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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Jim Robertson Team answered:
Thank you for your inquiry. If you go to and input the listing number it will direct you to the listing agent. We would be happy to assist you if you have other questions, about Branson area properties.
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Mon May 17, 2010
Tara-Nicholle Nelson answered:
Most of the major lenders will - depending on your qualifications for the mortgage - but you're likely only going to be able to pull some portion of the home's value out, not all of it. If you are buying it cash at a price way below market and then trying to have it appraised at its higher, fair market value to get 100% of your cash back out, you should talk with your mortgage broker about what you'll need to be able to do or show to prove to the lender that the home's value actually increased that much since you bought it, or that you simply bought it below market. Often, the lender will want evidence of repairs or evidence that you bought it at a foreclosure auction, etc. ... more
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Mon May 17, 2010
Jim Robertson Team answered:
Knowledge Ave. is off E. Hwy 65 across the bridge from downtown Branson. It is an area of 2 year old appartment condos some of which have a one-car garage. Lately there have been a number of forclosure sales there and some are currently listed at a price below $40,000 on our MLS. I can't help but believe that is a good buy if you are not looking for an immediate flip. You might have a difficult time getting a good appraisial there due to the fact that so many are on the market at a distressed low price. Go to and click on search the MLS button. Enter MLS # 335105 to see one of the units. There are a total of 12 listed in that devlopement. 333736 T $58,000 135 Scholars Ct. D 1 D Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 2
A 333737 T $65,000 135 Scholars Ct. C 1 C Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 2
A 333738 T $65,000 135 Scholars Ct. B 1 B Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 1
A 333739 T $65,000 135 Scholars Ct. A 1 A Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 2
A 334060 T $73,385 158 Humanity Lane A 8 A Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 5
A 334061 T $73,385 158 Humanity Lane D 8 D Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 9
A 334062 T $73,385 158 Humanity Lane B 8 B Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 5
A 334063 T $73,385 158 Humanity Lane C 8 C Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 1167 5
A 335105 T $41,500 114 Knowledge Avenue 11-B Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 191 12
A 335180 T $57,325 141 KNOWLEDGE AVE 19 4 Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1200 690 11
A 335457 T $44,900 114 Knowledge Avenue #4(D) Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 191 9
A 335458 T $39,900 114 Knowledge Avenue 3 (C) Branson Academy Commons Condomini CT 3 2 1080 191 10
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Sun Nov 9, 2014
David Gubin, GRI answered:
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 and clicking on the newsletter tab.
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Wed Mar 3, 2010
Jim Robertson Team answered:
Moose, I am a Realtor but I have builder friends that I would like to help find work. I can vouch for thier integrity and building skills as I have sold their inventory for several years. Let me know if I can help.

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Fri Jan 30, 2009
Bill Blitch answered:
I work with several lenders that could guide you in this matter as they know loan options much better than I do . I checked out rates yesterday ,and it seemed that FHA rate was better at that time. I would be more than happy to put you in contact with a lender that I have had several transactions with. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance.
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Tue Dec 30, 2008
Dale Weir answered:
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
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Tue Dec 30, 2008
Dale Weir answered:
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
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Tue Oct 28, 2008
Dustin Hall answered:
Hi, Hazel. Yes, the home at 780 Aaronway is still listed for sale. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1978 singlewide. I have attached a copy of the listing. If you would like additional information, please let me know. ... more
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Thu Apr 9, 2009
Bob Waters answered:
I have attached information that is available from the Brason Economic Develoment web site (City of Baranson) which should give you some indication of the growth and economics of the Branson area. Depending on what your need to know is, it is critical to understand the totality of the economics for the "Tri-Lakes" area and Springfield, MO area. You will find significant detail there along with charts and graphs for your use.
As a property owner in Branson since 1987 there have been tremendous changes in the area relative to the economic viability of the Ozark Mountains. It would be impossible to provide you with all the details here which is why I would suggest going to the attached web site and doing further investigation. I will continue to own property there and look forward to retireing to the Branson area in a few years.

I hope this information and link are usefull.

Growth and Vitality
Ever mindful of economic growth, city leaders and the economic development department continued their efforts in expanding the tax base through the creation of new jobs and capital investment. In 2006, the city’s economic development department assisted in the location of 24 new companies and the expansion and retention of 13 existing businesses that created new capital investment in excess of $215 million. These companies created and retained more than 3,000 employment opportunities in Branson during 2006. Some of the projects generated by or substantially assisted through the city’s economic development efforts included:

Titanic: the Legend Continues, a museum attraction with over 400 priceless artifacts and historic treasures from the ill-fated cruise liner.

The 2,000 seat Sight and Sound Theater that features elaborate productions based on Biblical stories.

Branson Hills Plaza that brought the first Home Depot, Target, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart Supercenter and TJ Maxx stores to Branson

Branson Commerce Park, the city’s first industrial park that includes light industrial, retail and residential on 400 acres.

Branson Convention Center and Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel that features a 220,000 square foot convention center with a 47,000 square foot exhibition hall and adjacent 293 room hotel.

The value of new construction in the city for 2006 set an all-time record. Since the opening of the $420 million Branson Landing along the lakefront in 2005, a domino effect has occurred as developers, investors and businesses now want to be a part of the increased national attention and capture the additional visitors that the waterfront project has generated. This kind of growth and enhanced economic activity benefits the community by providing greater business opportunities, more employment prospects for residents, a higher standard of living for citizens, and even more reasons for people to visit Branson.

2007 Branson Tri-Lakes Real Estate Statistics
(Tri-Lakes includes Taney and Stone counties including Branson)
Residential closings: 1,774 – up 16%
Residential listings: 2,536 – up 34%
Condo closings in Taney County: 102 – down 1%

Downtown occupancy rate: 85% - up 29%
Highway 76 occupancy rate: 89% - up 4%
Off-Highway 76 occupancy rate: 76% up 1%
Total occupancy rate: 81% - up 4%
Average tenant rate: $12.69/sq ft – up 1%

Room rates and occupancy ratio (RevPAR): $37.86 – up 9%
Hotel room revenue: $210.8 million – up 13%
Room rate: $75.90 – up 9%
Occupancy rate: 49.9 – flat

Retail square feet on Highway 76: 282,405 – up 4%
Retail square feet off Highway 76: 815,141 – up 9%
Total square feet: 1,097,546 – up 8%
Total occupied square feet: 963,751 – flat
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Tue Sep 9, 2008
Pete Elsner answered:
Take a look on my website and you will be able to see what similar condos are selling for. Thanks Pete
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Wed Nov 3, 2010
Jim Handel answered:
Branson (Tri-Lakes area) and Lake of the Ozarks are vastly different areas. Both lake areas look similar, however, Lake of the Ozarks is not a Corp of Engineers lake, and does have direct access to the lake if you own waterfront property. Elevation 660 is where the water touches the land, and that elevation is usually you back property line. You own private dock is permitted by Ameren UE which is the electrical generation entity that runs Bagnell Dam. Lots of waterfront condos here, as well as many private second residences. Only about 10% year round occupancy. Big boats and power boats on the weekends, so most fishing is done during the week. A great location for year-round living. Call me at: Jim Handel, Al Elam Real Estate 800.356.2311 for more info. ... more
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Wed Dec 3, 2008
Bridgette Kostek, REALTOR, Coldwell Banker M. M. Parrish answered:
I think you've seen too many commercials... LOL!
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