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 holiday season, and the market leveling out after a dramatic increase in value since COVID hit the scene. However, the overall value of each area [...]
First Family Photo, October 2020 As some of you may know from social media, Dirk and I recently adopted 2 kids from foster care and it has been the most exhausting yet rewarding endeavor of our lives. Luna (11) and Casper (8) have brought so much joy into our home. We began our foster journey in January 2020, RIGHT before the world shut down with a global pandemic. When the kids were finally placed in our home in October 2020, [...]
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 area or length conversions, calculative volume for concrete, dirt or fill sand, and other tasks. For painting, you can easily plug in wall width & [...]
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 brown weed plot. Summer shade can have a huge effect on your planting. Think of your house as having four micro-climates: East, West, North, and [...]
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 with your local police department for additional suggestions. Doors & Windows Check door locks to make sure they are installed tight and secure.Make sure all [...]
Congratulations on this new and exciting stage of your life! It's not every day that you get to move into your new home. You have every right to be proud of this moment. We put together a checklist of things to remember as you relocate your life to the new digs. Things to remember... Inspect moving boxes for any damage. If you find damage, contact the moving company right away to file a claim.Contact your utility providers to set up [...]
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 to be common year after year, so it's nothing to be worried about. The number of homes that went under contract dropped by 106*, while [...]
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2HV_nlBEkc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link 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 death for those between the ages of 10 to 14. Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Yet [...]