Thinking of Selling Your Grand Lake Area Home–Read This

If you compare where home prices should be over the last 12-13 years we are now about normal I would say, but if you look at the jump in prices over the past 9 months they have went straight up and gained most of the ground needed to account for inflation over the past 12-13 years almost all at once.  Yes, after seeing prices go down after the 2008 financial crisis and then languish for years with little price increase and then wow the past 9 months has seen straight up.  I guess home prices have turned alot like stock prices. One can go quite sometime in stocks with little upswing and then see the stock market go up fast in one pop.  That is what home prices in the Grand Lake area have done.

If you have been thinking about you should sell the Grand Lake Waterfront Family Second Home that is not used much anymore or if you have a home in one of Grove’s finest subdivisions such as Patricia Island or Buffalo Shores and you think it might be getting time to move closer to family then I would think fast and get your home on the market. Right now we have little inventory of good Grand Lake waterfront homes for sale or Grove popular subdivision homes like a Wildwood Farms or the two mentioned above, or a Monkey Island gated community home or Grove gated community home in most any price range from the lowest to the highest price point. Buyers are seeking homes and willing to pay top dollar.  However, most area Realtors think we may have peaked on demand and that while prices probably won’t change much for some time, certainly until more inventory of homes for sale becomes available but still the bloom could be off the demand soon. So, if you are on the fence about selling, I would act fast and be ready to move fast. If you are selling a second home you do not have to replace it in this market.  If moving to be closer to family or city for other reasons it probably is prudent to rent for a year or so and decide just where you want to own next and let the market cool off some. You could have the best of all worlds by selling in the up market and not replacing until more homes are available to pick from.

Give all the above some thought. If you would like to talk to Realtors who know the Grand Lake Real Estate Market, will be honest with you in regard to all aspects of home selling and prices, and work for your interest then give Amy Wright and Joe Neill–the Keller Williams Realty Grand Lake Team a call.  Amy may be reached at 918 791-1594 or Joe at 918 640-3300 or email grandlaketeam@kw.com.  We are here to help and it cost nothing to visit about your home and needs.

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Grand Lake Waterfront Homes For Sale

Just wanted to give an update on Grand Lake Waterfront Homes For Sale.  Inventory of Grand Lake Waterfront Homes For Sale remains extremely low in all price points. There are a few new listings coming on and many are just what you would want for your Grand Lake waterfront home.  You have to be ready, look quick, and act fast before someone else gets it bought. We advise buyers to get their preapproval letter from lender set up so you are a bonafide buyer when the seller looks at an offer from you on a home. Know what you want and what you can give on because in any price target there has never been the perfect home that fits all the boxes you want checked, so you have to know what you have to have and what you can give on. When the new listing comes on be ready to get to the lake and look quickly and get that offer in.  Not a time to quibble over a few thousand.  Most homes sell at list price with several getting in bidding wars and going over list.  Still all in all there are some good buys and very nice homes that come up for sale.  Be ready to act and you can soon be enjoying your Grand Lake Waterfront Home.

The last thing you need is a hard working realtor who knows the market, knows when new waterfront homes come on the market and will work fast with you.  There are many good agents in the Grand Lake market and there are several that don’t work the lake full time or work in one of cities away from lake and don’t know the rules of the lake regarding lake homes.

We hope you will consider our team at Keller Williams Realty Grand Lake in Grove, OK.  Amy Wright and Joe Neill are both full time seasoned knowledgeable Realtors who would love to help you make your Grand Lake Waterfront Home dream come true.  Amy may be reached at 918 791-1594. Joe at 918 640-3300 or email grandlaketeam@kw.com.  We are here to help you.

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Thinking of Selling Your Grand Lake Waterfront Home in Next 2-3 Years? Maybe Now Is The Time to List

If you have been thinking of selling your Grand Lake waterfront home in the future, now might be the time to act.   Home listings available for sale at Grand Lake are at an all time low and there are many buyers looking to buy a Grand Lake Waterfront Home now.  Prices are up several thousand dollars depending of course on home, location, condition, ect but higher prices than has been seen for years.  Interest rates are low low and buyers are wanting to buy while rates still low and most don’t think the low rates now will last forever.  If rates go up or more owners decide to sell in next months or year or two we could see this high demand diminish somewhat.  That is why if you aren’t using your Grand Lake waterfront home or think it is time to move closer to family now might be the time to sell.  Your must be careful in pricing today as you could leave money on table.  We find we want to be aggressive in pricing but to a point. We want to leave room that multiple offers come in and the offers go over the listed price. Our team has the experience and knowledge of the Grand Lake real estate market to guide you thru the process to get the most dollars from your sale.

