Veterans Day Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

This Monday, November 11th is Veterans Day. Here at theFran Campbell Team, we believe that taking the time to honor our Veterans for their selfless acts of service and patriotism is important. There are several events happening around the Lake Area to celebrate and honor our Veterans. Read on to find out more about the local Veterans Day events around the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo Credit:  Veterans Day Parade  November 9th, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Honor a local Veteran by attending Osage Beach's Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Veterans Day parade begins at Osage Beach City Hall and ends at the Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517. There will be free hot dogs and chili at the Elk's Lodge.
Attend a Veterans Day Ceremony at a Local School Many of the area schools will have a Veterans Day Ceremony on Veterans Day. If you don't know many Veterans, attending one of the local school Veterans Day Ceremonies is a great way to show your support for our Veterans. Contact yo…

6 Moving Tips

When you decide to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will want to keep moving top of mind. As soon as your home is on the market, you never know just how quickly your home will sell. When you hire the Fran Campbell Team to help sell your home, we work hard to get your home sold as quickly as possible. We recommend starting the moving process as quickly as possible. Not sure where to start? Get a few moving tips from the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks!

#1 Consider Renting a Storage Unit  It's not a bad idea to rent a storage unit while your home is on the market. This will help you jump-start the packing process before your home sells. Not only will this help you get a head start on packing, but it will also free your home of unnecessary clutter. Removing clutter is one of the top tips for staging your home. Get rid of non-essentials and excess furniture when you list your home so your home is always ready to show.  #2 Sell Unused Items  One of the best…

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the biggest personal investments you will make. Whether you are currently a homeowner, or in the market to purchase a home very soon, Fall is a great time of year to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Keeping up with necessary home maintenance each year helps to keep your home in tip-top shape. Read on to get a handy list from the Fran Campbell Team for your fall home maintenance checklist.

Prepare Your Deck For Winter While it was fun sitting on the deck for the summer, it's time to start packing things up. You can cover and store your patio furniture, inspect your deck for any places that need repairs, and don't forget to cover up your grill! You can also empty any planters that still have dirt in them. Clay pots with dirt still in them can crack from the temperature changes
Check For Peeling Paint While peeling or blistering paint may seem harmless, it can actually be a sign that the existing paint film is failing an…

5 Reasons Using an Agent to Help Sell Your Home is Important

When it comes time to try and sell your Lake of the Ozarks home we strongly advise using a real estate agent. With the real estate market changing all of the time having an experienced agent to help you navigate the selling process is extremely important to the success of selling your home. That's why today, the Fran Campbell Team would like to share with you five reasons using an agent to help sell your home is important.

1. Help Marketing Your Home
In today's fast-paced digital age, simply sticking a "home for sale" sign in your front yard isn't going to be enough. You need to be able to get your home in front of quality buyers - and since your home typically gets the most traffic during its first thirty days on the market, you need to do it fast. A real estate agent will be able to help you market your home so you can get it in front of as many interested buyers as possible.

2. Pricing Assistance
Identifying the appropriate starting asking price is one of the mo…

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…