Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Feasts at Lake of the Ozarks🦃

Thanksgiving is almost here! Making a big Thanksgiving meal at home can be a big undertaking! The meal prep and cleanup can take a lot of time. If hosting a large meal at your home isn't appealing, many people that live at Lake of the Ozarks choose to celebrate the holiday by attending a Thanksgiving Dinner at a local venue. Our mortgage lender in Lake Ozark, MO is here to showcase a few of the local Thanksgiving Feasts around the area:

Inn at Grand Glaize

Osage Beach

Thursday, November 24th

11:00am - 2:00pm

Join the Inn at Grand Glaize for a traditional feast! All of your favorites will be featured at this gathering. The amazing selection includes roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and more! Reservations are recommended. Reserve your seat by calling 573-348-4731. 


The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center

Lake Ozark

Thursday, November 24th

Seatings at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

Make plans to attend The Regalia Hotel's Thanksgiving Brunch. Meals will be served in the convention center and all of your holiday favorites will be available. Featured at the meal will be prime rib, brown sugar rubbed honey ham, and slow roasted turkey, with all the mouthwatering fixings! 

Visit https://theregaliahotel.com/events for tickets!


Camden on the Lake Resort

Lake Ozark 

Thursday, November 24th

11:00am - 4:00pm

Join Camden on the Lake for the most delicious Thanksgiving Buffet! A wide selection of menu items will be featured. There will truly be something for everyone, making it the perfect place for your family to enjoy Thanksgiving. The menu will feature citrus and sage brined turkey, herb crusted prime rib, hickory smoked ham, Dover sole with lemon crab sauce, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, brown sugar sweet potatoes, and many more of your favorites!

Call 573-365-5620 to reserve your spot today!


The Lodge of Four Seasons

Lake Ozark 

Thursday, November 24th

11:00am - 3:00pm

Visit The Lodge of Four Seasons for an amazing Thanksgiving Day Meal! We'll prepare traditional Thanksgiving menu items, as well as classic Lodge favorites! An omelet station, baked pineapple honey glazed Virginia ham, baked Mahi Mahi, slow roasted prime rib, whipped sweet potato souffle, scalloped potatoes, butternut squash soup, and more can be found at this feast! You won't want to miss the spectacular feast that awaits. 

Make reservations at OpenTable or call 573-365-8509. 


The Encore Lakeside Grill & Sky Bar

Lake Ozark 

Thursday, November 24th

11:00am - 6:30pm

Enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at The Encore! The flavorful favorites will be abundant. Butternut squash bisque, cranberry sauce, sweet potato bar, cornbread stuffing, honey bourbon glaze Virginia pit ham, chicken and prosciutto tortelloni, blackened grouper, chicken modiga, traditional roasted turkey, cajun smoked turkey breast, and more of your favorites will be served up fresh! 

Call 573-693-9973 to make reservations.

Having the option to attend a Thanksgiving feast is fantastic for those who choose not to make a big meal at home. You can still get your Thanksgiving Day favorites without the cooking and cleanup! It's a win-win! This is just one of the amazing things about our community! If you are ready to make the move to Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Friday, November 18, 2022

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

The holidays are right around the corner! If you're dreaming about being in a new space this Christmas, Team Lasson can help. We're closing loans in less than 30 days! That means you can celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year in your new home at Lake of the Ozarks

Imagine sitting around the table, surrounded by your friends and family enjoying a delicious holiday meal. Or gathering around the tree with your family opening gifts on Christmas morning. Or even hosting a New Year’s Eve party at your new place! If your current home does not match your vision for the holiday season, now is the time to find the perfect space for you and your family! 

Great Service

We are here for our clients. We work hard to help make their dreams of buying property at Lake of the Ozarks a reality. Our team also understands unique financial situations and we strive to overcome those obstacles by your side. Our genuine care for getting our clients into their dream homes leads to our unmatched service!


Competitive Rates

We offer competitive rates for our clients. Our team works hard to find the best rates to save you money on your mortgage! We also offer low closing costs. Make the most of your home buying experience when you work with Team Lasson! 


Industry Experience

Team Lasson has over 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry! Put our experience to work securing a loan for your dream home. 


The best place to start your home search, especially if you are on a time crunch, is with a mortgage pre-approval at Lake of the Ozarks. If you are ready to start decorating your new space for the holidays, today is the day to contact Team Lasson! Lucky for you, we are available 7 days a week for our clients and their mortgage needs.

