Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks Display At The Lake

Memorial Day Weekend is one of the greatest holiday of the year. In addition to serving as a great opportunity to reconnect with family and friends, it is also the perfect time to recognize and honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great country. The United States would not exist as we know it today without their incredible sacrifice, and Eagle's Nest Realty is endlessly grateful to all of these brave soldiers and their families.

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If you are part of the thousands of tourists and vacationers who will be visiting the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, be sure to set aside a little bit of time to honor our fallen soldiers - but that doesn't mean you can't also have a great time out on the water and enjoying all that our beautiful area has to offer. Fireworks are always a special favorite for families of all ages, as the Lake Area hosts several spectacular professional displays. Here is a quick overview of some of the upcoming displays this weekend.

Professional Fireworks Displays

Several of the big resorts in the area are hosting public fireworks displays this weekend. Viewing from resort property is reserved for guests only in some cases, but viewing from the water is almost always free to the public. Call each specific location directly for more information about their show.

Bear Bottom Resort
  • Date:  Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th
  • Time:  9:45 PM on both nights
  • Address:  123 Bear Bottom Drive, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079
  • Mile Marker: 38
  • Information:  573-374-6905

Tan-Tar-A Resort
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  • Date:  Sunday, May 29th
  • Time:  8:30 - 9:30 PM
  • Address:  494 Tan Tar A Drive, Osage Beach, MO 65065
  • Mile Marker:  26
  • Information:  573-348-3131

The Inn At Grand Glaize
  • Date:  Saturday, May 28th
  • Time:  Dusk
  • Address:  5142 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, MO 65065
  • Mile Marker:  1 on the Grand Glaize Arm
  • Information:  573-348-4731

Old Kinderhook
  • Date:  Friday, May 27th
  • Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Address:  20 Eagle Ridge, Camdenton, MO 65065
  • Mile Marker:  12 on the Big Niangua
  • Information:  573-317-3500

The Lodge Of Four Seasons
  • Date:  Sunday, May 29th
  • Time:  Dusk
  • Address:  315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
  • Mile Marker:  13
  • Information:  573-365-3000


Tropic Island Cruises is also running a special Memorial Day cruise where attendees will get to view Tan-Tar-A's display from aboard their cruise ship. Call 573-348-0083 to book your reservations and more information.

Wishing You And Yours A Very Happy Memorial Day

As we said earlier, Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy spending time with your family as you take advantage of all that our beautiful area has to offer. We hope you have a wonderful time here at the Lake, but we also hope you dedicate a few moments to remembering our fallen heroes. From the Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. family to yours, we hope you have a truly phenomenal Memorial Day Weekend. God Bless America!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

4 Safety Reminders for Waterfront Home Owners

There's nothing like owning your own waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks! There's something truly special and unique about waking up every morning and being able to enjoy the Lake directly from your private dock. As the owner of a waterfront home in Sunrise Beach MO (or any of the surrounding Lake towns), however, you are responsible for doing your part to keep yourself, your family, your guests, and your neighbors safe.

In honor of National Water Safety Month, your Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents are here to offer a few important reminders for keeping everyone safe at and surrounding your waterfront home. 

Safety Reminders For Owners Of Waterfront Homes

1. Have Your Dock's Electrical Wiring Inspected Periodically
If the electrical wiring on your dock is not up to code, not grounded properly, or in a state of disrepair, it can create a serious danger for anyone swimming around or near your dock. If the wiring is not in good condition, it can send electrical currents into the water, endangering swimmers as well as marine life. Hopefully all the wiring on your dock is in good condition, but it is always best to have it inspected by a professional to make sure.

2. Store Plenty Of Life Jackets On Your Dock
Children ages 7 and under are legally required to wear a life vest while on the water, but it is a good practice for children (and even adults) to have life vests on - or at the very least, immediately accessible - when playing in or around the water. If your life vests are stored somewhere in your house, you or your guests may forget to bring them down to the water with them. It is generally a better idea to store them on your dock or in your boat (or both).

3. Keep Life-Saving Materials Handy
Life jackets aren't the only life-saving materials you should store down on your dock. You should also have at least one of the life-saving mechanisms typically seen at public pools, such as a rescue hook, life-saver ring on a rope, or a reaching pole. You can use this tool to pull a swimmer back to the dock if they are in need of serious assistance.

4. Never Let Children Swim Unattended
Even if they are strong swimmers, you should never let your children go down to swim in the Lake without adult supervision. Accidents can happen in an instant, and it is often impossible to see a child in need of help after he is already submerged under the water. For increased safety for your children (and added peace of mind for you), it is generally best to designate a responsible adult to supervise the children as they play in the water.

Contact Us To Find Your New Waterfront Home At The Lake!

As long as you follow these common-sense safety reminders, you should be able to enjoy a fun, happy, and safe season on the water. If you are interested in buying a waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. today! Our experienced team members would be more than happy to help you find the property that will best meet your needs. Visit our website to get started:

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Planning To Rent? 6 Reasons Why You May Want To Reconsider

Homeownership has long been associated with financial success and stability. Unless an individual considers himself totally financial stable, he will probably continue renting until he decides he is finally ready to buy a house at the Lake of the Ozarks (or wherever else he chooses to live). However, Eagle's Nest Realty is here to point out that homeownership is, in fact, much more easily attainable than most people seem to believe. If you are are in need of a new place to live, don't automatically assume you have to find a new place to rent simply because that's what you've always done or because you don't have your dream job yet. Eagle's Nest Realty, Inc. has put together a few reasons why you may wish to reconsider your decision to rent.

