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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Oak Creek Realty Group LLC - MO# 1999078273
The thoughts and ramblings of Walter Hayes on real estate as well as local state and federal issues and politics.
I love Christmas. I was born on Christmas so I have a certain affinity for the holiday, at least I did until I got so close to 50. My wife and I love to decorate the house for Christmas. This year we have, at last count, 8 Christmas trees in the house. Ginger (my wife) has an Angel tree that she ...
As Thanksgiving approaches next week it is the normal time to stop, reflect and give thanks. I try to do this throughout the year but this time of year is an especially good time to reflect on the past and then look forward and plan for the future. I am blessed in many ways as I have a great wife...
The Carl Junction has had a presentaion made on banning smoking in certain places where the public may encounter second hand smoke and for that matter workers in those establishments as well. I know Joplin has struggled with this and I believe intends to put something on the April ballot concerni...
I got a little irritated at the Carl Junction City Council meeting this week concerning this subject and I wanted to take a moment to explain myself. I don't have an issue with people disagreeing with the City purchasing this property. In fact I'd be astonished if there wasn't some opposition to ...
2535 Stephen St Carthage, MO 64836 MLS #: 118841 $199,900 4 bedrooms 2.50 bath Uncrowded 4BR 2 1/2 Bath makes entertaining easy. Everyday amenities, efficient kitchen for entertaining, covered porch, split bedroom design. Just a couple of blocks from the new Carthage High School and recreational...
408 Rustic Ridge Carl Junction, MO 64834 MLS #: 118084 $239,900 3 bedrooms 3.00 bath Four year old home looking for a new owner to love and care for it the way it wants to love and care for its new owner. Nice space, classic styling, multiple living areas. Carl Junction Schools. View the Photos ...
So my wife has a closing at 1pm today. Only problem is the occupant, who is the brother of the owner, doesn't seem to want to leave. As of this morning he's still in the house and hasn't even taken out the trash much less moved his backside out of the house. What now?
Even though it's perfectly legal in the State of Missouri I refuse to work as a dual agent. I have preached against this practice for years. In the State of Missouri we are required to hand out a Broker Disclosure Form to everyone we work with. We are not required however to explain what it says,...
A good reminder to us all. I know I've been guilty, especially in an email of wishing I'd have phrased something differently right after hitting the send button.To say that real estate transactions are difficult today is really an understatement. There are challenges lurking around every corner t...
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The thoughts and ramblings of Walter Hayes on real estate as well as local state and federal issues and politics.