New Ramen Bar Now Open in Waldo

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The much anticipated ramen bar, Boru, is now open in Waldo at 500 W75th St.  I haven’t eaten there yet–but everyone I know wants to try it! I hear it’s very busy during typical lunch and dinner hours. Another hot spot for Brookside/Waldo diners!

A little background:  Owners Andy Lock and Domhall Molloy also own the successful Summit Grill, just west of Boru.  The culinary director, Po Wang, is a native of Taiwan.

Boru’s  website offers menu details and a very helpful glossary for those folks not familiar with this type of cuisine.  Featured options include steamed baos (buns stuffed with goodies); several salads (including  cold noodle and crispy Brussel sprout ), ramen bowls with ‘add on’ options (egg, pork belly, tofu), plus a kids’ menu, full bar (with sake of course!) and happy hour specials. It all sounds delicious and so different from the usual Waldo bar food and restaurant spots.

Boru (it means bowl in Japanese) is open seven days a week at the corner of 75th and Washington– and accepts reservations through Open Table. Thank you for supporting our locally owned businesses!

 

Waldo Home Sales Report-Jan 2017

Last year was a strong year for home sales in Waldo.  Prices were up 4.5% over 2015, more homes sold and in a shorter amount of time.  This year is off to a good start as well. Here are the single family home sales for Waldo; the geographical area I am tracking is State Line to Holmes; Gregory to 85th St.

January 2017

Number of homes sold:       25

Median list price:                  $159,950

Median sales price:              $159,900

Average days on market:          36

The lowest sales price was $73,000 and the highest was $311,000.

January 2016

Number of homes sold:       21

Median list price:                 $163,950

Median sales price:              $163,950

Average days on market:       62

Although median price was lower last month as compared to a year ago, notice how  sellers are virtually getting the list price and homes are selling twice as fast so far this year.

Currently there are 18 single family homes for sale in Waldo with a median price of $157,400 and 27 days on market. The lowest list price is $96,000 and the highest is $339,500.

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

Waldo 2016 Home Sales Recap

Another year gone…another uptick in Waldo home sales!  First we will look at numbers for Dec 2016; then move on to a 2016 wrap up with comparisons to 2015. The figures are for single family home sales, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:

December  2016

Number of homes sold:    17

Median list price:              $179,000

Median sales price:          $179,000

Average days on market:    21

December  2015

Number of homes sold:      29

Median list price:              $179,950

Median sales price:          $179,950

Average days on market:    33

Fewer homes sold last month compared to Dec 2015, but I think that was due to lack of inventory as demand was strong.  Notice how most sellers are getting asking price for their homes.  

Here are year to year comparisons:

2016

Number of homes sold:    392

Median list price:            $166,750

Median sales price:        $167,250

Average days on market:  21

2015

Number of homes sold:    361

Median list price:             $160,000

Median sales price           $160,000

Average days on market:    34

Median prices rose 4.5% in Waldo compared to 2015; more homes are selling and in a shorter amount of time. Waldo is a hot location for homebuyers!

Currently in Waldo, there are 17 single family homes for sale at a median list price of $165,000 and 58 days on market.  Lowest listing is priced at $106,900; highest is $479,999.

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

Waldo Home Sales Report-Nov 2016

Homebuyers continue to seek out Waldo as a place to put down roots!  Sales continue to outpace last year and prices –rising.  Here are the November 2016 stats for single family home sales in Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:

November 2016

Number of homes sold:    29

Median list price:              $175,000

Median sales price:          $172,000

Average days on market:    15

The lowest sales price last month was $86,000 and the highest was $345,000.  

November  2015

Number of homes sold:      14

Median list price:              $157,475

Median sales price:          $162,500

Average days on market:    24

Twice as many homes sold this November compared to 2015; median sales price jumped up as well. Also, houses are going under contract faster.

Now let’s compare year-to-date:

Jan-Nov 2016

Number of homes sold:    373

Median list price:            $167,500

Median sales price:        $167,500

Average days on market:  22

Jan-Nov 2015

Number of homes sold:    335

Median list price:             $160,000

Median sales price          $162,000

Average days on market:    34

So far this year, 11% more homes have sold and prices are up 3.39%.                           

Currently in Waldo, there are 34 single family homes for sale at a median list price of $165,000 and 52 days on market.

