Thursday, April 19, 2018

Decor Tips for your Lake Home

Did you know April is Decorating Month? We thought this to be an appropriate time to focus on decorating your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. With a number of waterfront homes around the Lake, it's the perfect time to amp up your home decor this spring. Get your lake home ready for summer by investing some time into your decor.


Think Nautical

Nautical home decor pairs well with a lake home. It's a fun way to give your waterfront property interest. Anchors and buoys and waves are all great ways to represent your lake home. Fishing decor is another fun way to amp up the lake cabin feel inside your home. No matter what your style, there are many nautical decor options to meet the look and feel you are after.

Accent your View

Think about the view of the water from your home and focus on it. While window treatments are often popular, consider your view if you do choose to cover your windows. Think about options that can open and close easily so you can enjoy that beautiful lake view on a regular basis!

Add Coastal Tones

Coastal tones create a light and breezy feel for your space. Consider adding pops of nautical colors to your space. Think about the colors you can find near the beach and go with it. From light sandy tones to bright orange sunsets, there is a wide range of colors that will perfectly accent your lake home.

Maximize Space

Many waterfront homeowners have an influx of guests in the summer months. It can be helpful to maximize your space for optimal sleeping opportunities. A pull-out couch, futon, and bunk beds in a spare room may be exactly what your lake home needs. It can also be helpful if you decide to rent out your waterfront home to vacationers. The more sleeping spaces available, the better!

Spice Up the Outdoors

Don't forget about your outdoor entertaining space when decorating your home this spring. Most lake homeowners purchase the property for the view and to enjoy the water. Ensure your patio and dock are ready for you to enjoy!

Now that you have read a little more about lake home decor, you may feel inspired to make changes around your space. If you are thinking of buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, this is the perfect time of year. Buy your home and get moved in justs in time for the summer season. Contact Eagle's Nest Realty today to start your home search! These home decor tips can come in handy if you have a new space to decorate!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

🌸All About the Dogwood Festival🌸

The 68th Annual Dogwood Festival is quickly approaching! Scheduled for April 19th - 21st, this is a fun family-friendly event for locals and visitors to enjoy. If you are a homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, take advantage of this thrilling festival in Camdenton, MO. It's a great way to kick off the season and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Take a look below to learn more about the festivities you can enjoy for the 2018 Dogwood Festival.


Carnival Rides

The kids will love it! Carnival rides are a fun and thrilling way to help keep your kids entertained. It's a special treat to be able to ride the rides. From thrilling rides to carnival games, there are a number of stops kids of all ages can enjoy.

5K Fun Run

Beginning at the Camdenton High School at 7:30 am on April 21st, participate in the fun run associated with the Dogwood Festival. It's a fun and thrilling way to kick off the weekend! Medals, plaques, and other prizes will be awarded for top finishers in their respective age classes. All proceeds from the run benefit the ARC of the Lake.

Parade

Taking place in downtown Camdenton, MO, the parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 21st. The theme for the parade will be "Fairytales in Bloom". Bring the kids out for a fun morning catching candy and looking at the exciting floats. Bands, floats, and horses can be found in one place! It's a fun way to keep your entire group entertained!

Art Trail

Visit participating businesses in the area and get a glimpse of fantastic art displays. It's a fun way to support local artists AND visit various local businesses. A complete list of Art Trail locations can be found here.

Craft Show

Stop by the Camdenton Middle School Gym on April 20th & 21st for a variety of local arts and crafts. The show will be open from 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Friday (April 20) and 9:00pm - 4:00pm on Saturday (April 21). Come by to shop around see all sorts of fun creations. Homemade goods, crafts, jewelry, ironwork, boutique clothing, handbags, and MUCH MORE can be found at this exciting craft show!

Now that you know all about the happenings surrounding the Dogwood Festival on April 19-21, you're ready to make plans to attend. It's a great way to get out and enjoy time with your friends and family. As this annual event takes place, it's just ONE of the reasons why living at the Lake of the Ozarks is fantastic. If you are interested in planting your roots in the area, contact our real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO. We can help you find the perfect place to call your own! Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we'd be honored to be a part of your home purchase!

