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Here’s the Overland Park townhome you’ve been looking for!

Overland Park Townhome

This property at 12541 Broadmoor Street offers 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and 1 half bath – from a very convenient location, too. This Stoneybrook home is located northeast of Metcalf and 127th Street, just to the east of US 69 Highway, which provides easy access to the metro and for commutes!

Overland Park Townhome     Overland Park Townhome

Overland Park Townhome     Overland Park Townhome

Overland Park Townhome     Overland Park Townhome

Overland Park Townhome     Overland Park Townhome

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY!

  • Updates:  There are some significant updates to keep in mind when touring this home! First, a newer driveway (just 3 years old!) enhances curb appeal. Also, the AC unit is only 2 years old. Other interior updates include Corian countertops and newer cabinets in the kitchen, and a finished basement with new carpet installed last week!
  • Hot Location:  Not only does this townhome offer convenient highway access, it’s also close to many shopping and dining amenities, like Costco, Super Target and Rosana Square. It’s also just a short drive to shopping districts like Town Center and One Nineteen.
  • Blue Valley Schools:  Students in the community attend award-winning Blue Valley Schools, including Valley Park Elementary, Overland Trail Middle School and Blue Valley North High School. If you’re not familiar with the area or district, you can learn more about the schools and registration here.
  • Low Maintenance Living:  At $226/month, the HOA dues for Stoneybrook cover exterior maintenance (except for the roof), trash, recycling, a community pool, water and snow removal. So, cross lawn care and snow removal off your list of chores!
  • Preventative Maintenance in Place:  This townhome has systems in place to improve comfort and help protect your investment in your home, including a sump pump with battery back-up and a humidifier. These aren’t fun items to spend on, so you can move on in and enjoy the benefits of the investments made for you!
Overland Park Townhome:  Don’t Miss Out!

Call Majid at 913.980.2434 to schedule your tour today! You can always reach BGG at 913.402.2599. Thanks for looking!

buying a home kansas cityWe’re headed into the first weekend of the New Year. Who’s ready to find a new home? Listings are starting to tick back up on MLS after the holidays, and there are plenty of active buyers seriously looking in our market. If you want to buy ahead of true spring competition, take these steps NOW to be able to put forward your strongest offer.

Get Pre-Approved:  Contrary to what many people think, getting pre-approved is a quick and simple process. Like same day simple, in most cases! What’s important prior to making an offer is that you talk with a lender to determine a buying budget that makes financial sense for you. Once you set that budget, you’ll have an estimated idea of expenses to expect and you’ll receive a pre-approval letter. This letter is a must in our market for an offer to be considered.  Not sure where to start? We can provide you with a list of lenders we know and trust.

Have Earnest Money Available:  Earnest money will be part of an accepted offer. When we write a contract, it will include a line for your earnest money deposit. The price of the home and the demand will be factors how much this should be. In most cases, you will be writing a check for approximately 1% of the home’s price. A copy of the written check needs to be submitted with the offer (so if you are an online person, find that checkbook!). If your offer is accepted, the check will then be held by the title company until closing.

Be Non-Contingent:  In this market, few sellers are willing to accept a contingent offer. So, if you need funds from a home sale to buy your next home, our first step should be getting your current home sold. We have the resources to get your property market-ready and sold fast. And in some cases, sellers may be willing to consider an offer if your home is under contract.

BUYING A HOME:  LET US HELP

Of course there are more steps related to financing and buying a home, but these are the first steps you need to take to make a serious offer. You can rely on our experience and vast network across Kansas City to help you every step of the way. Reach out to one of us or call 913.402.2599 to be matched with an agent in your target market to get things started right away. We can’t wait to work with you!

Looking at Olathe homes for sale? Here’s a NEW listing you need to see in the sought-after Arbor Landing community at 16132 S Heatherwood Street!!

arbor landing

This 4-bed/3.1-bath home offers nearly 2,800 square feet of living space, including a finished lower level. The home was built in 2005 and the current homeowners have made several significant improvements, including new carpet on the main level of the home, new designer carpet on the stairs leading up to the second level, new interior paint throughout the home, built-ins added in the basement living room and a new fence!

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You’ll fall in love with the charming curb appeal of this street and home. Mature landscaping enhances the welcoming feel along with the bright fall colors! Generous room sizes and large windows add to the bright, airy feel of the home. Enjoy evenings by the fire with family and friends in the main living room. Hardwood floors in the eat-in kitchen make clean-up a breeze! The kitchen also offers good counter space and cabinets for food prep, serving and storage. You can enjoy coffee or quick meals from the breakfast bar, or use it for additional serving space at your next party! The tile back splash is a nice design element that adds texture.

