springfield mo real estate: Open House Sunday September 11 - Springfield Mo Open Houses - 09/09/11 03:20 PM
Springfield Mo Open Houses Open House 3703 E Woodbridge, Springfield, Mo 65809 Sunday September 11, 2011  
3703 E Woodbridge, Springfield, Mo 65809
$299,250
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Perfect in every way! Beautiful five year old two story home that offers two living area, formal living room with a cozy gas log fireplace, formal dining room, oversized kitchen with granite countertops and plate racks, eat-in dining area, media room, large master bedroom with walk-in closets, jetted tub, walk-in shower, 5 bedrooms, two covered decks, brick, vinyl and stone exterior, inground sprinkler system, security system, storage shed, mature landscaping and 3 … (3 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Wilson's Creek National Battlefield - 150 Year Reenactment - 09/08/11 02:48 PM
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield - 150 Year Reenactment
The 150 Year Reenactment was held at Wilson's Creek National last month.

 
The Battle of Wilson's Creek was the first major battle of the Civil war west of the Mississippi River. 
Fought in 1861, the battle fought between the Union forces and the Missouri State Guard where over 2500 soldiers lost their lives fighting for their cause.







Today, the battlefield is open to the public and includes a Civil War Museum.  Drive through the park and you'll see several battle grounds.  You … (1 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Happy Labor Day Weekend - Buy Your Springfield Mo Real Estate Now! - 09/03/11 03:01 PM
Happy Labor Day Weekend - Buy Your Springfield Mo Real Estate Now! For many, Labor Day Weekend is a time to get away and take some time off.  For others, it's back to work as usual.  But don't forget to remember all the men and women in the military that have given their lives to make our country safe.
 
For me, it was a little of both.  We started the morning watching the Ozark Mule Day parade (I'll add photos later), then came home and began our construction on our new covered deck.
 
In between helping my hubby, we … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Deer Season In Missouri Starting In September - 09/02/11 01:12 PM
Deer Season In Missouri Starting In September Missouri is a state that has an abundance of deer and this month begins deer season.
 
Early this morning my hubby and I was finishing breakfast, when outside I noticed two small fawns jumping and playfully scampering around in our back yard.  Before I could grab the camera, they had disappeared.  I thought that Mama Deer was probably close by.
 
Instead, they reappeared near our neighbor's home, along with the neighbor's Blue Heeler.  She was making sure the fawns were staying close to the home.  Looking closer, we realized the neighbors had … (11 comments)

springfield mo real estate: $5,000 Grants for First-Time Military Buyers - 08/30/11 01:49 PM
For First Time Military Buyers, here's some good news.  $5000 grants for those who are elgible.  Ask your lender about this grant and go buy your first home.

Active duty personnel, veterans, retired members of the military, and employees of the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security are eligible to apply for up to $5000 in down payment and closing costs in the purchase of a first home. The national nonprofit Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation is offering the assistance through its 'Dream Makers' programs and says the grants can be applied to a mortgage from … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 3703 E Woodbridge Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale - 08/27/11 03:57 PM
3703 E Woodbridge Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale
 $289,950  Perfect in every way!  Beautiful five year old two story home that offers two living area, formal living room with a cozy gas log fireplace, formal dining room.

Oversized kitchen with granite countertops and plate racks, eat-in dining area, media room, large master bedroom with walk-in closets, jetted tub, walk-in shower.



5 bedrooms, two covered decks, brick, vinyl and stone exterior, inground sprinkler system, security system, storage shed, mature landscaping and 3 car garage.  Oh and did we mention, a state-of-the-art media/theatre room in … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Springfield Mo Real Estate Market Reports - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 08/27/11 01:11 PM
Springfield Mo Real Estate Market Reports - Springfield Mo Real Estate Are you watching the real estate market in Springfield this year?  Knowing where the market is selling is cruticial if you are a home seller.

Cities in and around the Springfield Mo area are continuing to sell.  Some sales have decreased, while other areas have increased.  You be the judge.
Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Springfield Mo real estate area?  We're here to help.  Call us today.
 
