Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How to Entertain the Kids this Holiday Break

Now that Christmas is over and your kids have been playing with their new toys for a few days, they may be getting a little restless. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri are here to help! We have come up with a list of family-friendly activities in which your kids can partake over their holiday break. For ideas to keep your kids entertained while they are out of school, see some examples below!


Tour Bridal Cave


Come inside Bridal Cave to escape the cooler winter weather. With an exciting tour below ground, your children can learn about the history of the cave and the area. To mix fun and education this Christmas break, visit Bridal Cave!


Hike at Ha Ha Tonka


While the temperature is a bit cold, bundle up and take the kids for a hike around the beautiful state park. Whether you want to visit the castle or take a hike up the stairs, you can help your kids burn off some of that built up energy!


Skate at Old Kinderhook


A great way to keep the kids entertained over the holiday break is to visit The Ice at Old Kinderhook. With skate rental and sessions available, your children will love skating around the rink and hanging out with friends and family. If you are not up for skating, sit back and relax by the fire pit, as you watch the skaters go round and round.


Watch a Movie at Lake West Cinema


A movie is a great way to escape the cold weather while the kids are out of school. With a variety of movie selections, there is a flick that will appeal to your child’s tastes. You can even kick back and enjoy the show with a bowl of popcorn for the family!


Bowl at Westside Lanes


Westside Lanes is a full service bowling alley with state of the art automatic scoring, cosmic lights, and a great sound system. An arcade area is available for your children’s entertainment as well! The bowling alley offers a restaurant and snack bar to satisfy your hunger as you and your family bowl.

There is still about a week left until school is back in session, get your kids out of the house and entertain them for a while! Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks are happy to have provided you with plenty of family-friendly ways to stay entertained over the holiday break. As you make your way to and from these various venues, you may notice a few for sale signs in the yard as you pass by. If any of these homes pique your interest, contact Eagle’s Nest Realty for a showing! The New Year may bring about the right home for you and your family!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

7 Winter Selling Tips for Your Home

Now that it is officially winter, it is time to focus on selling your home during the cooler months. While a number of people think of winter as a slower time to sell, the buyers who are looking during the winter are serious about finding a home. You want to take advantage of these potential buyers who are dedicated to purchasing a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a few tips to selling your home in the winter, some of which are provided below by Eagle’s Nest Realty.

1. Focus on Curb Appeal


During the winter months, many think curb appeal does not matter – they are wrong! A number of potential buyers will drive by a property, before deciding to schedule a showing. If the curb appeal outside your home is not up to par, you may miss out on a number of buyers as they drive off. Remember to keep any leaves or yard debris cleaned up and your plants trimmed back. If you experience snow, be sure to clear your sidewalk and front porch to make it easy for buyers to enter your home.

2. Lighten Up the Interior


The sun sets earlier and earlier in the winter months. Focus on the lighting inside your home, when it is for sale. You want to create a bright, inviting space for potential buyers to experience. Lighting is a major factor that sets the mood for a home. Ensure your space is well light if you are selling this winter.

3. Crank the Heat


While you may not normally keep your home that warm, you should when a showing is scheduled. Potential buyers are braving the cold to come look at your home, invite them in with a warm, cozy space. You want to make buyers feel comfortable in your home, crank the heat up a few degrees to accomplish a warm and memorable home.

4. Be Flexible


While a number of activities may be taking place, especially during the holiday season, keep your schedule flexible. If a potential buyer cannot schedule a showing within a few tries, they may become discouraged and move on to the next house. If your schedule is flexible, you won’t miss out on potential buyers looking at your home.

 5. Showcase Home Features


If you have a feature in your home that stands out during the winter months, showcase it! A fireplace is a great example of a feature that is mainly used during the winter months. Make sure your fireplace is cleaned up, before showing your home to potential buyers.

6. Consider Adding Fragrance


While adding a scent to your home can be a bit tricky, keep it basic. A neutral, winter smell would be a nice touch for buyers as they make their way through your home this winter. Try to keep the scents neutral in order to avoid being overpowering. A light pine cone or clean fragrance is typically appealing to most people.

7. Increase the Cozy Factor


You want potential buyers to feel comfortable, when they enter your home. Create a cozy space in which they can imagine themselves relaxing. Add a throw blanket to the chair, couch, and even to the foot of the master bed. Simply adding a warm throw can help increase the cozy factor when your home is for sale.

