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5 Questions To Ask Yourself BEFORE Buying A House

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Buying a home is a big decision. Before taking the plunge, it's important to ask yourself the tough questions relating to whether or not you are in a position to take on the responsibility of homeownership and, if so, how to determine what type of house is best for you.

Throughout our years in real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks, Fran Campbell Team has helped several of first-time and repeat buyers navigate the process. This week, we want to share with you how to determine whether or not you are ready to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Asking yourself these questions will get you started on the right track!



Questions To Ask Yourself BEFORE Buying A House

1. How Much Can I Afford To Spend On A Monthly Payment?
Trying to determine what your new home's price point should be is useless without first identifying how much you can afford to spend on a monthly mortgage payment. The amount your new home will cost you on a monthly basis will depend on how the size of your loan and …

5 Great Perks Of Having A Second Home At The Lake

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The secret is out - the Lake of the Ozarks is a GREAT place buy a second home! People come from all over the Midwest (and many other surrounding states) to vacation here, and many of them choose to buy a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you have been toying with the idea of getting a vacation home of your own, Fran Campbell Team would be more than happy to help you make it happen. Here are a few reasons why buying a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks might be one of the best decisions you ever make.

1. You're Guaranteed To Have A Place To Stay
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, approximately 3.5 to 4 million tourists visit the Lake. With so many vacationers making their way down, much of the available lodging fills up fast. As the owner of your very own second home, you'll never have to worry about booking reservations for your trip in advance. Because you have a home of your own waiting for you, you can come down whenever you'd like, even for sponta…

Welcome To Your NEW Waterfront Condo!

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Have you been dreaming of warm summer air, sparkling open water, majestic sweeping views, and a luxurious place to call your own? We have some good news - we just found exactly what you've been looking for! This waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks is situated in the heart of Osage Beach (with easy access to the Lake Area's best amenities) and could be the perfect full- or part-time destination for you and your family.


4499 Ski Drive, Unit 235 ~ Osage Beach MO

You will fall in love with this condo the minute you walk through the door. In mint condition and mostly furnished, the property already has almost everything you need to make your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. You're going to love all the amazing features!
Open living areaCorner electric fireplaceSpacious kitchen with stainless appliance packageLarge breakfast barRoomy pantryStunning main channel viewLarge deck
The luxurious master suite has a walk-in closet, and each guest bedroom features private bath a…

FCT Winter Newsletter

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7 Factors That Can Affect Appraisal Value

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"How much is my home worth?" This pressing question weighs heavily on the minds of anyone who is thinking about selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks. The truth is that ultimately, your home is worth however much someone is willing to pay for it. That being said, having an idea of its official appraisal value when it comes to pricing your home and negotiating with potential buyers.


What Is The Home Appraisal?

At some point during the home buying process, the buyer will be responsible for ordering a home appraisal. This is the official process wherein a professional appraiser evaluates several different factors to determine the home's current market value. The number they come up with will be important to all involved parties:
The buyer will probably not want to pay more for the property than the appraisal amount (unless they are engaged in a bidding war with another buyer).The seller will likely not want to sell the home for a price that is drastically lower than the a…

4 Myths About Selling Your Home

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Last week, we examined four common misconceptions about buying a house. Buying isn't the only part of real estate that can be a little confusing, however. This week, we're continuing the conversation by debunking some of the myths about selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks. When you're ready to think about selling, make sure you don't fall victim to these common mistakes!


Myth #1:
As Long As You get Your Home Generally Straightened Up, You'll Be Fine.
If you're selling your home in Osage Beach MO or any of the surrounding areas, it's time to clean and organize your home like never before. Simply straightening up as you would to prepare for company is not enough. Now is the time to deep clean every square inch of your property, decluttering as you go. Scrub the baseboards, the front of the refrigerator, light switch plates, and everything else you lay eyes on. The deepest cleaning should happen before you take pictures to list your home, but a general cle…