“Off-Season” Real Estate at Lake of the Ozarks

September 24, 2015

DSC08745Many years ago, homeowners remember everything  shutting down in the winter, including restaurants, stores, and even the real estate market.  The thought that real estate drastically slows down or is non-existent is still prevalent in the mind of some home-buyers.  Is this true or just a myth?

From November 2014 to March 2015:

Of Waterfront Residential Homes, 23% of sales occurred during these winter months, and 25% of Offwater Residential Homes were sold during this time.

If you are selling, these can be some of the most productive months based on quality of showings and if you are looking to buy these months represent some of the best times to shop!

For more information on buying or selling real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, visit http://www.krantzproperties.com

Happy Fall!

September 23, 2015

We love this time of year, the weather is beautiful at Lake of the Ozarks! Have you ever considered relocating, but not sure where to begin? This is a simple form to assist you in what area would work best for you: Lake Property Finder

Luxury Living at Lake of the Ozarks

September 21, 2015

IMG_9083-EditThe Club at Porto Cima and The Villages at Shawnee Bend make up Lake of the Ozarks most desirable addresses. Porto Cima is the ultimate upscale waterfront community. Luxury homes are nestled among 3,000 acres of lake and golf course views!  Top-notch amenities include signature Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, yacht club, swimming pool, and fitness facilities.  The Villages is a prestigous community that combines the natural unspoiled beauty of the lake with waterfront estates.  The development features championship tennis courts, community pool and marina, and clubhouse.  Browse Porto Cima and The Villages Real Estate: Luxury Homes at Lake of the Ozarks

IMG_4560 (Small)If you have any questions or would like to view active listings at Porto Cima, The Villages, or other homes for sale at Lake of the Ozarks, please email info@krantzproperties.com or call us toll free 888-322-1802.

Many Reasons to Make a Trip to Lake this Weekend!

September 15, 2015


Summer is winding down at Lake of the Ozarks, but many residents and visitors look forward to these milder weekends and the events they bring.  Soon small towns just minutes from the lake will be brimming with apples, pumpkins, craft vendors, and games for the kids as the Fall Festivals take shape.

This weekend has lots of activities sure to please the whole family.  From the biggest motorcycle event in Missouri to an organized neighborhood garage sale for those who like to discover thrifty treasures.  Don’t miss out on these events at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend!

September 17-20 – Lake of the Ozarks Bikefest
For a full schedule of events: http://www.lakebikefest.com

September 18 – 38 Special at Pickleheads Roadhouse
For ticket information: http://www.pickleheadsroadhouse.com

September 18 & 19 – The Laurie Hillybilly Fair
For a full schedule: http://www.cityoflaurie.com

September 18 – 20 – Horseshoe Bend Garage Sales
For more information: http://www.fourseasonspoa.com

The weather will be perfect for house hunting as well, so contact us at (573) 302-2355, if you are interested in viewing property at Lake of the Ozarks! Visit http://www.krantzproperties.com to view all active listings at the lake.

Have you considered buying a rental property?

September 11, 2015

Millions of Americans who have held onto their cash are now looking to invest. Where can you put your hard-earned money to receive the biggest bang for your investment buck?

If you believe local housing values will go up over time, have you considered buying a rental property?
We know which subdivisions have retained the largest pool of responsible renters. One example is that the hospital and established community clinics attract interning doctors, new nurses and numerous staff who seek nearby housing.  If you are looking for a condo investment, we can let you know which complexes allow rentals, and maintain good rental history.
Let’s talk about what it takes to rent a home or condo at Lake of the Ozarks and where you might want to look. Just send us an email or give us a call. We are here to help! info@krantzproperties.com or (573)302-2355

Labor Day Weekend at Lake of the Ozarks

September 3, 2015


Labor Day is upon us, which at the lake means a long weekend of sun and fun! There are lots of activities to suit every member of the family at Lake of the Ozarks.  With over 1,100 miles of shoreline, this is by far one of the lake’s most popular past times. The lake has many new waterfront restaurants, many with beaches, pools and even waterslides.  There will be live music, food and drink specials throughout the weekend, to keep everyone entertained!

You are guaranteed to hear the echoing thunder of celebration off the lake, and there are many options to view them by car or boat. You may be lucky enough to see them right off your dock! Click the venues below for more details on dates and times:
Bear Bottom Resort
Tan-Tar-A Resort
Tropic Island Cruises
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Celebration Cruises
Old Kinderhook
Village Marina & Yacht Club

We hope you enjoy your extra day of much deserved rest and relaxation with your friends and family this Labor Day. Please stay safe, and as always let us know if we can assist you in any way with real estate at Lake of the Ozarks! CELEBRATE LAKE LIFE!

