Springfield, MO Real Estate News

By Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp, "Home"work, I have the Answers!
(To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty)
          For your Informatiion, One and All In Springfield, Mo........   Lowes on Primrose and Glenstone in Springfield, MO  has Christmas Trees for only $5.00.    If you know someone without a tree, this might be the way to bring a smile to their face!         
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Our Little Community of Springfield, MO offers so many awesome fun events that enrich the quality of life for the price of FREE!    Free Ice Skating so that ALL families get to enjoy an activity that might be an expensive outing otherwise.  The skate rental is only $2.50 each.   All YOU can eat at a VFW post in Ozark with donations accepted.   Kids making cookies at HyVee.  Enjoy a Very Special Weekend!   What's Going on this Weekend, “In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  December  16, 17, and 18, 2011.    There are things to do, “In and Around Springfield, Mo” for FREE and for a price!   No matter what you choose do this weekend, make it a fun and exciting weekend and most of all memorable ONLINE PROMOTION FOR SILVER DOLLAR CITY $30.00 if order online.  Good only through 2011!!   December ...
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Our Little Community of Springfield, MO offers so many awesome fun events that enrich the quality of life for the price of FREE!    Free Ice Skating Christmas Day so that ALL families get to enjoy an activity that might be an expensive outing otherwise.  The skate rental is only $2.50 each.     Enjoy a Very Special Weekend!  inShare     What's Going on this Weekend, “In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  December  23, 24,  and 25, 2011.    There are things to do, “In and Around Springfield, Mo” for FREE and for a price!   No matter what you choose do this weekend, make it a fun and exciting weekend and most of all memorable ONLINE PROMOTION FOR SILVER DOLLAR CITY $30.00 if order online.  Good only through 2011!!       December 23 Friday Live Band Dance 7pm at the Nixa Senior Center. 400 Sout...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
The Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS joined forces with The Salvation Army this year to ring the bells. It was an honor to have the privilege to be a bell ringer for a few of hours this season.This is something I have wanted to do for some time but never took the time. We were located at two different places on December 17th at Sam's Club, both doors on East Sunshine and Dillards at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield. Its a great cause; please donate if you haven't already done so.  
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Springfield Missouri has several organizations that help folks in need.  Springfield Victory Mission is no different.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest time for Victory Mission.  They serve a number of special meals in their dining room.  They also give out holiday food baskets to struggling families and seniors.  They do need people like you to volunteer your time and resources.  With compationate hearts and willing hands, they bless, many needy people in our community. The Mission is a non-denominational, evangelical ministry sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through emergency and education services that lead to long-term reconciliation, rehabilitation and re-entry into society. They provide food, lodging, clothing and household goods, recovery programs, education, job trai...
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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 began eight years ago. Murney Associate Realtors, adopted 30 foster kids for Christmas.   Today, the vehicles arrived at 10:00 am, and we began wrapping presents for each of the 188 foster kids.                                     I knew it was going to be good, so many people shop through the year and every coupon is maximized where some presents valued at $20+ are picked up for much less.   Clothes, socks, toys, books, we wrapped.   In their personalized stocking, toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss candy, tiny books.   I know that everyone was moved when our fearless coordinator Ava, came to our sales meeting and shared she had three kids that were siblings and the only thing they wanted was a nitendo.    One agent yelled out I have a $20.00, another yelled I got $10.00 and ...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
2011 December Blogging Challenge | A Great Day Selling Springfield Mo Real Estate | Day 16 Have you ever wondered what a real estate agent does?  You probably think they ride around all day showing beautiful homes and talking with buyers, then going back to the office and writing offers.  In 30 days they close and earn a commission and start the same routine over with a new buyer. Not so!.......well some of it is, but the unglamorous side of real estate is what I did today.  I have a listing that has been on the market for 5 months.  I've watched the listing and read the feed back and with no offers, it's time to drop the price.  So I call the seller and find he's in a rest home.  I've been dropping by the house and not finding him there, left several messages, with no return calls.  So...
