Wednesday, October 28, 2015

AWESOME Waterfront Home For Sale in Gravois Mills

Who's thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks? If you are looking for a waterfront home for sale, we're here to help you! Eagle's Nest Realty is here to introduce you to beautiful, comfortable, cozy home in Gravois Mills. Perfect for a full-time residence or a weekend destination, this home is sure to steal your heart from the minute you walk in the door.

What characteristics does your dream waterfront property possess? Breathtaking views? A dock with a lounge/swim platform? Recent upgrades? If you answered "yes" to any of these points, we may have found the home for you!

Waterfront Features
  • Sweeping views of the Gravois Arm
  • Lakefront bedroom
  • Sturdy 1-well dock with 10x24 slip
  • Upper and lower decks overlooking the water
  • Boat and hot tub are available for purchase at an additional cost

Interior Features
  • 1,456 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Spacious bonus room that can be used as a master (third) bedroom or family room
  • Cozy dining room
  • Bonus storage area above garage
This home was 80% rebuilt in 2006, so everything is in excellent condition. Part of the remodeling job consisted of upgrading the electrical system on the dock. With plenty of waterfront restaurants simply waiting for you along the Gravois Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, this home is perfectly situated for outstanding waterfront living.

Call 877-452-5338 For A Showing!

Competitively priced at just $155,000, this home probably won't be on the market for long. As if the unbeatable price weren't enough, a lease option is also a possibility. Give us a call at 877-452-5338 or 573-280-0769 for more information.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Beautiful Tips To Increase Your Autumn Curb Appeal

As hard as it may be to believe, we can't ignore it any longer: fall is officially upon us. If you're currently trying to sell your house at the Lake of the Ozarks, the new season means that it's time to take a fresh look at your home staging strategies and critically evaluate your home's curb appeal to make sure they each meet seasonal standards. During the summer, home buyers were looking for cool, breezy homes in which they could enjoy living near the Lake. Now that it's fall, buyers are instead looking for cozy, comfortable homes they can imagine curling up in during the winter months.

Your home staging strategies are important, but making sure that your curb appeal is up to par is absolutely crucial. Without strong curb appeal, buyers may scratch your home off their list of prospects before they even look inside. The team at Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you entice prospective home buyers into your home with these tried-and-true methods for enhancing your autumn curb appeal

How To Increase Your Autumn Curb Appeal

Keep Your Yard Clear Of Leaves
This tip may get things started on a slightly less than glamorous note, but its importance cannot be underestimated. Just as keeping your home clean is a critical part of your home staging efforts, keeping your yard raked clear of leaves is a crucial part of autumn curb appeal if you want to create a clean, welcoming appearance.

Hide The Evidence Of Summer
It's hard to get truly excited about the new season if you are constantly distracted by reminders of the last one everywhere you look. Before you go too in-depth with your autumn curb appeal efforts, take the time to put away summer's reminders. Wind up the hoses, take down the umbrellas, and store empty flower pots. This will give you a clean slate to build off of.

Adorn Your Porch (Or Driveway) With Mums
The flowers you had on your front porch all summer have probably died off, but that doesn't mean you should let your porch become empty and bare! Mums are a beautiful way to welcome the cooler months. For best results, we recommend mixing and matching a variety of different colored mums.

Accent With Pumpkins
Nothing says "happy fall" like a few bright orange pumpkins placed here and there in front of your home. As we approach Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkins can be a great tool for instilling seasonal cheer in each and every one of your prospective buyers.

Light Up The Night
In addition to the dropping temperatures, the ever-shortening daylight hours serve as a constant reminder of the new season. Bright homes are typically seen as much more welcoming than dark ones, so we recommend combating the early sunsets by keeping your front porch lights on - and possibly installing some extra lights along your porch or drive.

Decorate For The Season
Mums and pumpkins will help you get off to a great start, but for the full effect, we recommend taking your seasonal decor efforts one step further. Hang an autumn wreath on your front door, for example, or adorn your front yard with other bright, cheery fall decorations. Adding these types of seasonal decorations is a great way to round out your fall curb appeal efforts.

Need Help Selling Your Home?
Remember Eagle's Nest Realty!

These simple suggestions will go a long way towards boosting your curb appeal, but they won't sell your Lake of the Ozarks home all by themselves; you'll need the help of an experienced real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to effectively market your home and get it in front of as many prospective buyers as possible. That's where we come in! If you're looking for a trusted real estate agent, look no further than Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. We would love to work with you!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Home Staging Tips From The Pros

Do you know what it means to stage your home? "Home staging" is the process of preparing your house for the Lake of the Ozarks real estate market. Home staging efforts take on a variety of different forms, depending your unique situation, but the end goal should always be the same: to create a beautiful environment that makes every prospective buyer feel comfortable and welcomed. Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you out with these simple but effective home staging techniques.

