Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

New to downtown life? Have questions? Urban living expert, come share your thoughts.
town cow
Pad site
Pad site
Posts: 77
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:16 pm

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby town cow » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:34 am


kcjak
Valencia Place
Valencia Place
Posts: 1649
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:02 pm

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby kcjak » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:11 am

If anyone finds out how much it actually goes for, please post - that could be a fantastic place in the right hands.

earthling
Hotel President
Hotel President
Posts: 3392
Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby earthling » Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:57 pm

KC metro real estate maybe hotter than before economy tanked end of last decade. Supply of new/existing homes is below 4 months. I don't recall being that low before economy tanked. Is good news for sellers and should pickup pace for more development and refurbing older homes. Home values going up.

The July inventory represented a 3.8-month supply of new and existing homes, which breaks down into a 3.7-month supply of existing homes and a 5.1-month supply of new homes.

All those numbers represent a seller's market. According to KCRAR, when the housing supply exceeds six months, it's considered a buyer's market; less than six months is seen as favoring sellers.


http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/n ... drops.html

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 12048
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby FangKC » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:21 am

3823 Wyandotte has been renovated, and is for sale.

Image

Image

The real estate listing.

http://www.urbancoolkc.com/listing.php?id=32361939

Google Streetview:

http://tinyurl.com/zosx3ao

mykn
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby mykn » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:50 am

FangKC wrote:3823 Wyandotte has been renovated, and is for sale.

Image

Image

The real estate listing.

http://www.urbancoolkc.com/listing.php?id=32361939

Google Streetview:

http://tinyurl.com/zosx3ao



My wife and I walk by this house every day, it's amazing the transformation that it's gone through.

Edit: Looks like they decided to keep the garage in back. I heard that they had planned to knock it down for some reason but it looks like they realized that having a garage is actually a nice amenity.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 12048
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby FangKC » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:40 am

In many neighborhoods where car theft is among the top crime concerns, having a garage--where the car can be more secure--is a huge advantage.

It's not only car theft. My cousin has had windows broken out in her van on two occasions within a year by vandalism at night.

On the neighborhood Facebook crime pages, People having their car stolen from their driveway, or on the street, is among the top posts.

If you have full coverage on your car, it's less a problem. However, many people only have liability on their vehicle if it's several years old. If you are lower income, having your car stolen is a big deal--especially if your job can't be reached by public transit. Even if you aren't lower income, and can afford to buy a replacement vehicle, it's an expensive loss. In most situations, a car theft is the most expensive personal property loss they experience.

Thieves rarely make off with the same value of goods from a home break-in as they would with a car theft, where the vehicle is uninsured--unless they have expensive jewelry or art. Most home break-ins are losses of home electronics, cellphones, cash, or credit cards--quick grabs that the burglar can carry off quickly.

Many people don't realize that older model vehicles -- often uninsured -- are often the most stolen since demand for their parts is high. They are also less likely to have alarms and theft-tracking devices in them.

One of the reasons I bought my house over others I looked at is because it had a secure garage.

It's also nice not to have to scrap ice off windows in the winter, or worry about hail storms.

mykn
New York Life
New York Life
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:33 pm

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby mykn » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:03 pm

Exactly, also a lot of these older garages (like the one in the above listing) are built on the property line and would be impossible without a variance to build today. I can't remember what it is now, but I think you need 5 ft on each side of the property line for a detached garage now. At our house, that would basically mean we wouldn't have a back yard anymore. Our garage is essentially the property line marker/fence for a couple neighbors.

flyingember
Oak Tower
Oak Tower
Posts: 5412
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:54 am

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby flyingember » Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:14 pm

Around 2005 or so I was looking at apartments near the Plaza (cheap ones I'm sure)
I was told my auto insurance rates would double when I asked about renters insurance rates.

User avatar
FangKC
City Center Square
City Center Square
Posts: 12048
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:02 pm
Location: Old Northeast -- Indian Mound

Re: Real Estate Listings of Interest (Metrowide)

Postby FangKC » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:20 pm

Auto insurance rates very a lot by zip code, and some neighborhoods are more high risk for vehicle theft than others. If you have full coverage, one should always check vehicle insurance rates in the new location before one buys a home, or at least be aware of the possible increase in premium.

When I lived downtown, one of the more popular neighborhoods for vehicle theft was Quality Hill. I remember looking up the city crime rates for that neighborhood and car theft dwarfed everything else. I don't know if it still does.

When I lived in New York City, a lot of people I knew who had cars in the City, and parents living in the surrounding states, would register and insure their cars at their parents' home (like Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, or upstate New York). Premiums were cheaper there than in Manhattan.

Many other people who owned second homes outside the City would register and insure their cars at that address.


Return to “Urban Living”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest