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Tips for Buying a Condo

Thu, Aug 16th 2018 4:25 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

So you’ve decided to finally move out of that dusty old apartment, stop paying someone else’s mortgage, and invest in a condo of your own. Congratulations! Buying a condo can certainly be an amazing step forward in your life or great investment opportunity! 
  
But while you should look forward to the purchasing process with optimism, it’s important to keep in mind that the process of finding the perfect condo to purchase is very different than buying a home or renting an apartment. Don’t worry – we’re not here to scare you, but rather to help! There are a number of things you need to make sure to look out for when buying a condo. Here are three of the most common tips we can offer:  


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How to Determine the Value of Your House

Tue, Aug 7th 2018 3:41 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

 One day you may wake up and suddenly realize that the house you have lived in and loved for so long no longer fits your family like it used to. As you start having children and adding pets to the equation, that darling starter home just doesn’t have the room. Or, as you enter your golden years and your children start to leave the nest, you may discover there are entire sections of the home that you never visit. Whichever demographic you may fit into, now is the time to start thinking about buying a new home. Of course, you still need to sell the old one, and as part of that process, you need to determine just how much money you can get for it. Here’s a list of a few different ways you ca...




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Top Reasons to Buy a Lake House in Branson

Tue, Jul 31st 2018 5:53 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

 There’s something peaceful and wonderful about living on the water, be it the ocean, a pond, or on the banks of Lake Taneycomo. Whether you are planning on purchasing a second home as an investment opportunity or dreaming about finding that perfect place to land, Sunset Realty Services is here to help make your dreams come true. What are you waiting for? If dreams aren’t enough to convince you, maybe these top reasons to buy a lake house in Branson will!

 

Water Living is Good for the Heart and Soul

 Studies have shown that people who live near the water live longer and happier and are far healthier than those who don’t. It might have something to do with the peace and tranquility tha...




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Top 5 Relocation Tips

Wed, Jul 25th 2018 3:42 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

It’s time. You’ve known this day would come. You’ve been planning on it for quite a while now, but somehow it still managed to surprise you. You’re down to the final days before the big re-location. Maybe you’re moving across the world and landing in Branson, maybe your Branson days have ended and your job is taking you to another state, or maybe you’re just moving to the next town; however your story is playing out, relocating can still be tough, and we’re here to help with these top five relocation tips.

 

Start Immediately

 It’s always easier to do a big job by doing a little bit at a time, and as soon as the final decision is made, make the first move. It can be a small one, such...




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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Buying a Second House in the Branson Real Estate Market

Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 7:15 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

Real estate is fast becoming one of the top investments for Americans, and if you’re contemplating the pros and cons of investing in a second house, you may have a lot of fears and worries that could potentially keep you from following through on your dreams. We at Sunset Realty Services understand, and when you choose to start the hunt, we want you to be completely informed on what to expect from your second house investment. We have compiled this list of things you probably didn’t know to expect when you make that second Branson real estate investment.

You Can Set Aside Days to Stay in It Yourself

If you are considering purchasing it as a vacation rental property, but also want to spe...




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How to Begin Real Estate Investing

Thu, Jul 12th 2018 3:37 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

As we start to grow older, the reality of retirement looms great in our minds. We don’t want to struggle and scrimp, eating cat food and living in a studio apartment to survive; we want to be able to ENJOY our golden years. We want to travel and garden and eat at fancy restaurants. We want to be able to buy our grandchildren the things we never would have purchased for their parents when they were growing up. We want to go to sleep each night knowing the bills have been paid and there is excess food in our cupboards. And because the best way to ensure a bright future is to start now, and also because the easiest way to do so is by investing in real estate, it’s now time to learn how to st...




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When to Hire a Branson Property Management Company

Mon, Jul 9th 2018 1:50 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

Vacation property ownership can be one of the best and most lucrative decisions you make for your retirement years, if done right. The options and variables attached to said ownership can also make it a huge drain on your finances, leaving you far worse off than you were to begin with. So how can you make sure you do it the right way? We think the answer starts and ends with knowing when it is time to hire a good Branson property management company, and because you may not know when that time is, we’ve done the research for you!

Right After You Close Escrow

The initial investment and the first months after closing escrow are bound to be a little costly, so you may not want to spend even...




