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)
Housing Market Report for Parkview School District in Springfield, Mo in November 2011.   ·         As of December 1, there were 4391 Active Houses on the Market, 253 of them are in the Parkview School District in Springfield, MO, MO. ·         Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.   Parkview High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending downward with LYTD numbers. ·         The total sales for Parkview School District in Springfield, Mo is down from $52,179,102 in 2010 to $42,820,475 in 2011.  2011 Average Sales was down from $ 98,438 in 2011 compared to $108, 537 in 2010.    There were 435 transactions for 2011, and 486 transactions in 2010. ·         Currently there are 253 houses on the market and there is a 6 month supply of houses under $100,000, 7 mon...
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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)
Hillcrest School Housing Market Report for November 2011.   December 1, 2011, there were 4391 Active properties in the Greater Springfield Missouri Board of Realtors the GSBOR MLS.  There were 194 Active properties in the Hillcrest School District. Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.   Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending upward with LYTD numbers. The total sales for  Glendale Schools in Springfield, MO has increased $23,291,561 in 2010 to $26,279,622 in 2011. 2011 Average Sales price is up 2% and the  # of transactions went up from 293 in 2010,  to 314 in 2011. Currently there are 194 houses on the market., 123 under $100,000. Average sales price for 2011 is $83,427  with 1803 sq. foot.  Here are the houses available For Sale in Hillcre...
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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)
Glendale Schools Housing Market Report for November 2011.   December 1, 2011, there were 4391 Active properties in the Greater Springfield Missouri Board of Realtors the GSBOR MLS.  There were 292 Active properties in the Glendale Schools Districts. Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.   Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending downward with LYTD numbers. The total sales for  Glendale Schools in Springfield, MO has declined  $88,084,7997 in 2010 to $83,761,798 in 2011. 2011 Average Sales price is up 2% and the  # of transactions went down from 505 in 2010,  to 476 in 2011. Currently there are 292  houses on the market., 64 under $100,000. Average sales price for 2011 is $178,678  with 2407 sq. foot.  Here are the houses available For Sale in G...
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1435 W Whiteside, Springfield, MO Team Thomas SOLD – Amazing home at an even better price. Sellers have added so many upgrades and remodels.   PROPERTY DETAILS $119,900 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 1113151Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1488Lot Size: 0.212 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION You won't believe your eyes when you see this home. Granite countertops, new kitchen, hardwood floors. The master bath is amazing after recent remodel. Plantation shutters in master bedroom. Privacy fenced, beautifully landscaped backyard. Enclosed sunroom with hot tub! Master bath quartz countertop, jacuzzi tub plus a tiled shower room. New HVAC in 2009.   If you like the looks of this home be sure to view our additional listing information and you can even view our YouTube virtual tour slide show. CO...
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By Team Randy & Jenny Thomas
(Team Thomas Realtors)
655 S Meteor, Springfield Great move-in ready home in Copper Ridge, Willard schools PROPERTY DETAILS $134,000 LISTING INFORMATION MLS: 1115871Bedrooms: 3Full Baths: 2Partial Baths: 0Sq ft: 1907Lot Size: 0.234Style: RanchGarage: 2 CarHeat Source: GasTaxes: $1311.02 PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Located in Copper Ridge subdivision, this home has quick & easy access to downtown, minutes to St. John’s and is located in the new Willard elementary school district. Step inside to discover a move-in ready well cared for home. Formal dining with hardwood floors and dramatic large window create the perfect entertaining space. Elegant fireplace with mantel is the centerpiece of the living room. Split bedroom floor plan. Spacious master bedroom. Master bathroom features jetted bathtub with separate shower....
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Nearly 26,000 canned food items were collected at the Wehrenberg Theater for the annual Cans Film Festival yesterday. Guests who brought in at least 5 cans of food, before 5:00 pm, received a free movie ticket. Those who brought 10 cans received a ticket for a future movie. Volunteers with the Salvation Army worked long hours sorting out the can goods. They will be continuing the sorting on Monday and more volunteers are needed. The Salvation Army anticipates serving about 1000 families during the Christmas season. This is a great food drive to help those less fortunate with food needs. Its wonderful to see the smile on their face. 
