branson real estate blog: You Might Be A Realtor If... - 02/11/10 03:38 AM
Real Estate is not your typical job. In over 12 years in this field, I've experienced some amusing incidents. 
In the spirit of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a Redneck if" jokes, I've decided to compile a list for Realtors. The only difference is...these things have really happened to me. If you're a Realtor, you'll probably be able to relate to some of these stories.
Here goes. "You might be a Realtor if..."  
You view a run-down, fixer-upper and feel your legs start to itch. Then you realize your feet and ankles are covered with fleas.
You show a house with a … (8 comments)

branson real estate blog: Missouri Residents: Free Magazine for Kids - 02/10/10 01:00 PM
The Missouri Department of Conservation now publishes Xplor, a FREE magazine for kids, ages 8 to 12, who are Missouri residents.

The magazine is nature oriented and "brings you eye-popping art, photos and stories about Missouri's coolest critters, niftiest natural places, liveliest outdoor activities, and people who make a living from the wild" as described on the web site.
It is printed six times a year and it's easy to sign up by visiting the Xplor web site.
Enjoy your outdoor adventures!

branson real estate blog: Branson City Hall to Expand - 02/10/10 07:43 AM
Construction is in the future for Branson's City Hall. The Branson Board of Aldermen recently voted to allocate $300,000 to expand part of the police department and the city's municipal court offices. 
Of the total expenditure, $27,000 will be used for an architectural firm to design the project. City officials expect to start and finish the project in 2010.
The city has seen a 144 percent increase in the number of court cases, thus the need for more room and employees to handle these cases in the municipal court.

branson real estate blog: Tips on Purchasing a Foreclosure - 09/26/09 04:09 PM
Do you want to purchase a foreclosure in the Branson/Table Rock Lake area? If so, there are things you need to know to make your quest successful.

Remember, you're not the only person looking for a great deal. The competition is stiff and many of these homes receive multiple bids. Therefore, being prepared will mean the difference between making a successful offer that results in a contract or losing the home to another buyer.
The first step to being ready is to have a system in place to be notified about foreclosed properties. If you're the first to find the … (3 comments)

branson real estate blog: Golfing at Pointe Royale in Branson, Missouri - 09/14/09 03:49 AM
Newly renovated in 2009, the Pointe Royale Golf Course in Branson, Missouri, is located along the banks of Lake Taneycomo. For all levels of play, this course features lush bent grass greens and Bermuda fairways, eight water holes, rolling fairways with mature trees, and sand and grass bunkers. The 18-hole, 6,501 yard par 70 course is considered the original championship course in the Branson area.
In addition to its scenic 18 holes, you'll enjoy the abundant wildlife and natural beauty of the Ozarks. Take a stroll on the nature trail to see bald eagles and the beautiful lake below the course.

branson real estate blog: Looking to Rent in the Branson Area? - 09/01/09 09:05 AM
There's never been a better time to buy. However, if you need to find a rental in the Branson area instead, I've compiled a list of places to call.
Listed below are a couple of property management companies and several apartment complexes. In addition to this list, visit the Branson Daily News web site and click on Classifieds for a listing of more places to rent.
Good luck and look me up when you're ready to buy!
Kohler Creek Apartments, 2972 Maple StHollister, MO, (417) 336-4866
Redbud Apartments, E Highway 76Branson, MO, (417) 334-2738
Branson Manor Apartments, Old County RdBranson, MO, (417) … (2 comments)

branson real estate blog: How Much Should You Offer on a Real Estate Purchase? - 03/31/09 01:39 PM
How much should you offer when writing a contract to purchase a home?

This is an area where it pays to listen a professional. Your Realtor can show you data on comparable properties that have recently sold and the price per square foot.
Also, a Realtor has access to statistics such as the sale to list price difference. This is the percentage that homes have sold for as compared to the asking price.
Many prospective buyers have convinced themselves that sellers are willing to accept 25%-30% off their asking price. In the majority of cases, this just isn't true, … (0 comments)

branson real estate blog: Understanding Your Real Estate Contract - Inspections - 03/02/09 06:37 AM
Inspections are an important part of the Contract for Sale of Real Estate.
Inspections must be made by an qualified, independent inspector. This means that someone who is in the business of inspecting homes must perform the inspection.
The buyer may have any type of inspection they deem necessary including structural, septic, well, radon, etc. Inspections are at the buyer's expense.

One of the most misunderstood parts of the Inspection section of the contract is the Inspection Period. The inspection period is length of time stated in the contract in which all inspections must be completed. Not only do … (0 comments)

branson real estate blog: Branson Area Market Statistics - 2008 in Review - 02/13/09 07:20 AM
     The slump in housing sales across the nation trickled down to the Tri-Lakes area in    the last half of 2008. Residential property sales were down 26% as compared to sales in 2007. Many people wish to move here, but are held back by the real estate market in their area and, in some cases, the decrease in their investments.
Average sales price of residential/condo listings decreased less than one-half percent. Also, these listings sold for 94.4% of list price. The price range with the most sales was the $100,000 to $200,000 range. Home sales in the $300,000+ range saw the least … (0 comments)

branson real estate blog: Read This Before You Buy a Foreclosed Property... - 12/20/08 05:43 AM
There are several things to be aware of when purchasing a foreclosed home from the lender.  You need to be prepared as the process is quite different than purchasing from an individual.

•1.    There will be no sellers disclosure. Most of the time, the bank/lender has never even seen the home. Therefore, they know nothing about the condition, age of home, past repairs, etc.
•2.    You are purchasing the home "as is." The seller will not make any repairs. Consequently, it is a good idea to have an inspection or thoroughly check the home over if you are experienced in … (0 comments)

branson real estate blog: Bank-Owned Properties in the Branson Area - 12/01/08 07:48 AM
We are fortunate in the Branson/Tri-Lakes area in that we haven't experienced the same conditions in our real estate market as in many parts of the United States. In fact, the average selling price of single family homes has continued to increase through 2008.

However, there are bank-owned, foreclosure properties currently listed. Through our Multiple Listing Service a list of these homes can be generated. To obtain a list, contact me either by phone at 417-337-4422 or by email. I can also guide you regarding the market value of the property verses the list price on any home that … (0 comments)

branson real estate blog: When is the best time of the Year to Sell My Home? - 11/23/08 05:02 AM
One consistent question heard by Realtors across the country is when should I list my property?
Of course, the answer depends in what part of the country your home is located. For example, Florida's high selling months are probably different than the best time to sell in Missouri. One thing to always remember is that real estate data is local.

In the Tri-Lakes area of Missouri, analysis of the sale of properties for the past five years revealed that the months with the highest amount of closed transactions were May through August. The two months with the most sales were … (0 comments)


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Branson, MO

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Tri-Lakes Realtors

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