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New Home Construction Remains Solid in Clay County

Clay County remains in the top three of Greater Kansas City in terms of residential construction permits, according to figures released recently by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City. Trailing only Jackson County, Mo., and Johnson County, Ks., Clay County listed over 1,400 residential building permits for 2016 …

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10 Emergency Essentials for Your Home

Although it’s tempting to brush off the possibility that a fire, break-in, or other emergency could strike your home, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Make sure that you’re prepared for anything by outfitting your home with these 10 safety essentials that you may not have–or even realize …

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Home Supply Down, Competition Up

Demand continues to outpace supply, driving prices up 7.7%, Sales up 6.7% The housing market is going to get more competitive in 2016. Home sales grew 6.7 percent in January from last year, while depleted inventory pushed the median sale price up 7.7 percent to $255,300.  Total inventory fell by …

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These Design Decisions May Harm Your Resale Value

You might want to think twice about the following design decisions if you are worried about the resale value of your home. Follow the links to BobVila.com to read more about why. Strong exterior color Painted brick inside the home Backyard sports court Covering up hardwood Garage renovation Swimming pool …

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Thinking of Selling? Use Science to Help

Selling a home isn’t just about slapping down a fresh coat of paint—you need to delve into home buyers’ brains and figure out what makes them tick. From the moment they spot your listing to the instant they walk through your door, what persuades them to make an offer, and stick …

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6 Great Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016

6 Great Reasons to Get Into the Kansas City Northland Real Estate Market in 2016 Reason #1: Interest rates continue to stay at record lows Reason #2: Rents are ridiculously high Reason #3: Home prices are stabilizing Reason #4: Your down payment can be smaller than you think Reason #5: …

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Year-End Home Insurance Checklist

As 2015 draws to a close, home maintenance can easily take a back seat during the excitement of the holidays. Much of the country has experienced an unseasonably warm December, but January and February could unfold much differently. That means your home may be subject to cold weather damage. To …

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