altus afb: Hunter Pointe's lovely yards ~ post 1 of many to come! - 12/14/11 06:17 PM

 
This week, I decided I was going to find my favorite landscaping job (that I might like to copy lol) in Hunter Pointe and do a picture post dedicated to it.  Well, here it is.  I absolutely love the bricking and what they did with the front yard.  I have no clue what they did to the back, but it probably looks great, as well.  Congrats to 1813 Cougar Circle ~ Yard of the Week!

 
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altus afb: The Christmas Spirit is alive and well in my community! - 12/12/11 11:36 PM
I love this time of year ~ and I love a good, bright display of Christmas lights.  These 2 homes took a lot of time and effort into making their displays colorful and fun, much the way that Clark did in "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" (one of my all time favorite movies)!  I am so glad to get to share them with my friends here at ActiveRain.
 

Beautiful lights taken early on 12/12/2011


This was taken in early evening on 12/12/2011
 
Is the spirit alive in your community?  Share your Christmas lights on here, too!  Let's … (4 comments)

altus afb: Is there a such thing as having too much education?? - 11/29/11 03:06 AM
Or perhaps having too many designations??  Maybe taking too many classes or webinars???  Can a REALTOR learn too much information in our industry??

I pose this question to you today because there are some who seem to think that we can.  I am currently one designation in and almost done with 4 others.  I love classes and webinars and don't think one can take enough continuing education.  I love to learn and I see how our industry is ever changing and revolving like a door in a skyscraper.  I want to keep changing along with it so I can keep … (16 comments)

altus afb: Prospecting 101: Introducing Hunter Pointe! - 10/16/11 03:09 PM
I'd love to take a few moments here on this blog and introduce you all to wonderful Hunter Pointe in Altus, OK. 
Hunter Pointe is conveniently located just west of Altus Air Force Base off east Tamarack Rd.  It is still considered to be a small addition (sub-division), but it is changing and growing, even as I write this blog.  Ok, I might not go that far since it's a Sunday night, but they are really expanding over here.  With the way that interest rates are historically low for buyers, now is THE time to buy a home... and what better … (0 comments)

altus afb: First-Time Home Buyers: Beginning the home search! - 09/16/11 12:43 PM
The next step after pre-qualifying your new buyer client is to begin the home search within their projected price range.  Obviously, the bigger the city you live in, the more options the buyer has for choosing their first home.  However, when you are in a smaller area (such as Altus & Altus AFB, Oklahoma), you learn to get creative and show the buyers everything there is to offer, and even some that are slightly out of their range (negotiating comes into play!).  Sometimes, I show upwards of 20 houses in a single day just trying to give the buyers every viable … (1 comments)

altus afb: First-time Home Buyers: The first step is the pre-qual! - 09/15/11 04:03 PM
So, I have begun thinking it would be a good idea to dedicate a section to first-time home buyers here on my blog.  I know there are so many of you in my area of the country and it continues to grow in leads and bounds because of the Military members moving into Altus AFB.
Before I begin showing homes to a first-time home buyer, I like for them to get a pre-qualification letter from a reputable lender.  (I'll discuss how to go about finding a lender you can depend on in a bit.)  The pre-qual just requires you to give … (5 comments)

altus afb: BAH and mortgages: The pros of buying a home! - 09/11/11 05:47 AM

Today, let's talk BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) pay and how it affects a mortgage payment for our Military families.  Many families (and even single people) find it a better deal for them to buy than for all their BAH to go toward living on base.  As a Realtor here in Altus, I am seeing more and more Air Force families moving here turn to buying instead of renting or living in base housing.
 
 
 
For example, an E-5 (SSgt) at Altus AFB will get $822/mo for BAH.  For about $800/mo, you can purchase a home that costs … (3 comments)

altus afb: Is the new construction killing the existing market? - 08/02/11 04:27 AM
DISCLAIMER:  The views are expressed in this blog are simply that, MY views (and factual information from the local MLS).

I consider myself to be a very thorough Realtor.  I enjoy previewing each new house on the market (all listings, not just the listings that my company has).  I also really enjoy studying the market trends in my local area.  I find that it helps me to do better BPOs and CMAs.
In my study of different areas, I've especially begun to notice how the new construction in Hunter Pointe is affecting the existing homes when it comes time to … (6 comments)

 
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