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Hail damage attracts construction companies

The recent storms that caused widespread hail damage in Olathe, Kansas and Lee’s Summit, Missouri have attracted many companies to temporarily open locations in the Kansas City area. The storms produced hail that were as big as golf balls and … Continue reading

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Borders to close another Kansas City store

As mentioned in a previous post, as of March 14th, Borders only planned on closing 1 of the 5 Kansas City area stores. On March 18th, they announced that they would be closing the store at 9108 Metcalf Ave. in … Continue reading

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Borders to close 20-75 additional stores

Mike Edwards, Borders President, announced that it is exploring closing 75 additional stores. Depending on the success of negotiations with landlords, the number may be closer to 20 to 25 closings. They intend to announce the details in early April. … Continue reading

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Grandview, Missouri population declines 1.6%

The 2010 US Census data shows the population declined from 24,881 people in 2000 to 24,475 people in 2010, a decrease of 1.6%. This should have little impact on the Grandview Commercial Real Estate market.

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Belton, Missouri population grows 6%

The 2010 US Census data shows the population grew from 21,730 people in 2000 to 23,116 people in 2010, an increase of 6% This is good news for the Belton Commercial Real Estate market.

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Lee’s Summit, Missouri Population grows 29%

The 2010 US Census data shows the population grew from 70,700 people in 2000 to 91,364 people in 2010, an increase of 29% This is great news for the Lee’s Summit Commercial Real Estate market.

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Raymore, Missouri Population increases by 72%

The 2010 US Census data shows the population grew from 11,146 people in 2000 to 19,206 people in 2010, an increase of 72% This is great news for the Raymore Commercial Real Estate market.

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Cities with the Top Ten Overall Crime Rates in the United States

Onboard Informatics recently provided the overall crime rates for cities. This includes not only violent crimes, but also property crimes. 10 Cleveland and Minneapolis tied at 331 9 Kansas City, Missouri 337 8 Baltimore 339 7 Miami 346 6 Memphis … Continue reading

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Obama’s FHFA pick doesn’t want renomination

North Carolina’s top banking regulator, Joseph Smith, was nominated to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency by the Obama administration. The Agency is responible for overseeing Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Several GOP senators voiced concerns that Mr. Smith wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Residential Real Estate prices continue to fall

Both the Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller home price index and the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s housing-price indices fell agian in November.  The Standard & Poor’s/Case Shiller home price index fell 1.6% from the same month a year earlier, this was … Continue reading

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