Tulsa, OK Real Estate News

By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
It’s Easter Bunny time and there will be many events that involve the Easter Bunny this month. Therefore, I have a short list of many events you will find around Tulsa, OK and surrounding communities.   Easter Bunny at Tulsa Promenade Mall – The Easter Bunny arrives at Tulsa Promenade Mall via horse and carriage on Saturday, March 29th at 1:30! Later, children can enjoy hot air balloon fun (weather permitting). Visit the Easter Bunny for pictures in Center Court, Saturday, March 29th- Saturday, April 19th. Each child receives free gift. Date: Mar 29, 2014 to Apr 19, 2014 Time: 10:00 am until 9:00 pm Location: Tulsa Promenade, 41st & Yale, Tulsa, OK   Easter Bunny Photo Experience at Woodland Hills Mall - Kids will have the chance to visit with the Bunny in his special home, located on ...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Florence Park boundaries are 15th Street to the north; 21st Street to the south; Harvard to the east and the BA Expressway to the west. A popular midtown Tulsa subdivision, Florence Park homes are steadily increasing in value. As of April 9, 2014, only 7 properties are for sale in Florence Park; 4 properties are under contract; and 9 properties have sold since the first of the year. Active properties range in price from $145,000 to $240,000. We don’t know what the pending properties sold for until they are closed, but four properties pending shows consistent movement of inventory. Two of the pending properties are listed at $158 and $160 per square foot – and were on the market less than three weeks – so they likely sold close to list price. Of the nine properties that have sold since t...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Not many people know it, but Tulsa, Oklahoma is home to 21 public golf courses and quite a few private courses, too. This has made the city a favorite among many golfers. Within and around Tulsa, you’ll find many award-winning golf courses for professional and amateurs alike. Time and time again, LPGA stars and fans return to Cedar Ridge Country Club for the annual SemiGroup Championship. And, the U.S. Amateur returned to Southern Hills for the 2nd U.S. Men’s Amateur championship in August 2009. Southern Hills Country Club is Tulsa’s famed course with its Perry Maxwell design. It’s among the nation’s premier golf clubs and has been home to 14 major golf championships. Here is a list of the many golf courses in Tulsa and the surrounding area that you can visit: Page Belcher Golf Course ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Oklahoma’s longest and biggest home and garden trade show is the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show with over 500 exhibitors to visit.  If you are looking for a one stop shopping venue, this is the place to be. You will find everything you need for your garden and home and much more. When you visit the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show, you can make your home improvement dreams become a reality. Weather you need ideas or home improvement materials for indoors or out, this is the place you will find it. It’s the biggest home improvement event of the year. You can even get the official Home & Garden Show Guide in the Tulsa World news edition. Some of the special features will include garden exhibits and how to stage techniques.  There will be several garden experts on hand to teach you what...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Unknown to many potential Tulsa homebuyers, there are several affordable neighborhoods in Midtown Tulsa and moderately priced homes for buyers with a higher buying budget. If you are looking for affordable neighborhoods or a nice historic home in Midtown Tulsa, you should consider the Stonebraker Heights area, the Tracy Park areas and the Maple Ridge area. Affordable Neighborhoods in Tulsa: Many areas in Midtown Tulsa are steadily growing stronger. Several homes have even been renovated and updated. And although many consider these areas to be transitional, you can find great bargains. Plus there have been great amounts from public and private investors that have helped revitalize downtown Tulsa, OK, which has helped these neighborhoods make a comeback. More affordable homes can be fou...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Searching for the best place to call home in Tulsa can be made easier with the right real estate professional. After you’ve been pre-qualified for a loan, you can begin searching the Tulsa area at full speed. The area in which you live will dictate your whole way of life, 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. These are all pluses to knowing you will appreciate your new home and neighborhood at a healthy rate. One way to help find the perfect neighborhood is to get in the car and explore it, especially if you’re not familiar with the area. A good Realtor® will be able to tell you about the strong points and the weaknesses of specific neighborhoods you may...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Featured Listing When we say the ” Heart of Oklahoma”  fine arts, culture, and recreation come to mind. According to the Tulsa World news, Oklahoma ranks 14th in the country in migration from across the nation and the world. Some of the reasons for that may be the rich community events that newcomers and folks currently living in Tulsa are given the opportunity to enjoy. The following are just some examples of the many venues that Tulsa and it’s surrounding areas have to offer: Tulsa Performing Arts Center – 110 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103  (918) 596-7122 The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art 2021 E 71st St Tulsa Ok 74136 (918) 492-1818 Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 111 E 1st St Tulsa Ok 74103 (918) 281-8600 Tulsa Expo Square 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114  (918) 744-1113 Gilcrease Museu...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
