Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lake Happenings: Lake of the Ozarks Air Show

It's back! The annual Lake of the Ozarks Air Show is this weekend - September 23rd. This event at the Lake of the Ozarks brings spectators from all around - locals and those visiting the area. Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents know how important it is to be in the know about local events and we're excited to share this patriotic, family-friendly gathering with you. Take a look below for more information about the air show schedule, provided by Eagle's Nest Realty.



Air Show Schedule:

7:30 am - 10:00 am:  Veterans Breakfast
8:00 am - 4:30 pm:  Vendor Booths & Static Displays Open
10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Kid's Area Open
10:15 am: Gather Veterans for National Anthem
10:30 am: Present Colors
10:40 am: Main Street Music Hall & LOZ Dance Perform
10:55 am: Camdenton Mayor Opening Ceremonies
11:00 am:  Air Show Starts
- Brian Correll Cuts the Air Show Ribbon
- KC Flight Wake Up the Lake
- Hulett Chevy Races Brian Correll Bi-Plane
- Bob Richards Bi-Plane Races Kenny Caroll's Race Car
- Greg Koontz Solo Act
- Bob Bull Jet Fly Over
- Ping Pong Ball Drop #1
- Brain Correll Solo Act
- Bob Richards
- Phillip Steinbach Solo Act
- KC Flight Formation Act
- Alabama Boys Act
- Ping Pong Ball Drop #2
- Team Vortex Act
- Team Vortex Races Kenny Caroll
3:00 pm:  Show Concludes - Airport Opens - Rides in all Aircraft Resume
(Air Show Schedule Subject to Change)

For more information about the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show, visit www.LakeOfTheOzarksAirShow.com.

Air Show Regulations:

Parking at the airport is $10 per vehicle.
Parking at Camdenton High School is free. Shuttle runs from 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.
No pets allowed. Service dogs are an exception and must be identified as service dog.
Other restrictions like, no cooler, no food and no beverage allowed.
Blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats recommend.

Aaron Tippin Concert:

Partnering with the air show festivities, the Aaron Tippin concert will be held at Ozarks Amphitheater the evening of the Lake of the Ozarks Air Show. The amphitheater is voted in the top 5 Best Live Music Venues in Missouri by BestThingsMO.com. The doors open for a tailgate party at 5 pm, with music starting at 6:30 pm. Tickets are still available for this exciting concert - visit www.OzarksAmp.com today!

Now that you know the schedule of events for the upcoming Lake of the Ozarks Air Show, you're ready to make plans to attend. It's a great way to get out and enjoy local happenings with your entire family. Your trusted real estate agents near Sunrise Beach, MO are here to help you stay in the know with local happenings - be sure to check back to our blog on a regular basis for insider real estate tips and Lake of the Ozarks information!

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Easy Ways to Entice Potential Buyers

The home selling process may seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Whether you're ready to upgrade to a bigger space or are simply looking for a fresh start, a home sale at the Lake of the Ozarks should be a low-stress situation. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here to help you through the selling process successfully. Below you can find a few easy ways to entice potential buyers to act on your property!


Offer to Pay Closing Costs

Closing costs are expenses over and above the price of the property in a real estate transaction. They typically include loan origination fees, appraisal fees, title searches, title insurance, surveys, taxes, and deed recording fees. If you are serious about selling your home, you can entice potential buyers by offering to pay all closing costs. This can help alleviate additional costs for buyers as they make a decision as to which home they will purchase. It can help your property rank higher on their list, if they get the added savings of no closing costs.

Include Appliances in the Sale

Appliances can be a large added expense for a home buyer. Often times sellers will include these items in the sale of the home. Leaving appliances with the home not only helps to alleviate the hassle of moving heavy items, it is a great way to entice buyers to choose your property. Many times appliances are bought to fit the home and can be tricky to get into a new space. Refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, trash compactor, and even a washing machine and dryer are all items that can be included in the sale of your home.

Sell Your Home Furnished

If you have no need for your current furniture, you can save yourself a load of moving work and list your home for sale as fully or partially furnished. Especially first time home buyers are interested in this type of home because they likely don't have their own furniture yet. It's a great way to help potential buyers save money and help attract them to your property. In addition to enticing buyers, another perk is you don't have to move the furniture into your new space!

Sell Your Home Fast!

Are you ready to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Now that you've learned more about some ways to entice buyers to act quickly, you're ready to get started! Contact our team of Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents to list your home for sale. We look forward to helping you complete the sale of your home and help you find the right place for you and your family. Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call at 573-374-0769 today!

