Owasso, OK Real Estate News

By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(RE/MAX T-town)
Here is a look at the Owasso, OK housing market as of April 25, 2021.    This is an analysis of real estate market trends for single-family houses in Owasso, OK.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 Owasso, OK.This article is an analysis of the market for single-family homes in Owasso, Oklahoma for the period from January 2021 through April 25, 2021. It is an analysis of trends and shifts in the real estate market for houses in the City of Owasso together with the Owasso Public School District 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-fam...
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By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(RE/MAX T-town)
Here is a look at the Owasso, 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 Owasso, OK.This article is an analysis of the market for single-family homes in Owasso, Oklahoma for the period from December 2020 through March 25, 2021. It is an analysis of trends and shifts in the real estate market for houses in the City of Owasso together with the Owasso Public School District 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 ...
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By Debbie Durkee, ALC, CRS -- Land & Country Estates near Tulsa
(RE/MAX T-town)
Source:  Owasso Housing Market Analysis – December 2020The Owasso, OK real estate market continues to be very much in favor of sellers.At every price point it is a sellers' market.I look at the real estate market statistics each month on the 25th day in order to be able to graph the difference in the 3-month absorption rate.  It continues to drop, especially at the lower price points.However, even the highest priced homes are selling.The Owasso real estate market is just plain hot.In my analysis I show the hotness index, the absorption rate, and the odds of selling at every prie point.Market trends, real estate market analysis for single-family homes in Owasso, Oklahoma. Analysis of trends and shifts in the real estate market for houses in the City of Owasso and in the Owasso Public Sch...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Owasso, Oklahoma Neighborhoods with PoolsIf you're going to be moving to Owasso, Oklahoma, you might be interested in finding a neighborhood with a pool.  While we have lots of Owasso homes that have their own backyard pools, sometimes you don't want to be hassled with pool maintenance and the cost of running a pool.  That's because, if you've ever owned a pool in Oklahoma, you know all about yellow and black algae, the rising cost of pool chemicals and that wonderful Oklahoma wind that comes sweeping down the plains, blowing every leaf in the neighborhood into your leaf collection hole in the ground known as your pool.  (That's not always true, but it can be!)In Owasso, Oklahoma, there are several neighborhoods with pools.  Typically, they'll be open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  An...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Phubber.  Phubbing.  Phub.  Odds are, you may not have heard this word yet.  That's because it's a relatively new word.  But even if you haven't heard the term, there's a pretty good chance you've been "Phubbed."Phubbing is the act of choosing to engage your phone rather than the person whom you are with.The word Phubbing comes from taking the words "Phone" and "Snobbing" and joining them together to form the word, "Phubbing."And it makes sense because if you're with someone and you're not engaged in your phone while they are in their phone, you find yourself feeling snobbed.  Especially if you want to talk to that person and they're all like, "Just a sec...ha-ha...this is so funny on Facebook!"  It's especially bothersome if they're texting someone else while you're right there trying ...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
It's one of those movie scenes you don't forget.  It's from the movie Flight and it's after the airplane has gone out of control.  The pilot, played by Denzel Washington, is struggling to do everything he can to keep the plane in the air.  Finally, he realizes he's got to do something desperate.  Something unconventional.  Perhaps even unthinkable.  He's got to turn the airplane upside down and fly it that way.  It's the only way he can regain control of an out of control situation.If you've seen the movie, you know that the flight ends in a field after clipping a church steeple.  I won't tell you anymore about that part of the movie in case you haven't seen it.  But I will tell you that the pilot survives and so do lots of people.  The wife and I recently decided to take a flight to Se...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Let me ask you a question.  Ever had a guest or family member in your house ask to borrow your cell phone charger? You know how it goes.  They say, "Hey uh, do you have a phone charger I can borrow?"  Then you go scrambling around to find the one you have behind your bed.  Or in your office.  Or wherever it was you left it last.  And when you find it, they're all like, "Oh my gosh!  Thank you SO much.  My phone was at 1% and about to die!"  Then they spend the rest of the evening standing by wherever their phone is charging so they can keep an eye on it. Yep, it's the life we live.Here in our part of the world, the wife and I volunteer with the Junior High and High School students at our church.  And we have a pool at our house.  So you know what that means, right?  Yeah, we have lots o...