Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy Ways to Save on your Electric Bill this Summer

With the climb in temperature, it's time to prepare your home for the heat of summer. While cooling your home is probably at the top of your list, keep in mind that comes along with a hefty electric bill. Like many Americans, you may want to try to cut back on your energy consumption this summer. It's important as a homeowner to find ways to keep your home comfortable, while cutting back on your expenses. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here for you! Eagle's Nest Realty has provided some helpful tips to save on your electric bill this summer!


Invest in the Right Thermostat


It can be helpful to regulate the temperature inside your home with a programmable thermostat. This can help you set different times of the day for the temperature to fluctuate. If you're gone to work there is no reason to keep your home cooled off. This smart thermostat helps you program what times of the day you want the air to be up and what days it can turn off.

Use Household Appliances Strategically


To reduce the build up of unnecessary heat inside the home, try to run your appliances during early morning or evening hours. To avoid heating up the home during the hottest times of the day, avoid using your oven, dishwasher, and doing laundry during the afternoon hours.

Utilize Fans for a Breeze


A fan circulating air throughout your home can help a room FEEL cooler than it actually is. This is a great way to be able to keep your home at a warmer temperature, while enjoying a cool breeze. Crank up the fans to help keep you and your family cool this summer.

Unplug Unused Devices


Vampire energy can pull your electricity, even when the device is not in use. Whether you don't use your microwave or television very often, consider unplugging these items until they are needed. You may notice a positive impact on your electric bill this summer!

Close Off Unneeded Rooms


If you have a spare room or a basement that is not occupied on a regular basis, consider blocking off these spaces to keep from cooling unused. You can close the door and shut off the vents to the room you are wishing to close off from the air conditioner.

Turn Off Those Lights


While this may seem like a nag from your childhood - don't forget to turn off the lights! Although there are plenty of ways to reduce your energy consumption, an EASY way is to remind everyone in your home to turn off the lights after they leave a room!

Now that you know some of these insider tips, you're ready to keep your home cool while cutting back on your electric consumption! If electric expense has been holding you back from purchasing a home of your own, there's no need to worry. The best team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks are here for you. From searching for the right home for your wants and needs to purchasing property at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to help you to be able to experience the joys of homeownership.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Enjoy the Beautiful Outdoors at the Lake of the Ozarks

What better time of the year to get out and explore the Lake and all it has to offer for you and your family? With a number of activities surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks, you're sure to find something your entire family can enjoy. From boating to fishing to hiking, it's the ideal time to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! And what better way to honor the Great Outdoors Month than dedicating this week's blog to showcase all the fun outdoor activities the area offers? Take a look below to see what you and your family can enjoy!


Ha Ha Tonka


The state park in Camdenton, MO offers a wide range of activities for the entire family. Explore the castle remains and learn about the history of Ha Ha Tonka. While you're there, be sure to pick a few trails to navigate as well! Down by the water, there is plenty of room to cast a line from the shore or one of the fishing docks. A number of residents and guests bring their kayaks and canoes to explore the water in the cove, as well.

Thunder Mountain Park


Located on the same property as Bridal Cave, explore the hiking trails the area has to offer. Pack a lunch to make an entire afternoon out of your Thunder Mountain Park experience. While you're there, take advantage of the cave tour - you're sure to learn something new about the area! With a number of historical facts and plenty of natural beauty, you can enjoy the entire day at Bridal Cave and Thunder Mountain Park.

Water Activities


Since the area is centered around the Lake of the Ozarks, the water offers a number of entertainment opportunities. From boating to swimming to skiing, there are a number of ways to enjoy the water this June. If you don't own a boat, there are plenty of boat and jet ski rental companies around the area to choose from. Be sure to take advantage of the water activities at the Lake!

Explore The Strip


The Bagnell Dam Strip offers a wide range of entertainment types. From restaurants to family-friendly activities, your entire group can enjoy time on the strip. Many visitors to The Strip will reminiscence about the past, while visiting the area. Get outside and walk around the historic area with your family!