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Avoid These Top Home Buying Pitfalls

Buying a home is an exciting time for many individuals. Even if it's not your first home, it's still a big deal and should be a task you look forward to completing. As you search around for the perfect home to buy at the Lake of the Ozarks, focus on preparing for the purchase. Eagle's Nest Realty has provided some common pitfalls home buyers experience below!

Timing the Market

The real estate market is ever changing. There is no reason to try to "time" the market if want to buy a home. You have the find the right timing that works for you and your unique situation. If you are ready to buy, that is the right time to start your home search. The market will go up and down on it's own - don't worry about that when trying to buy a home.

Skipping the Pre-Approval Process

Getting pre-approved for a home loan can be a tremendous help. It not only helps to speed along the process once you find the right home, it can help you be seen as a more serious buyer to sellers. It can also help ensure you are looking in the right price range. Once you get pre-approved, you can move forward with confidence!

Passing Up an Inspection

Most home loans will require an inspection to be completed on the property BEFORE completing the purchase. If you are qualified for a purchase without this requirement, it's a good idea to have an inspection done anyway. A professional inspector will look at the structural quality of the home, as well as inspect other home systems that may be included in the sale. This inspection can help you get a better idea of the condition of the home before you make the final purchase.

Maxing Out your Budget

Once you get pre-approved, you will likely have a top-dollar amount you can afford in a home. Many buyers will look at homes at that price point. Many times the amount you are approved for does not take into account your regular spending and other bills you may have. Consider all financial requirements you have before making a home purchase that is over your head.

Listening to Many Opinions

When buying a home, you may have too many advice outlets trying to help you. While most of these people mean well, it can be overwhelming as you navigate the home buying process. Consider which opinions matter the most to you and go with that.

Getting Overly Attached

Once you start searching for a home, try to keep your emotions in check. You may fall in love with a home and not be able to complete the purchase. A number of factors can stop a transaction from going through - failed inspection, loan issues, other buyers. Try to avoid falling in love with a property before it is actually yours.

Now that you've learned about these home buying pitfalls, you can work to avoid them in the future. As you start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can be better equipped for a smooth home buying process. As your experienced real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we want to help you find the perfect home to call your own. Contact us today to get started!

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Costs to Prepare for When Buying a Home

Buying a home is a major investment. There are a number of costs associated with buying a home near the Lake of the Ozarks. From closing costs to moving expenses, there are many items that need to be paid for when buying. If you are in the market to purchase a home, start saving for these expenses today. This can help minimize the amount of money needed when you find the right home and make a purchase. Take a look below to learn what costs you should start saving for!


Closing Costs

Buying a home not only costs the amount you pay for the property but there are other expenses involved in the transaction. Real estate agent fees, title fees, and insurance are all items that need to be paid for at closing. A buyer can negotiate the closing cost into the sale of the home, but they may also be responsible for paying both parties' closing costs if negotiated that way.

Home Inspection

Most home loans will require a home inspection of the property. A professional inspector will evaluate the home to ensure it is safe. An inspection report will recap the inspection and state any recommendations for repairs. It is a very helpful document and can save a buyer from buying a home with a major issue. The inspection is typically paid for by the buyer.

Moving Expenses

Moving can be an unexpected expense. Whether you plan on buying food and gas for your helpers or hire a professional moving company, it will likely cost you to move your belongings. It's important to plan ahead for the cost of moving when you purchase a home.

Earnest Money

Earnest money is a cash fund that is put up by the buyer. This fund shows the seller that the buyer is serious about their offer on the home. This fund is typically put into the closing costs once the transaction goes through, but it is an out of pocket expense for the buyers.

Homeowners Insurance

The home will need to be insured as you make your purchase. Most mortgage companies will need proof of insurance before the loan is complete. It's best to shop around and find the best rate for homeowners insurance. Often times, the insurance money is wrapped into your mortgage payment.

Now that you are aware of some of the costs associated with buying a home, you can move forward with confidence. As your experienced real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we want to help prepare you for the home buying process. Saving money now can help to lessen the financial strain that may come when you make your home purchase. Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call today to start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Places to Visit this Spring at the Lake of the Ozarks

It's officially SPRING at the Lake of the Ozarks! We are excited to get the season kicked off and start enjoying the sunshine! As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we know all about the fun activities you and your family can enjoy this spring. That's why we've dedicated this week's blog to feature just a few of the exciting places you can visit with your family!


