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Scattering of Ideas to Make Small Look and Feel Bigger

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // December 6, 2017

Scattering of Ideas to Make Small Look and Feel Bigger

I love the wave of ideas that interior designers come up with to make a house appear bigger. If you have in a small house and want your house to look bigger to buyers, here are a scattering of ideas to make small look and feel bigger. Scattering of Ideas to Make Small Look and […]


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A Well-Maintained Kansas City Yard

Posted by Mike Landfair // November 29, 2017

A Well-Maintained Kansas City Yard

“A well-maintained Kansas City yard boosts property value, puts you in the good graces of your neighbors, and even prevents a break-in,” that according to Timothy Dahl. I ought to know. I once had a neighbor who always had a well-maintained lawn, and if your lawn looked a little ragged, he would come to your […]


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1031 Exchanges

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 22, 2017

1031 Exchanges

Will President Trump repeal 1031 exchanges? Rumors abounded that President Obama would do just that. It never happened. We have seen the outlines of the Trump tax cut, and it doesn’t appear that laws for 1031 exchanges will change. This just in from The Real Deal: 1031 lives! There’s been plenty of anxiety over 1031 […]


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A Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 15, 2017

a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

What is a deed in lieu of foreclosure? A deed in lieu of foreclosure is a deed instrument in which the borrower conveys all interest in a real property to the lender. It satisfies a loan that is in default and avoids foreclosure proceedings. The deed in lieu of foreclosure offers several advantages to both the borrower and the lender. The principal advantage to the […]


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Myths and Facts Getting a Loan

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 8, 2017

Myths and Facts Getting a Loan

When Sam and Nicole went out searching in Kansas City for a mortgage at their local bank and mortgage banks, they ran into a lot of myths. To them that was one of the most intimidating aspects of getting a loan, trying to sift between myth and fact. They found there was plenty of myths and […]


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A Water Leak

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // November 1, 2017

A Water Leak

Arturo bought a house in Kansas City. He inspected the house, and the plumbing looked fine, at least what he could see.  Then he went to the water meter and noted the dials. He wrote the figures down, made sure the water was not running in any of the faucets and came back two hours […]


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Short Sale or Foreclosure?

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 25, 2017

Short Sale or Foreclosure?

What is a mortgage short sale? Should I do a short sale or foreclosure? A mortgage short sale occurs when a financially distressed borrower arranges a sale for less than the outstanding mortgage balance. The lender accepts the proceeds of the house sale which is short of the full repayment of the mortgage. The borrower, then, receives a release […]


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Stigmatized Property

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 18, 2017

Stigmatized Property

KCTV5 reported, “The housing market in Kansas City is hot. People are buying houses quickly, sometimes before digging into the history of the home.” In this hot market beware of Stigmatized Property. “Think of all of the things you are legally required to know when you buy: Leaky roof, leaky basement, lead paint, etc.” ‘Those […]


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5 Stone Cold Suggestions to Get Lender Approval

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 11, 2017

5 Stone Cold Suggestions to Get Lender Approval

Congratulations! You and your spouse are over the moon happy. You waved at indecision and decided the time was right to become a Kansas City homeowner. If you are like most first-time home buyers, you will need a lender. We have 5 stone cold suggestions to get lender approval for a traditional loan. Realize, a […]


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Underappreciated Kansas City MO

Posted by Amy Vochatzer // October 4, 2017

Underappreciated Kansas City MO

Underappreciated Kansas City MO received some very favorable press starting in February in Thrillist Travel. For a thousand different reasons, you’re considering a move this year. But cities you normally think of as cool, Portland OR, Austin or Nashville are over-priced. There are still plenty of amazing places, however, still lurking under the radar. All […]


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