Lake Front Living – Table Rock Lake

Have you ever wanted to live life by the lake? Want to have a little fun in the sun? Table Rock Lake is all about having the convenience of only being minutes away from fun for the whole family! Healthy living with many activity centers, hiking and biking trails, and beaches at your finger tips. Moonshine beach is one of the prettiest and most popular designated swimming areas in the Branson. Unlike Lake Taney Como, Table Rock is always 15 degrees cooler and much better patrolled. Being on Table Rock Lake, you have entertainment right down the road! Only a few miles away, the Showboat Branson Belle is docked at the beautiful White River Landing.You are far enough away from town to enjoy the peace an quiet, but close enough to easily access Branson or Hollister to meet your shopping needs.

Are you wanting a kind of home that offers these things, as well as a beautiful view, immaculate furnishings, and cozy feeling? If so, I have a home in mind for you!

Taney County Lake Front Home

Taney County Lake Front Home

Enjoy the peaceful location of this immaculate 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, lake view home. Family friendly area where you can walk to the lake, & enjoy getting to know your neighbors. There are boat launches, nature trails, and entertainment are close by too! The home’s interior features a open floor plan, hearth room with fireplace, granite tile counter tops, and custom oak cabinetry. Drawing your attention to the yard, it features a yard sprinkler system, privacy fence, water softener with whole house filter & softener system, large covered front porch, crawl space with storage area that can also double as storm shelter. This home comes with a 1 yr home warranty, & much more!

Updated Master Bath

Updated Master Bath

Beautiful Kitchen

Beautiful Kitchen

Spacious Living Area
Spacious Living Area

Interested in seeing this home? Feel free to contact me, or take a look at my website for more beautiful homes!

Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate

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Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate
114 N Commercial
Branson, MO 65616
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How to Prep Your Fireplace for Fall

“Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes hands with you ” -Marry Poppins

This weekend I was watching Marry Poppins with my Niece, and as we watched, I remembered that it is getting to be that time of year again. The summer is on the down slide, and now instead of trying to keep the heat out, we will be fighting to keep in inside. I don’t know about you, but nothing says fall like a roaring fire place. Curled up with a warm blanket, a good book, and hot chocolate sounds like a perfect time to me! Even though we love to use the fireplace, it isn’t something that we always think about when it comes to maintenance. Here are three tips to help you prep your fireplace, or things to think about when you are buying a home…

1. Get your fireplace inspected. According to a survey, by National Fire Protection Association, last year  an alarming 42% fires in the country were credited to home heating fires. They suggest to have your chimney swept once a year to remove all of the soot and debris (building smaller fires will prevent build up in your chimney, and prevent cracking in the mortar). So make sure you call a local chimney sweep and have them come out to take a look, before you use your fireplace this fall. I have had some clients work with a local chimney sweep (Taney county area) R&L Chimney Sweeps and have had wonderful experience. They do professional work for a reasonable price!

2. Check chimney for cracks and loose bricks. Ash can escape through these cracks, and could potentially start a fire in or outside the home. The fireplace cap is located on the top of the chimney, and looks like wire mesh around the top, and on the inside rim. This is the part of the fire place that takes the most damage because it is always exposed to the elements. The chimney cap is there to make sure the air is filtered against rouge ashes, and to keep animals out of your home. This reminds me of the commercial for All State about the raccoon (mayhem) in the attic. Don’t let that be you!

3. Be sure that you are burning the right wood in your fireplace. Lets first start with the not to burn list. Do not burn freshly cut wood. This type of wood has more moisture, and produces more smoke than heat. Synthetic logs are a do not use because they can burn unevenly, and produce carbon monoxide. Which leads to my next tip. Make sure that you have a carbon monoxide detector inside your home. The perfect type of wood to burn is “seasoned” wood (wood that has been stored in a dry place for at least 6 months).

Speaking of fireplaces, we have tons of homes on the market with fireplaces! One of my favorites is this gorgeous ranch style home in Branson Missouri.

Plenty of room in this 5 bedroom 4 bath home situated on 3+ acres backing up to conservation land, is only 10 minutes to Branson’s northside shopping! This beautiful home is located within the Branson School district. Beautiful brick front, and spacious living room with vaulted ceilings and cozy fireplace. Nice walkout basement, large walk in cedar closet, formal dining room, oak cabinets in kitchen, and 24′ x 24′ workshop. A must see for those wanting a little more space around them!