With winter officially here, now is the time to get your home prepared for a successful showing. The buyers who are currently looking are dedicated and seriously looking to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks. You always want to put your best foot forward and represent your home in the best light. The tips found above can help you when selling your house during the cooler months of the year. If you are interested in putting your home on the market, contact Eagle’s Nest Realty today! We would be pleased to help you through the home selling process this winter!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Family-Friendly Holiday Events at the Lake

This time of the year creates the perfect environment for spending time with friends and family. To get into the holiday spirit, consider bringing your family to one of these local events. There is something for you and your children to enjoy as you participate in a number of unique activities. Provided below, by Eagle’s Nest Realty, are events to squeeze in as the number of days until Christmas dwindles. Take advantage of one (or all!) of these family-friendly events at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Holiday Activities:


Christmas Village

Bring the entire family to enjoy the area’s only Christmas Village at Old Kinderhook! Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, until Christmas you can partake in the Christmas Village. With a ton of free activities, your group can enjoy carolers, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, and build gingerbread houses, and more! For a small fee, your children can also enjoy skating around The Ice and chowing down on s’mores over one of our fire pits. For more information, call 573-317-4314.

Christmas on Main Street

Running through December 18th, The Main Street Music Hall is celebrating the spirit of the holidays with a Christmas on Main Street. Enjoy your favorite songs with a night of laughter, as Gabby Gumm and our talented cast gives you that warm fuzzy feeling you use to get when you were just a kid. It’s guaranteed to entertain every kid from one to ninety two with an evening of clean family fun, as well as celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Area Light Displays:


Enchanted Village of Lights

Through January 1, the City of Laurie presents the Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds. The Enchanted Village of Lights is one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in Mid-Missouri. There is no charge to drive through the Enchanted Village, but any donations are greatly appreciated. The display is open nightly from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (10:00 p.m. on weekends).

St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights

Now until January 1st, the Festival of Lights at the Shrine of St. Patrick, off of Highway 5 in Laurie, is the oldest light park in the area. It was started in 1981 with hundreds of lights decorating the buildings and grounds, which has continued to grow each year. With 4,000 strings of lights, over 60 automatic timers and more than 350 extension cords, the Festival of Lights has turned into one of the major places to see over the holiday season. Instead of animated displays, the focus is on the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and His Mother, Mary. Open from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., come out to enjoy the spectacular light display! There is no charge for this beautiful light display, it is simply our gift to the community.

Deck the Docks

Through December 30th, the sixth Annual DECK THE DOCKS Festival of Lights give a different perspective on Christmas light displays. Participate in the cruise that benefits Dogwood Animal Shelter! The beautiful Celebration Yacht will embark on a cruise each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday to tour sparkly docks and lakefront homes decorated for the holidays! Tickets are $25 each. To make your reservation, contact the Celebration Cruises at 573-480-3212.

Versailles Unity Circle

For the 10th straight season, the city of Versailles will light up its city park for the Unity Circle of Lights until January 1. The holiday light park is named after the "Unity Circle," a monument erected at the park entrance to show cooperation among various entities in the community. The Unity Circle of Lights is located at the junction of Highways 5 and 52 and will feature as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes for the family. The park is open from dark until midnight and admission is free. Bring the entire family to enjoy the beautifully displayed Christmas lights!

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

Every Wednesday through Sunday evening, until December 31st, enjoy the Osage Beach Holiday Lights at the Osage Beach City Park. Holiday themed lights will be on display at the City Park and at various locations along Osage Beach Parkway. Drive through with your friends and family to enjoy more than 100 light displays! The light display is free to the public.

For further information about local holiday events, visit www.FunLake.com

There are a number of festive activities in which your entire family can partake. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri are excited to help you get into the holiday spirit this Christmas. Take a moment to escape the hustle and bustle of the season and enjoy time with your family, after all, that is what the season is all about! Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

7 Tips to Improve Your Home Value

The value of a home is a very important number, especially if you are considering selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, now or in the future.  Some home improvement projects pay off, while others are less valuable. Provided below, by your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, are some home improvement projects that can help add value to your home.

1) Fixture Upgrades


An easy and inexpensive way to update an entire room is to change out the fixtures. Changing draw pulls and cabinet handles give the room a new feel. Once your handles are changed, you can also upgrade the lighting fixtures to a similar, matching tone.

2) Think Flooring


Floors are a major value added item to incorporate in your space. Whether you plan to replace carpet or add new hardwood or tile, upgraded floors are a major selling point for future buyers.

3) Create Space


Square footage is an important factor in a home, adding floor space to your house can help improve the value. If you are not ready to take on a full room addition, you can create the illusion of more space. Opening up a room by knocking down a non-load bearing wall can help add visual space to your home. Adding recessed shelving can also help to create storage space, opening up floor space in the room.