A Lake for All Seasons

August 6, 2014

While the lake is busiest in the summer, it is a great place to live in all seasons! It features some of the mildest weather in all of the mid-west!

Of course, the lake allows boating, swimming, and fishing until ones heart is content. On the other hand, many casual waterfront restaurants now have beaches, swimming pools, and waterslides!
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to some of the country’s premier golf courses. With over a dozen courses in the area, there are lots of challenging, scenic private and public courses to suit all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or a seasonal pro, the lake is the place to play virtually any time of the year.

The Lake of the Ozarks is home to the biggest outlet mall in the state of Missouri, with over 100 famous brand name stores. The state park is also the largest one in the state. After a day of shopping or sightseeing, there are 5 wineries, and a micro-brewery with tasting rooms, located around the lake area.
With plenty of things to do and see throughout the year, why wait any longer to start your search for lake property. Now is the best time, interest rates are still near record lows, and property prices are on the edge of increasing. Come down now and check out the new homes and condo’s on the market.

Strong support systems are in place at the Lake ready to handle the growth to come

July 30, 2014

Lake Regional Health System is the largest employer at Lake of the Ozarks. The local hospital employs over 1,100 employees, providing vital economic stimulus to the region. Whether treating full-time residents or seasonal visitors, Lake Regional offers quality medical care. Specialties include cardiology, cardio-thoracic/vascular surgery, gastroenterology, medical and radiation oncology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology and rheumatology. The health system also includes eight freestanding primary care clinics, 18 specialty clinics, two urgent care clinics, four satellite physical and cardiac rehab therapy sites, three retail pharmacies and home health services.

The two main primary and secondary school systems in the lake area are R-II and R-III accredited districts with an enrollment of approximately 6,000 students combined. Both School of the Osage and Camdenton have received numerous local, state, and national awards of distinction for the achievements of their students, and faculty. Camdenton also offers a Technical Center for high school students and adults wanting to learn certain skills or earn certifications. There are two college campuses at the lake. State Fair Community College offers various Associate degrees, and Bachelor degrees through their partnership with Central Methodist University, at the same campus. Columbia College has Associate and Bachelor degrees, as well as offers online courses.

With top notch jobs, schools, and healthcare, coupled with the beautiful lake and its multitude of recreational activities, why wait any longer to begin your search? Contact us and let us know what your priorities are in making Lake of the Ozarks your home.

Multiple Offers: A Definite Sign the Lake Market is Making a Big Comeback!

July 16, 2014

These two words create great potential for a seller – a chance to get the highest and best terms for their property! On the other hand, a missed opportunity for one of the buyers presenting an offer. From 2009 to 2012 we saw very few multiple offer situations, in 2013 that began to pick up. This year we have averaged over 6 multiple offers each month at RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks, and expect to see a lot more as the buying season heats up. This is an indicator that a lot more buyers are getting off the sidelines and making offers, presumably while interest rates are still low and inventory is improving. As the lake market continues to improve, we see the best priced properties with the most sought out features, not spending very many days on the market before they receive an offer, or two! If you are considering purchasing property at the lake, don’t hesitate to contact us and find your perfect lake property soon before supply and demand impacts values.

The Lake’s Housing Rebound has Seen More Pocket Listings

July 2, 2014

As most buyers and sellers know, the most typical and successful place to list a property is in the local MLS (multiple listing service), a database available to agents and now these services syndicate listings to popular online web sites such as Trulia and Zillow. This gives anyone in the world a chance to browse photos of homes before they view them in person with their real estate agents. At one time pocket listings were more prevalent among luxury homeowners, but now that the Internet has created an open marketplace, sellers in many price ranges like to keep their property out of the public. They feel more confident with buyers they know that are already working with an agent and have been pre-qualified or are serious about purchasing, before viewing their home. Another reason we see more pocket listings here at Lake of the Ozarks is because it is a second-home destination. Many times the sellers are vacationing and don’t want the burden of showings, unless they know it is serious buyer. We have photos and details of our pocket listings, and generally contact our clients that we feel would make a good fit. If there is something specific you are looking for, please make sure we know your criteria. Many times these listings are available to us and new ones come on often. Schedule a time to meet or call us today to discuss, the lake market is very active this year! Now is the perfect time to buy.


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