Showing posts from June, 2021

Considering the Purchase of your First Home?

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 will have some questions and you may not completely understand the process; buying your first home is no different. That is 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 cannot 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 the 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 wa

3 Tips For Pricing Your Home

Have you had your eye on your dream home? Are you considering taking the plunge and putting your current house on the market? Pricing your current home is the first (and arguably one of the most important) steps to turning that dream of yours into a reality. 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. As you start to weigh your options, let the Fran Campbell Team help you get the best possible deal. 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 results. After you get a ballpark estimate, hire a professional to appraise your home for its value. His/h

7 Summertime Home Staging Tips

Staging and selling a home in the summertime is a really good idea. Many families are visiting the Lake of the Ozarks almost every weekend, and some may be looking to become permanent residents of our beautiful area. With so many people currently looking to buy homes at the Lake of the Ozarks , now is the time to list your house! Summertime selling can bring it’s own set of challenges, which is why it’s important to stage your home. Here at the lake, we are selling a lake living experience, so read on for seven summer staging tips that will have your home ready in no time! It’s Not too Late to Spring Clean No one wants to buy a dirty home. Cleaning is an essential part of home staging in every season, but it is especially crucial during the busy season of real estate. Buyers are ready to shop homes and they want to see the potential your home has in its best form - and that starts with YOU spring cleaning your home, even if it's technically summer. Bring Summer Inside Flowers on yo

5 Essential Tips to Prepare for Moving Day

If you are getting ready to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks , then you are probably getting excited about moving into a new place to call home. One thing you are probably not so excited about is the dreaded moving day. There are a lot of steps to check off in between deciding to relocate and successfully executing it. Moving into a new home can be quite stressful, but there are several things you can do to make it a little easier. Our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks have five tips to consider for your next big move! 1. Make a List of Everything Keep a running list of everything you put into any given box. Once it’s full and the box has been labeled, mark which label your new list corresponds to (using letters or numbers work well) and file it away for safekeeping. This way, you will be able to remember where you placed your silverware without having to dig through every single box! 2. Start Packing Ahead Why not save yourself some time on the big