Michelle Cantrell's Blog Posts

10 Things Midwesterners Always Have On Their Thanksgiving Table

Bring on the canned food and casserolesThere’s no place like home for the holidays, especially when you’re from the Midwest. When it comes to a Thanksgiving table in the middle

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5 Reasons To Sell This Fall

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23 Minutes To A Cozy Fall Home

One look at Instagram and you might think that in order for your home to get cozy and ready for fall, you need to run to the local decor store and buy a cartful of pumpkins, pile your mantle with

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Halloween Hot Spots 2019

Halloween is creeping up and you don’t want to be scrambling to find the best spot to satisfy your kids (or your) candy cravings. There are so many neighborhoods and organizations hosting parties,

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YOUR OZARKS FALL BUCKET LIST

This season's outdoor bucket list is all about the southwest Missouri activities that put you in that pumpkin spice mood.Get Your Festival OnThis time of year, towns across the Ozarks jump onto the

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Keeping Vs Selling Your Home After Transitioning To Assisted Living

Image via PixabayShould You Keep or Sell Your Home After Transitioning to Assisted Living?Moving from the home you have lived in for many decades to an assisted living facility is not easy. It can

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List Of Haunted Houses Trails In The Ozarks

SPRINGFIELD, Mo – Are you ready for haunted house season? Well here is a list of haunted houses and trails around the Ozarks you can visit this month.Haunted Forest- Do you like talking walks

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12 Missouri Pumpkin Patches That Will Make You Ready For Fall

No matter what kind of pumpkin you need, these awesome patches have you covered.With the summer heat out the door and cooler, fall weather on the way, it’s time to break out the flannel and take

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2019 SWMO Real Estate Market Report

OCTOBER 2, 2019The summer heat carried over to the third quarter in the real estate world, keeping up a steady, reliable pace for home buyers and sellers. Inventory is still low, making it a great

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The Best Springfield Hiking Destinations

Now that fall is here, it’s the perfect time to go hiking. Luckily, the Ozark's has plenty of trails with beautiful foliage. Listed below are nine places close to Missouri State that are

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How To Create An Inspiring Home Office Space

First, Consider the Purpose of Your Office SpaceBefore choosing a spot to set up, it’s important to ask yourself what you’ll need to accomplish in your office area. Will you need a lot of room

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Important Lawn Maintenance Projects For The Fall

These Easy Projects Take Only 15 Minutes Here are some easy yard maintenance things you can do that will make a big difference come spring. Feed Your Lawn The difference between a "so-so" lawn

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Prepare For The Ultimate Staycation

By: Sarah PikeRule #1 of the best week off at home: Plan ahead.You don’t need to stay in a hotel and play tourist to have a proper staycation. Look no further than your own home for a staycaytion

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Before And After Tiny Farmhouse

  The transformation of this tiny Farmhouse is INCREDIBLE! Click here to see all of the photos from HGTV!

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Spectacular Solariums And Sun Rooms Let In The Light

Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light                                        ; &

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10 Simple Tips On How To Declutter Your Home

I admit it. I let clutter build up, even now, after years of blogging about organization, design and decorating! Ok, so it happens to most of us. We let our guard down for a couple of days, and next

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What Houses Your Money Will Pay For In Different Cities

What A $250000 Home Looks Like In 25 Major US CitiesCurious about how much it really costs to live in other cities? This great article from MSN Money will give you those answers! Click here to!

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6 Quick Ways To Raise Your Credit Score Before Applying For A Mortgage

Have you been considering buying a new home, but not sure where to start? This article from The Huffington Post has some great information on how to raise your credit score, so you can get the best

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3 Reasons To Live In A New Home Before Renovating

3 Reasons to Live in a New Home Before RenovatingCheck out this blog, from Zillow Porchlight, if you are considering renovating a home that is new to you! Click here to read!

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42 Inviting Colors To Paint A Front Door

                                 

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20 Before And After Backyard Transformations

  Photo by: Robert Peterson, Rustic White PhotographyEveryone enjoys some awesome before and after photos! Click here to check out this blog from HGTV! These backyards went from blah to

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3 Common Moving Nightmares And How To Prevent Them

Getting ready for a move over the Summer?This blog from Zillow Porchlight could help you avoid a moving nightmare!Click Here to!

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10 Ways To Make A Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Does your bathroom seem small and cramped?Click Here to check out these great ideas from Zillow!

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Home Inspired Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is just around the corner!This blog will give you great ideas to take into consideration when trying to find the perfect gift for your mom, on her special day! Click Here 

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This Tiny Home Is Ready For Outer Space

Check out this interesting take on tiny-house living! Click here to see more from Zillow Porchlight!Photos by Zillow’s Marcus.

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Top 5 Remodel Projects That Pay Off

Check out the 5 remodeling projects that are worth your money and time!Click here for inspiration on your renovation.Image CreditsCreator: Andy Dean PhotographyCredit: Andy Dean - stock

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The No Fuss Renovation Changing Living Spaces Without Creating A Mess

Get inspired to switch things up in your home this spring!Click here to see the attention to detail in this beautifully designed New York apartment.Credit to Realtor.com for this.

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2019 1st Quarter Market Report

Click here to view the market update following the first quarter!Call The Michelle Cantrell Group if you are ready to sell! As the weather gets warmer, so does the market. Don't miss out!417-414

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4 Places For Family Time In Springfield

417 Magazine has narrowed down the top places to spend some quality time with your family.Check out the list here and enjoy these amazing Springfield attractions!Interested in making Springfield, MO

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7 Things To Do Before Listing Your House This Spring

As the snow starts to melt, revealing the brightly colored flowers of crocus, and robins bop merrily around the yard, another cycle of the real estate market begins. If you’re considering

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Open Houses On Sunday March 10th

The Michelle Cantrell Group's Open HousesSunday March 10th from 2-4 pm417-414-0324 for more information!Learn More about 642 N. Eagle Park Dr.Learn More about 618 N. Eagle Park Dr.Learn More about

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Open Houses This Weekend In Springfield

#SpringfieldOpenHouseBe sure to consult with your real estate agent to confirm these homes are actually OPEN this weekend. Or call me if you don't have an agent! I have over 25 years

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Open Houses In Southwest Missouri This Weekend

Here is a list of all the open houses from the MLS this weekend!Be sure to consult with your real estate agent to confirm these homes are actually OPEN this weekend. Or call me if you don't

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Open Houses This Weekend In SW Missouri

  Here is a list of all Open Houses from the MLS this weekend!  Be sure to consult with your real estate agent to confirm these homes are actually OPEN this weekend. Or call

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Dont Believe These 5 Myths About Real Estate Agents

Do you need one? Do they pocket the whole commission? Let’s set the facts straight.Click here for 5 myths (and thruths) about working with real estate.

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How To Organize Your Bedroom In 15 Minutes

Get a head start on your Spring cleaning by starting in your bedroom and using these tips to get your most sacred space in order!Click here to learn!