4) Power of the Front Door 


The front door is a focal point of the home. Having the right door is a small change that can do wonders for the value of your house. Whether you want a pop of color or a striking wooden door, choose one that fits the look and feel of your house.

5) Allow Natural Light In


Light creates the illusion of more space, which is an easy way to increase the size appearance of your home. Adding a skylight in a room can increase the light level, as well as save a little on electrical light. Another way to allow natural light in, is to use sheer curtain window coverings.

6) Routine Maintenance


Before you spend time and money upgrading your home, perform basic repairs. Add insulation, replace gutters, seal windows and doors, and repair leaky faucets and pipes are all great ways to improve your space.


7) Neutral Color Pallet


The color pallet is geared more toward those wanting to sell. A neutral color theme appeals to a larger number of potential buyers, than a bold color pallet. The investment involved with paint is minimal when compared to the amount that may be taken off of the asking price, if a potential buyer does not like the color theme of the house.

Now that you know some of the ways to add value to your home, you are ready to start your home improvement projects. The key to diving into a remodel or improvement project is to plan, prepare, and take your time. When rushing through a project, an important step may be overlooked.

If you are ready to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would be happy to help you through the process. From preparing your home to listing it on the market, the professional real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO can help guide you through each step successfully. To list your home with Eagle’s Nest Realty, give us a call at 573-374-0769 today!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Documentation Needed for a Mortgage Loan

Approval for a loan is an important step in the home buying process. Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks know this task may seem a bit daunting. We have compiled a list of documents needed to apply for a mortgage loan, to make the task a little easier. Provided below, by the best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, are some of the documents that may be needed in order to get approved for a loan.


1-2 Years of W-2’s


A W-2 helps prove that you do bring in enough money, over the past few years, to make your new mortgage payment. Your lender may ask to see the most recent 1 or 2 years’ worth of W-2 documentation. A W-2 also gives your lender an idea of different jobs you have held recently to check for stability.

Recent Paystubs


Typically, you are asked to provide one month of paystubs, but more may be required. Paystubs help to verify income. With a number of businesses paying via direct deposit, paystubs can be requested from the HR department or via an online portal.

2 Years of Tax Returns


A complete tax return will be requested when applying for a mortgage loan. The returns will be looked over for unreimbursed employee business expenses, self-employment business losses, and signs of fraud. Your mortgage lender may also order a 4506-T form from the IRS. The IRS will send their copy of your tax return to be compared to the form you provided.

Bank Statement


A bank statement will be requested, usually 1 or 2 months’ worth, for the lender to see your spending habits. They will typically look at money going in and out of the account, to ensure there is no unaccounted-for cash flow with your accounts.

List of Debts


A mortgage lender may ask for a list of debts you have incurred. This will include credit cards, car loans, student loans, and home loans. This will give your lender an idea of your financial responsibilities, to help keep you from getting over your head with a mortgage loan.

Copy of Earnest Money


Once you put an offer in on a home, you will need to provide a copy of the cancelled earnest money check. This helps show everyone in the process that you are serious about purchasing a home.

Other Documentation:


-Profit and loss statement, if you own a business.
-Proof of pension income, if applicable.
-Dividend earnings, if you invest.
-Proof of gifted money, if you have received any money other than normal paychecks.

Now that you know what documentation is needed, you are ready to start your search for a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here at Eagle’s Nest Realty, we are here for our clients from start to finish in the home buying process. If you are interested in buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would be pleased to help guide you through the necessary steps. Give us a call at 573-280-0769 to being your home search today!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Lights on the West Side

The holidays make us think of family, friends, great food, and Christmas lights, of course! While there are a number of spectacular lights around the entire Lake area, the west side is home to a few of those great light displays. Your experienced real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri have put together the ultimate guide when it comes to Christmas lights on the west side of the Lake. No matter where you live at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can find these eye-catching displays only a short drive away!

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Enchanted Village of Lights


Nov 18, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
Laurie Fairgrounds
269 Fairgrounds Drive
Laurie, MO 65037
Hours of Operation: Open Nightly 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm (10:00 pm on Weekends)
Pricing: Donations Welcome

The City of Laurie presents the Enchanted Village of Lights at the Laurie Fairgrounds. The Enchanted Village of Lights is one of the largest drive-through holiday light parks in Mid-Missouri. There is no charge to drive through the Enchanted Village, but any donations are greatly appreciated.


