Monday, July 21, 2014

Kid Proofing Your Home - It's A Must!

Preparing to welcome a new baby into your family? Congratulations!! There's nothing quite so incredible and rewarding as raising children. It's no secret that having kiddos running around the house comes with its fair share of responsibilities, though. Whether you've moved into a new home or have been proud owners of the same home for years, you'll need to take a critical look at your house through fresh, child-oriented eyes. Here are some quick and easy tips for making your home a safe, fun environment for your growing family.

Beware Of The Stairs
Children - especially young ones - have a constant and strong sense of curiosity that urges them to push past barriers and explore their world. While they can be great fun to climb up and down, stairs can also pose a great danger to unsupervised toddlers. Invest in a few baby gates to protect your little one from a nasty fall.

Secure The Chemicals
Cleaning chemicals can be extremely toxic to anyone if ingested or brought into contact with eyes, but your inquisitive youngster doesn't know that. Keep dangerous chemicals well out of reached or in a locked cabinet.

Cut Some Corners
No, this doesn't mean you're allowed to skimp on details! Sharp corners on countertops, dressers, and tables have a way of perfectly aligning themselves with your child's tender forehead. Purchasing foam corners to cushion to the impact can make a world of difference for your kiddo!

Block The Electrical Outlets
As your little ones learn and grow, they will mimic your actions - more than you realize. When they see you plug something into an electrical outlet, they will probably try to do the same. Unfortunately, electrical outlets can produce painful shocks to unsuspecting children. Install plastic plugs to cover up this potential hazard.

Lock The Cabinets
Unlike most cats or dogs, toddlers quickly learn how to open cabinets in the kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere else. Protect your youngsters from getting into things they shouldn't by installing child-proof locks on all your cabinets.

Beat The Heat
Nothing can ruin a day faster than a painful burn. Put up barriers to protect your child from coming too close to your fireplace, oven, radiators, stove, space heaters, or any other heat-producing appliance. Be sure to keep other dangerous items, such as cigarettes or lighters, out of reach as well!

Don't Skimp on the Details
These big, broad kid-proofing techniques are crucial, but don't forget about the small details. Scrutinize every room for choking hazards. Tuck cords from blinds out of reach to prevent strangulation. Look at every room through your child's eyes and evaluate every possible item of interest.

Need more space? Your dream new home could be one of our many home listings at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Magnificent Waterfront Condos For Sale!

Can't get enough of the Lake of the Ozarks? Go on, indulge yourself! You don't have to own a home at the Lake to be a frequent visitor or full-time resident at the Lake of the Ozarks. Treat yourself to your very own private lakefront condo with one of our brand new listings. Check out the fabulous new condos at Riviera!




These beautiful units redefine everything you thought you knew about Lake of the Ozarks condos. These spacious units offer...

1,668 Square Feet
3 Bedrooms
2-2.5 Bathrooms
Covered Community Dock
Hot Tub
Playground
Pool
Club House
Open deck and Patio


The new condos at Riviera are hands down the most private and exclusive condos on the west side of the Lake! Every single unit in this small complex is completely customized with different cabinetry, granite, doors, trip, and unique tile flooring.

Don't feel like purchasing? These gorgeous units are also available for rent!

Give us a call for more information! You can reach us Monday-Friday at (877) 870-5253.

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall: 7 Easy Home Decorating Tips

Whose house is the fairest of them all?

Whether you're the proud owner of a brand new home or you've been living in the same home for fifteen years, chances are you're always looking for exciting new ways to improve the look and feel of your Lake of the Ozarks' home. The Gattermeir Davidson Team is here to help with these fun and easy home decorating ideas!

1. Go Green. 
Never underestimate the power of a houseplant to brighten up a room! A few potted plants or small trees can go a long way towards adding life and interest to your empty corner.

2. Mix It Up.
There's no rule that says all of the seats at your dining room table need to match! Add interest to any kitchen or dining room by replacing two or three chairs with a long bench.

3. Think Outside The Box.
When it comes to home decor, the more unique and original the idea, the better! Did you know that...
  • Repainted plates can make intriguing wall decorations? 
  • You can use old curtains to reupholster your furniture?
  • Adding lightbulbs to mason jars is a quick way to make fun, unique lanterns?
  • Door knockers can make intriguing substitutions for cabinet and/or drawer knobs?

