Springfield, MO Real Estate News

What You Need to Know Before Moving to Springfield, MOStarting a new chapter in a different city can be exciting, brimming with anticipation and the prospect of new beginnings. Springfield, Missouri, known as the "Queen City of the Ozarks," offers a delightful and lively environment to settle into. But before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's discuss all the essential information about moving to Springfield, MO.This guide will provide insights into housing choices, local attractions, and other important aspects to ensure your move is seamless and hassle-free.Housing OptionsSpringfield, a vibrant city nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, offers a diverse range of housing options designed to meet its residents' specific needs and preferences. Whether you're a student, a young professiona...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
When exploring Springfield, Missouri, leave behind the usual tourist activities and embrace the extraordinary. The city effortlessly blends small-town charm with big-city amenities, making it an intriguing destination for families, couples, and friends looking for unique things to do in Springfield, MO. In this article, you will discover the different unique attractions that await in Springfield, MO. Buckle up since this is going to be an exciting ride!Enchanting Parks and Recreation:Let's start this list of unique things to do in Springfield, MO, with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. The city boasts a wealth of outdoor activities and serene escapes within its many parks and recreational areas. Whether you seek fitness opportunities, communion with nature, or a peaceful haven, Springfiel...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
When you decide to dine in Springfield, Missouri, get ready for a delightful experience! This charming city boasts a fantastic culinary scene that caters to all tastes, offering a delightful mix of flavors and cuisines to satisfy every palate. Whether you're a fan of mouthwatering barbecue, crave authentic Italian dishes, or are in the mood for some delicious Asian cuisine, Springfield has it all. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you on a culinary journey to explore the best restaurants in Springfield, MO, that will tantalize your taste buds.1. City Butcher and Barbecue: A BBQ HavenCity Butcher and Barbecue is a trendy BBQ joint that exudes an urban atmosphere with industrial vibes. This restaurant is a mecca for barbecue enthusiasts, serving authentic Texas-style meats, sandwich...
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Are you searching for your ideal home in a charming city that perfectly balances small-town charm with urban accessibility? Look no further than the homes for sale in Branson West, MO. This hidden gem is a place where modern ranch homes meet the timeless beauty of the Ozark Mountains, offering a serene and vibrant lifestyle.Modern Ranch Homes with Stunning ViewsImagine waking up to the breathtaking views of the majestic Ozark Mountains right from your rear deck. In Branson West, this dream can become a reality. Many homes in this area boast rear decks that offer a front-row seat to the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. Whether you're sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a tranquil evening, the scenery will never cease to amaze you.Commercial Zoning for Business VenturesBra...
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By inboundREM Market Updates
(InboundREM)
If you're seeking the perfect blend of family-friendly attractions, breathtaking natural beauty, and a thriving real estate market, look no further than Branson, Missouri. Nestled in the heart of Southwest Missouri, Branson is a beloved destination for tourists and a hidden gem for homebuyers. In this article, we'll explore the homes for sale in Branson, MO, particularly in the picturesque vicinity of the Tri-Lakes, and why this area is an ideal place to call home.Why Branson Stands OutBranson is much more than just a vacation spot; it's a vibrant community with a unique appeal. Known for its world-famous live music shows, thrilling attractions, delectable cuisine, and stunning outdoor landscapes, Branson offers a quality of life that's hard to find elsewhere.One of Branson's standout f...
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If you're on the hunt for luxury homes near Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, MO, you're in for a treat. This exclusive club, established in 1989 by the visionary John Hammons, spans across 600 acres of the stunning Ozarks landscape. As the only private gated residential golf community in Southwest Missouri, Highland Springs Country Club homes for sale offer a lifestyle steeped in refinement and leisure. With over 300 single-family lots and private homes strategically placed around the championship golf course, residents here enjoy breathtaking views of meticulously manicured Bent Grass greens, Zoysia tees, and lush fairways. Moreover, the club boasts state-of-the-art amenities and a vibrant social calendar that truly sets it apart. Membership doesn't just grant access to th...
