Category Archives: General

1652 Illinois • Offered by Chief Properties

    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.

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Lawrence, KS Real Estate Absorption Rate 8/7/2014

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 […]

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For Sale: 0 Country Circle, Eudora, KS $63,875

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 […]

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For Sale: 2826 Belle Haven, KS 66046 $147,500

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 […]

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For Sale: 502 Millstone, KS 66049 $289,900

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 […]

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For Sale: 1214 Haskell Ave, KS 66044 $112,900

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: […]

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For Sale: 1427 Tamarisk Ct Eudora, KS 66025 $199,950

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: […]

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Prairie Moon Waldorf School Winterlight Fair 2012

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 […]

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For Sale: Black Lodge Recording Studio 701-703 Main St Eudora, KS $160,000

  Listing Details Page at Sweet Home Lawrence. Currently home to renowned Black Lodge Recording studio, 701-703 Main St. in beautiful downtown Eudora, KS can be yours! This site, home of the historic Pilla General Store was renovated in ‘97 w/ new electrical and HVAC. Featuring some of the best sounding rooms in the region, […]

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For Sale: Amazing Green Home @ 24900 Chieftain Rd Lawrence KS 66044 $549,000

Nationally recognized GREEN home on ~30 beautiful acres. Geothermal heating/cooling, high-efficiency Anderson windows, passive solar design and super-insulated strawbale walls top the list of ways you’ll reduce your footprint while keeping utility bills in check. The generous maple-top island centers this award winning kitchen which opens to the living area w/ wood-burning stove. Tornado shelter, workshop, […]

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For Sale: 3/3/2 in Monterey Neighborhood 4108 Spring Hill Dr Lawrence KS 66049 $185,000

Move-in ready home in Lawrence’s Monterey neighborhood! A very quiet drive with great access to schools, parks and shopping – this side of the street backs to a tree farm, so expect frequent deer & other wildlife sightings from your screened back porch! Finished basement with beautiful bar and game viewing rooms. Granite tops and undermount sink […]

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Field Trip!

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!

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Prairie Moon Waldorf School May Music Fest 2012

     

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Stay Thirsty, My Friends…

 

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Lawrence Young Professionals Tour Allen Fieldhouse

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.  

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So You Thought You Fixed Your Downspouts?

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. […]

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Video Tour – 425 Indiana St. Lawrence KS

425 Indiana St. Lawrence KS MLS 126410 - Call Nate today to schedule a live tour: 785.550.8947

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425 Indiana St. Lawrence KS MLS # 126410

    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 […]

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Lawrence City Band: An American Salute

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!                    

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Open Houses July 2-3 2011

Click Here to View This Weekend’s Open Houses!  photo credit: Simaron

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This Weekend’s Open Houses – 3/26-3/27

Click Here to View This Weekend’s Open Houses!  photo credit: piermario

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Any Discriminating Home-Buyer’s Must Have Amenity…

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Visitor Center

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 […]

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How A Broker’s Price Opinion Can Affect Your Refi…

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 […]

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This Is The One

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 […]

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Efficiency Kansas $100 Home Audit

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 […]

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Watkins Community Museum – “Helping Preserve the Rich History of Douglas County, Kansas”

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, […]

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Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

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 […]

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2010 Monarch Watch Tagging Event

Our little group tagged three Monarchs. A beautiful morning at Baker Wetlands!

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Perry Lake Property

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 […]

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How’s Your Credit?

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 […]

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Zinnias!

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Lawrence Horseshoe Club!

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 […]

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Refinancing Our Home…

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 […]

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Is a Home Warranty Worth It?

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 […]

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Welcome to Sweet Home Lawrence…

…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 […]

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