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Hiking, Kansas City Style! Will the Federal Reserve Pause or Raise Rates in June? What to Consider When Buying and Selling a Home at the Same Time Lee's Summit Summer Events Renting vs. Buying: Which Option is Best for You? Sage Advice From Seasoned Homeowners What to Know About a Potential US Debt Default Functional Front Yard Goals! Botanical Gardens in the Kansas City Area! FHFA Rescinds Changes to LLPA Fees for Certain Homeowners What to Know About Building a Bird-Friendly Environment In Your Backyard! Move-In Day Essentials for First-Time Home Owners and What to Maintain Listing Spotlight: 6011 W 85th Terrace, Overland Park KS Listing Spotlight: 5003 W 71st Terrace, Prairie Village KS Mother's Day Brunch Bunch Happy Birthday Harry! Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Harry S. Truman 2023 Design Trends: Royal Aspirations Spring 2023 Housing Market Update Learn More About the Midwest Genealogy Center! 2023 Spring Parade of Homes What to Know About Changes to Loan Level Price Adjustments What to Know About Missouri Town 1855! Celebrating Earth Day 2023 in Kansas City! Fixing Your Credit To Help You Buy a Home Spring Plants to Add Now for Winter Interest! 2023 Design Trend: Wet Bathrooms Features That Can Help/Hurt Your Home When Listing Skateboarding in Kansas City Worlds of Fun 50th Anniversary! Positive Mortgage Movement in Wake of Fed's Latest Rate Hike Easy Easter Crafts and Snacks Clutterbusters: Kitchen Tips on Identifying Signs of Termites & Treatment Options All Things Bees! Celebrating National Cocktail Day! Listing Spotlight: 2728 NW Thoreau Dr Federal Reserve Meeting 3/22/23 Special Places for Pets in KCMO A Tutoring in Tudor Style! March Madness Picks! Celebrate Pi Day with Some Pleasing Pie Recipes! Saint Patrick's Day Shenanigans for the Kansas City Area Different Ways to Invest in Real Estate Fun Stores for Home Decor Multi-Sensory Design Listing Spotlight: 1821 SW Merryman Dr Common Mistakes Home Buyers Make in Multiple Offer Situations Adaptive Reuse of Old Buildings Is a Condo Right For You? Breathtaking Home in North Kansas City! Kansas City Area Outdoor Camping Getaways Clutterbusters: Bathrooms Real Property Assessments in Missouri Luxury Living in 2023! Biophilic Design Groundhog Day: Real Estate Mistakes People Make Over and Over Recent Inflation Data and the Impact on Mortgage Rates Happy Chocolate Cake Day! What is a Mortgage Buydown? Front Door Colors & Feng Shui Principles The Colors of 2023 What to Consider As A First-Time Homebuyer Plan Now for Valentine's Day Styling Shelves Current US Unemployment Rate & Forecasted Mortgage Rates in 2023 Clutterbusters: Desktop/Office Giving Your Home a Hygge-Styled Hug Real Estate Goals for 2023 Saving Now for an All-Cash Christmas! Making Resolutions for the New Year Important Real Estate Topics in the New Omnibus Bill A Festivus for the Rest of Us! Federal Reserve Interest Rate & Inflation In 2023 Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Homeowners and More! The History and Legacy of Hallmark Listing Spotlight: 4414 NW Lake Drive Real Estate Terms to Know Part 2 National Gingerbread Day & Our Favorite Gingerbread Recipes! Christmas Lights - Kansas City And Beyond! Ask Cathy Photos W/ Santa & KC Wolf Recap Pop Up Christmas Bars in Kansas City Listing Spotlight: 1206 N Osage St, Independence MO Month of Giving How To Avoid Getting Scammed Online During the Holidays Christmas Tree Farms in Kansas City! Ask Cathy 2022 Pie Day! A Thrifty Christmas: Places to Shop Listing Spotlight: Special Buyer Incentives for 304 West Arctic Street, Kingsville Missouri 64061 Thanksgiving Treats to Make and Take! How Buying or Selling During The Holidays Can Work For You Christmas Light & Ladder Safety Thanksgiving Without the Fuss! How Making One Extra