Topeka Market Report through February 2013

177 properties were sold (and closed) during January, compared to 153 for this period in 2012, 144 in 2011 and 142 in 2010. Average days on the market for those same years, respectively (the sold & closed properties) were 69, 97, 92 and 62. Median sale price was $94,000, up from $93,000 in 2012, $89,000 in 2011 and $87,626 in 2010. In our market area, there were 993 active listings for sale at the end of January, with an average price of $122,793. The current absorption rate for homes on the... Read more »

Senior Moves & Staging Your Home

Staging for Spring The calendar says March. The real estate industry says the spring buying season is here. If your senior relatives have decided it’s their season to downsize and move, start preparing the house. Now. Your real estate practitioner will advise you to declutter and organize and he or she also will probably suggest staging the property before it goes on the market. Stagers look at a space to refresh it and lay out furniture and accessories to deliver an aesthetic that will appeal... Read more »

Your Home Newsletter – March 2013

Graphic of Jerry Long's Newsletter June 2012

This months newsletter speaks to curb appeal and first impressions, odors in your home (you may not notice them), and the importance of maintaining your gutters and downspouts. ┬áCompliments of Jerry Long, RE/MAX Associates of Topeka.  Read more »