Hiking on Park Trails

There are a number of state parks and other park areas that include hiking trails. The Lake of the Ozarks is all about natural beauty. Get out and explore the many hiking trail options around the area. It's a fun way to get active and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Whether you're looking for a short relaxing hike or a long stretch, there are plenty of trails to choose from around the area!

Exploring Local Caves

There are a number of caves around the area. Visit one to tour the unique structure and learn all about the way it is formed. Local caves also have some history of the area and how it was founded - which creates a great educational experience for all. Learn and get your adventure on when you explore local caves in the area.

Boating on the Lake

While it may be too cold to jump in, it's a great time of year to boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you plan to visit your favorite family-friendly water restaurant or take a trip up the lake, you can enjoy spending time with your friends and family on the water this spring. There is a ton of natural beauty around the area and the water is one of the best ways to experience it!

Fishing in the Water

Springtime is ideal for a fishing excursion. Whether you plan to fish from the shoreline or out on a boat, you can find some sweet fishing spots. Load up your gear and head to the water for optimum fishing this time of year! Fishing is fun for the entire family! Whether you have kids or want to bring friends along, it's a great way to spend a day or an afternoon in the sun - breathing that fresh spring air!

Now that you've seen some of the thrilling places to visit this spring, you're ready to make plans to attend! As you are out and about this spring, you may be dreaming of a new home for your family to enjoy. Whether you have a growing family or want to downsize now that the kids are older and out of the house, we can help you find the perfect home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks! It's important to have a home that fits your wants and needs and we'd love to be the ones to help you find it! Give us a call to start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks today.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Spring Inspired Staging Tips

Spring is right around the corner! If you plan to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks this spring, now's the time to start staging your space to reflect the season. Whether you want to bring some spring decor into your staging or arrange your outdoor space, there are a number of ways to help get your home in the spring spirit. Take a look below for staging tips provided by Eagle's Nest Realty!


Add Some Pastel to Your Color Scheme

While neutral color tones typically appeal to a wider range of buyers for wall color, you can add pops of spring colors in other ways. From decorative pillows on the couch or bed to pastel-colored placemats on the table, there are many ways to easily add spring colors to your home!

Arrange Your Outdoor Gathering Space

This time of year many buyers will think about entertaining guests in their new home. Set up your outdoor gathering space to easily accommodate gatherings. From a nice table and chairs on the deck to casual seating around the fire pit, it's an easy task that can make a big difference for buyers. You want potential buyers to imagine themselves gathering with friends and family in the space.

Clean Up the Lawn

After the cold winter months, it's time to focus on the appearance of your home's exterior. Pick up fallen limbs around your lawn and rake up any straggling leaves. As the temperature starts to warm up, it's a great time to get outside and make improvements to outside of your home.

Hang Sheer Curtains

Let the light in! Rooms with natural light tend to appear larger and give a light, clean feeling. Consider hanging sheer curtains throughout your home to help let the sunlight illuminate your space.

Plant Colorful Flowers

Flowers are an easy and effective way to brighten up your home. Whether you plant colorful flowers and plants in your landscape area, have a nice potted plant by the front door, or incorporate pretty flowers into your home decor, there are many ways to add color via flowers to your home.

Now that you've learned these easy ways to stage your home for spring, you're ready to get to work. After you make staging improvements around your space, you may be ready to list your home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks. Contact our team of real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO to help you sell your home. We look forward to helping you sell your home this spring!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tips to Save UP for a DOWN payment

Buying a home is a major investment. While many homes are financed through a loan, a down payment may be required for the mortgage loan. A down payment can be a little overwhelming as you start your journey into homeownership. As your experienced real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we want to help give you ideas on ways to save up for this homeowner expense. Take a look below to learn some tips to help you save for a down payment!


Cut Back on Spending

An easy way to save up for a house down payment is to cut back on your current spending. While you still need to spend money on necessities - bills, groceries, gas - you can cut back on extra spending. Consider buying off-brand groceries and not stopping at the clothing store on the way home from work. This can help to set more money aside for your down payment.

