Grace Real Estate Team

Professional Real Estate Investment Services In Kansas City

Grace Real Estate Company is now doing business as United Real Estate Kansas City. We have expanded and now have over 120 agents in the Kansas City metro to serve your needs.

Providing a One stop shop for Investors with our Affiliated Companies and Services:
United Real Estate Kansas City,  KC Commercial & Residential Management,  KC Rehab Construction and stated Loan Company.

We offer a superior level of property management and homes in Kansas City Missouri, and professional real estate Investment services team for Acquisitions. We provide turnkey, wholesale, rental, investment properties in Kansas City. Rehab and property management services to Banks, Wholesale, turn key, Cashflow Investors, Buyers, Sellers and Renters in the Kansas City, Missouri area. For 14 years we have perfected the one stop shop for Kansas City real estate investors and Kansas City Investment Properties. We can provide all the property or homes in Kansas City that you will ever need. Our turnkey cash flowing real estate investment properties in Kansas City are remodeled by our in house construction company and property management is provided by our in house Kanasas city property management company called KC Commercial and Residential Property Management. Turnkey, cash-flow, wholesale properties in Kansas city are available on our Wholesale Properties tab on the left. Before and after pictures of our Kansas city investment properties are on the left and will give you a good idea of the quality of rehab done to the wholesale rental properties in Kansas City that we sell. We are the most experienced property managers in Kansas city when it comes to lower income rentals or homes in Kansas City. Our systems, processes, and software for our Kansas City property management is comprehensive, unmatched and proven. With a vast supply of homes in Kansas city, we are positive we will be able to find properties in Kansas city that will make you money. Grace Real Estate Company is the one company all Kansas city real estate investors need.

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Sellers!

If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, this FREE service is designed to help establish your home's current market value. Simply fill out the requested information and we will use comparable sold listings to help you calculate the fair market value of your home.

Buyers!

Automatically receive personalized MLS listings by e-mail. Early each morning I will search the local MLS and find the homes that match your criteria and notify you immediately with the latest listing information! Simply choose Dream Home Finder and fill in the requested information, or, search for yourself here

Contact Us

Have a question? Want more information? Let's get in touch. Call Us For Cash-Flowing, Investment Property 
Grace Real Estate Co. LLC and Las Casas, LLC 
Property Management and Real Estate Investment homes in KC
511 Delaware St. Suite B 
Kansas City, MO 64105 
gracerealty77@gmail.com 
projectkcrehab@gmail.com 
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Our Business Model

KANSAS CITY REAL ESTATE INVESTORS!

Don't spend years creating your own Kansas City real estate investment network. For homes in Kansas City tap into the Grace Real Estate Company, LLC real estate investing network. For over 14 years we have successfully provided properties in Kansas city and managed property, purchased, rehabbed, financed, wholesale, sold, rented, and contract for deed and rent-to-owned cash-flowing investment properties in Kansas city Missouri. In doing so we have created a successful proven investment property network in Kansas city that will make you money with low purchase prices and high cash-flow! We have streamlined the investment process by offering all services an investor would need under one roof. We have created a ONE STOP SHOP FOR KANSAS CITY REAL ESTATE INVESTORS! With over 14 years of property management in Kansas city and a portfolio over 400 houses we have the experience you need to handle your Kansas City Real Estate Investments. Our property management in Kansas city is experienced in section 8 programs and managing property in the inner city. Our properties in Kansas city in which we are the wholesalers or the sellers are going to be good wholesale, cash-flow homes in Kansas City. All of our homes in Kansas City that we wholesale will have big bedrooms, full basements, parking, and completely out of the inner city or midtown area. The properties in Kansas city that we provide are in rentable and desirable neighborhoods. This means more renters and less vacancy on our homes in Kansas city. 

BANKS AND PRIVATE INVESTORS!

With current market situations foreclosures are a reality that many banks, asset managers, and investors are having to deal with. Instead of spending your time searching for several different companies to handle your listings, clean-outs, re-keys, securing properties, handling evictions, dealing with tenants of occupied properties, collecting rents, doing repairs and remodels... we offer all services you would need under one roof. We have created a ONE STOP SHOP FOR BANKS AND PRIVATE INVESTORS! We currently have exclusive right to sell contracts and exclusive management agreements with several local and national banks and investors. To see how we can help you call Patrick @ (816)453-5532. 

