Brookside Home Sales Report-June 2022

Here we are at the halfway point of home sales this year…and my, how the market has changed since January! Primarily regarding the higher interest rate. There is still quite a bit of demand though, and prices are still rising. Let’s take a look at last month’s stats first for Brookside, using the primary zip code of 64113:

June 2022June 2021
Median list price:$459,950$482,000
Median sales price:$485,000$500,000
No. homes sold: 26 38
Days on market: 2 2

The highest sale last month (and so far for 2022) was $2.85 million, which was $101K over the list price! The lowest closed price was $340,000. Final sales prices were about 3% below last June.

Here’s a look at year-to-date numbers:

Jan-June 2022Jan-June 2021
Median list price:$489,250$470,250
Median sales price:$500,500$482,763
No. homes sold: 146 168
Days on market: 2 2

Overall, buyers are still paying just under 4% over the asking price; and home values are up 6.74% compared to the first half of 2021. We’ve had fewer sales this year; most Brookside houses are still going under contract within 48 hours of listing. Currently there are 14 active single family home listings in Brookside, with an average list price of $487,500 and nine days on the market. Prices range from $300K to $4,000,000.

(All stats taken from Heartland MLS; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.)

New Brookside Listing–Beautifully Updated and Move In Ready!

This is one of the prettiest and most well maintained homes I’ve ever listed….just look at that front porch that says “Come on in!”

There are so many special features in this house…first, the basics. It’s a two story, 3 bedroom, 21/2 bath home with a two car garage and private drive. Inside you’ll find a spacious living room with wood burning fireplace that leads to a bright and comfortable sunroom.

Like to cook? Plenty of counters and cabinets here, plus high end appliances! Sellers opened up the wall from the kitchen to the dining room for easy flow of guests for special celebrations and entertaining.

Upstairs, an expanded primary suite featuring a walk in closet, laundry, exercise area and custom shower/double vanity.

Now that the warmer weather is here, you’ll enjoy the private, fenced backyard with patio and wood burning fireplace. Note the garage is extra wide!

Other features include newer roof and exterior paint, climate controlled wine cellar and extra storage space under the two story addition. Truly, a very special Brookside home in an excellent location–close to Trolley Track Trail, shops and parks. 5825 McGee, offered at $549,000. Listed with Better Homes and Gardens, Kansas City Homes. Message me for more info!

Brookside Bungalow For Sale

One of the reasons I love Brookside is this: all the homes are unique and charming in some way; you can buy a $250K fixxer upper or a mini mansion for $800K. My new listing at 5824 Central sits in the pricing middle and offers the best of both worlds: lots of original charm with today’s updates!

Such a beautiful front porch! Just imagine enjoying a warm summer evening, relaxing on the porch swing with a cool beverage, waving at the passers-by. Or, walk a few blocks south to the Brookside shops for browsing, dinner, happy hour or a quick grocery run.

This house is just as attractive on the inside. Step inside the front door to an open floor plan: the living room flows into the dining room, and the dining room opens into the newly remodeled kitchen. Notice the gas fireplace with new mantle and arched tile!

On to the kitchen..totally renovated by award winning Deatherage Home Designs! Plenty of cooking space here, with lots of cabinets, gas stove, new appliances and eat in curved countertop. Newer windows throughout most of the house!

There are three bedrooms and two full baths in this home; one bedroom and bath on first floor; second floor has master suite, and another bedroom that opens to an office nook. Outside the back door, sellers have built a new deck with dining and lounge area, hot tub, and pergola. Private drive and two car garage as well!

Pride of ownership shows in this house–sellers have meticulously maintained it through the years. Offered at $425,000. Contact me for more information! 816 510 1262.

