Lake Newsletter

from The Mary Lou Stone Team March 2024

In Loving Memory of Angelina Dubbs

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved friend and team member, Angelina Dubbs. Her warmth, love, strength, and unwavering faith will remain with us always. She was a once in a lifetime person that positively impacted so many. We love and miss you dearly, Angelina.

A link to Angelina's obituary is below. If you feel so inclined, please take a moment to say a prayer for her many loved ones.

Angelina's Obituary

Featured Listings


173 Grandview Dr.

Lake Ozark

List Price: $459,900


MLS# 3560379

-Lakeview w/ Access Villa

4 Bedroom/ 3 Bathroom

-2,880 Sq. Ft.


-Main Level Living

-2 Large Lakeside Decks

-2nd Kitchen in Lower Level

-2nd Garage Avail. for Extra $

-Great Amenities

-Boat Slips Available

Click HERE for More Info!

10 Enclaves Ln.

Lake Ozark

List Price: $579,000


MLS# 3553103

-Lakeview w/ Access Villa

-4 Bedroom/ 3 Bathroom

-2,923 Sq. Ft.

-Elegant Finishes

-Main Level Living

-2 Large Lakeside Decks

-Large Storage Area

-Great Amenities

-Boat Slips Available

Click HERE for More Info!

356 Regatta Bay Cir. #4B

Lake Ozark

List Price: $379,900


MLS# 3559483


-1,424 Sq. Ft.

-Fully Furnished Lakefront Condo

-New Kitchen Appliances

-Top Floor w/ Vaulted Ceilings

-Lakeside Screened & Open Deck

-10'x30' Boat Slip w/ Hoist

-Amazing Amenities

-Desired Location by Land and Water

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68 Lighthouse Rd. #913

Lake Ozark

List Price: $559,900


MLS# 3562346


-1,942 Sq. Ft.

-Lakefront Condo

-Expansive Lake Views

-Fully Furnished

-Screened-in Lakeside Deck

-12x28 Boat Slip w/ Hoist Included

-Great Amenities including Elevator

-Convenient Location by Land and Water

Click HERE for More Info!


Lot 981 Nassau Circle

Four Seasons

Price Point: $3,000


MLS# 3560086

-0.28 Acre Lot

-Lake Access

-Gentle to Moderate Topography

-Lots of Potential

-Four Seasons Amenities

-Great Location

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Latest Lake Real Estate Statistics

Above are statistics from our local MLS. Sales have dropped and days on the market have gone up. We have been in our slow season here at the Lake. We expect sales to pick up this month as we welcome the warmer weather. Properties that are priced correctly are still selling in a timely manner! We expect inventory to rise for the next few months, too.

Latest Missouri Real Estate Statistics

Video about January 2024 Missouri Market Statistics

Above is a video that Missouri Realtors shared regarding state-wide market statistics for January 2024. Take a look for more details!

For a more in-depth look at the past and current Missouri real estate statistics, click below. You'll be able to see detailed reports from 2015 to the present.

Click here for more info on Missouri's past and current Real Estate market!

Colors to Avoid When Selling a Home


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Written By: Melissa Dittman Tracey

March 4th, 2024

There’s a reason why home stagers prefer white or neutral colors when preparing a home for the market. Some colors can be distracting and a turn-off to home buyers. 

Rethink a red-painted living room or dining area; red is the most off-putting color, according to a survey of home staging and design professionals conducted by the home remodeling site

 “Red is an extremely strong color and may not be to everybody’s taste,” the study notes.

Fixr’s Paint & Color Trends 2024 report flags the following as the most off-putting colors to home buyers:

  • Red: 53%
  • Lime green: 53%
  • Bright yellow: 40%
  • Mustard yellow: 19%
  • Pink: 10%
  • Turquoise: 9%

Instead of splashing interiors in bright hues, home stagers and designers say they like to use color strategically to warm up a space and even make it appear more spacious.

For example, 61% of experts recommend using warm neutrals—like beiges and whites—to help make small spaces appear larger. “Warm neutrals can reflect light and visually recede, and their calmness can make a space feel less overwhelming,” the study notes. White was a favorite among home stagers in making spaces seem more spacious and giving the illusion of higher and wider ceilings.

“When selling a house, paint and color trends need to be used in a softened way,” Birgit Anich of BA Staging & Interiors said in the Fixr study. The latest trends may call for attention-getting colors, but Anich warns that “a trend today is not necessarily the trend that buyers are yet ready to embrace. They need to have certain exposure to a new trend before they fall in love with the new trend. While these trends are great for interior design, they need to be used in a more moderate way when selling a property.”