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

Waldo Home Sales Stats-Oct 2016

Wonderful Waldo continues to be sizzling hot for home buyers!  Once again, median sales price is over list price for October 2016.   Let’s look at the numbers for this area-  Gregory to 85th St; Holmes to State Line Road:

October 2016

24 homes sold; median list price was $159,925 and median sales price was $163,500 with 17 days on market.  The lowest priced home sale was $93,000 and the highest was $275,000.

Sixteen homes sold at or above list price.

October 2015

31 homes sold; median list price was $144,900 and median sales price was $139,000 with 38 days on market. 

Checking year to date figures:

January – October 2016

333 homes have sold; median list price is $159,900 and median sales price is $160,000 with 22 days on  market.

January – October 2015

309 homes sold;  median list price was $155,000 and median sales price was $152,500 with 34 days on market.

Prices are up year to date 4.9% and homes are selling faster this year! Currently there are 39 homes for sale in Waldo with a median list price of $169,900 and 39 days on  market. Price range is $74,900 to $499,000.

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

Neighborhood Café – Now Open in Waldo

 

I was trying to think of full service, big menu breakfast spots in Waldo….came up with Classic Cookie at 75th and Wornall and Game Day at 8950 Wornall. Now there is another option, Neighborhood Cafe, at 7531 Wornall next to Lew’s . It opened at the end of August and is already drawing breakfast crowds on the weekends.

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Veteran’s Wall at Neighborhood Cafe

Neighborhood Cafe is more than just breakfast…they offer a large menu featuring ‘home style’ cooking: meatloaf, liver and onions, burgers, open faced sandwiches, hoagies, ‘skillets’ and on Sundays: all you can eat fried chicken. All of the baking is from scratch (biscuits, pies, cornbread) and breakfast is served all day. No matter when you choose to dine here….the server brings you a cinnamon roll with water upon being seated! Like the original Lees Summit location, decor features reprints of front page newspapers commemorating significant events and a Veteran’s Wall displaying photos of those who have served.

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Tony Olson, Owner, Neighborhood Cafe in Waldo

So what’s the background here? Tony Olson and his wife Kelly own the successful Lees Summit spot,  and were approached about opening another restaurant in Waldo. Tony spent some time here, liked the ‘small town’ feel and the active business association–and decided to expand. Tony told me the cafe has had ‘a very warm welcome’ from area residents and other business owners. This place is large–plenty of tables and booths, plus counter seating and another section that can be used for private events. I haven’t eaten here (yet!) — but I will say I was welcomed with a warm smile and friendly greeting when I walked in for the first time.

You can read more about Neighborhood Cafe on their website–and check out the extensive menu. Current hours are Sunday through Thursday, 6am-3pm and Friday/Saturday 6am-9pm. Tony hopes to be open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday at some point. Stop by and check out another locally owned business in Waldo!

Waldo Home Sales Report-Sept 2016

Waldo continues to attract homebuyers this year..sales are strong, and sellers are getting very close to asking price for their homes. Wonderful Waldo is HOT for homebuyers!!!  Here are the September 2016 stats for single family home sales in Waldo, using the boundaries of State Line to Holmes and Gregory to 85th:

September 2016:

Number of homes sold:    34

Median list price:              $177,000

Median sales price:          $173,750

Average days on market:    31

The lowest sales price last month was $82,000 and the highest was $293,000.  Final sales price was just under 2% of list price.

September  2015:

Number of homes sold:      34

Median list price:              $130,000

Median sales price:          $129,500

Average days on market:    23

Comparing Sept 2016 to Sept 2015 finds a jump in the median sales price–however, this year more of the higher priced homes sold, raising that median price. Notice how fast homes are going under contract–within 30 days of listing.

                                                      2016 / 2015:                                                                                     

Number of homes sold:           310 / 281                                

Median list price:                 $167,694 / $160,000                         

Median sales price:             $167,500 / $156,500

Average days on market:              23 / 34

The trend for 2016 is higher prices, homes selling at or near list price  and homes selling faster.  Good news for Waldo home sellers–and buyers, because they can feel confident they are buying in a desireable area.                                  

Currently in Waldo, there are 33 single family homes for sale at a median list price of $158,000 and 51 days on market.

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