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May 2021 Market Update

Normal spring increases in sales activity, coupled with relaxing COVID-19 policies, created a very busy March real estate market as buyer demand continued largely unabated in the face of rising home prices and mortgage rates.     Existing home seller and new construction activity continue to remain below...

December Market Update

Transitory periods in the market are common this time of year, and after a persistent period of steady year-over-year climbs in sales metrics, recent low national numbers have not fulfilled what many predicted. But on a positive note, jobless claims have also been at low...

December Mortgage Update

With home values and interest rates predicted to rise in 2016, now is the time to buy! Rent.com predicts rent prices to increase 8% over the next year, making owning a home even more affordable. 30 year fixed mortgage rates are still below 4% according to Marketwatch.com...

Giving Back

There are so many ways to give back around Kansas City. Here are just a few that need donations of actual toys and items as Christmas gifts this year. If you can't make it to the drop-offs and would still like to donate, just give...

Christmas in Kansas City

This is definitely only a small sampling of the things to do in Kansas City this Christmas, but this should get you started! Follow the links in the title for more information on each event.    Festivals and Events   Long Real Estate's Breakfast with Santa! - Of course the...

November Mortgage Update

from Jen Gile     5 Ways to Pay off Your Mortgage Faster   Choose a Shorter Payback Period -If you can afford a higher payment, consider doing a lower term such as a 15yr fixed mortgage. This allows you to pay off your home within a shorter timeframe and helps you...

November Market Update

  Take a look at the 3rd quarter summary video from the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors and Heartland MLS and click the link below for county specific 3rd quarter numbers.   [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAMEppZtl7g&feature=youtu.be[/embed] Click here to see county specific numbers from the end of 3rd quarter of 2015.  *Information...

October Mortgage Rate Update

September was set to be a month of change when it came to interest rates. The Federal Reserve met on September 15th to determine whether or not they were going to raise the Federal Funds Rate. This is the rate banks use to loan each other money...

October Market Update

Home prices were up during summer across the nation in year-over-year comparisons. With the economy on full mend, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has predicted a fine-tuning of monetary policy before the year ends. In tandem with the improved economy, the unemployment rate for July...