Are you ready to plan your next outdoor adventure now? Whether you live at the Lake of the Ozarks or are visiting your favorite vacation spot, there are a TON of activities for you to enjoy. If you don't already live here, you may start to fall in love with the area as you plan you outdoor adventures. When you're ready to start experiencing lake life full-time, your trusted real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO can help! We look forward to helping you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Prepare Your Home for Your Next BBQ

With bar-b-que season upon us, this is a great time to ensure your home is prepared for your next gathering. From a safety check to making sure you have enough food for your guests, there are some easy ways to get ready, before your next BBQ. Once you're in your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may want to host your first gathering. Our team of real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here with some helpful tips on how to prepare your home for your next BBQ!


Clean the Grill

Since your guests' food will be prepared on the grill, it's important that it has been cleaned since its last use. Scrape any charred food off of your grill top, before cooking for your next BBQ. It is also nice to clean up the outside of your grill, since your guests will likely see it on the deck or patio.

Wash the Windows

With a number of windows and sliding doors that typically lead to a deck or porch, ensure your windows are spic and span before your next get together. While entry doors and sliding doors will usually get smudged up during your gathering, it's nice for them to start with a clean slate, allowing guests to see in and out of your home with ease.

Sweep the Deck

Since your guests will likely be outside, enjoying the beautiful summer weather at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want to ensure your outside space is clean. Sweeping the deck off gives a clean and safe place for your friends and family to gather this summer.

Inspect Guest Seating

Before you invite your guests to take a seat, ensure the seats you have provided are clean and dry. While outdoor cushions are ideal for comfort, they can also hold water. If there has been rain recently, ensure your seats are dry before allowing guests to sit down.

Clean up the Bathroom

Even though you imagine your party being outside, your guests will likely need to use the restroom at some point or another during your BBQ. Do a quick clean up of the bathroom nearest your deck, before your guests come over for your gathering.

Give your Kitchen a Once-Over

While the majority of your gathering will likely be on your deck or patio, it's still important that your kitchen is presentable. If a guest offers to help you bring your food outside or clean up after your group has finished eating, you don't want to give off the impression of a dirty kitchen.

Ensure Deck is Safe

Before inviting friends and family over this summer, make sure your deck is in a safe condition. Ensure all railings are secure to keep all of your guests safe, if they happen to lean against a deck rail. Over time, deck nails can start to pop up - take a hammer and nail them back into place to avoid a foot injury or tripping hazard.

Now that you know what you need to accomplish before hosting your next gathering, you can be fully prepared when your guests come over. If you're looking to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you find the perfect one! Whether entertaining space or outdoor area is ideal for your dream home, Eagle's Nest Realty is here for you. We look forward to helping you find the right space for all of your entertainment needs!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All About Lake Race 2017

Living at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a ton of opportunities for entertainment! One of these events are coming up - Lake Race 2017. If you love fast boats and racing, this event is just for you! Enjoy the beautiful Lake as the race boats speed around the course, fighting for first place. Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we know how much fun this annual event at the Lake of the Ozarks is.  If you want to come out and enjoy the race, as well as the events leading up to the big show-down, take a look at the schedule of events below!

Photo Credit: Fun Lake


Festival of Speed

Thursday June 1st from 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Osage Beach Parkway West
Osage Beach Parkway (west of the Grand Glaize Bridge) will be closed for the street festival. Come check out the speed boats, classic cars, motorcycles, vendors, and food tents. Bring your entire family out - there will be piggy races, pony rides, and a dunk tank for the children in your family as well.

Meet & Greet Street Party

Friday June 2nd from 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm at the Bagnell Dam Strip
For race fans and boat enthusiasts alike, you can enjoy a unique experience checking out the race boats up close and personal. Walk around the historic Bagnell Dam Strip and enjoy all the sights and sounds of the gathering. Come out and meet the racers and view the race boats, for a unique and exciting experience!

