larigans for allowing me to share their story and for their faith in our team to deliver. Tim and Amanda are incredible clients and absolutely deserve […]

Your home: Waiting until spring to sell your home will probably cost you

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Oh the spring market! The two words together have a great “ring” don’t they? I do love the spring market. Mainly because I love the weather. Not because it is the best market that we will see all year. Honestly, as a seller, the market of today offers better odds. I have had the privilege […]

Your home: Which NEJC city has the highest walkability?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

I was excited and honored to receive an email last week from John Yé, the mayor of Westwood. He had just read my last column on walkability and wanted to share with me that Westwood’s walkability score is a 57. Compare that to Prairie Village’s score of 35 and clearly Westwood is on to something. Actually, compared to all […]

Your home: Can I get by with limited curb appeal?

Friday, September 27th, 2013

If the inside of my home is a show-stopper, can I get by with mediocre curb appeal? I recently received an email from Thomas O’Brien asking about the value of landscaping and how it impacts the value of a home. Because I have never written specifically about curb appeal, I thought it was time to […]

Your home: Changes coming to local housing market

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Is the local housing market about to come to a screeching halt? No, of course not. But it is changing. We have already had a taste of the cooler weather and fall is nipping at our heels. So how is the market changing? Well let’s look at the city at large. At the end of July, our MLS had […]