find your freedom: 40 acre farm outside of Lebanon MO - Enjoy all Ozark living has to offer! - 11/15/09 07:44 AM
I've lived in the Missouri Ozarks for almost ten years now - I still get a thrill when I see, walk on and touch a beautiful piece of property. The joy and appreciation of the land has not left me! I hope you'll appreciate this property for all it has to offer - it is one of the nicest, user friendly, full amenity farms I have seen recently -- Enjoy!---- Debbie 40 acres with ponds and outbuildings … (5 comments)

find your freedom: Why I Love Mondays! - 04/28/09 01:05 PM
WOW! It feels great to be getting back to my blog! Family Life and the world of real estate have kept me occupied the last few weeks - boy, have I missed writing about South West Missouri real estate and the happenings around here!
While this isn't an original piece, I thought it was fitting for how I've been feeling -
We have to start somewhere!

I have expounded on the brilliance of mornings in the past, and now, I'm afraid I must write an ode to Mondays.  There are people in this world who, when Monday rolls … (9 comments)

find your freedom: Do you own property in the Conway MO school district? Read on.... - 03/07/09 01:10 PM
Yesterday I told you about my clients looking for a home in the Laclede County R-1 school district. They lost out on a home in Phillipsburg MO by a matter of minutes!We're still looking!If you own a home in the Laclede County R-1 school district and are in Lebanon MO, Conway MO or Phillipsburg MO please read on...This couple is looking for a home:
with a little bit of land, 3+ acres would be ideal at least two full bathrooms is a must at least three bedrooms hard wood floors would be nice, but not required a basement would be nice … (4 comments)

find your freedom: Lebanon MO area real estate moving again... my buyers found out the hard way! - 03/06/09 12:22 PM
What an incredible day!I am working with a wonderful couple that have three daughters. They transferred to the Lebanon Missouri area a few years ago and have been renting since then. Feeling they will stay here, without another transfer in the near future, they decided to buy. They have been to the bank, they have been pre-approved and have money in the bank for a down payment. All the pieces are in place to make an offer on a home.Earlier this week, we looked at a foreclosure in Phillipsburg Missouri. Our choices have been some what limited as they want to stay in … (4 comments)

find your freedom: Strange, True or Urban Legend? Missouri Trivia - 03/05/09 01:59 PM
Being a Missouri "transplant" - I've lived here since January of 2000 - I still enjoy learning about my state. It's rather fun to read these strange and unusual tidbits.Thanks to Ryan Shaughnessy for doing all this work for us!Hope you enjoy this read as much as I did...   


More than a State Motto - The Show Me State:  The unofficial motto for the State of Missouri is "The Show Me".  The phrase was coined by U.S. Congressman Willard Duncan.  While giving a speech at a naval banquet in Philadelphia, he uttered the line: "I come from a state … (8 comments)

find your freedom: If you decide to snooze, you may just lose - now is a great time to SELL - 03/04/09 02:45 PM
Griffin Georgia real estate broker Jessica Horton is more blunt than I am and has a way of adding humor to drive home her point.
I recently wrote a post outlining four reasons why someone should sell now - Jessica gets right to the point for buyers and sellers - if you snooze you may just lose.
Buyers are out there - If you're thinking of selling your Southwest Missouri property, this is a must read ---

This is going to be very short and sweet:I realize the handsome (pretty) faces on television say, "It's ugly out … (6 comments)

find your freedom: Four reasons to list and SELL your Misouri property NOW - 03/04/09 02:02 PM
Thinking of selling your Southwest Missouri property? Wait no more - do it now!This week I've spent a great deal of time talking to people about the First Time Homebuyer tax credit being offered by the Federal government as well as the Tax Advance program being offered by the State of Missouri. There have been a ton of questions and I'm loving every minute of it!While it's still early in the program, the buying public has taken note and is looking into their buying options. Here are four reasons I believe now is a great time to list your home to SELL:1. … (2 comments)

find your freedom: Home in a Missouri Cave - in need of financing - or will have to be sold - 02/27/09 02:16 PM
We have a restaurant in a Cave listed for sale - so I'm not sure why I was shocked to hear about a HOME in a CAVE. This home is also located in Missouri and the family is having trouble finding a bank that will re-finance the property.
More of the story is below... if you know of anyone in the mortgage business, or you yourself are in lending, perhaps you can help this family of five.

