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Market REPORT for Hillcrest High School District, Springfield, MO - 09/30/11 11:32 PM
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS. Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district. Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending FLAT, however this is good news in all areas 1.5% UP in TOTAL GSBOR housing sales volume in Hillcrest School District from last year. 1.5 % decrease in sales price from last year. .03% increase in # of closed transactions when comparing September 2010 to September 2011. All price ranges are staying the same as 2010! Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential. Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, (0 comments)
MARKET REPORT for Glendale High School District, Springfield, MO - 09/30/11 10:58 PM
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS. Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district. Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending upward where it counts which is average sales price 3% drop in TOTAL GSBOR housing sales volume in Glendale District from last year. 4 % increase in sales price from last year. 15% increase in # of closed transactions and 15% increase in sales price when comparing September 2010 to September 2011. All price ranges are trending upward! Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential. Your REALTOR has to be someone (0 comments)
There are currently 1618 Active properties in the GSBOR MLS. Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district. Parkview Schools in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending downward. 17% drop in housing sales from last year. 11% drop in sales price from last year. 25% drop in closed transactions from September 2010 to September 2011. Hardest Hit Houses in the $150,000 to $300,000 range. Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential. Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is always looking (0 comments)
Each day, I wake up with a great deal of optimism and each day I strive for something that some say is irrelevant. I approach every conversation and every meeting with the desire to WOW someone. Some days, I know I am laying the ground work for a Really Big WOW! that will occur at a later date. Every Monday, I approach my week with the finish line being Sunday which is usually an open house. I learned the Value of Mondays with the book "Monday Morning Choices." I have three mentors in Real Estate. The one that I seem to be the (2 comments)
What is going on this weekend, In and Around Springfield, Mo?” October 1 and 2, there is A LOT going on, “In and Around Springfield, Mo”, September 29, 30, October 1 and 2, 2011. There are things to do for FREE and for a price! No matter what you choose do this weekend, make it a fun and exciting weekend and most of all memorable! September 28 - October 2, Wed-Sun see Hair Spray at the Springfield Little Theater. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for anyone under the age of 14.
September 29: Ozark Farmer’s (5 comments)
Open House in Springfield, Mo, Sunday, October 2, 2011 Hosted by Yvonne C. Burdette - 09/27/11 11:32 PM
Open House in Springfield, Mo, Sunday, October 2, 2011 Hosted by Yvonne C. Burdette Located at 2461W. Spring Water Street in Springfield, Mo This 1122 sq ft. 3 Bedroom/ 2Bath/ 2 Car home built in 2010 is conveniently located just off of I-44 and Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO. The unique layout has a split bedroom floor-plan and neutral paint.This house is priced at $91,900 and is move in ready. Make plans to see 2461 W. Spring Water in Springfield, Mo 2 to 4pm on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Your host is Yvonne C. Burdette, who is an agent with the Martin House (0 comments)
Springfield Mo Hy-Vee Opens October 18, 2011 - 09/26/11 10:49 PM
Springfield Mo, Hy-Vee Opens October 18, 2011 . It is exciting how many new companies continue to choose Springfield, Mo. as a place to do business! Construction continues to excel at a quick pace and it looks like doors will open on time, offering customers a wide variety of products. I am excited about the store having dietitians, 30 meals under $3.00 and the Budget Friendly Meals that corresponds with the Corporate Hy Vee ads. Coupon Matchup will help the thirty shoppers too! Hy Vee also takes coupons. Looks like Springfield, Mo is going to be saving some more money on groceries in the very near future. Hy-Vee is (1 comments)
My Postman gets it - 09/26/11 07:20 PM
It is so great when we cross someone's path who actually gets what we do. Dominic is fortunate to have met and engaged in conversation with the wise Postman. Really, could the times be better to make a great move to secure your future home? I LOVE THIS BLOG! Via Dominic Tartaglia, GRI SLO first-time homebuyer specialist (Tartaglia Realty): My Postman get's it! I have a great relationship with my Postman, Ron. We are on a firstname basis and everyday for the last 5 years with few exceptions I know that he is going to bring my my mail between 12 and 1 (0 comments)
When Selling Your Home In South Central WI, Each Room Must Have A Clearly Defined Purpose.