KANSAS CITY REHAB INVESTMENT PROPERTIES: LOW ENTRY POINTS AND DUAL EXIT STRATEGY:

Through our years of investing and servicing investors we have developed relations with local banks, real estate agents, and wholesalers to provide us with great properties at low prices. We have certain criteria all of our homes must have and only certain zip codes we invest in. WE ARE BUYING HOMES IN KANSAS CITY FOR .20 TO .30 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR, USUALLY BETWEEN 25-80K. WE ALSO DO NOT PROVIDE PROPERTIES THAT WE WONT MANAGE. WE STAY OUT OF BAD AREAS AND DO NOT PROVIDE INNER CITY LOW END PRODUCT. 

We also have a dual exit strategy on most homes we provide for our investors. The homes we buy and the zip codes we buy all have re sale comps. We will get you into investments rehabbed for 40-50k that we can sell for 75-85k and if we do not sell then we can rent, owner finance, section 8 for 850-900 a month. This is a dual exit strategy. We have perfected the exit strategies and the management and keeping the assets producing income. 

We have three types of investments that we specialize in: 

1. TURNKEY RENTAL OPTION: in this option the houses would be completed, and rented and generate income the day you close. 
Price will vary depending on property and rents the property can generate. on average houses that rent for 800-950 a month would sell for 35-65k turnkey depending on area and property. 

2. TURNKEY REHAB OPTION: THIS OPTION IS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT THE INVESTOR KNOWS ALL THE NUMBER AND GETS IN FROM THE BEGINNING. In this option you would purchase a foreclosure that we find from the bank using your funds, we will give you a bid to rehab it use our crews to fix and rent it. In this option you wouldn't be paying a profit margin to the seller so your outlay is less you would get in on the ground floor. The average outlay would be 25-55k depending on area and property. In this scenario you would now be able to sell the property for 35-85k and you are now the wholesaler. MOST INVESTORS ARE JUMPING ON THIS MODEL. THEY LOVE BEING INVOLVED, THE TRANSPARENCY, AND THE LOWER COST BASIS IS ATTRACTIVE. 

3. RETAIL FLIP OPTION: in this option we are purchasing houses that can sell for 150k or less. More desirable neighborhoods, higher comps, and we are buying them out of foreclosure for 65-100k and remodeling them and selling them retail to homeowner buyers for 110-180k. 

With low entry points, high rents and cash flow, experienced rehab and property management companies , experienced wholesalers and Realtor, paperwork systems and processes in place your chances of success have greatly improved. Call us today for our list of properties for sale or to set up appointment for free consulting. 816 453 5532 

In the last 12 years we have created a network of vertically integrated companies that work together to provide all the services a real estate investor would need to be successful in Kansas City. 

REHAB LOAN COMPANY:

Our full service, in house lender. We have developed relations with the small local banks in Kansas City to provide loans for our investors and also have a mortgage division that can service all your mortgage needs and the needs of your buyers and tenants. We work with a few small banks and over 20 big wholesale banks to get our loans done. 

KC REHAB CONSTRUCTION:

Our full service rehab/remodel company. From top to bottom, inside and out we can remodel your entire property. From minor cosmetics to siding, windows, roof, kitchen and bath remodel, electric, and plumbing, we can do it all. With rehabbing over 50 houses per year we have the experience to pass the inspections and get the job done right with the right price to hit your profit margins. With over 15 crews we can remodel cheap rentals and also do high end basement remodels. Kc rehab construction is a section 3 kansas city contractor and doing work for the city in remodeling the houses the city is buying. We also supply sub contractors and laborers to help manage the maintenance and repair work for las casa's rental portfolio. Email: projectkcrehab@gmail.com and request before and after photos i have an extensive portfolio of pictures. . CLICK ON BEFORE AND AFTER TAB. 