I ran across this fascinating story about a family who turned a cave in Missouri into their home. They are … (4 comments)

find your freedom: March 1, 2009 - Opening Day trout season - Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon Missouri - 02/27/09 01:43 PM
The tradition continues this Sunday, March 1st, 2009 - opening day of trout season at Bennett Spring State Park in Lebanon Missouri. Last year, the Park played host to 3,000 anglers on opening day, a Saturday. This year, Park officials expect the same, if not a few more. The weathermen are calling for cooler weather - but I don't think that will deter many. Trout fishermen and women are a dedicated bunch!If you're heading to Lebanon Missouri for trout season, here is a sampling of what you'll find:Ollie's BBQ and Steakhouse
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Specializing in slowly smoked brisket … (1 comments)

find your freedom: Donkey Basketball in Lebanon MO - supporting After Prom 2009 - 02/22/09 03:06 PM
Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Donkey Basketball. I know, I know, where have I been? Putting together a post last week on free or nearly free activities in Lebanon Missouri, I realized Donkey Basketball was coming to Lebanon as a fundraising event. Donkey basketball? You mean real, live donkeys? people ride the donkeys? in the gym? I had to see this!
I can assure you this was worth more than the $6 ticket price - joining the donkey's were students and business men and women from Lebanon. It was rather fun to see a few of … (5 comments)

find your freedom: February Events in Lebanon Missouri - Free or low cost! - 02/13/09 02:36 PM
FREE and Low Cost Events in Lebanon Missouri
* The Lebanon High School Magnetic Theater Company Presents: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, show times are Saturday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m.  

* Donkey Basketball will be held on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carr Gym at Lebanon High School.  Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door.  All proceeds go to LHS After Prom 2009.


* LHS Project Grad will hold a Snowball Softball Tournament on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at Atchely Park in Lebanon … (5 comments)

find your freedom: A happy reason to sell - 02/09/09 02:00 PM
I just had to share this with all my South West Missouri friends!
Sharon Simms, a Broker/Realtor in Florida is celebrating a new listing - for more reason than one. The Seller is selling because she is getting married.
Even though real estate seems to be changing daily before our eyes, there are good news stories out there! Not every home on the market is a short sale, a foreclosure or a hardship story. There are marraiges, births, retirements and job promotions too!
Let us help you celebrate!  United Country VIP Realty serves Dallas County, as well as Laclede, Webster and … (12 comments)

find your freedom: Missouri: a top state to own your own business! Here are 3 busines opportunities with real estate in South Central Missouri - 02/02/09 02:14 PM
US News & World Reports recently released a list of the seven worst states to start a business. While I won't give away which seven states made the list, I will tell you this: Missouri was not one of them. In fact, Missouri ranked #14 as a top state to start a business. (You can read the full report by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council here:  Small Business Survival Index 2008.)If you're thinking it's time to be your own boss, if you're thinking it's time to Find Your Freedom, take a look at just a few of the opportunities waiting for you … (9 comments)

find your freedom: MHDC Tax Credit Advance Loan Program for 1st Time Home Buyers in Missouri - 01/30/09 07:33 AM
The MHDC (Missouri Housing Development Commission) has announced a new program to work in conjunction with the Federal First Time Home buyer Tax Credit program. This is exciting news for buyers that want to buy a home and qualify to buy a home but do not have the required 3% down payment and the closing costs.
MHDC is offering a tax credit advance - in a nut shell, MHDC will lend a first time home buyer up to 6% of the purchase price (up to $6,750) to assist with the down payment and the closing costs associated with the loan. … (4 comments)

