springfield real estate: 4444 S Troy Ave, Springfield Mo 65810 - 07/09/18 07:47 PM
4444 S Troy Ave Springfield Mo 65810
Cedar Creek Subdivision in Springfield MO
Complete with a three car garage, this beautiful 4 bedroom home in Cedar Creek Subdivision with Kickapoo, McBride/ Wilson's Creek Schools in Springfield offers two living areas, updated kitchen appliances, gas log fireplace, fenced back yard, storage shed and more. More than enough room for a growing or extended family.
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springfield real estate: Riding The Wave | Springfield Mo Real Estate Market | Springfield MO Short Sales - 11/09/11 01:05 PM
Visiting the dentist today, he asked me "How's Real Estate?"  My reply is always Great!  We went on to discuss my real estate market, how my office was still going strong and then said"  You're riding the wave.
 


I never thought of it that way, but he's right.  Over the past 3 years, we changed the way we sold real estate........we started helping Springfield Mo homeowners save their homes from foreclosure so they could come back to us in a few years and buy once again.
 
 



The Springfield Mo real estate short sale … (2 comments)

springfield real estate: 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)

springfield 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 real estate: 5 Things To Know About the Springfield Mo Real Estate Market - 06/10/11 03:09 PM
5 Things To Know About the Springfield Mo Real Estate Market Home sales may be down, but the Springfield MO real estate market remains strong.  Here's a few reasons why:
 
1. Buyers are more patient.   Homes are taking longer to sell, but buyers are looking at everything in their price range and waiting for that "great buy" to come along.  I've seen buyers looking at the market for over a year before they buy the right home.
2.  Homes are better staged.  I've seen more Springfield Mo homes getting staged before they are listed. First impressions are lasting when … (9 comments)

springfield real estate: Surviving Your Serengeti - I Am The Enterprising Crocodile -My Personality Must Be Enduring! - 02/21/11 03:27 PM
Surviving Your Serengeti - I Am The Enterprising Crocodile - My Personality Must Be Enduring! This is all a part of Stefan Swanepoel's new book  - Surviving You Serengeti!

The book is due out March 1, but we were allowed a sneak peak, reading the first two chapters.  The book talks about the wildebeest and their ability to endure the yearly migration searching for water.   Read the original post from Active Rain.
Understanding that our lives are much like the wildebeest and taking the test, I am the enterprising crocodile.  Here's the results of my test:
"Enterprising means showing initiative, a … (2 comments)

springfield real estate: Moving On Up? 2011 Is The Year To Buy Springfield Real Estate! - 02/01/11 12:27 PM
Moving On Up?  2011 Is The Year To Buy Springfield Real Estate! Want to take advantage of the low prices in 2011?  Great!  Let's get started.  Oh, but you have a house to sell.  What to do first.
This is a scenario that is occuring all over the country.  Once you get the itch to move, your first step is to get you prequalified to buy another home first.....that is, unless you're paying cash.
As your real estate agent, let's make sure that the price range you are wanting to be in is within your ability to purchase.
Second, let's get … (8 comments)

springfield real estate: What Kind Of Home Do You Want To Buy? Springfield Mo Homes For Sale! - 01/23/11 09:36 AM
What Kind Of Home Do You Want To Buy?  Springfield Mo Homes For Sale! Springfield Mo is made up of several different types of homes:  single family residential homes, multi-family homes, patio homes, condominiums and Townhouses.
Single family residential homes are the most common type to buy.  Buyers usually consist of a single family or college students, and single people looking to invest in real estate.
Multiple family homes:  Usually consist of two or more separate living areas.  Duplexes are the most common.  Owners can live in one side and rent out the other to help with their costs.  Some lending institutions … (1 comments)

springfield real estate: Selling Springfield Mo Real Estate - Has The Market Changed? - 01/15/11 11:59 AM
Selling Springfield Mo Real Estate - Has The Market Changed? Receiving a call from a former client today, they asked if the market had changed over the past year.  They are seeing a number of farms on the market, but not sure what was selling.
Springfield Missouri is a great place to live and raise a family.  Known as the Queen City of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas are nestled quietly in the Ozark Mountains of Southwestern Missouri. With its scenic beauty and vast array of lakes, Springfield is truly a great place to retire or raise a family.  
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springfield real estate: Embracing Springfield Mo Short Sales - My New Short Sale Rules - 01/12/11 02:17 PM
Embracing Springfield Mo Short Sales - My New Short Sale Rules Amazing what someone can do with a little practice.  Several years ago, I dived into short sales and continue to do them today.  By no means am I an expert.......who is an expert when every short sale is different? 
An expert is someone that has answers to every question that arises.  I don't!  And today, another home went to foreclosure.  I've had it on the market for 4 months with no offers.  Not one!  NADA!
Why?  BECAUSE MY SELLERS DISAPPEARED!  They moved.  All my phone calls went unanswered.  All my emails … (10 comments)

springfield real estate: 389 Waterwheel, Sparta - Ranch Style Homes In Sparta - Sparta Mo Real Estate and Homes For Sale - 09/25/10 03:10 PM
389 Waterwheel, Sparta - Ranch Style Homes in Sparta - Sparta Mo Real Estate and Homes For Sale

 SOLD! $78,000 Located in a Millbrooke subdivision, a subdivision of Ranch style homes,  here's a Gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath house in Sparta just 20 minutes from Springfield.
 