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The Popsicle Place Program In Seattle Helps Families In Need

This shelter is helping families experiencing medical and housing hardships find security and hope during challenging times.Click here to read the.

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Drivable Weekend Getaways From Springfield Missouri

"Play hooky and take Friday off. We've rounded up the best things to do over a long weekend in places like Memphis, Oklahoma City, Hot Springs and Omaha. Pack your bags and get the car ready—all

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13 Weird Real Estate Facts To Entertain Your Brain

Click here to find out about secret rooms, tourist revenue, and predicting the invention of the!

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6 Reasons Why Winter Is Actually The Most Chill Time To Buy A Home

Now is the time to buy so you don't miss out!See how you can make the most of the market this winter by clicking the photo!Thanks to our friends at Reltor.com for providing these little-known

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8 Interior Design Trends That Are So Over In 2019

Thank U, Next: 8 Interior Design Trends That Are So Over in 2019To find out if you are guilty of committing any of these tired trends - click here.Thanks to Realtor.com for keeping us in the loop on

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Inside The 2019 HGTV Dream Home

Inside the 2019 HGTV Dream Home: What We Love—and What We Don'tClick here to admire the beautiful colors and patterns incorporated into the 2.3 million dollar!

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The Best New Restaurants In Springfield

The Best New Restaurants in SpringfieldPhoto by Brandon AlmsClick the photo to check out some of the hottest places to dine during these chilly months! Thanks to 417 Magazine for providing this

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Inside Springfields Favorite Historic Homes

Inside Springfield's Favorite Historic HomesThe stories behind some of Springfield's loveliest homes from the turn of the century through the 1950s.From midcentury beauties to centenarian homes

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Its Not All Gravy 8 Surprising Mistakes Youre Making When Setting Your Holiday Table

It's Not All Gravy: 8 Surprising Mistakes You're Making When Setting Your Holiday TableBy Jennifer Geddes | Nov 16, 2018 Roasting an 18-pound bird or massive standing rib,

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How To Make Moving Easier With One Trip To The Hardware Store

Ugh, moving. Just the thought of it makes you pout. With your house on the market, you’re so wrapped up in finding a buyer and making sure the house is always clean, you’d like to

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Our good friends over at HomeLight.com have some great tips to share on how to prep your home for the cold season!For our MO friends: check out the note from The Michelle Cantrell Group on

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Americas Best Press Release

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Steve MurrayJuly 10, 2018PH: 303-741-1000 smurray@realtrends.comThe Michelle Cantrell Group was Named to the 2018 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals

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2018 The Thousand

The Michelle Cantrell Group made the list of '2018 The Thousand' top real estate teams! The Thousand, which is advertised in The Wall Street Journal, is a REAL Trends exclusive ranking of the top

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Sunflower Festival Begins To Bloom

Golden Grove Farms’ Sunflower Festival kicks off July 17. Family-friendly atmosphere meets beautiful venue as attendees cut their own flowers, participate in games and crafts and listen to live

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1645 North Eagle Valley Nixa

 For more information on this property, click .

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HBA Parade Of Homes 2018

It’s time for the HBA Parade Homes! This is an annual event and will be held June 15th - 17th and June 22nd - 24th from 1pm - 6pm. Tickets cost $5 and will allow entry into all HBA Parade Homes.

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Days On The Market Drops To New Low In April

via: www.keepingcurrentmatters.com According to recently released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the median number of days that a home spent

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5 Ways You Are Destroying Your Lawn

By Terri Williams | Via: Realtor.comsandsun/iStockA beautiful, well-manicured lawn is a source of great pride for many homeowners. Maintaining a healthy lawn takes work and hours of

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Outside Is The New Inside And 7 More Of The Years Biggest Outdoor Design Trends

By Holly Amaya | Via: Realtor.comThe days are getting deliciously longer, temperatures are climbing, and the backyard barbecue invites are just pouring in. The seasons, they

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Fact Or Fiction 6 Down Payment Myths You Should Stop Believing Immediately

By Angela Colley | via: realtor.comIf you're thinking about buying your first home, that pesky down payment has probably kept you awake more than a few nights. We get it—while a pre

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Our Favorite Joss And Main Picks

Joss & Main are having a sale upto 70% off! We chose some of our favorite outdoor items which will make you feel like you’re in paradise everytime you step outside! Here are 5 picks that will

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6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have To Do

By Audrey Ference |via: Realtor.comHome maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you should be doing (hello, gutter!).&

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5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Are you having trouble getting approved for credit cards or loans or getting unfavorable rates for financing? You might need to make some improvements to your credit score. It’s important to

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Thoughts We All Have When Moving

1. This’ll be a piece of cake.2. I’ll have this done in no time!3. Where did I get all of this stuff?4. Why am I even moving?5. Maybe I’ll just live in a sea of boxes for the rest of my life.

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10 Organizing Tricks For Your Home

Keeping things in order can be a tedious task. Check out these organization tips that will make things a little bit easier around the home! Try this hack for easy access to your pots and pans:

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10 Things On Amazon You Will Want To Buy For Your Home

Everything you never knew you needed. Shown in no particular order!These Adorable Cactus/Succulent Plant PotsSmall Ceramic Plant Pots - Perfect for holding succulents, herbs and cactus plants!Get it

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5 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster

Clear the ClutterDecluttering is key to creating a pleasing environment! Help your prospective buyers create an image of their own future home by clearing away the chaos. Pay particular attention to

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Branson Creek Resort Development Opportunity

New Branson Creek Resort Development Opportunity! Over 1,500 acres of entitled land and 97 finished lots included and ready for development.See the slide below for details. Make sure to click full

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6 Useful Housewarming Gifts For The New Homeowner Who Has Everything

By Margaret Heidenry | via: Realtor.comwhyframestudio/iStockBuying useful housewarming gifts for new homeowners can be stressful. You want to buy them something practical,

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7 Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day 2018 In Springfield

Via: http://www.murney.com/blog/valentines-day-2018/There are so many fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day here in Springfield this year.  Whether it’s getting creative, treating

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Girls Weekend In Springfield

There’s been a few weeks since the rush of Christmas and New Years and things have settled down again. Perhaps it has gotten a little too quiet and you’re craving some fun. It’s the perfect

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Movie Room Lookbook

In these Winter months, many of us look forward to evenings or weekends at home, getting into that hygge lifestyle and experiencing the ultimate lazy day. One way to make the most of your time at

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5 New Years Resolutions That Can Help You Buy A Home In 2018

BY ALEXA FIANDER  New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds. Thinking of buying a home this year? We compiled five New Year’s

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5 Fireplaces Perfect For Winter

Oh the weather outside is frightful! What better way to spend your Winter months than cozying up to a roaring fire and forgetting about the bitter chill outdoors. We’ve compiled a list of our

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Dont Put A Freeze On Home Maintenance Your Handy Winter Checklist Is Here

