PAINT THE TOWN RED One day. Hundreds of open houses. Thousands of coat donations. One color.

January 24th, 2017

JOIN US AS WE MAKE HISTORY… AGAIN!

Last November, Keller Williams held over 350 open houses on the same day, as a way to serve our clients and to give back to our community. Our Paint The Town Red event was so successful, we’ve decided to do it again all across the metro area, and beyond! Both here in Kansas City, and in partnership with our office in Topeka, we will be holding hundreds more homes open all across Missouri and Kansas on January 29th. http://www.paintthetownredkc.com
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

January 3rd, 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

Every year when January rolls around you vow to lose weight, save money or spend more time with family and friends. But what goals do you set for your home?
By: Melinda Fulmer
 http://www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/clean-and-organize/5-new-years-resolutions-for-your-home
In the spirit of new beginnings, HGTV has consulted the experts and come up with some resolutions that will make your home a more beautiful, efficient, clean and green place in the coming year.
Here are our five picks for the best home improvement resolutions for the new year and how to achieve them:

1: Streamline the stuff

One of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to clear it of clutter.
Each year most of us acquire a mountain of stuff. Without some regular purging, cabinets and drawers get jam-packed and it becomes hard to find the things you use and enjoy the most. (All that clutter also makes your house look dated and dirty, designers say.)
This year resolve to go room-by-room periodically clearing anything that you don’t use, wear or love and donate it to charity. After that, think twice about what you bring in, says Antoinette Nue, an Atlanta consultant who specializes in helping people simplify and go green.
“Fill your home with the things that raise your energy level and make you feel good, and get rid of the things that drain your energy or are broken,” she says.
Stash useful (but not beautiful) items such as DVDs, remotes and those kicked-off shoes in simple woven baskets. Group similar items together on sleek trays, says Stuart McCormick, a designer with Liz Levin Interiors in Washington D.C.
Clear your counters of everything you don’t use on a daily basis. And get ready to breathe a little easier in your own home.

2: Make it safe and sound

Your home may be beautiful, but is it safe? There are a few things that every homeowner should do to ensure that they’re not living with a potential health hazard or fire risk.
First, check your house for radon. This colorless, odorless gas causes about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year from the radioactive particles it traps in your lungs as you breathe, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One in every fifteen homes has elevated levels. And with test kits costing as little as $20 at your local hardware store, there’s no reason not to get right on that.
While we’re on the subject of deadly gas, make sure you install a carbon monoxide detector on every bedroom floor in addition to fire detectors. If a chimney flue or furnace vent gets blocked or leaks, carbon monoxide could back up in your house and kill you. Like a radon test, this is a small investment — $40 or more — for such an important safeguard.
Watch out for dryer lint. We know you clean the little trap inside the door, but most people neglect to clean the vents and ducts behind the dryer. Lint may seem innocent, but it’s highly combustible, according to the U.S. Fire Administration, accounting for more than 15,000 building fires a year.
Make sure your house can breathe. Hickory Hills, Ill. home inspector Jack McGraw is always surprised at how many people’s bathrooms and attics aren’t vented to the outside (or the vents are covered over with shingles.) This makes you a prime candidate for mold.
And if you’re considering a remodel — and your home was last built or remodeled before 1978 — consider testing for lead paint and asbestos flooring. It will have to handled properly during removal, or particles can be released into the air for you to ingest.

3: Shrink your bills (and your carbon footprint in the process)

When people think of going green, they often think it takes solar panels or a hybrid car to make a difference.
Not so, says Bob Schildgen, who writes the “Hey Mr. Green” column for Sierra magazine. It just takes a little old-fashioned common sense.
The best place to start is by cutting your energy usage in your home:
  • Remember your mom’s advice and switch off the lights when you leave a room.
  • Turn off your air conditioner when you leave the house and dial your heater down to 55 degrees at night.
  • Install compact fluorescent bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
  • Try drying some of your clothes on the line and wait for the dishwasher or washing machine to be full before you run them.
  • Turn off your power strips and/or set your home computer to revert to sleep mode when not in use.
  • Water your yard less. Put in drought-tolerant landscaping if necessary.
  • Give composting a try. Your garden will thank you.

