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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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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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