By Holly Amaya | Jan 2, 2018 Robert Kirk/iStockAh, January. The time of new beginnings, new resolutions, and, in most of the country, a seemingly endless stretch of cold and

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What To Do For NYE 2018

BY DAYLE DUGGINSDISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.Get Dusted Drag

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Our Favorite Tubs In The Springfield Area

Lover of relaxation? Sometimes after a long day, all you need is a glass of wine, a compelling podcast and a peaceful bath filled to the brim with bubbles! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite

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Throw Blankets Are Hot 7 Surprising Ways To Use These Snuggly Home Accents

By Jennifer GeddesKristianSeptimiusKrogh/iStockThese days, you can't click past a Pinterest page without glimpsing soft throw blankets arranged just so on the backs of couches, atop

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Five Ways To Make Your Christmas Party A Memorable One

Natural Dinner Host? This time of year is the perfect excuse to have a fun and festive get together at your home! You love to entertain and the holidays are calling for a cheery celebration with

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Thanksgiving Decor Ideas To Wow Your Guests

All the food is prepared, the relatives have arrived, stomachs are rumbling and everyone is ready for a feast! To top it all off, everybody is especially wowed by your awesome table decor!Here are 5

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Busting Those Common Homebuying Myths

by Sarah Staley | Realtor.comDreaming of buying your first home? Visualizing your future can feel like a three-bed, two-bath fairy tale, but it need not be just a figment of your

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Guys Trip In Springfield

Whether it be a Bachelor party or a memorable mancation, there are plenty of fun things to do in Springfield! We've compiled a list of activities to make planning your next weekend simple and

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The Inman Files Who Won Real Estates Earnings Season

BY BRAD INMAN This is corporate earnings season — a window into how companies are performing compared to their competitors. The general outlook for American businesses right now is rosy,

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Farmhouse Chic 10 Hot Home Decor Tricks From Chip And Joanna Gaines

By Lisa Johnson Mandell | via: Realtor.comFarmhouse chic is all the rage in home decor these days, thanks largely to Chip and Joanna Gaines from "Fixer Upper,";

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50 Things Every 417Lander Must Do

BY KATIE POLLOCK ESTES via: 417mag.comWhen do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the foods that are unique to the area. You can check the best

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Hygge The Coziest Lifestyle Trend You Need To Know About

By: Sarah Beaumont  via: Laurelandwolf.comNext ArticlePhoto via 55 KvadratThey have mad interior design skills. Their pastries are delicious. And their country is one of the happiest

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FALL FRONT PORCH DECOR DOS AND DONTS

Via: Murney.comCooler weather is upon us, and it’s a perfect time to make your home reflect the new season! Even the non-crafty folk out there can get on board with these ideas. Make your front

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4 SUPER SPOOKY SPOTS TO VISIT IN SPRINGFIELD THIS HALLOWEEN

via: http://www.murney.com/blog/spooky/As Halloween gets closer, the spookiness of the Ozarks starts to creep out. There are lots of legends of ghosts and ghouls in the Ozarks. This time of

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Urban Haunts Six Spooky Spots In Downtown Springfield

 Submitted by Lillian Stone | Downtown CentralDowntown Springfield is home to some of the area’s most well-preserved historic buildings. With history, of course, comes the occasional

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Why Real Estate Agents Should Be Focusing On Social Media

Andi Wickman via https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59deb1a3e4b075f45223a3e1Over the past decade, social media networks such as Facebook have disrupted how Real Estate Agents find,,

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4 Tips For Buying A Home In A Hot Market

Jennifer Sandlin via www.bestrealestateblog.comWhen a market is hot, finding and buying a home can feel like an uphill battle. In a seller’s market, homes go quickly. They can be on the market one

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5 Ways To Give Your Home That Fall Feel

It's that time of year again. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and a helping of Pumpkin Spiced Latte, Fall is the perfect time to add that cozy feel to your home. With a touch of creativity and

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7 Bogus Pricing Myths Sellers Shouldnt Fall For

https://www.inman.com/2017/09/25/7-bogus-pricing-myths-sellers-shouldnt-fall/

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5 Places To Beat The Heat

The dog days of summer are here. It is so hot in Springfield lately, with temps hanging around in the low 90's every day! You hate to spend your summer indoors, but being outside can be pretty

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5 Reasons Why For Sale By Owner Is A Bad Idea

In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by

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Fireworks In Branson Mo Fourth Of July 2017

Hi Friends ! Are you, family, or friends spending the fourth of July weekend in Branson Missouri.  Here are some firework displays happening, starting on June 23 at the!

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When Is The Best Time To Buy A Home

People ask me financial planner questions all the time.  I’m a mortgage guy, ask me mortgage questions and I will try my hardest to get the answer right.  But ask me questions outside of

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Renting Or Buying In 2017 Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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Renting Or Buying Either Way Youre Paying A Mortgage

There are some people who have not purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent

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The House That Became Famous On Boy Meets World Is For Sale

As a child of the ’80s, I spent countless preadolescent Friday nights glued to the TV for that two-hour time block lovingly referred to as TGIF.So imagine my sadness when I read that the home

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Save Money On Energy

Saving energy whenever you can is important to reducing environmental impact, and it can also have a significant impact on your electricity bills. According to Energy.gov, there are several simple

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Keller Williams Grew Sales Volume By 22 In 2016

http://www.inman.com/2017/01/19/keller-williams-agents-grew-sales-volume-22/

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Keller Williams Agents Grew Sales Volume By 22 In 2016

http://www.inman.com/2017/01/19/keller-williams-agents-grew-sales-volume-22-2016/

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3 Political Factors That Will Continue To Influence The Economy

http://www.inman.com/2016/12/27/3-political-factors-that-will-continue-to-influence-the/

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Buying A Home

http://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2014/03/05/buying-a-home-is-now-38-cheaper-than-renting/

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Hiring a listing agent is crucial to your entire experience as a home seller. The person you choose will be involved in preparing your home for sale, establishing a listing price,

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Aug 24 2016 20732 2

As prices on brand-new homes dipped in July (unlike the soaring temperatures), buyers raced to snap them up at a breakneck pace.Sales of the never-been-lived-in homes shot up 7.5% from June to

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Aug 24 2016 20732 1

Aspiring homeowners with lousy credit, no nest egg savings for down payments, or just plain low incomes may have a tough time purchasing a home—particularly as buyers with deeper pockets

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Aug 16 2016 22311 4

http://www.inman.com/2016/02/02/6-economists-forecast-2016-housing/

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http://www.realtor.com/data-portal/realestatestatistics/Homes prices and!

