5 Affordable Smart Home Devices for 2016

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about “Smart Homes”, especially after the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Smart homes are really just houses with fixtures, appliances and electronics that can be operated remotely, usually through a smartphone, and now...

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Gift Subscription Boxes for Everyone on Your List

If you're looking for a fun and personalized alternative to gift cards for Christmas, a wedding, birthday or other holiday, a box subscription is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Even the most hard-to-shop-for person on your list will...

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Preparing Your Home for Winter

If you’re a new homeowner, fall can be an exciting time of decorating and planning holiday get-togethers with family and friends. It’s also an important time to do a little preventive maintenance to make sure your house and lawn are...

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Work with the best: Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate

Whether you’re new to real estate or an experienced agent, joining the right brokerage can help your career take off. When you’re just starting out in real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. That's why, as a new...

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2015 Fall Parade of Homes

The twice-yearly Parade of Homes, sponsored by the Wichita Area Builders Association (WABA), is a 3-weekend showcase of the best homes local builders have to offer. Available homes are open for tours, with Realtors on hand to answer questions about...

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September 2015 Wichita-Area Event List

Now that school has started, our thoughts begin to turn to fall and the return of cooler weather, boots, sweaters, and of course, pumpkin spice everything. This time of year, the calendar is also filled with great community events –...

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What is an FHA Loan?

In the 1930s, the FHA (Federal Housing Administration) responded to the upswing in housing foreclosures and defaults by providing lenders with an insurance plan to accelerate housing purchases by making mortgages more affordable for home buyers. Still widely used today,...

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What is WuShock? The History of Wichita State University’s Mascot

If you’re moving to Wichita, Kansas, there’s something very important you’ll need to know: What is WuShock? Thanks to the success of the Wichita State University men’s basketball team over the last few years, WuShock has gained national attention. Unfortunately,...

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Public K – 8 Schools in Wichita, Kansas

As a home buyer, you’ve got a lot to consider when shopping for your new home. Whether you’re moving to Wichita from out of the area or just planning a move across town, knowing which schools your children would be...

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Public Elementary Schools in Wichita, Kansas

If you’re considering a move to the Wichita, Kansas, area, you may be wondering about the education options for your children. We’ve provided a few details here that may be help with your research. Important Note: Unlike some districts, which...

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Lawn Care Tips for Homeowners

A healthy, well-maintained lawn adds to the curb-appeal of any home. If you're a homeowner who’s looking for some tips to keep your grass green and lush this summer, here are some helpful lawn care tips: Don’t Overwater Your Lawn...

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Sell Your House Fast: 10 Budget-Friendly Home Staging Tips

Making your home appealing to buyers doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Sure, there’s some work involved, but once your house sells you’ve moving anyway, right? Think of this as a jump start on that process. And remember,...

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When Is the Best Time of Year to Sell a House?

If you're looking to sell your house, you may be wondering when you should list it to get the best offers. There are pros and cons to each season, so here are some factors to help you decide the best...

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Tornado Safety Tips

If you’re new to the Wichita area, you may have concerns about tornadoes, so we’ve compiled some information to help you feel prepared as the spring storm season approaches. These tornado safety tips will help you plan what to do...

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What Colleges Are In The Wichita Area?

If you are new to the Wichita metro area, you may not realize the vast number of institutions of higher learning in our area. While everyone knows about Wichita State University, there are many other colleges and universities that call...

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Do You Need Earthquake Insurance In Kansas?

Updated January 7, 2016 Conventional wisdom says this question is rhetorical. After all, Kansas is in the middle of Tornado Alley, not earthquake territory, right? For years, earthquakes were rare in Kansas and Oklahoma, but there have been enough in...

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7 Quick Tips For Lowering Your Electric Bill

With winter upon us and gas bills rising, many a family has turned to pinching pennies in order to save a bit. No one wants to pay an astronomical gas bill and then get hit with a giant electric bill...

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What Do People Mean By ‘Buyers Market’ And ‘Sellers Market’

The last time you spoke with a realtor one of the phrases ‘buyers market’ or ‘sellers market’ were assuredly spoken at least a couple of times. And if you’re like me you probably wondered exactly what that meant… Or you...

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7 Tips For First Time Homebuyers

Buying a home for the first time can bring a number of emotions to the table. Some people get so excited they cannot even see straight. Some individuals are quite nervous about the whole ordeal and deservedly so. Some of...

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How To Find A Pet Friendly New Home

We love our pets with all our heart and cannot imagine living without them. We often develop such deep relationships with our pets that we put them at the forefront of big decisions. This means taking your pet into account...

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