4: Work out a weekly system for keeping your house clean

Here are a few tips for keeping the mess under control from Jeff Campbell, author of the book Speed Cleaning and owner of the Clean Team housekeeping service in San Francisco.
Daily: Dishes go in the dishwasher every night – no excuses! Dirty clothes go in the hamper and jackets or clean clothes are hung in the closet. Bring everything back to its assigned place.
Weekly: Clean your entire house, using these tips:
  • Keep all of your cleaners, as well as rubber gloves and spare cleaning cloths – in a portable carryall that moves with you from room to room.
  • Stash cleaning implements such as a toothbrush, scraper, sponge, a few cleaning cloths and plastic bags in a builder’s apron that you wear when you clean. Hook your glass cleaner and all-purpose cleaning spray on the loops to keep your hands free as you work around the room clockwise, cleaning from high (cabinets) to low (floors.)
  • Focus on one type of cleaning at a time. It’s faster, Campbell says. Wipe down fingerprints on all of the cabinets, for instance, before moving on to spraying and wiping counters. Then move on to windows and mirrors and appliances. Once that’s done move on to sweeping and then mopping floors.
  • For optimum efficiency, enlist the help of your family. If you can, divide the jobs among at least three parties: One of you can do the dusting/vacuuming and changing beds, the other can do the bathroom cleanup, leaving only the kitchen and trash emptying for you to handle. The upside? You can get the whole house done in 45 minutes, Campbell says, leaving more time on the weekends for the park or the movies.

5: Get your place ready for entertaining

Each year most of us vow to spend more time with family and friends. To make you feel like inviting people in, why not give the areas you entertain in a little update?
You don’t have go for broke here and invest in a new kitchen remodel. All it takes to get a fresh new look is a little bit of rearranging and a few updates says designer McCormick.
One easy update that makes your home seem more “finished” is the addition of plants, she says.
“They bring in new energy and help clean the air,” she says. “And it’s a great way to decorate if you’re on a budget.”
A couple of dramatic presentations like a large flowering agapanthus or potted palm in a bright ceramic planter that complements your existing color scheme will do the trick.
Pulling out a new accent color from your existing decor can make the whole room seem fresh. Pick an underused color in the room and add more of it in the form of a new pillow or throw to update your look, McCormick advises. A colorful rug or runner can also help anchor your space.
Lastly, take some time to rearrange your furniture so it is oriented in conversation groups and not just facing the television. That just might up for chances for real conversation and connection in the New Year.

PAINT THE TOWN RED One day. Hundreds of open houses. Thousands of food donations. One color.

November 10th, 2016

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On November 13, all seven offices of Keller Williams Realty are coming together to do something no brokerage in the city has done before: hold over 500 homes open on the same day. Our goal is to help our clients sell their homes, but also to do something big to help say thank you to Kansas City for embracing our company and helping us to succeed. Click here for a complete list of Open Houses

FIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR FALL

September 8th, 2016

FIVE WAYS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR FALL

Though the parade of Pumpkin flavored things have arrived at your local grocery store, Fall is still 12 days away, thank goodness. I for one, am in no way prepared to start thinking of winter that cold time between fall and spring, but I have been thinking about what things should happen in your home to get ready for fall to make it easier to transition into the chilly nights that are sure to come sooner rather than later. I hope these help you start to think about your home’s cold weather needs, and starts getting you excited for the next season. Salut!

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Caulk Drafty Areas

The nights are definitely starting to get that crisp feeling, and I think one of the best ways to help be more energy efficient and save money  is to do a check of your windows and doors and fill in any holes or cracks with calk or spray foam (for anything larger than a half inch or so). This will keep your AC in your house during the summer and heat inside for the winter, not to mention keep general draftiness to a minimum.

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Get an Inspection of your Water Pipes 

This is definitely something to do before the first snow or hard freeze, because it’ll cost you thousands of dollars if you have a pipe freeze and burst, leaks should be fixed as soon as possible, and water valves or spigots should get a thorough cleansing to make sure there’s no corrosion or build up. This video can show you what you’re looking for and how to fix common problems. IF there’s a leak or something more complicated, definitely  call a plumber: there are 3 things in my world that require experts, anything having to do with water, anything having to do with electricity, and anything having to do with gas lines.

