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 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 […]
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.
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.
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% […]
Find your favorite restaurant and hope that the reports are as good as the food! 😉 http://www.tulsa-health.org/food-safety/restaurant-inspections/ Learn about Restaurant Ratings at http://www.tulsa-health.org/food-safety/restaurant-inspections/results-of-inspection/
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, […]
Excerpts from the article by Keith Loria: The first step in making sure your kitchen is up to par is to upgrade to more durable products by adding stainless steel kitchen sinks, refrigerators and ovens. Stainless steel, as it is a neutral color, is easy to match with just about any modern kitchen décor. A […]
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 […]