Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FAST Ways To Prepare YOUR Home for Thanksgiving Guests

Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season and while the holiday's are an excellent time to enjoy family - it's also a season when your house can get the messiest. With all of the cooking, baking and celebrating that will happen through the next few weeks, your home will probably feel like it's in a frantic state of disrepair, and your kitchen may never feel like it's seen the light of day under all of those cooking utensils. Thankfully, with just a few minutes a day, you can help keep those dust bunnies at bay.

Here are a few tips and tricks that you can utilize while running through your Lake of the Ozarks home, just minutes before the guests arrive.

Clean the Bathroom

If you can only clean ONE room, make it this room! Your guests will generally tolerate a little dust in the living room or flat pillows on the couch - but there is nothing that will gross them out more than a dirty bathroom. Take 5 minutes and wipe down the sink and toilet, clean the mirrors and put out new toilet paper. Don't forget to empty the trash and close the shower curtain, too!

Vacuum and Sweep the Floors

Only bother with the areas where your company will be gathering. Grab the vacuum and the broom and run over the surfaces quickly. Don't forget to spot mop any areas, specifically the kitchen, to make it look a little cleaner.

Empty the Sink, Load the Dishwasher and Wipe the Countertops

No matter how clean your kitchen is, if there are dishes in the sink, it automatically looks messy. By emptying out the clean dishes in the dishwasher and reloading it with the dirty dishes, you will make a HUGE impact on your kitchen. Now that the sink is clean, take a rag and wipe the counters, sink, and stove. Start up the dishwasher while your guests are starting to come, and this will help your cleaning endeavors after they leave.

Straighten and Dust "Visible" Areas

Don't worry about cleaning the top of the door trim or those really tall bookcases, only run a cloth over the areas that are visible. Make sure you stop by the entertainment center and put away the DVD cases and straighten up the remotes. Just remember, what they can't see won't hurt them.

Turn Down the Lights

You can say you're setting the "mood", by turning off the overhead lights, turning on the lamps and lighting the candles, but you're REALLY hiding the areas that you didn't get a chance to clean! If the lights are down, no one will be able to tell that you didn't dust the bookshelf.

Clear a Place for Coats and Bags

Preparing for the coats and bags in advance will help you out when the guests start arriving. Whether you have a coat closet that you'll be hanging everything in, or an entryway bench or bed, prepare and clean it in advance. Don't forget to return the coats before people leave!

Set the Mood with Music

Now that you've run through the house frantically cleaning and touching up, turn up those tunes. Sit back for a few minutes, enjoy your handiwork, calm your nerves, and be ready to greet your guests with holiday cheer.

Finding A Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Gattermeir Davidson, we are in the business to pair you with the home of your dreams, so you can entertain your friends and family to your heart's content! The holidays are the perfect time to enjoy your home at the Lake of the Ozarks, and if you don't currently have a home of your own, we would love to find a perfect fit for you and your family. From small, cozy cottages, to large luxury homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, our team will work with you to find a home that fits your lifestyle and budget. Give us a call today at 877-870-5253, so you can sing "I'll be home for Christmas" and mean it!

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 | 57

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Thanksgiving is next week and the holiday's are finally upon us! Christmas lights will start going up around town, and the Lake of the Ozarks Events Calendar is starting to fill up with events that bring yuletide cheer. From Light Parks, Thanksgiving Buffets, and Holiday Markets, there are many fun events that you can enjoy till the end of the month and on into December.

Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Gala of Trees

November 19th - 21st
Bootleggers Sports Book & Grill

Holiday Market Place

November 20th - 21st
Camden County Museum

November 20th - January 2nd
Laurie Fairgrounds

Eldon Christmas Celebration, "Home for the Holidays"

November 20th - 21st
Eldon Missouri

November 26th
Tan-Tar-A Resort
Adults: $28.95 Children Ages 4-12: $14.95 Children Ages 3 and Under: Free Seniors (55 and Above): $18.95 Prices do not include taxes or gratuities. Call for reservations.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Old Kinderhook

November 26th
Old Kinderhook Trophy Room
11 AM to 4 PM, call 573-317-3560 for reservations.

Thanksgiving Buffet at The Lodge of Four Seasons

November 26th
HK's Restaurant & Bar
11 AM to 3 PM, call 573-365-3000 for reservations.

