Posts Tagged: kansas

Kansas City Condo Sales Still Sluggish

As the condo market heats up in other parts of the country, sales in Kansas City are still in the doldrums. The Kansas City Star reports: The difference between buying a condo and a single-family home is night and day,” said Dan Farmer, a mortgage banker at Peoples Bank. “I ask Realtors to talk to… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Andy Kogan, Kansas City

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Andy Kogan is a life-long Kansas City native, and specializes in the Overland Park area! Kansas City is a a wonderful place to live for all lifestyle choices! See… Read more »

Wichita Home Sales Slipped in November

November home sales in the Wichita area fell compared with last month but were higher than in November 2011, according to a monthly sales report released Friday by the South Central Kansas Multiple Listing Service. The November report said both existing and new home sales were lower than October by 11 percent and 13 percent,… Read more »

Kansas Housing Market Expected to Show Growth in 2013

REMI issued its observations on a study released recently by researchers at Wichita State University forecasting substantial growth for the housing market in 2013, asserting that it would help real estate sellers in the area as the prices and demand grow into the coming year. Economic researchers at the University of Wichita released a forecast… Read more »

Kansas Home Sales Improved in June

Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums continued to climb in Kansas during June while monthly home prices improved for the second consecutive month according to the latest housing data from the Kansas Association of Realtors(R) (KAR). An estimated total of 3,313 existing single-family homes and condos were sold in the Sunflower State in… Read more »

Wichita Home Prices Fell in First Quarter of 2012

Kansas ranked seventh among the states for house price appreciation in the first quarter, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s seasonally adjusted house price index released Wednesday. The index showed a 3.16 percent improvement in prices in Kansas from a year ago. Prices were up 1.49 percent from the fourth quarter. Over five years,… Read more »

KS: Wichita Home Sales Jumped in January

New and existing home sales were up 22 percent year over year in January in the Wichita area, as good weather, good prices and low interest rates drove an unusually strong winter month. A total of 421 homes were sold in Wichita last month, up from the 344 sold in January 2011, according to figures… Read more »

KS: Dropping Home Values Raise Issues for Local Governments

Kansas community governments and the taxpayers who support them are headed for a financial jolt, some recent trends in home sales statewide suggest. Kansas home sales in September topped year-earlier levels by double digit percentages for a third consecutive month, the Kansas Association of Realtors reports. September’s 12.2 percent increase was smaller than a similar… Read more »

KS: Downtown Wichita’s Renovation Underway

It has been a year since a consultant first rolled out Project Downtown, the master plan to revitalize Wichita’s downtown. It has been a year of successes: the Cargill Innovation Center, a flurry of new and renovated hotel rooms, a retooled piece of the river front, a handful of new condominiums. But it also has… Read more »

KS: Home Sales Beat National Average in May

Kansas home sales rose from month-earlier levels during May, but trailed year-earlier sales by nearly 21 percent, the Kansas Association of Realtors reported Thursday. The association reported 2,760 homes were sold in Kansas, up from 2,434 in April, but far fewer than 3,484 units that changed hands in May, 2010, when a federal tax credit… Read more »

KS: Farmland Sales Going Strong

A recent auction of seven dry land Kansas farms attracted a strong field of 51 registered bidders, leading to sale prices that reflect the continued upward trend in prices of agricultural land, according to R.D. Schrader, president of Schrader Real Estate & Auction Company, which conducted the sale. On March 25, Schrader successfully sold the… Read more »