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Time is running out to apply for HOPE incentive funds


ualified Missouri families who purchase a home in 2010 are eligible for a HOPE incentive equaling the amount of the 2009 real estate tax bill associated with the property they purchased, up to a maximum of $1,250. Additionally, homebuyers who are approved for the real estate property tax HOPE incentive may also be eligible to receive an additional amount if they bought a qualified, newly

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constructed, energy efficient home; bought an existing home and remodeled it; or purchased items for the home, such as Energy Star appliances, to make the home more energy efficient. The maximum combined total of the HOPE property tax incentive and the HOPE energy-efficiency incentive is $1,750. To qualify for the program, the home purchase must have been completed by





August 31, 2010, and the HOPE application must be received by MHDC by September 30, 2010. A household that purchases and occupies, as their primary residence, a oneto-four unit home in Missouri on or after January 1, 2010 , is eligible to apply for the real estate property tax HOPE incentive, subject to income limits as determined by HUD. The contract to purchase the home


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must also have been entered into on or after January 1, 2010. The applicant must be at least 18 years old. The applicant may not acquire the property from a relative or spouse, if married. To obtain an application, documentation and qualifying information go to www. If you have closed on the purchase of a home during the designated time frame, you still have time to apply.

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september 23, 2010

Sinks that serve a double purpose............................. 4


couple of years ago, after I convinced my boyfriend to turn his backyard baseball field into a 100by-100 foot garden, I found that gourds will grow and multiply faster than they can be harvested. Since we have downsized the gardening space, gourds are no longer on the menu, but they are one of my favorite ways to decorate for the fall months. With each one being unique and colorful they are a great way to bring the outdoors in, whether they are growing in your own yard or you buy them at the grocery store. Read Mary Garrity’s decorating tips for fall on page 6. It’s been 25 years since I was in the market for buying things for a baby nursery. My niece, who is due any day, opened my eyes to a whole new world of baby equipment and decor. Things have really changed since the days of cloth diapers! Not only do they have warming units for wipes but a diaper genie helps the disposable diapers disappear and keep the room

smelling fresh. Nursery decor has come a long way as well and the sky’s the limit. Colors are no longer limited to just blue and pink, in fact, her colors are black, white and green. Read more about nursery decor on page 7. It seems as though everyone’s allergies have been worse than usual this year and I imagine it could be a result from so much rain and lots of heat which makes for a lot of mold. Even our dog has suffered from allergies. As we wait for a hard freeze to rid the outdoor allergy attack culprits it’s time to begin thinking about ways to make our indoor space allergy free. Read more on page 5. Fashion trends seem to come and go and then come back again and it’s no different with products and appliances. Vent-free gas appliances are making their way back on the scene as energy savers. From gas stoves to fireplaces they will save energy assumption as well as provide you and your family with guaranteed heat

if you should lose electricity from downed power lines. Read more on page 14. Our feature story this week is on two sisters who have not only teamed up together but have recruited some top-notch agents to be part of The Clemons Home Team. The Clemons Home Team, with two offices in Liberty and Independence bring a positive attitude, knowledge and expertise to the table when dealing with real estate transactions. Read their story on pages 10 and 11. A very special event is taking place in Blue Springs September 30 through October 3. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial - a replica of The Wall That Heals, will be in Pink Hill Park for four days. All Vietnam veterans visiting The Wall will receive a medal and there will be exhibits on the history of the Vietnam War. Thanks for stopping by,

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Winterize now to avoid indoor allergies................ 5 Glorious gourds for fall decor........................... 6 Tips for creating a modern nursery............... 7 Learn to hang art like the pros............................. 8 The Clemons Home Team . ........................10, 11 Homeowners Service Guide............................... 13 Vent free gas products can save energy, money...... 14 House plan of the week ........................ 17 Keep your garden growing........................... 18 Classifieds....................... 19

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My husband and I both enjoy talking about plumbing since we have become regular readers of your column. The other night we were at a private event in a very nice clubhouse and we noticed a beautiful round sink that appeared to have a custom thick block of ice completely filling the sink. Incorporated in the custom ice block were three large holes with a wine bottle in each hole. It was a very functional and beautiful display, and my husband and I both fell

in love with the sink. What type of sink is this and where do you get the ice blocks, and how much do these sinks cost? -- Carol and John, Tennessee You and your husband have good taste. You fell in love with one of my favorite sinks. The type of sink you describe is called an “entertainment” sink. Entertainment sinks are usually specially shaped sinks that come with plenty of accessories like cutting boards, draining racks and custom ice molds.


