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Vintage Ozarks memories and memorabilia flood the senses in the Lake of the Ozarks area, bringing visitors back to a place filled with barbeque, candy stores, ice-cream parlors, nostalgic gift shops, music and classic arcades.

If you are looking for the one place that everyone in the family can find something to do, look no further than Bagnell Dam Strip. From arcade games to water activities, you will find it here. Many of the Lake of the Ozarks events begin or take place on The Strip as well, and Hot Summer Nights on the 2nd weekend of every month in the summer are a motor enthusiasts heaven.

Come check out The Strip, the Heart of the Lake of the Ozarks!

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Home Maintenance Projects to Do this Fall

As summer comes to a close, this time of the year is ideal for homeowners to establish a fall home maintenance checklist.

1. Turn off exterior faucets.  Undrained water in pipes can freeze easily which will cause pipes to burst as the ice expands. If you don’t have frost-proof faucets (homes more than 10 to 15 years typically don’t), turn off the shut-off valve inside your home.

2.  Remove leaves around your outside air conditioning unit and clean your gutters.  The HVAC unit is likely your home’s largest operating system so keep it cleaned!!   Leaves clogging your gutters can cause big problems any time durning the year, and during the cooler months, leaves can potentially cause water to backup into your attic and even your basement, so get them cleaned out.

3.  Schedule a furnance tune-up.  A furnance tune-up not only includes cleaning that keeps your furnance running efficiently, but it also catches small problems before they turn into big problems.  Also a good idea to check your batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detector in your home.

4.  Cover any landscaping that needs winter protection with mulch

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3 Acre Lot for Sale just outside of New Melle!! $99,900

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Click here to See Our Listings!! Ivie Real Estate, L.L.C. Your Local Full Service Real Estate Company!

Ivie Real Estate, LLC is YOUR local full service Real Estate Company!

With the experience and expertise in Warren, Lincoln and St. Charles County Areas to be competitive in Marketing Techniques as well as Fees!

Why Don’t Agents All Charge the Same Commission?

For the most part, they do, according to local custom. Although you will find discount agents, top producer agents, neighborhood specialists, veteran agents, brand new agents, part-time agents, and agents in every type of size and color.

At Ivie Real Estate, LLC our REALTORS®  pledge to put the interests of buyers and sellers ahead of their own and to treat all parties honestly. We attempt to ensure that all written documents are easy to understand and will give everybody a copy of what they sign.

We do not discriminate in any fashion for any reason on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin and expect agents to be competent, to conform to standards of practice and to refuse to provide services for which they are unqualified.

Agents are not identical to each other. You should never pick an agent based on commission. You might find the more expensive agents offer services and profit models for their sellers the less expensive agents do not. Overall, agents generally get paid what they are worth. They are not all worth the same fee.

 

Meet our REALTORS®

 

 Renee Sutton, Broker Professional

Licensed in the State of Missouri

Ivie Real Estate, LLC

Billy Ivie, Broker/Owner

Call me directly @ 636.359.3559

With 15 years experience in Real Estate in the Warren, Lincoln and St. Charles county areas I have the experience and expertise to get…

RESULTS THAT MOVE YOU!

 Whether selling your existing home or assisting you in your new home purchase from forclosures to brand new homes I can make sure you get the best deal possible for your largest investment!!

4963 HWY D, Defiance, Mo 63341     $99,900

3 Acre Building site offering a Park like setting! You have woods, field, Pond and access to utilities !
Build your dream home in this sought after area!!

 

I have New Construction Homes for Sale!!

Lot 40 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390  SOLD!        $169,900

USDA TERRITORY! YOU CHOOSE YOUR COLORS!! BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE RANCH HOME! 3 Bed, 2 Bath home offers entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Kitchen and Master Bedroom! Kitchen shows off 42″ soft close, MAPLE Cabinets and drawers w/Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Master Suite shows off walk in closet and a Master Bath with 5 foot seated shower, glass shower doors and gentleman height vanity WITH SOFT CLOSE DOORS AND DRAWERS!! MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY! Rounded corners, 4″ Trim! Lever Door Handles, Panel Doors! Beautiful lighting! Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Lower Level Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing, sump pump and pit, enclosed soffit and facia, upgraded faucets, exterior lights, garage door openers! FULL SOD YARD!! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same. Come Build with us! WE MAKE IT EASY!!

