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Factors That Impact on Window Replacement Cost

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 17, 2019

Considering replacing your windows to achieve energy savings? RealtyBizNews says cost is the main thing that makes many homeowners postpone the idea. Whether you are working out this cost alone or with your contractor, here are some factors that impact on window replacement cost you should consider to come up with an affordable budget. Factors […]


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Buy or Rent

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 10, 2019

Lots of talk locally about the lack of affordable housing, high on the list of priorities of the new mayor. The trend nationwide, according to FIU, “Demand for homeownership is still trending downward in major markets, the new  Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals.” Bottom line: should you buy or rent? The current […]


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Property Reassessments

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 3, 2019

According to News-Press Now, “In Kansas City, homeowners unleashed a mini-revolt after property reassessments showed that the value of some homes doubled and tripled in parts of Jackson County.” “While reassessment often results in an increased valuation, and possibly an increased tax bill, Buchanan County property owners have avoided for the most part the dramatic […]


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A Seller Disclosure Form

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // June 26, 2019

Soon after making an offer on a home, buyers will receive a document called a seller disclosure form. Read it carefully! This is not a piece of paperwork you want to slide by with a mere cursory glance. A Seller Disclosure Form A seller disclosure form is basically a list of everything the seller knows […]


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When You Inherit a House with a Mortgage

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // June 19, 2019

Inheriting a house brings with it challenges, especially if the house comes with a mortgage. When you inherit a house with a mortgage, the mortgage documents may require the beneficiary to repay the entire loan in a very short time; a balloon payment, in other words. When You Inherit a House with a Mortgage Depending […]


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Mortgage Broker Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // June 12, 2019

What is a mortgage broker? A mortgage broker Kansas City is an intermediary who brings mortgage borrowers and mortgage lenders together but does not use their own funds to originate mortgages. A mortgage broker helps a borrower connect with lenders who represent the best fit in terms of the borrower’s financial situation and interest-rate needs. […]


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Seeking Green Homes

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // June 5, 2019

Home buyers across the country and in Kansas City are seeking green homes. According to McGraw Hill Construction research dating back to 2006, “The green home building market most rapidly accelerated during the housing downturn when builders experienced in green remained in business at higher proportions than those not knowledgeable about energy-efficient and green home […]


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What Does Fiduciary Mean?

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // May 29, 2019

What Does Fiduciary Mean?

What are the fiduciary duties of a Realtor? In fact, what does Fiduciary Mean? They’re massively important words and work as a true guideline for the real estate industry. What Does Fiduciary Mean? Mark Walker at Reality Business News defines the subject: “Fiduciary means faithful servant. A person or organization who enters into a legal […]


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Kansas City Home Values Fell

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // May 22, 2019

Kansas City Home Values Fell

The Kansas City Business Journal reported, “Kansas City home values fell from March to April, the first month-over-month decline in four years, according to a report from Zillow.”  “Home values fell 0.2% from March to April, the first monthly drop since January 2015. The drop mirrors a 0.1% fall in U.S. home values, the first […]


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The Benefits of Investing in Multifamily

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // May 15, 2019

The Benefits of Investing in Multifamily

The benefits of investing in multifamily. According to a recent Forbes, “The most striking feature in markets in the Midwest is that home prices in most of them are still below the level where local incomes say they should be. For an investor, this means two things. First, you can still find bargains in these […]


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