Statistics courtesy of Springfield Mo MLS.
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springfield mo real estate: 3898 W Rockwood Street Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale - 08/20/11 10:49 AM
3898 W Rockwood Street Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Homes For Sale NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR SALE  
 

5 Bedroom 3 Bath     Built in 2005  SqFt. 2696                                                                 $  210,000.00
Looking for quality?  This beautiful ranch home offers 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 living areas, a full finished walkout basement with in-law quarters, 2 fireplaces, granite countertops, wetbar, storm shelter, security system, custom mini blinds, composite decking, retractable screen door, electric or gas dryer, 2 covered patios, covered deck, updated doors and trim.  Bird watchers paradise from your own back deck.  South Creek walking trails and wet weather … (8 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 4783 W Portland Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Houses For Sale - 08/06/11 02:29 PM
4783 W Portland Springfield Mo - Springfield Mo Houses For Sale Hattiesburg Hills Short Sale
3 Bedroom 2 Bath     Built in 2000  SqFt. 1361                                                                 $  89,000.00
 
 More than just a cookie cutter home.  Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch in Hattiesburg Hills that offers a nice open floor plan, corner gas log fireplace, oversized master bedroom, enclosed patio, fenced back yard, storage shed and more.  Located in Southwest Springfield, Hattiesburg Hills is convenient to shopping and major highways.
 
 
 
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springfield mo real estate: 4652 W Blackfoot Drive, Springfield, MO - Vintage Hills Subdivision - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 07/18/11 02:50 PM
4652 W Blackfoot Drive, Springfield, MO - Vintage Hills Subdivision - Springfield Mo Real Estate You won't find a better home in Vintage Hills with this amount of square footage on one level.  In like new condition, with an open floor plan, this wonderful home offers 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths, a gas log fireplace, vaulted ceiling treatments, large kitchen with a breakfast bar and oversized dining area.
 
The master bedroom is separate from the 3 additional bedrooms, with a large walk-in closet and master bath. The deck overlooks the beautiful landscaping in the back yard. In the garage, the … (9 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 5621 N Farm Rd 175, Springfield, MO - Springfield Horse Property For Sale - 07/17/11 03:27 PM
5621 N Farm Rd 175, Springfield, MO - Springfield Horse Property For Sale Wonderful 10 acre horse ranch with a beautiful 6 bedroom, 5 bath basement home nestled in a quiet and peaceful country setting just 20 minutes from downtown Springfield.
This country style home with a full length covered front porch exudes warmth and comfort as you drive up and as you enter and experience the spacious and open floor plan with high vaulted ceilings, wooden beams and extensive trim work. Updated in 2002.
Quality craftsmanship can be seen in the custom kitchen cabinets and woodwork throughout this home. … (7 comments)

springfield mo real estate: I Accept Short Sale Referrals - Springfield Mo Short Sales - 07/17/11 04:44 AM
I Accept Short Sale Referrals - Springfield Mo Short Sales Words out that I successfully work short sales in the Springfield Mo real estate market. 
This week I was approached by another real estate agent I've known for years to take over one of her listings.  It started out as a regular sale, but as time went on, the sellers transferred and now are in a situation to short sale their home.
When asked if I do referrals on short sales, I responded: Of course I do!  They are no different than any other referral.
Yes, short sales are more time … (4 comments)

springfield mo real estate: The Government Has Stopped Home Purchases - 07/04/11 12:08 PM
The Government Has Stopped Home Purchases The government has stopped home purchases......not really.  But what if the government quit all the federal funding?  Next, the banks will require 30% down before agreeing to loan you money. In a Springfield Mo real estate market where we see an abundance of foreclosures and short sales, we're also faced with lower home prices.  You would think this would bring home buyers running out to purchase.  Add some of the lowest interest rates to the formula.  Now we have a market that we haven't seen in a long time.
So where are the buyers?  I'll … (9 comments)

springfield mo real estate: The Basics Of Staging Your Home To Sell - 07/03/11 03:25 PM
 
Getting ready to market your home.  A few simple tips will help you make a faster and more profitable sale.  Read what Herb Johnson has to say.
 