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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)
Finally settling down to write about Friday Day 2 for our December Challenge. I was up early to compile sales numbers for my November Market Reports.  I had 12 to do.    I now have them finished so I can get them input into my computer and posted. I also followed up with a Buyer that looked like she needed to wait to buy.  After she talked with one of my reputable lenders, it looks as though we might be able to have a pre-appoval letter by Monday!
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Springfield Missouri Real Estate Market Statistics November 2011 There are currently 1490 homes for sale in Springfield MO. The best selling price range for November was $50,000 to $99,000. This is also the price range with the most current listings. Values above 26 weeks supply indicate a buyers market while below 26 weeks indicate a sellers market. Higher priced homes are selling slower in this market. Note that this month there was only 1 home that sold above $400,000 and 98 are for sale. This really throws the absorption rates graph out of whack. If you would like to know what the rate is in your neighborhood or specific price range give us a call today! Springfield Missouri Real Estate
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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)
Now –December 30 - Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas” opens and continues through December 30, park hours are 1pm to 9pm, except they are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.   Click here for this week’s schedule to plan your visit.   Features Five-Story Tall Special Effects Tree and Light and Sound show on the square, a production of “A Christmas Carol,” holiday light parade, interactive kids show, holiday foods and more than 4 million lights.   Don't forget to check out the Frisco Train.  To learn more , check out Silver Dollar City Pathfinder.   Tickets (tax included) $59.11, $56.96 for ages 62 and over, $48.36 for ages 4-11, free for 2 and younger.    800-831-4386.  ONLINE PROMOTION FOR SILVER DOLLAR CITY $30.00 if order online.  Good only through 2011!! What Else is G...
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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)
Cans Film Festival|Saturday, December 3| Campbell 16.     See a movie FREE before 5 PM with the donation of FIVE cans. Bring an additional 10 cans and receive a ticket for a free movie at another time at Campbell 16.   One offer per person and not responsible for sold-out shows first-come first-served.   See what is Playing This Weekend at Campbell 16 in Springfield, MO.   See what Else is Going On In and Around Springfield, MO this Weekend!
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By Lina Robertson, REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO
(RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers)
Below is the Springfield MO Real Estate Market Report for November 2011. The market has slowed down in terms of number of homes sold in most price categories.  Additionally, the number of homes still on the market has decreased significantly.  Many homeowners who do not HAVE to sell are withdrawing their homes from the market because of the holidays.  The number of home sales has not declined as much as the number of homes withdrawn off the market.  This means it is a good time to sell a home.  There is less competition which means you have a greater chance of selling.           Homes for Sale in Springfield, MO: Total Active Listings: 1429 homes Under Contract:  213 pending sales Total Sold Listings for November:  176 sales Springfield MO Sales Price Information Average Sales Price: $...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
One of our favorite Christmas movies is simply called "A Christmas Story". Now's your chance to watch it live on stage at Springfield Little Theatre. If you've seen the movie, you'l never forget the lines "you'll shoot your eye out" or forget seeing Flick stick his tounge to a flag pole on a double dog dare! Don't forget the infamous leg lamp or pink bunny suit! This will be fun for all ages!  Ticket Prices: $11.00 Adult, Senior (62+)/Student/Military $9.00 Children (ages 14 and under) Show Times: Thursday at 7:30pm (December 1 & 8 ) Friday at 7:30pm (December 2 & 9) Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30pm (December 3 & 10) Sunday at 2:30pm (December 4 & 11) Springfield Little Theatre 311 E. Walnut Avenue Springfield, MO 65806 (417) 869.1334 tickets
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What's Going on this Weekend, “In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  December 1,2, 3 and 4, 2011.    There are things to do  “In and Around Springfield, Mo” for FREE and for a price!  Our town of Springfield,Mo offer lots of fun events throughout December.    Many downtown businesses participate in First Friday Art Walk.  Locals enjoy free snacks, wine, and special entertainment all while touring our Up and Coming Urban Downtown area.     I love running into friends, business associates and meeting new folks during the Art Walk, all the time not opening my wallet.    What a Great Way for Business to Give Back to the Community!  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...
