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    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

    My Love-Hate Relationship With Self Checkout Kiosks

    By Ron Henderson | October 13, 2023

    The evolution of self-checkout kiosks has certainly been interesting over the past few years. When they first came out, I resisted using them for several reasons, mostly because I just didn’t want to learn something new. I guess I’m showing my age with that statement, but I’ve witnessed a few recent events that made me... Read More

    Disney World: A Playground for Adults Nostalgia, But at What Cost?

    By Ron Henderson | October 6, 2023

    Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Orlando and visit 4 different Disney Parks. Although it was nice to have some time away from work and just have fun, I was extremely surprised by the super high cost of everything, not just for the hotel and passes to get into the park, but... Read More

    Finding A Home To Buy In Kansas City Is No Easy Task

    By Ron Henderson | September 15, 2023

    Kansas City neighborhoods these days, finding a home for sale is no easy task. Bobby and Sarah Adams recently experienced this firsthand when they purchased a house in Olathe. Their journey involved six weeks of searching and ultimately going $20,000 over their initial budget, a decision they consider themselves fortunate to have made. 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

    12 Essential Questions to Ask When Considering a Home with Solar Panels

    By Ron Henderson | September 1, 2023

    Last week I wrote an article about solar panels from the homeowners perspective and asked the question, “Do solar panels really increase the value of my home?” I received a lot of feedback on that article, but many people had questions about the buyers perspective and specifically, what questions they should be asking if considering... Read More

    Why Solar Panels Don’t Increase Your Homes Value

    By Ron Henderson | August 25, 2023

    Solar panels have become a popular choice for homeowners seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and lower energy costs. However, the notion that installing solar panels automatically boosts the value of a residential property is a common misconception. I realize the salesman that came to your door assured you they do, but let's be honest, his job is to sell you solar panels and he's not qualified to make these statements. In this blog post, we'll delve into the reasons why solar panels might not always lead to a significant increase in home value. 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

    Are Home Prices Dropping in Kansas City?

    By Ron Henderson | July 28, 2023

    In the last few months, there has been a lot of debate surrounding the stability of home prices in Kansas City. Despite consumer’s potential fears of a market correction, many real estate experts agree that recent home price declines are not an indication of a housing bubble, but rather a result of sellers pricing their... 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