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6 Disadvantages of Renting

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Many individuals are under the impression that renting is more affordable than owning a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. A lot of people are told that it's best to rent for a couple of years before committing to buying their own piece of real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks. Renting may seem like the easier option but what if we told you there are a lot of disadvantages to renting? Well today, Fran Campbell Team is going to do just that! Read on to find out six major disadvantages of renting.


1. Renting Comes With Restrictions When you are renting, you are subject to the restrictions placed on you by the property owner. Consequently, renters often find important decisions being made for them instead of by them. For instance, the property owner may place serious restrictions on the types of pets you're allowed to have (if any). This is just one example of the many restrictions that you could have when you rent a home.
2. Renting Does Not Have Any Long-Term Benefits As a full-ti…

4 Strategies to Declutter Your Home and Get it Ready for Showings!

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Once you decide that it's time to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the first things you will need to do is get your home ready to show to your potential buyers. You won't want to wait until after you put your home on the market to start cleaning and getting your home organized becasue you could have showings right away. Clutter and an unorganized house will put off your buyers becasue it's hard to focus on the unique features of your home when you have clutter everywhere. Not sure where to start on decluttering your home? Read on for some tips from the Fran Campbell Team!


1. Set Goals. The thought of decluttering your home can be overwhelming. Where do you even start? Making a plan and setting goals will help you stay focused and be efficient in decluttering your home. Start with a list or map of all the rooms and specific areas that need tackling. Then prioritize them by which area needs the most work. Set goals for when you want each area completed and be…

Tackle Yearly Home Maintenance at the Beginning of the New Year!

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It's a new year and everyone is making their new years resolutions and marking off their to-do lists. It's a good idea to evaluate your home at the Lake of the Ozarks and complete a few home maintenance task at the beginning of the year. Keeping up with the necessary yearly maintenance tasks will keep your home in pristine condition. If you ever plan to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks in the future, staying on top of yearly maintenance is crucial if you want to get top dollar out of your home. As your Lake of the Ozarks real estate experts, we know a lot about homes, and today, Fran Campbell Team would like to share with you a list of home maintenance tasks you should you should complete in the new year.


Fire Extinguishers Don't overlook this important tool during your yearly maintenance check. January is a great time to inspect and charge any working fire extinguishers you have in your home. Fire extinguishers should also be placed in all accessible areas of the …

Make Plans to Attend 2019 Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days!

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One of Lake of the Ozarks largest winter events is almost here! Since 1999 Ameren Missouri has held Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days where thousands gather to watch live eagles from the World Bird Sanctuary with a naturalist on hand to answer questions. Eagle Days will be held on Saturday, January 5th and Sunday, January 6th, 2019. This event is completely free to the public and will begin at 9 am on Saturday at various venues at the Lake of the Ozarks. Today, Lake of the Ozarks best real estate agents have all of the details for the event lineup for Eagle Days! 

Photo Credit: Funlake.com  2019 Eagle Days Schedule School of the Osage Heritage Elementary • Coloring & Photo Contest • Face Painting • Ameren Missouri • Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
• MO Dept. of Conservation • Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter • MO State Parks
• Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping • MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol • Lake Area Camera Club
• Dickerson Park Zoo presents two shows (rotatin…

Setting the Record Straight on 4 Misconceptions about Buying Real Estate

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Buying real estate is no small feat and can be overwhelming at times. When you announce that you plan to buy real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks, it seems like everyone, good or bad, is there to give you advice. It doesn't matter if it's your first real estate transaction or your fifth, circumstances change over time and it's often hard to determine what's true and what's false -especially when everyone is sharing their opinions with you. That's why today, your favorite team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to break down a few common facts and misconceptions about buying real estate.


Misconception #1  Buying A House Should Be A Purely Intellectual Process. Setting the Record Straight  Reasoning Through Things Is Important, But You Should Not Discount Your Emotions. Choosing which home you wish to purchase is a big decision. It's a major financial investment, for one thing, and moving to a new home can be a lot of work. Before you…

6 Kitchen Remodel Design Tips

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The kitchen is the heart of your home and if you are thinking about listing your home at the Lake of the Ozarks soon, you may want to consider doing a few updates before putting it on the market. The kitchen is one of the most scrutinized rooms of your home when potential buyers are looking for their next home. That's why it may be beneficial to complete a few updates. If you're not sure where to start, the Fran Campbell Team has a few tips to help you design a kitchen that will sell your home!
1) Bring your Cabinets All the Way to the Ceiling Cabinets collect dust and typically have accessories that are unnecessary. More Cabinets will give you more storage and will eliminate unused dusty areas. Plus the look of floor to ceiling cabinets can be absolutely stunning!


2) Invest in Quality Cabinets  This is NOT the place to cut corners. The drawers and doors of your cabinets will be opened and closed multiple times daily. Be sure to get solid hardwoods, quality finishes, and sturd…

4 Tips For a Successful Move!

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If you are getting ready to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks you are probably getting excited about living in a new place to call home. One thing you
are probably not so excited about is the dreaded moving day. Moving all of your belongings is quite a job but there are several things you can do to make it a little easier. Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have four tips to consider for your next big move!


#1 List EVERYTHING Keep a list of everything you put into any given box. Once it's full and the box has been labeled, mark which label your new list corresponds to (using letters or numbers work well) and file it away for safekeeping. This way, you'll be able to remember where you put your silverware without having to dig through every single box!
#2 Label EVERYTHING Even the things you don't think you will need to. Don't seal any boxes, bags, or crates without first labeling their contents. Some people even opt to color coordinate their box…