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How to Celebrate a Branson 4th Of July

Wed, Jun 27th 2018 4:57 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

As 4th of July rapidly approaches, chances are the question of where you should celebrate our nation’s birthday is becoming a focus of your daily musings. Whether you recently moved here to improve the quality of your lifestyle, are planning to move here, or have lived in our wonderful mountain village your whole life, you want to make sure you spend your mid-week day off enjoying it to the fullest—and we can help! It can be serious business planning your Branson 4th of July shenanigans, and Sunset Realty Services understands. We’ve compiled this list of fun ways to celebrate 4th of July in Branson so you can have peace of mind!

 

Rockin’ 4th of July at Rockaway Beach, 2762 State Highwa...



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Branson Real Estate | How to Increase the Property Value of Your Home

Fri, Jun 15th 2018 6:04 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

Change is a natural part of life, and even if it doesn’t make us feel very comfortable at times, it is important to our growth to accept and adapt and even grow to love the things that are changing in our lives. Babies are born, our grown children move away, starter jobs are begun and then ended as bigger and better opportunities come along, and sometimes as we grow to accept our empty nest ways, the baby bird returns back to the nest. Change is all around us, and our homes reflect the need for change the most. Whether your house has suddenly become too small, too expensive, or even too big, your property values can help determine when it’s time to change your lifestyle and purchase a new...




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Branson Pizza | Best Pizza Restaurants in Branson | Sunset Realty

Fri, Jun 1st 2018 12:42 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

Moving to a new place can be a hard adjustment. You love your new home, neighborhood, and the neighbors you are slowly coming to know, but you miss the comfort and convenience of knowing how to accomplish standard everyday activities quickly and easy. Finding new doctors (especially if you’re new to the state), discovering which grocery store offers the best deals and the freshest produce, even having to learn where to get the best Branson pizza in town can be stressful! Pizza is a very important meal in a family’s life, and when done wrong, can put a pall on the best days. Luckily, Sunset Realty Services is here to ensure that all your days are good ones—at least as far as pizza goes! He...




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Branson Commercial Property | 3 Reasons for Owning a Commercial Property

Fri, May 18th 2018 11:50 am by bizcor bizcor Blog

When we were younger, investing in our future was not something we considered. We all knew we were going to live forever, and of course, our career choice was going to ensure that we could live in style and comfort in our golden years, so why worry? As we age, however, we soon learn that life doesn’t hand us a golden retirement; we have to earn it with a lot of hard work, sweat, and upon occasion, tears! Not all investments pan out, and it can sometimes be difficult to spot the diamond in the rough. Fortunately, investing in a Branson commercial property is one of the safer investment strategies you can make, and here is a list of three reasons why that is so! 


 
Our Future is Bright 


 
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Home Soundproofing | Top 5 Benefits of Soundproofing Your Home

Tue, May 8th 2018 2:16 pm by bizcor bizcor Blog

Anyone who has ever spent any time living in an apartment or condo truly understands the benefits of home soundproofing. Months or years spent hearing the everyday details of every argument, accident, and the occasional intimate moment are constant reminders of its importance. Interestingly enough, we don’t tend to think of soundproofing our homes, even though the same issues can arise—especially in the newer homes that are built so close together you can shake your neighbor’s hand while using your own bathroom. More houses per square foot equals more income potential for builders and less opportunity for privacy and quiet for the homeowners!

Your Daughter’s Drum Set

We want our childre...




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Branson Memorial Day | How to Spend Memorial Day in Branson | Sunset Realty

Tue, May 8th 2018 2:07 pm by bizcor bizcor Holidays in Branson

Memorial Day is a day meant to be spent with family. Signifying the start of summer vacation and, more importantly, paying homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this holiday is special to all Americans. For many years you have had a tendency to just stay home and catch up on some much-needed sleep, but this year you want to do something different. This year you have decided that a family vacation should be planned, and that trip should be to one of America’s biggest small towns, our hometown of Branson! Here’s a list of some of our favorite ways to spend Branson Memorial Day—enjoy!

Shopping

Some of the best sales can be found on Memorial Day, and Tanger Outl...




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Homes in Branson MO | How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Branson Home

Thu, Apr 26th 2018 7:18 pm by bizcor bizcor Commercial Real Estate

Although we spend a lot of time and attention on the interior of our homes and even in the backyards, we tend to ignore the most viewed area of our little kingdoms: the front yard. This is the only space that everyone sees—from strangers rolling down the street to our neighbors that surround us to the many service people who bring our mail or drop off packages—and if its unappealing to them, can you imagine what potential buyers may think? Spring is the season when our thoughts lightly turn to moving, and if your house is going to be one of the hundreds of homes in Branson MO that will be offered for sale, these tips on how to add curb appeal could be the difference between a top dollar o...



