Commentary, opinions, philosophical musings, practical tips, and occasional rantings of a full-time real estate web maven based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Specializing in country horse farms, ranches, and estate homes in Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Mounds, Sperry, Bristow, Beggs, Catoosa, Inola, Verdigris, Oologah, and Owasso. Tulsa , Rogers, Creek, Osage, Okmulgee, Mayes, Pawnee, Okfuskee, Washington, Wagoner, and Muskogee County, and other counties in Northeast Oklahoma. Topics discussed include interface between oil & gas industry and real estate interests of landowners, farm and ranch issues, and great restaurants and places to visit in Green Country.
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Real estate is like a cake. When you own the entire cake, you own the land in fee simple, essentially from the top of the ground to the center of the earth. When you own land in fee simple, you own the icing and the cake itself. When someone sells the land and retains the mineral rights, then ...
The interface between the rights of surface owners and mineral owners is very interesting and will become more of a problem in oil-producing states as we push to "drill here now" in an attempt to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I attended a meeting of the Sand Springs (Oklahoma) City Counci...