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What is your home in Shell Knob worth ?  Looking back to when you bought  your home ....has it increased in value from what you paid for  it?  Have you remodeled or added on?  Maybe you've updated the bath or the kitchen appliances?  How has this added to the total worth of your property?   Homeo...
BRUTALLY FRANKIn this challenging market in Shell Knob or elsewhere, with Short Sales, Repo's, and high-end properties languishing on the market, how outspoken should you be when listing the less than perfect home?I recently went on two listing appointments in the Shell Knob area.  Both houses ne...
MOVE IN READY IN SHELL KNOB This ranch style home is clean and neat as a pin in a quiet Shell Knob neighborhood. It boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with a walk-out basement from the lower level family room.                                                                                                ...
SHOULD ANXIOUS  SELLERS OFFER A BONUS? Are bonus's bribes? Are you seeing more listings offering a Selling Bonus?  It is showing up on a  frequent basis in the Shell Knob/Tri-Lakes MLS.  There are not only more sellers offering a bonus, but the amount of the bonus appears to be increasing. In tim...
WHY ? There are thousands of houses that sit unsold, and probably thousands more that have been withdrawn from the market during this recession.   Checking listings that have expired or been withdrawn in the past two years in my part of the Ozarks, Shell Knob, made me wonder how they had been mar...
 " LITTLE WICHITA" IN The Ozarks As a transplant to Shell Knob from Indiana, I am fascinated by all the migrations we are blessed to observe in southwest Missouri - two legged, two winged, etc. Living on Table Rock Lake, spitting distance from Arkansas, we're on the cusp of the south - a dividing...
DOG LOVERS LOVE THE OZARKS Is there an increase in people owning pets, or is it  a sign of our times to bring  pets when house hunting in Shell Knob, Missouri? Most clients who bring their dogs when previewing Shell Knob's lake  homes & cabins  are traveling more than 100 miles to househunt.  The...
Home Prices Dropping in Shell Knob, MO Sales volume and home prices took a big hit in Shell Knob on Table Rock Lake in 2009.  Not strongly affected by foreclosures and short sales, as many metropolitan areas have been, trickle-down economics is now in play.   Shell Knob, MO is a very stable area ...

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