Reduce High-Interest Debt

High-interest debt can eat up your money on a monthly basis. Consider transferring your high-interest debt to a lower-interest option. This can help to reduce the money payment required to be paid to your creditor. It's an easy way to reduce your monthly payments!

Access Retirement Funds

Many times your retirement funds have a way you can pull money out early. Although there may be a penalty for taking money before you retire, you can weigh the options for your certain situation. If you do access your retirement funds for a down payment, try to replace the money you have taken out as soon as possible.

Find a Second Job

A second job can quickly up your income. You can put all of this money toward savings for your future home. It's a great way to increase the amount of money you make. If you have extra time and it works for your family, a second job may be right for you.

Skip the Vacation

A vacation is often an expensive trip for many families. From the travel cost to lodging to entertainment, there are a number of costs that add up quickly on vacation. Consider skipping your family vacation this year to save for a down payment. You could take a stay-cation instead of going away with the family.

Minimize Extra Payments

Making more than the minimum payment is very beneficial for your credit situation. While you try to save up for a down payment, consider cutting back on the extra payments you make. Put the money you will put toward your payments into an account to help save up for your future home's down payment.

Now that you know some of these great tips to help you save UP for a DOWN payment, you're ready to get started today. Before you start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's important to get your financing process started. That starts by saving for a down payment. Once you've started saving for your home loan, Eagle's Nest Realty would be happy to help you find the perfect home to buy at the Lake of the Ozarks! There are a number of properties available and we want to help you find the right one for you and your family!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Are you new to homeownership? If you aren't aware yet, there are many tax benefits of buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Since it is that time of year, you may be curious about the tax breaks you are about to receive. As your trusted real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO, we want to be sure you are aware of the tax benefits of owning a home. Take a look below to learn more!


Property Taxes

The taxes you pay each year for the property you own can be deducted from your taxes in 2017. The taxes are typically built into your monthly payment, so you may not even realize you are paying it. It's a nice surprise to be able to reduce this from your taxes at the end of the year.

Home Mortgage Interest

If you have a mortgage loan, you pay interest on your property each month. This total adds up throughout the year. A portion of that interest you pay can be a tax benefit come tax time. It's a great way to take advantage of the interest you pay & use it for a tax break.


Energy-Efficient Upgrades

There are tax incentives for energy-efficient upgrades made to your home. A credit may be added to your tax total if you make these type of updates to your home. Solar electricity upgrades and energy efficient appliances are a few ways to take advantage of this tax break.

Interest on Home Equity Line of Credit

If you take out a home equity line of credit, the interest you pay on that credit line is available for tax deductions. A portion of the interest you pay on this can be deducted from your taxes at the end of the year.

Age In Place Improvements

If you have a medical reason, updates to your home to better suit an older homeowner can be tax deductible. Grab bars in the bathroom, a wheelchair ramp, as well as widening doorways for easy access are all examples of tax breaks you can receive to make your home more accessible.

A Home Office

If you work from home, your office equipment can be deducted on your taxes. Computers, office furniture, and home equipment needed for your job are just a few examples of what can be of tax benefit for you, the homeowner.

Now that you know about all of these potential tax breaks for homeowners, you are ready to take advantage. If you don't own a home yet, now's the time to find the perfect property for your family. Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call today to start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks! We look forward to helping you find the ideal space for you and your family!


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Reasons to Sell Your Home Early This Year

Homes are selling FAST and it's a great time to be a home seller. Take advantage of the current real estate market at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you are thinking of selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's time to get it on the market. Selling your home early in the year has a number of perks. Take a look below to learn a little more about WHY you should sell early in 2018.


1. Historically Low Rates

The mortgage loan rates are still at a historically low level. It is predicted that this will be on the rise soon. Buyers have heard about this potential rise in rates and are ready to act NOW. If you plan on buying a home after you sell your current space, it's best to get in on these record-low rates too! Consider selling now so you can move on to the next home and take advantage of these great rates.

2. High Buyer Demand

There are a number of buyers on the market ready to make their home purchase. This demand of buyers creates a great opportunity for sellers. It's more likely for your home to sell quicker and for a better price point with more buyers on the market. At this point, there are more buyers than properties available. You never know how many buyers will be interested in your space creating a bidding war to favor the seller.

