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Don't Buy a Home Before Asking these Questions

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When it comes time to buy a home whether it be your first home, fifth home, or you're investing in a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, buying a home is a big step both financially and emotionally. It's easy to get caught up in the moment when buying a home but it's important to approach buying a home logistically and not let your emotions get the best of you. It's also important to have a list of questions ready when during the process of looking at homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. Read on to find out what you should be asking before purchasing a home.



1. How Long As The Home Been On The Market?
As the buyer, the length of time the home has been for sale is valuable information. If the home has only been listed for a short time, you can infer that your offer will probably need to be very good in order for the seller to consider it. If the home has been listed for several months, however, the seller may be more impatient to sell and could possibly entertain…

Memorial Day Firework Displays

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Memorial Day Weekend is almost here!! Fran Campbell Team at the Lake of the Ozarks is wishing you a fantastic holiday weekend. Whether you're a vacationer or a local, now is the perfect time to break out the jet skis and the boats and get out on the water! Another great way to enjoy the holiday weekend is by making plans to view some area firework displays. Your favorite real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have a full list where to view the best fireworks - check it out!


FRIDAY, MAY 26TH Old Kinderhook 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

In Addition to fireworks, Old Kinderhook will be having a fun festival with everything free except food and drinks so bring the family and have fun. They will have bounce houses, face painting, clowns, games, Live Music by Slick Nickel and more. Old Kinderhook is located at the 12 MM of the Niangua Arm.
All American Cook Out will be $13 per person and Fireworks at Dusk.
SATURDAY, MAY 25TH Bear Bottom Resort 9:45 pm
Located on the 38 MM of the Osage Arm, …

Questions You Should Ask Your Mortgage Lender

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When it comes time to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there is a lot that you will need to think about. There is more to buying a home than finding the home with your desired square footage and location. One of the biggest factors in the home buying process is your mortgage. Most people can't afford to buy a home outright so we rely on financing to allow us to buy a home. It's easy to become overwhelmed when it comes time to take out a mortgage and that's why the Fran Campbell Team has put together a list of questions to ask your lender before signing the papers.


1. What is the Interest Rate? The first thing you should ask your lender for is a direct interest rate quote, as well as the corresponding annual percentage rate for the loan. The interest rate, along with your mortgage balance and loan term will determine your real monthly payment. A loan with a smaller balance or lower interest rate will make for smaller monthly payments. If you're not sure about the i…

How Much Is My Home Worth?

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If you're planning to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, the burning question is typically, "what is my home worth?" There is a lot that goes into accessing the value of your home and to get a good idea of your much our home is worth, it's a good idea to get an official appraisal value. This will not only give you a good idea of what to list your home at, but it will also help you during the negotiating process with potential buyers. Get some expert advice for pricing your home from our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks.


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 amo…

Kick off to Boat Season - Spring Harbor Hop!

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This weekend marks the official kickoff to boating season here at the Lake of the Ozarks for the Annual Spring Harbor Hop! The Spring Harbor hop is the largest harbor hop at the lake and it's a great way to get out on the water for the first time if you haven't already. There will be over 40 locations around the lake participating so you can spend the day "hopping" from dealer location to dealer location collecting cards in hopes for a winning poker hand. Anyone can enter and you don't even need to know how to play poker. The best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has everything you need to know if you plan to participate in the 22nd Annual Spring Harbor Hop this weekend!

Photo Credit: Funlake.com 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 car…