Our team is here to make your experience in securing your mortgage at Lake of the Ozarks a great all around experience! No gimmicks -- we provide great service, competitive rates, and low closing costs for our clients. If you're ready to be home for the holidays, give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Team Lasson

Our team of mortgage lenders in Lake Ozark, MO is here for all of your mortgage needs! From refinancing your home to purchasing a vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks, we can help you find the best option for your unique situation. We're showcasing just a few of the reasons why Team Lasson should be your choice for a mortgage lender at the Lake!

1. Our Experience

We started our mortgage careers in 2001! That means we have over 20 years of experience in the industry! Team Lasson has learned many lessons in mortgage lending over the years. We also continue to stay educated about changes and keep up with trends in our industry to make sure we can best serve our clients!


2. Our Relationships

Team Lasson is very involved in the community. We take pride in giving back to many organizations around Lake of the Ozarks. This involvement, as well as living in the area for many years, has led to many connections in the community. From real estate-related resources to other business sectors, we can be your source for connecting you to the business or person you're looking for in the area! This is especially important if you're relocating to the area -- we can help guide your entire relocation process. 


3. Our Drive

We are a determined bunch and that shines through in our work for our clients. If there's a way to make your mortgage goals happen, we work tirelessly to bring them to fruition. We're the kind of people you want on your side when purchasing a home!

If you're thinking about buying a home in the Lake of the Ozarks area, our team would be honored to help you achieve your goal of being a homeowner. We've been in the business for many years and we're excited to get you into your new space! Give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Friday, November 4, 2022

November Happenings at the Lake

November is already here! Can you believe it? Team Lasson knows how exciting the holidays can be around our area. If you are thinking of relocating to Lake of the Ozarks, now is the perfect time to do so to get the opportunity to enjoy some of these awesome upcoming holiday festivities. Check out some of the upcoming events around the Lake!

Veteran's Day Parade

November 5

1:00pm

Osage Beach City Hall

The Veterans Day parade begins at Osage Beach City Hall and ends at the Lake of the Ozarks Elks Lodge #2517. Check out all the amazing floats and parade participants this year along the parade route down Osage Beach Parkway. 


Gala of Trees

November 16 - November 27

Wobbly Boots

This year's Gala of Trees runs from November 16, 2022 through November 27, 2022 at Wobbly Boots Restaurant in Osage Beach, MO.  Patrons can bid on trees and wreaths through the silent auction to raise money for Children's Charities for the Lake Area.  Happy hour kick off event Nov 16th from 5 pm - 7 pm. Tickets are $25.00. 


Enchanted Village of Lights

November 18 - January 1

Laurie Fairgrounds

The Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie, Missouri is one of the most amazing light displays around the area. If you have not made it out to see the lights you are really missing out. The 27 acres of lights is a sight to see, which includes over 250 displays. 

Display Hours:

5 pm to 9 pm Sunday thru Thursday

5 to 10 Friday and Saturday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas night.


Turkey Trot

The Lake Area Turkey Trot 5K is a family tradition held on Thanksgiving morning at Camdenton High School. This event is attended by many families who want to kick their holiday off with some exercise, friendly competition and camaraderie. The race begins at 8:30 and walk-up registration will open at 7:30.

For a complete list of events around the area or further details on the events featured above, visit www.funlake.com/events!

When you live at Lake of the Ozarks, you can enjoy all the amazing year round events that make our area the best place to live! If you are ready to make the move to Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Ways to Quickly Improve Credit

Your credit score has a big impact on your ability to borrow money to purchase a home. If your credit score isn’t where you want it to be, this blog is for you! Our team of mortgage lenders in Lake Ozark, MO works with borrowers with a wide range of credit scores. We have options that may work with your unique situation but we also suggest a few techniques to raise your credit score. Check them out:

Check Credit

The first step in improving your credit is knowing what your credit score is. Once you know your score, you can start taking steps to improve it. This step also gives you the chance to see what negative remarks are on your credit history. If there is an invalid entry on your credit, you can petition to have it removed. We highly recommend researching any ding on your credit that is not valid and getting it corrected. This does not mean dispute them, but take the necessary steps to get them removed or corrected.  


Make Payments On Time

Timely payments on your bills can have a positive impact on your credit score. It can be tough to keep up with payments but it's important to budget accordingly to ensure you are able to make your payments by the due date. 


Avoid Opening New Lines of Credit

A new line of credit may temporarily ding your credit. If at all possible, avoid opening a new line of credit, unless you've been advised by a professional to do so. In some cases, a new line of credit may make a difference in the long run to improve your score. 


Pay Down High Credit Debts

Your credit usage has a big impact on your score. It's best to keep your credit usage at 30% of your total credit limit. That means you should try to keep your credit card balances under 30% of the credit limit. Evaluate your current lines of credit and see where changes can be made to pay down higher debts. 