St. Patrick's Festival of Lights


Nov 24, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
Shrine of St. Patrick | Mothers Shrine
176 Marian Drive
Laurie, Missouri 65038

St. Patrick Festival of Lights will be open daily from 6 – 10 p.m. from Thanksgiving through January 1st. There is no charge for this beautiful light display, it is simply our gift to the community. The Gift Shop will be open to welcome guest and will be serving Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider Thursday- Sunday evenings from 5 till 8 pm, with restrooms available.

Annual Lighted Christmas Parade


Photo Credit: Fun Lake 
Nov 26, 2016
Laurie, MO
State Highway 5
Laurie, Missouri 65038
Hours of Operation: 6:00 pm

The 15th annual Lighted Christmas Parade is on Saturday, November 26 beginning at 6 pm at the Central Bank in Laurie and will travel north on Hwy 5 to the Terrace Mall. Santa will be on a float and will disembark and go inside the mall to visit with all the kids.

Versailles Unity Circle Of Lights


Nov 26, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
Versailles City Park
Hwy 5 and Hwy 52
Versailles, Missouri 65084

For the 10th straight season, the city of Versailles will light up its city park for the Unity Circle of Lights from Nov. 26 - Jan. 1. The holiday light park is named after the "Unity Circle," a monument erected at the park entrance to show cooperation among various entities in the community. The Unity Circle of Lights is located at the junction of Highways 5 and 52 and will feature as many as 40 lighted displays, including several animated holiday scenes for the family. The park is open from dark until midnight and admission is free.

For more information on these lighted Christmas displays, visit www.funlake.com

Now that you have the dates and times of the light displays, provided by Eagle’s Nest Realty, you are ready to enjoy the festivities. Take some time to enjoy one, or all, of these stunning Christmas light displays with your friends and family this holiday season. If you want to get into the holiday spirit, come to the west side of the Lake to enjoy some of the beautifully displayed holiday lights this Christmas season.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How to Prepare your Home for Holiday Gatherings

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching and the Christmas season right around the corner, you may be hosting a party or two in the next few months. Whether you have a number of out-of-town guests joining you for the holidays or friends stopping by for a meal, your home may have a number of guests inside soon. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, Missouri know that the holiday season may be a little stressful for a host. Provided below, by Eagle’s Nest Realty, are some tips to help you prepare your home for the holiday season.

Declutter your Space


While picking up your space may seem like an easy task, do not put it off until the last minute. A few weeks before your gathering, remove unnecessary items from your living room and kitchen. You will need as much counter space as possible for your upcoming holiday festivities. Whether you need room on the kitchen counter for cooking or a coffee table cleared for your guests' drinks, take care of these non-time sensitive tasks first.

Install Outdoor Lighting


Although you may find it easy to navigate your way to the front door of your home, your guests may not feel the same way, especially if they do not frequent your home often. Ensure your porch light works properly to help illuminate the front door, directing guests where to enter. Also consider adding landscape lighting along your walkway to help your friends and family make their way to your home. Even if your holiday party starts during daylight hours, additional lights can help as your guests exit your home in the dark.

Designate a Space for Guest Items


Creating a space for guests to store their items once they enter your house can help them feel as if their belongings are out of the way and stowed away for safe keeping throughout their stay. If you have a closet near your entryway, consider cleaning this space out for guest coats and bags. Another place to store items is a spare bedroom. A helpful hint- add a bench to your entryway if you want guests to remove their shoes when entering your home.

Add Seating to the Gathering Space


Additional seating may be needed when you have guests for the holidays. Whether your group tends to gather in the kitchen or living room, you may need to add chairs to accommodate to the added number of people in your home.

Stock up on Supplies


Whether it be baking supplies or toiletries, you do not want to rush out for a necessity while you have guests in your home. The last thing you want is to find out you are low on toilet paper when there is family staying the weekend in your home. Stock up on supplies before the holiday approaches. Your mind may be filled with a to-do list, and grabbing extra items may slip your mind. Make a complete list for groceries and other household supplies that you may need during your guests’ stay.

Now that you know a few methods to help prepare your home for the upcoming holiday gatherings you are hosting, you may be inspired to start getting your space ready for company now! Whether you are hosting a party in your new house or have a long-standing tradition of the holidays at your home, Eagle’s Nest Realty knows the importance of preparing your home for the holidays. Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

8 Tips to Organize Your Move

About one out of nine Americans move each year, according to the United States Census. While transitioning to a new home is an exciting time, the process of moving can be a bit stressful at times. Being organized and preparing for your move can help make the transition smoother. Whether you are moving across town or relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to help make your move easier. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here to provide some tips to help you organize your next move.