1. You Could Save Money
Renting is not the money-saving tactic it once was. As rent prices continue to skyrocket, mortgage interest rates continue to hover around all-time lows. Rates like these allow buyers with decent credit to secure remarkably affordable monthly mortgage payments. In most cases, the rent payment for a home or duplex is significantly higher than the mortgage payment would be for the same property. This is because renters are still paying for a mortgage - just not their mortgage. The landlords are using their rent check to cover the mortgage payment, along with any necessary repairs (and, of course, a little profit for themselves).

2. You Can Trust In Your Stable Home Environment
As a renter, you are at your landlord's mercy. Though you will most likely have a lease agreement, there is no guarantee that your landlord won't find a loophole that allows them to require you to vacate the premises sooner than you expected. For example, they could decide to sell their home. With the exception of a bank foreclosure, no one can demand that homeowners leave the property. This added sense of stability works wonders for the mental and emotional well-being of both the homeowners and (if applicable) their children.

3. You Don't Have To Wait On Someone Else To Take Care Of Things
As a renter, what do you do when something breaks in your home? You call the landlord and alert them of the issue, and then sit back hope they remember to do something about it. While some landlords are fantastic and respond to their tenants' issues immediately, many have an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality when it comes to their properties. As the owner of your own home, you can finally handle all necessary repairs yourself without having to wait on someone else to make the decisions for you.

4. You Get Extra Tax Deductions
Homeowners get to enjoy several unique tax breaks. For example, homeowners are allowed to deduct all of the money paid in interest for their mortgage payment. In some cases, they can deduct the mortgage interest paid on their second home as well. Homeowners may also be able to deduct some of the other costs of homeownership, such as certain upgrades that improve the energy-efficiency of their home.

5. You Can Do What You Want With The Property
Are you tired of the same boring beige walls? Sick of maneuvering your way around a tiny master bathroom? Ready to experiment with some new flooring? As the owner of your own home, you can make any changes to your property any time you want. You don't have to wait and ask for your property owner's permission to move forward, because you are the property owner.

6. When You're Ready To Move, You Can Sell Your Home
As a renter, it doesn't matter how long you've lived in your home - when it comes time to move, you'll pick up and relocate without anything to show for it. All of the money you spent on rent for the last months/years will be gone, and you won't get anything back except for your deposit. As a homeowner, on the other hand, you'll be able to sell your home to another buyer. At the very least, you should be able to break even - and hopefully, you'll be able to sell it for more than you originally paid for it!

Convinced? Contact Eagle's Nest Realty To Help You Buy A Home At The Lake!
Don't sell yourself short by choosing to rent simply because you assume you have to. With interest rates still hovering near historic lows, homeownership has never been more affordable. Our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents strongly encourage you to talk to a mortgage lender to determine whether or not you may be in a position to buy. We can help you when you are ready to move forward and look at some of the available homes for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals

Summer is picking up steam at the Lake of the Ozarks! We are excited to announce the return of one of the best local springtime events: the Magic Dragon Car Show. The car show is named after one of the Lake's nicknames, the "Magic Dragon." The name comes from the idea that from an aerial perspective, the Lake of the Ozarks resembles a massive dragon as it winds its way through the Missouri hills. Regardless of its name's origins, however, the Magic Dragon Street Meet is an event that you won't want to miss!

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Thousands Of Cars - ONE Legendary Weekend

The Magic Dragon Street Meet Nationals started from humble beginnings, but it has since grown into one of the biggest events at the Lake. With over a thousand trucks, motorcycles, and cars of all different makes and models, there is sure to be something for everyone at this fast-paced event. The event is family-oriented in nature, so bring your whole crew out for a weekend you won't soon forget.

The Magic Dragon Car Show 2016
  • Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th
  • Historic Bagnell Dam Strip
  • Event hours vary by day - visit for a full event schedule.

Lake residents and tourists should be aware that the Strip will be closed to regular traffic on Saturday starting at 6:00 AM and plan accordingly. Golf carts and other forms of transportation will be accessible to handicapped individuals requiring assistance.

Fun For The Whole Family!

The Historic Bagnell Dam Boulevard (affectionately dubbed "The Strip") is the perfect location to host this event, with tons of different attractions for people of all ages. The Strip offers a large variety of different outlets and shops offering t-shirts, souvenirs, arcades, restaurants, and other amusements.

The car show also marks the day they will draw for the winner of a brand new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, sponsored by Lake Ozark Daybreak Rotary. There may still be a chance to purchase tickets for $20 each - contact Rotarians Tony Reahr at 573-999-6090 or Derrick Brauner at 573-301-4971.

Thinking About Calling The Lake Your Home? Call Us To Get Started!

There has never been a better time to think about relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks. Interest rates are still hovering around historic lows, and homes are selling quickly. If you would like more information about moving to the Lake of the Ozarks, contact Eagle's Nest Realty at 573-374-0769. We look forward to working with you!

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