real estate: Keeping In Touch with Your Realtor - 06/09/09 07:55 AM

Realtors® Sharon & Crist Fanning  ~  Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate
In today's real estate market, keeping in touch with your Realtor® is vital for both home buyers and home sellers.  Keeping in touch with your Realtor® or real estate agent is the only way to completely stay informed of current market conditions.
Today, we communicate with everyone in our lives in a whole different way than we once did.  We now use text messaging and email more than anything.  They are both impersonal yet a quick and effective way to get one's point across.  Therefore, you want to … (2 comments)

real estate: Buying a Home with Savings You Can Count On - 06/03/09 03:48 AM
In recent months, we hear this statement over and over again: "The time to buy a home is now."  And this is very true.  The time to buy really is now.  It couldn't be a better time with low property prices, low interest rates and huge tax credits for first-time homebuyers.  However, because of new stricter lending practices, many banks are requiring a down payment of 3% to 5% of the property value.  The fact is that the majority of Americans don't have any savings plan.  We would like to share some great ways to help you build a savings you … (1 comments)

real estate: Protecting Your Investment - 04/08/09 06:01 AM
It can be exciting to buy a new home, whether it's your first home or your third home.  However, we must never let our excitement keep us from protecting this precious investment.  It is important to perform regular maintenance on your home annually.  Therefore, we offer the following tips to help you prevent some of the most costly repairs that homeowners face when they neglect their investment.  These tips can also help you save money on your monthly utility bills.
Spring is the best time of the year to give your home a good once over.  So each spring, go through … (0 comments)

real estate: Celebrate Your Easter in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri - 04/01/09 02:17 AM
Whether you're a resident or a visitor, at the Lake of the Ozarks, there is always something happening.  Therefore, we thought it would be the perfect time to blog about the Easter celebrations that will be going on around Lake of the Ozarks this wonderful spring season.
·         Easter Brunch - April 12th at the Country Club Hotel & Spa, Lake Ozark.  For more information, call (573) 964-2222.
·         Easter Brunch - April 12th at the Resort at Port Arrowhead, Lake Ozark.  For more information, call (573) 365-2334.
·         Easter Brunch at HK's and Easter Egg Hunt - April 12th at … (0 comments)

real estate: Choosing a Real Estate Professional to Handle all Your Real Estate Needs - 03/18/09 07:12 AM
Buyers and sellers alike who do their research when it comes to finding a real estate professional can experience a smooth mental and financial transaction and save thousands of dollars.  Therefore, never waste what time and resources you have.   Use your time and all your resources wisely.
Decide what is important to you when looking for a real estate professional.  You want to look for someone who specializes in your area.  Are you buying, selling, relocating or investing?  Whatever your choice, if you choose the right real estate agent, they will be able to help you.
A great place to start … (0 comments)

real estate: Lake of the Ozarks 2009 Shoreline Spring Cleanup - 03/11/09 03:51 AM
Spring is getting ready to spring upon us already.  We really can't believe how fast it has come.  But, nevertheless, it's here and it's time to do some Spring cleaning around the lake.  Therefore, the Lake of the Ozarks is calling upon its brave souls to help clean up the lake's shoreline.
This year, the annual Shoreline Beautification Cleanup is scheduled from March 15 through April 15.  Adopt-the-Shoreline organization is seeking volunteers to help spruce up the lake in time for the summer swimming and boating season.  So far, there are over 600 volunteers expected to turn out, but there is … (0 comments)

real estate: Building Green Saves Money and Energy and Creates Jobs - 03/04/09 06:20 AM
In today's world, we are beginning to hear the term "going green" more and more.  We read about it, see news reports about it and watch television programs geared toward it.  Now we have a President and an administration that seems to understand the importance of that term and how it effects our economy.  Therefore, we are seeing experts from both sides of the playing fields demanding a recovery plan that will focus on green jobs and infrastructure, especially now that consumers are striving to cut their living costs and live in more economically sustainable homes and businesses are looking to … (0 comments)

real estate: Tax Help for Seniors in Lake of the Ozarks - 02/11/09 04:45 AM
Tax season is here again and the AARP Tax/Aide will have several volunteers in the Lake of the Ozarks area to help prepare hundreds of federal and state tax returns for lake area seniors.  Lake area residents that make up to $50,000 can receive this free quality income tax assistance and tax form preparation.
There are still 64 days left before the deadline date of April 15th.  However, people are already getting in line to get this free help from the AARP Tax/Aide.  There were over 1,300 federal returns and over 500 state tax returns filed by lake area residents last … (0 comments)

real estate: The Lake of the Ozarks Master Plan - 02/04/09 05:45 AM
Lake of the Ozarks residents have been waiting to hear about the new Camden County master plan.  On February 23 and 24, the county will host two "Community Visioning Workshops." 
The County began a series of public meetings last summer as part of the whole revising process.  The first meetings were held back in August of 2008.  This second round of public meetings will begin this month with visioning workshops.
Anyone attending the visioning workshops will get to take part in a series of exercises that are intended to prioritize many major issues that impact the whole lake area.  They will … (0 comments)

real estate: New Lake Access Opens in Lake of the Ozarks - 01/21/09 02:51 AM
A new access point to the lake will open at the end of January  in Lake of the Ozarks .  The new 78-acre Wigwam School Access will be located at mile marker 66.5 just across from Duncan 's Point.  The new access point is named after an early 20th century school that sat on the property before the area was dammed in 1931 to create the Lake of the Ozarks .
The $1 million Wigwam Access will feature a two lane boat ramp, a lakefront weigh-in station, eighty-nine vehicle & trailer parking slots, handicapped parking, and public restrooms.  It's a big … (0 comments)

real estate: Lake of the Ozarks Passover Bridge Gets New Design to Save Money - 01/14/09 01:24 AM
The Lake of the Ozarks will soon see the new Passover Bridge project begin construction.  The original bridge plans have had to undergo some redesign to help the community save money, but the redesign will not compromise the structural integrity or traffic flow of the roadway.  The city is expected to save almost $100,000 with the bridge redesign.
Original plans called for a four-lane boulevard style road that would lead from the expressway to the expected John Q. Hammons' resort on Wilson Drive , which will start construction soon also.  Costs before the change were estimated to be almost $2 million.

