Spring Hill Daffodil Days

11018588_673796289432171_7712013295470188927_nCome visit the Crown Realty booth at Daffodil Days at Friendship Park in Spring Hill, KS (by the civic center) 11am-3pm.  We’ll have games, giveaways, and 2 Home Depot gift card drawings!

Attractions and Events include:

11 am: Inflatables, Planet Play, booths, and food stands are open.

11:15 am: Family fun Twinkie eating contest

12 pm: Balloon twisting and face painting begins, MAPA performance in the gymnasium

12:30 pm: Family fun Three-legged race

1:00 pm: Giving Grove tree planting, Arbor Day Celebration with the Green Board

2 pm: Family fun Potato Sack Race

For more information about Daffodil Days, click here.

 

Local Events This Weekend!

Louisburg City Wide Garage Sale

  • Thursday, April 23rd – Saturday, April 25th
  • Check out the Louisburg Herald for a garage sale map!

Paola Master Gardener Plant Sale

  • Thursday, April 23rd noon to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, April 24th 8:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday, April 25th 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • 300 Baptiste Drive – West of Farmers Coop Paola, KS 66071
  • Natives, butterfly, baskets, annuals, herbs and vegetables.
    Proceeds go toward city beautification including the Miami County Courthouse Garden.

Paola Community Center Presents: Sarah, Plain and Tall

  • Shows:
    Friday, April 24th- 7-9PM
    Saturday, April 25th- 2-4PM & 7-9PM
  • Paola Community Center, 905 East Wea Street, Paola, KS 66071
  • Admission: $9/person
  • Please join Cornerstone Performing Arts in their production of “Sarah, Plain and Tall.” This time-honored, family- friendly play tells the story of Jacob Witting, a recently widowed Kansas farmer and father in the early 1900s. Unable to care for both his children and his farm, he places an ad in a newspaper looking for a wife. A Miss Sarah Wheaton of Maine replies. Of herself, she says, “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.” This play tells the story of this new family as they form their first bonds and grow in love together.

Tour De Vino

  • Saturday, April 25th
  • Lake Miola, Paola, KS
  • Welcome to the third annual Tour de Vino. Enjoy the acclaimed wineries of the Somerset Wine Trail by bike, each bringing a signature style to their hand-produced, artisan wines from grape varieties specially selected for each vineyard and for our region. And best of all, all proceeds will once again benefit Paola Pathways.
  • Click Here for more info

Garden Tractor Show & Pull

  • Saturday, April 25th from 8:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Paola Industrial Park (169 Hwy. to Baptiste, West to Hospital Drive, North to Paola Paola Industrial Park)
  • Time Information:
    8:00 a.m. Event Begins
    10:00 a.m. – Tractor Games
    11:00 a.m. Womens Shoe & Skillet Throw
    12:30 p.m. Parade of Power
    1:30 p.m. Ford Model T Rides
    1:30 p.m. Money in the Hay Scramble for Kids (12 and under)
    2:00 p.m. Kids Peddle Tractor
    3:00 – 9:00 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull (2 pm weigh in)
  • Contact Information:
    913.485.4222
  • Fees/Admission:
    $3.00 (age 12 & older)
  • Bring your own lawn chairs!

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Top Agents – March 2015

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 Congratulations to our top listing & selling agents for the month of March!

Louisburg Office Agents of the Month
Kelly Evans

Listing
Steve Cutshaw

Listing
Cathy Pemberton

Selling
Mound City Office Agents of the Month
Jennie Carbon

Listing & Selling
Olathe Office Agents of the Month
The Wilson Team

Listing
Glen Reed

Listing & Selling
Ottawa Office Agents of the Month
Dean Goodell

Listing
Barry Kendall

Selling
Overland Park Office Agents of the Month
Hannes Poetter

Listing
Teri Domann

Selling
Paola Office Agents of the Month
Marlene Riebe

Listing
Patty Simpson

Selling
Spring Hill Office Agents of the Month
Kay Lowrie

Listing
Patti Stites

Selling

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 4/26/2015)
Price $189,900
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,992 sq ft
Lot Size 2.80 ac
Days on Market 178
Rent with option to purchase or Lease purchase is available!! 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 4/24/2015 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 - Apr 1, '15 $198,000
Apr 1, '15 - Today $189,900

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