What are you waiting for? Now is the time to put these tips into action to help improve your credit score. Whether you’re looking to buy a home at Lake of the Ozarks right away or you’re preparing for the future, Team Lasson is here to help through the entire process. Give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!


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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Friday, October 21, 2022

Halloween Fun at The Lake🎃

It's almost time for Halloween festivities around the Lake! If you love to get your spooky on, you won't want to miss the events featured below. Our Lake of the Ozarks mortgage lender knows our area events are one of the many things that sets our area apart. 

Hyvee Haunted Hallow

October 22

Hyvee Osage Beach

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Stop By Haunted Hallow at Hyvee in Osage Beach for a safe trick or treat experience! Dress up the kiddos and go from booth to booth gathering a delicious loot! Admission for the event is $2 with all proceeds benefiting The Dream Factory and Wonderland Camp. 


Halloween on the Strip

October 29

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Bring the family by to trick or treat at participating businesses along Bagnell Dam. A costume contest will be held at 4 pm at Luby's Stage on Bagnell Dam Strip. Luby's Pizza will also have games throughout the duration of the event!


Lake Valley Golf Club Trunk or Treat

October 29

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy the third annual Lake Valley Golf Club Trunk or Treat. The event will be held on October 29th and is open to the public! Bring the kiddos by for some festive fun!


City of Linn Creek Annual Trunk or Treat and Haunted House

October 29

6:00pm - 8:00pm

The City of Linn Creek is excited to once again put on this family friendly and free event to the community! This year we will once again have Greg Cheevers face painting, O'So Good DJ Services and Rascoe's Ice Cream Truck! There are also plenty of trunks to grab treats from, as well as a kid friendly haunted house! 


Halloween Pub Crawl

October 29

7:00pm - 12:00am

Crawl to your favorite Gravois bars including 10-42 Bar&Que , Hillbilly Yacht Club, Tony Gs, Maggie’s, Lake Burger, Whisky Dicks and Lil bass Hole!


Trunk or Treat at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church

October 31

5:00pm - 7:00pm

The Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach is hosting their annual Trunk or Treat event on Halloween! Stop by and trick or treat from trunk to trunk. Be sure to bring a bag for your candy loot!

Team Lasson is excited about Halloween and all the fun festivities that go along with it! From seeing the grandkids all dressed up to handing out candy -- a fun time is had by all on Halloween. If the Halloween events around the area draw you in, you'll love living at Lake of the Ozarks full time! If you're ready to make the move, give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!


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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions. 

Friday, October 14, 2022

Perks of Buying a Home at Lake of the Ozarks this Fall

The leaves are changing and it's finally feeling like Autumn around Lake of the Ozarks! You may be getting cozy in your home, but it's actually a fantastic time to buy a home at Lake of the Ozarks. Our Lake Ozark, MO mortgage lender is here to point out a few of the perks of buying this time of year!

Get in New Home Before Holidays

Buy now and celebrate Christmas in your new home! If you purchase a home this time of year, you have a good chance of getting closed & moved in before the holidays. Whether you host a large group or you keep it simple, carry on those holiday traditions in your new home this year!


Pleasant House Hunting & Moving Weather

The temps have dropped and it's the time of year when it's very nice to spend time outside. Shopping for homes brings you in and out of various properties around the area -- the weather this time of year makes it even more enjoyable! Also moving involves a lot of in and out of your new home. Avoid the blistering summer heat and frigid snow covered ground on moving day when your buy now!


Check Out Seasonal Views

Many homes around Lake of the Ozarks claim a seasonal view. You get to actually see what that looks like before you commit to a property. It's best to see it before you buy and that's exactly what you get a chance to do when you house hunt this time of year!


Change in Interest Rate

The interest rates took a sharp spike in recent months and trends tell us that rates tend to drop some after a rapid increase like we experienced. Experts are saying that rates will lower so now is the time to get pre-approved so you can take advantage of that potentially lower interest rate when they become available.


Eager Sellers

If a home is listed for sale this time of year, the sellers are usually ready to get out & into their new property before the holiday season or by the first of the year. Take advantage of the sellers being a bit more eager in this market and secure your home this fall!

If you're ready to jump into house hunting this fall, our mortgage lenders in Lake Ozark, MO are here for you! To get pre-approved for a home loan at Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at (573) 746-7211 or visit our website at www.yourlakeloan.com to get started!

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Michael Lasson
Senior Loan Officer
NMLS #: 493712

First State Bank Mortgage – Michael Lasson 
2751 Bagnell Dam Blvd Suite B 
Lake Ozark, MO 65049





**The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent First State Bank of St Charles’s positions, strategies, or opinions.