Are Rents on the Rise?


For Rent

The National Association of Realtors says that commercial real estate rents are on the rise nationally.  Our local TV station wanted to do a segment on how this national trend compared to our local market.  The news director, Stuart Price, at KSN suggested to reporter Melanie Hounker that she contact me, which she did.  So on Tuesday when I woke up, my mind was on all the things I had scheduled for that day.  Top on the list was cleaning the house for a book club meeting that night. But since Melanie was so nice to ask me, I agreed to help her with the segment.  I mean how bad could it be? So, after talking to several other knowledgeable realtors, I felt I could contribute to this segment about our local market.

Joplin has an extremely unique market due to the May 2011 tornado that wiped out much of the Joplin real estate.  Fortunately, Joplin is rebuilding many residential and commercial properties.  Unfortunately, new construction costs can be very high.  We can also blame the tornado in part for increased insurance rates.  Of course, taxes and utilities have also been on the rise.  Mix all this together and you get increased rents that do not benefit the renter, but also do not add to the profits of the landlord.

However, there is really good news in real estate.  Plenty of local homes on the market and interest rates continue to be at a very low rate!

And if you caught my interview on the nightly news, well what can I say except I come across way better in person!  So give me a call and let me help you with your real estate needs.

Live in The Country!

Are you on a budget?  Do you want to live in the country? Do you want to live minutes from town?

Check out this Open House on Sunday, November 11 from 2 to 4 at 8119 Jasmine, Neosho, MO.

At $52,900 this 3 bedroom 2 bath home with storms shelter on 2.76 acres is a great place to live!

Directions: From Neosho- Hwy 71 N to 86W to County Rd NN north to Jute. West to Jasmine. Turn S on Jasmine. From Joplin- south on Rangeline to Cedar west to Goldfinch S to Hwy NN S to Iris W to Jasmine. Turn S

8119 Jasmine


New Constuction Abounds!

Reconstruction is happening all over the Joplin area destroyed by the F5 tornado that hit Joplin on May 22, 2011.

Everywhere you drive you can see the construction of new homes, schools, churches and businesses.

After listening to the citizens of Joplin the Rebuild Joplin Committee is dedicated to making Joplin a great place to live.

Take a drive through town and you can see construction work in various stages.

If you would like to live in a town where positive change is all around, give me a call.