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Only 10% of buyers can visualize the potential of a space. (1 comments)
Top Ten Ways Sales & Marketing Are Like Fly Fishing! - 09/26/11 04:43 PM
Although I am not a fly fisherman, nor have I ever fly fished, I have to say I loved this blog and all of its comparisons. You can't catch fish sitting on the couch, exactly!!!! Via Chris Hardy - Managing Broker (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage): I live next to a river. I live next to a river for a number of reasons but preeminent among them is that I am an avid fly-fisher. I was wading out of the river one evening, enjoying that gorgeous time at the end of the day in early fall when the angle of the sun (0 comments)
1-800-Replace ... Find the Missing Piece - 09/26/11 04:36 PM
How many times have you wondered what some dish is worth. I have found quite a passion for antiques and I appreciate learning about this website from Carl. Via Carl & Ceil Winters Canyon Lake/New Braunfels /Comal TX (Complete Inspection Service): I found a great website if you are looking for something to do on a rainy day and looking to replace some missing items that you need to complete a set of china, or even a set you purchased back in the 60's from your local grocery store of stoneware, or a missing sugar bowl that you need to complete that (1 comments)
Want to buy a House in Springfield, Mo? Yvonne Burdette Can Help, that is if you want Help! Today at my open house I met a variety of great people. There was the newly married couple, the couple downsizing, and the family who were living with his sister and eager to get out, the grandparents who are contemplating relocating to be close to grand kids, the single lady, the widow gentleman, lots of diversity. Although there was a lot of diversity in the crowd of potential buyers, one comment that seemed to be echoed time after time, was we are just looking and (0 comments)
Options for Delayed Closing in Springfield, Mo - 09/25/11 09:37 PM
There are Options for a Delayed Closing in Springfield, Mo, although nobody wants that to happen! Whenever buying a house, and perhaps closing another, everyone involved has to know that the closing date might need to be pushed back and you may find yourself without a home and everything packed up. It does happen, and goes with the territory of buying and selling, on occasion. Whenever writing a contract, or negotiating a contract it is VERY IMPORTANT to pay attention to the closing date. That is the date that the bank is aiming for, the title company must have all paperwork complete, (0 comments)
Can you install Hardwood floors on concrete? Westchester NY - 09/25/11 07:53 PM
Great information! As I have shared over and over, if you don't know, get a professional involved. Nothing lost in gaining informtion, and everything to loose by "just doing without knowing!" Via Debbie Gartner - Westchester Flooring -Hardwood Floors Carpet Tile Refinish - (Floor Coverings International Westchester NY & Fairfield CT): Can you install hardwood flooring on top of concrete? Yes you sure can...provided there is not a moisture issue. (You should never install hardwood when there is a moisture issue regardless of the subfloor). If you live in a condo or co-op building in Westchester, you may have a cement subfloor rather (3 comments)
The Benefits of Using a Buyer's Agent When Buying a Los Angeles Home - 09/24/11 10:58 PM
No matter where you are buying, there are many benefits to using a Buyer's Agent for your real estate transaction. Jane definitely points out that a home buyer will find himself exhausted with just setting appointments to see house after house. Wouldn't it be better to hire someone who does this everyday, and you show up to see the best of the best and choose! Via Jane Peters - Los Angeles Real Estate (310-473-6919) (Power Brokers Int'l): There are some common misconceptions when you are buying a Los Angeles home that you can either do a better job yourself in sourcing a home for sale, or (2 comments)
You CAN Buy a New Home and Retain Your Current One - 09/24/11 10:50 PM
Another great blog by Rebekah~ No matter if you are in Colorado or Missouri, you can buy a new home and retain the current one, if you are willing and able to complete the following criteria. Although it is not advisable for everyone, it is definitely a great way to buy the house you love if you are financially capable. Happy Buying for sure! Via Rebekah Radice Colorado Springs FHA Loan 203k, VA Mortgage, Loan Pre-Approval (Benchmark Mortgage, Colorado Springs FHA, VA, Pre-Approval): If you are working with a current homeowner interested in retaining their home and purchasing a new primary residence (0 comments)
Your big dreams are impossible. Don't let that stop you. - 09/24/11 10:27 PM
I stumbled upon this blog and thought it worthy of a reblog. For you see, I am constantly thinking during the day, not just what is going on in my day, but how I can do better tomorrow. I often wake up in the middle of the night and start jotting down my thoughts. I do believe that too many people give up on their dream, just when they are ready succeed. I do believe in magic, perhaps it is our smiles! I do believe in will, sometimes giving up things we really want. I do believe it is through necessity, (5 comments)
Profitability by Mike Ferry - 09/24/11 10:01 PM
I have learned so much about real estate from so many. The best advice I got was from someone who is a "Mike Ferry" fan. He said, you have to have a goal, you have know your bottom line, and you have to run with a profit. You can spend, spend, spend and hope, hope, hope, but that is not the way to run a business. Goal planning is coming up October 1, and the new year starts November 1. Let's do this!! Via Mike Ferry (The Mike Ferry Organization): Profitability By MIKE FERRY If you look at all the “Buzz” words (3 comments)
Facebook Friday - Today is Your Day For Some Liking - 09/24/11 09:55 PM
I am not enjoying the new facebook layout myself, however I do like the concept of staying connected with those you know and have done business with, so I will adapt. Thanks Jerry for sending folks over to my facebook page. What a nice touch to my Friday. I personally did some seriously liking too! Oh and I am going to be busy adding post to my facebook now too. Via Jerry Newman,REALTOR®,US Army Retired, San Antonio Real Estate & Military Reloc (Keller Williams Realty): Facebook Friday- Today is Your Day For Some Liking With all the new changes to Facebook this week, I wonder how (3 comments)
