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

How Do Housing Market Conditions Compare in 2004 and 2018?

With interest rates rising and house price appreciation slowing down or depreciating in some metro areas, it is worth recalling the conditions that prevailed prior to the housing market’s downturn in 2005 and to compare these with current market conditions. The table below compares key indicators on the housing market, employment, and household credit in 2004 and 2018. The comparison indicates that the housing market is less likely to suffer the huge price decline that prevailed from 2005 through 2012.

What are the key takeaways from these indicators?

First, housing supply is tighter. Supply conditions are tighter today than they were in 2004. In January 2004, there were 1.9 million housing units under construction, or 700 thousand more housing starts compared to August 2018. With more new construction, there were 2.15 million existing homes available for sale at the end January 2004 compared to only 1.88 as of August 2018. The inventory was sufficient to fill the demand for approximately four months in both 2001 and 2018, but the inventory of homes for sale in 2001 started to rise steeply so that by April 2008, there was enough inventory to meet 11 months of demand. With more new construction at that time, the rental vacancy rate was 10.4 percent in the first quarter of 2004 compared to 6.8 percent in the second quarter of 2018.

Second, households were more indebted and credit quality was lower, making them more vulnerable to rising interest rates and depreciating home prices.  Mortgage debt accounted for 81 percent of disposable income in the first quarter of 2004 compared to only 66 percent in 2018. As a percent of gross domestic product, the mortgage debt of households and non-profit organizations was equivalent to 59 percent of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2004, which is higher than the 50 percent figure in the second quarter of 2018. In January 2004, 90 percent of deposits was lent out as commercial loans, compared to only 77 percent as of September 2018.  The lower level of debt means that any increase in payment defaults in 2018 will not be amplified as much throughout the financial system and the economy than what did occur during the housing and financial market meltdown in 2008-2010.

During the housing market crash and financial meltdown that started to unravel in 2005, the size of adjustable rate mortgages, the poorer quality of credit, and the extraction of homeowners’ equity created a toxic brew that spurred a vicious cycle of falling prices, more foreclosures, and further price declines that lasted until January 2012 (the median price of existing homes sold fell to a low of $154,600 in January 2012 from a peak of $230,400 in July 2006, a 33 percent drop). Although the foreclosure inventory in the first quarter of 2004 is about the same level as in the second quarter of 2018, the level of mortgages in the foreclosure inventory rose to approximately two million mortgages in the foreclosure inventory during each quarter from 2009 through 2011. As of the second quarter of 2018, the mortgages in the foreclosure process amount to 402,540.

Adjustable rate mortgages accounted for nearly 30 percent of loan applications in January 2004. Borrowers thought or were made to believe that they could refinance these ARMs under the expectation of rising home prices, but the hoped-for price appreciation did not materialize, leading to a wave of defaults and foreclosures as mortgage rates started rising and home prices started falling instead. In September 2018, ARMs accounted for only seven percent of loan applications. The low share of ARMS is in part due to the low interest rate environment since 2009 under a relaxed monetary policy to spur and sustain the economic recovery.

Credit availability has tightened in the aftermath of the 2008-2010 housing recession, with credit mainly accessed by those with higher credit scores. Mortgage originations to borrowers with less than 620 FICO scores has shrunk from $79.3 billion in the first quarter of 2004 to $16.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018.  Today, there are 1.1 million fewer households with home equity revolving accounts. The higher quality of credit—although at the expense of tighter credit conditions—makes it less likely for a wave of foreclosures to occur in 2018 in the same magnitude as in 2004 that would then lead to the steep price depreciation that occurred during 2005 through 2012.

Third, the economy is stronger now than it is in the 2004 when interest rates started rising and home prices started falling as foreclosures rose. The unemployment rate stood at 3.7 percent in August 2018, the lowest since 1969 when the unemployment rate averaged 3.5 percent. The housing market’s downturn and credit freeze brought down the economy in the Great Recession, so with the less likelihood of a severe housing market downturn and financial crash, the economy is at a healthier footing in 2018 than in 2004.

Given the current economic, housing market, and credit conditions, it seems unlikely that prices will fall as steeply as they did during 2005 through 2012. To date, median sales price of existing homes sold has increased on a year-over-year basis for 79 consecutive months since March 2012.  However, prices are appreciating at a slower pace compared to past months because  the rising interest rates are making homes less affordable given the current level of home prices. As of September 2018, existing homes typically sold at $258,100 in September 2018, a 4.2 percent gain from one year ago. Most metro areas continue to experience price appreciations, although at a more subdued pace. According to Realtor.com listing data in September 2018, 412 out of 500 metros had year-over-year gains in the median listing prices, although fewer compared to 430 metros one year ago.  Among the large metro areas that had year-over-year declines in median list prices on Realtor.com were Denver (-9.5%), Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (-0.7%), and Austin-Round Rock (-3.4%).

REALTORSĀ® Confidence Index Survey: September 2018 Highlights

The REALTORS® Confidence Index (RCI) survey[1] gathers monthly information from REALTORS® about local real estate market conditions, characteristics of buyers and sellers, and issues affecting homeownership and real estate transactions.[2] This report presents key results about market transactions from September 2018. View and download the full report here.

