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The Inside Scoop on Foreclosure Properties

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Investing in foreclosure property can be very enticing when you see the sale price. Foreclosure properties have potential, but it will take some effort to make it worth it. Have you thought about investing in a foreclosure property, but you are not sure whether or not it's a good investment? Today, our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks would like to share with you the ins and outs of buying foreclosure property at the Lake of the Ozarks . Are foreclosures a good investment? A foreclosure property is a home that has been repossessed by the lender because the owners failed to pay the mortgage. Thousands of homes end up in foreclosure every year. Economic conditions affect the number of foreclosures, too. Many people lose their homes due to job loss, credit problems or unexpected expenses. It is wise to be cautious when considering a foreclosure. Many experts, in fact, advise inexperienced buyers to hire an expert to take them through the process. It is important to have th

Get Your Home SOLD With These Fall Staging Tips!

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Fall is a great time to list your Lake of the Ozarks home and now is the time to start thinking about how you plan to stage your home. Staging your home plays a big role in your potential buyers' first impression of your home and whether they plan to buy it or not. That's why today, our team of top-notch real estate agents of Lake of the Ozarks have some great tips for staging your home this fall! Add Seasonal Plants Change out your plant containers and pots around your home to show off hardier plants that will flourish this time of year. Try colorful mums, goldenrods, burning bush or aster to show off a lively space. Create a Welcoming Front Porch With a new season comes a new look. Add a new welcome mat and a few seasonal plants and pumpkins. Hang a wreath on the door that embraces fall foliage, so it can be used through the holiday season. Add a festive seating area if you have the space. Put out colorful, fall-inspired pillows and a throw blanket when showing to create

Home Safety During Showings

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Selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is an exciting experience, but one of the concerns that is often brought up is about home safety. Having a stranger walk through your home can make some feel uneasy and pose the questions of, “How secure is my home during the showings?" The Fran Campbell Team understands the importance of protecting your home during showings, which is why we take diligent precautions to ensure the safety of your home during these viewings. In this week's blog, we will offer a few safety tips when considering how to safely show your Lake of the Ozarks home. Depersonalizing Your Home Depersonalizing your home is great for a couple of reasons. First, it allows buyers to envision building their lives in your home, rather than distracting them with personal family photos and memorabilia. Secondly, your valuables are no longer in the home, minimizing the risk of theft and allowing the home to be effectively marketed online without exposing potentially dan

Labor Day Weekend at the Lake!

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Labor Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks is the best way to close out summer. There’s nothing like getting to watch the spectacular firework displays after a long day of fun in the sun. Weekend visitors and homeowners at Lake of the Ozarks will make their way out to various resorts this weekend to take in all of the amazing views. You can view fireworks by land, on the water, or even from a Lake of the Ozarks cruise. Today, our team of real estate agents at Lake of the Ozarks have a list of where to see some great firework displays if you are going to be at the Lake for the long weekend! Fireworks Schedule! Courtesy of LakeExpo.com SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th Bear Bottom Resort Fireworks @ 9:45 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Call for details: 573-374-6905 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 Bear Bottom Resort Fireworks 9:45 p.m. View fireworks by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 MM. Parking is limited, so a

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is Back!!

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Summer is still in full swing here at Lake of the Ozarks and one of the biggest weekends at the lake is finally here! The 33rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States, and named as a “must see” boating event. Top powerboat racers from across the country are here and ready to kick off the weekend. There are so many fun things to do at Lake of the Ozarks, and the Fran Campbell team is grateful to be members of such a wonderful community. Today, your favorite real estate agents at Lake of the Ozarks are here to shared everything you need to know about the 33rd Annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout happening this weekend! Photo Credit: Fun Lake The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the Lake's largest boating event of the year where you have the opportunity to see speedboats reach speeds over 200 mph along with over 100,000 spectators! The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout will take place on Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th at Cap

Buying & Selling Simultaneously

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Buying a home can be intimidating, and the idea of doing both simultaneously can be daunting. You may be wondering how exactly you might plan to buy a home at Lake of the Ozarks and sell your current home simultaneously. Your favorite real estate agents at Lake of the Ozarks have some advice and strategies to help you get through the process!' What Do Your Finances Look Like? There is no clear black and white answer because everyone's situations vary depending on how their finances look. If you have disposable funds for the down payment, then you won't have as much of an issue between selling your home and buying another one. Whereas if you need the cash from selling your home for the down payment. So what's best, buying a home first or selling your home first? Consider these scenarios below. Selling First Low Housing Inventory If you find that the current housing inventory is low, it may be best to sell your home first and temporarily rent until your home sells. Sure

6 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Bigger & Brighter

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Whether you have just purchased a new home or condo, or you are getting ready to list your home at Lake of the Ozarks , there are tons of tips for making 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 are sharing how you can make your home feel bigger and brighter. 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. Don't Overdo the Art It is extremely easy to overdo the artwork you hang on the wall. Too much artwork