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Are you ready to embark on a journey into the heart of nature's paradise? Welcome to the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, a hidden gem nestled just north of Lake Springfield in beautiful Springfield, Missouri. Managed with care and dedication by the Missouri Department of Conservation, this nature haven invites all passionate nature enthusiasts to experience the wonder of the great outdoors.A Tranquil EscapeAs you step into the Springfield Conservation Nature Center, you'll find yourself transported to a serene world that feels like a distant escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The ambiance shifts, enveloping you in the tranquility of the woods, and the stress of the outside world simply melts away. It's a sanctuary for those seeking a genuine connection with Moth...
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Springfield Lake Park: A Nature Lover's ParadiseLocals and visitors are drawn to Springfield, Missouri's hidden jewel, where nature's beauty and recreational activities blend. Springfield Lake Park offers peace and outdoor fun. Discover a world of natural treasures, from Springfield Lake's tranquility to lush, green landscapes that beckon exploration and relaxation. This article will show Springfield Lake Park's scenic beauty and recreational opportunities, a favorite among all ages. Imagine a place where tranquility meets nature perfectly; that is what defines Springfield Lake Park. The park's 150 acres of unspoiled wilderness are a haven for nature lovers and those seeking refuge from the bustle of the city. Springfield Lake Park provides something for everyone, whether you love natur...
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Exploring the Stunning Natural Beauty of Rivercut Golf CourseHey there, fellow golf enthusiasts! If you're hunting for your next golfing adventure, look no further than the stunning Rivercut Golf Course. Situated in the heart of nature's embrace, this course is a golfer's dream come true. Let's take a virtual trip to discover what sets Rivercut Golf Course, a hidden gem for golf lovers.A Slice of Golfing HeavenRivercut Golf Course is more than just a golf course; it's a golfing paradise in Springfield, Missouri's picturesque landscapes. With its 18-hole championship layout, meticulously manicured fairways, and challenging design, it's no wonder this course has earned a reputation as one of the region's finest.When you step onto the first tee, you're greeted by a landscape that feels plu...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Hadassah Freilich was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia back in 1948 to Samuel and Ella.  In 1949 the family moved to the United States settling in Gardner, Massachusetts.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Dramatics from Boston University in 1970, as well as a MA in International Relations from Northeastern University.After graduation, she worked at Lehman Brothers as a director of Policy, Planning and Communications at Pfizer.  She also held the position as a senior program officer at the National Research Council. She is also a member of the Parents Music Resource Center.  In 2005, she was hired by Hill & Knowlton as a senior counselor in the firm’s health care and pharmaceuticals practice.  She has also served as Chairman of the Ambassador’s Ball for the National...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
William Robert Laughlin was born in San Gabriel, California back in 1932 to Robert and Charlotte.  At the tender age of eight he worked in the film industry.  He was made famous by his strange guttural voice (more on that in a moment). He died in 1948, he was sixteen from a motorcycle accident.  He was the youngest of the actors/actresses to die from the Our Gang films.  For those of you old enough to remember those films if you haven’t figured it out by now he was known as Froggy.  Your day is worthwhile when you make someone smile, so give the free gift of a smile today.
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Yasmeen Lari was born in Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan back in 1941.  At 15 she left Pakistan to go with her family to London for vacation.  The family decided to stay in London enrolling in school.  She attended the Oxford Brookes University, graduating in 1964.At 23, she returned to Pakistan with her husband, initially facing difficulties because of her gender.  However, in 1969 that all changed by she was elected a Member of the (RIBA), more on that in a moment.  She retired in 2000 and is currently serving as an advisor for UNESCO.Okay, this one is going to be short, so let’s get to it.  What you may not know about Yasmeen is that the university she attended in London was the Oxford Brookes University of Architecture, (RIBA) stands for the Royal Institute of British Architects.  She was...
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Percy Edgar Lambert was born in Westminster, England back in 1881.  He attended the Westminster City School.  After graduation he joined his older brother, Harold Charles Lambert selling Austin and Singer vehicles in Westminster.  Percy and Harold decided to enter into the vehicle manufacturing and jointly formed the Lambert-Herbert Light Car Company.  Their first vehicle was a 10HP 4 Cylinder, it sold for a whopping 225.00.  Percy was also into automobile racing.  Starting in 1910, he had a short career in racing.  He won seven races and placed in six more.  He was killed in 1913 during a race, on the 21st lap the car overturned, he died on the way to the Weybridge Cottage Hospital.What you may not know about Percy is that in February of that same year he covered 103 miles in one hour....
