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Blog Posts Archive
Holiday Opportunities for Home Viewing Magic!
Listing Spotlight: 3104 SE 2nd Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Enlisting the Five Senses for Making Your Guests Feel Welcome
'Tis the Season... for Selling!
Quick Snacks and Crafts for Halloween!
A Brief History of Horror Movies, And Films That Use Silence to Build Suspense!
Advantages of Selling With Low Inventory, and With an Experienced Realtor
Listing Spotlight: 793 NW 1621 Road, Bates City, MO 64011
Kansas City Homes with Historic Charm
Common Fears of Home Buying and Selling!
How the Housing Market Affects Inflation Nationwide
Ask Cathy Client Appreciation Day: Pumpkin Patch 2023!
The Spooky History Behind Friday the 13th!
Factors That Lenders Use to Determine Your Mortgage
The Art of Death Cleaning
The Scary Truth About Home Inspections!
5 Tips to Keep the Deal Moving as a Seller!
Listing Spotlight: 1220 NE Goshen Dr, Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Welcoming the Wonderful Fall Season!
Design Trend 2023: Maximalist Design
Listing Spotlight: 225 SE Citadel Dr, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Tips on Moving With Children!
What Does the U.S. Average Home Price Get You in the Kansas City Area?
Mum Day 2023 Recap!
2023 Fall Parade of Homes in Kansas City!
Everything to Know About Little Libraries!
Listing Spotlight: 114 NW Hackberry St, Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Checklist for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell!
What Ever Happened to Tiny Houses?
The Counterbalance to Choosing a Countertop!
The Latest on U.S. Inflation Heading Into Fall
Old World Estate Design Style
Setting Your Timeline to Move
Best Tailgating Recipes!
2023 Chiefs Regular Season Preview
Aspects That Go into Your Home Valuation
Clutterbusters: Laundry Room!
A Treasure Hunt for All Ages!
Listing Spotlight: 19512 Amherst Street, Gardner KS
Home Improvements That Will Give You a Return on Your Investment!
History of Victory Gardens, and How You Can Grow a Victory Garden of Your Own!
Ensuring the Success of Your Mortgage Broker to Ensure the Success of Your Closing
Supporting Your Local Economy Through Farmers Markets!
What Kind of Home Can You Buy for $350-$360K in Kansas City?
Bridge Loans and How They Can Help You Buy a Home
Highlighting Kansas City Area Lakes!
Front Porch Aesthetics
Hidden Costs When Buying a Home
Building the Perfect Charcuterie Board!
Foreclosures in 2023: What You Need to Know
What Low Inventory Means for You as a Seller
Listing Spotlight: 27606 E 128th Court, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
No-Spend or Low-Spend Summer Activities for Kids!
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day 2023!
What to Know About Your Home's Foundation
Don't Fall In! Kansas City Area Waterfalls!
Clutterbusters: The Basement
What You Should Know From Fannie Mae's Latest Housing Forecast
Celebrating the Red, White, and Blue - Kansas City Style!
What You Need to Know About Your Credit as a Homebuyer
Patriotic Desserts Perfect For the Grand Finale!
2023 Design Trends: Modernized Mid Century
Why Real Estate is Still a Great Long-Term Investment
A Picnic State of Mind
Recapping the Latest Federal Reserve Meeting
Great Father's Day Gift Ideas!
Housewarming Gifts for Newlyweds and Other Homebuyers!
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
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
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
Real Property Assessments in Missouri
Luxury Living in 2023!
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
Current US Unemployment Rate & Forecasted Mortgage Rates in 2023
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
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
November Market Update
4 Fall Cocktails You Have to Try
2021 Fall Events
August 2021 Market Update
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
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?
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
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
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
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!
Busting Those Pesky Real Estate Myths – Part 1!
Is There a Best Time to Sell?
Are Ready to be a Home Owner?