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Be Smart about Real Estate August 23, 2019 FOUR Open Houses August 24 & 25th, 2019

4301 SE Illinois AVE, Topeka, KS Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE Sun, 11:00AM to 12:30PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 2010 SqFt Make it your own! Well maintained 4 bedroom home in the …

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Topeka Topeka Housing Market Stats August 14, 2019 Sherwood Park Neighborhood Update | August 2019

  My fiance and I are up bright and early a few times a week for a 1.5 mile walk around the neighborhood before we start our day. As a REALTOR®  I can’t help but notice how many for sale signs are up in the neighborhood! I decided I should schedule a time to go …

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Topeka Housing Market Stats July 10, 2019 Topeka Housing Market Stats | June 2019

Shawnee Co. Home Sales Fell in June The total number of active listings in Shawnee Co. at the end of June was 356 units, down from 456 at the same point in 2018. This represents a 1.7 months’ supply of homes available for sale. The median list price of homes on the market at the …

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Topeka July 9, 2019 2019 King of Wings | Finding Topeka’s Best Hot Wings

Who has the BEST WINGS IN TOPEKA? We decided the best way to tackle this challenge would be to taste test and rate the wings at different establishments around Topeka.  Over the next several months we will update this post with our review of the wings and our ratings based on presentation, flavor, tenderness, and …

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Topeka Housing Market Stats April 8, 2019 Topeka Housing Market Stats | March 2019

Shawnee Co. Home Sales Fell in March Total home sales in Shawnee Co. fell last month to 175 units, compared to 215 units in March 2018. Total sales volume was $21.5 million, down from a year earlier. The median sale price in March was $108,000, down from $114,900 a year earlier. Homes that sold in …

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Topeka Housing Market Stats March 15, 2019 Topeka Housing Market Stats – February 2019

Shawnee Co. Home Sales Fell in February Total home sales in Shawnee Co. fell last month to 127 units, compared to 131 units in February 2018. Total sales volume was $14.8 million, down from a year earlier. The median sale price in February was $107,000, down from $110,000 a year earlier. Homes that sold in …

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Be Smart about Real Estate March 8, 2019 Buying a home | Do you need a septic inspection? (video)

I had the opportunity to catch up with Tim from the Shawnee County Health Department recently. We had a property on the SE side of town that happened to have a septic tank and the buyer requested an inspection.  First step for a septic tank inspection is to have it pumped.  A “honey” truck will …

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Topeka Housing Market Stats February 13, 2019 Topeka Housing Market Stats – January 2019

Shawnee Co. Home Sales Fell in January Total home sales in Shawnee Co. fell last month to 132 units, compared to 137 units in January 2018. Total sales volume was $18.0 million, down from a year earlier. The median sale price in January was $111,000, down from $130,000 a year earlier. Homes that sold in January …

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Be Smart about Real Estate February 10, 2019 Do you really need a Buyer’s Agent?

Occasionally, we meet a Buyer who feels there may be an advantage to writing an offer with the listing agent of a home they would like to purchase.  What you may not know is in this situation you would be representing yourself with no one looking out for your best interests. So when buying a …

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Be Smart about Real Estate February 7, 2019 4 claims REALTORS® make to “trick” you!

REALTORS® are marketers.  They know how to market your home and they know how to market themselves.  But are their claims, offers and online brags legit? Let’s look at the truths behind some common REALTOR® claims and to-go-to-be-true offers. While REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and some local advertising laws can deter …

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Be Smart about Real Estate January 21, 2019 How the government shutdown affects your mortgage

NerdWallet.com posted a great article recently titled, “What the Government Shutdown Means for Home Loans” and rather than making you read the entire article, I thought I could give you the short version. Thinking about buying a home with a FHA or VA loan? Good news, FHA and VA loans are still being funded. There …

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Be Smart about Real Estate Foreclosure January 21, 2019 Foreclosures… big savings or big headache?

Opportunities for Investors Have you seen a foreclosed property pop up in your neighborhood? The owners move out and all of a sudden the yard is not being maintained and strange paperwork gets posted in the windows. This is terrible because someone is losing their home. Something happened in their life that has prevented them …

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