To Buy or Not To Buy? That is the Question.

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. For some, the idea of such a commitment motivates the urge to run away in terror with a safety blanket over their head. For others, however, the idea of that picket fence encircling their dream home and a full, green yard is one of the major milestones in life. Obviously, before you decide to buy, there are things to consider and you’d be wise to look carefully at every aspect. Let’s step...


Working for the Weekend?

When it’s mid-January, and the weather closely resembles temperatures that are reminiscent of Spring, you start to feel a little giddy, right? It’s exciting to have warmer temperatures when it’s a common expectation to be buried under ice and snow this time of year here in the Mid-West! With the weekend in sight, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and take advantage of the 60 degree weather we’re about to be graced with. The best part?...


Winter Rain Boredom Busters

Winter weather can be a bummer, as it limits the amount of outdoor activity one can partake in. You don’t always have time to make plans, so it’s one of those things that leaves you standing there scratching your head saying, “It’s a snow day.. What do I do?” When there's actual snow on the ground, most people think to take full advantage of the copious amounts of semi-frozen water that’s been graciously gifted to us by Mother...


Prepare Your Bank Account To Buy In 2017

Is one of your New Year resolutions to buy a home in 2017? If you are getting ready for one of the biggest purchases you'll make, you will want to get your finances in order. Check out these simple steps to get your bank account prepared for buying a home this year:

Set a Goal- decide how much money you want to save up, whether it's for a down payment on your new home or the costs that come with purchasing a home, like earnest money. Once...

For Sale By Owner Risks

Oftentimes homeowners decide to skip working with a realtor and sell their home on their own. This is not the best route to take, for multiple reasons. Read below for the big risks homeowners take when they try to sell their own home:

For sale by owners often sell for less than value. Owners don't always know how to market their home and don't know market value, thus selling their home for less than they could get with a realtor. Saving money in commissions is an...

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is just three days away which means last minute shopping has begun. Do you have a gift you've been putting off or someone to buy for but you just don't know what to get them? Take a look at this last minute gift list:

Kraft beer and a bottle opener-best for those that really enjoy a good, unique beer. Gourmet honey, jelly, or even hot sauce. Often people don't buy these things for themselves, surprise them with something different! For those that like to...

Local Businesses For Sale

In the Joplin area and looking for a commercial spot for your business? Or perhaps want to buy an already functioning business? Here are some great commercial options:

731 Indiana Avenue, currently a hair salon priced at $75,000. All equipment is included and ready to go! 1821 S Main Street, $99,000. Be right on Main with this restaurant setup and enough space to make it your own. Use to be Mohaska. 106 S Main Street, $99,950. Great downtown location that has been a bar and a restaurant. Lots of possibility! 454 Redings Mill Road, $260,000....

Don’t Wait Until After the Holidays to Sell

Thinking of selling or already on the market? Now is the best time! Every year at this time many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their homes on the market, while others on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays. Take a look at these great reasons to sell now:

Relocation buyers are out there. Companies are not concerned with holiday time and if the buyers have kids, they want them to get into school after the...

Gil Stevens

The Flanagan Group would like to introduce the newest member of our team, Gil Stevens. With Gil’s extensive knowledge of Commercial Real Estate and The Flanagan Group’s marketing experience we hope to provide our clients with the best service possible as the number one team in the area. Gil believes being affiliated with The Flanagan Group enables him to provide a team to his clients that will assist in leasing, showing, listing, and consulting on all commercial and industrial needs. Please see below to read...


Get Your Home Ready For Winter

The temperature is (finally) changing and for homeowners that means preparing a home for winter. Make sure to check these winterizing steps off of your to do list:

Pull out all your warm blankets and bedding and get them clean and in a convenient place. Having a cozy blanket to cuddle up in can help with cold winter nights. Make sure that your fireplace (if you have one) is ready to be used. If you have yet to use it or if you have never had it inspected...

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