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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.



So my wife has a closing at 1pm today. Only problem is the occupant, who is the brother of the owner, doesn't seem to want to leave. As of this morning he's still in the house and hasn't even taken out the trash much less moved his backside out of the house. What now?
Even though it's perfectly legal in the State of Missouri I refuse to work as a dual agent. I have preached against this practice for years. In the State of Missouri we are required to hand out a Broker Disclosure Form to everyone we work with. We are not required however to explain what it says,...
A good reminder to us all. I know I've been guilty, especially in an email of wishing I'd have phrased something differently right after hitting the send button.To say that real estate transactions are difficult today is really an understatement. There are challenges lurking around every corner t...
Missed your chance to take advantage of the government’s last real estate stimulus package? Want to learn how to optimize your buying power? Introducing the KW Stimulus.  Sellers working with the HayesTeam are making their homes more attractive to buyers by offering to help buyers buy down the in...
These graphs plot the new listings on an annual basis vs the sold listings on an annual basis for different market areas in and around Joplin MO.  As you can see from 2002 to 2005 the new listings and the solds were pretty even but from 2006 forward the gap got considerably wider. The other thin...
408 Rustic Ridge Carl Junction, MO 64834 MLS #: 118084 $239,900 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath Four year old home looking for a new owner to love and care for it the way it wants to love and care for its new owner. Nice space, classic styling, multiple living areas. Carl Junction Schools. View the Photos ...
8939 County Lane 213 Webb City, MO 64870 MLS #: 118386 $228,900 3 bedrooms 2.00 bath High ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, formal dining. Listing the amenities can't do it justice as this house is striking in every respect. Seller will contribute up to 1%...
512 Walton Ave Carl Junction, MO 64834 MLS #: 118208 $162,500 4 bedrooms 2.00 bath Beautiful custom built home in Schoolview Estates. Large kitchen and dining room. Huge room upstairs has been used as a bedroom but could be an office, media room, storage, you decide. Large corner lot with storag...

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