How Does Foreclosure Impact Your Credit Score?

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // December 4, 2019

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You have run out of time when you fall behind on your credit obligations. Everything else is late except your mortgage payments. When you miss that payment, you are in default and foreclosure threatens. How does foreclosure impact your credit score? The impact of foreclosure on your credit can mar your credit report for seven years from the […]

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The Silver Tsunami

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 27, 2019

According to FOX28 Spokane, “housing inventory has been in short supply for the past decade in large part because builders have struggled to overcome the scarcity and rising costs of labor and materials. But a flood of homes, some call “The Silver Tsunami” will come on the market in the next 20 years as Baby Boomers age […]

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A Housing Shortage in Kansas City

Posted by Mike Landfair // November 20, 2019

It seems, in every city, there is a housing shortage even in Kansas City. According to Robert Smith of Valient News this is a typical story. “Just one month into Amanda and Andy Koukol’s quest to buy their first home, Kansas City’s housing market has left them frustrated and exhausted.” “They’ve left work in a […]

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6 Tips for Choosing a Sofa

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 13, 2019

Not so long ago, my wife and I sat down to watch the concluding episode of “Olive Kitteridge” on HBO. The series set me thinking about the meaning of words and their pronunciation. Toward the end of the shoe, Olive goes to dinner with Jack Kennison played by Bill Murray. Jack is driving a Porsche […]

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Companies that Buy Kansas City Houses for Cash

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 6, 2019

It haunts your days and nights when the reality of possibly losing your house to foreclosure smacks you in the face. You despair over your dwindling available cash when a sign that reads “We Buy Houses for Cash” catches your eye. You wonder, are there really companies that buy Kansas City houses for cash? You […]

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The Style of Houses

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 30, 2019

Kansas City is widely known for the style of houses. Around the late 1890s, prominent citizens settled in the Quality Hill neighborhood and commissioned elegant homes primarily in Italianate Renaissance Revival style, which continued to be the major influence for new structures past the turn-of-the-century. George E. Kessler, over the course of his forty-one-year career completed, over 200 projects and […]

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Homeowners Are Bracing Themselves

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 23, 2019

According to, “Homeowners are bracing themselves in the Kansas City School District for a big increase in their tax bills after the school board decided on Wednesday to keep all of the money from an increase in Jackson County property values.” “Property owners face an average increase of 23 percent in their school taxes […]

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How to Stop a Kansas City Foreclosure

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 16, 2019

Many economic analysts think a recession is dead ahead. They think bankruptcies will soar, unemployment will rise from historic lows, and homeowners will face economic hardships because of debt that is pervasive. Those hardships can lead to missing mortgage payments and foreclosure. If that’s your situation, you may want to know how stop a Kansas […]

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Learning How to Save Money

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 9, 2019

Real Simple tells us, “Most recommendations for ways to save money focus on small amounts—learning how to save money on groceries, for example, can save you $20 here or $5 there. Those small amounts alone won’t mean the difference between being able to buy a house and renting forever or retiring at 60 versus retiring at 70.” […]

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How to Sell Your House Quickly

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 2, 2019

Circumstances have changed lately, and now you want to know how to sell your house quickly. The rapid change of a company moving out of the country wiped out your income; the toll of too much debt, lead to a default on your mortgage payments; divorce, death in the family. and a strong desire to […]

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