3. Buyers Are Eager 

Many buyers have been searching for the perfect property and are ready to buy. Let your home be one of the options they consider as they are eager to act. Listing your home for sale can provide a number of buyers a property in which they may be interested. Selling is the ideal way to take advantage of the number of eager buyers on the real estate market.

4. Increase In Home Value

Homes are starting to sell for more than they were in recent years. As the home value starts to rise, it's a great time to list your home for sale. Try to get the most out of your home when you sell by timing the market to favor the seller.

5. Rise in Consumer Confidence

As buyers and sellers gain confidence in the stability of the real estate market, more buyers and sellers are getting into the market. With more buyers ready to make a purchase, you have a better chance of selling for a price and within a timeframe you are wanting. Consumer confidence has a major impact on the real estate market and it is on the rise right now!

Now that you've seen the reasons why this is the perfect time to sell your Lake of the Ozarks home, you're ready to act. It's important to help your home appeal to eager buyers. Give Eagle's Nest Realty a call to help! We can assist with preparing your home, listing your space, and help you navigate the home selling process.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Unexpected Costs to Prepare For When Buying a Home

The purchase of a home is typically one of the biggest you will make in your life. As your trusted real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO, we help many people find a home to buy in the area. While there are many expenses that are expected when purchasing a home - down payment and mortgage payment, but it's important to calculate all of the potential expenses that may come your way as you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Take a look below to learn what cost you can start preparing for.


Closing Costs

The cost to close on a home can be the responsibility of the seller, buyer, or a combination of the two. As you make negotiations on a home, consider these costs into the total amount you are prepared to spend. When it comes time to sign the paperwork and officially purchase the home, your closings costs will be due. You can often times get the cost of closing wrapped into your total loan amount - increasing your monthly mortgage payment a bit.

Major Purchases

Appliances are a big purchase for a new homeowner. If the home you are buying does not come with appliances or you wish to purchase new, this expense can add up quickly. Another big purchase for a new home is furniture. If you are a first-time buyer, you may not have much furniture to fill your new space. It can be helpful to find used furniture if you have a tight budget.

Home Repairs

Before you move in, it can be convenient to make repairs or changes to your space. Whether some upgrades need to be made before you move in or you wish to paint the walls before your stuff is inside, it's best to do these tasks before you move. This means the costs to complete these repairs will be required as soon as make your purchase. Try to plan ahead for tasks you wish to do before you move in so you can financially prepare for this expense.

Moving Expenses

No matter how you decide to move, there is expense involved. If you hire a moving company to transfer your belongings, payment will be needed. If you decide to recruit friends and family to help move your items, you typically will provide food or beverages for them. The expense of gas and/or renting a moving truck can add to the costs associated with moving to a new home.

You are now prepared to take on the home buying process with confidence! It's important to know about all of the potential costs that may be coming your way as you buy a home. Buying a home is a major purchase and you should know exactly what expenses can be expected in order to fully prepare for your big purchase. If you are ready to take the plunge into buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are here for you. Eagles Nest Realty looks forward to helping you find the perfect home for you and your family!

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tips to Improve Security Around Your Home

Your home should be a place you can relax and spend quality time with your family. It's important to think about safety around your home. To help protect your loved ones on a daily basis, our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents are here for you! Eagle's Nest Realty has provided some helpful tips on how to improve the safety of your home below.


Lock your doors and windows.

Try to keep your doors locked at all times, especially when you are not home. Double check your deadbolt locks to make sure they are secure. Many times a short screw holds dead bolts into the door jam - this should be replaced by a longer screw for a tighter hold, should someone try to break in. Ensure your windows are locked when they are not open. This can help to prevent a criminal from easily entering your home through an unsecured window.

Install motion lights. 

Motion lights turn on when there is movement outside your home. This can help to deter a thief from targeting your home. Many times when the light turns on, a suspicious person will think someone is home turning on the light and flee. Security motion lights can help to protect your space at a little cost.

Purchase a security system.

A home security system is a great way to protect your space. There are many options available from local security companies. From alarmed entry to video surveillance, you can help protect your home with this fascinating technology.

Leave a light on. 

When you are not home, try to leave at least one light on in your home. This may lead thief to think someone is home and they will less-likely target your home. Consider placing a timer on a lamp inside your home to ensure it comes on after dark.

