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6 Simple Hacks to Make Your Home Feel More Spacious!

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Whether you've just purchased a new home or condo, or you're getting ready to list your Lake of the Ozarks real estate, there are tons of hacks to make any room in your home seem more spacious. Even if you have a small living space, with the right furnishings and staging, you can still make it look big. The Fran Campbell Team is here to help you improve the space in your home. This week, we're giving 6 simple hacks to make your home feel more spacious.


1. Reduce Furniture 
Sometimes this is easier said than done, but if you can reduce the amount of furniture in a small room, you should. If the room is already small, having non-essential furniture will only make your room look cluttered. Instead of having multiple pieces of furniture such as a love seat and side chair, stick with just a sofa. This will still give you the same amount of seating but will reduce the clutter.

2. Mount Your TV to the Wall 
If you have a flat screen TV, consider mounting it to the wall and getting …

Thinking About Buying Your Very First Home?

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Buying your first home at the Lake of the Ozarks is exciting but we also understand that it can be a little nerve-racking. Typically when you do something for the first time, you'll have some questions and you may not understand the process fully - buying your first home is no different. That's why today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks has some advice for the first-time home buyer!

Get Prequalified or Preapproved ASAP Most of us can't buy a house without getting a mortgage loan. The loan approval process is a winding journey all on its own; depending on your progress on that particular journey, you can either aid or hinder your home buying efforts. Before you begin seriously shopping for homes, we strongly recommend you talk to a lender and get prequalified or preapproved. This will be very helpful going forward!
Choose Location First You can change a lot of things about your new home after you buy it. You can repaint, remodel, and renovate anything you wan…

6 Perks of Homeownership You Could Be Missing by Renting

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Oftentimes, people believe that for many reasons, renting is more affordable than owning a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. They're under the impression that it's a good idea to rent a home for a few years before taking the plunge into buying a home of their own. And for some, this may be what feels like their only option due to financial reasons. But for many, this mindset is simply something that's been conditioned due to lack of information given.

The truth is, while there are some benefits to renting for some people, renting comes with a unique set of challenges and disadvantages. All of which can be avoided by purchasing property outright. Fran Campbell Team is here to help educate you on the perks you could be missing out on when you choose renting versus owning your own home.


1. No Restrictions of Use
One of the best things about owning your own home, is that you can do what you want with the property without a landlord's consent. No more asking if you can paint o…

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Seller's Agent

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A home purchase is arguably one of the biggest investments a person will make in their lifetime. When it comes time to sell this major investment, you want to find an agent who has your best interests in mind. The experienced Fran Campbell Team provides personalized service when it comes to selling our client’s homes. Below, our trusted real estate team in Osage Beach, MO has provided some questions a homeowner should ask their seller’s agent before they hire someone.


1. How much is my property worth? Why?
This is usually one of the first questions a seller will ask an agent. Homeowners want to know how much they can expect to get out of their property. Don’t forget to ask why or how they came up with the estimated property worth. Receiving information about the current market from an insider can be beneficial for selecting a pricing strategy your home.

2. What amount will I come away with?
Another popular question that is important to clarify upfront, is how much money to expect from t…