Oklahoma City, OK Real Estate News

By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
With all the beautiful new homes being built around the OKC Metro, Edmond, Deer Creek, Norman, Moore, etc, it's easy to find beauty in sticks & bricks. Believe me, I see it all day every day and although sometimes it can seem like I've seen the same things several times over, there are always a few that stand out. Those are the ones I come home and tell my wife about. Well, let me tell you about a place where every home you see stands out. It's a place where you find history and nostalgia. A place where people know the terms "carriage house" and "parlor." It's a place called Mesta Park. Most people who have been around the Oklahoma City area for most of their lives know exactly where Mesta Park is. If you don't, you owe it to yourself to drive through and see the many pieces of Oklahoma...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
The much-anticipated opening of our newest restaurant is finally here! Located at 2425 W Memorial Road, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse opened today @ 11am. I haven't yet had a chance to experience BJ's for myself, but I've heard good things from friends who have been to the BJ's in Texas. They tell me it's a great mix of atmosphere and yummy pizza, sandwiches, and fresh-brewed beer. It's a place where you come as you are and enjoy some time with friends, or make new ones.Located at the South entrance of Quail Springs Mall, I would imagine BJ's will be plenty busy for some time serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Deer Creek and the surrounding areas. Personally, I've been waiting for more variety of restaurants at the mall. We all know this area of town is at no shortage for restaurants, with ...
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
   June here is supposed to be hot as a firecracker!  Instead, this summer we are about to wash away after 18 consecutive days of rain, frequently torrential.  More of the same is forecast for the foreseeable future.  Now we know how Noah must have felt when he decided to build the ark!Flood warnings continue, motorists continue to be rescued after driving into high water, and potential home buyers remain sheltered under their own roofs rather than venture out to look for new homes.The constant rain has, of course, brought home construction in our area to a grinding, if wet, halt.  Due to the construction delays, this week the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association voted to postpone the annual Parade of Homes, scheduled for September 22-30, to October 20-28.Even after the rain stops...
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
   About three years ago we built a new home in the Meadows at Surrey Hills.  This subdivision is in the rapidly-growing far west metro area, with a Yukon mailing address, but within the Oklahoma City limits and with Oklahoma City services.  We love it here!This lovely neighborhood is far enough out to feel peaceful and serene (somewhat out-in-the-country), but is close to all the city conveniences.  For example, there is great shopping, wonderful restaurants, and all services available within just a few minutes on the Northwest Expressway and on Hefner Road.  As well, we are only about a mile and a half off the Kilpatrick Turnpike and can get almost anywhere in Oklahoma City in around thirty minutes, most places much less.There is also a small shopping center close by with convenience ...
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By Ruth Ann Mertens-Oklahoma City Real Estate
(Paradigm AdvantEdge Realty)
We recently sold a property in four days at above list price with multiple offers.  The property had previously been listed with another realtor for over a month and had received no offers.  Our seller indicated that the previous realtor had given him no advice on how to improve the marketability of his home.  We made suggestions for improvements at minimal cost, and did minimal staging of the home.   We also took very good pictures for the MLS.  As soon as the property went on the market, the phone was ringing off the hook!Just a few simple changes and minimal staging made all the difference!  INTERESTED IN KNOWING MORE ABOUT OUR STAGING OF THIS HOME, OR IDEAS FOR STAGING YOURS?  JUST CALL OR E-MAIL USING CONTACT INFORMATION AT RIGHT!
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Today we're stepping outside our normal area and exploring a great community that I haven't looked into in a while. I got a call from a homeowner in Willow Creek Estates, located on the SW section of NW 122nd & Council, who is curious why his home hasn't sold. He's had it listed with another agent for the past 11 months and has had some activity, but nothing that's panned out. I'm especially excited about this particular listing appointment because I grew up in this area. As a 1990 Putnam City North graduate, I was in elementary school when many of these homes were built and got to see many of them go up. I spent many a hot summer day at the Willow Creek Estates HOA community pool and riding bikes through the streets. These homes, ranging in size and style, have character and charm. The...
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By Rod Brooks
(RE/MAX Preferred)
 My family and I have been in the Real Estate Businnes more than 50 yeras, this includes my wife of 40 years Fran and our son Paul.  We work for RE/MAX Preferred Properties and you can visit our web site at www.soldbybrooks.com.  We are born again Christians and attend Victory in Okc.  We have always tried to do our business in a way that would be pleasing to Christ as well as being able to look in the mirror each day and be able to sleep at night knowing that we have done our very best.  We love meeting people and helping people.  We have always found out that if we help enough people then we will always have our needs met.  We are not perfect in anyway and have never claimed to be.....we just do our best to do what is right.  I had a kidney transpant almost 16 years ago and so I under...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
It may sound like a silly question, but how much power does a pen really hold? Sure, it's an instrument we use every day to sign contracts, which are legally binding, so I guess that could be defined as some sort of power. But, there's been a lot of talk around here lately about the power of a handwritten note (The power of the handwritten note). A handwritten note to a client (The Art of the Handwritten Note - Margaret Shepherd), a friend (The Power of the Handwritten Note) or a prospective client can be a very powerful thing. It seems that most of us here agree that a handwritten note can show that we care, because we're willing to take the time to go find the perfect card and sit down and express how much we appreciate or care for someone. But let me tell you a story of a really powe...
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
The Local Real Estate market is still showing very significant signs of growth as we grow closer to the middle of April, 2007. Last year, 2006, brought a rise in most areas of Edmond, Deer Creek and Oklahoma City and indicators are shaping up well for 2007. View the latest statistics here: (OKC Real Estate ). The following chart shows statistics of homes sold in Gaillardia from... read morewww.YourOpenHouse.us
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By Ryan Hukill - Edmond, Realtor, Team Lead
(ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite)
Listed below are the monthly Oklahoma City Metropolitan housing statistics for the month of January 2007 as compared to December 2006 and January 2006.January-07December- 06January-06 TOTAL CLOSED 108614341126 TOTAL $ VOLUME $151,688,126$212,679,984$153,998,674 AVERAGE PRICE $139,675$148,312$136,766 MEDIAN PRICE $123,383$122,000$115,700 AVG. INT. RATE 6.17%6.11%6.06% %SELLING PRICE TO LIST PRICE 97%98%98% DAYS ON MARKET 887683 NUMBER OF LISTINGS 814382637036 Based on information provided to and compiled by MLSGateway.com, Inc. covering a period (01/01/07) through (01/31/07). MLSGateway.com, Inc. does not guarantee or is in any way responsible for its accuracy
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