Monday, October 13, 2008

Villas at Parkside - Shawnee Townhome


Villas at Parkside Townhome living in Shawnee Kansas 66217.

You can be First or you can be TOO LATE! Granite! Iron Spindles! 200K! 2 BR, 2.5 bath 2 car Coveted end unit town home, Roman soaker tub, Dual Master Vanity, Tile floor in Kit and Dining, Updated light and fixtures, Easy Highway access, Loft, two story great room, patio. Close to the I-435 and Shawnee Mission Parkway Shopping and Entertainment District.
Call Ken Jansen REALTOR at 913-908-2215


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Friday, September 12, 2008

Topping the 200 sales per sales Pace - market improving

With a sales pace averaging over 200 homes per month the real estate market in Overland Park is improving according to local real estate market expert Ken Jansen REALTOR Overland Park Kansas.


September 12, 2008 Overland Park KS Housing Market Conditions

Overland Park had 1,231 single family homes sell and close in the last 6 months, a pace of over 200 per month, counting all homes and price ranges, including existing homes and new construction. There are 894 single family homes listed for sale in Overland Park. Selling at an average of almost 7 homes per day, there is a just over 4 months supply of homes. Slightly a less than balanced market. The real story comes when the information is broken down by price range. Especially since the only market which really matters is the one you are in!

Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park $500,000+

Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park ($500,000+) accounted for 114 of the recent six month sales, based upon most recent listing price. There are 263 homes listed for sales in the $500,000+ range, which means the market is still overcrowded in that range with a roughly 14 month supply of homes (an improvement). Seller's should review their house's condition and curb appeal. If you have been on the market more than 30 days, talk with your agent about how the house could be presented better either in condition, price, terms, etc. When you want to sell and are looking for an aggresive and effective (99+%) sales agent give me a call at 913-908-2215 or KenJansen@TopProducer.com

Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under

Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under are selling well, accounting for 443 of the last 6 month's sales/closings. There are 205 homes listed for sale at $200,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 73 homes per month, there is just over 3.5 month supply of homes in Overland Park in this price range. This is the time to list your house and sell. Down payment assistance programs are going away, so if your home would be a nice first home for someone...sell it now!

Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000

Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000 are selling well. There have been 681 homes sold in the last 6 months listed in this price range. There are 430 homes listed for sale in this price range. This is closer to a balanced market. Selling at the rate of nearly 100 per month (HEY - PRINT THAT KANSAS CITY STAR!) give a roughly 3.7 months supply of homes, a slight seller advantage.

Summary - if you have an upper bracket home, realize the market is soft in your price range and adjust your plans accordingly. The lower priced homes are selling well, so as a buyer, you will want to adjust your plans to fit the reality of the market place. It will be the rare seller in the under $200,000 price range who is going to be willing to make many concessions on a house in good condition, since the market is strong. If, however, you are interested in buying UP in the down market, now is the time to assess your personal situation. Interest rates are low, upper bracket inventory is high, some sellers are very motivated.

How much is your home worth?
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Hey! KC Star - Olathe is selling 6 homes a day - print that!

Olathe KS Housing Market Conditions

Olathe had 1082 homes sell and close in the last 6 months, counting all homes and price ranges, including existing homes and new construction. That gives an average pace of 180 homes per month selling in Olathe. There are 861 Single family homes listed for sale in Olathe. Selling at an average 6 homes per day, there is a less than 5 month's supply of homes. Essentially a balanced market with a slight seller advantage. The real story comes when the information is broken down by price range. Especially since the only market which really matters is the one you are in!

New home for sale account for 256 of the homes for sale in Olathe, about 24% of supply. New home sales account for 215 sales also about 25%.

Upper Bracket Homes in Olathe $500,000+

Upper Bracket Homes in Olathe ($500,000+) accounted for 20 of the recent six month sales, based upon most recent listing price. There are 39 homes listed for sales in the $500,000+ range, which means the market is still overcrowded in that range with nearly a year's supply of homes. Seller's should review their house's condition and curb appeal. If you have been on the market more than 30 days, talk with your agent about how the house could be presented better either in condition, price, terms, etc. When you want to sell and are looking for an aggressive and effective (99+%) sales agent give me a call at 913-908-2215 or KenJansen@TopProducer.com

Olathe Homes $200,000 and under are selling well, accounting for 511 of the last 6 months sales/closings. There are 400 homes listed for sale at $200,000 to $350,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 85 homes per month, there is a roughly 3.5 month supply of homes in Olathe in this price range. This is the time to list your house and sell. Down payment assistance programs are going away, so if your home would be a nice first home for someone...sell it now!

