Last Year’s Housing Market Was a Wild Ride…Here’s What to Expect in 2022

The US housing market has had a white hot year. Home sales are on track to reach the highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021.

But whether you benefited from this surge depended a lot on if you were selling a home or buying one.

Homeowners saw average home prices skyrocket nearly 20% through the third quarter compared to a year ago, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. It was the largest annual home price increase in the history of the agency’s House Price Index. And, in some hot markets, the price increase was double that.

Without a doubt, the housing market was on a wild ride in 2021, and here’s what to expect this year.

Read more on CNN Business

If you are thinking of selling reach out to me today! 

Here are my current buyers needs (please pass along if you might know of anyone selling that these would be a fit for):

  • Overland Park (83rd St to 135th St, Switzer to Roe) – up to $500K – updated with open concept preferred

  • South Overland Park (The Links of Liongate or Enclave preferred but also open to BVN neighborhoods). Updated, open, over 5K sqft, would love 1.5 Story with 4bd upstairs – up to $1.2mil

  • Belton, Louisberg, Gardner, Olathe – larger lot – up to $235K

  • Old Leawood Area – over 2K sqft, updated and open – up to $600K


Easy Crafts For Your Next Snowy Day Inside

With snow ahead in the forecast and colder weather ahead, this is the perfect time to set aside for those DIY crafts you have been wanting to start. 

Keep reading for a few easy favorites, and 

click here for the full article!

Bayleaf Wrapped Pillar Candle

This simple craft is the perfect way to involve the whole family in decorating your table for the next dinner party or gathering. You can even choose to swap in a different colored leaf (maybe red) to decorate your table for a Valentine’s Day meal.
Simply purchase your favorite pillar candle, leaves, and twine to make this craft.

Mint Milk Bath

Perfect for a cold winter’s evening when you want to curl up in a hot bath. 

All you will need is to combine dry milk, cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oil. For this option, they have chosen to include spearmint essential oil, but if you’d prefer peppermint, lavender, or eucalyptus you can swap out the recipe. Click here for the full tutorial!

Lifestyle Tips & Tricks

Top Home Design Trends of 2022

As it turns out, many of the top home design trends of 2022 are iterations of concepts we’ve seen in recent years, but it’s not due to a lack of creativity. Instead, it’s likely because we’re continuing to lean in to our personal tastes and needs. From 

nature-inspired interiors to vintage furnishings and tactile finishes, here are the design trends that industry experts predict will dominate this year.

Courtesy of Dwell


What’s New in Kansas City Food

Find out where you can grab your next burnt ends sandwich, a New York-style pizza, Thai – KC BBQ, and delicious pastries from this list of new Kansas City foods!

Courtesy of Kansas City Magazine


The Best Places to Travel in February

February may be the shortest month, but that doesn’t mean it has any shortage of great travel opportunities. Aside from all the romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaways, it’s also a great time to embrace winter sports, check out new hotel openings, and have a warm-weather escape. Whatever type of trip you choose, there’s no better mood-booster than a vacation in the middle of winter.

Courtesy of Condé Nast Traveler