housing market http://kcur.org en To Buy Or To Rent? http://kcur.org/post/buy-or-rent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>With the foliage at its finest, "For Sale" signs are popping up in front of houses all over town. Home ownership is a staple of the American Dream but in reality renting may make more sense.</p><p>On Monday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, the Cash Money Crew explores the age old question of whether to rent or buy.</p><p><strong>Guests:&nbsp;</strong></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:50:30 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 57401 at http://kcur.org To Buy Or To Rent? After The Recession, What The Housing Market In KC Looks Like http://kcur.org/post/after-recession-what-housing-market-kc-looks <p></p><p></p><p>The latest report from the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors suggests that the average sales price of an existing <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/2013/01/27/4029191/kc-area-housing-market-continues.html">home is up 15 percent from a year ago, and the average sales price of a new home is up about 16 percent from December 2011</a>.&nbsp; On the other hand <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2011/12/28/study-of-foreclosure-rates-ranks-kc-in.html">4% of homes currently on the market are in foreclosure</a>. &nbsp;As the housing market begins to recover from the Recession, those buying and selling houses are facing different issues.&nbsp;<strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.kansascityhomes.com/agents/template1/AgentPage.aspx?Agent=HUTCHMA%20%20%20&amp;ofnm=">Mary Hutchison</a>, </strong>a Kansas City<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;relator and&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Mike Cash, </strong>S<span style="line-height: 1.5;">enior Loan Officer at </span><a href="http://mya1mortgage.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">a1&nbsp;Mortgage</a>&nbsp;talk about this shift on this Central Standard.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 19:47:39 +0000 Susan B. Wilson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37260 at http://kcur.org After The Recession, What The Housing Market In KC Looks Like Signs KC Home Sales Are On The Rise http://kcur.org/post/signs-kc-home-sales-are-rise <p>Sellers, realtors and even buyers are taking note &ndash; the KC housing market is changing. On this Wednesday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at signs the market&rsquo;s on the rebound.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:07:21 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19301 at http://kcur.org Signs KC Home Sales Are On The Rise Kansas City Home Sales On The Rise, But It's A Different Market http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-home-sales-rise-its-different-market <p>Like many young couples, Jeremy and Elizabeth Bixby want kids, more space and a better neighborhood. So a year ago last March, they decided to sell their 40-year-old duplex in northern Overland Park, near Shawnee Mission Drive and Metcalf.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:36:43 +0000 Frank Morris 19064 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Home Sales On The Rise, But It's A Different Market