Joplin, MO Real Estate News

By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Loan Information for Tornado Victims If you recently lost your home to the May 22nd tornado in Joplin you may want to talk to your lender about a FHA 203h loan. This loan is available for victims of natural disasters where the President has declared it to be a disaster area. This is a 100% loan offered to rebuild or buy a replacement loan. For more information about this loan talk to your lender or go to http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/sfh/ins/203h-dft. There are several banks and other lenders in the area that have already stated they have access to these loans. If for some reason your preferred lender can't get you information on this program please contact me and I'd be happy to put you in touch with one of the lenders that we have a great relationshi...
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By Rene Fabre, Marketing in the Digital Age
(First American Title)
I’m really not quite sure how to even begin this little story. It certainly isn’t a plea for sympathy nor is it the seizing of an opportunity for a hot blog topic. If it were, I’m a little late. As some of my friends here on Activerain know my oldest daughter lives in Joplin, Missouri with my three grand kids. Tawnya is a single mom working two jobs to make ends meet like many of us in this recession. She works for the Joplin Globe Newspaper (need I say more) which has severely scaled back this last year. She got a second job at Walmart. Normally she would have been working last Sunday but by chance (as you might call it) she had the day off and was home with the boys, Jakob and Tannyr. Tyffanie was across town at the mall when all hell broke loose and the Tornado hit. Walmart was a tot...
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By Barbara Calwhite, 417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation
(Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri)
Joplin Missouri Tornado report. When I got on the internet this morning and started to check email that had not been looked at since Sunday I found 2 emails from Active Rain.  They were inquiries about my well being from AR members whom I have never met. My initial reaction was surprise but it should not been.  This is a very caring community and I want everyone to know it.  In fact, our whole real estate community is very caring of one another. As I wrote my reply to the first email from Lynda I thought I should post it on Active Rain for all to see.  So below is my answer to Lynda and Emily.  I want to thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Lynda: I appreciate your email.  My immedate family is all fine.  All of the agents at our Keller Williams office are alive.  Several totally lo...
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Another year has come and gone. The good news for home sellers is that it appears that the market has bottomed out, the bad news is that it doesn't appear to be gaining ground, at least not yet. Here are some numbers worth noting. Listings: In 2002 there were 922 new listings that came on the market during the year. That number has gone up every year until it peaked and leveled off at 1759 in 2007 and 2008. The number of new listings has fallen in 2009 and 2010 with only 1667 new listings coming on the market in 2010. Solds: While at first glance it may seem to be a good thing to see inventory increase, it has the same result that it does in any other situation. Since the number of buyers hasn't increased, home prices took a hit and buyers have been able to have a greater selection of ...
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Annual Statistics Report for Joplin Missouri as compiled by the Ozark Gateway Association of Realtors®   New Listings Sold Listings Pending Listings Avg. Sell Price List to Sell Ratio New to Solds Gap Failed to Close 2002 922 947 8  $  85,264.21 96.29% -25   2003 930 907 649  $  92,333.72 96.64% 23   2004 1024 982 1022  $  92,563.14 96.85% 42 40 2005 1079 1032 1148  $104,033.05 97.30% 47 116 2006 1399 992 1289  $100,006.66 96.87% 407 297 2007 1759 1040 1239  $105,364.55 96.40% 719 199 2008 1759 876 1077  $110,555.13 96.46% 883 201 2009 1663 788 1056  $111,385.68 95.88% 875 268 2010 868 410 559  $115,954.37 96.04% 458 149
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
  Joplin MO Real Estate Statistics for the first 5 months of 2010:   Through the first five months of 2010 there have been a total of 334 homes sold in Joplin. This is an increase from 260 homes sold during the same period of 2009 or an increase of 28.46%. The average sales price of homes that closed in the first 5 months of 2009 was $112,300. The average sales price of homes that closed in the first 5 months of 2010 was $114,227. This is an increase of 1.72%. The average days on market for a home in Joplin for the first 5 months of 2009 was 124. The average days on market for a home in Joplin for the first 5 months of 2010 was 132. This is an increase in days on market of 6.45%. There are currently 542 homes for sale in Joplin. There have been 683 new listings since January 1st of this...
