Showing posts from January, 2018

5 Items You Shouldn't Leave Out During a Showing

Are you planning to sell your home? There are a number of ways to stage your home to appeal better to potential buyers. Even if you do stage your space, there may be some personal items that should be tucked away. In this week's blog, we are covering what items you should NOT leave out during a home showing. Staging your space can help when selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks . Take a look below to learn about the items you should NOT leave out when showing your home. 1. Pets We know that you love your furry friend, but the people looking to buy your home may not be a big fan of pets. It's best to remove your animals from your home, when a showing is scheduled. A pet may become protective if a stranger is looking at your space without you being home. You never know how your pets may react, so it's best to keep them away from this potentially stressful situation. 2. Religious Memorabilia Not everyone has the same religious views and you don't want to offe

The Ultimate Guide for First Time Home Buyers

If you are planning to buy a home for the first time in the near future, you may want to start planning now. Preparing to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks early can help to make the process easier. Now is the time to start saving and thinking about what you, as a first time home buyer, should do. To learn some tips on how you can start preparing, take a look below to find some pointers from Devine & Associates Real Estate . Start Saving for a Down Payment It's important to save up for the purchase of a home. Even if you aren't required the traditional 20% down, there is usually some upfront costs associated with buying a house. Try to put away a portion of each paycheck to earn enough to get started on your dream of homeownership. Get Pre-Approved A mortgage lender can help get you pre-approved for a loan. This can help give you an idea of how much you can afford in a home and also shows your real estate agent what price range to help you find a home. Many t

Perks of Owning Your Commercial Space

As a business owner, you want your venture to grow and prosper. A commercial space is a great place to start when it comes to opening or expanding a business. From the design of the space to a predictable payment, there are a number of perks that go hand-in-hand with owning your commercial building. As your Eldon, MO real estate agents , we can help you find the ideal space for your business. Whether you need a warehouse type building or an office space for your venture, Devine & Associates would be honored to be a part of your purchase! Take a look below to see just a few of the reasons why owning a commercial building is better than renting. Fixed Payment Unlike renting, when you own your commercial space you know exactly what your payment is going to be every month. Rent typically goes up over time and you can be stuck essentially paying someone else's payment. As the owner of the property, you are in control of the cost and know upfront what your monthly payment is

Top 7 Tips for Your Winter Move

Are you relocating this winter? If so, you may be wondering how the moving process will go during the cold months. Don't worry, your trusted real estate agents in Eldon, MO are here for you! We know that moving can be stressful, especially when it's frigid outside. This week's blog has some great tips to help make your upcoming move a little easier. 1) Watch the Weather Keep an eye on the weather as you plan ahead for moving day. Have a plan in place should bad weather hit your area. Decide ahead of time if you will postpone moving day and make sure arrangements can be made if that is what you choose. If you want to go ahead and move even if there is pending winter weather, ensure you are prepared. 2) Recruit Helpers Like with every move, you may need to ask friends and family to help or hire a moving company. Your friends and family may be a little less likely to lend a helping hand if it is cold outside. Ensure you have enough help lined up to assist with you