Olathe Homes $200,000 to $350,000 are selling moderately well, accounting for 451 of the last 6 months sales/closings. There are 296 homes listed for sale at $200,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 85 homes per month, there is a roughly 5.3 month's supply of homes in Olathe in this price range. Essentially a balanced market with a slight seller's advantage.

Cutting the above price range half and measuring the Olathe Homes priced $275,000 to $350,000 which are listed for sale and the market takes a definite turn from seller advantage to buyer advantage $275,000 to $350,000. There have been 99 homes sold and closed in the last 6 months, roughly a house every 2 days or 16 homes per month. With a supply of 140 homes in that price range there is an 8.5 months supply of homes. 5-6 month's supply of homes compared to absorption rate is balanced, more than 6 months and it turns towards a buyer advantaged market - meaning Seller's would be smart to price the home to offer the best value. Consider the www,KCSmartMove.com program to get the best price possible in a reasonable period of time.

New homes account for 46 of the sales in this price range and 73 of the supply. Sellers need to be aware they may be competing with very motivated builders and or bankers. The new homes may also offer more current colors and d├ęcor.

Olathe Homes $350,000 to $500,000 - 7.75 months supply, buyer advantaged market, selling at a pace of 0.6 homes per day with a supply of 142

Summary of the Olathe Real Estate Market - if you have an upper bracket home, realize the market is soft in your price range and adjust your plans accordingly. The lower priced homes are selling well, so as a buyer, you will want to adjust your plans to fit the reality of the market place. It will be the rare seller in the under $200,000 price range who is going to be willing to make many concessions on a house in good condition, since the market is strong. If, however, you are interested in buying UP in the down market, now is the time to assess your personal situation. Interest rates are low, upper bracket inventory is high, some sellers are very motivated.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Housing Market Conditions for Overland Park KS August 5th, 2008

Overland Park KS Housing Market Conditions


Overland Park had 1080 homes sell and close in the last 6 months, counting all homes and price ranges, including existing homes and new construction. There are 896 Single family homes listed for sale in Overland Park. Selling at an average of 3 homes per day, there is about a 5 months supply of home. Essentially a balanced market. The real story comes when the information is broken down by price range. Especially since the only market which really matters is the one you are in!


Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park $500,000+


Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park ($500,000+) accounted for 100 of the recent six month sales, based upon most recent listing price. There are 247 homes listed for sales in the $500,000+ range, which means the market is still overcrowded in that range with a roughly 15 month supply of homes. Seller's should review their house's condition and curb appeal. If you have been on the market more than 30 days, talk with your agent about how the house could be presented better either in condition, price, terms, etc. When you want to sell and are looking for an aggresive and effective (99+%) sales agent give me a call at 913-908-2215KenJansen@TopProducer.com


Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under


Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under are selling well, accounting for 392 of the last 6 monts sales/closings. There are 206 homes listed for sale at $200,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 65 homes per month, there is just over 3 month supply of homes in Overland Park in this price range. This is the time to list your house and sell. Down payment assistance programs are going away, so if your home would be a nice first home for someone...sell it now!


Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000

Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000 are selling well. There have been 596 homes sold in the last 6 months listed in this price range. There are 448 homes listed for sale in this price range. This is closer to a balanced market. Selling at the rate of nearly 100 per month (HEY - PRINT THAT KANSAS CITY STAR!) give a roughly 4.5 months supply of homes, a slight seller advantage.
Summary - if you have an upper bracket home, realize the market is soft in your price range and adjust your plans accordingly. The lower priced homes are selling well, so as a buyer, you will want to adjust your plans to fit the reality of the market place. It will be the rare seller in the under $200,000 price range who is going to be willing to make many concessions on a house in good condition, since the market is strong. If, however, you are interested in buying UP in the down market, now is the time to assess your personal situation. Interest rates are low, upper bracket inventory is high, some sellers are very motivated.