Do Your Children Need Financial Help With A Home Purchase? - 09/24/11 09:22 PM
What great information Barbara is sharing. Many people cannot buy a house without assistance with the down payment. If you are in a place of financial comfortablity and want to help a child buy a home, FHA allows family assistance in the downpayment. This is a good idea to consider. Write a second and have it recorded. Via Barbara Todaro "Franklin MA New Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ): Remember when you bought your first home? It was such a wonderful moment. Of course, prices in the mid ‘70’s, when we bought ours, were fantastic compared to now. We needed some help with (0 comments)
How To Get a Certificate of Eligibility For a VA Loan - 09/24/11 09:11 PM
Bruce shared some great information on obtaining Certiicate of Eligibility for a VA Loan. Links are very helpful too! Easy steps once at the website. Via Bruce Reichstein - Expert VA Loan Officer for 23 years: www.valoans.com (VALoans.com - Expert VA Loan Officer - Agent Trusted Lender): Before a qualified borrower can apply for a VA insured home loan, the applicant must have a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This process used to take much more time when it was only available via U.S. mail, but online options have sped up the process considerably. Borrowers who need (1 comments)
A Buyer is the Owner at Closing! Utilities Need to be On at time of Walk Through! - 09/24/11 12:46 PM
Today was just another day, but this one was full of “Really?” I have a deal that closes on Monday, I represent the buyer. My buyer and I are scheduled for our walk through on Sunday. This transaction has been a good one with very little obstacles, until Friday afternoon at 2pm. Then we had an obstacle that took time and money and had a deadline too. I received a phone call from the listing agent, saying everything was good to go for closing, and oh by the way, the utilities were turned off September 16 because (5 comments)
Located at 1044 E Cantebury in Springfield, Mo This 1688 sq ft. 3 Bedroom/ 2Bath/ 2 Car all brick home is conveniently located just off of National in Springfield, MO, only minutes from Cox Hospital. The open floor plan makes it an ideal home for entertaining. The backyard would be great to host BBQ’s rain or shine with a covered patio, play ball with the kids, or have a nice garden since yard is flat. This house has lots of great curb appeal, sits (4 comments)
Get out and be seen! - 09/22/11 11:15 AM
Real Estate Sales is just like Dating.......if you aren't putting yourself out there, you aren't going to get noticed. I, like most, have my favorite establishments, but honestly I am usually on the go and don't stick around and talk. In my group, you get made fun of if you aren't wearing your nametag. I am just not willing to risk a great opportunity! Via Greg Brady, Realtor® Arlington & DFW, TX (Fathom Realty): Get out and be seen! I’m really just reiterating something I had previously blogged about. I talked about getting noticed while being out and wearing my name tag. It was (0 comments)
What is going on this weekend “In and Around Springfield, Mo?” - 09/22/11 09:26 AM
What is going on this weekend “In and Around Springfield, Mo?” There is A LOT going on, “In and Around Springfield, Mo”, September 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2011. There are things to do for FREE and for a price! No matter what you choose do this weekend, make it a fun and exciting weekend and most of all memorable! September 22: There is the Ozark Farmer’s Market Downtown on the Square, Thursday beginning at 5pm. 839-5668. September 22 - October 2, Wed-Sun see Hair Spray at the Springfield Little Theater. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for anyone under (1 comments)
National Place Subdivision in Springfield, MO, will be having their Association Garage Sale this Saturday, September 24, 2011. National Place is located on the southwest side of Springfield, Mo. From Campbell and James River Expressway, go South on Campbell to Weaver Rd. Go East (L) on Weaver to the entrance of National Place located on the south side of the Road. National Place is located fifteen minutes from Nixa, and ten minutes to James River Freeway. National Place is minutes to the Library, Sams, and within 15 minutes to Cox South Hospital. Love National Place Subdivision in Springfield, Mo? If you are interested in seeing what houses are available to (0 comments)
Carriage Park Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale in Springfield, Mo September 23 and 24, 2011 - 09/21/11 06:22 PM
Carriage Park Subdivision in Springfield, MO, will be having their Annual Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale September 23 and 24th, due to a rain out last weekend. Carriage Park limits garage sales to only a few weekends a year, unless a hardship request is made, making it desirable because of the quantity of garage sales in one great neighborhood on one weekend. Carriage Park is located on the southwest side of Springfield, Mo. From Campbell and Republic Rd go west (R), to south on Cox (L) to Carriage Park Subdivision, located on the West side (R). Carriage Park is located ten (1 comments)
is currently hosting its first Job Fair, September 19 to 25th, 9am to 6pm. After breaking ground June 8, 2011, LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE is now hiring a full staff to open their Steakhouse, October 10, 2011. Wondering if LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE is a great fit for your future employment? Longhorn Steakhouse is opening over 20 new restaurants this year. They have done just as many remodels in 2011. This is a booming company! Longhorn Team Benefits · Weekly Pay · Day One Medical Coverage · Retirement Plans · Eye Care Savings (3 comments)
Hud House In Springfield, MO 5463 S. Dayton Avenue Springfield, MO - 09/19/11 11:10 PM
Are you looking for a HUD house in or around Springfield, MO? I see A LOT of properties, some that are GREAT PROPERTIES, this one grabbed my attention in the MLS, and I went and looked at it. It is worth sharing with anyone who is considering buying a house in Springfield, MO in the $150,000 to $185,000 price range and want to see the HUD properties.
