Oklahoma City, OK Real Estate News

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
John Joseph Kirby was born in Falls Church, Virginia back in 1939 to John and Rose.  He graduated from Fordham University in 1961, he was a Rhodes scholar, earning a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Merton Collee at Oxford University.  He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1956.After graduation, he worked at the United States Department of Justice in the Civil Rights Division in the 1960’s.  due to his research on widespread discrimination against African-Americans formed the basis of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.  He personally escorted African-American children into segregated schools, surrounded by federal marshals.  He left the Justice Department working with the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP retiring in 2007.  Some of his most n...
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Dianne Durham was born in Gary, Indiana back in 1968.  At the tender age of four she started training for the Olympics.  When she was thirteen she was coached by Bela Karolyi.  Dianne was to become Bela’s first elite American Gymnast.  Dianne competed in several international competitions including Japan, Belgium and China.When she was not competing, she worked at the Morgan Park Academy as a gymnastics teacher. In 1983, she competed in the McDonalds International Competition winning a silver medal.  She injured her knee and that prevented her from competing in the world championships.  In 1984, she won the Silver Medal in the Chunichi Cup, later that same year she withdrew from the 1984 US Olympic Team Competition. Later in life she became a judge, coach and motivational speaker for gy...
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By Tyler Weinrich, Home buying company servicing OKC
(W Properties)
Generally speaking, some home buyers and sellers find the short sale process to be quite confusing. Here at W Properties, we can hopefully help. We are an OKC company who can be trustedIt can be challenging to illustrate how a particular short sale is originated, and the procedure of receiving approval from a specific lender can be tedious. A home and seller both require to meet specific criteria to be sold short in Oklahoma. Typically, all information concerning the home's value and the seller's finances will have to be collected and issued to the lender together with other items in a packet, and having a prospective buyer What Entails a Short Sale OKC?Once a lender approves a particular short sale, they'll be agreeing to sell the OKC property for less than the actual mortgage balance ...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Belle Isle OKC Homes Valerie McEvoy RE/MAX | Oklahoma Belle Isle Homes and Real Estate Belle Isle Homes in Oklahoma City are great deals!Living in Belle Isle, you'll appreciate the close proximity to Nichols Hills, Western Avenue, Shopping Malls, Classen Curve and other developments in central Oklahoma City. The topography and community feeling in this area of OKC real estate is a real draw for prospective home buyers.Belle Isle Wilemans Oklahoma City Homes on YOUTUBEAlso nearby is Lake Hefner, a favorite spot for bikers and joggers, with a trail system around the entire municipal reservoir. The entire area is located within Oklahoma City limits. I'm a big fan of the trails at Lake Hefner and the dining fun at Mama Roja, Red Rock Canyon Grill, Louie's Lakeside and Hefner Grill.Real Esta...
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By Tyler Weinrich, Home buying company servicing OKC
(W Properties)
We Buy Houses for Cash - Scam or Time Saver? There is a growing number of "We buy houses for cash" companies in the real estate market today, but are these companies scams or are they providing a valuable service to time-strapped buyers? Cash Housebuyer In Oklahoma - W Properties  As with any industry, the answer depends on the company. There are some scammers out there. There are also a lot of reputable cash buyers who conduct numerous trades every month, and those buyers have a lot to offer. A Sale on Your Terms There are numerous reasons why someone might want to sell a property quickly. They could be trying to avoid foreclosure, or need to move to another state for work and not want the hassle of dealing with the sale after they have left. Alternatively, they could have tried being ...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Ski Island Lake Subdivision Ski Island Lake in NW OKC Market Update! Ski Island Lake Homes for Sale Valerie McEvoy RE/MAX Preferred OKC   If you love living near Lake Hefner, how about enjoying that AND having a home that is located on a body of water like Ski Island Lake?This community is rather unusual for Oklahoma. You have so many waterfront views, but you are in the heart of NW OKC.Here's the latest real estate market information for this popular NW Oklahoma City neighborhood!***Median Estimated Home Value in Ski Island Lake:$185,670Change over last month:+1.06%Change over last 12 months:+1.13% Schools Nearby in Ski Island Lake: Ralph Downs Elementary SchoolLevel: ElementaryType: PublicGrades Served: PK, K-5 Putnam City North High SchoolLevel: HighType: PublicGrades Served: 9-12 D...
