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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - May 2020 | Kansas City Homes

Local market updates from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) provide a closer look at the current market conditions in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you're a buyer or seller, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes' Better Living Blog each month to stay updated on the latest home sale trends.

Monthly Indicator Analysis from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

While the effects of COVID-19 in the broader economy continue, real estate activity is beginning to recover across much of the country. According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates have been below 3.3 percent for more than four weeks and are hovering near all-time lows, spurring strong interest by buyers and lifting showing activity…
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BHGRE Moves | Kansas City Homes

 

Moving is a stressful activity. Not only the physical aspect of lifting boxes and packing all your belongings to move to a new place, but also the planning aspect. Finding new schools, new gym, getting settled in a new workplace potentially, setting up utilities, acquiring a cable provider, and being able to fit everything into your budget. But what if you had something that could take 50% of that stress off your shoulders and automate your moving process to make things easier than you ever thought possible? Welcome to BHGRE® Moves.

The BHGRE® Moves services offer you exceptional convenience, at no additional cost. On average, new homeowners spend five hours and make seven phone calls to change their utilities and home services. With BHGRE®

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Better Living Blog | Kansas City Homes

 

Business as we know it has changed drastically over the last several months due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we are now in June and early summer, we are beginning to emerge and return to the "new normal" of daily life. As agents of the real estate industry, we have seen major fluctuations in the market across the United States akin to a roller coaster flying over dips and hills. In this blog we are looking to consolidate the state of affairs in the real estate market, analyzing the statistics and looking into the crystal ball on what the summer and fall will hold for home-buyers and sellers.

 

At the beginning of the stay-at-home orders, we naturally saw a sharp dip in almost every statistical category in real estate. One of

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Kansas City Homes President, David Cooper, was overwhelmed with support from office staff and agents who mailed in cards, notes, and letters expressing support and well-wishes for him. He gives his thanks to the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate family in this thank you video below.


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Better Living Blog | Utilizing Technology | Kansas City Homes

As members of the real estate market, it is our passion to serve the Kansas City community. Over the last three months, we have seen our market get more and more unique as we adapt to all-time low interest rates, market variances, and public health concerns. As real estate agents and industry leaders in Kansas City, we tasked ourselves with continuing to provide the same degree of service to our customers, while keeping current with developing guidelines from government leaders. To do this, we have introduced and implemented new technology to complement our plans for the future and continue to perform our essential services to our community. 

Evolving our existing digital services while using these new technologies became our mission and as a

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - April 2020 | Kansas City Homes

Local market updates from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) provide a closer look at the current market conditions in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you're a buyer or seller, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes' Better Living Blog each month to stay updated on the latest home sale trends.

Monthly Indicator Analysis from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

While the stock market recovered significantly in March, the effects of COVID-19 to the economy continue to build. In just the last four weeks, more than 20 million people filed initial unemployment claims according to the United States Department of Labor, fueled by stay-at-home orders and a slowdown of economic activity across…
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Online Shopping During Your Stay-at-Home

We all have some spare time on our hands and with everyone under a stay-at-home order, it can be easy to start feeling like you are stuck at home. But that does not have to be the case, thankfully plenty of ideas can make your stay at home more enjoyable while also keeping you safe at the same time. 

The World has begun turning to the digital universe, scrolling through social media, sharing memes, and making those darn TikTok videos all the time. While being active on social media might not be the consensus first choice, we can all agree that we have scrolled through online shopping outlets, like Amazon or Wal-Mart from time to time. Traversing the expanse of online shopping, a mainstay in most households,

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Better Together | Kansas City Homes

 

The Kansas City community is remarkable, unified and has received their fair share of tests over the last month. Amidst stay-at-home-orders and only being able to access essential services, Kansas City has remained resilient, and stayed together to weather the storm. Small businesses all throughout Kansas City have been forced to close their doors, but that will not prevent them from continuing to serve their communities. 

Businesses Respond

Several restaurants are staying open for carryout and delivery services but are also aiding our healthcare workers who are on the front lines of defeating the virus. Jack Stack Barbecue made over 700 boxed lunches and delivered it to hospital staff around Kansas City, completely free of charge. Yard Bar

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - January 2020 | Kansas City Homes

Local market updates from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR) provide a closer look at the current market conditions in the Kansas City metro area. Whether you're a buyer or seller, visit Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes' Better Living Blog each month to stay updated on the latest home sale trends.

Monthly Indicator Analysis from Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors (KCRAR)

As COVID-19’s impact spread across the country in March, the stock market declines started in February accelerated downward before recovering a bit in the last week of the month. With volatility across all the financial markets, lenders began tightening underwriting standards and some buyers found they no longer were approved

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The well-being of our communities has always been of the utmost importance to us. As we navigate through our new day-to-day routine, we are keeping the safety and health of our clients and agents in mind, always. While today might be different than yesterday, we continue to move forward with our commitment to serve the Kansas City community and help them find a safe place to call home. 

We have been working tirelessly over this time and are proud to say we have equipped our agents with the means to conduct their business digitally. Staying in accordance with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and updated state and local business practices, we are keeping the safety of everyone in mind with limiting person to person

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