camdenton: Camdenton Lakefront Home Utilizes Green Technologies - 01/13/10 09:57 PM
This Home For Sale at Lake of the Ozarks is Built for the 21st Century

 Green describes more than the color of the trees surrounding this 5BR 4Bath lakefront home. With its steel and foam construction, and a geo thermal heating and cooling system, this home was built for the 21st century!  And if you love entertaining, you'll love the dream of a kitchen in this home - with its nice open flow and panoramic views of the Big Niangua.
Maintenance-free siding and desert landscaping insure you'll have ample time to enjoy your 2-well dock, martini deck, lower level game room and … (0 comments)

camdenton: Camdenton Real Estate Market Report - 11/01/09 03:55 PM
Sales of Single Family Residences Rise For 2nd Straight Month
Sales of Single Family Residences Rise For 2nd Straight Month A snapshot taken of the market activity for Camdenton home sales in recent months gives rise to optimism. The number of home sales in Sept and Oct show improvement over the extemely disappointing summer sales season. Many first-time homebuyers hoping to take advantage of the $8000 tax credit currently scheduled to expire in November likely account for much of the increase. We will all, no doubt, be watching closely to see where the real estate market goes from here as we enter what … (0 comments)

camdenton: Melody Anderson Joins Lakewide Realty - 11/01/09 03:49 PM
Camdenton Real Estate Office Shows Big Promise  

Big changes don't come easily to me, and the decision to leave real estate giant RE/MAX for a small, privately-owned real estate office was no exception.   (That big RE/MAX balloon had become quite the security blanket for me these past years!)  
Then one day in a middle of a meeting it struck me that fear and doubt were keeping me from making the change I really felt compelled to make.   With that realization the decision to make the change immediately followed.   And my enthusiasm has grown every day since.
Thanks to the internet and computer technologies, the selling … (2 comments)

camdenton: Lake of the Ozarks Realtor Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure - 11/01/09 03:39 PM
Short Sale Expert Offers Alternatives
Melody Anderson of  Lakewide Realty in Camdenton  has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by "distressed" homes in the foreclosure process.

Short sales allow the cash-strapped seller to repay the mortgage at the price that the home sells for, even though it is lower than what is owed on the property. With plummeting property values, this can save many people from foreclosure and even bankruptcy. More and more lenders are … (0 comments)

camdenton: Big Niangua Lakefront Home is Ideal for Entertaining - 08/08/09 09:11 AM
 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath home for sale in Camdenton
 Enjoying a panoramic view of the Big Niangua while working in a dream of a kitchen, you'll love entertaining friends & family in this open and spacious 5 bedroom, 4 Bath lakefront home.  With maintenance-free siding and desert landscaping, there will be plenty of time to relax at your 2-well dock, martini deck,  lower level game room, family room ( or perhaps you'll want to turn one of the many lakeview bedrooms into an exercise or hobby room).   French doors open from the great room into an office - but maybe you would prefer making it a music room instead?  

 
 Main level … (0 comments)

camdenton: Some of The Nicest Servers in Town! - 08/08/09 09:02 AM
Some of The Nicest Servers in Town!
Camdenton's China Town Restaurant
Located on Hwy 54, west of the square, China Town restaurant is the place to go for great service at lunch time.   I often eat there weekly, and never have I had poor service or delay.
Ordering from the lunch menu is not only quick, but inexpensive!  For less than $5, I can order an entree that is not only tasty and satisfying, but requires a doggy bag.
If you're looking for something quick, tasty, and served with a smile, you'll like this place.

 
See more of my restaurant reviews at  … (0 comments)

camdenton: Mexican Restaurant is a Hit With The Locals - 07/16/09 11:57 AM
 El Caporal offers authentic Mexican fare
 Camdenton has voted YES for this new restaurant,
and I vote YES for their burritos.  
This place is definitely here to stay.  Open for lunch and dinner, it's located E. of the square on Hwy 54 in Camdenton.  It's close to my office, so call me and I'll meet you for lunch!

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camdenton: Camdenton residents share their park with area visitors - 06/12/09 08:30 PM
 
Locals and tourists at Lake of the Ozarks enjoy park.  
Located north of the square in Camdenton, the city park offers 120 acres of fun and relaxation for people of all ages. This brief video tour of the park offers a taste of what you’ll find there.

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camdenton: Lake of the Ozarks Realtor Utilizes Online Technology - 06/01/09 07:33 PM
RE/MAX agent Melody Anderson stays abreast of new marketing opportunities and technologies 
In today's market, with so many homes available for buyers to choose from, it's crucial for your home to somehow stand out from the crowd. 
Competive pricing, curb appeal, home staging and effective marketing substantially increases the odds of your home attracting qualified buyers. 
Now more than ever before, agents need to know how to use online technology to best represent the interests of their clients.   Online marketing, professional networking and other real estate trends change and adapt rapidly -  and so do I.  
I invite you to visit my blog at www.PostcardsFromTheLake.com … (0 comments)

camdenton: New Route 5 through Camdenton To Open Soon - 05/31/09 09:53 PM
One section of the new Hwy 5 project to open this summer Traffic will be moving much easier this summer with the opening of the 7.5 mile stretch of  State Route Hwy 5 through Camdenton.  The new highway will extend from the Niangua Bridge south to Lake Road 5-112, bypassing for many the local traffic at the town square. 
Eventually the new Hwy 5 will connect to a 4-lane project under construction south of Camdenton extending towards Lebanon.
With the new 65 mile per hour speed limit, commute times for local residents  can be reduced substantially - not to mention how it will fasciliate … (1 comments)

camdenton: Camdenton residents share their park with area visitors - 05/31/09 09:36 PM
Locals and tourists at Lake of the Ozarks enjoy park.  
Located north of the square in Camdenton, the city park offers 120 acres of fun and relaxation for people of all ages.   Located on a culdesac, the park is a quiet and safe place for walking, for the children to play, or to enjoy a picnic lunch during the middle of a hectic workday.  This brief video tour of the park offers a taste of what you'll find there.

