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Downsizing in Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // April 5, 2017

Downsizing in Kansas City

Of all the reasons to sell the Four Ds dominate. The four Ds are Death in a family, too much Debt, Downsizing in Kansas City after the kids leave home, and Divorce. We hadn’t thought too much about downsizing until a friend’s mother decided to sell the big house after her husband died. Imagine the […]


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FICO is a Big Fake

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 29, 2017

FICO is a Big Fake

Two weeks ago,  we defined the FICO 9 Credit Score and explained how calculations result in the FICO credit scores.  If you recall, FICO credit scores run from 300, considered the highest risk of default, to 850, the lowest risk. Now, Bernice Ross at INMAN tells us that FICO is a Big Fake. Did you […]


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Buy House in Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 22, 2017

Buy House in Kansas City

Get Title Insurance when you buy house in Kansas City. Owning a home continues to be one of the most important parts of the American dream. But, having the deed or title to a piece of land does not necessarily mean the property is yours free and clear. Other people may have certain prior rights […]


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FICO 9 Credit Score

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 15, 2017

FICO 9 Credit Score

The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) has changed the way in which they calculate your credit score.  The new credit scoring system, called FICO 9 Credit Score, is a tongue twister. It went into effect in 2014.  However, it wasn’t until banks starting using the new score in mass that Fair Isaac made the new formula […]


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How to Sell a House Privately

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 8, 2017

How to Sell a House Privately

Some people ask how to sell a house privately, without the help of a real estate agent, according to the Citizens Advice Bureau. Some might say you’re a fool to represent yourself in court. I sigh when I hear that a homeowner is going to sell their home by themselves. Consider whether you can present […]


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Sell Your Kansas City Home

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // March 1, 2017

Sell Your Kansas City Home

There’s good news if you want to sell your Kansas City home. “Even as it seems the market can’t get any tighter, the inventory of homes available for sale in the Kansas City area continues to fall. With multiple offer situations becoming increasingly common, it appears that we have transitioned into a sellers’ market, at […]


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Adjustable Rate vs Fixed Rate Mortgage

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 20, 2017

Adjustable Rate vs Fixed Rate Mortgage

A lot of people got fooled in the thunderous housing crash in 2008-2009 with adjustable rate mortgages. When facing the jigsaw puzzle of choices for a mortgage while buying a house, does that mean the choice between an adjustable rate vs fixed rate mortgage is over? Here’s the twist, maybe the choice should be based on […]


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Farmland Values

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 15, 2017

Farmland Values

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City each released updates regarding farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of last year.  The Fed reports, which contained concerning news for farmers, came on the heels of USDA’s forecast that U.S. farm incomes will drop 8.7% in 2017. On the same […]


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Avoiding Foreclosure Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // February 8, 2017

Avoiding Foreclosure Kansas City

Owners of almost 1500 homes are in danger of losing their homes, according to the map courtesy of Zillow, Some in Kansas City have already failed to avoid Kansas City foreclosure. Many are in the pre-foreclosure stage. If you are avoiding foreclosure Kansas City, we can help! If you are experiencing any of the following danger […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // January 31, 2017

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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