KC COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

KC COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IS OUR IN HOUSE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY. A HUGE FACTOR THAT MAKES US UNIQUE IS OUR AGENTS ARE FLUENT IN SPANISH WHICH OPENS UP A CULTURE THAT 99% OF MY COMPETITION CAN'T TOUCH. PROVIDING RENTALS AND OWNER FINANCE ARE HUGE EXIT STRATEGIES THAT WE USE TO FILL OUR HOMES. WE CURRENTLY MANAGE A PORTFOLIO OVER 18 MILLION FOR 75 INVESTORS. WE USE A ONLINE SYSTEM FOR THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AND WE WILL HANDLE YOUR MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, TENANT LOCATION, SCREENING, AND COLLECTION OF RENTS. WE PROVIDE ONLINE MONTHLY REPORTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS WITH INCOME AND EXPENSES. WE DIRECT DEPOSIT YOUR RENTS TO YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE 15TH OF EVERY MONTH. OUR HOMES ARE VACANT FOR 30 DAYS ON AVERAGE AND OUR TENANTS STAY ON AVERAGE 2-3 YEARS. OUR MANAGEMENT FEE IS 10%. WE HAVE 4 FULL TIME PROPERTY MANAGERS WITH 5-20 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING PROPERTIES, WE HAVE 4 FULL TIME MAINTENANCE/HANDYMAN SO YOUR PROPERTIES ARE BEING MANAGED WITH THE UTMOST CARE. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 100 HOMES ON SECTION 8 SO WE ARE WELL VERSED IN SECTION 8 AND PASSING INSPECTIONS ANNUALLY. WE ALSO CREATE NOTES AND OWNER FINANCE TO ALOT OF CLIENTS WHO CAN'T GET LOANS. WITH BANKS NOT FINANCING WE ARE CLOSING MORE DEALS THEN EVER. DUE TO US MANAGING THE PRODUCT WE SELL FOR LONG TERM WE ONLY SELL TURNKEY PRODUCT IN GOOD ZIP CODES AND GOOD AREAS. WE STIVE FOR LONG TERM RELATIONS WITH OUR INVESTORS. WE ALSO MANAGE FOR MANY AUSTRALIANS, CANADIANS, AND FOREIGN INVESTORS AND UNDERSTAND THE PAPERWORK THAT COMES WITH MANAGING FOR INVESTORS OUTSIDE OF THE US. 


Due to the companies being vertically integrated and working together in the same transaction we may make a commission on each company when it completes its designated service. However, due to us owning all the companies we can be negotiable to make your numbers work to hit your profit margins and cash flow goals in investment property in kansas city. You don't have to use all of our companies. We have lots of clients who use other realtors but use us for rehab and management. 

FIRST STEP IS TO CALL OUR OFFICE TO MAKE APPOINTMENT FOR INVESTMENT CONSULTATION. 
CALL PAT GRACE 816 456-1843 FOR MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON FEES AND RATES. 

Testimonials

Thanks for all your help in making our "dream home" a reality. We really appreciated that you went the extra mile to get us the best price for our home. You are truly a professional. John and Rhonda Robinson
In all our dealings with Realtors over the past ten years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been. Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced Realtor who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you! Daniel and Barb Northfield
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Real Estate News

Latest Realty News from NAR

October 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.88 percent this October, up 18.7 percent compared to 4.11 percent a year ago.

  • Housing affordability declined from a year ago in October moving the index down 9.7 percent from 162.7 to 146.9. The median sales price for a single family home sold in October in the US was $257,900 up 4.3 percent from a year ago.
  • Nationally, mortgage rates were up 77 basis point from one year ago (one percentage point equals 100 basis points).
  • The payment as a percentage of income was unchanged from last month at 17 percent this October but up from 15.4 percent from a year ago. Regionally, the West has the highest payment at 23.7 percent of income. The South had the second highest payment at 16.5 percent followed by the Northeast at 16.1 percent. The Midwest had the lowest payment as a percentage of income at 13.5 percent.

