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Happy Veterans Day!

We are so thankful to all the brave men & women who have served our country and defended our rights… not the least of which is the pursuit of the “American Dream” of homeownership!

We are also thankful that our government has developed and maintained the wonderful VA loan program that enables veterans to become homeowners!  This fantastic product enables veterans to purchase a home with 0 money down AND without a monthly PMI payment!  To read more about the program, click here.

If you are interested in applying for a VA loan with a trusted local lender and finding a VA eligible home to purchase, please contact a Crown agent today!

Housing Remains Largest Expense

Fullscreen capture 352014 34722 PMAt Crown Realty, we know that your largest expenditure is probably where you live.  It’s not a decision to take lightly when you are entering into a real estate transaction.  Let one of our experienced and highly-trained associates help you when you have a need to buy or sell your home!

 

Housing Wealth

Across every income bracket, housing remains a strong investment!

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We know that your home may be the largest investment of your life, and that’s why you need a skilled, trustworthy agent to assist you.  Please contact one of our wonderful Crown agents today!

At Crown Realty, we do not charge fees for buyer representation!

Boomerang Buyers

A “boomerang buyer” is someone who previously has went through a foreclosure or short sale, but is ready to get back into the real estate market.  Every situation is different, but even if you have a short sale or foreclosure in your past, you may still be able to buy a home.  Contact a Crown agent to help you determine next steps and for lender recommendations.

 

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

 

5 Reasons

For most people, buying or selling a home is the LARGEST financial transaction they will ever undertake, that is why it’s so important to get an experienced and honest REALTOR® to help you with your real estate needs.  At Crown Realty, all our associates go through extensive training and have a huge support team!  Don’t leave it to chance!

– Paperwork

The Kansas City Association of Realtors® has a team of attorneys review our contracts every year to make sure they have everything we need in them.  Only a member of KCRAR can provide you with the proper contracts and addenda to make your transaction legally binding!  Did you know that the EPA can fine you thousands of dollars if you don’t have the proper Lead Based Paint Disclosures?  A Crown agent can help you avoid some costly mistakes.

2 – Process

In a typical real estate transaction, there are over 100 steps to a successful closing.  From showings, gathering feedback, receiving an offer, ordering title work, and everything else involved, it’s crucial that you have an expert on your team!

3 – Negotiation

The role of a Realtor® is to act as the middle man between buyer and seller in what can sometimes be a very emotional interaction.  At Crown, we are experienced negotiators, and as Realtors®, we are legally bound to do what is best for our clients!

– Values

Crown agents are members of Heartland MLS, and have access to an extensive history of comparable sales data, so we can help buyer determine what the best price to offer is and help sellers decide how to price their listing.

– Teacher

Realtors® are required to take continuing education classes every year, and at Crown Realty, we offer our associates plenty of additional training to keep everyone updated.  We believe staying on top of the market and current trends is crucial, and we love to share our knowledge with our clients!  Let us help you with your next real estate transaction!

Impact Foreclosures Have on Values [KCM INFOGRAPHIC]

From Impact Foreclosures Have on Values [INFOGRAPHIC]

Foreclosures are still affecting Sellers, but on the upside, Buyers can get some great deals!  Contact a Crown agent today to find one!

  1. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,339 sq ft
    Lot size: 1.07 ac
    Year built: 1947
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 2.80 ac
    Year built: 1987
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Edge Realty Inc
  3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,450 sq ft
    Lot size: 6,098 sqft
    Year built: 1936
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,996 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ReeceNichols BlueSpringsNorth
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,652 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with S Harvey Real Estate Services
  6. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,027 sq ft
    Lot size: 4,200 sqft
    Year built: 1930
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with ReeceNichols East
  7. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,681 sq ft
    Year built: 1954
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with BHG Kansas City Homes
  8. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,164 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1953
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with D M F & Associates LLC
  9. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,486 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 3
    Listed with Realty Professionals Heartland
  10. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,137 sq ft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Realty Professionals Heartland
  11. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Lot size: 8,490 sqft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with Realty Executives
  12. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Carrington Real Estate Service
  13. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,280 sq ft
    Lot size: 26,250 sqft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Coldwell Banker All American
  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,602 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,252 sqft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  15. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 11,580 sqft
    Days on market: 9
    Listed with Home Solutions Realty Team LLC

See all Blog - Foreclosures & Short Sales.
(all data current as of 2/19/2017)

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

Housing Inventory at 50 Year Low!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 — Housing inventory neared its lowest level over the past 50 years today at 4.5 months, according to Pro Teck Valuation ServicesOctober Home Value Forecast Update.

 

“The U.S. housing market has entered a sustainable period of improving conditions led by very low mortgage rates, stable to rising home prices, declining unemployment, declining housing inventories and a strong rental market,” said CEO Tom O’Grady.

 

Low inventory levels are often reflective of significant price appreciation in the year to come. “The primary reason for the low months of remaining inventory for new single family homes is the historically low number of new homes for sale,” added O’Grady.

 

Nationwide new home prices have held up better than the price of existing homes, the update uncovered. According to O’Grady, the divergence in the recent down-cycle, despite new and existing home prices having tracked one another closely since the 1960s.

 

The most recent numbers revealed the median new single-family price has decreased less than 1% to $256,900 since its peak in 2006. Adversely, the national median existing single-family price has fallen 20% to $183,900 since peaking in 2006.

 

The October Home Value Forecast includes a list of the 10 best and 10 worst performing metros, according to a market condition-ranking model. “The top ranked metros are located in Texas and one is in Oklahoma, which confirms the strength of the real estate market in this part of the country,” said Michael Sklarz, Principal of Collateral Analytics and contributing author to Home Value Forecast.

 

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