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/a-look-at-the-trends-that-will-impact-the-financial-stakes-in-housing/2016/01/06/44de14ce-9d16-11e5-a3c5-c77f2cc5a43c_story.html10 trends driving the

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Aug 16 2016 22311 1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/a-look-at-the-trends-that-will-impact-the-financial-stakes-in-housing/2016/01/06/44de14ce-9d16-11e5-a3c5-c77f2cc5a43c_story.htmlWhats ahead in the housing

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Some Basic Home Maintenance Skills Everyone Should Know

To some, these should seem basic, but every homeowner should master these basic maintenance skills. Enjoy the read!http://www.realtor.com/advice/home-improvement/home-maintenance-skills-to/

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Is Home Ownership A Bridge Too Far For Millenials

A current article sent to me from NPR's website highlights some of the challenges of home ownership for Millenials, but also has some predicting another housing boom. Give it read, tell me your

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Jul 8 2016 22311 3

Don't make the mistake of branding yourself in a negative way! take a look at this article explaining the 7 sins of personal branding. http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/feature

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Jul 8 2016 22311 2

To buy or to rent? this is the hot topic of the mass majority of potential clients. Great read to get the insight on their decisions. http://www.forbes.com/sites/steveudelson/2016/06/29/to-rent

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Jul 8 2016 22311 1

Knowing your market is half the battle. Check out this article on foreign buying power to date.http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/foreign-buyers-flood-us-real-estate-but-buy-cheaper-homes

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6 Mistakes You Can Make In A Sellers Market

Make no mistake, we're in a seller's market right now, and it's red-hot. http://www.trulia.com/blog/mistakes-buyers-make-in-sellers-market/?ecampaign=con_cnews_digest&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fblog

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Simple Summer Selling Tips

According to the National Association of Realtors, more than 40% of home sales occur between May and August. To make sure your home is ready to hit the market in this red-hot seller's market, here

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We know, we know—you love your house. The kitchen is the perfect size, your weekly summer barbecues give your neighbors patio envy, and your ’70s-style conversation pit is totally coming back

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Jun 7 2016 20732 4

Across the United States, home sellers are feeling good. Great, in fact. And why shouldn’t they? The residential real estate market is healthier now than it has been in over a decade. Across

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Finding the perfect starter home is a journey as well as a destination. You’ve got to know what you want, then adjust expectations to meet the reality of the market. In the end, you don’t have

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Daily market update: June 7, 2016Amber TaufenJun 7, 2016 AddThis Sharing Buttons We’ll add more market news briefs throughout the day. Check back to read the latest. CoreLogic

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Jun 7 2016 20732 1

6 reasons becoming a real estate agent is the ultimate career decisionAgents are well-rounded, fulfilled, successful peoplebyAndrew ThompsonJun 7, 2016 AddThis Sharing Buttons Key

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Jun 1 2016 22311 1

Check out the current trend analysis of the real estate market on Springfield mo. Great tool for agents to use with buyers and sellers pertaining to days on market and sale prices versus list.&

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Transcription Of 30 Years Of For Rent Ads

"For the love of god, keep adding homes"What a takeaway from an article, even if we're not in San Francisco. Worth a read!https://medium.com/@andersem/a-guy-just-transcribed-30-years-of-for-rent-ads

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Ladder Upcycing

How about some creative ideas for a ladder in your home?http://lightersideofrealestate.com/toolbox/home-improvement/18-creative-ladder-upcycle

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Alcohol At An Open House

Food....or drink?....for thought as we enter a busy Open House season. Thoughts?http://www.inman.com/2016/05/11/should-you-serve-alcohol-at-an-open/

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Creative Fencing

Fences as good neighbors? At least these are creative!http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/cool-stuff/13-creative-fence-designs-to-inspire-your-inner

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Big Hairy Audacious Goals

Beyond financial goals, I found that this article compelling in many ways, primarily based on this line:"The other camp has integrated serving their community as the foundation for their business.

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Phil Dunphy Is Perfect In His New Role

Phil Dunphy IS the perfect pitchman, and I love this blend of humor and information as it pertains to Realtors!http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/national-association-realtors-finds-its

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More On Buyers Agents

I think this article presents an interesting perspective, but I believe that as the role evolves, the Buyer's Agent is still a very vital part of the process, especially as an advocate for their

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Thoughts On Open Houses And The Senses

I really do love doing open houses on the weekends, and not just to show off my mad baking skills.....it puts me in front of potential clients and future friends. Nothing beats face-to-face time,

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Intersted In Flipping A House

http://www.housesspringfieldmo.com/blog/House+Flipping+5+Tips+For+Big

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Millennials

http://www.rethinkcrm.com/an-open-letter-from-millenials-to-real/

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Why Would Anyone Want To Become An Agent

Starting out in this industry can be incredibly daunting; the money alone that you personally need to invest to start can be thousands of dollars.  Truer words HAVE been spoken, but rarely. It

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Real Estate Agent Zombies

"Being rejected is not fun. It's not pleasurable. Playing the numbers game has led our industry to appear a bit like the undead."I couldn't agree more. This career is about building relationships to

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Why Every Agent Should Start As A Buyers Agent

I am very grateful and proud to be a Buyer's Agent here for Michelle Cantrell & Associates here at Keller Williams in Springfield. Here is an awesome article about why THIS mega-agent thinks all

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Market update for week of 3/28/16# for sale- 2880For sale median price- 144,500Number Solds-161Solds Median Price-137,900Number Under Contract- 161Under contract Median Price- 143,500Brand New

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Sarcastical

Gotta have a sense of humor on a Friday!http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-humor/super-sarcastic-property

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Insta What

The advice read here? Get organic with your connections for success on Instagram!http://www.inman.com/2016/03/22/instagram-post-cinched-nycs-priciest/

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Moxie

You just have to respect the moxie of this renter....I can only hope that the landlord honors the contract!ow.ly

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LinkedIn Habits To AVOID

I agree with the sentiment of this author with regards to time wasters on LinkedIn, but I also hold that it's true for other social media platforms.http://www.inman.com/2016/03/07/4-things-agents-

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Should You Outsource Your Social Media

I post this on a blog, asking about the outsourcing of social media. By the way? I handle all of my own, I like the control, but I have questions about the direction of the efforts and the returns

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Lifestyle Affordability And Commute Time

Having "feature expertise" and how utility costs can play into future pricing models are two signs that this author says are leading to the death of the competitive market analysis as we know it.