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Houses in Branson MO | Top Reasons for Moving to Branson | Sunset Realty

Thu, Apr 12th 2018 4:42 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Sometimes we tend to stay in situations that are less than perfect because that it is the easy thing to do. The fear of moving into a worse situation can be far stronger than the need to make a change. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with the house you live in, the job you are working at, or even the schools your kids are attending; they are just bland and boring. 
 
Well, we think it’s time to shake things up a bit, to step out of your comfort zone and get out there and try something new. We think it’s time to stop dreaming about it and make the big move to Branson, Missouri! You know we’re right, but in case you need some extra convincing, we have compiled this list of the top reasons for ...




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Branson Foreclosures for Sale | 5 Tips for Buying Foreclosed Homes

Tue, Apr 10th 2018 1:57 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

Endeavoring to purchase any home comes with certain challenges. This is especially true of Branson foreclosures for sale, but this process is unlike any other. There are certain aspects of this process that provide advantages, but there are also certain things you should look out for. At any rate, it is good to keep a few things in mind when you are looking to buy a foreclosed home. The following are five tips that will aid you in this endeavor.

Find the Right Real Estate Broker 

Regardless of the specifics of the home-buying process, having a good real estate broker is the most important step. You want someone with a good reputation among people they have worked with in the past and so...




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Branson Homes | 5 Tips to Turn a House Into a Home | Sunset Reality

Tue, Mar 27th 2018 10:40 pm by bizcor bizcor Residential Real Estate

 If you have ever walked into a friend’s house and immediately felt welcomed and at home, you may already know the difference between a house and a home. A house can be impeccably decorated and sparkling clean, but still feel sterile and even inhospitable, while a home may have chipped paint, toys on the floor, and windows that are smudged by the fingers and noses of children and pets but will still make you want to stay for another cup of coffee or another 15 minutes of conversation. Because we make Branson homes our business, we’ve compiled this list of tips to help you create the welcoming home of your dreams.

Matchy-Matchy Feels Sterile and Unimaginative

Yes, it is easier to buy the...




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Branson Realty | Pros and Cons of Selling Your Home As Is | Sunset Realty

Fri, Mar 16th 2018 8:29 pm by bizcor bizcor Residential Real Estate

The prospect of selling your home often comes with many questions like, “What kind of repairs should we make before we sell?” or “Who is the best realtor for the job?” and so on. Many people choose to forgo any improvements and/or repairs and simply sell the home as is. This means that you are selling the home in its current state with no obligations to fix any problems or make any improvements after the home has been sold. It is important to understand that you still must be transparent with prospective buyers regarding any issues that exist within your Branson realty. With that being said, here are a two of the pros and cons of selling your home as is.

Pro: Avoid Many of the Stressors ...




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The Best Home Staging Checklist

Tue, Mar 6th 2018 5:55 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

The process of selling a house can be daunting when it is your own home and you have so much of yourself put into it. You worked hard to create a home that is comfortable and pleasing to the eye, and the idea that people will say something negative about it can bring a lot of grief. Our first rule for homeowners is “Don’t take anything personally!” Every individual walking through your home has their own idea of what is beautiful, and most of those ideas will not jive with your own ideas! To take some of the anxiety out of the ordeal, however, we at Sunset Realty Services have provided this home staging checklist, filled with ideas that will help sell your home quickly and as painlessly a...



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Getting Your Home Ready for Spring

Wed, Feb 7th 2018 5:16 pm by bizcor bizcor Branson Homes and Real Estate

If you are looking through the windows of your Branson home, it may be difficult to see, but according to the calendar, spring is just around the corner. Underneath that blanket of snow, the buds of your summer flowers are preparing to push through the ground, the gray sky is waiting to turn blue, and warmer temperatures are only weeks away. Knowing that spring is so close, its time to take care of some of the things you have been putting off all winter. We’ve compiled this to-do list to help your home be at its best in the new season!

Spring is for Painting

If you weren’t able to get to it in the fall, spring is also a good time to change the color of the exterior of your home. Take a ...



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