Showing posts from December, 2018

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 Oz

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

5 Tips to Help You Get Approved for a Home Loan

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks  can be a fun and exciting experience. But finding the right home is just one step in the process. Getting approved for a home loan is just as important. So to help you get on the right track to be approvable for your first home loan, the  best real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks  wants to offer some tips to help you get approved for a home loan! 1. Check Your Credit Score Having a lower credit score doesn't necessarily prevent you from getting a mortgage loan, but it can definitely affect your chances and your interest rates. Having a good credit score puts you in a position to attract the best deal on your home loan. So it’s a good idea to obtain a copy of your credit report before starting the home buying process. By knowing what your credit report looks like, you can then take steps to improve your credit score if necessary before lenders start looking. 2. Start Saving for a Down Payment Depending on your lender and the ty

FOR SALE: Undeveloped Island with HUGE Potential!

Whether you're a private buyer looking for ultimate seclusion and privacy, or a developer looking for the perfect opportunity to build a one-of-a-kind  commercial development at the Lake of the Ozarks ,  Team Andy Gibson  has a unique opportunity for you! How does owning your own private island sound? Too good to be true? The opportunity is actually not as unrealistic as you may think. Check out this gorgeous  undeveloped private island available for purchase ! Set on one of the largest man-made lakes in North America, Lake of the Ozarks, this Private Island located at the 26 Mile Marker, boasts nearly one-half mile of pristine shoreline. This beautiful lake is made up of 54,000 acres and has more than 1,150 miles of shoreline. Osage Beach and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Resort are mainland neighbors and only a kayak ride away. This absolutely gorgeous Island offers a front-row seat for some of the most picturesque scenery in the state. The area has seen a surge in popul