Brookside Home Sales Report-June 2021

We are halfway through the year and there isn’t a slowdown in the demand for Brookside homes–most homes are still closing at over asking price and go under contract within a few days. Here are the stats for June 2021, single family home sales, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

June 2021                                                                                                June 2020

Median list price:      $482,000                                                                  $424,900

Median sales price:    $500,000                                                                $420,000

No. sold:                       38                                                                              27

Days on market:                                                                                          8

Last month, four homes sold over $1,000,000–including the highest sale so far this year, at $4.2 million. The lowest closed price was $212,000. Final sales prices were 19% over 2020. Now let’s look at the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-June 2021                                                                                         Jan-June 2020

Median list price:      $470,250                                                                  $425,000

Median sales price:   $482,763                                                                 $433,000

No. sold:                        168                                                                           208

Days on market:           2                                                                                6

Fewer homes on the market means fewer homes sold, which in turn means home prices go up. Compared to last year, home values have risen 11.49% this year–amazing! Currently there are 19 active single family homes for sale in Brookside, with a median price of $595,000. Fourteen homes are priced over $500K; four of those are over $1,000,000.

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

Brookside Sidewalk Sale This Weekend July 8-10

It’s time for the annual Brookside Sidewalk Sale, happening this weekend July 8-10, 2021! Hours are 10am-6pm each day; stroll around Brookside checking out the various sales and special deals. Don’t forget to plan a stop for a beverage or meal as well!

You can also take advantage of the Shred Event on Saturday, starting at 8am until the trucks are full. Limit two boxes; drop off is in the parking lot behind Jalepeno’s next to the tennis courts.

Thank you for supporting our locally owned Brookside shops, restaurants and services!

Brookside Home Sales Report-March 2021

If you know someone trying to purchase a home in Brookside…you’ve probably heard stories about how just trying to look at a new listing can be all consuming! These Brookside home sales stats for March 2021 show again how frenzied this market is for buyers. I’ve researched single family home sales that closed last month, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

March 2021                                                                                   March 2020

Median list price:     $427,400                                                   $350,000

Median sales price: $430,000                                                   $345,000

No. of homes sold:      26                                                             15

Days on market:            2                                                             15

Home values are up 24% compared to last March; about twice as many homes closed. Those new listings went under contract within 48 hours. Wow! Last month there were nine sales over $500K in Brookside, and one $1.185 million closed sale.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-March 2021                                                                          Jan-March 2020

Median list price:     $427,400                                                   $350,000

Median sales price: $430,000                                                   $345,000

No. of homes sold:      26                                                             15

Days on market:            2                                                             15

That’s a double digit increase in home prices from same period last year–14%! Buyers are consistently paying over list price for houses. I don’t know when the bidding wars will end–there is just so much demand. Currently there are just ten homes listing in Brookside, with a median price of $514,975 and eight days on market. Six homes are priced at or over $500K, four of those are well over one million dollars.

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

Brookside Bungalow For Sale

One of the reasons I love Brookside is this: all the homes are unique and charming in some way; you can buy a $250K fixxer upper or a mini mansion for $800K. My new listing at 5824 Central sits in the pricing middle and offers the best of both worlds: lots of original charm with today’s updates!

Such a beautiful front porch! Just imagine enjoying a warm summer evening, relaxing on the porch swing with a cool beverage, waving at the passers-by. Or, walk a few blocks south to the Brookside shops for browsing, dinner, happy hour or a quick grocery run.

This house is just as attractive on the inside. Step inside the front door to an open floor plan: the living room flows into the dining room, and the dining room opens into the newly remodeled kitchen. Notice the gas fireplace with new mantle and arched tile!

On to the kitchen..totally renovated by award winning Deatherage Home Designs! Plenty of cooking space here, with lots of cabinets, gas stove, new appliances and eat in curved countertop. Newer windows throughout most of the house!

There are three bedrooms and two full baths in this home; one bedroom and bath on first floor; second floor has master suite, and another bedroom that opens to an office nook. Outside the back door, sellers have built a new deck with dining and lounge area, hot tub, and pergola. Private drive and two car garage as well!

