Living Large: Million Dollar Mansions

$9,250,000 6405 Wenonga Road,  Mission Hills, KS (down from the original asking price of $10.55 million) Currently, this is one of the most expensive residences on the market in Kansas City. Home to former Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, this 12,260-square-foot, 85-year-old Mission Hills mansion is rich with luxury amenities. The three-story, five-bedroom, six-bath abode that… Continue reading Living Large: Million Dollar Mansions

The Next Hot Neighborhoods

Five Years De Soto, Kansas If you went to the University of Kansas, chances are you know De Soto as a little oasis of gas stations clinging to K-10 halfway between KC and Lawrence. What is harder to see from the highway is a web of tree-lined streets hiding a series of lovely developments and… Continue reading The Next Hot Neighborhoods


Everyone is always looking for the next big thing, and in Kansas City real estate, the downtown area is where you’ll find the most risk and reward. Real estate agent Christina Boveri, who calls herself a cheerleader for the urban core, says the area is bursting with potential. “There is a tremendous demand and need… Continue reading Risk-Takers


The stereotype of an empty nester downsizing and buying a small patio home is long gone. Realtor Kristin Malfer says today’s empty nesters don’t necessarily want less space; they want better use of space. “For a lot of buyers, downsizing means right-sizing,” she says. “They still want a spectacular home but one that is no longer kid focused. Amenities, walkability and maintenance-free living are all high… Continue reading Downsizers

Move-Up Buyers

The move-up or “forever home” buyer is seeking more — as in more square footage, a more prestigious address and more amenities and perks such as golf courses, lake access and walkability. Sometimes it takes a few hits and misses to find that home. Donna and Michael Martin thought they were done owning a large… Continue reading Move-Up Buyers

First Time Home-Buyers

It’s getting harder to afford your first home without venturing into deep suburbia. In this category we looked at areas that give buyers the most bang for their buck, are located within good school districts and are close to major employers. We focused on homes in the mid-$150,000 to $350,00 range.   The Eikels Gladstone… Continue reading First Time Home-Buyers