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Great Events Coming to the Kansas City Area

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EVENTS FREE TO DO WHERE TO EAT
Between a brisk morning hike and an afternoon on the patio with a cold drink in-hand, KC spring days are meant for enjoying one adventure after another. Discover the season, a time for a renewed appreciation of everything that makes the city amazing.
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Spaces large and small, intimate and incredible—there’s always a concert to be seen in town that, years later, you’ll be telling people, “I was there.” Get to know Kansas City’s vibrant music scene.
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Make a weekend of it at Kansas Speedway. Sunup to sundown, tailgate parties to checkered flag finishes, experience NASCAR action at every turn during race weekend, one of the most thrilling events on KC’s calendar.
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First time in Kansas City or looking to try something new? From maps and visitor guides to driving directions and restaurant suggestions, the experts in our Visitor Center will help you find the best there is to do and see while in KC.
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Raise a glass for Kansas City’s dive bars: establishments as eclectic as they are beloved, each one with a story to tell and a drink to serve. And it goes without saying that they’re the places where everyone knows your name.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
GARTH BROOKS
Sprint Center
May 5-13
FIELDS OF BATTLE, LANDS OF PEACE: THE DOUGHBOYS 1917-1918
National World War I Museum and Memorial
Through Aug. 20
KANSAS CITY ROYALS VS. CLEVELAND INDIANS
Kauffman Stadium
May 5-7
THE DERBY PARTY
Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall
May 6

Home Ownership just makes sense

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The decision to buy a home is one of the largest financial decisions anyone will ever make. Most of the time, this decision is driven by emotions. But, what are the benefits to owning a home? The most obvious benefit to home ownership is just that...ownership! Unlike renting, your monthly payment is actually allowing you to purchase instead of "borrowing" something that will not belong to you.

The most measurable financial benefit to homeownership, according to Barry Nielsen of Mortgage Graphics, is price appreciation. Price appreciation helps build home equity, which is the difference between the market price of the house and the remaining mortgage payments.

The second largest financial benefit of owning a home is tax savings. You can deduct the annual interest paid on a mortgage from your income. There are no tax benefits/savings for your rent payments. Obviously, price appreciation is the largest benefit to owning your own home but there are many intangible benefits such as peace of mind and the security and pride that come with home ownership.