Floods, Earthquakes, and Renting…. Oh, My!

Flood Insurance: A Good Idea? YES! Here’s Why: Did you know floods are the number one natural disaster in the U.S.? There are many sources of flooding in a home, including flash floods, snow and ice melting, appliance and plumbing issues, and storms. According to floodsmart.gov (the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program), Read More

Terrible Termites!

I was watching “Flip That House” the other day and on this particular episode, during the renovation, they discovered that the house had horrific damage from wood destroying insects. They ended up reframing the whole area and essentially re-building part of the house just to fix the damage. Of course the “flippers” came out on Read More

Does Your Agent Represent You?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAeprWIOQqQ] If this seems familiar, you need to reconsider. So what does a good buyer’s agent do? A good buyer’s agent will CARE! Communicate A buyer’s agent represents you and your interests, but they can’t read your mind! Be clear to your agent what role you expect them to play in your home purchase. Do Read More

6 Step Guide to Surviving Tornado Season

Here in Oklahoma, we’re all pretty familiar with tornado safety. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6cKPtcKcqs] While I have laughed in the face of danger and I have been that person fearlessly watching the incredible forces of nature, I have also had to be that person taking shelter and terrified of not making it out alive. I think that we Read More

Where to Start: Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first home is scary. Working in real estate, we see a lot of people who are first time home buyers and typically have a lot of uncertainties, doubts, and questions. Rightfully so! Buying a home is complicated enough but when you’ve never done it before, it’s even more intimidating. We’re here to give Read More

Landscaping for Cheap

It’s the time of year to start pulling your yard together by updating your landscaping! To some it may seem too expensive but here are some really easy ways to use your resources. While it can be costly, here are some ways to cut those costs: Free Stuff Some cities may be willing to give Read More

Spring Cleaning to Sell

Now is the time of year for spring cleaning fever! If you’re preparing to sell your home, there are a couple additional things you can do to get your home ready for the market. Exterior An easy thing to do is freshen up the exterior of your home. Think about how the buyer would feel Read More

Why Buy This Spring?

Spring symbolizes new birth, rejuvenation. With the sunshine here in Oklahoma finally breaking through the chilling winds, we are seeing another refreshing year in the housing market. Spring is springing and mortgage interest rates are staying low! As more homes enter the market, you as a potential buyer have an extra advantage than usual. More Read More

Renting vs. Buying

Lately, I felt like my piggy bank was feeling a little empty inside (ha, ha). I personally have been renting for a couple of years and buying a house wasn’t something I thought could save me money. Even though I work in real estate, I thought of it as being out of reach for me. Read More

New Construction Homes in Edmond

If you’re thinking about buying a new construction home in Edmond, you may be considering a newish construction home, maybe built in the 1990’s. This doesn’t seem as though it would be an issue, but let me explain. Edmond grew substantially during this timeframe and as more jobs moved into the city, there was a Read More