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Karla Kimerer, Home Buyer in Iowa City, IA

I am moving to the Kansas City KS area and looking for a home in the same. Is there any way that I can get?

Asked by Karla Kimerer, Iowa City, IA Wed Dec 31, 2008

information on the decline in price of home sales in the past year?

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Dale is correct.

Some areas had an increase in value. 64086 went up 9%!

KC is a very large geographical area covering potions of two state and several counties which reults to VERY diverse housing statistics.

If you can be a little more specific concerning the area you are interested in, I would be happy to provide specific statistics as well as some insight as to why the numbers say what they do.
Web Reference: http://www.mykchometeam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 10, 2009
Karla -
Housing prices have declined everywhere and it is a very individual percentage not only by market but by neighborhood. To get the best information possible you need to work with a REALTOR that specializes in specific quadrants of town and you have the added twist in Kansas City that you're in two states. I've got lots of connections there through the Women's Council of REALTORS (I'm a past President for the Columbia market) and also through CRS (Certified Residential Specialists - designation of the National Association of REALTORS). If you'd like a list of recommended REALTORS I'd be happy to help. Just shoot me an email and I'll send contact information for several agents by area. Happy house (or condo) hunting and it's a great time to be a buyer!
Trisha Lee REMAX Boone Realty, Columbia, MO
573-999-1000 TrishaLee@Remax.net
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 2, 2009
Hello Karla,

Welcome to KC. It is always good to have more people from Iowa move to town. I am from Clinton myself, and went to ISU. I would be happy to refer you to a good Realtor that I have worked with in the area. Call Daren Higerd with Wiechert Realty. 816.309.2231. He is extremely knowledgeable and can help you find what you are looking for. Best of luck. Jarod.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 2, 2009
Yes, I would be happy to provide you with information about our local market. Just let me know specifically what you need and I'll send it to you via email or snail mail. You can find general statistics for the area on my website but will probably want more specific neighborhood information once you determine which area of Kansas City best suits your needs. For most of the popular neighborhoods, expect to pay 93-100% of asking price. If you're feeling adventurous, we can look at some REO's. How handy are you at remodeling?
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jan 1, 2009
I'm a St Louis area realtor, so I don't have the KC stats for you, but I can tell you from talking to my KC colleagues that their market mirrors mine. There are some areas that have had a decrease, but there are other areas that have continued to increase in value depending on where the areas are, the neighborhoods around them (how well kept the neighborhoods are, the schools, safety, shopping, ease of getting places, etc) - the midwest is very conservative and we haven't had the huge drops that the coasts had. One of my KC colleagues I'm sure will be on later today and will give you more specific data on their market, but to help them out, please get a bit more specific with your question. Is there a specific area within KC that you are looking at? Are you looking at single family homes, condos or ?? are you looking at new construction or existing? are you looking at homes in good condition or at foreclosures and short sales? what other particulars do you want in a home? The more specifics you can give my colleagues, the better of an answer they can give you to help you make a decisiion. Depending on where you will be working, you may want to consider school districts and tax structures as well. I know that has made a difference for my relatives who live in the KC area when they decided whether to live on the Missouri side or the Kansas side.
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