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olathe homes for sale     olathe homes for sale

The generous master suite boasts a tray ceiling with fan, a dual vanity and separate tub and shower. Additionally, the home features bedroom level laundry! The daylight finished basement offers two distinct living areas, suited for TV entertaining or a game/playroom space. The third full bath is located in the lower level and includes a shower with tile surround.

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     olathe homes for sale

The fenced yard offers plenty of room for kids and pets to play, and a concrete patio is large enough for a table set and grill. Check another item off your wish list with a 3-car garage! This clean, well-maintained home is move-in-ready and can be yours before the end of the year!

Olathe Schools & Community Amenities

Students in the neighborhood attend award-winning Olathe schools, including Sunnyside ElementaryChisholm Trail Middle School and Olathe South. The subdivision includes a nice community pool and is also close to the newly finished Arbor Landing Park that offers a pedestrian and bike path, picnic shelter, fitness equipment, unique playground equipment and open green space! The neighborhood is also convenient to area shopping and dining amenities.

Olathe Homes for Sale:  OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

Come see us this weekend! We will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 19 from 1-4PM. Stop by for a look and share this with any family and friends interested in the south Olathe community. To see it sooner, call Majid at 913.980.2434 or BGG at 913.402.2599 for a private tour.

Touring Olathe homes for sale? Add a stop at our NEW listing at 16200 W 132nd Terrace in Devonshire to your list! This property will be held *OPEN* Sunday from 2-4PM.

Devonshire

This charming 3-bedroom/1.1-bath home is conveniently located to the east of Mur-Len between 127th Street and the 135th Street corridor, making access to area shopping and dining amenities a breeze! It’s also just a short drive to I-35 for commutes. The home’s neat and tidy curb appeal offers a cheery “Welcome Home!”

Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace  Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace

Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace  Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace

Laminate floors on entry make for easy clean up and care. Enjoy warmth from the cozy fireplace in cooler months. The stone façade and mantle add texture and design interest to the main living area. A pass-through counter in the adjacent kitchen connects the two rooms, and vaulted ceilings enhance an open feel. The eat-in kitchen boasts granite counters and a stainless steel double sink. White cabinets and drawers offer a plenty of storage and sliding doors allow lots of natural light in and provide a view to the green backyard! Appliances stay with the home.

Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace  Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace

Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace  Olathe Homes for Sale 16200 W 132nd Terrace

Good-sized bedrooms include sliding closets for storage. An updated bath showcases popular finish selections with a tub/shower combo! This stair-free ranch sits on a level, corner cul-de-sac lot. A wood fence makes the yard well suited for kids and pets! Make s’mores this fall from the patio!

Students in the neighborhood attend Olathe Schools, including:  Indian Creek Elementary; Pioneer Trail Middle School and Olathe East. Call Majid at 913.980.2434 for your tour! You can always reach a member of BGG at 913.402.2599. Please share with anyone looking in the area!

cyber fraudBuying a home is a significant financial investment. Unfortunately, circumstances that involve a large transfer of money may also become a target for cyber fraud. “In 2017, the real estate industry will remain one of the top targets for cyber criminals because we are involved in transactions with large sums of money,” explained Chris Kelly, chief administrative and legal officer, ReeceNichols Real Estate. “Additionally, the industry has proven to be a target due to the high volume of email we send and receive.”

At ReeceNichols we are working diligently to stay informed and taking the steps we can to help protect our clients. While some of this may seem common sense, it’s important to understand just how legitimate these phishing scams may come across. In fact, we’re now asking our clients to sign a form during a transaction to ensure you are aware of these possible scams, as well as to share information on how to protect your private financial information. We have also implemented a two-step verification process to all of our email accounts as an extra security measure.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

When buying or selling a home, you are involved in a transaction where money is changing hands – making you a potential target for cyber-criminals. These sophisticated criminals could try to hack your email account or the emails of others involved in your transaction, and direct you to send a wire to the hacker’s account. They can even send emails that appear to be from your agent, closer or other trusted source. If you receive wiring instructions, even if it appears legitimate, do not take action without first verifying the request. Always call to confirm such instructions.

Likewise, be cautious when closing with another company. Contact the closer directly before wiring any money to ensure it is the closing company you’re transacting with. Do not use a phone number or other contact information from an email. Use a business number from another source (like the closing company’s website) to make sure you are talking with your closer, not a potential criminal.

We’re always available if you have a concern. We will do our best to answer any questions you may have and can also connect you with resources if you believe you have been the target of such a scam. Contact us anytime at 913.402.2599.

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