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Buy House Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // September 6, 2017

Buy House Kansas City

Get title insurance when you buy house 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 or […]


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Buying Down the Rate

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 30, 2017

Buying Down the Rate

According to Shashank Shekhar at The Balance, “Discount points are one of the most confusing aspects of the mortgage process for many borrowers. Discount points are fees specifically used to buy down your rate. On a settlement statement, discount points are sometimes labeled “Discount Fee” or “Mortgage Rate Buydown.” Usually, the practice of buying discount points is called Buying […]


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Refinance that Mortgage

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 23, 2017

Refinance that Mortgage

Seems hard to believe that there are people out there who are paying high rates on their mortgage and they haven’t refinanced. The world has changed. Interest rates have declined for 30 years. The low rates of today should be a trumpet call to get your rear to a bank and refinance. Here in Kansas […]


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Reverse Mortgages

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 16, 2017

Reverse Mortgages

A recent article titled Reverse Mortgage Lenders May Be the Big Bad Wolf by Craig Malisow focuses on a sleazy reverse mortgage company. It also focuses on reverse mortgages. With baby boomers getting older and income for retirement a concern, let’s not be in the dark about reverse mortgages. Reverse mortgages—they are the last thing […]


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Without Fire Sprinkler Safety

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 9, 2017

Without Fire Sprinkler Safety

The Kansas City Star reported that “Two-year-old Nora Lamirande was in her crib one Sunday afternoon in 2015 when her mother left for a moment to escort the toddler’s 4-year-old brother home from the neighbor’s. Dad was away at work. So no one heard the smoke alarm when a fast-moving fire broke out in the […]


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Short-Term Rental

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // August 2, 2017

Short-Term Rental

If you operate a short-term rental (STR) the rules in Kansas City will be changing. Sometime soon the playing field between Hotels and Airbnb etc. will be level or more equal. “The overriding issue is protecting our city’s neighborhoods and people’s way of life,” says Diane Binckley, a division manager of the city’s Planning and […]


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Building Wealth in Kansas City

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 26, 2017

Building Wealth in Kansas City

Are you thinking of investing in real estate, or have you already made the leap? Why? In a few words, real estate investing is the easiest path to building wealth in Kansas City. Chad Carson writes at  BiggerPockets.com, “The wealth you will build from real estate will allow you to have more freedom, more flexibility, and […]


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Sell My House Kansas City

Posted by Mike Landfair // July 19, 2017

Sell My House Kansas City

There comes a time in many lives when you inherit a house in Kansas City. You and your siblings now face a cloud of choices. What to do with the house you inherited; renovate it, rent it, live in it, or sell it? If you live out of state, to sell my house Kansas City, […]


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Tired of Renting

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 12, 2017

Tired of Renting

The Kansas City Star talked to Michelle Coleman. “I’m just tired of renting,” Coleman said. “Any extra I get, I want to put into a home, not lining someone else’s pockets.” She’s one of a growing number of African-Americans in Kansas City — and the nation — who don’t own a home. She’s tired of […]


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Lead Paint Contamination in the House

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // July 5, 2017

Lead Paint Contamination in the House

According to KSHB 41, “In the last month, more than six children in Kansas City have tested positive for high levels of lead poisoning.” We’re talking about lead paint contamination in the house. “Between 800 and 1200 children in Kansas City suffer from lead poisoning at any given time,” said Amy Roberts, who manages the […]


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