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

What You Need for a Home Loan

Buying a home is a major step in many people's lives. While it is an exciting time and a big accomplishment, it can also be a bit intimidating to enter the real estate market. The first step to buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is to get pre-approved for a home loan. This step can help you establish your information with a lender and get a rough estimate of what you can afford in a home. Eagle's Nest Realty has dedicated this week's blog to show you exactly what documentation will be needed to start the home loan approval process.


W-2 & 1099 Forms

W-2 forms are required for all people on the loan for the past two years. This can help to prove your income and helps the lender figure out how much of a home payment you can afford. If you own a business, a profit and loss statement or 1099 form will be needed, as well.

Recent Paycheck Stubs

Your most recent paycheck stubs will need to be presented for your mortgage loan. This helps to show that you do have a steady stream of income and can prove how much money you make, giving your lender a good idea of how much of a payment you will be able to handle.

Most Recent Tax Return Statement

Your lender will need to compare your tax return statement to a transcript from the IRS to ensure there is no fraudulent activity taking place with your income. All pages and schedules of tax returns from anyone on the home loan will be required.

List of Debits & Assets

A debt-to-income ratio will need to be conducted with your debts and assets. This shows what money you have coming in compared to debts that need to be paid off. Anyone on the home loan will need to provide this information for the lender to get a solid idea of what home loan amount you can handle.

Proof of Rent or Mortgage Payments

Your current housing situation will need to be analysed. Whether you rent or own, canceled checks may be requested from your mortgage lender. This helps to show how much you are currently paying, which is a factor in how much you can afford for your new property.

Now that you've seen what documents are required to get approved from a mortgage company, you're ready to start gathering these papers. A pre-approval for a home loan can help you in a number of ways. From getting a jump start on the loan process to knowing exactly how much you can afford in a home, it's the best way to go when buying a house. Once you get a pre-approval letter from your mortgage lender, you're ready to start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact our team of expert real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO to get searching today!


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Many homeowners dream of making changes around their space. Whether it's been the same way for a while and they are ready for a fresh look or they are looking to list their home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, home upgrades don't have to be hard. As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we've provided some easy ways to make updates to your home. Take a look below to learn more!


Redo the Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen is outdated, the cabinets are an easy place to start making updates. Consider painting your kitchen cabinets for a fresh appearance. It will not only look crisp, the newly painted cabinets will look clean too! Consider lightening the space up with a light tone of cabinet, like beige or white.

Paint the Walls

Neutral colors tend to appeal to a wider range of potential buyers. While paint is one of the easiest things to change in a home, many buyers are looking for a "move in ready" space and don't want to invest the time it takes to paint. Consider toning down any bold colors throughout your home when selling.

Add Crown Molding

Crown molding adds a classic touch to any room. For a sophisticated feel, add trim to the top of your walls along the ceiling line. This can immediately add value to your space and help it appeal to potential buyers even more.

Plant Flowers Outside

To improve your curb appeal, add fresh flowers to your landscape, garden, or potted plants. This is a great way to catch the eye of buyers as they drive by your home and helps to give some interest to your property. It's also an easy way to beef up your curb appeal!

Clean Up the Deck

Grab the power washer and clean up the front porch and deck areas. Many buyers look for spaces in which they can easily entertain friends and family and a nicely presented deck can do just the trick! Ensure your exterior gathering spaces are appealing to help buyers imagine themselves gathering there.

Lay New Flooring in Small Rooms

While new flooring can be costly, it won't hurt the budget quite as bad if you redo a smaller space. An entry way or laundry room is a great place to add new flooring. It helps to give your home a more appealing look and invite potential buyers into your space in a positive way.

Now that you know a few different ways to easily change the appearance of your home, you're ready to get started. If you do plan to make updates to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you through the process. From looking at your property before listing to make suggestions of changes that could help to placing your home on the market, Eagle's Nest Realty is here for all of your Lake of the Ozarks home selling needs! Give us a call today to see how we can help make the home selling process easier for you.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Staging Tips to Sell Your Home FAST

When you're ready to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you want it to be a quick process. Whether you already have your eye on another home or have already moved into a new space, it's typically a process you'd like to move along in a timely manner. As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we're here to help you get the ball rolling when it comes to selling your home. Take a look below for tips to stage your space to sell FAST!