1. Make a List


Write down tasks that need to be completed throughout the packing and moving process. Your brain will have a ton of tasks going through it, keep a pen and paper handy to write these items down, before they slip your mind. From switching electric to packing holiday items, a list can help you remember each task that needs to be completed.

2. Go Through Items


Before packing all of your belongings up, you may consider purging some unused items. Many gently used items can be donated or sold in a garage sale, if time allows. This can help lighten the load when moving and reduce clutter in your new home.

3. Enlist Help


Line up your movers in advance. If you have friends or family members who are willing to help with your move, ensure they are available for moving day. A moving company will need to be booked in advance, if you are hiring your move out.

4. Start With Off-Seasons Items


To get a head start on packing, start with out-of-season items first. Since it is getting cooler out, your summer clothes are not needed at the moment. Any home d├ęcor that is not in-season can be packed away as well.

5. Prepare Your Supplies


When getting ready to pack your belongings, ensure you have enough boxes, tape, and markers before getting started. Once you get in a good groove of packing, you do not want to run out of supplies and bring your progress to a halt.

6. Color Coordinate


When packing up your items, label boxes and color coordinate each room to a different color. This can help keep all of your boxes organized and end up in the right room after your move is complete.

7. Use Items You Have


When packing your items, use containers and bags that you already have. Instead of moving an empty suitcase, you can pack it full of clothing. If you have plastic totes, bags, and containers, use these items to help reduce the number of boxes needed to move.

8. Make a Plan


Once all of your boxes are packed, ensure you have a plan of action, before moving day. This can help keep your day on track and make your move a success.

A well planned and organized move can make the entire process less stressful. Relocating to a new home is an exciting time, we want you to be able to enjoy it to the fullest! If you are in the market to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, these tips can help you plan out your move. Eagle’s Nest Realty would be pleased to help you find a house to call your own in the area. 

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Our Newest Listing - 32315 Island View Drive

Are you after a “million dollar view” without the steep price tag? One of our newest featured listings offers just that! This three bedroom, three bath home for sale in Gravois Mills, MO would make the ideal place for a growing family, especially for those who love to live at the Lake of the Ozarks! From vast outdoor space to a well-maintained interior, this home is a must-see. Eagle’s Nest Realty has put a spotlight on 32315 Island View Drive, Gravois Mills, for our readers.

Interior


Located on the upper level of the home, the master bedroom offers an on-suite, full sized bathroom. If you want to wake up to a breathtaking view of the Lake, this master bedroom is for you. The kitchen and dining room is housed on the lower level of this home. Enjoy sipping your coffee each morning on the large patio off of the kitchen space in this house. Take in the scenery with your “forever” view of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Curl up in front of the pellet stove, housed in the living room, on a cold fall or winter day. Are you torn about moving because of the labor involved with transporting your furniture? This home comes fully furnished, for an easy move-in process.

Exterior 


The home’s exterior is clean with a crisp blue with white trim. Perched at the top of the hill, a large patio overlooks the lake, where you can see for miles. A two-well dock houses two boat lifts available to protect your water toys. Along with a swim platform, the dock offers a large cabinet for all of your dock storage needs. The two-car garage offers a great space to store your vehicles and tools, to protect them from the winter weather that is soon approaching.

Neighborhood


Located on Island View Drive in Gravois Mills, Missouri, this home is nestled in a safe, upscale neighborhood. With paved roads right to the front door, you can easily access your new home!

Schedule a Showing Today!


If you are in the market to purchase a home, 32315 Island View Drive is a great property to check out. With 2150 square feet of living space available, this large water front home in Gravois Mills, MO is a great lake home. This beautiful home offers both living and entertaining space for your family and friends, listed at only $205,000. Your trusted real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to help you find the right place for you and your family. To schedule a tour of this family-friendly property, give Eagle’s Nest Realty a call!

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trick-Or-Treat Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Halloween is such an exciting time for little ones as they get dressed up and prepare to go trick-or-treating at the Lake of the Ozarks. There are a number of trick or treat event options for your kids to participate in this year. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO know you and your kids are excited to get out there and show off your costumes and collect candy (of course!). Eagle’s Nest Realty has provided a list of locations in which your children can safely trick-or-treat.

Hy-Vee Hallow Trick-Or-Treat Maze


On October 27th, located in the Hy-Vee parking lot, this safe trick-or-treating experience is ideal for the entire family. Maze through a number of local businesses and vendors as they hand out treats for your little ones. From 4:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m., bring the kids out for an evening of Halloween fun for only $2.00 per child.