Tri-County YMCA First Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run

November 26th
Biking/Walking Trail on Horseshoe Bend Pkwy

Eldon Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 26th
Eldon Community Center

Thanksgiving Buffet at H. Toad's

November 26th
11 AM - 3 PM

Thanksgiving Buffet at the Inn at Grand Glaize

November 26th, 11 AM - 3 PM
JD Waddles Restaurant at Inn at Grand Glaize

St. Patrick's Festival of Lights

November 26th - January 1st
Shrine of St. Patrick in Laurie, MO

Christmas Village 2015 at Old Kinderhook

November 27th - December 20th

Deck the Docks Holiday Light Cruises

November 27th - December 30th
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Main Street Music Hall Christmas Show

November 27th - December 20th
Main Street Music Hall
Call 573-348-9500 for show times.

Versailles Unity Circle of Lights

November 27th - January 1st
Hwy 5 and Hwy 52, Versailles, MO

Versailles Olde Fashioned Christmas

November 28th, 4 PM - 8 PM
Downtown Versailles

Osage Beach Holiday Lights

November 28th - January 3rd
Osage Beach City Park & Osage Beach Pkwy

The Nutcracker Ballet

November 28th - November 29th
School of the Osage, Cummings Auditorium

Annual Lighted Christmas Parade

November 28th, 6 PM

Handmade Holiday Market

November 28th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Lake Studio for the Arts, Sunrise Beach, MO

Lake Area Community Orchestra

November 29th, 7 PM
Community Christian Church

Holiday Shopping - Shop Local Sunday

November 29th, 1 PM
Shawnee Bluff Vineyard

Living at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake community is a close-knit area. From school events to local charities and family-friendly activities, you can find many fun things to do here. Relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks is a great choice, and we are sure you'll enjoy the life here. If you're ready to buy a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call. Our team is experienced in real estate, and ready to help you find your dream first or second home, condo, or investment property!

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 | 57

Friday, November 13, 2015

7 Wall Colors That Can Help Your Home Sell FAST!

One color can make people feel many different ways. A bright and bold color choice in your kitchen may appeal to you and your style, but when you're selling a home it can turn buyers away quickly. When you're living in a home, you can add your personal touch, but when you're selling a home at the Lake of the Ozarks, your goal is to make it appeal to many different buyers.

Psychology of Color

If you've ever researched the psychology of colors, you'll find that different colors trigger different parts of the brain. Red is exciting, green is soothing, gray is sophisticated and blue can be energizing. The idea is to pick a color that is RIGHT for your space. Some rooms look ideal in red while others may not allow the buyer to imagine their furniture in the space. Take every room into consideration.

Red - Daring and bold, this color commands attention.
Pink - Pink can make your home feel playful, feminine and warm. You just have to choose the right hue!
Orange - This color can create a friendly and approachable feeling in your home.
Yellow - Yellow can bring sunshine into any space, and uplift the mood.
Green - This soothing shade of nature is neutral and ideal for any space.
Blue - Depending on the temperature of this color, it can be energizing or calming.
Purple - This regal and eccentric color can add a layer of mystery to your space.
Gray - Gray can infuse elegance and sophistication into your home.
Brown - This earthy color can invoke a sense of security. You can use this to your advantage when selling.

7 Colors That Can Help Your Home Sell

Maritime White - It's light, warm and neutral. It doesn't commit to any undertone, which makes it popular for "mass appeal"

Lenox Tan - This sandy color is about as dark as you should go when re-selling your home. It's best in a large space where you want a "rustic" appeal.

Revere Pewter - Warm and soft are two words to describe this gray. Normally gray has a cool, purple or blue undertone, but this has a warmer green to it.

Grant Beige - A perfect combination of tan and gray. It's great for resale when someone wants to visualize themselves in the home.

Balboa Mist - A soft, subtle gray, that is as light as a feather! There is a soft taupe undertone which can leave your home feeling warm and inviting.

Gray Cashmere - This blue/green/gray combinations can appeal to men and women without being too colorful.

Muslin - Such a popular color. It's not gray, it's not white, it's not beige, it's just purely muslin. A great non-committing color when you don't know what to do. 

Sell A Home at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you want to sell your home, call the experts who have extensive experience, and a wonderful track record. We offer the strongest team of Real Estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks. You'll experience service that is second-to-none, whether you are purchasing a new home, second home, investment property, or selling your home. We have your interest at heart and strive to establish long-term relationships with our clients. Give us a call today, and let our team help you buy fast and sell faster!

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 | 57

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

5 FAQs About Relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks

Any relocation can bring up many questions. Moving to the Lake of the Ozarks is no different, and we want to make sure that you are completely confident in your decision. The Lake area is a unique combination of vacation spot and close knit hometown. From the activities and local attractions you'll notice that every season here is different with huge advantages to each.

