Tulsa, OK Real Estate News

By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(National Land Realty)
Here is a look at the midtown Tulsa, OK housing market as of April 25, 2021.The following graph shows the change in the 3-month absorption rate over the past twelve months for single-family homes (i.e., houses) in midtown Tulsa, OK. This article is an analysis of the market for single-family homes in midtown Tulsa, Oklahoma for the period from January 2021 through April 25, 2021. It analyzes the trends and shifts in the real estate market for houses in midtown Tulsa since the previous month (March 2021).This post is a study of the supply and demand for single-family homes, an analysis of the housing market for houses, using MLS statistics for houses (single-family homes) to show: the hotness index for houses, calculating the ratio between pending and active MLS listings; the velocity of...
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By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(National Land Realty)
Here is a look at the midtown Tulsa, OK housing market as of March 25, 2021.The following graph shows the change in the 3-month absorption rate over the past twelve months for single-family homes (i.e., houses) in midtown Tulsa, OK. This article is an analysis of the market for single-family homes in midtown Tulsa, Oklahoma for the period from December 2020 through March 25, 2021. It analyzes the trends and shifts in the real estate market for houses in midtown Tulsa since the previous month (February 2021).This post is a study of the supply and demand for single-family homes, an analysis of the housing market for houses, using MLS statistics for houses (single-family homes) to show: the hotness index for houses, calculating the ratio between pending and active MLS listings; the velocit...
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By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(National Land Realty)
Source:  Tulsa Country Estates — Houses on 2 to 5 Acres — Housing Market Analysis – December 2020Each month on the 25th I pull CMAs and then plug the data into a spreadsheet so that I can look at the real estate market at various price points and see how it is doing by comparison to the previous month.  I then have my husband graph the change in the 3-month absorption rate.When it comes to country estates (homes on 2 to 5 acres) within commuting distance of Tulsa (an hour out, or a 60-mile radius around Tulsa), this is what I discovered.I look at the market within a 60-mile radius of the "X" created by the intersection of I-44 and the Broken Arrow Expressway.  I then divide the market into 7 price point segments.Country Estates at All Price PointsIn the entire market there are 52 active...
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By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(National Land Realty)
Source:  https://www.tulsarealestateweb.com/midtown-tulsa-housing-market-analysis-december-2020/I have been analyzing the real estate market in midtown Tulsa for the past 6 years. It is an amazing market because it literally encompasses homes at every price point.In order to cover every price point from under $100,000 to over $1,200,000 I had to broaden coverage of midtown Tulsa to areas that true midtowners don't consider to be midtown Tulsa.For the purposes of market analysis, therefore, the east-west axis of my polygon of midtown Tulsa extends from Riverside Drive at the Arkansas River all the way east to Sheridan Road (which is the eastern side of zip code 74114),   The north-south axis of my midtown Tulsa polygon goes from E. Admiral Boulevard south to I-44, which runs diagonally f...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Louisa Catherine Johnson was born in London, England back in 1775 to Joshua and Catherine.  She grew up in London and Nantes, France where the family took refuge during the American Revolution.   She met John in her home near Tower Hill, London.  In 1797, they married at the All Hallows-by-the-Tower church.  That same year the family moved to America where her father was appointed as the U.S. Director of Stamps.  He died in Fredrick, Maryland in 1802.  Louisa was sickly and suffered from migraine headaches.  When John was appointed Secretary of State in 1817, the family moved to Washington, D.C. John was elected to the United States House of Representatives for seventeen years.  He died in 1848, she died four years later in 1852, she was 77.If you haven’t figured it out by now she marri...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Bose Ikard was born into slavery circa 1843 in Summerville, Mississippi.  Prior to the Civil War he lived with his master becoming a ranch hand.  Post-Civil War he served as tracker and cowboy to Charles Goodnight. He was placed in charge of carrying thousands of dollars in cash until the money could be deposited.His last cattle drive was in 1869, he settled in Parker County Texas where he lived with his wife becoming a farmer.  He died in 1929.What you may not know about Bose is that in 1929, Goodnight was quoted by the Weatherford Daily Herald as saying “I have trusted him farther than any living man.  He was my detective, banker and everything else in Colorado, New Mexico and the other wild country I was in. served with me for four years on the Goodnight-Loving Train.  Never shirked ...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Boris Caesar Wilhelm Hagelin was born in Adshikent, Azerbaijan.  He attended Lundsberg Boarding School.  After graduation, he enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.  He graduated with a mechanical engineering degree in 1914.  At the beginning of WWII, he moved from Sweden to Switzerland carrying the design for a new machine he had been working on.His trip took him through Germany including Berlin before reaching Genoa.  His design was small and cheap.  He convinced the United States Military to adopt it.  Many tens of thousands were made and he became a millionaire.  He died in 1983.What you may not know about Boris is that he was the inventor of the modern (WWII era) encryption machine.  The most popular was the M-209Your day is worthwhile when you make someo...
