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7 Rainy Day DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

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Home improvement projects are a great way to keep your home in good condition and, when performed correctly, add value to your Lake of the Ozarks home in the process. With so much rain in the forecast for this coming week, Fran Campbell Team is here to help you make the most of your time by offering this quick list of rainy day home improvement suggestions.


1. Check For Leaks
Leaks are often some of the most detrimental issues homes can develop. If left unchecked, water that leaks into your home over the course of several months can cause extensive (and expensive) damage. During the rainy days ahead, take the opportunity to check your home thoroughly for any unwanted water that may be coming in and take steps to remedy it.

2. Install A Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to set different temperatures for your home for different times of day. For example, you can set your home to be a little warmer during the day when everyone is away at work/school and a little …

5 Reasons to Use an Agent When Selling a Home

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Real estate is a complex and intricate industry. Even if you have bought and sold multiple homes in your lifetime, you may still be unfamiliar with some of the many subtleties and strategies involved in the process. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to consider working with a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks the next time you prepare to buy or sell a home. This week, we'll be discussing reasons to use an agent to help you sell your home.


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 30 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. Valuable Referral Source
As you prepare to sell your h…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Home

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Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a big commitment. A commitment to stay in one place for an extended period of time, a commitment to pay off your new mortgage loan, and a commitment to build a safe home for yourself and your family. Before you take the plunge and sign your name on the dotted line, you'll want to be certain that the home you're purchasing is right for you and your family. Asking yourself these key questions before buying your new home will help you do just that.


Question #1: Will The New Home Meet My Family's Basic Needs?
It's okay to be swept away by the vaulted ceilings and the granite countertops, but only after you have taken the time to ensure that the home meets all of your family's basic requirements. Are there enough bedrooms? How many bathrooms are there? The bonus amenities any home are great, but you'll be more focused on the basic features once move in.

Question #2: How Much Is This Home Actually Going To Cost Me?
The asking …

5 Exterior Updates to Add Appeal to Your Home

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There are many factors that will affect selling your Lake of the Ozarks Home, but the exterior is one of the most crucial elements. The moment your home comes into view, the potential buyer has begun making their first impression. The first impression, good or bad, is typically very hard to overcome. Here are a few tips to help you review the exterior of your home and add some appeal to your home.


1. Clean it Up
Power Washing the exterior of your home - this can make a dramatic improvement on the overall appearance of your home. Wash the inside and outside of all your windows and make sure your gutters are free of dirt, branches and leaves.
2. Get in Shape
Be sure to trim, prune and shape all of your trees, bushes and shrubs. You may also want to consider adding mulch or rock to cover bare spots, add some colorful flowers or replace any shrubs that have overgrown their space.
3. Paint the House
A new coat of paint or a color change can really brighten up your house! The clean look of …

6 Reasons to Buy a Lake Home 🏡 🌊

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Owning a home on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks defiantly has it’s perks! Whether you already live in the area or you are looking to relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks, owning a lake home might be one of the best decisions you make. Not convinced owning lakefront property is worth it? Read on the find out six reasons you should own a lake home! 

# 1 You Will Never Have To Go To Someone Else's House As the owner of a lake house, you'll hardly ever have to pick up and drive to another friend or family member's home - because your house  will be where the party is! Everyone you know will be anxious for the chance to get out and enjoy the water. As long as you're willing to play the host/hostess, you'll never have the make the drive again.
#2 There Is Always Something Fun To Do With private lake access, you'll never sit at home wondering how you should occupy yourself ever again. As the owner of your own lake home, you'll constantly have the water at your …