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Christmas Light Displays to Take In at Lake of the Ozarks 2021

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What a wonderful time of the year at the Lake of the Ozarks! At Arrowhead Title , we can feel the holiday spirit in the air as we look forward to some of our favorite annual events here at the lake.  For those who have lived here for years, as well as those who have just finished closing on a house at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2021, the excitement of the holiday season has its own flavor at the lake. One of the things we do best for the holidays is our light displays!  There are several to choose from each year and they all have something worth seeing.  If you are looking for a great way to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas fun at the Lake of the Ozarks , read on to learn about the different light displays that are open to the public all around the lake this year!  (Source: Funlake.com/events) ENCHANTED VILLAGE OF LIGHTS Drive-Thru Light Park Nov 20, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Laurie Fairgrounds 1 Fairground Rd, Laurie, MO 65037 Phone:  573-374-4871 Hours of Operation: Nightly 5:

5 Things You Should Do After Selling Your Home

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So, you are in the process of selling your home at the Lake of the Ozarks and are looking forward to your next adventure!  Congratulations!  At Arrowhead Title , we know it can be a lot of work and a big relief once you have successfully closed.  Now that you are ready for the next chapter in life, we just wanted to share a few tips with you regarding things to do after your real estate closing at the Lake of the Ozarks .  If you would like to know 5 things you should be doing after selling your house at the Lake of the Ozarks , keep reading this blog! Keep Records It is very important that you keep all your paperwork together and easy to find in case you need to refer to it.  You will definitely need it when it comes time to file your tax returns. Even after you have filed, you will want to keep your papers for several years in case of an audit. Consult Your CPA Talk to your CPA about other implications the sale of your home may have on your tax situation and get advice on ho

Cyber Security and Real Estate Closings - 3 Ways to Protect Yourself

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When it comes time to close on the purchase of your dream home, it is easy to be more distracted than usual as everyone is excited about and emotionally invested in the transaction. Furthermore, when you work with a trusted real estate professional at the Lake of the Ozarks you rely on their expertise and tend to trust any communication that comes from them. In fact, you look forward to communications from them because it usually means things are moving forward. But what if the communication you think is coming from your realtor or title company at the Lake of the Ozarks is actually coming from a cyber-criminal?   Unfortunately, it is happening more often as demand increases for digital and paperless real estate closings. At Arrowhead Title, we consider the expense of cyber-security IT a cost of doing business, and we take it very seriously. We also believe in educating our clients so they know what to look for and what to do (or sometimes more importantly what NOT to do) to protect

5 Tips for Preparing to Sell Your Home in the Fall or Winter

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Yes, it is true, more houses sell in the spring and summer.  But fall and winter can still be great times to sell your house at Lake of the Ozarks .  At Arrowhead Title , we help people with real estate closings year-round and we see some of the things people do to showcase their homes and make them look appealing during the off-season.  If you are preparing to sell your home right now and would like to know how to make it appeal to buyers more during this time of the year, keep reading this blog! 1) Curb Appeal It may be a little more challenging to create the curb appeal this time of the year, but there are some simple things you can focus on that will help. Stay on top of the leaf blowing.  They may be falling daily when you are showing your house, so make a habit of clearing them regularly.  Consider having a winter planter box to add some interest.  If it is snowy when you show your house, clearing the sidewalks and plowing the driveway is essential for curb appeal and safety.

Facts About Title Insurance - 3 Myths and Misconceptions Debunked

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Title insurance can be a bit confusing for those who are not in the real estate industry, and there are a lot of misconceptions people have about it.  Understanding exactly what it is, how it works, and whether you need it is important when you are doing a real estate closing at the Lake of the Ozarks .  Your property ownership rights may depend on it. At Arrowhead Title, we have a philosophy that focuses on clarity, communication, and educating our clients.  We have been providing title services at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1984 and we know that it is not worth taking any chances when it comes to your real estate closing.  So today, we want to clear up some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding title insurance. Myth #1 - If I am building a new home, I don’t need a title search or title insurance. Imagine investing all the money to build a new home just to find out the person who owned the land did not have the right to sell it to you because of an unknown heir.  Ther

Kid Friendly Activities at the Lake of the Ozarks this Halloween Weekend!

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Although the lake is famous for its fun summertime activities, at Arrowhead Title , we think the fall brings its own share of family fun.  Halloween is especially exciting in the lake area because there are so many interesting events for kids of all ages.  We helped so many families with their real estate closings at the Lake of the Ozarks this year, and we are thinking about all the memories they will be making here as they live the lake life.  We wanted to share some great Halloween events at the Lake of the Ozarks this year in case you would like to get in on the action. Congratulations on making your move to the Lake of the Ozarks !  We hope you enjoy the season and all it has to offer.  If you are ready to find out about the choices available to you this Halloween, keep reading this blog! Ghouls Gathering Festival with Haunted Maze October 29-31, 2021 Lake Breeze Terrace 7127 Old Route 5 Camdenton, MO 65020 Phone:  5738735343 Email:  gena@lakebreezeresort.com Hours

5 Tips to Make the Process of Buying a House at the Lake of the Ozarks Easier and More Successful

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Thoughts of living the lake lifestyle just won’t go away and now you are ready to make it a reality!  At Arrowhead Title , we have helped people attain the lake lifestyle since 1984, and it is still as fun today as it ever has been. Being a part of real estate closings at the Lake of the Ozarks for so long, we have learned a lot about how to make the process easier and more successful for our clients.  If you are thinking about buying a home in the lake area and would like to learn more, keep reading this blog for ways to be better prepared when buying a house at the Lake of the Ozarks !   1) Set a Budget. It is easy to just think about the monthly mortgage payment when deciding what you can afford when buying a home, but there are other costs involved.  You will want to remember things like down payment, inspection fees, title insurance, and other closing costs.  There will also be recurring costs after you have purchased the home such as homeowner’s insurance, home maintenance,