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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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During the last few weeks, we have been seeing an increase in the amount of not only spam and fraudulent messages, but misinformation being circulated from untrustworthy sources. Stories are being released across the country about people trying to take advantage of others through email, text, and social media spam. As a result, we have compiled a list of resources and links to government and health officials so you know what information is accurate.

We are getting information first-hand to keep you aware of what is happening around COVID-19 in the Kansas City area. Refer to the links below for additional information. These links are primary sources for all current and future information for our area. Local and state governments as well as national

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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 we progressed through February, the actual and expected impacts of COVID-19 continued to grow, with concerns of economic impact reaching the stock market in the last week of the month. As the stock market declined, so did mortgage rates, offering a bad news-good news situation. While short term declines in the stock market

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Do you know what your home's true value is? If you're thinking about selling your home you should find out. And you can with Kansas City Home's new Home Compare tool.

Home Compare shows how your home measures up to other homes around you that are for sale or have recently sold. Specifically, our comparison tool gives you detailed insights into:

  • What homes are and aren’t selling in the area around you
  • Photos of sold homes that show how updates and improvements affected the final selling price
  • Valuable insights that you can’t get from Trulia, Zillow or REALTOR.com like the asking price and selling price of nearby homes
  • How many days an area home has been on the market, if it’s had a price reduction or if its status has changed

    Know Your Competition

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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)

For 2020, The National Association of REALTORS® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun sees good news for home prices. “National median home price growth is in no danger of falling due to inventory shortages and will rise by 4%,” the long-term NAR economist predicts. He is also expecting the new home construction market sales to

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - July 19 | 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)

In 2019 home prices were up again in most markets. Buyer demand continues to be strong but with tepid seller activity still in many locations, total sales are lower than they would normally be in a more balanced market. While up from their recent lows a few months ago, mortgage rates end the year close to three-quarters of a

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - July 19 | 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)

In November, the Federal Reserve reduced its benchmark rate for the third time this year. This action was widely anticipated by the market. Mortgage rates have remained steady this month and are still down more than 1% from last year at this time. Residential new construction activity continues to rise nationally. The U.S.

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Kansas City Metro Area Real Estate Stats - July 19 | 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)

In October, mortgage rates increased slightly from the three-year lows seen in September. While the Federal Reserve reduced the federal-funds target rate by 0.25%, this decline was widely expected and largely factored into mortgage rates already, which are still approximately 1% lower than this time last year. Fannie Mae is

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