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Growth Or Fixed

Are you in a fixed or growth mindset? One is a pathway to success, the other places some incredible limits on who you are and who you CAN be. Give this one a read!http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr

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Landlords Getting It Wrong

Sometimes, creativity is NOT the best answer.Here are a few funny ones for your Monday!http://ow.ly

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New Ad Campaign By Zillow

So, Zillow is set to run a new ad campaign this week focusing on a "home is where the heart is" theme. I thought it looks pretty good, no, actually, I think it's a beautifully executed version of a

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Offline Marketing

I have to say....I agree with several of these points and could use a little more off-line marketing in my OWN businesshttp://www.inman.com/2016/02/09/9-ways-practice-offline-face-face/

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Moonshot Thinking

Today, our team leader had us watch the following video and it highlights and speaks to the value of TRULY thinking outside of the box. She's encouraged us, as members of Michelle Cantrell &

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The Venture Capitalist Making Money In Wine

"Just because you as an investor are passionate about something, it does not mean the consumer will be, and it’s important to recognize that"This venture capitalist get it right on several levels:

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The Rate Of Homeownership Has Stopped Its Straightline Collapse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of homeownership has stopped its straight-line collapse and may have begun to rise. This is great news for those in the industry and buyers & sellers as

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End grain flooring is making a comeback, and I have to say.....I'm really digging it!http://lightersideofrealestate.com/toolbox/home-improvement/this-flooring-style-is-making-a

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The One Skill

We all have that one skill.....what's yours?http://www.inman.com/2016/01/22/one-skill-makes/

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The Pitfalls Of The FSBO

It pays to work with a professional real estate agent. From pre-listing tasks to proper pricing, you need to make sure your efforts are aimed in the right direction.http://www.inman.com/2015/07/20-

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2016 Real Estate Trends

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From Running To Real Estate

From running to real estate, motivation is key to everything!http://www.inman.com/2016/01/19/simply-crossing-finish-line/

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Thoughts On What Your Realtor Drives

In the world of debates that likely don't add up to much, what does it mean when your real estate agent shows up in a fancy ride? There are schools of thought, I tend to think that your relationship

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The Price Of Rent Is Soaring

Nearly half of renters in the U.S. are struggling to afford their monthly payments.Experts generally recommend keeping your housing costs around 30% of your monthly income. But the number of "cost

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Not Really Morgan Freeman But Good Listing Idea

Okay, so this might be the best Morgan Freeman impression I've heard in a while; while not him, it is a great idea for marketing your listing. Thoughts?http://www.inman.com/2016/01/12/video-listing

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Being A Part Of A Team In Real Estate

This short & sweet article on how real estate agents feel about being on a team sums up my OWN personal take on being a part of the Michelle Cantrell & Associates team here at Keller Williams in

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Be Who You Are

Don't be afraid to be who you are. Chances are, if you're a contrarian like me, we'll get along just fine!http://www.inman.com/2016/01/11/how-to-make-being-a-contrarian-work-for-your/

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Half Full Or Half Empty

There has definitely been a transition in the first time homebuyer's financial profile. Should homeownership be a privilege or a right? So many questions, but here's a look at the situation

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New Paradigms

IN the new year, there are new parameters that home buyers are looking to incorporate into their search. If you're interested in working with a Buyer's Agent who understands how to appreciate what

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Facts About Mortgage Rates

Why mortgage rates are NOT going up now, but...by Heather Long   @byHeatherLongDecember 17, 2015: 3:13 PM ET Your video will play in 00:08 Look out,

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2016 Is A Good Year To Buy A Home

4 reasons 2016 is the year to buy a homeby Kathryn Vasel   @KathrynVaselDecember 4, 2015: 9:24 AM ET Home sellers see biggest gains in eight years If you've

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10 Things

I think we're easier-going than that....don't you?http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/agent-life/10-things-real-estate-agents-want-you-to

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The Interest Rate Hike Cuts Both Ways

"Beyond the economics, the psychology cannot be underestimated with the “rate increase becoming more powerful than the rate increase itself” "....whether in real estate or other aspects of

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Star Wars And How It Applies To Real Estate

With the grand opening of the world's most celebrated franchise happening today, I found this article relating to Real Estate Jedi's to be a somewhat lighthearted, if not fun, approach. Enjoy, and

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Shell Companies And Real Estate

Here in the Ozarks, we rarely have to contend with real estate pricing being so astronomical, but I originally moved here from north of Los Angeles, so I remember well the mind-boggling price jumps

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Some DIYs For You

Sometimes, all it takes is a little crafty creativity to give your house that bump you've been seeking, whether you're looking to put it on the market or you're just ready to upgrade the look. Read

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Not To Early To Consider Recycling That Live Christmas Tree

If you're living here in the 417-land of Southwest Missouri, there are options available for recycling that live Christmas Tree after the holiday madness has come to a close. Here's a look:http:/.

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Igloo Like A Boss

In the winter time, it can seem like there is no answer to keeping warm. Let these Inuit men from days gone by show you how to build an igloo like a boss in -40 degree temps. NOW there's nothing

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Laughs On A Monday

If you need a little levity to get your Monday Morning going? Here's something fun to check out!http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/bizzare/constructions-flubs-so-bad-they-deserve-

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4 Reasons 2016 Is The Year To Buy A Home

If you've been on the fence about buying a home, 2016 is the year to take the plunge.Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. But even though they're likely to start

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Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First HomeUpdated for Tax Year 2015OVERVIEWBuying your first home is a huge step, but tax deductions available to you as a homeowner can reduce your tax bill. Tax breaks ease the cost

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Fire Safety In Winter

In my other life I work as a career firefighter, and I can't stress enough how important fire safety is, especially in the winter months, when we're trying to keep warm on those cozy, cold and snowy

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How to buy a home without a 20% down payment By Kathryn Vasel   @KathrynVaselDon't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of

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Emotional Intelligence

I'm not the smartest cat around, but I DO try to avoid all these. How about you?http://www.inc.com/travis-bradberry/9-phrases-smart-people-never-use-in-conversation

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Yet another set of unexpected finds in the world of real estate. Big thanks to our contributing fans! This serves as another reminder that not all homes are created equal. Whether it’s baffling

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Leaf Me Alone

In which the Fall Foliage becomes fodder for neighborhood fights!http://www.realtor.com/news/trends/man-leaves-passive-aggressive-sign-for/

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Star Wars Fans Rejoice

You a fan of the whole Star Wars saga? I am, but these people take it to a new level with their theme-home. Enjoy a good tour of a great home!http://lightersideofrealestate.com/real-estate-life/cool

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That Ice Though

Despite some of the relative advantages to buying a home in December, as I mentioned in the last post, there are also some things we as homeowners need to be careful about. Ice damming is no joke

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10 HighImpact Home Improvements For 10K Or Less

For all the focus we put on transactions — buying and selling — the truth is that for most of your life as a real estate consumer, you’ll be a homeowner. And because your home is so much more

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The She Shed

Have you seen this? As we head into winter, it's time to start planning that building project for next spring, and what better way than to plot a garden shed that fits his OR her needs!http:/

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You Should Shop For A Home In December

December can be a great time to buy a home, and I can help you. Here are Five. Good. Reasons.http://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-reasons-shop-for-home-december/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=email

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 Beware home-selling mythsJim Blankenship, AdviceIQ4:02 p.m. EDT October 18, 2015 (Photo: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images)131CONNECT 120TWEET 

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Real estate today: Older buyers, more bathrooms By Heather Long   @byHeatherLong Your video will play in 00:08 After years of flunking, the

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Americans went shopping for homes in August.New home sales for single families totaled 552,000 homes last month. That's the best monthly figure since February 2008 and an encouraging sign of the