Conceal valuables. 

Try to hide your valuable items from plain sight. Think about what someone could see if they look in your windows. If it is worth breaking in to steal, you may consider placing this item in a different location. Try to keep expensive jewelry in a drawer or locked in a safe that way it is not as tempting from someone to break into your home.

Now that you know some ways to easily improve the security of your space, you're ready to start guarding your property well. Simple make some of these changes, if you haven't already, and you can rest a little easier at night knowing your family is safe. A small investment in your home to help protect your family is worth the peace of mind you can gain. As a homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's important to keep your space secure and help to keep your loved ones safe at home.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Staging Tips for Millennial Buyers

Many millennials are getting to the point in their lives to purchase their first homes. This is exciting news for home sellers. If you have a great starter home for a young family, there are a few different ways to help your space appeal to this group of buyers. Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we want to help you sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Below you can find some tips to help stage your space for millennial home buyers.


Update to Digital

Most millennials have had internet integrated into their lives. Try to make updates to your home to accommodate the digital world. Whether you want to put in a smart thermostat or home security system, there are a number of ways to include digital technology into your home. These digital add-ons can help to entice millennial home buyers in the area.

Keep it Simple

When staging your space, try to remove unnecessary items. Take down your family photos and keep your home decor as simple as possible. This can help potential buyers see your home, instead of focusing on your decor. Millennials are typically drawn to homes with a simplistic decor - they don't want to have to look past clutter to see the bones of the home.

Think About Life Stages

Stage to your ideal buyer. Many millennials are entering the workforce, getting married, and starting a family. Use this knowledge to your advantage when you sell your home. If you have a spare room, stage it as a playroom for kids or a nursery for a new baby. This can help those buyers who are getting ready to grow their family imagine themselves in your space.

Freshen Things Up

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your space. Not only does it give a clean scent to your home, the walls will look crisp and clean, as well. Another way to freshen up your space is to add fresh flowers or plants to your home. A natural pop of color and light scent can help your space appeal better to millennial buyers.

Create a Social Setting

Millennials typically like to socialize with friends and family. Stage your space in a way that promotes socializing. Set up your living room in a way that conversation is easy. Consider setting your kitchen table to help buyers imagine themselves gathering in this space. Also, create a social gathering space on your outdoor deck or patio to showcase the entertainment possibilities.

Now that you know some of these staging tips for millennial buyers, you're ready to get started. Make some simple staging efforts around your home and you are set to list your Lake of the Ozarks home for sale. It's important to create a space in which a potential buyer can imagine their family in and staging is a great way to accomplish just that. If you are ready to sell your home near Sunrise Beach, MO, contact us today! We'd be honored to be a part of your home staging efforts!

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Utilize Video for Your Real Estate Listing

Are you getting ready to list your home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks? Video listings are a great way to grab the attention of potential buyers. As your trusted real estate agent in Sunrise Beach, MO, we know the importance of shooting a video of your property. From virtual tours to eye-catching content, there are many reasons why a video is the way to go. Here at Eagle's Nest Realty, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer video listings for our clients. It's the best way to go when selling your home near the Lake of the Ozarks.

1) Eye-Catching Material

A video is the best way to attract the eye. People are more likely to stop and watch a video than a stagnant photo. Grab the attention of buyers with a video of your home. If you can get a buyer to start watching a video, they are more likely to get interested in the property and call for a showing. Many buyers would prefer to watch a video than read a listing.

2) Easy to Share

Videos are not only more eye-catching, people are more likely to share a video on social media. This is the ideal way to get more and more eyes on a video. Sharing this content can help the masses view your home and you are then more likely for it to reach an interested party.  Spotlight your home with a video that is easy to share!

3) Ideal for Out-of-Town Buyers

Not all buyers live in the area, especially second-homeowners. It can be a challenge for an out-of-town buyer to view a home. A virtual tour is an ideal way to accomplish this. It's a convenient way for a potential buyer to see a home, without having to make the drive to physically see the space. A video is a great way for someone to easily tour your property.

4) More Showings

According to Inman, homes listed with video get four times the inquiries. That is a significant benefit for those homeowners who choose to list with a video. To reach the greatest number of potential buyers for your home, a video listing is a proven method. The more people who are reached with your video listing, the better chance for a showing to be scheduled.

