Centered Spirit-Now Open in Waldo

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With all the current chatter about health insurance, premiums, who’s covered, rising costs–it can be just another source of stress to our already fast paced lives. If you want to investigate a different style of taking care of your mind and physical body, consider a visit to Centered Spirit, a new Cultural and Holistic Center in Waldo.

massage roomCentered Spirit believes in “the body’s innate wisdom and natural ability to find health and achieve balance”. Alex Jackson has been practicing traditional Mayan medicine for fourteen years, first in a Brookside office location. He and his wife Emilie opened Centered Spirit in January 2017. Alex works with patients regarding digestive disorders, muscle pains, anxiety, female health issues, depleted energy and offers several types of traditional therapies, such as Maya Abdominal Massage, cupping, holistic counseling, acupuncture and herbal remedies.  Alex explains that “different life events can trigger physical changes in your body as well as emotional stress.”  He takes the time to “assess, connect and heal” with the goal of solutions that will work for each unique person for the long term.

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Their expanded facility at 8131 Wornall has four treatment rooms plus an infrared sauna as well as a larger community area for classes and teaching. To celebrate Emilie’s native country of France, they have opened a French tea room in the building which Emilie operates, featuring several imported teas from France (also sold by the ounce). Emilie recently wrote about the health benefits of tea for Evolving in Kansas City.   Both Alex and Emilie love promoting different cultures — they have travelled extensively to places like Belize, Mexico and Guatemala. Artwork they have purchased while roaming the Earth hangs throughout the building, and the couple loves sharing their passion for other cultures through food, art and healing traditions.  Centered Spirit also offers workshops for the public; the next one is April 1-2, 2017 titled “Life On Purpose”.

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Centered Spirit is located at 8131 Wornall–that is the southeast corner of 81st Terrace and Wornall. If you would like to find out more about their services–stop by for a cup of tea! Or contact Alex Jackson at 816 225 9393. The Centered Spirit blog, with their event listings, is posted at www.centeredspiritblog.wordpress.com.

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Armour Hills Home Sales Report – Sept 2017

Armour Hills continues to be one of the hottest neighborhoods in Brookside for buyers–many sellers who have maintained and updated their homes through the years are  experiencing multiple offers and quickly getting the homes under contract.  Here is the September 2017 home sales report for the Armour Hills subdivision in Brookside:

September 2017

Median List Price:      $311,225

Median Sales Price:    $313,250

No. of Homes Sold:          6

Days on Market:               3

The lowest closed price was $195,000 and the highest was $415,000–that was $16K over the list price of $399,000.  Every sale except one sold at or over asking price. 

September 2016

Median List Price:     $244,950

Median Sales Price:   $247,500

No. of Homes Sold:       6

Days on Market:           39

Here are year-to-date comparisons:

January-September 2017

Median List Price:     $314,750

Median Sales Price:   $313,250

No. of Homes Sold:       76

Days on Market:            7

January – September 2016

Median List Price:     $269,700

Median Sales Price:   $268,500

No. of Homes Sold:       62

Days on Market:           25

Technically these figures show a median sales price increase of 16% compared to last year–however I don’t think the year end figure will be that high.  Currently there are six homes listed in Armour Hills, with a median list price of $317,000 and 32 days on  market.

 

Waldo Home Sales Report – Sept 2017

What is driving up Waldo home sale prices?  Not enough inventory, lots of buyers and bidding wars.  Once again, sales prices beat the listing price for last month’s stats.  Here is the single family home sales report  for September 2017, with comparisons to last year; and I’m using the street boundaries of Gregory to 85th St and Holmes to State Line:

September 2017

Median List Price:     $175,000

Median Sales Price:   $187,000

No. of Homes Sold:       29

Days on Market:           10

September 2016

Median List Price:     $164,450

Median Sales Price:   $161,000

No. of Homes Sold:      38

Days on Market:           30

The lowest closed price in Waldo last month was $37,500 and the highest was $317,500.  Nine of the 29 homes closed at or above list price.  One house, listed at $119,000 sold for $139,000–that’s $20K over asking price!

Checking year-to-date figures:

January-September 2017

Median List Price:     $177,000

Median Sales Price:   $175,000

No. of Homes Sold:      303

Days on Market:            14

January – September 2016

Median List Price:     $165,000

Median Sales Price:   $164,000

No. of Homes Sold:     321

Days on Market:          23

Median sales prices are up in Waldo 7.9% compared to last year, and homes are selling faster.  Currently there are 28 active single family homes on the market in Waldo, with a median list price of $187,500.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Brookside Home Sales Stats-Sept 2017

The housing market continues to favor sellers in Brookside, especially in the desirable $300-$400 price range.  Units sold are almost half of last years’ September figures, due to lack of inventory in this price category.  Here are the single family home sales for the Brookside zip code of 64113, and year to date comparisons:

September 2017

Median List Price:     $349,000

Median Sales Price:   $333,000

No. of Homes Sold:         17

Days On Market:               8

September 2016

Median List Price:       $380,000

Median Sales Price:     $375,000

No. of Homes Sold:          29

Days On Market:              44

The lowest sold price last month was $195,000 and the highest was $520,000.  In September 2016, there were several sales over $600K, including a $1.25 million dollar sale, so that’s why last year’s median price is higher than 2017.  Still, home went under contract very fast last month–under ten days on market.

