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By Joan Snodgrass
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WICHITA IS MOVING TO SHELL KNOBIt seems like the majority of people living in or moving to Shell Knob, MO are from Wichita, Kansas.  Shell Knob has justifiably gotten the name "Little Wichita".  Probably due to Shell knob and Table Rock Lake being an easy drive from the Sunflower State.   Locals ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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June Market Report For Shell Knob June sales were a big improvement this year over 2009, for the Shell Knob, Mo area, in fact they were doubled. The average sale price for the 10 homes sold was $258,425. This was $100,000 more than the previous June. There are 13 more sales pending, but not close...

By Joan Snodgrass
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Many properties are languishing on the market today.   Trying to explain the reasons why a home isn't selling can be excerise in futility.               No response to advertising on the internet or traditional newspaper/magazine ads.  Price adjustments open houses, etc etc etc.  The home owner's...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES Looking through our MLS for Table Rock Lake/Branson/Shell Knob, I have to smile. Was it Shakespeare who is oft quoted -" a rose by any other name is still a rose"? So it would seem is a price reduction. Some of the recent headers are showing the agents' frustration with lack of...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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There was an average sale price in Shell Knob, MO of $203,500 for the 4 sales closed in May, 2010. This brings Year To Date sales up to 23 - a big improvement over 2009 sales in the same period last year. The average days on the market this year are close to the days in 2009 - 128 days to sell an...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  In these days of lagging home sales, not just here in Shell Knob, MO, but around the country, does it assist or hinder getting buyer and seller together, to encourage your client to make numerous Counter Offers? It seems that very few buyers looking at lake homes in Shell Knob, make their first...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Received an email from a past buyer  that illustrates perfectly the trials and frustrations of home buying today.  Purchasing a home was an exciting endevour in times past - a rite of passage significant of improving our way of life. The times they are a-changin.......  here is the latest email o...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  In the 'Just too Funny' category falls an incident I experienced today.   Showing a new lake home to a couple, the wife called me over to the window to look at a home one tier below. "What do you do to get rid of the buzzards?" she asked. Puzzled by her question, I looked and spotted two buzzar...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Spring Sales Report We are still waiting for the spring rush - normal flurry of activity for buyers wanting lake property, but 5 homes were closed in Shell Knob in April.  This is one more than the 4 sold in the same month in 2009. Year to date, there have been 19 houses sold in the zip 65747.  M...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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P Perhaps it was the seemingly never ending winter, but something set the stage for glorious spring blooms.  The Redbud trees appear to have almost double blossoms this year, with my apple tree exploding with blooms as well.

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Springtime in the Ozarks and I received an email from a blog post I made in May 2007, the info is still true so I will repost it for new residents trying to garden in Shell Knob's rocky conditions.   Hay Bale Gardening Transplants to Shell Knob quickly learn that the extended gardening season her...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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MUCH MORE IMPORTANT   I saw a sign somewhere that read "Living On The Water Isn't A Matter of Life and Death..... IT'S MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT!   And after living on the water - more specifically - waterfront- for more than 20 years, I enthusiastically agree. However, I have found that lak...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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I've seen it happen before.... couldn't explain it then  -  can't explain it now.I have a Spec house for sale in a new development.  I listed it in February 2009.  I have showed it and showed it and showed it. Showed it when the spring rains left it so muddy I lost a shoe and almost single handed...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Shell Knob, MO saw a slight increase in sales in February 2010, and any increase is a big plus considering the dismal numbers of the last two years.     There were 9 sold listings last month.  The average residential sale was $233,500.  This is an 18% drop in local market values from 2009, which ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Springtime is a seven letter word in Shell Knob.  It is spelled  FISHING!!  It can be Fly Fishing at Roaring River State Park, or Bass Fishing on Table Rock Lake with the FLW Tour.  I've noticed boat traffic on Table Rock  this week, which is nice after a long cold winter.   Evidentally some of t...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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NO EXCUSES Searching the Multiple Listing in Shell Knob, MO this week, I was again amazed at the just plain awful pictures that are posted!  Why would any seller not object to their home being marketed as a  dark pit?  When more than 85% of today's buyers check the internet before contacting an a...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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What is your home in Shell Knob worth ?  Looking back to when you bought  your home ....has it increased in value from what you paid for  it?  Have you remodeled or added on?  Maybe you've updated the bath or the kitchen appliances?  How has this added to the total worth of your property?   Homeo...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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BRUTALLY FRANKIn this challenging market in Shell Knob or elsewhere, with Short Sales, Repo's, and high-end properties languishing on the market, how outspoken should you be when listing the less than perfect home?I recently went on two listing appointments in the Shell Knob area.  Both houses ne...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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SHOULD ANXIOUS  SELLERS OFFER A BONUS? Are bonus's bribes? Are you seeing more listings offering a Selling Bonus?  It is showing up on a  frequent basis in the Shell Knob/Tri-Lakes MLS.  There are not only more sellers offering a bonus, but the amount of the bonus appears to be increasing. In tim...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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WHY ? There are thousands of houses that sit unsold, and probably thousands more that have been withdrawn from the market during this recession.   Checking listings that have expired or been withdrawn in the past two years in my part of the Ozarks, Shell Knob, made me wonder how they had been mar...

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