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The 10 Sins Of Selling

When it comes to Real Estate, sellers aren’t immune from paying for their mistakes, and buyers are far from forgiving. On average, home sellers commit up to five of these home-selling "sins" 

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Forget Hoverboards The Future Has Brought Something Much Cooler Cheap Mortgages

The McFlys were living in a modest mid-century in 1985 when Marty strapped into his DeLorean and zoomed back to the future today, Oct. 21, 2015.According to our calculations, over those 30 years the

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19 Sneaky Hiding Places Around The Home To Stash Your Stuff

19 Sneaky Hiding Places Around The Home To Stash Your StuffThis day and age, burglars and shady “friends” are getting craftier at finding your valuables. The good news is we are becoming

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Oct 13 2015 3206 1

25 DIY Decoration Ideas To Make Your Guests Freak This HalloweenFor all you Halloween freaks out there, here are some of the best decorations for your home; inside and out! If you’re hosting a big

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Oct 7 2015 3206 1

Save Money by Paying More on Your MortgageHow can paying more end up saving you money? While that seems like an oxymoron, the reality is that there are several instances in modern life where paying

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Sep 29 2015 3206 1

 5 Simple Strategies To Boost Your Savings You’ve given up the daily $2 coffee and mastered the art of brewing it at home. Your grocery bill is cut by a third because

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Start Fixing Your Credit Now

START FIXING YOUR CREDIT NOWCredit scores can come back to haunt you in many aspects of your life so why not start fixing it now?! First thing is to pull your credit report and see what is "exactly

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House Flipping 5 Tips For Big Returns

Home prices are rising at a fast clip, and for-sale listings are still very low. That makes flipping a house more competitive than ever today, but it also mean potentially record returns for

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7 Ways To Pay Down Your Mortgage More Quickly

Nothing can trigger that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach faster than looking at your mortgage statement and seeing those dreaded lines: “360 payments” and “Payoff Date: 2044.” The

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DIY Fixes

Do-it-Yourself Fixes for Common Staging DisastersThe best of agents can fall prey to the worst client follies, no matter how much preparation you’ve done. Most agents would agree real estate

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Small Renovations, Big PayoffBefore you give your contractor the green light to install that spare-no-expense kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, consider this: A high-end kitchen with top-of-the

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Mar 25 2015 3206 1

How to stage a home on a budgetWhen you work with Michelle Cantrell & Associates we stage your home so that you will get the most value possible!  An infographic with 5 golden

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Why You Should Pay Attention to the Home’s Furniture LayoutPosted in Staging Tips, by Blog Contributor on March 2, 2015Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on

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Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot!March 9 2015A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth quarter profits that beat revenue

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You Cant Avoid Closing Costs But You Can Reduce Them

By: Chrystal CaruthersUnless you’re Kylie Jenner, it takes a long time to save for a down payment on a house. The rest of us sacrifice our gourmet coffee for the lukewarm in-office drip in the

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9th Annual Fashionation

IT WILL SELL OUT.Friday, March 20 | The Gillioz TheatreVIP 6:30 p.m. | General Admission 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m.#417FashionationFashionation, 417-land's premiere fashion event, is back for its ninth

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Lets Sell This House

Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath house located in desirable neighborhood. House located on corner lot with spacious yard. Within walking distance of Fair Grove schools. House has new paint in formal

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What Stays With The House When You Move

Sell |By: Angela Colley February 19th, 2015When you’re selling your home, it is natural to assume that anything you can safely remove is yours to keep—like the light fixtures you painstakingly

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Bet on These Home Improvements in 2015 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FEBRUARY 2015 If you're considering giving your home an upgrade this year, it can be overwhelming to choose what home features need

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Must See Property

This house is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house located in the southwest area of town in a quiet and desirable neighborhood. Beautiful curb appeal along with desirable interior design and.

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5 Best Cozy Warm Up Spots

Even on the coldest of winter days, there are a handful of 417-land restaurants that are ready and waiting to keep you warm. Next time you’re heading out for a meal, check out these spots, where

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Come See This House

This house has consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, walk-in linen closet, 2 car attached garage along with several other benefits. Situated in a lovely neighborhood and within distance to most hot spots

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6 Ways To Show Your Home Some Love

Home Improvement | By: Michele LernerAs we all know, home is where the heart is—whether it’s a studio apartment or a sprawling mansion. Here are six ways to show your home some affection.1.

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5-alarm announcement: Silver Dollar City builds new fire-themed play areaSilver Dollar City officials said Wednesday that a new $8 million firefighters-themed play area will open next spring. 

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5 Ways to Raise the Value of Your ListingDaily Real Estate News |             A seller may be able to boost the value of their home by an

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329 N Vance Fair Grove MO

Listed at only $119,900 in Fair Grove Missouri. This house is 3 bedroom, 2 bath with a spacious formal dining room. Situated on a corner lot that is within walking distance of the  schools. The

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Springfields 31st Halloween SPOOKTACULAR

Halloween is right around the corner.  So dress in your best costume and "Treat" the entire family to Halloween at Dickerson Park Zoo! SPOOKTACULAR is a fun time with kid-friendly

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417 Home Of The Year

Does your home stand out from the rest?Does your home have unique architecture?Does your home have well constructed or clever designs?417 Magazine wants to hear from you.  417 is having their

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496 East Sequoia Republic Mo

$199,900 Republic 4  beds, 3 baths, 2,668 sqr feetLooking for tons of space on one level?  This is the one!  This 4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom, all brick home features a wide open floor

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Mortgage Rates Fall To 2month Low

Mortgage rates in the U.S. fell, sending costs for 30-year loans to the lowest since early February as the Federal Reserve confirmed its commitment to provide support for the economic recovery. 

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Make Your Home Offer Stand Out

Make your home offer stand out with a handwritten love letterJust as temperatures are starting to rise, so are multiple offers on prime properties in some recovering markets. To stand out from the

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When Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home

Right Now = A Great Time To Sell
 The winter home selling season was crippled by the polar vortex, so there’s pent-up demand from buyers who’ve been waiting for better weather to brave the

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7 Moving Tips That Will Save You Time And Hassle

7 Moving Tips that Will Save You Time and Hassle1. Pack essential clothes and toiletries in an overnight bag. Save yourself from the stress of having to dig through boxes for clean clothes or a

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4 Mortgage Rate Trends For 2014

4 Mortgage Rate Trends For 2014A lot of attention has been paid to the fact that mortgage rates are expected to rise throughout 2014. As mortgage rates creep upward in this year, borrowers need

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4 Saving Solutions For Buyers On A Budget

4 Saving Solutions for Buyers on a BudgetMost folks do all the math they can find online about how much house they can afford. Then they think about what they are currently paying in rent 

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10 Cities Where Buying Is A Good Bet

10 Cities Where Buying is a Good BetIs renting or buying a better financial bet? Every six months, Trulia’s chief economist, Jed Kolko, runs the numbers to answer that question and

