Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Ultimate Trick-or-Treat Guide at the Lake of the Ozarks

Trick-or-Treating is a fun activity for kids to participate in around the Halloween holiday. The Lake of the Ozarks has a number of events around the area for families to enjoy. These organized events are a safe and convenient way to take your kids trick-or-treating for Halloween. As your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've provided further information about the upcoming Halloween trick-or-treating opportunities in the area. Take a look below for more!


Hy-Vee Hallow Trick-Or-Treat

October 26th
4:00-7:00 pm
Local vendors will be set up in the Hy-Vee parking lot for an evening of fun! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume and wind through the vendors to score a sweet stash of candy. Admission to the event is $2.00. A new addition this year, a food-allergy friendly Halloween event. Each vendor will have a candy and non-food item for kids to choose from.

Halloween on the Bagnell Dam Strip

October 28th
2:00-4:00 pm
Bring your kids out for a fun and exciting time at The Strip. Visit the different businesses and show off your costume this year, while you collect tasty treats. On top of trick-or-treating, there will be various games set up for kids to partake in, as well.

Kid's Halloween Spooktacular at Captain Rons

October 29th
5:00-6:30 pm
Bring your little trick-or-treaters out for a safe and fun candy collecting. Various businesses and other vendors will be set up and passing out candy for your little monsters to gather! Show off your little one's favorite costume by coming out for an evening of fun and candy!

Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat

October 31st
6:00-9:00 pm
Come out to Splatz Paintball in Camdenton for a night of safe, convenient, and fun trick-or-treating. It's a great way to bring your family out for an exciting Halloween experience. Aside from a TON of candy, games, music, and contests will be held inside and outside.

For more details about trick-or-treating at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit www.FunLake.com.

Now that you know about the kid-friendly trick-or-treating events at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're ready to make plans to attend. Whether you live in the area full time or are looking to relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a TON of annual events that take place throughout the year. Don't miss out on the excitement this coming Halloween! Get out with your friends and family and attend one (or all) of these Halloween events.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Tips for Finding the Right Agent For Your Needs

Selecting the right real estate agent near the Lake of the Ozarks is vital to the success of your real estate transaction. A professional agent can offer a TON of helpful insight, whether you are buying or selling your home. Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we pride ourselves on offering the best in customer service and truly want to help you reach your Lake of the Ozarks real estate goals.


Visit with Recent Clients

When researching for the right agent, it's important to hear from their clients. You can inquire recent testimonials from the agent or look up reviews about them online. This gives you a good idea of how the agent works with their clients. A wide range of positive reviews from both sellers and buyers shows that real estate agent works well with all types of real estate transactions. If there are mostly buyers, it helps explain that the agent has more experience helping buyers. Depending on what your personal real estate goals are, you can help narrow down the right agent with this information.

Check Out the Current Listings

Look at the REALTOR®s website to learn more about the work they do. Check out the listings to see what types of properties they usually work with. If your type of home is in this category, it may be a good fit. With plenty of experience with the type of home your are interested in buying or selling, the agent may have some insider information to help with your transaction.

Verify the Credentials

Many times this information can be found online or you can ask the agent about any credentials that set them apart from other real estate agents. From awards to rankings to years in the business, you can evaluate what agent will be the best fit for you and your family.

Ask About Recent Transactions

While you can see the current listings online, you can also ask about recent closings the agent has been a part of. This can give you an idea of the types of homes that he or she is involved with. Also ask about success stories of a difficult buy or sell, depending if you are buying or selling. This can help showcase how the agent will work to overcome obstacles.

Meet the Agent

The last step in choosing the right agent for your wants and needs is to actually meet with the agent. While you can research and do the behind the scenes work into their listings and awards, it's important to meet in person. This gives you a chance to see if you "click" with the agent. After all, you will be working alongside this person throughout your real estate transaction - ensure you are both on the same page.