The type I’m most familiar with is referred to as a “Cordial.” It’s a 22-inch round cast-iron sink, with a thick rim that mounts on top of the counter. These sinks are allin-one entertainment centers perfect for washing wine and beer glasses and staging drinks with the pouring trays, preparing garnishes with the cutting board and creating custom ice blocks with the factory-made ice molds specific for each sink. All you do is fill the ice mold with water, put it in the freezer overnight, then pop out the ice block and put it in the sink. It’s as easy as that to impress your guests with a chilled-wine-bottle display that everyone

will talk about. So that takes care of two of your three questions (type and ice-block information); now for the price question. The good news is that entertainment sinks usually come in a complete package with all the sink accessories. However, in most cases the faucet is not included. The bad news is that they are high-end items when it comes to sinks, and prices can start at just under $600. You do have an advantage in that your husband wants the sink as well. Maybe this can make a special anniversary gift? What says “I love you” more than a sink you both love?

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Tips for winterizing your home against indoor allergies


pring and fall are the most notorious allergy seasons, but as any of the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies know, winter can be just as uncomfortable. To make sure that your home is a healthy one throughout the season, start taking action against allergens as you winterize your house. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), some of the most common indoor allergens are mold spores, dust mites and pet dander - so pay special attention to preventing those. As the weeks pass, keep to a schedule of cleaning that will maintain a lower level of allergens. Here are some tips to help make your allergy sufferers more comfortable: • Don’t let towels pile up. Whether in the kitchen or the bathroom, it’s important that damp towels aren’t left to sit in a pile. The moisture they retain can create perfect conditions for growing mold or provide an ideal home for mites. Hang towels so that they can dry fully and launder them in your washing machine at least once a week to get rid of mold spores. • Stop the fur from flying. AAFA notes that cat dander is the most common pet allergy. But whether you have a dog, cat or

other furry critter, they can cause discomfort for any members of your household with allergies, as well for any guests who come to town for holiday celebrations. To cut down on allergens from both dander and saliva, be sure to wash your pets’ toys and beds regularly. • Make your bed and sleep in it. If your sleep is being disrupted by allergy symptoms, you need to make sure that your bedding isn’t part of the problem. Miteproof bedding and mattress or pillow cases can help cut allergens, but you should also remember that washing, cleaning and replacement are important. Pillows should be replaced every two years and it’s suggested that mattresses be replaced every 10 years. • Don’t forget decor. Vacuuming your floors is a given, but to really make an impact on the allergens in your home, you need to pay attention the rest of your decor as well. Area rugs in the living room or bedrooms, as well as kitchen and bath floor mats need to be vacuumed often and, if possible, laundered regularly. Cleaning the upholstery on your couches and chairs is another essential step - pet hair and dust mites can settle there and irritate people with allergies.

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Gourds for your fall decor


o bring a subdued but sophisticated fall touch to a side table, start with a weathered white capital riser. Blanket it with moss and place a pumpkinshaped white gourd on top. Then finish off the look with a glass cloche. If you’re having guests over for dinner this fall, make it a “white pumpkin” affair. Start with a black-and-white damask or plaid tablecloth. Use silver trays as chargers below gold- or silver-rimmed china. Place a black iron urn at the table’s center filled with twigs, gold-misted grape leaves and clusters, and white gourds. Then create an interesting multilevel tableau with mercury glass candlesticks, clear glass cake

plates and silver trophy cups, all topped with white gourds. I admire the way Mother Nature mixes colors willy-nilly. You can do the same in fall tableaus by tossing together a variety of gourds. Create a memorable display on a side table by filling a decorative wheelbarrow with a harvest of green, white, yellow, orange and red pumpkins. Or place a large pumpkin, garden statue or gazing ball in the center of a mini concrete birdbath and surround it with assorted gourds. To add grace to your dining-room buffet or a console table in your entry, put matching blue-and-white Asian ginger jars on each end. Fill them with a bouquet of fall fo-

liage and gourds, resting additional gourds and pumpkins randomly at the base of each jar. Freshen up your mantel with an undulating phalanx of pumpkins and gourds of different sizes, shapes and colors. Give a few gourds added height atop candlesticks or votive cups. Gourds are so much fun that they just scream to be used in quirky, unexpected ways in home decor. Once I hollowed out gourds to use as soup bowls at a fall fete in my garden. To keep the soup warm in the chilly autumn air, I served the gourd bowls on small concrete risers topped with glass cloches. Hollow out a tall pumpkin and fill it with fresh veggies like asparagus spears or carrot sticks. Try the same trick with a short pumpkin, filling it with dip. Shave off the top of a squat pumpkin to make it level, then use it to hold serving trays filled with seasonal fruits or cups of steaming cider. Place candles in small, hollowed-out gourds or use mini pumpkins as place-card holders. I also like to use faux pumpkins on my dining table to delight guests. How about resting a squat squash inside a soup tureen to be uncovered by an unsuspecting diner?