New Listing! 5721 Holmes in the Brookside Area

Today I wanted to write about my new listing in the Brookside area, near UMKC. This 99 year old charming home features four bedrooms, one full bath, fenced yard, private drive and an excellent location–just a few blocks from UMKC, Whole Foods, the Crestwood Shops and Trolley Track Trail. Here’s a few photos:

Check out those garden boxes–you can grow so many vegetables and herbs here! The spacious, eat in kitchen features new flooring and a gas stove; you’ll appreciate the original built-ins around the fireplace, screened porch and hardwood floors. Offered at $265,000. Contact me for more information! 816 510 1262

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 7400 State Line Road, Prairie VIllage KS 66208-913 981 2800.

Bike Shop Changes Owners in Waldo

I am SO glad to be back writing a blog about a new business in the Brookside/Waldo area!   There is another bike shop option in our neighborhood–offering electric bikes!

bike display

Pedego Kansas City opened in mid March, in the space of the former Family Bicycles at 7335 Broadway.  This is the second dealership for local Brookside resident Dan Cain, who has another store in Columbia MO along the Katy Trail.   Pedego is the number one brand of electric bikes in America, according to Navigant Research.

Bruce and Dan

Bruce Homstead, left and Dan Cain

When I stopped by the store recently, Dan explained that each bike is ordered, assembled and delivered to specifically fit its owner.  There are several designs:  cruisers, commuters, folding latch, fat tire, mountain and tandem–each style built to perform on a specific terrain. The shop also carries a full line of helmets, baskets/bags, and Pedego branded wear.    The bikes are powered by a line of lithium-ion batteries, with ranges of 20-70 miles per charge depending on the specific battery.  The bikes operate with pedal assist, throttle, or as a regular bike.   Each comes with a five year warranty.

Curious about riding an electric bike?  Give it a try—Pedego Kansas City offers rentals as well, starting at just $10 per hour.  There are group discounts and weekly rates.  You can also stop by the store and take a test drive in the large parking lot in front of the shop.  Dan noted that due to COVID-19, just two patrons are allowed in the shop at this time, and he regularly disinfects everything with a hospital grade disinfectant.

I also wanted to mention that long time bike repair expert Bruce Homstead is back at the shop, working on Pedego and regular bikes for repair—so feel free to bring your manually powered bike in when it needs a tune up or repairs.

Pedego Kansas City is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am-6pm; Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 12-4. Stop in and try a new bike adventure!

Landmark Brookside Home for Sale!

main frontHow many times have you driven by this home and admired the curb appeal…that wrap around porch!!! Was it while walking by during the Brookside Art Fair or marching in the St Pat’s Day Warm Up Parade?  It’s just as beautiful on the inside!

main entry steps


Look at the stunning original woodwork!  Beautiful crown molding, wood columns, several built-ins and hardwood floors.  The living room features a fireplace and wide stairway to the second floor.

main dr



More built ins here in the dining room, with a large bay window–note the easy flow from the living room area and newer windows throughout the house (except for living room and basement.)

main kit


In the kitchen…plenty of counter space and a chef’s Thermador stove!  The original built-in spice cabinet is here too.  Adjoining the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room, laundry/mud room and half bath.

main mbr



On the second floor–all bedrooms are large with spacious closets.  The master bedroom has a master bath, plus a hall bath for the other two bedrooms.

main garage



Outside–a fully fenced yard and two car garage!  Enjoy all of Brookside’s amenities just a few steps away:  the Trolley Track Trail, several shops and restaurants, services and tennis courts, plus metro bus service. 



You can live the Brookside lifestyle in this 1920s home…move in ready for new owners that will love it as much as the current sellers do!  The home is located at 6342 Main St, on the NW corner of Main and Meyer.  Three bedrdooms, two and a half baths, two car garage.  Offered at $430,000. Contact me for more information!

Rockhill Gardens Home For Sale!

Rockhill Gardens is one of the most popular Brookside/Waldo area subdivisions..and I just listed a terrific home here!  It’s located at 400 E 71st Terrace, on the corner of 71st Terrace and Oak. Check out this curb appeal!


What’s so special about this Tudor style home is that it retains the original charming details yet is updated for today’s buyer! Featuring a popular  two story, center hall floorplan, it has three bedrooms and two full baths, plus a partially finished basement.  The living room features a wood burning fireplace, and the French door opens to a cozy side room–perfect for small playroom or reading nook.


