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The most comfortable and peaceful home I’ve been in is back on the market! Please share with anyone interested in green design, rural property, or being outside of Douglas County – but still close to downtown Lawrence. Gorgeous open kitchen/dining/living area. The finished walkout basement would be perfect for running a business, health retreats, hosting […]
Charming vintage home on one of the most beloved blocks in town. Roof, exterior paint, storm windows, all-electric HVAC, water heater, 200 amp service panel and more within last 5 years. First floor office/library. Plenty of original woodwork and beveled glass. Solid full basement. Heated/cooled shop/studio out back with alley access and parking. A short […]
Rare opportunity footsteps from the University of Kansas campus. 4 beds, 2 bath areas, full basement, great lighting, fresh paint, newer fixtures, detached oversized two-car garage with studio space above. $308,000. Lawrence MLS # 134709. Offered by Nate Paradis and Chief Properties. Call for an appointment 785.550.8947.
Guess what? According to the Lawrence MLS, there are 581 active Single Family, Townhomes/Condos for sale right now. You know what else? There were 1,377 sales of these types of properties in the last 365 days. This tells us the absorption rate (length of time needed for all current inventory to sell, if no new […]
Huge lot in Eudora’s Meadowlark Sub. Backs to 100 acre farm. Inactive HOA. Building plans to be approved by architectural committee. MLS # 130620 Just south of Church St exit of K-10; across from High School go east into Meadowlark. Lot Size: ~24,311 Sq Ft Schools: Eudora More pics at SweetHomeLawrence.com/0Country Call Nate @ 785.550.8947 to schedule […]
Inviting & comfortable 3 bed/2 bath ranch. Open floor plan w/ unique office area. Retro kitchen, newly remodeled bathrooms, gas log fireplace, & lots of natural light throughout. Updates in the past 2 yrs incl. new paint inside & out, dishwasher, gas stove/oven, storm windows + storm door, garage door & opener, windows re-glazed & caulked, and […]
Spacious & inviting Ezell built home w/ natural light from Pella bay windows & skylights. 4BR+ 1st floor office/non-conforming BR w/separate entrance. 2½ baths, jetted tub. Master BR suite w/sitting/dressing area & walk-in closet. Crown molding in DR, stone fireplace in family room, cherry cabinets in eat-in kitchen. Private in-ground swimming pool in beautifully landscaped setting. 1st […]
Lovely East Lawrence home with 2010 furnace and A/C. Large eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, and HUGE lot with established landscaping/gardening space. Walk or bike to downtown Lawrence or explore the Burroughs Creek Trail, right out your front door. Nice opportunity for a first time homeowner or investor. MLS # 129824 Bedrooms: 3 Bath Areas: […]
Beautiful ranch on a full finished basement. Once a builder’s home, this property’s upgrades include ceramic tile, trim, iron balusters, and light fixtures. Nicely appointed lot on a cul-de-sac. Newer carpet, wet bar, fourth bed and plenty of storage below. Priced to sell and move-in ready, this won’t last long. MLS # 129705 Bedrooms: 4 Bath Areas: 3 Garage: […]
One of my favorite fundraising events (event of any kind, really) at Prairie Moon is the annual Winterlight Fair. The place always looks amazing for the big day and is full of interesting crafts, toys, art, food and people! It’s a strange kind of electric, but reverent energy. Every year this is your chance to […]
Anna had some research to conduct out at KU’s Field Station and I snuck along for some fresh air. Lots of grasshoppers, sunflowers, sun, and even a coyote!
Lawrence Young Professionals Network toured historic Allen Fieldhouse on its 57th birthday, March 1st, 2012. Here are a few of my favorite shots (still getting acquainted with my new camera). More pics here on Facebook.
