4 Myths About the Home Buying Process

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a big step, especially if it's your first time. If you have conducted any research at all, including reading articles and what family and friends have told you, you have probably received a lot of advice for buying a home. Even if it isn't your first time, as soon as you say you are ready to buy a home, you will start hear a lot of advice and often there are some discrepancies in the real estate industry. This week, our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to clear the air and debunk four myths about buying a home.

Myth #1  You Should Never Buy The First House You Tour If you've ever been shopping for homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, you probably had at least one person tell you that you should not buy the first house you see. However, we have worked with several buyers who chose to purchase the first house they ever toured and couldn't be happier. The key is to never purchase a house without looking a…

Submitting an Offer on a Home: How Much Should You Offer?

Even if you are not a first time home buyer, determining how much you should offer on the real estate you are interested in can be tricky. The average person isn't purchasing and making real estate deals every day and most of us are accustomed to buying products with a set price that is not negotiable. When it comes to making an offer on real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks there is typically a negotiable price, although this will depend on many circumstances that are ultimately up to the seller. Consider these things when you are ready to make an offer on your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Negotiation Process When you find the home you want to buy, your first step is to submit an offer. Among other things, your offer should include:
Suggested sale priceAny furniture or miscellaneous items you want to be included in the saleSuggested closing dateAny repairs that must be made before the closing dateHow much time the sellers have to respond to your offer
From there, the …

Labor Day Firework Displays!

There's nothing quite like watching a spectacular firework display at the Lake. Weekend visitors and homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks alike will make their way out to the various resorts this weekend to take in the incredible displays. Fran Campbell Team is here to provide you with all the insider info on the firework shows this weekend - don't miss out!

Bear Bottom Resort Labor Day Fireworks Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: 9:45 pm
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905
Celebration Cruises Bagnell Dam Sunset & Fireworks Cruise Date: Saturday, September 1
Time: Boarding 7:30 pm; Departure 8:00 pm; Return 10:00 pm
Celebration Bagnell Dam: Next to Bagnell Dam on Bagnell Dam Blvd. in Lake Ozark
Call for reservations and details: (573) 480-3212
Celebration Cruises Grand Glaize Fireworks Cruise Date: Sunday, September 2

Strategies for Buying and Selling Homes Simultaneously

Finding the perfect home in the right neighborhood, school district, and a home with all the features you want can be a daunting task. Throw in trying to sell your current home into the mix and you've got even more complications to sort through. You may be wondering how exactly you plan to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks and sell your current home simultaneously. Your favorite real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks has some advice and strategies for you to consider.

What Do Your Financing Look Like? There is no clear black and white answer because everyone's situations vary depending on how their finances look. If you have disposable funds for the down payment, then you won't have as much of an issue teeter-tottering between selling your home and buying another one. Whereas if you need the cash from selling your home for the downpayment. So what's best, buying a home first or selling your home first? Consider these scenarios below.
Selling First  Low Housing…

Hire Fran Campbell Team for Your Next Real Estate Transaction!

If you are currently searching for a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have probably found that there are a lot of agents to choose from. With the wide selection, you may be asking yourself who you should hire for your next real estate transaction. Afterall, when you are dealing with buying or selling a property you want to make sure that you are taken care of. We understand that requires a lot of knowledge and experience. That is why you should hire the Fran Cambell Team for your next real estate transaction at the Lake of the Ozarks. Below are some reasons why you can trust the Fran Campbell Team when buying or selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Connections The real estate transaction process requires a number of professionals and services. From a lender, home inspector, contractors and handymen for repairs, lawyers, and a number of other professionals, knowing the right people is beyond important when you want to have a smooth and successful transaction. If …

Power Boat Racing at the 30th Annual Shootout!

Top powerboats racers and offshore racing boats from across the country will be at the Lake of the Ozarks for the 30th Annual Shootout very soon! This is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the midwest and you will not want to miss out! When you live at the Lake of the Ozarks, you have the opportunity to participate in fun events all year long! Your favorite real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have all the details for The Shootout below!

Photo Credit: Race Day at Captain Ron's Lake of the Ozarks Shootout being held at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill August 25th – August 26th, 2018 will bring the top racers and offshore racing powerboats up to 244 MPH. This two-day racing event is one you don't want to miss out on. The best way to watch the race is by boat at the 34.5 MM. Attending by boat allows you to get up close to all the racing action. If you don't have a boat, you can view the race by land at Captain Ron's Bar & Grill 82 Aloha Ln, Sunr…

Benefits of Owning Lakefront Property

If you have ever considered purchasing lakefront property at the Lake of the Ozarks but you have never followed through with it what are you waiting for? There are so many advantages of owning a home at the Lake of the Ozarks right on the water. We could say that living in paradise all year is reason enough but we know you won't be satisfied with just that. Here are a few more reasons that you should take the leap and buy the lake home you have always been dreaming of!

1. Higher Level of Privacy A huge benefit of waterfront homes is that they offer a higher level of privacy. Rather than staring at the back of another home, you can enjoy watching boats pass by on the Lake or enjoy watching sunrises and sunsets. And since it's not really possible for developers to build on the Lake, you can rest assured that your view won't be compromised. Privacy is in short supply these days and you’ll have a tad more while living in a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Healthier…