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)
Buyers, Get Your Insurance Quote During the Inspection Period! My Buyers waited until they were ready to close to get their insurance quote even though they were advised to get the quote during their inspection period. Underwriting told them they needed to increase their coverage by $3000.00 which increased their premium by $500.  They were already at  the upper limit of debt to income ratio and this put them over the mark.  They no longer qualified for their loan.  They quickly started calling around to other insurance agents to get additional quotes and found one that worked.  Now their file has to go through another step in underwriting with these changes but it looks like they will get their home!  There is a reason that your Oklahoma Real Estate Purchase Contract lists "get an insu...
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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)
...And on the First Day Light was Made. Time to Update Light? Go LED!  According to Genesis chapter 1, Light was spoken into existence on the First Day. Light has been around forever, even inside our homes, as long as we keep the light bulbs changed and the electricity bill paid.  BUT now you can buy very attractive light fixtures with LED bulbs already installed in the fixture that are supposed to last for just about forever without having to change the bulb for 40 years or so, AND paying the electricity bill to keep the light on, is MUCH LESS!  Don and I went shopping recently to purchase some new light fixtures for a rent house that is being renovated. I have not shopped for light fixtures since almost the beginning of time... :) and was blown away by what is available now!  We found...
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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)
Integrity Real Estate Services LLC Idabel Seller Buyer Updated Sale Purchase Integrity Real Estate Services at 118 SE Avenue N, Idabel has just started using a service to make it easier for you as a Buyer or you as a Seller to stay updated and current on the Sale or Purchase of your home real estate property land that is being handled with Integrity Real Estate Services.   Our transactions are now available as folders or teams on GLIP.  Information and files are kept confidential to those added people added to the folder.  You as our Buyer client are able to see the communciation between lender, real estate agent, title company, surveyor, attorney, closer, appraiser, etc.  Pertinent files are stored in your folder/team and only those people that have been included in your team (by our o...
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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)
Busted Dreams For Sale We've all seen them. Busted Dreams.  They come on the Real Estate Market and are sold "as is".   It's the homestead with the hay equipment still in the barn, in a bad state.  It's a Busted Dream for  sale.   It's the home that burned and no one did any cleaning up of the site.  In fact, there's still an old car in the drive-way up on blocks and a dog that the neighbors bring food to.  Someone walked away from it all.  It's a Busted Dream For Sale.   It's the Feed Store that someone was going to run... A metal container box was hauled in, blocked up, steps put to it...right in the center of the 1 acre. Theres even a a sign in front that says, Jones Feed & Tack.  But no one ever opened the doors or even had a distributor deliver any feed.  The weeds stay knee high. ...
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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)
Market Report Idabel Country Club Estates 2015The Sales Map from the database that we subscribe to shows 9 sales for 2015 in Country Club Estates.  Our office closed two additional sales in Country Club Estates during 2015 and another office closed one. .so there were 12 sales in Country Club Estates in 2015.   The yelow stripes are the sales that the database has recorded.Sales were from approximately $95,000.00 to approximately $180,000.00  Homes in Country Club Estates vary in age.  Most of the homes were built in the 70's. There are some though that were built in the 80's, 90's, and after 2000.    Sq Footage of homes also varies quite a bit.  The homes bordering the east side of the addition are golf front homes bordering Idabel Golf Course.  Country Club Estates is a quiet addition...
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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)
Don & Judi Barrett Integrity Real Estate Services Sell Your Country Club Estates Home Idabel Oklahoma.  We. know. McCurtain. County.  We know Idabel.  We know Country Club Estates.  Don & Judi Barrett Integrity Real Estate Services Sell Your Country Club Estates Home Idabel Oklahoma. Read all about Don and Judi's McCurtain County and Idabel background on their website by clicking here.   Country Club Estates is the only addition in McCurtain County with an HOA (Home Owners Association).   The County Club Addition Homeowners Association rules are in place to help protect your property values.  Integrity Real Estate Services has a copy of the Country Club Estates Homeowners Association Rules that we give to prospective buyers.  Don & Judi Barrett Integrity Real Estate Services Sell Your C...
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By Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe
( (408) 425-1601)
I contacted Judi Barrett today as a courtesy call for the AR contest.  I decided to contact her since I have seen her actively on AR helping others. I also use Point2agent.com as my website. She is a broker in South East part of Oklahoma in Idabel, OK. It is actually 1+ hour driving distance between Texarkana, Arkansas and Denison where Texas Women Christian University is located.Judi and her husband Don Barrett are not strangers to AR. She is a distinguished Ambassador earning her stripes. She also got her hands on lake properties and lots in Lake Raymond Gary for the past 15 years. Judi joined Activerain in December of 2006. She found the ActiveRain site while doing some online Christmas shopping that year for Christmas gifts and says it’s been a blessing and a gift ever since. Judi g...
