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NAR Housing Affordability Index hits 42-year high in January

Real Estate Research, Stats, and Trends · Read in less than a minute 

The Index is based on home price, income, and mortgage interest rate data. http://www.inman.com/2012/03/08/nar-housing-affordability-index-hits-42-year-high-in-january/ The housing affordability index measures whether or not a typical family could qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home. Below you will find monthly national data, quarterly national data for all buyers and for first-time buyers, and annual data […]

Tulsa, OK a Top 20 city where Buying beats Renting, Spring 2012

Info for Buyers, Uncategorized · Read in less than a minute 

Tulsa is ranked 19th-best in the country where Buying a home is better than Renting. The image below is a screen shot from http://trends.truliablog.com/vis/rentvsbuy-spr2012/. This visually-appealing trend data is part of a Trulia Press Release that “Homeownership is more affordable than Renting in 98 out of 100 major Metros“. Click for full-size image, or visit […]

Home Styles: What kind of house are YOU? : HGTV FrontDoor Real Estate

Fun · Read in less than a minute 

http://www.frontdoor.com/buy/home-styles-guide-features-and-examples-of-residential-architecture/1088 Learn about 24 popular architectural styles in HGTV FrontDoor’s Home Styles Guide. Discover the features and maintenance issues that make each style unique. Plus, check out classic examples, landmarks and current real estate listings for each style.

‘If Walls Could Talk’: A History Of The Home | NPR

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Listen to the enjoyable British accent as Lucy Worsley discusses the history of the interior of homes through the centuries. http://www.npr.org/2012/03/13/148296032/if-walls-could-talk-a-history-of-the-home Book for sale for under $20 on Amazon.

Best cell phone reception in Tulsa area

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Which cell phone provider has the best coverage for your area? You can type in your zip code and see for yourself: http://opensignalmaps.com/coverage-maps/US/ OpenSignalMaps – Compare cell network coverage all over the world. View coverage maps for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile, Vodafone and all international networks. Owasso, OK and Collinsville, OK cell phone coverage: 8% […]

MSN Real Estate: 9 tips to help you save on home staging

For the Home · Read in less than a minute 

January Real Estate on the Cheap: For the budget-minded, staging a home for sale may seem like an expensive hassle. But making a small investment, whether DIY or with a pro, can lead to higher offers. Here’s what to do. http://realestate.msn.com/9-tips-to-help-you-save-on-home-staging Repeat after me: It’s not your home When you list your house for sale, […]

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2011 Tulsa Realtors Committee Meetings adjourn

Fun, Info For Pros · Read in 2 minutes 

2011 was the first year I served on any GTAR/NORES committees. I was enlightened and encouraged by the experiences I’ve had on the Data Systems and Sales Associate committees. I’m also on the Keybox committee, but we didn’t have any meetings this year. Sales Associate Committee The Sales Associate Committee had a novel year. We put on […]