Generally top floor condo units have vaulted ceilings, which give you a feeling of more room and of course no one above you!! Having a lake view (even if limited) has value. Also, if you're considering using the condo for nightly rental, upper units will usually earn more per night. The advantage of the bottom unit will be savings on utilities. They will usually stay cooler in the summer. Also, if you have children or a dog, being able to walk out the back to the lawn and lake is a big positive. And with children, you don't have to worry about disturbing anyone below with their 'active feet'.
Hope that's helpful. I sell lots of condos in the Branson Lakes area and it really becomes a decision that you need to make based, not just on price, but how you'll use the unit. What's right for you and your family?
Definitely use a Realtor to help with the negotiations. He or she can also provide recent sales data to help you make an informed offer.... more
According to the Tri-Lakes MLS for Branson- residential sales of single family built-on-site homes (no manufactured homes) which are 3 bedrooms, 2+ bathrooms that closed for the month of March:
March 2010- Low Sold Price ($89,900), High Sold Price ($193,000), Average Sold Price ($159,633), Number of homes sold (6).
March 2009- Low Sold Price ($80,000), High Sold Price ($275,000), Average Sold Price ($173,233), Number of homes sold (6).
March 2008- Low Sold Price ($119,900), High Sold Price ($278,450), Average Sold Price ($213,450), Number of homes sold (6).
March 2007- Low Sold Price ($109,900), High Sold Price ($299,000), Average Sold Price ($180,655), Number of homes sold (22).
Please let me know if you would like any further information regarding the market in the Branson area, you can reach me at 417-231-3229. You can also view monthly statics for the Branson market by going to my web site www.Moving2Branson.com and clicking on the newsletter tab.... more
I don't have access to the Branson market MLS, so I can't give you a direct answer myself, I'm in the St Louis market, but the area in Branson, is still important - plus is it on the lake, or is it close to the malls or ??? Zip code isn't as big of a player, since it's a small area. There are still a lot of other factors to consider - garage or carport, basement or slab. Out of curiosity, why is a Florida realtor trying to figure out a Missouri market? Investor?... more
It truly depends on the individual property - it's specific location, how fixed up it is in comparison to the homes it is competing against, and it's price point. I've had some that went in less than a week, while others lingered for a year. We can give you market averages, but that is all that they are - each property must be considered on it's own. If you want good data, tell us neighborhoods (subdivisions), school districts, how updated the property is, what other amenities the home has in comparison to others in the area, is the basement finished, garage spaces, etc... more