 

Lot 12 Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City 63390 BACKS TO LAKE TUCCI!     $184,900

COME BUILD WITH US! WE MAKE IT EASY! CITY LIVING IN COUNTRY STYLE! USDA TERRITORY! BRAND NEW 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch home! Welcoming Entry foyer leads you into this open floor plan showing off Vaulted Great room with Ceiling fan! Kitchen is very function with 42″ soft close, maple cabinets, Dine at Island YOU CHOOSE STYLE AND COLOR! STAINLESS STEEL Appliances including REFRIGERATOR! PANTRY! Recessed Lighting! Master suite is VAULTED and has ceiling fan, walk in closet as well as Master Bath offering 5′ walk in shower and ADULT HEIGHT DOUBLE BOWL VANITY! Main Floor Laundry. YOU CHOOSE YOUR PAINT COLOR YOU CHOOSE WHITE OR ANTIQUE WHITE 4″ TRIM! YOU CHOOSE OIL BRONZE OR BRUSHED NICKEL LEVER DOOR HANDLES! SEVERAL STYLES OF PANEL DOORS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM! More features are: Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, sump pump and pit, MAINTENANCE FREE VINYL SIDING, Sill high Brick, FULL SOD YARD! Photos are of a similar home previously built all features are not the same. GET MORE WITH IVIE LEAGUE HOMES!

 

Lot 32 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390          $184,900

This home is UNDER CONSTRUCTION!! CHOOSE ALL OF YOUR COLORS NOW!! USDA TERRITORY! FULL SOD YARD! This 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch home has an inviting Entry foyer, vaulted great room, Dine-In Kitchen w/ dine at island, recessed lighting, soft close maple cabinets with HARDWARE and a PANTRY! Vaulted Master suite shows off walk in closet as well as 5′ walk in shower with glass doors and double bowl, adult height vanity! Main Floor Laundry, rounded corners, 4″ trim, panel doors and lever handles throughout!! More features include: pre wire for Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms and Great Room, TV/internet/phone in all bedrooms and 2 in Great Room! 2-toned painted walls, white and YOU CHOOSE one color throughout! STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, sump pump and pit, MAINTENANCE FREE Vinyl siding, Low E windows, 30 yr Architectural Shingles! Photos are of a similar home previously built, all features are not the same.

 

 Lot 44 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390         $187,400

THREE CAR GARAGE! PERSONALIZE YOUR BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE HOME! WE MAKE IT EASY! 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch home. Open Entry foyer, vaulted GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM! Kitchen offers 42″, soft close, maple cabinets and drawers with hardware! GRANITE counter tops, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR! Master Suite has walk in closet as well as LUXURY BATH with JETTED tub, separate shower and ADULT HEIGHT, double bowl vanity. Main floor Laundry, Ceiling Fan pre wire in each bedroom and Great Room! Rounded Corners, lever handles! Panel doors, 4″ trim throughout, Plumbing rough, sump pump and pit, garage door openers. R-38 insulation in ceiling, R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, USDA and VA loans!!). This home is loaded with features including enclosed soffit and facia, architectural roof shingles, vinyl siding, FULL SOD YARD!! .. etc, etc! All pictures are of previous home built and may not be the same as this property.

 

 Lot 31 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390             $189,900

THREE CAR GARAGE! WE MAKE IT EASY! CHOOSE YOUR COLORS NOW! 3 bedroom, 2 Bath Ranch home offers Entry foyer, vaulted GREAT ROOM, KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM! Kitchen offers 42″, soft close, maple cabinets and drawers with hardware! GRANITE counter tops, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR! Master Suite shows off walk in closet as well as LUXURY BATH with JETTED tub, separate shower and ADULT HEIGHT, double bowl vanity. Home also includes Main floor Laundry, Ceiling Fans in Bedrooms and Great Room! Tv/Internet/phone in each bedroom and 2 in Great Room, Rounded Corners, lever handles! Panel doors, 4″ trim throughout, Plumbing rough, sump pump and pit, garage door openers. R-38 insulation in ceiling, R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, VA and USDA loans!). This home is loaded with features including enclosed soffit and facia, architectural roof shingles, vinyl siding, etc, etc! All pictures are of previous home built and may not be the same as this property.

 

Lot 30 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390                $189,900

3 CAR GARAGE! BRAND NEW IVIE LEAGUE HOME! Choose your Colors! Come Build with Us! We make it easy! 3 BR 2 BA Ranch home offers Entry foyer, vaulted great room, Dine-In Kitchen w/SOFT CLOSE, maple cabinets, GRANITE and a PANTRY. Master suite shows off vault, walk in closet, 5′ walk in shower with glass doors as well as Double Bowl, ADULT HEIGHT VANITY! Home also includes Main Floor Laundry, 4″ TRIM, Lever handles throughout!! Ceiling Fan pre wire in all bedrooms and Great Room! TV/internet/Phone in all bedrooms and 2 in Great Room! Garbage disposal, STAINLESS STEEL Smooth Top Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Ice maker line, Rough-In Plumbing in Basement, 50 GALLON WATER HEATER, sump pump and pit, 30 yr Architectural Shingles, MAINTENANCE FREE VINYL SIDING, ENCLOSED SOFFIT AND FASCIA! SILL HIGH BRICK, Low E Windows. R-38 insulation blown in ceiling and R-13 in walls (necessary for FHA, USDA and VA loans) Photos are of a previously built home. All features are not the same

