Tulsa, OK Real Estate News

By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa OK Bike Club Program – 240 Bikes for After-School KidsA Tulsa OK Bike Club is trying to build 240 before school begins this 2016 season. The Bike Club After-School Program helps inner-city school kids in Tulsa. However, volunteers have been struggling in extreme heat at their stuffy downtown warehouse. The pressure is now on with less than three weeks to go before school starts back. But, that has not stopped volunteers from corporate and nonprofit groups from helping out.This Tulsa OK Bike Club is a fairly new, yet rapidly growing program designed for inner-city school kids. It’s a program that was created to teach them the joys and notably the responsibilities of cycling. Through amazing community support, the program has rolled into several schools, which serve children in elem...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa OK Powwow and Monarch Festivals July 2016 EventsThe Tulsa OK Powwow and Monarch festivals are both this weekend. These are two really great July 2016 events you should get out with your family and friends to enjoy. Of the Tulsa OK Powwow and Monarch Festivals, the Powwow will be at the Cox Center. The Monarch Festival will be at the Oxley Nature Center for everyone to enjoy. Therefore, we have a lot details about each event to share so you don’t miss out on either one. You will be able to see what each event has to offer.Tulsa OK Powwow 64th Annual EventThis historic event has come to Tulsa each year in July since the 1950’s. It is one of the most popular and attended events among the community. While many years have passed and many traditions have been lost, this event brings the...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Super Chevy Show Tulsa : The Original Super Chevy ShowSuper Chevy Show Tulsa, the original Super Chevy Show is back in Tulsa this week at Tulsa Raceway Park. The Super Chevy Show Tulsa is the fourth show in the series of shows this year. It’s a series of premier destinations for all Chevrolet’s that you will not want to miss out on. This annual event, the Super Chevy Show Tulsa, brings the largest collection of Chevy’s together in one place. For two days in Tulsa OK, you can view Chevrolet vehicles like never seen before.This exciting event will also include drag racing for cash prizes, a swap meet, a performance marketplace and much more. You will see Chevrolet's in classes such as original restorations, street rods, restomods, trucks and custom models. There will be a swap meet where ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Choose the Perfect Oklahoma Community: Tips and AdviceHow to choose the perfect Oklahoma community can be daunting if you do not know anything about the wonderful areas. Many Oklahoma communities have so much to offer. Each community is unique unto its own. Some communities will have more recreational opportunities than another. Some will have better access to the big city than others. Some will have better education than others. It all depends on what you are looking for in a community when you are ready to choose the perfect Oklahoma community when relocating. Therefore, we have some great information about the local Oklahoma communities that we serve so you can get a better idea of what each one has to offer you and your family.Tips & Advice: Choose the Perfect Oklahoma CommunityTuls...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa OK FreedomFest 2016: July 4th CelebrationThe Tulsa OK FreedomFest 2016 is a 4th of July celebration that will be remembered. The Folds of Honor FreedomFest is a Tulsa favorite with a spectacular fireworks display that draws over 80,000 spectators each year. And, with it being presented by the QuickTrip Corporation, you know it will be an amazing event to remember. Therefore, we have found all the details for the evenings activities to include in this week’s news blog so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Tulsa OK FreedomFest 2016 is going to be tons of fun this year. It’s become a family tradition for many. Make it a tradition for yours.About Tulsa OK FreedomFest 2016This is one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States. Presented by the QuickTrip Corporation and p...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Top Home Features for Oklahoma New Home Trends The top home features for Oklahoma new home trends were released by Realtor.com. They analyzed over 1.5 million single-family listings before compiling their list of over 200 important individual home features. These features were listed in the listing descriptions in homes for sale. The top home features for Oklahoma is a given. However, Realtor.com narrowed down the list of the top five features for each state and then selected the one that seemed most important to homebuyers. The Realtor.com top home features for Oklahoma and other cities around the nation found interesting things through their analysis. Their study shows that wet bars are very popular in Kansas, which is ironic since they have one of the strictest alcohol laws in the co...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa Summer Fun Camps for Kids 2016Tulsa summer fun camps for kids this 2016 season are perfect for working parents who are looking for activities for their school aged children. There are several Tulsa summer fun camps for kids this 2016 summer season for them to take advantage of. You will find an array of camps from Christian day camps to sports camps to entertainment camps and more. Therefore, we have compiled a list of some of the most popular Tulsa summer fun camps for kids this 2016 summer season for your convenience.Tulsa Summer Fun Camps for KidsKidspot Christian Summer Day Camp – Kidspot will be offering many non-stop fun activities, including outdoor adventures, creative art classes, field trips, games, high energy sessions, daily specialties and much more. Each session is s...