Friday, June 26, 2015

Seven Soundproofing Secrets

Is your dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks being cluttered with noise pollution? We used to attribute "paper-thin walls" to noisy homes, but nowadays, many of the sounds that we deal with come from within our own homes. With today's increasing trends of open floor plans and technological gadgets, constant noise has become a reality for many homeowners.

If you're looking to quiet your living space, then you've come to the right place. The team at The Property Shop at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you soundproof your home with these seven simple suggestions.

1. Cut Down On Noisy Appliances
Sometimes, quieting our homes can be as simple as getting rid of and/or replacing the noisy appliances in our homes. From buzzing to humming to rattling, outdated appliances can create a lot of ambient noise.

2. Add Weatherstripping To Your Doors
Installing thick, sound-blocking doors can help cut down on the noise flowing through your home, but the reality is that most of the sound won't come through the door - it will come around it. Installing weatherstripping around the door will help seal the sound out (or in, as the case may be). Add weatherstripping to your exterior doors can make a big difference, too.

3. Insulate Your Pipes And Air Ducts
Water flowing through your pipes and air rushing through your ducts can also create a lot of noise. While you obviously cannot stop the water or air in its path, you can insulate the pipes and the ducts to cut down on noise pollution. Foam pipe insulation sleeves and duct wrap are great materials to use.

4. Install Carpeting
Sound bounces off of hard surfaces, which creates echos and can seem to almost increase the sound. Sound is absorbed by soft surfaces, however, so installing carpeting can help to cut down the sound in your home.

5. Hang Curtains Or Drapes
Since soft materials absorb sound, you can further cut down on the sound in your home by hanging curtains, drapes, or other fabrics around your home. As an added bonus, these drapes will also add wonderful ambiance to your home!

6. Bust Out The Slippers
Did you know? The shoes we walk in are often responsible for a great deal of the sound that echos around our homes. Hard-soled shoes (especially women's high heels) can be very loud on hard floors. You can cut down on this noise by having friends family go barefoot or wear socks/slippers.

7. Weatherstrip Around Your Windows
Ambient noise from outdoors can be the most annoying because it's "not yours." Your neighbors may not be able to control their barking dog, for example, or your house may situated close enough to the highway that you can hear every car that rushes past. By adding weatherstripping around your windows (and exterior doors, like we mentioned) can help cut down on the sound that enters your home.

Happy Soundproofing!
We hope you find these suggestions helpful! What other soundproofing tips have you found to be helpful? Leave a comment and let us know! If you're in the market for a new Lake of the Ozarks home, we would love to help you in your search.

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

IDEAL Family Home For Sale In Lake Ozark

Casual Lake Living At Its Finest!

If you're looking for a part-time or full-time home at the Lake of the Ozarks, you shouldn't settle for anything less than the best! Living directly on the water is a one-of-a-kind experience, and The Property Shop at the Lake is excited to introduce you to one of the best waterfront homes at the Lake of the Ozarks. You're going to LOVE this property!

Waterfront Living At Its Best

Treat yourself to the VIP Lake treatment! With seventy-five feet of shoreline, one-well dock with storage shed, a spacious wooden deck, an incredible view, and a waterfront patio, this home for sale in Lake Ozark, MO has everything you need to get the complete Lake life experience.

A Cozy Lakefront Cabin Just For You

This lovely little cottage has been lovingly cared for and is in perfect move-in condition for the lucky buyers. With plenty of parking and surrounding room to grow, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home could be perfect for a new family just starting out! You will absolutely love the...
  • Roomy Bedrooms
  • Upgraded Kitchen Cabinets And Appliances
  • Granite Countertops
  • Tile Floors
  • Window Treatments
  • And So Much More!
PLUS, the cove location offers quiet waters with an unbeatable view of the main channel. Even with all of these great features, this lovely little home is priced at just $195,900. What's not to love?

Call To Schedule A Showing Today!

Pictures are great, but they don't come close to actually walking through a home to see it for yourself. We invite you to schedule a showing of this lakefront home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks so you can walk through the home and take in the view.

With so many great features, this cozy cottage won't last long! Give us a call to schedule your private viewing today: 573-693-1100.

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hot Summer Nights

There's always something fun happening at the Lake of the Ozarks! This weekend marks the return of one of the Lake's best recurring summer events: Hot Summer Nights. This Friday, hundreds of participants will line the street of the Historic Bagnell Dam Strip, ready to take part in a night filled with fun for all ages.

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Fun For Everyone!