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Tune Up Your Heating System

This will ultimately help you save money! Call a local technician to do a quick inspection and tune up. You can also get a programmable thermometer so you can set it to a lower temperature during the day or when you’re not home.

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Clean and Extend the Gutters 

This may have to wait until the leaves get closer to falling, but clean out your gutters so snow melt and water doesn’t clog up in there, potentially damaging your siding, roof, and actual gutters. It’s also a good idea to add 3-4 feet of gutter to the end so that any melt will be diverted away from the foundation of your home.

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Drain Your Water Heater 

Your water heater can develop sediment and gunk in the bottom, resulting in less water heated at a time, gunk in the water that can get into your pipes and sinks & tubs, and maybe even destroy the thing. This video can show you how to do it easily and quickly, but if you’re not comfortable doing it yourself you can always call a technician to do it for you

Author: Bonnie Cavoto Marketing

Here’s the skinny on the Real Estate market so far this year!

August 18th, 2016

Here’s the skinny on the Real Estate market so far this year!

 

NEW opportunities for Kansas Citians who want to live downtown KC!

August 2nd, 2016

HOME SWEET (URBAN) HOME

Union Hill and One Light usher in a wave of new opportunities for Kansas Citians who want to live downtown.

Story By Katy Schamberger  |  Union Hill photos by Jason Dailey

Downtown Kansas City’s transformation has been nothing short of remarkable. Once-vacant buildings, run-down blocks and little pedestrian activity outside of typical business hours have evolved into a thriving mix of commercial and residential development sparked by projects like the Sprint Center, Power & Light District and the Kansas City Streetcar, as well as wildly popular events like First Fridays.

Yet people don’t just want to work in or visit downtown Kansas City—they want to live there, too, a demand that’s fueled a flurry of new residential projects. Consider this your VIP tour. Fair warning: you might just want to move downtown when you’re finished!

A House on the Hill

Union Hill
Perched just south of downtown Kansas City awaits Union Hill, which spans 16 blocks and offers an enticing blend of history and modern construction. And if you thought downtown Kansas City’s revitalization is a compelling story, Union Hill just might top it.

One of Kansas City’s oldest continuous neighborhoods, Union Hill was established in 1857. More recently, the area’s preservation and advancement is credited to local developer Bob Frye, who first proposed his plan for Union Hill’s development in his master’s thesis statement, then soon began buying pieces of land in the neighborhood until he fully bought out Union Hill’s original developer, Jim Young, in the late 1980s.

Now three decades later, Union Hill is thriving, home to an appealing mix of development that includes apartments, condominiums, townhomes, single-family homes and commercial buildings. Two new apartment buildings will soon be added to the mix—the Campbell building, opening in June, and the McCoy Building, scheduled to open in September.

John Price, Union Hill’s leasing director, says Union Hill is now home to approximately 1,200 people, and the waiting list continues to grow.

It’s no wonder Union Hill proves especially popular during the warmer months, when the neighborhood’s mature trees, carefully designed landscaping and walkability are in full splendor.

“People don’t always realize how close Union Hill is to everything,” Price says. “You can walk to First Fridays, Crown Center and Union Station. We have two hotels in the neighborhood, plus more than 30 businesses, including restaurants, bars and retail.”

Events are also popular in the neighborhood, an ideal way to bring both residents and visitors together. Price helped start a Food Truck Friday event last year, which drew more than 300 people to a picnic in an unexpected location.

“We ate in Union Hill cemetery,” Price says. “Not a lot of people can say they’ve done that!”

There’s much about Union Hill that makes it an enticing choice for a variety of residents, but the diverse living options take top honors. A mix of apartments, townhomes and condominiums are available in three styles, each thoughtfully designed and carefully built with convenience and comfort in mind.

Saab kitchen
The Classic Lifestyle collection includes stone and brick architecture inspired by Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Buildings include Union Hill Place, located near the World War I Memorial and Crown Center; the Michael Diveley Building, Mattie Lykins Bingham Building and Johnston Lykins Building, all part of the Founders community; and M.C. Wood Building townhomes, an ideal blend of affordable urban living with the comfort and features of a full-size home.

