Who Me… a brand new home?

Nationwide the real estate market is continuing to make a great comeback. The combination of record low interest rates and abundant inventory due to the recent economic downturn have actually been very favorable to many first time buyers, retirees and investors.

The only area of real estate , though, that truly seemed to grind to a screeching halt was new construction. Foreclosures, short sales and downsizing worked together to silence the saws and hammers of many builders and construction companies. But the good news of 2013 is that we are beginning to once again hear the rumble of delivery trucks, notice freshly formed concrete and watch rafters being placed. While new construction is cautious and calculated, it is happening at an ever increasing, slow and steady rate. We’re seeing brand new family homes rising in subdivision at very family friendly prices.

Take this opportunity to check out some of the great new construction available in the Branson / Tri-Lakes area for under $145,000. You may find yourself saying “Who me… a brand new home… You Bet I Can!!”

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An Ozark Mountain Christmas












Christmas in Branson is unlike anything you have ever seen. As I have mentioned before, Branson is a community that comes together and celebrates what matters most, family. Christmas time is the best time to come see us. Christmas music in the air, tons of shops to visit, and trail of lights at Shepard of the Hills is the best way to start off the season!


Elves Helping Santa Get Ready!

Speaking of wonderful Christmas displays, Silver Dollar City Christmas is gorgeous! Over 1 Million light bulbs on the buildings alone! Silver Dollar City hosts two wonderful musicals that are free with admission! A Christmas Carol is one of my all time favorites. The story of Mr. Scrooge is a classic tale of being happy for what you have, and spreading the Christmas cheer! This huge cast takes you on a journey of suspense and fun! You will be shivering in your boots at the appearance of Scrooge’s business partner Jacob Marley, and dancing in your seat when you watch the cast twirl and spin to the sound of a well tuned fiddle.


The wonderful cast of Dickens Christmas Carol!

This year, Silver Dollar city opened a brand new musical in their park. It’s a Wonderful Life hit the stage in November, and has received nothing but rave reviews. I have plans to see it this week, and will be posting photos and my own critique soon! Keep checking back!


Beautiful Community Event: Balloons Over Branson

Living in Branson has many perks. One of the big ones for me is the sense of community. From the entertainers of the area, to a Realtor like me, everyone does their part to make sure everyone feels welcome.  One of the last events I was so blessed to be a part of was the Balloons Over Branson Creek. (Click here to learn more about Branson Creek, and Listings we have in the area). We had a booth out there, and met some amazing people!

View From My Tent

Friday was a tethered balloon ride, lets just say I was glad to be back on the ground! Saturday we had a huge crowd out there! Hayrides around the Branson Creek Property, bounce houses for the kids, great food by Famous Dave’s and Golden Corral, and wonderful music by the local college band made it a great experience!  As everyone settled down and the sun was setting, the balloons were up, and they started to glow. It was one of the most peaceful and beautiful things I have witnessed.

Balloon Glow


A friend of mine actually had a balloon that he made himself! (pictured below).

Our Friends Balloon

Our Friends Balloon

I took my beautiful wife, daughter and grandsons out to see how the balloons were blown up. The boys were amazed at how the balloons looking so small could blow up to be 100 x what they were laid out on the ground. ( and also that the fire did not set the balloons on fire lol)

My Daughter and Grand Sons Checking Out The Balloons

My Daughter and Grand Sons Checking Out The Balloons

This is a great experience that I look forward to participating in every year! Can not wait till next year!

Jim Robertson Team

Gorgeous Fall in the Ozarks

Fall is my favorite time of year in the Ozarks. With a chill in the air, trees turning from green to solid gold and bronze,  add a cup of hot chocolate and it is a perfect day. Everyone should come to Branson and experience the tranquility of an Ozark Mountain Fall.

Branson is not just your normal town when fall arrives; there are thousands of things to see and do while admiring the views! All of our shows are in full swing, with our Christmas season starting November 1st. One that my family and I had seen recently would be the SIX. They are a family of six brothers who sing Capella, singing Beach Boys all the way up to some contemporary country! My parents all the way down to my 4 year old niece absolutely loved it! It has something for everyone. Also, while you are site seeing, swing by the the 24th Branson Fiddle Festival in Historic downtown Branson!

While you are in town, we want to invite you to tour the latest addition to our listing site:

A beautiful 2 story colonial style home, complete with 7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms. This gorgeous home boasts a large kitchen with plenty of cabinet space for those who love to cook and be in the kitchen. Large living room, and formal dining room are perfect for entertaining. Do you like to be outside? This home has 3 large decks, and 2 spacious covered front porches for observing all those beautiful Ozarks sunsets. One of my favorite spots in this home would be the large family room, and game area with kitchenette and office. This will give you plenty of space to use your creative eye and make it your own. This home comes completely furnished with top quality pieces including: linens, & fully equipped kitchen. This home comes with a HSA Warranty

Click here to see all houses in the area!

We encourage you to come on down to Branson this August to see us! Don’t let your trip be all about work and no play. Make sure you make time to get out on the town. We would be more than happy to show you why Branson is the best place to live!

Jim Robertson Team


Let’s Fly Away! Southwest Airlines to Come To Branson MO

When you fly into town for a vacation, all you want to do is get there is get to your room, relax, and plan your vacation for the coming days. The last thing you want to do is drive 45 more minutes to get to your destination.When you come to Branson, that is no longer the case. Branson Airport was developed in May 2002, along the Branson Creek development, 10 minutes south of Branson 76 strip.

To make things even easier, Southwest Airlines just announced that they were to start flights to Branson airport early 2013. Branson Airport currently has eight non-stop flights, and over 100 cities with one stop connecting flights. The airport is hoping that teaming up with Southwest, one  of the largest low cost airline carrier, will get more people interested and excited to come to the Tri-Lakes area.

The Airport is not like any other I have visited. It is a small terminal, that somehow captures the Branson Tri-Lakes feel. The decor is beautiful and feels that you have left the big city life behind, and like you are revisiting your hometown. You feel right at home the moment you set your foot on the ground. The staff is wonderfully pleasant, and ready to offer you any advice on shows to see, where to stay, and where to eat. And for your convenience, there are many things located in the airport for your convenience. They have Famous Dave’s award winning barbecue, General Store, Enterprise car service, ticket booths for Branson shows, lodging packages, and a taxi service to take you anywhere you need to go.

Branson Airport is a wonderful addition to a wonderful town. With many direct flights, and even more to be added to the board in 2013, it is a fantastic development for the frequent traveler. If you are always on the go, and wanting to live in the Branson area, never fear! This airport is the easiest and most versatile one that I have ever had the pleasure of being in. Click here to book your next visit, and feel free to stop by! We hope that you all come out to see us!

Interested in buying or selling a home in the Tri Lakes Area? Contact Jim Robertson team at jim@bransonlistings.com

and check out our website: www.realbranson.com