Here are a few questions we know you'll want the answers to before moving to the Lake of the Ozarks.

FAQs When Relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks

Question: Can I get a home with a view of the Lake?

Answer: Of course! At +Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate we have homes of all different shapes and sizes. From small homes that are perfect for retiring at the Lake of the Ozarks, to large homes that will accommodate your entire family in style - we have it all!

Question: What are the schools like in the Lake area?

Answer: The entire Lake of the Ozarks consists of fabulous school systems. From the schools in Camdenton to the School of the Osage you'll find incredible advantages. According to GreatSchools.org, none of our local schools drop below a six rating. Every school has many extracurricular activities and star sports teams. Your children will fit right in with the crowd, and have a lot of fun attending these A+ schools.

Question: Will there be fun events and activities for my family?

Answer: Your family will never lack for things to do in this area! We have to incredible State Parks where you can spend weeks exploring, hiking and picnicking. In addition, there are many fabulous restaurants in the area, varying from BBQ to fine dining with a Lake view. There are also many events planned throughout the year that are family friendly, and loved by all. In the summer you can enjoy being out on the water along with all of the activities that go with that. Water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and tubing are just a few of the popular water activities.

Question: What is the Lake area like in the winter verses the summer?

Answer: In the summer the Lake is brimming with excitement. The waterfront restaurants are always hosting fun events and helping you make the most of the Lake life. There are fun community events planned throughout the year as well - supporting this community is important to us. There are golf tournaments hosted throughout the year to support local organizations, as well as other fun events that help integrate you into the community. The winter is an ideal time to plug in and get involved with the community as well. In fact, you really get to live on your own private Lake during the winter! When the tourists aren't continually here, you get the opportunity to enjoy local activities, boat rentals, and more.

Question: How far would I be from a bigger city with more entertainment?

Answer: The Lake of the Ozarks is ideally situated between Kansas City, St. Louis, and Springfield. When you're looking for a great weekend get-away, you find that the city life is just a few hours away. The Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Cardinals have both won the world series in the last five years, which gives you a perfect excuse to enjoy these great sports. Aside from the extended shopping opportunities and events, there is a fabulous zoo in St. Louis where you could spend the entire day. Needless to say, the big city is just around the corner, and a great place to enjoy the weekend.

Best Real Estate Company at the Lake of the Ozarks

Relocating to the Lake can be an extremely fun and exciting time, but with any more, it can seem a little intimidating. When you work with the best real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can take the pressure off, and make the move even more fun. The best part, is you will be working with people who live the Lake life on a daily bases. Unlike working through an online real estate site where the agents are advertising homes and areas they know nothing about - Gattermier Davidson Real Estate can keep you informed on exactly what you need to know about the Lake life. Let our team support you in this exciting change - give us a call at 800-870-5253 today and let us pair you up with the perfect Lake of the Ozarks home!

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 | 57

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pumpkins, Candy & Costumes - OH MY!

It's that time of year folks! Sitting around the bonfire, eating lots of candy and pumpkin flavored treats, while dressing up in costumes and hanging out with friends. October is a great time of year, and events at the Lake of the Ozarks are a fabulous way to get out and enjoy the weather and the fun. From pumpkin picking to ice skating you will find all the details right here - and not miss any of the fun!

Halloween Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Mecca Farm, Pumpkin Picking - Open until October 31
425 Delmar, Roach, MO

Bonfire & Haryride at the Lodge of Four Seasons
Saturdays - October 17-November 14
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark

Hy-Vee Hollow Trick-Or-Treat

October 29

929 State Hwy D, Osage Beach

H. Toad's Halloween Costume Contest
October 30
2359 Bittersweet Rd, Lake Ozark

Tunnel Dam Gardens' Haunted Maze & Hayride
October 30th - 31st
878 Gardens Road, Macks Creek

Halloween at the Ice
October 31
20 Eagle Ridge Rd, Camdenton

Halloween Bash on the Strip
October 31
Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark

Halloween Party at Shawnee
October 31
2430 Bagnell Dam Blvd, Lake Ozark

Spooktacular Trick-Or-Treat
October 31
Ryland Center Parking Lot, 1185 North Business Hwy 5, Camdenton

Living at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake of the Ozarks is a hopping place, even outside of the Summer months. From the great restaurants and fun events there are ways to keep your family entertained all through the year - which makes this the perfect place to settle down! From large mansions to comfortable family homes, Gattermeir Davidson has just what you're looking for when relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks. Our team is dedicated to helping you find a home that will fit your budget, needs and dreams - and we'll do it in A+ fashion. Give us a call today at 877-870-5253 and let us help you start living the Lake Life!