For those who covet loft-like features in a more traditional neighborhood setting, Union Hill’s Loft Lifestyle properties include the Allan B.H. McGee Building and, later this year, the John Calvin McCoy Building. You simply have to step inside the McGee Building to see the attention to detail that’s common throughout each Union Hill home. Multicolored LED lights are cleverly placed in the ceiling, welcoming you with a vibrant glow. The contemporary lighting is balanced by the warmth of load-bearing cedar beams and benches made from locally reclaimed wood.

Inside apartments, loft-inspired features like exposed ductwork and open floor plans effortlessly mingle with chrome hardware, serpent-style lighting and spacious kitchens accented with islands. Walk-in pantries offer ample shelving that Price says “justify a Costco trip,” and bathrooms are made more spacious with recessed sinks.

For those who covet luxury, Union Hill delivers. Seven of the neighborhood’s buildings are part of the Platinum Lifestyle collection, inspired by Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. You’ll be greeted by concrete pineapples that top the entrance gate to the Jacob Ragan Building, part of Founders Phase II that also includes the John Taylor and John Campbell buildings. A stone-paved courtyard features exquisite landscaping and a bubbling fountain, which leads into an elegant lobby complete with marble tile floors.

Apartments in the Jacob Ragan Building, part of Union Hill’s Platinum Lifestyle Collection, offer ample storage, gas cooktops and crown molding.

Apartments in the Jacob Ragan Building, part of Union Hill’s Platinum Lifestyle Collection, offer ample storage, gas cooktops and crown molding.

Inside, floor plans are available in several layouts, including studio, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom. Kitchens are a haven for cooking aficionados, complete with gas cooktops and electric ovens. Interiors are made even more spacious by 9- and 10-foot ceilings and accented with stylish finishing touches like crown molding and wood plank flooring. Several units offer wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor brick terraces, the perfect spot to savor the view over a morning cup of coffee or evening cocktail.

Although Union Hill offers a range of residential developments, all homes share a number of common features including full-size washers and dryers, walk-in closets, personal intrusion systems and parking. And though you might not immediately associate an historic area like Union Hill with state-of-the-art technology, the neighborhood is home to three buildings—the Taylor, Ragan and McGee—that were the first in the world to be built with Google Fiber in the walls, rather than being retrofitted for fiber Internet and television. Additionally, select buildings include Nest thermostats.

Yet history remains a vital part of Union Hill. Look up at the Greenlease Cadillac Building, for example, and you’ll notice Cadillac emblems, reminders of the building’s past as the first Cadillac dealership west of the Mississippi. It’s that sort of thoughtful approach—and Frye’s visionary leadership—that propelled Union Hill into what might be its most successful chapter yet.

Shining Bright

One Light Tower, Kansas City, Missouri
It’s not often that residents lease an apartment without seeing it first, but that’s exactly what happened at One Light Apartments.

“One Light is the fastest project I’ve ever worked on,” says Marnie Sauls, director of residential management. “When we opened [in November 2015] we were 85 percent leased. Now we’re fully occupied. It’s crazy if you think about it—85 percent of people leased sight unseen.”

The soaring glass building occupies a prime piece of land at 13th and Walnut streets, putting residents in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The Power & Light District, Sprint Center, Crossroads Arts District and the Central Business District are all a short stroll away. Plus, One Light residents can get to Cosentino’s Downtown Market and Onelife Fitness without leaving the building, unmatched conveniences that Sauls says “you just can’t duplicate.”

Inside One Light, the sense of luxury is all encompassing, from the stylish, welcoming lobby to the building’s open concept floor plans accented by floor-to-ceiling windows, 9-foot ceilings, quartz kitchen islands and backsplashes and luxury appliances. It’s the windows—and, by extension, the views—that Sauls says contributed to “such high demand. When you think about what makes most people happy where they live, it’s sunlight, those windows and the views.”

Apartment Unit at One Light Tower
Thoughtful finishing touches contribute to that coveted luxury aesthetic, including eye-catching pieces of local art placed throughout the building with help from Weinberger Fine Art Owner and Executive Curator Kim Weinberger. Additional building amenities include a rooftop pool and bar, a business center, nightly rental suites, a wine wall, entertainment kitchen and club room. Those amenities—and a perpetually full activities schedule that includes two monthly residents events—contribute to what Sauls says is one of her favorite things about One Light.