Located at 5463 S. Dayton, in El Chateau, in Springfield, Mo, this home has 4 Bedroom, 3Full Bath, 2 Car Garage, and 2840 sq. foot. Great Floor plan, Lots of Windows, Roomy (1 comments)
Hud House In Springfield, MO 854 N. Woodbury, Springfield, MO - 09/18/11 11:23 PM
Are you looking for a HUD house in or around Springfield, MO? I see A LOT of properties, some that are GREAT PROPERTIES, this one grabbed my attention in the MLS, and I went and looked at it. It is worth sharing with anyone who is considering buying a house in Springfield, MO in the $175,000 to $250,000 price range and want to see the HUD properties. Located at 854 N. Woodbury, in Pearson Meadows, in Springfield, Mo, this home has 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 3 Car Garage, and 2200 sq. foot. I love Back Yard, Lots of Windows, (0 comments)
Open House October 9, 2011 Finished Walk Out Basement in SW Springfield, Mo $159,900 - 09/17/11 07:09 PM
Open House October 9, 2011 Hosted By: Yvonne C. Burdette 2 to 4 pm. Looking for a NEWER FINISHED walkout basement in Springfield, MO? Look no further, built in 2009; this spacious walkout basement home sits on a quiet cul de sac and backs up to a wooded lot. This house has an open floor plan upstairs, with vaulted ceilings and bamboo hardwood floors in the main living room, kitchen and dining area. Enjoy the little extras like stainless steel appliances, antique bronze light fixtures, modern cabinets, and walk in shower and Jacuzzi in the master bathroom. The utility room and (0 comments)
407 Slim Wilson Nixa, MO 3/2/2 $105,000 Great LOCATION - 09/17/11 06:44 PM
407 Slim Wilson in Nixa, Mo is conveniently located minutes from shopping in Nixa, and a short drive to Springfield. This 3/2/2 has a great 9.9x13.1 screened in porch overlooking a nice size yard including a tulip tree. What a perfect place to sit and watch the rain or enjoy your coffee spring, summer, and fall. Backyard is completely fenced in with a six foot wood privacy fence and has a storage shed large enough for all your yard equipment. Sellers have recently replaced the roof with architectural shingles. This house has a great gas corner fireplace in living room that (1 comments)
Academy Sports and Outdoors in Springfield, MO opened its doors for business today, September 16, 2011. It is their soft opening with their Grand Opening September 30 to October 2, 2011. Conveniently located on the southwest side of Springfield, Mo, Academy Sports and Outdoors had a large turnout as it opened to the public. Fresh and clean isles, with so much to choose from, it definitely will be a place that everyone in the car has on their wish list. With guns, apparel, which I thought was very competitively priced, sporting goods, camping gear, electronics and so much to choose from, you are sure to buy something or (5 comments)
What am I am seeing as a Newbie on Active Rain! - 09/16/11 12:21 AM
Many have heard the story of how I came to know about Active Rain. Oddly enough I went to a ball game, and met a Super Agent, Lina Robertson, it was a brief meeting and she was so nice. She had been reading my Facebook posts and I knew her as a top agent, a real go getter. She invited me to try out a little exercising activity known as Zumba! I loved it!!! We chatted and started seeing each other in class. One day she and I were talking, it was a tough time, late 2007 early 2008. She mentioned her mom Kay (7 comments)
Facebook Smart Lists? What is it? Will Facebook Control It? What about Facebook Groups and Friend Lists? - 09/15/11 11:03 PM
Got to keep up with all these Crazy Facebook Changes. Call me crazy, but I am getting a little upset with Facebook messing with my friends setup. They keep saying we are changing this, but you can change it back, seriously? How about me choosing first if I opt into your new program. Via Fred Griffin Real Estate LLC: Facebook is rolling out "Smart Lists" this week. These will replace Facebook Friend Lists, which have been available for about 3 years, but are only used by about 5% of Facebook Users. Facebook may be reacting to Google+ Circles, where Users have more control (2 comments)
It Dipped Below 70 Degrees Today...So, Naturally, I'm Thinking Winter Energy Conservation - 09/15/11 10:57 PM
Great commentary to prepare for the cold fall and winter that is upon us. Basic to dos, will add value to home. How many buyers ask to see utilities? Most all of them! Lowering your utility bills just might be your trump card to move your house to the top choice. Here are the City Utilities of Springfield, Mo Rebate Programs and Resources. Via Alan Strange Metro Denver Real Estate Professional (Keller Williams - The Strange Team ): It dipped below 70 degrees today so naturally I'm thinking "Winters here". So along that vein I thought let's talk a minute about someenergy-saving tips. A client (2 comments)
Smart Planning Tips for Moving That Will Save Time and Trouble - 09/15/11 10:33 PM
Great List of things to do before Moving! It will feel challenging, but with a little planning you will find YOU HAVE IT ALL UNDER CONTROL! I like to have a few things at the house when a New Buyer arrives. Cups, Paperplates, silverware,napkins, bottle water, some fresh fruit and crackers and cookies. I also make sure there is toilet paper in each bathroom. Enjoy your new home! Via Liz Miller (Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty): Moving can cause an array of emotions, which can be overwhelming if you are not organized. Therefore, I have some smart planning tips for your next move that will save (4 comments)
I have compiled some helpful phone number's and websites that will make your move to Springfield, Mo a little easier!
