Sure, home prices are flat but that’s exactly why NOW is the time to buy in Waldo! You can get a great deal on a Waldo home in a location that’s always popular…even more so now with all of the new businesses popping up near 75th and Wornall. I hear it all the time as a realtor — “I want to be walking distance to shops and restaurants”. Waldo offers that desireable amenity..and that’s precisely why it will be an area that always holds value for homeowners.
I think of Waldo as an excellent neighborhood for first time buyers because so many of the residents are in their 20s and 30s–a typical age for a first time buyer. The homeowners generally are friendly and take the time to know their neighbors; they keep the homes neat and and attractive; and most important: these are solidly built homes, often with stone basements, brick exteriors and charming architechtural details….every home is different, inside and out.
There are dozens of homes for sale in Waldo, and here are just three that I think offer a good value for the money–and remember, buyers are not paying list price these days:
This home on the 7400 block of Walnut is new to the market and shows very well–a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home with a one car garage, private drive for $178,900. Upstairs there is a walk in closet and expandable attic space, plus office space on the first floor.
On the 7100 block of McGee, this home offers 3 bedrooms and two full baths, plus a one car garage for $185,000. There is a relaxing screened porch and a back patio.
On the 7600 block of Grand, this three bedroom 1.5 bath house has an attached one car garage, newer windows, roof, bath and kitchen for $180,000.
Now is the time to buy, when the US government is paying you to do so–close by November 30 if you are a first time buyer and receive a $8000 tax refund/credit. There is no guarantee this credit will be extended and it takes about 45-60 days to close on a purchase–so time is running out! There are so many choices out there–every Waldo home is unique with it’s features, floor plan and exterior curb appeal. Waldo is a great choice for first time homebuyers–contact me if you would like to see these homes or for a tour of the neighborhood.
Also, don’t forget the Waldo Fall Festival this weekend: Saturday Sept 19 from 10am-5pm at 75th and Wornall Road. Saturday night it’s the Waldo Crawldo from 6pm-midnight with 14 particpating bars and restaurants! www.waldokc.org