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Market Insights: Will 2018 Provide an Advantage for Sellers?

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As 2017 draws to an end, many folks are probably wondering what the real estate market will have in store for 2018. In order to get an idea of what 2018 may hold for us, we must first look back on 2017 and the recent market insights. So Team Andy Gibson is taking a look at home prices, sales, housing inventory, and the ever-changing mortgage rates. Take a look:


Home Prices
Nationally, the median home price decreased to $247,000 in October, which was down 0.2 percent from September and up 5.5 percent from October of last year. The median home price has increased by approximately $12,900 in the past year alone. For the Lake of the Ozarks region, the median home price increased to $169,000 in November, which is up 9.03% from October, and up 7.7% from November of last year. The current listing price average for the Lake region is at $270,366.

Home Sales
The National Association of REALTORS® reported home sales at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of approximately 5.5 million homes during th…

Next Generation Mentoring: Learn How You Can Get Involved!

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As many of you may know, one of our real estate agents, Clint Ladouceur has been a member of Rotary for 5 years and has held the position of Chapter President in 2015. Presently, he holds the position of Assistant District Governor for the State of Missouri, District 6080. Clint continues to play an integral role in providing philanthropic services to our community. His dedication and hard work has earned him the award of 2016 Rotarian of the Year.


ABOUT INTERACT
One of these services that he's helped to implement and grow in the Lake area is the inception of a new Interact Group at the School of the Osage that started in 2016. Suffice it to say they are doing great things. Last fall they raised over $1,200 for the Central Missouri Honor Flight at the “Race for Honor 5K” fundraiser they held. The Interact Club has grown nearly twofold in membership and remains strong in its mission, on-going service projects service and core values.

Since the inception, it has been Rotary’s intent …

What You Need to Ask Before Buying Waterfront Property

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When considering relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, one of the biggest draws to this area is the Lake itself. So many folks want the experience of waterfront living, and we can't blame them! But there are some things that many people forget to consider when looking into buying waterfront property at the Lake of the Ozarks. So this week, the best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to share with you some things you should ask BEFORE buying a waterfront property.


Is the Property Located in a Flood Zone?
Water is pretty to look at from the comfort of your front porch. It's not quite as enjoyable when it's swamping your basement or pouring into your backyard. Before you purchase that waterfront property, find out if your potential new home sits in a flood zone. And start investigating flood insurance. Make sure to know all of the stipulations of coverage and premiums upfront before you make your purchase. You will also need to make sure that if you're planni…

Enjoy these Christmas Events at the Lake of the Ozarks!

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If you're as excited about the holidays as Team Andy Gibson is, then you're probably anxious to get out and enjoy some of the festivities that make it all worth the wait! Whether you're heart sings out for the beautiful lights and joyous decorations, or you just plain love the holiday cheer of Christmas carols, our local area has a little bit of something for everyone this year! Check out some of the local Christmas festivities that we have to look forward to around the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend:


View the Lights
Enchanted Village of lights
Nov. 17, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Laurie Fairgrounds
269 Fairgrounds Road, Laurie, MO
Open Nightly 5 pm to 9 pm (10 pm weekends)

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights
Nov 23, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Shrine of St. Patrick/ Mother's Shrine
176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO
Open Nightly 6 pm to 10 pm

Osage Beach Holiday Lights
Nov 25, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Osage Beach City Park & Osage Beach Pkwy
950 Hatchery Rd, Osage Beach, MO
Open nightly

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