February 2015 Agents of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP FEBRUARY AGENTS!

LOUISBURG

MOUND CITY

OLATHE

OTTAWA

OVERLAND PARK

PAOLA

SPRING HILL

Local Events Valentine’s Day Weekend!

Valentine’s Dinner Theater

  • Paola Community Center
    905 E. Wea
    Paola, KS 66071
  • Saturday, February 14th
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • “Death of a Doornail” Theatre Show
    Dinner Theatre at Paola Community Center
    Chicken Dinner provided by Spudley’s Restaurant
  • $18 per person

ACT Ottawa Community Theater Presents: Almost Maine

  • Showing February 12th-15th
  • Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 @ 7:00pm
    Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 @ 7:00pm
    Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 @ 6:00pm dinner, 7:00pm curtain (Special Valentine Dinner Theater Production)
    Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 @ 2:00pm
  • Ottawa Municipal Auditorium
    301 South Hickory Street
    Ottawa, KS 66067
  • Tickets: $10/adult, $5/senior, $5/senior
    Special Valentine’s Dinner Theater: $25/ticket. Reservations required. Includes dinner and show.
  • Purchase Tickets online at www.actottawa.org or call 785-418-4770

Reece & Nichols Miami County Merges with Crown Realty

20150120_105338Gary Hosack, owner of Crown Realty, and Kathy Minden, owner of Reece and Nichols Miami County, recently announced the merger of their two companies.   Gary stated, “Kathy and I have always had a great working relationship and this merger will help to grow Crown Realty and will benefit not only our current customers and clients but also our future ones.”  Hosack and Minden have both been active in the Paola community for over 40 years, and have a combined 71+ years of real estate experience!

Minden will be Crown’s new Director of Business Development.  She is excited for her new role and explained that her “focus will be on listing and selling properties and building the Crown Realty name.”   Gary and Kathy agree that the transition period will be smooth and speedy for all involved.

“The merger of the two companies will put all the top agents in the area under one name.  I can only see it as a positive for all involved,” Kathy said.

Kathy was the President of Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® in 2014 and will stay involved on the Local, State, and National levels.  Kathy’s involvement will put Crown Realty agents on the forefront of legislation that affects real estate and protecting the rights of home ownership.

Local Events This Weekend!!

“The Homecoming, A Christmas Story” presented by The Tallgrass Theater Company

The Homecoming A Christmas Story Written by Earl Hamner Jr. Adapted by : Christopher Sergel Directed by: Misti Robison Written by the creator of The Waltons..The family is facing a Christmas in the depression and the oldest Clay boy is sent out on Christmas eve to find his father who may have been injured in a bus accident.

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December 5th & 6th at Schwartz Family Theatre Paola Community Center 905 E. Wea St. Paola KS.

Tickets: $7 Children 3-10 $9 Adults Tickets available at
Paola Community Center
901 E. Wea – Paola and
Citizens State Bank
3 Wea St. &
1600 Peoria in Paola

For more info

Christmas Open House at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop-Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS

1874 Mahaffie farm

Saturday, December 6, 2014 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

Begin your holiday season with 1860s Living History activities & holiday music. FREE admission (suggested donation of $2/person ages 3 & up) Activities may include:

Heritage Center activities:

  • Music by the Shady Grove String Band 10 am to 12 pm
  • Make an ornament 10 am to 4 pm
  • Santa arrives at 1 pm! Santa will be available until 3 pm
  • Make a gingerbread house (for a small fee) 10 am to 4 pm
  • Enjoy the beautifully decorated trees

Mahaffie activities

  • Visit the historic Mahaffie House, string popcorn & cranberries, see what is cooking on the cookstove
  • Seasonal farm activities and blacksmith demonstrations
  • Stagecoach rides (weather and ground conditions permitting) (stagecoach rides are $2/person ages 3 & up)
  • Visit the exhibits and 1860s farm equipment in the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn

Gardner Historical Museum’s Christmas Homes Tour

Visit each decorated home and Museum

$10.00 per person

249 W. Main Street

154 W. Warren Street

212 W. Park Street

439 S. Center Street

185 W. Colleen Court

refreshments & gift bazaar at the museum

 

Earth Home in Spring Hill, KS

Point2 just posted a wonderful article on “Extraordinary Homes: Earth Houses” with pictures from some truly extraordinary ones around the world.  They list many of their benefits in the article (which you can read here), including energy efficiency, fire protection, and comfortable humidity levels.

The U.S. Department of Energy likes them for their well-insulated natures, but mentions on their page on earth homes that they can be up to 20% more expensive to build.

Fortunately for you, we have a great option sitting on 3 acres available right now in Spring Hill, KS.  Many refer to it as the “hobbit house,” but it’s certainly much bigger than that.  It has almost 2000 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and very spacious rooms!  See for yourself:

20740 W 199th Street, Spring Hill, KS 66083 (MLS # 1910981)

(all data current as of 3/29/2015)
Price $198,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,992 sq ft
Lot Size 2.80 ac
Days on Market 150
Walk into this completely remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. It's not your ordinary earth contact! It offers open and bright living areas.Tiled baths. Large kitchen with granite surfaces & breakfast bar. Roof is total concrete with approx. 3' of dirt on top, then 20 mil plastic & rocks. 4" drain tile underneath to help with draining. This is totally a "must see" !! Great Location just of 169 hwy.