“I think what I love most about the building is the sense of community,” she says. “Typically you don’t get that in an apartment community because you’re more spread out, but One Light residents know each other and the employees.”

As a result of One Light’s incredible popularity, plans have already moved forward to build Two Light, a 24-story tower under construction between Grand Boulevard and Walnut Street. The building is scheduled to open in March 2018 and will include 300 luxury residential units on 18 floors. The remaining six stories will house commercial and parking space. Sauls says the second project offers prospective tenants a wider range of options and a chance to find a home that fits their preferences.

“It just depends on what’s more important to you,” Sauls says. “Do you need a little more square footage? Or do you want the grocery store right there, so you don’t even have to go outside? It makes people stop and think and really prioritize, and no one else offers that in the city.”

Apartment Unit at One Light Tower
Sauls says One Light—and soon, Two Light—filled what had been a gap in the downtown residential market.

“We were missing that luxury lifestyle of being downtown,” she says. “I think other builders are catching on and understanding that residents want to pay more, they want a lifestyle—they will come downtown if we give them the product that they want.”

That said, demand for downtown living is so high that Sauls says there’s room for a variety of residential projects.

“Somebody moves out, somebody moves right back in,” she says. “We haven’t hurt anyone’s business by bringing on these units. Everyone’s still staying full, and that tells you how many people want to live downtown.”

KANSAS CITY FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS

June 28th, 2016
When it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July, there are a lot of fun things to do in the Kansas City area for families and adults alike. When it comes to seeing the best Fourth of July fireworks, there are also a lot of nice opportunities. Whether a person wants to see fireworks in Kansas City after a fun day of Independence Day entertainment, while listening to some great patriotic music, or while enjoying the countryside, there is something for everyone in Kansas City. Here is a look at when do July 4th fireworks start in Kansas City for 2016 and where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Kansas City for 2016.

JACKSON COUNTY’S 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

Longview Lake, 11101 Raytown Rd., Kansas City, MO 64134

 

OLATHE FIREWORKS SHOW

College Boulevard Activity Complex, 11031 S. Valley Parkway ., Olathe, KS 66061

 

CITY OF LEAWOOD FIREWORKS

Leawood City Park, 10601 Lee Blvd., Leawood, KS 66206

 

RAYMORE’S SPIRIT OF AMERICA CELEBRATION

Recreation Park, 1021 S. Madison St., Raymore, MO

 

KCRIVERFEST 2016

Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park, 1298 Riverfront Dr., Kansas City, MO 64101

 

OVERLAND PARK STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR

Corporate Woods, 8717 W 110th St., Overland Park, KS 66210

 

PARKVILLE JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Main Street Parkville Association, 122 S Main St., Parkville, MO 64152

 

LIBERTY 4THFEST

Fountain Bluff Sports Complex, 2200 Old State Hwy 210, Liberty, MO 64068

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E Kansas City Rd., Olathe, KS 66061

 

 

PLATTE CITY FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Platte Ridge Park, 17130 371 HWY, Platte City, MO 64079

 

FIREWORKS & SALUTE TO THE UNION

Merritt Lake, Grant Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

 

SMITHVILLE LAKE DAM FIREWORKS DISPLAY – 4TH OF JULY, A DAY OF CELEBRATION

Smithville Lake & Campground, Missouri Highway DD and Litton Way, Smithville, MO 64089

 

BOOMS & BLOOMS FESTIVAL AT POWELL GARDENS

Powell Gardens, 1609 NW Hwy. 50, Kingsville, MO 64061

 

KC’s Memorial Day Weekend Planner

May 19th, 2016

KC’s Memorial Day Weekend Planner

2016 Edition

Memorial Day Weekend Kansas City

Memorial Day Weekend Kansas City

Kick off summer fun with these great ideas for Memorial Day Weekend!

