The prices are higher because the properties have appreciated in value faster than other areas in Kansas. The causes for faster appreciation is high demand due to 1) Being half way between Kansas City and Topeka to where one member of the household may work in KC area and another works in Topeka, Lawrence (and Eudora to the east) would be a middle ground to live to split the driving distance; 2) University of Kansas is definitely a draw to people making Lawrence be in high demand; 3) Low unemployment rate compared with other areas in the state; 4) Cultural activities, community theater, Lawrence downtown, etc. are all drawing points as well; and 5) Located on the K-10 business and industrial corridor.
Above all, high demand drives prices up. While there are older homes with character there are new homes in move in ready condition as well complete with all new appliances. There is something for everyone here.
What you need is an excellent resourceful Realtor who will help you find the best deal for the money here. I have done so for my clients through successfully negotiating some of the best deals in real estate in the area.
Give me a call so I can show you how I can be of help.
Thanks and "Don't keep me a secret--I'm never too busy for your referrals!"
Rob Lang, CRS, ABR, ePro, GRI, CFPS RealtorÂ®
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It has an outstanding school system, great quality of life, and various activities at KU: Sports, theater, music, ect.
We do have properties available in various conditions and price ranges. Touch base with me and I would be happy to get you more information.