  • Regionally, the South recorded the biggest increase in home prices at 3.6 percent. The Northeast had an increase of 3.0 percent while the West had a gain of 2.5 percent. The Midwest had the smallest growth in price of 1.4 percent.
  • Regionally, all four regions saw a decline in affordability from a year ago. The Midwest had the biggest drop in affordability of 9.6 percent. The South had a decline of 9.1 percent followed by the Northeast that fell 9.0 percent. The West had the smallest drop of 7.5 percent.
  • On a monthly basis, affordability is down from last month in three of the four regions. The Northeast region had the only gain of 1.7 percent. Both the Midwest and the West shared a decline of 0.6 percent. The South had the smallest dip in affordability of 0.1 percent.

  • Despite month-to-month changes, the most affordable region was the Midwest, with an index value of 185.0. The least affordable region remained the West where the index was 105.3. For comparison, the index was 151.6 in the South, and 154.9 in the Northeast.
  • Mortgage applications are currently up. Mortgage rates continue to rise and home price growth is slowing down to catch up with incomes. Single-family homes are still moving at a face pace however tend to slow down during fall and winter season. Inventory of homes are currently up, which is a welcoming sign for potential homebuyers. Home prices are up 4.3 percent, median family incomes that are growing 3.1 percent helping reduce the pressure of home price growth.
  • What does housing affordability look like in your market? View the full data release here.
  • The Housing Affordability Index calculation assumes a 20 percent down payment and a 25 percent qualifying ratio (principal and interest payment to income). See further details on the methodology and assumptions behind the calculation here.

Property Values By State from 2005-2018

Home price appreciation is an important topic in today’s economy. Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), we can analyze the gains and losses of property values over time. I estimated the median property values by state in 2018 using the FHFA index and the median property values from the (ACS). I then calculated the growth rate from 2005 -2018. [1]

The states with the highest estimated median property values in 2018 are The District of Columbia ($677,473), Hawaii ($649,272), California ($566,311), Massachusetts ($428,161) and Washington ($384,740).

The states with the lowest estimated median property values in 2018 are Alabama ($148,827), Oklahoma ($139,385), Arkansas ($135,733), Mississippi ($123,586) and West Virginia ($120,720).

On a regional level, the estimated price growth appears to be the strongest in the South, West, and Midwest. Price growth is weakest in the Northeast states. Overall, all regions are displaying strong to moderate growth in property values. Below is a breakdown of the Census four regions by state.

 

  • In the South, which typically leads all regions in sales, The District of Columbia led the region with 76 percent estimated price growth from 2005 to 2018. Maryland experienced 1 percent annual price growth and since 2005, home prices have grown 21 percent.

  • In the West, the least affordable region[2], Montana led all states with 88 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Despite the strong price growth in California since 2012, prices have only increased by 19 percent since 2005. Nevada shows a 9 percent price change over this time turning around any previous loss in value.

  • In the Midwest where affordability is most favorable, North Dakota led all states with 115 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Illinois, while having the smallest growth in the region had an estimated 12 percent price growth over this time.

  • In the Northeast where sales and price growth is typically slow, Pennsylvania lead the region with a 48 percent price growth from 2005 to 2018. Rhode Island, while having the smallest gain of all states, increased 6 percent price change over this time. Rhode Island is one of two states that turned around a negative property value over this time compared to 2017.


[1] I used the FHFA expanded data set not seasonally adjusted data.

[2] Based on NAR housing affordability index

Can Homeowners Cope with Lower Home Prices?

With interest rates on the rise, home prices have started cooling off.[1] On the one hand, the cooling of home prices in high-priced metro areas makes a home purchase more affordable, saving households nearly $50/month on a median-priced home.[2] On the other hand, falling prices also erodes the wealth (home equity gains) of current homeowners and can drive homeowners in a negative equity position (when the value of the home is lower than the remaining loan balance). How will declining home prices affect current homeowners and how does the current decline in home prices in some areas compare with the home equity gains?

The table below shows the home equity gains for homeowners who purchased a home in 2012 Q1 as of 2018 Q3. The home equity gained is the difference between the estimated value of the property purchased in 2012 Q1 in 2018 Q3 less the outstanding loan balance as of 2018 Q3.[3] Nationally, over the period 2012 Q1 through 2018 Q3, a homeowner who purchased a median-priced home in 2012 Q1 has gained $96,187 in home equity, which is equivalent to 41 percent of the estimated value of the home in 2018 Q3, at $235,119.