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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)
  Grab a tissue and watch this very awesome story of the Ozarks Honor Flight.  Hear about their memories, and see the healing these men and woman have during the trip.   You will want to hug everyone you know who made the sacrifice and seek out those you don't know but served.     In two short years, Ozark's Honor's Flight, through the generous support of people across the Ozarks and the country, have taken fourteen flights and provided over 1,000 veterans the opportunity to see the WWII Memorial.   This is such a great cause to donate to financially, write letters, or be a guardan who travels to the Memorial with a Veteran.  Ozarks Honor Flight recognizes the American Veteran, for each of their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, DC to see their memorial at no cos...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Last night was our first Activerain meet-up for Southwest Missouri. Thanks Tammy Emineth for setting this up! We all met at the Touch Restaurant in Springfield MO. AR members in attendence were, from left to right: Lina Robertson Jones, Cheryl Willis, Kay Van Kampen, Yvone Burdette, Tammy Emineth, Tim Emineth, Jolene Archer, Clarissa Van Den Bogaert, Betty Knowles, John Knowles. It was great getting to finally meet and greet the local Activerain "movers and shakers" for Southwest Missouri! You are looking at the cream of the crop as far as local REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri in my humble opinion! Since we read everyone's blogs we already felt like we knew everyone. We look forward to getting together again soon.  
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Selling Springfield Mo Short Sales Does Pay Off |  3156 E Berkeley Springfield Mo Sold! I dropped in on a closing this afternoon.  My sellers were out of state, so their paperwork had been sent back through Fedex.  I didn't need to be there, but wanted to thank the buyer's agent for waiting for a great short sale to get approved and keeping the buyers informed on my progress.   The buyer's Mother and Father was there, patiently waiting for their son to sign paperwork.  As I started to leave, they stood up and said they would like to speak with me.  OH NO!  Wonder what I've done to upset them......I always think the worst.   The Dad said, We would like to thank you for staying so professional and respecting our son's offer.  We know you had several other offers that came in during the ti...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
If you want to sell a home in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, or surrounding communities in the Ozarks, we are here to help. Simply click to fill out this form and we will be happy to meet with you to determine what your home is worth, present you with our comprehensive marketing plan, and answer all your questions. You are under no obligation to list with us but we know once you see our marketing plan you probably will! Of course your information is completely confidential and will not be sold or shared. If you prefer just skip the form and give us a call at 417-631-7234. We look forward to speaking with you!    
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Springfield Annual Christmas Parade | December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing   I love parades and this year we are fortunate to be able to attend several.  Tomorrow is Springfield's annual Christmas parade in downtown Springfield Missouri.  Part of December's season of celebrations & sharing.   The parade starts at Mt Vernon and South Avenue, then continues north on South Avenue to the Springfield Square, then back down to College Street east to Kimborough, then north (by the Shrine Mosque) to Memorial Plaza, east to the end in front of Jordan Valley Park.   This year there will be over 60 floats and 10 marching bands, with the theme being "Rockin Around The Square".  Of course Santa Clause will be there as well.  While you're there, stop by and see the newly renovated Springfield ...
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What's Going on this Weekend, “In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  December 9, 10 and 11, 2011.    There are things to do, “In and Around Springfield, Mo” for FREE and for a price!   It is a season of Celebrating and Sharing and in the case of the Eighth Annual Memorial Luminary Ceremony and Tour remembering.    2539 luminaries representing those killed wounded or missing in the Battlefield of Wilson's Creek August 10, 1861 will be on the battlefield.   No matter what you choose do this weekend, make it a fun and exciting weekend and most of all memorable ONLINE PROMOTION FOR SILVER DOLLAR CITY $30.00 if order online.  Good only through 2011!!   Friday, December 9 .  Santa and his Reindeer at the Titanic.   Dec 9 and 10th, 10am to 6pm.   In the  Titanic Museum Attraction parking lot.    41...
