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Real Estate at the Lake with Valerie Littrell

Lake of the Ozarks events, news & real estate

🏖Luxury Living at Summer Ridge!🏖

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4461 Hamrock Lane Unit 601 Osage Beach, MO. 65065

MLS# 3121231

Luxury living at this 3 bedroom, turn-key unit at the prestigious Summer Ridge Condos! Enjoy panoramic views from the private deck off the spacious living room or off the master bedrooms private deck! Open living with 2 master suites, tastefully decorated with tile and carpet throughout. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space!

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The amenities here are well known with an in-door, heated swimming pool, hot tub, exercise room and a sauna for those days when you just need a good relaxing hour! The clubhouse is across from the unit. Lower level, close to parking and includes a 12x32ft. slip. This unit truly is luxurious and well maintained!

View the Virtual Tour HERE!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale!

20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • When listing your house for sale your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

😎The Ultimate in Lake Fun!😎

1481 Ledges Drive #512 Osage Beach, MO. 65065

MLS# 3118378

This turn-key unit at The Ledges has everything you need to start the Lake experience the right way! With 2 pools, sandy beach, open living, spacious rooms, private door off the master to  the covered deck with a view!

Very convenient lower level unit, close to parking ( no hiking up steps!). This is a pet friendly complex with an on site manager and a security guard for added peace of mind. With all the benefits that come with living or vacationing at the Ledges it is no wonder this unit is the perfect lake package! Includes a 10x30ft. slip! Start today, come out and see for yourself! Great VRBO!

View the Virtual Tour HERE!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What’s Stopping You from Listing Now?

Do Your Future Plans Include a Move? What's Stopping You from Listing Now? | MyKCM

Are you an empty-nester? Do you want to retire where you are, or does a vacation destination sound more your style? Are you close to retirement and not ready to move yet, but living in a home that is too big in size and maintenance needs?

How can you line up your current needs with your goals and dreams for the future? The answer for many might be the equity you have in your house.

According to the latest Equity Report from CoreLogic, the average homeowner in the United States gained $14,000 in equity over the course of the last year. On the West Coast, homeowners gained twice that amount, with homeowners in Washington gaining an average of $38,000!

Do you know how much your home has appreciated over the last year?

Many homeowners would be able to easily sell their current house and use the profits from that sale to purchase a condo nearby in order to continue working while eliminating some of the daily maintenance of owning a house (ex. lawn care, snow removal).

With the additional cash gained from the sale of the home, you could put down a sizable down payment on a vacation/retirement home in the location that you would like to eventually retire to. While you will not yet be able to live there full-time, you can rent out your property during peak vacation times and pay off your mortgage faster.

Purchasing your retirement home now will allow you to take full advantage of today’s seller’s market, allow you to cash in on the equity you have already built, and take comfort in knowing that a plan is in place for a smooth transition into retirement.

Bottom Line

There are many reasons to relocate in retirement, including a change in climate, proximity to family & grandchildren, and so much more. What are the reasons you want to move? Are the reasons to stay more important? Let’s get together to discuss your current equity situation and the options available for you, today!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

The Best in Osage Beach!

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750 Lazy Days Road Osage Beach, MO. 65065

MLS# 3123307

Are you in search of a little privacy, some lakefront with acreage, but close to town? Then this beautiful custom home is exactly what you are looking for! You will have privacy with 6.5 acres of land to roam and play. Go on down to the dock and cast your line! The fishing is good there! When you want a night out, drive the few short minutes to town and you will find all different kinds of entertainment, for families, couples, and individuals!

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When you are ready to head inside you will find beautiful wood floors that lead you right to the floor to ceiling stone, wood-burning fireplace! This home boasts 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 master suites and a family room upstairs. The kitchen has knotty pine wood cabinets, custom counter tops, double ovens and a dining area  with room for a large table! This home is warm and inviting and has several surprises! 2.5 car garage, storm shelter and so much more! Need to see to really believe!

View the Virtual Tour HERE!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

This Private Oasis Could be Yours!