Mortgage Payment A Year Can Help You Save Money Kansas City Breweries Charming Two Story in Lee's Summit School District Ready for New Family! Clutterbusters: Living Rooms Real Estate Terms to Know Part 1 ALL TREATS NO TRICKS! Some BOOtiful Seasonal Recipes! The Interesting History Behind Halloween Celebrations How Selling Your Home Yourself Can Cost You More Haunted Locations in the Kansas City Area The Magic and Science of Autumn Leaves Examining National Trends vs. Our Local Market Ask Cathy 2022 Pumpkin Patch Recap! Design Style: Mid Century Modern What to Know About Adverse Possession in Missouri Great Places to See Live Indoor Music In the Kansas City Area Stunningly Beautiful 1.5 Story Waiting for you at 1412 NE Georgian Place, Lee's Summit MO CULTURE HOP: Kansas City Jazz, the American Jazz Museum, & More A History of Interest Rates Throwing Discs All Around Kansas City Clutterbusters: Bedrooms Do Solar Panels Raise the Value of Your Home Mum Day 2022 Recap Parade of Homes Fall 2022 Mums with Meaning Ask Cathy 20th Anniversary Party Recap! Barndominiums: Moooove Over Cows, You Have New 'Neigh'-bors! Price Decrease vs. Price Deceleration: How it Affects Your Home Search Recipes Using an Ample Amount of Apples! Chiefs Regular Season Preview Why Pre-Approval is a Gamechanger Apple Picking in Kansas City Maintenance Check: How to Spot Window Problems What is a Mechanic's Lien? Fantastic Rainy Day Activities! Amp Up Your Backyard | Ask Cathy Urban or Suburban: A Hard Choice or No Choice at All? Local Smoothie Spots In The Kansas City Area Setting Up for the Perfect Yard Sale Why Getting Your Listing Price Right Matters in Today's Market The History Behind Our City of Fountains Clutterbusters: Reclaiming Your Garage Winterset Valley Luxury Property Available Today! What to Know About Escrow Goodbye Summer, Hello School! Backyard Grilling Tips When The Home You Are Selling Turns Buyers Off Celebrating DOG-ust 1st - Dog Rescues of Kansas City Ways to Spot Wood Rot Throughout Your Home What to Know About Home Equity and Home Appreciation Ask Cathy Pool Party Recap! All Things Butterflies: Their Importance to Your Yard’s Ecosystem Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) Right For You? 416 N Washington St: Remodeled Ranch in Raymore, MO Jumping Into the Deep End of Fishing Near Kansas City Clutterbuster Series: 'P' is for Pantry Odds of A Housing Market Decline Do-nut Skip This Blog: Local Spots to Satisfy Your Donut Cravings! How Aging Changes Where You Live Splashing Your Way Through Summer! A Beginner's Guide to Real Estate Investing Red, White, & Chew! Festive 4th of July Desserts 5 Home Improvements To Increase Your Home's Value 7502 James A Reed Road: Country Living in the City! How Increasing Rates Affect Your Buyer Pool As a Seller Kansas City Architecture on the Market Today Kansas City Architecture - A City Beautiful Happy National Zoo and Aquarium Month! A Father's Day Outing that Fits to A Tee National Homeownership Month: June 2022 Why You Need Representation as a Buyer or Seller 801 SE 12th Terrace: Great Single Family Property Available In Lee's Summit Guide To Relocating To Kansas City Local Coffee Spot Highlight: Independence, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and more! Nation's Most & Least Affordable Housing Markets Remodeling 101 - What to Do Before You Call the Contractor How to Add Privacy to an 'Un-Private' Backyard Delicious Food Trucks in Kansas City 5 Staging Techniques To Make Your Home Seem Larger Colorado Style Reverse Ranch Available on 505 Hickory Hills Dr Common Questions Asked By Buyers The Sauer Castle: A Highlight of History In Kansas City The Clutterbuster Series: Organizing Your Front Entry Fresh Decorating Trends Local Spotlight: Favorite Lee's Summit Coffee Spots The 'New' Real Estate Lingo Why Farmers Markets Are