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)
Emerald Park in Springfield, Mo Garage Sale October 7 and October 8, 2011.  Emerald Park is a great neighborhood and definitely feels like community of family fun.                                 Emerald Park  is located on the southeast side of Springfield,  Mo. Directions:   From Hwy 65 and Sunshine, go East on Sunshine past Sam’s to Forrest Park turn right (S) and enter Emerald Park Subdivision.  Emerald Park is only minutes to I-44, and 30 minutes to Branson’s Table Rock Lake and the Branson Landing in Branson, Mo.                          Do you Love  the Emerald Park Subdivision in Springfield, Mo?   The neighborhood is always nice to drive through and the homeowners enjoy swimming pool , tennis courts, basketball court, playground, and picnic area.      If you are interested in s...
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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)
  Copper Mill Subdivision in Springfield, MO, will be having their Annual Neighborhood Garage Sale October 7 and October 8, 2011.  Copper Mill is a great neighborhood with one road in and one road out, perfect for a successful Neighborhood Garage Sale.                                            Copper Mill  is located on the southeast side of Springfield,  Mo. Directions:   From Hwy 65 and Sunshine, go East on Sunshine past Sam’s to Pin Oak turn right (S) and enter the Copper Mill Subdivision.  Copper Mill is only minutes to I-44, and 30 minutes to Branson’s Table Rock Lake and the Branson Landing in Branson, Mo.                         Do you Love  the Copper Mill  Subdivision in Springfield, Mo?   The neighborhood is always nice to drive through and the homeowners enjoy swimming pool ...
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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 September 2011 There are currently 1662 homes for sale in Springfield MO. The best selling price range for September 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. Homes above $300,000 and especially above $400,000 are not selling well in this market. Only five homes sold and there are 182 on the market in this price range.  However, homes below $300,000 are selling better. 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)
                 Are you looking for a HUD house in or around Springfield, MO?   I see A LOT of properties, some that are GREAT PROPERTIES, this one grabbed my attention in the MLS, and I went and looked at it.    It is worth sharing with anyone who is considering buying a house in Springfield, MO in the $150,000 to $200,000 price range and want to see the HUD properties.                        Located at 3743 N. Ashbury, in Huntington Park, in Springfield, Mo, this house has 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 3 Car Garage, and 2082 sq. foot.   The Back Yard is Privacy Fenced, The Roomy Kitchen has Lots of Cabinets and Counter Space too.  Both Kitchen and Dining Room have Wooden Floors.    The ceiling are Recessed, Doors are six panels, and the  trim is stained and decorative.      Minutes from I-44, t...
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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)
  I enjoy going down memory lane…….                Today, I decided to take a drive by my Grandma and Grandpa’s old house.   This was the same house that I spent some 30 years of Christmas eves and many Thanksgivings too.    The house was full of laughter and it was always fun to see all my Aunts and Uncles on my Dad’s side.    But it was just a house, Right?                   Well, no, of course it wasn’t.   It was the house where we sat at the kitchen table and ate grape jelly on toast at 5am when we stayed over.   It was the same place that the ice cream truck came at 3:45 in the afternoon every day, and you heard the bell ringing as he came down the street.   It was the same place that we sat in the back room and watched television.   Seems like Price is Right was always on, aftera...
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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)
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS.   Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Mo market report has remained stable and continues to offer great numbers when considering the increase average sales price 2011 to 2010. 5 % increase in sales price from last year.  # of transactions sold for year remains the same YTD. # of closed transactions when comparing September 2010 to September 2011 remain the same. Currently there are 332 houses on the market ranging from $59,000 to $1,350,000.   Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential.  Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is always looking fo...
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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)
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS.   Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Central High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending downward. 30% DOWN in TOTAL GSBOR housing sales volume in Central School District from last year. 16 % decrease in sales price from last year.  17% decrease in # of transactions 30% decrease in # of closed transactions when comparing September 2010 to September 2011. Currently there are 226 houses on the market ranging from $3700 to 200,000,  200 of those houses are priced under $100,000.   Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential.  Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
SOLD - Remarkable home in Shadowood on park-like setting! This beautiful home is next to a Springfield Greenway and backs up to Twin Oaks Country Club. This home has been well maintained and has a great floor plan including three living areas, all on one level. Features include 3 bedrooms, two baths, woodburning fireplace, lots of storage, and built in cabinets.  You will enjoy the big fenced-in backyard with mature trees, beautiful landscaping, and large deck for entertaining guests.
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By Lina Robertson, REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO
(RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers)
Springfield MO Area Open Houses Searching for open houses in the Springfield, MO, area? Below is a list of all open houses in the metro Springfield area, including Ozark, Nixa, Republic, Rogersville, and Willard.
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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)
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS.   Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Hillcrest High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending FLAT, however this is good news in all areas  1.5% UP in TOTAL GSBOR housing sales volume in Hillcrest School District from last year. 1.5 % decrease in sales price from last year. .03% increase in # of closed transactions when comparing September 2010 to September 2011. All price ranges are staying the same as 2010!   Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential.  Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is always looking for every opportunity to sell your house. Need a Realto...
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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)
There are currently 1618 Active properties in Springfield, Mo in the GSBOR MLS.   Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Glendale High School in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending upward where it counts which is average sales price 3% drop in TOTAL GSBOR housing sales volume in Glendale District from last year. 4 % increase in sales price from last year. 15% increase in # of closed transactions and 15% increase in sales price when comparing September 2010 to September 2011. All price ranges are trending upward!   Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential.  Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is always looking for every opportunity to sell your hou...
