Friday, November 9, 2018

Benefits of Condo Living You May Not Have Considered

Deciding to invest in real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks is a great decision. Owning a home allows you to start building equity and invest in your future. Often when people think about home ownership, they forget to even consider owning a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks. No matter if you plan to use your condo as your primary residence or a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are a lot of benefits of condo living that you may not have considered. Read on to find out what those benefits are!


No Building Maintenance

In addition to having no yard work, you will also not have to worry about the upkeep on the exterior of the building. When you own a home, you not only have to keep up the inside of your house, you also have to worry about the exterior of the home. This includes the siding, gutter systems and roofing. When you own a condo, maintenance will keep up the exterior of the building, so you only need to worry about the inside of your condo.

Extra Amenities

When you purchase a condo, you will be able to use the amenities. At Isla Del Sol, we have a beautiful lake side pool with fountains, pool side sun deck, dog walking area, available private storage lockers, ample resident parking, and boat docks and personal watercraft slips. Enjoy a nice summer day relaxing at the pool or take off on your boat and enjoy a day on the water!


No Yard Work

This is a big advantage to living in a condo. When you live in a condo community, there is no yard work that needs to be done because maintenance will take care of it. In the winter months, you will not have to worry about clearing snow off your driveway either, which can be a big plus.

Sense of Community

Many homeowners would say that there is a sense of community in their neighborhood, and while that might be the case, when you live in a condo it is just a little bit different. In a neighborhood, you have relatively big yards separating everyone. Condo owners, on the other hand, live in much closer proximity. There are social moments that happen all throughout the day and a chance to get to know your neighbors in a way that you wouldn’t get to if you lived in a private home.

Enjoy Living on Our Private Island at the Lake of the Ozarks 

If living in a condo at the Lake of the Ozarks sounds like an enticing lifestyle, come check out our units at Isla Del Sol! Our units feature 9-foot ceilings, expansive outdoor balconies, kitchens with a breakfast bar and pantry, upgraded ceramic tile, fireplaces, walk-in closets, spacious laundry rooms with side by side washer and dryer hookups, modern lighting plans, luxurious master suites and much more! You can tour one of our model units every day from 10am to 4 pm! We'd love to show you what living in luxury is all about!


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving at Your Condo

November is here which means that Thanksgiving will be here be here before we know it. If you are planning to host Thanksgiving at your Lake of the Ozarks condo, you may be concerned about having enough space to host a large event. There is no need to fret, just because you have a smaller space to work with doesn't mean there aren't ways to still be a great host. Today, Isla Del Sol would like to give you a few tips for hosting Thanksgiving this year at your condominium at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Buffet Style Dinner 

Save some space on the table and have your side dishes set up in a buffet style. Leave a few of the dishes on the counter, stovetop or island and guests can come and go serving themselves as they please. In addition, it will mean there is less to clear away when you transition from dinner to dessert.

Storage 

Small kitchens can be one of the bigger challenges when it comes to hosting Thanksgiving, or any dinner party. So it comes in handy to be a bit creative when it comes to finding space. Sometimes, the packaging can take up more space than the item itself. For example, plastic tubs that fruit and veggies come in often take up a lot of space. After washing them, it may be a good idea to transfer them into a ziplock bag. In addition, use a cooler full of ice to keep your beverages cool to open up valuable fridge and counter space.

Rearrange

Don't be afraid to rearrange furniture for the evening. It may be a good idea to swap the living and dining areas. Shift your living room furniture to the side, or use your spare room as storage for the time being to make room for the table. Having the table in the living space creates more room for people to enjoy a comfortable Thanksgiving meal. Although it doesn't make sense to have it there on a daily basis, it makes sense to move everything around to create more space a better flow.

De-Clutter

When you host a big dinner in a small area, you need to make room for your guests. Clear away the knick-knacks and create space for your guests to place their drinks. Throw your outerwear in your room to make room for your guest's jackets in the entrance closet. If you keep your shoes near the entranceway, clear them away so your guests have room for their shoes.

Be Flexible!

Being flexible is one of the biggest things that you have to do while hosting in a smaller space. Focus on the mix, not the match. Be creative when decorating and planning. It's ok if your dinner isn't perfect. Being together with friends and family is the most important part of Thanksgiving.



You may think that your condo at the Lake of the Ozarks is to small to host Thanksgiving this year, but with a little planning and creativity, you can be a great host! Plus, what's more relaxing than sipping on a hot beverage looking out the window at a gorgeous lake view with the people you love most! Just remember that your event doesn't have to be perfect, just remember that it's all about spending time with your family and friends.




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