FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2017
Chocolates and flowers are great Valentine’s Day gifts, and so is a new home in the heart of Kansas City.
This year the KC Land Bank is offering about 50 homes during the #HeartofKC sale. You and your sweetie just need to provide a little TLC to homes that are available for $999.
The #HeartofKC sale kicks off with an open house Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5111 and 5732 Wabash Ave.
“These #HeartofKC homes are structurally sound and just need a little love — and vision — to bring them back to life,” said Ted Anderson, Land Bank executive director. “Rehabbers can expect to spend anywhere from $20,000 to $30,000, but, in return, are going to have a fabulous home for their investment.”
#HeartofKC homes are located in several southeast Kansas City neighborhoods including Blue Hills, South Townfork Creek, Ivanhoe Southeast and Oak Park Southeast. Individuals interested in buying a #HeartofKC home need to complete an offer form available online. New owners have 120 days to address code issues and one year to complete the rehab process.
“While everyone can participate in the #HeartofKC home sale, it is really an excellent opportunity for the first-time buyer or someone looking to own their own home in the heart of Kansas City,” Anderson said.
The Land Bank of Kansas City has hundreds of properties for sale including homes, buildings and vacant lots. Nearly all were abandoned by their owner(s) and through Land Bank sales, these properties have been returned to productive uses. About 35 homes were sold and rehabbed in the last year through the Land Bank’s Dollar Home promotion, selling homes needing extreme TLC for $1 in order to eliminate neighborhood blight.