6 Organizational Tips for Transforming Your Living Space into a Haven of Calm

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March 14th, 2024

Hey there homeowners! With spring just around the corner, it’s time to focus on spring cleaning! In the whirlwind of daily life, our homes can quickly transform from serene sanctuaries to chaotic catch-alls for everything we’ve touched throughout the day. It’s easy to let clutter accumulate, but the price we pay is hefty, costing us not just space but peace of mind. Imagine opening your door to a space that welcomes you with open arms, a place where calm greets you, and organization ushers you into relaxation. Achieving this level of tranquility may seem like a distant dream, but with a few simple organizational tips, you can turn your living space into a haven of calm.

1. Start Small, Think Big

Begin with a single drawer or shelf. Clear it out completely, and only put back what you truly need or love. This micro approach not only makes the task less daunting but also offers a quick win, motivating you to tackle larger areas. As you move from drawer to drawer, shelf to shelf, you’ll start to see a significant transformation in your space and your mindset.

2. Everything in Its Place

Assign a home for every item. When everything has a designated spot, the guesswork is eliminated, and tidying up becomes second nature. This doesn’t mean you need elaborate storage solutions; simple baskets, boxes, and trays can work wonders. Labeling these containers adds an extra layer of organization, making it easier for you and everyone in your household to maintain order.

3. Declutter Regularly

Clutter isn’t just physical; it’s mental weight. Regularly sorting through your belongings to identify what you no longer need or want can be liberating. Adopt a policy of “one in, one out” to keep things in balance. For every new item that enters your home, consider letting an old one go. This approach not only keeps clutter at bay but also ensures that your possessions truly add value to your life.

4. Zone Your Space

Divide your space into zones based on activity. For instance, create a dedicated area for reading, another for work, and yet another for relaxation. Equipping each zone with the necessary supplies and storage will streamline your daily routines and make it easier to keep each area tidy and functional.

5. Embrace Vertical Space

Often overlooked, vertical space is a goldmine for storage. Shelves, hooks, and wall-mounted organizers can free up floor space and keep essentials within reach but out of the way. This strategy is particularly useful in small living spaces, where maximizing square footage is key.

6. Make Maintenance a Habit

Organization is not a one-time event but a continuous process. Incorporate tidying into your daily routine. Spending just a few minutes each day returning items to their designated spots can prevent clutter from spiraling out of control. Remember, the goal is to make maintenance so seamless that it feels like a natural part of your day.

Transforming your living space into a haven of calm doesn’t require magic, just a bit of strategy and commitment. Start small, designate a place for everything, declutter regularly, zone your space, use vertical storage, and make maintenance a daily habit. These simple steps can profoundly impact your home’s look and feel, making it a true sanctuary amid life’s storms.

Now, look around your living space and choose one area to organize today. Whether it’s a drawer, a shelf, or a corner, take that first step. As you experience the benefits, you’ll be inspired to continue, and before you know it, your home will reflect the tranquility and order you’ve always desired.

Upcoming Lake Events

On-Goings at the Enclaves


New Commercial for the Enclaves at Grandview

Have you heard about the newest edition to the Grandview Community in Lake Ozark?!?

THE ENCLAVES are an addition to the Grandview Community; a fabulous, upscale development on Horseshoe Bend off of Carol Road. They are a wonderful alternative to condominium living at the Lake, with no one above or below. There are 14 planned villas, 5 which are complete and have sold, 1 under contract and 3 which are complete and available for purchase.

Every villa has a fantastic view of the Lake and a wonderful floor plan. Each villa has 4 bedrooms, 3 or 4 bathrooms and features main level living, fireplaces, lakeside covered decks, 2 car garages and have many options and upgrades available. Boat slips in the community docks available, too!

Ready for you to choose the finishing touches! Samples now available at our office or we can send pictures via email!

The Grandview Community is comprised of homes villas and waterfront villas. Grandview is conveniently located in Lake Ozark, just minutes from restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, churches, golf courses, the water and more! Grandview amenities include community pool & clubhouse, private golf cart path to community docks, playground & basketball court, sidewalks and more! 90% of residents are year-round and enjoy holding monthly dinners and club house get-togethers, truly harboring a sense of community.

Click HERE to Take a Virtual Tour Inside The Newest Villas and Enclaves Building Site!

For more info or to request your FREE brochure (available digitally, too!) click the link HERE to send us a quick email or give us a call at the number below.

Call us to be the next resident at the Enclaves at Grandview!


The Mary Lou Stone Team "The MLS Team"
Your Foundation for Real Estate Success

Mary Lou Stone

Broker/Listing & Sales Executive


Kate Coffin

Listing & Sales Executive/Team Assistant


Marilyn Gilpin

Listing & Sales Executive


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