Springfield, MO Real Estate News

By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
The stats are in and its good news for the Missouri real estate market in Missouri!  Sales and prices are up over 2015. If you would like to see the numbers for your neighborhood and what your home could sell for we would be glad to help! 
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
From price and location to the physical structure itself, the list of things to keep in mind when shopping for a house in Springfield Missouri can seem endless. But some problems you encounter don’t need to affect your final decision. Although easy is a relative term, accomplishing the 10 fixes that follow is generally pretty straightforward. We also point out some big-ticket fixes to watch out for. Happy house hunting!Photo by Simply Home Decorating – More traditional kitchen ideas1. Easy fix: Repaint or reface existing cabinetry. If the interior structure of the cabinetry is still sound, refinishing, repainting or refacing (replacing the cabinet fronts) can be a more cost-effective way to refresh a dated kitchen than completely replacing the cabinetry. If the cabinet doors are in poor...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
We were honored to be featured on KY3 news last week on a story about drone real estate photography in Springfield MO. We had seen Mike Landis many times on TV and it was great to meet him in person. Mike and his camera man met us at the office and just asked us several questions each about how drones have affected our business and how we like it.You can watch the story here:
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
5 Walk-Through Surprises To Avoid When Selling A Home In Springfield MO A house may look one way when it is decorated and furnished, but once vacated, bumps and bruises may show that could cause a wrench in the closing. Here are five common issues that arise during a walk-through in Springfield and how to handle them. You’ve survived the inspection and loan approval process. You are almost to the closing table and ready to sign on the dotted line, but before you arrive, there is one last hurdle to climb known as “the walkthrough.” Whether you are a buyer or seller, this process can be nerve-wracking – as a buyer, you may be thinking: Will the house will still look how I thought it did? Will everything be empty and in good condition? And as a seller, you could be worried whether the buye...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
5 Ways to Boost Your Springfield MO Home's Curb Appeal for the Fall Selling SeasonSellers looking to get the best price know that curb appeal plays a huge role in making the sale, even in the fall when the leaves begin to fade. Here are five simple ways to make the most of what fall has to offer and boost your curb appeal. Sellers looking to get the best price know that curb appeal plays a huge role in getting buyers through the door. Once the flowers fade and the temperature drops, however, it can be easy to overlook your outdoor space altogether. Here are five simple ways to make the most of what fall has to offer and give your home the edge it needs for a quick sale.1. Improve Your EntryWith every potential buyer passing through your front door, your entryway is critical to a good fi...
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By Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp, "Home"work, I have the Answers!
(To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty)
It is so hard to believe ten years ago, I became a Realtor®, and within the first week I wrote two contracts and was feeling pretty excited. I was a prepping maniac, as I had no interest in looking ignorant. So I looked through the MLS, found what I thought were great houses. I made appointments to see each of them, and then went and previewed every one of them. The next day, my clients met me in the office, and as I was walking out the door, my broker said, I am going with you. I had all my papers, and appointments set and away we went. My broker never said a word of how I was doing things and let me be in charge. When we got back to the office, the buyer said I love this one, lets write a contract. As we were walking in, my broker said, you are going to do well, you were prepared, an...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
What does it cost to get drone photography or video in Springfield MO? What does it cost in Branson, Ozark, or Nixa? To get the best drone photos in Springfield, hire a professional to do the job right.  Drone photography pricing in SW Missouri Pros know have the experience and wisdom to know when and where to fly safely and do a good job. You certainly don't want to trust your neighborhood kid down the street or a fly by night operator (no pun intended) who isn't licensed by the FAA!  Questions to ask before you hire a drone photographer1. Are you licensed by the FAA per section 107?2. How long have you been flying radio control aircraft?3. Do you have a preventative maintenance program for your aircraft?4. Do you use avaition sectional charts to determine if you are flying in controll...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