One of the most diverse events at the Lake, Hot Summer Nights truly does offer something for everyone. Tourists and locals alike will get to enjoy a shopping, great food, a car show, helicopter rides, face painting, giveaways, clowns, raffles, a chance to meet the Lake's very own pirate, Captain Scalawag. With so many fun things to see and do, Hot Summer Nights is a great event for all families, couples, and friends!

Hot Summer Nights - All Summer Long

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Can't make it to this Friday's event? Hot Summer Nights is a recurring summer event, so you'll have several more opportunities to join in the fun! The overall theme for this year's Hot Summer Nights is "STILL CRUISIN'," with specific themes for individual nights as follows:
  • May 8th - "Kickoff Celebration"
  • June 12th - "Route 66 Rendezvous at the Lake"
  • July 10th - "Lost in the 50s"
  • August 14th - "Rods N' Rock N' Roll"
  • September 11th - "Vettes for Veterans"
Come to one, or come to them all! Each Hot Summer Nights event promises to be jam-packed and fun for all ages.

The Lake of the Ozarks - A GREAT Place To Live!
Are you thinking about moving to the Lake of the Ozarks? If you're thinking about moving here full-time or buying a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks to enjoy on the weekends, the team at The Property Shop would love to help you!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Meet Annie Glascock Faulstich!

Welcome to the third installment of our Get To Know The Property Shop blog series! This week, we're highlighting one of the core members of our team, Mrs. Annie Glascock Faulstich. Annie truly passionate about real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks (and life in general!), and we're excited for you to meet her!

Q:  How long have you lived at the Lake of the Ozarks?
A:  My parents bought a weekend cabin at the Lake when I was two years old. They then decided to move here full-time in 1984, when I was four years old.

Q:  Where did you go to school?
A:  I graduated high school from Camdenton R-III.

Q:  What is your role at The Property Shop?
I am an independent Broker Sales Agent at The Property Shop at the Lake of the Ozarks. I work directly with both buyers and sellers.

Q:  How did you first get started in real estate?
A:  When I was growing up, my father was a general contractor, owning and operating a very successful construction company here at the Lake. I always had a love for the industry and the Lake. After returning the to the Lake in my mid-twenties, I had the opportunity to build two homes and renovate a third. Those experiences of buying and selling homes at the Lake of the Ozarks, as well as the guidance of my good friend Tonia Grein, another Real Estate Broker at the Lake, helped me find my passion.

Q:  What do you love most about your job?
A:  The people!!! I have always been in the people business. I truly enjoy all of the people and the families that I get to meet every day.

Q:  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A:  My husband and I love to travel. We have a growing list of places we want to go and see. Right now Spain is at the top of the list. There are several places in Spain I would love to see for the architecture and scenery.

Q:  Who is your family?
A:  I am married to Jesse Faulstich. Jesse was also raised at the Lake - we attended kindergarten through graduation in the same class. Jesse and his family have owned and operated Controlled Heating and Cooling in Osage Beach since 1983. It was not until thirteen years after graduation that we reunited over HVAC work and got married. I am step-mother to Garrett Faulstich, who is 6 years old. He attends kindergarten at Heritage Elementary. I have two older sisters and one sister-in-law, three awesome nephews, and one more niece or nephew on the way. Jesse and I are fortunate to have both our parents still with us as well, and we make family time happen as much as possible.

Q:  What is your favorite childhood memory?
A:  I had an amazing childhood living on the Lake of the Ozarks, but by far my favorite memories are the times when my family I would go out boating and skiing. At times, we would take excursions over the weekend, staying on the boat and covering many miles of the Lake. I spent most of my childhood barefoot in a bathing suit going from the house to the dock or on the boat. Still to this day, the sound of a boat motor and the smell of sunblock brings a smile to my face every time.

Q:  What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A:  Spending time with my family and friends is by far what we enjoy most. Boating, backyard BBQs, you name it! Garrett, our 6 year old, is a wrestler, plays baseball, and races dirt bikes, which we have fun with throughout the year. We LOVE listening to live music! My husband and I also recently took up golfing and have been very much enjoying that when we can. It has been a great sport we can do together while getting outside relaxing to peace and quiet.

Q:  If you won the lottery, what would you do?
A:  Traveling would be way up there! I can honestly say that even if money was of no concern, I would continue to sell real estate here at the Lake and/or other waterfront, vacation area locations. Helping families make lifelong memories at a vacation home together makes me the happiest. Homeownership is one of the most rewarding things in life, and the fact that I am able to make that dream come true for a job makes me feel very blessed.

If you are ready to buy or sell, give Annie a call today!

The Property Shop at the Lake
2086 Horseshoe Bend Parkway
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 693-1100
(573) 480-7760