find your freedom: Goat farms becoming more popular in Missouri - 01/24/09 12:59 PM
Goat Meat - the other Red Meat? Last month, Time Magazine ran a "Top 10 of  Everything" segment, including "Top 10 Food Trends." I wasn't surprised, but you may be, to learn that goat meat made the list at #7.Goat meat is rapidly becoming popular in all areas of the United States. Goat meat has a low fat content, compared to beef and pork and a high protein count. When cooked property, goat is very tender and tasteful.
Currently, the United States imports most of its goat meat into the country from New Zealand and Australia. But, consumers are looking … (5 comments)

find your freedom: 1533 W. Dallas, Buffalo MO 65622 ~ Dallas County MO ~ New Listing! - 01/21/09 02:00 PM
Located in Southwest Missouri, Buffalo is a convenient rural town. From Buffalo, you're only 20 minutes or so to Springfield Missouri; an easy drive to Bolivar MO, Pomme de Terre Lake, Bennett Springs State Park, Lebanon MO and even Lake of the Ozarks. Buffalo MO is turning into one of my favorite towns - you'll still find a town square, a local sale barn for your cattle and small animals, a popular school system and family restaurants. Let us help you Find Your Freedom in Buffalo Missouri. Listed for sale by: United Country VIP Realty … (1 comments)

find your freedom: Buyer and Seller Tip: A Fire Waiting for a Place to Happen... Dryer Lint - 01/20/09 02:51 PM
A real estate transaction is very similar to putting together a puzzle - lots of pieces must come together to ensure a closing for the buyer and seller takes place.
One of the most important pieces of the puzzle - the home inspection.
Michael Thornton is a home inspector, located in Brentwood TN. His recent post is well worth the read - and well worth your time in following through with his words of wisdom. Forward this post on to others you know. . . There is no reason to take the risk of fire due to dryer lint.
Print - … (5 comments)

find your freedom: Rep. Pollock to introduce bill: pay your personal property taxes in June - write your Representative TODAY! - 01/09/09 03:58 PM
Representative Darrell Pollock will be introducing legislation in the upcoming 2009 Missouri session that would change the due date for personal property taxes from December 31st to June 30th of each year.
Personal property taxes are paid each year on your "personal" items, such as motor vehicles, boats, trailers, livestock, farm machinery and business-related equipment. While the amount is usually not as large as other taxes, such as income taxes and real estate taxes, the timing may not be good for many Missourians. (For 2008, mine where under $300 for the year.)
Currently coming at the same time as real estate taxes, … (2 comments)

find your freedom: 3 South Central Missouri Schools make the grade on US News & World Report Top Schools List (LOCALISM FEATURED) - 01/05/09 04:29 PM
For the second year in a row, US News and World Reports  has published their list of top 100 High Schools in the United States. US News analyzed over 21,000 high schools, ranking them by Gold, Silver and Bronze standings.
Three local schools out of the 41 schools in Missouri to make the list : Congratulations to Conway High School in Conway Missouri for being named a Bronze Medal School in Missouri. Conway High School is part of the Laclede County R-1 School District, serving approximately 270 students in grades 9 to 12.Congratulations to Fordland High School in Fordland Missouri for being named … (11 comments)

find your freedom: Conway MO High School Receives Bronze Medal from US News & World Reports on Top High Schools - 01/05/09 01:12 PM
Conway Missouri High School receives Bronze medal from US News and World Report
For the second year in a row, US News and World Reports  has published their list of top 100 High Schools in the United States. US News analyzed over 21,000 high schools, ranking them by Gold, Silver and Bronze standings.Congratulations to Conway High School in Conway Missouri for being named a Bronze Medal School in Missouri. Conway was one of forty-one schools in the state to make the over-all list.
Conway High School is part of the Laclede County R-1 School District, serving approximately 270 students … (1 comments)

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