Idabel, OK Real Estate News

By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
  Brown Addition which is located just east of Idabel, Oklahoma is an ideal community to live in if you want to be near town and yet enjoy the feeling of living in the country.  Homes in the Brown Addition (which by the way is so named because the developer was J.L. Brown) are mostly Ranch Style homes. Some of the homes were built in the late 70's and early 80's with some newer homes also in the addition. There are different sizes of lots with some being on small acreages.    The homes in Brown Addition are on the Idabel Public Water Supply for city utilities and have private septic systems.  Cable TV along with Cable Broadband Internet Service is available from Pine Net in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.   Denison School is located about a mile from Brown Addition.  Denison is a small elementar...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
  We've had so much rain during the last 30 days. It is the wettest September that I remember in some time in McCurtain and Choctaw Counties in  Southeast Oklahoma. In fact it's been a wet July and August too. Usually during those months our grass suffers but not this year. The unusually high moisture content has given us...     FOGGY MORNINGS on the farm. I've been reminded of some of those old London movies.     .       Our average rainfall is approximately 50 inches per year in Idabel (the extreme southeast corner of Oklahoma) Extreme Southeast being about 20 miles from Arkansas and 20 miles from Texas.     So far, the year 2009 is ranked about the 50th wettest year during the period that records have been kept, 1895 - 2009.         The month of July was the 27th wettest July for tha...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
The Pipevine Swallowtail   One of the butterflies found in Oklahoma   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos courtesy of Bill Horn.  Life in Southeast Oklahoma is GREAT! If you're looking for a home or land in my part of the country, give me a call: Judi Barrett, broker, Integrity Real Estate Services, 580-212-5946 Or visit one of our websites: Integrity Realty Integrity Real Estate Lake Raymond Gary Homes Fort Towson Homes Valliant Homes McCurtain County Choctaw County Broken Bow Lake Lake Raymond Gary Raymond Gary Lake Commercial Property List =================================== Judi Barrett Broker - Integrity Real Estate ServicesOur Name Says It All.Real Estate Services You Can Trust.580-212-5946
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Southeast Oklahoma has several days of rain.  Rain, Rain, Rain…. Endless rain.  Some places in S E Oklahoma have received as much as 20 inches of rain in the last 30 days.    Yesterday, I met a home inspector at a home and the power pole was on the ground, live wires included.  I called the home owner.  He had left just minutes before and the pole was standing when he left.  The home inspector did his job in spite of it.     The ground can only absorb so much water!  The ground has become saturated and somethings that are supposed to stand upright cannot do that any longer.   We had another rain storm in the middle of the night last night.  My power went out on the farm.  Hubby checked it out and one of our large trees had just laid down.  We have several Live Oaks on the farm that are ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
          Property removed.  Immaculate home of 1900 plus sq ft that has had features updated through the years. Add-on, on the back of the home, through the french doors has added a room that can be used as a den/family room or exercise room OR how about a 4th bedroom since it has private full bath. Brick wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Large master bedroom with huge master bath that includes two (his and hers) walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms are nice sized and the primary bath is near to them in the hallway.Laundry is between the garage and kitchen with the dining room at the end of the kitchen and next to the living room. Look the photos over and if this looks like a home that you would enjoy living in, call me and let's talk about how to get you moved into this ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
      The Common Black Rat Snake lives in many states including Oklahoma.  It can be a very beneficial resident because it eats mice and rats.  The position that you see this one taking is typical for the animal.  It often curls up and becomes motionless when threatened BUT sometimes strikes if someone provokes it.   I don't like snakes so my mind has to take control over the emotions when I run across one of these guys. The black rat snake is a non-poisonous snake.  I only paused to take this one's picture and then quietly walked away and left him alone.   The young ones of the common black snake do resemble copper head snakes and sometimes are mistakenly killed because of that.  If you do not live in an area where the black rat snake lives and are moving to Oklahoma, you will want to ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!  I love the smell of peonies.   Every garden should have some for their sweetly fragrant smell.    These white peonies with large blossoms about 6 inches across are in my garden.    Peonies thrive and prosper in Southeast Oklahoma.  If you want to bring the fragrance of a flower garden into your home, clip a couple of these and drop them into a bud vase.  They bring both their fragrance and beauty in flower arrangements or alone.   Judi Barrett, Integrity Real Estate Services Our Name Says It All. Idabel, Oklahoma 74745 Specializing in Lake Raymond Gary Properties  