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Back when I was still fairly new to the world of Real Estate and the fine art of selling houses in Owasso Oklahoma, I got a call one summer day to go show one of my listings.  I set up the appointment and when the day arrived, headed out a bit early so I could be there when the potential buyers arrived.This particular Owasso property is in the country, but only minutes from the city.  It sits up on a hill.  You can see the downtown skyline area of Tulsa to our south from the front-door.  It's an amazing view.Soon the buyers arrived and we started the tour.  This house has a big shop, so I always start there.  Guys love that shop.  Once we got in the house, I noticed it was warm, so I turned on the attic fan not wanting to run the AC for such a short time since the house is vacant.  I st...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
It was a typical morning at the dentist office.  The lobby was crowded, people were signing in, kids were playing in the kids area and I was there for my scheduled 6 month teeth cleaning.Hearing a crying child in a dentist office is pretty unusual, so when the little girl came out from one of the patient rooms and stood at the front check out desk crying, we all noticed.She stood there while her mom talked to one of the nice ladies who worked behind the desk.  We couldn't hear the conversation, but we could hear the girl crying because it wasn't just little, "I'm upset about what you people did to me" kind of whimpering.  No, this girl was really upset.  She was crying big, real tears.  It took me a while to figure out what she was upset about.  And, at first, I was confused.  It didn't...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
If you're moving to Owasso Oklahoma and looking for an apartment, you're going to need to be able to find answers to questions such as...How big are the apartments?  How much is the rent?  Will they allow me to bring my beloved puppy dog?Is there a pool?What about the deposit?Fear not!  We've got an easy and informative chart to get you started on your apartment search in Owasso.  The information provided below is taken from website information and is correct to the best of our knowledge.  As always, make sure contact the apartment management to verify all information and to check rental rates as they continue to fluctuate.  Feel free to use the links below to contact the apartment manager and to check online reviews.Owasso Apartment Comparison Chart Name Location 1/2/3 Bedroom Apartmen...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
The plant that you see in this picture is called a Crepe Myrtle.  They're a part of the Oklahoma landscape.  Often you find them in gardens, around homes and as decorative shrubbery along streets or neighborhood entrances.I don't know if Crepe Myrtles are native to Oklahoma or not, but they've been here as long as I have.  Today, we have a variety of colors from white to light purple to pink and my favorite, firecracker red.I've seen some Owasso Oklahoma Crepe Myrtles growing as tall as 15-20 feet.  And everyone really loves about these hearty shrubs is that you can literally cut them down to the ground and they'll grow right back.The other thing we love about our Crepe Myrtles around the Owasso area is that the hotter the summer gets, the more they bloom.  And they don't require much w...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Does the title of this blog confuse you?  If so, welcome to my world!  I'm a REALTOR® parent of a twenty something year old who is also a REALTOR®.  That makes him a Millennial REALTOR® and that means he's different than me.  Way different.Now I'm not saying that's bad because it isn't.  It's just different.  And that's okay because every generation is different in lots of ways than the ones before them.  And what's always interesting is when two generations attempt to work together in a business that the person from the previous generation had begun.In Real Estate, this plays out in some very interesting ways...Take technology, for example.  One of my strengths as a REALTOR® is that I am a tech guru.  I beat my competition in the tech area hands down.  It super charges my business and ...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
It's been quite a year so far in the world of Real Estate here in Oklahoma.  The housing market continues to recover and strengthen, although not as quickly in Owasso as in other parts of the world.  This is largely because our housing values rise slow and steady.  That means when the wheels fell off the housing market, our values didn't fall off the cliff nearly as much as many other areas, such as the coasts.Here's a quick tour of the Owasso, Oklahoma housing market on August 20, 2015.First, a chart for those who like numbers and organization of facts.  Price Range Homes for Sale Homes Under Contract Homes Sold Since January 1, 2015 0-$100,000 7 8 32 $100,000-$200,000 99 101 329 $200,000-$300,00 86 37 171 $300,000-$400,000 35 12 60 $400,000-$500,000 13 2 31 $500,000-$600,000 9 2 10 $6...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
