Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lake Ozark Condo For Sale!

Looking for a part-time or full-time place to call home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Sometimes, individual condo units can serve as an affordable, convenient alternatives to a house. Condos often come with a unique set of amenities and valuable perks - and this magnificent unit for sale in Lake Ozark is no exception!


68 Lighthouse Road, Unit 1010

Located in Lake Ozark, one of the fastest-growing communities in the Lake Area, this Lake of the Ozarks condo serves as the perfect weekend landing zone for you and your family or your full-time residence. With four bedrooms and four full bathrooms spread out over 2,750 square feet, this gorgeous unit far exceeds most people's expectations of condos at the Lake.

Here's a quick overview at all of the great features this condo has to offer:
  • 2,750 sq ft
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Large Screened Porch
  • Lower Deck
  • Breathtaking Lake View
  • Second Guest Room with Private Bath

If you look more closely, you'll find the...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • Wet Bar
  • Large Jetted Tub
  • Culture Marble Shower
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Interior Sound System
  • Custom Cabinets

Subdivision Amenities

Living in a condo at the Lake has definite advantages. This private end unit comes with fantastic subdivision amenities, such as...
  • Community Pool
  • Playground
  • Elevator
  • Reserves
  • Sewer
  • Trash
  • Water/Well
Two 40' boat slips, two PWC slips, and a garage are also available for purchase!

This incredible condo is listed for $395,000. It certainly won't last long, so be sure to contact the Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate team to schedule a showing today!

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC!

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.74

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

25th Annual Christmas for Kids

Everyone thinks there's nothing to do at the Lake of the Ozarks during the "off-season," but that simply isn't true. This Sunday, one of the greatest annual events at the Lake returns for its 25th year: Lake Area Christmas for Kids!


25th Annual Christmas for Kids

Christmas for Kids is a fantastic, fun, formal event designed to raise money and provide toys for children in need at the Lake of the Ozarks. This year, the event will be held:
  • On Sunday, December 14th
  • At 7:00 PM
  • At the Lodge of the Fours Seasons in Campana Hall
In addition to a simply wonderful evening out with other members of our great community, participants will get to enjoy hors d'oeurves, a cash bar, and a silent auction. Bands Spontaneous Serendipity & Captain Geech And The Shrimp Shack Shooters will provide the entertainment for the evening. Admission is as follows:
  • $15/Person + one new, unwrapped toy
  • Additional $20 without a toy
Participants must be 21 or older to attend.

Toys Needed for 2014

Every year, the charity organizations who will receive the donations raised through Christmas for Kids submit a list of that year's most desired toys. Some of the top toy requests this year include:
  • Star Wars
  • Frozen Dolls and Accessories
  • Country Music DVDs
  • Ninja Turtles
  • Harry Potter
  • Littlest Pet Shops
  • Pokemon
  • Books (for all ages)
For more information and a complete list of this year's desired toys, check out the Christmas for Kids website: www.lakeareachristmasforkids.com 

Great events like these remind all of us at the local real estate agency at the Lake of the Ozarks why we're so lucky to live at the Lake of the Ozarks! If you're interested in becoming a full-time member of this great community, we can help. Contact Gattermeir Davidson to start searching for your new Lake of the Ozarks home today.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC!

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.74

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Gattermeir Davidson Partners with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World!

Big news from Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate! We are excited to announce that we have officially partnered with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. This new partnership should lead to great things in the world of real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our press release has all the info.


Gattermeir Davidson Selected for Membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

"Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, one of the Lake of the Ozarks' largest independent real estate companies, has been selected for membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®," announced Ed Schmidt, Partner & Chief Marketing Officer.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a global network comprised of more than 500 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms, with 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates in the U.S. and nearly 50 other countries. Collectively, these firms produced $314 billion in sales in 2013, with over 1 million transactions. This is $93 billion and $183 billion more in sales volume over national brands Re/Max and Keller Williams, respectively.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is the largest network of residential real estate firms, and network affiliates are widely recognized as the premier providers of quality residential real estate and relocation services. Leading Real Estate provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, buying and selling referrals, luxury marketing, and industry-leading education. Gattermeir Davidson was selected for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® membership only after meeting the network's strict membership criteria.

Check out our new logo!
"What a great opportunity for us to partner with the largest real estate network in the world!" said Ryan Gattermeir. "As a leading independent real estate company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are often approached by the large national brands wanting us to purchase a franchise. We never felt that any of them were a good fit for us. With Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, we don't have to change who we are or pay wasteful franchise fees." Conda Davidson agrees, "In a small community, reputation and a high quality of customer service is everything. Now we can expand that quality and show the world what the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer!"

"We are delighted that Gattermeir Davidson real Estate has joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®," commented President and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Pam Connor. "The company's selection was based on the firm's outstanding reputation, as well as its demonstrated ability to deliver the same high quality service and superior reliability as our other affiliates. This level of service is the foundation of our network and is the basis for our longevity and success as one of the industry's leading providers of real estate and relocation services."