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Lake Race 5K Run / Walk

Saturday June 3rd at 7:00 am at Beavers at the Dam
Participants of the 5K will start at Beavers at the Dam and run below the dam up to JJ Twiggs, and back down the strip to Beavers. A cash bar is available at the finish line, as well as a raffle. Registration for the run begins at 7:00 am and the race begins at 8:00 am.

Official Lake Race & Awards Ceremony

Saturday June 3rd all day at the Bagnell Dam Strip
Powerboats from all across the nation will be at the Lake of the Ozarks to compete for first place. View the race by land on Bagnell Dam, the Celebration II, or at Beavers at the Dam. The race course will start at the 0 mile marker and circle back around at the 3 mile marker. Come out and see these speed boats as they zoom down the water for a day filled with excitement!

Props & Hoses Poker Run

Sunday June 4th at 10:00 starting at Beavers on the Dam
Bring your boat out for an exciting poker fun the day after Lake Race. With a number of water front restaurants participating, you can have an entire day of fun out on the Lake of the Ozarks. A $20 raffle ticket is available at each location for a 50/50 drawing at Redhead Yacht Club at 4:00 pm. End the weekend in style by participating in this poker run!

For more information about the upcoming Lake Race, visit Fun Lake!

Now that you have the schedule of events for Lake Race 2017, you can make your plans to attend one or all of the gatherings! Whether you want to come out for the meet and greet and get an up close glimpse of the boats or want to see them live in action during the race, come out to see all the excitement. Your trusted real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks wants you to get out and enjoy all of the fun activities, right in your back yard!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake

With Memorial Day Weekend right around the corner, it's time to solidify your plans. With a number of firework displays at the Lake of the Ozarks, it can be overwhelming deciding which display to attend. If you're looking to enjoy the beautiful fireworks all weekend long, there are a few different places you can attend each night. Your trusted real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO has provided some of the local firework display times and locations, to help you narrow down which ones you and your family will attend this Memorial Day Weekend.



Old Kinderhook Memorial Fireworks Fun Fest


May 26th from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a full evening of family fun at Old Kinderhook. From live entertainment, bounce houses, All-American meal, and fireworks display, your entire family can enjoy the evening. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blanket to enjoy the fireworks on Old Kinderhook's lawn or view the display in your boat in Old Kinderhook Cove.

Bear Bottom Resort


May 27th at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday evening, view Bear Bottom's fireworks by land or water at the 38 mile mark. A spectacular display can be found at the resort, for your entire family to enjoy. Be sure to arrive early as parking is limited.

The Inn at Grand Glaize


May 27th at Dusk
View the fireworks at The Inn at Grand Glaize for an evening of beautiful fireworks. You can view the display from water at the 1 mile mark of the Glaize Arm or by land at The Inn. Come out for an evening of spectacular fireworks over the Lake of the Ozarks.

Tan-Tar-A Resort


May 28th from 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
A breathtaking fireworks display can be found at Tan-Tar-A Resort. If you're a resort guest, you can view the display from the property, otherwise it's best to watch the display by water at the 26 mile mark. To enjoy this spectacular display, be sure to come out to see the display on Sunday.

Tropic Island Cruises


May 28th from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.
View the fireworks at Tan-Tar-A Resort from the water, aboard the Tropic Island Cruise yacht. To reserve your spot aboard the cruise, call 573-384-0083.

The Lodge of Four Seasons


May 28th at Dusk
Located at the 13 mile mark, you can view a breathtaking fireworks display put on by The Lodge of Four Seasons. Take advantage of the display, for your friends and family to enjoy.

Celebration Cruises


May 28th Boarding at 7:30 p.m.
For a unique firework viewing experience, reserve your spot on the Celebration Cruise today! The ship will board at the Grand Glaize Bridge location and set sail for a sunset cruise and fireworks at Four Seasons, at the 13 mile mark.