How much is your home worth?

Contact information has been updated below

Make the smart move. Contact me.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Leawood KS Real Estate Market update July 15, 2008

Leawood KS Real Estate Market update July 15, 2008

Leawood, KS Real Estate Market Conditions

Leawood had 195 homes sell and close in the last 6 months, counting all homes and price ranges, including existing homes and new construction. There are 370 Single family homes listed for sale in Leawood.

Upper Bracket Homes in Leawood

Upper Bracket Homes in Leawood accounted for 58 of the recent six month sales, based upon most recent listing price. There are 194 homes listed for sales in the $500,000+ range, which means the market is still overcrowded in that range with a roughly 20 month supply of homes. Seller's should review their house's condition and curb appeal. If you have been on the market more than 30 days, talk with your agent about how the house could be presented better. If you don't need to sell, this may not be the ideal time to test the market.

Leawood Homes $200,000 and under

Leawood Homes $200,000 and under are very rare and are selling well, accounting for only 7 of the last 6 monts sales/closings. There are just 2 homes listed for sale at $200,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 1 home per month, there is just under a 2 month supply of homes in Leawood in this price range, a strong Seller advantage market price range.

Leawood Homes $200,000 to $500,000

Leawood Homes $200,000 to $500,000 are selling at a decent pace. There have been 130 homes sold in the last 6 months listed in this price range. There are 175 homes listed for sale in this price range. With an 8 months supply of homes, the market is slightly buyer advantaged.
Summary - if you have an upper bracket home, realize the market is soft in your price and adjust your plans accordingly. The lower priced homes are selling well, so as a buyer, you will want to adjust your plans to fit the reality of the market place. It will be the rare seller in the under $200,000 price range who is going to be willing to make many concessions, since the market is strong. If, however, you are interested in buying UP in the down market, now is the time to assess your personal situation. Interest rates are low, upper bracket inventory is high, some sellers are very motivated

How much is your home worth?
Contact information has been updated below

Make the smart move. Contact me.

Overland Park Real Estate Market update July 14, 2008

Overland Park Real Estate Market Conditions

Overland Park had 1051 homes sell and close in the last 6 months, counting all homes and price ranges, including existing homes and new construction. There are 913 Single family homes listed for sale in Overland Park.

Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park

Upper Bracket Homes in Overland Park accounted for 96 of the recent six month sales, based upon most recent listing price. There are 248 homes listed for sales in the $500,000+ range, which means the market is still overcrowded in that range with a roughly 15 month supply of homes. Seller's should review their house's condition and curb appeal. If you have been on the market more than 30 days, talk with your agent about how the house could be presented better. If you don't need to sell, this may not be the ideal time to test the market.

Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under

Overland Park Homes $200,000 and under are selling well, accounting for 374 of the last 6 monts sales/closings. There are 210 homes listed for sale at $200,000 or less price. Selling at an average pace of 62 homes per month, there is just under a 4 month supply of homes in Overland Park in this price range.

Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000

Overland Park Homes $200,000 to $500,000 are selling well. There have been 576 homes sold in the last 6 months listed in this price range. There are 454 homes listed for sale in this price range. This is closer to a balanced market.

Summary - if you have an upper bracket home, realize the market is soft in your price and adjust your plans accordingly. The lower priced homes are selling well, so as a buyer, you will want to adjust your plans to fit the reality of the market place. It will be the rare seller in the under $200,000 price range who is going to be willing to make many concessions, since the market is strong. If, however, you are interested in buying UP in the down market, now is the time to assess your personal situation. Interest rates are low, upper bracket inventory is high, some sellers are very motivated.

How Much is my Overland Park Home Worth?
Ken@kansascityrealestate411.com
913-908-2215
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Ken Jansen Broker Associate, Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Woodland Creek Olathe KS Market Update July 8th, 2008

Woodland Creek is a wonderful neighborhood located in Olathe Kansas between 155th Street on the North side, 159th Street on the South Side, Lackman/Blackbob is the Eastern border.