Gattermeir Davidson was founded in 2008, when two top selling agents Ryan Gattermeir and Conda Davidson teamed up with Ed Schmidt and his advertising firm, Schmidt and Associates, to create an environment where technology, customer service, and experienced agents could come together. We look forward to helping you find your new dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks!

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC!

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.74

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

14 Fun Facts about Thanksgiving!

How do you plan on celebrating Thanksgiving weekend this year? Are you traveling to reconnect with extended family? Celebrating with friends? Planning a traditional Thanksgiving dinner? Going the non-traditional route with a big Thanksgiving party?

No matter what you're doing or who you're with over Thanksgiving weekend, it never hurts to have a few conversation starters tucked up your sleeve! Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate team is here to help you breeze by any awkward silences. Your local Lake of the Ozarks' REALTORS have compiled a list of the best Thanksgiving trivia we could find. Use this list to wow all your friends and family with your impressive Thanksgiving knowledge!


The first Thanksgiving celebration lasted a full three days.

The first Thanksgiving feast did not include mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, cranberries, or pumpkin pies.

The Plymouth Pilgrims were the first people to celebrate Thanksgiving.

The average turkey purchased for Thanksgiving weighs 15 pounds.

Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October (known in the U.S. as Columbus Day).

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621.

Benjamin Franklin thought the United State's national bird should be the turkey, not the bald eagle.

The Pilgrims held the first Thanksgiving feast in order to celebrate a plentiful harvest the year after an unusually harsh winter destroyed their crops.

Mature turkeys have approximately 3,500 feathers.

George Washington declared a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, but it didn't become a federal holiday until Abraham Lincoln delivered his proclamation in 1863.

Several different days in November have been dedicated as Thanksgiving throughout the years. It wasn't legally made the fourth Thursday of November until 1941.

The U.S. Congress chose the fourth Thursday of November (rather than the last) in order to lengthen the Christmas shopping season.

Turkeys that are bred commercially cannot fly.

The Pilgrims did not have forks, so instead they ate with knives, spoons, and their fingers.

Armed with these fun facts, you'll be the life of any Thanksgiving gathering! What other fun trivia facts have you heard about Thanksgiving? We'd love to hear them!

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.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

5 Quick Tips About Home Loans

Very few people can afford to purchase a home without the help of a mortgage loan, so getting a home loan is often one of the biggest components of buying a home at the Lake of the Ozarks. The type of loan your qualify for and the size of the loan you can be approved for are largely responsible for dictating which home you will be able to buy. Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate is here to help you simplify the process with these five quick tips about home loans.

1. Loans Are Not "One Size Fits All"
Home loans come in many different shapes and sizes. Some loans have fixed interest rates, some have adjustable rates. Some loans require a minimum 5% down payment, others require more or less. Most home loans span thirty years, but others only cover fifteen or twenty years. An experienced mortgage lender will be able to help you determine which type of loan will be best suited for you and your needs.


2. Loan Amounts Depend Greatly On Your Credit Score
Your credit report is a number used to indicate your financial responsibility. Higher numbers are earned by making smart financial decisions and paying off your debt on time. The amount of loan you will be approved for (and the interest rate you will have on your loan) will be based off of your credit score. Higher numbers will give you access to greater loan amounts and lower interest rates.

3. There Are Conventional Loans And Non-Conventional Loans
Home loan applicants can choose between two types of loans: conventional and non-conventional. Conventional loans typically have certain requirements their applicants must meet, such as higher income levels and the ability to provide 5%-20% down payments. Non-conventional loans are generally given to people who do not meet the requirements for conventional loans. Non-conventional loans are backed by three independent agencies: the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Housing Administration, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

4. Loan Pre-Qualification Is Not The Same Thing As Loan Pre-Approval
There are several steps in the loan approval process, the first of which is pre-qualification. For this step, the buyers discuss their financial assets, incomes, and debts with a lender who can then give them an idea of the type of home loan that will best suit their needs. The next step is pre-approval, wherein the lender conducts a thorough investigation of the buyers' credit history and verifies their income and debt information. By the end of the pre-approval process, the buyers should have a statement in writing saying they have been pre-approved for a specific home loan amount.

5. Loan Pre-Approval Requires Your Official Financial Documents
If you're looking to get pre-approved for a home loan in the near future, you can simplify the process immensely by gathering your official financial documentation ahead of time. In order to be pre-approved for a loan, the lender must investigate your income, debts, and credit history. At the very least, most lenders require the last two years of your tax returns, your recent W-2, last two pay stubs, and current bank statements. Preparing these documents in advance will help your pre-approval process go much more quickly and efficiently.