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Realtors Drive More Buyers: Use a Tulsa OK RealtorIt is well known that Realtors drive more buyers for sellers. Some homeowners choose to sell their homes on their own in hopes of saving on agent commissions. However, Realtors drive more buyers and get more money on real estate than homeowners themselves; it’s just a fact. Homeowners who use real estate agents walk away with less hassle and more money on every sale because real estate agent drive more buyers. Therefore, when you are ready to sell your Tulsa OK home, use a Tulsa OK Realtor.According to the National Association of Realtors®, homes sold by a real estate agent professional, sold for over 13% more than a home ‘for sale by owner’. There are also several other reasons why it is a good idea to use a real estate agent. Therefore...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
 When people relocate to Tulsa Oklahoma, often the first question they ask is, “where do you go when a tornado comes?” The truthful answer to that is that we often go to our front porch with our cameras or simply watch it on the news. However, at least once in the last ten years, my husband, pups and I took refuge in our basement.Many, but not all, homes in midtown Tulsa are built with basements. If a basement is not available, it is suggested that you locate in a center room of your home – preferably one with plumbing and no windows. Grab a mattress to cover yourself from possible flying debris.         Another option is to add a certified tornado shelter or safe room. There are above-ground options available – usually bolted to cement flooring in the garage or sometimes built in to cl...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2016 in TulaThe World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2016 is back in Tulsa again in June. If you are living in or visiting Tulsa OK this summer, you will have a chance to attend the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2016. Join tens of thousands of people from around the globe in efforts to help prevent childhood drowning by teaching children to swim. Each year, the event is known as ‘Swimming Lessons Save Lives’.Swimming is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson 2016 was created to serve as a platform to help local community aquatic facilities and the many different national, regional and state wide water sa...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa OK Cinco de Mayo Events & CelebrationsTulsa OK Cinco de Mayo events and celebrations will be endless this year. There will be many locations you can enjoy Cinco de Mayo 2016 in Tulsa this year. Several restaurants will of course be celebrating with specials on foods, drinks and entertainment. There will be carnivals and festivals too. Therefore, we have found a list of many local hot spots to enjoy the all the fun. Gather your friends for the big party. Some of these events are family friendly too. There will be something for everyone to enjoy the Tulsa OK Cinco de Mayo events and celebrations.Local Restaurants Celebrating:El Guapo’s – They will be expecting three-thousand visitors for their big celebration. The party starts early and ends really late.Event Details: Date: Thursday...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
2016 Tulsa Spring Home and Outdoor Living ExpoThe 2016 Tulsa Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo is back for a three-day weekend. April is the perfect time of year for this home and garden show as the weather heats up. Flowers and trees are blooming and summer is not far away. This annual event is great for creating beautiful outdoor focal points and living areas. The 2016 Tulsa Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo will give you all this and much more over the three-day event.Earth Day will kick off the 2016 Tulsa Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo starting at noon on Friday, April 22. There will be something very special for all attendees on Earth Day. You can get weekend passes to enjoy the entire three-day event for only $6 adults and $5 for seniors. Each paid admission will also get...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa Spring Art Fest, Party in the Park & Poker RunTulsa Spring Art Fest will be this weekend in Tulsa OK. There will also be many more great community events to enjoy this weekend along with the Tulsa Spring Art Fest, such as Party in the Park, Hogs 4 Service Dogs Poker Run and more. These community events are what makes Tulsa such a great place to be. You can enjoy tons of entertainment and activities year-round in Tulsa. So, bring your family and friends out to enjoy the weekend and these events, starting with the Tulsa Spring Art Fest.Tulsa Spring Art Fest – This event is fun for the entire family. There will be lots of food vendors, a rock climbing wall, inflatables, performing artists from the local schools, artisans and more making it a fun filled day for everyone. The goal of t...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Searching for the Perfect Tulsa OK NeighborhoodSearching for the perfect Tulsa OK neighborhood is so much easier when you use the right real estate professional. Once you are ready to begin searching for the perfect Tulsa OK neighborhood, you should first get preapproved for a home loan. Then you will be completely ready to find the perfect Tulsa OK neighborhood. The area in which you live will dictate your whole way of life. Think about things like walking to a nearby park with your children, knowing the other children your kids will attend school with and being close to restaurants and shopping for convenience of the perfect Tulsa OK neighborhood. These are all pluses when looking for a home and area where you will appreciate your new home and neighborhood at a healthy rate.One of the...