4. Bring It In.
Your first instinct may be to put furniture against the wall in order to make more space in your rooms, but moving the furniture away from the walls can actually give your room a bigger feel (and create a more intimate setting at the same time)!

5. Give It Some Color.
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint to give your home a totally new feel. You don't have to paint an entire room to achieve the same revitalizing effect; painting one wall a contrasting color can give your room a fun, updated look.

6. Get Back To Basics.
Looking for your next source of home decor inspiration? Go outside! A vase of freshly cut wildflowers, a decorative tray of pinecones, or a bowl of colorful rocks and pebbles can all add a beautiful and natural look to your home.

7. Take Some Time To Reflect.
Mirrors often serve as some of the simplest and most effective decorative tools in any home-owner's toolbox. Hanging a medium-sized mirror in your living room instantly doubles your room's best features AND its size. 

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

4th of July at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Whether you're one of the many vacationers at the Lake of the Ozarks or you're one of the few lucky enough to live here year-round, the 4th of July is probably one of your favorite holidays. It's the perfect time to break out the water skis, fire up the grill, or snuggle up with that special someone underneath an amazing fireworks display!


Your favorite Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents want to be the first to wish you a very, very happy 4th of July weekend! To make your planning process a little easier, we've compiled a list of the best fireworks displays at the Lake.


Fireworks on Friday, July 4th

  • Bear Bottom Resort - view by land or by water at the 38 Mile Marker
  • Inn at Grand Glaize - view by land or by water at the 1.5 Mile Marker
  • Lake Valley Country Club - view by land
  • Mother Nature's Riverfront Retreat - view by land
  • Larry's on the Lake - view by land or by water at the 31 Mile Marker
  • The Lodge of the Four Seasons - view by land or by water at the 13 Mile Marker
  • Tan-Tar-A Resort - view by land or by water at the 26 Mile Marker

Fireworks on Saturday, July 5th

  • Beavers at the Dam - view by land or by water at the 0 Mile Marker
  • Captain Ron's Bar & Grill - view by land or by water at the 34.5 Mile Marker
  • Old Kinderhook - view by land

If you have so much fun here over the weekend that you decide you want to come back again and again, you might want to think about purchasing your own second home at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ask us about our affordable home listings today!

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Final Walkthrough is a CRUCIAL Part of the Home Buying Process!

Congratulations! You're about to close on your dream home. It's spacious, beautiful, and it has that luxurious screened in porch you've been dreaming about for years. You can't wait to move in and begin unpacking everything! 

With so many exciting things to think about, performing a final walkthrough of your new home is usually the last thing on any buyer's mind. You've seen the house plenty of times; why do you need to inspect it again?

The final walkthrough is not another inspection, though. It's a chance to make sure everything is in the condition you and the previous owners agreed upon. A thorough walkthrough should be performed 2-3 days before closing. After you close, any problems you discover will be your responsibility to fix, not the previous owners. 


Final Walkthrough DOs and DON'Ts

DO:
  • Flip on all the light switches to make sure the lights work
  • Turn on all appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, etc) and make sure you get the owner's manuals for each
  • Flush the toilets
  • Open and close all windows and doors to make sure that they all function smoothly, that there are no broken screens, etc
  • Run the heating, air conditionering, exhaust fans, and garbage disposal
  • Check ceilings, walls, floors, and doors for any scratches/damage that may have occurred as the previous owners moved out
  • Check basement, attic, closets, etc to make sure the owners have removed all of their belongings
  • Run the water in all showers, sinks, and baths to check for leaks
  • Make sure all the breakers are labeled - that alone will save you many headaches in the future!
DON'T:
  • Hesitate to ask the previous owners any questions about the home, such as what repairs (if anything) they never got around to
  • Get distracted imagining where you're going to put your furniture - there will be plenty of time for that later!
  • Hurry. Give yourself as much time as you need to be confident that you have checked everything thoroughly.

What Happens If You Find Something Wrong?