 

Lot 35 Lake Tucci Manor, Wright City 63390            $194,900

USDA TERRITORY! WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL!! City living in country style! Make this exquisite Ivie League Home yours today!! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch home with entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Dining, Kitchen AND Master Bedroom! Kitchen offers breakfast bar, Maple, soft close, Cabinets with Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES INCLUDING REFRIGERATOR. Great Room fits the whole family! Master Suite shows off vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, walk in closet, Master Bath includes 5 foot shower w glass doors as well as gentleman height, double bowl vanity. Main Floor Laundry, TV/Phone wired in Bedrooms and Great Room, R-38 Ceiling Insulation, Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing in Lower Level! MANY MORE EXTRAS THAT ARE STANDARD IN OUR HOMES. Come Build with us! We make it easy! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same.

 

Lot 33 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390             $194,900

USDA TERRITORY! WALKOUT LOWER LEVEL!! City living in country style! Make this exquisite Ivie League Home yours today!! 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ranch home with entry foyer, VAULTED Great Room, Dining, Kitchen AND Master Bedroom! Kitchen offers breakfast bar, Maple, soft close, Cabinets with Hardware, GRANITE counter tops, recessed lighting, ALL STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES INCLUDING REFRIGERATOR. Great Room fits the whole family! Master Suite shows off vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, walk in closet, Master Bath includes 5 foot shower w glass doors as well as gentleman height, double bowl vanity. Main Floor Laundry, TV/Phone wired in Bedrooms and Great Room, R-38 Ceiling Insulation, Architectural Shingles, Ice Maker Hook-up, Rough-In Bathroom Plumbing in Lower Level! MANY MORE EXTRAS THAT ARE STANDARD IN OUR HOMES. Come Build with us! We make it easy! Pictures are of previous built home. All features are not the same.

 

Lot 29 Timber Trails, Wright City 63390  SOLD!!   $212,400

USDA TERRITORY! 3 CAR GARAGE! MAKE THIS HOME YOUR OWN! This home is under construction CHOOSE YOUR “COLORS”! IVIE LEAGUE HOMES IS OFFERING A BRAND NEW 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath SPLIT BEDROOM Ranch w/vaulted kitchen, Great Room and Dining Room! Our Princeton Model has pantry, 42″ soft close, maple cabinets w hardware, upgraded faucets, STAINLESS STEEL Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher and REFRIGERATOR!! Granite counters, ceramic tile floors and a breakfast bar! 4″ trim, pre wire for ceiling fans, rounded corners, lever door handles and Panel doors. Master suite is vaulted with grand master bath. 72″ adult height, double bowl vanity, separate jetted tub, seated shower, walk in closet and ceramic tile flooring! Other features included are ice maker/water hook up, garage door openers, sump pump/pit, plumbing rough in the LOWER LEVEL. FULL SOD YARD! GET MORE WITH ALL OF OUR INCLUDED FEATURES! Pictures are of a previously built home. All features may not be the same. COME BUILD WITH US! WE MAKE IT EASY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For an easy-going day of enjoying the outdoors, Reifsnider State Forest Schuetzen Ground Road, Warrenton, MO

For an easy-going day of enjoying the outdoors, Reifsnider has picnic facilities perfect for family and friends to gather for lunch or dinner.  Visitors seeking more activity can hike the 1.3-mile Lizard Rock Trail which journeys along the intermittent creek and up through the ridge alongside. The natural-surface trail is rated at moderate difficulty, and requires some climbing and a couple easy stream crossings. To experience a less structured trek, hikers can choose to follow one of several area access trails or go “off-trail” hiking anywhere on the area.

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Big Joel’s Safari Petting Zoo

Walk through petting zoo and educational park where guests can get up close and personal with over 60 species of animals. Guests can feed and touch a majority of the animals at the park. Big Joel’s Safari also has a gift shop with snacks, novelties…more

Hours Today: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Suggested duration: 1-2 hours

         

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USPS will Relocate Post Office to New Wentzville Facility!

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that it will relocate its current Wentzville facility to a new development at 812-898 Luetkenhaus Blvd. The USPS disclosed this information in a letter received by Mayor Nick Guccione on Friday, July 7. Mayor Guccione said, “This new location has been needed for a while now. I’m excited that this is happening due to the hard work of several individuals including Wentzville’s Economic Development Director Dan Lang, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, and myself, along with the Board of Aldermen. This collaborative community effort will truly be a benefit to all of Wentzville, and is much needed as we continue to grow.” The USPS held a public meeting as part of the Board of Aldermen meeting on May 24, to discuss plans for a new facility. After the meeting, the public was encouraged to send in comments regarding the project. Currently, the USPS operates a Post Office and Carrier Annex in two separate locations in Wentzville. Due to rapid growth, both buildings have space-deficiency issues. After thorough evaluation, the most cost-effective solution, said the USPS, was to combine these into a single facility. “I am very glad to see that the USPS has recognized the need for this new Wentzville facility. I am extremely appreciative of the efforts of everyone involved to provide this resource for our residents,” said Alderman Michael Rhoades. The USPS will continue to provide services at its current location until the new facility is open and operating. The new location is expected to open in 2018

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Wentzville’s Senior Residents Now Have a New Transportation Option!!