a Great Place To Shop Strategies To Save For Your Down Payment A Mother's Day Celebration How Homeownership Can Protect You From Inflation Home Inspection Tips Before You Sell Staycation Ideas for Spring in Kansas City The Ultimate Kansas City Area Park Guide Spring Into Some Easter Meal Deliciousness! Happy National Pet Day! The Pets of Ask Cathy Let the Shenanigans Begin! Irish Recipes Sure to Please For Saint Patrick's Day! Hello Spring! Tips to Ready Your Home & Garden MYTHBUSTERS: Home Buying Edition MYTHBUSTERS: Home Selling Edition Recipes Sure to Impress for this Valentine’s Day! Looking for a Valentine Date Idea in the Kansas City Area? Homebuying: Common Real Estate Terms You Need to Know Thinking of a Move to Lee’s Summit? Read This! Is It Better to Use a Local Lender? Luxury Living in Kansas City Will Increasing Mortgage Rates Impact Home Prices? Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter Is Getting a Home Mortgage Still Too Difficult? Lee’s Summit Schools 5 Things You Need to Know About Homebuying in 2022 New Businesses Coming to Lee’s Summit Must-See Christmas Lights Around Lee’s Summit Holiday Cocktails for Every Occasion Youtube: Yule Log Recipe! The BEST Christmas Cookies! Are Zestimates Accurate? December Market Update Best Places to Shop for Christmas Gifts Easy Thanksgiving Recipes Local Events November Market Update 4 Fall Cocktails You Have to Try 2021 Fall Events August 2021 Market Update Everything You Need to Know About Purchasing a Foreclosure Fast & Easy Dinner Recipes 7 Must-Visit Breweries in Kansas City 2021 Summer Events Top 5 Places to Get Ice Cream May Market Update Small Business Feature: The Living Stone May 2021 Events Small Business Feature: Wedding Expressions by Geri March 2021 Market Update Blanket Loan 101 Small Business Friday Feature: Fossil Forge What are Bridge Loans and How Can They Help Me Buy a Home? Small Business Feature: Flavor Small Business Friday Feature: Fringe Beerworks February 2021 Housing Market Update Home Organization Hacks: Kitchen 8 Steps to Buying Your Dream Home What is a Guaranteed Offer Program? What Goes Into a Home Valuation? Setting Up Custom E-Alerts 15 Ways to Maximize Storage in Your Home How to Keep the Deal Moving as a Seller Land Ownership: How to Know If It’s Right for You Top House Hunting Mistakes What to Expect When You Build a New Construction Home Top Home Design Trends 3 Things to Know About New Construction 2020 Real Estate Trends How to Tour the Kansas City Parade of Homes Protecting Your Home During COVID19 Coronavirus Mortgage Relief Ask Cathy Recipes Housing Market Updates Covid-19 Helpful Websites Educational Resources Renting vs Buying How to Price Your Home to Sell (and still make a profit!) 2206 SE Monterrey Drive | Breathtaking Windsor! Fireplace Tips to Keep Your Family Safe & Warm Decorating Your Master Bedroom How to Double Your Income as a Real Estate Agent Setting Your Timeline to Move Check List: Getting Your Home Ready to Sell 5 Best Happy Hours in Lee’s Summit You Need to Try in 2020 Photos with Santa & A Special Guest… 5 Reasons to Consider Selling Your Home in the Fall/Winter! Ask Cathy's Top 10 List to Get Your Home Ready for the Winter Child Safety Tips for the Home Spring Cleaning Checklist Client Appreciation Party: 2018 Pool Party Rookie Yard Mistakes Maintenance Tip: Clothes Dryer Water Saving Tips Tips for Keeping Your Mail Organized House Foundation 101 The First Few Hours in Your New Home How To Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing Winterize Your Home Smoke Detector Safety Tips Staging Tips for the Holiday 7 Ways to Flood-Proof Your House What Can Make or Break the Sale of Your Home First Impressions Count: How to Increase your Home’s Appeal Busting Those Pesky Real Estate Myths, Part 2! 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