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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, 2 full baths
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
    Listed with The Metro Group LLC
  2. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,718 sq ft
    Lot size: 10,140 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 0
    Listed with K. L. DeLany Company, LLC
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,381 sq ft
    Lot size: 11,325 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 1
    Listed with D M F & Associates LLC
  4. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams KC North
  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,597 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,225 sqft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Realty Executives
  6. 0 beds, 0 baths
    Year built: 1958
    Days on market: 2
    Listed with Keller Williams KC North
  7. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1950
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with RE/MAX Best Associates
  8. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 1,776 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 4
    Listed with Michelle O Connor Real Estate
  9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 11,761 sqft
    Year built: 1920
    Days on market: 5
    Listed with No Borders Real Estate
  10. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,334 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 6
    Listed with Keller Williams Realty Partner
  11. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,086 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,712 sqft
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 7
    Listed with Realty Professionals Heartland
  12. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,390 sq ft
    Lot size: 16,005 sqft
    Year built: 1960
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Realty Executives
  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,322 sq ft
    Lot size: 15,246 sqft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Realty Executives
  14. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 937 sq ft
    Lot size: 7,000 sqft
    Year built: 1945
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with Realty Executives
  15. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,295 sq ft
    Lot size: 1,568 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 8
    Listed with S Harvey Real Estate Services

See all Blog - Foreclosures & Short Sales.
(all data current as of 5/24/2017)

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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