Lumber prices are falling!

So why the jump in lumber?  Really?  I finally found a great article from NPR that sums it up pretty well.  It comes down to a negative correlation between lumber mill shutdowns during the pandemic while simultaneously a demand for lumber going up.  Though it is still up 80% compared to pre-pandemic, that is a lot better than 500%! Click the image to read the article.

2021-07-13T13:12:27+00:00July 13, 2021|home buying or selling|0 Comments

Housing Market in KCMO Beginning to Stabilize

Okay so I hesitate to even say anything out loud, but I am feeling (cautiously) optimistic.  Why still so guarded?  Because we have a LONG way to go.  I have seen signs that things are starting to stall (a small increase in inventory, a small decrease in active buyers), but compared to the rest of the country KCMO has been hit much harder than most. Now there is news that the lumber prices are coming down, more buyers are [...]

2021-07-11T13:27:11+00:00July 11, 2021|home buying or selling|0 Comments

What is going to happen with the housing market?

Being informed is like turning on a light in a dark room.  So what can we expect from the housing market? If you are a buyer or a seller or have known someone in the housing market right now, you know it is CRAZY. I have spoken to some very seasoned agents who say they have never seen anything like this before.  One way to begin to solve the problem and find a solution is to understand what is [...]

2021-06-10T21:35:57+00:00April 18, 2021|home buying or selling|0 Comments

February 2021 Real Estate Market Data

CALLING ALL SELLERS!  IT IS TIME TO SELL YOUR HOME! Your home is your biggest investment.  There is a saying in the stock market, "buy low and sell high."  Well, currently we are under extraordinary circumstances, and it is a good time to do both.  The average sales price of homes in Jackson County has gone up 26.6% since this time last year.  This means if your home was worth $200,000 this time last year, then currently is has [...]

2021-07-11T14:12:39+00:00March 25, 2021|home buying or selling|0 Comments
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