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Springfield Foreclosure Listings

The rate of new foreclosures in the U.S. has dropped to the lowest level in eight years as rising property prices erased negative equity and allowed more delinquent homeowners to sell without

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New Buyers Beware Of This Deed Scam

If you’ve recently purchased a home, a scam may try to trick you out of more than $80. Gitte Laasby at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently reported on scammers contacting new home

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Why Use A Realtor 6 Important Reasons

Real estate is a big deal. For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional

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Selling Your Home In Spring

Winter in the Midwest has been brutal.  Cold temperatures and several inches of snow have kept homebuyers and sellers indoors, for the most part.  With that in mind, many experts

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Homebuilders Forecasting A Steady Rise In 2014

Led by a resurgence in single-family production, housing will continue its climb toward higher ground in 2014, but builders are still confronting several challenges that could hinder the pace of the

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8 Kitchen Remodeling Ideas For Under 500 Hundred Dollars

A fabulous kitchen can sell a home! Read here on some inexpensive updates you can do to "the most gathered in" place in your home. Especially if you're looking to sell soon. Remodeling a

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How Rising Mortgage Rates May Impact You

While mortgage rates fluctuate daily and the interest rate you’ll pay on a home loan depends on multiple factors, most mortgage experts anticipate an increase in average mortgage rates by the end

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FSBO Or List With A Realtor

Should You Sell Your Home “FSBO” or List with a Realtor?Selling a home on your own can be much more difficult than expected and make the process take longer.Most homeowners hire a real estate

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Neighborhood Or House How To Set Your Priorities

In a perfect world, every buyer could afford the house of their dreams in a neighborhood they adore. In reality, most buyers need to compromise on something when they buy a home, particularly their

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Remodel Or Move Does It Make More Sense To Stay Or Go

Sooner or later, many of us who own homes must decide whether it makes more sense to remodel or move. This decision, which can have enormous financial and emotional consequences, is not often easily

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Homes For Sale In Springfield Mo

Looking for homes in the Springfield, Missouri area? Look no further.  BuySGF.com allows you to search all of the properties on our local multiple listing service, save your favorites, share

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Can I Buy A Home With Bad Credit

Many of us dream of homeownership but worry that our past money mistakes might keep us from realizing that dream. And while having a prime credit score does make things smoother, having a

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January Home Maintenance Checklist

The dead of winter is the time for the greatest vigilance in your home-maintenance routine. The most important job this month is to head off damage to your home from water and dampness from a number

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Housing Market Predictions For 2014

The U.S. real estate market made a robust comeback in 2013, surpassing expectations of many economists, as the combination of low inventories and historically low interest rates caused home prices

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417 Magazine Whiskey Fest

Grab your favorite Whiskey snob (we all know one) and head down to the University Plaza for 417 Magazine's 3rd Annual Whiskey Fest.  Details are below, or go to http://www.417mag.com

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Closing Costs For Sellers

What’s the price of selling your home? Seller's generally have it a little easier than buyer's when it comes to closing costs.  As a seller, you must be aware that the penalties, fees, taxes,

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What Comes After Youve Bought A Home

You’ve done it. You’ve looked at properties, made an offer, obtained financing and gone to closing. The home is yours. Is there any more to the home buying process? Whether you’re a first-time

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Top 10 Home Improvement Projects

If you’re thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it’s important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your

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Handy Staging Tips To Sell Your Home

The most challenging part of any move is often selling your current home. And from staging the interior to adding curb appeal to the exterior, there are a lot of things for homeowners to.

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Boost Your Credit Score To Buy A Home

Promises of loans for bad credit borrowers, while common amid the housing boom in the early 2000s, are now rare. If you’re interested in buying a home today, know that lenders will carefully check

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Home Buying Checklist

Here are some factors to consider in preparation for your next dream house.  Decide how much you can spend. For a convenient worksheet, go to pueblo.gsa.gov.Check your credit reports to find

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Purchasing A Short Sale

I seem to get tons and tons of questions on short sales.  What is the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure?  How long does a short sale take to close?  What condition can

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Tips For Buying A House

The top 10 things you need to know when buying a home. 1. Don't buy if you can't stay put.   If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is

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Sell Your Home Checklist

How to get your home soldMake small fixes. Inspect your home with a buyer’s eyes, and correct the flaws that are most egregious (if affordable) or can be

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Six Things Buyers And Sellers Should Know

According to a recent ABC News article, there are six things that real estate agents want the consumer to be aware of before they delve into the real estate process.  It’s not a

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The Pros And Cons Of Moving During The Winter

So you've found out that you need to move. Now, you have to start planning for the event itself. While there are a ton of things to consider and questions that need definitive answers before you can

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Buying A Home In The Winter

Spring and summer are the high season for home sales, but winter can be a buyer’s market. If you don’t mind a smaller pool of homes for sale or moving around the holidays, winter might be a good

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11 Reasons Your Seller Should List During The Holiday Season

You’ve heard it from real estate agents before. “The Winter season is slow.” Or, “No one is really buying or selling.” And even, “I’ll get started in the New

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2013 Festival Of Lights

Springfield’s Center City will host a flurry of activities for the 2013 Festival of Lights season. Festival of Lights kicks off Saturday, Nov. 23rd with an evening full of events! 

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Annual Ozark Christmas Parade This Weekend

The 49th Annual Parade route to begin by Ozark Bank Drive In facility on Jackson, east to 3rd Street, south to Church Street, east to 2nd Avenue, south to Elm Street and west to 3rd where the

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Springfield Veterans Day Parade

Springfield Veteran’s Day Parade Honor and pay respect to all Veterans with a parade on November 09, 2013 at 10:00 am in downtown Springfield Missouri. The parade route is

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The Top Ten Real Estate Tax Deductions For Homeowners

As the time to file income taxes approaches, we need to take a new look at the changing tax landscape for homeowners. The dynamic atmosphere in Washington, D.C. has a different effect each year on

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10 Ways To Winterize Your Home

Taking a few steps now to prepare your home for colder weather could save you money and keep your home comfortable for friends and family.So you've pulled your sweaters out of mothballs and found

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Halloween Safety Tips

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPSHalloween can be a great time for kids.  The excitement of running door to door, getting my favorite treats, dressing as my favorite character and possibly pulling off a

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Halloween Spooktacular At Dickerson Park Zoo

It's that time of the year again.  Put out the jack-o-lanterns, stuff the scarecrow and make some memories with the kids.  The list of memories from my childhood Halloween shenanigans

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Just Listed Charming 3 Bedroom Home In Springfield

$123,000 Springfield 3  beds, 2 baths, 1,361 footageMove in ready!  Beautiful hardwood flooring, crown molding, ceramic tile, recessed ceiling in living room, gas fireplace with brick

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Fantastic Home In Kickapoo Schools