Double Deck

Double Deck

Cozy Living Room
Open Dining Space
Open Dining Space

Interested in seeing this home on person? Feel free to contact us and set up an appointment!

The Jim Robertson Team

Office:(417)337-3794
Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate
114 N Commercial
Branson, MO 65616

 

Best of Both Worlds – Branson Creek

Do you love having the privacy of the country side, but the convenience of being only a 10 minute drive from town? If so then Branson Creek is the place to be! Branson Creek is only a 10 minute drive from Hollister, and a 15 minute drive to Down Town Branson Landing.

Branson creek is special in its ability to cater to every persons wants and needs. Known for its award winning golf courses Murder Rock (Golf Week top 2 out of 5 best courses in Missouri), Community Club House with many events to socialize, state of the art work out facility, and easy access to Branson’s only airport! Click here to hear some new exciting news about Fly Branson! In 2011, Branson Creek was listed in the Retire Magazine as one of the Top 50 Best Master Planned Communities.

Luckily, I have quite a few homes in this wonderful community. I am featuring a home that is perfect for entertaining.  This gorgeous home on Woodhaven Circle is a one level home located in the exclusive Oak Knoll area of Branson Creek. Many upgraded features include 10ft ceilings, hard wooad floors, and top of the line security system. Exterior features include, yard irrigation, 3 car garage, a fully fenced yard, spacious in-ground pool, custom landscaping with a gorgeous fountain, and much more! Experience living at its finest in this comfortable 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home!

Need more information? check out my website: www.bransonlistings.com . If you are interested in touring this home, feel free to contact me!

Office:(417)337-3794

Keller Williams Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate

114 N Commercial

Branson, MO 65616

Tips on Prepping and Painting a Room

The time has come for change!  My friends have moved into their first house a few months ago, and have not changed their “mancave” rooms since the move! It has now been painted! It is a long over due project , and you are about to see why.  The walls were separated horizontally in the middle; the top half was painted a deep horrid hunter green, and the bottom half was painted a bright orange. Could you imagine how hard it was to decorate this room? A wallpaper border ran along the walls, and served as a cover to hide the crease between the two colors. The print on this border included a green background with a galaxy of planets scattered along it.  Below is a pre-picture of the retro planet room:

Pre -Paint  Wall

First things first; we needed to take down the wallpaper border. As we tried to just peel it off we noticed that we were only getting the top paper layer off. Fortunately my mother-in-law had taught me how to make a mixture that would help us peel this off effortlessly. 1/4 Cup of Fabric Softener (I use snuggle-fer breeze for best smell and results) in a spray bottle (from the dollar tree), followed by filling up the rest up with warm water. After putting both into the spray bottle, make sure the spout is turned off, and shake for about one minute. Spray directly onto the surface of the wallpaper, and let soak for a minute. When you come back and grab a corner, it should peel right off. Make sure you have a scrub brush for the few stubborn places.

Wall Paper Removed

This room was also used as a mancave for the previous owner, so it has been smoked in for the past 5 years or so. So to prep the surface for the paint, we took a rag and used the same fabric softener/water mixture to scrub down the walls. After getting all the nicotine off the walls, it smelled so much cleaner and fresh!

Taping Wires

My personal favorite part of painting is taping. I swear that it is therapeutic in some way. Some people take off the trim, and socket covers to paint, but I prefer to cover them in tape. It is faster, and you are still ensured not to get paint on anything. We strictly use the Scotch Wide Blue Painters Tape you can get from Lowes. Using any other type will peel the paint off when you remove the tape at the end.

Thank goodness they decided to paint the walls something a little more neutral. A major plus for when they decide to re-sell their home, they wont have to re-paint this room. Keeping walls a neutral palate help you in decorating your home, and creates a warm environment for buyers to come into. They chose a dark navy-type color for the accent wall and ceiling. On the other three walls, they used a blue that was 3 shades lighter than the original color. This unified the room in color while still giving it an accent wall.

Painting the Accent Wall and Ceiling

Four Hours, Three cans of paint, Two paintbrushes, Two rollers, and Three coats of paint later; We have finished the room! It doesn’t even look like the planet infested man cave that it did before! It has been transformed into a sophisticated media room that can be used to entertain and relax. New Blog coming soon on how to remove smoke and grime from a room!

Finished Accent Wall Corner