Our Grand Lake Team at Keller Williams Grand Lake–Joe Neill and Amy Wright know the area, the market, and will be open, honest, and tell it like it is to guide you to getting the most out of your Grand Lake Waterfront Home when selling. Call Joe at 918 640-3300 or Amy at 918 791-1594 or email us at grandlaketeam@kw.com.   We would appreciate the opportunity to tell you how our marketing plans can put more money in your pocket.

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Grand Lake Real Estate and Waterfront Homes For Sale

The Grand Lake real estate market is much like most areas across the United States.  We are extremely short of good listings including Grand Lake waterfront homes, residential homes for sale in Grove, OK or Monkey Island, and rural properties all around the lake.  If you have been thinking of selling your Grand Lake area real estate now is the time to do so.  Sales are brisk and demand is high.  That doesn’t mean selling is easy, you still need a quality, seasoned Grand Lake Realtor who knows the market swings and prices to get your property’s full potential in a short amount of time.

If you are seeking to buy a Grand Lake waterfront home or a quality Grove, OK residential home, or rural property you also need a good full time Realtor who watches the market all day every day for new listings that might fit your needs.  Someone who will watch for value, quality of home, and act fast in this market before someone else gets to your potential new propety.

For fast, quality service, honest opinions, and hard working Realtors, Amy Wright and Joe Neill team together to be sure one of us is on point all the time. We would love to talk to you whether buying or selling in the Grand Lake real estate market.  Call Amy at 918 791-1594 or Joe at 918 640-3300 or contact us by email at grandlaketeam@kw.com.  We are a part of the Keller Williams Realty Grand Lake office in Grove, OK.  We hope to hear from you soon.

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Tips for Buying a Grand Lake Waterfront Home

The real estate market at Grand Lake like most of the country is hot right now.  Listing are down and demand is up. This correction on the Grand Lake home market has been years coming so it is not out of line and is in fact overdue.  Low interest rates on mortgage loans still make buying a Grand Lake waterfront home something to do now. With this rise in the market, we have seen many new green real estate agents and agents from out of the lake area coming out with their sign up to sell Grand Lake waterfront homes. Most of these people are great people and mean well but you are spending thousands when purchasing a home anywhere including Grand Lake. A few tips–

  1. If agent you contact you find is green, simply ask them to get a pro to assist them in helping you buy.  They mean well and again are good people, just inexperienced. The lake has many rules to follow, some areas have shallow water not good for your boat lift, other areas collect drift wood like a magnet, some homes built years ago could be below the flood line, some lake areas are known party areas on summer weekends–you might enjoy this or could hate it, but you need to know what the area is like year round. The list goes on. Make sure your agent knows the turf! Or can get a pro to assist them as they learn.
  2. Many out of area agents think they can come to the lake and make a good sale. They may know they area they came from but not the lake area and market. Like 1 above, you need a pro to assist you, someone who works the Grand Lake area everyday and is seasoned on all above. For both 1 and 2 you also want someone that knows the value of property on Grand Lake. It is easy in the market we are in to pay way too much for your lake home over even current market.

When getting ready to buy or sell for that matter, search out an agent who is experienced or if a green go getter you would like to help get started simply tell them you will use them if they co-work with another very seasoned agent in their office. Make buying a Grand Lake waterfront home a fun and exciting experience that will not include pitfalls you later wish you had seen. It’s easy to get took up in the excitement is another reason to have an honest, seasoned agent helping you make an informed choice.

Our team of Amy Wright and Joe Neill have worked the Grand Lake area for many years and  both were in real estate for years before relocating to the Grand Lake area.  We would welcome an opportunity to assist you in finding just the right place for your Grand Lake waterfront home ownership. Affliated with Keller Williams Grand Lake Grove, OK

Contact Amy at 918 791-1594 or Joe at 918 640-3300 or email us at grandlaketeam@kw.com.  We hope to hear from you soon.

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Why Buy A Grand Lake Waterfront Home During The Virus–Good Reasons in Story

Many of you think that with the pandema going on that real estate sales have went to a complete standstill, however that is not the case.  While sales are down quite abit for this time of year, there are people out looking for a great priced home in a wonderful location.  Sales are not firesales but you can get deals you would not normally get and you can get the pick of the homes for sale now.  Properties on the market in the NE OK Board of Realtors Grand Lake MLS are down about 25% from what we normally saw over the past ten years. With less properties to choose from it makes now the best time to be out looking. We currently are being very careful when showing homes–don’t ride together to property, stay 6′ or more apart as we look, wear disposable gloves, remove shoes in homes, and carry disposable chlorex wipes to use on door knobs ect.  You can get the best deal possible, low interest rates on housing and the best choice of the season. All that makes for prudent buying.  We also have two homes under contract that the buyers just bought from pictures online.  Not my way to buy but a very safe way.   As the saying goes you found your spouse online why not your home.  Many buyers are buying lake homes to escape the city and to be able to go ahead and enjoy life, escape people while on the lake and in your private large lake home yard.  What a way to make a good deal out of a bad situation