The kitchen was recently updated, with new flooring, paint, cooktop and fridge.  Extra bonus–a spacious pantry!  The attached garage is just off the kitchen.


Note the large, light filled dining room with original arched windows!


The sellers have transformed the backyard since ownership, adding a patio, fresh sod and privacy fence.


Other important updates:  newer roof, HVAC, exterior paint and sewer line.  You can’t beat this location–walk to Waldo shops, services, restaurants and Bier Station!  The address is 400 E 71st Terrace, offered at $315,000. Contact me at if you would like more detailed information.

Romanelli West 4 Bdrm House for Sale

It can be a challenge to find a true four bedroom home in Brookside…however my new listing fits that criteria!  Another bonus to this house–two master suites!

Jeremy front

There are several special features to this home.  Start with the floor to ceiling windows in the open living room and dining room–overlooking the patio and landscaped yard.  These rooms are filled with natural light!  There is a bonus flex room just off the dining room that also leads to the yard.

jeremy lr

The spacious kitchen has classic white cabinets, a pantry, gas cooktop and eat in area.  Just off the kitchen is the laundry area, second master suite with full bath and office with built in desk and cabinets. 

jeremy kitchen

Another feature of this house is the size of the bedrooms–large!  There are three full baths total, and the master bath has the charming, original built-in dressing area. 

jeremy master bedroom

Note the stone patio with plenty of space for entertaining–there is a large fenced yard as well.  

jeremy patio

Drive by and check it out if you are looking for a Brookside home!  1241 W 67th St, offered at $465,000.  Contact me at if you would like a tour.

Home For Sale in Brookside East

Know anyone looking for a Brookside home?  This new listing of mine could be the one!



This house features a bungalow floor plan, with two bedrooms on the main level and a spacious master suite on the second floor.  It’s updated and move in ready:  refinished hardwood floors, fresh interior paint featuring a formal living and dining room, plus cozy side screened porch.  All windows have been replaced as well!




Check out this kitchen–newer cabinets, backsplash, solid surface counters and Hansgrohe faucet over the sink.  The back door leads to a yard with deck and one car garage.  





You will love this huge master suite on the second floor!   Newer windows fill the bedroom with lots of natural light. The full bath offers a dual vanity, easy to clean Onyx shower, jetted tub and walk in closet!!!  



Other improvements include a new roof, new sewer line, updated electrical work, radon system installed and refinished hardwoods.  Very desirable location near UMKC and a few blocks from the growing Brookside East area featuring several shops, restaurants, bakery and services.  Offered at $245,000.  This house has the charm and updates a Brookside buyer wants!  

Contact me for more information. Come home to Brookside!


Brookside Home For Sale-Close to Shops!

When buyers search for homes in Brookside, usually one of the main items on the “must have” list  is being close to the shops and restaurants in the heart of Brookside at 63rd and Brookside Blvd.  My new listing on Main St fits that criteria!

main front

Brookside Two Story Home for Sale!


There are so many special features about this house:  a two story floorplan, with a private drive and two car garage–rare at this price!  The lot is level, and the location is just a few homes south of Meyer and Main St.



main living


Inside, you’ll find hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace in the living room; separate formal dining room and a breakfast nook off the kitchen.  Also on the first floor–a light filled sunroom, perfect for an office or reading nook.  


Main kit


The kitchen features original cabinet details, granite counters,  built ins for extra storage and a mud room plus half bath.  Another special detail:  three original 1920s light fixtures stay with the home!


main master


Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms and the master has a large bonus room attached–can be used as extra closet space, office, or convert to a second bath.  The full bath was recently remodeled with new tile, sink, lighting and hardware.


main patio


The yard is surrounded by a privacy fence.  Note the new stamped patio, perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends!




Contact me for more information on this property. This home offers the Brookside lifestyle buyers are looking for!