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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)
         Well, here it is Sunday night in Springfield, MO and there is still so much to do!    I managed to have another working weekend along with an Open House.   I have made my list for the upcoming work week and put up the Christmas tree.   Yippee!             Here's the thing, I am horrible about wanting to decorate the Christmas tree before December 1st.   Once it comes, I feel like I am running down a tall mountain in front of a big, wet snowball.   I almost see it as wasted effort, if I don't get it done before my so call deadline.            I love the idea of pulling out each of my collectable Santa's and Angels and remembering each Christmas with family and friends.    I have some special ornaments, including corn shuck angel and baby Jesus that were made for me when I was 8,...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
This post has nothing to do with selling homes and real estate in Springfield but I came across this really funny video on YouTube and just had to share. Sometimes we all just need a laugh. What makes it even funnier for us is this dog looks a lot like our son's dog Baxter. I dare you to watch this and not laugh! 
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By Team Randy & Jenny Thomas
(Team Thomas Realtors)
We all recognize that there are some amazing opportunities available when buying bank owned homes because when you find the right home you can build instant equity especially in the current home market. Team Thomas Realtors is well aware of this fact and we have been working closely with banks, mortgage companies and other vendors who work with bank owned homes which is why we created the Bank Owned Houses service. Our Bank Owned real estate website is designed as a website registration service which lets us know you are interested in bank owned homes and other homes of exceptional value. Our website will notify you of available bank owned homes and bank owned homes located throughout all of the Greater Springfield Missouri area. There is no charge for this service and all we ask is tha...
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By Team Randy & Jenny Thomas
(Team Thomas Realtors)
 Welcome to Team Thomas Realtors Blog!   Bringing people together. Bringing details together   Team Thomas’ full-service approach to real estate.  Recognizing the increasing demand for simpler and more efficient home transactions, our Team is committed to providing an unmatched level of service to consumers.  With homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa and surrounding areas, Murney Associates produces more real estate sales in Southwest Missouri than any other real estate firm.  Murney Associates is the largest independent real estate company in Missouri and ranked in the Top 100 in the nation by Real Estate Magazine.  View all our available listings, create your own custom search, view our videos, or call today to talk to a knowledgeable member of the team. Team-Thomas Realtors (417)575-129...
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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)
What's Going on this Weekend, “In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  November 25, November 26, November 27, 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!  November 25, Friday There is a  Book Signing by Courtney Morrow at the Titanic Museum Attraction Gift Shop on Hwy 76 in Branson.  Ms. Morrow writes about the history of the Titanic on November 25-27 .   www.Titanicbranson.com November 25-26, Santa and his Reindeer at the Titanic.    10am to 6pm.   In th e the Titanic Museum Attraction parking lot.    1-417-335-9500. Free Ice Skating 5:30 to 6:30, at Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E. Trafficway.  Admission is Free, skate rental is $2.50. ...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Are you going to brave the crowds in Springfield this year? Is it worth it to get up at the wee hours of the morning, slurp down some coffee, fight for a parking spot, and go elbow to elbow with hundreds of other shoppers to find a bargain? Absolutely! You have to attack this with a plan. Get a newspaper or go online, scope the ads, make a list, plan your route; its like a strategic mission! When you get to the store, parking can be a challenge. Grab the first place you see! Once inside, don't get a shopping cart, it will just slow you down! If you take family members with you, you can separate and divide and conquer. I have to admit something though. A couple of years ago I was in a store packed with shoppers and I tried to cut between clothing racks and there was a woman there in a wh...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
We want to wish all of our family, friends, and clients a very Happy Thanksgiving. We hope everyone had an opportunity today to reflect on what is really important:Our faith, family, and friendships. A big meal, football games, and time away from work are trivial compared to what really matters. Take a few minutes to count your many blessings!
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