homes for sale ozark mo: What to do When Your Grown Son Moves Back in: CELEBRATE! - 04/27/11 07:59 PM
As empty nesters for more 6 years we are elated that one of our sons is coming to live with us for a few weeks.  Even though we both work way to many hours we are thrilled to have one of the kids here for a while.
I remember business pressures when they were young and I wanted to have more time with them; now the business junk is just as intense but we're looking forward to moving him in for a while.
He's a successful businessman himself who travels the world and chose to stay with Ma and Da between trips … (3 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Pretending to be RICH: Have a Realtor Show You High End Properties - 04/27/11 07:37 PM
I haven't run into this for a while but Friday I have deja vu.  A couple of years ago I have a very high end riverfront estate for sale and a "buyer" wanted to buy it for his wife to be.  They came 5or 6 times and discussed alterations and furniture placement.  Subsequently he made and offer and couldn't get a loan but, at least for a while, he made his girlfriend think he was rich.
I took a couple to look at to look at building sites.  He's going to build, for his girlfriend perfect English Estate on a property with … (2 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Finally! Home Prices are Stabilizing - 04/27/11 07:32 PM
I just heard an interview on Fox Business where a representative of Corelogic offered statistics on home prices.  Apparently their statistics were in line with other sources so I tend to believe them.  The good news is nationwide housing prices declined by only 5% in 3rd qtr 2010.  Decline is not good but 5% compared to as much as 24% earlier in the year is great.
Even better, the rate of decline for non-distressed properties nationwide was only 2%; good news for homeowners who have been able to keep the mortgages currrent and aren't upside down.  That would mean price declines for distressed properties … (0 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: BPO's aint what they used to be. - 04/27/11 07:23 PM
Remember when we did BPO's for lenders who wanted a second opinion or for lenders who were forclosing?
Since Feb I done a ton of BPO's for a company who commissions them for lenders who are thinking about buying the loan.   A prudent idea considering all the bad paper floating around.
I've always made it a point to keep current on inventory & pricing in my area; now I have company who pays me to do my sales research.
Today I got a solicitation for another company who wants the same service.  I don't yet know what they pay but I expect … (6 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: I don't care what they say: Home Prices are Stabilizing!! - 04/13/11 08:38 PM
I just heard an interview on Fox Business where a representative of Corelogic offered statistics on home prices.  Apparently their statistics were in line with other sources so I tend to believe them.  The good news is nationwide housing prices declined by only 5% in 3rd qtr 2010.  Decline is not good but 5% compared to as much as 24% earlier in the year is great.
Even better, the rate of decline for non-distressed properties nationwide was only 2%; good news for homeowners who have been able to keep the mortgages currrent and aren't upside down.  That would mean price declines for distressed properties … (3 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: 1052 N 12th Ave Ozark MO Great Lantern Hill Location - 04/11/11 11:54 AM
Spacious Open Floorplan with Split bedrooms. Gas Fireplace serves Living Room Kitchen and Breakfast Area. Living Room opens onto spacious partially fenced back yard. Beautiful hardsurface floors. Formal Dining Room. Spacious Master and ensuite bathroom with double vanity, jetted soaking tub, walk in shower and walk in closet. Watch the virtual tour then call for showing   Details    Virtual Tour
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homes for sale ozark mo: Unique Commercial and Residential opportunity Ozark MO - 04/10/11 01:23 PM
Two parcels side by side.  One is a residence on acreage. Details/VirtualTour 
The other is  a commercial property with a daycare building, large shop and a garage.    Details and Virutal Tour 
I have rented the daycare building to someone who will re-open it and is paying enough rent to cover the note on the whole property.  The commercial building on the property is perfect for a contractor, plumber, cabinet maker or someone who needs to purchase the property for the  40x60 shop building and they'll gain the cash flow from the daycare business.  The other alternative is, we'll divide the day care property and let … (0 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Another way to Impress your Girlfriend. Have a Realtor show you Expensive properties. - 04/10/11 12:11 PM
I haven't run into this for a while but Friday I have deja vu.  A couple of years ago I have a very high end riverfront estate for sale and a "buyer" wanted to buy it for his wife to be.  They came 5or 6 times and discussed alterations and furniture placement.  Subsequently he made and offer and couldn't get a loan but, at least for a while, he made his girlfriend think he was rich.
Friday I took a couple to look at to look at building sites.  He's going to build, for his girlfriend, an English Cottage with English … (6 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Open Houses Work Well if you Plan Wisely - 04/10/11 10:45 AM
I hear a lot of grumbling about Open Houses no longer working.  Actually they just take more thought and planning than before.  Granted, if I do an Open House on a country property I'll probably get neighbors and Sunday sightseers with nothing better to do.
On the contrary if I choose a property in a sought after neighborhood I'll get a crowd.  I currently have a Victorian home on the National Historic Register within walking distance of courthouse square and it's an Open House magnet.  I've had two Open Houses so far on that property and out of 30some visitors I picked … (3 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: BPO market changing and how. - 04/06/11 08:54 PM
Remember when we did BPO's for lenders who wanted a second opinion or for lenders who were forclosing?
Since Feb I done a ton of BPO's for a company who commissions them for lenders who are thinking about buying the loan.   A prudent idea considering all the bad paper floating around.
I've always made it a point to keep current on inventory & pricing in my area; now I have company who pays me to do my sales research.
Today I got a solicitation for another company who wants the same service.  I don't yet know what they pay but I expect … (5 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: RE Soap Opera Part Deux : The Tenant Tantrum - 03/19/11 08:20 PM