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Congrats to all of those around the country that participated yesterday. Special thanks to those from my office that made it such a great day. I wasn't able to be there but my wife and a nephew were there and reported back that over $11,500 was raised for Easton Murdock and the crew did fabulous things for the Boys and Girls club in Joplin yesterday totally transforming different areas of the building and grounds.
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Today, all over the country, Keller Williams associates are impacting their local communities in a positive way by giving back to those communities in the way of service projects. In Joplin Missouri the Keller Williams office has two major things going on today. Associates are working hard at the local Boys and Girls club, cleaning, putting in a floor and working in the playground (if the weather permits). The other big project is a fund raiser for a young boy, the son of one of our associates, who is fighting cancer. 1300 hot dogs are going out the door at lunch today to raise money for his ongoing treatment. I went by the office yesterday and there were hotdogs and buns everywhere! Thanks to all of you out there today working hard today making a difference; here in Joplin and across t...
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
Things semm to be picking up a little bit. Hopefully this trend will continue. -Walt       Monthly Statistics Report 03/01/2010 - 03/31/2010 Ozark Gateway Board of Realtors Compiled on April 2, 2010 03/01/2010 - 03/31/2010 Change from 01/30/2010 - 02/28/2010 03/01/2009 - 03/31/2009 Change from 03/01/2009 - 03/31/2009 to 03/01/2010 - 03/31/2010 YTD 2010 YTD 2009 2010 - 2009 YTD Residential New Listings 136 8.80% 141 -3.55% 390 410 -4.88% Sold Listings 70 42.86% 64 9.38% 168 142 18.31% Volume - Sold Listings $7,242,324 -4.52% $5,925,455 22.22% $21,541,261 $15,121,469 42.45% Average Sale Price $103,462 -33.16% $92,585 11.75% $128,222 $106,489 20.41% High Sale Price $670,000 -2.76% $348,000 92.53% $689,000 $499,000 38.08% Low Sale Price $12,000 -4.00% $7,500 60.00% $9,500 $4,900 93.88% Ave...
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By Walter Hayes, Make the Right Move!
(Oak Creek Realty Group LLC)
There are 2 potentially huge events soon to come that could impact your back pocket as a buyer. Most know about the tax credit for up to $8000 that ends on April 30th of this year. If you are a buyer and don't have your new home under contract by then you just cost yourself up to $8,000. The second event, and potentially more costly, is a plan by the feds to quit buying mortgage backed securities by the end of March if this year. If this happens as discussed there is talk that we could see an immediate spike in interest rates and a continued climb back to 6 - 6.5% by summer. If this happens buyers who wait will have lost out the chance to by at rates that may not be seen again in our life times. Think I'm being overly dramatic? Then look back and see when 30 fixed rates were at their cu...
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By Jo Kleinsorge
(Keller Williams)
Preparing Your Home for Sale   What more could you want than to get your home sold for top dollar in short order without any hassles?  If you take a moment and read through the following suggestions before you put the property on the market, you’ll be on your way to a successful sale.   Our goal is to simplify, depersonalize, and de-clutter the home in order for it to show larger and brighter, giving a more spacious feeling to potential buyers.  These steps will provide you with an advantage over the competition.  Many items will need to be removed to storage and packed for moving.  This is important and should be considered as merely giving you a head start on the move to your new home.     General   q      Start by airing out the home.  Most people are turned off by even the smallest ...
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By Jo Kleinsorge
(Keller Williams)
Happy New Year! I hope you have had a great start to the year and are able to keep nice and warm!  It sure is clod outside!  I was getting a little irritated by the low prematures until I spoke with a client from Minnesota yesterday who told me it was -10 there the other day.  Oh well, it is winter and the kids are loving the snow. Speaking of kids, my daughter Aubry just got her first haircut in 8 years and donated 13 inches of hair to Locks of Love. Did you make any New Years Resolutions?  I really haven't gotten to that yet.  I was busy trying to stick to my end of the year resolution to exercise and loose weight in order to win our office Biggest Loser contest.  We weighed in today and I feel confident that I am NOT the Biggest Loser! Oh well, I guess that gives me something to kee...
