Sherwin Williams has announced their color of the year, and man do I LOVE IT! The bold Urbane Bronze replaces the soft greys of 2018-2020.
2021 Color of the YearTap into nature with a hue whose warmth and comfort breathe down-to-earth tranquility. Our 2021 Color of the Year, Urbane Bronze, captures that simple sophistication every space is searching for.
Find Your SanctuaryNow more than ever, our homes have become the backdrop to our lives, reminding us that the moments worth cherishing have always been right in front of us. As we're looking to create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal, we're turning to a hue whose natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy cultivate a sense of calm from the ground up.
Rooted in NatureThe trend for biophilia continues to shape our spaces, proving that nature is never far away. Urbane Bronze might be a color rooted in nature, but it also has a unique ability to ground a room through organic appeal. Whether it's accentuating window trims or accent walls, this warm hue draws from nature for a feeling of relaxation and serenity. It also works well with other biophilic elements including, light-filled spaces and foliage.
Watch our 2021 Color of the Year unveiling video and learn more about this tranquil hue here.
Source credit: Sherwin Williams
Homes sales in South Central Kansas fell by 12.8% in April compared to the prior year. Sales in April 2020 totaled 782 units, down from 897 in 2019.
Among existing homes, 719 units sold in April, a decrease of 14.3% from 839 units that sold in 2019. The average sale price of existing homes was $165,877. This represents an increase of 9.3% from the April 2019 average price of $151,782. For new construction, 63 sales occurred in April, up from 58 units the prior year, an increase of 8.6%. The average sale price of new homes in April was $303,978, down 14.1% from the same period last year.
A total of 877 contracts for sale were written in April 2020, down from 1,091 in April 2019. This is a decrease of 19.6%. Contracts written during the month reflect, in part, sales that are set to close in the near future.
The inventory of active listings in South Central Kansas stood at 1,579 units at the end of April, which is down from 1,984 homes that were on the market at the end of April last year. At the current rate of sales, this figure represents 1.8 months' supply of homes on the market.
It's FLAG DAY! The Wichita Chamber of Commerce put out this incredible video about the Wichita Flag. As "Wichitarians" we fly this flag with pride. I see it everywhere- on houses, especially cool to seeing flying among the Craftsman style and Bungalows in College Hill and Riverside. Visit any sporting apparel store and at the front, the "Wichita area" takes up a large portion with everything from flags, hats, shirts and even Christmas decorations with the Wichita flag on it.
We know we love the design - but do you know how it originated?
Check out this video put out by the Wichita Chamber of Commerce.
Have you put off buying a house? Now could be one of the best times. With interest rates down, the money you could save in interest could mean more fun in the sun, or a bigger house!
In November 2018, interest rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage were as high as 4.88%. Now down to 3.63% could mean major savings!
Tamra Provines, Broker Associate at The Carnahan Group with ReeceNichols explains how you could save $1752 a year on a $200,000 mortgage with today's rates vs last November. That's over $50K over the life of the loan!
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WOW THERE IS SOME HISTORY TO THIS!
Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.
In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.
The doughnuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers. American infantrymen were then commonly called “doughboys.” A more standard spelling is donut.
Salvation Army truck sitting in front of Bearscat Bakehouse in Bismarck, ND.
On this day, many bakeries and coffee shops in the United States offer doughnut deals to their customers.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate the day by enjoying your favorite doughnut. Use #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay when using social media.
National Doughnut Day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served the doughnuts to soldiers in World War I. This day began as a fund-raiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army. The goal of their 1938 fund-raiser was to help the needy during the Great Depression.
Story and image from https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-doughnut-day-first-friday-in-june/
WHERE TO GET YOUR DONUT IN WICHITA?
Dunkin’, 333 S. West St. and 11310 E. 21st St.: Customers can get a free classic doughnut of choice with any beverage purchase.
Krispy Kreme, 7777 E. Central: Each customer will get one free doughnut – any doughnut. If the company gives away 1 million doughunts on Friday, it’ll do another doughnut giveaway later this month.
LaMar’s Donuts, 3130 N. Rock Road, 10051 W. 21st St.: Each customer can get one doughnut (with a hole) for free.
The Dapper Doughnut, 701 E. Douglas: This mini-doughnut shop is offering free cinnamon sugar doughnuts and half-price 12-count boxes.
Hurts Donut, 7010 W. 21st St.: This shop isn’t giving away any freebies, but it will donate 10 percent of its Friday sales to Kansas Honor Flight.
The Donut Whole, 1720 E. Douglas, 3750 N. Woodlawn: Offering 15 percent off for those with 2019 Riverfest buttons.
Paradise Donuts, 10607 W. Maple and 612 E Douglas: Customers who visit the store each get one free glazed doughnut.
Sugar Shak Daylight Donut, 2121 N. Tyler: Selling glazed doughnuts for $6.99 a dozen, limit four dozen.
Walmart: If you’re out shopping at Walmart, you can get a free glazed doughnut while you’re there.
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