If your Owasso home is on the market, you know the stress that comes with that decision.  Not only do you have to de-clutter and clean out closets, but you also have to maintain your home in "show ready" condition in case a buyer wants to come and see your little piece of heaven.And that can be stressful because now you have to balance living in your home along with making it look like you're not living in your home.   Dishes left in the sink?  Forget it.Empty pizza boxes sticking up out of the trash with flies buzzing around?  Uh...no.And about your bathroom...yeah...that too...And then there's those occasional last minute showings.  "What?  Someone wants to show the house in 5 minutes???  Grab the kids!  Grab the dog!  Grab your underwear...no kick them under the bed!  Hurry...get the...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Owasso (pronounced OH WAH SO), Oklahoma is a suburb located 8 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Owasso is an Indian word that means "End of the Trail" or turnaround because the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company ran a railroad line that ended in a Y shaped turnaround near the train depot.   The first train ran on the line in 1899, and since then, Owasso has grown to a community of just over 30,000.  When we moved to Owasso, Oklahoma in 1997, there was a tiny WalMart, one grocery store and less than 10 stoplights.  Today, Owasso has a Walmart Supercenter, Lowe’s, Home Depot, an outdoor shopping mall called Smith Farm Marketplace and a nice variety of restaurants.   Owasso also has two hospitals, including Bailey Medical Center and this one, St John Owasso, which is connected to S...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Today is Saturday.  Saturday is laundry day in our house.And I am the laundry king.  It's kind of my thing.  So, as I was doing laundry duty this morning, I pulled the dryer screen out to scrape off the lint for the next load.And that's when it hit me.My mom used to do this.  When I was a kid growing up, she used to scrape the lint off the dryer screen when she would do the laundry.But when she did it, I didn't help her.  I didn't have any interest in that stuff.  I had other kid stuff to do.  And then teen stuff to do.  And then I moved out and had other stuff to do.  And all that time, mom did the laundry.Now stay with me here because even though this seems kind of trivial, there is a point.  And here it is.  As I scraped that lint off the lint screen, I thought to myself, "I'd give a...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
Sometimes I run into people who know nothing or very little about Oklahoma.  I'm sure that is true of your state and where you live too.What's really funny is that there is often this perception that Oklahoma is all flat, boring and we still live in Tee-Pees.But none of that is true.  What is true is that we have amazing, beautiful all natural rolling plains.  We have small towns and some big cities.  And we also have places like what you see in the picture.Yep, the Northeast corner of Oklahoma shares some beautiful hilly regions that extend into Arkansas and Missouri.  Believe it or not, this picture was taken as I was out showing a house one day not too long ago.  It's somebodies front yard.So, the next time you hear about Oklahoma, remember that we are state in the middle of it all w...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
So You want to be a REALTOR®? It seems like lots of folks are jumping back into Real Estate now that the big housing crisis is mostly behind us.   But is Real Estate the career for you? How do you know? Answer the following three questions, and you'll have a pretty good idea if Real Estate is for you or not: 1.  Am I a Self Starter? The great thing about real estate is that you don't have to answer to that mean old boss or manager who texts/calls you and tells you to come into work or to stay home because they cut you from the schedule that day. You work for yourself. And the reality of that last sentence is that if you can’t get your rear end out of bed in the morning and get after it, you won’t make a dime in real estate. See, money doesn’t fall out of the sky in this business.  You h...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
The following is a true story.It's a ridiculous true story, but then again, life is sometimes like that.Our twisted tale begins when Mr. and Mrs. Smith (not their real names) decided to buy a house several years ago.  In the backyard there was an above ground pool that the home owners had buried half way down into the ground."This is an above ground pool we buried half way in the ground," they said.  And they made sure to put on the seller disclosure that it was an in ground pool that had been buried in the ground.So Mr. and Mrs. Smith bought the house.And they loved the house.They used the pool and had all kinds of fun with family friends who came over to swim.  There were 4th of July parties and cookouts and the summer kind of fun you do when you have a pool.  Life was good.But then, ...
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By Bob Haywood, BobHaywood.com
(McGraw Realtors)
If you sell real estate, it doesn't take you very long to figure out that our industry is full of all sorts of people who do their business in all sorts of ways.What is always interesting is when a real estate "professional" takes an offer personally and gets all bent out of shape.  You want to say to them, "Uh excuse me, it's your job to present the offer here, not get emotionally bent out of shape because you don't like the terms and conditions."  Once, we had to ask the agent if she was refusing to present the offer.  She meekly replied, "No," presented the offer and guess what?  We negotiated it into contract and closed the deal.One of the tactics I hate the most is when the listing agent suddenly indicates that there is another offer on the property after you have begun negotiation...
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