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A house as unique as you are, offers 5 bedrooms and three baths in Shell Knob, MO for $299,000 Walk in the front door and you find your eyes intrigued by the polished cement floors of the lower level, then the "old" mismatched doors leading to the lower bedrooms. This IS Shabby Chic.    Rough-cut...
  Wish my out of town buyer hadn't had weather problems yesterday. Would have loved to smile while showing lake homes and say that 71 degrees and sunny was our normal winter day in the village that is Shell Knob, MO!! Unfortunately, they had snow to contend with up north - like who hasn't? Well, ...
This article I read in The Trumpet Weekly Newletter, gave me pause.  As sellers of land, we are quite aware of how weather affects our areas and our homeowners.  I thought it worth reprinting, as I rethink God's trying to speak to me.   No doubt you’ve heard about some of the bizarre happenings o...
Really Want To Sell Your House Now?You've heard that homes need to have an inviting exterior, so potential buyers  are pleased  with what they see and want to come in and see more. If your house in Shell Knob has been on the market since Fall, your front yard  has turned into a brown or tan blah ...
Prime Time To Buy Lake Property OR .......  4 reasons to shop Shell Knob Lake homes in the winter 1. Less competition      Winter is the least enjoyable time to be evaluating lake property.  Everything looks more inviting when springtime blossoms, or lakes invite you to cool down in summer heat. ...
As a resident of Shell Knob on Table Rock Lake, I've noticed a distinct corollary  between the start of the winter boat shows and  area residents getting Bass Fever. Boat Shows are a terrific way to get out of the house and avoid thinking about the two inches of snow that dropped in.  And this is...
Boaters on Table Rock Lake and other Missouri lakes, will be seeing changes this spring in  the Water Patrol.   January 1, 2011  the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Water Patrol merged.  The Water Patrol will now be wearing the blue patrol uniforms of the Highway Patrol and receiving the same tra...
In boom times, Real Estate License schools had full classes.  Ozark Brokers had the pick of the crop to  boost their company sales.  I didn't keep track in Shell Knob of  new members added to our local board in recent years, but the rolls filled out. Some have said that slow markets in  real esta...
Should you list your  home with the realtor who gives you the highest Market Evaluation? Typically here in Shell Knob, and I suspect in most locations, a homeowner getting ready to sell their house will contact 2 or 3 real estate companies to interview and acquire a suggested market price. Most o...
Seawall Not Needed in Shell KnobWaterfront property owners need not be concerned about constructing or maintaining an expensive seawall in Shell Knob on Table Rock Lake.      Typical small lake seawall         Many lakes do require seawalls.  The lake I lived on in Indiana, before moving to the O...

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