Showing posts from 2019

Enjoy the Lake of the Ozarks' Natural Beauty at Eagle Days!

Some say that the Lake of the Ozarks is just a summer destination, but they couldn't be more wrong! The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful place to live through every season with wonderful restaurants, activities, and attractions available year-round. 
As the best title company at the Lake, Arrowhead Title loves being part of the community, and one of our favorite events of the year is Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days! Read on to learn more about this year's schedule and why we are so proud to be part of this great event. 

Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days - Event Info
The very first live eagle program at the Lake of the Ozarks debuted in 1999 with less than 700 participants. Last year the event hosted almost 4,000 attendees! 
This is the 21st year that Ameren Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days has been at the Lake, and we are so grateful to be part of it. Several local businesses participate as event sponsors and the community members who attend all make this beautiful event…

Christmas and New Year's Events at the Lake!

Arrowhead Title loves helping new homebuyers become a part of the community at the Lake of the Ozarks! We especially love it when someone moves here in time to enjoy the incredible holiday festivities the area has to offer. We put together a list of some of the Christmas and New Year's events going on around the Lake that we know you'll love. Read on to learn more and choose your favorites!

Celebrate Christmas Pictures with Santa at Stone Crest Mall December 21, 10:00am-1:00pm Stonecrest Book & Toy Store 3797 Osage Beach Pkwy Osage Beach, MO
Professional photographers will be available for a small fee to capture the magic of your little one meeting Santa and sharing their Christmas wishes!
LOZ Dance Presents The Nutcracker December 21, 2:00pm Camdenton High School Theater 100 Laker Pride Drive Camdenton, MO
L.O.Z. Dance presents The Nutcracker. Tickets will be available at the door for just $5, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the charitable organizations Shop With a Co…

9 Documents to Expect at Closing, Part 2

Closing day is a date you've been looking forward to for a long time. All you have to do is get through a huge stack of legal documents without getting carpal tunnel! As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title knows exactly what documents are coming your way. Last week we talked about four of the major documents you can expect on your closing date. Read on to learn about five more documents you will want to be ready to review and sign. Call Arrowhead Title for a team you can trust - we would love to help you prepare for and navigate the closing process!

5) Title Documents When you purchase your home, you are actually purchasing the right to the property. You won't technically own your home until it is paid off, but the title documents give you the legal right to the property. At this point in the closing process, the title has been thoroughly researched by the title company. During this search, any issues associated with the title should have come up.…

Get into the Spirit of Giving with Christmas for Kids!

We interrupt the closing document series to bring you an incredible, exciting event coming up this weekend! Christmas for Kids is an annual charitable event at the Lake of the Ozarks that benefits underprivileged children in our community. The event is sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Ozark Coast, the Christmas for Kids Committee, and other Lake Area Businesses. Arrowhead Title loves serving as the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but what we love even more is giving back to our community. Read on to learn more about this incredible event and why we are so honored to be part of it!

What is Christmas for Kids? 
Christmas for Kids provides gifts to underprivileged children who may not otherwise be able to open presents this year. Each qualifying child will receive two toys and a $15 gift certificate for the lake area resale shops.

Any additional funds leftover will be donated to charitable organizations around the Lake of the Ozarks area... CADV, Children's Learning Center, …

9 Documents to Expect at Closing, Part 1

Closing day! It is a thrilling time when the house of your dreams is almost yours. Just a few - or a LOT - of papers to sign. As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title knows exactly what documents are coming your way. Read on to learn the first four major documents you will want to be ready to review and sign on closing day, and call us for a team you can trust. We would love to help you prepare for and navigate the closing process!

1) Closing Disclosure
This is a document that is required by federal law for all home purchases, and it details the final terms of your loan. This includes the loan's APR (annual percentage rate), interest rate, projected monthly payment, closing costs, and payments due by both the seller and buyer at closing. The responsibility for the accuracy on this document lies with your mortgage lender. However, it is always a good idea to double-check the numbers to ensure they closely resemble the loan application that you agreed to …

Is Refinancing Right for Me?

Have you been considering refinancing your home? In some cases, this could save a significant amount of money over the life of your loan. However, in some cases, it could actually not be worth it. As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title knows how the process works and we have a few tips on how to tell if a home refinance is right for you and what to do if you decide to take the plunge. Read on to learn more!

Mortgage Rates
Something that typically prompts individuals to consider refinancing is when they see that the rates have started to drop from where they were when they first purchased their home. Before you get on the phone with your lender, consider the true difference between the new rates and your current rate. It is standardly recommended that you wait to refinance until the difference between those two rates is at least 2%. Some experts say, however, that a 1% gap could make a big enough difference in the long-term to be beneficial. However, if yo…

Why Buying Your Vacation Home in the Winter Could be Perfect

You know you want to move to the Lake of the Ozarks and make your lakeside living dream come true. Congratulations! As you consider when to start the home buying process, you may want to think about buying your home in the winter for several reasons. Arrowhead Title is the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks and we have been established at the Lake for 35 years. Our experience has shown us that it can actually be better to buy a home at the Lake in what is commonly considered the "off-season". Read on to learn more about why buying a home this winter could be the perfect move for you!

