Rockhill Gardens Home For Sale!

Rockhill Gardens is one of the most popular Brookside/Waldo area subdivisions..and I just listed a terrific home here!  It’s located at 400 E 71st Terrace, on the corner of 71st Terrace and Oak. Check out this curb appeal!

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What’s so special about this Tudor style home is that it retains the original charming details yet is updated for today’s buyer! Featuring a popular  two story, center hall floorplan, it has three bedrooms and two full baths, plus a partially finished basement.  The living room features a wood burning fireplace, and the French door opens to a cozy side room–perfect for small playroom or reading nook.

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The kitchen was recently updated, with new flooring, paint, cooktop and fridge.  Extra bonus–a spacious pantry!  The attached garage is just off the kitchen.

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Note the large, light filled dining room with original arched windows!

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The sellers have transformed the backyard since ownership, adding a patio, fresh sod and privacy fence.

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Other important updates:  newer roof, HVAC, exterior paint and sewer line.  You can’t beat this location–walk to Waldo shops, services, restaurants and Bier Station!  The address is 400 E 71st Terrace, offered at $315,000. Contact me at mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com if you would like more detailed information.

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Romanelli West 4 Bdrm House for Sale

It can be a challenge to find a true four bedroom home in Brookside…however my new listing fits that criteria!  Another bonus to this house–two master suites!

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There are several special features to this home.  Start with the floor to ceiling windows in the open living room and dining room–overlooking the patio and landscaped yard.  These rooms are filled with natural light!  There is a bonus flex room just off the dining room that also leads to the yard.

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The spacious kitchen has classic white cabinets, a pantry, gas cooktop and eat in area.  Just off the kitchen is the laundry area, second master suite with full bath and office with built in desk and cabinets. 

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Another feature of this house is the size of the bedrooms–large!  There are three full baths total, and the master bath has the charming, original built-in dressing area. 

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Note the stone patio with plenty of space for entertaining–there is a large fenced yard as well.  

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Drive by and check it out if you are looking for a Brookside home!  1241 W 67th St, offered at $465,000.  Contact me at mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com if you would like a tour.

Home For Sale in Brookside East

Know anyone looking for a Brookside home?  This new listing of mine could be the one!

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This house features a bungalow floor plan, with two bedrooms on the main level and a spacious master suite on the second floor.  It’s updated and move in ready:  refinished hardwood floors, fresh interior paint featuring a formal living and dining room, plus cozy side screened porch.  All windows have been replaced as well!

 

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Check out this kitchen–newer cabinets, backsplash, solid surface counters and Hansgrohe faucet over the sink.  The back door leads to a yard with deck and one car garage.  

 

 

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You will love this huge master suite on the second floor!   Newer windows fill the bedroom with lots of natural light. The full bath offers a dual vanity, easy to clean Onyx shower, jetted tub and walk in closet!!!  

 

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Other improvements include a new roof, new sewer line, updated electrical work, radon system installed and refinished hardwoods.  Very desirable location near UMKC and a few blocks from the growing Brookside East area featuring several shops, restaurants, bakery and services.  Offered at $245,000.  This house has the charm and updates a Brookside buyer wants!  

Contact me for more information. Come home to Brookside!

 

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!

Brookside/Armour Hills Home for Sale

This home is why Brookside is such a popular location for homebuyers…

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Look at that gorgeous curb appeal!  The exterior is brick and stucco, with a stamped concrete walkway and two car garage with private drive.  Built in the 1930s, this home retains so much of it’s original architectural detail and charm.

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Check out that coved ceiling with the detailed crown molding and wood wainscoting; original plaster medallion over pendant light and the arched entry. 

 

 

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Both living room and dining room have hardwood floors.  The mantel and fireplace detail is original and the newer sliding door leads to the backyard and deck.  Off this room is an enclosed sunroom with heating and cooling.

 

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I wanted to include a shot of this cozy breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen.  You can see the cherry cabinets, granite counters, plantation shutters–plus a half bath and office behind the kitchen area.

