When I first heard about SB1142 (also known as “The Book Ban Bill”) I thought to myself ‘Surely this is a joke, right?!’ But no, it’s not a joke.
As we close out another incredible year in real estate, let’s take a look at December’s OKC Metro market report and the changes that have happened compared to this past summer. You’ll notice that the overall value for each area had a slight decrease from June to December. This is most likely due to the […]
Do you like to work around your home on various home improvement projects? Maybe pour a concrete patio, or build a deck, or lay tile in your master bathroom? For whatever home improvement project you’ve got up your sleeve, using the free Dewalt app will make it easier. The Dewalt app is handy for simple […]
The recent droughts in Oklahoma has meant homeowners are concerned about water conservation. One way to save water is to landscape with native drought-resistant plants, or plants that are bred for the Oklahoma weather. As anyone who has lived through an Oklahoma summer knows, the afternoon sun can turn a green garden into a burned-out […]
While central Oklahoma is generally a safe place to live with fairly low crime rates, as a homeowner you should still protect your home from unwanted intruders (both human and critters!) Below is a starter checklist you can use to help insure your home is protected. This is by no means a complete list. Consult […]
This time of year can either build you up to new heights, or wear you down into seasonal depression. Between gift shopping, hosting the family gathering, cooking, and decorating; the to-do list is never ending. If you are already yelling, “God bless us, everyone” to strangers, good job. You’re a holiday superstar. If you are part of the other 98% of humanity, read on. Here are a handful of tips to remain calm while spending holidays with the family.
Includes: Arcadia, Bethany, Blanchard, Choctaw, Deer Creek, Edmond, Guthrie, Harrah, Jones, Luther, Midwest City, Moore, Mustang, Newcastle, Nicoma Park, Norman, Oklahoma City, Piedmont, Tuttle, Warr Acres, and Yukon As Oklahomans prepared for the start of a new school year, the housing market saw the tiniest decrease in activity in August compared to July. This tends […]
The word people don’t like to say out loud – Suicide. It’s dark, it’s uncomfortable, it’s socially unacceptable, yet it’s a serious issue across the country with case numbers on the rise. In 2015, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death for young people aged 15 to 34, and the 3rd leading cause of […]
Dirk and I are proud homeowners in the Helm Farm neighborhood. We recently became friends with one of our neighbors, Cassidy, who has been working diligently to revive our Neighborhood Association. We met Cassidy on a cold and rainy April morning in 2019. She literally HAND DELIVERED invitations to a neighborhood “litter blitz” asking for […]
School may be in session, but the summer’s not over yet! We’re squeezing in every last bit of summertime adventures before the leaves fall and the days become shorter. With temps continuing to hover in the mid-to-high 80’s, there’s still time to make a splash in the Little Niagra Falls at the Chickasaw National Recreation […]
Also known as “Little Niagra,” the Chickasaw National Recreation Area located in Sulphur, OK is one of our very favorite (and FREE) local-ish day trip spots. Just 1 hr south of OKC straight down I-35 to the Davis exit, then head east for another 20 minutes and you land directly at the entrance to the […]
Your settlement statements serves as your final accounting of all the costs associated with your home purchase. It is a standard form produced by the US Government Housing and Urban Development (HUD). You will want to save this statement for future reference and provide a copy to your tax accountant in the year you close […]
Not necessarily. Oklahoma has a lot of clay in the soil, and it is common for the soil to shift during extreme weather, especially our hot summers. This shifting over time can cause foundations to shift, resulting in cracks. In addition, or high winds can cause walls to shift and crack even if the foundation […]
As a busy metro area Realtor, we attend a lot of home inspections with our home buyers. During these inspections we invariably see the same repair items over and over. Here are the top ten items we typically see at a home inspection. These are usually quite easy fixes. 1) Garage door electronic eye mounted […]
Now for the fun part. Many people find that going out and looking at potential homes is the fun part of home shopping. Others find this to be the hard part. Either way, you will need to have an objective in mind when you finally decide to start looking at homes. Without a plan of […]
Home Search Begins on the Internet Most home buyers today begin their search for a new home on the Internet. But which site do you use? Sites such as Trulia, Zillow and Craigslist are common places new buyers go for information, but unfortunately those listing are typically stale and are not the most up-to-date. By […]