It’s time to refinance your home before interest rates get too high. Before interest rates rise any more, you can use the Home Affordable Refinance Plan to reduce your monthly mortgage payments by thousands of dollars with super low interest rates. So, if you are looking to lower your payments, shorten the years on your mortgage or take cash equity out, now is the time. Unknown to many people, the Home Affordable Program is geared to the middle class.  If your mortgage is less than $625,000 you could qualify for the program assistance. The banks are not happy about the government making them lower your interest rate, so the program won’t last forever. Act this year to get rates as low as 3.11%. This could save you hundreds each month and thousands each year. You can also benefit from s...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
With these cold weather temps, many people are finding themselves stuck indoors to stay warm. However, there are still plenty of things to see and do in Tulsa, OK while it’s so very cold out.  So, don’t let this cold weather stop you, your family and your friends from still having fun. Things to See and Do in Tulsa, OK Indoors Gilgrease Museum - Where the story of the American West unfolds right here in Tulsa, OK. The art collection at the Gilgrease Museum includes over 10,000 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by 400 artists from colonial times to the present. Address: 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road Tulsa Oklahoma 74127-2100 Performing Arts Center - When the lights go down and the curtain goes up, you will experience the finest in arts and entertainment in the area at the Tu...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
  New Year Resolutions can be more than diet and exercise, you can also add real estate to your list.  Moving to a community in or near Tulsa can be a great move in 2014. The local real estate economy is doing better each month.  Below is a list of communities and a little information about each one to help you make a sound decision when it comes to choosing the right Oklahoma community for your family. Oklahoma Communities Tulsa OK Real Estate - The City of Tulsa is located in the County of Tulsa in thenortheastern section of Oklahoma.  Because of the rolling green hills and wooded terrain of the Ozark foothills, it is one of the most beautiful places to live.  Tulsa real estate has a pleasant climate.  Residents enjoy 230 days of sunshine each year.  Tulsa is proud of its low unemploy...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
My husband Demetrius and I do not exchange Christmas gifts. Instead, we have a Holiday Dinner buffet and invite our friends who otherwise have no place to go, or don’t want to cook for just two people. This is our sixth year for this tradition, so we barely need to send invitations anymore. (Photo left taken Christmas 2008. No tree this year due to pup Osage.) Jim and Judy come every year, as do Richard, Don and Mary, Misty and Tom, Terry and Nancy. We have so many friends whose children live out of state and they’re unable to be together. And face it, who likes to cook for two people? Demetrius and I built a “his and hers” kitchen (two sinks, two garbage disposals, two refrigerators), because we love to cook together. Usually we cook a turkey at Christmas, but because Thanksgiving and ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
The real estate market has shown steady recovery during 2013 and is expected to continue on the recovery road during 2014. Consumer hope is even creeping back up in a positive direction. Tulsa, OK is on the top 10 real estate market watch list by Trulia. A survey by Trulia actually shows 74% of Americans say homeownership is on their list of achievements. Therefore, we have a look at the 2014 real estate market predictions to share. Rising home prices over the last two years have helped to boost the spirits of everyone wanting to live the American Dream of homeownership. However, the housing bust has left many people still scared over the effects of the recession. Mostly homeowners and buyers in heavily hit areas of the country. But all in all, the housing market is on the road to getti...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Brownies Hamburgers Midtown Tulsa If you are looking for a good burger joint in midtown Tulsa, you need look no further than Brownies Hamburgers at 21st and Harvard. Known for their “house made root beer” and homemade pies, it’s a nostalgic burger stand that will take you back to the 50s – 1956, to be exact. Their menu is what you’d expect from a neighborhood burger place: good burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and a BLT. The daily bowl specials include frito pie, butterbeans with ham, beef stew, navy beans and chili. The fries and onion rings are homemade, of course. Their claim to fame is their home made root beer which they fill at your table from a pitcher. It’s to die for. Also, their pies are homemade. I haven’t eaten breakfast there before, but have heard rave reviews ...