  1. Attend Celebration at the Station May 29 at 8:00 p.m. at Union Station (30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, MO). The best Memorial Day weekend event in the Midwest returns for its 14th rousing year. At 8 p.m., conductor Aram Demirjian will lead the Kansas City Symphony in a two-hour concert event featuring crowd favorites such as The Stars and Stripes Forever, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Special guests include local jazz greats, saxophonist Bobby Watson and vocalist Kevin Mahogany. This free performance is followed by Kansas City’s largest fireworks display. Picnic on the north lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial while enjoying fabulous pre-concert entertainment.
  2. Catch Matilda the Musical at Starlight May 24-28. The winner of 50 international honors, including four Tony Awards®, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
  3. Check out Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure at Powell Gardens thru Oct. 3. Travel back millions of years to explore the lost world of dinosaurs and prehistoric plant life! You will encounter incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas, designed by Missouri’s Guy Darrough, a well known fossil collector, fossil preparation expert and illustrator. From his Lost World Studios in Arnold, Mo., Guy creates realistic models of prehistoric animals using fossilized bones and other materials. The lifelike dinosaurs, large and small, will be placed throughout the Gardens and include a 32-foot T Rex, 30-foot Hypsibema—Missouri’s state dinosaur, and many more! On May 28 & 29, participate in Digging for Dinos. Dig into the paleontology field and experience hands-on how hard it is to dig fossils out of stone! Drop by any time from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. And don’t miss Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure! See incredibly realistic dinosaur replicas scattered throughout the Gardens. Visit powellgardens.org/JurassicGarden for details.
  4. Be the first to visit The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEAD® at Crown Center thru Sept. 5. FREE Admission. Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is an exciting hands-on traveling exhibit created by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Hasbro. The exhibit features MR. POTATO HEAD, the much-loved silly character, who becomes an explorer, scientist, and adventurer with a change of his “parts.” In addition to building a variety of essential academic skills, the exhibit encourages children to welcome new experiences with confidence, curiosity and humor, to think about all they can be and do, and to always respect themselves and others.
  5. Guests to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun enjoy admission to both parks for the price of one. New in 2016, enjoy five NEW rides at Planet Snoopy! Plus, Oceans of Fun opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend.
  6. Schlitterbahn opens for the season Memorial Day weekend. Parking is always free, picnics are welcome, and memories are made as guests ride the world’s tallest water slide, float through rapids, and swim the day away.
  7. Enjoy Kid’s Night Music in the Park in Lee’s Summit. May 27 starting at 6:30pm in Howard Station Park in Downtown Lee’s Summit. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.
  8. Explore the newest exhibit at Union Station, BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life. The exhibit invites you to consider the form, function and beauty of the human body through all stages of life.
  9. Local outdoor pools open for the season. Visit KCParent.com and click “Going Places” for a complete guide.
  10. Lawrence Busker Festival May 27 – 29, Lawrence, KS. Now in it’s 8th year, the Lawrence Busker Festival is the area’s largest gathering of street performers in the area. Come join us for three days of fun. The festival is partnering with the Art Tougeau Art Car Parade to make it a really weird weekend. Look for bigger better acts that you have never seen before! Over 25 different acts on 5 stages in 3 days.
  11. Cool Crest offers great Memorial Day specials! Enjoy classic family fun, whether you love go-karts, miniature golf or arcades. Cool Crest is the place for fun.
  12. Enjoy Kansas City’s lakes. The swim beaches open for the season, and several local lakes offer boat rental. Key: S=Swim Beach, B=Boat Rental, F=Fishing

The Hot List: Beautified Basements

May 12th, 2016

 The Hot List: Beautified Basements

Nab function and styling ideas from the most popular basement photos on Houzz so far this year

May 4, 2016
Houzz Editorial Staff; writer, design enthusiast, reader, softball player.
Uploaded to Houzz in the past three months and saved to the most ideabooks since, these basement photos provide hot tips on how to make the most of your underground lair. Whether designed to host a party, catch up on the latest blockbuster or cook up a storm, a basement provides endless possibilities. Here are 10 ideas we’ve gleaned from the year’s most popular basement photos so far.

The Kansas City Real Estate Market Skinny – 1st Quarter 2016

April 28th, 2016

The Kansas City Real Estate Market Skinny – 1st Quarter 2016

The Kansas City Real Estate Market Skinny - 1st Quarter 2016

The Kansas City Real Estate Market Skinny – 1st Quarter 2016