Showing posts from June, 2020

6 Summertime Home Staging Tips

As we settle into the summer season here at the Lake of the Ozarks, many families are visiting the Lake Area almost every weekend. Some of them may be looking to become permanent residents of our beautiful area. With so many people currently looking to buy Lake of the Ozarks homes , now is is a great time to list your house at the Lake of the Ozarks . Don't forget that your home needs special staging attention for summertime. After all, here at the Lake, we're selling the Lake living experience! If you're trying to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks this summer, don't forget these important staging tips. Bring on the Bright Colors Fall & winter color schemes are traditionally dark and subdued. When spring and summer hits, buyers are looking forward to warm weather and putting the need for warmth and coziness behind them. As you stage your home for the summer, try to cultivate a bright, cheery environment that will make buyers excited to see what's

4 Reasons to Work with the Fran Campbell Team!

The process of buying or selling a home can be tricky and confusing, and the Fran Campbell Team understands that it requires a lot of knowledge about the local real estate market, contracts, escrow, appraisals, referrals and more. Experience counts when it comes to making the most of your budget or getting the most out of your money when buying or selling property at the Lake of the Ozarks . Here are 4 reasons why it's a smart move to use Fran Campbell Team for your next real estate transaction . 1. Local Expertise Fran Campbell Johnson and team can inform you about local amenities, school districts, neighborhoods and activities. And our agents know the market - we know how much homes are selling for all around the lake area, we know what areas are highly desirable if you’re coming in from out of town, and we know which areas are up-and-coming. You can trust our agents to know the local inventory and know how to get the best price for a home or property. 2. Experience Buy

Check Out the Great Dam Duck Drop Next Month!

We're just over a month away from one of the Lake's favorite annual events - The Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop ! Be sure to make plans to come on out and support our wonderful Lake community at this awesome event that raises money for many fantastic local organizations. Get registered for the 'Quackiest' golf tournament of the year, or bring the family to enjoy the Family Fun Zone . Be sure to purchase your Duck Drop tickets before 11 AM on August 1st for your chance to win $5,000! This is one family-fun charity event you don't want to miss! DUCK DROP SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Celebrating its 12th year, the Great Bagnell Dam Duck Drop will be better than ever in 2020! Here is the schedule of events: 8th Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament The golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, July 31st at the Golf Club at Deer Chase. The 8th Annual Duck Drop Golf Tournament features quacky "twist" with crazy holes & fun obstacles placed around the course

4 Tried-and-True Tips for Building Equity in Your Home

Building equity in your home is incredibly important and valuable. Simply put, "equity" is the amount of home you actually own. In order words, it is the difference between your home's actual market value and the outstanding loans you still have against the property. For example, if your home is worth $200,000 and your mortgage loan still has an outstanding balance of $160,000, you have $40,000 of equity in your home. Home equity is a valuable asset to have. If you are short on cash, you can use it to take out a home equity loan. This is a loan against the amount of property you actually own. (To go with our previous example, this would be $40,000.) You can also use the equity in your home to put towards the down payment on your new home at the Lake of the Ozarks or to fund your retirement. So, how do you build equity in your home? Here are a few tried-and-true strategies. 1. Make Larger Mortgage Payments If your loan doesn't have any prepayment penalties and

3 Tips for Pricing Your Home to Sell

Are you considering taking the plunge and putting your current house on the market? If so, you've probably already been on the hunt for a new home, and may already have your eye on your dream home! Selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is a multifaceted process that should not be undertaken lightly. There are several different factors that must be given lots of consideration. Pricing your current home correctly is one of many important steps to turning that dream of yours into a reality. As you start to weigh your options, let the Fran Campbell Team help you get the best possible deal. 3 Tips For Pricing Your Home To Sell 1. Get a general idea of your home's potential worth.  There are several ways to go about this. Researching the asking prices of similar houses in your area or using online calculators can be great places to start. This information can be extremely varied, so be sure to get to get information from a variety of sources and average out your