Halloween Bash Trick-Or-Treat on the Strip


On October 29th, from 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m., come out to the Bagnell Dam Strip for a unique trick-or-treating experience your kids can enjoy. The businesses along The Strip will hand out candy to little ones as they pass by, all dressed up in their costumes. There will be games and a costume contest available for your children to partake in as well!

Kid’s Halloween Spooktacular at Captain Ron’s


On October 30th, join in the festivities at Captain Ron’s, where several local businesses will be handing out treats for the youngsters. Bring your kids out from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat!

Spooktacular Trick-Or-Treat at Save-A-Lot


On October 31st, the Save-A-Lot in Camdenton, MO is hosting a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treat experience for the entire family. From 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.,  there will be music, contests, and games for the kids to enjoy as they get in some trick-or-treating as well.

For more information on Trick-Or-Treat events in the area, visit www.FunLake.com

Many memories are made around the Halloween holiday as family and friends come together to take their kids trick-or-treating. For some ideas of safe places you can take the kids this year, check out the locations and times provided above. The best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks know how much your children LOVE this time of year! We want them to have a great time collecting candy for Halloween and spending time with friends and family.

While the bags full of candy puts a sparkle in your child’s eye, Eagle’s Nest Realty likes to put a similar shine in the eye of our customers. Whether you are ready to purchase your first home or wanting to move to a bigger house to suit the needs of your growing family, we would be pleased to help you in the home search at the Lake of the Ozarks. Give us a call at (573) 280-0769 and let us help find the right home for your family. 

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Increase Curb Appeal this Fall

If your home is for sale this fall, curb appeal can have a huge impact on the sale of your house. Many potential buyers in the area will actually drive by your property before deciding whether he or she wants to schedule a showing of the inside. Grab the attention of those driving by your home by boosting your curb appeal efforts. A little extra attention to the exterior of your home can help it stand out from other homes on the market. The best real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO have provided some helpful ways to help increase your curb appeal this fall.


Plant Flowers


While many think of flowers as a spring staple, there are a number of autumn flowers that you can plant outside your home this fall. Whether you have a flower garden or potted plants, adding colorful blooms to your home can catch the eye of those passing by. You can also add color to your landscape by placing flowers around your mailbox.

Rake Leaves


It is the time of year where leaves are constantly falling. While everyone understands leaves fall this time of year, and likely have a similar situation at their own house, try to keep up with leaf removal. This can help your yard and entire home appear clean and neat. Raking leaves on a regular basis can help make the removal process less painful. It can be a daunting task to rake and bag up leaves after collecting in your yard for months.

Draw Attention to Door


There are a number of ways to draw attention to your front door. Painting the door a bright color is an easy way to gain visibility from the road. If you not committed to a bold paint color, consider adding an eye catching fall display to your entryway. A few pumpkins and corn stalks can go along way for adding a festive display to your front porch.

Clean Exterior of Home


This is a great time of year to do a little fall clean-up of the exterior of your home, especially if you plan to sell. Power wash debris that has built up on the side of your house over the summer and fall months. Washing your deck or patio is a good idea as well, for a clean look when potential buyers look at your home.

Add Lighting Outdoors


Lighting outside of your home can help draw attention to your house in the evening. A light near your front door helps to illuminate your front porch and adds a safety factor for those entering and exiting your house. Also, adding lighting can help catch the eye of those potential buyers driving by your property. Whether you want to light up your walkway or your landscape display, adding lights can help increase your curb appeal in the evening.

Post House Number


A house number displayed nicely on your home can help assure potential buyers are looking at the right home, as they drive by your property. If a home is hard to identify or locate, buyers driving by may get frustrated, or distracted by a different home for sale in the neighborhood. An inexpensive way to add to your curb appeal efforts is incorporating a house number.

If you are considering the sale of your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, ensure the exterior of your house is appealing for buyers who may be driving by your property. Increasing your curb appeal efforts is a great way to draw potential buyers into your home. Let Eagle’s Nest Realty help you successfully sell your home through our home marketing tactics and experience in real estate in the area. Give us a call at (573) 280-0769 if you want to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

6 Benefits of Homeownership

The purchase of a home is a major decision throughout anyone's life. Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, there are a number of benefits that go along with owning a home. If you are in the market to purchase a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we would be pleased to assist you in the house search. Whether you are a first time homebuyer, or looking to purchase a second home, Eagle’s Nest Realty can help make your home buying experience great. Provided below are a few of the benefits that go hand in hand with owning your own house.

