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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Oak Creek Realty Group LLC - MO# 1999078273
The thoughts and ramblings of Walter Hayes on real estate as well as local state and federal issues and politics.



There are 2 potentially huge events soon to come that could impact your back pocket as a buyer. Most know about the tax credit for up to $8000 that ends on April 30th of this year. If you are a buyer and don't have your new home under contract by then you just cost yourself up to $8,000. The seco...
Wrapped up the 2010 Family Reunion this morning with the Inspirational Brunch. This is the 3rd year I've been to Family Reunion and the 2nd Year I've made it to the brunch. The food was less than inspirational but the rest of the morning was great. How was your week at Family Reunion. What did yo...
I had the occasion today to stop by their booth at the Keller Williams Family Reunion. As soon as they saw my badge they knew exactly who I was. This couldn't be good was my thought but I had an enjoyable conversation with them and appreciated them taking the time with me. I realized as I walked ...
2721 Briaroaks Joplin, MO 64804 MLS #: 109274 $249,900 5 bedrooms 3.00 bath Five bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 living areas, office, recreation room, storm shelter, walkout basement, deck with great views and a spectacular kitchen all for under $250,000? Well, guess what? I found it in southwest Joplin. ...
I got a book in the mail last week that turns out to be one of the best books I've read in a while. If you are into personal development, and you should be, then you'll want to read this book. It's titled "Secrets of the World Class, Turning Mediocrity into Greatness" by Steve Siebold. In the boo...
I don't know about you but I've quite frankly been confused over the years by preachers and evangelists that teach that we're all supposed to be rich. Some have tried name it and claim or other variations on the theme. Then you have the opposite end of the spectrum where preachers tell us that th...
In the City Council meeting of February 2nd 2010 I made some statements concerning the CID proposed for Ward 3 in Carl Junction. I wanted to recap them here. First is that I clarified or corrected a persistent myth that has been going around Carl Junction for some time and has often been used by ...

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