 

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Other features of this home include three bedrooms, two and a half baths and a finished basement, offered at $429,000.  Location is perfect–just a short walk to Brookside shops, the Trolley Track Trail and bus service.  Plus, very friendly neighbors ready to welcome you!

More information and photos on my website http://www.maryhutchison.org. Please pass this blog link along to anyone you  may know looking for a Brookside home!

Brookside Home Prices Rise Over 12% This Year

Home prices in Brookside….up, up UP!  When will it stop?  It is still a sellers’ market, as it has been all year.  Take a look at these numbers, my friends, and the comparison to last year. You will understand why you keep hearing stories of bidding wars for homes in our neighborhood.

Here are the single family home sales stats for Brookside (zip code 64113) for July 2016, and comparisons to last year:

July  2016

Median list price:               $339,950

Median sales price:           $345,000

Average days on market:     28

Number of homes sold:        26

(Lowest sales price was $178,000; highest sales price was $3.246 million, the highest so far this year.)

Note that the sales price was higher than the asking price.  Out of the 26 homes that closed, 14 sold at or over list price. Also, note that the number of homes is way down compared to July 2015 (usually it runs around 50 or so) — lack of inventory pushes prices up.

July  2015:

Median list price:                $325,000

Median sales price:            $319,750

Average days on  market:    36

Number of homes sold:        42

Now let’s check year to date figures:

2016, January to July    

Median list price:         $367,900

Median sales price:     $361,000

191 homes sold; average 39 days on market

2015, January to July

Median list price:         $325,000

Median sales price:     $320,000

216 homes sold; average 39 days on market      

Brookside home prices are up 6.31% compared to July 2015 and up 12.8% year to date.

Traditionally, demand slows in the second half of the year.  I’m not seeing that–when listings pop on the market priced between $200-$450K in Brookside, they are usually under contract in a day or two (if updated, well maintained and priced at market value).  It is the buyers that offer more than asking price if there is a bidding war.  Some of these homes are selling for $25,000 over the list price.  This is an interesting market for the appraisers!!

Currently there are 49 active single family listings in the Brookside zip code of 64113; most of those (30) are priced over $500,000.  The median price is $650,000. If you are looking in the $1 million+ price range–there are eleven to choose from!

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

Brookside Home Prices Up Over 10% in 2015

Here we go, Brookside neighbors….a recap of 2015 home sales for our area.  The good news? Prices are up.  The bad news? Not much desireable  inventory in the critical $225-325K price range.   I am reporting closed single family home sales for the Brookside zip code of 64113:  

In 2015:

* 342 homes sold.

* The median list price was $337,750; the median sales price was $309,475.

* Average days on market:  39.  

*Seven homes sold for over $1 million. Highest sales price was a $1.8 million home on West Meyer Blvd.    

*53 homes sold for over $500K.

In 2014:

*289 homes sold.

*The median list price was $307,000; median sales price was $295,000.

*Average days on market:  41

*Two homes sold over $1 million.

*42 homes sold for over $500K.

These number show us that prices are going up, and more homes are selling.  The days on market are virtually the same (days on market is how long a home sits before going under contract).  Upper bracket buyers (for homes $500K and up) were more active in 2015 than the previous year. 

Now let’s look at a few more figures to show trending home prices.  Below are the median sales prices for each year and how many units sold:

2013:  $295,000 median sales price; 307 homes sold.

2012:  $277,000 median sales price; 296 homes sold.

2011:  $249,000 median sales price; 210 homes sold.

In 2015, prices increased in Brookside 11% over the previous year.

Since 2011, we’ve seen a 32% increase in prices in our neighborhood!!!  

We continue to have a thriving, desirable location for buyers of all price ranges  here in Brookside. For those sellers who maintain their properties, keep them updated and move in ready–expect to have a quick sale, especially in the $225-$300K price range. Lower priced homes that need a lot of updating and repair also go under contract quickly–they are ‘flipped’ by investors.

Need more detailed information about home sales in your area?  Contact me at mary.hutchison@kansascityhomes.com.

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