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SERIES: Home Buying in the Age of Coronavirus II

Stephens Real Estate is here to help you navigate this confusing time in real estate. We are sharing portions of the national realtor.com series, "Home Buying in the Age of Coronavirus," and adding local details specific to the Lawrence market.

How to Conduct a Virtual House Hunt

This season of the year is usually the busiest time in the housing market. You may have planned to search for a new home right about now, but the coronavirus pandemic probably has you worried about how to safely check out homes without risking infection. So, let’s talk about how to conduct a virtual house hunt and how to protect yourself if you do visit a home in person.

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SERIES: Home Buying in the Age of Coronavirus

Stephens Real Estate is here to help you navigate this confusing time in real estate. We are sharing portions of the national realtor.com series, "Home Buying in the Age of Coronavirus," and adding local details specific to the Lawrence market.

Should I Buy a House During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Spring 2020 has been a season like no other. Life has changed for everyone, everywhere. Typically, this time of year has lots of potential home buyers checking out properties, negotiating contracts, and closing on new places. But the coronavirus outbreak—with its quarantine measures and economic uncertainties—has many a real estate shopper wondering: Should I buy a home now, or wait?

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Locust Street Marketplace

Drive north across the bridge over the Kansas River, take a quick right on Locust Street, drive a few blocks to 7th and you will discover a charming little shopping district in North Lawrence known as the Locust Street Marketplace. It’s off the beaten path and many people find out about it by word of mouth from others who have been pleasantly surprised by their experiences there.

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Historic Union Pacific Depot and Lawrence Visitor Information Center

Whether you’re visiting Lawrence for the first time or you’ve lived here for years, stop by the historic Union Pacific train depot and Lawrence Visitor Center. Located at 402 North 2nd Street, in North Lawrence, across the Kansas River Bridge from Downtown Lawrence, friendly volunteers are ready to help you make a plan to explore Lawrence.

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Lawrence will surprise and please you with all the options for arts and culture


Photo by John Clayton

The arts have been essential to this town since some of the first settlers arrived, packing brass instruments to form a community band. From visual to experimental, Lawrence continues to back the arts because this town knows that what’s good for the arts is good for the community. Come enjoy this rich connection to a flourishing arts environment.

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Farmer's Market

Imagine a gentle breeze, you’re strolling through a farmer’s market on a sunny Saturday morning; heirloom tomatoes, local honey and fresh-cut flowers at every turn. Children laughing, adults walking along with their dogs, music playing… Sounds like a scene from a movie, right?

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Walk this Way to Final Fridays!

On the last Friday of every month (all year long!) from 5-9PM, the streets of Downtown Lawrence erupt. Storefronts convert into flash spaces, and performances and exhibits spill in and out of galleries and businesses. Final Fridays include activities for kids, exhibitions designed to challenge adults, music, dance and theater for all ages.

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Spencer Museum of Art

The collection expanded significantly in 2007 when the Spencer Museum of Art assumed stewardship of approximately 8,500 ethnographic objects from the former University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology.

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North Lawrence

Lawrence lies on both banks of the Kansas River, locally known as “the Kaw.” Each part has its own character. North Lawrence played a part in Lawrence’s pre-Civil War political struggles and is still a distinctive and dynamic community within the city today.

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Liberty Hall

Lawrence is known for its charming downtown area full of historic buildings with interesting stories, and Liberty Hall definitely has a story. After being destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt in 1911, in the Beaux-Arts style with an Imperial Roman façade. This impressive structure may be over 100 years old, but is still a thriving business in downtown Lawrence.

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Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

First impressions are everything – especially when trying to sell your home. That’s why experts from home builders to real estate agents sing the praises of stellar curb appeal. Your Stephens agent will be happy to give you additional tips on how to put your home’s best foot forward. Here are a few tried and true ways to increase your home’s curb appeal:

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