 

Let me tell you about a couple very good buys

Monkey Island Newport Village Gated Community Home shows like new, 28′ boat slip, 3 bed/2 bath in home + guest apartment above garage with bed/bath. Priced at $298,800. Grand Lake MLS 20-414

Monkey Island Port Duncan nice 3 bed/3 bath home with just redone interior, new appliances, flooring and more with nice 2 slip dock in wide deep protected cove

. Priced at $275,000. Grand Lake MLS 19-2259

Bargain of the Day-Waterfront not far from Grove on blacktop road with nice homes in area, ocean like views, 4 bed 5 bath 3 level home with 2 kitchens and living areas-great for multiple families to enjoy. Nice dock with sundeck. Solid ready to use home priced to sell for a 4298 sq ft m/l home at $450,000. Grand Lake MLS 20-299

Honey Creek Arm of Lake Grove location of an elegant luxury home on some of the best water of the lake, sits on a deadend drive for privacy. 3369 sq ft m/l 3 bed/3 bath home with wonderful 2 slip dock, lake water lawn irrigation, in home storm shelter, huge entertaining deck. Priced to sell at $600,000 Grand Lake MLS 20-680

Call Joe Neill, broker associate Keller Williams Realty Grand Lake to learn more about these fine Grand Lake homes–918 640-3300 or email grandlaketeam@kw.com

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Grand Lake/Grove, OK Area Homes For Sale–Reasons to Buy Now And Why Grand Lake Grove OK Area Might Be The Place You Are Looking For

The Grand Lake area and Grove, OK, the largest city on Grand Lake offers many homes for sale with homes in most all price ranges from $100,000 to multiple million dollar homes. You can find Grand Lake Waterfront Homes, Grove’s Patricia Island Golf Course Homes, Monkey Island’s Shangri La Country Club area waterfront and golf course homes for sale, The Coves of South Grand Lake waterfront and golf course homes, gated community homes, and if you want a city home in Grove in a nice quiet neighborhood we offer that to. Whatever your desire, The Grand Lake/Grove, OK/Monkey Island, OK/The South Grand Lake Area all offer homes for every taste and budget. You will find a home for your weekend retreat second home or that special home for retirement years by the lake. The area offers quaint shopping and dining experiences, quality health care, many churches and civic clubs to enjoy, and a four season climate without many extremes in cold or heat.

If you are thinking of buying that second home on the lake or that retirement years home, now is a good time to do so. The prices here have not skyrocketed yet like some areas of the country, interest rates are still very moderate, selection is good, and now is the time to enjoy everyday of your life and a lake area home can give so much pleasure to you and your family/friends.

To help you find just the right place you need a seasoned, tell it like it is Realtor to help you make a good knowledgeable buy in an area that you will enjoy and be proud of. For true individualized, personalized service with your needs in mind contact Joe Neill at Keller Williams Realty Grand Lake. You can reach Joe direct at 918 640-3300 or email grandlaketeam@kw.com. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Bass Master 2013 on Grand Lake A Huge Success/What Does This Mean For Grand Lake Real Estate in The Future

The 2013 Bass Master fishing tournament is in the record books. The crowds in Tulsa for the weigh in and at the launch ramp on Wolf Creek in Grove, OK were huge. During the weekend, there were countless bass fishermen wanna be’s following their favorite angler on the lake in their bass boats and dreaming. The news media have talked so much of the success of the Bass Master and the impact on the local economies.

As Realtors, we of course wonder what this exposure to the world will do for Grand Lake real estate. In all certainty it will have no immediate impact. We feel over the few years as the television shows air about the Bass Master and people who traveled here for the tournament will be telling friends about the wonderful lake, people, and how you can enjoy rural lake life and still get big city shopping for a day out in Tulsa just over an hour away that demand from people around the country hunting a waterfront retirement home on a lake will put Grand Lake on their radar. Others hunting for a central family gathering spot in the middle of the country for a vacation home on the lake will see all Grand Lake has to offer for fun and enjoyment and also find three airports all just over an hour away for family membersDo WF Home 012 Dogwood Dr. Grove 004 Dogwood Dr. Grove 005 Do WF Home 010 to fly in for a family get together.

