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Kansas City Homes Better Living Blog

The Spring Season Has Officially Arrived

Spring is here, and the warm weather has arrived. Flowers will soon be blooming, and gardens will be flourishing. Jumpstart your outdoor activities this year with resources from Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Kansas City Homes. From patio redecorating and spring cleaning to crowd-favorite recipes, check out tips from our Better Living Blog.

A Beautiful Succulent Display

Known for vibrant colors and delicate textures, succulents are drought-tolerant plants that are easy to maintain. A mini succulent garden can add a pop of color to spruce up your outdoor area. Making the garden is as easy as one trip to the local nursery. 

Supplies

  • 18-inch-diameter, 8-inch-deep pot     

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The Average Down Payment For All Homeowners is 12%

First Time Hombuyer | Kansas City Homes

One of the most common misconceptions about buying a home is the amount you need to pay for a down payment. The common value we hear is that you need to have a 20% down payment or you will not be able to buy a home. Will not having a 20% down payment make or break my home purchase? Absolutely not. 

While having a significant down payment can help save you money in the long run, it is far from required in today’s marketplace. First-time homeowners average a 7% down payment when they buy their home. All homebuyers average 12% and repeat homebuyers average 16%.

For many potential homebuyers, the down payment is an area where a majority of uncertainty is centered. More often than not, it is the

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Goering Assumes the Title After Darrel Stiles Retires

Kansas City Homes’ agent and Assistant Broker, Alex Goering, has been named Managing Broker of the Blue Valley office. He took over on January 1st of this year.

This change is part of the office’s succession plan. Stiles selected Alex as his replacement, and the two worked together to ensure a smooth transition that took effect when Stiles officially retired on December 31st, 2020.

Alex Goering Named BrokerAlex, already a decorated and successful agent and former team lead for the Goering Group, is ready for the new role. In 2017 he was awarded Salesperson of the Year from the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS®, and in 2019 Kansas Association of REALTORS® awarded him Realtor Salesperson of the Year. He

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A monumental year closes for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes

Historical, monumental, and record-breaking are all words you could use to describe the real estate market in 2020. From a worldwide pandemic to the lowest mortgage rates we’ve seen in decades to a housing boom in the mid to late summer, the Kansas City real estate industry was challenged to say the least. It was a welcomed challenge at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Kansas City Homes and one we not only rose to meet but excelled in doing so. Let’s look back at how 2020 became one of the most significant years in both real estate and Kansas City Homes’ history. 

In 2020, our BHGenius Training platform was developed to provide our agents elite-level real estate

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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has named Christian Barnes as the 2020 REALTOR® of the Year for the state of Kansas.

Kansas Realtor of the Year | National Association of Realtors | Kansas City Homes

NAR describes the REALTOR® of the Year award, “Annually, each state REALTOR® association recognizes one member who has done exceptional work to advance their associations and the real estate industry with the REALTOR® of the Year award. These members epitomize what it means to be a REALTOR®.”

Epitomizing what it means to be a REALTOR® is not foreign to Barnes, who has one of the most decorated real estate careers in the industry. Growing up with parents who are both real estate agents, Barnes learned the best strategies to be successful from an early age. The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® named her

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Millennials First Time Homebuyer | Kansas City Homes

 

Once upon a time a young princess wanted to buy a home in the mystical land of enchantment called Kansas City…

 

There are a lot of myths out there about buying your first home and many millennials believe that their home-buying journey is more like a fairy tale than real life. The market has changed drastically over the last few years and as much as you learned from bingeing HGTV for three straight nights, trust the actual experts to give you relevant advice to your individual situation. 

While myths are rampant across the real estate industry, we are here to tell you that many of the age-old stigmas of one of the oldest industries on Earth are totally false. Over the course of this blog series, we will cover the ten major myths and

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Trending #RealEstate | Kansas City Homes

In this final edition of our Trending #RealEstate blog, we discuss a few new topics. One has been making an effect on the industry for a few months now and the other is emerging as a nationwide trend and looks to continuing changing in the coming months. We've touched on it a few times in the previous two editions, our first topic is the dwindling inventory of homes for sale to meet one of the hottest buying markets in history. Our second topic covers remote work and how it is appearing to change our workforce for the present and future. Let's dive in. 

Trending #RealEstate | Kansas City Homes

Trend #5 Supply and Demand

A subsequent trend to the mortgage rate drop, is the drop in home inventory, or how many homes are available on the market for buyers. Due to the mortgage rate

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Trending Real Estate | Kansas City Homes

In part one of this blog series, we looked at three trends that are emerging from the post-shutdown real estate market. Those three were the rise in the millennial home buyer demographic, the use of video apps for real estate agents, and the exponential growth of online home-searching. Part two of our Trending #RealEstate blog discusses the mortgage rate cut in the early throes of the pandemic, and how it inevitably affected refinances, inventory, and what it will mean to the future of real estate. With remote work becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future, millennials entering the homebuyer market in force, and the widespread shift to suburban lifestyles, the real estate industry here in KC and beyond is set for an interesting end to 2020. 

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Kansas City Homes - Millennial Homebuyers

 We have all seen and experienced the riptide that was the U.S. economy run roughshod over the analysts’ and experts’ predictions for 2020. “Record-low” and “record-high” have become common to hear when discussing any market across the country as of late, and while the drastic dip can be seen in many of these markets, some experienced the opposite effect. Of all the fluctuation and uncertainty, real estate has stood fast as one of the market buoys, seeing incredible shifts  in homebuyers and sellers as the industry works through record breaking conditions and one of the most significant market booms in industry history. In this blog we are taking a look at what trends have developed as a sum of the uncertainties and fluctuations, and what the future

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