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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)
Does the Down Payment go to the Bank or the Seller? The question:  "Does the Down Payment go to the Bank or to the Seller?" may seem obvious, but it's not quite so obvious to a first time home buyer. Even those that have purchased before but were hesitant to ask questions may not have had the purchase process explained.... sign here, sign there, hand over funds, get the  keys and move-in. Closing is often fast, exciting, and full of anxiety... overwhelming with so much to take in and so much to sign. I recently began working with a couple to buy a home Integrity Real Estate Services in Idabel OK>  This is not their first home purchase.  Yesterday, they asked if the down payment goes to the seller or to the bank. I was a little surprised at the question but made sure not to show my surpr...
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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)
Integrity Real Estate Services Idabel OK MOVED to 118 SE Avenue N, Idabel, OK In April, 2014, we moved into the office at 209 SE Avenue N, after spending time remodeling with new flooring, new pine wallcoverings, new flooring, new paint, etc etc.. and lots and lots of cleaning.  Don and I thought this office would work for us for a long, long time.     A little time went by.. since Don had gotten his license, we had taken on more listings, then he got his Oklahoma Brokers License.   Next Chassy Barrett came on board during the fall of this year as office manager.   She took a load off of both of us with formatting pics, keeping an eye on the websites, helping with filing, running errands,  etc.  She is now studying for her real estate license also.       It's been an amazing two years, ...
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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)
Idabel Ok's NEWEST Restaurant ~ Las Delicias~ and It IS Delicious! Do you like Really Great Tex Mex Grill food?  You do? Good!  You must try Idabel's Las Delicias Cafe & Grill.   I love the food at Idabel's Newest Restaurant, Las Delicias located at 208 SE Lincoln Rd, Idabel!  The staff also are amazing!  Don and I had the opportunity to eat there tonight.  It should have been a off time for restuarants at about 5:15 pm BUT they had a full parking lot and more coming in while we were dining.      I had the Creamy Pollo Pablano - Chicken Breast topped with Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Mushrooms, and Pablano Peppers, served with Rice, Beans, Guacamole, Sour Cream, and Pica De Gallo.  YUMMMY!          Don had the Shrimp Quesadilla Lunch - Golden Brown Grilled Shrimp in a Flour Tortilla serve...
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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)
City of Lights Idabel OK CHRISTmas Parade Dec 4 2015 The 23rdAnnual City of Lights"CHRISTmas Parade will Friday, December 4th, 2015 7 pm.   An entry for floats can be downloaded from the Idabel Chamber of Commerce Website.   Entries in the parade need to assemble at the Choctaw Village Shopping Center on SE Washington and line up by 6 PM.   There will be NO throwing of candy and NO Santa Claus.   Hope to see you there!
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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)
SOLD SE JEFFERSON IDABEL OKThis 3 bed 2 bath older Idabel OK home has been immaculately maintained.  At a price of $65,000.00, it should have been a no-brainer and did not stay on the market long.  In fact, it sold before I could get pics uploaded to the Internet.  We listed this home, made some calls to some folks that we knew had been looking for something like this and had a contract within a few hours.   Marketing done right!  Integrity Real Estate Services, Home of The Integrity Team - The BEST Real Estate Agent Idabel OK Broken Bow OK  209 SE Avenue N Idabel OK
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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 Final Walk - Through. Selling / Buying a Home Idabel OK 74745 The Final Walk - Through Prior to Closing the Transaction, Sale, Purchase, Buy of your home in Idabel Oklahoma should be performed during the 24 hour period immediately prior to the actual closing event.   If there were repairs or treatments to be completed, by the Seller, these should have already been done, invoices turned over to Buyer showing licensed personel that did the repairs,  replacements, treatments, etc.  The Buyer or persons the Buyer deemed qualified should have already re-inspected those repairs, replacements, or treatments prior to the Final Walk Through.   If you wait until the Final Walk Through to do those re-inspections, closing may have to be delayed if the treatments, replacements, or repairs were n...
