new construction: Energy Efficient Features Explained at Simmons Event - 07/07/11 08:24 AM

One of the advantages of owning a new home is that it may have energy efficient features that won't be available on older homes.
Simmons hosted a great event on June 9th for realtors that featured and explained the new energy efficient amenities being built into some new homes.  It is also very educational for homebuyers so they can ask to see if these upgrades are being built into their homes. 
The Uncensored Home is in Owasso and is a home in which all the energy efficient features that you cannot sometimes see such as insulation in the foundation, insulated … (2 comments)

new construction: Passing on Inspections for New Construction? - 11/04/09 08:08 AM
We met with our clients for inspections in a home in Owasso, they had mentioned to me that some of their friends had wondered why they were investing in inspections on a new home.
The EMP inspector (electrical, mechanical & plumbing) discovered a leak in the shower pan that was leaking water into the adjacent room.  He estimated that it would be a repair that could cost as much as $3,000 as the tile would have to be ripped out to do the repair.  The builder who was also there was not happy but resigned to taking care of it prior … (108 comments)

new construction: Current Window for the $8000 Tax Credit Closing - 08/31/09 06:26 AM
For those that are thinking about buying a home and taking advantage of the $8,000 tax credit, the window for this current tax credit is closing, the home purchase must close before December 1st, 2009.
Now this brings up several issues.
1.  Will Congress extend/renew this tax credit?  This will depend on the concensus of whether it is felt that the first time homebuyer has and will continue to stimulate the economy.  As there is currently no assurance that the tax credit will be extended, it involves a calculated gamble of what one thinks is going to happen.
2.  There is … (3 comments)

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