5) Reach Eager Buyers

Since a video is so easy to share, it has a better chance of reaching interested buyers. Home buyers are intrigued by video and are more likely to schedule a showing of a property with a video listing. It's an easy way to get your property in front of potential buyers.

Grab the attention of potential buyers by utilizing video to sell your home at the Lake of the Ozarks. As your experienced Lake of the Ozarks REALTOR®, we look forward to helping to showcase your property. Contact us today to get started on the selling process. We can suggest any updates or changes you can make to your home and then set up a video to be shot of your property. It's as easy as that! We look forward to helping you sell your property!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Top 7 Benefits of Homeownership

Are you thinking about buying a home? Whether it’s your first home or you have plenty of transactions under your belt, homeownership offers a TON of benefits. Some are commonly known while others may not come to mind at first. In this week’s blog, your expert team of real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here to share some of the perks of homeownership with you! Take a look below to learn why you should start reaping the benefits when you buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1) Build Equity

Each month as you make your mortgage payment, you are investing in your home. Homes typically appreciate over time, which can help you actually make money when it comes time to sell your property. Think about owning a home as investing in yourself. It’s a great way to save for the future as you make your monthly payments.

2) Create a Stable Environment

Renters typically move around each year and don’t always know where they will live next. A stable environment is a major perk of owning a home. Not only do children tend to thrive in a stable home environment, adults can have confidence in their future too. For the emotional health of everyone in the home, buying is the best option! FUN FACT – Children who live in a home that is owned tend to do better in school.

3) Reap Tax Benefit

Many costs associated with homeownership are also tax deductions. Energy efficient upgrades and property taxes are just a few examples of items that can be used to help with your taxes, come the end of the year. There are also some tax benefits the first year you own a home- don’t forget to bring this up when it comes tax time!

4) Be Proud

Owning a home is a BIG DEAL! Be proud of this great accomplishment that you have reached. You have likely worked hard to become a homeowner and it’s time to enjoy it now! Take pride in the fact that you have overcome hurdles to own your very own property.

5) Start Saving Money

Each month when you make your home mortgage payment, you are essentially adding to your savings account. In a sense, it’s a way to force yourself to save. The investment of a home is a great way to put money away to grow.

6) Express Yourself

A major perk of owning a home is getting to do anything you want within the space. Many times renters are not able to paint or even hang pictures on the walls for fear of damaging them. Once you own a space, you are can choose to decorate it exactly how you want it. This is a very exciting perk for many who have been renters previously. You an let your creative juices start flowing!

7) Enjoy a Sense of Community

Owning a home can help you and your family get a sense of community. It’s a great way to start your roots in your town. Getting to know your neighbors and start getting involved in the community are great ways to increase this, as well. If you have kids in school, get involved with school events to help create a sense of community.

Are you ready to start your home search after you’ve heard about all these great benefits! From financial well-being to the emotional perks, there are many reasons pointing to owning a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you’re ready to get started, contact Eagle’s Nest Realty today! We look forward to hearing about your wants and needs and finding the perfect property for your family. Get in on some of these great benefits when you become a homeowner!


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Easy Changes to Conserve Energy in Your Home this Winter

Are you looking for ways to save money this winter? As the temperatures drop, the electric bill usually rises. Utility bills are typically at the highest during the cold winter months in mid-Missouri. If you are looking for ways to help reduce the negative impact on your bank account, our real estate agents in Sunrise Beach, MO are here for you! We've provided some helpful and easy changes that can be made to reduce the amount of energy used to keep your home warm. Take a look below to learn more!


Layer, Layer, Layer

During the winter months, if you encourage your family to add a few more layers when at home, you can turn the heat down a bit. A few degrees cooler inside your home can be combatted with an additional layer. Instead of wearing jeans and a tee-shirt, consider a sweatshirt and extra socks to keep warm. You will be amazed at how much a few degrees can save on your monthly bill.

Build a Fire

If your home at the Lake of the Ozarks has a fireplace, use it to your advantage. Building a fire can help to keep heat inside your home. Your family can hang out together around the fire and enjoy the beautiful glow that it puts off. Just the sight of the fire may help to warm you up a bit!