$129,900 Springfield 3  beds, 2 baths, 1,443 footageThis home is ready to go! New wood floors, 10ft vaulted ceiling in living room, Stainless Energy Star appliances, and newer carpet. New roof

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Buying A Home In The Fall

The real estate market is open 365 days a year – yes, even on holidays – but there are cyclical trends to the marketplace. Some of those ups and downs are based on mortgage interest rates

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Open House This Sunday In Republic

This Labor Day weekend, we will be holding an Open House at 2726 East Clearview in Republic.  This is a fantastic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that is move-in ready!  Stop by from 2-4p

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Back To School Safety Tips

It's that time of year again when summer draws to a close and area schools open their doors for another school year.  By following these safety tips we can help make

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Route 66 Renovation

The city of Springfield is considered the birthplace of historic Route 66. Today, Springfield has also given birth to a new approach in project funding, as the city has partnered with

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Overcoming The Fears Of First Time Home Buyers

First time home buyers may be terrified just thinking about the home-buying process...where to go, who to choose, can I afford it...how to get started. Homebuyer Classroom has identified some of

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First Friday Art Walk August

Come view the gorgeous exhibits, artwork, and entertainment that Downtown Springfield has to offer at this month’s First Friday Art Walk.Enjoy new shows, live music, local authors, art

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The Ozark Empire Fair And Other Activities This Week In Springfield

  This week in the Ozarks!Ozark Empire Fair Location: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 N. Grant Ave. Time: Check for details Admission: Check for details The largest annual event in the

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Springfield Craft Beer Bash

As you may (or probably don't) know, it is Craft Beer Week!  So, would there be any other way to celebrate this glorious week besides throwing a Craft Beer Bash in Downtown Springfield?  

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Home Sales Continue To Show Gains In Missouri

The Missouri Association of REALTORS® has released it’s June 2012 Home Sales Report, indicating that the real estate market in Missouri continues to experience steady growth in both home

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Hope For Homeowners

By NAR 2013 President Gary ThomasWe’ve seen interest rates rising recently. Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages have gone up almost a full percentage point since reaching record lows six months.

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Could You Cut Your Spending In Half

Could You Cut Your Spending in Half? A latte on the way to work. A take-out meal on the way back. A dress you saw on sale in a window at lunch. Drinks with friends that turned into a three

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5 Reasons Its Still A Great Time To Buy A House

After years of sluggish sales and false starts, the real estate market is on a tear this summer, with prices posting double-digit gains every consecutive month since April. Prices have

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The Case For Selling Your House Now

Mortgage rates are on their way back up. U.S. household net worth just hit an all-time high. These are among the

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Turn Your Home Into A Summer Dream Home For Buyers

Selling your home in the summertime can be a great opportunity to attract buyers. Having your home "summer-ready" can increase the chances of it selling faster. Searching for homes

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Real Estate Recovery Myths

I came across this blog post written by Tara-Nicholle Nelson who is a broker in San Francisco and Real Estate columnist.  In my opinion, she is right on point. Don't believe everything you hear

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Whats Happening In Springfield This Weekend

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 thursday feature:  Steel Magnolias 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Kid Friendly Fun, Outdoor, Theatre Cost: $10 - 14 Missouri State University - 1147 E Grand Street

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What Will Home Buyers Really Pay Extra For

What are the two most common home features that home shoppers say they’re willing to spend extra for in order to have in a home?  Find out below...http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org

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Home Sales Up

Existing home sales improved in May but the supply of homes for sale remains tight — which isn't good news for buyers, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday.Total existing home

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Five Great Events For This Weekend

Five for the Weekend Tim McGraw Live in Concert Celebrate Sunday funday at Black Oak Amphitheatre with one of country music's biggest stars, Tim McGraw, with special guests

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Whats Happening This Weekend June 21 Thru 23

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 friday feature: The Unbound Mic Sessions  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free, Live Music, Ongoing Cost: Free Park Central Library - 128 Park Central Square Elle Woods, a

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Are Low Mortgage Rates Soon To Be A Thing Of The Past

Say goodbye to ultra-low mortgage rates.This article from CNN Money is a reminder of why NOW is the time to buy! In the past month, rates have been on the rise and they are expected to continue to

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This Weekend In Springfield Mo

FRIDAY, JUNE 14 friday feature: Legally Blonde 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Kid Friendly Fun, Musical, Theatre Cost: Contact Box Office for Details Landers Theatre - 311 E. Walnut Elle Woods, a

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Fireworks At The Field Is Back For 2013

Fireworks at the Field returns to downtown Springfield for a third year on July 4, 2013.  Fireworks at the Field is a community-wide Independence Day celebration hosted at multiple venues in

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Cheap Home Remedies

Hundreds of thousands of consumers each month are using HouseLogic.com as a resource for great ideas to maintain, protect, and improve the value of their home. It’s also a go-to site for you

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Simple Steps For Starting Your Business

Location: The Library CenterTime: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium for adults.Ever had the urge to own your own business? This free series of workshops will address the steps necessary to start

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What To Do The Weedend Of June 7 In Springfield Mo

FRIDAY, JUNE 7 friday feature: First Friday Art Walk6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Art, Cultural, Educational, Kid Friendly Fun, Live Music, Night Life, OutdoorCost: FreeVarious Downtown LocationsCome enjoy the

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10 Tips For Women Entrepreneurs To Stay On Track

I love these tips for women entrepreneurs. Most of the time it is the basics that can propel us forward. Finding a balance can be so much easier if you know where to focus. I hope these tips

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Wednesday Noon In Founders Park

Pack your lunch and enjoy free mini-concerts 12:15-12:45 Wednesdays in downtown Springfield’s Founders Park. Bring your lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy the music! Presented by the Urban

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Tips To Get The Most Out Of Showing Your Home

If you only have a few minutes for a quick touch up before buyers arrivehere's a list that is sure to make a great impression. 1) Take a laundry basket, go room to room, do a quick

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Consumer Confidence At A Five Year High

Consumer confidence surged to a five-year high in May, fueled by increased optimism about an improving job market. From CNN this morning..."One of the reports powering the markets showed that

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Are You Prepared For Severe Weather

In light of the most recent tornado outbreaks in Oklahoma, most people (including this guy) are asking themselves if they are truly prepared for severe weather.  After seeing an F5 tornado

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Great Deal In South Springfield

$98,900 Springfield 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,562 footageNice Clean 3 Bed 2 full Baths 2 car Garage with Attached Shop behind Garage. Home comes with laminate hardwood flooring throughout, tile in

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Move in Ready Home in South Springfield

$98,900 Springfield 3  beds, 2 baths, 1,562 footage Nice Clean 3 Bed 2 full Baths 2 car Garage with Attached Shop behind Garage.  Home comes with laminate hardwood flooring throughout,

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Fantastic 3 bedroom Home in Clever

Many fabulous updates have been made to make this house your home. New ceramic tile in both bathrooms, new wood laminate in kitchen and entry way, fresh colors painted throughout entire house, all

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