Showing posts from October, 2019

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is one of the biggest personal investments you will make. Whether you are currently a homeowner, or in the market to purchase a home very soon, Fall is a great time of year to do some seasonal maintenance on your home. Keeping up with necessary home maintenance each year helps to keep your home in tip-top shape. Read on to get a handy list from the Fran Campbell Team for your fall home maintenance checklist. 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 Check For Peeling Paint While peeling or blistering paint may seem harmless, it can actually be a sign that the existing paint film is

5 Reasons Using an Agent to Help Sell Your Home is Important

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 o

Fall Harbor Hop - The Last Big Boating Event of 2019

Fall has officially made its appearance here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Even though summer has come to a close, there are plenty of fun events that happen at the Lake year-round. This weekend is the 34th Annual Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks and will be the last big boating event of the year. This is your opportunity to spend the day "hoping" from over 40 participating restaurants collecting cards to hopefully get a winning poker hand! Get all of the details for the 34th Annual Fall Harbor Hop from our real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks . How To Play Enter the Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the participating checkpoints.  Obtain your first card by making a $20 donation per hand. A player may enter more than once.  Six additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to other checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location.  Your hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn.  If you are not happy with your hand or you think you have a chance to w

Mortgage Options for First-Time Home Buyers!

Are you tired of renting and ready to buy your first home at the Lake of the Ozarks ? You may think that the only way to own your first home is by having a 20% down payment. In some cases, this is not true! As a first time home buyer, you have options for a mortgage. If you've been considering buying your first home but you're not sure where to start, our Lake of the Ozarks real estate team is here to help! Today, in our blog, we'd like to break down six mortgage options for the first-time homebuyer through lender programs. 1. FHA loan In an FHA loan, the Federal Housing Administration, an agency within the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, insures the mortgage. The FHA’s backing offers lenders a layer of protection, meaning that your lender won’t experience a loss if you default on the mortgage. FHA loans typically come with competitive interest rates, smaller down payments and lower closing costs than conventional loans, which makes it a great choice