Conducting the final walkthrough before the closing gives you time to make any necessary repairs while the seller is still involved. Contact your real estate agent and let them know of any damages, and they will help you get everything worked out! 

Taking the time to critically evaluate the condition of your new home ahead of time will help prevent any surprises after you move in. After move in day, you'll be able to focus all your attention on decorating and organizing your dream home!

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

6 Tips For Choosing Your Perfect Home!

Whether you are a seasoned buyer or are just now testing out the waters, choosing a new home is an exciting time in in your life. It's a chance to start fresh - to move away from all the old annoyances and create a brand new environment. 

Buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks is no exception! But with so many different types of properties and views to pick from, choosing your new home can seem overwhelming at times. How can you be certain that the new home you pick is perfect for you and your family?




Here are a few key concepts to consider in order to make sure you find your ideal home!

1. Do The Math.
This seems obvious, but we cannot stress its importance enough. Before looking too closely at any houses, run the numbers and find an ideal price for your new home. Then determine the maximum price you can afford. These two numbers will give you a range to work with as you begin your house hunt. 

2. Set Your Priorities.
Sit down with your spouse or your family and dedicate some time to determining what features are non-negotiable. How many bedrooms do you need? Do you need a one-story house, or are stairs okay? Do you need a full laundry room, or will a closet for the washer and dryer work just as well? It's easy to be influenced by the attractive features in homes; determining your priorities ahead of time will help you stay on track.

3. Evaluate Your Lifestyle.
Don't let yourself get seduced by a beautiful view or shiny white kitchen cabinets. These features could be perfect if you're going to be at home enough to truly enjoy the view or if you won't have young children running around making a mess of things, but if not, you may want to keep looking. At the end of the day, you want to find a home that matches your lifestyle - not morph your lifestyle to match your new home.

4. Determine Your Driving Radius.
You can change a lot of things about a house, but you can't change its location. The drive out to look at the house may not seem that bad at first, but how will it feel making that drive every day? Look critically at the location of the house in relation to all the places in town you travel to frequently. How far is it from your work? From your kids' school? From you doctor's office? Make sure the home you're considering fits your location requirements.

5. Assess The Pros and Cons.
If you're feeling torn, physically write down a list of the pros and cons on a piece of paper so you can compare them. Are you willing to drive an extra ten minutes to work, if doing so means you get the master bedroom of your dreamsWriting them out in front of you helps you visualize the issues and address them more realistically. 

6. Trust Your Instincts.
Determining all your baselines and weighing the pros and cons can only take you part of the way. As you walk through the house, see if you can imagine yourself living there. Can you visualize where you would put your furniture? How would you use the spare room upstairs? Above all else, listen to your gut instincts. If you catch yourself rearranging the rooms in your mind or you can't stand the thought of losing the house to another buyer, chances are you've found your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Featured Four Seasons Property!

Welcome to the beautiful town of Four Seasons, where your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks awaits! 



This gorgeous property proudly offers the best possible view of the Lake of the Ozarks. Its Eastern exposure allows for gentle sun in the morning and afternoon/evening shade for outside grilling and relaxing. 

This beautiful home offers: 

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 full baths
  • 2 car garage
  • Lake view overlooking the main channel
  • 3,060 sq. ft.
  • 1 wood-burning fireplace
  • Full, finished, walkout basement
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • 0.25 acres

And don't forget about the abundance of parking! Cars can be parked along the street and the side of this home. Positioned on the over-sized corner lot, this home ensures just one neighbor to the side. 

All that for only $369,900! 



The landscaping, the flooring, the granite, the appliances, the railings, the security, the decorating... since the very beginning, the builders and previous owners never overlooked any detail when it came to the production or tender care of this one-of-a-kind home.

Call your friends at your local Lake of the Ozarks real estate office now to book your viewing!! 

Summer is here and NOW is the perfect time to buy a Lake of the Ozarks condo or home.  For real estate at Lake of the Ozarks, contact the Gattermeir Davidson team. We feature lakefront homes, condos, lake lots, and commercial real estate at Lake of the Ozarks. For more information on our properties in the Lake of the Ozarks area stop by our office near Bagnell Dam in Lake Ozark or call us toll free 877-870-5253.

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752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133