Checking year-to-date figures:

January-September 2017

Median List Price:      $379,000

Median Sales Price:    $365,000

No. of Homes Sold:       225

Days on Market:             18

January-September 2016

Median List Price:      $359,250

Median Sales Price:    $353,500

No. of Homes Sold:        252

Days on Market:             35

Due to less inventory this year, prices are up and homes are going under contract faster.  Median sales prices increased 3.25% compared to last year.  Currently there are 50 homes for sale in the Brookside zip code of 64113, at a median price of $557,500 and 62 days on market.  Over half – 27- of the homes are priced over $500K.  

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

 

 

Meyer Fest This Weekend in Brookside

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It’s time for Meyer Fest – the St Peter’s sponsored family carnival that is open to anyone in the neighborhood!

It’s happening Saturday Oct 7, 2017 in two parts:  the carnival (games! music! food trucks!) from 9:30am-2:00pm, and then the block party (ages 18 and older) from 6-11pm.

Location is on Meyer Blvd between Holmes and Rockhill–so also note this section of the street will be blocked off Saturday.  Everyone is welcome!

Get tickets in advance at www.meyerfestkc.com

Brookside Home For Sale-Close to Shops!

When buyers search for homes in Brookside, usually one of the main items on the “must have” list  is being close to the shops and restaurants in the heart of Brookside at 63rd and Brookside Blvd.  My new listing on Main St fits that criteria!

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Brookside Two Story Home for Sale!

 

There are so many special features about this house:  a two story floorplan, with a private drive and two car garage–rare at this price!  The lot is level, and the location is just a few homes south of Meyer and Main St.

 

 

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Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace in the living room; separate formal dining room and a breakfast nook off the kitchen.  Also on the first floor–a light filled sunroom, perfect for an office or reading nook.  

 

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The kitchen features original cabinet details, granite counters,  built ins for extra storage and a mud room plus half bath.  Another special detail:  three original 1920s light fixtures stay with the home!

 

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Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms and the master has a large bonus room attached–can be used as extra closet space, office, or convert to a second bath.  The full bath was recently remodeled with new tile, sink, lighting and hardware.

 

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The yard is surrounded by a privacy fence.  Note the new stamped patio, perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends!

 

 

 

Contact me for more information on this property. This home offers the Brookside lifestyle buyers are looking for!

Waldo Home Sales Stats – Aug 2017

Waldo home prices continue to climb this year…and houses are selling very fast!  Usually the market slows down after the July 4 holiday–not in Waldo!  Here are the Aug 2017 stats and comparisons to 2016.  The boundaries I’m using are State Line to Holmes; Gregory to 85th St.

August 2017

Median list price:     $175,000

Median sales price:  $178,000

No. of homes sold:       33

Days on market:           8

The highest sale was $326,000 and the lowest closed price was $115,000.  Notice the sales price was higher than the listed price!

August 2016

Median list price:      $150,000

Median sales price:   $146,000

No. of homes sold:       46

Days on market:          34

Comparing Aug 2017 to Aug 2016–a 21% increase in prices!  Here are year to date stats:

Jan-Aug 2017

Median list price:        $175,000

Median sales price:    $176,500

No. of homes sold:       270

Days on market:           15

Jan-Aug 2016

Median list price:       $164,975

Median sales price:    $163,975

No. of homes sold:        268

Days on market:            21

This year, homes are selling faster and for higher prices in Waldo.  Year to date, median sales price is up 7.6%.  Currently there are 23 single family homes for sale in Waldo, with a median list price of $163,900.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

Design in the City Opens 2cd Location in Brookside

You may have noticed a new shop along 63rd St in Brookside:  Design in the City has moved into the former Reading Reptile location.  This is the second location for Design in the City; the first one is in Briarcliff.

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Design in the City opens in Brookside

IMG_3606Proprietor Mindy Diaz told me there were two reasons she chose this spot:  many of her customers wanted a ‘south’ location, and her best friend is Pam DiCappo, who owns Lauren Alexander next door.  She felt her lines of clothing and accessories would complement the other shops in the area.  This is a store you will love browsing in–everything is so  beautifully displayed! Jackets, pants, tops, purses, boots, hats and jewelry catch your eye at every turn.  Her most popular lines include Tart Collections, Sanctuary and Chaser Brand for clothing; she also has jewelry from Simon Sebbag, Kendra Scott and Tat2.  You’ll also find some fun gift and decor items here: pillows, party accessories, greeting cards, wall hangings, etc.  And of course, personal, friendly service is always present.

IMG_3591Mindy’s background is in interior design. She worked for her Dad in a building supplies business for many years; then took some time off to raise her son.  She got the itch to go back to work and opened a home furnishings store in Parkville.  Then she switched to selling clothes when opening the Briarcliff store.  She loves having a store in Brookside because of the “amazing neighbors who support locally owned businesses”.

If you haven’t stopped by Design in the City yet–mark your calendar for their Grand Opening this week:  Friday Sept 29 from 5-8pm.  Regular store hours are 10am-6pm Monday through Saturday.  Find Design in the City on Facebook and Instagram at design_in_the_city.