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Overland Park tops metro when it comes to real estate markets

According to an article in yesterday’s Kansas City Business Journal, WalletHub’s “Best Real Estate Market” report puts Overland Park, KS head-and-shoulders above other communities in the metro.  Overland Park, with its population of 188,966, ranked No. 18 in the new study.  The study included 300 U.S. cities.So what was measured?  KCBJ’s Andrew Vaupel points out that two overall dimensions were examined, “real estate market” and “affordability and economic environment,” and specific metrics in each dimension included the following.

Real estate market

  • home value forecast
  • percentage of homes underwater
  • average number of days until a house is sold
  • percentage of homes selling for a gain
  • median home-price appreciation
  • home sales turnover rate
  • rent-to-sale price ratio
  • foreclosure rate
  • mortgage delinquency rate
  • number of bank-held homes
  • vacancy rate
  • the point at which buying a home becomes less expensive than renting the same home
  • percent of homes built between 2010 and 2015
  • building-permit activity

Affordability and economic environment

  • housing affordability
  • maintenance affordability
  • population growth rate
  • job growth rate
  • unemployment rate
  • underemployment rate
  • median credit score

This comes as no surprise to us; we have moved thousands of clients to Overland Park over the years.  It is coveted for its affordability, proximity to jobs, terrific schools (Overland Park residents attend Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Olathe and Spring Hill public schools), quality of life and more.  Contemplating a move?  Get in touch with us today!  Call us at 913-402-2550, or if email’s your thing…message us here!  Thanks from everyone at Cami Jones Collaborative.

3 resources for residential sellers and buyers

 Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime.  We strive to deliver unparalleled customer service from the first contact you have with us until you are well settled into your new home!  Cami Jones Collaborative has a team of real estate professionals ready to help you; whether you are buying, selling, or both. Don’t just take our word for it– read what some of our past clients have to say!We have three key resources that will make your life easier and hope that you’ll take advantage of one or all of them.

  • For starters, you’ll want to install our mobile app!  It makes searching for homes a breeze and you can set custom alerts to keep you in the know at all times.  Click here for mobile app installation.
  • If you’re on the front end of selling, or are just curious about the market value of your home, you can click here to easily get an estimate of your home’s value.  Maybe you didn’t realize what your home was worth…and that “step up” neighborhood isn’t out of reach after all!  You can also obtain a customized neighborhood Market Trends Report to see what things are moving for in your area.
  • Here is a link to our Property Search tool- you can search by geography, school district, zip code, neighborhood, etc.  We are experts in the Kansas City-area real estate market, so whether you are looking north of the river or in western Shawnee, we can help.