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Creating a modern nursery


reating a vibrant and safe space for your offspring doesn’t have to be complicated. Get a load of these simple ways to welcome the newest addition to your family in style. 1. Strive for simplicity. Start with a pared-down look and use subdued colors for the walls, floor and major furniture pieces. 2. Add in pops of bright color. If you like, accent a neutral backdrop with surprising flashes of bold hues. 3. Keep it gender-neutral. Stereotypes (pink and blue) are quite old-fashioned, and the more neutral a nursery’s contents, the more likely you’ll be able to make use of it for a little brother or sister who shows up down the line. 4. Aim for adaptability. In the nursery, “modern” often means “multifunctional” and “multistage.” So look for pieces that serve more than one purpose, that will grow with your child or that can be put to use in another room later on. 5. Be space-savvy. Some of the most chic baby furniture comes from Europe, where manufacturers are well-versed in designing for small spaces. If square footage is at a premium in your home, look for

streamlined pieces with compact footprints and clever built-in storage. 6. Make it mobile. Whenever possible, opt for furniture on casters for easy rearranging, pieces that can be reconfigured as your and your child’s needs evolve (changing tables that morph into media stands, for instance), interactive art (such as “wallies” that can be moved from spot to spot) and reversible textiles that can be flipped on a whim. 7. Keep it child-centered. Easyto-grasp door cutouts on cabinets instead of hard-to-clasp knobs, for instance, or cubbies rather than heavy drawers, will make your child feel at home. 8. Avoid themes. Better to wait for your child’s own passions to develop on their own. 9. Leave room for imagination. A lighted globe becomes a charming nightlight (and later, a virtual launching point for imaginary expeditions). A grid pattern on an area rug becomes a busy thoroughfare for toy vehicles to transverse. 10. Don’t blow the budget. Invest in one or two to-die-for items that will grow with your child, and furnish the rest of the room with simple basics that can work with

a variety of schemes. 11. Create a room you adore. The nursery should reflect your lifestyle

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Hanging art like the pros By Tamara Browning

GateHouse News Service


f you want to display artwork in your home like the pros, they have a suggestion for you: Do what you want aesthetically. “Let’s not be so serious about it,” says Deea Meek, who with her husband, Sean, owns Eclectic Artists Co-op & Gallery in Jacksonville, Ill. “Do what you love.” And it’s probably a good idea to do something - meaning, having art in your home. “I am more struck by walking into people’s houses who have no art on their walls at all,” says Betsy Dollar, executive director for the Springfield (Ill.) Art Association. “I’m always like, how can you live like this?’ It’s amazing to me how many people have bare walls.’” If you can’t fight the uneasy feeling about having artistic freedom when it comes to displaying artwork, Dollar, Deea and her mother-in-law, Trina Meek (who helps out at the Eclectic), offer guidelines. LOOK NOW, BUY LATER: Newbies to

buying artwork should begin looking in art galleries. “A large number of people are scared to death to walk into a gallery because it’s just something that’s so unfamiliar to them. Just walk in. Look around. See what catches your eye,” Dollar says. BUY WHAT YOU LOVE: Some people are terrified to buy art because they think they don’t know what to buy, Dollar says. “So they just kind of ignore it. My answer to that is you can’t really make a mistake if you like the piece,” Dollar says. Deea suggests that people don’t shop for art based on what will “match their curtains.” FRAME IN A COMPLEMENTARY WAY: “Sometimes, people get really carried away with decoratively cut mats and many different colors of mats and then a really ornate frame, and it’s like, is there a work of art in there?’ “ Dollar says. Find molding that complements the piece. Don’t get carried away with a variety of colors. “There’s that sort of home decor concept that you have to get real elaborate with your framing. You don’t have to,” Dollar says. You can “go crazy” with color matting and interesting cuts in mats for art in kids’ rooms, “where we’re not talking important works of art. We’re talking something fun that complements the decor,” Dollar says.




