Thursday, August 25, 2016

Benefits and Tips For Moving In The Fall

While many people prefer to move in the summer because kids are out of school and the weather is often nice, sometimes you cannot control when you choose to move. Fall can still be a great time to find your perfect home or condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Isla Del Sol offers tips to help make moving a bit easier and benefits to moving in the fall:

Benefits to Moving in the Fall

1. Cooler Temperatures

You can expect sunny days during the summer months, however, you can also expect it to be hot and humid. One benefit to moving in the fall is the nice cool weather. The fall is a nice time to move as you avoid the humidity and heat of the summer as well as the cold, icy weather of the winter season.

2. Less Competition

The busiest moving season is summer, and with that comes competition. The summer season is highly competitive and if you are selling your home or condo, that may be a good thing. However, if you are buying this could be a hindrance, as homes may be more expensive due to bidding wars. If you plan to move in the fall, you won't have to worry as much about your dream condo also be loved by others. You'll have more buying power, as fewer people tend to move in the fall.

3. Lower Cost

Summer is a popular time to move, which means moving companies are in high demand. Often times the price will reflect this high demand. After the busy season is over, you could see more reasonable rates. You could also have better luck finding time and dates that work with your schedule, as fewer people are trying to move at the same time. 

Tips For A Fall Move

1. Dress Accordingly

The weather starts to get a bit cooler in the fall. However, you are still moving around and working up a sweat while moving, so make sure you dress appropriately. You may want to wear layers, so you can take a layer off if you get too hot. It may also be a good idea to bring an extra jacket if it gets chilly as you are taking a break. Although it may not storm as much as it does in the summer, there is still always a chance of rain, so plan accordingly. 

2. Be Careful of Leaves

Fall leaves are gorgeous to look at, but could lead to potential danger while moving large boxes or heavy furniture. Leaves, especially when wet, can be very slippery. Make sure you clear your path of leaves before you begin the moving to avoid slipping and damaging your possession, or worse, injuring yourself. 

3. Plan Ahead

This is a good idea no matter what season you move, but it will be especially helpful in the fall. Making sure your utilities are all set up before you move into your new home can help make your move seamless. In the fall it is important to make sure your utilities are all in working order as it is cold and gets dark earlier than in the summer. You do not want to be freezing the first night in your new home because your heater doesn't work.

Find Your Dream Home at Isla Del Sol

The fall scenery at the best waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks is beautiful. The calm water and the changing of the leaves are a perfect way to begin the new season. If you are looking for luxury living at the Lake of the Ozarks, call Isla Del Sol at 573-552-8418 today.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

What To Look For When Buying a Condo

Living in a condo is a lot different than a house. There are many benefits to living in a condominium at the Lake of the Ozarks. Isla Del Sol offers is residents many great features, such as its beautiful pool, Lake views and more. However, there are much more you need to look for when you make the decision to buy a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are 7 tips to consider when purchasing a condo:

1. Hire a Real Estate Professional

Hiring a professional REALTOR that is well diverse with condos is a good idea. This will help you make informed decisions, as well as keep your interests protected. They will also make sure that the buying process goes as smoothly as possible.

2. Look at it as an Investment

Similar to buying a house, buying a condo is an investment. Although you should be buying a condo you like, you should also look at it from a resale perspective as well. Ask the specialist about the developer's reputation, the resale market and past projects, as these will all affect the resale price.

3. Consider the Location

The location of the condo is much more than the views. However, we can't complain about our condos with lake views. When you are looking for a condo to purchase, make sure you like the area it is located. You should also consider the unit within the condo complex. If there are a lot of stairs, are you willing to make that trek every day? 

4. Is There Parking?

Parking is an important feature that is often overlooked. When looking for a condo, make sure there is a good parking spot for not only you but for your guests as well. If you are using your condo as a vacation home or for entertaining guests, you will want to make sure there are plenty of parking space. In addition to ample parking space, you will want to note how far the parking is from your unit.

5. How's The Security?

If you are using your future condo as a vacation home, it may be empty for a good portion of the year. This means that you should look closely at the security features. Is there a well-lit parking lot? Are the community facilities locked? These will not only help you feel safe while you're there, but also while you are away.

6. Get To Know Your Neighbors

When you live in a community building like a condo, getting to know your neighbors is part of the experience. If you purchase a unit before meeting who you are going to be living next to, you may be in for a surprise later down the road. It is a good idea to talk to a few people before making the decision to move in, as they can tell you more about the building. 