Property Type(s): Residential, Residential / Single Family

Last Updated 3/4/2015 Tract Spring Hill
Year Built 1985 Community 370
Garage Spaces n/a County Johnson, KS
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Nov 24, '14 $215,000
Nov 24, '14 - Jan 24, '15 $208,550
Jan 24, '15 - Today $198,000

Schools

School District Spring Hill

Additional Details

Features

AGE DESCRIPTION 21-30 Years
BASEMENT 0
CENTRAL AIR 1
CONSTRUCTION Concrete
COOLING Central Electric
DINING AREA DESCRIPTION Country Kitchen, Eat-In Kitchen
EQUIPMENT Ceiling Fan(s), Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Smoke Detector
FLOOR PLAN DESCRIPTION Earth Contact
HEATING Central Electric
IN FLOODPLAIN No
LIST TYPE Excl Right To Sell
LOT DESCRIPTION Acreage
ROOF Concrete
STATUS Active
SUBPROPERTY TYPE Single Family
TYPE OF OWNERSHIP Private
WATER City/Public
WILL SELL Cash, Conventional, FHA

Location

Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with Crown Realty

(view all details for MLS #1910981)

Top Listing & Selling Agents for November!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP NOVEMBER AGENTS!

LOUISBURG

MOUND CITY

OLATHE

OTTAWA

OVERLAND PARK

PAOLA

SPRING HILL

Crown Realty Accepting Toys for Tots Donations!

Please join us in supporting the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program by bringing your new, unwrapped toys to any of our 7 offices.

Our office hours & locations are listed below for your convenience.

Please note that while the official deadline is 12/9 for this year’s delivery, we will collect until December 23rd for next year’s delivery.

LOUISBURG
100 W. Crestview
(NE corner of 68 & 69 HWYs)
913-837-5155
8am-6pm M-F
9am-3pm Saturday

MOUND CITY
501 S. Main
913-795-4555
8:30am-5pm M-Sat

OLATHE
2099 E. 151st
(151st & Mur-Len)
913-782-1155
9am-5pm M-F

OTTAWA
336 S. Main
785-242-7700
8am-5pm M-F

OVERLAND PARK
7395 W. 151st
(151st & Metcalf)
913-681-8500
8am-5pm M-F

PAOLA
102 S. Silver
(on the square)
913-557-4333
8am-6pm M-F
9am-1pm Saturday

SPRING HILL
22332 S. Harrison
(223rd & 169 HWY)
913-592-2222
8:30am-6pm M-F
9am-1pm Saturday

Local Event This Weekend!

Clover 5K Run – Paola, KS

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00 AM
401 E Wallace Park Dr
Paola, KS

Join 4-H families and friends for the 2nd Annual “Clover Run” 5K. This scenic and fun 5K Run/Walk will take you through beautiful Wallace Park on the new Paola Pathways Trail! The Clover Run 5K benefits the youth of Miami County 4-H.

Entry Fee:
5K: $25 thru Sept. 30th, $30 Oct. 1st to Nov. 13th, $35 Nov. 14th & 15th
Kid’s Run: $5
Team Pricing (2-3 team members): $23/member thru Nov. 13th*
Team Pricing (4 or more team members): $21/member thru Nov. 13th*
*team registration not available after Nov. 13th

Shirt and size not guaranteed after Oct. 15th

Click Here to register!

 

October Agents of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR TOP OCTOBER AGENTS!

LOUISBURG

MOUND CITY

OLATHE

OTTAWA

OVERLAND PARK

PAOLA

SPRING HILL

Gardner Halloween Boo Bash Tonight!

Gardner Halloween Boo Bash

Thursday, October 30th from 6-8PM at Celebration Park Sports Complex

Enjoy some GHOULISH fun at our 18th Annual Halloween Boo Bash at Celebration Park!  Join us for an evening of ghastly games, spooktacular activities, lots of candy, prizes, a hayrack ride along the park trails and much much more!  This is sure to be one of the biggest and best parties of the year!

Little ghosts and goblins, come dressed in your scariest, spookiest, prettiest, and silliest costumes!  Free pop and popcorn will be available while supplies last.  Concessions will also be open for purchase of other goodies.  Wristbands will be sold in advance at City Hall from October 13 – October 28 at 4:00 p.m.  (Wristbands can be purchased at the park but we suggest buying them in advance so that you don’t have to wait in line.)

Volunteers are needed for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Halloween Boo Bash please contact Adraina Holopirek, Recreation Supervisor, at 913-856-0936.

Fee     $3.00 wristbands for kids ages 2-12- for unlimited access to all the games and activities
Age 1 and under:  Free
Purchase wristbands at City Hall, 120 E. Main St. October 14-29.  (Sales will end at  4:00 p.m. on 10/29)
Wristbands can be purchased at Boo Bash, but we suggest purchasing in advance so you don’t have
to wait in line to pay at Celebration Park.  (Cash only at the park.)
Age     12 and under
Fee: $3 Wristbands for kids 2-12- for unlimited access to games and activities. You can purchase wristbands at Boo Bash or at the City Hall before the event. We suggest purchasing wrist bands at City Hall so that you do not have to wait in line at the Boo Bash.

Halloween Costume Photo Contest 2014
Does your kid’s Halloween costume have what it takes to win?  Send us a picture and find out!  You may enter by taking a photo of your child in their costume and mailing it to Gardner Parks and Recreation or you can e-mail it to aholopirek@gardnerkansas.gov.  Costume categories will be Cutest, Creative/Homemade and Funniest.  Please provide us with your child’s name, address and phone number.  Entries will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 27th.  Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded at the Halloween Boo Bash; however you do not have to be present to win!