Invite Buyers In

A welcoming front porch is a great way to invite potential buyers into your home. Some bright floral arrangements can be placed on the front steps and a bright welcome mat can help as well. Ensure your front door is clean, as well. Once you open the door, a stunning rug can help improve the level of warmth inside your home too. These are great ways to start a showing of your home!

Dazzle With Cleanliness

It's important to keep your entire home clean, especially when selling. If a potential buyer walks into a dirty home, they may get the impression that the home is not well taken care of. A deep clean may be necessary before you list your home on the market and regular light cleanings can help keep your home in tip-top shape.

Remove Unneeded Clutter

Try to keep your decor and home items at a bare minimum, when staging your home. This can help potential buyers see your space instead of being distracted by clutter around the house. This also gives you a great opportunity to start packing up your items for your move.

Style Empty Spaces

If you've already moved out of your home, it can be helpful to bring a few key furniture items back into your space. While an empty home can appeal to some, rooms tend to look smaller when they are empty. You can also fill empty bookshelves or tables with simple decor items to give it a little interest.

Think Flow when Arranging Furniture

Try to promote traffic flow through your home when staging your furniture. It can also be helpful to arrange your living room furniture in a social setting. Create the ideal place to converse with friends and family make a welcoming environment for potential buyers.

Now that you know some insider tips for staging your space to sell, you're ready to start making changes around your property. The ultimate goal is to entice buyers and create a beautiful place for them to appreciate. If you're ready to enter the Lake of the Ozarks real estate market by selling your home, Eagle's Nest Realty can help you do so quickly with these staging tips! We look forward to helping you sell your home fast!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

All About the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

As the summer winds down the Lake of the Ozarks is gearing up for the Shootout! The largest unsanctioned boat race in the United States is making it's way to the Lake once again. For a fun week of Shootout activities, it's a great excuse to get out of the house and explore the beautiful area. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here for all of your Shootout 2017 information. See the details for the schedule of events below!


Friday, August 18th, 2017


4th Annual Border Xpressions Lil’ Boat and Pontoon Poker Run

9-10:30 a.m. – Registration at Captain Ron’s and Franky & Louies

Noon – 5 p.m. – Registration & Practice Run at Captain Ron’s

5-7 p.m. – Meet & Greet at Whiskers Bar and Grill in Camdenton

6:00 p.m. –Awards party at Topsider

8:00 p.m.-Midnight – DJ Kellyoke at Captain Ron’s



8th Annual Mini-Shootout

at the Springs at Ha Ha Tonka

6-8 p.m. – Meet & Greet at Lake Valley Golf and Country Club


Saturday, August 19th, 2017


8th Annual Mini-Shootout

at the Springs at Ha Ha Tonka

9:00 a.m. – Noon – Practice Runs

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Racing

7:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment at Captain Ron’s with JC & The King of Funk


Sunday, August 20th, 2017


8th Annual Mini-Shootout

at the Springs at Ha Ha Tonka

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Racing

Awards Ceremony Immediately Following Racing

The 9th Annual Shootout Benefit Golf Tournament at Old Kinderhook

Noon – Registration and lunch

1:00 p.m. – Shotgun Start

Awards party immediately following golf


Monday, August 21st, 2017


“Lake Expo presents” The Great Shootout Treasure Hunt at Captain Ron’s

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Social Hour at Captain Ron’s

6:00 p.m. – Explanation of Rules

6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Treasure Hunt

Check out and presentation of Awards immediately following


Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017


Shootout Volleyball Tournament

Noon to 8 p.m. – Volleyball Tournament at Captain Ron’s
7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. – Live entertainment at Captain Ron’s with Sax on the Beach


Shootout Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction at the Stables at Cannon Smoked Saloon

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Social Hour

7:00 p.m. – Dinner Served

8:30 p.m. – Induction of the Shootout Hall of Fame Class of 2017


Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


“Waves and Wheels presents” – Shootout on the Strip Meet and Greet

2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. – Rigs line up on Highway 242

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Procession down 242, left on Highway 54 to Business 54 and across Bagnell Dam

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet open to the public


Thursday, August 24th, 2017


8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast Served at Captain Ron’s

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment at Captain Ron’s with Double D

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Lake of the Ozarks Board of Realtors Shootout Homes Tour


“First National Bank presents” – Make-A-Wish Powerboat Rides

Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Dock 3 at Captain Ron’s


“Poly Lift Poker Run Meet and Greet” at Performance Boat Center

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Poker Run Registration and Packet Distribution

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Meet and Greet


Friday, August 25th, 2017


7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Poly Lift Poker Run – Registration, Breakfast and start at Big Thunder Marine