7. Take Multiple Visits

Buying a condo is a big decision just like buying a house. If you are considering a certain unit, you should visit it during different times of the day. This will allow you to see how the complex is during different times of the day. If there is a pool, does it get busy during the evening hours? Are lots of people out and about during the day? These things may be a deciding factor on if that community is for you. 

If you are looking to own a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-552-8418. Isla Del Sol is the Lake of the Ozarks only island condominium project. The best waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks has amazing amenities, and is close to world-class boating, golfing, fishing, shopping and family fun!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Warrior Against Melanoma

Living at a waterfront condo at the Lake of the Ozarks gives you access to fun Lake activities like poker runs! There are many different poker runs throughout the boating season that benefit different organizations. This weekend’s event is the third annual Warriors Against Melanoma. All proceeds from the event will be donated to melanoma research and to families of those battling late-stage melanoma. Isla Del Sol has all the information on this year’s event:

Warriors Against Melanoma

Carola, a stage III melanoma survivor, founded Warriors Against Melanoma (WAM) in 2014. Carola founded WAM to not only raise funds for research but to also raise awareness of the deadliest skin cancer. The organization holds several events each year, including a Trivia Night event and the poker run fundraiser. WAM primarily raises money to donate to melanoma research. However, it also donates to the Miles Against Melanoma Family Assistance Program, which helps families battling late-stage melanoma who need help with medical expenses.

WAM Poker Run

In order to participate in the event, players make a donation of $20 to play a poker hand. They are dealt a card at each Poker Run stop. The top three poker hands win prizes. Winners are announced within a week after the event takes place. Prizes include a new iPad and Lake Area gift certificates worth hundreds of dollars. However, this poker run is a little different. At each stop, players are given a fact on melanoma or skin cancer. If the player can recite these facts at the party at The Topsider Bar & Grill, they receive a free bonus card to add to their poker hand. Try your luck and see if you can win!

Poker Stops:

Bulldog’s Bar & Grill
Larry’s on the Lake
Shorty Pants
Dog Days Bar & Grill
The Topsider Bar & Grill

After the poker run, there will be an after party at The Topsider Bar & Grill starting at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy great dancing and delicious food. Come on out and enjoy a good time with friends while supporting a great cause!

Relocate to the Lake of the Ozarks

When you relocateto the Lake of the Ozarks you can participate in fun charity events just like WAM’s Poker Run. The seasons not over yet because there are still many different events going on this summer. If you are interested in owning a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks, visit our website at, or call 573-552-8418. Let us help you find your paradise.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

5 Reasons You Want To Live at Isla Del Sol!

Isla Del Sol offers Lake living like no other. With panoramic views of the lake and private island living, our Lake of the Ozarks luxury condo development will make you forget about the hustle and bustle of the Lake area. Check out these five reasons to escape from it all and live at Lake of the Ozarks’ only island condominium project:

1. Private Island Living

When you own a condo at Isla Del Sol, you are surrounded by water and the lake comes alive around you. Our condos are located on an island known for decades as Hawaiian Island. Until just recently, it had only been accessible by Ferry. The new roadway access has made it easier than ever to enjoy island living at the Lake of the Ozarks.

2. Exquisite Views of the Lake

Many condos at the Lake have a view of the water, but not many can say that they have panoramic lakefront views from every part of the property. Every unit at Isla Del Sol has a beautiful panoramic view of the Lake of the Ozarks. You can wake up to the beautiful views of the water every morning; what is better than that?

3. Resort-style Pool

Our lakeside resort-style pool is definitely a resident favorite. Relax poolside and lakeside at the same time! Kids can enjoy the fountains and splash playgrounds, while the adults lounge around on the sun deck. It is the perfect place to spend your summer days.

4. Beautiful Condos

The island community current consists of three buildings with 30 units each. Each unit features 9-foot ceilings, expansive outdoor balconies, kitchens with breakfast bar and pantry, upgraded ceramic tile, fireplaces, walk-in closets, spacious laundry room with side by side washer and dryer hookups, modern lighting plan, luxurious master suites and much more!

5. Easy Access to Your Favorite Restaurants, Shopping & More!

It is easy to experience the true lake life at Isla Del Sol. Since the water is right next to you, just hop on your boat and enjoy some of the best waterfront restaurants and entertainment that the Lake has to offer. The best lakeside condos at the Lake of the Ozarks are just a short drive from the best shopping, dining, entertainment and more!

Find Your Paradise at Isla Del Sol!

Discover your island getaway in the heart of Missouri. Isla Del Sol has incredible views of the Lake from every aspect of the property. Lake of the Ozarks premier condo development is truly unique. The lake comes alive around you. Do you want to experience true lake living? Call 573-552-8418 and find your paradise at Isla Del Sol.

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