Johnson County property values continue sharp rise — new homes going for $550,000 on average

Johnson County real estate

The county appraiser's most recent report highlighted hot spots in the county where home values on average had spiked 10% or more over the past year, including Merriam, northern Prairie Village, eastern Shawnee, southern Overland Park and DeSoto. Photo credit Kyle Palmer.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has eliminated untold numbers of jobs and shuttered businesses across the Kansas City metro, property values in Johnson County continue their upward march, according to the most recent revaluation report presented by county Appraiser Beau Boisvert.

Although there are signs of struggle in some areas — most notably the hotel and commercial office markets — home values and apartment construction in the county remained on their upward trajectory throughout the economic turmoil of the past year, Boisvert said.