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(From left to right) Aundra Hedges, AHS, SFR; Kelly Jennings, SFR; Shannon Robson, ABR, SFR; Deanna Tice, ABR, SFR; Lisa Weber-Saunders; Linda Clemons, PC, ABR, CRS, SFR; Robin Clark, ABR, SFR; Tracy Jackson, ABR, SFR; Leah Kilkenny, SFR; we are able to provide our clients when buying or selling real estate. We are a top producing team and we’re proud of it.” s local real estate experts, The ClemWith nine professional agents and two ons Home Team markets them- locations, CHT is able to give their clients selves through the sponsorship of a individualized, personalized service, from modified racecar. Their slogan “We’re With start to finish. You From Start to Finish” isn’t just for show “We pride ourselves in aggressively maron the racetrack – it’s a promise to their cli- keting our clients’ listings,” Clemons said. ents. “Through the distriCHT focuses on the bution of a quarterly For additional information on needs of customers homes magazine, loThe Clemons Home team, throughout Eastern cal newspapers and visit their website at: Jackson County and Internet, it’s a sure bet the Northland with our listings are getting two office locations the best exposure. Northland 9601 NE Barry Rd, Ste 200 and has built a reputaWith our advanced tion for their aggresmarketing strategies Kansas City, MO 816-407-5223 sive marketing skills and experience with Southland and sales success. Internet showcasing, 20101 E Jackson Dr. “We formed a team we can solicit to those Independence, MO 816-503-4601 in the Reece and Nichwanting to relocate to ols Eastland office this area. Relocation is after having so much success in the North- a huge market that we pay very close attenland with our aggressive marketing strate- tion to.” gies and experienced agents,” Linda ClemValuing the concept of working as a team, ons, team leader said. “It’s been over a year CHT understands the need to be flexible since members of CHT came to this office and accommodating when it comes to their and again we are pleased with the results clients’ time. “We never have to tell a cliBy SANDY TURNER



ent we are too busy or can’t accommodate their schedules,” Clemons said. “Whether it’s contacting our sellers with feedback or developing new marketing strategies and supplying buyers with updated listing information, we consider it our privilege and responsibility to meet all of their needs.” With interest rates still at an historical low, Clemons is excited to guide and mentor first time homeowners who are taking advantage of the markets’ inventory of homes with realistic pricing. “There are many ways we can help clients buy the home of their dreams,” Clemons explains. “Most of the time monthly mortgage payments are going to be lower than rent and you’re investing in your future, not someone else’s.” As specialists in short sales and foreclosures, the team at CHT have received their certifications to help the needs of those clients who are in a distressed financial situation. “We don’t want to limit our experience and knowledge to just those who come to the table ready to buy,” Clemons said. “There are always other options available to homeowners who, because of financial crisis, need to sell their home. We can help

those clients move through the real estate process and we make it our goal to do so without adding extra burden or stress.”

Sisters Linda Clemons (left) and Robin Clark operate The Clemons HomeTeam through offices in both Independence and Liberty.

The home on the cover, listed by The Clemons Home team is MLS #1684843. 704 SW Winterstar Drive, Lee’s Summit



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Oaks Ridge COndO 3 Bdrm 2.1 bath. Move-in readyNeutral decor! Across the street from park and 2 blocks from Elementary school. $99,900.

Lee’s sUMMiT CHaRMeR Seller to pay $2500 closing costs or add granite counters! This darling 3BR home is move-in ready! Gorgeous treed yard w/lush landscaping, spacious deck & fenced yard. $145,000.

ROCkHiLL gaRdens TUdOR Adorable 3 Bdrm featuring replacement windows and new carpet. Two living areas & a formal dining room. Screened in porch & fenced yard. $134,900.

LakeWOOd LakeFROnT TOWnHOMe Spacious floor plan w/ soaring ceilings. 3bd 3 ba home featuring library w/builtins, finished walkout ll and sunroom. $315,000.

beaUTiFULLy MainTained HOMe Open & spacious floor plan, featuring 2 liv. areas, large kit., w/pantry & brk. bar. MBR w/bay window, whirlpool tub & dbl vanity. BR level laundry. Unfinished daylight sub bsmt. $144,900.