Congrats! You just purchased a home and already started tackling those little projects that will enhance your property and make it outlast you. Being that your gutters’ downspouts used to simply end a few inches from the dirt around your foundation, your efforts to extend them out and away from the house looked pretty good. […]
425 Indiana St. Lawrence KS MLS 126410 – Call Nate today to schedule a live tour: 785.550.8947
Move-in Ready 4 bed/ 1.5 bath for $119,500! 425 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044 $119,500 MLS # 126410 Super functional 4 bedroom 1.5 bath home a short walk from Pinckney and everything else you love about Lawrence. Fresh paint, new carpet, newly refinished wood floors & kitchen cabinets, new hardware and fixtures. Newer […]
Last Wednesday Lawrence City Band gave us an early 4th of July show. The turnout at South Park was great and the music was terrific as usual. I grabbed a few photos. Enjoy!
Click Here to View This Weekend’s Open Houses! photo credit: Simaron
Click Here to View This Weekend’s Open Houses! photo credit: piermario
Doing some photo file housekeeping and came across these shots from late summer. Check out those ornamental peppers! The Visitor Center at the Union Pacific Train Depot (North 2nd and Locust Streets) is a great place to start if you’re looking for some Lawrence, KS information: maps, history, events, attractions, etc… See the full […]
While we may have seen the low for mortgage rates, homeowners with a mortgage a few years old may still be considering refinancing their loans. We closed on our new loan last month and were able lower our interest rate and monthly payment with only a nominal effect on our principle balance. Perhaps you too are planning […]
1601 Rhode Island St. Lawrence, KS 66044 4 Bed, 3 Bath Approx. 2201 Sq ft. Offered at $238,000 Situated in the wonderful Barker neighborhood of Lawrence, this 1920 built 2.5 story is full of charm and in fantastic shape. Roof, storms and the meticulous exterior paint job (Dennis Brown) are all less than three years […]
Robert and Bear from Airtight Home Energy Audits recently performed the inspection needed for our home’s audit. If you suspect your home might not be quite as green as it could be, head over to Efficiency Kansas and learn about the $100 Home Energy Audit Program. It’s an outstanding value and a good first step in tightening up your home. More to […]
If you haven’t been yet, I’ve got to recommend a trip through the Watkins Community Museum at 1047 Mass St. here in Lawrence. Set in a breathtaking 120 year old bank, the museum offers a look through Douglas County’s rich history. Two highlights are the displays on poet Langston Hughes and John Naismith (inventor of Basketball). Admittedly, […]
My favorite season, fall is here! As homeowners, we’ve got some work to do to make sure our homes are ready for what’s ahead. At my home, we’ll be installing gutter guards as a start. After that, our trees are going to need some attention — specifically, dead or dying limbs will need to be […]
Our little group tagged three Monarchs. A beautiful morning at Baker Wetlands!
Offered at $147,500 with $3k towards closing/home warranty! Here’s your chance to own a beautifully maintained 5 year old home close to Perry Lake in Jefferson County, Kansas. This 2005 3/2 manufactured home sits on over 6 acres of pasture with good fencing. A three thousand dollar allowance for closing costs and/or home warranty comes […]
If you’re about to buy real estate or another big ticket item requiring financing, your credit score may be a big factor. Scratch that, your credit score will be a big factor. Many buyers and refinancing home-owners are enjoying record low rates but they won’t stay that way forever. Besides being impermanent, rates as low as 4.375% are simply […]
A few months back, when the summer was just getting started and I was probably feeling nostalgic, I had this urge to throw some horseshoes around. I grew up at VFW Halls, Moose Clubs, and Eagles Clubs, where my dad was a fixture on their horseshoe courts. Since those days, I’ve never pursued horseshoes as a competitive […]
My wife and I are currently in the process of refinancing our home. With a little luck, we’ll get to take advantage of these record low interest rates. Watching rates continue to drop drew some reflection on how market conditions can shape the way we see our homes. Are we all sitting at a gambling […]
Homeowners and prospectives alike might be wondering if that Home Warranty that’s “thrown in” with the purchase of a home is really going to be worth anything. The hot water heater looked and inspected good, right? Will I actually be able to make a claim with this company? Like any other matter in business and […]
…Or Home Sweet Lawrence, if you prefer. I’ve staked out this little piece of real estate on the web so that all my past, present and future clients and friends in lovely Lawrence, KS can find me when they need me. I’ll write about trends in our local market, happenings around Douglas county, life in […]