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Captain Ron’s

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Vendor Village open at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Racer Village open at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

Noon – 7:00 p.m. Silent Auction at Captain Ron’s

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Poker Run Dinner at Captain Ron’s

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Poker Run Awards presentations at Captain Ron’s

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Live Entertainment at Captain Ron’s with The Groove Pilots

11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. – DJ Kyle – Live at Captain Ron’s


Saturday, August 26th, 2017


Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – General parking $10/day multi-day passes available, VIP parking $50/day $75 multi-day passes available.VIP Parking at Scallywags RV Park and Buccaneer Bay Resort

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Captain Ron’s open for breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – PWC Classes Run

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Vendor Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

9:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremony/National Anthem

Opening ceremony with “Lake St. Louis Ski Show”

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Non-Professional Classes have priority runs

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Manufacturer Classes have priority runs

11:45 – Noon – Lake St. Louis Ski Show performance

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Professional Classes have priority runs

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Non-Professional Classes have priority runs

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Lake St. Louis Ski Show performance

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – DJ Kyle Live at Captain Ron’s

8:00 p.m. – Live Auction – Camden on the Lake

8:00 p.m. – Midnight – The M-80’s  Live in Concert on the Barge at Captain Ron’s

Midnight – 1:00 a.m. – DJ Kyle Live at Captain Ron’s


Sunday, August 27th, 2017


Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – General parking $10/day multi-day passes available, VIP parking $50/day $75 multi-day passes available.VIP Parking at Scallywags RV Park and Buccaneer Bay Resort

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Captain Ron’s open for breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Vendor Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Racer Village open to the public at Buccaneer Bay and Captain Ron’s

9:00 a.m. – National Anthem

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. –Professional Classes have priority runs

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  – Manufacturer Classes have priority runs

11:00 a.m.  – 2:00 p.m. – Non-Professional Classes have priority runs

11:45 – Noon – Lake St. Louis Ski Show performance

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Open for final runs

2:00 p.m. – 2:15  p.m. – Lake St. Louis Ski Show performance

4:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

See here for more information about the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Schedule.

The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is an exciting time for locals and visitors to the area. If you don't already live here, you may fall in love with the Lake while you're visiting. There are a number of second homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. This is the ideal place to visit on a regular basis and invest in property. With a number of exciting annual events and breathtaking lake views, we'd love to show you around some of the homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks! Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call today to schedule some showings while you're in town for the Shootout!


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tips for Buying Your First Home

Buying a home can be a bit intimidating, especially for first time buyers. From getting pre-approved for a home loan to making a decision which property is best for you and your family, there are a number of steps in the process. The biggest piece of advice for first time home buyers at the Lake of the Ozarks is to take your time. See below for more tips for buying your first home, provided by the best real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO.



Plan Ahead Financially

Purchasing a home is often the largest investment many people make. Think ahead when you wish to buy a house and start saving for that goal now. While some loans will cover the entire amount of the home, you may not always qualify for that type of mortgage. It's a good idea to start stashing money away for a down payment and/or closing costs for your future home.

Get Pre-Approved

Before you start you home search, it's important to get pre-approved for a home loan. This gives both you and your real estate agent a good idea of how much you can afford in a home. You don't want to look over this price range due to the risk of falling in love with a property that is simply out of your price range.

Start Searching for Homes

Once you've decided on a price range, it's time for the fun part - home searching. This is your chance to look at many properties around the area that fit your requirements. It can be handy to have a list of wants and needs in a home. Schedule a showing of as many properties that fit your needs in a home as possible. You don't want to wonder if you should have kept looking or not after you've made a decision.

Narrow Down Properties

Once you've toured a number of homes, you can start narrowing down which property fits you and your family best. It can be helpful to reference back to your wants and needs list, when it is time to narrow down your selections. If you aren't fully satisfied, don't be afraid to continue searching - it's important that you find the right home and are happy with it!

Take Your Time

Don't feel rushed when buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a number of homes that come on the market each day and you can always wait a little while if none of the homes are exactly what you're looking for. Finding your dream home should not be a rushed process - don't forget to take your time in finding the perfect place for you and your family!

Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we know how to thoroughly explain the entire home buying process. When jumping into the real estate market for the first time it's best to know what to expect. Our team of Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents can help walk you through the entire process so you feel prepared for this major life accomplishment. If you are interested in buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-374-0769 today. We look forward to helping you find your dream first home!

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