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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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Topeka Housing Market Stats January 9, 2019 December 2018 | Topeka Real Estate Stats

Shawnee Co. Home Sales Fell in December Total home sales in Shawnee Co. fell last month to 170 units, compared to 179 units in December 2017. Total sales volume was $20.9 million, down from a year earlier. The median sale price in December was $105,053, down from $123,000 a year earlier. Homes that sold in …

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Be Smart about Real Estate December 15, 2018 13 Things to do after buying a home

Weeks of hard work have brought you here – the close. After a flurry of signatures, it’s official: Your clients have the home of their dreams! So, what’s next? Our friends at Home Warranty of America have outlined 13 simple-yet-essential tasks for new homeowners to complete before their big move: Make copies of important real estate documents …

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Be Smart about Real Estate December 13, 2018 11 Reasons to List your Home during the Holidays

People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers! Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you! Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home.  Less demand mean less …

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