Thursday, August 1, 2019

August Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate Update

     It’s Shootout month!  My family and I look forward to this every year; (beginning  Sunday night of the latest race).  All of the events leading up to and including the “Main Event” are a blast and bring so much activity to the area during a time frame that in years prior was a very slow time for lake area businesses.  I admire and appreciate all of the leaders and volunteers that work all year to make this event happen.  I thought I’d give you a little shootout stats and information (in case you’ve been living in a cave) then give you information about the lakefront real estate market that fronts the race area from the 32 to the 35 mile marker.
     Per the official Shootout website:  The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill. The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $300,000.00 to 32 different Charities and 8 Fire Departments. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 31st year in August of 2019.
     If you are interested in a condo, Plaza Garden aka West Palms on the Lake, sets at the finish line.  Its located on the South end of the Hurricane Deck Bridge at the 35 Mile Mark across the chanel from Captain Ron’s, the home of the Shootout.  Currently there are eight units available priced from $194,000 to $310,000.  The units offer three and four bedrooms. The complex has dock slips, pool and clubhouse.
     A total of 16 Lakefront homes currently available range from $219,000 to $795,000 and offer homes with two to five bedrooms.  Property type and amenities vary widely on these.  Don’t let the top range of $795,000 put you off, the bulk of these houses are listed in the $200k to $300k range.  There are five homes in the $300k range and eight homes in the $200k range.
     If you have interest in more information on any of the properties in the area of the Shootout, let me know.  If you’d prefer to be as far as possible from the boat mecca created by the race, I can help you with that as well.  I also have a great group of knowledgeable, topnotch agents that will work in your best interest and are enjoyable to work with.  C. Michael Elliott and Associates is a boutique, privately owned office with a staff and full time agents that believe perfect service is a given. There are some great real estate agents at the Lake but you won’t find any better than the agents I work with daily.  Please give us a call if you are considering buying or selling, we’ll explain our services in detail and you can decide if we are a good fit for you.
     Michael Elliott has been selling real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1981.  He is one of the most respected brokers in the area.  If you would like to work with Michael in the sale or purchase of property, or have interest in a career in real estate, contact him at 573.365.SOLD or  or stop by C. Michael Elliott & Associates, 3738 Osage Beach Parkway.  View thousands of lake area listings at  You can also view each months’ article, ask questions and offer your opinion on Michael’s real estate blog,