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Kansas City is filled with foodie favorites and gastro pleasing goodies. While many are only known to locals, we've been fortunate to have others showcased nationally on the Food Network.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Grinders

Grinders

Grinders is an eclectic, local pizza place with a cult-like following. With its original location in the Kansas City Crossroads District, Grinders is known as the place "where food, art, and music collide." When featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, host Guy Fieri had this to say about Grinders, "Sculptor-turned-pizza-slinger Stretch has brought his creative touch to Grinders. Hand-welded Army helmet lamps hang above the bar, which features a draft-beer tower made from an oxygen tank. As for the pizza menu,

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Whether you’ve lived in the Kansas City area all your life, just a short time, or somewhere in-between, you really can’t help but fall in love with it. Everything really could ever want is here… big city amenities, an exciting nightlife scene, highly livable suburbs, major league sports, arts, and culture… this list goes on.

But even in a city that offers so much, sometimes you just have to get outta town. They say ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. So, getting away, even for just a quick day can be a healthy way to get a short change of scenery while getting to come home to KC.
When you get that urge to hit the road, stretch your legs, and see the sights, consider these five ‘close-to-home’ destinations.

Jamesport, MO

Jamesport, MO
Jamesport is only about

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In a city obsessed with BBQ, it’s easy to overlook all the other mouth-watering meal options in the area, especially for breakfast. Believe it or not, when you look past burnt ends and brisket choices, no matter where you live in the KC Metro, there’s a delicious breakfast waiting for you to try or rediscover. Since it is the most important meal of the day, we’ve showcased 5 restaurants around Kansas City that are worth waking up early for.

Foody's

18595 West 151 Street, Olathe, KS

Don’t be intimidated by this restaurant’s name or the haughty and refined imagery is may evoke. You won’t find any trend-chasing ‘grastrophiles’ dining on deconstructed gluten-free crepes. You will find a casual, comfortable and welcoming Olathe restaurant that serves…
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Buying a new home is a very exciting life change, but the whole experience can be even more enjoyable and rewarding when you’re prepared! Working with a real estate professional with area expertise will not only open up a world of helpful resources, but you can also rely on your REALTOR® to provide expert advice and information throughout your search to keep you on the right track. We’ve compiled some useful tips from our agents over the years to share, so you can feel more confident during your next home purchase.

1. Location, location, location!

How far is the commute? How good are the schools, hospitals and local services? Keep these questions in mind as you consider which areas to buy your home.

2. Know what you want

Take the time to write

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1. Downtown Kansas City has experienced more than $6.5 billion in commercial, residential, and hotel development in the last 10 years.

  • Streetcar
  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
  • JE Dunn Construction Headquarters

2. KC "ignored" prohibition in the 1920s, leading to an abundance of jazz clubs, brothels, and gambling halls. KC even earned the moniker "Paris of the Plains" after one journalist wrote, "If you want to see some gin, forget Paris and head to Kansas City."

  • If there's one thing we love more than baseball and BBQ, it's alcohol. No shame.

3. Located in the heart of the country, Kansas City is only a three-hour flight from either coast.

4. At 142.2 decibels, the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium the Guinness World

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How many hours do you lose each day scrolling through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Why not spend some of that time toward cutting costs on something we all spend probably too much money on each month: groceries? These seven tips can help get you started on a couponing journey.

 1. Start a stockpile
Extreme couponers have a stockpile of stuff in their garage or closet. The reason for having a stockpile is not to become a hoarder, but it allows you to buy stuff only when it’s on sale. 

2. Secure a coupon source
Find out which Sunday paper has the best coupons and subscribe to it! Set aside time with your scissors and sift through the paper each week to find the most beneficial coupons for your needs.

3. Compile your clips
Cutting coupons means

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Back-to-school season is here, and school supply lists have taken over almost every store in town. Seeing those lists remind us that it’s also time to start thinking about morning routines, packing lunches, paperwork, practice schedules...you know the drill. There might be a lot to plan for, but don’t stress. These five simple tips will help make your life easier and get your kids off to a great start!

      1. Clean out kids’ closets
        • Before you even think about back-to-school shopping…Know what you need to buy and what not to. Start three piles: trash, donate, keep. Throw away the worn-out clothes, and donate the ones that don’t fit anymore.
      2. Enforce earlier bedtimes
        • Start putting kids to bed earlier before school even starts, so the
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Are you moving soon? Maintain a sense of order, and help keep track of important tasks with this moving checklist.

4 Weeks Out

  • Contact and hire a trusted moving company
  • Transfer school transcripts, medical, dental and other important records (if needed)
  • Schedule the transfer of your home and auto insurance
  • Send out change-of-address cards

2 Weeks Out

  • Cancel and order utilities (gas, electric, water, telephone, cable/internet)
  • Close or transfer bank accounts (if needed)
  • Transfer newspaper and magazine subscriptions
  • Arrange for transfer of vehicle and driver’s license(s)

Move Week

  • Keep money, valuables and important documents with you
  • On closing day, the home purchase documents will be recorded
  • Move
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Finding your dream home has certainly evolved over the years. It started with word-of-mouth between family members, neighbors, or friends. Maybe, one of them knew someone that knew someone who was “selling the cutest little house”. Next, came newspaper ads which made it possible for many more people to find out about homes for sale, but they were limited by small photos and short descriptions.

The internet brought considerable advancements to home searches. It made it possible to search limitlessly for homes – of any kind, in ay area  –  right from your keyboard. It was the cutting edge of home search technology…It was, until now.

"Alexa, open Kansas City Homes"

Alexa, open Kansas City Homes”.

When you tell your Amazon smart speaker those five words, it activates the

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We may be a little biased, but we hold our agents and brokers in very high regard. We see the excellent work they do and amazing customer service they provide and believe it is the very best in the region, if not the country. But again, maybe we are a little biased because of how close we are to the situation.

Fortunately, our feelings on the matter were recently confirmed and thus our fears of excellence tunnel vision were put to rest.

BHGRE Honored With Top Awards

On Wednesday, December 6, the Kansas City Regional Association of the REALTORS® held their Holiday Party, Awards & Installation event where they recognized the very best among Kansas City area REALTORS® for the year of 2017. As the official association for real estate professionals in the Kansas City area, KCRAR

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