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Ok,  You only get 1 life.  You're going to walk through it and get to the end.  You know your situation.  Do you need to sell your home right now?  Call a reputable Real Estate Broker and visit with them about it. Things are constantly changing in life.  REMEMBER the only think in life that doesn't change IS CHANGE.  Do you need to buy a home?  Call a reputable Real Estate Broker and tell them your situation. The TV talks about whatever is going to get them the best ratings on tv.  Everyone operates in the mode of doing whatever is best for them.  Whether you believe it or not, there are people in busines that are concerned about what YOU need or want.  Examine your situation with real estate and call a professional.  If you are concerned with buying or selling real estate in Southeast ...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
First Bank and Trust Did it Again! The property was an REO owned by the bank.  They had listed it with us about 60 days ago. The property is a great starter home on highway 37.  I presented my buyer's offer on Friday, the bank accepted the offer on Monday morning and approved the buyer for a loan to purchase.  Brock Whittington, Vice-President at the Idabel branch closed the transaction on Friday.    Brock and Judy Bond, Brock's assistant, did an excellent job of working out the details on this transaction to make it happen in short order.  If you're thinking of buying a house, call Brock to get pre-qualified for your loan.  580-208-2912.  Visit with him about the different types of loans that First Bank and Trust can offer you. Then call me and let's find you a house! Judi Barrett, Br...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
    PRIME LOCATION!  I know that you hear that all of the time about all commercial property- but listen- it's an accurate description for this parcel.  Read on --> 23 acres next to The Wal-Mart Supercenter in Idabel, Oklahoma.  Property has  in excess of 700 feet of excellent street frontage on East Washington.    Property lies between Wal-Mart and Pizza Hut. It is an hour drive to the nearest Walmart SuperCenter other than this one. This Property is also next to Sapphire Point which is the shopping area immediately in front of Wal-mart.  Sapphire Point contains Cato’s, Subway, Dollar Tree, and Pine Cellular.  Across the street (which is a four-lane with center turn lane), is the new large First Bank & Trust. Pizza Hut is to the east of property and an upscale housing addition is behin...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Christmas 2008 has come and gone.  Many people, in addition to cutting their own Christmas Tree, go searching for Mistletoe to add to their holiday décor.   While the tradition is that anyone under the mistletoe can be kissed, that evergreen parasite with the small white berries is the “Kiss of Death” for your trees that it was clipped from.   Mistletoe is readily spread by birds that eat the white berries.  The berries have a sticky substance in them that causes the dropping from the birds (which contains the mistletoe seeds) to stick to the tree branches on which they are perched.  The seeds sprout and the parasitic plant grows by stealing the water and nutrients from its host tree. Some groves of trees have such heavy mistletoe infestation that even though they may be deciduous trees...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
Update House is Sold.   This 3 bedroom 1 bath sits on a nice homesite of 2.5 acres.  The house sits on a small hill, with large pine trees and other shrubs. The  garage has been remodeled to be used for storage with an 8’ ft wide doorway opening onto the 2 car covered patio.Scroll down to view the interactive street scene of this property.       Fronts Highway 37.  Call Judi Barrett at 580-212-5946 to view this property.  Click on the interactive street scene map below.  You can switch back and forth between map and street scene and travel up and downt the highway to get a good idea of the neighborhood.  Call me and let's talk about this property!   View Larger Map
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, these must be truly nice words! Three Bedrooms 2 Baths, great kitchen, carport, porch. The Dream Shop - more pictures to be uploaded today of the interior. parking shed for your stock trailers, horse barn for your horses, use it as you want to. Interior pictures coming later today.  Property is located just outside city limits. Call Judi Barrett, broker  at 580-212-5946, Integrity Real Estate Services.  