Of the 160 metro areas for which NAR calculates the median sales price, the metro areas where homeowners accumulated the largest home equity gains during 2012 Q1 – 2018 Q3 based on the purchase of a median-priced home in 2012 Q1 were San Jose-Sunnyvale-Sta. Clara ($591,576;56% of the estimated home value of $1.06 million as of 2018 Q3); San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward ($527,610; 57% of the current home value of $920,715); Urban Honolulu, HI ($337,013; 35% of current home value of $990,009); Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale ($374,565;49% of current home value of $768,634); and Boulder, CO ($329,608; 50% of current home value of $657,692).

The metro areas with the lowest home equity gains during 2012 Q1- 2018 Q3 based on the purchase of a median-priced home in 2012 Q1 were Cumberland, MD ($4,847; 6% of current home value of $79,343); Decatur, IL ($10,753; 12% of current home value of $86,302); Fayetteville, NC ($15,431; 11% of current home value of $138,627); Montgomery, AL ($17,641; or 15% of $119,252); and Peoria, IL ($17,679; or 14% of current home value of $128,818).

 

How do these equity gains compare with the price declines in high-cost metro areas thus far?  

We use the median list price in October 2018 on Realtor.com and look at the year-over-year change and compare these changes to the equity gains as a share of the current home values. In October 2018, median list prices declined in several high-priced metro areas compared to one year ago, but these declines are modest compared to the equity gains measured as a percent of the current home value: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Sta. Clara (-0.1%); San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward (0%); Sta. Maria-Sta. Barbara (-7.8%); Salinas ( -6%); Sta. Rosa ( -7.1%); Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura ( -2.1%). Among the 500 metros tracked by Realtor.com, the steepest decline in the median list price in October from one year ago was Denver-Aurora-Lakewood (10%).

In 301 of the 500 metro areas tracked by Realtor.com (60 percent), the median list price of homes for sale on Realtor.com were still up in October 2018 compared to one year ago.  List prices rose in areas such as Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue where prices are more affordable than in California ($555,050; 12.1%); Boise City, ID ($330.048; 15%); Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($241,450; 15%); Greensboro-High Point, NC ($223,625; 14.5%);Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise ($325,000; 14.5%), and Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA ($216,760; 14%).

 

In summary, homeowners have built up a sizable equity since 2012 that is larger relative to the price declines that have occurred thus far in several high-priced metro areas. Moreover, home prices are still appreciating in lower-priced metro areas. Given the strong underlying economic fundamentals in 2018— strong employment growth, the demographic boost from the 25-44 age group which includes the millennials, and safer underwriting standards and level of household debt—it does not yet appear likely that home prices will crash to a level that will wipe out this home equity gain. NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun forecasts no recession ahead that could cause a collapse in job growth which will impact the demand for housing.

 


[1] The earliest indicator of the direction of home prices—NAR’s median home prices— rose 4.3 percent in 2018 Q3, the slowest average rate for the quarter since 2012 Q1. The home price indices of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller, and the U.S. Census Bureau for new 1-family homes also show a slower price appreciation in 2018 Q3 (FHFA, 6.3%; S &P CoreLogic Case-Shiller, 5.7%; U.S. Census Bureau 1-family homes, 2.3%) compared to the pace of appreciation in 2018 Q1.In 500 metro areas tracked by Realtor.com, the median list price of homes for sale declined in 199 metro areas (40 percent), with the largest declines occurring in high-priced metro areas.

[2] At the current 30-year fixed mortgage rate of 4.83 percent with a 10 percent down payment, every $10,000 decline in home prices results in a saving of $47/month.

[3] I estimated home equity by subtracting the loan balance as of 2018 Q3 to the current home value as of 2018 Q3. I estimated the current home value by applying a home price appreciation factor using FHFA House Price Index (FHFA HPI 2018 Q3/ FHFA HIP 2012 Q1). I assumed that a homeowner purchased a median-priced home in 2012 Q1 at the average median price in 2012 Q1 of $158,333 financed by a 30-year fixed rate mortgage of 3.6 percent (2012 Q1 average) and a 10 percent down payment.

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