Now that you know some of the inside tricks to finding the right agent for you and your family, it's time to take action! As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, our team would be pleased to help you accomplish your real estate goals. No matter if you wish to buy or sell, our team can help in a number of ways. We look forward to working with you to accomplish a successful real estate transaction.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bring Your Family Out for the Olde Tyme Apple Festival

It's that time of year again! As the fall weather is upon us, the area gears up for the Olde Tyme Apple Festival in Versailles, MO. For a weekend of festival fun, it's a great way to get out with your friends and family. Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we look forward to this annual event every year. It's a great way to get out into the community and enjoy what the area has to offer! Take a look below to see a schedule of events for the 38th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

5:30-7:30 p.m. Apple Pie Baking Contest Entries – Morgan County Courthouse
6 p.m. Baby Dumplings, Apple Tarts Contest – First Baptist Church
6:30 p.m. Apple Dumplin’ & Darlin’ Contest – First Baptist Church
6:30 p.m. Cruise Night – Sonic Drive-In
7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre
7-11 p.m. Sock Hop – Sonic Drive-In
7:30 p.m. King and Queen Crowning – Sonic Drive-In

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

6:30-9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Westminster Pres. Church
7 a.m. Parade Check-In – Fairgrounds Rd.
8 a.m.-Noon Car Show Registration – Versailles City Park
9 a.m. Fun Zone for Kids Opens – Corner of Jasper & Krekel
9 a.m. Vendor Booths Open – Downtown Versailles Square
9 a.m. Tractor & Engine Display – Newton Street
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum Open for Tours – Monroe Street
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Quilt Show – Bank of Versailles Courtesy Room 119 N Fisher
10 a.m. Parade Starts – Brown Rd. & Hwy. 52
After Parade Finley River Boys Performs – Main Stage
Noon Pie Baking Contest Auction – Main Stage
12:30 p.m. Staff for Life Helicopter Lands – Across from Fire Station
12:30-5 p.m.Mitch Shields and Special Guest Miss Melani Biggers from Main Street Music Perform – Stage on North Monroe (near Carpenter Guenther)
1-5 p.m. Finley River Boys Perform – Main Stage
1 p.m. Olde Tyme Fiddler’s Contest – Royal Theatre
5 p.m. Vendor Booths Close – Downtown Versailles Square
7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre
7 p.m. Compact Figure 8 Race & Powder Puff Scramble – Fairgrounds/Hwy. 52

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Noon Olde Tyme Apple Festival Golf Tournament – Rolling Hills Country Club

For more information about the event, visit www.VersaillesAppleFestival..com

Now that you've seen the schedule of events, you can start making your plans for the weekend. Whether you're looking forward to the play, parade, or vendor festivities, this entire event is the ideal way to spend a fall weekend with your friends and family. As your Sunrise Beach REALTOR®, we hope you can get out and enjoy this family-friendly event at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

🍁Take Pride In Your Home This Fall🍁

With fall officially upon us, now is the time to focus on your curb appeal. Whether you plan to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks or simply want to spice up your property, curb appeal can help you achieve just that! As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we've provided some helpful ways to improve your curb appeal this fall. Take a look below to learn more!


Rake the Leaves

While it may be a bit early for too many leaves to be falling, try to keep up with the ones that do. This will help save you from an entire day of lawn cleanup once they all start to fall. A few minutes here and there can save you a TON of time in the long run, when it comes to raking leaves.

Add Fall Flowers

Try to add a touch of color to your fall curb appeal this autumn. A fall flower can do just that! Add a wide assortment of planted or potted mums around your home in order to easily add a pop of color. Spice up your curb appeal with fall-inspired plants and flowers - it will make a big difference in the appearance of your home!

Wash Your Exterior

It's that time of year again! After all the bugs leave marks and mildew starts to grow on your exterior during the summer, it's time to wash it off for a clean start. Take this opportunity to powerwash or hand wash the exterior of your home. Don't forget the windows! Many times bugs are drawn to the light inside your home when it is dark and will leave residue on your windows.

Tame the Lawn

As the temperature drops, it's still important to keep up with your grass maintenance. While it may seem weird to mow the lawn during the cooler months, it's an easy way to improve the appearance of your property. It really shows you care about your home and take pride in your space.

Double Check Your Exterior Lighting

As the sun sets sooner and sooner, it may be time to invest in exterior lights for your space. Ensure your porch or front door light works properly. Also consider adding landscape lighting up your walkway or around your landscape. This can help others see the hard work you put in for your curb appeal AND helps potential buyers find their way to your front door for a showing!

Now that you know some of these easy and inexpensive ways to highlight your property, you're ready to get started! Take it one step at a time and accomplish these outdoor tasks to improve your fall curb appeal. If you are amping up your space to impress future buyers, contact Eagle's Nest Realty today. We'd be pleased to help you list your Lake of the Ozarks home for sale.

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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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