Pride of ownership shows in this house–sellers have meticulously maintained it through the years. Offered at $425,000. Contact me for more information! 816 510 1262.

Brookside Home Sales Report-Dec 2020 and 5 Year Comparison

So, take a guess how much home prices in Brookside increased in 2020 compared to last year….read on and you’ll find out! I’m reporting the stats for single family home sales in the main Brookside zip code of 64113, along with a five year comparison.

December 2020December 2019
Median list price: $449,000$422,500
Median sales price: $430,000$420,000
No. of homes sold: 35 22
Days on market: 8 25

Last month we had two million dollar + homes that closed. The lowest sales price was $259,000 and the highest was $1,376,000. Below are year to date numbers for the past five years:

20202019201820172016
$419,475$389,950$409,900$395,000$350,000
$418,500$380,000$399,000$387,000$350,000
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Home values are up 10% in one year, 19% since 2016. Houses are going under contract much faster, and selling very close to list price. Our highest 2020 sale was just under $2,000,000; fourteen homes closed at over $1,000,000. With interest rates at historic lows and demand quite high, I think we will have a robust spring homebuying season.

Our neighborhood remains very popular with buyers, despite the pandemic that overtook everything this year. Multiple offers are still quite common. Currently there are eleven active single family homes for sale in zip code 64113, with a median list price of $785,000 and 86 days on market. The median price is so high because seven houses are priced over $500K.

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

The Never-Ending Street Construction in Brookside/Waldo

Hello and Happy 2021!! Hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday break. Now we are in, to me, the most boring time of year. But, we have the Chiefs to cheer on in the playoffs!!!!

OK, down to business. I’m sure you’ve noticed all the construction along several streets in Kansas City:  63rd, Wornall, 75th and Gregory.  I travel these streets every day and have been dodging cones, workers, steel plates and weaving along trying to stay in one skinny lane with oncoming traffic!   What is happening??

How many cones are you dodging each time you drive through our neighborhood?

I called Sean Ackerson, Executive Director of the Southtown Council for more information.  He explained that Spire Gas and their subcontractors are doing utility work along these streets, replacing the 100 year old cast iron main gas lines.  This new high pressure system they are installing creates a more efficient distribution system.

The construction work is taking longer than usual because, well, these projects usually do!  There was a lot of exploratory work in the beginning to find and mark the water and sewer lines so they could map out the new gas pipes. This project started over two years ago—and there’s still several months to go before it’s finished.  And when the winter weather hits, everything stops as the crews can’t work in rain, snow and ice.  I asked Sean if there was a possible end date in sight, and he replied:  “We have the schedule they gave us, but it’s not reliable due to the unpredictability of weather and other scheduled breaks for holidays.”  After the gas lines are set, then the work moves to adjoin the adjacent business and residential properties along these streets to the new main lines.  This can involve moving gas meters outside of the properties as well.

Staging area for supplies along Brookside Road

Another big project planned for Brookside – which has the potential to be even more disruptive—is separating the storm and sanitary sewer lines underground.  This project was mandated by the EPA several years ago—and it’s one reason your water bills go higher and higher.  This will involve ripping up the streets once again.

It’s unfortunate that these major projects can’t be coordinated, so there isn’t so much disruption.  Just be careful and patient when travelling along these streets in Brookside, watching for the workers, cones and detours.  And make an extra effort to support those local businesses who’s storefronts are affected!  Whenever it’s all finished—one year, five years, it’s all needed infrastructure improvement for our neighborhood.

Armour Homes Home Sales Report-November 2020

The end of the year is almost here!! I’m ready for a long, quiet snow day! Will take several days after this last blog post of the year–unless some exciting urgent news pops up. I’m working on a couple of blog posts for January 2020. For now, let’s look at the home sales report for Armour Hills in Brookside:

November 2020November 2019
Median list price: $319,000$325,000
Median sales price: $319,000$323,000
No. of homes sold: 5 3
Days on market: 7 31

Once again last month, many sellers got asking price or more for their homes. A few more homes closed and houses are still going under contract very quickly after they come on the market. Here are the year-to-date stats:

Jan-Nov 2020Jan-Nov 2019
Median list price: $347,000$339,450
Median sales price: $344,500$340,000
No. sold: 84 80
Days on market: 5 18

Final sales prices holding steady compared to last year–although we’ve had months this year when this year’s median price far surpassed the same month in 2019. Next month I will post year over year comparisons. Currently there are no homes for in Armour Hills!

