Oklahoma City, OK Real Estate News

By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Well, I have to admit, with all that I've been hearing in the media (you'd think I'd have learned) about today's vote, I was worried.  I was hearing about 50% for and 50% against the Big League City proposition, and as it usually goes, those who are against a tax of any kind will get out in droves and vote.  I had a bad feeling that the proponents wouldn't come through for us.I WAS WRONG!  There, I said it.  Take note, because it may be a long time before I say it again.  My wife knows this well  :)  But this is one time I'm happy to have been wrong.  The latest numbers I've seen...READ MORE
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Get out and vote today on the Big League City proposition!  Today's the day that we have the choice to make a statement to the rest of the world that we're moving forward and taking the next step.  We need a place to house pro athletics, bigger concerts & events, so get out and be heard!  For more information about the issue at hand, check out my recent blog post, which details some specifics and provides links to other sites with more information.  MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Probably one of the largest local public-interest propositions put before us in quite some time comes before voters in just under a week, and I want to encourage everyone to get out and USE YOUR VOTE! Make your opinion heard and make a difference. One of the biggest mistakes people make is not being actively involved in our political process, and it's an absolute shame. We have the freedom to be heard and make a difference in major decisions and, many times, simply don't take the time to exercise that freedom. I know, I know, you're busy and that would take time out of your day. You might miss a few minutes of your favorite TV show, or it might cause you to get to bed 20 minutes later than you'd like... READ MORE
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By Tammy Carpenter
(Home Team Realty, llc)
Volunteers for Animal Welfare'sSPOT Clinic Open HouseAnnual Meeting & ElectionSaturday, March 1st, 2008Time:  10:00am - 12:00pm                Where:  2017 S Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, OK  73109                                            Go to www.vawokc.org to download a map.                                           Click on SPOT Clinic and then on Map & Directions.                                             Discussions:  FUR BALL, 2008, JUNE 7TH FUNDRAISING EVENT           
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
 image courtesy of freefoto.comFor two seasons, Oklahoma City was the temporary home for the New Orleans Hornets NBA basketball team due to the damage sustained by New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.  During their time in OKC, the city embraced them, and sold-out games were the rule, rather than the exception.  (GO HORNETS!)  Now that the Hornets have returned to New Orleans, OKC looks to be the likely new home for the current Seattle Supersonics, as they have been purchased by investors from the metro area.  If Seattle continues to refuse to build a new state-of-the-art arena for the team, it will apply to relocate to Oklahoma City.With this opportunity to have our own permanent NBA team, rather than one "on loan" for a while, the city and its citizens are faced with a decision.  We ...
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
    I don't know about you, but Indian food is some of our favorite!  When we can't wait any longer for some wonderful Indian cuisine, we make a bee line for Taj India Cuisine at 5801 Northwest Expressway.  They have a wonderful fresh buffet, offering many vegetarian choices like Vegetable Korma, as well as some great old stand-bys, such as Chicken Tika Masala, Spinach Pakora, and Vegetable Samosa.  You can also order from the menu, and we strongly suggest the Chicken Badami Pasanda, and well as the Chili Chicken, this last one if you like things spicy!  Of course, the chef will prepare any item to your taste, from mild to extra hot.We ate at two five-star Indian restaurants when we visited New York City, and neither compared to the cuisine at the Taj!  In addition to wonderful food, th...
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By Kristyn Grewell, Edmond, OK Homes, Oklahoma Relocation Services
(CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green Edmond, OK)
The Oklahoma City Metropolitan Board of Realtors runs and maintains the MLS (mutliple list service) for the OKC metro. On April 1 they will be launching a new feature which will provide additional security to our clients and community. The technology we will be using will require a different password each time we log into MLS. When I first heard about the new requirement I did not see the benefit, only an inconvenience to me.Yesterday I attended a half day seminar on the topic and can now see the purpose. Our new system, SAFEMLS will ensure user authentication and protect the valuable and sometimes sensitive information that is included in our listings. I am glad that our OKC Board of Realtors is taking the necessary steps and embracing new technology to protect the privacy of our clien...
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By Abby Mathew, Oklahoma City ABBY
(Keller Williams Realty Elite)
Interest rates have never been this low in 25 years.  We have lots of great listings and incredible interest rates.  You can own more home for less money.  Take advantage of the inventory and interest rate now.  www.abbymathew.com                                                 www.whyabby.com
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
According to David L. May, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Oklahoma City University, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area economy should continue to outperform the nation as a whole for a number of reasons.  Dr. May cites the following reasons for the robust local economy:1.  The Oklahoma City housing market has remained stable, and prices have not become overinflated as in some areas of the country.  Therefore, the current problems with sub-prime mortgages afflicting some parts of the nation are not really too significant here.2.  Natural gas and oil are extremely important to our economy.  Energy prices are expected to remain high for most of the coming year, helping to keep our economy strong.3.  Native American gaming casinos continue to grow and support increased tourism to our are...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Did you know that it wasn't uncommon in the early 1900s for folks to order a home building kit from Sears and build their own home?  It's true!I've heard these stories for years but personally have never known of a home that was actually built this way, at least not one that was verified to have been.  So I found it rather interesting when I found this WikiHow article about how to spot a Sears Kit Home.  It's an interesting read if you're an agent who deals in historical homes frequently, or if you're a historical home enthusiast of any kind.If you own a Sears Kit home, or know of a home that was built with this method, please leave a comment here. I'd love to hear about it! Ryan HukillREALTOR® AssociateHukill Group - Paradigm Realty16211 N May AveEdmond, OK 73013direct.: (405) 802.HOME...
