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tulsa real estate: A Look into the Community of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma - 02/22/12 12:50 PM
It was not that long ago when you would find land, farms and ranches all over Broken Arrow, but today you’ll find a thriving city that is one of Oklahoma’s fastest growing communities. Money Magazine even named it as one of real estate’s “Best Places to Live” in the United States.’ This beautiful city has been ranked as one of the safest cities in Oklahoma. Now it’s ranked number 16 in our Nation as the safest place to live and raise a family. Broken Arrow, OK is such a wonderful community because of the quality of life you can find here. (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: The Closet – It Can Sell a Home - 02/15/12 03:41 PM
You may think that something as insignificant and unassuming as a closet would make a difference in the selling power in your home, but it has more power than you know. Homes need storage for anything from food, clothing, and cleaning supplies. The closet is one of the most important rooms in the home. So, to get your closets in selling order, you should tackle cleaning out the clutter to determine what the real use of each particular closet. We all like to hold on to things that no longer have a need, but may be used in the future, so (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Dunkin’ Donuts Coming to Tulsa - 01/11/12 05:05 PM
Recent news says the delicious Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant will be coming to Tulsa, OK very soon. Last week, company officials publicized the popular coffee shop and donut chain would be opening 10 restaurants in Tulsa and surrounding areas. This is good news for Tulsa as the company doubles their number of locations across the country in years to come. The biggest cities in the expansion plans include Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Now, the company is in the process of finding franchisees in the communities they are expanding to. So far, Oklahoma City and Del City are the only communities in Oklahoma (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: City Hall Coming to Tulsa’s Neighborhoods - 12/28/11 02:10 PM
Tulsa’s City Counselors and Mayor Dewey Bartlett are helping to bring City Hall to Tulsa neighborhoods. In January, city council members and the Mayor will host “City Hall in Your Neighborhood” from January 10, 2012 through May 14, 2012. Events will be held in each of the nine council districts in Tulsa, OK. This will be a great opportunity for residents of Tulsa to get up-close and personal with their City government representatives to help work on problem solving for their neighborhoods. Each event will also address the many comments from the citizen survey that was given earlier in the year. (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Trapper’s Camp in Tulsa Offering Youth Training - 12/14/11 10:58 PM
There was once a time when you would find a trap-line at every farm house across the nation in rural areas. They were setup for catching raccoon and other small animals that cause big damage to homes and livestock. However, times have changed and you won’t find that a common practice now. But, with the growth of the raccoon population, they are becoming troublesome once again. Therefore, the Oklahoma Furbearers Alliance Trapper’s are going to hold a camp in Tulsa, OK to teach youth how to set up trap-lines themselves. Fur trapping started in the US many years ago to support (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Course Correct your Too Long House Hunt - 11/23/11 05:51 PM
It’s very typical today for buyers to house-hunt for a year before finally getting what they want. Multiple offers will have you pulling your hair out trying to work with the lenders these days, too. Therefore, if you’ve been looking for what seems to be a very long time, there are some strategies that will help course correct your too long house hunt. How long is too long - If you’ve been working on your credit score and saving like crazy for your dream house for maybe 5 years then looking at properties for three weeks, this may seem to be (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Tips to Sell Your Home for Top Dollar - 11/02/11 06:56 PM
Every homeowner who places their home on the market wants top dollar for it. This is true in every housing economy; therefore, we have some tips that will help you sell your home for top dollar. And, keep-in-mind that despite the current housing market, many homeowners are successfully selling their homes for top dollar. Price your home aggressively The most important decision about selling your home is setting the right price for it when you decide to sell. Pricing too high will price yourself out of the market. Go too low and you leave money on the table. One powerful technique (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Servicer Ratings for First Half of 2011 by Fannie Mae - 10/19/11 07:14 PM
Fannie Mae recently announced the results of their servicer ratings for the first half of 2011 in the Servicer Total Achievement and Rewards (STAR) Program. The STAR Program is designed to focus on areas of critical importance to Fannie Mae, this includes customer Service and foreclosure prevention for homeowners by rating servicers on their performance in these areas. The STAR Program provides clear expectations and specific measurements to ensure help for Fanny Mae servicers. Fannie Mae wants to help prevent foreclosure, if possible, and they want to help stabilize the housing market. Through the STAR Program, Fannie Mae can evaluate (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Make Moving Easier - 06/23/11 01:15 PM
You've sold your old Tulsa home and are excited about your transition to the new one. But here comes the part nobody enjoys...the actual moving. Somehow, you have to pack up the entire contents of your life in several boxes, secure them so the breakables don't break, put the boxes in the moving van, travel to your new Tulsa property, unload all the boxes, unpack them and put everything away. And, many times, you're doing this in a matter of a couple of days. Here are some tips to make moving easier: Start Packing Early - As soon as you know (1 comments)
tulsa real estate: Property Values Soar While Others Sink in Tulsa Neighborhoods - 06/02/11 08:58 PM
Many property values soar while other sink in Tulsa neighborhoods. The Tulsa County Assessor’s Office used their records to determine the average percentage change in value for single family residential subdivisions in Tulsa. Only single family-sized homes built before 2005 were used in the gathering of information to be analyzed. The 2010 market in the Tulsa metro area experienced the worst home sales in the past decade throughout the state. Some neighborhood market values within the city have increased 20-30%, while the analysis indicates other areas have felt the pinch like most of the nation. Since 2006, the World’s analysis shows (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: National Arts Program Has Chosen a Home in Tulsa - 05/04/11 05:24 PM
