Friday, November 27, 2015

5 Reasons To Be Grateful You Own A Home

We are fortunate to enjoy many blessings in our lives. Even the simplest things are worth being grateful for - the roof over our heads, the food on our tables, and the people in our lives are all excellent examples of things to be thankful for this holiday weekend. If you own a home, you can add a whole extra set of blessings to that list! Eagle's Nest Realty is here to share with you some of the reasons to be grateful to own your own home.

1. You Can Decide How To Live Your Life.

There's nothing worse than not being able to live the way you want simply because an independent party (such as your landlord) tells you otherwise. As the homeowner, you are the one who gets to decide whether or not you want to have a pet, how loudly you want to play the music, and what color you want to paint the walls. There is nothing quite like the sense of freedom and pride that comes from owning your own home!

2. You Don't Have To Wait For Someone Else To Make The Repairs.

The fact that homeowners are responsible for making their own repairs is sometimes used as a negative hit against homeownership, but we believe that it's actually a big advantage. All too often, renters end up waiting weeks and weeks before the maintenance man finally responds to their request. When you own your own home, you have the freedom to make repairs you need, when you need them.

3. You Can Save Money.

Rent costs have risen to all-time highs over the past few years, and they are expected to continue to increase in 2016. As a result, individuals who plan to rent for a few more years so they can save up more money for the down payments may end up getting caught in what Keeping Current Matters has dubbed "the renter's trap." As the owner of your own home (and depending on your type of mortgage loan) you can enjoy fixed monthly payments that will remain consistent for the duration of your loan.

4. You Are Investing In Your Future.

When they make their monthly payments, homeowners are investing in what some people call a form of "forced savings." Paying your mortgage is non-negotiable, but a portion of your monthly payment comes back to you in the form of home equity. Home equity refers to the monetary amount of the home you actually own. For example, if your house is worth $250,000 and your loan balance is only $200,000, you have $50,000 of equity in your home. By making your mortgage payment every month, you are forcing yourself to build home equity - which will prove to be a valuable financial asset in the long run!

5. You Can Enjoy A Sense Of Stability.

Even if you rent the same house or apartment for several years, it unavoidably feels like a temporary arrangement. When you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, on the other hand, you can know that you will be in that same home for several years. This sense of stability has been shown time and time again to offer incredible benefits for people of all ages - children of homeowners perform better in schools and homeowners are more relaxed and confident. There's truly nothing like it!

Don't Yet Own Your Own Home? Call Us!

If you have yet to join the ranks of proud homeowners, call us at 877-452-5338. With over 40 years in real estate and over 15 years in the Lake Area, we have the experience you need to successfully buy a home in Sunrise Beach MO. We would be honored to help you find your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

With almost all of the leaves out of the trees and on the ground, it's impossible to ignore - fall is well underway, and winter is just around the corner. As the temperature continues to drop and the snowy months draw closer and closer, it's time for homeowners to take care of a few important seasonal maintenance tasks. Eagle's Nest Realty is here to help you stay on top of the tasks with this quick and easy checklist.

Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Home Interior
  • Check window and door frames for cracks and seal them as needed.
  • Have your fireplace inspected.
  • Reverse your ceiling fans so they rotate clockwise (to push warm air back down).
  • Have your furnace inspected.
  • Check insulation in the attic.

Home Exterior
  • Seal around all places where pipes or wires enter the house.
  • Replace screens in storm doors with windows.
  • Clean fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris out of gutters.
  • Inspect roof for damage and make any necessary repairs.
  • Make sure you have a snow shovel and plenty of de-icer on hand.

Lawn & Garden
  • Drain garden hoses and store them indoors
  • Empty all pots and store them indoors.
  • Rake the leaves and remove them from the yard.
  • Drain the remaining fuel from lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and chain saws.
  • Lay down grass seed where needed.

Happy Fall From Eagle's Nest Realty!

We wish you the best of luck as you prepare your homes for the upcoming winter! If you have been thinking about buying or selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks, we hope you'll consider Eagle's Nest Realty as your trusted REALTORS® in Sunrise Beach. We would love to help you with your real estate endeavors!

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

How To Accurately Price Your Home

Determining your initial asking price is possibly one of the biggest challenges sellers face. The price impacts a lot more than the size of your wallet once the transaction is all said and done - it also plays a huge role in your home's visibility on the market and how many buyers will come through your doors.

Why Is Pricing Your Home So Important?

There are several reasons why pricing your home is a crucial part of successfully selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here is a quick look at some of the biggest contributing factors:
  • When buyers see an asking price that is outside of their price range, they may scratch the home off their list of potential properties before even giving it a second glance.
  • If buyers see an asking price that seems "too good to be true," they may assume that there is something wrong with the property. 
  • Buyers often search for properties online by searching within pricing parameters; if your home is not priced accurately, it may not show up in their search results.

How Can You Accurately Price Your Home?

Your Lake of the Ozarks REALTOR® will be a huge asset when it comes to accurately pricing your home, but there are several things you can do yourself to find the right price:

1. Research The Sale Price Of Comparable Homes
Ultimately, homes are worth whatever buyers are willing to pay for them. One of the best ways to determine how much your home is worth is to evaluate the actual sale prices of homes that are similar to yours. Look for homes with similar design structure, similar age, similar neighborhoods, etc. Your real estate agent can help you gather this information.

2. Base Your Price Off Of Your Home's Condition
Think about what your buyers will have to do to the property after they move in. Will the carpets need replaced? Do the appliances need to be updated? If the buyers will have to perform several updates after they move in, you may need to lower your price. If, on the other hand, you have already taken care of any necessary repairs or upgrades, you may be able to price your home a little higher.

3. Order A Home Appraisal
If you want to accurately find out what your home is worth, you can hire a professional appraiser to come evaluate your home. Your appraiser will carefully evaluate your home's condition and compare it to other homes on the market to determine its official market value. Once you get your official appraisal amount, you can use that information to price your home.

Eagle's Nest Realty Is Here To Help!

If you are in need of a real estate agent to help you sell your property at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the team at Eagle's Nest Realty. We can help you price your home and market it to interested buyers. We look forward to working with you!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEW LISTING in Osage Beach!

Thinking about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks? We have the PERFECT home for you! This gorgeous new listing in Osage Beach, Missouri is the perfect place to raise a family, retire, or to vacation in your second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. With incredible views, recent upgrades, and a spectacular decor scheme, this beautiful property probably won't stay on the market for long!

Lakefront Home For Sale In Osage Beach, MO

Think that all waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks have steep, winding driveways - and even more precarious stairs leading down to the dock? Think again! The home at 2453 Mowhawk Trail, Osage Beach MO features a flat driveway and a nice, level lot.

Here's a quick look at this home's basic features:
  • 2500 Sq Ft
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2-Car Garage (Attached)
  • $350,000

If these basic features weren't enough to entice you, wait until you see all of the other outstanding features and qualities this home has to offer:
  • 110 Feet of Waterfront
  • 2 Well Dock
  • Double Jet Ski Lifts
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • TWO Wood-Burning Fireplaces
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Sunken Living Room

For more pictures of and information about this home, visit

But Wait, There's More!

As if this home's stand-alone features weren't enough, the home is situated in the upscale Mohawk Estates subdivision. Located off highway KK in Osage Beach, this property is mere minutes away from golf courses, restaurants, retailers, Lake Regional Hospital, and more. Not only that, but the sellers are willing to consider a lease option for those of you who may not be ready to officially buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks.

What are you waiting for? Contact Eagle's Nest Realty to schedule a showing of this incredible property today.

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