rural missouri living: New Price! Marshfield MO Home for Sale! - 01/05/11 05:11 AM
This Marshfield MO Home for Sale has a new price and is looking for a new Owner!
Nestled on almost 10 country acres, it is a MUST see! Country home on acreage with walk out basement in Marshfield MO … (2 comments)

rural missouri living: The Big Blue Spring Ranch for sale in Missouri - Premier Missouri Property - 06/10/10 04:25 PM

Find Your Freedom in Missouri! Raise your own cattle, farm your own crops, hunt deer or turkey, fish off the river bank and enjoy all that the Missouri Ozarks has to offer on a property like few others. The Big Blue Spring Ranch offers you the potential for all of this and so much more.

Spanning  1,046 acres, this land has the potential to comfortably run 85 to 90 cow calf pairs.  There are fenced pastures, with the top field planted in Bermuda grass, two barns, small cabin and drilled well.

Not only is there … (4 comments)

rural missouri living: 8 Ways To Sell Your Springfield Missouri Home Quickly And For The Best Price - 01/05/10 03:58 AM
Betty and John have done a wonderful job outlining 8 ways to sell your Springfield MO home quickly and for the best price -
I am re-posting their list here, as I truly believe these tips will assist you no matter where you are in the Ozarks -- 


1. Define the reasons why you are selling your home in Springfield MO, and keep those reasons private. Telling a prospective buyer that you are selling your house because you can no longer afford the payments, or because you need to move quickly, puts them at a bargaining advantage. Once … (4 comments)

rural missouri living: 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)

rural missouri living: Horse Property in the Ozarks for sale: 75 Sixty Six Dr, Niangua MO 65713 - 10/21/09 02:46 PM
Two homes for less than one! 7+ acres  
This property offered for sale by: United Country VIP Realty, located in Marshfield Missouri. Debbie DiFonzo, Broker
More information is available upon request, including a Seller's Disclosure for both homes - the main home was built in 2005, the second home, built in 2007.

rural missouri living: 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)

rural missouri living: 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)

rural missouri living: Enter to win a 4,000 sq ft house - $25 per entry - Ironton Missouri - 01/15/09 02:50 PM
Would you spend $25.00 to play a word game, with the chance of winning a home?
This home is only three years old and has over 4,000 square feet - be sure to read more of the details below and see the pictures of this almost new home.
This contest is brought to you by the Perfect Place -
Be sure to let me know what you think about this idea of selling homes. This gives the term "playing games" an all new meaning!

 ** I am not affiliated with this contest. I'm merely sharing this information as an example … (6 comments)

rural missouri living: Bowling Buddies win 2nd Place in League play at Starlite Lanes in Lebanon MO - 01/11/09 05:03 AM
The Bowling Bears, the only four person team from Ezard Elementary in Conway MO, took Second Place in the Bowling Buddies League at Starlite Lanes in Lebanon MO.The first half of the 2008/2009 league ended in a tie for Second Place. After a bowl-off, the Bowling Bears walked away with the trophy.
The Bowling Bears play, learn and compete at Starlite Lanes in Lebanon, MO.  All four of the kids had bowled only a few times before joining the league - none of them were overly skilled in the art of bowling.

It's been interesting to … (5 comments)

rural missouri living: 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)

rural missouri living: 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)

rural missouri living: They're back: Pick up trucks in The Ozarks {Hint: Deer Season is over!} - 12/26/08 03:14 PM
I just had to share with you this fun post by Steve Mattison.
Since it's now the end of December, the road ways are thick with pick up trucks once again. It really is an amazing phenomenon here in the Ozarks. Many businesses life in general almost come to a complete halt during deer season. Almost everything is scheduled around the deer stand.
By the way, I'll mention that deer season is over and today it was 68* here in South-central Missouri. No freezing temps for the next couple of days at least!