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 | 57

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Beautiful Lakefront Home for Sale in Villages, MO

Colorado style and Lakefront living collide beautifully in this one of a kind Villages of Shawnee Bend Estate. When you are relocating to the Lake of the Ozarks, Gattermeir Davidson once again brings you quality and craftsmanship in this stunning masterpiece. You can enjoy the lake from your very own deck, complete with a fireplace to cozy up to during these brisk fall evenings. Enjoy the tour of this solid brick and limestone creation with it's towering post and beam ceilings, interior stone columns and solid oak flooring.

Comfort and Style Collide

This home is not lacking in anything, from the vaulted ceilings to the jetted tub, walk-in closet and wet bar - you'll have everything you need to enjoy life. Not to mention with five bedrooms and six bathrooms you'll be able to spread out and enjoy every square foot of this home (all 5,400 of it!). Here are a few other luxurious things you'll enjoy about this home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks:

  • Hot Tub
  • Swim Platform
  • Wood Floors
  • Walk-Shower
  • Lake View Deck
  • Breakfast Nook
  • Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Entertaining

You'll be able to entertain like a celebrity on the pool patio with a finished bar area, full bathroom, outdoor fireplace and hot tub room. The calm cove location with main channel views will have you enjoying this outdoor space for hours. There is also a HUGE covered dock with a dock locker, electric and the attached swim platform. You'll leave the Jones' in the dust with an outdoor set up like this!

Incredible Necessities

Not only does this home have the bragging rights on style, it also has some extra bonuses and hidden benefits. 
  • Sound System Wiring
  • 3 Car Garage
  • Sprinkler System
  • Central Vacuum
  • Pool Room
  • Extra Storage
  • Workshop

Real Estate at the Lake of the Ozarks

When you want to purchase a luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks from a team you can trust, give us a call. We sell homes that feature lakefront views, as well as condos, lake lots and commercial real estate. Don't let this beautiful home pass you by! Give us a call at 877-870-5253 and let us introduce you to your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks today.

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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 | 57

Thursday, October 15, 2015

5 Great Reasons To Have An Investment Property

Finances are a huge part of our lives. Without financial stability, it is incredibly difficult to raise a family, fund your (or your child's) education, plan for retirement, and any number of different things. Fortunately, you have a lot of different options to choose from when it comes to investing. Real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great example - and it just so happens that the local real estate market is currently primed for outstanding investment opportunities!

1.  Mortgage Rates Are Still Low
With an average of anywhere from about 3.0-4.125%, local mortgage rates are still holding at all-time lows. It's impossible to accurately predict where interest rates are headed, but experts expect them to rise in the near future. Buying your investment property before the interest rates go up will likely save you thousands of dollars in the long run.

2.  Property Values Are On the Rise
Property values have been steadily rising over the past several years. While slight ups and downs in the market are normal, houses continue to increase in value overall. If you own an investment property at the Lake of the Ozarks for several years, you can almost guarantee that you will be able to sell it for more than your original purchase price.

3.  You Can Rent Out Your Home To Earn Additional Income
Surveys have shown that most people would rather rent a home than an apartment. Not only that, but most people would rather rent from private landlords than property management companies. This means that if you are looking for additional income (or for someone else to pay your mortgage), you can always rent your home on a 1-2 year lease!

4.  You Can List Your Home As A Vacation Property
If you own a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, chances are you'll want to enjoy it for at least a few weekends during peak summer season - but there's no reason that it has to sit empty when you're not there! By listing your home as a vacation property, you can get some extra income from weekend renters (while still having opportunities to enjoy it yourself, too).

5.  Mortgage Interest Still Counts As A Tax Write-Off
As a homeowner, you can use the money you spend on mortgage interest as a tax write-off. If you have two mortgages, you can potentially double your tax write-offs! Be aware, however, that if you rent out your second home, you may not be able to count the interest as a write-off. You should consult with a tax professional to learn more about your specific situation.

Looking For Your Investment Property at the Lake? Contact Us!
If you're thinking about buying a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact the team at Gattermeir Davidson Real Estate for help! We are very familiar with all the different areas around the Lake, and we would be happy to help you find the perfect place for your second home. If you are interested in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you with that, too!

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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