Fall Harbor Hop - The Last Big Boating Event of 2019

Fall has officially made its appearance here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even though summer has come to a close, there are plenty of fun events that happen at the Lake year-round. This weekend is the 34th Annual Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks and will be the last big boating event of the year. This is your opportunity to spend the day "hoping" from over 40 participating restaurants collecting cards to hopefully get a winning poker hand! Get all of the details for the 34th Annual Fall Harbor Hop from our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks.

How To PlayEnter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the participating checkpoints. Obtain your first card by making a $20 donation per hand. A player may enter more than once. Six additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to other checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. Your hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. If you are not happy with your hand or you think you have a chance to win if you had one …

Mortgage Options for First-Time Home Buyers!

Are you tired of renting and ready to buy your first home at the Lake of the Ozarks? You may think that the only way to own your first home is by having a 20% down payment. In some cases, this is not true! As a first time home buyer, you have options for a mortgage. If you've been considering buying your first home but you're not sure where to start, our Lake of the Ozarks real estate team is here to help! Today, in our blog, we'd like to break down six mortgage options for the first-time homebuyer through lender programs.

1. FHA loan
In an FHA loan, the Federal Housing Administration, an agency within the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, insures the mortgage. The FHA’s backing offers lenders a layer of protection, meaning that your lender won’t experience a loss if you default on the mortgage.

FHA loans typically come with competitive interest rates, smaller down payments and lower closing costs than conventional loans, which makes it a great choice for first-ti…

The Ins and Outs of Foreclosure Properties

Investing in foreclosure property can be very enticing when you see the sale price. Foreclosure properties have potential, but it will take some effort to make it worth it. Have you thought about investing in a foreclosure property, but you're not sure whether or not it's a good investment? Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you the ins and outs of buying foreclosure property at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Are foreclosures a good investment?
A foreclosure property is a home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be cautious when considering a foreclosure. Many experts, in fact, advise inexperienced buyers to hire an expert to take them through the process. It is important to have th…

Fall Family Fun at the Lake - Punkin Chunkin Palooza 2019!

A popular myth about living at the Lake of the Ozarks is that there are only fun things to do during the summertime. This is a common misconception about the Lake Area! There are many fun annual events that take place at the Lake of the Ozarks. A fun annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks that is packed full of family fun is the Punkin Chunkin Palooza. Read on to get all of the event details from your favorite real estate team the Lake of the Ozarks!

When Saturday, September 28th, 2019 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Where Ozarks Amphitheater 2629 North Business Route 5
Camdenton, Mo 65020  About Pumkin Chunkin Palooza Punkin Chunkin Palooza is a one-day fall festival that takes place at the Lake's largest outdoor music venue at the Lake - Ozarks Amphitheater! The main event happening 11:00 am every hour on the hour is a huge trebuchet "chunkin" pumpkins! There will also be a lot of fun fall-themed activities to partake in while you're there.  Fall Activites Exotic Petting Zo…

5 Disadvantages of Listing Your Home "For Sale By Owner"

When it comes time to sell your Lake of the Ozarks home, we get it - you want to get top dollar out of your home and maximize your profit margins. Often, homeowners consider selling their home as "for sale by owner" because they don't want to pay a real estate a commission. However, did you know that more times than not when you don't use a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks it could actually cost you more? Hiring a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks often see a higher return on their home and significantly reduce legal issues accosted with selling a home. Read on to find out why sticking a "for sale by owner" sign in your front yard might not be the best idea.

#1 Agents Have Access to the Multiple Listing Service A real estate agent has access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The MLS is a database of current homes for sale. By hiring a real estate agent, information about your home will be instantly available to agents all across y…

Labor Day Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Labor Day Weekend is often referred to as the last weekend of Summer. The best way to close out your summer is to spend it at the Lake of the Ozarks! There will be a lot of fun things happening over the weekend including some fantastic firework displays by local businesses. You can view fireworks by land, on the water, or even from a Lake of the Ozarks cruise. Today, our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have a list of where to see some great firework displays if you are going to be at the Lake for the long weekend!

Margaritaville Lake Resort Labor Day Weekend Date: Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1
Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
See website for a full schedule of family fun activities happening all weekend long.
Fireworks at dusk Sunday, September 1. Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View fireworks by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

The Lodge of Four Seasons Family Labor Day Festiv…

Fall Staging Tips to Get Your Home SOLD!

Are you planning to list your Lake of the Ozarks home this Fall? Fall is a great time to list your home and now is the time to start thinking about how you plan to stage your home. Staging your home plays a big role in your potential buyers' first impression of your home and whether they plan to buy it or not. That's why today, our team of top-notch real estate agents of the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips for staging your home this fall!

Add Seasonal Plants Change out your plant containers and pots around your home to show off hardier plants that will flourish this time of year. Try colorful mums, goldenrods, burning bush or aster to show off a lively space.
Create a Welcoming Front Porch With a new season comes a new look. Add a new welcome mat and a few seasonal plants and pumpkins. Hang a wreath on the door that embraces fall foliage, so it can be used through the Thanksgiving holiday. Add a festive seating area if you have the space. Put out colorful, fall-inspired pillo…