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PLAY TIME IN BRANSON - 08/28/07 10:56 PM
SHELL KNOB, MO PERKS I decided to take my own advice and get over to Branson for the August lull, and take advantage of being an area resident. As a Realtor living in Shell Knob, MO, I'm still considered a 'local' for Branson shows, and this includes the 'Perk' of getting show discounts Today I went with two friends to see "12 Irish Tenors". WOW! Amazing to see so much talent on one stage! The show was excellent. The twelve young men belted out song after song, in harmony and solo. They performed with high energy and non-stop vocals, without elaborate scenery or costumes and (5 comments)
RAINING AGAIN - 08/25/07 05:00 PM
RAINING LOCALLY IN SHELL KNOB This Shell Knob Realtor wants to thank Active Rain for my second and third sale as a result of Localism. It was a pleasure to finally meet with a couple that I had only been dealing with on-line, and then by phone since they first contacted me off my Active Rain blog July 30. What's really neat, is that we all felt that we knew each other. There was no getting acquainted time needed. We could get right down to discussing the property they were interested in, and we had already established a feeling of trust. This is especially (12 comments)
Talking Urinals - 08/25/07 09:58 AM
Missouri's Attention Getter Someone has quite a sense of humor in Missouri's Department of transportation. According to a press release this week, the annual Labor Day crackdown on drunk driving will include a new twist - talking urinals. "Organizers of ?You Drink and Drive. You Lose? will have talking urinal cakes placed in restrooms at Missouri alcohol-serving establishments.The effort is aimed at men ages 21 to 34, who are the most common offenders. Male patrons will receive the following message from a female voice:?Hey big guy, going out tonight? Having a few drinks? Make sure if you?re drinking, you find a sober driver. Because (11 comments)
COMPUTER PANIC - 08/24/07 05:13 PM
WHERE'S THE "t"? I'm not really addicted, I tell myself........until my computer crashed and I realized that it held ALL my important info. I know - I should be backing up all that data routinely, but I didn't. Panic time. So here I sit today, struggling to make our 10 year old Gateway do what I want it to do - AND IT WON'T. It's Taken me three days to finally get back on Active Rain. Until yesterday, when I found it would be a week before I got my Dell parts and my Shell Knob repairman got it working again, I had no idea how often (9 comments)
DISCOVERY BAY /NORWALK LANDING, SHELL KNOB, M0 - 08/21/07 03:30 PM
NEW FLY-IN DEVELOPMENT FOR SHELL KNOB, MO You can Fly, Drive or Boat in to Shell Knob's, MO newest Exclusive Lakefront Subdivision. Discovery Bay Norwalk Landing will be offering lakefront lots, lakeview lots and hanger lots.
This new fly-in subdivision just outside Shell Knob and almost surrounded by the Mark Twain National Forest, will have community boat docks with slips available. It will have all central utilities, water, sewer and electric, hard surface roads. This is a large planned community with more than 80 lots.
There is a Central Entrance Gate one way in and out for this private community. The Landing Strip is grass, (0 comments)
REALTOR LICENSE PLATE - 08/21/07 01:54 PM
MISSOURI PLATE According to the Missouri REALTOR Magazine, early in 2008, we can expect to see the new plates on cars. "All approvals from the Association side are in and have been submitted to the State of Missouri for approval." The plate will show a large REALTOR "R", with the slogan: "Under All Is The Land", with "Missouri Association of REALTORS" under that. Color of the plate will remain white at the top blending into light blue at the bottom. Missouri currently has over 200 specific plate designs available, but this will be the first one specifying REALTORS. (4 comments)
CALL THOSE EXPIREDS - 08/18/07 10:28 AM
SHELL KNOB , MO LAKE FRONT I just listed four beautiful Shell Knob, MO, 4 acre, waterfront, wooded tracts of land. I listed them because the previous agents had not called the seller and told them that the listings had expired. I don't believe any other agents had called and asked for the listings, as the seller did not know they had gone past their listing contract dates. I got the listing because I pointed out to the seller that I had shown their listings several times this year, and I live in the area. I know this area. The original listing office (10 comments)
OZARKS FESTIVAL TIME - 08/17/07 03:47 PM
FALL FESTIVAL SEASONSchool has started in many areas and that means the Fall Festivals are not far behind, at least here in Ozarks Country. F Eureka Springs , AR, will host the annual Bluegrass Festival from August 23-26. This is always a great event. Come for the shopping, but enjoy the music. Shell Knob, MO, will kick off the season in style with the 2nd Annual Shakin' in the Shell fest on September 22. It was a big event last year, despite some pesky rain. This year it will feature the 19th annual Car Show, a pancake breakfast at the VFW, food, entertainment all (1 comments)
STONE COUNTY SETS FEES - 08/17/07 11:08 AM
SEPTIC FEES ANNOUNCED Covering part of Shell Knob, MO and east to Lampe, Kimberling City, Reeds Springs, Branson West , Cape Fair and Galena, the Stone County Health Department Board of Trustees and the Stone County Commissioners, adopted the fee schedule for onsite wastewater treatment effective September 1, 2007. New Single Family Dwellings septic system is $200Single Family Dwelling repair of septic tank is $50Fee for repair of lateral lines only is $100.Single Family Dwelling repair of both lateral lines and septic tank is $200Non Single Family Dwellings and/or Public Access Structures, Septic fee is $300Registered installers, Septic Tank Pumpers, Registered Maintenance and (0 comments)
STONE CREEK ESTATES IN SHELL KNOB, MO - 08/16/07 04:35 PM
SHELL KNOB'S LUXURY ACRES There are only four Tracts available in Stone Creek Estates. They offer the peace, solitude, and tranquility which allow the tensions and stress of the city to just fall off. These tracts are all heavily wooded with water frontage on Little Wolfpen Hollow cove on Table Rock Lake. The tracts are close to 4 acres each - plenty of room to stretch here. Table Rock Lake is the cleanest lake in Missouri and remains a favorite for Bass Fishermen throughout the Midwest. Prices range from $111,900 to $129,400 Boat Slip Available For additional real estate information, CALL JOAN TOLL FREE: 888-823-4125
SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI'S GARAGE SALE SEASON - 08/14/07 02:41 PM
Getting your home ready to put on the market requires some planning - thoughtful planning. Is the living room crowded - that overstuffed chair pushing the space? Maybe all those knick-knacks are getting stale? You will be amazed at how big your living area can look , minus a couple of chairs and end tables. Labor Day is not only the last week end of summer, it also kicks off Shell Knob's Garage Sale Season.GARAGE SALE TIME! No better time than now, when you are preparing to sell your home. As most of the Home Stagers will tell you, declutter, depersonalize, open (3 comments)
LADIES START YOUR ENGINES - 08/14/07 11:50 AM
IT'S TIME TO SHOPOne of the bonus's about living in Shell Knob, MO, or around Table Rock Lake, is the close proximity to the fun in nearby Branson, MO. Here in 'fly-over' country, this popular town brings people from all over the country to enjoy it's shows, restaurants, and shopping and even REALTORS need an occasional 'Girls Day Out'. HOWEVER..............the last two weeks of August many schools start and people's minds go towards getting back into the post-summer routines. Savvy locals know this is one of the best times to enjoy a day in Branson minus the tourists and traffic. There will (7 comments)
KITE TUBING BANNED - 08/11/07 03:24 PM
TUBING BANNED AT SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI ON TABLE ROCK The US Army Corps of Engineers’ Little Rock District has issued a permanent ban on kite tubing on all waters under its jurisdiction, including Table Rock Lake. According to a recent release from the Corps " Possession or use of the products on district lakes can lead to a citation. Officials said they made the ban permanent because kite tubes are “inherently dangerous products.” Kite tubing is a form of extreme water sport that emerged last year. The district issued a temporary ban in July 2006 after a string of accidents involving serious (4 comments)
IS IT JUST ME? - 08/07/07 03:56 PM
BUYER'S DISAPPEARING ACT These are strange times in real estate, even around little old Shell Knob, MO, but I've noticed a trend in some of the buyers I have worked with this year. Perhaps I should couch that with - POTENTIAL BUYERS, I've worked with unsuccessfully this year.
People who had definite needs and requirements for lake front property. Needs that restricted the number of properties that were coming on the market, either in price range, size of rooms, home location, boat slips, docks, etc. etc. etc. Several hours seated before your computer searching and emailing, and calling. Sometimes actually showing them some (13 comments)
HOW CAN I SAVE ON GAS - 08/06/07 04:29 PM
GOING GREEN IN SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI I needed a key to show a Shell Knob home last week, and found out the listing agent was in the neighborhood, so he would do the courtesy of dropping it off to me, saving my gas and a half hour drive. He pulled up with a roar on his motorcycle, and I'm sure he must save on gas, but I couldn't quite picture taking a client out on it.
I believe in being as "Green" as the next guy. In fact, now that I think about it, I've been recycling before it was THE thing (9 comments)
TABLE ROCK LAKE - 08/06/07 03:12 PM
SHELL KNOB, MISSOURI FISHING REPORT AUGUST 6Temperatures are high, 86-94 degrees and the rains have been gone for two weeks, so the lake is going down and will soon be at normal pool of 915. This happens as the dam produces more electricity for air conditioning.Table Rock is still clear with surface temperatures in the mid-80's with a thermocline at about 20 feet. According to Tom Koob, resident fishing expert in Shell Knob, cold-blooded fish will tend to avoid the warmer water and look for slightly cooler water that still has adequate oxygen content. The fish have to eat to maintain higher (0 comments)
BEAR SIGNS - 08/03/07 02:34 PM
LIFE WITH BEARS Since I first reported seeing a black bear with her cubs outside Shell Knob last Thanksgiving, some of them are showing up in metropolitan areas in Missouri Black Bears have been in the news in southwest Missouri. There was, what the media called, an adolescent male wandering around the Republic community. Evidentially he was drawn to the bird feeders. Then a short time later, another one appeared on the south side of Springfield. Both of these bears were captured and released in a wilderness area. The Missouri Department of Conservation has initiated a new program to increase public awareness of campers, (9 comments)
DO FIGURES LIE? - 08/03/07 01:24 PM
JULY 2007 MARKET REPORT There were 118 single family homes closed in July, according to the Tri -Lakes Multiple Listing Service. Tri Lakes covers a large portion of southwest Missouri's real estate market, including towns of Branson, Kimberling City, Shell Knob and Eagle Rock.
There were 1,676 homes on the market, which was 3,412 less than the 5,088 reported for the same month in 2006. 349 new listings were added, with an average price of $255,000,and were 323 less than the 672 on the market last year,but with a higher average price than the $215,358 of 2006. The 118 residences closed were also less (0 comments)
Home in Escrow- Title Company Closes Doors - 08/01/07 04:28 PM
WHAT HAPPENS TO PENDING SALES? A popular title company was shut down last month in Springfield, MO. "LandAmerica Financial Group, underwriter of Guaranty Title Co. is under investigation for alleged misappropriation of $4.5 million in escrow funds," according to the Springfield News Leader newspaper. ... a temporary restraining order, granted.....a preliminary injunction against Guaranty, freezing all of its bank accounts. So what happens now? What happens to the home transactions that are pending and waiting title work? Developers land and lot sales? Do the Buyer's lose their Earnest Money deposit? Is everyone whose paperwork was in process in limbo? Sellers can't sell and (4 comments)
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