Lots of backyard space, privately fenced,  with separate fenced gardens. Large family room on an open floor plan with a 2 car garage. Large walkin closets and fantastic cabinetry make this a must see at 78,000!
This home is  in a Subdivision, with large lots, covenants and restrictions, and city water.  Sparta Missouri is located 20 … (1 comments)

springfield real estate: Survey Says Now Is A Great Time To Own A Home - 6 Reasons Why - 09/17/10 12:48 PM
Survey Says.......Now Is A Great Time To Own A Home - 6 Reasons Why Back when we bought our first home, buying a home was easy.  We were a military family with a fixed income.  We purchased a home with VA financing, 8% interest, with payments of approximately $300 a month.  Now that was great!  No money down.....money for the payment was on time every month......what more could we want!  Oh, I forgot to mention, homes were very affordable back then too.
Times have changed and so has the Springfield real estate market.  I've read several articles lately that say now is a … (12 comments)

springfield real estate: Preparing For A Quick Sale In Today's Springfield Real Estate Market - 08/25/10 03:59 PM
Preparing For a Quick Sale in Today's Springfield Real Estate Market! I wrote this post in November 2006. Market prices have dropped since then, but the main reasons a home sells are:  Location, Price and Condition.
Springfield Missouri is a great place to live and raise a family.  Known as the Queen City of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri and the surrounding areas are nestled quietly in the Ozark Mountains of Southwestern Missouri. With its scenic beauty and vast array of lakes, Springfield is truly a great place to retire or raise a family.  
In today's market, if you want to sell your home … (3 comments)

springfield real estate: Buyers-Things You Need to Pay Attention While Improving your Credit - 08/08/10 04:07 AM
Showing property to potential buyers in the Springfield real estate market is no different than others places across the country.  Buyers must have excellent credit or take a hit on their interest rates to purchase if their credit scores are low.  Rita Fong, RE/MAX Real Estate Today has some great tips to offer home buyers.

Buyers-Things You Need to Pay Attention While Improving your Credit
 
Won't it be a perfect world when you are ready to buy a house, a car, or anything requires credit check, and your credit are sparkling clean to go?  But in the real world, … (4 comments)

springfield real estate: As a seller, do you listen to your listing agent's advice about potential buyer's financing offers with FHA Loans? - 08/02/10 02:52 PM
Financing your Springfield Missouri home in today's market may prove to be more difficult than you thought.  FHA is getting ready to reduce the amount paid by the seller to only 3% of the selling price.  Jeff Belonger has information that will help every home seller make informed decisions when they receive an offer with the buyer using FHA financing.

 

Sellers, don't accept offers from a buyer with FHA financing. Wait, don't accept offers with VA financing. Wait, don't accept offers with conventional financing. Gee, you might as well wait around for a cash buyer.
FHA loans are … (10 comments)

springfield real estate: Springfield Missouri Real Estate Report - 2010 Sales By City - June - 07/11/10 10:11 AM
Springfield Missouri Real Estate Report - 2010 Sales By City - June  

Search For Springfield Listings If you are moving to the Springfield area and not familiar with the area and surrounding towns, here's a great recap of homes available for sale and sold from January 1, 2010 to June 30, 2010.
THE SPRINGFIELD REAL ESTATE MARKET HAS MANY GREAT AREAS TO LIVE IN.  COME VISIT US TODAY!
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springfield real estate: Springfield Foreclosure Sold! Rivercut Golf Property - Springfield Real Estate - 07/08/10 02:58 PM
Springfield Foreclosure Sold!  Rivercut Golf Property - Springfield Real Estate!
Springfield Mo real estate - Rivercut Golf Properties has a new resident and the bank has one less foreclosure.

The main wants and needs of the new owners was to be on or near the golf course.  This wonderful Springfield golf property is an all brick home and overlooked one of the fairways.  We wish the buyers much happiness here. 
 
 
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springfield real estate: Careful! Using The Right Realtor To Sell Your Short Sale Just Might Work! - 07/08/10 02:26 PM
Careful!  Using The Right Realtor To Sell Your Short Sale Just Might Work! If you are in need of a short sale real estate agent to help sell your Springfield real estate, be sure this is what you want. 
 Having completed a large number of Springfield short sales, my goal is to successfully save your home from foreclosure.  If this is what you expect, don't change your mind once I've negotiated the short sale for you.
After working for several months with your bank, negotiating the short sale, pleading with the buyer's agent to encourage the buyers to hang in there … (7 comments)

springfield real estate: Gorgeous Brick Nixa Mo Real Estate Home For $99,900 at 102 Park, Nixa - 07/05/10 03:00 AM
Gorgeous Brick Nixa Mo Real Estate Home For $99,900 at 102 Park, Nixa
We just listed and wonderful brick home in the Sackett Addition in Nixa,  It comes complete with a formal living room, hearth room and enclosed sunroom giving it three living areas.
The kitchen was updated in the last few years, allowing 3 lazy susans, pull out cabinets and and great breakfast bar.  Need room for entertaining?  There's also a formal dining room.
 
The back yard is fenced and includes a great 2 story workshop/storage shed and a storm cellar.  Mature trees (along with your own apple trees) … (2 comments)

springfield real estate: 5 Things Poison Oak and Real Estate have in common? A Lesson in Looking at the Bright Side - 06/26/10 03:02 PM
After going to the doctor today and getting a shot to get rid of my poison ivy, I find I'm not alone.  Mary wrote a cute post about 5 thing poison oak and real estate have in common.  I helped do the trimming in my yard over the last weekend, forgetting the poison ivy in some of the bushes.  Bet I don't forget again.

So here I sit, with my face swollen from poison oak.  It wasn't my fault, I didn't know a weed-waking neighbor sprayed the oils onto my trees and bushes that I was trimming in my own backyard.  Well, … (8 comments)

 
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