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1883 Thunder Mountain Rd. Camdenton, MO. 65020

MLS# 3122380

This stunning custom built home sits on 3+ acres and includes 324ft. of waterfront in a quiet cove! Enjoy the luxury that is seen throughout the home with a fabulous gourmet kitchen with a stone wall surrounding a commercial grade gas stove, custom cabinets and an island with a vegetable sink! This kitchen was made for a chef! If that doesn’t impress you then surely the open living concept with large windows, floor to ceiling stone wood-burning fireplace and each rooms is spacious with plenty of room for a large family or a lot of friends!

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Beautiful wood floors and carpet throughout. Two living areas, private office, 3 car over-sized  garage with a half garage around back for all your tools and toys! Large covered deck with a beautiful view of the cove, fire-pit for those nights you want to hang by the water and a dock with two 12x24ft. slips. There is an established garden for those who like to grow their own vegetables and so much more! The master bedroom is a dream with a spa-like bathroom and a private door leading out to the deck. You really won’t be able to find a house that has all this and is PRIVATE, close to all the dining, shopping and entertainment the Lake has to offer! Enjoy this paradise, make it your own.

View the Virtual Tour HERE!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

 

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap!

Be Careful Not to Get Caught in The Rental Trap! | MyKCM

There are many benefits to home-ownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.

Don’t Become Trapped 

A recent article by ConsumerAffairs addressed the continuous rise in rents, stating:

“The cost of putting a roof over your head continues to go up. Not only are home prices still rising, but the cost of rent rose 0.5% in June.”

Additionally, in the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University’s 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Report, it was revealed that,

“Despite a slight improvement from 2014, fully one-third of US households paid more than 30 percent of their incomes for housing in 2015. Renters continue to be more likely to face cost burdens…the number of cost-burdened renters (21 million) considerably outstrips the number of cost-burdened owners (18 million) even though nearly two-thirds of US households own their homes.”

These households struggle to save for a rainy day and pay other bills, including groceries and healthcare.

It’s Cheaper to Buy Than Rent 

As we have previously mentioned, the results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia shows that home-ownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), and 33.1% nationwide!

Know Your Options

Perhaps you have already saved enough to buy your first home. A nationwide survey of about 24,000 renters found that 80% of millennial renters plan to eventually buy a house, but 72% cite affordability as their primary obstacle. Aside from affordability, one in three millennial renters have concerns about their credit scores, and another 53% said that a down payment is an obstacle.

Many first-time home-buyers who believe that they need a large down payment may be holding themselves back from their dream homes. As we have reported before, in many areas of the country, a first-time home buyer can save for a 3% down payment in less than two years. You may have already saved enough!

Bottom Line

Don’t get caught in the trap that so many renters are currently in. If you are ready and willing to buy a home, find out if you are able. Let’s get together to determine if you can qualify for a mortgage now!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

The BEST at the Lake!

56 Wye Court Lake Ozark, MO. 65049

MLS# 3120693

Could you imagine waking up to this view every morning? How about going down to the deck with a cup of coffee and watching as the Lake comes to life with people swimming, fishing, play and wave runners or just enjoying a nice boat ride? This amazing view comes with an equally amazing home on a FLAT, level lot on a point overlooking this stunning view! If you are more of a go out and enjoy the water then go on down to the 10×28 ft. dock and go for your own boat ride or just fish right off the dock!

Inside you will find beautiful hickory wood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, open living with vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops in the kitchen and a breakfast nook that overlooks the water. Home boasts plenty of storage and spacious rooms with a unique master bath with a jetted tub that is perfect for soaking in with a glass of wine and a good book! There is a loft that could be used for an office area, play area, or extra sleeping for family and friends who come to visit! 2 car garage, and solar powered for a LOW utility bill!

If you are looking for a home that stands out among the others with all the comforts you would expect of such a fabulous home in a quiet neighborhood in Lake of the Ozarks, then you NEED to see this home before it is gone!

View the Virtual Tour HERE!

REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, G

Home-ownership is on the rise!

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More and more people are realizing the benefits of owning their own home! The link below takes you to an article that explains the rise by percentages. There are less renters and more home-owners because being a home-owner is source of wealth, stability, security and so much more. Renting is a unstable thing at best. You are stuck in a lease for a period of time and it could be the best thing you could ask for or it could be the worst place ever! The article below is an informative read and will give more detail into the rise in home-ownership!

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REAL ESTATE AT THE LAKE WITH VALERIE LITTRELL

BROKER/OWNER– 573-216-4991 – ABR, GR

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