Team Andy Gibson Spotlight – Getting to know Scott Starnes

Part of selecting a real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks to work with when selling, buying, or leasing your home is getting to the know the staff you’ll be working with. Team Andy Gibson wants to make sure you feel comfortable with our teams’ abilities. In order to make sure you feel confident and at ease, we want to spotlight our newest team member so you can get to know him a little better. It is our pleasure to introduce team member Scott Starnes – Our Leasing Director and newest Real Estate Agent!

A Little About Scott
Scott is the newest member of our team and we couldn’t be more excited! Scott grew up near the Lake of the Ozarks in Lebanon, MO. However, through the years he has lived in many different locations of the Midwest. He and his wife, Cathy,  recently moved back to the area from Michigan. He comes from a background of 35 plus years in retail management, in which he attributes to his amazing ability to provide outstanding customer service to everyone that he meets. …

Gorgeous Home Overlooking Osage River For Sale!

Now is the perfect time to relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks. And if you're looking for a reasonably priced home that offers country seclusion and a gorgeous view, look no further! Team Andy Gibson has just what you're looking for - This week's featured property is a MUST SEE! Feast your eyes on this beautiful property located overlooking the Osage River:

200 Keigan Drive, Eldon List $: $349,900 MLS #: 3507819
Sitting atop one of the highest elevations in the region, this country home is like God’s way of giving us a preview of Heaven. This property overlooks the Osage River along with thousands of acres of unspoiled nature. A bit of Backyard Bliss! Going out and seeing trees instead of buildings, hearing birds instead of people, smelling grass instead of fumes, living every day where others go to camp and discovering the blessings of nature… Life is just BETTER in the country. Especially, when you have all the comforts of this well maintained home.

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4 Tips to Creating a Happy and Healthy Home

Your home should be your sanctuary, a refuge from the stresses of everyday life, where you can relax, enjoy yourself and spend time with friends and family. If your home isn't bringing you the happiness it should, take a look at the following tips to help put a smile on your face whenever you walk in your front door.

Surround Yourself with Mood Boosting Colors
Red, orange and yellow are most often associated with generating positive feelings. If those colors don't make you smile, surround yourself with the colors that you're most drawn to. Try using one of your favorite memories for inspiration. If you took a life-changing trip to Greece a few years ago, why not paint your bedroom the deep blue of the Aegean Sea?

Fill the Air with Blissful Scents
Many scents, including jasmine, citrus and freshly baked bread, are reported to be linked to happiness. Scent is also closely linked with memory, so filling your home with a scent tied to happy memories will give your spirits a lift…

Great Home for Sale in Camdenton!

Now is the perfect time to start looking at buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks! We've got a featured property that we think you'll LOVE! This property offers gorgeous views, seclusion, and very unique attributes that you may not have even realized you wanted! The icing on the cake? The price is AFFORDABLE! Check out this week's featured property:

71 Mission Hills Lane, Camdenton MO List $109,900 MLS #3508143
This amazing 2 bedroom, 1 bath seasonal lakeview home is located on 1.3 wooded acres in Camdenton. The property is in a private, peaceful location close to restaurants, shopping, and the Camdenton School District. The home was recently updated with new flooring, paint, and roof.

The living room is spacious with a gorgeous stone fireplace for those cold winter nights. The large kitchen is equipped with a cooktop and plenty of cabinet space. Take advantage of the multiple decks by relaxing after a long day. The gigantic deck right off the home is ready for entertaining…

Here's Why YOU Should Relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks!

Many people choose to visit the Lake of the Ozarks for vacation each year. In fact, they enjoy it here so much that coming here becomes an annual tradition. Eventually for some, that dream to one day relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks permanently becomes reality. And we couldn't be more excited to welcome them with open arms! With all the Lake area has to offer, we completely understand why families choose time and again to make the Lake area home. Here are just a few of the reasons why YOU should relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks!

Fantastic School Districts
In the Lake of the Ozarks area, we have several schools that rank well in graduation rates. Out of 12 school districts in the area, 11 of those schools have graduation rates of 95% or higher! The largest school district in the area, The School of the Osage school district, has continuously ranked higher on ACT scoring than the average composite score for the state of Missouri. Many of the schools offer better student to teache…

Prep Your Home to Sell this Winter

While many people believe that winter is the worst time for selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've seen time and again this year and for the last couple of years that this simply isn't true. In fact, some of our best times for selling have been during the winter "slow" season! So, if you're ready to get your home sold, it's time to talk to the real estate team who's had fantastic luck with sales in the off season.

As a start, it's beneficial to prepare your home before listing it. A few minor touch-ups and attention to detail can go a long way towards making a favorable impression on potential buyers — and perhaps closing a deal. So, before you list your home for sale, put your buyer’s hat on and walk through your home like it's the first time. Doing this will open your eyes to things you may not have noticed otherwise. Here are some handy tips to help you through the prep process before listing a home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks.


This Month in Real Estate

Every month, we take a look back at how the market is affected by several different factors that take place daily throughout the world, not just within the real estate industry. For Team Andy Gibson, it's essential for us to stay up to date on the current market fluctuations so that we can help our clients make the best decisions for their real estate needs. So, this month, we're taking a look back on the past month to give you an insider's perspective on how the market is holding up today.

December 2018 Market Update
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing home sales increased in October after six consecutive months of decline. Buyers are stepping back into the housing market with an increasing number of homes for sale.

Interest Rates
According to Freddie Mac, 30-year fixed rates decreased slightly to 4.81 percent in October from 4.85 percent in September. This rate remains well below the historical average of 8.90 percent.

Home Sales
The National Associ…