If you're considering buying a Lake of the Ozarks home in the near future, we strongly recommend you begin working with a lender to get pre-approved for a home loan sooner rather than later. As experienced real estate professionals at the Lake, we have seen many hopeful buyers fall in love with a home before getting pre-approved, which can create a lot of unnecessary stress for everyone involved. Beginning the pre-approval process before touring homes will not only ease the stress of the approval process - it will also give you a better, more concrete understanding of the type of home you will be able to afford.

Questions? The team at Gattermeir Davidson would be happy to try to answer them for you! Give us a call today. (877) 870-5253

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.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Modern, Spacious, & Elegant. It's Waiting For You!

Home Sweet Home.

There's No Place Like Home.

Home Is Where The Heart Is.

If you're looking for a new home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're going to want to find one that resonates with you on a deep emotional level. One that feels like "home" in every sense of the word. One that you can imagine coming home to after a long day at work, one that you can see filling up with friends and family over the holidays, one that you want to share with kids, grandchildren, spouses, and pets. 

If you're looking for a home that can perfectly complete all of those pictures and more, you definitely won't want to miss this magnificent waterfront home in Camdenton, MissouriWith this beautiful structure to call home, you and your family will be ready to take on the world!

At a Glance

This single-family detached home has everything you need to build a beautiful nest at the Lake of the Ozarks. Completely remodeled in 2010, this home features all new doors, HVAC, cabinets, and paint distributed throughout...
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 4,200 sq. ft.
  • 2.5 stories
  • 4-car garage

The Necessities

Behind all the beautiful bells and whistles, this rustic yet modern home has all of the essential ingredients of comfortable lake living. Enjoy top-of-the-line kitchen appliances, including a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and stove. The home also already has a water softener installed - and don't forget about the washer and dryer that come included with the home!

The Perks

While this home obviously comes with all of the ordinary household goods, it is certainly no ordinary home! Enjoy a multitude of outstanding homeowner perks, including...
  • Tile floors
  • Stamped concrete decks with metal handrails
  • Four-seasons room
  • Great cove location with space for a large dock!
  • 2 wood-burning fireplaces
  • Walk-in closets
  • Workshop, and
  • HOT TUB!

It's true; home really is where the heart is. If you're feeling unsure about whether or not you want to schedule a showing for this Lake of the Ozarks home, then just take a second to listen to your heart... You already know the answer!

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.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133

Monday, November 3, 2014

5 Brilliant Kitchen Organization Ideas

Home organization... that necessary evil in all of our lives. If there's one thing all homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks can agree on, it's that you can never truly be finished organizing your home - but that doesn't mean it's not worth the effort! 

Having a beautifully or cleverly organized home can make your life much easier while giving you a unique sense of pride that only homeowners can fully understand. Organizing your whole home is an ambitious undertaking, so it's usually a smart idea to only tackle one room at a time. For this post, the Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate Team put their heads together to come up with some of our favorite kitchen organization ideas. 


Get Hooked
Never underestimate the power of adhesive hooks! Incredibly affordable and easy to install, these brilliant little inventions are an organizer's dream in the kitchen. Stick them anywhere - inside your cabinets, alongside your cabinets, hutches, or refrigerator - to store anything from dishrags to mixing spoons. Your life will never be the same!

Make The Most of a Sticky Situation
Are there certain recipes that you're always digging through your cookbooks or recipe box to find? Gather your favorite recipes and tape them to the inside of your cabinet. You'll never have to waste time tracking them down again - and you'll save them from any more cooking stains!

Think Outside of the Box
Who says all of your little boxes have to take up valuable drawer space? Tape or glue magnets on the side your frequently used boxes (those containing Ziploc bags, tin foil, saran wrap, etc) and stick them on the side of your fridge. They'll be much more easily accessible, and your drawers will be free to hold other things.

Think Inside of the Box
Tiny tupperware containers are good for storing more than just food! Use small, clear containers to store miscellaneous items that are notorious for cluttering up kitchens, such as twist-ties, rubber bands, and clothespins. We even heard of someone who designated one of these little containers to holding Band-Aids so they could avoid a run to the bathroom in the event of a kitchen-related accident.

Spice It Up
We came up with several great ideas for organizing your spice cabinet. One option is to put your spices in a drawer, rather than a cabinet, and use sticky notes or tape and a permanent marker to write the names of the spices on top of their lids. This way, all you have to do is slide your drawer open and scan the tops of the lids to find the one you need. You can also place a cookie sheet underneath all of your spices in the cabinet, so you can slide them all out at once to find the one need more easily.

We hope you find these kitchen organization ideas helpful! By following these simple suggestions, you'll be well on your way to designing your beautiful home at the Lake of the Ozarks.

What other tips and tricks do you use to organize your kitchen? We're always looking for more great ideas!

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.

Stay connected with Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC

2011 REALTOR Salesperson of the Year
Missouri Association of Realtors

Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate, LLC
752 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Suite A
Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Office | 573.365.1555
Fax | 573.365.1766
Mobile | 573.746.0133