Friday, August 28, 2015

8 Shootout Trivia Facts

The Lake of the Ozarks is currently hosting one of the biggest annual events of the entire year: The Shootout! Boaters and tourists will come to the Lake from all over the country to participate in all the incredible events and activities available this week, and the team at our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agency is excited to welcome all the visitors to our beautiful area! This week, we thought we'd help get you revved up for the boat races this weekend by filling you in on some fun facts about powerboats. You might be surprised by what you learn!

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Fun Facts About Powerboats

The very first powerboat was created in 1863, when a Frenchman named Jean Lenoir equipped a small boat with a petrol engine. 

The very first competitors in the Lake Shootout were locals who wanted to establish who had the fastest boat.

In the beginning, a powerboat's cockpit only contained a start button, a throttle, and a steering wheel. Obviously, they've come a long way since then!

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Unlike most boats, which move through the water with propellers, powerboats are typically pushed by a high-speed jet of water.

The record for the fastest speed recorded by a powerboat at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout was set in 2014, when the Spirit of Qatar reached 244 mph.

The record for the second fastest speed during the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is 224 mph.

Boaters first started installing planing hulls on their boats to help them skim across the water (rather than getting bogged down by the V-shaped displacement hulls) in 1920.

Don't miss our ad in The Shootout Program Guide!
The Shootout began in 1988 and was originally called "The Lake Rescue  Shootout."

Ready To Move To The Lake?

If you aren't a Lake local yet, now might be the perfect time to become one! If you have so much fun while you're in town for the boat races that you would like more information about buying a condo or a second home at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call. Our team has all the insider information on the homes and condos for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we would love to help you become a member of our great community. Give us a call for more information!

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

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Introducing Shaunna Gordy!

The Property Shop at the Lake is growing! We are excited to have recently welcomed two new outstanding members to our team of real estate agents at the Lake of the Ozarks - Rhonda Lettow (who we introduced you to last month) and Shaunna Gordy! With a great personality and a work ethic to match, Shaunna is fantastic agent and we are thrilled to have her on the team. This week, we're taking the opportunity to help you get to know Shaunna a little bit better!

Q:  How long have you lived at the Lake of the Ozarks?
A:  I have lived at the Lake for twelve years.

Q:  Where did you go to school?
A:  I was born and raised on the west coast, which is where I graduated high school. I then moved to the Midwest (KC area) twenty-five years ago with my husband. I went to college in Kansas City.

Q:  How did you first get started in real estate?
A:  I got started in real estate when we invested in a construction company nine years ago and I wanted to list the properties we built. 

Q:  What is your role at The Property Shop?
A:  I am a Real Estate Agent / Sales Closing Coordinator here at the Property Shop.

Q:  What do you love most about your job?
A:  The best part about my job is making people happy. Whether it's finding my clients their perfect fit in a property or helping out with closings, I get the most enjoyment knowing I've done the best I can assist in the process.

Q:  If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A:  If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be Italy. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to visit there.

Q:  Who is your family?
A:  I have been married to my husband, Curt, for twenty-five years. We have three beautiful daughters, one adorable son, one handsome son-in-law, one precious granddaughter, and two adorable grandsons.

Q:  What is your favorite childhood memory?
A:  My favorite childhood memory is camping in the Pacific Northwest with my family. I was actually camping when Mt. St. Helens erupted I got ash in my eyes!

Q:  What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
A:  In my free time, you will find me relaxing and hanging out with my family. We enjoy dock time, boat rides, and many water sports.

Q:  If you won the lottery, what would you do?
A:  If I won the lottery, I would first set aside college funding for my children and grandchildren. Then I would take the entire family on a fabulous vacation!

Contact Shaunna For All Your Real Estate Needs!
If you're thinking about selling or buying a house at the Lake of the Ozarks, don't hesitate to reach out to Shaunna! Her energetic and willing attitude will be exactly what you need to get your home search off and running. Stop by our office or give us a call to get started.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AMAZING Lake Ozark Home For Sale

Are you looking for the ideal waterfront home at the Lake of the Ozarks? Look no further than this beautiful home in Lake Ozark, MO! Ultra-modern and spacious without sacrificing any of the luxury or comforts of a cozy lakefront property, this unique property could be everything you've been looking for. 