Vent-free gas products can help save money, energy


s winter approaches and you reach for the thermostat, you might be thinking of ways to save money and energy. Installing an environmentally friendly vent-free gas product could do both. Vent-free gas appliances - such as wall heaters, logs, stoves, inserts, and fireplaces - are modern, cost-effective, and easy to install. Because they require no chimney or vent, vent-free gas systems are less expensive, and quicker and easier to install than other types of gas zone heating systems. These products provide supplemental heat to complement your home’s existing central furnace or heat pump, improving energy efficiency and providing tremendous comfort and ambiance. A great way to use a vent-free gas product is for zone heating, which allows you to turn down your home’s central heat system and focus the heat from a vent-free gas unit in the rooms your family uses most often. This can save precious energy dollars - more than 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy - compared to maximizing the heat in both occupied and vacant rooms in your home. In addition to zone heating to reduce

energy costs, vent-free gas appliances are very economical. They operate at 99 per-

cent efficiency - delivering 99 cents worth of heat for every dollar of energy cost.

Environmentally friendly vent-free appliances are fueled with natural gas or propane, among the cleanest of all fossil fuels, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both gases are domestically abundant and are secure sources of energy. In addition to a clean, green output, vent-free gas products don’t generate hazardous waste when they’re manufactured. When winter weather hits your neighborhood and puts your power supply at risk, you can be assured of having a reliable, efficient heat source with a vent-free gas product. That’s because these systems require no electricity, so they will continue to provide reliable heat even when the electricity is interrupted. In addition to saving money and energy, vent-free gas products have a remarkable safety record. These products have been available to consumers for more than 30 years, with more than 20 million units sold. As with any gas appliance, proper installation, basic care and regular maintenance are required. You can learn more about vent-free gas appliances at

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RIVERTON: Beautiful architecture, grand living


orward thinking design, stunning architecture and an open, inviting living space are all hallmarks of the Riverton plan. Designed for empty nesters and families alike, the Riverton is a reverse ranch plan with bedrooms and living areas on both the main floor and the lower level. The reverse ranch puts a new spin on the more traditional one and one half story plan, with a bedroom on the main floor and two or three more bedrooms on the upper level. Instead, the reverse ranch moves those extra bedrooms to the lower level creating a more open and dramatic main floor living area. The Riverton plan is a show stopper by any definition. The dramatic stucco front exterior tastefully joins gables together with hip roofs, large arched windows and a soaring covered entry to create an inviting and welcoming abode. The three-car garage with carriage style doors is perfect for homeowners that need a little extra space. Step inside the front entry and homeowners and guests alike are greeted with high vaulted ceilings and a great view of the open floor plan. A generously sized dining room lies to the left and straight ahead a spacious great room features built-ins on either side of the fireplace and large floor to ceiling windows that shower the room with natural light. The kitchen, with its fabulous work island, abundance of counter space and a convenient walk-in pantry, is a chef’s dream and the perfect place to host parties and family gatherings. The owner’s suite, also located on the main floor, has a row of windows along the back wall and a vaulted ceiling with light tray. A private spa bath serves the owner’s suite and boasts in demand features including a double sink vanity, whirlpool bathtub, copious walk-in tiled shower with dual shower heads and private water closet. The owner’s suite closet features an abundance of shelving and hanging space. Also located on the main level is a mud room off the garage with coat closet and a bench with coat hooks, as well as, another bedroom with bath and closet.

If you’re looking for a retreat; look no further then the lower level of the Riverton. The plan is complete with a substantial recreation room, perfect for a pool table and home theatre, complete with a nice bar to serve up guests with all of their favorite libations. In addition, the lower level offers homeowners two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets, a full bath and plenty of unfinished storage helping to keep clutter out of the living areas and put away where it belongs.

The Riverton is built in the Kansas City metro area by Jackson County’s number one single family home builder, Summit Custom Homes, LLC. For more information on building the Riverton either on your lot or in one of the communities Summit Custom Homes is currently building in, please contact them at 816-246-6700, or visit their website at



Pretty Good Ideas Americans wising up about credit cards

Americans seem to be learning their lesson when it comes to using credit cards wisely, two new studies indicate. The average American has fewer credit cards, is relying on them less, and is trying to pay down their debt – which, in many metropolitan areas, still exceeds the national average. But while many urbanites may have more debt than average, they’re also making strides toward using their credit wisely. Here are some tips to help manage your credit: n Pay bills on time. If you have an overdue bill, an unpaid debt or a tax lien, pay it off. n Use your credit cards responsibly to demonstrate that you can manage credit well, but keep balances low on all your cards and revolving credit. n Review your credit report 60 to 90 days before making a major purchase. Do not open or close accounts, but concentrate on paying down balances. n Pay off debt rather than moving it around. Also, do not close unused cards as a short-term strategy to improve your credit score. Owing the same amount but having fewer open accounts may lower your utilization ratios and your credit scores. To learn more about managing credit, visit

