short sales: 5255 S 120th Rd, Morrisville, MO 65710 | Ranch Homes With Acreage - 10/20/13 11:27 AM
5255 S 120th Rd, Morrisville, MO 65710 | Homes With Acreage | Springfield Mo Real Estate
Beautiful custom built home sitting on 8 acres. Large exposed beams, yellow pine floors, 6 panel knotty pine doors and custom woodwork throughout.
There is a large master bedroom in this split bedroom floor plan with walk-in closet, recessed ceiling, wood floors and its own bath. The master bath features a double vanity and walk-in slate shower.
The office is at the front of the home and features walnut wood panels harvested off the land. This room … (2 comments)

short sales: Twitter Helped Me Close A Bank of America Short Sale! - 08/03/11 02:45 PM
Twitter Helped Me Close A Bank of America Short Sale!  I listed 389 Waterwheel in Sparta Missouri last year and after once offer walking because Bank of America countered the offer, we received another offer last month. 
This short sale was an FHA loan, so we had approval to sell the home within a certain price range, with Bank of America not accepting any offer that required them to pay buyers closing costs.
It didn't take long to get an approval.  We had a great negotiator up until last week, when the negotiator was transferred to a different department.  The final … (12 comments)

short sales: Bank of America Is Changing Their Short Sale Process - Approval In 10 Days! - 01/20/11 12:41 PM
Bank of America Is Changing Their Short Sale Process - Approval In 10 Days! As a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), I sat through a live broadcast with Alex Charpen and a representative from Bank of America.
Bank of America is working to accelerate their short sale process by working before the home is marketed.  Setting a price, working with the seller to make sure they qualify for the short sale. 
The process starts with gathering necessary paperwork from the seller, appraising the property to determine market value, submitting the results to the Mortgage Insurance company, and finally to the Investor … (19 comments)

short sales: Tips To Avoid Foreclosure in the Springfield Missouri Real Estate Market - 11/27/10 11:18 AM
Tips To Avoid Foreclosure in the Springfield Missouri Real Estate Market  Foreclosures continue to increase in the Springfield Missouri market.    I've helped homeowners for the past several years keep their homes out of foreclosure.  The one thing they all have had in common....they reached out and asked me to help them.  Here are a few tips to avoid foreclosure.  
•1.       Don't think ignoring the fact that you're behind will make it will go away.  The farther you get behind, the harder it is to catch up on your mortgage payments.
•2.       Contact your lender and explain your situation.  Sometimes they … (3 comments)

short sales: Avoid Foreclosure - Five Tips For Short Sale Success - Avoid Missouri Foreclosure - 10/31/10 01:59 PM
Avoid Foreclosure - Five Tips For Short Sale Success  - Avoid Missouri Foreclosure Two years ago and over 50 successfully closed short sales later, I see the market still saturated with foreclosures.  What I don't understand is why more homeowners do not try to short sell their home instead of walking away and ruining their credit. 
Here are five tips for short sale success. 1.  When you know you are strugging to make your payments because of a death, illness, unemployment or excessive debt, don't wait to receive a foreclosure notice.  Market your home as soon as possible.  Waiting 2 -3 weeks … (6 comments)

short sales: Why Do I List Springfield Missouri Short Sales - I Must Be Nuts! - 08/07/10 01:50 PM
Why Do I List Springfield Missouri Short Sales - I Must Be Nuts!
Consulting with another agent today, they ask why I list short sales.  Was I desperate?  Do I like to work long hours with discounted commissions?  Do I ever succeed at closing short sales?  Am I nuts?  Springfield Missouri real estate has SHORT SALES!
I answered YES to all the questions. 
Yes, I list short sales in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Willard, Strafford, Republic, Clever, Highlandville, Forsyth and other towns in Greene, Christian and Taney counties.  I love short sales.
Yes, I'm desperate.  Desperate to help sellers that are about … (7 comments)

short sales: Understanding Short Sale Transactions | A Guide to Short Sale Facts & Myths - 07/28/10 12:59 AM
Sellers are faced with important decisions concerning their ability to save their homes.  Bill Gassett has described in detail what a short sale is and the facts concerning short sales.

            Understanding Short Sale Transactions | A Guide to Short Sale Facts & Myths
A short sale unfortunately has become a common buzz word in the Real Estate industry. For those that have been hearing the term "short sale" and don't quite understand what it means, a short sale is a legal lender approved solution designed to assist a home owners who is financially strapped to get … (2 comments)

short sales: Wells Fargo Short Sale Closed - Springfield Mo Short Sales - 07/16/10 01:26 PM
Wells Fargo Short Sale Closed - Springfield Mo Short Sales Starting out 339 days ago, as a traditional sale, this home was built in 2004.  with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage.  The sellers, knowing that they may be facing foreclosure, contacted us well in advance to avoid foreclosure. 
We started the price out according to market value, but six months into the listing, we came close to a foreclosure date, reduced the price (calculating market value/ time owned / interest rate) to $72,000 and started a short sale.  The bank accepted $70,000 after completing their own research and … (6 comments)

short sales: Home Owners Facing Foreclosure Have Options - Short Sales - 05/17/10 03:41 PM
Home Owners Facing Foreclosure Have Options - Short Sales After working short sales for the past several years, I'm still amazed so many struggling homeowners do not know they can sell their home as a "Short Sale."
What's a short sale?  That question is asked of me on a daily basis.  A short sale is where the homeowner is allowed to sell their home for less than what's owed, with permission from the seller's bank.  By doing a short sale, struggling homeowners can better protect their credit, possibly be able to purchase a home again within 2 years.  If they allow … (1 comments)

short sales: Successfully Selling Springfield MO Short Sales - Another Closed Short Sale - 01/15/10 12:56 PM
Successfully Selling Springfield Mo Short Sales - Another Closed Short Sale