245 Ginger Road ~ Lake Ozark, MO

Family-owned since 1962, this gorgeous home has been well-maintained and is perfect for anyone looking for a full-time or part-time home at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition to plenty of other great features, the upper level offers beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a nice dining area with plenty of room for family fun! 

The master bedroom and bathroom are large and spacious, and the additional bedrooms and bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs are perfect for hosting friends and family.

245 Ginger Road - Quick Facts:
  • 1,419 Square Feet
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 155 Feet of Waterfront
  • $369,900
PLUS, don't forget about the two gas fireplaces, the vaulted ceilings, the included window treatments, the covered deck, the sunroom, and all the other features that come together to make this home the unique beauty that it is.

This waterfront home for sale at the Lake of the Ozarks also comes with a stone seawall and retaining walls that enhance the entire lot. Not only that, but the martini deck is perfect for entertaining friends and family while enjoying an unparalleled view of the main channel. 

Can You See Yourself Living Here?

If pictures are worth a thousand words, then actually walking through a home to see it for yourself must be worth a million. With so many unique and attractive features, this home probably won't be on the market for long! Contact The Property Shop At The Lake to schedule your personalized tour of this beautiful home today. We have real estate agents available every day of the week to show you around!

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7 Tips For Planning An Amazing Staycation

Perk #513 of living at the Lake of the Ozarks - you're already in a vacation destination! People travel from all over the Midwest to soak in the sunshine and all of the beautiful sights at the Lake, so when it comes time for you to take a vacation of your own... why should you go anywhere else? Opting for a "staycation" can help you save money and appreciate this beautiful area we call home in a way you never previously imagined. Your friends at The Property Shop At The Lake are here to help with these fantastic tips for planning a staycation that you won't soon forget.

1. Go Boating
The Lake of the Ozarks has recently been voted the #1 Recreational Lake in the Country by USA Today, and it's easy to see why. Boating is an incredibly popular activity enjoyed by locals and vacationers alike. If you don't have a boat of your own, you can rent one from many of the local marinas. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, you can opt for a jet-ski or PWC rental as well. Either way, your staycation won't be complete without some time on the water!

2. See A Movie
Whether you're looking for a fun family outing or a special date night, a trip to the movies is always a fun option. There's nothing quite like taking in a movie on the big screen! The movie theatre at the Lake, Eagle's Landing Cinema, has comfortable seats and eight different screens that are sure to keep everyone in your group happy and entertained.

3. Go Hiking
When is the last time you let yourself truly absorb all of the beautiful sights and scenery that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer? We might be famous for our boating and water-related activities, but there are several on-land activities that offer some truly breathtaking views as well. Pack a picnic lunch, grab the dog, and get out and explore the many trails around Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

4. Camp In The Backyard
Why should you have to drive a few hours before you can set up a campsite for the night? Camping in your backyard can be a ton of fun - and your kids will love it. Set up the tent, build a little campfire to roast some marshmallows, and you'll be good to go.

5. Shake It Up
One of our favorite things about going on vacation is that it's a chance to throw your standard routine out the window. Why not incorporate that same sense of freedom and spontaneity into your staycation? Have a family sleepover in the living room, eat pancakes for dinner, have a food fight... Get your whole family involved in brainstorming different activities and have a blast!

6. Turn Off The Phones
One of the best things about traveling far away for a vacation is that it gives you an excuse to unplug from our fast-paced, digital world. When we're at home, we feel the need to stay on the grid - but why should we? You can complete your staycation by turning off the phones and other devices so you can simply enjoy being in the moment with your friends and family.

7. Relax
Vacations are supposed to be your time to relax and recuperate from your hectic, busy lives. When we're at home, we feel the need to take care of the many chores constantly awaiting our attention, but a staycation is your chance to set all of that aside for a few days. A word of the wise - don't get so caught up planning the ideal staycation that you forget to set aside some time to nap, read, or take part in any other activity that allows your brain to unwind. You'll be glad you did!

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