City Utilities 1-417-863-9000 ext. 0
CLick Here to Arrange Service on the internet. Electric Rates, Water Rates, Sewer, Gas Rates
Level Pay is Available Great Tip: When moving, Check with current owners for information on their choice of trash service. AT and T 1-800-464-7928 Centurytel 1-800-201-4099 Mediacom 1-417-875-5500 Dish Network 1-888-609-5982 DirecTV 1-800-280-4388 Springfield Public Schools 417-523-0000 Boundaries Map (9/15/2011 ) FOR A GREAT REALTOR WHO CAN ASSIST (1 comments)
What is Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo September 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2011 Calendar of Events - 09/14/11 09:37 PM
What is going on this weekend In and Around Springfield, Mo, Septembr 15, 16, 17, and 18th? There is A LOT going on In and Around Springfield, Mo, September 15-19, 2011, free and for a price! No matter what you choose, MAKE IT A FUN AND EXCITING WEEKEND AND MOST OF ALL MEMORABLE! September 15: There is the Ozark Farmer’s Market Downtown on the Square, Thursday beginning at 5pm. 839-5668. September 15 - 17: Rummage Sale by Finley River Fine Artist, 8am to 3pm. Sale is located at 205 E. South Street in Ozark. 581-8222 September 15 - 17: Attend 51st (2 comments)
Is Your Listing Everywhere on the Internet? - 09/14/11 05:07 PM
When marketing a property, we constantly have to make sure we are front and center with the internet saavy buyers. 70% of the buyers shop online before ever calling a Realtor, and Buyers usually spend 8 months looking online before they get serious. Via Leslie Ebersole, REALTOR® Chicago's Western Suburbs (Baird&Warner Fox Valley): Is Your Listing Everywhere on the Internet? There are more than 1 million REALTORS® in the US who will list your home with a claim of top-notch internet marketing. But just like the old promise of I’ll advertise it, the promise of on the internet needs to be investigated and understood, (4 comments)
Five Easy Steps to Stage Your Kitchen - 09/14/11 08:22 AM
This is a very simple, easy way to stage your kitchen. Chris Ann has a great series going on of staging rooms through your house. Rmember smell is a very important deciding factor for buyers staying around to enjoy your house. Via Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA): Five Easy Steps to Stage Your Kitchen In a previous post you learned the five easy steps to stage your bathroom. In this post you will learn the five easy steps to stage your kitchen. Follow these posts to get the most money you can out of the sale (0 comments)
I received a tidbit of information today through an email from Carla Green at Arvest Bank in Springfield, Mo. Interesting information, for sure, thought i would share. Social security #'s began being assigned in 1936 to track workers' earnings so that proper benefits could be paid. These 9 digit numbers were created from a specific formula. This year, that formula is changing. Social security numbers have always been comprised of 3 number sections; the 3 digit area number, followed by the 2 digit group number, and then a 4 digit serial number. The area number reflects the state in which the card was issued. (9 comments)
YUMMY!! - BRECKENRIDGE REAL ESTATE - 09/13/11 07:13 PM
Love this article! Very motivational! Very encouraging, and thought provoking! Enjoyed it! Never give up, no matter what people are telling you. If you love something so much, surround yourself with liked mined, enthusiastic people. And enjoy!!! Via Ten Peaks Sotheby's International Realty - Luxury Homes: YUMMY!! - BRECKENRIDGE REAL ESTATE ARTICLE FROM SUCCESS MAGAZINE Taking a Chance on Chocolate Frank Crail turned a small-town idea into sweet success. Brandy Jules Frank Crail, a former CIA systems analyst and tech company founder, wanted a simpler life. He and his wife wanted to move from Southern California to a small town where they (0 comments)
Carriage Park Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale in Springfield, Mo - 09/13/11 06:52 PM
Carriage Park Subdivision in Springfield, MO, will be having their Annual Fall Neighborhood Garage Sale September 19 and 20th. Carriage Park limits garage sales to only a few weekends a year, unless a hardship request is made, making it desirable because of the quantity of garage sales in one great neighborhood on one weekend. Carriage Park is located on the southwest side of Springfield, Mo. From Campbell and Republic Rd go west (R), to south on Cox (L) to Carriage Park Subdivision, located on the West side (R). Carriage Park is located ten minutes from Nixa, and five minutes to (2 comments)
Gotta Hustle! I just love what I do, Being a Realtor that is! - 09/12/11 10:07 PM
I just love what I do, being a Realtor that is! Sometimes I wonder, do my clients love their house as much as I loved finding it for them and working with them so they didn’t lose it. I would love to think so, but sometimes the results are in the smiles!!!! So here is how the story goes. Several years ago, I met a buyer. We worked long and tediously to find the perfect house. She was a mail carrier and she knew her zip codes and the areas she was interested in buying a home. Actually she was more specific (1 comments)
How Do You Know When You Have Made the Right Offer for a Home? - 09/11/11 08:05 PM
We as realtors have a great job, you know running around and looking at houses. Just joking.....I preview so much, and am always hussling to find the new properties that our fresh and new. But the pressure is on when figuring out just the price to produce a signed contract for a Great price. You got to be willing to educate your buyer along the way and you got to be able to know the comps and be able to represent the buyer when the agent ask. You also, got to know with a fresh listing, there are lots of (1 comments)