Market Conditions and Expectations

  • The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index registered at 51 (61 in September 2017).[3]
  • The REALTORS® Seller Traffic Index registered at 41 (45 in September 2017).
  • The REALTORS® Confidence Index—SixMonth Outlook Current Conditions registered at 53 for detached single-family, 44 for townhome, and 43 for condominium properties. An index above 50 indicates market conditions are expected to improve.
  • Properties were typically on the market for 32 days (34 days in September 2017).
  • Eighty-one percent of respondents reported that home prices remained constant or rose in September 2018 compared to levels one year ago (85 percent in September 2017).

Characteristics of Buyers and Sellers

  • First-time buyers accounted for 32 percent of sales (29 percent in September 2017).
  • Vacation and investment buyers comprised 13 percent of sales (15 percent in September 2017).
  • Sales of distressed properties (foreclosed or sold as a short sale) accounted for three percent of sales (four percent in September 2017).
  • Cash sales made up 21 percent of sales (20 percent in September 2017).
  • Twenty percent of sellers offered incentives such as providing warranty (9 percent), paying for closing costs (8 percent), undertaking remodeling (3 percent), and providing appliances (1 percent).[4]

Issues Affecting Buyers and Sellers

  • From July–September 2018, 74 percent of contracts settled on time (73 percent in September 2017).
  • Among sales that closed in September 2018, 73 percent had contract contingencies. The most common contingencies pertained to home inspection (55 percent), obtaining financing (42 percent), and getting an acceptable appraisal (42 percent).
  • REALTORS® report “low inventory” and “interest rate” as the major issues affecting transactions in September 2018.

About the RCI Survey

  • The RCI Survey gathers information from REALTORS® about local market conditions based on their client interactions and the characteristics of their most recent sales for the month.
  • The September 2018 survey was sent to 50,000 REALTORS® who were selected from NAR’s 1.3 million members through simple random sampling and to 10,912 respondents in the previous three surveys who provided their email addresses.
  • There were 5,003 respondents to the online survey which ran from October 1-10, 2018. The survey’s overall margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level is one percent. The margins of error for subgroups and sample proportions of below or above 50 percent are larger.
  • NAR weighs the responses by a factor that aligns the sample distribution of responses to the distribution of NAR membership.

The REALTORS® Confidence Index is provided by NAR solely for use as a reference. Resale of any part of this data is prohibited without NAR’s prior written consent. For questions on this report or to purchase the RCI series, please email: Data@realtors.org


[1] Thanks to George Ratiu, Managing Director, Housing and Commercial Research and Gay Cororaton, Research Economist for their data analysis and comments to the RCI Report.

[2] Respondents report on the most recent characteristics of their most recent sale for the month.

[3] An index greater than 50 means more respondents reported conditions as “strong” compared to one year ago than “weak.” An index of 50 indicates a balance of respondents

who viewed conditions as “strong” or “weak.”

[4] The difference in the sum of percentages to the total percentage of sellers who offered incentives is due to rounding.

September 2018 Existing-Home Sales

  • NAR released a summary of existing-home sales data showing that housing market activity this September was down 3.4 percent from last month, and dropped 4.1 percent from last year. September’s existing-home sales reached a 5.15 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, which was the lowest since November 2015 when the index reached 4.78 million.

  • The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $258,100 in September, up 4.2 percent from a year ago. This marks the 79th consecutive month of year-over-year gains.

  • Regionally, all four regions showed growth in prices from a year ago, with the West and Northeast both having the biggest advance of 4.1 percent. The South had a gain of 3.0 percent. The Midwest had the smallest gain of 1.9 percent from September 2017.
  • September’s inventory figures are down from last month to 1.88 million homes for sale. Compared with September of 2017, there was a 1.1 percent increase in inventory levels. It will take 4.4 months to move the current level of inventory at the current sales pace. It takes approximately 32 days for a home to go from listing to a contract in the current housing market, down from 34 days a year ago.

  • From August 2018, three of the four regions experienced declines in sales. The South had the biggest decline of 5.4 percent followed by the West with a dip in sales of 3.6 percent. The Northeast had a dip of 2.9 percent. The Midwest region was flat showing no change in sales.
  • All four regions showed declines in sales from a year ago. The West had the biggest drop in sales of 12.2 percent. The Northeast had a decline of 5.6 percent followed by the Midwest with a decline of 1.5 percent. The South had the smallest drop in sales of 0.5 percent. The South led all regions in percentage of national sales, accounting for 41.0 percent of the total, while the Northeast had the smallest share at 13.2 percent.

  • In September, single-family and condominiums sales were both down 3.4 percent compared to last month. Single-family home sales fell 4.0 percent and condominium sales were down 5.0 compared to a year ago. Both single-family and condominiums had an increase in price with single-family up 4.6 percent at $260,500 and condominiums up 1.50 percent at $239,200 from September 2017.
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