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5 Tips for Buying a Home!

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Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the biggest and best personal investments you will make in your lifetime. Navigating through the home buying process can be an overwhelming experience but when you have a professional and knowledgeable real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to help it’s a lot less stressful. Read on to get a few tips for successfully buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.



#1 Make A Plan And Get Pre-Qualified

Every important decision needs to be clearly thought out. Developing a home buying plan can help you focus on the important factors and organize the entire process. You may even want to use a binder with sections on house hunting, home financing, service providers, etc. Loan pre-qualifying helps you determine the home price you can afford and presents you as a genuine prospect to the seller. A lender typically uses the 28% formula (your monthly mortgage can't exceed 28% of your monthly income) in approving your loan. Planning your actions…

Living Room Home Improvements

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Many homeowners make home improvements in hopes to increase the value of their homes. When it comes time to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, everyone hopes to get some form of return on their investment. When you think about making improvements to your home, you may think you have to make major home improvements like a complete kitchen remodel to increase the value. This isn’t always the case. Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips for home improvements in your living room.


Install Efficient Windows Energy-efficient windows can substantially reduce costs associated with heating and cooling, which is a huge perk to most interested buyers. Cold glass can create uncomfortable drafts as air next to the window is cooled and drops to the floor. Also, strong direct sunlight through a window onto people and interior surfaces can cause overheating and discomfort. They can also allow natural light to be let in without the concern of letting unwanted heat in…

Safety Tips for Home Showings

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When selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the concerns we hear from the homeowner is about the safety of their home during showings. Having a stranger walk through your home can make some feel uneasy, but here at the Fran Campbell Team, we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your home. In today's blog, we have a few safety tips to consider for showing your Lake of the Ozarks home.


Depersonalize Your Home Depersonalizing your home is actually essential for two reasons: 1. to allow buyers to envision themselves in your home, and 2. to protect your family's safety. If you've got tons of photos of your family up on the walls and in every nook and cranny in your home, buyers may easily become distracted by this and have a hard time picturing building their life in your space. On the safety side of this, part of effectively marketing your home is to market it online. Once your agent puts your listing up on the MLS, your home becomes visible across hundreds …

4 Fun Holiday Themed Games for the Kids

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Christmas is almost here! Soon the kids will be on break and the holiday festivities will begin. A fun way to keep the kids entertained during their break or at a family gathering is to have some fun games prepared for them to play. Holiday games don't have to be overly extravagant but having a few prepared can be a lot of fun and a joyful memory to be cherished for years to come. Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few fun games to enjoy over the holidays.


Candy Cane Search Have you ever played "Hide the Thimble"? Put a Christmas twist on this classic children's game by using a candy cane instead. All you have to do is take turns hiding the candy cane around the house or one specified room and seeing who can find it first. For older children, use a miniature candy cane.
Pin the Nose on Rudolph This one requires a little extra preparation ahead of time, but it's fairly easy. All you need is a bulletin board, construction paper, scissors, thu…