I too, remember 9/11/01, just like it was yesterday. I remember having the Today show on, running in and out of the bedroom where it played and hearing Katie Coric and Matt Lauer conversed about new news. They commented there was an explosion in the World Trade Tower. They showed the fire. I remembered being in New York years ago, that is sad news. Then, a few minutes later, as I was watching, I saw the second plane go into the other Tower. Oh my God, I stood in shock! I really did not realize what was happening. I (0 comments)
What Is Your Home Worth? Do You Care? - 09/10/11 02:39 PM
I so agree with William! I love my home, my simple little home. It is perfect for me, I picked it out and I definitely looked. When I think of buying something different I have to say, I just love my house. It is worth so much to me! A place for everything, a perfect place to entertain, very unique design, I had it custom built. Try to put a value on it, why bother, I am not selling! Via William J Archambault Jr (The Real Estate Investment Institute ):
What Is Your Home Worth? Do You Care?
Home owners, what (0 comments)
Build Trust and Loyalty One Blog at a Time - 09/10/11 02:26 PM
I have really enjoyed reading Rebekkah's blogs each day. I have to say that she has established trust and I am a loyal reader simply because she is one of many rainmakers that sparks my to do thoughts for the day! I love what I do, and I appreciate good guidance! I think engaging readers is something that takes time. I cannot explain how resisitant I was to blogging, my Blogger account must have been started ten times, but when I committed to Active Rain in theory alone, I was in. I don't think I have missed a day on my (1 comments)
There is Something Fishy Going on With That Short Sale - 09/10/11 01:25 PM
This was a great post! Short sales are definitely appealing to get a lot of bang for your buck! Sometimes it works, and sometimes you loose, you can't be emotionally driven in the transaction. But here is one simple fact, the seller decides what offer he accepts to send to the bank. If your offer is not the best in price, terms, financing, then you are going to loose out. So there is nothing fishy about this short sell. Via Elizabeth Weintraub, Sacramento Short Sale Agent, Land Park, #00697006 Lyon RE (Lyon Real Estate #00697006): Every so often I get the delicious opportunity to (1 comments)
Today, I was faced with a very challenging question, WHAT WOULD YOU DO! I met the Inspector today for a re-inspect at a cute, adorable house that is scheduled to close the 26th of this month. When I opened the entry door, I saw in the middle of the living room, a black cat, stretching out across the floor. While the inspector was checking the furnace, I decided to run outside and grab a pen. When I turned around, on the ground just off the porch, was a black cat. It didn't make sense to me that the cat was out, (8 comments)
Priced Right! Great Location, Sought out neighborhood in Nixa, MO - 09/10/11 12:32 AM
If you love a cup of coffee at sunrise, grabbing a book for an afternoon read, or watching the sunsets, this house is for your! Priced at only $105,000, this 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, 2 Car Garage with fenced in yard is a great find. Located literally four minutes from Wal-Mart and several resturants is in a very quite neighborhood. Give me a call if you are interested, I can show it to you! Call today to 417-234-0887! Listed by Martin House Team Team Member Yvonne C. Burdette
Should I Get a Pre-Listing Termite and Property Inspection if I'm Selling my Silicon Valley Home? - 09/09/11 02:58 PM
I sure agree with Lloyd. Yes, Yes, Yes get a pre-inspect! Sellers, who are armed with information and willing to move forward to a resolution, definitely are less likely to end up loosing their deal. It is like going on a vacation without a roadmap, but a final destination. There are lots of gas stations along the way to help you with directions, just a sidnote, gas prices definitely vary as you travel. Just like the uncertainity of resolving any issues or problems with your house. You usually have a VERY short time frame. Via Lloyd Binen Silicon Valley R since 1976;408-565-8177 (Certified Realty Services): Should I Get a Pre-Listing (1 comments)
FORECLOSURE BUYERS GET INTO BIG TROUBLE! - 09/09/11 10:05 AM
So you want to buy that foreclosure, but you better think about what all this means. Foreclosures are like buying in an dark alley, you are scared but you are so enticed by what you might gain. Great article, thanks for sharing! Via Richard Zaretsky, Florida Real Estate Attorney (Richard P. Zaretsky P.A. - Board Certified Real Estate Atty): Is this becoming an epidemic? Two foreclosure buyers in less than one week met with me for solutions to problems they discovered AFTER they purchased homes at a foreclosure sale. The problem is that the foreclosure sale was attractive because the value of (0 comments)
What is Going on Around Springfield, Mo September 9, 2011 - 09/08/11 05:54 PM
What is going on this weekend around Springfield, Mo? Well there is LOTS to do, free and for a price! No matter what you choose, make it fun and exciting and most of all memorable. There is the 14th Annual Ozarks Celebration on the MSU campus at 901 S. National. It is an ice cream social and a Concert Under the Star 5:30 to 10pm on September 9th. Bands include Big Smith. Recommend you bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the concert! Activities continue September 10th 11am to 5pm, with music, kid's games and crafts and even (3 comments)
5533 S. Kimbrough in Springfield, MO is a wonderful 3100 sq. foot basement house with two staircases are a family favorite. Built in 1983, it has four bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage and a backyard that is primarily layered decks, and a Hot Tub too!