real estate: Lake of the Ozarks Police Chief Keeping the Community Safe - 01/07/09 04:53 AM
There is no better feeling than to feel safe.  And feeling safe in the community in which you live is a great feeling.  Over the past few years, Chief Mark Maples has revamped the police department in the Lake of the Ozarks . 
During Chief Mark's first year he changed a lot of policies.  He began moving the department in a completely different direction than it had been going.  By changing things, Chief Mark made a lot of enemies in the department and lost several officers in the process.  Many officers went on to other departments and turnover was high for … (0 comments)

real estate: Small Home Entertaining this Holiday Season - 12/17/08 10:41 AM
The holiday season is the time of year many of us will entertain guests.  And, because of this past years housing industry, many people have downsized their home and will have a smaller home to entertain in.  If you're in that category, you are probably wondering how you will be able to pull off such a task.  Entertaining in small spaces can be challenging, but it can be done.  And everyone will have a pleasant time.  So we have some ideas we'd like to share.
Begin by clearing as much space as possible in the room or rooms you will be … (1 comments)

real estate: Tips for Homeowners to Stay Debt-Free This Holiday Season - 12/10/08 04:29 AM
This holiday season, many homeowners are trying to keep their heads above the rough waters of the housing market and our nation's economy.  So, there's no better time than now to share some tips that can help you have a debt free holiday.
Begin by making a list of who you will buy for.  This will help you keep track of those you are buying for when shopping.  As you buy for someone on your list, mark them off.  There's nothing worse than buying five gifts for one family member and only two for another.  Also, set your spending limits for … (1 comments)

real estate: Christmas in Lake of the Ozarks - 12/02/08 11:05 PM
Christmas and New Year's celebrations really bring out the best in people, especially in the Lake of the Ozarks residents.   To show just how much the community looks forward to these two celebrations, there will be several events taking place this month.  When we found out about these great events, we decided to compile a list and share them.
Lake of the Ozarks is a tight knit community with wonderful residents, a good economy, awesome schools, and plenty of recreation.  So, if you are looking to relocate in the near future, come to Lake of the Ozarks during the Holiday season … (0 comments)

real estate: Lake of the Ozarks Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park - 06/25/08 02:39 AM
When I came across Bridal Cave I had to ask, "Who in the world would want to get married in a cave?"  The answer I got was over 2075 couples.  Many of these couples came from around the world to get married in this natural wonderland.
The Osage Indians found the cave in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks, under Thunder Mountain centuries ago.  Sometime in the 1800s, there was an Indian wedding ceremony that is now legendary.  So, in keeping the tradition, Bridal Cave is open to the public for weddings and adventure.
Mystery Lake is a great adventure … (1 comments)

real estate: Save Big On Your New Roof - 06/18/08 02:25 AM
Have you recently bought a new home that needs a new roof, or are you having a new home built and need a roof?  Most homeowners or homebuyers don't know that they can save up to $5,000 on a new roof, but it's true.  Usually, when we hear a savings like that for a new roof, we automatically think it can't be true.
The key to saving so much money is to get as many bids as you can.  Ask your Realtor® to give you some of their roofing contacts. They will usually have some great contacts to choose from.  Studies … (1 comments)

real estate: Find Investment Properties Using A Real Estate Agent - 06/04/08 03:54 AM
Real estate agents can be the most useful way to find great deals and information for investors.  Some are not as helpful as other, though.  Some agents just want to sell a house, any house.  But a good agent will show potential deals, instead of every property on the market.
When you find an agent, you need to let them know the types of properties you want to see.  You should be very specific about your interests.  If you aren't interested in 3 or 4 bedroom properties, tell your agent not to show you these properties or send you information about … (0 comments)

real estate: What's New In LOTO? - The Fannings - 03/06/08 08:04 AM
What's new in LOTO (Lake Of The Ozarks) Missouri - The Fannings have joined the Blog World! 
Now why on earth, do real estate agents in a resort community want to blog? For us it is the opportunity to "meet" new friends, share information on what we feel is the greatest real estate in the United States, Lake of the Ozarks, our home town and Benton County real estate in the great and beautiful State of Missouri.  
By blogging we also are able to social network with our peers expanding our knowledge and expertise. Agents who are at the top of their … (0 comments)


Crist and Sharon Fanning

Warsaw, MO

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Reece & Nichols Golden Key Realty

Address: 18889 Cedar Gate Drive, Warsaw, MO, 65355

Office: (800) 438-7070

Mobile: (660) 438-0204

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Crist and Sharon Fanning help buyers and sellers with their real estate needs in Warsaw, Lake of the Ozarks, and Benton County. Search the MLS and view various neighborhood tours.



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