The net of this over time we think will be more people enjoying our Grand Lake and property values will go up over time. We think now is a great time to buy Grand Lake real estate not just because of our just stated prediction but because values are very reasonable now, interest rates are low, and we have a decent inventory of homes for sale that is slowly but surely becoming fewer and fewer. If you have been thinking Grand Lake waterfront home now might be your best time to buy. Call The Grand Lake Team at RE/MAX Grand Lake to learn more about Grand Lake Real Estate. Aaron Hughes and Joe Neill will give you honest, straight forward insight into Grand Lake values. Contact Aaron at 918 801-5645 or aaronhughes@remax.net or Joe at 918 640-3300 or jneill@remax.net

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March is Buy a Waterfront Home on Grand Lake Month

All I see on TV this month are ads for February is Truck Month in Oklahoma and then an ad for a great new Chevy, Ford, Ram, or Toyota pickup follows. Well as big a deal as February is for trucks in Oklahoma, March is Waterfront Home on Grand Lake Month. People come out from all over to get their best deal on their dream weekend waterfront home on Grand Lake or their dream waterfront retirement home on Grand Lake.

Most buyers have spent hours on the web searching for the homes they want to see and are emailing their favorite Realtor with questions about the waterfront homes. You see, people like to buy in March to get the best selection, to be sure they are closed on their home and have everything ready to go for the big Memorial Weekend that is the unofficial opening of the summer lake season, and they are just ready to be done with winter and are planning a fun filled spring and summer on the shores of Grand Lake.

Grand Lake is great year round, even in the winter. In winter you can enjoy peace, quiet, wildlife, the calm waters of the lake, while reading a good book or watching a movie, and then go out to dinner at one of the excellent places around the lake or go shopping in the quaint shoppes on Grand Lake. Spring brings the pretty blooms of flowers and trees to enjoy, and summer is just grand, then we get to fall and more grand colors. Every season is grand on Grand Lake.

If you want to spend more time relaxing and having fun with friends and family, Grand Lake is the place to be. We have waterfront homes from about $200,000 to well over a million dollars. There is a home for every budget and taste. There will also be some great homes just off the water for less money but have access to the lake and the fun.

Give Grand Lake some thought and call the Grand Lake Team at RE/MAX Grand Lake in Grove, OK for information on how you can start your search with our team for the best home for you and yours whether you want a weekend waterfront homeDo WF Home 010 Do WF Home 012 Lee Estates 5-12 002 Lee Estates 5-12 009 mainstay 5-3-12 002 mainstay 5-3-12 004 Dogwood Dr. Grove 004 Dogwood Dr. Grove 005 on Grand Lake or are ready to come fulltime for a great retirement home on Grand Lake. Aaron Hughes and Joe Neill know the Grand Lake area, the MLS listings, and can make your search more inclusive, help you find a great buy, make the search stress free, and fun. Contact Aaron at 918 801-5645 or aaronhughes@remax.net or Joe at 918 640-3300 or jneill@remax.net. We are here to help you find your dream home on Grand Lake.

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Need to Sell Your Grand Lake Waterfront Home? Now Might Be The Time

We hope that our waterfront home owners on Grand Lake never sell their retirement home or weekend getaway home but we know in today’s world families change and lives change and sometimes one needs to sell their lakehome. We have been through some rocky times in real estate in the United States and a poor economy now for about five years. Waterfront home prices have not ever went down like other real estate but prices and demand the past few years have been softer than the go go days in 2005-2006.

In 2012 the total sales in the Grand Lake MLS were greater than the previous year and this year has started out very well and we are not in the lake home season yet. Our Grand Lake Team of Aaron Hughes and Joe Neill at RE/MAX Grand  Lee Estates 5-12 002 Chateau 13 9-10 057 Dogwood Dr Grove 7-18-12 049 Dogwood Dr Grove 7-18-12 053 acreage on water 009 N Beach Area WF Lot 006Lake had a wonderful year last year. We continued selling homes through December and into January, the slow times for lake real estate. We are now needing quality waterfront home listings in all price ranges. We have buyers looking for homes who cannot find the home they dream of.

As I started this article with, we hate to loose any Grand Laker unless they are upgrading to another Grand Lake waterfront home but if you need to sell, now could be the best time to do so in the past five years. Buyers can buy with low low interest rate cost, prices on homes are still reasonable, and confidence is coming back to buyers to indeed buy.

If you would like a market price opinion on your Grand Lake waterfront home call our team and we will provide you with a free price opinion based on previous comp sales and today’s market.

Contact Aaron Hughes at 918 801-5645 or aaronhughes@remax.net or Joe Neill at 918 640-3300 or jneill@remax.net. We know the Grand Lake market and will offer you our years of experience in real estate in pricing and selling Grand Lake homes.

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