Disney School Cherokee Middle School Kickapoo High School (0 comments)
Nixa, Mo community loves it football. For the latest Nixa Football schedule information, here are some helpful links! With fall approaching quickly, you will want to arrive early for parking, and plan ahead with a blanket in the trunk and a sweatshirt readily available. Just after Labor Day. we are finding 70 degree days and cooler evenings.
Nixa Mighty Might's calendar of events. Nixa Jr. High School Football Schedule
Nixa High School Football Schedule Coach:Richard RehagenAddress:514 S Nicholas Rd, Nixa, MO 65714Overall:2-0-0League:1-0-0National Rank:2576State (MO) Rank:47 Enjoy the Nixa Football (0 comments)
Today’s typical college student brings an expensive array of personal possessions with them to school. If those possessions are stolen or lost in a fire, your home owners policy may offer some protection, according to the New York Insurance Association.“Sophisticated electronics and expensive sports equipment are increasingly common on campuses around the country, with many students bringing thousands of (3 comments)
Enjoy a FREE concert in Branson, Mo at The Branson Landing, September 4, 2011. This Sunday, Candy Coburn is appearing in conjunction with the 2011 MDA telethon, which benefits Jerry’s Kids as well as the local MDA. It looks like there JUST MIGHT be some national exposure for Branson, Mo.
Candy Coburn is an American national performing country music artist who has Candy Coburn was born in Kentucky and raised in Missouri and Texas. Her love for music came from her grandmother. Candy went to the University of Missouri on a vocal scholarship and completed (1 comments)
Bentwater Subdivision In Nixa MO Market Anaylsis - 09/02/11 07:20 PM
Bentwater Subdivision in Nixa, MO is located off of Hwy 160, just 15 minutes south of Springfield, and 30 minutes to Branson’s Table Rock Lake and The Landing in Branson, Mo. Then neighborhood is always nice to drive through and the homeowners enjoy clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, and walking trails. HOA's dues are only $360.00 yr. Currently, there are 2 houses for sale in Bentwater subdivision in Nixa, Mo, wow, unbelievable. There are 12 lots ranging from $25,000 to 50,000 varying in size from .25 to 1.75 acres. SOLD Housing statistics for Bentwater in Nixa, (1 comments)
Nixa MO Doggie Dive-In and Nixa Community Fest September 5, 2011 - 09/01/11 08:53 PM
Nixa, Mo is again hosting wonderful family activity day on Labor Day, September 5, 2011. From 11am until 4pm, the Nixa Community Center will host fun activities including face painting, laser tag, inflatables in the parking lot. The community pool will be open Labor Day until 3pm. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., September 5, 2011, Doggie Dive-In closes down the pool for the summer. There are some rules! All pets are to stay leashed and under their owners control. Clean Up is mandatory immediately. Dogs swim for FREE; everyone else must pay $2.
There are so many ways of giving back! This is TOO EASY! As we approach 9-11, I searched for a creative way to Say Thank YOU to the troops! I clicked on the link, Say Thank YOU to the troops! And quickly created five VERY ARTISTIC postcards from their selection offered. As I personally selected each postcard, I wondered what each child artist must have been thinking. I identified who I was, where I was from, and wrote a personal message. Now I am wondering to myself, who will get them. Will they send them to someone from my (4 comments)
I just got a great email, from a lender with US Bank, Jennifer Patinsky letting me know about a NEW program they are participating in! I just sent out my email letting all my present and past clients know about the program and thought why not share it on Active Rain since so many Realtors deal with US Bank. LPMI 30 YEAR FIXED- Rate at US BANK TODAY 4.625% NO points (new Conventional loan program with 5% down, NO PMI) **NEW lender paid PMI, (no PMI loan) is for borrowers with:
720 credit score this to be your (0 comments)
Is it this easy to be a real estate agent? - 09/01/11 12:52 PM
"You get to look at pretty houses all day long!"......"Yes, and I get to look at properties that have wonderful pictures and have horrendous housekeepers. I choose what I see and show, and I literally choose from hundreds in all price points, sizes, and locations. You can't sit at home and wish the business would come to you, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE BUSINESS find you! I budget everyday, and strive to use my time and resources to my full capacity. I know I make it easy, but that is because Practice, Drill, Rehearse so I am Show Ready no (1 comments)
How to set up a "Google Me" Link !! - 09/01/11 10:51 AM
I really appreciated learning how to add the GOOGLE ME link to my profile. Sheldon made it very easy! Before I could put it all together though, I needed Active Rain University to shine a little light on how to link. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1999491/activerain-university-training-calendar I continue to say, Wow I LOVE ACTIVE RAIN! Via Sheldon Neal ~ That British Agent ~ Bergen County NJ (Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Dont miss other upcoming blog entries from "ThatBritishAgent" !
