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ICE DAMS DAMAGE HOMESAs January-February weather brings snow and ice, even Shell Knob  homeowners can find icicles hanging from their roof.  This may look lovely on Christmas cards, but can be damaging to your home.  Severe winter weather isn't the norm in the Ozarks, but it can occur.  If there ...
 Beautiful main channel views from this rare water front lot on a quiet peninsula in Shell Knob.It's well worth the  20 minute drive from town, through the Mark Twain National Forest, to reach this 150' x 116' lot on a dead-end paved road.  Treed with walkable slope to water's edge.  $39,900   ML...
 EMAIL NOTICES Emailing has become a way of life, but I was  surprised to receive an email this morning from the Shell Knob library.  This is a first. It caught my attention, but I didn't recall any books being past due. Not to fear!   Our little branch of the Barry County Library system has gone...
DO THE PICTURES IN YOUR LISTINGS ENTICE BUYERS? Home owners are often too busy getting ready to move to a new location to notice the pictures that are taken to support the listing of their house in the Multiple Listing Service.  These photos can have a huge impact on the sale of the property.Loca...
PICTURES SELL Are you ready to sell your house?  You want to get top price for it, and you've heard all the bad news about the real estate market, so you've cleaned and painted and polished anything that didn't move.And, if you watch any of the shows on Home and Garden channel, you know that you ...
 GOD'S CLEAN-UP CREW How do you feel about vultures?  Seriously now - what kind of pictures get into your head when you hear about them?   I had never even thought about these formidable looking creatures before moving to Shell Knob in the Ozarks   In my mind they were the dreaded birds circling ...
 QUESTIONS THE MEDIA HASN'T DEALT WITH  What has happened to the residents who lost their mortgaged homes due to the Katrina Hurricane?  That is - they presumably had no home to return to, but are they still making mortgage payments?  So they relocated to another town or another state, but are no...
DO SHELL KNOB SELLERS NEED WARRANTIES?Call me a skeptic,  but I've never put much faith in buying extended warranties for a new stove or dishwasher, etc.  And from what I've read they're often a waste of money.  However - Home Warranties are a different breed of cat.  A Home Warranty can be purch...
NEW PROGRAM FOR SHELL KNOB SENIORS A new program is being made available to senior citizens who are over 60 years of age and live in Barry County, including the portion of Shell Knob in the county.   The Barry County Council On Aging wants to inform seniors that funding was granted to lease thirt...
Shell Knob Home Show Coming In April April 11-12,2008 will kick-off the 21st year that Shell Knob has been hosting the Home Show.    Sponsored by the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce, it is a quality, professional event that attracts hundreds of people from southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas...

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