Updated Brookside Bungalow for Sale-Close to Streetcar/Whole Foods

This house is a rare find….a four bedroom bungalow, just over 2000 SF and move in ready! As you can see, very attractive curb appeal!

5618 Cherry St, Kansas City MO FOR SALE

Step inside to the first floor, featuring hardwood floors, living room with fireplace, spacious dining room, two bedrooms and full bath.

Living Room with Fireplace
Dining Room

The kitchen…is spectacular! Recently renovated, sellers have added all new appliances, marble backsplash, quartz counters, custom hood over gas stove and a separate beverage fridge.

Newly Remodeled Kitchen, with Plenty of Countertops and Cabinets

Surrounded by windows, the breakfast nook is full of natural light and leads to a large deck overlooking the back yard.

So much space in this upstairs primary suite! Vaulted ceilings, a walk in closet with laundry, and bathroom with shower and tub. The smaller bedroom on the second floor could be used as office space.

Plenty of grassy area in the fenced backyard for pets or garden; easy access to the lower level garage too!

5618 Cherry St…just a few blocks from Whole Foods, the future streetcar stop; close to Brookside, Crestwood Shops, Loose Park and the Trolley Track Trail! Offered at $419,000. Contact me for more information-Mary Hutchison, Better Homes and Gardens-Kansas City Homes.

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.)

Brookside Home Sales Report-February 2022

Last month’s snow storms seem so far away, as Spring is here! I hear the birds chirping in the early morning hours–wake up everyone! Home prices aren’t falling like the snow did, interest rates creeping up like the tempertures–it’s going to be another hectic spring for homebuyers and sellers. Here are the stats for single family home sales in Brookside, using the main zip code of 64113:

FEbruary 2022February 2021
Median list price:$550,350$380,000
Median sales price:$538,575$392,350
No. homes sold: 16 16
Days on market: 54 2

Last month there were two $1,000,000+ sales; one of those homes had sat on the market for almost a year. There were several homes that closed over $500K+ last month, so that accounts for the big jump in median sales price and longer days on market. Here are the year to date numbers:

Jan-Feb 2022Jan-FEb 2021
Median list price:$570,800$395,000
Median sales price:$550,000$397,200
No. homes sold: 29 29
Days on market: 46 3

Just looking at the numbers, you could say home prices are up 38% over last year. But the several, higher closed sales prices in February pushed the median price up. The same number of homes sold; days on market longer as a few of the homes took a while to go under contract.

Currently there are just five homes for sale in Brookside’s zip code of 64113, at a median price of $1.1 million! Two of the homes are just over one million dollars; one is $4,000,000. Those new, moderately priced listings that go on the market every week are getting snapped up so fast in bidding wars. Hence, not enough inventory for buyers.

(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 Home Sales Report-September 2021

We are seeing double digit increases in Brookside home values; houses continue to sell very fast and at over the list price.  This is the same news I have been delivering for the past several months!  Here are the stats for Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

September 2021                                                                September 2020

Med list price:      $484,900                                             $415,000

Med sales price:   $480,000                                            $408,000

No. homes sold:       39                                                        25

Days on market:       4                                                           9

Last September we were still pretty much hunkered down due to COVID-19 pandemic spread; this year things have loosened up as more people are vaccinated and that affects everything.  Last month we had one sale over $1,000,000.  There was a 17% increase in values compared to Sept 2020.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Sept 2021                                                                     Jan-Sept 2020

Med list price:      $475,000                                             $394,950

Med sales price:    $482,763                                           $400,000

No. homes sold:    252                                                        230

Days on market:     3                                                            8

Most buyers pay over the list price for Brookside homes this year; also we’ve had several multi-million dollar sales:  12 so far in 2021.  Year-to-date, home values up 20.6% over last year.  Currently there are 20 single family homes for sale in Brookside, with an average price of $549,975 and 63 days on market. 

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

Brookside Home Sales Report-August 2021

Greetings, neighbors! In today’s report, some interesting news: it’s not just the moderately priced homes that have multiple offers and sell over asking price–as last month’s stats show, big spenders in Brookside are willing to spend way, way over the list price when they want a home. These are the sales figures for Brookside, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113, single family homes:

August 2021                                                                               August 2020

Median list price:     $507,450                                                   $417,500

Median sales price: $507,500                                                   $440,000

Days on market:              3                                                            3

No. homes sold:               30                                                        38

Home values were up 15% compared to August 2020. The median sales price is high because eighteen homes sold at or over the list price, including at least two homes that sold for over $100K beyond the list price! The lowest closed price last month was $247,000.

Here are the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-Aug 2021                                                                             Jan-August 2020

Median list price:      $467.748                                                  $392,450

Median sales price:  $482,763                                                  $400,000

Days on market:              2                                                            8

No. homes sold:               226                                                     190

More homes have sold at this point in the year as compared to 2020, and overall, prices up 20%! Most homes go under contract within 48 hours of listing. I think as we get into the colder weather and even less inventory, prices may stabilize. Currently there are 26 homes listed in Brookside, with a median price of $535,000. Over half the homes are priced over $500K, including 5 that are over $1,000,000.

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

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.

Brookside Home Sales Report-June 2020

We are halfway through 2020, and despite the ongoing pandemic, Brookside home values are up–and down. Looking at monthly comparison (June 2020 to June 2019), prices are higher. There was a dip in the YTD figures. Here are the details, checking single family home sales in the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

June 2020June 2019
Median list price: $424,900$369,000
Median sales price: $420,000$370,000
No. of homes sold: 2731
Days on market: 811

Last month, prices were up 13.5% over June 2019. Eleven homes listed at over $500,000 closed, and just a few less homes sold this year. Let’s take a look at the year-to-date numbers:

Jan-June 2020Jan-June 2019
Median list price: $379,000$395,000
Median sales price: $378,000$389,807
No. of homes sold: 119154
Days on market: 1028

Home values are down 3% compared to 2019. Note, however, during the first half of 20919 there were seven $1million+ homes that closed; this year just one so far. Also, 22% fewer homes sold but I think that’s because of COVID 19. Many sellers decided to delay, or not list during the usually busy spring season. We are seeing more homes hit the market now. Interest rates are so low –below 3%!–that I think sales in the $500K and under category could be very strong for the next few months.

Currently there are 30 active single family homes for sale in Brookside; 13 of those are priced over $1,000,000.

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


Brookside Home Sales Report-May 2020

Three months into the pandemic and home sales in Brookside and Waldo are strong…for those updated homes priced under $400K.  Still, values have slipped since last year.  Let’s take a look at the specific numbers, using the main Brookside zip code of 64113:

May 2020                                                                May 2019

Median list price:     $368,000                             $424,900

Median sales price:   $371,500                            $422,500

No. of homes sold:      32                                         40

Days on market:          4                                            22

Several of the homes that closed last month were at or above list price; five homes priced over $500K sold quickly.  Still, prices were a little lower and fewer homes sold–probably because some sellers decided to stay put during the coronavirus emergency.

Checking year-to-date stats:

Jan-May 2020                                                          Jan-May 2019

Median list price:     $368,000                               $399,950

Median sales price:  $370,000                               $395,000

No. of homes sold:         92                                       123

Days on market:             13                                        34

Sellers are still getting very close to list price, even though values have dropped a bit. Homes are selling quickly after going on the market–again, those in the under $400K price range.  Currently there are 39 active listings in Brookside, with 25 homes priced over $500,000 and 13 of those over $1 million.

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