I hope everyone enjoys a safe, happy holiday season as we all look forward to next year and a more “normal” life at some point. Please remember to support locally owned Brookside/Waldo businesses as much as possible! And thank you for reading my blog.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-Nov 2020

Here we are, closing in on the end of the year and home sales–and prices–continue to outpace 2019. Usually, this is the slower time of year for home buying and selling! Let’s look at the stats for Brookside, using the main zip code of 64113:

November 2020November 2019
Median list price: $475,000$425,000
Median sales price: $490,000$413,000
No. of homes sold: 25 23
Days on market: 7 49

Last month, fifteen listings sold at or over the asking price. We had three sales in Brookside at or over $1,000,000. About the same number of homes sold.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Nov 2020Jan-Nov 2019
Median list price: $415,000 $387,000
Median sales price: $415,000 $376,500
No. of homes sold: 287 278
Days on market: 8 23

I have a couple of comments on these year to date numbers: home values are up 10% for the year, and homes are going under contract in just over a week. Most sellers are getting top dollar for their homes. It’s been a very very busy homebuying market in 2020, despite the pandemic..and I don’t anticipate a slowdown next year!

Currently there are 18 active single family listings in Brookside, with a median price of $760,000 and 73 days on market. Of the active listings, 13 are priced over $500K; five of those are $1million or more. The strongest demand is in the under $500K price range.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-Sept 2020

Hi neighbors! Interesting stats to report regarding Brookside home sales last month. In September, prices were way up compared to Sept 2019; however, the year to date numbers are holding steady. Here are the numbers for Brookside single family home sales, using the zip code 64113:

September 2020September 2019
Median list price: $417,499$347,500
Median sales price: $409,000$350,000
No. of homes sold: 38 18
Days on market: 7 4

One reason the median sales price was so high compared to last September was we had two million dollar plus closings last month. And the lowest closed price was $267,000. More than twice as many homes sold as well. Here are the TYD numbers:

Jan-Sept 2020 Jan-Sept 2019
Median list price: $395,000 $389,000
Median sales price: $400,500$380,000
No. of homes sold: 228235
Days on market: 8 21

Overall, home values are up 1.5% compared to last year at this time. The homes that are on the market are selling quicker though; approximately the same amount of turnover. Currently there are 27 active single family homes for sale in Brookside, with a median list price of $450,000 and 25 days on market. The lowest home price is $250,000 and the highest is $7.29 million. There are eight homes for sale in Brookside over the $1million mark. If you would like additional information regarding Brookside residential real estate–contact me! Happy to help.

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-Aug 2020

Low inventory translates to higher sales prices, especially in the coveted $400K and under price point. Once again, median sales prices exceeded the list price. The stats below are for the main Brookside zip code of 64113, single family homes:

August 2020August 2019
Median list price: $417,500$385,000
Median sales price: $440,000$380,000
No. of homes sold: 38 26
Days on market: 3 20

Over 20 homes closed last month at or over the list price. Keep in mind the majority of those homes were priced under $500K. Buyers are making offers quickly and bidding wars are common. The lowest closed price last month was $272,500 and the highest was $1.85 million. One house in Armour Hills closed at $60K over asking price!!!

Here are the year-to-date stats:

Jan-Aug 2020Jan-Aug 2019
Median list price: $392,450$389,950
Median sales price: $400,000$380,000
No. of homes sold: 190217
Days on market: 8 22

In 2020, Brookside home values are up 3.27% compared to last year–a healthy stat! It will be interesting to hear how the year ends up. More inventory is needed in the under $400K price point. Currently there are 21 active single family home listings in Brookside, with a median list price of $795,000–very high due to the amount of million dollar plus homes on the market. Fourteen homes are priced over $500K and 9 of those are over a million. Current days on market is 79.

Thank you for reading my blog! If you need assistance with Brookside residential real estate-please contact me!

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