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To rent or to sell, tis the question of the day. While inventory in many markets across the nation have created bidding wars, renting is still popular too. Selling your home may bring in a large sum of cash, but rent can also bring in the cash you need. Therefore, we have some tips to help you decide what you should do now that the housing market is recovering. Rent vs Sell – you have to ask yourself how much you can sell your home for when compared to how much you still owe on the property. If you owe (0 comments)
Berwick on Cedar Ridge got its name from the one of Scotland’s first and finest golf clubs. You will find a timeless appeal of the residential community that makes up Berwick on Cedar Ridge. Residents of Berwick on Cedar Ridge enjoy tree lined vistas, quality craftsmanship and golf course views, along with a tradition that evokes the true history of the golf community.
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There are four neighborhoods within Berwick on Cedar Ridge: Berwick (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: Top “Green” Items for Your Kitchen and “Green” Ways to Clean Them - 02/28/13 06:59 AM
As the push for “green” products has excelled around the nation, homeowners continue to look for the top “green” products for their home and “green/eco friendly” ways to clean them. Reducing carbon footprints and recycling things in our homes are now common practices among many people. Appliances have been a big part of helping homeowners go “green”. Therefore, many homeowners turn to Energy Star rated products that are proven to be good for the planet and easy on the wallet. So, to help you search for the top “green” items for your home, we have searched and found the top rated (0 comments)
Even though it’s still early in the year, you can still start your spring cleaning and make some extra money at Tulsa, OK’s consignment sale events. Therefore, we have some tips for helping you get the most of the things you no longer need or want. First you want set aside some time for going through all your stuff. It could take quite a while to pick through everything you have depending on how much you have kept over the years. You will also need supplies like boxes, trash bags and hangers along with pen and paper to take inventory (0 comments)
The Home Affordable Refinance Program is now available on investment properties. As many homeowners know, you can refinance your underwater mortgage or low equity mortgage through HARP, but until recently you couldn’t refinance your investment properties under the program. Now, through HARP 2.0 and the expanded guidelines for eligibility, you will have to opportunity to refinance your second home or investment property through HARP. There are some stipulations on using HARP for refinancing a second home. Each home must be a single unit, so single family homes and condos can qualify. Many investment properties could qualify with one to four (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: DYI - Backyard Fun with Horseshoes - 08/23/12 06:59 AM
Now that summer is cooling off in Tulsa, OK, you can bring the family together for backyard fun with horseshoes. Building your own horseshoe pit is a wonderful way for friends and family to enjoy an outdoor activity that is healthy and fun. Therefore, we have some tips on how to build your own permanent horseshoe pit. It’s an easy process and doesn’t require many supplies. DYI – How to build a permanent horseshoe pit Dimensions & Options – A regulation size pit is 6ft by 40ft with a platform for pitching at each end. If you’re building (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: Affordable Neighborhoods in Midtown Tulsa - 08/01/12 05:33 PM
Unknown to many potential homebuyers, there are several affordable neighborhoods in Midtown Tulsa. So, if you are a bargain hunter looking for a nice historic home in Midtown Tulsa, you should consider the Stonebraker Heights area, the Tracy Park areas and the Maple Ridge area.
These areas of Midtown are steadily growing stronger. Several homes have even been renovated and updated. And although many consider these areas to be transitional, you can find great bargains. Plus there have been great amounts from public and private investors that have helped revitalize downtown Tulsa, OK, which has helped these neighborhoods make a (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: Tulsa, OK Ranks High in Rising Real Estate Markets - 07/04/12 08:20 AM
As home values continued to rise this spring, Tulsa, OK ranks high on the list for rising real estate markets. Many hard-hit metro areas are finally seeing home values going up. Topping the list is one Arizona market followed by several Florida markets.
Tulsa, OK comes in fourth on the list followed closely by Oklahoma City at sixth on the list. So, if you’re looking to relocate to one of the top rising real estate markets, check out what all Tulsa and its surrounding communities have to offer. Other cities you will find on the list of the top ten (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: How Distressed Homeowners Can Start Fresh - 06/06/12 05:48 PM
More and more distressed homeowners can start fresh as banks try to keep foreclosures off the market. It’s called artificially driving demand but it works, and now many sellers can rest assured that they will get a good price for their home. Therefore, we have some tips on how distressed homeowners can start fresh too.
How distressed homeowners can start with a fresh slate: Sell and get out – For homeowners who have saved and scrimped to get through the recession, the current market may present a better opportunity. You can sell or short sale your property to get out (0 comments)
When you visit Keystone Lake in Cleveland, Oklahoma, you will get to enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, camping and more just 15 miles of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Keystone Lake is on a wooded shoreline with sandy beaches, low rolling hills and high bluffs. Its blue-green water and natural beauty make it a visual treat you won’t forget. And, you can view its entire beauty from many overlooking points along state, county and federal highways. Keystone Lake is on the Arkansas River just west of downtown Tulsa. The lake is approximately 26,000 acres and flood controlled, which has created an urban playground. You (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: Excellent Lake View Home for Sale – 2577 W Skyview Lane - 03/21/12 10:32 AM
Come to the City of Cleveland, OK and enjoy the beautiful Keystone Lake, wonderful parks, rolling hills, nature trails, unique downtown shopping, fine eateries, and excellent real estate options. Living is Cleveland lets you experience the year-round splendor of “Oklahoma’s Friendliest City”. Cleveland is also the catfish capital of Oklahoma. Here is one of our recent listings that will give you a taste of what Cleveland, OK has to offer. Excellent Lake View Home for Sale – 2577 W Skyview Lane, Cleveland, OK 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath - Excellent lakeview from most rooms. Commercial kitchen, granite countertops, Italian marble baths. Four (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: New Record Highs for Housing Affordability Index - 03/14/12 03:12 PM
According to the National Association of Realtors®, there are new record highs for the housing affordability index. Since 1973 when the NAR began keeping records, the affordability in housing has risen to a record high of 206.1. This number comes from the connection between median family income, median home price and the average mortgage rate. So, the more household purchasing power we have, the more the index will rise. Typically, first time buyers who make small down payments have a lower affordability level. However, an index of 100 is the point where households with a median income have just enough income (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: 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 realtors: Tulsa’s SummerStage Festival for the 26th Season - 06/15/11 09:00 PM
Tulsa’s SummerStage Festival is here once again. The annual performing arts festival sponsored by Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust will open its 26th season with “Loose Knit”, a Theatre Pops production. Teresa Rebeck, the author of “Mauritius” was staged earlier this season at Heller Theatre. In the coming six weeks, the 24 events will be showcased in various theaters by all sorts of local Tulsa singers, actors, musicians, dancers, writers and magicians in the Tulsa PAC.
The Andrew-Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical “Evita” begins the season this weekend. This is the first time it has come to the Tulsa area (0 comments)
tulsa realtors: 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)
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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