Wichita’s most expensive homes are selling fast. Here’s why.

The most expensive homes in the Wichita area are selling fast and the number of them available has fallen to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according to a real estate analyst at Wichita State University.

Stan Longhofer, director of WSU’s Center for Real Estate, said the demand for homes that cost more than $500,000 and a limited supply of them were standouts of the 2021 Kansas Housing Markets Forecast, an annual report released this week. The change comes despite a pandemic and global recession that hasn’t yet negatively impacted home sales but could catch up in the next couple of years, Longhofer said.

For now, the housing market is booming, often causing “bidding wars.”

During the pandemic, labor and service sector jobs have seen bigger layoffs than office jobs that have more flexibility, he said. And people in those more flexible, usually higher-paid roles have been driving

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Reading Has A New Least Expensive Home For Sale

READING, MA — This peaceful cottage off I-93 promises to be a commuter’s dream. The two-bedroom home has the potential for addition and comes with an above-ground pool out back. Click here for more photos and details.



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  • Address: 31 Causeway Rd, Reading, Massachusetts
  • Price: $419,900
  • Square Feet: 966
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 Baths
  • Built: 1932
  • Features: A commuters dream in a rare price range for Reading! 30 seconds off 93 you’ll find this peaceful cottage on a quiet dead end street yet convenient to everything! The Reading line is about 2 miles away and Memorial Park is about 3.5 miles away. It’s a 2 bdr 1 bath on a level lot that has the potential for an addition. An oversized kitchen flows into a generous living room with a bedroom on the 1st floor and the main bedroom in the basement. Outside you’ll find your own personal getaway
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Want a second home during COVID? These Zillow vets have invented a radically less expensive way to buy one

There’s an old truism about vacation homes: Nature wants them back.



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Pacasso’s co-founder Austin Allison

Indeed between the maintenance, upkeep, taxes, hassle of finding short-term renters, and typically small number of days per year homeowners are actually in residence, vacation homes are generally a great way to make memories—and a poor way to invest your money.

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Now two veterans of Zillow have a new spin on second homes—they want to pair you up with likeminded buyers to own just the amount of the house you’ll actually use. Their company, called Pacaso (pronounced like the painter), launched this week. Pacaso’s chairman is Zillow cofounder and former CEO Spencer Rascoff; its CEO is Dotloop founder and former Zillow executive Austin Allison. The company says it has raised $17 million in Series A funding, from investors including Maveron, Crosscut, Global Founders Capital, Howard Schultz, and other Zillow

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The most expensive homes for sale in the world



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Swans for sale in Florida city because they’re expensive to feed | News

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Dr. Patricia Mattson and Kimberly Crane examine a mute swan on Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida, in 2018.Photo by Chris O’Meara/AP




(CNN) — Attention, all swan lovers.

Officials in Lakeland, Florida, are making plans for a swan sale in the weeks ahead.

The reason for the unusual event?

The city spends $10,000 a year feeding and caring for them. The picturesque birds are also largely overpopulated, which causes quality of life issues for them, according to Lakeland’s website.

“We currently have 80 swans here on Lake Morton to feed and care for, so we are looking to sell around 30 to 40 to ensure proper care for them all,” Bob Donahay, Lakeland’s Director of Parks and Recreation, told CNN.

Donahay says because there are too many swans in one area, they often fight over space in the lake and surrounding areas, and

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10 most expensive homes for sale in the Fraser Valley



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Many of us dream of escaping to the countryside and raising goats or growing blueberries. Or both. British Columbians, and particularly city-dwellers, hoping to fulfil their Green Acres fantasy need look no further than the Fraser Valley. The Valley has properties of all shapes and sizes for sale, of course, but some are more expansive than others, with acres of land for farming — or running a bed-and-breakfast.

According to REW.com , these are the most expensive homes in the Fraser Valley.

Abbotsford

1. $7,500,000: 5291 Mt Lehman Rd.



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Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, 4,800 sq. ft. 

Enjoy country living on this plot of pristine, fenced certified-organic fields occupying the hills of Mount Lehman. An English-style home, complete with a brick and stucco exterior and rich woodwork throughout, sits at the peak of one of the hills. A barn with additional living quarters and natural spring

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2. $4,750,000: 1116 Gladwin Rd.

Nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 10,270 sq. ft.
A custom-built estate home with an attached 1,002 square foot insulated 4 car garage sits on 10.67 acres. The spacious home boasts a large chef’s kitchen, large media room with wet bar, large decks overlooking Mt. Baker, and a walk-out patio. The farm includes three large shops: one is 5,700 square feet and two are 7,200 square feet. 6.25 acres of raspberries were planted in 2015. It’s close to the UFV, Highway #1 and the U.S./Canada border crossing.

3. $4,500,000: 450 Laxton St.

Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 4,738 sq. ft.
This property sprawls over 80 acres, including a 50+ acre lake. If privacy is your thing, you’ll find it here, where no other homes are in sight. The vast, south-facing, unobstructed views of Mt. Baker and the manicured landscape have made it a popular location

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10 most expensive homes for sale in Vancouver and West Vancouver



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To the surprise of no one, the most expensive homes in the Lower Mainland are in Vancouver proper and West Vancouver. There are some pricey domiciles in White Rock , too, but even the costliest of these piles ($15.8 million) is asking just over half of the costliest on this list, 1438 W. 32nd’s $28,880,000.

According to REW.ca , these are the homes with the most stratospheric price tags.

Vancouver

1. $35,880,000: 3019 Point Grey Rd.



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Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, 6,857 sq. ft.

This waterfront residence is situated on a 12,297-square-foot estate. The four-level mansion features walk-out view-side terraces and manicured private gardens.

2. $35,800,000: 1233 Tecumseh Ave.



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Seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 12,314 sq. ft.

Features of this luxury Shaughnessy estate include soaring high ceilings, custom millwork, elevator, in-ceiling custom LED lights, a self-contained accessory building, an enormous steel/glass wine/cognac room, Japanese garden, aquarium, and

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11 of the most expensive homes for sale in Surrey and White Rock



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Outside of West Vancouver and Vancouver proper, some of the most expensive homes in the Lower Mainland can be found in Surrey and White Rock. No expense has been spared in these oceanfront beauties, where you’ll find indoor pools, koi ponds, English-style pubs, and other touches no multi-millionaire homeowner should be without.

Here, with thanks to REW.ca , are some of the most expensive.

1. $15,800,000: 13778 Marine Dr. (White Rock)



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Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 10,743 sq ft.

Perched over the Pacific Ocean, the Dolphin Gate Estate is waterfront residence set on a 1.54-acre property. The French Normandy-inspired mansion features soaring ceilings, direct walk-out access to a private ocean-side terrace, concrete construction, limestone cladding, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, and a slate-and-zinc roof. An infinity-edge pool, koi pond and manicured gardens (almost) complete the picture.

2. $12,890,000: 13720 Marine Dr. (White Rock)



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Five bedrooms, seven bathrooms,

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