110 Years of Smart Home Technology: 1950-2016To celebrate the 110th anniversary of Coldwell Banker, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce about some of the greatest innovations in home technology over the past 110 years. In this post, we’ll highlight some key inventions from 1950 to the present. In a previous post, we learned about the smart home predictions made in a 1939 issue of Popular Mechanics Magazine. Fast forward to the 1980s, the Back to the Future movie series gave Americans a glimpse into what the smart home of the future might look like. While we didn’t get self-lacing shoes or dog walking robots, we did get video phones and hands-free, voice controlled devices, many of which power the smart home devices and products we love today including Springfield MO.Today’...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Is your home a Smart Home in Springfield Missouri? Exactly what qualifies a home as a smart home? Imagine being able to access your home's security, temperature control, lighting, music, appliances, and more from your smart phone or tablet! Just a few years ago this was only a dream but now is common in homes in Springfield. In order to be categorized as a smart home, the property must have a smart security feature that either controls access or monitors the property or a smart temperature feature, in addition to a reliable Internet connection. It must also include at least two additional features from this list: Lighting (smart light bulbs and lighting systems) Safety (smart fire / carbon monoxide detectors and nightlights) Entertainment (smart TVs and TV streaming services) Appliances...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Downsizing is a big step for any homeowner. If you’re considering downsizing your Springfield MO home and moving to a smaller home, deciding what stays and what goes can be difficult. Use these five tips to help you cut the clutter before your big move.1. Make a list of items you want to keepDeciding what to keep is the toughest part of downsizing. Begin by making a list of must-have items. Organize your most cherished possessions first and throw away stuff you don't need or never use. 2. Get an early startBegin downsizing at least three months before your move. Take a little time each day to clean out a drawer or a closet. Or, dedicate one morning per week to larger areas like attics and basements. Parting with possessions is physically and emotionally draining. Throwing away items is ...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Drone Aerial Photography & Video Springfield MissouriTeamKnowles REALTORS® has always taken pride in our photos of homes, but now we are taking real estate photography to a whole new level! Available now we are partnering with showmedrones.com to take professional aerial photos of your home for sale in Springfield MO via drone! When you list your home with us you get this great new service at no additional charge. Aerial pictures are a great way to showcase your home's features. More information about aerial drone photography in Springfield MO and surrounding areas. We always take pride in staying ahead of the curve on real estate technology to market homes and get them sold.Quad photography platforms (laymen call them drones) can go where humans can't and take amazing pictures or video...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
If its a Seller's Market in Springfield MO why is it a good time to buy a home? I'm sure you have heard that we are in a hot market in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa and surrounding areas of SW Missouri. The supply of available homes is down to 3.7 months. Many of our listings are selling in days, not weeks. So what if you are a buyer instead of a seller?The good news is... wait for it... mortgage interest rates are down to amazing levels! This week the rate for 30 year loan is down to 3.5% which makes payments affordable for most folks! USDA loans are available with zero down! USDA loans are available in many of the areas around Springfield. The other good news is there are still great homes coming on the market, you just need to be ready to make an offer soon after they are listed so you ca...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Join Us For This Year's MOB ExpoStop by and visit all the booths at this year's Masterminds of Biz Extravaganza.  Being held at the Springfield Exposition Center in Springfield, this year's theme is the 1920's and 1930's flappers and gangsters.  The Mob (a networking group of business men and women)  now has over 40 different Chapters in and around the Springfield area.  One of the major charitys they contribute to is Toys for Tots each year.    The group that I am affiliated with is known as The Connectors.  We are always looking for more great business men and women to join our group, so stop by, say "Hi', and see what we have in store for you this year.  Here's a MOB sneak peek from past years.  See you there! June 21, 2016Springfield Exposition Center4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Thank you for ...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
If you are interested in buying a foreclosure properties in Springfield MO it can be a great way to afford a home. Most foreclosures need at least some minor repairs and some need major repairs. I have seen some that are move in ready and some that are bulldozer ready! Here is a link to foreclosure properties in Springfield MO that will show you all properties available. If you see a home that you would like information about or would like to view in person we would be happy to help you. Of course if you have questions about the buying process we can help there as well!