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By Sheldon Haywood, Your Realtor For Life!
(McGraw Realtors )
Turner Park - Market Insights  Turner Park is a well established neighborhood on Route 66 in Mid-Town Tulsa, OK, 74112. The park Turner Park has 7.81 Acres M/L it includes a play ground area, walking trails and a covered patio that is open to the public. It is a great place to have events, run, walk the dogs, let kiddos play and many other activities. The neighborhood Turner Park has homes that range from 2 bedroom/1 bath houses up to 4 bedrooms/2 baths plus. The construction of homes started in the mid 1920's and continued until the early 1950's. The houses in Turner Park offer great characteristics such as, original hardwood floors, exquisite crown moldings and brick veneer.      Turner Park is close to The University of Tulsa, Tulsa State Fair and The Expo Center.                 Lik...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
This Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. On this day each year, we celebrate our Mother Earth and learn how to better care for her. The Tulsa Earth Day Festival 2018 takes place at Guthrie Green on Sunday, April 22nd. Embrace this opportunity to show your children what they can do to make the world a little better.What: Tulsa Earth Day Festival 2018 Where: Guthrie Green (111 E MB Brady St) When: Sunday, April 22nd, 12 pm to 7 pm Admission: FREE Contact: Barbara VanHanken, Tulsa Earth Coalition (918) 671-6217 or via emailTulsa Earth Day Festival 2018 This year's Tulsa Earth Day Festival 2018 looks like it may be the best one yet, thanks to the efforts of the Tulsa Earth Coalition. Several organizations set up information booths around Guthrie Green. Learn about recycling meth...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Spring is here. Time to throw off the winter doldrums and head outdoors. The Tulsa Brownies Root Beer Fun Run 2018 offers a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy Mother Nature together.What: Tulsa Brownies Root Beer Fun Run 2018 Where: Cascia Hall Prep's West Field (2520 S Yorktown Ave) When: Sunday, April 8th, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm Cost: $20 for the Fun Run/$45 for the 5K, free for spectators Contact: Debra Oakley, Brownies Hamburgers (918) 906-4430 or via emailTulsa Brownies Root Beer Fun Run 2018 Our local favorite hamburger joint Brownies hosts the Tulsa Brownies Root Beer Fun Run 2018 this Sunday. The event is divided up into two separate "races: the fun run and the 5K. The shorter fun run allows all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate. For a little more chal...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
This year, Easter Sunday and April Fools' Day fall on the same day. But there's no fooling around when it comes to hunting for eggs. From now until the end of the month, several Tulsa Easter egg hunts take place all around the city. Here's where you need to go to find Easter treasures this year.Tulsa Easter Egg Hunts 2018 - March 24thWhere: Chandler Park (6500 W 21st St) When: 9:30 am to 11 am Ages: 2 to 9 Admission: FREEWhere: Chandler Park (6500 W 21st St) When: 4 pm to 7 pm Ages: Adults only (21+) Admission: $5 per person Contact: Caroline Storjohann (918) 591-6064 or via emailWhere: Lafortune Park Community Center (5202 S Hudson Ave) When: 10 am to 11 am Ages: 3 to 8 Admission: FREEWhere: O'Brien Park (6149 N Lewis Ave) When: 10:30 am to 12 pm Ages: 2 to 12 Admission: FREETulsa East...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Is your television permanently set on HGTV? Do you spend your free time on DIY projects? Are you looking for ideas to update your home? Have you been getting ready to sell your Tulsa home? You'll find ideas for making your home a showcase at the Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show 2018 this weekend.What: Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show 2018Where: Expo Square (4145 E 21st St)When: March 8th 5 pm to 9 pm, March 9th & 10th 10 am to 9 pm and March 11th 11 am to 5 pmAdmission: $10 per adult, $9 per seniorContact: Morgan Merritt, Home Builders Association (918) 663-5820 or via emailGreater Tulsa Home and Garden Show 2018The Greater Tulsa Home and Garden Show 2018 is the largest show of its kind in the entire state. With more than 500 vendors to choose from, you're sure to find what you're l...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Spring is one of the busiest times in the real estate biz. The weather warms up. Families search for new homes so that they can get settled into their new place during the summer break. You want to put your home on the market soon. With the beginning of spring less than a month away, you need to start preparing for your Tulsa home sale. Here are a few tips to help you get ready now. Preparing for Your Tulsa Home SalePack Up the Extras For your first step in preparing for your Tulsa home sale, you need to clear the clutter. Anything you don't use on a daily or even weekly basis needs to be packed up or given away. Now's the perfect time to get rid of old clothes that you or your children have outgrown. The same thing goes for toys, old furniture, extra housewares...anything that just tak...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Whether it's your first Tulsa home or your 21st, buying a house can be stressful. Paperwork, deadlines, touring properties. There's a lot of work involved! And that's on top of your already busy life. What if we told you that there was a way to make the Tulsa home buying process easier. It's true. Just follow our helpful tips below.How to Make the Tulsa Home Buying Process EasierGet Financed Now Now, we're going to assume you already hired a Tulsa REALTOR@. If not, start interviewing agents right away. The right agent definitely makes the Tulsa home buying process easier. Then, talk to your bank about obtaining a loan. Ask about conventional, FHA, or VA loans. While a 30-year fixed-rate loan is better than an adjustable rate loan, find out how much more it costs for a 15-year fixed-rate...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
