Judith's Southwest Missouri Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Agent - United Country Countryside Realty
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In my continuing baptism by fire into the sale of rural property, I spent an entire day last month overseeing a home inspection for my buyers.  The home was not a big problem, but the septic tank was nowhere to be found.  The owner thought he knew where it was, and he and the listing agent got t...
  The world of real estate as we know it revolves around describing properties in a way that attracts buyers. I spent the first part of my real estate career in urban Florida, and like all agents and buyers, learned to take property marketing descriptions with a few grains of salt.  As real estat...
Putting a buyer and the home of their dreams together is always a thrill.  It's even better when the home is a classic historic home and the buyer wants to restore the home to its original glory.  That's one of my favorite moments in real estate. Last week was the closing of one of those enjoyab...
The area of Missouri where I live is full of smaller towns with limited restaurant choices.  There are some real gems hiding in these little towns, but the opening of a new restaurant always makes me very happy! Mt. Vernon is not so small, with about 5,000 people, and it certainly isn't without r...
Gosh, Webb City is almost too big for a town feature.  It needs a multi-part city feature!  With almost 11,000 people, it's sure not tiny.  It's also contiguous with Joplin's north edge, rather than out in the country by itself. Originally agricultural land, Webb City was incorporated after the ...
Miller is a friendly town of around 800 people in the heart of Southwest Missouri. Set among rolling hills, the area is very pretty.  It's a transitional area between Ozark and prairie landscapes, so you'll see a little bit of both. With easy access and a 35 minute commute to the western edge of ...
In rural real estate here in Southwest Missouri, the term "hobby farm" is used frequently.  Some other similar but less popular terms are:  gentleman's farm, ranchette, or farmette.  Hobby farm, though, is not a definable term.  It depends on what your hobby is, right? I've seen many types of pro...


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