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Glow on the Green . . . Downtown Progressive Lighting Tour Guthrie Green, the Deco District and Winterfest will all participate in a tour of lighting ceremonies on Dec. 1, 2013. "A Progressive Lighting: GLOW Downtown" will present a day full of holiday activities throughout Downtown Tulsa including three lighting ceremonies. Glow on the Green - 2013: The progressive lighting will begin at Guthrie Green's "Glow on the Green 2013" at 4 p.m. with an evening full of entertainment, holiday shopping, delicious food and festivities. The Lighting of the Green will take place at 6 p.m. to kickoff the progressive lighting tour. For more information and a full schedule of activities, visit guthriegreen.com A holiday edition of the Guthrie Green Sunday Market will be open from 4-7 p.m., with vendor...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Glow on the Green . . . Downtown Progressive Lighting Tour Guthrie Green, the Deco District and Winterfest will all participate in a tour of lighting ceremonies on Dec. 1, 2013. "A Progressive Lighting: GLOW Downtown" will present a day full of holiday activities throughout Downtown Tulsa including three lighting ceremonies. Glow on the Green - 2013: The progressive lighting will begin at Guthrie Green's "Glow on the Green 2013" at 4 p.m. with an evening full of entertainment, holiday shopping, delicious food and festivities. The Lighting of the Green will take place at 6 p.m. to kickoff the progressive lighting tour. For more information and a full schedule of activities, visit guthriegreen.com.    A holiday edition of the Guthrie Green Sunday Market will be open from 4-7 p.m., with v...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Year-End Market Report for Sunset Terrace, Travis Park, South Maple Ridge This year-end market report dated November 21, 2013 covers the area of midtown Tulsa mapped from Riverside to Peoria, from 21st Street to 31st Street (map below). Subdivisions within this mapped area include Travis Park, Sunset Terrace, Sunset Park, Riverside Drive addition, Adams, and Indian Woods. There are 29 active properties for sale ranging in price from $199,000 to $1,450,000, with the average list price of $590,213. The average size home for sale is 3,329 and average list price is $170 per square foot. Average days on market are 169. We don’t know what the pending properties sold for until they close, but they do tell us that there is still much market activity in the month of November. Of the six pending ...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Small Business Saturday November 30th - Tulsa Locally-Owned Businesses I'm getting a head start for the November 30th Small Business Saturday - and am compiling a list of Tulsa's locally-owned businesses. This list will be edited numerous times as my friends help me add to the list! Check back on November 29th please! It's a lovely idea to set aside a day to celebrate small, locally-owned businesses and all that they do for our community. Forget Black Friday - wait until Saturday! If you are going to purchase Christmas gifts this year, double the fun by supporting your neighbors in your town Tulsa!! Readers and Subscribers - this list is not exhaustive! It's simply a compilation a few friends and I put together. If you would like a business added, please text/call me at 918-852-5036 or ...
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By Tom and Bev Herring, Tulsa Oklahoma Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker - Rader Group)
Tulsa OK Thanksgiving Events Tulsa OK will have many ways to help celebrate Thanksgiving this year through Thanksgiving events. Find fun events around town like full marathons, half marathons, turkey trots, and turkey shootouts.  So, don’t let the fun pass you by this year, head to any or all of Tulsa’s Thanksgiving events. Thanksgiving Events in Tulsa OK Williams Route 66 Marathon – This is one of Oklahoma’s favorite full and half marathons. It will be the 8th Annual Route 66 Marathon presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma.  The event will include a full marathon, a half marathon, a marathon relay, a 5K run/walk, a mascot dash, and a fun run/walk.  This year’s marathon course take the ever-popular Center of the Universe Detour and will end in the Brady Arts District at Gut...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Tulsa’s 2nd Whole Foods Market is opening November 19! We are very excited that Tulsa’s 2nd Whole Foods Market location is opening tomorrow at 91st & Yale! The “bread breaking” grand opening will be at 7:30am and there will be music and free coffee. Gift cards and free reusable bags will be given away to the first one hundred guests in line. I don’t remember when the Whole Foods Market opened at 41st and Peoria, but it is not large enough to sustain Tulsa shoppers, despite the fact that they’ve enlarged the store at least twice that I can remember. The 41st and Peoria location will remain open, and we midtowners lovingly joke that the south Tulsans will have their own store now, and hopefully ours will be less crowded. I have never ever blogged about a chain retail outlet, but Whole Foo...
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By Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer
(eXp Realty)
Winter Meet Up in Tulsa Oklahoma 2013! Yes, we have Rainers in Tulsa Oklahoma and surrounding areas and we're ready to meet up! We will meet up Thursday December 5th immediately following the AR Webinar (part 3 of Blogging). Location: Casa Cain-Bereolos, 1929 S Cheyenne Ave, Tulsa OK 74119Time: 2:00pmWe have had one session to discuss blogging and social media platforms. By then, everyone should be a Rainmaker, but if not, we'll discuss the benefits of that. Hopefully we can encourage long-time Rainers Debbie Solano and Bob Haywood to join. Newbies include John Regur (mortgage guy), Lesha Mathes (Realtor) and Kasandra Pittman (Professional Organizer/Stager). Pass the word! RSVP to Lori Cain at lcain@tulsarealtors.com - or simply post in the comment section of this post.Love the Rain in ...
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