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
If you've been looking for a get-away in McCurtain County so that you can enjoy our great outdoors, fish at Broken Bow or Pine Creek Lakes, Hunt in the thousands of acres of public lands available for hunting - Look this one over. It's has a great setting, paved road. About 25 minutes to Broken Bow lake, and about 30 minutes to Pine Creek Lake. Property is about 2 1/2 miles from the Dallas - Ft Worth area, 3 1/2 hours from Tulsa. Judi Barrett | Integrity Real Estate Services | judi@integrity-realestate.net | 580-212-5946 RR 1, Idabel, OK 3 bed 2 bth Cedar Mod on 3.28 Acres McCurtain County Large Pine Trees - Rural Setting- Paved Road - Great Getaway or Primary Residence - $72,000 3BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $72,000 Year Built 1997 Sq Footage 1,456 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full,...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
I know, I know...I know it's not fair, but you should have made your offer instead of hesitating!   There are those that are waiting for the price to get lower.    They have missed the fact that it was already priced at a good buy.   But the family that looked yesterday didn't miss that fact.   They made their offer and the sellers accepted it.    So some nice family, is going to be enjoying this country home in McCurtain County even though there are several people waiting, thinking they were going to buy it at some point.     Saying "IT'S MINE" over and over will not get the offer in front of the sellers.   Sorry, it doesn't work that way. See bottom of post to review how it does work.                 Don't listen to those "tv commentators" about holding off on a purchase that you rea...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
We live in the middle of a cow/calf farm operation.  It has been one of the neatest things to be a part of.  We got started with this about twenty-six years ago....my, how time flies! Tuesday was a "work the cows" day, time to worm, vacinate, and wean.  Our herd is bascially divided into the spring herd and the fall herd depending upon what time of the year the cow has her calf.  Many cow - calf operators have their cows all having calves at the same time of the year, but we decided to have both a spring and a fall calving season because sometimes a cow will slip a little time, this allows her to be a part of the other calving season and not be the only cow out there with an a small calf, an "out of season" calf that has to be dealt with. Since Tuesday was THE DAY.  Calves and cows both...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
If you are considering selling or buying real estate in Oklahoma, you may encounter the Oklahoma uniform Contract for Purchase of Real Estate published by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.  If you've missed the first two posts on this, you may want to read. First one - How do we go about placing a property "under contract" Second one - covering the first three paragraphs of the Oklahoma Uniform Contract Today we're going to look at paragraph 4 of that contract.  Paragraph 4 contains a list of equipment, if existing on the Property, unless otherwise excluded, shall remain with the Property at no additional cost to Buyer: Those things are: • Attic and ceiling fan(s)• Bathroom mirror(s)• Other mirrors, if attached• Central vacuum & attachments• Floor coverings, if attached• Key(s) to th...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
As a way of helping those that are relocating to our area, I have decided to introduce different professional and business people in our area that provide needed services. This blog is to introduce you to Bob Terry.  My husband and I got acquainted with Bob Terry when we opened a State Farm Health Saving Account.  Bob is the local agent for State Farm.  I didn't have a picture of Bob to use here, but you can visit his website here. For those of you that don't know this, State Farm has banking services.  In fact, I check with my local bank and several places, trying to find a local place to open the health savings account.  State Farm was the only place that I found that we could do that locally. As we visited with Bob and we asked him about other services that he can offer, we discovere...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
My office strives to get our listings "out there" where they can be viewed on the internet, as quickly after listing papers are signed, as possible. We recently listed a gorgeous 1700 sq ft home on 4 acres near Broken Bow, Oklahoma.  We immediately had a showing within 2 days and an offer within 4 days, followed by a sale contract in 7 days. Don't get me wrong, the owners of this home had done their job.  The home was clutter-free, very clean, very neat, and the furniture was appropriately arranged to show off the lovely details of the home in the pictures.   Everything was perfect. Not only that, but based upon what I've already told you, these clients were easy to work with - they and I were immediately on the same page - Get this home sold! They priced the home according to our cma a...
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By 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK
(Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745)
If you are thinking of relocating to McCurtain County, the following information about our local hospital should be of interest to you.  We have an excellent medical facility in the McCurtain Memorial Hospital. McCurtain Memorial Hospital located at 1301 Lincoln Rd, Idabel, OK is a 114 bed facility.  The hospital was established in 1953.  McCurtain Memorial has plans to develop and grow into a regional referral center by 2013.  This would allow them to offer a broader range of services including more specialists' services.  At this time residents usually travel to Paris, Texas or Texarkana, Arkansas for specialists' services. Several medical related support groups meet in the private dining room at different times of the month including the Alzheimer and Austism Spectrum Disorders suppo...
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