Prices Trend Higher in Warmer Months
Homebuyers are much more active in the warmer months because they are more motivated and pressed for time to buy their lake home before the summer season begins. This over-saturation of demand can drive the prices up. Sellers know that there is more competition for their home, so they list at higher prices and can make interested parties compete wit…

4 Important FAQs About Escrow Services!

Closing on a home is a complicated process. If you aren't familiar with the process, it can be difficult to understand the terminology and certain common procedures. Arrowhead Title's experts are there for you throughout the process to help you understand every step and feel more prepared. We have the best escrow services at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we are happy to help be your guide. Read on to learn more about escrow accounts and what we offer as part of our escrow settlement services.

What is the Purpose of an Escrow Account?
Escrow accounts - or reserve accounts as some call them - are set up by a third-party to handle payments between the buyer and lender of a real estate transaction. These accounts help protect the lender's investment in a buyer by loading the account ahead of time. It also is helpful to the buyer because they only have to make one payment to the escrow account, rather than trying to handle separate payments to the mortgage lender, insurance compa…

Hear From Fans Why Arrowhead Title is the Best!

Arrowhead Title is the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks for many reasons! We provide you with dynamic solutions to all aspects of your real estate transaction - from professional, accurate title services that protect your investment to escrow and settlement services that handle your funds with the utmost integrity. We care about you and the success of your real estate transactions, and our clients agree! But don't just take it from us... Read on to hear from some of our customers and learn about their experience with our team at Arrowhead Title.

Facebook Reviews
"Arrowhead Title is professional and competent. I have worked with them for years and refer them to my clients based on price, knowledge and customer service."
~ Karie J.
"What a great team at Arrowhead! They are so easy to work with and help make every purchase a breeze!"
~ Christy W.
"Arrowhead Title is awesome! Our closing date unexpectedly moved up a week, but they made it all happe…

Halloween & Fall Fun at Lake of the Ozarks!

The Lake of the Ozarks is a beautiful place to live year-round! As you prepare to move here, Arrowhead Title wants to help familiarize you with what it's like to live here in the fall. Read on to learn more about the great fall attractions and activities at the Lake, including our favorite Halloween events happening over the next week!

Fall Landscapes
The Lake of the Ozarks has gorgeous landscape views almost everywhere you look! The rolling hills and seemingly endless treelines burst with bright oranges, burnt yellows, and stunning reds every fall. There are several locations to visit that provide gorgeous views of the fall foliage.

Lover's Leap is a great example of the impressive scenic overlooks at the Lake of the Ozarks. In years past, it was known as a popular place to romance your sweetheart. Pack a picnic basket, grab a cozy blanket, and make an occasion of it. You and your loved one will feel closer than ever surrounded by so much beauty!

Fall Attractions & Activit…

Arrowhead Title Invests in our Community

Our team at Arrowhead Title is committed to serving you and the community. We are the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, but we also want to say that the Lake of the Ozarks is the greatest community we could ever ask to serve. Arrowhead Title has been in business at the Lake since 1984, and we believe it is important to be active where we serve. Read on to learn how we are involved in the area and find out ways you can participate too!

Chamber of Commerce
Arrowhead Title has been a member of the Lake Area Chamber of Commerce for 25 years. The Chamber adds tremendous value to the Lake of the Ozarks community. It provides a place for businesses to network and collaborate, and it supports local charities with entertaining events throughout the year. Businesses can also benefit from continuing education provided by the Chamber in numerous classes and programs. We so appreciate everything the Chamber and its members do for the community!
Join the chamber: http://lakeareachambermo.…

How to Pick Your Battles After a Home Inspection

Congratulations! You found a wonderful home, and the sellers have accepted your offer. One of the next important steps in your home buying process will be scheduling a home inspection. Home inspectors go into great detail about every flaw and potential issue they find in the home so that you know what you're getting into and can negotiate repairs with the seller. 
As the best title company at the Lake of the Ozarks, Arrowhead Title has a team of real estate transaction experts that know inspection reports can seem intimidating. Your perfect home can suddenly seem like a dump as you look through descriptions and sometimes even pictures of stains, damage, and potential safety risks in the home. Read on to learn how to navigate your inspection report so you know which repairs to fight for, and which are better to do on your own once the sale is final.

Structural Issues vs. Aesthetics
Some loan agencies require that all structural concerns be addressed before they will release the mo…