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Keep the garden growing

The vibrant colors and bountiful harvests of summer fade into fall, but incorporating a few simple ideas can ensure the beauty of your garden lasts well into the autumn. Begin by adding colorful plants like mums and ornamental kale that will grow through the coming months. Fall weather is ideal for planting trees and shrubs - insert long-lasting tree spikes into the soil now for winter feeding. It’s also a great time to plant edibles: lettuces, broccoli and other quick-growing, cold-tolerant vegetables can still thrive in the temperatures of the fall. Lastly, planting daffodil, hyacinth and tulip bulbs now will ensure a vibrant spring.

Create comfy ’school zone’ for studying With the arrival of the new school year, now is the perfect time to “zone out” – by creating a comfortable, yet functional study zone in your home. It’s important for your child’s study zone to be comfortable. Keep your study zone (and the rest of your home) comfy throughout the year with a Heritage Heat Pump from American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning. A heat pump does the job of an air conditioner and a furnace, and can be paired with indoor electric or gas heat, which means it will keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. However, if the zone is too cozy, your child may be tempted to snooze or get distracted instead of doing his schoolwork. This means no lounging on the bed to do homework. Equip your study zone with a table or desk and a chair to ensure your child is upright and focused.

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immaculate rr w/ pool, wrap around deck, fin basement. everything is perfectly attended to inside w/ new roof, windows, siding, counters, tiled floors, bathrooms. unbelievably priced ................ $147,900 all Brick ranCh! enclosed porch, two car, huge level fenced lot, massive fin bsmnt, newer roof, garage doors, acoil, h2o heater, plumbing, electrical, WoW! 5 minutes from independence Center off Phelps ..................................................... $125,000 darling 2 bdrm bungalow with full bsmnt, has bdrm, full ba down. awesome covered deck, fenced yard, shed, hardwoods, Cute!.............................. $79,900 independence, great area. darling 2 bedroom, more than 1/2 acre ....................................................$80

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ALL BRICK RANCH Tomasha location. First floor family room. Utilities on first level. Full basement. Timberline Roof. Furnace and air newer. Barbara Bridgforth 816-898-3043/503-4626 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND


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CHECK THIS ONE OUT! Large three bedroom, three full and one half bathroom home on a full acre of land. Fireplace. Formal dining room. Two Master Suites. Outbuilding has full utilities. Reduced for quick sale. $119,900. Audrey Elder 816-419-2710/503-4662 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND

DREAM HOME AT REDUCED PRICE BREATHTAKING PROPERTY Located in Lee's Summit, minutes from every convenience. Custom 1.5 story (5 years new) secluded home with 1.5 ac designed with romantic charm! Unbelievable $450,000 TRACY WHITEBALDRIDGE 816-229-6391 traci/wb.reece Reece & Nichols

Many, many, extras! Great location, terrific condition, priced to sell! Four bedrooms and three full baths. Call for showing at 816-804-5328. Dan O’Neill 816-786-0317/503-4668 Reece and Nichols Eastland


Best buy in town! Three bedrooms and two full baths. Huge family room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Roomy kitchen/dining room combo. For showing call 816-804-5328. Dan O’Neill 816-786-0317/503-4668 Reece and Nichols Eastland

Absoultey fabulous raised ranch with pool, wrap around deck, vaulted liv room ceilings with FP, updated gorgeous kitchen, tiled bathrooms, granite tops, jac tub, private full ba in master, fin basement with big laundry, oversized garage, amazing landscaping, privacy fence, cul-desac with no neighbors behind. WOW! $147,900. Home Sweet Home Realty 816-808-4000

Approved short sale! Will close in 30 days! 3 bedroom, 3 bath, formal dining. Great deal in Cherokee Estates, Blue Springs. Only $126K. Call today...listed way below market value! Julie Dumpsky Reece & Nichols 816-405-9331


NEED HOME FOR TWO FAMILIES??? Corner lot with two kitchens. Fireplace in each location. Walkout basement. This home has Character plus a lot of living space. Under $100,000! Barbara Bridgforth 816-898-3043/503-4626 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND

