Comments for The Pulse Of The Kansas City Real Estate Market http://handsontheheartland.com Real Estate Info, Stats & Analysis On Kansas City, Johnson County Kansas, Overland Park KS & The Surrounding Area. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:06:23 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.10 Comment on Is Your Johnson County Kansas Homeowners Association A Blessing Or A Curse — Or Both? by Jason Brown http://handsontheheartland.com/2010/07/20/is-your-johnson-county-kansas-homeowners-association-a-blessing-or-a-curse-or-both/#comment-4353 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:06:23 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=3485#comment-4353 @darcie: There is no map I know of for area HOA’s… It can really be a process to locate info when you need it on a specific HOA. Best to start by checking the city websites to see if there’s any helpful info there.

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Comment on Is Your Johnson County Kansas Homeowners Association A Blessing Or A Curse — Or Both? by darcie http://handsontheheartland.com/2010/07/20/is-your-johnson-county-kansas-homeowners-association-a-blessing-or-a-curse-or-both/#comment-4348 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:15:19 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=3485#comment-4348 Is there such a thing as a HOA map showing each neighborhood in Johnson County Kansas and their HOA dues(per month or year).

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Comment on Gardner Kansas Real Estate Market Stats ~ Gardner Kansas Homes For Sale by Charleston SC Real Estate Agent http://handsontheheartland.com/2013/05/05/gardner-kansas-real-estate-market-stats-gardner-kansas-homes-for-sale-2/#comment-3226 Tue, 07 May 2013 16:25:52 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=12559#comment-3226 Great article. So many things have improved for the better in real estate, prices have increased, and rates are so low..I know the Charleston, SC real estate has picked up so Im glad to see same is happening there too.

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Comment on Overland Park Kansas Real Estate Market Update – March 2013 Update by Brent Warner http://handsontheheartland.com/2013/03/21/overland-park-kansas-real-estate-market-update-march-2013-update/#comment-3113 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:59:37 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=12301#comment-3113 We had our best year ever in 2012 and are already looking better in 2013. Real estate is back in a big way.

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Comment on Seller’s Market Allows More Johnson County Kansas Home Sellers To Stand Firm On Price by Jeff Reglin http://handsontheheartland.com/2013/03/23/sellers-market-is-allowing-more-johnson-county-ks-home-sellers-to-stand-firm-on-price/#comment-2969 Mon, 25 Mar 2013 18:14:02 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=12316#comment-2969 You are right on target with this post. We are seeing multiple offers on our new homes. There have been a couple instances where people have made offers ABOVE list price to secure the home of their dreams. Despite the weather, it has been a very hot spring in residential real estate.

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Comment on 29% Of U.S. Homeowners Have Their Home Paid Off by Jason Brown http://handsontheheartland.com/2013/01/19/29-of-u-s-homeowners-have-their-home-paid-off/#comment-2446 Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:03:08 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=11918#comment-2446 @ Mike Brown: I don’t recall the study mentioning that but there were two distinct attributes that were common to those with no mortgage… the older generation and those with high credit scores. On the latter, 44% of all mortgage free owners had a credit score of 800+.

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Comment on 29% Of U.S. Homeowners Have Their Home Paid Off by Mike Brown http://handsontheheartland.com/2013/01/19/29-of-u-s-homeowners-have-their-home-paid-off/#comment-2439 Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:24:15 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=11918#comment-2439 Do you know how the 29% paid off number compares to past decades? Just wondered if it was up, down or steady in this economy. The trend is very important!

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Comment on Youth Sports Options In The Kansas City And Johnson County KS Areas by Kelly Williams http://handsontheheartland.com/2009/07/17/youth-sports-options-in-the-kansas-city-and-johnson-county-ks-areas/#comment-1946 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:30:50 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=973#comment-1946 Please add the Kansas City Fencing Center to your list. KCFC offers programs for youth and adults of all ages. Fencing is a highly tactical, very physical game that challenges both the mind an body. Looking for something a little different? Visit our website at kcfencing.org.

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Comment on Is Your Johnson County Kansas Homeowners Association A Blessing Or A Curse — Or Both? by Jason Brown http://handsontheheartland.com/2010/07/20/is-your-johnson-county-kansas-homeowners-association-a-blessing-or-a-curse-or-both/#comment-1857 Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:55:42 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=3485#comment-1857 @Joe Dumm: Joe, HOA dues vary depending on what amenities are offered to the owners by the community. The good thing about the amount charged is that the HOA board (homeowner’s themselves) decide how much the dues will be (at least once a subdivision is 90% or so completed by the developer). The HOA usually doesn’t collect a big excess of dues, just enough to cover the costs. If a subdivision has no pool, trash pickup or common areas to maintain, the dues may be $0. If the community has all of these, HOA dues may run from a few hundred to $1500 or more a year, depending on the size of the community and what all is being offered. Now all bets are off if it’s a maintenance provided community. Depending on things like whether the HOA takes care of mowing, snow removal, building maintenance, the size of the home, the size of the community, etc., the dues may range from $100 to $1000 or more per month.

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Comment on Is Your Johnson County Kansas Homeowners Association A Blessing Or A Curse — Or Both? by Joe Dumm http://handsontheheartland.com/2010/07/20/is-your-johnson-county-kansas-homeowners-association-a-blessing-or-a-curse-or-both/#comment-1856 Sat, 21 Jul 2012 20:12:22 +0000 http://handsontheheartland.com/?p=3485#comment-1856 I am curious as to what the average homeowner association fee is in Johnson County. When we moved here 20 years ago, HOA assessments of around $400-600 per year were commonplace. However the house we bought was not in an HOA area so I’ve not followed this.
On a recent visit to my son’s family in southern California, I learned that out there HOA fees range from $250-600 PER MONTH and some HOAs even tack an additional quarterly charge on top of that! I looked at a 2BR 1Bath 900 sq ft condo out there that had an HOA assessment of $363/month = $4,356/year. Would that be comparable to similar circumstance HOA fees here? Personally, I go into sticker shock when I see rates that high.
Is there a website somewhere that might shed some light on HOA trends around here? Thanks for any information you can provide.

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