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camdenton: Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate Dogwood Festival - 04/04/09 02:22 PM
Dogwood Parade in Camdenton is a favorite of locals and visitors
Area residents always look forward to signs of spring each year, evidenced most noticably by the early redbud blossoms, and followed shortly thereafter by the dogwoods.   Most years the dogwood blossoms coincide with the Dogwood Festival (April 16-19) which is a favorite local draw for residents as well as tourists.   It always has been a favorite of mine.
There's nothing like a small town parade - with the marching bands,  the floats, and of course, the Shriners!    As always, there's the annual craft fair, the carnival, art show, 5k run, … (0 comments)

camdenton: Camdenton Area Bank drops mortgage rates again - 03/19/09 11:17 AM
 
New Conventional Mortgage rates for Residential Real Estate
  
March 19, 2009

 
SERVICE RETAINED LOANS
 
30 YEAR RATE       4.625%                   APR 4.691%
20 YEAR RATE       4.625%                   APR 4.716%
15 YEAR RATE       4.375%                   APR 4.489%



 
 RURAL DEVELOPMENT                 4.750%                APR 4.817%
100% LOAN - 30 YR. FIXED
SELLER CAN PAY ALL OF BUYERS CLOSING COSTS
INCOME GUIDELINES AND 2.00% USDA GUARANTEE FEE APPLY
  


**NOW ACCEPTING MORTGAGE PRE-APPLICATIONS ONLY @ www.fnb-lakeozarks.com**
**Quoted rates are subject to change without notice**
**Document origination fee of $250.00 on all loans unless otherwise stated**
**Loans in excess … (0 comments)

camdenton: Ha Ha Tonka State Park - 02/03/09 10:58 AM
Snapshots from a winter stroll After days of subfreezing temperatures last week, I took advantage of a pretty day Sunday afternoon to walk around at Ha Ha Tonka, located on the western south western tip of the Lake of the Ozarks.   I was struck throughout the afternoon by the quiet there.  I would pass  people on trails now and then, and see an occasional fisherman at the water’s edge, but mostly there was only the sound of birds and rippling waters.  Absent the lush greens and vibrant colors of other seasons, I saw how the winter season at Ha Ha Tonka … (0 comments)

camdenton: Winter finally comes to Camdenton - 01/28/09 03:59 PM
Winter weather stalls real estate showings for a few days.
 
Aside from a few cold days here and there, the Lake of the Ozarks area has had a fairly mild winter this year.
But this week we finally got to experience some of the delightful aspects of winter with our first snowfall of any significance.   Today by noon all my neighbors and myself had shoveled our drives, cleaned off our cars, and taken a few minutes to talk about the weather - wondering how many more days until Spring.
But I, for one, am really appreciating a quiet day … (0 comments)

camdenton: Showing real estate on fall afternoon - 11/20/08 09:20 AM
A drive down a lake road in Camdenton, Missouri 



Fall is a favorite season of mine, and drives down quiet lake roads like this one easily show one of the reasons why.  Although the colors this fall weren't as particularly vibrant as usual, there's still such a a beauty to them - particularly in the light of an afternoon sun.
But the beauty of Fall isn't all about the colors.  There's also a kind of quietness that comes along with the season that is so welcomed by me - particularly on the heels of a very active and busy summer.  … (0 comments)

camdenton: Camdenton Public Schools Student Enrollment - 11/20/08 09:16 AM
District enrollment of k-12 students continues to increase.

 
 

4,335 were enrolled in the Camdenton Public Schools at the beginnning of the fall term this year, and breaks down by building as follows:
- Camdenton High School  (grades 9-12)  1274
- Horizons (Alternative School)  (grades 10-12)  115
- Camdenton Middle School (grades 7-8)  685 
- Oak Ridge Intermediate  (grades 5-6)  602
- Hawthorn Elementary  (grades 3-4)  505
- Dogwood Elementary  ( Pre-K-2 ) 812
- Hurricane Deck Elementary  ( Pre-K-4 ) 149
- Osage Beach Elementary  ( Pre-K-4 )186
- Juvenile Justice Center   (grades  6-11)  7
 This year the District has expanded preschool services (3-4 year olds) to provide access to children with identified disabilities as well … (0 comments)

camdenton: Ha Ha Tonka State Park Castle Ruins - 10/31/08 04:33 PM

European-style castle ruins resting upon the highest bluff in the Lake area is the focal point of one of Missouri's most fascinating state parks.
 


Built originally by a Kansas City businessman the castle was first utilized as a mansion retreat, and later as a hotel. Gutted by fire in the 1940's, and purchased by the State of Missouri in the 1970's, the castle ruins inspire awe when viewed by land or water or sky.
Located just 5 miles from Camdenton's Town Square, Ha Ha Tonka state park is a geographical wonderland of rock formations, bluffs, caves, sinkholes, hiking trails, … (1 comments)

camdenton: Early voting is heavy at Lake of the Ozarks - 10/31/08 04:20 PM


County Clerk's office to open on Saturday for early voters
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I was surprised to encounter this site Wednesday as I stopped in at the Camden County Clerk's office to place an absentee vote.  Arriving jshortly after lunch, I had a little bit of a wait while 4 clerks checked in other voters in line ahead of me.  
Demand for early voting is so high that the County Clerk's office is scheduled to be opened on Saturday, Nov. 2 until noon.
With Missouri being such a hotly contended battleground state for the Presidential election, one can't help but wonder the effects of … (0 comments)

 
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