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3 Reasons to List Your Home for Sale During the Holidays

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With the holiday season quickly approaching excitement is in the air! This is the time of year to plan seasonal vacations, celebrate with friends and family, and make warm memories for the years to come. However, there is one thing you may not have considered planning during the holiday season,  listing a home at the Lake of the Ozarks . There are several benefits to buying or selling real estate during the holiday season and the Fran Campbell Team is here to tell you why! 1. Fewer Homes on the Market Many homeowners take their homes off the market during the holiday season, focusing their efforts elsewhere. While new sellers will likely wait until after the first of the year or the spring months to list their homes for sale. It's all about supply and demand here, as the inventory of homes on the market decreases, yours become more in demand. When you accompany this enhanced traffic viewing your home with a price to sell method and quality staging, your chances of landing the sale

5 Kitchen Upgrades that'll Improve Your Home's Value & Marketability!

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Are you thinking about  selling your Lake of the Ozarks home  in the near future? If you are, have you thought about making a few updates before you list? Sometimes the difference between selling your home quickly and not is making a few updates to appeal to your modern buyer. A great room to start in is your kitchen! The kitchen is generally one of the most criticized rooms and today, our team of  real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks  have a few suggestions for things to consider updating in your kitchen that could increase the value and draw in more potential buyers. 1. Backsplash A tile backsplash is all the rage right now. "Backsplash" refers to tiling the area of the wall above the countertop and below the cabinets above it. Modern kitchens use the backsplash to bring out certain colors in the decor scheme and accent surrounding features. Feel free to make your backsplash the color of your counters, your cabinets, your walls, your floors, or a unique collage mixi

4 Reasons to Invest in Lakefront Property

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If you’ve been considering buying a  lakefront property at the Lake of the Ozarks  now is a great time of year to start your property search. If you’re still on the fence about  buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks , what’s holding you back? The lake area is absolutely gorgeous and there are many perks of owning lakefront property. Read on to find out four reasons to invest in lakefront property! Photo Credit: Funlake.com 1. Higher Level of Privacy A huge benefit of waterfront homes is that they offer a higher level of privacy. Rather than staring at the back of another home, you can enjoy watching boats pass by on the Lake or enjoy watching sunrises and sunsets. And since it's not really possible for developers to build on the Lake, you can rest assured that your view won't be compromised. Privacy is in short supply these days and you’ll have a tad more while living in a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks. 2. Healthier Lifestyle Naturally, living near water also mean

3 Solid Reasons to Complete a Sellers Disclosure

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When you decide to  list your home at the Lake of the Ozarks , it's important to not overlook a thorough seller's disclosure. There is a lot of paperwork that comes with selling a home but trust us, properly filling out your seller's disclosure isn't something you want to skip out on. If you've never sold a home before or if it's been a while since you have, you may not understand the importance of a sellers disclosure. Today, our  real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks  has three reasons as to why you should take the time to complete the seller's discloser in its entirety. #1 Provides the Buyer with a fair and honest idea of the home's condition.  Don't be afraid of the seller's disclosure. This document discloses material information to the buyer about the home, which can help them make an informed decision about their purchase. It's not meant to be a deal-killer, but a deal-maker. Many agents provide a copy of the disclosure to interes

8 Common Lender Programs for First Time Home Buyers

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As a first time homebuyer,  buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks  is a very exciting time. It can also be a very stressful time - especially when you're trying to figure out your financing options. For those who don't have the best credit or a lot of money saved back to put toward a down payment, buying a home can seem impossible. Fortunately, there are several programs available to first time buyers that provide them with  great mortgage opportunities . This week, we'll look at 8 common lender programs that help first time homebuyers get into their first home: 1. FHA loan Best for: Buyers with low credit and smaller down payments Insured by the Federal Housing Administration, FHA loans typically come with smaller down payments and lower credit score requirements than most conventional loans. First-time homebuyers can buy a home with a minimum credit score of 580 and as little as 3.5 percent down or a credit score of 500 to 579 with at least 10 percent down. Unfortunatel

5 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

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When it comes time to try and  sell your Lake of the Ozarks home  we strongly advise using a real estate agent. With the real estate market changing all of the time having an experienced agent to help you navigate the selling process is extremely important to the success of selling your home. That's why today, the  Fran Campbell Team  would like to share with you five reasons using an agent to help sell your home is important. 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 thirty 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. Pricing Assistance Identifying the appropriate starting asking price is one of t

Need a Little Fall Home Maintenance?

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Fall at Lake of the Ozarks has arrived! Whether you are a new homeowner, you've had your home for years, or you plan to buy a home at Lake of the Ozarks , it's time to complete some seasonal maintenance. In addition to helping you find your Lake of the Ozarks real estate , the Fran Campbell Team also wants to help you keep your home in tip-top shape! Here are 9 maintenance projects to consider completing this fall! 1. Prepare Your Deck For Winter While it was fun sitting on the deck for the summer, it's time to start packing things up. You can cover and store your patio furniture, inspect your deck for any places that need repairs, and don't forget to cover up your grill! You can also empty any planters that still have dirt in them. Clay pots with dirt still in them can crack from the temperature changes 2. Inspect the Roof The combination of snow, ice, rain, wind and changing temperatures can wreak havoc on your roof. If you notice any warping, missing shingles, or a l