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One of the best listings in immaculate! years, $147,900 291/Hidden Valley. Independence, Immaculate 3bd, 2.5 ba, on Cul-de-Sac, backs up to green space. So many upgrades. Pool, wrap around deck w/ privacy fence, new roof, HVAC, windows, fridge, counters, tile, granite, fans, fixtures, paint. Oversized garage. All appl stay! MLS#1680600 NEW PRICE Home Sweet Home Realty, Kelly REDUCTION! 816-808-4000 They don't make em' like this anymore! Independence, all brick ranch, 3 bdr, 2 full ba, MASSIVE finished basement, huge, level fenced yard w/ enclosed sun OWNER WANTS TO CLOSE ESTATE! porch. New roof, siding, A-coil, H20 heater, Raised ranch with 3 bedgarage doors/openers, in rooms and two baths. super shape! Large living room with Hardwood Subdivision pool. Close fireplace. to everything! nice neigh- floors. Gas fireplace. borhood, 42nd/Phelps Ceiling fans in Master and $125,000. MLS #1691776. Living. Two car garage. New roof in 2009. Home Sweet Home Shirley Stanley Reality 816-252-1207/503-4608 816-808-4000 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND

Three bedrooms and two full baths. Finished walkout basement. New roof, new carpet, New paint, new deck and newer A/C! Huge corner lot! Robin Clark The Clemons Home Team 816-200-6513/503-4601 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND

BRICK RAISED RANCH Peg floor in Family Room. Three bedrooms and two full and one half bath. Formal living room. Convenient location. Glenna Lunceford 816-517-9988/503-4639 REECE & NICHOLS EASTLAND

Under $60K! Cheaper Than Rent! 2-3 Bedroom, clean, updated home in very good condition. Walk to Independence stores, cafe, and everything you need! Great buy! Steve Adams 816-589-2687 SteveAdams@reece Reece & Nichols


House #1 has three bedrooms and two full and one half baths. Rec Room. All brick. House #2 has two bedrooms and one full bath plus a work shop. Approximately three acres (m/l). All this for only $249,900! Larry LaGrece 816-665-3135/503-4609 Reece & Nichols

With quality & extras galore! Finished basement with newer Frieze Carpet, fp &wet bar. Newer paint, roof, A/C, furnace, & more. $249,000. Julie Henke 816-716-7006 Reece & Nichols

Luxurious Living At Hard To find Ranch Its Best Breathtaking remodel in Blue Springs. Lakewood. New everything w/high end custom details thru-out. So many built-ins and extras. Chef's dream kitchen. Luxurious master suite. Too much to begin list! $400,000. Julie Henke 816-716-7006 Reece & Nichols

NEW REDUCED PRICE! AWESOME PRICE FOR SINGLE FAMILY HOME UNBELIEVABLE IN LEE'S SUMMIT! PRICE FOR DEER Super Sharp Ranch. Sellers took 3 bdrm, RUN! coverted to oversized 2 Four bedroom 1.5 story bdrm w/ bigger master, livhome on wooded acre ing room. Extra big drivelot. Walk-out basement. way for RV. Main floor Short sale at $190,000. laundry. Park-like fenced, Rhonda Dykal massive back yrd w/ cov816-522-1124/503-4615 ered patio. New roof, winREECE & NICHOLS dows, stucco. Updated EASTLAND bath w/ marble, jac tub. Only $105K. MLS#1682014 Home Sweet Home Realty, Kelly 816-808-4000


Lotawana Homes Lake Tapawingo REDUCED PRICE! 78 Anchor, 240 ft of shoreline, one of the most beautiful lots on entire lake w/ highly sought after boat house, wall to wall windows, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, $365K. WOW, WOW! WOW, MLS#1670631. Home Sweet Home Realty 816-808-4000. 4 second tier lots, plenty room for dock, all for $135K. Build your dream home! Home Sweet Home Realty, 816-808-4000

Independence, few blocks North of 23rd & 291 Hwy off Sunset. Over half acre, darling 2 bdrm w/ 2 liv rooms, one w/ FP. Home in great shape, new roof, hardwoods, fenced portion of back yrd perfect for dogs. No neighbors on one side and in back. Really cute, great, private location, now only $80K. MLS #1692838. Home Sweet Home Reality 816-808-4000

New Price On This Waterfied Beauty

Love Golf? Home On Fairway Beautiful home backs to the 9th fairway of the Blue Springs Country Club. 4BR, 4 Bath, great price! Travis Hagewood 816-719-7933