Sheldon Neal is a Full Time Bergen County Realtor® with RE/MAX, specializing in Homes For Sale in the Central & Northern Bergen (0 comments)
It is a September 30 day Localism Challenge at Active Rain...... - 09/01/11 10:06 AM
Well it is September 1st, and it came with high recommendation to look at the contest and participate in one. I live in Nixa, Mo, I work in Springfield, Mo and the surrounding area. I grew up in Branson, Mo. And I am loving this challenge. Here's to lots of fun!! Via Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise): During the past year many of us have taken part in some or all of the 30 day Challenges...
Participating in the challenges keeps us on track and helps to create consistency in our blogging. To spice it (1 comments)
Estate Sale and Administration Survival Guide - 09/01/11 09:37 AM
As Realtors, we see sellers do things the conventional way, A LOT......I like the idea of offering names of Estate Sale Coordinators as a way to deal with personal property whether it be because of a family member being in poor health or death, as well as just down sizing or moving. This blog was very helpful because again, it reminds us the OUR THINGS have VALUE to US, the same as others! Look around your home, how much of your stuff means something to you! Will it be hard to part with? Remember when exploring this option, don't make (0 comments)
BLOGGING BRINGS IN MORE BUSINESS - 09/01/11 09:18 AM
I am looking at blogging as an extension of good business sense. However, I do not believe one can be as effective without learning the footprint of business of blogging. Via Right Trac Financial Group, Inc: “Blogging Brings in More Business”
The essence of this article for me is about social media marketing. Being very new to this type of marketing and it has given me a tremendous return on my time I’ve invested. I have to admit I was very skeptical, but not anymore.
I have partnered with 7 new Realtors in the last four months that I (2 comments)
I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR LOCALISM POSTS - 09/01/11 09:13 AM
As I study the Active Rain I see the Localism category as one that will be helpful to clients and to me, afterall knowledge is power, and getting out there experiencing your community adds enthusiasm to life. Thanks for sharing Paula! Via Paula Hamilton~McDonald, The Woodlands, TX ~ 936-203-0279 (Chevaux Group, PLLC): I CHOSE YOU BECAUSE OF YOUR LOCALISM POSTS!
I received a phone call last week from an agent who has moved to The Woodlands from another state. She said that after reading many of my Localism posts here on Active Rain, that she decided to call me. She and her (3 comments)
Social Buttons... WHAT'S THAT ? - 09/01/11 12:31 AM
The social buttons were definitely the most difficult thing for me to figure out so far. I love the way they look on all the really HOT blogs, and something I want to improve as time goes on. This helps! Via Marty & Laurie Gale - Utah Realtors - RealEstateSource.com - 801-205-3500 (Re/Max Metro - UtahTeam.com): Social Media Buttons keep poping up on Active Rain. I want some! So the search starts. Here is what I found to share.
Buttons help your visitors share the content of your blog or website with others. Not all of your visitors will (2 comments)
Picnik Tutorial To Customize Your Active Rain Or Outside Blog Header - 09/01/11 12:26 AM
I followed this tutorial, and if made it easy! So often there is a one small tip that is missed, but this one was without a hitch. Do it now! Yes Picnik is free!!!! For the basics, which is all you need! Enjoy Picnik !!!! Via Donna Bigda REALTOR® Branford Connecticut Homes & Condos ( RE/MAX Alliance): Today I finally got around to upgrading my outside blog and wanted to change my header on Active Rain and my outside blog. I had heard of Picnik as a great tool to use for uploading and editing photos but had never taken the time to really (9 comments)
In my opinion, there are lots of great places in the US and abroad. I have traveled throughout my life, and I choose Springfield, Mo as my home!
Love the 4 seasons, Summer being my favorite. I love the gorgeouos mountains, the calmness of Table Rock Lake, the festivies of the little towns around, the persuit of education with so many colleges and universities, and KC and St. Louis being only 3 hours away.
Curious about Springfield, MO and our surrounding towns, call me, I can tell you all about it. Follow my blog of What's Happening "In and Around Springfield, MO", for weekly updates!
Want to about our housing market, call me I have a lot of great information in my Market Reports.
Looking for a GREAT find, I see them everyday!!!!! Let me show you!!!!!!
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