4 Ways to Be Water Wise

In recognition of National Water Quality Month, we encourage you to take a few simple actions to positively impact our oceans. No matter where we live, we are all connected to and affected by the ocean. It supplies us with food, helps regulate our climate and provides livelihoods for millions of people. Human activities impact […]

Social Media Hackers: Are You Protected?

You’re likely among the 80 percent of adults who participate in one or more forms of social media. Phishing scams, where criminals try to collect your personal data, has more than doubled on social media sites this past year. Here are some red flags to be aware of. Oversharing – When creating a profile, most […]

How You Can Protect Our Water Source

Did you ever wonder where our planet’s fresh water comes from? Ninety-eight percent comes from groundwater found beneath the water table under the earth’s surface. Why is this important? Because contrary to popular belief, fresh water is not an unlimited resource. Water beneath the land’s surface is a valuable resource for irrigation, public supply, livestock, […]

10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Handyman

Need a handyman to help with home improvements but don’t know who to hire? This business ranks in the top tier of the most complained about industry among consumers. With a few preventative steps, you can ensure that your project goes smoothly. First, a good contractor will have plenty of satisfied customers so get a […]

4 Steps for the First Time Home Buyer

Before you fall in love with your dream home, there are a few critical steps to prepare. We’re here to walk you through the process with ease! Step 1: Examine your credit Lenders will look at your income-to-debt ratio and FICO score to determine how much you can borrow and at what interest rate. Past […]

Our Summer Guide to Local Family-Friendly Activities

The Exit Room is a live-action adventure perfect for the whole family. Unplug from the digital world, solve clues to figure out how to escape the exit room! Sky Zone features wall to wall trampolines, slam dunking basketball games, ultimate dodgeball and foam pits. Exercise doesn’t get any more fun than this! Paradise Park has […]

Ultimate Pub Crawl in Downtown Lee’s Summit

pub crawl: the act of drinking in multiple bars in a single night, normally traveling by foot There’s no need to go further than Downtown Lee’s Summit (DLS) for the ultimate pub crawl experience. In fact, there are so many options, it’ll take several attempts to fully enjoy them all. One of the best perks is that […]

Real Estate Terms Every Buyer and Seller Should Know

Appraisal A written analysis of the estimated value of a property prepared by a qualified appraiser typically done after an offer has been written and accepted by the seller. Most are arranged through the bank where the financing is obtained. Appraised Value An opinion of a property’s fair market value based on an appraiser’s knowledge, […]

Sellers Photo Shoot Checklist

So you’ve made the decision to sell your home and it’s time to prepare for the photo shoot. This is a critical step as it represents your home’s first impression on the market. Print this checklist and use it as your guide before the photographer arrives. First of all, think like a buyer. Make it […]

Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo translated simply means the fifth of May, so why are we celebrating? This day commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. And why is that notable? Mainly due to the fact that the Mexicans were greatly outnumbered and the French army had not been defeated for […]