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One point to consider is that you will be making a house payment, whether you are buying or renting. You are either paying your own mortgage payment or you are paying your landlords payment. Though it depends upon your own individual financial and personal living requirements, buying a home has many advantages over renting.

BUILDING VALUE AND CREATING WEALTH: By making payments on your home, you build equity(the difference between property value and mortgage loan payoff amount) and your net worth should gain. Your home should gain in value by appreciation (due to inflation, rising building costs, etc).  This plan of gaining equity and property appreciation is a WIN/WIN situation that has been proven time and again.

TAX BREAKS: The U.S. Tax Code allows

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Ulysses, Kansas 11-16-2010

The owner's of this grimgp4441_120eat three bedroom home out by the Bentwood Golf Course in Ulysses, Kansas have recently reduced their price by $7,000 to $107,500! This is a great price for this three bedroom, two bath home with a double-attached garage, an oversized shop and a partial basement.This home has several maintenance-saving features including steel siding, vinyl soffits, vinyl guttering, and Pella casement windows.

The Pella windows have a great feature that you don't see everyday. They have retractable screens! This is great on cold days when you don't want the windows open, but want all the light you can get.

The detached shop has enough room for at least two vehicles, a workspace for projects and is also plumbed for a

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The topic on everyone's mind in agriculture around the rich crop producing lands of Western Kansas is how high will land prices go and will the market continue it's climb upward. Land prices in Kansas continue to increase and have enjoyed appreciation of nearly seven percent according to a recent article in The Progressive Farmer by Victoria G. Myers.

Perhaps the perfect introduction to this topic is also taken from this same article. Victoria states,

"The federal deficit is ballooning, the housing market is teetering on another trip to the basement, unemployment lines keep getting longer, taxes are poised to climb, and the stock market seems a little schizophrenic. In the midst of all this frenetic noise, the agriculturalland market keeps quietly

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Once again Faulkner Real Estate in Ulysses, Kansas will be hosting open houses for four homeowners. This Thursday September 30, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00pm these four homeowners will open their home for the public to view. Please stop by, view each home and meet our team of Ulysses REALTORS.

 

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1248 E Ohio, Ulysses, Kansas - 3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bath, 1,402 SF up with partial basement.

Just what so many are looking for! 3 bedrooms, double-attached garage, extra family room, large open living, dining, kitchen; partial basement, porch, patio and an oversized shop with half bath all near the golf course. Additional features include Pella casement windows with retractable screens, steel siding, laminate floors in living area, and extra family room. Take a look

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Fourteen Years ago Mark Faulkner of Faulkner Real Estate in Ulysses, Kansas was approached with a rather unique opportunity. Rob Oglevie of Grant County Bank Trust department called Faulkner with approximately 3,000 acres of land in four counties and two states to sell for the Goldie Sullivan Estate. Normally Mark, a licensed Broker and auctioneer, would sell large tracts of land by auction in order to attract attention and obtain the highest sales price in a timely manner. This sale however presented logistical challenges and Mark debated over where to conduct the auction and whether or not he needed to hold more than one auction. In the end he developed a sales system that would offer the benefits of an auction with the control of a

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Real Estate transactions are the biggest financial investment most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 Income Tax problem, would you decide to deal with that without the help of a CPA?  If you had a $100,000 legal issue, would you want to handle that without the help of an attorney? Considering the small cost and large risk involved, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR.

If you are a BUYER, your agent may be able to locate property that is not actively advertised and will take some investigation to find all available properties. Your real estate agent can help you in understanding your different financing options, also.

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Sometimes everything falls into place and you get more than you bargained for. This is just the case at Faulkner Real Estate. We are pleased to announce the OPEN HOUSE of all open houses of fine homes for sale in Ulysses, Kansas.

Thursday July 29th, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00PM the owners of these fine homes will welcome the public in to view their wonderful homes:

  1. 817 N Wilson Street- NEW LISTING- Great 5 bedroom, 3 bath home with basement and great location!
  2. 1418 E Michigan- Nearly 2,400 square feet on one level makes for easy living in this sprawling ranch by the golf course.
  3. 800 S Cedar- Newer 5 bedroom, 3 bath brick home with finished basement near the golfcourse.
  4. 407 S Ridgewood UNDER CONTRACT!- Open house on this home is cancelled.
  5. 204 S
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 Ready to take your homeownership to a new level. Have questions about tax credits, energy star ratings, weighing the cost of improvements vs the benefits? Take a look at HouseLogic today. HouseLogic is a helpful website developed by the Nationa Association of REALTORS to assist homeowners with home ownership. Read more about HouseLogic below and then visit the HouseLogic website to get on your way to carefree home ownership.

The HouseLogic Story


What is HouseLogic.com?

HouseLogic is a free source of information and tools—from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®—that can help you make smart and timely decisions about your home.  


What can HouseLogic do for me?
With content covering home improvement, maintenance, taxes, finance, insurance, and

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In this article I'll share my insights into how to prepare your home to sell quickly and for top dollar.

 From experience, REALTORS® know that a "well-polished" house appeals to more buyers and will sell faster and for a higher price. Additionally, buyers feel more comfortable purchasing a well-cared for home because if what they can see is maintained, what they can't see has probably also been maintained. In readying your house for sale, consider:

  • Clean, clean, clean! Remove clutter & personal items.
  • Removing the less frequently used, even daily used items from kitchen counters, closets, and attics, making these areas much more inviting.
  • If necessary, repainting dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls with a neutral shade of paint.
  • Repair
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Land is moving in Southwest Kansas!

Faulkner Real Estate contracted 2,880 acres for 5 Sellers in 5 counties in Kansas in January. All properties were sold using our "Private Auction" (bid by phone) sales method developed here in Ulysses, Kansas by Mark Faulkner 11 years ago. The "Private Auction" still proves to be the popular choice for our Buyers and Sellers of farm ground in Southwest Kansas. Of the 2,880 acres sold much of it was in CRP or expired CRP with about 960 acres of Irrigated ground being sold as well. Land prices remain strong as Buyers take advantage of thousands of acres of CRP coming out of production. Everyone always asks, "Why are people selling?" Well, there's not one answer. Some farmers are selling their land because they're ready

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