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Berra Real Estate Group, LLC has leased 3 commercial spaces to new businesses in Lakeshore Plaza in Osage Beach. Lake Fine Art Academy and Galleria opened several months ago. Lakes Milieu (a coffee, bubble tea, sandwich shop and information center) opened several weeks ago and a wellness center/day spa will be opening in the near future. That's 3 businesses in just 3 months. We have 2 retail spaces left and one office space for lease. You may want to move your business to this active shopping center.

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Posted by Mike and Susie Berra on August 23rd, 2018 9:54 AMLeave a Comment

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August 16th, 2018 3:30 PM

Could a "destination" soccer tournament complex be the reason people come to the Lake of the Ozarks before and after the boating season? The Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitor Bureau thinks it is possible, citing a 2016 feasibility study that suggests such a venue could bring up to $75 million per year in economic impact to the Lake area.

Next week, the City of Camdenton and the CVB will be hosting two public meetings for anyone interested in the possibility of the projects to learn more:


Camdenton -- 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 @ The Exchange, 57 Court Circle, S.W., Camdenton, MO

Lake Ozark -- 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ The Lodge at Port Arrowhead, 3080 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65065


There will be a short presentation by the five-member team of XO Strategic, the company conducting the project analysis, followed by an open question-and-answer period. All residents, athletes, athletic and/or youth organizations, media, business owners and/or organizational and community leaders with an interest in a potential destination tournament soccer complex in the Lake Area are encouraged to attend.

"The CVB and Tri County Lodging Association (TCLA) have been studying for quite some time how we could bring additional visitors to the Lake of the Ozarks and increase the economic activity of the whole Lake Area," the CVB said in a press released. In 2016 the CVB completed a two-phase feasibility study conducted by Convention & Sports Leisure (CSL) on recreational complexes, which indicated the Lake Area could support a destination tournament soccer complex with 12-14 tournaments with 50-300 teams each weekend in the spring and again in the fall. The study estimated this would have a $75 million economic impact annually for the Lake area. 

Since the completion of the feasibility study, the CVB, TCLA and the City of Camdenton have been working with Greg Cotton, the recent CEO of Sporting Kansas City, and his firm XO Strategic to complete the project analysis to determine if the Lake can indeed support what the CVB called an "enormous opportunity."


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August 16th, 2018 2:55 PM

A recent (fun and unofficial) on-line survey was seeking opinions on the best burgers at the Lake of the Ozarks. Many different locations were mentioned, but the following 6 (in no particular order) came up with the most votes. There are plenty of good burgers at the Lake, so let us know what your favorite burger is?

Baba's Bistro in Camdenton

Chesnie's in Camdenton

Taboo in Laurie

Lucky's in Lake Ozark

Blondie's in Lake Ozark

Whittle's in Eldon

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August 7th, 2018 12:51 PM

*Club Milieu to open in Lakeshore Plaza at 5531 Osage Beach Parkway. A boutique coffee shop with bubble teas and specialty sandwiches. It is also an information center for the Lake area with discounts for many local businesses.

*Vintage Landing Proposed Senior Living Development on Horseshoe Bend across from the Cove Golf Course entrance. Independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care will be available.

*Wacky Knacky Diner is relocating from their current location to a larger space in the Outlet Mall. Good food here.

*Another Big Thunder Marine showroom is coming soon to the old Staples location at 3534 Osage Beach Parkway

*Sundancer Furniture at 5395 Osage Beach Parkway is expanding. Check out their patio furniture, wall art and bar stools.

*Pappo’s Pizzeria is reportedly relocating to the recently closed Kilt and Clover location at the Outlet Mall.

*L.O.T.O. Live is open at 5180 Osage Beach Parkway, across the street from the Elk’s Club. It is a music/dance club and bar with live music.

*Fat Polly’s Pub is located by Resort at Port Arrowhead on Bagnell Dam Blvd. Good reviews so far.

*Stage One has opened at 2545 Bagnell Dam Blvd. It is a venue for live music, family karaoke night, teen dance night, ladies’ health and wellness sessions, comedians and more.



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April 6th, 2018 7:42 AM

3-bedroom, 2-bath furnished 4th floor condo in elevator equipped building. Immaculate condition, fireplace, huge deck, great view, cove location, 12 x 30 boat slip with hoist. Located in Hyd-A-Way Cove Condos at the 12MM of the Big Niangua Arm of the Lake/ Priced at $188,500.

3-bedroom, 3-bath furnished waterfront condo located at Harbour Towne Condos on the Northshore. Tremendous main channel view, 12 x 32 boat slip, 9' and coffered ceilings, 6-panel doors, fire-sprinkler system, lakeside master suite, and full size washer/dryer.
Priced at $184,500

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March 28th, 2018 11:51 AM

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Berra Real Estate Group, LLC has just leased space in The Lakeshore Plaza in Osage Beach to the new "Lake Fine Arts Academy & Galleria".

We wish them great success in their new business.

Here is more information from Dr. Paula Brown, the owner...