Tulsa has been chosen as the fifth city for the “Any Given Child” program. The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts provides arts education for students up to the 8th grade in their “Any Given Child” program. Tulsa Public schools, the Kennedy Center and Arts Humanities Council of Tulsa will be collaborating this effort. Tuesday, it was announced at a news conference that the “Any Given Child” program has similarities to the recently passed “Project Schoolhouse” efficiency initiative. Therefore, 14 school buildings will be closed to save the school system $5 million a year Both programs seek to erase the inequalities that (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: Wow! Pink Ambulances in Tulsa, OK - 04/29/11 02:08 PM
Wow! You will now see pink ambulances rushing to emergencies around Tulsa, OK. The EMSA has joined Tulsa’s emergency responder ranks to help raise cancer awareness efforts. They have unveiled their very own pink vehicle to help the police departments pink cruiser and the fire department’s pink truck. Turn Tulsa Pink and the EMSA have partnered with Meeks Lithography to install and manufacture the pink wrap on the trucks and other marketing vehicles that you’ll see around Tulsa. We are now the first city in the nation and the international Care Enough to Wear Pink movement to have all three emergency (1 comments)
The Links Inc. will hold its fourth annual “Spring Into Jazz” gala on April 28th at the Greenwood Culture Center to honor four local Tulsans. Nicole Jackson from Tulsa, who has toured in Tyler Perry’s “The Marriage Counselor”, will be the evening entertainment. Tulsa’s first lady Victoria Bartlett, Kermit Hoffmeier, Calvin McCutchen and Violet Patterson will be the Circle of Friends in Service honorees. The four Tulsans to be honored provide service in various projects. The Mayor’s Mentoring Program is a project that Bartlett personally takes part in. She mentors students in eight Tulsa elementary schools. She has created an (0 comments)
In May 2010, the first CherryBerry self-serve frozen yogurt shop opened in Broken Arrow. It was such a huge hit, the owners are now getting requests to franchise. Their second location opened in August in Owasso, OK. Soon, others wanted CherryBerry’s, like McKinney and Victoria, Texas as well as Springfield, Mo. In the first 10 months of business, they have opened 11 stores, with others to open in Arkansas, North Dakota and Illinois. People all around Tulsa love the concept and want one in their town, too. The owners opened their third company store in Broken Arrow, OK that (2 comments)
tulsa real estate: Learn to Dance in Tulsa - 02/27/11 10:33 AM
Are you a fan of ballroom, swing, jazz or line dancing? Do movies like "Swingers", "Footloose" and "Dirty Dancing" get your feet to tapping? Do you secretly long to be on "Dancing With the Stars"? Stop watching from the couch. Get up and learn to dance in Tulsa. There's a dance class for just about anyone here in Tulsa: AFRICAN DANCEAfrican Dance Class - Lacy Park (2134 N Madison Pl), Thursdays, 6:30pm. Just show up and learn about this beautiful form of expression. BALLROOMBallroom Dance Lessons - Feel the Beat Dance Studio (1639 S Yale), Every Sunday, 6pm. Introductory ballroom dance. (1 comments)
Existing home sales jumped and it looks like recovery is on the move. Home sales rose again in December, which was another small increase that housing has seen over the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The National Association of Realtors® believes sales are on an upward trend. December was a good finish for 2010, showing a recovery over the past six months. December's pace is near the volume many people are expecting for 2011. The market is getting closer to a sustainable level. Recovery will likely continue as job growth gains and rising rents make (1 comments)
Generation Y doesn't want formal living rooms, soaker tubs or dependence on a car. Basically, they don't want their parents' homes or even mansion-style homes. The National Association of Home Builders conference focused on the needs of the aging baby boomer population of 76 million. Their children represent a whopping 80 million. The Gen Y population born from the 1980's to the early 2000's are the convention's target this week. Surveys show that 13% carpool to work, 7% walk, and 88% want to be in an urban setting. But, cities themselves can be so expensive. One third are willing to (0 comments)
tulsa real estate: How a Foreclosure Will Affect You - 01/13/11 03:49 PM
With the slow economy over the last few years, many people across the country have felt the stress in the finances. Thousands of homeowners have found themselves in the unfortunate position of struggling to pay their bills every month, including their mortgage. Now, they are facing a possible foreclosure. Have you wondered how a foreclosure will affect you? First and foremost, your credit will get a huge hit. You credit score can be hit be as much as a 300-400 point deduction. Since lenders look at your credit score to determine what interest rate to charge you for a loan as well as whether (5 comments)
tulsa real estate: New Year's Events in Tulsa OK - 12/29/10 01:26 PM
There are only three more days left before we say goodbye to 2010 forever. If you are looking for a way to welcome 2011, here are some of the New Year's Events in Tulsa OK: New Year's Eve Sobriety PowwowLocation: Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, Exhibit Hall B, Tulsa. Cost: Free. Time: 12pm to midnight. Presented by Circle of Friends and SKINS (Spirit Keeping Individuals in Sobriety). Celebrate Recovery City Wide New Year's Eve CelebrationLocation: Southern Hills Baptist, 5590 South Lewis, Tulsa. Cost: $1 donation per person, an appetizer to feed 12 people and one friend. Time: Worship will be (2 comments)
The Angel Tree is a product of the Salvation Army. They have teamed up with local radio and television stations to make Christmas a little brighter for some Tulsa, Oklahoma children. The radio station K95.5 brought a mobile tree to television station News on 6. The mobile tree provided by K95.5 is making the rounds to get to as many sponsors as possible for this year's angels. We're trying to help as much as possible by coming to you a little bit via the drive up Angel Tree service. There is a really big need this year and we aim to (1 comments)
Real estate professionals Tom & Bev Herring specialize in the Oklahoma communities of Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby and surrounding areas. Call on Tom and Bev for all your buying and selling needs.
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