Have you purchased a new gas range in the last 3 years?

Did you know you could be eligible for a rebate?

Would you object to free money?

Rebates may be available to any current or prospective residential and eligible commercial Oklahoma Natural Gas customers. Only qualified natural gas equipment purchased, installed or serviced after September 14, 2011, will be considered for a rebate. Oklahoma Natural Gas encourages each customer to review all program eligibility requirements. For natural gas ranges, only qualified ranges purchased after December 31, 2013, will be considered for a rebate.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application.

Are you new to Oklahoma, or recently reached voting age? You know the importance of the elections. I am trying to make it easy for you by giving you the form here.

You can't register online to vote in Oklahoma so download this application, print it, fill it and mail it now while you are thinking about it.

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Pixabay Image 389262Recognize just what you want. Start by clarifying the goal of your prospective remodel. For instance, claiming, "I'd like a devoted cooking area locations for food preparation, kids's dishes, and wine storage" will certainly inform your renovation service provider a lot more than merely "I want to renovate the cooking area."

Properly assess exactly what you have. Take a good long look at your residence, with a measuring tape ready. Choose whether your desired remodelling will match, in terms of both style and physical percentages.

Do your homework and recognize the sizes and types of building products available. Using common sized lumber, closets, or even tubs will certainly save you money and lots of time. It will certainly be a whole lot easier to purchase tile by color number than looking for an evasive "greeny-blue" shade.

Don't disregard the law. Find out which jobs your local government requires you to draw a license for and also whether you will have to have the work checked to validate that it is up to code. Failing to adhere to permits will certainly risk your chances of insuring or selling your house, not to mention your family members's safety.

Be realistic regarding the possible ROI. Think about the appreciation of your home and just what features other residential properties in your area have, specifically prior to putting your property on the marketplace. It's perfectly legit to "track" property listings for your area to determine exactly how (and whether) to stay up to date with the Joneses.

Take health and wellness into consideration: your own and the health and wellness of our planet. Wherever feasible, choose upgrades that will conserve power as well as improve your residence's indoor air quality.

Pick good quality products in traditional styles. They will certainly continue to look wonderful and provide outstanding performance over the long run. They'll likewise make your house stand apart from the group for prospective buyers.

Be practical regarding your budget. Add a minimum of 15 to 20 percent to cover unexpected issues (like fixing water damages behind that shower you're replacing, possibly).

The MarketThis is a great time to put your house on the market because at this point in time the inventory in the Tulsa area is very low. If you are ready to sell, llok at the graph and do the math. 

112 New Listings
Plus 18 back on the market makes 130 additions to the market.

85 pending 7 withdrawn, 23 expired and 13 released makes a total of 128 houses off the market. 

That is a net increase of 2 houses on the market right now.

Do you see why buyers have fewer choices? Do you see why prices seem to be increasing?

If you are thinking about selling, call me and we will put together some more specific information. There is one set of numbers you must have. Most agents don't give this set of facts. I do.

A grand piece of property in Wyandotte, Oklahoma

Here is a short video I did while walking some ot the property.

29 acres of real estate you can use for:

  • hunting
  • fishing
  • retreat/seclusion
  • bunker

A creek runs through it – Shawnee Creek to be exact. This property is like a shiny penny. When you find it, pick it up. Don't hesitate on this decision.

 

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  Here is a series of photographs I took while walking the property.

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The Tulsa Metro real estate market - 6/5/2015You were smart in letting me create a house search for you on the MLS.

However, you may be frustrated because the houses you like the best just keep disappearing from your list.

There is a reason for this. It seems that, at  the moment,,the Tulsa Metro area seems to be experiencing what is usually called "a seller's market.".The cause of a seller's market resulsts from an increase in demand while there is a decrease in inventory. Take a look at the picture and you can see today's market activity.

While 104 properties came on the market, there were 107 properties which went OFF of the market. This is the current pattern.

If I have a search set up for you, watch your email daily. You receive an email when a property comes on the market which matches your criteria. When you see something you like, call me as soon as possible so appointments can be made. 

If you don't have your MLS search created, or if it is giving you the wrong kind of results, contact me so we can rectify any issues.

 

 

 

Time to Move

Research is a good thing, but now it's time to call me and put your research into action.

 

(However since Realtor.com gets its information from the MLS, I can set you up for an even better search!)

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 I was recently asked,
“What expenses are added on to the mortgage?”


The answer is:  
The items associated with a mortgage payment usually include the principle and interest payments on the loan and then the monthly taxes and insurance costs for the house.


The total monthly payment will be based on the amount of the mortgage, the interest rate you have and your escrows for taxes and insurance.

Contact me for information on contacting a mortgage professional and the details on buying a house, then let’s get to work and find your new home.

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Are You Behind in Payments?

Do you realize there is still a housing crisis. There is a segment of home owners who have fallen behind in their payments, but the mortgage company is not actively pursuing that foreclosure.

There is a  reason for this. Mortgage companies have been slow in reacting to these borrowers because in the past few years, house prices have been down and there was more potential for them to take a larger loss on the short sale or the foreclosure.

However, house prices have been increasing and the market is getting much more active as buyers are realizing the current mortgage rates are so low and they can now buy a house and have less of a payment than their rent for an apartment.

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