Part deux:  Part un is below.   What followed was, the owner had a "chat" with the tenants and determined Mr Tenant had been less than honest with Mrs Tenant about their situation.   The owner gave them a choice; co-operate or leave.  They chose co-ooperate; at least on the surface.  Will see if they follow through.
Part un.  I listed a FSBO in my neighborhood for an out of town owner.  I quickly determined the reason the FSBO hand't sold was because Mrs Tenant made sure no one saw it.
I had a face to face, heart to heart with Mr Tenant who seemed co-operative … (0 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Brian Buffini is right again. The family member who is an expert in Real Estate - 01/16/11 11:59 AM
I just dropped a client because they preferred to listen to their son rather than me.  The son is not a Realtor and has never practiced Real Estate.  Nontheless, he is a Real Estate expert and at almost every turn rainman had suggestions counter to mine.
I almost had the property sold 4 times and each time the client would move the target, at rainman's suggestion, and the buyer would walk.  Once I realized I would always be shooting at a moving target I decided to go for it anyway.  Big mistake.  I could have used my time more effectively recruiting … (74 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Home Buying 101 : Buying a Home in 2011 - 01/15/11 04:07 PM
Buyers: Qualify for a mortgage to buy a home.  Many would-be buyers have mentally disqualified themselves, despite the great economic climate for buying a home, because they have heard it is so difficult to get a mortgage. 
The fact is, with a 620 credit score and a 3.5 percent down payment (plus closing costs, in some cases), an FHA loan can finance the purchase of your home.  Start with the basics - pull your credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com and check them for errors, following the instructions to dispute any inaccurate information that might drag your score down.  Then, get referrals … (0 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: The mysterious Widget: Great Tool or Landmine? - 01/12/11 07:00 PM
I think Widgets are a good thing but I'm not sure they are for an average Joe like me.  I'd like to use them on all my sites but the cautions are keeping me from it.  On my main website I have the ability to ad Widgets but on the same screen there is a big caution something like:  "Any support will have to come from the Widget maker"
Are there good Widgets and evil Widgets?  Good Widget makers and evil widget makers?
I'd appreciate hearing your experience and comments and would like to be pointed to a good Widget tutorial.
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homes for sale ozark mo: What Price Widgets: Why do Widgets come with so many cautions. - 01/12/11 05:43 PM
I think Widgets are a good thing but I'm not sure they are for an average Joe like me.  I'd like to use them on all my sites but the cautions are keeping me from it.  On my main website I have the ability to ad Widgets but on the same screen there is a big caution something like:  "Any support will have to come from the Widget maker"
Are there good Widgets and evil Widgets?  Good Widget makers and evil widget makers?
I'd appreciate hearing your experience and comments and would like to be pointed to a good Widget tutorial.
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homes for sale ozark mo: Success & Happiness: Parable of the Two Wolves - 01/10/11 09:02 PM
At the beginning of each new year I like to reflect on what makes life really worthwhile.  Being successful in business isnt it because I know several highly successful unhappy people.  I think personal and spiritual growth are the key to success and thats why I want to share the following story with you. 
    An old man told his grandson about a fight that was going on inside him.       He said the fight is between two wolves.  One is evil and filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.  The other … (1 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Success & Happiness: The Parable of the Two Wolves - 01/10/11 07:41 PM
At the beginning of each new year I like to reflect on what makes life really worthwhile.  Being successful in business isnt it because I know several highly successful unhappy people.  I think personal and spiritual growth are the key to success and thats why I want to share the following story with you. 
    An old man told his grandson about a fight that was going on inside him.     He said the fight is between two wolves.  One is evil and filled with anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.  The other … (4 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Home Energy Audits : Waltz me around again Willie. - 01/07/11 07:25 PM
Today we had our home energy audit (for $350) and found out our 15yr old house could be more efficient.  We did it because we know it could be better and our furnace guy told us about local rebates up to 70% + utility company rebates on top of that.
All this makes me remember the last time we did this waltz in the 70's.   We wore heavier sweaters, turned out the lights, lowered the thermostat when leaving home and on and on.  As a result we saved energy and the utility companies revenues went down.  To compensate the companies raised rates.  Suddenly … (3 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Hashbarger 2011 Resolution for Home Buyers - 01/06/11 08:09 PM
 
Buyers: Qualify for a mortgage to buy a home.  Many would-be buyers have mentally disqualified themselves, despite the great economic climate for buying a home, because they have heard it is so difficult to get a mortgage.  The fact is, with a 620 credit score and a 3.5 percent down payment (plus closing costs, in some cases), an FHA loan can finance the purchase of your home.  Start with the basics - pull your credit reports from AnnualCreditReport.com and check them for errors, following the instructions to dispute any inaccurate information that might drag your score down.  Then, get referrals … (1 comments)

homes for sale ozark mo: Hashbarger 2011 Resolution for Homeowners - 01/06/11 07:32 PM
1.  Owners: Accelerate paying your mortgage off.  During the bubble era, many homeowners were comfortable with refinancing ad infinitum, so long as they could afford the payment. It was not unusual for homeowners to refi their mortgages every year, pulling cash out for everything from cars to college tuition. After the burst, homeowners who have witnessed friends and neighbors lose their homes are exhibiting a new level of interest in paying their homes off - all the way off. While some money pundits say the cash is better used by investing it, many homeowners seek the security of owning their homes … (0 comments)

 
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