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    3 Cans & A Good Time Chili Cook-off Recap

    By Martin Taggart | February 3, 2023

    3 Cans & A Good Time Chili Cook-off Recap Giving back to the community is a priority of Team Real Estate, and one way we do that is by hosting our 3 Cans & A Good Time Happiest Hour. Every 8 weeks or so, we partner with several great sponsors from the Kansas City area... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- OVERLAND PARK OLATHE SHAWNEE MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 31, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- OVERLAND PARK OLATHE SHAWNEE MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Jeremy and Rose had been looking for an Overland Park home on a cul de sac all summer long. “Jeremy, I hate that we kept losing those offers, it was disappointing.” Their Realtor, Suzie Taggart, had explained that rising home inventory levels... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 31, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Danny and Maria had their offer accepted last week and man oh man are they excited! Maria explains, “Inventory rose a bit, rates stabilized, and we had so much less competition this time around, compared to last summer. Rates will drop in a... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- KANSAS CITY METRO MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 31, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- KANSAS CITY METRO MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Gio and Remy had been looking for a Kansas City home on acreage all summer long. “Gio, have you been paying attention to rising days on market? Up from 41 days to 47 days in just a week.” Their Realtor, Scott Willis, had... Read More

    Affordable Sustainable Housing Part 2: Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs)

    By Martin Taggart | January 27, 2023

    Affordable Sustainable Housing Part 2: Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) Last week we started a 3-part series covering non-traditional building materials that have the ability to make an impact on affordability and sustainability. First we covered 3D printing. This week we’re talking about Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs). These forms are made of foam insulation sandwiched between... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- PLATTE COUNTY MISSOURI MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 27, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- PLATTE COUNTY MISSOURI MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Days on market in Clay County, Missouri increased slightly this week….Not a worry to buyers Caroline and Hunter as they prepare to get back out into “home search” mode Their Realtor had explained not to worry….”Rates have settled at 6% for a 30... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- LIBERTY GLADSTONE KEARNEY MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 27, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- LIBERTY GLADSTONE KEARNEY MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Buyers Kent and Michelle have found truly affordable homes in Gladstone. Michelle tells us, “Gladstone might be the lone holdout for KC Metro homes in the first time homebuyer category!” Kent agrees, but would like to see if there is something similar, though... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- LEAVENWORTH BASEHOR TONGANOXIE MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 24, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- LEAVENWORTH BASEHOR TONGANOXIE MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Sky and Maddy had been looking for a Basehor home on acreage home all summer long. “Sky, I hate that we keep losing these offers, it’s discouraging, “, Maddy said. Their Realtor, Scott Willis, had explained not to worry….”Rates dropped last week, and... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- LEAVENWORTH COUNTY KANSAS MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 24, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- LEAVENWORTH COUNTY KANSAS MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Kirby and Jane were beside themselves with stress last summer….Jane tells us,”We’d been driving from open house to open house, stressed out always one step behind the winning offer, one showing behind the the buyers who found their perfect home.” “We’ had it... Read More

    THE INDEXKC- KANSAS CITY METRO MARKET UPDATE

    By Martin Taggart | January 24, 2023

    THE INDEXKC- KANSAS CITY METRO MARKET UPDATE Weekly KC Metro Market Update Max and Libby had put their home search on hold during the middle of last summer. Libby explained, “Mortgage rates had risen, inventories were down, and the competition was brutal. We’d written so many offers, been excited too many times…We retreated into our... Read More