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230 N Foster, Springfield, MO Team Thomas SOLD – Great home, like new inside. 3 car garage is an extra bonus! PROPERTY DETAILS $104,900 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 1100665Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1338Lot Size: 0.213Style: RanchGarage: 2 CarHeat Source: GasTaxes: $1054.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Unbelievable home! Shines and sparkles like new inside. Incredible home with a 3 car garage and privacy fenced yard, with an incredible price! Enjoy your 3 bedroom home, with it's open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. We are ready to move into our new home and this home is spotless and ready for you to move in! If you like the looks of this home be sure to view our additional listing information and you can even view our virtual tour photo slideshow. CONTACT INFORMATION Jenny & ...
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By Team Randy & Jenny Thomas
(Team Thomas Realtors)
1450 S Kansas Ave, Springfield, MO Team Thomas SOLD – Outdoor private paradise in the city.  1.74 Acre hideaway complete with in-ground pool. PROPERTY DETAILS $169,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 1100804Bedrooms: 4Full Baths: 3Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1950Lot Size: 1.74Style: RanchGarage: 2 Car+Heat Source: GasTaxes: $1361.00 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION WOW! Just North of Elfindale Center area, North of Sunshine. NOTE: This is not on Kansas Expressway!!! Private 1.74 Acre hideaway! Complete with in-ground pool. Custom playhouse for the kids. An outbuilding for your gardening projects. Plus a detached one car garage. Features inclue 4 bedrooms, two living areas, private court-yard off the master bedroom. If you like the looks of this home be sure to view our additional listing information and you c...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
December's Season of Celebrations & Sharing | Horse Drawn Carriage Rides For The Holidays!   Celebrate the holidays in downstown Springfield with a night on the town, dining in one of the great restaurants and afterwards for a horse drawn carriage ride in downtown Springfield.    Ride around the newly redone Park Central Square.  Then enjoy stopping by and watch the skaters at Jordan Valley Park.   There's something to do in downtown Springfield for the entire family during the holiday season.......enjoy.  Dates and times are on the websites. December is the season for celebrations & sharing.  Happy Holidays!
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Today is the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise attack on the Hawaiian U.S. naval base that would forever change the course of history. Instead of crippling the US, it brought us together to win the war. To quote Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, "I fear all we have done is awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." The next day we declared war on Japan and three days later on Germany. Thank you to all of our Veterans and patriots that rose up to defend America. Our country is going through the most challenging times now since WWII. As proud Americans let us rise to the occasion and be filled again with resolve.
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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)
LINKS FOR NOVEMBER 2011 MARKET REPORTS                        For the Springfield, Mo School District Market Reports ·        KICKAPOO  HIGH SCHOOL MARKET REPORT    ·        CENTRAL  HIGH SCHOOL MARKET REPORT         ·        PARKVIEW  HIGH SCHOOL MARKET REPORT       ·        HILLCREST  HIGH SCHOOL MARKET REPORT       ·       GLENDALE  HIGH SCHOOL MARKET REPORT         
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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)
 December 1, 2011, there were 4391 Active properties in the Greater Springfield Missouri Board of Realtors the GSBOR MLS.  There were 325 Active properties in KickapooSchool District in Springfield, MO Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending down with LYTD numbers.   Total sales for Central School District is down from  $104,313,980 in 2010 to $98,800,153 in 2011. 2011 Average Sales price is down 5% from 2010.   # of transactions were the same for both 2010 and 2011.  Currently there are 305 houses on the market and a 4 month supply under $100,000.   Average sales price for 2011 is $169,178 with 2353 sq. foot.  Here are the houses available For Sale in Kickapoo School District in Springfield, MO.   Havi...
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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)
December 1, 2011, there were 4391 Active properties in the Greater Springfield Missouri Board of Realtors the GSBOR MLS.  There were 214 Active properties in Central School District in Springfield, MO Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Central High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending down with LYTD numbers.   Total sales for Central School District is down from  $15,636,242 in 2010 to $12,332,804 in 2011. 2011 Average Sales price is down 15% from 2010.   # of transactions were from 2010 by 10%.  When comparing November 2010 to November 2011, Buying and Selling a House in Central School district in Springfield, MO, home sales remain steady. Currently there are 214 houses on the market and a 10 month supply under $100,000.   Average sales price for ...
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