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By Mark Gingrass
(OKCityHouses)
It is important for any potential home buyers to get a pre-approval letter or aleast a pre-qualified letter before searching for homes.This is important because it will tell you how much house you can afford. Realtor's do not get paid hourly, they get paid based on commission. If a realtor shows someone houses for 2 months and the buyer finds his/her dream home, they make an offer. But what if that buyer gets turned down for the loan? Everyone is at a loss, the buyer can't buy his dream home, the seller thought he had sold his house, the realtor lost time and money.Getting pre-approved is an easy process. Just call any bank, credit union, mortgage broker etc and ask for a pre-approval letter. It shouldn't take more than 30 min to an hour. This does not obligate you in ANY WAY at all. So...
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
Sales statistics for the third quarter of 2007 were recently released by the Oklahoma Association of Realtors.  While the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area experienced a 5.62% downturn from the same quarter in 2006 in the number of homes sold, the average sales price increased by 2.55% for the same period.  5,198 homes were sold in the OKC Metro area in the third quarter of 2007 versus 5,490 homes in that quarter in 2006.  The average sales price increased from $149,124 in third quarter 2006 to $153,339 in 2007.Edmond saw a negligible decrease of less than one-half of one percent in the number of homes sold in the third quarter '07 compared to that quarter in 2006, with 1,023 homes sold through September of 2007 versus 1,028 sold in the same period of 2006.  Edmond home prices decreased s...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Anyone that grew up in the heart of Oklahoma has some memory of the Gold Dome building at NW 23rd & Classen. Personally, I remember it well. My Great-Uncle & Great-Aunt lived near there and we drove by it weekly. It's impossible not to notice this unusual structure, and as a kid, it makes you think of space-ships or buildings of the future.Not so long ago though (2001), it appeared that this one-of-a-kind landmark building (actually the fifth of it's kind), designed by architect R. Buckminster Fuller, would be demolished to make way for modern development. Walgreens wanted to build a store on this corner, and Bank One wanted to destroy the building, claiming it would cost too much to rehabilitate. However, residents of Oklahoma City had other ideas for the Dome.Now skip forward to today...
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By Jeff Straka
(Paradigm AdvantEdge)
These are pictures in the Windsor Hills Addition located in Central Oklahoma City.  The storm came in on Saturday December 8th.  Interestingly you could hear the trees snapping and crashing to the ground, along with the transformers on the poles humming and poping as the electricity was going out.  To count we are at 250,000 homes without electricity and we still have the possiblity of more ice and high winds up to 25-50 miles per hour.  The last ice storm we had was in 2002, I believe 2007 has done the most damage to date.Interestingly the tree companies are out in the droves distributing flyers.  It will be a good year for the tree trimmers!Check out something really cool @ http://animoto.com/play/4f90f793305aa7bf564f4d897461be59
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Anyone who's been reading the past couple of weeks knows that I had a big open house event planned for the past weekend. I want to personally thank everyone who came out to tour this beautiful 100 year-old home. It was a huge success and we got some wonderful feedback from the 36 families who visited us. In fact, several of our visitors expressed that this home is nicer than anything they saw at the Heritage Hills Historic Homes & Gardens Tour. In addition, we have 3 families who have expressed interest in this home, so we'll see what develops over the next few days.It's always fun to see how people react to such an amazing, historic, charming home. It's also fun to hear the neighbors talk about the history and tell the stories they know of Mesta Park. I learned a lot about several of t...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
It's here! Today kicks off the Heritage Hills Historic Homes & Gardens Tour and our public open house at 932 NW 16th St. This is your chance to see some amazing historical homes and tour a gorgeous renovation in Mesta Park that we have listed for $349,900.Read more about it here. Come out and see us today between noon and 5pm. We're anticipating quite an event!Ryan HukillREALTOR® AssociateHukill Group - Paradigm Realty16211 N May AveEdmond, OK 73013direct.: (405) 802.HOMEfax: (405) 285.8428ryanhukill@cox.netwww.YourOpenHouse.usVisit my Blog
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
   Montereau is an elegant new subdivision in the rapidly-growing west Oklahoma City metropolitan area.  It is located at the southwest corner of Northwest 150th and County Line Road, only two miles from the Kilpatrick Turnpike, making its location one of the most convenient in the metroplex.  Great shopping and fine dining are also only minutes away via Memorial Road and the Northwest Expressway.Homes in Montereau range from traditional single-family homes starting in the low $200,000 range, to gated Villas starting at $240,000, to gated Estates on one-third acre lots starting at $450,000.  Home design is old-world European in influence, from charming English cottages to exquisite French Country homes.  You will find that no attention to detail has been spared in planning this unique a...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
With each neighborhood market summary I prepare, I get another small glimpse into the strength of the Oklahoma City real estate market (View the latest statistics here) and any coming trends. In spite of all the negative press the national real estate market receives, most of the midwest region is still growing and appreciating at very healthy rates. Today I was prompted by a phonecall to prepare a neighborhood summary for Whitehall, a very nice Northwest Oklahoma City neighborhood made up of 2000-4000 square foot homes. Whitehall is a conveniently located community just west of Lake Hefner, at the SE corner of Hefner and N MacArthur, within walking distance of the lake and several park areas. It's just a couple of miles off the Hefner Parkway and feeds into Putnam City North High Schoo...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Oklahoma City's long-time industrial giant, Dayton Tire, closed it's doors almost a year ago, pushing about 1400 long-time employees back into the world of job-hunting. The decision affected many families and forced many changes for folks who had made a life-long career out of working for Dayton.Just this week though, something positive came from that loss. Bridgestone donated 60 acres to the Western Heights School District in a gesture of giving back to the community that supported them for 37 years. It's nice to see such a move on the part of a major corporation. While it can't heal the pain the plant-closing caused for our economy, it shows their recognition of what our great city did for them. And in the end, it appears that the closing didn't slow us Okies down much. Unemployment i...
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