1. Privacy


Privacy is a major benefit of owning your property. Once you own the land and house, you can do what you wish to it. If you want to put up a picket fence around your front yard, you can do that. As a homeowner, you can decide who comes onto your property as well.

2. Build Equity


Those monthly payments that a homebuyer makes, help to build equity in the home. Typically, a home appreciates over time, which means you should be able to sell it for more than you have paid. This allows homeowners to purchase a more expensive home after selling their first home.

3. Predictable Payment


When you purchase a home, you usually know what your monthly payment will be for the next 30 years. This makes it easy to budget accordingly, without sudden surprises in a pricing difference. A consistent payment amount allows a homeowner to plan for future expenses.

4. Stable Environment


A homeowner, whether he or she realizes it, provides a stable environment for their family. Typically a renter will move after their lease expires each year. This leads to their family feeling uneasy and does not allow them to establish strong roots. Children tend to do better in school when their home life is a constant.


5. Build Credit


Owning a home builds credit for the borrowers on the house. This can help you receive loans down the road and allow you more financial options if the need arises. Keeping up with monthly payments and paying on time will allow your credit score to rise over the time of owning your home.

6. Gain Pride


A home gives an owner something to be proud of. A homeowner works hard toward improving and maintain the house, and it is something to build self-confidence and gain pride over.

Homeownership comes along with a number of great benefits to reap for the owner. Whether it is financial or personal gains, owning a home can be a very beneficial venture. If you are ready to take a leap into homeownership, contact the best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks. We can help you narrow down what you want and need in a home, and then find the perfect match according to that information. Contact Eagle’s Nest Realty at (573) 280-0769 to schedule a consultation about buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

31st Annual Fall Harbor Hop

Fall is the perfect time of year to visit the Lake of the Ozarks. While the water has calmed down from the busy summer season, the Lake area is still thriving with fun events this fall. If you are itching to get your boat out before needing to winterize it for the season, the Fall Harbor Hop is the ideal event for you. Your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO have provided some information to help you take advantage of this fun event at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

About the Fall Harbor Hop:


Participants can enter the 2016 Fall Harbor Hop by stopping at any of the checkpoints listed below. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased, 6 additional cards are obtained by “hopping” to six more checkpoints. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. The completed hand is turned in at the 7th checkpoint, where the last card is drawn. To qualify, a hand must be turned in by 7:00 p.m. the day of Harbor Hop. A complete list of rules can be found on http://www.funlake.com/harborhop.

Photo Credit: Fun Lake

Fall Harbor Hop Checkpoints:


Checkpoints Gravois Arm - Section I
Cabana Jones (Formerly Bump's) - 3.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Jolly Rogers Grub & Grog - 4.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Beauty View Resort/Gas Hole - 5.5 MM Soap Creek - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
T's Fish Tales - 6.5 MM - Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Hillbilly Yacht Club Bar & Grill - 7 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Frog's Bar & Grill - 8 MM Gravois Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Tap and Grill Lakeside Brew Haus - 6.5 MM Main Channel - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints Dam, Main Channel, 13 MM - Section II 
Beavers at the Dam - 0 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Ozark Yacht Club/Lakeside Cafe - 1MM Jennings Branch Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Boathouse Lakeside Bar & Grill - 3 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina at Glencove - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Adventure Boat Rentals and Gas Dock - 3 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shady Gators #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Shady Gators #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #1 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Camden on the Lake/H.Toads #2 - 7 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Big Thunder Marina - 8 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #1 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Franky & Louie's #2 - 10 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Point Oasis Marina/Rentals - 13 MM Chimney Cove - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Checkpoints 13.5 MM - 26 MM, Main Channel - Section III
Lodge of Four Seasons Marina - 13.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Backwater Jack's - 17.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #1 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Dog Days #2 - 19 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Kelly's Port - 19.5 MM - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Bridgeview Marina & Shipstore - 1.5 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Formula Boats of Missouri - 1 MM Grand Glaize Arm - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Surdyke Port 20 - 20 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Shorty Pants Marina & Lounge - 21 MM (Woodland Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Redhead Lakeside Grille - 21 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #1 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Paradise Tropical Restaurant #2 - 24 MM - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Papa Chubby's Food & Booze - 26 MM (Crab Tree Cove) - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Checkpoints 28.5 MM - 38 MM, Main Channel & Big Niangua Arm - Section IV
Miller's Landing - 28.5 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #1 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Larry's on the Lake #2 - 31 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
The Fish & Company - 31 MM (Linn Creek Cove) - 11:00 to 7:00 pm
Bulldog's Beach House - 33 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Chesnie's Cafe - 33 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #1 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Captain Ron's Bar & Grill #2 - 34.5 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Photo Credit: Fun Lake
Niangua Falls #1 - 2 MM Niganua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Niangua Falls #2 - 2 MM Niganua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Nautifish Rum Bar - 3.5 MM Big Niangua - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Angelo's Pizza Cafe at Pier 31 Marina - 31 MM - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Pirates Point Gas Dock & Boat Rentals - 35 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bear Bottom Resort - 38 MM - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
*** Locations are subject to change.***