For further information about the Lake of the Ozarks' firework displays, visit Fun Lake

Now that you've seen all of the firework display options, you can start deciding which one you plan to view. If you're visiting the area, you may start to think about what a beautiful place this is. If you're thinking about buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, our team at Eagle's Nest Realty can help! We'd love to show you around some homes, as you make your way to the Lake. Whether you're thinking about buying a second-home or relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you out!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hit the Course at the Lake of the Ozarks

Whether you're visiting or live at the Lake of the Ozarks full time, this is the perfect place for a golf enthusiast! With over 14 courses to choose from, you can select one or extend your stay and play them all. The best real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO is here for all of your entertainment needs at the Lake of the Ozarks. It doesn't matter if you're a full-timer or just visiting the area, you can find a TON of entertainment at the Lake. To see a complete list of area golf courses, see the information provided below by Eagle's Nest Realty!


Bear Creek


910 Highway 42, Osage Beach
For an enjoyable, yet challenging course, Bear Creek offers a good time for golfers of all ability levels. Along with the 18 hole course, you can find a driving range, putting green, and pro shop, as well as dining options.

The Cove at the Lodge of Four Seasons


315 Four Seasons Dr, Village of Four Seasons
A course that is suitable for all players, this par 71 course is designed by one of the greatest golf architects. With bunkers, rolling hills, and water, every golfer will be challenged on this beautiful course. For a memorable golf experience, be sure to check out this course at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Golf Club at Deer Chase


770 Deer Chase Rd, Linn Creek
For a scenic golf experience, Deer Chase meanders through the Auglaize River valley, surrounded by hills. A driving range, golf shop, a practice green, and chipping green can be found, in addition to the breathtaking course. For a unique experience, schedule your tee time on this 18 hole course.

Eldon Golf Club


35 Golf Course Road, Eldon
Designed with a backdrop of wooded area, rolling hills, and creeks, the Eldon Golf Club offers an enjoyable experience for all golfers. The facility includes a driving range, video analysis by PGA professional, pro shop, clubhouse, snack bar, and a pool, on top of the 18 hole, par 71 course.

Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A Resort


494 Tan Tar A Estates Boulevard
Ranked as one of the best nine-hole courses in the United States, by USA Today, this championship course offers lush fairways and ideal greens. Offering a scenic par 35, enjoy time on this peaceful golf course at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Indian Rock Golf Club


100 Indian Lake Avenue, Gravois Mills
This unique course offers majestic rock formations, Bermuda fairways, and bent grass greens along this 18 hole course. For a memorable golf experience, schedule Indian Rock into your golf tour of the Lake of the Ozarks.

Lake Valley Golf Club


367 C.C. Blair Drive, Camdenton
For an unusual balance of holes - six par threes, six par fours, and six par fives - you have to experience the difference at Lake Valley. Offering a uniquely challenging course, this 18 hole course offers beautiful views on the well maintained course. The facility includes putting green, driving range, tennis court, swimming pool, locker room, bag storage options, and Greenside Bar & Grill, in addition to the breathtaking course.

Old Kinderhook Golf Resort


20 Eagle Ridge Road, Camdenton
This championship course was ranged 2nd best in the entire state of Missouri. Offering a par 71 on 18 holes, this beautiful course offers the ideal place to play golf. With breathtaking views at every hole, Old Kinderhook makes for a memorable golf experience. A number of amenities are available on-site, including driving and practice range, putting greens, clubhouse and pro shop, fine and casual dining, locker rooms, swimming, tennis, and a 84-room hotel. You can spend the entire day (or weekend) at Old Kinderhook, during your golf outing.

Osage National Golf Resort


400 Osage Hills Road, Lake Ozark
Offering beautifully forested, rolling terrain and lakes, creeks, and bluffs in the distance, this course is a beauty! Creating the ideal challenge for golfers of all experience levels, Osage National is the place to be. An additional 9 holes have been added to the origional 18, creating the opportunity for three different 18 hole combinations.