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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)
Rural Country Bug-Out Property in McCurtain County OK The most important piece of bug-out equipment that you can have is a place to go to if things go crazy in Metropolitan areas.  Integrity Real Estate Services  just listed a 12 acre parcel with two residences on it in McCurtain County.   The property is in a rural water district.  You might want to check out what appears to be an old well on it for emergencies.  There's plenty of room for gardening or fruit and nut trees.  The 12 acres is on Choctaw Electric Co-operative for electric service.  There are seven outbuildings including three fairly new storage buildings of varying sizes, two older barns that need some TLC,  and one older wooden storage building. One of the residences is a very large double wide/modular home with 4 bedroom...
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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)
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse This Evening Idabel OK beginning around 7 PM.  You have been given a chance to see FOR FREE a rare occurrence.  The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Blood Moon will happen today.  You will not have the opportunity to witness this again until 2033.  Idabel OK residents, You do not even have to set your alarm in the middle of the night! Our moon will appear larger and brighter than you’ve seen it since the last Supermoon Lunar Eclipse which took place in 1982.  Tonight around 7 pm Central Time, our moon will begin its pass through Earth’s shadow.  At that particular time, it  be at its closest point, in its elliptical orbit, to earth.    Idabel Oklahoma residents will have a better seat to view this rare occurrence (weather permitting) than those that live on the West Coast...
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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)
Momentum Therapy Idabel OK 74745 Physical Therapy As some of you know, I have neck "issues".. a disc problem or two which kinda' limits how much I turn my head or neck.   I had heard such good reviews of Momentum Therapy here in Idabel, that I called last week and made an appointment for this morning.   The session went well this morning.. I am impressed with the therapist's knowledge.  SO we will be pursuing this a couple of times a week for a while!     
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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)
 McCullough Printing on the South Bypass Idabel, OK just printed T-Shirts for Integrity Real Estate Services.  Travis Eastep who works there, did the design and layout for our office.   He even delivered them to me at Integrity Real Estate Services, 209 SE Avenue N, Idabel, OK.      Travis is part of the Barrett family.  He works for Rodney at McCullough Printing.   He is finishing up my order this next week.  Friday's are going to be T-shirt & blue jeans day at the office and we are including t-shirts in our closing baskets for our clients.  These are excellent quality t-shirts that McCullough stocks and their work is excellent too.  I used to do all of my promotional product shopping online but now I'm checking with McCullough Printing, our local print shop before ordering magnetic si...
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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)
4 Bed 2 Bath Home For Sale Highway 259 S, Idabel, OK 2760 sq ft 1.47 acres Large Elegant Quiet Country Home For Sale conveniently located just a mile South of Idabel City Limits.  Custom Built Home was designed and built for private spcacious living with almost 2800 sq ft of living space plus the two car garage with automatic garage door opener.   This Idabel OK 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, beautiful brick home for sale was quality built in 1964 with 2x6 framing allowing for more insulation than standard 2x4 framing.  It sited on highway 259 for paved driving but country living.  The home sits back off the highway for privacy on 1.47 acres.   Spacious Living Room/Formal Dining  is approximately 16' x 26' adjacent to the family room/den that is approximately the same size and contains a Wood b...
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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)
Home Sell For More if Near Starbucks According to Book. We have Java Daves and The Gemini Coffee Shop!  An article on NYPost.com written in January of this year by Susannah Cahalan quotes Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate authored by  Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow.com and Zillow economist Stan Humphries.  It seems that homes near a Starbucks sell for more money than comparable homes without a nearby Starbucks.  Not only that but they appreciate in value faster.   "The Starbucks effect. Take two identical homes sold in 1997. One near Starbucks would have sold for an average of $137,000, while the same home without a Starbucks would have sold for $102,000. Fast-forward 15 years: the average US home appreciated 65 percent to $168,000, but the property next to Starbucks skyrockets ...
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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)
Purchase Energy Star Electric Appliances with a Choctaw Electric Co-operative Loan  If you are a Choctaw Electric Cooperative Member and need help purchasing energy efficient ENERGY STAR electric appliances, Choctaw Electric Cooperative has a loan program to help its members with these purchases OF ENERGY STAR electric appliances.    The loan is limited to $2500.00 Cannot be a gas appliance (DUH!) Member must have a good credit rating Must have been a member for at least 1 year. Visit their website for details at www.choctawlectric.coop or call them at 800-780-6486You can make application online too.   If you're looking for a home for those new appliances or a home with energy efficient homes in McCurtain County Oklahoma, visit Integrity Real Estate Services LLC in Idabel OK at 209 SE A...
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