More information about the 2016 Fall Harbor Hop can be found at http://www.funlake.com/harborhop.

Now that you know more about the exciting event taking place weekend, make plans to attend the Fall Harbor Hop at the Lake of the Ozarks. Before you put your boat up for the year, enjoy a beautiful fall day on the water. If you are after a new place to store your boat, consider purchasing a home with the perfect dock to house your watercraft. For help finding the right location for you, your family, and your boat, contact Eagle’s Nest Realty today! We would be pleased to help you find your dream waterfront property at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

37th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival

The 37th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival is this weekend in Versailles, Missouri. This award-winning festival brings attendees from all over the area. Don’t miss out on the excitement of the Apple Festival on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st. Bring your entire family out for a day of fun visiting vendors and participating in kid-friendly activities. Your experienced real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO have provided a schedule of events to help you enjoy the Olde Tyme Apple Festival this year.


Friday, September 30


5:30-7:30 p.m. – Apple pie baking contest entries at the county courthouse
6 p.m. – Baby dumplings, apple tarts contest at First Baptist Church
6:30 p.m. – Apple dumplin’ & darlin’ contest at First Baptist Church
6:30 p.m. – Cruise night at B&B Drive-In
7 p.m. – “Beauty and the Beast” play at the Royal Theatre
7-11 p.m. – Sock Hop at B&B Drive-In
7:30 p.m. – King and Queen crowning at B&B Drive-In


Saturday, October 1


6:30-9 a.m. – Pancake breakfast at Westminster Pres. Church
7 a.m. – Parade check-in at Petty & Fairgrounds Rd.
7 a.m. – 5-K, super senior 5K run at the Versailles High School
7:15 a.m. – 2-mile walk at the Versailles High School
8:15 a.m. – Half-mile kids fun run at the Versailles High School
8 a.m.-Noon – Car show registration at the Versailles City Park
9 a.m. – Fun Zone for kids ppens at the corner of Jasper & Krekel
9 a.m. – Vendor booths open at the Downtown Versailles Square
9 a.m. – Tractor & engine display at Newton Street
9 a.m.-4 p.m. – Museum open for tours on Monroe Street
9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Quilt show at the Bank of Versailles Courtesy Room- 119 N Fisher
10 a.m. – Parade starts at Brown Rd. & Hwy. 52
After Parade – Changed by Grace Band performs at the Main Stage
Noon – Pie baking contest auction at Monroe/Jasper Streets
12:30 p.m. – Staff for Life helicopter lands across from Fire Station
12:30-5 p.m. – Finley river boys perform on stage on North Monroe (near Carpenter Guenther)
1-5 p.m. – Changed by Grace Band Performs on the Main Stage
1-5 p.m. – Me and Jim Performs on stage at Jasper & Fisher Streets
1 p.m. – Olde Tyme Fiddler’s contest at the Royal Theatre
5 p.m. – Vendor booths close at the Downtown Versailles Square
7 p.m. – “Beauty and the Beast” play at the Royal Theatre
7 p.m. – Compact figure 8 race at the Fairgrounds/Hwy. 52

For more information about the Apple Festival, visit FunLake.com.

Enjoy the Festival this Weekend!


Now that you know the schedule of event for the 37th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival, you can plan out your weekend accordingly. Do not miss out on all the fun this event has to offer kids and adults of all ages. Between the 5K run, a number of vendor booths, and the parade, there is something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Whether you live around the Lake and are out enjoying a local event, or you are visiting the area for the Apple Festival, the Lake of the Ozarks offers a number of fun and entertaining events and festivals for you to enjoy. If you are thinking about investing in property in the area, Eagle’s Nest Realty would be pleased to help! You can start your search for a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend while you are out and about in the area. Give us a call at (573) 280-0769 to tour any current homes for sale on the market. 

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