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Stage Your Master Bed & Bath to Sell

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Staging your home is a very important step in the selling process. Staging your home to make it aesthetically pleasing to buyers can take some design. The master bedroom and bathroom of your home are areas that can help you sell your home quickly.

If you are selling your home, Devine and Associates would like to help you successfully stage and sell your home and be your trusted real estate agent in Eldon, Missouri. Here are some ways you can stage your bedroom and bathroom to make it look presentable and inviting for a future buyer.

The Bathroom: Staging can simplify the look of your space for less distractions for those who are looking to buy your house. Decorate the bathroom with simple pieces such as candles, towels, and pictures that go with the theme of your master bedroom. Create a clean atmosphere by sanitizing the tub, toilet, faucets, and shower. Polish the floors, mirrors, and sink surfaces to make your entire bathroom sparkle.

The Bedroom:Get rid of worn, outdated furniture…

Buying vs. Renting a Home

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There is a constant debate on whether renting or buying a home is the smarter choice. The truth of the matter is that it depends on your unique situation. Are you ready to be a homeowner? Keep reading to learn about things to consider when debating between continuing to rent or buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Buying a Home

When thinking about purchasing a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you’ll first want to consider your financial situation. Buying a home is one of the largest financial decisions you will ever make. While the monthly payment of your mortgage could easily be less than what you’re paying for rent, you need to include the added expenses of homeownership into your figures. When you own your own home, you are now in charge of home maintenance and repairs, and property insurance. Home maintenance costs are often underestimated by prospective home buyers. The advantage here, is that you are in control of who does the repairs and you don’t have to wait on action from…

Hear from Our Real Estate Clients

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At Devine & Associates, we’re not your average real estate team. For us, it’s all about customer relationships. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the Eldon real estate market or surrounding areas, our team works together to go above and beyond the hopes and dreams of our clients. Keep reading to hear what some of our clients have to say about our Lake of the Ozarks real estate team.

“My husband and I were looking for a house here in Eldon and met Vicki with Devine & Associates Real Estate. Vicki met the challenge and showed us around. We found our sweet home through her because of her extensive knowledge of the area. She worked so hard to help us achieve this dream and we highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a home. I might add that her associate Susan kept assuring us that it would all come together and it did indeed. Thank You so much for all the hard work you did for us.” - Jason and Katie Faresres “They make buying a house easy & fun, very g…

The Ultimate Guide for First Time Home Buyers

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Buying a home for the first time can be a little nerve-wracking. This is probably the largest purchase of your life, so it’s important to have all your ducks in a row. Below is the ultimate list of tips for first-time homebuyers from your favorite Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents.


1. Take a Look at Your Credit Report. Your credit is one of the most important factors when it comes to getting financing for your home. It also helps lenders determine the interest rate you qualify for. Check your credit report to make sure there aren’t any mistakes on it, and if there are, get them fixed. If your credit score is less than desirable, start working now to improve it before you apply for a home loan. Once you start the home buying process, particularly the mortgage process, don’t open any new credit accounts. Your credit report will be looked at again just before closing, and any changes could have a negative impact on your final mortgage approval.

2. Start Saving for a Down Payment Earl…

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

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If you are looking to buy or sell a home, a property inspection is one of the most important processes to complete. It can point out major internal and external flaws in the home that you might not have noticed. Devine and Associates Real Estate, your trusted real estate agent at the Lake of the Ozarks, are here to help you with the home inspection process.

During a home inspection, you’ll have a certified inspector pointing out details and potential problems of the home, often times snapping photos and taking notes. A thorough home inspection is needed when you are buying or selling a house, and can usually save you thousands of dollars in the long run. Take a look at what to expect during a property inspection provided below, by Devine and Associates Real Estate.


About the home inspector The home inspector is here to help ensure that the house is safe to live in. A home inspector will do a complete walk-through of the house, and visually examine the physical structure of the house a…

Perks of Buying a Home with Land

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The benefits of buying a home with land are many, including more space, more privacy, and a pretty view. Owning more land than home also has property tax advantages. You know what you want for your property and your home, and Devine & Associates knows the mid-Missouri Real Estate market. Whether you want a starter home, a ranch, or a hobby farm, Devine & Associates can assist you during this home and land buying process. Your team of real estate agents in Eldon, Missouri want to ensure you are prepared for this milestone in your life. Devine & Associates have provided some helpful perks for home and land buyers below!


Privacy One of the main reasons to buy a home with land in mid-Missouri is to live privately. Fencing in or gating your new property will add your needed privacy and with effective tree planting and creative landscape design, you can isolate your home away from roads or other properties. The open country side, the fresh air and peacefulness, and the seclusion…

5 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Season for Home Buying

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While spring and summer may be the busiest time of the year for buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s not necessarily the best. The fall season is a great time to purchase a home as well! Keep reading to learn why the crisp air and leaves blowing is a sign that it’s the perfect time to go house hunting:


1. There’s Less Competition.  While everyone was running around fighting over houses during the spring and summer months, you were relaxing, waiting for the perfect time to enter the market as a buyer. With less competition, you’ll have a better shot with negotiations. While many people think of the fall season as the off season for real estate, there are still homes for sale. Often times, there are just as many homes for sale in the fall as in the spring and summer. The change of the season means new inventory, as well as repositioned old inventory that didn’t sell during the summer.

2. Sellers are Serious.  For those sellers who unfortunately weren’t able to sell their home d…