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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)
  There are currently 1618 Active properties in the GSBOR MLS.   Buyers often buy in their CHOICE school district.    Parkview Schools in Springfield, Mo market report has been trending downward. 17% drop in housing sales from last year. 11% drop in sales price from last year. 25% drop in closed transactions from September 2010 to September 2011. Hardest Hit Houses in the $150,000 to $300,000 range.    Having your house priced right with the guidance of a professional REALTOR is essential.  Your REALTOR has to be someone who is in tune with the market, aggressively marketing your property, and is always looking for every opportunity to sell your house. Need a Realtor in Springfield, Mo and surrounding market, Call me, we can talk about what is going on and help you accomplish your goal ...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Gated Communities - Millwood Golf and Racquet Club - Springfield Mo Real Estate More and more people enjoy their privacy living in a gated community, and Millwood Golf and Racquet Club is only one of the great gated luxury communities in Springfield Missouri. Millwood is one of the newer gated communities in Springfield.  Located minutes south of Springfield off of Highway 65, play golf, tennis and swim all in once place.  There's even a great restaurant to meet your clients or take the entire family for a wonderful evening. Other gated communities include: Highland Springs Country Club Ironbridge Stone Meadow Subdivision These are only a few of the many gated communities in Springfield Missouri.   If you are looking for a gated community in Springfield Missouri, contact me and I'll be ...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
As most of our readers already know, we are very active bloggers here on ActiveRain. We work hard to voice our opinion about the Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities’ real estate news, neighborhoods, and community events around the Ozarks. When we heard about the 30 days of blogging challenge, we jumped at the opportunity! The rules required writing a blog post every day for the month of September and at least 20 of the posts had to be of local interest. We completed the challenge and learned a few things along the way… Blogging every single day is more demanding than blogging regularly. This may seem obvious but it does make a big difference. Normally we post as things happen and as our busy schedule allows. Writing daily requires a lot more discipline. There is a lot ...
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By Lina Robertson, REALTOR® Serving Springfield, Nixa and Ozark, MO
(RE/MAX Solutions and RE/MAX House of Brokers)
MaKenna and Brock - "The X Factor" Springfield, Missouri's Own Unrequited Love Story Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for a love story.  I'm also addicted to "The X Factor."  Just give me some french onion chip dip, my favorite pajamas, a quiet room, a boxes of Kleenex, turn on "The X Factor," and I'm in heaven.  I don't know what it is about that show, but I get so emotional watching people overcome their fears, go out on stage and really just blow everyone away....including themselves.I was even more excited when I saw MaKenna and Brock, and learned they are natives of Springfield, MO.  MaKenna is 22 and attends Drury University, and Brock is 18 and a graduate of Willard High School.  They met while singing together in a musical four years ago.  How sweet was it when Brock ...
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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)
  Each day, I wake up with a great deal of optimism and each day I strive for something that some say is irrelevant.   I approach every conversation and every meeting with the desire to WOW someone.    Some days, I know I am laying the ground work for a Really Big WOW! that will occur at a later date.                 Every Monday, I approach my week with the finish line being Sunday which is usually an open house.    I learned the Value of Mondays with the book "Monday Morning Choices."    I have three mentors in Real Estate.    The one that I seem to be the most successful emulating is the one who gives up his Monday mornings to host Monday Morning Choices book club and Field Skills.    He is the one who taught me to think about the building blocks that you must assemble to be successf...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Benefits of Buying A Short Sale in Springfield Missouri - Springfield Mo Real Estate   Springfield Mo Short Sales - You Can't Learn Too Much!  Short sales will be here for a long time.  And short sales can be stressful and time consuming.  But short sales can be better buys than a foreclosure. Although short sales are sold in AS IS condition, foreclosures are as well.  But the majority of short sales are in better condition.  The seller wants to sell and is more motivated to accept a lower offer. If you are planning to purchase a short sale in or around the Springfield area, the number of great buyers are increasing.  Real estate investors have been buying Springfield Missouri short sales for several years.  Be sure to call a Short Sale Specialist........you won't be disappointed.  I've...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could hop in your De Lorean like in Back to the Future and go back in time to just before the real estate bubble? You could set the time machine a few months before the hot market and buy up a few choice properties and then just sit back and wait. Then you could sell them all at a hefty profit and then return to present day. Now with cash in hand you could buy more property at deeply discounted prices.  Unfortunately this isn’t Back to the Future and you aren’t going to sell your home today at 2005 prices.  The real estate market is what it is and if you list your home at 2005 prices you aren’t going to fool anyone. Your home is competing against foreclosures, short sales, and other listings that are more realistically priced.  So what can you to do? There is ...
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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 is going on this weekend,  In and Around Springfield, Mo?”  October 1 and 2, there is A LOT going on, “In and Around Springfield, Mo”,    September 29, 30, October 1 and 2, 2011.              There are things to do 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!       September 28 - October 2, Wed-Sun see Hair Spray at the  Springfield Little Theater.   Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for anyone under the age of 14.           September 29:  Ozark Farmer’s Market Downtown on the Square in Ozark, Mo, Thursday at 5pm.  839-5668.           September 29 - October 15, Thursday through Saturdays at 2:30pm.   Stain Glass Theater presents  "Welcome to Joe's".          September 30, 9am to 6pm and Octob...
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By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com)
Good news for Springfield MO. St John's Hospital is building a new orthopedic hosptial at Highway 65 and Evans Road. The hospital will be a great benefit to the residents of Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities. Not only will the hospital be a benefit to patients, it is also proficing a lot of construction jobs to the community.
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