Staging is about appealing to a broad range of buyers and creating an image of a lifestyle. Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves living in your house.
Here are some staging tips that can help your home sell.
1. A Thorough Cleaning: A good cleaning includes shampooing carpets, removing stains, and scrubbing the bathroom. The daily basics mean having your family's things put away with the dishes and laundry done.
2. Declutter. Clutter can … (6 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Another Bank of America Short Sale Stalled After Receiving Approval - 07/03/11 02:09 PM
Another Bank of America Short Sale Stalled After Receiving Approval I have been working a Bank of America short sale for almost a year.  Being an FHA loan, we have had the seller approved for the short sale for over 4 months.  Unfortunately, the short sale was approved for over market value.
The approval was based on an appraisal that did not take into consideration past short sales or foreclosures.  The first offer was lower than the appraisal,and the buyer refused to meet the terms, so they walked. 
Four months later, we now have another offer.  The bank orders another appraisal … (96 comments)

springfield mo real estate: 407 S Dexter Ave Springfield Mo - Carden Meadow - Springfield Mo Real Estate - 06/26/11 12:09 PM
407 S Dexter Ave Springfield Mo - Carden Meadow - Springfield Mo Real Estate Springfield has many newer subdivisions and one of them is a smalled subdivision called Carden Meadow. 
Just a few blocks of homes, Carden Meadow is located on the Southwest side of Springfield.  These ranch style homes consist of 3 to 4 bedrooms, two living areas, brick and permanent exteriors on lots under .25 acres.
  $102,000 SOLD
407 S Dexter Avenue, Springfield was built in 1998 with 1682 square feet.  It includes a large eat-in kitchen with large windows overlooking the back yard.  A second living … (3 comments)

springfield mo real estate: A Change Of Pace- Showing Springfield Mo Real Estate - 06/25/11 12:14 PM
A Change Of Pace - Showing Springfield Mo Real Estate My job as a team leader is usually to list property, marketing, and answer the phone calls.  This weekend I am showing property.
Showing property is like riding a bicycle.  No matter how long it's been, you start the wheel rolling and keep the bicycle upright.  Right?  I feel like a kid in a candy store.  I get to see more than one home in a day.
Today, we looked at two homes.....vacant, so I didn't have to make appointments.  Tomorrow is a different story.  I have mapped out the homes … (2 comments)

springfield mo real estate: PSSSS! Word Is Another Real Estate Company Is Closing In Christian County! - 06/23/11 02:32 PM
PSSSS! Word Is Another Real Estate Company Is Closing In Christian County! You know the market is tough when you hear rumors of another real estate office is getting ready to close.
Sad to see after years of success that so many agents in our market area are struggling and yet they haven't changed their way of selling real estate for years.  Many have now left real estate.  This only adds expense to a real estate company without the additional income of those agent.
I've thought about this all day and realized that had I not changed with the market, I … (20 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Correct Your Credit Report Errors Before You Start Your Home Search - 06/19/11 02:50 PM
Correct Your Credit Report Errors Before You Start Your Home Search Your ability to buy or refinance your home clearly depends on your credit report, unless you're paying cash.  For some, errors on your credit report comes as a surprise.  Or you thought that little glitch wasn't going to matter.....the bank wasn't going to find out about it.
Clearly, the banks are checking close to make sure you are responsible enough for them to loan you money.  You can address any issue that causes your credit rating to drop.
You are allowed to pull your credit report once a year without … (17 comments)

springfield mo real estate: Avoid Springfield Mo Foreclosure Surprises - 06/12/11 07:09 AM
Avoid Springfield Mo Foreclosure Surprises Just when I thought I'd seen everything, I recently placed a Fannie Mae home under contract with an occupied tenant. Uncooperative throughout the entire transaction, the tenant finally moved, leaving the home intact, but cluttered with debris.  I was quite sure that Fannie Mae would order a trashout of the property, but I wasn't going to assume anything. 
This week the home was cleaned and the trash removed, but not without a glitch.  Someone tried to open the garage door and after being secured, the door completely wrinkled.  A few more obsticles......the inspection had to be … (6 comments)

 
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