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Easter Activities in Tulsa OK 2016Easter activities in Tulsa OK will be abundant this 2016 Easter season. Therefore, we have found a guide tons of fun Easter Activities in Tulsa OK that will be packed with Easter egg hunts, Easter egg decorating, Easter walks, and Easter extravaganza and more. The list is too long to include all the activities here, however, we have included many local activities for you to take advantage of. So, bring your family out to enjoy all the Easter Activities in Tulsa OK this 2016 Easter season.2016 Easter Activities in Tulsa OK Saturday, March 19, 2016 Easter Egg HuntsChandler Park: 10:00 am to 11:00 am – 6500 W 21st St. Tulsa OKO’Brien Park: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm – 6149 N Lewis Ave. Tulsa OKSouth County Rec Center: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm – 13800 S Peoria, Bixby...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
2016 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden ShowThe 2016 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to get hundreds of ideas for your home improvement lists. This 2016 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show is the longest and biggest home and garden trade show with over five-hundred exhibitors to visit. This year’s theme is “Get Creative”. Each exhibitor will be offering great shopping opportunities, DIY project ideas and everything you would need or could imagine for your home and garden all in one place.This year’s 2016 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show will be held at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa OK. So, if you are looking for the home improvement event of the year, come out and take a look at all the ideas and products for both indoors and outdoors that will be a huge hit ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Buying in Tulsa OK and Surrounding CommunitiesThere are many amazing reasons for buying in Tulsa OK or a home in a surrounding community. Many of the Tulsa OK and surrounding communities boast good economies, great schools, tons of recreational opportunities, wonderful housing, safe neighborhoods and so much more. Therefore, I have some information about buying in Tulsa OK and surrounding communities and highlights about each one. So, if you are thinking about buying in Tulsa OK or one of the wonderful surrounding communities, this helpful information will be a great tool for you to choose which community is best for you and your family.Buying in Tulsa OK – Tulsa Community InformationYou will find Tulsa OK in the northeastern part of the state. Because Tulsa is situated at the foot of t...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
The remodel of our detached carriage house is complete with the exception of our wrap-around deck, patio enhancements and additional fencing. What a transformation journey - this remodel took on a life of its own.To view rental availability on AirBnB, check out our listing!Our home is 100+ years old and has been in our family over 61 years. My husband Demetrius and I initially began the cottage remodel with the thought that my Mother may come to live with us some day - and we are grateful to know that it's ready and done should she ever need it.Our home is on South Cheyenne - hence the term "SoChey."  We are just blocks from the entertainment district on South Boston referred to by locals as "SoBo."Besides the beautiful remodel, the location of the cottage is the best. We are located on...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Discover the Dinosaurs in Tulsa OKCome out to explore and discover the dinosaurs in Tulsa OK at the Cox Business Center. You and your young children will get to explore the mystery of pre-historic life while learning and having tons of fun. Discover the dinosaurs in Tulsa OK is a unique hands-on experience that consists of moving dinosaurs that replicate the actual real look and feel. There will also be activities beyond the exhibits such as gem and fossil panning, a dino dig, riding a dinosaur, dinosaur inflatables and much more. All exhibits are indoors and this event has rave reviews. So, bring out your whole family to enjoy a full day of dinosaur fun. There will even be a dinosaur shop so you can buy souvenirs. Discover the Dinosaurs in Tulsa OK Event Details:Moving Dinosaurs - Some...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Benefits of Home Additions in Tulsa OKThere are really great benefits of home additions in Tulsa OK. Home additions in Tulsa OK are the perfect way to transform your home while adding the necessary amenities and space that you and family need most. So don’t be that family that dreams of a home addition or remodeling, take advantage of all the benefits that a home addition can provide. Here are some benefits of home additions below.Benefits of Home Additions in Tulsa OKMore Space – If you are ready for more space but are not ready to buy a larger home, just add on more space. You can use an extra room for a bedroom, office, home gym, luxury bathroom, a new kitchen, family room, etc. A room addition will add more square footage to your home, which will increase your home’s value instantly...
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