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By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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 Christmas cards are being written or prepared to be written here in Shell Knob, so here comes the annual question - who do I send them to - or  - do I  send any at all?   Why not an E-card which is really greener - saves trees?   If I opt for old fashioned snail-mail,  then the next question is,...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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    November is officially the start of the 'Off Season'  for real estate sales around Table Rock Lake, which makes it a great time for buyers to be shopping for a lake home.There were four price reductions on today's multiple listing report,  reflecting current market conditions.  A small cottag...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Flood insurance is not a normal topic of discussion in the Ozarks.  We sit no where near a coastline. In the past, when a buyer would inquire if they would need flood insurance, I would just shrug off the question.  All of that changed this year, with 2008 providing us with  record rainfall.Tabl...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Tri-Lakes Realtors Celebrate 2008 was certainly a 'Different' year for real estate sales in the Ozarks, and a great year for me when I joined the Tri-Lakes team. Working in the Shell Knob office, one of 5 Tri-Lakes offices which circle Table Rock Lake, I hadn't seen the whole organization togethe...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Flood insurance is not a normal topic of discussion in the Ozarks.  We sit no where near a coastline. In the past, when a buyer would inquire if they would need flood insurance, I would just shrug off the question.  All of that changed this year, with 2008 providing us with  record rainfall.Tabl...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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A Christmas present of sorts will begin this week on Table Rock Lake.  I'm not sure if this present will be more for the fish or the fishermen - probably a bit of both. December 8 to December 19th, Hill and Hill Dock and Barge Service of Shell Knob, will be loading barges for the Missouri Dept o...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  Toward the end of our church service yesterday, our pastor asked a young man sitting in the rear to come up front.  He was introduced to the congregation as a returning soldier who deserved our thanks for serving two rotations in Iraq. Church members eagerly came up to hug and thank this young ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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OUR MIGHTY WINTER FRIENDS, THE EAGLES Eagles - I get a thrill every time I see one, but this week it was  WOW!!!  Out my office window, I viewed not one, but FIVE eagles.   They swooped high and low fishing in front of my home on Table Rock Lake.  They would take an occasional rest in the tree to...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  You've  watched the Home and Garden channel.  You know how important first impressions are for buyers.  You have cleaned, painted, and had a garage sale. Got that front door spruced up.  You are ready to sell, either here in Shell Knob, MO or wherever you may be located. What about the "P" Fact...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Table Rock Lake, Shell Knob Indian Summer   We don't have many maples in Shell Knob,  which seem to offer the best color in Fall, but some of the oaks do get a nice deep maroon shade.  Indian Summer lasted well into November this year, offering frequent days for a boat ride to enjoy the colors. ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Why get a survey? This is a question often asked by Shell Knob buyers, as they try to trim cash flow when they look at closing costs. The question is most frequently brought up when the property is in a subdivision. They know the developer had to have had it surveyed and lots laid out in the earl...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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Has a slower market got you stumped on what to do for your clients Christmas?  I remember hand delivering poinsettias, when I worked in the suburbs of Indianapolis.  My current market in Shell Knob, of second home and retirement buyers, makes that impractical. Last year I bought gorgous calendar...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  Eagle's Point is one of Shell Knob's new gated, planned communities.  It is located about  5  miles south of town, just off H highway.        Offering some of the best lakefront views available on Table Rock Lake, the homesites all have underground utilities, (electric, water andsewer).  Boat s...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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It was reported  today that gas prices had dropped nationally  to an average of $2.98,  while here in Shell Knob, MO, we are looking at $2.29/gallon.This reinforces why retirees seek out property in the Ozarks.  The cost of living is lower than in most parts of the country.  It is an affordable p...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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The Shell Knob  Beautification Committee for the Chamber of Commerce and the Dogwood Trail Garden Club held a formal dedication ceremony last month for the new Welcome Stone on  Highway 39. This was a community funded project, that both individuals and businesses supported.   CALL JOAN FOR ALL YO...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation is behind a move to increase public awareness regarding littering around Shell Knob, Table Rock Lake and around the State. nomoretrash.org is the official site to find out how to put a lid on litter.  The Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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  Shell Knob has opened its first household hazardous waste facility.  Residents of Shell Knob, Barry, Stone and surrounding counties will now have a permanent facility to dispose of household checmical waste. Barton's Lumber on Hwy 39 is the site offering a cargo container. This was made possibl...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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SHELL KNOB FAVORITE CLIENT LISTSometimes it might be hard to come up with a favorite client.   There are so many neat people we encounter everyday here in Shell Knob, Missouri. Now reviewing  the opposite type - difficult clients - names quickly come to mind, RIGHT?One of my favorite people was a...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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SHELL KNOB, MO HOME SALES   "Are homes selling in Shell Knob, MO?" a potential buyer asked me last week.  As a Shell Knob, MO REALTOR, I sometimes feel like one of the politicians running for office.  I mean, how do you answer that question in these times?  Headlines roar -HOUSING CRISIS !!   TV ...

By Joan Snodgrass
(Midamerica Referral Network)
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"If we go the distance for a "Crapper", just think what we will do for YOU", may well be the new slogan at Tri-Lakes Realtors.   Autumn is the time for festivals and community gatherings.  Shell Knob, MO is not to be denied their place in the sun.  In the summer all eyes are on our Table Rock La...

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