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50 Years Later: Floor Plans

50 Years Later: Floor Plans

Generally, it’s pretty clear when you walk into a home what era it’s from. Fifty years ago, post World War II homes were boxy and compartmentalized. Defined spaces with a living room, dining room, and kitchen, largely in 2-story or ranch floor plan, kept things very formal. The late 60s and 70s saw a new […]

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50 Years Later: Disclosure

50 Years Later: Disclosure

Before you purchase any product, you want to have all the information you can about it to ensure you’re not getting ripped off, that it’s the proper product, and that it will satisfy your needs. In real estate, this is critically important; however, not until recent years was information like this fully disclosed. Twenty, thirty, […]

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50 Years Later: Transparency

50 Years Later: Transparency

The increase in data transparency in the industry has significantly helped with progress. Thirty, forty, and fifty years ago, not everyone shared information. Properties were bought and sold “in private.” 50 years ago, transparency did not exist. In fact non-transparency was the norm.¬†Many, many, transactions were done “behind closed doors” – which at the time […]

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50 Years Later: Paperwork

50 Years Later: Paperwork

Another real estate aspect 50 years in the making is the Paperwork trail. Much like the Oregon Trail, this industry trail had humble beginnings. Years ago, everything was handprinted or typed onto paper. As a result, all paperwork for contracts had to be US mailed or hand-carried and delivered to the recipient. This took time […]

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50 Years Later: Communication

50 Years Later: Communication

Continuing with our recap of the evolution of the real estate industry in the last 50 years, this week we’re discussing communication. This particular topic spans across all industries and is definitely an overall advancement for all of mankind with the invention of fax machines, desktop computers, cell phones, laptop computers, and now tablets. 50 […]

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50 Years Later: Part 2

50 Years Later: Part 2

We’re back again with another part of our “50 Years in Real Estate” blog series. This week we’re discussing information.¬†50 years ago, obtaining information required a physical visit to the source. This could be the county seat, recorders office, lenders office, insurers office, etc., or at best, a lengthy phone call, followed by a 3/4 […]

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50 Years Later: Part 1

50 Years Later: Part 1

As promised, our 10-week blog series reflecting on the last 50 years in real estate begins here. This week, we’ll be discussing Data. An important part of the real estate trade is data-sharing. Everything from property descriptions to communication regarding an offer or an open house is essential in the process of buying or selling […]

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The Golden Year!

The Golden Year!

It’s really quite incredible how time flies. This new year marks the 50th anniversary of John Moffitt & Associates, making it the oldest real estate company in the area. My father, John Moffitt, Sr., established the company in 1966. A founding developer of the city of Leawood, he would meet Mr. Lea on his farm […]

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Save Your Energy

Save Your Energy

I’m sure you all know the obvious ways to keep your energy costs down. These include maintaining the temperature of your thermostat and perhaps putting it on a timer and using LED lightbulbs. But there are certain lesser known ways to trim costs that you should know about. This article shares some very useful tips […]

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Your Home, The Investment

Your Home, The Investment

When you’re shopping, whether it’s for a new winter coat, a Christmas tree, a new tablet, or for a new home, you always want ‘the best.’ We want the best money can by, no doubt – the latest model, the most high-tech, the best quality, you name it, that’s the product we’re most willing to […]

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