Driving home from work today I … (6 comments)

rural missouri living: Make your dreams come true: Offered for sale - Country Store in Plato MO {10757 Hwy 32 Plato MO 65552} - 12/22/08 03:55 PM
Do you have a favorite country store memory? Have you ever thought about owning your own piece of American history? Perhaps you've never been in a true country store -Offered for sale in Plato Missouri - Shop Rite Grocery and GrillSitting on the main drag of Plato MO, the Grocery and Grill is one of the last remaining threads to rural Missouri living.
You'll find all your basic grocery staples, including a small deli area, pop, milk and bread. They also offer soft serve ice cream, an ATM machine, cigarettes and fresh fruits/vegetables.
You'll find eleven tables to sit, relax … (3 comments)

rural missouri living: THE TOP 10 EVENTS IMPACTING REAL ESTATE IN 2008 - 12/17/08 01:52 PM
I spend much of my time explaining to Sellers, to buyers and even to other real estate agents - Real estate has changed and is continuing to do so, almost daily.
Often, I get a blank stare.
Stefan Swanepoel has written a splendid summary of events impacting the real estate business in 2008. I find it interesting that he has a list of 10 events - reinforcing how complex our current economic market has become, real estate and beyond.
This is a must read for those wondering, How in the world did be get to this point? Here is the good... and the bad... … (4 comments)

It's no secret: I love to list.There is something about viewing a property, researching the comparables, finding that right Buyer with that right puzzle piece to make the perfect fit, that keeps me going day in and day out.
Lenn Harley has done a wonderful job, in my humble opinion, of highlighting the challenges of listing in today's market. Today's market is different than yesterday's market. 
Here in Laclede, Dallas and Webster Counties of Missouri we haven't seen the dramatic price declines as  seen in other parts of the country but we still have an ever changing market.
If you're thinking … (3 comments)

rural missouri living: Lebanon Missouri weather: Ever changing - 11/29/08 01:42 PM
I am getting wimpy.At first I thought it was old age - I did turn 40 this year, you know.But, I think I have decided it's not the age, it's the location.Having grown up in Naperville Illinois, about 32 miles south west of Chicago, we had some cold, wet winters. The wind would not only blow, it would whip. The snow would not only fall, it would keep on falling. And, once you had snow "up North" it stayed until spring. I've lived in Missouri for almost nine years. Seem strange to type that - the time has gone by so … (5 comments)

rural missouri living: Are you smarter than a 6th grade Geography student? - 11/27/08 12:09 PM
I had no idea there was such an event: The National Geographic Bee.Since 1989, the National Geographic Society has been hosting a Geographic Bee for students. First the students compete in their classroom or homeschooling group. One winner per classroom/group. Then the classroom winners go on to compete at the school level. One winner per school / homeschooling group. That winner will then take a written test, with the top 100 scores going to the State level Geographic Bee. One state winner will go on to national. My daughter won her classroom round and this week participated in our school level … (2 comments)

rural missouri living: Why doesn't the media understand the Law of Attraction? - 11/24/08 02:01 PM
I've been romping around in the Rain tonight and recently read Katerina's post:  Contest Time! Win With Your 20 Million Dollar Listing Presentation! Updated!Two lines in that post really caught my attention. They beat to the heart of something I've been mulling for a few weeks now:
Remember, you must visualize and be prepared for your dreams to come true. Before you can receive you must believe ... Every time you listen to the news, listen to a talk radio show or pick up any newspaper, the news is all the same. Doom and Gloom.Yesterday it was Meet the Press, this … (15 comments)

rural missouri living: Laclede County R-1 Marching Band wins 1st Place in Lebanon MO holiday parade - 11/22/08 01:51 PM
Lebanon Missouri played host today to their Annual Christmas Parade. The Saturday before Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the holiday season in Lebanon and Laclede County. The theme for the 2008 parade: Believe in the Spirit of Christmas.The Laclede Country R-1 Marching Band (Conway Missouri) was one of over one hundred entries in the parade and one of five school bands. This was the Conway's first appearance in almost five years in this particular parade. They did not disappoint.Director of Bands, David Taylor and his students took home 1st place for the "Best Drum Major" and 1st place for "Best Color Guard." … (9 comments)

rural missouri living: Help for Buyers in Missouri: FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS $7,500 TAX CREDIT - 11/21/08 08:51 AM
Today has been a busy day! Busier than most this week. I talked to three people today regarding the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit of $7,500. So when I found this post by Lenn, I knew it was worth passing along.
There is talk of making this CREDIT a GIFT but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Even at a CREDIT this is good stuff.
See Lenn's post below - She provides a great link.
When you're ready to BUY in MISSOURI, give me a call at 417-533-4015 or feel free to email me at: If you're ready to SELL, … (1 comments)

Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO  and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri)

Debbie DiFonzo

Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Lebanon, MO

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Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri

Address: 1400 W. Elm Street, Lebanon, MO, 65536

Office: (417) 532-2031

Mobile: (417) 533-4015

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Licensed to practice real estate in the State of Missouri

Our office in Marshfield, MO can be reached at: 417-468-5900




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