7 Hwy/Gate 5, just 1/2 mile south of Colbern, THE ROCK HOUSE. NOTHING WRONG HERE, ready to move in, Very nice, clean, open floor plan. Take your boat UNDER 7 hwy to lake's so cool! $129K. MLS#1670978 Clint's cell 816-519-4489. Gate 6, 1st tier, all new, new covered dock and sea wall on way, amazing kitch w/ stainless appliances,$399K #MLS#1661492. 202-204 L Lake Shore New price, $209k! Everything you'd want at the lake, 2 docks, 3bdrm, 2ba, 2 car garage, sits on three lots! Lease option purchase avail reduced at $1300 includes sewer, trash, lake rights. MLS#1674344 Call Kelly at 816-808-4000 Home Sweet Home Reality

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MLS#1680214 HOLY COW...NEW PRICE! $69K

What a makeover! New windows, crpt, paint, granite counter tops and MORE!! All it needs is you to call it Home Sweet Home! Clint's cell 816519-4489 Home Sweet Home Realty 816-808-4000. Kansas City, 2bdrm, new roof, new hvac, fenced front & back yrd, steps from bus stop, $39K. Will go FHA/VA. MLS 1692459. Home Sweet Home Reality 816-808-4000

Check it out. Really nice ranch, big kitchen with wood floors, nice living room, and 3 bedrooms. Full basement with 1/2 bath. Corner lot, 3rd park space, fenced yard, covered deck. Great area, mature shade trees.. Call Pat 816-665-1371. Only $115,000, move in ready!! Pat Carlson Reece & Nichols

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Edgewood Estates, Oak Grove. Very well cared for one owner home, better than new. Beautiful open, true ranch plan, 3BR, 2.5BA, frml DR, huge kitchen. Covered front porch & oversized patio. Beautiful woodwork & hardwood. GV schools. $250,000. The McGraw team 816-655-6525 Reece & Nichols


Outstanding 1 1⁄2 Story Open and inviting, well maintained home, large eat-in kitchen and a formal dining room. Main living has 2 bdrms and 2 full baths, plus laundry room. JANE McCLAIN 816-289-0293 Reece & Nichols





Super Nice International House of Update In Oak Grove Prayer area. Pristine 3

Grain Valley, No Steps Anywhere,

Tons of new in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath with finished basement home Garage doors, carpet, paint in & out, appliances & more! Christina Brown 816-896-8916 cbrown@reeceand Reece & Nichols

3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 car, nice big yard, great area only $125K, MLS 1684508 Oak Grove, 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 kitchens on 8.7 acres, only $239K, MLS #1643639. Odessa, the cook will kiss you! Granite kitchen, tons HOMES FOR SALE cabinets, nice appliOTHER AREAS ances, tile floor, travertine backsplash, big mster w/full bath, vaulted ceilings, privacy fenced level yard, lots of square footage! MLS#1690626 All Brick 3 Home Sweet Home Reality Bedroom Home! 816-808-4000 A rare find-totally updated all brick! New carpet, tile & vinyl! Furnace & air only 1 yr old. For a showing, call me 816-405-3399 Jane Ann Williams 816-405-3399 Reece & Nichols

bdrm, full bsmnt, huge fenced yd, many extras, all appliances stay, Massive SWEEET! bsment. Updated kitchen cabinets Nothing to do but move in! New roof! New price! $99,900K. MLS#1675009 Home Sweet Home Realty 816-808-4000

Roomy Ranch Home In Odessa! Custom built with extras. 4BRs, 3BAs, Great Room w/fireplace and finished basement. Large fenced culde-sac lot. Great location! Sally Groves 816-655-6515 Reece & Nichols

New Listing, Great Shape!

California front to back. Awesome, huge master suite with whirlpool. Granite countertops and inlaid tile. Great floorplan, have your own space. Excellent time to buy this one. Move-in ready! Grain Valley, only $159,900. Super Raytown Ranch PAT & BRUCE CARLSON With Walk-Out 816-665-1371 So much to offer for Reece & Nichols $80K! 3BR, 1.5BA, plus potential full BA in fin. w/o bsmnt. Newer kitchen, roof and furnace. Hardwoods under carpet. Huge fenced yard - walk to the park! Mary Jo Wilson 816-655-6587 Reece & Nichols

BRING YOUR PICKY BUYERS! Very clean 3BR/3BA, newer roof. New carpet & more. Lg master w/2 closets, fin. bsmt. - could be 4th bdrm, large fenced yd & deck. BEVERLY MOORE 816-392-2710 Reece & Nichols

Secluded In Lone Jack. Private on over 10 acres with lots of updatesHVAC, paint, flooring, windows, total kitchen rehab, with inground pool & hot tub. 3 bedrooms, 3 bath. Christina Brown 816-896-8916 Reece & Nichols

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