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By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
Animal lovers who live in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area are in luck as there’s a large selection of pet adoption organizations where they can find the perfect furry addition to their family:Pets and People – a volunteer-based organization that focuses on rescuing dogs and cats from municipal shelters – OPEN: Tuesday – Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., closed Monday701 Inla AvenueYukon, OK 73099Email: info@petsandpeople.comPhone: (405) 350-7387 Central Oklahoma Humane Society – the largest animal-related non-profit in Oklahoma. As an independent organization, it receives no government funding or tax dollars.Adoption Center:OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m., closed Monday7500 N. Western Ave.Oklahoma City, OK 73116405-286-1229 ext. 1 Tiny Tails Small Dog Rescue ...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Midtown OKC and Bricktown Oklahoma Homes Valerie McEvoy | RE/MAX Urban Living OKC Real Estate | 405-414-5022If you are new to Oklahoma City and have ever wondered about 'urban living' options in the Downtown OKC area, then you should certainly check out the Midtown area of Oklahoma City and Midtown and Bricktown Lofts and Homes for Sale. Lofts and homes in Bricktown and Midtown are diverse, convenient to Downtown activities, and have benefited greatly from the latest progress from OKC's MAPS and Project 180 Downtown developments. Many people are surprised to see all of the progress and improvements that are happening in our Downtown Oklahoma City area. These improvements and options also show themselves in the quantity and quality of urban living choices in Midtown and Bricktown. Midtow...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
BELLE ISLE Wileman Homes and Real EstateWileman’s Belle Isle has been a vibrant, desirable neighborhood since its construction during the ’50s and ’60s, with its range of midcentury ranch, chalet, and gingerbread-style homes.Close proximity to shopping and dining, plus quiet streets for walking and biking. You will find prices from $150k to nearly $1.0 million.   73118 Oklahoma City Oklahoma County Oklahoma USA Median Estimated Home Value $189K $156K $162K $159K $243K Estimated Home Value 12-Month Change +9.7% +4.7% +4.1% +3.3% +5.6% Median List Price $245K $192K $230K $196K $117K List Price 1-Month Change -1.6% +1.3% +2% +3.3% +6.4% List Price 12-Month Change +6.5% +7.9% +8.4% +10.4% +7.3% Median Home Age 79 50 47 44 40 Own 55% 59% 59% 66% 64% Rent 45% 41% 41% 34% 36% $ Value of all bu...
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By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
A 110,000 square foot facility, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. One of the region’s leading art institutions, OKCMOA not only has its own diverse collection but also regularly presents exhibitions organized from prestigious museums and collections from around the world.Information on future displays can be obtained by visiting the museum’s upcoming exhibitions page.Opened in 2002, the museum’s own collection features highlights from North America, Europe and Asia. Especially known for its American art and postwar abstracts, its permanent collection also boasts one of the world’s largest public collections of Dale Chihuly glass. In addition, OKCMOA has a major collection of photography by Brett Weston, as well as what is widely considere...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
10 Things to Do Before You Sell Your Quail Creek HouseAt a local level in Oklahoma City and Edmond Oklahoma, the buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that vary on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. Certain neighborhoods are hot and some are not. Quail Creek in NW OKC is always a hot market for home buyers looking for a great neighborhood in NW Oklahoma City!Search Oklahoma City and Edmond Oklahoma HomesParticularly in and around NW OKC and in Edmond, Oklahoma the addition of new stores and businesses in the area makes our local OKC Metro real estate market one of the most heavily viewed areas in online internet property exposure. Oklahoma City homes and Edmond Oklahoma real estate are overall, very hot and active.As you are aware, for most familie...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Quail Creek Oklahoma City Homes and Real EstateWhy is Quail Creek Real Estate so much in demand in OKC homes for sale?Buying a home in any area requires good research and search tools to find the best deals on the real estate market. Arm yourself with the best home buyer information when you look for homes for sale in Quail Creek here in Oklahoma City.If you are a homeowner in this amazing neighborhood and need to see what the selling competition is like in your community, then you should also avail yourself to the latest listing of homes for sale in Quail Creek. Selling your home is a competitive process and it is always wise to know what homes for sale in your local community are selling for in this Oklahoma City real estate market.Learn what the competition, the homes already for sal...
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By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
More than 28,000 Western and American Indian art works and artifacts are on display in Oklahoma City at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, which has been widely described as America’s premier institution of Western history, art and culture.Founded in 1955 as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the museum’s stated mission is to preserve and interpret the evolving history and culture of the American West for the education and enrichment of adults and children alike. Since it opened, more than 10 million visitors from around the world have come to the museum to view work by such eminent artists as Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell and James Earle Fraser, whose revered sculpture, The End of the Trail, has become the iconic symbol of the museum.The National Cowboy and Wester...
