Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Real Estate Market trends and tips for the Western Shawnee, KS Area

Local real estate conditions are changing and our Market Insider tool provides valuable, up-to-date information about the communities important to you. View critical information about what is happening now, so you can be a "Market Insider"!  For example, check out the sneak peek of activity in zip code area 66226.  If you want to see what is happening in your area, click on the View Market Insider button below.        
Market Area: 66226
Listing Price$313,700
Listing Price Trend+ 0.1%
Sold Price$301,020
Sold Price Trend+ 7.31%
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Buying or selling a home involves many factors. Stay on top of current community trends by viewing these listing and sale prices, demographics, school performance, area comparisons, and more. Of course, you can always call or email for help understanding what this information really means for you.
Featured "Insider Tip"
Article PictureFurnish Your Home For Less

Starting out with a "blank slate" can be both a blessing and a curse. The blessing comes if you have enough money to furnish your home with whatever you want from wherever you choose. Furnishing a home on a shoestring, though, takes creativity, an eye for a good value, and possibly some elbow grease. While some discount stores, such as Ikea, sell inexpensive new furnishings, careful shoppers can find better quality for less money with used furnishings. Here are a few ideas for getting what you need at dramatically discounted prices.


Whether you are furnishing one room or a whole house, it's important to have an idea of how you want the room to look before you go shopping. Once you have the design in mind, it's easier to shop for the components.
Model homes in new home communities are great places to get decorating ideas. These homes are carefully decorated to appeal to a broad range of homebuyers' emotions. Color schemes, accessories, and furniture choice and placement all play to the shopper's emotions.
Interior design and decorating websites may also be good sources of inspiration. Check out Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Real Simple and Southern Living for budget project ideas to get your household furnished for less.

Used is Good

One of the hardest things to learn is how to look beyond the obvious wear and tear to the actual "bones" of used furniture.  Look beyond the fact that the upholstery is ratty or the legs are scuffed – look at style.
If you like the lines of the coffee table, buy it. Scratches and dings are easy to fix. Hate the ugly green upholstery on the otherwise perfect Chesterfield-style sofa? Buy it. Have it recovered in a yummy fabric of your choice.
Once you've mastered the technique of not judging furniture by its cover, it's time to go shopping.

Garage and Estate Sales

Yes, there are differences between garage sales and estate sales. The latter is...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

3 Bedroom Ranch Home For Sale in Prairie Village, KS!!

If you're looking for a home in Prairie Village WITH a full, dry basement, then this is the one for you!! 

Priced at $160,000
Property TypeSingle Family HomeYear Built1955
MLS Number1840411
Property Description
Great 3 bedroom home with super clean dry full basement! NEW roof, NEW windows! Great updated bath! Living Rm has large picture window & beautiful hardwood floors. Newer stainless steel appliances in Eat-in Kitchen w/lots of cabinet storage & counter space. Wide driveway for 2 cars leads to extra deep garage w/access to large fenced backyard.
This cozy 3 bedroom Ranch is perfectly nestled in PV...close to schools, shops, restaurants, and more!   The Living Room greets you as you walk in with it's beautiful hardwood floors, large picture window and fresh paint.

The Kitchen is just past the Living Room...complete with tons of cabinet space and newer stainless steel appliances.  Enjoy your morning coffee or read the paper all with your kitchen comforts within reach.

As you walk through the Living Room, you'll notice the clean hardwood floors continue down the hall.  The Bathroom features vanity, sink, and tile upgrades...carefully selected to please even the pickiest Buyer.  The bedrooms are ample sized, with enough space for a full bedroom suite or to serve as your home office or craft room.


The basement is accessed through the garage, which is conveniently attached to the house.  Walk down the stairs and you'll find one of the cleanest dry basements we've seen in Prairie Village!  Plenty of shelving space for storage and a separate space for laundry.


And don't forget the backyard! With a patio slab large enough for grilling and entertaining, there is still plenty of yard space for the kids, the family dog, or a square foot garden.  Whatever your outdoor passion is, this yard can make it possible.

If you are interested in seeing this house or want to learn more about others in the area, please call/text us at 913-787-1870 or visit us at  We'd love to help!