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Should I refinance?

The average conventional 30 year fixed mortgage rates are 3.62% and 15 year rates are 2.93% as of Feb. 25, 2016. They are down from 4.01% and 3.24% on December 31, 2015. Freddiemac.com (Fees and Points .6 and .5 respectively). If you would like to lower...

HomeKeepr

Over the years, we have received lots of calls about advice on home maintenance and requests for home service providers. We LOVE receiving your calls, so please don't ever hesitate to contact us. But, we have also created an app to help with these needs...

VA Loans

If you're a veteran or currently servicing in our armed forces and thinking about purchasing a new home, or even thinking about refinancing your existing mortgage, it will be worth your while to investigate the benefits of a VA backed home loan. VA loans have been around...

Setting and Achieving Goals

It’s been a month since many of us set our New Year’s Resolutions. It’s also the time in the year that many of those resolutions start to slip and fade. Setting goals is very important to me and is a key aspect of how I...

February 2016 Market Update

In 2015, national residential real estate, by and large, had a good year. Supply and demand were healthy in an environment rife with low interest rates and improved employment. The Federal Reserve finally increased short-term rates in December, and more increases are expected in 2016....

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2016

  It's time to mark your calendars for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! This year it will be held on Saturday March 19th from 10am to noon at Blackhoof Park at Lake Lenexa. Stop by and grab a donut and visit with the Easter bunny and...

January 2016 Mortgage Update

Let's give a little background on the Fed:   The Federal Reserve Board (the Fed) controls the Fed Funds Rate and the Discount Rate. These are overnight loans from bank to bank or from the Fed to member banks. The Fed adjusts the rate to influence the economy....

Tax Season 2016

As the calendar year turns, it is time to turn your attention to filing income taxes. An annual certainty for most all Americans is the lack of enthusiasm for this perceived headache. If you can take some simple steps prior to turning in your information to your...

January 2016 Market Update

Residential real estate is experiencing its best year since the recession. Housing demand is healthy, and that is expected to continue past the end of the year. Home sales are actually set to have their best national showing since 2006. More of the same is anticipated...