Who says short sales don't close?  But we sold this home in a short period of time.
It started out as a regular sale.  In no time, we realized our listed price wasn't going to sell the home fast enough for the sellers.
As we dropped the price, more showings started occuring and we quickly obtained an offer.  Within a month, we had bank approval! 
Today's closing was a relief for the sellers......a win win situation for all.  Thanks to everyone involved, this Short Sale is now history.
 Search … (5 comments)

short sales: Successfully Closing Springfield Short Sales - 01/09/10 12:32 AM
Successfully Closing Springfield Short Sales Looking back at 2009, I had no idea that Springfield short sales would end up being twenty-five percent of my business.  We successfully closed 25 Springfield short sales last year.
Twenty-five short sales is a drop in a bucket to the number of homes in the Springfield, Ozark, and Nixa area that are being foreclosed on.  So many consumers are still not aware that there are options to foreclosure.  My goal for 2010 is to double the number of successful short sale closings.
Why Do I Do Short Sales? Short sales are not for every realtor.  I … (15 comments)

short sales: Another Springfield Short Sale Successfully Closed - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 12/05/09 12:04 PM
Another Springfield Short Sale Successfully Closed!
Springfield is slowly beginning to accept short sales as an alternative to foreclosure.  And with the large number of homeowners still in need of saving their homes, word isn't spreading fast enough.

This home was a little difficult to sell.  The tenant refused to allow the home to be shown.  After finally getting him to evacuate the home, we quickly received an offer. 
However, the bank decided to start the foreclosure process and the day of foreclosure, we were able to get it postponed.
With the patience of great buyers, … (6 comments)

short sales: Another Short Sale Sold - Park Estates - Willard Mo Real Estate - 11/04/09 12:28 PM

Another Short Sale Sold - Park Estate - Willard Mo Real Estate
As the year winds down, banks are also taking a final look at their inventory and making decisions to accept short sales or take them into foreclosure.
Park Estates was a subdivision of short sales and foreclosures this past year.  Today, over half of the homes are now sold, with new life coming back to them.  Homeowners are taking more pride in the area and the entire subdivision is beginning to change.
After six months, and many offers later, we closed this wonderful home in Willard.  The home … (2 comments)

short sales: Another Short Sale Closed - Ozark Missouri - Ozark Mo Real Estate - 10/10/09 02:21 PM
After working six months, stalling foreclosure twice, working with Wells Fargo and Bank of America, we closed this wonderful home in Ozark.

There was a time I wondered if this home was ever going to close.  But with the help of the buyer's agent, the patience of the buyers, the unrelentless work from the title company and the cooperation of the sellers, we reached our goal......a successful closing.
Short sales aren't easy when Bank of America holds a second.  After months of negotiations, Wells Fargo was ready to go, but I couldn't close because … (10 comments)

short sales: 3147 Kingsley - Golden Meadows - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 08/19/09 12:12 AM

short sales: Springfield Distressed Property Versus Regular Sales - 06/14/09 12:22 PM
Distressed Property Versus Regular Sales
To help get a handle on what the real estate market is doing in the Springfield real estate market, we are tracking the office sales for 2009.
Consumers are always looking for a great buy (steal).  Many are focusing on foreclosures and overlooking the great homes available and ready to buy.  No doubt, some short sales and foreclosures are great deals.  However, if the home needs repairs, these homes are sold "AS IS WHERE IS".
Many first time home buyers, anxious to take advantage of the Incentive program that expires December 1, 2009, do not realize … (1 comments)

short sales: 621 Althea, Nixa Mo - The Springs Subdivision - Short Sale - 06/06/09 11:53 AM
Price reduced on this wonderful finished walkout basement home.  Open floor plan, two kitchens, 3 living areas, fenced back yard, covered deck, and priced at $170,000.  Check It Out!
Although this home is no longer available for sale, see my website for more great homes in The Springs for sale. 

short sales: CDPE Certified To Sell Springfield Mo Real Estate - 05/26/09 01:58 PM

CDPE Certified?  Yes, I Am! 
The Springfield real estate market is always changing and so is the way homeowners are able to dispose of their real estate investments.  But the market has not been good to some real estate investors, lowering the value of their home and keeping them from selling because they are upside down on value.
In order to help correct and slow down the foreclosures, realtors are taking additional classes to help homeowners avoid foreclosures by successfully selling their homes as "short sales".
Several months ago, I completed a class with Nancy Freeman on "Foreclosures, Short Sales … (3 comments)

short sales: Another Successful Christian County Mo Countrywide Short Sale Closed - 05/22/09 01:35 PM
Another Successful Christian County, Mo Short Sale Closed! 
If I told you last November it would take five months to close on your next Christian County Mo home, would you have waited that long to buy a house?
Not many people would.  But I had a great couple that fell in love with this beautiful home near the James River and along with their realtor, patiently waited while I worked through the process to obtain approval from the seller's bank to do a "short sale".
 The home badly needed a new roof and the buyers requested escrow funds to replace the … (2 comments)

short sales: Billings Mini Ranch Missouri - Springfield Homes For Sale - 05/16/09 01:46 PM
On 3 acres, minutes Southwest of Springfield, we have a new listing that features an open floor plan, covered back patio and great location.  Wind View Subdivision is a small subdivision of newer homes with small acreages.  Country living at it's finest.
Billings, Missouri is a community of 1000+ population located on the west edge of Christian County and is made up of a large number of mini farms and larger estates.  Other small communities include Clever, Republic, and Battlefield.

Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX) Rainmaker large

Kay Van Kampen

Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

Springfield, MO

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