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Old 06-13-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Try Prairie Village. Yes, the houses in the $150,000 range are going to be 50 years old, but many of them are well taken care of and in great shape and the area is in demand so your equity is going to build. Low/basically no crime. And you can go down Roe to I-35 and be downtown in no time (with no traffic on the weekends), or through Mission Hills to the Plaza in 20 minutes. And it's right next to Overland Park.

Also, you might be able to get a good deal on a house in PV badly in need of some remodeling if you are willing and able to do some of that yourself. My neighbor bought an old lady's house for $120,000 when the houses were going for $150,000 in that area. The house was extremely outdated, the yard overgrown with trees, everything old lady looking. He bought the house and has been woking on it himself the last couple of years and it looks fantastic. You would never guess it was the same house. He isn't a remodeler but just has been taking one step at a time and doing a great job. Painted the walls, tore out the old kitchen and redid the whole thing, refinished the hardwood floors that had been carpeted over, remodeled the bathroom, painted the house, thinned out the trees and verticut and seeded the lawn. Honestly, I would not have bought the house the way it looked before, but he had the foresight to buy that ugly old house and make it beautiful. It's one of the nicest on the street now.

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Old 07-08-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Lees Summit Missouri
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Default Lees Summit vs Overland Park

HI..my name is Mike and I am a partner in the largest real estate company in metro Kansas City. My office is in Lees Summit. The convenience of Lees Summit and the major highways connecting Lees Summt to Johnson County make it very desirable. Not to mention that the cost of homes, the cost of living are much lower. You had on your PRO's that you thought the taxes were cheaper in KS? Not in my experiences as a realtor. Interstate 470 puts Lees Summit withing 6 minutes for KS and you avoid the terrible traffic in the mornings and afternoons in Johnson County. It is truly atrocious. If you would like to look around the Lees Summit area I would be happy to help you. There are many nice homes you could look at in your price range. My phone number isModcut- no phone advertising- send contact info to poster via a direct message if they request it.. I would be happy to help you.

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