This blog from Faulkner Real Estate is focused on issues related to residential real estate in Western Kansas. Buyers and seller of homes in Western Kansas can look to this blog for posting related to the real estate industry in their area.

If knowlege is power, reading this blog will empower you, I hope. I'm a generally inquisitive kind of guy. I like to know what is happening, and I like to analyze why it's happening. So, I've been studying our southwest Kansas, Ulysses and Hugoton home markets closely. In this blog I'll talk specifically about our small residential real estate market. I'll share some insights into why homes sell, why they don't. I'll share strategies for helping your home sell well, or to help you make a good purchase decision. I am not the all-knowing all-being REALTOR, however I've been in this industry for quite some time. Plus, I took a statistics class once in college; so surely that qualifies me.?

First let's discuss our southwest Kansas market in general. It's…

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Have you ever stepped back and thought about all of the available avenues for marketing real estate in western Kansas? Your mind can spin out of control and so can your bottom line. Do you place an ad in the paper, what about the local cable channel? Should I write a blog? Post it on Craig’s list and hope I don't get scammed? Advertising can be complicated and expensive. Luckily we've got a solution. Have a seat, pause your mind and leave it to us.

 

Our Marketing Mix:

  • Professional print publications
  • Newspaper advertising
  • Local cable advertising
  • Social media through Face book- ads, updates...
  • Online presence on Faulkner Real Estate and syndication through MLS, LandWatch.com, LandsofAmerica.com and their nearly 150 partner websites…

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The rain has finally fallen, the weather is heating up and school will be out before we know it. All of these things lead to increased activity in the real estate market. Faulkner Real Estate currently is seeing new homes coming on and going off the market weekly as this real estate market comes to life, much like the native buffalo grass of the prairie in spring. In addition we currently have a large selection of country homes in any direction you need from Ulysses, Kansas. From a large family home on approximately 7 acres northeast of Ulysses, to a large home with an incredible shop on a few acres east of town. Looking for something close to the city limits, but in the country. We have two homes within three miles of town. One larger home to the south…

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Your Roof-An investment that really pays off.Those of us that reside in Southwest Kansas can be sure of one thing, extreme weather changes! If you don’t like the weather just wait a day, it will change. As we are cozy inside our homes our roof is over our head like a protective umbrella to our house. It is taking the hot sun, strong winds and when we are lucky some moisture! It is one of the largest expenses involved in home ownership and easy for us to ignore or put off. 1994 was the year when many homes in our area were replaced due to a large and damaging hail storm. Time goes faster than we think and many of those homes are well overdue for roof replacement or repair. Insurance companies and appraisers are requiring roof inspections for new purchases.…

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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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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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For years now I have been dreaming of developing a more powerful, and useful, website for our customers. Although our market area is small by population we reach a very large geographic demographic. So, after several months of planning and talking and planning some more we have released www.faulknerrealestate.com 3.0. 

This new website offers more tools for real estate buyers and sellers in Western Kansas than ever before. Now our customers can have the most up-to-date information on residential, agricultural and commercial real estate at their fingertips. Our new site offers so many amazing features you'll have to spend some time poking around to appreciate them all. However the following will stand out to you right away:

 

  • Full-featured listings…

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