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By Jo Kleinsorge
(Keller Williams)
I made this for open house yesterday.  It is really good, super easy.  Italian fix without all the carbs!  My kids love it over noodles and it has lots of veggies that they normally wouldn't eat. Italian Soup: Brown 1 lb ground Italian sausage (drain and rinse), add 1 chopped onion & 4 cloves of garlic.Saute until onions are transparent. Add 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper, 3 tsp Rosemary, 3 tsp Basil, 3 tsp parsley, 1 bag celery chopped, 5 carrots chopped, 3 cans diced tomatoes, 2 cans white kidney beans, 1 can... red kidney beans, 12 cups of chicken broth & simmer 1 -2 hrs.  Add 1 box whole wheat noodles at the end if you like.  I keep mine separate and pour the soup over them so they do not get soggy and the soup is great without noodles and has less carbs. This makes a lot and can be...
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By Barbara Calwhite, 417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation
(Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri)
Spring is coming!!!  Get ready for open house! There has always been an ongoing discussion among realtors about the good of doing open houses, at least here in southwest Missouri.  The first thing to do in preparing for an open house is decide the big WHY!!!  The first and most obvious reason is to SELL the house.  If this is the main reason in your mind for doing an open house then you will probably be in the group against open houses.  Another reason often given for doing an open house is 'Because the seller wants me to'.  Again, not a good reason.  If the home is located in an area that is hard to find or out in the country, there will not be a lot of traffic through the house.  The agent will have spent a lot of time getting ready and the seller will have been inconvenienced.  The a...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $310,000 FIZBER.com ID 13499227 Single Family with 4 bed, 3.5 bath, in 2719 N. Park Joplin, MO, 64801 http://www.fizber.com/13499227/ 2719 N. Park - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 2719 N. Park, Joplin, MO, 64801 Sq footage: 3800.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.5 Bedrooms: 4 Year built: 2006 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Missouri homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Beautiful Custom Built home. Alder cabinetry with pantry, large eating breaking bar, desk area, and stainless steel appliances. Formal dining room, Mahogany front door, powder room off living room wth 15 ft ceiling, built in bookcase and patio doors to deck. Master on main floor with fireplace, 2 walk in closets, and tile shower. 3 additioal b...
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By Darina Dymova
(Belbay)
1 story ranch home near schools. This house has been well maintained. Hardwood floors. Large fenced in yard with mature trees. Covered patio. Garage has extra cabinets for storage. Lots of charm in this home. All of the rooms are spacious. Must see!!! To directly access this property, use this shortcut: http://www.fizber.com/missouri-buy-single-family-home-11647703.html
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Price: $96,500 FIZBER.com ID 11646336 Single Family with 4 bed, 3.0 bath, in 3330 Finley av Joplin, MO, 64804 http://www.fizber.com/11646336/ 3330 Finley av - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 3330 Finley av, Joplin, MO, 64804 Sq footage: 2280.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 4 Year built: 1965 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Missouri homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Full walk out basement with screened in porch. New carpet in basement. Two half baths in basement. In a very nice family neighborhood.The kitchen is updated. New ceramic tile. New counter tops. Large oven with built in microwave. Fresh coat of paint in the kitchen, dining room, living room, down stairs family room, and down stairs bath an...
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By Jo Kleinsorge
(Keller Williams)
  Spring is just around the corner.  Take the opportunity to prepare your home for the market.   I understand that many sellers are reluctant to spend time and money on a home that they no longer plan to live in. Who wouldn’t want to save both the time and money if they could? Unfortunately you can’t….. Why? Because all buyers want the best buy for their money.   What’s wrong with an unusual paint color? How about dirty carpet, or crowded rooms?  What about some daily clutter? After all, it is still your home and you have to live there.  The new owner can change them to their own liking anyway. So, are these little details really a big deal? Only if you buyers have other choices, and in todays market they do!   Think of it this way… You want to buy a new outfit for a special occasion. ...
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As a real estate agent in the Joplin, Missouri area, I hear it a couple of times a week, "Isn't the market terrible right now?" If it is so bad, then why do I work every day of the week? Not that I am complaining, quite honestly, I am one of the few people on earth that actually enjoys going to work everyday. Maybe it is because I have the enjoyable job of helping people buy and sell homes, or maybe I just got a "workaholic" gene. Regardless, I am fascinated when people tell me that business is bad right now. How much more busy would I be if business was good?I attended a Women's Council of Realtors meeting at our local Board of Realtors office back in January. We had three different appraisal companies visit with us about their jobs. One gentleman said that they are still reporting Jop...
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By Roger Story
(Real Estate Choices)
Never mind what others do- do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.[ William J.H. Boetcker ]
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