"I have finally started to fulfill a dream that I have had for a long time. Thanks to the support that I have from my family, I will be opening a business soon, “Lake Fine Arts Academy & Galleria” on the Osage Beach Parkway.
The Academy will be established to not only provide art lessons to the young and more mature, but also to feature our local, state and national (hopefully international) professional artists artwork. They will be provided space to work and exhibit their talents.
My goal is to create an art academy and gallery for patrons to visit, take lessons, observe artists at work and to sell original, quality fine art.
I hope you take time to visit. I am opening the doors in May, with a Grand Opening planned for June 1st.
The address for the Lake Fine Art Academy & Galleria will be 5513 Osage Beach Parkway, Osage Beach, Mo. 65065.
If you are interested in starting lessons in drawing, watercolor, acrylic or oil, please call (573) 480-1887. I will be getting more information out soon".

Dr. Paula Brown

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March 16th, 2018 12:09 PM

Our 3 newest listings...

W-1006 Harbour Towne, Lake Ozark, MO: 2-bedroom, 2-bath, furnished waterfront condo with superb view, newer air, newer carpet and a 12x28 boat slip. $129,900

               NOW UNDER CONRACT!

894 Azalea Ct, Osage Beach, MO: Located in a 55 and over community, this cute 2-bedroom, 2-bath home has vaulted ceilings, a 1-car garage, sun porch and is convenient to everything. $115,000

1011 The Knolls, Osage Beach, MO: 3-bedroom, 3-bath fully furnished lake view condo with a fireplace, updated kitchen and master bath, screened porch and an available 12x36 boat slip. $129,900

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January 10th, 2018 10:47 AM

2017 was a good year overall for real estate at the Lake of the Ozarks. 

Single Family Waterfront Homes: 950 closed sales in 2017 vs. 744 in 2016. Average sale price is up slightly and bank owned sales were down to 21. 

Single Family Off Water Homes: 984 closed sales vs. 917 in 2016. Average sale price was up nearly 10% and bank owned sales declined by roughly 7%,

New Condo Sales: 32 closings in 2017 vs. 28 in 2016. Average sale prices were up around 15% and there were no new condo bank owned sales.

Resale Condo Sales: 852 in 2017 vs. 696 in 2016. Average values remained stable, but bank owned sales increased.

Villas and Townhomes: 63 closings in 2017; a drop from the 63 sales in 2016. Average prices remained stable and bank owned sales decreased.

Lakefront Lots and Land: 95 closings in 2017 vs. 64 in 2016. Average sale prices were down around 20%. Bank owned sales up only slightly.

Non-Lakefront Land: 193 sales in 2017; down from 227 sales in 2016, Values remained stable, but bank owned sales were up substantially.

Commercial: 59 sales in 2017; down from 82 sales in 2016. Average sales prices remained stable. Bank owned sales dropped by nearly 50%.

Farms: 21 sales in 2017 vs 13 sales in 2016. Average sale prices are lower and there were no bank owned sales.

Overall, transactions were up 14% in 2017 vs. 2016. Volume was up nearly 20% and bank owed sales were down slightly.

These figures are not to be construed as an opinion of value on any individual property. These are lake-wide averages and each home needs to be valued on its own. 

NOTE: Figures are taken from the Bagnell Dam Association of Realtors MLS

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December 27th, 2017 1:11 PM

As you may already know, Berra Real Estate Group, LLC has been listing and selling real estate for many years. We added long term rental properties and vacation property management to our services in recent years. We are pleased to announce we will now be handling commercial rental property at the Lake. We recently became leasing agents for Lakeshore Plaza in Osage Beach. This is a small, but attractive strip center located right next to the Osage Beach Post Office and across the street from the entrance to Lake of the Ozarks State Park. We have office space available, storefronts and an outbuilding formerly used as a small restaurant. Our office rates are $7.00 per square foot annually and our retail spaces are a very competitive $6.00 per square foot. Office space is 1,520 square feet and retail spaces range from 1,920 square feet to over 3,000 square feet. Please check out our website at to view all of our properties. We are currently working on a dedicated site for commercial property.

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September 9th, 2017 1:30 PM

E-909 Harbour Towne, Lake Ozark, MO - $1,500 per month

This 4-bedroom, 4-bath furnished waterfront town-home has a fantastic view of the main channel. Located near the 1.5 mile marker, this condo has crown moulding, recessed lighting, breakfast bar, laminate flooring, a fireplace, covered deck, screened porch and lots of upgrades. Available are a 40' boat slip, a 28' boat slip, a pwc slip and a one car garage. Complex amenities include 2 heated pools, tennis court, clubhouse, lakeside boardwalk, playground, walking trail, wave break, boat trailer parking, and more.

356 Hogan Drive, Four Seasons, MO, $1,500 per month

This 2-level golf course home backs to "the Cove" golf course near #5 and #6 holes. It is a custom built 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, single family detached home, with over 3,000 square feet of finished living area. There is beautiful kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops and an abundance of cabinet space, along with 2 separate living areas, a fireplace, crown moulding, hardwood flooring, wet bar, main level master suite with jetted tub and huge closet. There is an open deck, a covered deck and a 2 car garage. Four Seasons amenities include 3 stocked interior fishing lakes, tennis courts, 4 pools, campground, 2 playgrounds, skate park, boat storage, community center and a fitness center. (small annual fee for fitness center.).

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