Currently there are 9 Homes Listed for Sale in Woodland Creek, Olathe KS 66062
There have been 11 Homes Sold in Woodland Creek in the last 6 months.

With an absorption rate of almost 2 homes per month there is only a 4.5 months supply of homes for sale in Woodland Creek.

How much is my Woodland Creek home worth in today's market?

Olathe homes listed for sale in Woodland Creek

Woodland Creek was built and developed by Pulte Homes of Greater Kansas City, Inc. The homes in Woodland Creek, as originally built, were all 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 to 3.5 baths, and 2 or 3 car garages. Some of the garages have 6' extensions on the depth and a few have 10' extensions on the garage - making them excellent for storage, a workshop, boat, etc.
  • Great Reasons to Live in Woodland Creek Meadows or Woodland Creek Estates
  • There are two creeks running through the neighborhood.
  • Woodland Creek is within the award winning Olathe School District
  • Heritage Park, the second largest park in Johnson County is across the street, and includes a 30 acre off-leash fenced dog park, a lake, golf course, soccer fields, picnic cabanas, walking and biking trails, and Shelters
  • Woodland Creek is within walking distance to shopping restaurants, two grocery stores, and now even two Starbucks each less than a mile away (one at 151st and Blackbob and one at the corner of 159th and Murlen in the Price Chopper)
  • Easy access to I-35 and 169 Highway
  • Close to the 119th and Blackbob Shopping and Entertainment District
If you would like more information about Woodland Creek, please give me a call at 913.908.2215 or ken@kansascityrealestate411.com. You can also visit one of my websites at www.KansasCityRealEstate411.com or www.KCSMartMove.com
Thank you,
Ken Jansen

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Another Success Story at Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc.

Keller Williams Realty Partners, Inc. Overland Park Kansas is proud to announce the advancement of Shanan Steere to Operating Principal of the Keller Williams Legacy Partners, Inc. Shanan has been extremely active in the Keller Wiliam's Realty Partners, Inc. Office for four years. Shanan has earned rave revues for her leadership and coaching of the Keller Williams associates. Shanan's advancement is a testament to the Keller Williams culture and demonstrates the myriad career paths someone can choose within the Keller Williams Company.
Personally, I am very happy for Shanan and proud of her advancement. She has been an outstanding team leader. I have known her for a very short 8 months. The time has flown by. Congratulations Shanan!



How much is your home worth?

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Homes for Sale in Overland Park under $200,000 are moving well.

Homes for Sale in Overland Park Kansas under $200,000 are moving well. There are 196 homes for sale in Overland Park KS under $200,000. There have been 201 Homes for Sale in Overland Park which have sold in the last 90 days. Using the rate of absorption (sales) and comparing it to the current supply, this would be a GOOD time to sell your home in Overland Park if you are under $200,000 in price as the demand is strong.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ranch Style Overland Park Home for Sale

Can you believe a Ranch style home for sale in Overland Park for under $150,000?! [edit- this home has sold]
MLS # 1480586
8207 Barkley St. in Overland Park, Kansas, 66204.

3 bedrooms, 1 full bath, and a 2 car garage.
The oversized Homesite is over ¼ acre.
You will enjoy the nice cul-de-sac location and the many mature trees.
The Ranch home features extensive hardwood floors and all of the carpet and pad was replaced with berber or frieze in June 2008.
The yard is fenced.
The home has vinyl siding.
The home includes a one year home warranty through First American Home Warranty Company.
Composite roof and replacement windows are sure to give you piece of mind.
Easy access to Metcalf Avenue.
Walking distance to the Overland Park Farmer's Market, The New Matt Ross Community Center, , and a bunch of excellent coffee houses and local restaurants.
The home is located in the award winning Shawnee Mission School District and feeds to tomahawk creek elementary, Mission Valley Middle School, Shawnee Mission High School.
You can take a virtual tour and look at the floorplan, including photos, at www.8207barkley.com
The home is for sale for $142,000.
If you are interested in Buying or Selling a home or homes in Overland Park, Leawood, Olathe, Shawnee, Lenexa or other parts of Johnson County - get the right agent on your side!

How much is your home worth?

Contact information has been updated below

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