Home Staging Tips

1. Organize, Organize, Organize
Books, toys, shoes, games, garden tools, silverware, knickknacks... as a homeowner, it's easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. If you're not careful, your home can quickly become cluttered - and clutter is a major drawback for anyone looking to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Do yourself a favor and organize everything before you list your home.

2. Clean - And Clean Again
Nothing turns off prospective buyers faster than a dirty house. When you're preparing your home for the market, you should make it a point to deep-clean your house like never before. Be sure to do a cursory sweep and wipe down the counters before every showing, too - you don't want to risk losing the interest of any prospects simply because you forgot to clean!

3. Lighten Things Up
Put yourself in your buyers' shoes: would you rather live in a dim, dark house or a bright, shiny home? Almost everyone says the same thing - no one wants to live in a dark, dingy house. Open the blinds to let as much natural light into your home as possible, and augment with lamps and overhead lights.

4. Go For Neutral
As a homeowner, you probably filled your home with pictures, knickknacks, artwork by your kids/grandkids, and other personal items. As a seller, however, you need to tuck these types of things out of sight and instead replace them with neutral items that appeal to the widest possible range of prospective buyers. Lean towards neural color schemes and avoid anything religious, political, or similarly controversial. We also recommend taking down family photos and other things that are specific to your family.

5. Make Your Home "Homey"
When it comes to staging strategies, a little bit goes a long way. Add small touches here and there to create a warm, welcoming environment your buyers will love. Toss a blanket over the arm of the couch, arrange the pillows on your bed, turn on the gas fireplace... these types of little details can make a huge difference.

Need Help Selling Your Home? Contact Us!

These few tips will get you started on the right path, but staging your home is only half the battle - you also have to get interested buyers in the door! That's where we come in; our talented seller's agent at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you market your home to buyers from all over Missouri. If you are thinking about selling your Lake of the Ozarks property, give us a call at (877) 452-5338.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

8 Clever Ways for Homeowners to Save Money

Between mortgage payments, utility bills, standard maintenance, home improvement projects, and unexpected repairs, homeowners have a lot of expenses. While some of these costs are nonnegotiable, there are some things you can do to help save money. With these clever money-saving tricks, your friends at Eagle's Nest Realty are here to help make owning your own home at the Lake of the Ozarks more affordable than ever!

1. Make Use Of The Outdoor Temperature
When the outdoor temperature is comfortable (like right now!), you can save a lot of money by turning off your HVAC system. Open the windows, turn on the fans to promote air circulation, and let Mother Nature do the work.

2. Set Your Hot Water Heater Temperature To 120° F
You may not think to check their hot water heater temperature setting, but it deserves some attention. If it's set higher than 120°, go ahead and lower it - you probably won't use water hotter than that, so there's no need to pay for the extra heating costs!

3. Replace Your Air Filters Every Two Or Three Months
When is the last time you checked the air filter in your HVAC system? Dust, allergens, lint, and other particles will clog the air filter, which makes your system work harder. Replacing your filter regularly can help to lower your energy costs.

4. Install LED Light Bulbs
Incandescent bulbs are generally more appealing visually, but they have a much shorter lifespan and use a lot more energy than other forms of bulbs. LED bulbs use less energy and typically last much longer, so making the switch might be beneficial.

5. Plant Perennials
Think about it - how much money did you spend on plants this year? Flowers, bushes, and trees can actually be very expensive, so you can save money by buying perennials (plants that will come back every year).

6. Seal Insulation Around Windows & Doors
What to know a way to rack up unnecessarily high energy costs? Letting your heated or cooled air escape through crevices around your windows and doors. Break out the caulk and seal the openings around these areas to lower energy costs.

7. Air-Dry Your Clothes
Have you ever thought about how much your washer and dryer are raising your energy costs? If you're willing to compromise convenience for cost, hang a clothesline up outside or in the laundry room (or even in the shower) to air-dry your clothes.

8. Buy A Rain Barrel
Missouri gets a lot of rain in the spring and early summer, but we can go through long dry spells without any rain whatsoever. A rain barrel will collect rainwater that you can then use to water your plants during the dry months, which will keep your water bill down.

Searching For A New Home At The Lake? We Can Help!
If you follow these simple suggestions, owning your own home may become more affordable than you think! If you are in the market for a new house at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the team at Eagle's Nest Realty. We would love to help you find your dream home!

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