Wentzville’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen have approved a new partnership with ITNStCharles (now ITNGateway), which offers transportation for senior citizens (ages 60 and older), adults with visual impairments and adults with disabilities.

The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any transportation needs within St. Charles County. Rides are available to any destination within the service area, with no limits on ride purpose. Rides are provided in private vehicles by trained drivers.

There is an annual fee of $50 to sign up, but after just three rides (which must be taken within a year of registering), the City of Wentzville will reimburse eligible residents for the entire $50 fee. The resident is responsible for the cost of the rides, which is comparable to other ride service options. To be eligible for the annual fee reimbursement, you must be a Wentzville resident. After eligible residents have completed three separate days of rides (within one year of registering), ITNGateway invoices can be submitted to City Hall for reimbursement of the $50 annual fee.

For additional information or to verify your residency, please call City Hall at (636) 327-5101. To learn more about ITNGateway, please visit www.itngateway.org or call (636) 329-0888.

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Improving Traffic Flow on Residential Streets!!

On Street Parking

Preferred Parking Guidance
City Municipal Code Section 355.050 states, “No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave less than 10 feet of the width of the roadway [available] for free movement of vehicular traffic.”

Residential streets are somewhat narrow, measuring 26 feet wide from the back of curb to the back of curb. This design is arranged to permit eight-foot wide parking lanes on both sides of the street with a 10-foot single driving lane in the center. Compact and mid-size cars fit within the eight-foot wide parking lane if the driver parks with the tires very near to the curb. Full-size pickup trucks and full-size SUVs must park very close to the curb and may need to fold in the driver’s side mirror to remain within the eight-foot parking lane. When possible, full-size vehicles should avoid parking across from another vehicle to ensure the street is passable for emergency vehicles, school buses and other large delivery trucks.

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Tips for New Sod

New Sod Care

First 2 Weeks

The key to establishing new sod is to keep it properly watered for the first month. Immediately after installing sod, water thoroughly making it spongy to the step. The new sod should be kept thoroughly wet to a depth of 4″ to 6″ and watered 3 to 5 times a day during the first 7 to 14 days depending on the season. Lift a corner of the sod to determine the depth of moisture. In the first week, it is very important to keep the new sod damp. During this time stay off the sod so it can take root and you do not sink in and leave depressions from your foot steps. During hot weather, sprinklers should run several times a day so the new sod never dries out. If allowed to dry out, the sod will shrink, brown, and can die. The roots of your new sod will penetrate the soil faster and root down sooner if properly watered. At the end of week 2, dry up the yard enough so you can mow.

Weeks 3 & 4

The following 2 weeks are used to transition from frequent daily watering to fewer cycles per day and increase the number of days between waterings. During week 3, reduce waterings to 1-3 times per day and skip a day between watering if the new sod is not drying out. By week 4, water 1 to 2 times every other day. After week 4, your new yard should be ready to go 2 to 3 days between watering. Water your lawn in the evening or early morning when less evaporation occurs. To reduce run-off on hills and promote deep root growth, reduce watering times in half. One hour later, run the irrigation cycle again and apply the rest of the water. This allows the water to soak into heavy soils.

Rest of the Season

Your new lawn will need more water the first growing season and especially the first 6 months. As it roots deeper over the course of a year, it will need less water. If your lawn looks dry, it probably needs watering. The key to new sod care during this time is deep watering less frequently. This will help the roots grow down and develop a deep root system that uses less water. It is ok after the first two months to stress your lawn a little. This means let your yard dry out a bit and when you see signs of stress starting to appear, make sure to water. This will also allow you to fine tune the sprinkler system and adjust heads for proper coverage and change nozzles for more or less water in certain spots.

Mow if Grass exceeds 3.5″

Your new lawn should be mowed at the end of week 2 or if you lawn exceeds 3 1/2″ tall. Back off on the watering so the turf is dry to the touch and firm enough to walk on without sinking in. If your new lawn reaches over 3 1/2″, mow off a third of the length even if it has not been two weeks. Do not cut shorter than 2″ for the first few times you mow. Exercise caution the first time you mow so you do not damage or pull up the sod. If some of the sod does move around, don’t worry. Just put it back in place and it will grow in.

 

Read more: http://gvt.net/turf-care/new-sod-care

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