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Springfield Mo Market Trends for May 2016      Active Listings Sold Listings   Average Sales Price  Months Inventory  2015    1248  $149,922   2016  1301  1437  $150,585  4.53 .Real Estate in the Springfield market is booming and the market report is beginning to show the results. With 1437 residental sales in so far in 2016, 1301 homes still remained active on the market, with 1529 pending sales.  The average days for marketing is down from 74 days in 2015 to 66 days in 2016.The average sales price in 2015 for residentail sales was $147,922, down from 2016 at $150,585.Many subdivisions are short on inventory or have no inventory at all.Thinking of selling your home?  Now's the time.  Search Now or call us today. Thank you for your support and well wishes and remember.....we're never to...
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By Evan Ryan
(The Evan Ryan Team)
 SOLD!Springfield, MO 65802 3 Bedroom House Close to MSU, Downtown Springfield, and Elementary School. Bedrooms: 3Bathrooms: 1Square Feet: 882List Price: $29,900Days on Market: 262Congratulations to Our Seller!     You may also be interested in-> Springfield Homes For Sale in Every Price Range    Nixa Homes For SaleOzark Homes For SaleRepublic Homes For SaleRogersville Homes For SaleWillard Homes For Sale Ready to Sell your Home? Click on the Link Below to get a free Home Evaluation: What Is My Home Worth?   
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By Evan Ryan
(The Evan Ryan Team)
 Slide the City is coming to Springfield, Missouri for the first time this Summer! This is an event where part of Springfield is turned into a giant water slide. There will also be live music, food trucks and vendors. Here is some info on this family friendly event: Date: July 16, 2016 When: 10am-7pm Where: Park Central Square and North Boonville Ave,               Springfield Missouri, 65806 Age: Anyone over 5 years old and 46 inches tall Cost: $15 and up, depending on what type of package you get, and when you buy it.   This is the link to Slide the City Springfield's Facebook page for more information: Slide the City Springfield Buy Tickets at Slide the City's Website: Buy Tickets for Slide the City  
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Price Reduced!  531  East Atlantic Street, Springfield, MO 65803 Now Listed For: $39,900! Completely Remodeled and Move In Ready! New Paint In Every Room. New Floors, HVAC, Heating and Cooling. Beautiful Updated Bathroom With New Vanity. The Kitchen has New Appliances and Cabinets. Wood Burning Furnace. Beautiful Wood Floors. Big Back Yard. Great Curb Appeal with Covered Patio.   For More Information, Click Link: Price Reduced in Springfield Missouri                            Click the Link Below to View Springfield Missouri Homes For Sale:Springfield MO Homes For Sale  Nixa Homes For SaleOzark Homes For SaleRepublic Homes For SaleRogersville Homes For SaleWillard Homes For Sale Ready to Sell your Home? Click on the Link Below to get a free Home Evaluation: What Is My Home Worth? 
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Just Listed In Springfield!   3279 W Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65807 $155,000    Move in Ready Home in Southwest Springfield Location! Beautiful Living Room with High Tray Ceilings and a Fireplace. The Kitchen is Open to the Living Room and Dining Room, has a Peninsula for extra seating, and a Pantry. The Dining Room has high ceilings and a large window. Big Master Bedroom and the Master Bathroom has Double sinks, a jetted tub, and walk in closet. Private Fenced Backyard with Patio. There is more yard space on the west side of the house. Great location with easy access to Republic Rd. Also close to Restaurants and Shopping.     More Pictures Here:  Springfield Home Just Listed!                             You may also be interested in-> Springfield Homes For Sale in Every Price Rang...
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By Evan Ryan
(The Evan Ryan Team)
Just Listed In Springfield!   505 East Kingsley St, Springfield, MO 65807 $159,000   This Story and a Half Home offers a lot of Square Footage, in a great Location! Four Bedrooms, Three Living Areas and a Formal Dining Room. The Kitchen is large enough to have another eating area and has a built-in wood desk. Outside you will find a covered Back Deck. Two Car Garage plus an extra covered carport. Located close to Medical Mile, Restaurants and Shopping.   More Pictures Here:  4 Bedrooms, 3 Living Areas!                             You may also be interested in-> Springfield Homes For Sale in Every Price Range       Visit Me on Facebook           Nixa Homes For Sale Ozark Homes For Sale Republic Homes For Sale Rogersville Homes For Sale Willard Homes For Sale   Ready to Sell your Home? C...
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