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Commentary, opinions, philosophical musings, practical tips, and occasional rantings of a full-time real estate web maven based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Specializing in country horse farms, ranches, and estate homes in Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Mounds, Sperry, Bristow, Beggs, Catoosa, Inola, Verdigris, Oologah, and Owasso. Tulsa , Rogers, Creek, Osage, Okmulgee, Mayes, Pawnee, Okfuskee, Washington, Wagoner, and Muskogee County, and other counties in Northeast Oklahoma. Topics discussed include interface between oil & gas industry and real estate interests of landowners, farm and ranch issues, and great restaurants and places to visit in Green Country.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This blog and the accompanying blog in the hyperlink to this house beautifully illustrate why homebuyers should hire a home inspector. I recommend using a PE (Professional Engineer) to look at structural issues. The purpose of the home inspection is to discover whether or not you want to stay in ...
01/27/2011
"The lease is available; you can buy the lease." A REALTOR®-Associate in my company said this today in one of our land and ranch meetings while touting a lovely 269-acre parcel of land which I will be previewing later today. I thought to myself, "That's pretty cool.  Owning the oil & gas lease is...
01/26/2011
  This article addresses a problem that I have seen in empty homes when doing inspections. The faucet caps on the laundry faucets are a great idea. I suggest adding a tiny ball valve to the refrigerator's ice maker tubing.  Why it's not done when refrigerators are installed just baffles my mind. ...
01/09/2011
The gap check revealed a demolition notice on the day of closing. It wasn't there when the abstract was updated in September.  It showed up yesterday morning.  We were closing at 3:00 pm.   We found out about it at the closing table.   A demolition notice had been filed by the City of Tulsa that ...
01/08/2011
Higher Mortgage Rates Spurred an Increase in Home Sales Does this just blow your mind? How is it that we have had historically low rates and have not been able to get buyers off the fence and yet now that they are creeping back up they are beginning to come out of the wood work? Is it that spring...
12/30/2010
  Twenty years ago after the Oil Bust in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when a homeowner could not sell his home for enough money to pay the bank off and pay all the expenses from the proceeds of the sale, the homeowner took his checkbook to the bank and wrote a check at closing in order to get rid of his hous...
12/18/2010
Christmas Gift Traditions Remind Us of How Much We Are Loved Yesterday was a special day for me.  I came home to two packages on the front porch.  I knew immediately what they were because of the familiar shape of the boxes. One contained Mother's Macaroons from my sister Kathy.  Yum yum.  I was ...
12/17/2010
Pipe and Cable Horse Fencing Installation Here's a new pipe and cable horse fencing installation at Fleur de Lis Farm in Nowata, Oklahoma. It was professionally installed and so I thought these photos may be helpful for someone who wants to weld their own fencing.  This installation is particular...
12/02/2010
  In Tulsa the best time to list a house is in November and December so that the property is best positioned to take advantage of the spring market. The Spring Housing Market in Northeast Oklahoma begins January 1st. I am usually working with buyers on New Year's Eve and New Years Day.  That's be...
11/26/2010
To these ideas of Bernice Ross I would add exercises that I believe originally came out of What Color is Your Parachute.  A career counselor first asked me these questions thirty years ago. List 5 accomplishments in your life about which you are the most proud? What did you do to make them happen...
11/18/2010
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