Simple Tasks Every New Homeowner Should Consider

Congratulations!  You bought the home of your dreams, now what? These simple, but important tasks will help any new homeowner settle into their new home. Change the locks. There is no way to determine how many spare keys to your house are … [Read more...]

Creating Wealth with Real Estate Investments

“Real Estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual’s cash flow and wealth.”    Robert Kiyosaki  Investing in real estate is one of the oldest forms of creating wealth.  Owning real … [Read more...]

What makes a good real estate agent?

What makes a good real estate agent?  Often times, consumers become focused on learning how much a sales agent knows about the local real estate market and the agent’s sales experience.  Quite frankly, there is more to consider when hiring a real … [Read more...]

Real Estate: Relationship Business Built on Trust

Being a REALTOR© isn’t just about buying or selling property.  In fact, real estate is a relationship business. Many different types of relationships develop during the course of a sales transaction.  For example, trust is earned during the course of … [Read more...]

Is Fall a Good Time of Year to List a Property for Sale?

This time of year, sellers ask if they should wait until springtime to list their home for sale. Many people consider fall and winter to be the “off season” for real estate sales. However, we sell real estate 12 months a year. People are ready to buy … [Read more...]

The Dalton Gang’s Last Raid

 Robbing two banks at the same time had never been done before until Bob, Grat and Emmet Dalton, Dick Broadwell and Bill Powers attempted this feat. Early in the morning of October 5, 1892, the outlaws rode into Coffeyville on horseback heading east … [Read more...]

William Inge Festival

For more than 30 years, America’s finest stars meet in Independence, Kansas to celebrate one of the greatest in American theatre, William Inge.  A native of Independence, William Inge received the Pulitzer Prize and was an Academy Award-winning … [Read more...]

NEEWOLLAH ~ Independence, KS

The first Neewollah celebration took place in 1919 as an effort to provide an outlet for kids of all ages instead of the typical Halloween pranks. Neewollah is Halloween spelled backwards. In the beginning, only parades were held in the morning, … [Read more...]

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