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Category: Living in Kansas City

    The Rich Heritage of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza

    By Ron Henderson | December 8, 2023

    stament to innovation and foresight of city planning, earning its reputation as the nation's first outdoor shopping center. Built in the early 1920s, this architectural gem not only accommodated the growing popularity of automobiles but also transformed a once unattractive stretch of land south of the city into a vibrant and culturally rich destination. Drawing inspiration from the timeless charm of Seville, Spain, the Plaza has become a landmark that seamlessly blends history, commerce, and community. Read More

    The Real Estate Market’s Competitive Surge: What to Expect if Interest Rates Drop

    By Ron Henderson | November 10, 2023

    This has been a very strange year for real estate as we’ve seen the pendulum swing from a super strong sellers market in January 2023, back to a more balanced real estate market in the Fall. Interest rates for home mortgages were at 6.50% at the beginning of the year, but we continued to see... Read More

    The Current High Cost of New Home Construction in Kansas City

    By Ron Henderson | October 27, 2023

    It’s not uncommon for me to get several inquiries per month from people who are considering building or buying a brand new home. The conversation typically begins like this. “We’ve been thinking about buying land and building a new home, but we can’t find anything in our price range of $350,000 to $400,000.” That’s when... Read More

    The Delicious History of Kansas City: From Possum Trot to BBQ Haven

    By Ron Henderson | September 8, 2023

    s a city with a rich history and an even richer culinary tradition. Kansas City, Missouri, is renowned for its mouthwatering barbecue, but did you know that in 1853, it almost bore a rather peculiar name? "Possum Trot" and "Rabbitville" were two proposed monikers for this vibrant metropolis, and their roots are as fascinating as the flavors that have since made Kansas City a barbecue haven. Read More

    The Forgotten Fashion Hub: KCMO’s Legacy in Clothing Manufacturing

    By Ron Henderson | August 11, 2023

    In the mid-20th century, a city far from the glitz and glamour of New York City stood as a thriving fashion hub, shaping the wardrobes of countless American women. Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO), rose to prominence as the second-largest center for clothing manufacturing in the United States, second only to the Big Apple itself. From... Read More

    5 Common Home Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

    By Ron Henderson | July 14, 2023

    Decorating your home can be an exciting and creative process, but it's important to avoid some common mistakes that can hinder the overall aesthetic appeal of your space. In this article, I'll discuss five common home decorating mistakes and provide tips on how to avoid them. By steering clear of these pitfalls, you can create a beautiful and harmonious living environment that reflects your personal style. Read More

    Exploring the Charm of Condominium Living in Kansas City

    By Ron Henderson | June 9, 2023

    Kansas City offers a remarkable range of housing options to its residents. Among these, condominiums have gained significant popularity in recent years. Combining the best of apartment living with the advantages of homeownership, condominiums in Kansas City provide an enticing choice for those seeking a convenient and urban lifestyle. Read More

    My Cheap Vacations

    By Ron Henderson | May 26, 2023

    Some of you may have seen my recent vacation photos on Facebook. Over the last six months, I’ve traveled to Vero Beach Florida, Guatemala, St Louis, Scottsdale Arizona, Ft Lauderdale Florida, and Moab Utah. Some of these trips have been fairly expensive, like Scottsdale and Ft Lauderdale (mostly because of the resorts I chose to... Read More

    When Will Home Prices Drop in Kansas City?

    By Ron Henderson | April 7, 2023

    If you’re thinking about buying or selling a house right now, you’re not alone. The housing market has seen a lot of unusual trends in the past couple of years, so it makes sense that you’d want the latest update on what’ll happen in the market before you decide to buy or sell. The truth... Read More

    Three Years Ago, Our Entire World Changed

    By Ron Henderson | March 24, 2023

    Three years ago on Saturday, March 21, 2020, I was running some errands late in the afternoon. I’d forgotten and left my phone in the car and when I got back into the vehicle, I looked down and noticed I had more than 20 voicemails and text messages on my phone! Most of the voicemails... Read More