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Old 06-02-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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I have lived in KC for about 7 years, unfortunately all of it in various newer suburbs on the KS side. Due to the current market I figure that it is now the time to purchase a house. What I am looking for is an old house, 1900-1930+, something with charm and character if that makes sense. I am not opposed to one on the KS side, but I know that they are few and far between for the price range I am looking at.

There are 2 main things I am looking for, one is a somewhat decent neighborhood. I know that any area with a lot of old houses is going to be spotty, but I would prefer it to be safe enough that my petite girlfriend doesn't have to be worried about being mugged or worse. Second is price, I would prefer to get one that needs some TLC and is very affordable (under 100k). I see a fair number of 50k-90k nice looking houses in Hyde Park, but being from KS I know very little about this area.

Is what I am looking for possible? A 2000sq/ft house from the early 1900's that is either in decent shape for 100k or in need of some repair for the 50k-75k range that is in a somewhat safe neighborhood? While I absolutely love the charm of an old house, if I have to spend 150k+ for one that meets my requirements I think I would be better off going with the 1950's range of house for the 125k mark.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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The Brookside area would be good! A friend of mine lives in Hyde Park and has never had any problems. (single female)
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:27 AM
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Location: Kansas City, KS
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Hyde Park
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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I live in brookside and love it.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Dear Brian, I know your post is old, yet are you still looking? I may have a property that interests you.I have a property in kansas two miles from toronto lake. It is a historic church which was my primary residence.It is full of character and on city water sewer and on natural gas. It sits on an acre with mature shade trees. and would be in your price range.It was built in 1883.It is posted on southeast kansas craigslist if interested.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Might not be doable to get into Brookside for $150K, maybe bungalows S of UMKC. Try various hoods between State Line and Main from downtown to Plaza.

Oh, just noticed this is an old thread.

Anyway, can check this site and do zipcode and radius searches. Search for 64100 to 64114.
Listing Search Form - Search for Real Estate Properties | Kansas City Homes for Sale with Reece & Nichols.
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