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 Happy anniversary to me.  It has been one year  and 86,283 points since I joined The Rain.If I recall correctly, last year at this time, as a real estate agent who knows how dead business can be in Shell Knob, Missouri in winter,  I decided to check out some Real Estate web sites.  I did a Googl...
DECEMBER SALES REPORT FOR SHELL KNOB, MOSales for Shell Knob, MO, Eagle Rock and Golden, show a very slow market.  Winter months are normally slow months for real estate in a lake -  vacation area, but only five single family residences were closed in December, plus two lots.There was  one sale o...
DECEMBER MARKET REPORTWinter sales of real estate in the Tri-Lakes area tend to be low, but December numbers were much lower this year than last.43  single family homes were closedList price average of $183,122Sold price average $176,833List to sell percent: 96.5%Days on Market  147Pending sales:...
 END OF AN ERA ON TABLE ROCKFor a good number of years, Shell Knob has been treated to a weekly fishing report from local historian, Tom Koob.  I was sorry to read in our weekly paper "The Rattler", that last week was his last column.  Here are some highlights from his last excellent musings.    ...
UNDOCUMENTED ELK DETAINED Somehow, when I think of the Ozarks, I don't connect the area with wild Elk.  Do you?  The above headline got my attention when I saw it in a small local paper.   Seems an Oklahoma wildlife officer pulled over three stock trailers headed for a game farm in Barry County, ...
 SHELL KNOB PARTICIPATES IN BOAT SHOWSIf Christmas is gone, then we must be close to Boat Show Time.  According to the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, they will be representing the "quiet side of Table Rock Lake" at 7 regional boat, sport and travel shows this winter.One of the reasons Shell Knob...
Half Full - Half Empty?How was your year?  Did you make more than in 2006,  or less?  According to the national media, it was a drastic reversal of fortunes, with most real estate agents going into the red.  Listening to the media, we are headed into a recession, if we aren't there already.  So h...
 OK TO SHOOT HOGS Can you imagine a 400+ pound razorback - not the phone - hog bearing down on you as you walk through the woods?I can, after seeing one of these monsters in the bed of a pick-up in Shell Knob, MO. They will chase humans!  They seem to thrive in the protection of the Mark Twain Na...
 There is a full page ad in our local MLS newsletter advertising MarketLinx Wireless, which is a service that lets Realtors search their  MLS  for current property data and photos using a wireless device like BlackBerry Handhelds and Smart Phones.     I am sure that many of you in larger markets ...
 SHELL KNOB GETS REBATEEnergy costs are on everyone's mind.  Oil prices, gas prices, heating costs have gone up, and that results in everything we eat, drink or wear going up. As a Real Estate agent in Shell Knob, MO, I am always happy to brag about the Electric Co-op that services a great part o...

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