Turn the Fan On

This may seem counterproductive but turning it counter-clockwise on low, a fan can help to push the warm air back down into the room. Many times the heat gets trapped at the ceiling and a fan can push it into the lower part of the room, where you and your family can enjoy it!

Invest in a Smart Thermostat

When you aren't home there is no reason to have the temperature as warm as you prefer it when you are at home. A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature at your home throughout the day. When you aren't home, you can allow the temps to drop in your home and set it to rise again around the time you get home. At night when you are warm in bed, you can typically turn it down a few degrees too.

Clean the Furnace

Ensure your furnace is running at high capacity by having it cleaned on a regular basis. As a homeowner, try to have regular maintenance done. Over time dust and debris can build up inside your vents and can end up blocking the warm airflow throughout your home.

Add Insulation

Insulation can help to keep the warm air inside your home. Attics are a great place to start when it comes to insulating your home. Heat rises and if you don't have a well-insulated home, it can exit through the roof.

Block Off Unused Rooms

Close off the vents in rooms that are not used on a regular basis. This can help to keep the warm air in the rooms that you and your family use. You may as well be able to enjoy the nice warm air that you are paying for! Keeping the heat confined to a few rooms can help to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat your home.

Now that you've read about the easy ways to conserve energy this winter, you're ready to start making these easy changes around your home. As a homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, you may be eager to start reducing your energy consumption. As the cold weather has most of the area's residents inside, you may be taking a look at your space. If you don't love what you see like you once did... it may be time for a new home. When you are ready to start your home search at the Lake of the Ozarks, give Eagle's Nest Realty a call! We look forward to helping you find a fresh, new space for your family to enjoy.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

All About Eagle Days

One of the most anticipated winter events at the Lake of the Ozarks is upon us! Eagle Days 2018 is taking place on January 6th and 7th. This annual event is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out of the house and enjoy some quality time together. Come out to be a part of this fun and educational experience! Eagle's Nest Realty has provided some information about this majestic event and the schedule of events for the weekend.


All About the Event:

Learn all about the majestic creatures as they gather around the area. It's a weekend full of fun and learning at the Willmore Lodge, Heritage Elementary, Bagnell Dam Access, and Osage National Golf Resort. Stop by one or all of the locations to get the full eagle experience! Don't miss out on this family-friendly activity at the Lake of the Ozarks! Be sure to bundle up as you head out for Eagle Days this year and get ready to see some beautiful eagles!

Schedule:


Saturday, January 6th
9:30 am - Eagles of North America
10:30 am - Owls of Missouri
11:30 am - Eagles of North America
12:30 pm - Owls of Missouri

 
1:30 pm - Eagles of North America
2:30 pm- Owls of Missouri
3:30 pm- Eagles of North America
4:30 pm- Owls of Missouri

Sunday, January 7th
10:30 am - Eagles of North America
11:30 am - Owls of Missouri
12:30 pm - Eagles of North America

1:30 pm - Owls of Missouri
2:30 pm - Eagles of North America
3:30 pm - Owls of Missouri

Locations:


Willmore Lodge
Wild Eagle Viewing
(Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Bagnell Dam Access
Wild Eagle Viewing - Free Hot Chocolate - Eagle Nest Building by the Master Naturalists - Boy Scout Activities
(Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Osage National Golf Resort
Live Eagle Programs presented by World Bird Sanctuary
(Hourly: Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)

School of the Osage Heritage Elementary 
-Coloring & Photo Contest - Face Painting - Ameren Missouri - Jim Rathert Photography & Mugs
-MO Dept. Conservation - Master Naturalist, Lake of the Ozarks Chapter - MO State Parks
- Adair's Animal Nuisance Trapping - MO State Highway Patrol/Water Patrol - Lake Area Camera Club
- Dickerson Park Zoo presents three shows (rotating hourly)

Now that you have seen when and where you can enjoy this great winter event, you're ready to make plans to attend this weekend. As your real estate agent near Sunrise Beach, MO, we know how important it is to get out and enjoy local events with your friends and family. It is part of what makes living at the Lake of the Ozarks year round so special. Don't miss this fun opportunity to make new memories with your family, as you enjoy the majestic views of the eagles as they make their way through the area. 

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