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By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
 Situated at the crossroads of the nation, the intersection of I-35 and I-40, Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District is easily accessible to visitors and locals alike.Established in 2006 when the Chesapeake Boathouse opened on the Oklahoma River, the Boathouse District has become an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site for rowing and canoe/kayak. This location also hosts numerous regattas throughout the year and is well-known as a place where the whole family can have a lot of outdoor fun.Even those who prefer to stay on land can enjoy themselves here on the district’s more than 13 miles of paved trails for running, walking or cycling, along with obstacle courses.Those who come to the district for water activities don’t have to know what they’re doing before they arrive to joi...
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By Ideal Homes, Home building and design in the OKC metro area
(Ideal Homes)
Everything from inexpensive to ritzy and antique to contemporary can be found in the Western Avenue district of Oklahoma City. A truly eclectic mix of retail shops, boutiques, antique and furniture stores, fine art galleries, local restaurants, bars, businesses and service providers await visitors to this district, which extends from N.W. 36thStreet to Wilshire Blvd. on Western.Vibrant murals are among the many things that enliven this area. Created over a two-year period, eight murals, all of varying mediums and styles, were created by over 15 local artists, many of whom had never collaborated together before.But perhaps the most recognizable landmark in the area is the Will Rogers Theater Event Center. Originally, a single-screen movie theatre that opened in 1945 (the original sign is...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Quail Creek Oklahoma City Real Estate3413 Brookend Court in Quail Creek Oklahoma City, OK is UNDER CONTRACT! This Quail Creek home was a joy to list and sell! I'm wishing the new owners a happy life in our popular NW OKC community of Quail Creek Oklahoma City, OK!  3413 Brookend Court, Oklahoma City, OK Pending Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Get the Closing Price! Search Homes by Price Search All Homes For Sale Featured Properties Search Home by City Search Home by Neighborhood Search Homes by School District Free Home Values Find Me On Facebook! Presented By: Valerie McEvoy REALTORⓇ RE/MAX Preferred 405-414-5022 Licensed In: OK License #: 149713   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BA...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Quail Creek OKC HomesTimely Real Estate Advice to IgnoreAt a local level in Quail Creek OKC real estate in Oklahoma City, the buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that vary on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. Certain neighborhoods are hot and some are not.Particularly in and around Quail Creek OKC real estate zip code area of 73120 in Oklahoma, the addition of new stores and businesses in the area makes our local Quail Creek OKC Metro real estate market one of the most heavily viewed areas in online internet property exposure. Oklahoma City homes, particularly in Quail Creek are overall, very hot and active.As you are aware, for most families, choosing a new home is the biggest financial decision they will ever make and for that reason, there ar...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
What's the Real Estate Market Like Now in OKC, Edmond and Belle Isle?If you are looking for an exceptional neighborhood in Central Oklahoma City in which to call home, you'll find much to love about Belle Isle Wilemans! Close to Nichols Hills and Western Avenue, Penn Square Mall and easy access to all of the excitement of Midtown and Bricktown OKC, you'll fall in love with Wilemans Belle Isle homes and real estate!At a local level in Oklahoma City and Edmond Oklahoma, the buyer confidence remains strong with some changes that vary on the price level and what type of houses they are looking for. Certain neighborhoods are hot and some are not. Belle Isle is definitely very HOT!Particularly in Belle Isle and around Downtown OKC and in Edmond, Oklahoma the addition of new stores and busines...
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By Tyler Weinrich, Home buying company servicing OKC
(W Properties)
Investing in real estate is more popular now than ever. With this increased popularity comes more investors looking to by houses that would make a profitable rental property or fix and flip investment. Following the money, some illegitimate companies have tried to take advantage of people. While most investment companies that buy houses directly from home owners are legit, there are some "we buy houses scams" out there. If you are looking to sell a house quickly and without hassle, there is probably no better option than a company that buys houses. However, you must know how to spot the good from the bad. The good companies will close on your house quickly and follow through on what they promise. The bad companies will string you along, waste your time and money, and legally tie up your...
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By Valerie McEvoy, Oklahoma Real Estate and Homes
(Preferred Referrals LLC)
Want to Remove Clutter from your Life?Need to remove clutter from your life? Want to get a great deal on storage to do it?Today we want to feature a local business that has done so much for our clients when they need to store furniture and items during a home sale or purchase. A&W Self-Storage has some of the most unique and bargain-priced storage options in Oklahoma!  Here’s a nice article from their site on something we all have to face from time to time. The need to remove clutter in your life and get rid of things that are piling up and causing you stress and discomfort!Read More...
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