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By James Dray
(Fathom Realty)
Itzhak Bentov was born in Humenné Czechoslovakia back in 1923, his parents were killed in Nazi Concentration camps.  He escaped to British Palestine.  He joined the Israeli Science Corps one month before Israel declared statehood in 1948.  He designed Israel’s first rocket for the War of Independence. He moved to the United States in 1954, settling in Massachusetts becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1962.  In 1979, he was killed as a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 191 that crashed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. What you may not know about Itzhak is that he was also an inventor.  He invented the steerable cardiac catheter, helping pioneer the biomedical engineering industry.  He was an early exponent of what has come to be referred to as consciousness studies,...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Missouri March 2020 Market ReportThe number of sales for March 2020 in Missouri are down, while the average sales prices are rising.  In Springfield, 2930 sales have occuried,with an average sales price of $181,484.  Total volume of sales is $492,024,835.Photo courtest of Missouri RealtorsCall Kay Van Kampen and Rhonda Jones for your free market reports for your home in and around Springfield Missouri.  Need to sell your home?  Call us today!
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Springfield Market Predictions for SpringEven before the Stay-At-Home order for Missouri, the Springfield Market has been strugging with low inventory.  Homes under $200,000 do not stay on the market longer than a week, if priced right.  Higher priced homes are lowering their prices to get their homes sold.The Coronavirus is starting to cause some homeownerss to question whether to sell or wait for the virus to subside.  We are also hearing of delayed closings due to layoffs or loss of jobs.What is this going to do to the upcoming Spring selling season?  Your guess is as good as mine, but here is my prediction:With inventory remaining at an all time low for the Springfield Mo and surrounding areas, buyers will continue to look, purchase and close, keeping the inventory down.  Sellers wi...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
The Years - The Time - All Worth It!  This Short Sale Closed !After 2 1/2 years and many offers.  Tons of paperwork.  Dealing with 2 banks, it seemed like they were both playing devils advocate, we closed on this 16000 Sq Ft Home.  The buyers were awesome, waiting for over 8 months to close.  The sellers helped work through the sale and never gave up.We've closed over 300 short sales, none as difficult as this sale.  The home was the largest in size and price we've ever worked.  During the 2 1/2 years, the times showing the home was endless.  We lost track.  The time it took to go through the house was usually 2 hours.  Our thanks to the title company for keeping the file up to date and to the buyer's lender for closing before the deadlines.  And to the many people that listened to me e...
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
The Power Of Advertising - Past Clients Become Forever ClientsWe have a process when servicing our clients, present and past.  For those that relocate to another state, it seems we have a more difficult time staying in touch. This week an out-of- state past client called and asked if we could help once again. Our client brought his preapproval letter and had already found their home from our website.  Within hours we were already under contract! The power of the internet, combined with constant advertising, equal great transactions with previous clients.  Past clients and referrals are our base for our business. By the way, "WE LOVE REFERRALS!"
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By Betty Knowles, Ready to sell? Call Betty!
(Southwest Missouri Realty )
Moving to Southwest Missouri? Please watch our 1min 30 second video to get an idea of what to expect! 
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By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
Pricing Your Home To Sell in 2019With our busy market, homes in today's market do not stay active if priced right. Years ago, before the Internet was widely available for every aspect of life, determining the price of your home for your local market relied heavily on the assistance of a real estate agent or broker. Now, with the ease of access to many different online real estate information sources, pricing a home for sale can seem like a very easy task. While it may be easier for a seller in 2019 than in 1990, pricing a home still best involves an agent and additional research to ensure a reliable sale price.  That's where the "KAY" Team comes in.  If you are thinking of marketing your home, contact Kay Van Kampen or Rhonda Jones.  Our team has the knowledge of the local market and we...
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