According to WhyHunger.org, over 16 million households in the United States suffer from "food insecurity". That represents just over 12% of the total homes in America. Over six million households experience severe food insecurity. That includes homes right here in Tulsa and the surrounding area. The Tulsa Food Bank is looking for volunteers from all walks of life. Are you willing to help them out?What: "Sweet Opportunities" Volunteer Reception Where: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (1304 N Kenosha Ave) When: Thursday, January 25th, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Contact: Teressa, OK Food Bank (918) 936-4512 or via emailTulsa Food Bank Wants You Are you fortunate enough to be able to have a roof over your head and put food on the table? Do you want to help those who have to choose between on...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
If you haven't noticed it yet, winter is here. Hopefully, you already blew out your sprinkler lines before the cold broke. Even though we are smack dab in the middle of winter right now, there are a few handy tips the Tulsa homeowner may be able to use to survive the rest of the season.Winter Survival Tips for the Tulsa HomeownerFrozen Pipes One of the biggest hurdles a Tulsa homeowner may find is to avoid frozen and bursting pipes. In fact, earlier today, City officials reported a huge water break at the old Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Tulsa overnight. Due to the freezing temperatures outside, the streets and parking lot ended up covered in ice and slush this morning. Cold weather is definitely no friend to water pipes.Always keep your faucets slightly open to allow them to drip. K...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Becoming a homeowner for the first time is always exciting. Instead of paying someone else's mortgage, you invest in your own future. After the excitement wears down, you may begin to feel a little overwhelmed. Stop. Take a breath. Then, follow these helpful tips for buying your first Tulsa home. They're meant to help ease your stress during the entire process. Helpful Tips for Buying Your First Tulsa HomeFinances FirstThe very first thing you should do when buying your first (or fifth) Tulsa home is to get your finances in order. Visit AnnualCreditReport.com to order your free credit report from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Review each report carefully, taking note of any errors. If you do find errors, visit the agency's website to dispute it. Each company offers their own disput...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
The Chinese culture celebrates the upcoming spring with a beautiful festival of paper lanterns, food, and much more. Lanterns represent a light that guides your way into the future as well as a celebration of family. We embrace this custom right here with the Tulsa Lantern Light Festival 2017.What: Tulsa Lantern Light Festival 2017 Where: River West Festival Park (2100 S Jackson Ave) When: Now through Jan 14th, Thurs & Sun 5 pm to 10 pm, Fri & Sat 5 pm to 11 pm Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+) & active military (with ID), $16 for kids ages 3-12 Contact: Ryan Howell, River Parks, (918) 596-2008 or via emailTulsa Lantern Light Festival 2017For the next six weeks, hundreds of lanterns illuminate River West Park. These lanterns come in all sizes, with some as tall as 30 feet high...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Do you have guests coming for Thanksgiving? Just eight more days to prepare. But what do you do the next day? Take a trip down to the BOK Center for the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest. There are tons of things to see and do there!What: 2017 Tulsa WinterfestWhere: BOK Center (200 S Denver Ave)When: November 24th to January 7th (hours vary)Contact: Arvest Winterfest (918) 894-4200 or via email2017 Tulsa Winterfest FestivitiesIce SkatingBeginning the day after Thanksgiving, the 2017 Tulsa Winterfest takes over downtown Tulsa. For the last 10 years, organizers have put up an outdoor rink that rivals the famous one in New York's Rockefeller Plaza. This year's it's 9000 square feet in size. Rent skates and rink time for $12 per person. Bring your own skates an...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Have you recently done some renovations or updates on your Tulsa home? Does your garage overflow with half-filled paint cans, used oil, and car batteries? Not sure what to do with your old tires? Get rid of it all for free at the Tulsa Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Fall 2017 event this Saturday.What: Tulsa Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Where: Tulsa's Collection Facility (4502 S Galveston Ave) When: Saturday, November 4th, 8 am to 2 pm Contact: City of Tulsa (918) 596-2100Tulsa Household Hazardous Waste Disposal - Fall 2017For one day only, the City hosts its free Tulsa Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event. They accept most items absolutely free of charge on November 4th from 8 am to 2 pm at their collection facility on Galveston. Unlike most other days of the year, you won...
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