The Ridge at the Four Seasons


170 Seasons Ridge Road, Lake Ozark
This par 72 course features rolling hills, natural rock formations, native wildflowers, and a beautiful view of the Lake of the Ozarks. Offering a challenging layout for golfers of all skill levels, The Ridge is a must-play course.

Rolling Hills Country Club


13986 Country Club Road, Versailles
This course is designed over gentle rolling hills that is fun to play. Offering a beautiful layout of 18 holes with a par 71, Rolling Hills creates a tranquil golf experience for all players. On site amenities include a driving range, pro shop, snack shop, lounge, and more.

The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A


1524 State Road KK, Osage Beach
Carved out of the natural Ozark hills, this course layout offers breathtaking views around every turn. Offering a unique and enjoyable experience for players of all levels, this championship layout is ideal. This classic course is a must-play on your next golf outing.

Redfield Golf and Country Club


14005 Redfield Drive, Eugene
This links style golf course offers bent grass fairways and beautiful trees, nestled in the most scenic land Missouri has to offer. The 18 hole course features lakes and bunkers, along rolling hills. For a memorable golf experience, stop by Redfield Golf Course on your next golf trip!

Ready to hit the greens? Your trusted real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for all of your real estate needs. If you visit the Lake and love the area (and all the golf course options!), we can help you find a vacation home near your favorite course. Our team can help you find the perfect home at the Lake of the Ozarks, for you and your family. Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call at 573-374-0769.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

6 Reasons to Buy at The Lake NOW!

While there are plenty of great reasons to purchase property at the Lake of the Ozarks all year round, we've compiled a few why you should act NOW. From enjoying ALL summer at the Lake to the booming real estate market, there are a TON of reasons why this is the time to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here to showcase just a few of the reasons why this is the right time for you to buy.


1) Live Where You Play


You enjoy visiting the Lake of the Ozarks and look forward to your time here each year... why not make it your permanent destination? Whether you're looking to purchase a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks or thinking of relocating your family to the area, you can enjoy lake life at it's finest! What's better than LIVING where you vacation?

2) Best of Both Worlds


While the hustle and bustle of the summer is what draws in tourists, the flip side is the calm and beautiful off-season. You can enjoy both worlds, when living at the Lake of the Ozarks! With a large number of activities going on each and every weekend, all summer long - you're sure to stay entertained when living at the Lake. In the winter months, you can take it easy and recoup from the go, go, go of the summer.

3) Quality of Life


There is a high quality of life at the Lake of the Ozarks. With a number of outdoor activities readily available, this is a great place to raise a family. All of the schools in the area are top-notch and offer a wide range of educational opportunities. With a growing workforce in a number of industries, the possibilities are endless, when you move to the Lake.

4) Enjoy the Summer


If you make your home selection soon, you can get closed and moved in just in time for summer. Enjoy all the Lake has to offer - from boating to swimming to shopping - right out your back door. Once you've spent your first summer at the Lake, you will be hooked! It's a great place relax after a long day's work - after all , most Missourians choose the Lake of the Ozarks as their vacation destination!

5) Booming Real Estate Market


A recent spark in the real estate industry has lead to a steadily growing market. With a number of homeowners selling, there is plenty of opportunity to snatch up a new home at a great price point. To see our current selection, visit our website. We'd love to show you around your favorite properties and see which one is the best fit for you and your family.

6) If it isn't Heaven, it's CLOSE!


Have you seen the Lake of the Ozarks? It's breathtaking, at all times of the day. From the spectacular sunrise to relaxing sunsets, this place is heavenly! To start enjoying life at the Lake, get ready for some of the best views you've seen - on a daily basis!

Getting the itch to start your search for your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Our team at Eagle's Nest Realty is here for you! From starting your search to making an offer on your lakefront home near Sunrise Beach, MO, we can help guide you through the entire real estate process. With experience helping clients find their perfect lake home, we're confident we can help you too! Give us a call at 573-374-0769 to start your search today.

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